home improvement: 7 simple ideas to increase your home’s curb appeal - 06/18/19 02:19 PM
7 simple ideas to increase your home’s curb appeal 
 
Take your home from a “basic before” to an “awesome after”! You never get a second chance to make a first impression you want to make it a lasting one and you can with thiese 7 simple ideas.
Hide or tidy up unsightly things around your house: Hang up the garden hose on a hose holder, and build simple wood screens to hide your air conditioning unit and trash/recycling bins. Showcase your windows with shutters, either premade or ones you build yourself. Add some extra trim molding to windows to give them a … (6 comments)

home improvement: Six recycling tips for gardeners - 04/23/19 09:45 AM
Six recycling tips for gardeners
I love all the beautiful colors that Spring brings. It is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty and the nice weather.
Mother Nature’s blossoms are a yearly reminder that gardening is the original recycling activity. Savvy gardeners have also found other ways recycling can help their gardens grow. Consider these 6 recycling ideas:
Let potted plants drink vegetable cooking water.
After you steam or boil veggies, give the cooled water to your patio plants. They’ll love it. Give feathered friends a bathtub.
Place a wide clay saucer filled with water on top of a large … (19 comments)

home improvement: LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE—OUTSIDE! 7 outdoor lighting tips for your house and yard - 04/09/19 02:20 PM
LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE—OUTSIDE! 7 outdoor lighting tips for your house and yard
Real Simple online offers these helpful tips on outdoor lighting:
Include these three types: Ambient lighting is general lighting for a larger area. Task lighting includes pathway lights, deck lights, and security lights. Accent lighting may include solar spotlights and string lights. Calculate your ambient lighting needs by multiplying the square footage of the area you want to light by 1.5 to get a rough estimate of the total wattage needed. For example, 100 square feet of space would require 150 watts. Plan ahead for fixtures. Use a piece … (8 comments)

home improvement: 5 tips on de-cluttering your house - 02/01/19 09:44 AM
5 tips on de-cluttering your house
De-cluttering your home doesn't have to take a lot of time with these handy tips you will be own your way.
Be sentimental but systematic. Keep special invitations, letters, and other mementos in memory drawers that are dated by year, so they’re easily accessible when you want to find them. Digitize your photos. Frame those special photos and digitize the rest. Label your storage boxes and shelves. As the saying goes, “A place for everything and everything in its place.” Tackle your clothes closet. Keep all the clothes you’ve worn over the past three weeks. Remove … (8 comments)

home improvement: 5 small remodeling projects for your home - 01/08/19 09:39 AM
5 small remodeling projects for your home
Today, I am thinking of my Father-in-Law and how he loved to change their living room around. I always liked going to my in-laws house and seeing the changes he made.  He got bored with things and changed them quite often. These 5 small remodeling projects are for anyone who wants to make little changes that will make a difference.
5 small remodeling projects Buy prefab kitchen cabinets, and trim them with crown molding to make them look custom.  A pedestal sink in a half-bath saves space compared to a bulky vanity. Hanging lights save table space … (19 comments)

home improvement: 5 quick, inexpensive improvements for your bathroom - 11/13/18 09:47 AM
5 quick, inexpensive improvements for your bathroom
Improving your bathroom doesn't have to break the bank. Here are 5 ideas to spruce up your bathroom, without spending lots of money:
1.  De-clutter, organize, and add storage with simple plastic organizers for your medicine cabinet or counter-top. Below-sink organizers—some are just baskets on rollers with drawers that pull in and out—are another good quick start. A free-standing over-toilet cabinet is another option for added space and storage. Companies like IKEA and the Container Store have several options that may give you ideas.
2.  Get new towels and bathmat to give your bathroom a fresh look for the holidays … (16 comments)

home improvement: How to Clean Your Air Conditioner's Condensate Drain Line - 09/25/18 09:04 AM
How to Clean Your Air Conditioner's Condensate Drain Line
Taking the time to clean your air conditioner's drain line (or the condensate line) can have a great positive effect on how efficiently your system runs.  Please, click link below for tips on how to quickly and safely prevent problems with your unit.
https://www.ahs.com/home-matters/repair-maintenance/how-to-clean-your-air-conditioner-condensate-drain-line 
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home improvement: 5 Unexpected Ways Paint Can Reboot Your Curb Appeal - 08/27/18 09:53 AM
5 Unexpected Ways Paint Can Reboot Your Curb Appeal
A simple splash of color can transform your home’s exterior and reboot your front yard, so rev up your imagination and try out one of these creative ideas to make your first impression a lasting one.
 
#1 Turn Your Front Door Into a Work of Art
#2 Give Your Porch Swing a Pop of Color
#3 Decorate Your Shutters
#4 Go Bold With Accent Colors
#5 Paint Your Garage Door
 
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home improvement: 10 Ways to Save Money around the House - 07/26/18 09:40 AM
10 Ways to Save Money around the House
 
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Saving money around the home can be easy and and require little time and effort with the easy tips:
1. Smart ThermostatsYou blast you’re A/C in the summer and crank your heat in the winter all in the name of achieving a comfortable temperature inside your home. A great way to save … (4 comments)

home improvement: 5 Tips for Making Your Home Look Bigger - 07/10/18 09:38 AM
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5 Tips for Making Your Home Look Bigger
Sometimes it is not possible to move to a larger home to have more space or make a room bigger but there are ways to make it look bigger with these five easy tips:
1. Rearrange Your Furniture
2. Use Mirrors
3. Declutter
4. Try a Different Paint Color
5. Add Light
 
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home improvement: Designer Tips: How to Decorate a Living Room - 06/15/18 02:24 PM
Designer Tips: How to Decorate a Living Room
Your living room should be a place where you can feel comfortable, let down your guard and spend quality time with friends, family or just yourself. It should be a comfy space that reflects your style and taste.  Here are a few designer tips and tricks I like and you might like to try.
1. Mix light and dark. When a living room is all white and bright, it can feel too “clean” and unapproachable. When it’s all dark, it can feel like a cave. But mixing dark and light colors creates a dynamic look … (12 comments)

home improvement: Does Your Home Need a New Coat of Paint? - 05/21/18 09:45 AM
Does Your Home Need a New Coat of Paint?
 
