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If you’re selling your home, you know that square footage counts. But it’s not just the actual square footage that matters; the perceived area is even more important. Read on to learn a few tips to make your home look larger than the stats show. Put Everything Away Everyone hears that they’re not supposed to have a lot of personal belongings out when they list their house, but they still do. Spend your energy on imagining your new place, and pack up all the personal stuff in your current home. Your goal is to make it...read more
It’s almost time to decorate the house for the holidays! If you’re like many homeowners, you’ll soon be trudging into the frigid outdoors to hang strands of lights from your eaves and fill your lawn with inflatable snow globes. These safety tips will help you and your property stay safe during the light-hanging process, and after the lights are up. Check Lights Before Hand Check each strand before putting lights up on your house. Look for burned out bulbs and frayed or exposed wires. Replace any strands that are...read more
Asphalt shingles have a reasonable lifespan—fifteen to twenty years. However, if you want your roof to last for a couple of decades, you cannot simply ignore your roof. You need to inspect your roof every year to look for signs of damage, and if you do find any repairs that need to be made, you need to act quickly before leaks in your roof can lead to water damage. Repairing Warped Shingles After significant exposure to the sun and wind, roofing shingles can begin to curl up. Shingles work best when they lay flat against the roof with...read more
Xeriscaping is a landscaping concept that is becoming ever more popular as freshwater becomes scarce. The xeriscape approach is one that can save water while still allowing you to have an attractive yard. Some people are under the mistaken impression that xeriscapes equate to dry, cactus filled yards comprised primarily of rocks. However, this approach can provide you with a very lush and attractive landscape, while still minimizing your water usage. Below are just some of the benefits you can get if you institute this approach to...read more
If you want your home to appear a little more festive this holiday season, consider turning your chain link fence into holiday art. You don’t have to spend a fortune to add some extra decorations, you can use some you already own or buy decoration from discount stores. You can also think ahead to next year and wait to buy decorations when they are marked down after the holidays. Light Up Your Fence You can string outdoor holiday lights along your fence to give the outdoors some holiday cheer. There are so many ways you can use...read more