Transform Your Front Porch

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

The lazy days of summer are peak season for front-porch sitting. But if your porch doesn’t quite match the iconic image of lazily rocking with a tall glass of lemonade, it may be time for a little design refresh.

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How to Read Your Water Meter

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

by HSA Home Warranty

Is your water bill a little higher than usual?  If it is, you might want to check your water meter. A water meter is what utility companies use to measure the amount of water that is delivered to a property. Understanding how that amount is calculated can help you determine your home's water usage and if you have a water leak

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Your house is likely to be the biggest investment you make in your entire life. Whether you're planning to sell it or you're there for the long haul, it is important to take care of your investment. As any real estate agent will tell you, the first thing people notice about your home is the exterior. You need strong curb appeal to make a good first impression.

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Decorating your home is a fun, creative, and expressive process of putting yourself into your living space—but what about the furry members of your family? When laying out and decorating your home, there are some key elements that you can slightly alter or improve to make your home more pet-friendly, durable, and easy to keep looking and feeling fresh. Not only will you benefit, but your pets will feel more at home, too. Here are some ways to make your home design pet-friendly.

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How to Prep Your Home for Vacation

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

If you’re heading out of town soon, you’re likely packing and preparing. But have you given thought to the home you’re leaving behind?

Webber offers the following tips to prepare the home before leaving for vacation:

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By Barbara Pronin

Your bathroom is one of the hardest workers in your home. You want it to help you keep clean and comfy, but when company comes, you want it looking lovely and pristine. To maximize both its use and its beauty, Home and Garden TV designers suggest five thrifty tips for upgrading any bath on a budget:

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Summer is here! Make sure you and your home stay cool all summer long:

Tip 1: Check your system in advance.

About a month before the weather heats up, turn on your air conditioning and let it run for 30 minutes to see if it is working properly.

Tip 2: Keep the area around your unit clean.

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Whether it’s a bad storm or a downed utility pole, power outages can strike at any time. While most only last for a couple of hours, a prolonged power outage presents a whole host of obstacles. Here’s how to make sure your home and your family stay safe next time you lose electricity.

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By Damien Justus

Thanks to Reality TV, you can see people buying houses and flipping them for profit on cable television and even your local public network. While some of these shows tell you how much the people spend on each segment, others show this process as a seamless task that can be completed with almost no troubles. Experts come in to demolish the site overnight and the host gets to shop for trendy, beautiful replacements. Almost like magic, a new house appears, a huge amount of money is earned and everyone walks away happy.

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Refresh Your Home, Room by Room

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Spring is a sensible time to refresh and restore your home after heavy indoor use during winter. It's also an opportunity to conduct overdue home maintenance and achieve a sense of accomplishment.

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