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5 Tips to Beautify Your Bath on a Budget

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 here are five thrifty tips for upgrading any bath on a budget: Try Granite – Because bathroom countertops are fairly small, you can swap out dated tile... (more)

Square Footage: It's Not the Size That Counts, but How You Use It

One of the first focuses for most people looking for a home is square feet. How many square feet are there? How does it compare to the rest of the neighborhood and area? Does size really matter? Size, of course, does have an impact. More square footage provides the opportunity to have more flexibility with design, room arrangements and features, but experience... (more)

10 Easy Home Improvements to Make on Your Fixer Upper

There is something awesome about buying a fixer upper and doing the renovations yourself. Some people fix them up a bit at a time, using cash as they have it available. If you want to make a big impact by doing small things, here are 10 things you need to include. 1. Change Out the Lighting Nothing says outdated like an old-fashioned gold chandelier. Lighting... (more)

Wallpaper Makes a Comeback

The term “wall paper” feels almost politically incorrect, so reviled has it become over the years as a design option. But upon further research, it seems like wallpaper is making a comeback. According to an article in The Washington Post, wallpaper’s renaissance can be attributed to a new swath of fashionable prints and interesting textures – not to mention... (more)

How to Maintain Natural Stone Counters

Durability is one reason homeowners choose natural stone for their kitchens and bathrooms, but the greatest appeal is often the sheer beauty of the material. Maintaining that luster and shine requires a bit of effort, but the ability to enjoy the unique character of natural stone makes it all worthwhile. It’s important to understand the shine on granite... (more)

Tips for Finding the Perfect Vacation Home

For many, a small, pricey hotel room is no way to vacation. Many would prefer instead the space and creature comforts of a home away from home. Renting a home, however, is not like booking a hotel.  Hotels come with a lot of predictability in terms of size, location and amenities. With a vacation home, however, you’re leaving a bit to chance. Follow these... (more)

5 Things to Look for in a Neighborhood, No Matter Where You Move

Since relocating is such a major undertaking, it’s vital to thoroughly research your options. This is especially essential regarding an overseas move. Here are five things to assess in a prospective neighborhood to ensure you’ll feel at home, no matter whether your new home is here or abroad. 1. Transportation One consideration is how you’ll... (more)

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