There are two main reasons why homeowners invest in a home renovation or major redecorating project: They want to enjoy the results of the new kitchen, bathroom, flooring or other improvement they’ve made; and/or, they hope that the money they spend will come back to them – at least in ... Continue Reading
The front door is usually the first feature of a house that buyers see and feel. How do you ensure it makes a grand first impression? That’s easy.
Put on a fresh coat of paint.
Replace worn or faded door handles and locks.
Install a brass kick plate at the bottom of the ... Continue Reading
Say you’re trying to sell a used car. Imagine that it’s a desirable make and model. The mileage is low. Overall, it’s in great condition… except, that is, for the body. Unfortunately, there are a few areas where the paint is scratched and there are a couple of dents and ... Continue Reading
When you put your property up for sale, you want to make sure that potential buyers get all the information they need on the features of your home and its surrounding area. If, for example, a buyer doesn’t realize there is a great school just a couple of blocks away, ... Continue Reading
In most communities, garbage day isn’t every week. So, if you show your house on day five or six, there’s going to be some accumulation! Here are some things you can do before a viewing to make sure this situation doesn’t trash a potential sale.
If possible, make sure all garbage ... Continue Reading
What’s Hot and What’s Not in 2018 Kitchen Trends
Homeowners are shelling out for extra storage, new countertops and wireless appliances.
Houzz today released the results of its 2018 Kitchen Trends study, which revealed that homeowners are obsessed with clutter-free countertops (75 percent), ingenious storage options (66 percent) and easy recycling (49 percent).
Source: ... Continue Reading
Some renovations can significantly increase the market value of a home. Others can cost more than you’ll ever get back.
So, when choosing a “fixer-upper”, look carefully at the work that needs to be done.
General painting, and bathroom or kitchen renovations typically increase the resale value of a house. “Invisible” repairs ... Continue Reading
Builders and bathroom designers spout off on the ways their clients prefer to get clean.
By Kathleen Brown
Courtesy Marc-Michaels Interior Design/Trent Bell
Bathrooms and kitchens sell homes, says West Palm Beach, Fla.-based interior designer Gil Walsh, and the design choices made in them can make or break a home sale. From a sales ... Continue Reading
Prachi Damle Photography via Houzz
When it comes to home design and decor, we'll be the first to tell you to stick with what you love, no matter what the pros say. But if you can't escape that sinking feeling each time you walk through your front door that your decor is looking ... Continue Reading
I’ve been in more than my fair share of homes that have been severely damaged as a result of flooding from frozen pipes that broke during cold spells. It is a messy and needless to say, “costly” nightmare that you can and should take steps to avoid.
Most people realize that ... Continue Reading