Some folks love the look of stereo speakers and don’t mind having them scattered all over the house. However, if space or clutter is a concern, consider installing in-wall or in-ceiling speakers. Sound good to you? Read on!
We’ve all seen them: the gorgeous and pristine home with curb appeal that just seems to liven up the entire neighborhood, and the down-on-its-luck home with the weed-filled yard and shabby paint that makes the whole block look bleak. For people who live near both of these homes, they might understandably wonder if the first will have a positive impact on the local real estate market while the second will cause housing values to fall. The answer, it seems, is both yes and no.
Depending on where you are in the home buying process, you may have made a list of the features you want in your new home, the supplies you need for packing, the final to-dos of moving day and the beverage request list for all the people helping you move. But what about that other list? The one with your new doctor, pharmacy, bank, cable/Internet company and favorite coffee shop? Here’s a list of things you’ll want to think about when moving to a new location, to help make that transition as smooth and stress-free as possible.
Whether you’re buying a new home or selling the one you own, you might want to consider investing in a bathroom remodel. Most homeowners prefer a bathroom that is spacious and has modern appeal. For many, the bathroom is a sanctuary after a long day of stress. Here are some ways to increase your bathrooms ROI when you decide to remodel!
Your backyard is an oasis for people to walk through and admire. So why not invest in a porch for admiration from afar, especially in the evening? Here are some porch design elements to consider for maximum efficiency and enjoyment.
Are you having a baby? Here’s a handy, downloadable PDF with a list of 50 essential items you’ll need for your new baby. Whether you’re sorting through your baby shower gifts or drafting your shopping list, these tips may help you figure out what you need most.
If you’re facing flood damages, there are some things you can do to minimize the costs of restoring your home. Here are the steps you should take to repair the damage, dry out your home and minimize flooding effects in the future.
Do you know what kind of fence you need for your backyard or front yard? Here are some things to think about so you can make well-informed decisions before investing in a fence for your landscape.
Summer may be known for fun in the sun, but according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Association, June is a peak month for hail storms. The NOAA says hail causes approximately $1 billion in damage to property each year. When your roof is at risk of being pelted by golf ball-sized hail, it is important to have a plan on how to protect your property, as well as a plan to make repairs if any damage occurs.
From television shows that teach people how to do various projects to the proliferation of home improvement stores with their endless aisles of products beckoning us to give them a try, the do-it-yourself lifestyle has really taken off. While it is possible to tackle some home improvement projects on your own — like painting, wallpapering and more — in many cases it’s best to call in a professional. The following tips will help DIY’ers avoid home renovation disasters, and finish their projects safely and without spending a ton of extra money.