5 Ways to Add Style to Your Home

While you’ve more than likely spent a lot of time considering the color to paint your interiors, and agonized over which sofa to spend your dollars on, it’s the finer details that can really add interest to your home and turn it from a house to a home. Here are 5 ways to introduce stylish flair to your home that will make it stand out from the others in the neighborhood. 1. Stairs Unless you’re carpeting your stairs, your stairs are an area that you can be creative with. More than just a … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Create a Modern Living Room

Do you want to create a contemporary space that will wow your guests? If so, you will need to learn the basics of modern style, which focuses on neutrality and minimalism. To help you turn your property into the home of your dreams, we are providing six ways to create a modern living room. 1.      A Neutral Color Scheme Modern style has a big emphasis on minimalism, which is why you must incorporate a neutral color scheme into your living area. For example, you should incorporate colors … [Read more...]

How to Get Your Modern Design Right

There are various design ideas and styles that are common to see in people’s work and living spaces these days, but whatever style we go for now there tends to be a modern edge to it. Even traditional styles like farmhouse can be seen with feature walls and stylish sofas. In the home, a modern style can balance the traditional feel of the house with the technology and appliances that characterize our twenty-first century lifestyle. In the office, modern furniture and graphics break up the … [Read more...]

How to Assess a Property for Renovation

A thorough property assessment can really save you, especially if you are in the process of buying a new property or planning a renovation project. The assessment can reveal so much about a house, including the estimated cost of turning the property into your dream house. You can do some of the assessment tasks yourself, too. If you are buying your next house or getting started with your own renovation project, here are some of the things you should do to assess the property. Start with the … [Read more...]

What is that noise in your roof space?

If you are lying in bed, and you hear a noise from the roof space above your head, there is a good chance that you are not really going to want to investigate the source. The good news is that the vague sound of scratching is not likely to be a dangerous intruder like the one you just saw on America's Most Wanted. The bad news is that the noise is likely to be the result of an unwanted non-human intrusion. Pests like rats often scratch around, once they have gotten into your home. You may … [Read more...]

Projects Worth Tackling In Your Free Time

We’re all busy people; running around from work to kid’s practices and home to cook dinner. It’s no wonder you feel like you never get anything done. Your home is one space that will always need updating. The hard part is finding the time to work on it. When you do get that window of freedom, see projects worth tackling in your free time. Clean Out your Closet If there’s one place you know is scary, it’s your closet. Closets are typically piled high with clothes and stuffed … [Read more...]

Extras To Consider During Home Renovations

A home renovation is a major project. It involves a lot of expense, time, and energy as we make decisions about what to replace, what colors and finishes to use, what floor coverings we want, and much more. When we get fully immersed in a renovation, it can be very easy to get tunnel vision. There are so many decisions to make (and bills to pay) that we choose to omit some of the things that add cost and time to the project without giving us a very direct benefit. We also just want to hurry … [Read more...]

Renovation Projects That Will Increase the Value of Your Home

When you decide to spruce up space inside of your home, you are able to personalise the interior design. Although it is important to consider the short-term interior design, it is even more important to consider the financial benefits of renovating your home. It is always ideal to choose renovation projects that will provide the best payouts. This is even more critical if you ever have plans of selling the property later. Kitchen Remodelling For most homes, the kitchen is considered the … [Read more...]

So Your Kitchen Is Flooded. Now What?

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A pipe bursts, flooding your kitchen. A nearby riverbed overflows, spilling into you home. Now you’re standing around, trying not to let your emotions overtake you while you survey the current disaster in your home. How much will it cost to restore your kitchen, should you get started cleaning up right now, and how will you deal with the insurance company? Read on to find out these answers, and more, about what to do when your kitchen floods. 1. Assess the Damage First, get your situation … [Read more...]

Eco-Friendly, Low VOC Paints

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We all want to decrease our carbon footprints. Home remodeling projects are a great place to make eco-friendly choices, especially because your home environment contributes to your health. Finding a quality paint that’s also eco-friendly used to be a difficult task. Fortunately, more and more companies are working to create quality, low VOC paints to use in your home. You can feel happy about the beauty of your home, as well as the air you and your family are breathing. What are … [Read more...]

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Is it Time to Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioner

Because air conditioners work continuously, especially during the hot summer months, it leads to constant wear and tear of their internal parts. If left unnoticed, it can trigger issues ranging from minor malfunctions to complete break-down of the system. This is why it’s important to regularly monitor your AC unit for early signs of damage or any other problem. By getting your AC repaired or replaced at the right time, you can avoid a lot of unnecessary hassle and big expenses down the road. … [Read more...]

7 Tips for Hiring a Good Painting Contractor

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In the old days, asking a neighbor or friend for a referral to a craftsmen or woman was usually the only resource we needed. That, or wait for Dad to visit – he seemed to be able to do everything around the house … These days we tend to turn to the internet for almost all our resources and the almost daily arrival of a new referral site makes the options overwhelming.  Can you trust a referral from Angie’s List, Yelp, Porch, or any of the multitude of other sites?  Yes and no, of course; … [Read more...]

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