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10 Ideas to Improve the Deck or Patio

10 Ideas to Improve the Deck or Patio

To create a welcoming, relaxing deck or patio to enjoy during the warmer summer months, check out these ideas. You'll improve the deck, courtyard, patio, and even curb appeal. Improve the Deck or Patio With a Fire Pit If you have the space to build one safely, a fire...

Gardening with Kids

Gardening with Kids

Gardening is a fun activity for kids to learn about nature and food. Taking care of a plant is rewarding for all ages. It teaches children responsibility and discipline and helps them learn how to care for a living thing. Whether you are a parent, grandparent,...

5 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Home Inspector

5 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Home Inspector

Hiring a home inspector is essential whether you’re buying or selling a home. A home inspector provides you with a comprehensive property report before closing the deal. You may spend a few hundred dollars on the inspection, but you can save thousands during...

6 Tips on How to Promote Wellness in Your Home

6 Tips on How to Promote Wellness in Your Home

Because we spend a lot of time in our homes, creating a healthy home environment is essential for the wellness of family members. Take steps to make your household healthy and safe. Here are a few ways to promote health at home with minimal investment. Clean Drinking...

4 Missed Spots When Spring Cleaning

4 Missed Spots When Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning season is here, which means it’s time to break out the trash bags and sponges and start deep cleaning your home. While there’s a good chance you’ll take care of the most important things, like sweeping the floor or cleaning out the refrigerator, there...

4 Types of Siding Materials for Your Home

4 Types of Siding Materials for Your Home

Installing siding is an impactful way to improve a property’s curb appeal. If you’re looking to update your house, there are plenty of varieties of siding materials for your home. Popular options include vinyl, fiber cement, wood, and metal. Let’s look at the benefits...

5 Ways to Get Your Offer Accepted When Buying a Home

5 Ways to Get Your Offer Accepted When Buying a Home

Buying a home is one of the most rewarding things you and your family can do. Unfortunately, sometimes the purchasing process can be lengthy, emotional, and stressful. As a homebuyer, there are several things you can do to get your offer accepted and move into the...

4 Easy DIY Projects to Upgrade Your Bathroom

4 Easy DIY Projects to Upgrade Your Bathroom

Whether you’re getting ready to put your house on the market or are wanting to make improvements for your own benefit, here are a few DIY projects to upgrade your bathroom and increase the value of your home. Update the Lighting Whether it’s a new build or an older...

6 Fireplace Essentials and Accessories

6 Fireplace Essentials and Accessories

If you’ve recently moved into a house with a fireplace or just want a refresher course on tools and other fireplace essentials, keep reading to learn about the items you need to build a warm, cozy fire. Safety Essentials: A Fireplace Toolset To maintain the fire, a...

7 Practical Tips to Sell Your Home

7 Practical Tips to Sell Your Home

You’ve decided to put your home on the market, but do you know what is necessary for a successful sale? There are certain preparations that shouldn't be overlooked. For a smooth, easy transaction, here are a few tips to sell your home. Start With Home Improvements to...

5 Late Summer Home Projects

5 Late Summer Home Projects

As summer comes to a close, prepare your home for cooler weather. Here are 5 late summer home projects to work on now. Late Summer Home Projects for the Deck You have probably gotten a lot of use out of your deck this summer, making it dirty. The end of summer is a...

How to Deal with Common Concerns in the Home

How to Deal with Common Concerns in the Home

A house requires regular maintenance and upkeep, but even with good care, there are some common concerns in the home that may come up. While these are more likely to occur in older homes, here are a few issues you might face as a homeowner. Dealing with Common Home...

6 Grill Safety Tips

6 Grill Safety Tips

Summer is the perfect time for cooking outdoor meals with friends, but using a grill can cause accidents if you aren’t careful. Let's take a look at some grill safety tips so that you can enjoy the summer incident-free. Placement for Grill Safety Where you place your...

Why You Should Request a Builder’s Warranty Inspection

Why You Should Request a Builder’s Warranty Inspection

Building a new house is a dream come true. However, if the house is not built properly, it can turn into an ongoing hassle. You need to guarantee that your dream house is free from hidden defects that cause problems over time. This is where the builder's warranty and...

5 Ways to Improve Curb Appeal

5 Ways to Improve Curb Appeal

In winter, many people give up on curb appeal since it’s difficult to work outside in the cold and snow. When spring comes around, homeowners kick their curb appeal efforts back into gear. Here are 5 ways to improve the curb appeal of your home that will benefit your...

