Should you Buy a Fixer Upper Infographic

When it comes to buying homes, some people like to consider buying a fixer upper that they can update themselves. Before you decide that a fixer upper is a choice for you, this infographic from Credit Sesame and Column 5 helps you decide whether a fixer upper home is right for you.  It takes into consideration time, budget and home improvement experience.  Budget can be a major factor when buying a home that needs a lot of repairs and potentially a complete overhaul. Budgets can easily get out of control Read More


It’s Grilling Season, Cleaning Your Grill

cleaning your grillIt’s grilling season and what better way to get ready for the big weekend, but to get that grill all nice and clean. Cleaning your grill actually helps in a number of ways. First, your food will taste like the kind of food you want it to be, a chicken a chicken, a burger a burger, and so on. Second, by cleaning your grill, your food will not stick to the grill. Cleaning your grill will prevent your food from burning and you will be able serve beautiful food. Read More


Home Improvement Project Budgets, High Level and Detailed

Home Improvement Project BudgetsCreating budgets is a must for your home improvement projects. Creating home improvement project budgets will help everyone involved in your project understand the overall fiances. Home improvement project budgets provide a compass on when and how to proceed with your project. When planning a project, there are various aspects for budget considerations.  Read More


Make Better Decisions by Becoming the CEO of your Home

Your home is one of your largest assets.  And your home needs a lot of care and understanding in order to maintain its value. As it’s primary care giver or CEO of your home, are you really aware of what is going on in your home?  Are you aware of what your are spending on home improvement projects? Are you up to date on your home maintenance and what it is you need to do to take care of your home? How about documenting what you have in your home? Do you know what you own or will you need to recall everything
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A Bathroom Remodel and Six Home Project Management Elements

Home Project Management

A bathroom remodel is a larger home remodel project than our previous example of replacing the carpet in a room and requires more planning. But our six key elements of home project management are still applicable with a bigger project. Let’s take a look at how each one applies with the assumption that our bathroom remodel is keeping all the wall locations the same and the plumbing hook-ups in the same spot. Read More