5 Tips for Deck Design

house verandah whistler british columbia

5 Tips for Deck Design Timing can be everything, especially when it comes to planning an outdoor living space. By getting a jump-start on planning, you can afford yourself time to complete the process with maximum creativity and minimal stress. Try these expert tips and tricks of the trade to help make your dream deck Read More

Last Minute Things to Do Before Back-to-School

Back-To-School-Retail

Last Minute Things to Do Before Back-to-School For parents, back-to-school is looming on the horizon. But that doesn’t mean you can’t squeeze a bit more out of the season! Below are a handful things you can still do with your family before they head to school, offered by Booking.com. Plan a last-minute family vacation: They Read More

5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home Before an Open House

5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home Before an Open House If you’re selling your home, chances are good you’re familiar with the concept of staging your home. Real estate agents recommend your home look its best to prospective buyers, and home staging is a great way to ensure you receive top Read More

5 Ways to Create an Energy-Efficient Home for Under $500

save-money-button

5 Ways to Create an Energy-Efficient Home for Under $500 Summer is a time filled with good times and warm weather. Unfortunately, it’s also a time for many homeowners when energy costs skyrocket as they attempt to keep their homes cool and comfortable. Thankfully, there are many things that can be done to help keep Read More

How to Add Creativity to Your Walls

955ab6932e500d62e28d559d10db1fa4

How to Add Creativity to Your Walls Looking to move past solid colors and boring family photos? Below are 5 creative ideas for adding flair and flavor to your walls. Get wordy. Whether you’re a logophile or are just looking to amp up the playful vibe of your space, adding large text to your wall Read More

Simple Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

House key concepts.

Buying a home is always exciting, if a bit overwhelming. But when you’re a first time buyer, the process can seem even more complicated. The biggest hurdle for the housing market in the middle of 2017 is low inventory. Housing starts, housing permits, new home construction and pending home sales have all slowed this summer. This Read More

Transform Your Front Porch

Wrap-around porch in summer.

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. Start at the beginning—your front door. A fresh coat of paint in a bright, cheery color Read More

Save On Utilities While On Vacation

Sunlight through one venetian casts shadows on another.

We all like to save a little money, but many of us don’t consider saving money while on vacation. However, if you tweak some settings in your home before you jet off to your next adventure, you can return home to a small bundle of savings on your utilities. Below, Georgia Power lets us know Read More

8 Ways to Make Your Backyard a Summer Paradise

backyard-patio-design-ideas-techobloc-stones-620x524-620x524

Summer is the season to be outdoors. It’s the perfect time for backyard barbecues, neighborhood socials, and late-night evenings on the patio. You don’t need to travel to a luxurious and exotic location to enjoy spending time outdoors. Make your own backyard a summer paradise with these eight simple suggestions. Inspect and Update Wooden Decks Read More

Winning Over Weeds

hands weeding  the vegetable garden

Winning Over Weeds Gardening can be so idyllic – pruning abundant rose bushes, harvesting ripe tomatoes, nestling colorful annuals into window boxes … then there’s weeds. Even the most enthusiastic gardener can become overwhelmed and disgruntled by an onslaught of weeds, taking the joy out of yard work and wreaking havoc on one’s back. Here Read More