With the upcoming holidays, the time of year for family and friends is quickly approaching. Many family and friends get together from different areas around the US or even the world and stay at each other’s homes. When these guests coming to visit and are staying with you, here are some great tips to help make their stay more comfortable. Read More
Think buying a home in winter is crazy. Not really. Winter home buying is not as common. But to buy a home in winter requires putting aside other activities and festivities for the holidays. But there are some great reasons why buying a home in winter just might pay off. Take a look at why some people might like winter home buyinger and the benefits it has on them. Are you alone when you visit homes? So that you can have the home search experience all to yourself? Do you get to experience your ability to care for a home in winter? Because you see the effects of winter? Buying a home in winter can also give you tax benefits. Especially if you buy the home before the end of calendar year.
November marks Native American Heritage Month. In celebrating the people and tribes that helped build this country, we are highlighting design elements that incorporate the Native American heritage and culture.
Native Americans leveraged natural elements to craft a culture and a lifestyle. Using hides from buffalo to create homes and clothing and clay to create serving pieces and art. Using feathers to create ceremonious head dresses. Using wood to create tools, utensils and sculptures. Later embracing the gems and stones found in our lands for jewelry.
Using natural elements like stone, exposed wood beams and leather can help incorporate a feel to your home that might pay tribute to the Native American culture. Adding paintings or weaved art by tribal members to highlight a piece for a personal touch of tribute is another way to incorporate a Native American design style. Leveraging colors that are natural can highlight the plains of Oklahoma or the red colored terrain of New Mexico. Using tribal designs to furniture patterns or paintings on your walls can create a unique look to a room while still showcasing your appreciation for the culture.
Native Americans ate from the land and used the hides, furs, feathers and more to respect the animals that fed them by building useful tools, clothing and home furnishings. Using similar items to create a home design respectful of the culture can add value by incorporating nature to your home.
With all the new technology, from streaming movies to large curved flat screen televisions, a growing trend in home improvements is to build out a separate theater or media room in the home. This room can give you great movie watching similar to the movie theater experience to hosting sports watching parties at your home routing for your favorite team.
To get this home remodel project started, you will need to locate the appropriate space in your home for a room like this one. Adding a theater room will depend on the overall size and existing layout of your home. If you have a basement, many people will complete it or finish it and part of this space may turn into a theater room. Once you have identified the space, identify room layout. The size of your television or screen, your seating arrangement and any other amenities you want to add to the room will help identify how you want this room designed and built. If you are working with a fixed space, then you can determine Read More
Your closets probably grow with more and more clothing and personal items in them as the year goes on. Yet, the physical space of the closet doesn’t change. Additionally, your likes and dislikes over which clothes you like and dislike changes over time. This is a great time of year to take the opportunity to reorganize bedroom closets. And if appropriate, Read More