Not all of us have the design know-how to get our HGTV show, but that doesn’t mean we need an interior designer to fill a blank wall. Consider of a few of these clever ideas to dress things up.

Home-Buying-Tips

Buying a home is an exciting time. The more informed you are before you buy, the better things will be in the long run. It is important that you see past the design and decor and learn to look at the “bones” of the home. Understanding how well a home was built and maintained, can really reduce expensive repairs in the future.

Technology plays a big role in many aspects of our lives and has recently brought dramatic changes to how we cook our food, eat our food, shop for groceries, clean our kitchen, and much more. The market for smart kitchen appliances will soon be a billion-dollar industry.

Tips-For-Decorating-On-A-BudgetWould you love to update your home but find you just don’t have the budget to pull it off? Well never fear! I have put together some budget friendly ideas to help you out. A little creativity can go a long way when you want to update or renovate your home.

The first step is deciding where to start. Which rooms are you considering could use an update? Remember, different rooms will have different costs. It’s always best to tackle just one room at a time. So choose the room that matches the dollars you have to spend.  Once you have that decided,  you are ready to go!

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Buying a home will most likely be the biggest financial decision of your life. It is important that when you begin this journey you are prepared. There will be more to think about than the types of flooring or the number of bedrooms in a house. No question is silly when there is a huge price tag on what you may be about to purchase.

I have compiled some important questions that should always be asked. If your real estate agent doesn’t have the answer, they should definitely do the research and find out what you need to know.

 

The kitchen is typically the busiest room in the house. It is also the most dangerous and most likely area where a child is at risk for injury. We are all aware of some general ways to child-proof our homes using baby gates, safety latches, plug and knob covers. However, the kitchen has some hidden dangers and needs increased attention to ensure the kids are safe.

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If you are thinking of listing your home in the next year, you may want to take advantage of the spring and summer months to declutter, donate, ditch or sell. We all collect items that we don’t use, wear or even like. If you would like to make a little extra cash before you list your home, then it’s time to start preparing and organizing a garage/yard sale.

Spring is in the air and it’s time for the traditional “Spring Cleaning” activities to begin. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to open the windows and let some fresh air in. Typically, I spend the winter months organizing, straightening and surface cleaning. To be honest, I prefer to spend those cold days cuddled up with a great book or cooking up some new crock pot recipes. However, at the first sign of spring I actually get excited about giving every inch of my home a shine.

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