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Instead of Going Out, Think about Going Up

Instead of Going Out, Think about Going Up

The advantages that come from a second-story addition   When you first bought your home, it was probably pretty perfect for you. It was just the right size and had space and amenities you were looking for. Fast-forward several years, and it’s possible that your needs...

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What’s Old Is New Again

What’s Old Is New Again

Why the rustic look is always in style and how to create it in your home   Home décor trends come and go so fast; it’s hard to keep track of them all. A design you see on the cover of a magazine today might be considered old news next month. Therefore, it is always...

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Making Your Home Multigenerational Friendly

Making Your Home Multigenerational Friendly

While a family home still typically consists of parents and children only, over the last couple of decades, the dynamics have changed significantly in the U.S.   Today, more than 64 million Americans – which is about 20% of the population – live in multigenerational...

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Thinking About Buying a Historical Home to Remodel?

Thinking About Buying a Historical Home to Remodel?

Before you decide to jump in, here’s what you should know   A brand-new home with all of the modern bells and whistles can certainly be nice, but it’s not for everybody. Some people would much rather live in a house with the rustic charm of a bygone era. If you fall...

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Home Renovations: The Importance of Curb Appeal

Home Renovations: The Importance of Curb Appeal

How to improve both your home’s appearance and value Though we’ve all heard that familiar “don’t judge a book by its cover” adage, we all do it, although not necessarily just with books. We make assumptions all the time based on how things look, and it’s often hard to...

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Home Renovation: Planning to Buy a Fixer-Upper?

Home Renovation: Planning to Buy a Fixer-Upper?

You’ll want to pay close attention to these important areas   If you enjoy watching home-improvement shows, you’ve probably seen a few that involve somebody buying an old or rundown house and then trying to fix it up. And while it often looks at first like it’s going...

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Expectations for a Kitchen Renovation: Tips from the Experts

Expectations for a Kitchen Renovation: Tips from the Experts

If this is your first time renovating a major part of the house, then you may be nervous about the project because you are unsure of what to expect. What will the cost be? How long are they going to take? Between the nervousness of the cost, plus the excitement of...

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Renovating vs. Buying: An Inside Look

Renovating vs. Buying: An Inside Look

What is the market telling us about renovating versus buying a new home during an uncertain real estate market?   The housing market entered 2019 under a cloud of uncertainty. Things weren’t bad, but according to Forbes, the real estate market is behaving like a C...

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Can You Build a Deck Without Footings

Can You Build a Deck Without Footings

When the summertime approaches, the best place to spend the beautiful, sunny days is on the deck cooking barbecue with your family and friends. Many great memories are made on the family deck, which is why more and more families are opting to have them added to their...

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Remodel Reality Check

Remodel Reality Check

Find out what it really costs to remodel a home We all know it’s best to take reality TV programs with a grain of salt, or, in some cases, perhaps with a whole shaker. While they can be funny or compelling, they usually don’t contain a ton of actual reality.  Even...

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