Home Improvement

21 Things That Make Any House Feel Old and Outdated

By |2019-09-10T15:53:20-05:00September 10th, 2019|

Don't feel too bad if you see some stuff in your house on this list! I actually love honey oak cabinets but this is a post about what is not in demand right now in the marketplace (and conversely what is).  We often have things in our homes that we like and enjoy [...]

Top 10 Reasons Home Buyers Prefer New Homes vs. Used

By |2019-08-27T15:18:17-05:00August 27th, 2019|

Build New, Buy Resale, or Renovate in Place This is the first in a series of posts I'll be doing discussing the pro's and con's of all of these various options.  The decision metrics on which path to choose has a lot to do with your housing goals, market forces and what stage [...]

These Are the Design Trends Realtors Recommend Skipping

By |2019-08-22T15:26:00-05:00August 22nd, 2019|

Following design trends in your renovations makes sense... up to a point. The thing to remember about design trends is that they are cyclical, so when you follow an emerging trend to it's outer margin you better be OK with the understanding that when things change you might really be out of step.  [...]

The Most Important Outdoor Tasks You Can Complete This Summer

By |2019-08-20T16:07:33-05:00August 20th, 2019|

Outside home projects (non-August edition) OK one might actually melt whilst doing some of these projects this month but here is an important list of projects that are not a big deal individually but which cumulatively, if left unattended can cost a bunch down the road.  You might even have fun playing with [...]

Pros and Cons of Buying a Home With a Pool

By |2019-08-06T12:39:48-05:00August 6th, 2019|

Is it worth it to be "Home Base"? This home feature can divide a room.  A well built strategically placed pool can be a boon for many homeowners, especially with kids.  It adds another compelling element to the entertaining mix and I think the attendant costs are often over estimated.  Here's a great article [...]

11 Improvements To Your Garage That Will Add Value To Your Home

By |2019-08-02T13:16:28-05:00August 2nd, 2019|

Don't neglect your garage! If you are a garage snob like me you know how important this often overlooked structure is.  I've seen first hand the impression a well maintained and utilized garage can make on prospective purchasers.  Storage, work space, show place for that treasured automobile or motorcycle, guest or office space [...]

8 Ways You’re Making Your Mosquito Problem Worse

By |2019-07-30T14:50:48-05:00July 30th, 2019|

Mosquitos eating you alive?  Fight back! The moral of the story....no standing water anywhere on your property.  Don't give those buggers a foot hold.  Here's some potential water sources you probably didn't think about.  If you are looking for active treatment options reach out to me.

How to Refinish Hardwood Floors Without Breaking the Bank

By |2019-07-19T13:07:36-05:00July 19th, 2019|

Should refinishing wood floors be a DIY project? I always said there were some projects I could do but everyone would know I did them.  Here's a great article about the pro's, con's and costs of doing your wood floors yourself or hiring out.  It's also part of the larger discussion about whether [...]