To Convert Your Garage or Not?

One of the biggest reasons that people buy homes instead of continuing to rent is to have more space. But the cost of buying with little money down or to move up to a better neighborhood could mean a compromise on space. Many older homes, particularly those built before the 1990s, average less square footage … Continued

“Stoves” to Color or Not, High-end Trend or Fad?

  Looking to add some interest to your kitchen but aren’t sure where to start? Many people choose to paint their cabinets. But that can be a painful undertaking. A growing trend is colored ranges; they’re a great way to keep a sleek profile in your kitchen while integrating a standout pop of color.  “For … Continued

Want “Classic Colors” in Your Home?

Trends come and go. If you paint your walls the “provocative and thoughtful purple shade” of Ultra Violet, as Pantone, itself, calls it, you’re probably gearing up to repaint them in whatever the color authority deems the “it” shade next year. If you’d rather pick a paint chip or two and keep your space the … Continued

4 Bathroom Changes (That Won’t Break the Bank)

Have you noticed that when you own a home, the list of things you want to “do” to your home never seems to end? What starts out as a new piece of furniture turns into two new pieces, then three! Next thing you know, you a have a new living room, new paint, new carpet … Continued

Cyclone Bomb Again be Prepared Tips

The bomb cyclone that hit the East Coast this week was a good reminder for everyone, regardless of whether your area is accustomed to winter weather (We’re talking to you, Northeast and Midwest) or not (Hello, Florida!). There are some easy steps you can take to protect your home from winter wear and tear, even … Continued

5 Tips Fireplace do Overs

It’s chilly out there! You’ve probably got your heat cranked up and the fireplace on. And, chances are you’re staring at that fireplace and thinking of all the things you’d like to change. “A fireplace facelift can take your living space from ‘whatever’ to ‘wow,’” said HGTV. “Whether you’re contemplating a full-on renovation or looking … Continued

4 Things To Get Rid Of Before You Move

  So you’re moving, and on your very long moving-related “to-do” list is that old favorite: packing. Did you just let out a big sigh at the thought? Us, too. Face it, it’s no fun. Actually putting stuff in boxes isn’t the hard part for many people; It’s the dreaded sorting and de-cluttering and getting … Continued

5 Questions if Selling Your Home

Are you having trouble deciding whether or not to sell your real estate – home, recreational property, investment property? It’s not the length of time you’ve lived in or owned a property that determines when it’s time to sell. There’s no magic number of ownership years that triggers a move. The reasons for deciding to … Continued

8 Budget-Friendly Ideas to Personalize Your Doorway

8 Budget-Friendly Ideas to Personalize Your Doorway   It’s always tricky to prioritize decorating dollars, and I tend to funnel most of mine to interior improvements: furniture, fabric, tchotchkes. But lately I’ve been thinking that the outside of the house – and especially my front entry – deserves its share of the love. The entry … Continued

5 Tips for a Healthy Hot Water Heater

Maintaining Your Hot Water Heater Water heaters generally have a lifespan of 8-12 years, but as with anything, the better care you take of it, the longer it will last. There are several easy “set it and forget it” tips that you can use with your water heater, like keeping the thermostat at 120 degrees, … Continued