5 Common Concerns in Older Homes
Aug 25, 2022
Older homes have a certain sentimental charm that makes them attractive to prospective buyers with an eye for detail. But older homes are not always up to par with modern standards. Here’s a look at some common concerns in older homes. Common Concerns In Older Homes...
4 Tips for HVAC Maintenance
Jul 28, 2022
One of the most important systems in the home is the HVAC system. The heating and cooling system maintains the temperature inside your home and keeps your family comfortable. Proper HVAC maintenance keeps your heating and air conditioning system running efficiently....
4 Tips for Annual Roof Maintenance
Jun 30, 2022
As a homeowner, you’ll have to replace your roof at some point. However, regular roof maintenance keeps you from having to replace it prematurely. Annual roof maintenance is essential because it allows you to identify problems before they worsen and cause extensive...
8 Ideas for Creating an Outdoor Kitchen
Jun 3, 2022
A well-equipped outdoor kitchen is great for people who like spending time outside. You’ll have more room to entertain and cook for family and friends while enjoying the weather. Here are nine ideas for creating an outdoor kitchen. Creating an Outdoor Kitchen Plan...
6 Pet-Friendly Houseplants
May 5, 2022
If you live with pets and want to bring nature into your home, avoid introducing toxic houseplants. There are plenty of options for pet-friendly houseplants at local garden shops and home improvement stores. Here are a few of the most common pet-friendly plants for...
Post-Renovation Cleaning Checklist
Apr 7, 2022
Renovating your home is messy, but it is usually not worth cleaning up until the project is complete. Post-renovation cleaning gets your living spaces tidied up and is essential for safety. There could be chemicals, dust, and leftover construction materials lying...
5 Tips to Care for Hardwood Floors
Mar 8, 2022
When it comes to high-value features that can raise your home’s sale price, hardwood floors are near the top of the list. However, these floors need special treatment to last and look great for years. Here are some things that every homeowner needs to know to care for...
5 Easy Ways to Declutter Your Home
Feb 9, 2022
Making your home tidy and functional can feel like a challenge. You might feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to start. Making a plan and choosing methods that work for you will help you declutter your home more effectively. Starting to Declutter Your Home To get...
Tips for Smoke Detectors in the Home
Jan 10, 2022
Fire is dangerous. It can destroy your property and endanger the lives of your family members. Smoke detectors are your first line of defense against injury and death due to smoke and fire. To protect your home and your family, learn about how smoke detecting devices...
5 Simple Suggestions to Winterize Your Deck
Dec 10, 2021
Grilling out during the summer months on your backyard deck is one of the joys of being a homeowner. If you’re already looking forward to spending time with friends and neighbors, set aside some time to get your deck ready for winter. Protect the decking materials and...
6 Ideas for Updating Your Basement and Adding Value to Your Home
Nov 12, 2021
If you want to improve your home, updating the basement may be a good project for you. Basement renovations can be expensive, but they pay off in the long run by adding more usable square footage and increasing property value.A basement renovation is a great way to...
Fireplace Safety and Preparation
Oct 15, 2021
Winter is soon on its way, and it won’t be long before it’s time to turn up the heat. To protect your home this fall and winter, fireplace safety must be a priority. There’s no time like the present to start thinking about what to do before lighting the first fire and...
4 Tips to Improve Energy Efficiency in Your Home
Sep 17, 2021
Most energy use in our homes comes from necessities like heating, air conditioning, and lighting. Save money by making your household more energy-efficient. This doesn’t have to involve expensive upgrades or renovations. In fact, you can improve energy efficiency in...
3 Reasons to Order a Home Inspection When Buying a House
Aug 19, 2021
Buying a home can be exciting and daunting at the same time. As a buyer, you want to find a house that meets your needs and is within your budget. If you’ve found a property you love, order a home inspection to be well-informed about such a large investment. What is a...
5 DIY Weekend Home Improvement Projects
Jul 20, 2021
Updating your home does not have to be a stressful process. Many homeowners worry about the time and costs involved in creating more functional and attractive living spaces. There are many smaller upgrades you can easily accomplish yourself. Let’s look at a few...
6 Basic Tools Every Homeowner Should Have
Jun 21, 2021
Homeowners often take on DIY projects as part of upkeep and maintenance. You can tackle repairs or minor remodeling if you have the right equipment. Here are basic tools every homeowner should have around the house. Toolbox A toolbox provides a place to keep...
