From summer vacations to winter holidays, it seems each season offers the perfect excuse to put off our to-do list. But be careful, homeowners: neglecting your home’s maintenance could put your personal safety—and one of your largest financial investments—at serious risk. In no time at all, small problems can lead to extensive and expensive repairs. And even if you avoid a catastrophe, those minor issues … Continue reading HOUSE CARE: SPRING
[Reposted from HomeAdvisor] Once there’s even a glimmer of spring, you’re ready to throw open your windows and let the breeze blow away the winter funk. Well, you might want to rethink that spring cleaning ritual this year. If you’re an allergy sufferer (and who isn’t?), that’s the last thing you want to do, says Dr. Neeta Ogden, a spokesperson for the American College of Allergy, Asthma … Continue reading The Most Common Spring Cleaning Mistake (Plus 8 Others)
[Reposted from HomeAdvisor] March madness is here — not the basketball kind, but the “home” kind. It’s that time of year when homeowners who’ve been through a few winters know to be at the top of their game, they have to be proactive. Here are four things they always do: #1 Patch Up the Bare Spots in the Lawn Image: Jennifer Bogle/Offset That’ll keep both … Continue reading 4 Homeowner Tasks you Gotta do in March
I recently toured a home where every piece of woodwork was painted flat white. It really looked stunning, so rich and luxurious. But then reality hit- every time you run the vacuum against the wall trim- it’s going to mark up and scuff. Running my hand up the handrail on the stairs- felt…..ewwww. It felt chalky. (You really aren’t supposed to paint a handrail). The … Continue reading Love the Matte Look of Flat Paint? It’s a no-no (in my opinion)!
This is a real issue! I have heard horror stories from friends and co-workers about arguments and fights surrounding home remodeling- especially when it comes to kitchen remodels! And when those kitchen remodels are drawn out over a longer-than-expected period of time and involve doing dishes in the bathtub, exclusive cooking with a BBQ or propane camp stove, and a fridge on your back porch? … Continue reading Can your Relationship Survive a Remodel?
Vinyl floors are a popular option among homeowners, particularly in kitchens and bathrooms because it is water-and stain-resistant, versatile, and provides good durability for the cost. Thanks to a number of advances over the years, today’s vinyl floors are both attractive and economical. Vinyl Plank (or Tile) Flooring Many homeowners prefer vinyl tiles or vinyl planks, which can look just like a ceramic tile floor, … Continue reading The Latest Trend in Flooring- Vinyl Planks….the pros and cons
This is a question that comes up again and again, and if you ask 3 different Realtors for their opinion, you may get 3 different answers! Some Agents will tell you not to spend the time and money to repaint all your walls, because it’s likely that the next owner will want to repaint the walls anyway to suit their personal taste. And while that may be … Continue reading Should You Paint? My answer is YES!