5 Surprising Ways to Invest in Your House

For many people, a home is their largest and most important investment. The good news for people around the country is that housing markets continue to appreciate. After the housing crisis several years ago, home values have increased every year. With additional equity in their homes, many people are starting to think about investing money…

How to Make Your Home Animal Friendly

If you are a pet owner, you know the challenges of keeping a pet, specifically, the challenges of keeping a house with a pet. Pets can sometimes be destructive. Even the animals that are not directly destructive add an extra degree of wear and tear to the environment. There are ways to make your home…

Choosing the Right TV For Your Home

TV shopping has become quite the animal. There are so many features to choose from, brands vying for your dollar, and stores doing the same. Here’s a list of options to consider when shopping for your next TV. Size According to Digital Trends, modern TVs are now incredibly consistent when it comes to picture quality…

4 Ways to Save Energy and Money on your Home

As a responsible citizen of Earth, you understand that our planet could use some help maintaining its fragile balance. You also understand that each person can do their part to help. Reducing energy use is an easy way to provide such assistance and it starts at home with your energy consumption. You can combine style…

Tips on Designing Your Own Floor Plan

Building a new home can become a great source of stress if you haven’t done thorough planning. In addition to choosing finishes, you will need to determine the best layout for you and your family. It’s also important to consider any custom electronic options you want. Finally, your security is key. Keep Things Easy While…

Define Your World with Color

When you’re remodeling or redecorating your home or office, what is the first thing you think of? For many people it’s, “what color do I want this space to be?” Color is one of the most, if not the most, important consideration when redoing the interior of your space. Color 101 Any discussion of color…

4 Special Offers to Make When Selling Your Home

When you list your home for sale, you are essentially offering the real estate to a buyer for a specific asking price. The real estate is the land, the structure and site-built fixtures like a fence. Unless specifically stated, the sale will not include any other items that the buyer may see in the home…

4 Steps for Finding the Perfect Home

Moving is one of the most stressful things that you will need to do. It puts pressure on you, your spouse, and your children as you all try to find something that fits with each person’s expectations. You also have to consider the location of the new home, the size of the home, the size…

Preparing your Home for Pets

Bringing a pet into your house is a big decision. Pets can bring a lot of joy into your home and family, but–particularly during the training period–they can be a menace to your carpets, upholstery, and furniture. That said, don’t let a fear of home damage stop you from investing in another family member! All…

Tips to Finding a Pet-Friendly Rental

One of the causes of pet relinquishment is lack of pet-friendly rental houses. Research by the American Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals revealed that lack of pet-friendly housing was the top reason many Americans gave up on their pets. Worse, not all pets are allowed in rental apartments. Many rental houses only allow…

Should You Wait to Renovate?

There are a lot of reasons to consider going through with getting a home renovation, but there are other reasons why you should wait before acting on those projects. Home renovations are expensive and time-consuming, so you should always be certain you want to follow through with them. In addition, you may discover that you’re…

5 Reasons to Add a Pool When Building a House

Finding the home of your dreams can be extremely difficult on the real estate market. The best houses are only available for a few days, and they still likely would not satisfy all of your wants and desires. There is no reason to spend months redesigning an existing home when you can just build a…