How do you know if your home has invisible home toxins? Sure, everyone would like to assume that their home is relatively toxin free, and most people would swear by it. But truly what is a toxin free home and where are those invisible home toxins we may not be familiar with and where are they lurking in our homes? If you know someone that swears that their home is toxin free, show them the infographic below. Invisible home toxins are hidden in your prescription drugs, cosmetics and your household cleaners. Many of these toxins can be adsorbed in the skin which if you are using them when you are cleaning, maybe investing in a set of gloves might be valuable to protecting your health. And by no means, are we suggesting that you completely get rid of all of your household cleaners, but there are a few things you could keep in mind that will help keep the toxin levels to a minimum in your home: Read More
There are countless ways that a homeowner could perform home renovations on their beloved home. One way is to remodel the kitchen. Remodeling a kitchen is expensive and probably one of the most expensive projects you can undergo or you can modify smaller areas of the kitchen for a refreshed look versus a complete makeover of the kitchen. Other home renovations are to replace the windows in the home especially if they are single pane windows. Repainting a room, the entire inside or outside of your home is another home renovation that could be beneficial to potential resale and also get you excited to live in your home again. All of these home renovations are great for a homeowner to personally improve their home for their own needs. Which of these home renovations and others consistently give you the best return on your investment if you are eventually going to sell your home?
The infographic below will give you better insight to which renovations are worth spending your valuable time and money on for an impressive return on your investment. After all, your home is one of your largest assets. Read More
They say first impressions are everything. That goes for your home as well. You should also keep in mind that what your home looks like from the outside will be the only impression a majority of people take away about your home. When you are considering what impression you want to make on others, remember that outdoor lighting tips are great to showcase you home at night.
You should think about the exterior of your home in two ways:
1) How it looks during the day
Obviously, the appearance of your home is going to change a lot from day to night, and there are things you have to take into consideration at night that might not necessarily cross your mind when you are sprucing up the exterior appearance of your home.
The majority of your focus might be on the front or street view of your home. You want to highlight the exteriors you are most proud. If you spend hours everyday working on your garden, there are some very cool and creative lighting fixtures you can buy to help highlight the garden at night. If you have a lonesome tree in your front yard that you love buy a light that shines on it and illuminates it at night. If you have a lengthy walkway from the driveway to the front door you have a great opportunity for some creative and cool lighting solutions, in addition to taking safety measures. Outdoor lighting tips will also come in handy when you need to think about safety and how people can safely approach your home without tripping over unlit steps.
2) How it looks at night
It is often a good idea, and it is standard on most homes, to have a light near the front door. It’s also important to have at least one type of lighting in your backyard for security reasons. Outdoor lighting tips that take into consideration, safety, security, and aesthetics can accomplish a complete plan for updating a yard.
When temperatures are hitting in the triple digits, it is oftentimes difficult to allow fresh air in your home. Home fragrance is not nearly as important as comfort of the home temperature. Windows are closed, air conditioning units are on full blast to cool your home. And fans are blowing and everyone is cooped up inside. When summer is here, the outside air can actually offer a luxurious scent of summer with the likes of honeysuckle, rose, fresh summertime rain, herbs, and so many other lovely fragrances that bloom in summer. Read More
We are in the middle of July, which means summer is here and summer means swimming. If you have a pool, your pool is probably in peak usage. Especially if you have kids or throw a lot of summer parties. When your pool gets more usage in the middle of summer, there are a few key things you should do to keep the pool’s water in peak shape. Read More