One of the best ways to make a great first impression is to paint your home. It is amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do to update the look of your home. Not only will new paint look better and increase the value of your home, it will also protect you home and save you from costly repairs down the road. Here are some things to consider before you set out to paint your home.
The Best Time to Paint OutdoorsThis really depends on where you live, but you’ll want to paint … (10 comments)

home improvement: Spring Home Maintenance Tips Inside the Home - 05/08/18 12:42 PM
Spring Home Maintenance Tips Inside the Home
 
It is that time of year Spring is here. Spring is one of my favorite times of the year with the beautiful weather. Spring is the perfect time to do a thorough spring cleaning and perform home maintenance to help maintain your home and property throughout the year.
Inside Your HomeHere are a few things inside your home that should be inspected to ensure they are in good condition:
Electrical Outlets and Cords: Check electrical outlets and cords throughout your home for any potential fire hazards such as frayed wires or loose-fitting plugs. Outlets, fuse boxes and extension cords … (6 comments)

home improvement: 5 Things You Should Paint Instead of Replace to Save Money - 05/01/18 02:40 PM
5 Things You Should Paint Instead of Replace to Save Money
 
Painting is not just for walls anymore. You know a fresh coat of paint can give any room a quick and inexpensive face-lift saving you lots of money. Here is a list of some items to paint instead of replace.
#1 Door, Drawer, and Cabinet's and Cabinet Hardware#2 Brick Fireplace#3 Ceramic Tile#4 Wood Floors#5 Bathtubs 
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home improvement: 12 Ways to Perk Up Your Home........... - 03/01/18 02:59 PM
12 Ways to Perk Up Your Home...........
 
 
By making a few smart purchases and, if you’re feeling crafty, doing a project or two, you can perk up your home and stay within your budget. From elegant art walls to creative ways with paint, here are a dozen ways to spruce up your home without breaking the bank.
 
 1. Give your dresser a DIY makeover.
 2. Make a fancy art wall with flea market finds.
 3. Craft a few 3D objects for an eclectic gallery wall.
 4. Treat your coffee table to new coasters.
 5. Scour a used-book store for cool art books.
 6. Have … (17 comments)

home improvement: 10 Ways to Create a Welcoming Front Entrance for Under $100 - 02/08/18 02:07 PM
10 Ways to Create a Welcoming Front Entrance for Under $100
 
First impressions count — not just for your friends, relatives, and the UPS guy, but for yourself. Whether it’s on an urban stoop or a Victorian front porch, your front door and the area leading up to it should extend a warm welcome to all comers — and needn’t cost a bundle.
Here’s what you can do to make welcoming happen for cheap it really is all about making the first impression a lasting one.
 
 1. Get Rid of Overgrowth
 2. Light the Pathway
 3. Paint Your Door
 4. Add a Door With Glass
 5. Replace Door Hardware
 6. … (15 comments)

home improvement: Make it Pop: How to Add Color to a Room......... - 02/02/18 02:47 PM
Make it Pop: How to Add Color to a Room.........
 
It is winter and I am already looking forward to Spring. I love the weather and all the bright colors spring brings. Why not reflect that cheerfulness indoors year-round? You can by adding a pop of color to any room - no matter the season- you can liven up any room. The best part? None of these examples involve lifting a paint brush.
 
1. Add a colorful rug.
2. Swap out the pillows and throw blankets.
3. Hang some colorful art.
4. Flourish with flowers.
5. Incorporate an accent furniture piece.
 
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home improvement: Home Renovations That Will Pay You Back - 12/07/17 10:02 AM
Home Renovations That Will Pay You BackWhen you own your home you are always looking for ways to make it your own. It seems like you are always looking to change things.  When you do decide to make a change you want to make sure that the renovations will you back; if, you decide to sell. These renovations are worth the time and effort they can help increase the value of the property when you sell.
 
New garage doors – Nothing says curb appeal like attractive garage doors – and you can’t beat the bang for the buck. A mid-range replacement will likely … (10 comments)

home improvement: Crank Up Your Curb Appeal - 08/10/17 09:59 AM
Crank Up Your Curb Appeal
It really is all about making the first impression a lasting one you never get a second chance to make a first impression. This is true for all Seller's it doesn't matter what kind of market we are in. Please click on link below for tips on how to crank up your curb appeal from AHS.
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home improvement: Ways to Keep Homes Energy Efficient - 06/20/17 02:27 PM
Ways to Keep Homes Energy Efficient
 
Here are some ways to make your home more efficient:
Clean your air conditioning unit. Blocked or dirty air filters and coils can reduce your system’s ability to push and pull air through vents, so make sure to wash or replace filters. Also remove debris from around the outside unit. For inside lighting, use CFL or LED bulbs. Not only do they save energy, but they also give off less heat than regular incandescent bulbs, keeping your home cooler. Make sure all air leaks are sealed. Inspect caulking around windows, doors, and any openings into the … (8 comments)

 
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