7 Simple Upgrades for a Totally Chic Bathroom

Totally Chic Bathroom
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There’s a sweet spot for bathroom decor, and it lies somewhere between outhouse and spa.

I’ve seen some horrible bathrooms. From the over-matched room where everything from the loofah to the toilet brush is the same olive green. To cat litter-themed bathrooms where you can’t tell where the rug ends and the kitty grits begin. Totally chic bathroom design can all be yours with simple tips.

Believe it or not, your bathroom is one of the most important areas of your home when you’re thinking about reselling. According to the remodeling cost vs. value index, remodeling your bathroom can give you up to a 65 percent return on your investment.

Bathrooms can also be expensive to remodel. So if yours hasn’t been updated since the 1970s, it tells potential buyers that your house is a “project.” And most people aren’t looking for …. Read More


Give Your Home a Roof-Lift: 5 Tips for Replacing the Roof on Your Older Property

Replacing the Roof
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You may love your roof just the way it is — those unique bumps and slopes and that special chorus of groans and rattles the rain makes. But I have to break it to you: Your roof is more of a long-term affair than a death-do-us-part marriage. So replacing the roof is a necessary but sometimes a tough thing to do.

The average lifespan of a roof is actually just 15 to 20 years and can be more or less depending on the material used and the conditions of the area you live in. So it’s important to carefully consider when and how you’re going to replace your roof, especially if you live in an older property.

1. Consider the season

The difficulty of installing a new rooftop is exacerbated in certain weather conditions. Snow or heavy rain will make your contractor’s job much harder — and probably more dangerous. But finding a string of days with a bright weather forecast and an eager roofer can be tricky. Because spring and summer are the most popular seasons for roof work, contractors will be busy and expensive. Taking your chances in the colder months might save you some pennies.

The average lifespan of a roof is actually just 15 to 20 years and can be more or less depending on the material used and the conditions of the area you live in. So it’s important to carefully consider when and … more


Thanksgiving Table Decorating

thanksgiving table decorating

Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks and celebrating with family and friends. Adding a magnificent table to your holiday festivities can be simple with a few of these tips. Thanksgiving table decorating is a great way to get the festivities started.

Nature

Add a bit of nature to your table decorating by walking your yard or the park and gathering logs, sticks, pine cones and leaves to create a table that is unique and low cost. Try evergreen leaves or large magnolia leaves to add a sense of drama to the table. Maybe you have herbs in your yard like rosemary or thyme.  Adding these to the table can bring a beautiful herb induced scent and a green element that might not exist this time of year. Try adding Read More


Clean Your Fridge Day

clean your fridge day

Just in time for one of the biggest food holiday, November 15 is National Clean your Fridge Day. With Thanksgiving around the corner and the need for room in your refrigerator, what a great activity for the whole family to help in cleaning out your refrigerator this weekend. Read More