5 Common Lawn Mistakes

5 Common Lawn Mistakes

Summer is made for the outdoors. When the weather turns warm, the backyard becomes the central focus for family fun. After a long, cold winter, homeowners around the country turn their attention to their lawn. Yet, these weekend warriors could be sabotaging their lawn by 

5 Important Things to Consider Before Buying a Fixer-Upper Home

5 Important Things to Consider Before Buying a Fixer-Upper Home

Purchasing a fixer-upper property can be an exciting and rewarding experience. HGTV is filled with programs of amateurs knocking down walls and tiling bathroom floors. The fact is that this is much harder than it looks and before diving headfirst into this kind of project, 

Ceiling Design Ideas that Add Impact

Ceiling Design Ideas that Add Impact

For most people, the only effort they place into the ceiling design is removing the old popcorn treatment. While this is certainly an important first step, there are many ways to use the ceiling to add interest and impact to any room.  Considered the “fifth 

6 DIY Home Projects That Could Kill Your Home Value

6 DIY Home Projects That Could Kill Your Home Value

Weekend TV lineups are filled with Do-It-Yourself home improvement programs. One home inspector used to call the results “six-pack projects.” While not all DIY projects end in disaster, some projects can harm home sales because buyers see these “improvements” as changes they will need to 

Do You Need a Backup Generator for Your Home?

Do You Need a Backup Generator for Your Home?

Many people live where power outages occur quite often. This can be caused by storms or simply an unreliable power grid. If you experience regular power outages, you may be wondering if you need a backup generator. Here are some considerations for you to think 

5 Yard Design Fails Homeowners Make

5 Yard Design Fails Homeowners Make

Warmer weather is here, and homeowners are ready to get outdoors. Over the past decade, our yards have become an extension of our living space. But as spring fever takes over, avoid these mistakes that can derail the best of intentions and turn the yard 

Home Renovations for the Aging Population

Home Renovations for the Aging Population

Approximately 90 percent of seniors over 65 years old intend to stay in their homes for at least 10 more years, according to AARP. As a result, remodeling companies report an uptick in the number of customers doing upgrades and remodels to allow them to 

Is It Time to Replace Your Roof?

Is It Time to Replace Your Roof?

Owning a home may feel like a never-ending list of to-dos. It can feel like all you do is clean and maintain your house and yard. There is a lot of truth to this, but homeownership is one of the best ways to increase wealth, 

Home Improvements During Labor Shortage

Home Improvements During Labor Shortage

Tight labor markets are affecting industries across the country. Skilled and unskilled jobs remain unfilled as employers struggle to find prospective employees. For anyone ready to hire a contractor or handyman to perform home improvement projects, this shortage is causing frustration. As more people embrace 

Essential Components of the Home Tool Kit

Essential Components of the Home Tool Kit

A well-equipped home tool kit is not just for weekend warriors and do-it-yourself types. Hanging a picture, tightening a cabinet door, or assembling a Swedish-built cabinet are all moments when one might reach for a tool kit. If your toolbox consists of duct tape and