March 31, 2017
When the season changes to spring, home improvements often spring to mind. It’s the perfect time to make some of those changes you’ve been thinking about all winter. If you’re looking for some ideas for some of the best home improvement projects for spring, look no further. Here are some of the top seasonal home improvements to consider. Read more
March 24, 2017
If you want to increase the value of your home, or just want to update it in a cost-effective way, curb appeal is the key — and few projects offer a bigger bang for your buck than siding and shutter replacement.
As a rule, you can expect a 70 percent return on your investment immediately from exterior projects such as shutter and siding upgrades, according to the National Association of Realtors. And the siding and shutter color combinations you choose when you plan your project can dramatically affect the visual mood your house sets for you and the outside world, whether you plan to sell soon or not. Read more
December 01, 2016
Sometimes you have to spend money to save money, and that’s especially true when you’re buying energy-saving replacement windows. Even better, they’ll make your home more enjoyable during every season.
Let’s take a quick look about how replacing windows saves on energy costs and can give you a little peace of mind. Read more
November 08, 2016
Fall is the perfect time for cleaning out gutters. They should be as clear as possible so leaves don’t cause clogs and send water into your home, creating major damage. We’ve put together a few gutter-cleaning tips to help make sure you and your home are safe all winter long.
When cleaning out rain gutters, there are several things you’ll want to have on hand to keep both you and your home safe: Read more
October 14, 2016
Window treatments serve as aesthetic coverings placed on, inside or over windows. They allow you to control light that enters your home and function as insulators that may make it easier for you to keep your house cool in summer and warm in winter.
Of course, window treatments provide you with the opportunity to make a distinct fashion statement anywhere in your home, too. They come in a variety of colors, patterns and designs, and as such, you’re sure to find plenty of window treatment options to match your personal style. Read more
August 08, 2016
Maybe you just bought your first house, or maybe you upgraded and are ready to create your dream home. Either way, nothing strikes excitement and fear into a homeowner’s heart like renovations.
Choosing a contractor for home improvement can be nerve wracking, but with the right team at your side the process can be smooth — and even enjoyable. With tips for hiring a contractor, checklists for negotiating contracts, and tips for home renovation, our how-to guide for hiring a home improvement contractor will teach you everything you need to know. Read more
July 21, 2016
Every summer comes with storms that roll in and unleash torrential rains, high winds and more. You can protect your home now by taking a few minutes to perform some summer storm prep and checks.
All of these storm preparation tips are also good to do anytime because they’ll protect your home from the sudden storm as well as slower damage that’s creeping in due to problem areas. Here are six things to consider: Read more
June 07, 2016
With the human population expanding at an increasing rate, it seems that our Earth’s natural resources are dwindling fast.
The good news is, conserving our natural resources has now become a major priority. People everywhere are taking note of this issue and starting to become concerned with how to be environmentally friendly. There are many changes, big and small, that you can make throughout your home that will have a positive impact on the environment. Read more
May 17, 2016
The season of warm weather is quickly approaching. Daylight hours are finally starting to linger a little longer after work, and kids are getting antsy for school to end so they can finally get outdoors and splash in the pool. You’re already daydreaming about curling up on your deck with a nice book and summery drink in hand, basking in the warm sun. Read more
April 18, 2016
Window boxes can help add life and color to any part of your home. They give you depth and increase curb appeal, while creating a fun hobby that’s beautiful throughout the year. Window box gardening also gives you an easy way to create centerpieces or have a healthy snack.
Here are just a few of our favorite plants for a garden window box, including those ever-popular hanging window gardens: Read more