Refreshing Ideas to Update and Renew Your Living Room

Many people are in the mood right now to make some home improvements to refresh their tired and boring living spaces.  There are many simple options for updating your home. You could spruce up your bathroom with a brand new shower curtain, accessories and floor mats. You could update your kitchen with a new modern faucet, new bakeware in bright colors or purchase a new kitchen table. The possibilities are limitless! But in this blog, we’re going to focus on the living room. You can choose from simple smaller fixes for a subtle effect or go for a larger [...]

Home Automation Ideas to Help You Build Your Smart Home

Homeowners can find many ways that home automation is helpful.  We have listed five reasons that installing a home automation system can benefit you and your family. Advancements in technology have made life much easier in many regards--which is welcome in a society where everything can be so fast-paced. One of the areas where technological advancements have increased is in making the home more tech savvy. Another name for a tech savvy home is a “smart home.” Now people can run their homes from their smart phone or iPad while they are at work, traveling, on [...]

How Your Indoor Air Quality Can Affect Your Family

As a homeowner, your home is your sanctuary. You can easily control all aspects of your home’s environment and this includes your home’s air quality. There has been great debate regarding the impact of duct cleaning services and whether or not they can stymie the negative side effects of poor air quality. The truth of the matter is that indoor air quality can be a terrible problem with major, wide spread health effects. Within this guide, you will learn about the risks involved and the importance of regular air duct cleaning. The Basics of Air [...]

Customizing an Empty Nest Home For Your Aging Parents

Classica Homes For many families, raising kids and finally having an empty nest is an emotional and exciting time. Having an empty house after years of loud dinnertime conversations, bedtime routines, movie nights and sleepovers can be quite a change, and one that each family deals with differently. But the nest doesn’t always stay empty, and it’s not the boomerang kids we’re talking about. Many couples decide to take in their aging parents and in-laws when they start having trouble taking care of themselves. When this happens, families need to be extra sensitive to the fact that seniors have specific [...]

2019-03-19T13:46:40-05:00Categories: Homeowner Tips|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Customizing an Empty Nest Home For Your Aging Parents

Appliance Maintenance & When It’s Time to Replace

More often than not, we throw our appliances away when they break down and purchase new ones to replace them. However, it’s not always necessary. While appliances are not always as long-lasting as they were several decades ago; your appliances don’t always need to be replaced, sometimes it is a lot easier to have them repaired. The Average Appliance Lifespan It is important to know roughly how long your appliances will operate for before they need to be replaced. Here is a quick list of some of the most common appliances and the average length [...]

12 Home Improvements and the Best Month for Each

Planning for the next big home improvement project even after you’ve recently completed a renovation, is normal. With home design, there’s always another project to tackle, new technologies to integrate and color schemes to change. To better organize your home improvement goals and increase your odds of project success, consider the best times to complete the following common home improvements. 1. January: Carpet Cleaning Winter creates a major mess both indoors and outdoors. Thanks to the harsh elements, carpeted floors hold significant amounts of grime (tracked in by shoes) throughout the snowy season. While it [...]

How to Systematically Choose the Right Contractor

When planning a home remodeling project, homeowners face a long list of worries and concerns. How much will it cost? Will it take too long? Is this really the right move? But there is one question that homeowners could benefit from asking more often: how do I hire the right contractor? According to the CFA (Consumer Federation of America) and NACAA (National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators), contracting is the top complaint among homeowners doing home improvement. Another survey found that almost half (48%) of all respondents would not hire their contractor for a future project. Too many homeowners [...]

How to Create an Outdoor Dining Space that Wows

One of the best things about summer is dining al fresco. Whether it’s a fresh salad on the patio or having all your friends around for a BBQ, it’s one of the most enjoyable activities. If you don’t currently have an outdoor dining space, it can be difficult to know where to start. Here are the best tips for creating your ideal space for outdoor dining. Double Up - If you only have a limited space, try to source seating which can also be used as storage. Wooden stool-style seating works best for this, and your guests will [...]

2019-03-20T11:50:00-05:00Categories: Home Remodeling, Homeowner Tips|Tags: , |Comments Off on How to Create an Outdoor Dining Space that Wows

The Best Way to Remove Wallpaper & Tile

Wallpaper and tile are both standard materials used in homes around the world. Unfortunately, these two materials have something in common, they both rely on adhesive to hold them in place. This makes them easy to put on, but it makes the materials much more difficult to remove than another product might be. If you try to tackle the work on your own, you might find yourself having more trouble than you expect. Here are a few tips to smooth out the removal process, and help you get your walls and floors clear for a whole new look. Removing [...]

2019-03-19T09:44:13-05:00Categories: Home Remodeling, Homeowner Tips|Tags: , |1 Comment

Selling Your Home: 7 Ways to Improve Curb Appeal

Wash and Paint the Walls When improving curb appeal, the first thing that pops into most of our heads is, “a fresh coat of paint”. Now, although this is definitely something that should be done, we have to do one thing before painting the exterior walls – we have to wash them. Washing your home’s walls is a brilliant cost-effective way to quickly increase curb appeal. By removing all the dust in the corners and dirt that has accumulated over time, your house will instantly look newer and seem to be well looked after. After washing your walls (which [...]