Goblins and Ghouls are on their way and maybe a super hero or two. Halloween brings all kinds out to show their costume inspiration and is a fun time of year to see all the different colors ready to showcase your home. Fall, and in particular Halloween, offers some great concepts on decorating and can bring out your inner witch or demon. Here are some Halloween decorating tips to help you define how you want Read more
Roofs have a life span based on the quality of the roofing material and the quality of the installation. Older homes that were built 20 years ago often have a wooden “shake” roof. These wood roofs not only deteriorate quickly, but are often fire hazards as flying embers can start quickly. Replacing a roof is usually done because the existing roof is worn out, or there are significant number of leaks that make sense to replace it. Choosing what material to use is necessary in a roofing project. Other things Read more
Organizing a home can be challenging, how do you keep track of who your service providers are, where are your property documents like mortgage or closing documents, how are you tracking everything you own or keeping up with home maintenance and home remodeling projects. There are so many details to track about your Read more
Hurricane season is nearly over, however in case we get those last minute surges we have an inforgraphic that helps prepare for hurricanes. In this Allstate infographic, they explain that it is best that you double check your insurance coverage for flood protection and other damage protection. Additionally, understanding how you can prepare for the different elements from water to winds can help prepare you for different situations related to hurricanes. Read more
If you have the room in your backyard, consider creating a compost pile from the leaves you rake up during the fall. This natural compost can be used as fertilizer in the spring for your various lawn and garden projects. This is a natural source Read more
It is amazing all the items you need to get the children off and ready for school each day. Do they have their coats, hats, shoes, backpacks, and books? Do they have some sports event or practice later in the day that requires a uniform or sporting equipment? The constant worry of does my child have everything they need for the day is consistent if the family is not organized. A way to get organized is by creating locker storage for your children.
When creating this storage area is it important to remember what your child needs in order to seamlessly get off to school everyday. Some key areas to consider are: Read more
Lighting can give a yard a clear path from one section to another and can provide an ambiance that showcases the yard’s characteristics. There are several ways to add lighting to a yard to create a specific look. Standard wall lighting or overhead lighting provides visibility and gives off a glow with can lights, spotlights or wall sconces. This lighting is great to see the activity around your home, however it could be harsher light than what Read more
Fire Prevention Week is October 5 – October 12. This is a great opportunity to keep up with some standard maintenance on your home. Performing checks on smoke alarms, carbon dioxide detectors, sprinkler systems and fire extinguishers are simple tasks that can make a big difference on the safety of your family and your home.
Exterior wooden decks and balconies get exposed to wide ranges of temperatures, to the hot sun, rain and snow. This kind of weather variation can take a beating on your exterior decks. You can prolong the life of your decks and balconies by sealing them with the appropriate products. Sealing your decks Read more
Sometimes your budget does not allow for a full kitchen remodel, however you can get a new and fresh look to your kitchen by installing new flooring. The key is deciding the balance of how much to invest in new flooring versus saving for a longer period of time for a larger remodel. This depends on your situation. Maybe the layout, appliances, and cabinets are in good condition, but the linoleum flooring really needs to be changed. If you feel your Read more