Burglary Numbers in the United States

If you don’t currently have a 21st century alarm system installed in your home to protect you, your family, and your belongings from burglars, the infographic below might be the eye-opener you needed to get one. One of the stats that stood out the most was that there is a burglary every 14 seconds in the United States! The United States burglary numbers are substantial and tracked by local policy and FBI from the smallest theft to the largest and most extravagant.  Most burglars are men with an average household loss of over $2000 and one robbery of paintings in 1990 was worth over $300 million.  Read More


If You’ve Ever Built a House, This Video Will Amaze You

Designing and building your own home can be one of the most challenging, and in the end, the most rewarding things you do. If you have ever built a house you know how much goes into it. There are a million things that need your attention and require a lot of time and effort. There are lots of decisions to make about selections and finishes, location of items and layout of rooms, how you are going to use this home and its spaces. You will have to consider your entire family, your pets and visitors to your home. Will you entertain, do you need a pool for the summer months, do you need outdoor storage for garden equipment. Do you need an in-law space? You will make decisions on and about time and in a timely fashion. You will constantly be reviewing budgets and cash flow, maybe even Read More


My Pet’s Hair is Everywhere! Help Me with Pet Hair!

pet hairAnimals shed. It’s natural and there’s no stopping it. That doesn’t mean you should be O.K. with dog or cat hair preventing you or your house guests from being able to see what color your couch is. There’s no way to prevent a dog or cat from shedding, but there are some things you can do to make the shedding manageable and manage your pet hair in and around your home. Read More

Check Your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors this Fall

 Smoke and Carbon Monoxide DetectorsWhether you want to believe it or not, winter is almost here. If you are a homeowner that means preparing for snow, ice, and bitter cold temperatures. When we are doing things like weatherstripping our home to keep cold air out, we sometimes fail to realize that we are trapping air and other things in. God forbid, if there is a fire, that means smoke is trapped in. Fall is a great time of year to check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they are functioning properly. If your house has oil or gas burning appliances such as a furnace and it malfunctions, that means carbon monoxide Read More

Outdoor Furniture Maintenance

Outdoor Furniture MaintenanceIt’s probably happened to a majority of us. We buy fancy new outdoor furniture for our patio for the summer, we love it… we show it off… we use it every other day. Then it starts getting cold and we don’t use it as often, but it still continues to sit outside. Then winter comes and it snows… and the furniture still sits outside. Then it gets stained. It stinks. It gets ruined. So outdoor furniture maintenance is lacking int this case, but lesson learned. Read More