To Dos or Projects?

To Dos or ProjectsMaintaining and improving your home has a wide variety of tasks required to keep things running smoothly. Do you call these tasks to dos or projects or something else?  It doesn’t really matter what you call them, but perhaps what is more important is to categorized them to help you run your home smoothly.

To Dos are usually smaller in scope and the homeowner typically has the skill to accomplish these on their own. They are often more related to routine annual maintenance tasks or small fix it types of tasks. Budget, design, and product selection are also usually not relevant to to-dos around the Read More


Tornado Season … Are you prepared?

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The line of tornadoes that marched across the Midwest this week gave proof to the expert’s predictions that 2012 is on track to be a record year for tornadoes. The nation has already seen more tornadoes this year than in 2011, the deadliest year for tornadoes in the USA since 1925. Preparing for a tornado is challenging as scientists have yet to develop an adequate warning system. Read More


Don’t Make These Remodeling Mistakes

Remodeling MistakesSpring time is fast-approaching, and with it comes do it yourself (DIY) projects. Just because it is cold and dreary out now doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be thinking about these upcoming projects and avoiding any remodeling mistakes. Take advantage of the fact that you will be indoors and do some brainstorming and prioritizing of the DIY projects you want to accomplish in 2012.

Zippy Shell recently published a blog highlighting The 4 Biggest Remodeling Mistakes and how to avoid these remodeling mistakes that we thought was pretty insightful. Here’s what they found: Read More


Interior Paint Colors and What They Mean

Interior Paint ColorsWhether you are building and designing your own home or whether you are renovating your existing home, choosing the interior paint colors of each room can result in an emotional roller coaster. Sure, it can be a blast picking out your favorite colors and brainstorming what colors to paint each room, but it can get down right stressful too! It’s not exactly  an easy fix if you get done painting a room and decide it’s not quite right.

With that being said, you should know what each color means and what it might portray to your visitors. We found this great list from Warm Interiors to help give you an idea: Read More


Some of the Worst Home Inspections Ever

This Old House has an incredibly disturbing, yet incredibly interesting series on their website titled “Home Inspection Nightmares“. It’s basically just a compilation of some of the worst home inspections and their findings, ranging from major mold issues to items such as zip ties and basketballs being used as stand-in hardware tools. There were leaks and leaky pipes (that’s a high water bill), hedges like this one that is overgrown and growing into crevices like chimneys, surprise and not welcome Read More