How far does your real estate dollar go? Do you know what the average price of an average home is in the US? Do you live in a state or region that has a higher housing value than other regions? How do you compare housing prices? Gaining knowledge of this information can help you understand how far your real estate dollar goes when you are looking to buy a home and which location to buy a home. Take into consideration the size of your home and your living experience today and for the near future. If you are growing your family, you definitely want to consider the size of home. Learn more from Coldwell Banker with this infographic about how far your real estate dollar will go and in what region. Read More
Design applies to all projects, big or small
The word “design” in context of home improvement projects is often misunderstood. Part of the reason is that the level of detail with a “design” can vary dramatically depending on the size and complexity of a project. However, design applies to all projects and let’s define the word “design” in context of different kinds of home remodeling projects.
A window covering project, you have a bedroom that has windows that need to have some covering because of privacy or light issues. If you are deciding between blinds and curtains, choosing one over the other is essentially picking a design. Let’s say you want blinds. The next aspect of the design is the dimensions of the window, which could be 36” x 24”. You have completed your design for this project yourself, and you can write it down on a piece of paper. Read More
Southern Gardens Inspiration: Bellingrath Gardens and Birmingham Botanical Gardens
It is that time of year when all the flowers are in full bloom. Some of the HomeZada founders had an opportunity to visit two gardens in the Southern United States for southern gardens inspiration. First a visit to Bellingrath Gardens in Ocean Springs, AL. Walter and Bessie Bellingrath developed Bellingrath Gardens in 1927. With over 65 acres and well over 6,000 plants including camellias, azaleas, roses, and chrysanthemums, a visitor is sure to see some of the most spectacular gardens in this country. The rose garden is home to over 2,000 plants representing 75 varietals for southern gardens inspiration. You can learn more about these varieties here www.bellingrath.org/bellingrath-rose-garden.html The great lawn is bordered with a variety of plants, well over 4,000 annually to meet seasonal needs. The flower bed’s bordering the great lawn are over 400 feet long. A visit to the great lawn takes you back in time as if you would play croquet on such a lovely space.
Hiring an Interior Designer or Contractor for a Remodeling Project
Many homeowners fall into the trap of “I will just hire someone to do this project for me” so therefore I don’t really need to do much on this project. Hiring an interior designer and a contractor doesn’t relieve you of the responsibility to manage the six key elements of a project. You still have to work with our outside consultant on all six aspects of the home remodel project. Let’s take a look. Read More
HomeZada Feature Spotlight- Entering Home Inventory
Hi! My name is David and I work in the HomeZada Development team. We have decided to create a short series of blog posts called ‘Feature Spotlight ‘ which highlight some of the features we’ve included within our web and mobile applications to help our customers manage their homes. We’re always looking for feedback, so if you have any questions (or good ideas!) then please feel free to leave feedback here. Read More