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
As an engaged or new married couple, you might be at the point that buying a home is the next step to building your family nest egg. If you are a first time home buyer there are a few things to consider when buying your first home. Understanding your living arrangements and how you and your spouse will live in your first home will be important. For instance how many bedrooms do you need? Is a bedroom turned office important? Are you planning on children soon after getting married? Keeping in mind the number of rooms and what types of rooms are important to you can help with finding the first home that works for you. Asking yourself questions like do you need a family room and a living room or will one suffice? Do you want a multi-story home or on a single level? Understanding what neighborhood is best suited to your lifestyle, understanding your budget and size of home you need is also important. However, there are six considerations 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, what are you to do? 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. If you can inspect the dishwasher water 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