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Thursday, January 21, 2021

25 Cheap Ways To Upgrade Your Home
1. Add some character and add texture to your walls with peel-and-stick wall panels.2. Create a charming accent wall with peel-and-stick paper.3. Upgrade your countertops to faux granite with a DIY paint kit instead of spending a fortune to replace it.4. Reseal all those cracks in your tub and tile ...

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Home Updates To Make After A Decade
Have you lived in your current home for at least 10 years and are starting to wonder what needs replaced or updated? Even if you make maintenance a priority, some things in your home are going to need updated or replaced after they’ve been used for 10 years. Here are 8 updates to consider making in your home with each decade.1. Hot ...

Thursday, December 24, 2020

10 Home Chores To Do Annually
Sing me some graces, there is such a thing as over-cleaning! Here are ten chores around the home that you really only need to do annually, minus special circumstances. Let's dive in!1. Curtains & DrapesUnfortunately, we don't mean the dusting part. You'll want to dust at least once a month, but when it actually comes time ...

Thursday, December 17, 2020

3 Steps To Downsizing
Whether you are moving to a smaller space or just trying to de-clutter, down-sizing can be overwhelming. There are often many bittersweet feelings - excitement for change but sadness over what you might need to let go of. Downsizing can force you to get rid of items that you may have clung to for a long time, but it is the perfect opportu...

Thursday, December 10, 2020

5 Painting Mistakes to Avoid
DIY interior painting can be a money-saver if you know what you’re doing. While saving a few dollars is definitely worth trying out painting yourself, it is important to avoid mistakes often made in the process. Here is how to avoid them!Mistake #1: Not Using The Correct ApplicatorIf you are willing to pay for premium paint, you sho...

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Why Did My Credit Score Drop?
If you’ve seen a change in your credit score recently, you may be wondering why. There are a number of factors that contribute to a dropping credit score and it is important to know what may be causing that! When buying a home, it is important to maintain your credit and not make any major purchases that could impact your score. Her...

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Design Trends for 2021
It is hard to believe that 2020 is a little over 100 days away. With a new year approaching quickly, now is the time to start thinking about how you want to update your space in 2021. If you’re wondering how the design trends are looking for the new year, here is a great place to start! Less Is MoreAfter Marie Kondo took over l...

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

How Often Should I Check My Roof?
While you may not think about your roof every day, you want to make sure that your roof stays in good shape and remains leak-free. To do so, regular inspections need to be performed. But how often should that happen? According to the National Roofing Contractors Association, you should check your roof at least twice of year, during fall a...

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Grey Is Out, Earth Tones Are In
Shades of tan were all the rage for years. It was impossible to find a home that had any ‘modern’ paint styles when wood finishes and brown decor were everywhere. Over the last half-decade, there was a major shift to sleek white or gray walls paired with metal finishes. While it seemed like that trend would stick around for a ...

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Stop Waiting - Organize That Garage!
If you are feeling a little overwhelmed every time you look into your garage because it has become a dumping ground for items that don’t have another home, it is time to start clearing and organizing to make the best use of your space. This can be a simple task if you go in with a plan and create an organized storage space. You can ...

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