DIY renovations can save you a lot of money, but if skipping a building permit was one of the ways you cut costs, it could cost you in both time and money when you go to sell your home. It can even scare off a buyer and jeopardize your sale.
I love essential oils! I use lavender for relaxation and sleep, and I have a “clean air” blend of peppermint, eucalyptus, and rosemary that can make almost anything smell fresh. If you’re concerned about chemicals in your household cleaners and are looking for natural alternatives, or if you just can’t get enough of essential oils’ […]
Photos: Jennifer Morrissette I recently traveled to France, so when I came across an article about home decor titled, “How to Renovate Your House Like a French Girl,” it definitely caught my attention! One of the key pieces of advice in the article was to keep things functional. “That’s the reason French houses are so effortlessly […]
I’m going to come right out and say it. Those “fixer-upper” shows on TV that we all love? Fake, fake, fake…and did I mention they’re fake? I apologize for bursting anyone’s bubble. Don’t get me wrong…I love me some Chip and Joanna Gaines (of “Fixer Upper” fame)…from a design perspective. But as an experienced Realtor […]
A new year, a new color. Each year, paint companies name a new color their color of the year, capturing what they see as the trendiest paint colors on the horizon. Here are the new year’s fresh, new colors, according to leading industry brands: TOP: Caliente (AF-290) is Benjamin Moore’s color for 2018. This deep red […]
It’s safe to say we Americans are slightly obsessed with the concept of the fix and flip house. Just take a quick glance at the lineup of shows on HGTV and DIY. You’ll see House Hunters Renovation, Rehab Addict, and Flip or Flop. My favorite is Fixer Upper, with the impossibly cute duo of Joanna and Chip Gaines. How […]
Updated flooring throughout the main floor can help you get top dollar when you sell. Source: Pixabay contributor Midascode Every week – and some weeks, every day – I get questions from homeowners about what remodeling they should do and what fixes they should make to their homes to get top dollar when they sell. […]
Drought-tolerant plants can still pack some serious flower power! Source: Denver Botanic Gardens, Roads Water-Smart Garden Now that spring has officially begun, many homeowners get excited about making their yards beautiful. We eagerly thumb through magazines, spend hours poring over Pinterest, and lurk in the local garden center. How do I know? I’m guilty of […]