What Questions To Ask Your Contractor Before Hiring Them?

With all of the home shows coming up this is a very helpful article to read. You want your next contractor to have what it takes to do the job right the first time. Word of mouth referrals are always a great starting point. Finding someone to call in your neighborhood is key. Once you [...]

What Questions To Ask Your Contractor Before Hiring Them?2019-01-14T21:54:26+00:00

7 Tips for Furniture Placement

7 Furniture Arrangement Tips Where you place your furniture in a room will instantly set the tone for how you'll live in that room. Here are seven must-know tips for arranging spaces, whether you're relaxing, watching TV or chatting with friends. Get Out the Tape Measure The first step in arranging a space is determining [...]

7 Tips for Furniture Placement2018-10-03T23:29:05+00:00

Home Winterization Tips

  Prepping your home for the winter will save you money, guard you from unnecessary repairs, and protect your home from winter’s harsh weather. Below are some specific tasks that will prepare your home for the drop in temperature:   1. Seal air leaks Even the most efficient HVAC system cannot stand up against a poorly [...]

Home Winterization Tips2018-10-03T23:29:05+00:00

Deer Resistant Planting For Your Home

Deer-Resistant Plants | Keep Deer Out of Your Garden  If you live in and around Lake Wildwood some of these deer no- no's may not apply. For example, the deer love my peonies and they chewed my salvia down to the root!  Deer love narrow-leaf evergreens, especially arborvitae and fir, and show a preference for hostas, [...]

Deer Resistant Planting For Your Home2018-10-03T23:29:06+00:00

8 Houseplants That Give You a Breath of Fresh Air

You may not realize that the indoor air you're breathing right now is laden with formaldehyde, benzene and other chemicals that could kill you. They're called Volatile Organic Compounds, or VOCs, which are emitted by carpet, air fresheners, paints, cosmetics, even newspapers. They can cause serious health problems, including asthma and cancer, and are responsible [...]

8 Houseplants That Give You a Breath of Fresh Air2018-10-03T23:29:06+00:00

Expert advice on how to choose a Fence for your Home

A fence can serve as protection while still adding beauty to your yard. Want to make your suburban home feel safe and secure while still maintaining it’s beauty? You might want to consider adding a fence. Fences have been part of the home landscape since colonial days when they kept livestock like chickens and [...]

Expert advice on how to choose a Fence for your Home2018-10-03T23:29:07+00:00

How to Keep Home Maintenance Costs Under $300 a Year

A little TLC maintenance goes a long way toward staving off expensive repairs. Cringe at the thought of major repairs to your home? It’s the little preventative maintenance things you do throughout the year that’ll keep big repair bills at bay. In fact, you can keep your entire house fit and healthy for a mere [...]

How to Keep Home Maintenance Costs Under $300 a Year2018-10-03T23:29:07+00:00

Get Rid of Bugs and Insects

Summer is in full swing which means enjoying heaps of outdoor activities like swimming and barbecuing. Often times, however, our excitement gets halted by a variety of annoying bugs and insects. Thankfully there are at least five things you can do to alleviate the nuisance and get back to enjoying some fun in the sun. [...]

Get Rid of Bugs and Insects2018-10-03T23:29:07+00:00

Water efficiency Landscaping Tips for the Summer

There are several ways to improve water efficiency with your landscaping with a few changes in your landscape and pasture/crop management. Although our water supply seems to be plentiful this year, it is a good habit to practice water conservation which also can be healthier for your plants and soil. Here are some ways to [...]

Water efficiency Landscaping Tips for the Summer2018-10-03T23:29:07+00:00

Kitchen Remodeling: 14 Ways to Take Thousands Off the Cost

We always hear that remodeling a kitchen is one of the most expensive home improvements. And it can be. The Remodeling 2014 Cost vs. Value Report listed the average cost of a major kitchen remodel at $54,909, and even a minor remodel came in at $18,856. But kitchen remodeling doesn't have to be that expensive. [...]

Kitchen Remodeling: 14 Ways to Take Thousands Off the Cost2018-10-03T23:29:07+00:00