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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Hardwood Floor vs. Carpet

Real Estate Headlines Featuring Hardwood Floor, Unglamorous Projects and Millenials Oh summer. How I long to see your face, but lately it feels like we’re getting a sneak preview. With schools almost out and the potential of that commute getting a bit lighter gives me cause to celebrate. But before I break out in song, [...]

Low Maintenance Lawn and Yard

Many homeowners enjoy the summer because it allows them to get outdoors and plant flowers, shrubbery and other yard accents. A home is a large real estate investment, and for many owners, their yard is an extension of their house. Maintaining a well-manicured lawn is not a difficult or tedious task, but it does require [...]

11 Uses for WD-40 in Your Home

Maintaining your home can be timely and expensive. Try these few tips using WD-40 to help alleviate the headache. Growing up WD-40 was a stable product in our home and I’m positive that if I went to look now I’d find a bottle in the garage easily. The lubricant was first created in the 1950′s and was [...]

Curb Appeal Starts at Your Front Door

There are lots of things you can do to add a bit of curb appeal to your home (learn lots of our favorite tricks in our Ultimate Guide to Curb Appeal!), but you'll find that one of the simplest and most impact changes you can make is with a touch of color. Jenni Radosevich, author of [...]