Home Improvement

Quartz Kitchen Countertops Have Captured Our Hearts—Here’s Why

By |2020-02-11T16:08:37-05:00February 11th, 2020|

It's hip, it's versatile, it's in...but it's not cheap Amongst an ever expanding universe of counter top options Quartz has a unique place.  Really the only down side is price.  Here's a great article about the positives of this unique and versatile surface.  Call me if you are looking for advice or contractor [...]

11 Mistakes Homeowners Make Every Winter

By |2020-01-17T16:03:40-05:00January 17th, 2020|

Winter can be rough on your home It might be unseasonably balmy out now but you know Old Man Winter will make his inevitable appearance.  Mistakes of commission and omission can be costly to your home or lawn in the winter time.  Here is a great list of some simple things to do [...]

Top 10 Flooring Trends for 2020: Tile, Terrazzo, and Beyond

By |2020-01-14T12:04:49-05:00January 14th, 2020|

Your floors look Awesome! I have never seen so many diverse yet also top quality flooring options in my 30 years of doing this.  Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring, wood look porcelain, and responsibly sourced and natural products abound and they look outstanding!  Don't just run to carpet or hardwoods.  Here's a great article [...]

The Hottest Interior Design Trends for 2020—and Beyond

By |2019-12-26T17:14:44-05:00December 26th, 2019|

I just finished me kitchen remodel and you're telling me it's already out of style? Fear not, things are not moving quite that quickly but changes in design trends and tastes do seem to evolve and in some instances circle back around in an inexorable fashion.  Some things we hope never to see [...]

10 Signs That It’s Time to Get Organized

By |2019-12-20T17:19:29-05:00December 20th, 2019|

Make that 11 signs that you need to get organized! When you realize on the 20th that you forgot to get gifts for 2 people!  Seriously though folks, this year in particular I've had a lot of move up, move down or move away clients that have had needed organizations thrust upon them [...]

20 Bad Habits That Could Burn Down Your House

By |2019-12-13T14:59:27-05:00December 13th, 2019|

Be Safe and keep this a Merry Christmas Not to be a Grinch but there are at least 4 or 5 topical warnings in the article that are exactly the sorts of things we are doing during the holiday season so please read this excellent article, don't do things like plug in too [...]

15 Things You Should Never Store in Your Garage

By |2019-11-06T14:43:58-05:00November 6th, 2019|

Don't do it!  Know what you can safely store in your garage. In the course of looking at north of 20,000 homes I've seen a lot of sellers, apparently short on interior storage space, make some tragic mistakes on what they stored in their garage.  It's a good way to ruin what you [...]

How Much Will a Smart Thermostat Really Save on Energy Costs?

By |2019-10-29T13:11:29-05:00October 29th, 2019|

Are smart thermostats....smart? There are a variety of factors to consider but for a short answer I'd say "Yes".  Some models might be a tad daunting for the technologically challenged but for the most part they are easy to operate and have good instructions, will pay for themselves in a year or two [...]

12 Ways You May Be Wasting Closet Space

By |2019-10-22T16:27:18-05:00October 22nd, 2019|

12 Ways You May Be Wasting Closet Space Where the heck will we keep it? Storage for condo's, TH's and especially older detached homes is typically at a premium.  But all is not lost.  Here's a great article about how you can create more space for the things you already have or for [...]

Maybe we should just add on!?

By |2019-10-11T15:30:19-05:00October 11th, 2019|

We move into the final part of our series on potential housing solutions.  We've already mined the positives and negatives of buying new and moving up/down into a resale so it's time to address doing additions.  Sometimes we just need to blow out a kitchen, or add a sun room to the existing [...]