Entertaining at home can be so rewarding. Inviting friends and family who share your same interests in food, wine, and conversation to your home for a home cooked meal will see them appreciating what skills you have in the kitchen and how an intimate gathering can be as fun as a fine dining experience. Whether you decide to cook the entire meal and have guest bring cocktails or you have each guest bring a themed or seasonal dish to share with everyone, creating an ambiance for the gathering can be done simply through table decor. Table decor can provide you with a great way to create a mood. If your dinner party is focused around the wine … line up a set of tasting wine glasses. If you party Read more
When deciding to update your kitchen or to perform a full kitchen remodel, it necessary to understand how your want your kitchen to function. Taking a step back and identify everything you need in your kitchen will be critical to a great functioning kitchen. First take a review of your current space. If you have a fixed space in which to work, you will need to make sure all of your appliances, cabinets, sinks, materials and other items in your list will fit into this existing space. Additionally, remember the functional aspect of your kitchen. Do you Read more
Is your dishwasher making all kinds of noise? When you open your dishwasher expecting to see clean dishes but see dishes that are still dirty? You may be able to correct some of these challenges by checking your dishwasher water connections.
Depending on how your dishwasher was originally installed, you might have access to the water supply and drain lines leading to and from the dishwasher. Inspecting the connections that you have access to, Read more
With the kids back in school, activities may have increased for the parents of the house. Tracking all the different after school and weekend activities from dance to soccer, from trumpet lessons to art classes, from math tutors to volunteer programs is hard for a parent to manage. Having multiple children that have different activities and different homework can also be challenging. Managing your children’s schedule during the school year can actually be a full time job.
As a parent, having a command Read more
People are working from home more and more these days. This trend is from both large corporations who have work at home policies and remote employees to even small businesses and start-ups. The ability for people to be productive at home often depends on creating a dedicated work environment in a spare room in the home. Furnishing a spare bedroom into an office environment is a major part of effectively working from home. A desk that works for a computer and an office Read more
Guest Blogger: Monica Gomez
As the world’s population continues to grow, the amount of space available for building home and office space is naturally set to decline. However, with a lot of imagination and a little bit of skill, we can see this not as a disadvantage, but rather as an opportunity to creatively design small, energy efficient yet comfortable housing and office space.
As you can see from the images Read more
Understanding the details of your home can help you understand your overall financial budgets. Understanding the value of your home, the value of the contents in your home, your monthly expenses, your home’s maintenance costs, and your home improvement projects spend will help you better understand the true costs to help manage your home. This infographic shows you more details about home finances and how you can properly view them.