Easy Green Laws in Rhode Island

As we begin to spend more time outside and curb appeal season starts ramping up, let’s talk about seven tips for keeping your yard green without doubling the water bill.  1. Determine if the type of grass in your yard is the best variety for your climate There are dozens of unique classifications of turf grass, and … Continued

Simple Curb Appeal Ideas

These fast and easy updates to your front door and landscaping can make a big impact on your home’s exterior curb appeal. Maybe the outside of your home looks a little blah to you lately, but you’re not ready for a major upgrade. Fortunately, plenty of options exist for giving your place a little facelift … Continued

5 Value & Style Home Improvements in Rhode Island

For just a few hundred dollars up to a few thousand, depending on how much you are willing to spend, you can make these fantastic upgrades that add value to your home and quality to your lifestyle. Outdoor Outlets  Whether you want to be able to hold outdoor parties in your backyard or use an electric … Continued

Which Home Projects Require a Permit in RI?

Many DIY projects can be a lot more complicated than they appear on the popular home improvement shows. One of the things that isn’t often mentioned is that there are a lot of projects that require a permit before you get started creating a magazine-worthy space.  A building permit provides you with protection. It ensures … Continued

Psychology of House Colors

  Color personality tests are fun to take. Who doesn’t enjoy being told that they’re true blue or mellow yellow? Color tests help you choose which shades to wear, which you may already know, but they may not help you when it comes to decorating your home. You may look dynamic in red, but red … Continued

How to Simplify House Moves

When you’re selling your home, getting your belongings organized can seem like a low priority. You’re dealing with finding the right real estate agent, the best time to list your home on the market, and maybe even house-hunting for a new place to live. All of that can keep you quite busy considering many of … Continued

Small Bathroom Having Big Ideas

Small bathrooms, or half-baths, present unique design challenges. You want functional storage without cramping an already tight space or a trendy design without being visually overwhelming. Whether your goal is to make your small bathroom more functional for everyday use, or just more aesthetically appealing, you have several options. Luxe Materials on a Small Budget … Continued

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