Posts Tagged“home”

The fall season is coming to a close, and winter approaching. For real estate, that means the peak season for selling is over. Due to the changing weather and school schedules, buyers typically aren’t as interested in purchasing a home at this point. But although home buying slows down during the winter, that doesn’t mean you can’t unload your residence. Selling a home quickly at a great price is every seller’s dream. If you want to make that a reality, there are a few strategies worth trying. 1. Stage It A great professional home stager will look at your home…

Finding a place to build or buy a house is tricky. It requires a unique set of surroundings that many other people seemingly haven’t noticed and as any home builders can attest, these needs are seldom perfectly met. Maybe you take swimming classes and need a pool nearby, or maybe your children are part of a soccer team in an area of town that just isn’t selling well. Whatever the problem, it can’t always be perfectly solved, but that doesn’t mean that your needs will go unfulfilled. There are always other pools, and there are always other soccer teams, and…

Flooring comes in all shapes and sizes, materials and designs. Finding the best option for your home can be tricky, so hopefully our handy guide will help you find the perfect flooring solution for you! Hardwood Hardwood flooring is one of the more broad range options on the market. Solid and Engineered are the two main types of hardwood. Solid flooring is as it sounds on the tin, it’s a solid plank of wood that has been sanded down to make it suitable for homes. Engineered on the other hand is made up of layers, constructed mostly of core boards…

If you have a new flat-screen TV or are thinking of setting up your television in a new way, then mounting your TV on the wall may be a good option. This is particularly true if you have limited space or if you would like to increase the safety of your household by making sure that wires and cables are suitably hidden and out of the way. But there are actually two main types of wall mounts from which you can choose: the fixed wall mount and the tilting wall mount. The tilting TV wall mount is becoming more popular…

Remember the cartoon “The Jetsons” and how everything in the house was just a button push away? Well, today’s smart homes look more and more like a futurist cartoon. Cook, clean, and listen to music at the touch of a button or the sound of your voice. Smart Security Keep your home safe and secure with smart camera security systems. The wireless and weatherproof units offer sirens, USB connectivity, motion activated notifications, and two-way audio. Pair the security system with smart locks, and you can allow your guests entrance to your home. Smart locks also recognize your smartphone and know when…

You just moved into your first house, unpacked the boxes, and are settling in. You know a house needs routine maintenance, but as a first-time owner, you don’t know where to start. Here is a list of do-it-yourself maintenance items to keep your home in working order. Air Conditioner and Heater Image via Flickr by Ivy Dawned As the air moves through your HVAC unit and heads to the ducts, it passes through a filter to catch dust, pollen, and other debris. Clogged filters keep your system from running efficiently, so check your air filter monthly. If it is dark…

Homeowners spend a great deal of their disposable income on housing appliances. The problem is that many of these homeowners are negligent in their maintenance of these expensive devices. You need to protect your investment and thereby extend the lifespan of your appliances. Here’s a guide on maintaining your appliances the right way. Clean Your Oven   Some jobs listed here will require professional service. Others are DIY, and cleaning your oven definitely falls into this category. You should clean your oven at least twice a year. Otherwise, it won’t operate at peak condition, increasing the odds that it’ll tear…

Sleep is vital to our everyday function. However, the National Sleep Foundation reports that lack of sleep is affecting a large number of Americans. In fact, 35 percent of respondents to the National Sleep Foundation Sleep Index Poll cited their sleep quality as poor. In many cases, a mattress may be to blame. Don’t sacrifice sleep. Here are four signs that it’s time to swap your mattress. You Wake Up Achy or Tired Think it’s time to replace your mattress? First, analyze your sleep. If you are having trouble getting a full night’s rest or waking up achy and tired,…