In most homes, the kitchen is the center of family life. You cook, eat, and converse there, a gathering place when families today don’t have a lot of time to get together. Since you and your family spend so much time in the kitchen, you want it to be a place you love walking into, a place that functions the way you need it to, and a place that is up to date. If your kitchen doesn’t completely fit the bill, there are 5 easy ways to give your kitchen a facelift.
When you want to update your kitchen and give it a modern look, stainless steel is an easy switch. For years now, stainless steel appliances have been the go-to choice for kitchen facelifts and for good reason. They are sleek and modern in appearance and of course, stainless, Read the rest of this entry »
A beautiful and functional bathroom can provide you with a relaxing sanctuary that you will always be happy with. Many buyers that are in the market for a new home say that the quality of a home’s bathroom is a major influence on whether or not they decide to purchase a home. Plus, you can add resale value and enjoyment to your home by investing in your bathroom.
While bathroom remodels can cost a lot of money, there are several ways of remodeling your bathroom on a budget:
- Choose the right time to remodel. If you begin your remodeling project during an off peak time for construction, you will be able to negotiate cheaper prices. Prime time for remodeling is different throughout the country, but often the early part of the year is a good time to start a project and save money.
- Remodeling your bathroom on a budget may require sweat equity. Read the rest of this entry »
After a long, relentless winter, the first signs of spring are finally upon us. This is the perfect opportunity for you to get outside, and prepare your home and lawn for the upcoming year. Thanks to our Spring Cleaning 101 guide, you’ll learn the top 5 things homeowners can do to minimize monthly costs, and improve the overall appearance and value of their home.
Clean Out Your Gutters
It’s not the most glamorous job in the world, but cleaning your gutters should be at the top of your Spring Cleaning 101 list. Gutters are designed to dispose of excess water, but if they’re filled with leaves, compost and other harmful materials, the water has nowhere to go. By cleaning out your gutters, they will function better, and save your home from slowly rotting. Nothing depreciates the value of a home more than rot caused by water damage. Read the rest of this entry »
Do you hear the call of spring around the corner? As the snow melts and signs of spring are starting to show, homeowners with green thumbs are wondering, “What am I going to plant in spring this year?” Perhaps you have just purchased your home and you want to get started on landscaping and do not know where to start. Here you will find the top five plants, shrubs and flowers to plant in spring that will bring your property to life with fragrant blossoms and visually appealing colors for you and nature’s creatures to enjoy.
Whether you are an amateur gardener or have some expertise, knowing what to plant and where can be the best place to start your spring planting project. You would be surprised how many homeowners do not draw up some sort of planting blueprint. A simple drawing of your areas to plant; using factors as height, color and shade needs, to place your Read the rest of this entry »
If you are the type of person that wants to make your home the best that it can be, then you should take a look at these fun housing facts. There are so many simple things that you can do to enhance your home without breaking the bank.
Watering your lawn
If you want to get the most out of the water you use to water your lawn, then you should make sure that you do it after the sun has set. When you water your lawn during the day, you end up using more than you would if you did it at night. The sun makes the water evaporate very quickly – the more sun there is, the less water your lawn actually gets.
It is common knowledge that people use Read the rest of this entry »
Homeowners everywhere are looking for ways to enhance the look of their home without breaking the bank. A home theater is a great option. But it is important that you decide on how much money you have to spend on your home theater before you even start looking at purchasing equipment. Another thing to think about is what you really want in your home theater setup. You can set up a home theater on a budget very easily if you plan ahead.
- Take a look at your room size. If you are working with a small area, remember to think about an appropriate screen size. You definitely want to have enough room to set up your home theater without it looking all cluttered. You can choose from a sound bar or a home theater in a box. Each of these are designed to provide you with many hours of entertainment pleasure, and it is Read the rest of this entry »
Patios are a great addition to your home anytime. Not only does a well-done patio add to the value of your home, but it is a great private recluse that will revitalize your spirit. Patios are great especially if you are looking to spend a relaxed day with fired-up, full-grilled meat and a cooler full of beverages! So why not make your patio simply more attractive with these top five must-have additions for your patio?
Add some unique outdoor lighting:
Lights will help to add instant brightness and remain must-have additions for your patio that will effortlessly transform your daytime oasis into a magical night entertainment area. Light-kits are available and are pretty inexpensive too- these typically contain 10-12 lights disguised as natural Read the rest of this entry »