Wood is Wonderful! I'm seeing lots and lots of open floor plans with wood floors spilling into the kitchen. I've had it in mine for years and I love it. It's comfortable and contiguous floors create a sense of spaciousness. Here's a great article on factors to consider not just for putting wood floors [...]
Great tips for saving on heat. But ignore #13 Who cares if real fires create a net heat loss. They are awesome! All the rest of the tips in this article are easy and effective.
I KNOW some of you out there have done some of these! Hey I'm not throwing stones here. I've done all but two of these myself. Knocking down walls and large tree work are my personal favorites. (After recently doing some ill advised tree work my neighbor came up and told me that [...]
I had a dinner party and everyone stayed in the kitchen! This is a social phenomenon that probably bears scientific study. Perhaps it's because you didn't make the 6 mistakes noted in this excellent article. As always reach out to me for referrals and input on market trends. I don't watch HGTV every [...]
I swear one would think that washers and dryers are becoming art pieces! I saw a washer and dryer in a home last week that had a better finish on it than my sports car! My dryer and top load washer are over 20 years old and I will be sad when they die (man they work [...]
At the time, I just had to have it! Here's an insightful article I've found to be fairly accurate with my clients experience about improvements you should do and shouldn't. How many of these do you wish you had done? (Think floor to ceiling windows). How many did you do and then later [...]
Lets save some money! High utility bills don't need to be so high. 29 years in the business and I never knew about #3 in this article. Learn something new every day!
It's August in Northern Virginia. We know something about humidity! Managing humidity in your home is an important and somewhat tricky endeavor. It's important for comfort, mold prevention and for other health related reasons. It's tricky because there are several ways to address it and all are tied in with a properly functioning [...]