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Make Your Deck Safer With These 6 Steps

May is Deck Safety Month, according to the North American Deck and Railing Association. Older decks that haven’t been well-maintained can easily become unsafe, especially for children and pets. Before your deck starts to see heavy use this summer, take precautions to...

Easy Ways to be a Better Homeowner

As a homeowner, you want to protect your investment. Regular maintenance and caring for your property will go a long way in preserving it’s value. Here are some easy ways to be a better homeowner. 1. Be a Better Homeowner by Using Energy-Efficient Products Reduce Your...

5 Kitchen Remodel Ideas That Will Improve Your Home’s Value

Making improvements to your kitchen is an effective way to increase your home’s resale value. Or, you may simply want to improve functionality and aesthetics. Either way, here are some excellent kitchen remodel ideas.  Update the Cabinets Completing a cabinetry update...

How to Plan For a New Fence at Home

Whether your property needs a fence for protection, privacy, or pets, making a plan for a new fence can be overwhelming. You'll have to plan out how much it will cost, the dimensions, and what materials to use. Here are the steps to take when planning a fence.  Why...

Why You Should Request a Builder’s Warranty Inspection

You’ve probably heard about getting a home inspection prior to buying your new construction home, but have you heard about a builder's warranty inspection? Don’t make the mistake of letting your builder’s warranty expire at the end of your first year of homeownership...

Get Your Fireplace Ready for Winter

Prepare your fireplace before using it for the first time this winter. Almost half of all house fires start in the chimney or fireplace. Don’t let your home become a part of this unfortunate statistic. Here are a few steps to get your fireplace ready for cold weather....

5 Ways to Prepare For a Home Inspection

A home inspection is a critical part of the home-buying process. While an inspection is typically ordered by the buyer, the sale of the property won’t be final until the closing date. The home inspection report can change the way the buyer feels about the home, and...

Pros and Cons of 3 Types of Decking Materials

Is it Time to Repair or Replace the Deck? Building a new deck or replacing worn areas can be a major home improvement undertaking. The first step is to review different types of decking materials and determine the best product to use. The local climate and the...

Proper Smoke Detector Placement in the Home

5 Tips for Home Smoke Detector Installation Smoke detectors save lives by alerting you and your family to the first signs of smoke and fire. Where you position your smoke detectors affects how well they perform. Here are 5 tips on smoke detector placement in your...

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