Prevent Termites in the Home

Prevent Termites in the Home

Termites are small pests, but they can do a lot of damage in a short time. Termites destroy the wooden components of your home. They can cause extensive damage to door frames, window sills, and even the structural components of a building. Here are a few ways to...

6 Ways to Create a Home Office in a Small House

6 Ways to Create a Home Office in a Small House

Working from home is more difficult when your home is small. You may not have a spare bedroom or a bonus room, but still need some space to set up a home office. Here are 6 ways to create a home office when you have limited space. Desk Under the Stairs If you have a...

4 Reasons to Have a Home Inspection on New Construction

4 Reasons to Have a Home Inspection on New Construction

Building a new construction home is a lengthy process. You’ve purchased the land and drafted plans with an architect. You’ve watched the house be built from the foundation up. Now it is almost finished and you are excited to move. As eager as you may be to bring your...

5 Kitchen Remodeling Ideas on a Budget

5 Kitchen Remodeling Ideas on a Budget

Remodeling a kitchen can be an expensive undertaking with some projects costing upwards of $50,000. While not everyone has an unlimited budget, you can modernize your kitchen and add value to your home without spending a fortune. To save even more money, tackle these...

4 Ways to Lower Your Heating Bills

4 Ways to Lower Your Heating Bills

Winter is often is the most expensive season for homeowners because of heating costs. Fortunately, there are ways to heat your home more efficiently and lower your heating bills. If you have the budget, you might make a large investment, like a new and more efficient...

Prepare Your Plumbing for Winter

Prepare Your Plumbing for Winter

Winter is right around the corner. You’ve probably spent some time weatherproofing, cleaning the gutters, and getting your house ready for colder weather. While you’re taking care of all of these home maintenance tasks, don’t forget to prepare your plumbing for...

5 Family Moving Tips to Make Life Easier

5 Family Moving Tips to Make Life Easier

Moving can be stressful, and even more challenging when you have a big family. If you employ some good tactics and get an early start, it doesn’t have to be so difficult to move into a new home. Use these 4 family moving tips to help make the experience easier. Family...

6 Home Maintenance Services You Should Schedule

6 Home Maintenance Services You Should Schedule

Maintenance is part of owning a home. You can complete the tasks yourself or hire professionals to handle them for you. Many homeowners choose a combination of both, depending on the work needed. Here are six professional home maintenance services you should schedule...

Pros and Cons of 4 Flooring Material Options

Pros and Cons of 4 Flooring Material Options

When replacing your floors, finding the right type of flooring material may feel daunting. This article lists some of the pros and cons of different flooring materials.    Hardwood Flooring Material Hardwood has been in use as a flooring material for many years. It's...

5 Ways to Make Your Home Energy-Efficient

5 Ways to Make Your Home Energy-Efficient

An energy-efficient home will benefit you for years to come. Many tactics to reduce your home's energy use will require some initial investment, but you will see reduced utility bills and long-term benefits. Take one or all of the steps in this article to make your...

5 House Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners

5 House Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners

If you share a home with cats or dogs, you may notice you’re having to clean more frequently. Muddy paws, dirty fur, and piles of pet hair will keep you busy tidying up. Here are a few house cleaning tips for pet owners that will make maintaining a home with pets...

Pros and Cons of Different Types of Decking Materials

Pros and Cons of Different Types of Decking Materials

A deck enhances your outdoor living space and adds value to your home. When designing a deck, one of the biggest considerations is the material from which you build it. Let's look at the pros and cons of different types of decking materials. 5 Types of Decking...

5 Tips for Keeping Your Home Healthy and Safe

5 Tips for Keeping Your Home Healthy and Safe

Keeping your home healthy and safe isn't difficult, but it does require some attention and time. Nothing is more important than the well-being of your family, so follow these tips to protect your household. Keep Your Home Healthy and Safe Clean the House One of the...

The Uses of Drones in Home Inspections

The Uses of Drones in Home Inspections

If you're buying a home, it's important to schedule an inspection. A home inspector will examine the property and provide you with a report of any defects, problems, or safety concerns. More and more home inspectors are using modern technology to assist in the...

4 Projects That Add Value to Your Home

4 Projects That Add Value to Your Home

No matter if you’re hoping to sell your home in the next year or planning to stay put, home improvement projects make your space more comfortable and useful. When choosing which improvements to tackle, look at projects that add value to your home. Ideally, a project...