TOP TIPS FOR DECORATING WITH AREA RUGS

Looking for a fun way to bring an additional pop of color or design to a room with minimal time or money investment? Consider trying out an amazing area rug! Check out these tips for revamping your space with this fun decor piece. Consider your lifestyle. Do you have two dogs and a cat? AContinue reading “TOP TIPS FOR DECORATING WITH AREA RUGS”

TOWNHOUSE VS. CONDO: WHICH SHOULD YOU BUY?

Whether it’s your first time buying or you just want to purchase something smaller, townhouses and condos are both great options. Check out the differences between the two to help aid you in your search! Condominiums Condominiums are similar to apartments in that you purchase an individual unit inside of a larger building, but notContinue reading “TOWNHOUSE VS. CONDO: WHICH SHOULD YOU BUY?”

PREPPING TO BUY YOUR FIRST HOME

One of the biggest milestones you will reach in your life will be deciding to become a homeowner. But before you take the leap, make sure you set yourself up for easy transaction and a good homebuying experience. Check out the tips below to ensure it! Do your research and find a good agent. FamiliarizingContinue reading “PREPPING TO BUY YOUR FIRST HOME”

FIVE FALL MAINTENANCE TIPS

These simple maintenance tasks can save you from expensive repairs and big headaches over the next few months.  1. Take care of hoses and faucets: Disconnect your hoses before the freezing temperatures arrive, because they can cause water to back up in your faucets—and eventually cause the plumbing to crack. Then, if possible, shut off theContinue reading “FIVE FALL MAINTENANCE TIPS”

REMEMBER TO INSPECT YOUR CEILINGS

Ceilings undergo a lot of stress—after all, they help hold up your house. Ignoring or neglecting a small problem can lead to a big problem and expensive repairs down the road, so here are a few key things to look out for with your ceilings. Water-related issues in the bathroom: All the moisture from hotContinue reading “REMEMBER TO INSPECT YOUR CEILINGS”

FIVE ITEMS THAT YOU SHOULDN’T TRASH

Most of us fall into the habit of disposing of all of our household items when they’ve broken, expired, or simply are no longer useful. But for environmental and safety reasons, here are five items that need to be disposed of with care: 1. Old batteries: Batteries contain chemicals like alkaline, zinc, cadmium, and nickel. TheseContinue reading “FIVE ITEMS THAT YOU SHOULDN’T TRASH”

MAKE YOUR BATHROOM EASIER TO CLEAN

Bathrooms can be the most difficult places in our homes to keep clean. However, with a few clever changes and upgrades, it can be much easier to clean and maintain your bathroom. No-Touch Faucets: They’re not just for public restrooms, you know. A sensor on your bathroom faucet will eliminate one of the main touchableContinue reading “MAKE YOUR BATHROOM EASIER TO CLEAN”

START HERE IF YOU NEED TO TACKLE SPRING/SUMMER MAINTENANCE

Winter is hard on your home. The weight of snow puts stress on your roof, and the cold expands and contracts the materials your home is made of. Now that winter weather is behind us, here’s where you should start with post-winter home maintenance. Roof and shingles: It’s pretty common for shingles to get damagedContinue reading “START HERE IF YOU NEED TO TACKLE SPRING/SUMMER MAINTENANCE”

WHAT TO AVOID BEFORE YOU BUY

If you just bought your first home, you’re probably still celebrating and feeling the sense of pride and accomplishment that comes with home ownership. You’re shopping for furniture, drawing up plans for renovations … but wait! There are some important tasks to cross off your list before you get to the fun stuff. 1. *Change theContinue reading “WHAT TO AVOID BEFORE YOU BUY”