Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Is it here? Has warm, spring weather finally arrived? Only time will tell. However, the time to think about spring home maintenance and improvements has definitely arrived! As you are tackling your spring cleaning and decluttering lists, don't forget now is a great time to perform a little home maintenance. We have put together a few spring home maintenance tips to help you get started. Check all concrete and asphalt driveways, pathways, and patios for cracks. The repeated freezing and thawing of ... Read more

4 Energy Efficient Strategies for New Homes or Remodels

Simple design features can make a big difference in the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. Some energy efficient strategies require an increased upfront cost, but you should have a quick return on investment by decreasing utility bills. Energy Efficient Strategies Home Placement - Did you know the position and placement of your house in relation to the sun, wind and other surroundings can make a huge difference in your heating and cooling costs? A simple directional or design tweak can make the ... Read more

3 Step Plan to Prepare Your Deck or Patio for Winter

I think we are still going to find a few warm days in the upcoming weeks to check off all the outstanding outdoor home maintenance items on the list. If you have a deck or patio, you can use one of those mild days to get all the remnants of summer grilling cleaned up and prepare your outdoor space for the colder months. 3 Step Plan: Declutter - Clear away all planters, decorative items, summer leisure equipment, and barbecue accessories that won't be ... Read more

Plumbing Upgrades Can Save Big Bucks

Saying the phrase "home improvement project" tends to get people excited. Thinking out with the old, in with the new can give you a whole new, fresh outlook on your home. But what if I said the phrase "plumbing upgrade"? That doesn't sound as exciting, does it? While plumbing upgrades may not be the most exciting home improvement upgrade, we have a feeling you will be excited about the big bucks you can save with the following upgrades. Faucets Aesthetically speaking, this one ... Read more