How to Create Stairs That Get Stares

Your stairs obviously serve a great purpose in providing transport from one floor to another, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for them only being utilitarian. Perhaps you haven’t considered making changes to this feature of your home—but you may once you see these creative ideas. Paint Them “Can you paint stairs?” The…

Smart Homes: Backed-Up Your Fridge Lately?

Computers may make life easier, but they don’t necessarily make things simpler or automatically safer. This is very true for smart home technology or intelligent home automation which aims to combine internet-connected computers with every aspect of home life. According to Digital Journal, “the smart or automated home applies new technology to control and automate…

Five Tips For The Best Granite Countertops

The interior design industry has been trying for years to break homeowners’ addiction to granite counters. They’ve introduced stainless, concrete, glass, quartz, wood, marble and other ideas to wean people away, but the alternative surfaces just don’t have the luxury look that granite does. If you’re getting granite countertops for the first time, here are…

Understanding the “Tax Free” Exchange

Residential homeowners have a number of tax benefits, the most important of which is the exclusion of up to $500,000 profit made on the sale of the principal residence. Fortunately, that was not impacted when Congress enacted the latest tax reform bill. But real estate investors — large and small — still have to pay…