Category: tips

Family friendly home improvements to consider this year

Consider switching it up and converting your office room into another bedroom, or even a play room for your children where they can store toys, clothes and games consoles. Before it gets too cold, though, theres just enough time to make some changes to your garden add a new set of tables and chairs, do …

7 Home Renovations You’ll Get Your Money Back On

We may have year-round pool weather here, but building your dream pool might leave you underwater – they’re usually home reno money pits. Instead, here are the best fix-ups that almost always increase your home’s value. You might miss this focal point since, well, it’s hiding in plain sight. Front Door A replacement door, or …

7 Home Renovations You’ll Get Your Money Back On

We may have year-round pool weather here, but building your dream pool might leave you underwater – they’re usually home reno money pits. Instead, here are the best fix-ups that almost always increase your home’s value. You might miss this focal point since, well, it’s hiding in plain sight. Front Door A replacement door, or …

How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Matthew Heimer, senior editor of SmartMoney magazine, explains that energy proofing a house can actually cut annual utility bills in half. Matthew covers breaking down home energy costs, how to monitor heating and cooling costs, how to reduce heating and cooling costs, how to reduce energy costs when using larger appliances, how landscaping can actually …

Why It’s Time To Go Monochrome

When redesigning a room, the first question is, which color? Design a room with a monochromatic color palette to bring elegance and simplicity to your interiors. Why go monochrome? Monochrome creates harmony because it’s all really one base color. Using a monochromatic color palette unifies the room from the start. Also, sticking to one color …

How to Feng Shui Your Home in 7 Steps

Feng shui is all about harnessing the positive flow of energy in our environment to live happier days in and out of your home. Follow these 7 steps to feng shui your home. Declutter your home Eliminate excess stuff to create balance in your space. Clutter overwhelms the energy of any room. Remove objects that …

National Home Improvement Month

In honor of May, National Home Improvement Month, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is chapters and members with tools to get homeowners interested in remodeling this season. To read the entire press release and download free resources, check NARI.org. Don’t miss your opportunity to position your company or chapter as an expert …

6 Must-Do Outdoor Spring Home Maintenance Tasks

Spring is upon us and now is the perfect time to implement these 6 outdoor spring home maintenance projects. Clean gutters Consider this a bi-annual outdoor maintenance task. Look in gutter bottoms for loose granules that signal your asphalt roof may need replacing. Inspect the roof Look for curled and missing shingles, rusted and pitted …

The Rise of The Traditional Home

In an age of Houzz and Pinterest, an unpredicted online buzz on both contemporary and traditional home design has inspired an openness to merging two distinctly different styles.