Inside the Home

On a budget? You can still make your home look expensive!
on February 28, 2014 at 2:01 pm / in Around The Home, Home Decorating Tips, Inside the Home

On a budget? You can still make your home look expensive!

Have you been looking through home decor magazines and gazing with wonder at the gorgeous homes inside? Do you want to add a touch of elegance and luxury to your home, but you are on a tight budget?

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Considering Buying A Fixer-Upper? Ask These Questions First!
on February 14, 2014 at 2:02 pm / in Home Buyer Tips, Home Mortgage Tips, Homebuyer Tips, Inside the Home, Mortgage Tips, Mortgage Tips

Considering Buying A Fixer-Upper? Ask These Questions First!

In your imagination it seems like a great idea – you purchase an older run-down property and you have the chance to fix it up and turn it into the home of your dreams.

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Kitchen Design Ideas – Dos And Don’ts For 2014
on January 24, 2014 at 2:00 pm / in Around The Home, Kitchen Ideas

Kitchen Design Ideas – Dos And Don’ts For 2014

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms of your home. It is where you prepare all of your meals and it is often a hub of family activity. When you host a party, the action often ends up in the kitchen.

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4 Simple Ways To Lower Your Heating Bill This Winter
on January 17, 2014 at 2:00 pm / in Around The Home, Inside the Home, Money Saving Tips

4 Simple Ways To Lower Your Heating Bill This Winter

When the holiday season starts and the winter chill comes around, the heating bill at your property will naturally increase as you keep yourself warm and cozy. However, if your home is not being heated efficiently, you are essentially letting your hard earned dollars escape into the air as wasted energy.

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Forbes’ 8 Trends To Avoid In Your Kitchen Remodel. We Agree & Disagree.
on October 28, 2013 at 6:25 pm / in Kitchen Ideas

Forbes’ 8 Trends To Avoid In Your Kitchen Remodel. We Agree & Disagree.

Recently, Forbes reported on eight trends to avoid when considering a kitchen remodel. Kitchens are personal and you should, up to a point, design them for your needs and desires, naturally. But the common notion that you don’t want to design a kitchen that’s going to look dated in a few years makes perfect sense. Here’s what we agree and don’t agree with on […]

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Painting Advice & Tips
on October 5, 2013 at 11:00 pm / in Painting Tips

Painting Advice & Tips

Paint finishes Before you begin to paint, consider wall imperfections, frequency of traffic and other factors such as whether or not kids and pets are present. High-gloss paint offers greater durability and is very easy to clean. If the room is frequented often by kids or pets, gloss or semi-gloss is a good idea. If your home has older walls […]

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Simple & Easy Storage Tips
on September 25, 2013 at 9:32 pm / in Storage Ideas

Simple & Easy Storage Tips

One of the best parts about moving into a new home is that it gives you a fresh start. A chance to get rid of the typical clutter that builds up over time and begin the time in your new home relatively clutter free. It’s also the perfect opportunity to organize your storage space so that it gets used as […]

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Easy DIY Garage Storage
on September 25, 2013 at 9:13 pm / in Garage Projects, Storage Ideas

Easy DIY Garage Storage

These days, we all could use a little extra storage in our garages. Several years ago as a first time home buyer with limited tools and handyman know how, I needed to find a inexpensive way to organize my garage. I came across this great article from The Family Handyman and implemented many of these ideas in my own garage. […]

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Sometimes Moving Is All You Need
on July 12, 2013 at 1:13 am / in Home Decorating Tips

Sometimes Moving Is All You Need

Is your home’s design feeling a little static? Sometimes a little moving is all you need. When you purchase your new home, you have the perfect opportunity to switch things up so don’t waste it by automatically putting everything back together the way it was in your previous place. Try new combinations. Just because that couch table has always been […]

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Turning Old Into New…Or Sometimes New To Old
on July 12, 2013 at 12:56 am / in Home Decorating Tips

Turning Old Into New…Or Sometimes New To Old

One of the biggest trends in home decorating today is re-purposing old materials and furniture into something new and wonderful. And why not!! It’s a lot less expensive than buying new furniture, it’s better for the environment and allows you to create a custom piece that is unique and memorable.  With an increase in popularity due to the many DIY […]

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