1. 4 Reasons You Should Buy a Fixer-upper

    There are some great reasons why you should buy a fixer-upper, and you can find a real estate agent who will help you find one of these types of homes. When most people decide to buy a home, they put their finances in order, get approved for a home mortgage loan, and then look for something in their budget. That’s where fixer-uppers usually come into people’s minds. Many new homeowners choose …Read More

  2. Building Your Own Home? Don’t Forget the Patio!

    If you are in the process of designing your new home, don't overlook the importance of planning an artful outdoor living space. The chances are good that you'll want to have a functional outdoor area that adds value to your home and depth to your family life. Patio Plans For Your Lifestyle These days, new home builders can discuss their needs with a patio designer to start customizing a plan that …Read More

  3. 5 Renovations That Make Your Home Stand Out (in a Good Way)

    Are you looking for a face lift...for your house? Home renovations are becoming more and more common as people are looking to add not only style, but value, to their homes. If you are looking for a higher sales price to offset the costs associated with moving, check out these renovations that will add some pizzazz to your pad: External Stone Veneer Just like a healthy set of white veneers does won…Read More

  4. Can Automation Improve Your Home's Value

    Can Automation Improve Home Value?

    Smart homes are quickly becoming the future of real estate. Between enhanced security and automated actions, the possibilities are endless for what is to come. With these features quickly finding their ways into newer homes, home values are likely to reflect whether or not these features are integrated. Added Security The advent of smart locks and cloud security cameras has taken home security to …Read More

  5. THE 4 STEPS NECESSARY FOR A SUCCESSFUL KITCHEN RENOVATION

    THE 4 STEPS NECESSARY FOR A SUCCESSFUL KITCHEN RENOVATION A kitchen remodel has an impressive return on investment that can provide a sanctuary for you and your family. According to the 2016 “Cost vs. Value Report” by Hanley Wood’s Remodeling Magazine, a kitchen remodel recoups approximately 57.6% of the investment. Since the kitchen serves as a hub for family gatherings and entertaining, i…Read More

  6. How to Lighten Up a Small Living Room Space

    When your living room seems small and cramped, it is not a very comfortable place to kick back and relax. People with smaller homes often seek ways to open up and make a smaller living room feel roomier. This may require a few modifications to the way your living room is currently laid out, but the effect can seem more dramatic than you may realize. Here are some ways to accomplish this effect eas…Read More

  7. 10 Ways to Make Your Home Feel Like a Getaway

    10 Ways to Make Your Home Feel Like a Getaway

    Featured image credit: Floform Destination vacations are cool and all, but staycations can be just as fulfilling — and less stressful! Between saving on travel expenses and having an excuse to explore the tourist attractions around your hometown, staycations are arguably the ultimate form of vacation. But there is something to be said about the relaxing quality of a hotel or resort. But by makin…Read More

  8. Which Kitchen Countertop Is Right for Me?

    Which Kitchen Countertop Is Right for Me? Choosing kitchen countertop materials might feel as complicated as buying a car or a house. Your countertops are a significant purchase, so you want to be sure that you make the right decision. As part of that process, cleaning those countertops is as important as the one that you choose. Take a look at these five types to get a sense for which one suits …Read More

  9. Indoor Air Quality in Healthy Homes Gives Better Health

    Indoor Air Quality and Better Health Did you know the air inside your home or office is often worse than outside air? We are used to thinking of the indoors as a safe haven from pollution. Yet research has indicated that the indoor environment may be as much as ten times more polluted than the outdoor environment.  Since most of us spend most of our time indoors, it would be wise to ensure our in…Read More

  10. How to Plan and Complete a Complex Remodel Project

    The aim of this post is to educate the remodeling public on the proper steps needed to complete a medium to large scale remodeling project. Projects that fall into this category would be whole house remodels, room additions and space re-configurations. Every project would benefit from a complete set of prints but the larger projects require these plans at a minimum. STEP 1: OUTLINE WHAT YOU WANT D…Read More