It’s probably not news to you that, while the first considerations when buying a new home are usually the plumbing fixtures, cabinets, countertops or floor treatments, the heating and cooling system is often the feature with which most people are dissatisfied after they’ve lived in the home for a while.
Ductless HVAC systems (or mini-split systems) are beautifully efficient and provide consistent room comfort. No more walking into a cold kitchen or bathroom because it is in the back of the house and the furnace or ac system isn’t strong enough to push the air. But the decision to install is different for every homeowner.
No one wants someone to come into their house and tell them that their bathroom or kitchen needs updating or worse that everything they have makes the home look dated. Trends come and go out of style quicker than a dog downs a dog treat. That doesn’t mean that because you have something one day and it goes out of style the next day that you should just get rid of everything and start over. Here is a list of 8 things that are currently out of style and can make your home look so 2010.
Laminate is the chameleon of the floor world. It can emulate hardwood, tile or stone, and it gives you those looks at a lower price. This durable, affordable floor surface resists stains, fading and moisture, and installation is a snap. It won’t develop character the way wood does and it can have a hollow sound when walked on, but its sturdiness makes it a favorite for many homeowners, especially those with kids and pets. Continue reading
Let’s be honest – white floors are pure and simple wonderful designing. They look absolutely gorgeous in photos, but very few people have them in real life. Read on to see what it’s like to have white floors, how to care for them and whether or not it’s crazy to consider white floors for your home. Continue reading
With much of the country prepping for dangerously cold temperatures, now’s the time to get your home ready before chilling risks become your worst nightmare. (There’s nothing more fun than ice dams and frozen pipes!)
Before any first-time homeowners begin to panic, there are a few things you can do to prepare your home for the harsh winter conditions. Below are 7 tips on how to avoid costly damage during winter. Continue reading
The way your cabinets look can impact the overall style of your kitchen or bathroom. If you’re planning a remodel or seeing that your cabinetry is looking a bit out-of-date, it might be time to consider refreshing your look. But, cabinet replacement can be expensive! If you’re on a budget, giving your cabinets a new look can seem like an impossible task. But never fear! There are other options available that can fit into most budgets by utilizing your existing cabinet structure. See how you can reface your cabinets for a new look for less. Continue reading
Small bathrooms are a burden to us all. We could always use more space, but physical limitations prevent many from expanding their current bathroom. A terrific, easy and cheap way to make your bathroom seem larger is with paint. There are plenty of ways to make your small bathroom feel larger, but few tactics give your bath more of a punch than paint. If you think your bathroom is small, but want that real master feel, be sure to check out our 10 painting tips to make your small bathroom seem larger. Continue reading