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Storage Hacks to Clear Clutter in Your Family Spaces

Storage Hacks to Clear Clutter in Your Family Spaces

Did you know that clutter can actually impact your mood? At least, that’s what a group of experts at UCLA’s Center on Everyday Lives and Families recently found when then explored the relationship between 32 California families and their belongings. Particularly for women, stress levels go up when there is too much stuff cluttered around […]

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January Home Maintenance Checklist

A new year has arrived! You likely have plans to create better habits and find new ways to improve in the next 365 days. To set yourself up for success, it’s best to make sure your home is ready for the changes you’re about to make in your life. When it comes to home maintenance, […]

Stained Wood Cabinetry

2019 Kitchen Cabinet Trends

The kitchen and bathroom are the hubs of every home. They’re used multiple times throughout the day by family members and even guests! The more time you spend in these spaces, the more you need them to functional! Because every homeowner’s needs and styles are different, it’s safe to say that no two homes are […]

Generac 8000-Watt Electric Powered Portable Generator

Do You Need a Portable Generator?

Generators differ mostly in wattage, permanence, fuel source and cost. Depending on how you use it, you may be inclined toward one of three basic options.   Home standby generator Automatically powers your home when the power goes out. Rated at 5,000 to 20,000 watts. Costs $3,000 to $6,000 plus installation fees for an electrician. […]

Concrete Countertop

2019 Kitchen Countertop Trends

Your new countertop should be one that you love as well as one that can stand up to the need of each space.  If you’re ready for a new countertop this year, here’s what’s trending: Quartz Quartz, the strongest commercial grade stone, is known for its durability and the consistency of its color throughout the […]

Grout Cleaner

Make Your Own Homemade Grout Cleaner

Nothing ruins the impact of an otherwise clean bathroom or kitchen quite like dirt between the tiles. This recipe for homemade grout cleaner will have your floors sparkling in no time. By Donna Boyle Schwartz No matter how hard you work to keep your kitchen and bathroom clean, they’ll always look dingy if they’re plagued […]

Bathroom Remodeling

Quick Fixes For Your Bathroom

If you think your bathroom needs some major renovations, but you aren’t sure you can foot the bill for a full bathroom makeover, there’s good news. While a complete bathroom overhaul can be one of the most expensive projects in your home, little changes can make a big difference. Read on for tips on how […]

Places Where Mold Hides

Surprising Places Where Mold Hides in the Home

One of the most common living organisms in the world may have taken up residence in your home, and you may not even know it. Mold—the common name for thousands of different types of fungi—can grow wherever moisture and organic matter are present, and that’s n… By Donna Boyle Schwartz   Under the Sink Mold […]

December Home Maintenance Checklist

December Home Maintenance Checklist

Winter has arrived along with many festivities that make the season bright. Depending on the area of the country you live in, you may have already shoveled once or twice. For many, this is a busy time of year preparing to have family and friends over for the holidays. However, there are some home maintenance […]

Updates To Make To Your Kitchen Before Putting Your Home On The Market

Before you sell your home, you may wonder if there are any areas that you can improve on before putting the home on the market. Kitchen renovations have one of the highest return values of any changes that you make to your home. It’s worth investigating what areas of the room could use some improving. […]

Gutters

Frequently Asked Questions About Gutters

Your gutters are an important feature of your home’s exterior. It keeps water away from your home and when used correctly, stopping interior leaks and water damage. Though gutters tend to bring up a lot of questions from homeowners. If you’re wondering how to fix or maintain your gutters, you may be wondering what the […]