January 2018 4
Planning to Sell Your Home? Here Are a Few Tips That Will Bring You a Significant Return on Your Investment
Many people within the United States believe that their backyard is “an ideal entertaining space.” The 2014 Houzz Spring Landscaping Trends Study revealed that this was the perspective of 83% of their study’s participants. The Houzz study also revealed that 56% of the participants were planning to enhance their yards so they were more inviting for entertaining. This includes both outdoor living and entertainment areas as well as swimming pools.
Barbecues or grills, according to Houzz data, were just one of the top-three items that their participants were planning to add to their outdoor area. Outdoor kitchens were added by 14% of the consumers that Houzz surveyed. It’s important to note that when homeowners have an outdoor kitchen added to their yard, this can bring them a return (more…)
There is a statistic that around 80% of Americans are unhappy with their home decor. But much less than that (around 37%) have changed their decor within the past year. It is possible that Americans are thinking too much about their decor and need to just make decisions. With that said, this article is a quick guide to decor.
Decor, as a term, includes many different things. Decor, for instance, can mean the furnishings in the house, the style of furnishings, the color of furnishings, the material type of the furnishings, and so forth. It can also mean the tables and chairs, their colors and materials. It can also mean the paintings and wall fixtures.
Together, the decor is supposed to create a sense of feeling within a room. There may be a depressing feeling if the lights are dimmed too muc (more…)
We are about halfway through the winter, which means it is time to begin your spring cleaning and renovation plans. If you live in a part of the country with a lot of snowfall and freezing temperatures, it is likely that you have not done much exterior renovation or preventative maintenance lately. The spring is the best time to complete these task and these are some of the most important to include on your list.
Roof inspection and maintenance
Your roof takes on a lot of wear and tear during the cold, winter months. Snow can quickly accumulate and put a lot of weight on the roof. Once it melts, the roof is exposed to higher amounts of water. Ice can also cause minor tears and cracks in the integrity of the roof materials. Under normal circumstances, your roof should be inspec (more…)
There are many reasons someone would like to sell a home. They might be financial reasons, such a downsizing to a smaller home or an upsizing to a bigger home. The seller may want to move to a different neighborhood or be in a district with better schooling. The person may be moving out of the area to another area, city, or state.
A person may consider renovating when looking at the home they are wanting to sell. There may be issues with the paint job. There may be issues with the flooring. There may be issues with rooms that need scrubbing or bathrooms with pipe leaks that need fixing. There may be numerous changes to be made when selling a home.
The first issue to consider is the paint job. A paint job may require a great deal of tools, such as a roller or a paintbrush or cans of paint. T (more…)
Do It Yourself Repair
Selling your home can take months, even years if you are unlucky enough. And when you are likely to move every five to seven years in America, that is a lot of time sitting around waiting for your current home to sell. The timescale is all over the place even as short as a few [...]
What is the most obvious characteristic of the state of Texas? Its sheer size. Texas is one massive state. With a characteristic like that comes with a layered challenge citizens of Texas experience: soil, 60 different types, to be specific. The challenge comes from choosing a location to build your home or the problems you [...]
All throughout the country, heating and cooling systems are more widespread than ever before. In fact, the data that has been gathered on the subject more than backs this up, as up to two thirds of all homes and residences here in the United States alone have some sort of air conditioning system. And in [...]