4 Tips for Increased Home Safety and Efficiency This Winter

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As much as you might not like to think about it, winter is right around the corner. For now you can enjoy the season’s transitions, and the little bit of a cooler snap that’s sneaking its way into the air. But before you know it, the cold will be here to stay.

Is your home ready to be buttoned up for the season? With safety, efficiency, and preparedness in mind, we have put together a few ideas to help you prepare. Continue reading

When Does Exterior Painting Season End?

When you think about exterior painting, spring is probably the first season that pops into your mind. Warmer mornings, sunlight draped across your shoulders as you work, and temperatures that never get too hot, but also are warm enough to allow your paint to stick.

Depending on where you live in the country (some parts have springs that are nothing less than frigid!), this is not an entirely bad idea. But all too often, on the other hand, valuable exterior painting and home improvement time is lost because of the misconception that it must be done in the spring. Continue reading

6 Low-Cost Projects to Increase Home Value

budget-friendly home improvementAs a rule, we all like the idea of keeping our houses clean. Sure, you might have the odd toy underfoot, or maybe have a bad habit of shoving old pizza boxes in the stove until the next trash day (anyone?), but overall your home is a place that you try take some pride in.

Besides, you never know when company might take you by surprise…

Nothing, however, brings your home’s shortcomings to the surface more quickly than the process of selling your house. Your dusty to-do list suddenly doesn’t seem so harmless. So, what do you do if you want to finish some home improvement projects, but need to do so on a budget? Continue reading