Category: Helpful Tips for Homeowners

What It Takes to ‘Age in Place’

Would you like to be able to live in your current home for the rest of your life? With the older baby boomers now in their 70s, it’s a possibility more and more Americans are exploring. A recent AARP study found that “90 percent of people age 65 and over would prefer to stay in […]

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Accessory Apartments & Multigenerational Living – CCI Management Memo

It’s no surprise to us that the number of multigenerational homes is growing across the country. We’re certainly seeing that trend among our clients. A 2016 Pew Center analysis of census data found that “in 2014, a record 60.6 million people, or 19% of the U.S. population, lived with multiple generations under one roof.” That […]

Sick House Syndrome

Sick House Syndrome: 7 Things You Need to Know Now

Could your house be making you sick? According to the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that most people spend more than 90% of their time indoors. Indoor air quality is a huge contributing factor to health—and when 6 out of 10 homes and buildings are afflicted with Sick Building Syndrome, there’s a good chance you could […]

Festive Ideas for Every Corner of the House

Holiday Decorating Ideas for Every Room

Deck the halls, walls, and tables with boughs of holly, wreaths, and the decorating ideas we’ve gathered together to make your holiday bright! By Marie Proeller Hueston   A Warm Welcome Transforming a plain wreath into a welcoming work of art is one of the joys of the holiday season. This year, look beyond traditional […]

Remodeling

Remodeling for Resale: 3 Tarnished Trends to Avoid

At times it’s necessary to walk a fine line when remodeling. On the one hand, you want to give your house distinct appeal, but on the other hand, you should avoid making your residence so idiosyncratic (or so plain-vanilla) that it won’t appeal to potential buyers. Here are three strategies to help you stay ahead […]

How To Winterize Your Home

How To Winterize Your Home

Winter is quickly approaching. Is your home ready? While you may think that it’s as simple as turning on your heat, winterizing your home can help you make your home a cozy and more efficient place to be as temperatures drop. Take the few extra steps this winter to help your home function at its […]

Basement remodel

How To Create A Cozy Basement

If you’ve recently finished your basement, congrats! Basement remodeling can sometimes be a challenge to get the beautiful new space you’ve dreamed of. But, a comfortable finished basement can make all the difference in the way you use your home. From basement playrooms to home theaters, what you choose to furnish and decorate your room […]

Renovations That Pay You Back

8 Renovations That Pay You Back

Conventional wisdom holds that upgrades and improvements will enhance a home’s value. But some improvements are better—and more cost-effective—investments than others. Contrary to what you might imagine, some of the most worthwhile projects also are the most economical. Start charting your home improvement course now by considering some of the projects with the biggest payoffs. […]

Cedar Closets

All You Need to Know About Cedar Closets

Looking to stow your special-occasion and out-of-season clothing? Keep it safe from moth damage with cedar. By Glenda Taylor Prized for repelling sweater-munching moths, the woodsy aroma of cedar is finding new fans in eco-savvy homeowners looking for natural alternatives to toxic pesticides and smelly mothballs. If you’re looking to set up cedar closets at […]

Elements To Finctional Kitchen Design

7 Important Elements To A Functional Kitchen Design

Whether you have a large, dream kitchen with all the amenities or a smaller sized kitchen you love, your space isn’t efficient until it’s functional. You can have the latest, greatest kitchen innovations, but without a functional kitchen design, it’s meaningless when it comes to cooking and preparing food. While your kitchen holds various purposes, […]

Backsplash Tile Ideas

Timeless Backsplash Tile Ideas For Your Kitchen

Trends come and go. However, in some areas of the home, a choice that will last will not only save you money on replacing but also increase your home’s value when it comes time to sell. As the kitchen can be one of the largest-selling points of the home, it’s important to choose options that […]