Tag Archives: home improvement

5 Guidelines to Wood Flooring

Wood flooring can be a great addition to any home. Unlike many other types of flooring, wood can be effective in every room in your house, from bathrooms and bedrooms to living rooms and kitchens. But once you have picked out the type of wood flooring you want to use, you will then have to […]

Getting Your House Ready for Fall

As the leaves slowly start to change and the days get just a little bit colder, you can count on one thing: It’s time for fall home maintenance. Preparing your home for the fall can help you get a jump-start on the season so that you are braced for colder days and longer nights. It’s […]

Bored With Beige: Paint Tones for the Color-Shy

Are you afraid of change? Do you want to update your living room, bedroom, bathroom or kitchen, and think a pop of color could help? But won’t color make your room look too dark and too small? That isn’t necessarily the case. Whether you paint just a feature wall or go bold, consider these color […]

3 Important Tips for Selecting Bathroom Flooring

One of the most important factors to consider when updating or remodeling your bathroom is the type and style of flooring that you will use. Before you pick materials on “looks” alone, use these tips to help you find the right match. Tip #1: Explore all of your options for types of flooring. Vinyl. It’s […]

Home Sales Expected to Continue Increasing In 2020

Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the Mortgage Bankers Association are all projecting home sales will increase nicely in 2020. Below is a chart depicting the projections of each entity for 2019, as well as for 2020.As we can see, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the Mortgage Bankers Association all believe homes sales will increase steadily over the next year. If you’re a homeowner who has considered […]

Tips for Maintaining Your Marble Countertops

With marble countertops being all the rage, it’s time we talk about how to care for this stunning surface. While it lends a timeless and elegant look to your kitchen and bathrooms, truth be told, the beloved stone can be rather high maintenance. Take the proper measures, however, and it’s totally worth it for a […]

The 5 Home Improvements That Give the Best ROI

Someday, whether you’re downsizing or moving to another region, you’ll probably want to sell your home. Whether this is something you’ll be doing in one year, five years or 20 years, spending time and money upgrading your house now will increase its market value. How well these strategic home renovations work often depends on where […]

Celebrating National Flag Day

National Flag Day is today, June 14, a day when Americans will honor 242 years of Old Glory. Since the flag’s adoption by Congress on June 14, 1777, its design has been modified 27 times, with President Eisenhower ordering the current 50-star version of our flag in 1959. Symbolizing independence and solidarity, the Stars and […]

Kitchen Tricks to Add More Counter Space

Counter space is the “location, location, location” you need for storage, cooking and tools. Here are some ideas to stretch your space and still have a great-looking kitchen. Use pretty canisters to hold often-needed, non-perishable items. Choose clear glass jars, stainless canisters, or crockery to enhance your décor and keep things at your fingertips. Group […]

Is Your Home Losing Energy?

There are telltale signs that a home is wasting energy that every homeowner should be aware. Drafts … if you feel drafts in rooms when doors and windows are closed, it can indicate a leak that can adversely affect heating or air-conditioning. Moisture on windows … condensation occurs when warm moist air meets cooler dry […]