As a homeowner, adding elements to your home that can increase your property’s value is the ultimate goal. From upgrading the kitchen to creating an entertainment space, there are many ways you can increase your property value. However, some home improvements don’t offer a return on investment (ROI). If you plan on selling your home in the future, it’s best to avoid certain remodeling projects. Here are five home renovations that can decrease your property value.Read More
Are you considering getting your windows replaced? Do the old ones seem a little outdated or inefficient? Well, getting new windows can be a lot of work, causing both physical and financial strain.
Experts from Ecoline Windows Canada say that homeowners should be prepared to spend $600 when changing your windows, but this figure can change to a minimum of $400 and a maximum of $1400 depending on a few factors. Some of those factors would be the type of window being installed, the type of frame being used, and a lot more.Read More
The first holiday season in your new home is a special time for creating memories. Decorating your house for the first time is an exciting part of the festivities, but it can also be stressful — particularly for your bank account.
After making a down payment on your new home — plus paying for a home inspection and other moving expenses amid high inflation — spending more money on holiday decor might seem unthinkable. And if you’re still shopping for a new home this holiday season, it can feel frivolous.Read More
At best, a power outage is an inconvenience because it interferes with your ability to work and enjoy yourself at home, such as your lights, TV, and computer. At worst, a blackout can actually endanger your life because it can disable your heating system in the dead of winter, disable your air conditioner in the middle of a summer heat wave, or disrupt life-saving medical equipment.Read More
Flip a switch, or press a button, and you can enjoy the warmth and coziness of a roaring fire in a gas fireplace. No ash and soot means these clean-burning appliances don’t need as much maintenance as conventional wood-burning fireplaces.
That said, you’ll still need to maintain your gas fireplace if you want to keep it functioning properly.Read More