Monthly Archives: March 2022
Sealing and Insulating Your Ductwork
Who doesn’t want to save money on utility bills? A good place to start is by insulating your ducts. Insulation isn’t free, but as the old saying goes, sometimes you have to spend some to make some. When it comes to adding duct insulation, your monthly savings in utility bills will soon cover the costs,... Read More
50 Real Estate Terms Every Home Buyer Should Know
Whether you’re ready to buy your first home or just need an acronym refresher, keep this glossary handy. You don’t need a real estate license to find your dream home, but it does help to become familiar with real estate jargon you might encounter during the process. When searching for a home or applying for... Read More
Use Shipping Pallets as Building Blocks of Rustic-Cool Style
Home improvement can be expensive—even if you want the slightly battered reclaimed-wood look, be prepared to pay through the nose. Or you could get creative with shipping pallets, the bulky wood crates companies use to move goods. No, really. Pallets are the perfect material for just about any home project, rustic or modern, you can... Read More
Bathrooms of Wonder: How to Transform Your Powder Room
Once, it was the room that no one would show in movies or even mention in polite company—but these days, a fabulous bathroom is a prime home feature, and for many proud owners, the subject of major bragging rights. They’re luxurious! They’re high-tech and functional! They’re beautiful! Plus—and here’s the real point—today’s HGTV-savvy homeowners know... Read More
How to Save 20% When You BIY Instead of DIY!
You want to get projects done around the house, but you lack the skills, desire, or the time to DIY. The other side of the coin—hiring it all out—is an expensive option you’d like to avoid. What to do? BIY, that’s what. BIY—buy-it-yourself—is a smart, middle ground for those who want to upgrade their homes,... Read More
Found a Buyer on Your Own? Here’s Why You Still Need an Agent.
Let’s say you’re selling your house. And before you even get a chance to snap listing photos and put it on the market, a buyer comes along. Perhaps the buyer makes you an offer you just can’t refuse. Congratulations, you just cut out many steps of the home-selling process—showings, open houses, and haggling over price.... Read More