Don't go too crazy with the mulch Termites treatments and prevention are not terribly expensive but the damage they can do if not monitored can be extensive. Don't invite them in through stacking firewood by your house or, and I see this all the time, piling mulch up next to your siding line. [...]
For When you are wrapped in the arms of Morpheus That would be Morpheus the Greek God of Dreams, not the one of Matrix fame (though you can see why they selected that name for him). If you work a lot and aren't blessed with being able to work from home you might [...]
Show the outside the same love as the inside! If you want a thick, emerald green lawn like your favorite broker than follow these 10 simple steps. There's nothing like blossoming trees, flowers and a vibrant lawn to give you that punch of home ownership pride! Hope you all are having a fantastic [...]
Guess who is getting some new garage doors? It's Spring and I've been having many, many conversations with clients about updates and improvements both to add value and to prep for sale so here's another in a series on the topic. Looks like I've got my next exterior improvement project.
Time for outdoor projects and outdoor fun! What's going to create more memories? Remodeling the hall bath or installing an outdoor kitchen? Here's some great suggestions for projects for the outside to add value and joy to your home. We've done some serious hanging out around my fire pit checking out the trees and [...]
Time to up your Curb Appeal game! It's amazing how many clients form some level of opinion about a property before the front door even opens. Over the years I've become a big believer in all things exterior, both personally and professionally. Blame my friend Cathleen at DesignScapes. She got me started. Here's [...]
The ten most common defects on Home Inspections are...not a big deal! This article reveals and my 30 years of doing these can confirm that the majority of issues on home inspections are common and easy to remedy. From a sellers perspective most are also easy to identify in advance and thus would [...]
How far to go updating for living or selling? Here's a great article about how renovations of all scale can go to transform a home. There are so many mistakes homeowners make in this process, often going either too far or not far enough in their renovations and ignoring the exterior. Call me to [...]
The Hot, Trendy Home Feature for 2019 is........The Laundry Room??? It appears that pragmatism reigns in 2019. Here's a cool and informative article about the most desired home features as well as info about kitchen and bath remodels.
Basements offer unique opportunities!! Here's some epic ideas for basement configurations. Because they are on their own level you can often design them in a style that is a stark departure from the rest of the home. My favorite spaces I've seen over the years have always been in the basements or on [...]