Home Improvement

April 16, 2014 - 9:45 AM
As warmer weather rolls around each year, homeowners start considering the benefits of having a private pool in their backyard. Installing a pool can be a great way to increase a home's beauty and value. However, it's wise to consider many different factors before taking the plunge. Settling In When Read More

Adding a pool to your new backyard

As warmer weather rolls around each year, homeowners start considering the benefits of having a private pool in their backyard. Installing a pool can be a great way to increase a home's beauty and value. However, it's wise to consider many different factors before taking the plunge.

Settling In

April 9, 2014 - 8:41 AM
Do you have mold growing in your home? Mold grows when there’s bad ventilation, leaks or water seeping allowing for moisture to enter the home. Human symptoms of mold include eye, nose and throat irritation, colds, nausea, bad immunity and breathing problems. If you have any of these problems, it Read More

Eliminating mold from your home

Do you have mold growing in your home? Mold grows when there’s bad ventilation, leaks or water seeping allowing for moisture to enter the home. Human symptoms of mold include eye, nose and throat irritation, colds, nausea, bad immunity and breathing problems. If you have any of these problems, it’s time to locate and remove mold in your home.

April 4, 2014 - 9:24 AM
Need affordable options to make your house shine for buyers? Going into the spring real estate market with lots of competition, it’s important to make your house attractive to buyers. However, you don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on remodels and additions, money that could be going into Read More

6 easy, affordable upgrades that increase resale value

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Need affordable options to make your house shine for buyers? Going into the spring real estate market with lots of competition, it’s important to make your house attractive to buyers. However, you don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on remodels and additions, money that could be going into your new home.

Instead, here are some cheap and effective solutions to increase your home’s appeal and keep your bank account solid for your next move:

March 26, 2014 - 9:57 AM
Is your front porch prepared for the warm weather and sunny days ahead? Transform your front porch from a simple addition to a whole new room by redesigning it. There are different elements you can use to create a new kind of front porch, and what you choose will determine its design and functions. To help Read More

5 beautiful and functional front porch design ideas

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Is your front porch prepared for the warm weather and sunny days ahead? Transform your front porch from a simple addition to a whole new room by redesigning it. There are different elements you can use to create a new kind of front porch, and what you choose will determine its design and functions.

To help you achieve the front porch of your dreams, here are some main design elements to consider: 

1. Make it comfy.

March 19, 2014 - 9:03 AM
Are your windows starting to look faded or chipped around the frames? Have they been in the house for more than 15 years? How do you know what you should replace them with? Replacement windows come with a lot of factors and decisions to make before buying anything. To focus on what’s most important in Read More

8 things to consider when selecting new windows for your home

Are your windows starting to look faded or chipped around the frames? Have they been in the house for more than 15 years? How do you know what you should replace them with?

Replacement windows come with a lot of factors and decisions to make before buying anything. To focus on what’s most important in this decision process, here are some top factors you should keep in mind:

March 13, 2014 - 8:57 AM
When deciding to buy a fixer-upper home, it’s important to watch out for repairs that could drain your bank account. Prospective homeowners should take steps to ensure they get a house within their budget to repair. One of the more expensive repairs to a fixer-upper home is installing a central air Read More
March 5, 2014 - 12:52 PM
With 90 percent of driveways in the US made of either concrete or asphalt, according to This Old House, it’s likely that many have cracks, stains and other signs of their age. While homeowners could spend money to repair some of these problems, others are simply a product of age and wear. In such cases Read More

4 popular driveway options

With 90 percent of driveways in the US made of either concrete or asphalt, according to This Old House, it’s likely that many have cracks, stains and other signs of their age. While homeowners could spend money to repair some of these problems, others are simply a product of age and wear. In such cases, it behooves many to replace these drives with new ones to help the home “pop” a bit more for prospective buyers.

February 26, 2014 - 11:43 AM
When homeowners decide to replace old flooring, they have decisions to make starting with the available flooring options. Hardwood, carpet, and many more are options to choose from, and it’s sometimes hard for homeowners to decide which is best. Choices should depend on the room, materials and Read More

Finding the flooring that's right for you: hardwood, carpet, and everything in-between

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When homeowners decide to replace old flooring, they have decisions to make starting with the available flooring options. Hardwood, carpet, and many more are options to choose from, and it’s sometimes hard for homeowners to decide which is best. Choices should depend on the room, materials and installation cost, but mostly homeowners should get a floor they’ll love for a long time.

February 19, 2014 - 10:33 AM
As spring approaches, home sellers need to freshen up their homes to compete well in the real estate market. Luckily it often only requires a few simple maintenance steps, starting with the lawn. Prospective buyers will view the yard first when driving up, so it’s important for the landscape to look as Read More

6 steps for preparing your new yard for spring

As spring approaches, home sellers need to freshen up their homes to compete well in the real estate market. Luckily it often only requires a few simple maintenance steps, starting with the lawn. Prospective buyers will view the yard first when driving up, so it’s important for the landscape to look as renewed and green as possible.

February 12, 2014 - 9:12 AM
When homeowners decide to improve their kitchens, it doesn’t always require a complete makeover. In fact, certain upgrades can create a more modern look without the need for a complete kitchen remodel, which could cost anywhere from $12,000 to $25,000 (as reported by ImproveNet and HomeAdvisor). One of Read More

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