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

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

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

Home Not Selling, Now What?

When sellers start the home-selling process, no one wants to think “What would happen if my home doesn’t sell?” But before you panic, recognize that there are many things that you can do so you don’t wind up in that position. Tip 1: Understanding the real estate market and the value of your home will … 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