Signs of a Plumbing Problem in the Home
May 21, 2021
Water damage can cause structural problems, mold growth, and encourage pest infestation. As a homeowner, you may know how to make some simple repairs like fixing a leaky faucet, however, many plumbing issues are best left to the professionals. Take care of your home...
7 Tips Every Homeowner Should Know
Apr 23, 2021
Buying a house is a goal for many people. Plus, it's a smart way to invest your money. However, houses might come with hidden surprises that can quickly become a headache. Use the following tips that every homeowner should know once you buy a new house. Renovation...
8 Places to Add to Your Spring Cleaning Checklist
Mar 24, 2021
As spring comes around, you may be planning a weekend to knock out your spring cleaning checklist. People often remember to clean the floors, windows, and surfaces, but there are plenty of other places around the house that go forgotten. Here are 8 areas to include in...
5 Tips for Your Online Home Search
Feb 25, 2021
When buying a new home, many begin their search on the internet. New homes get listed online every day, so there is a lot to sift through. Here are some tips for your online home search to make it more efficient and effective. Hone in on Your Preferred Area for Your...
4 Ways to Warm Up Your Outdoor Living Spaces
Jan 27, 2021
If you spent last summer building a backyard deck, you want to get the most of it. Whether you have a front porch, courtyard, backyard patio, or deck, you can still make use of these places when the weather is cooler. Here are some tips and tricks to warm up your...
7 Ways to Be a Better Homeowner
Dec 28, 2020
As a homeowner, you want to preserve your home’s value and make sure that it’s safe. A house is an investment, so it's important to take good care of it. To get the most out of your home, follow these 7 tips to be a better homeowner. Keep the Exterior Tidy to Be a...
Get Your Home Ready for Winter
Nov 25, 2020
Owning a home is a big commitment. Take care of your investment by preparing for colder weather. Let’s look at ways to maintain your property and get your home ready for winter. Prepare the Plumbing to Get Your Home Ready for Winter One of the most important things...
The 4 Best Waterproof Flooring Options for Kitchens and Bathrooms
Oct 28, 2020
Are you remodeling a kitchen or bathroom or building a new home? If so, you have a lot of decisions to make about the materials you’ll use. In kitchens and bathrooms, the type of flooring you choose is important. These rooms are exposed to moisture, so the flooring...
5 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Fall
Sep 29, 2020
There are several ways to get your home ready for colder weather. Preparing your home for fall will help keep your home comfortable and you'll spend less money on heating bills. Fall is also a great time to finish projects that are unpleasant during the hot summer...
Helpful Tips to Organize Your Garage
Aug 31, 2020
An organized garage is ideal so that you can find things when you need them. Yet many of us use the garage as a kind of catch-all area for items we don't want in our living spaces. Instead of having a cluttered mess with no system for storage, use these tips to...
6 Ways to Make Your Deck Safer for Children and Pets
Jul 30, 2020
Keeping your deck secure is an important part of home maintenance. Children, guests, and pets can be injured when using the deck. Follow these tips to make your deck safer for everyone. Don’t Leave Children Unattended Young children should not be left on the deck...
6 Reasons to Order an 11th-Month Warranty Inspection
Apr 10, 2020
Many home builders offer a one-year warranty that covers defects with materials and quality in your new home. Once the warranty period is over, any mistakes that are discovered moving forward become the responsibility of the homeowner. An 11th-month warranty...
Testing for High Levels of Radon in the Home
Mar 12, 2020
Radon gas is formed by the decay of uranium in the soil. High levels of radon exposure for an extended period of time can lead to lung cancer. Radon-related cancer kills an estimated 21,000 people each year in the United States. It’s the second leading cause of lung...
4 Benefits of a Pre-Listing Home Inspection
Feb 12, 2020
Selling your home is a process. Your real estate agent can help you create a checklist of things to do. One item on the list you may not have thought about is a pre-listing home inspection. Why would you want to pay for an inspection before placing your home on the...
Water Filters for the Home
Jan 13, 2020
Health-conscious homeowners often want to filter their drinking water. Depending on your location, your tap water may not be as pure as you would like. There are seemingly countless options for water filters for the home. Learn about each type...
Signs of Termites in Your Home
Dec 11, 2019
Termites cause thousands of dollars in damage to homes every year. As a homeowner, these pests should be a concern because they can weaken the structure of your home. Learn about termites and how they can destroy the wood in your house. Let’s...
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