HOME-RENOVATION-TIPS

If you are considering a home renovation in the near future it’s best to be prepared. A poorly planned renovation can lead to big headaches. Be smart with your time and money by following these tips.

a-curb-appeal-checklist

Spring is the perfect time to perk-up your home’s curb appeal. To get started, it’s best that you go outdoors and take a walk around your home and property to inspect what may need to be done. Try to see your home through the eyes of potential homebuyers. What would they notice as needing some love and attention? 

When you inspect the exterior of your home you should inspect it from all sides, and from the roof down. While you are walking around the property you may find it helpful to take notes, then gather your gear and get started!  

spring-cleaning-checklist

Is your home ready for the summer? I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to open the windows and let some fresh air in. Typically, I spend the winter and spring months organizing, straightening and surface cleaning. To be honest, I prefer to spend those cooler days cuddled up with a great book or cooking up some new crock pot recipes. However, at the first sign of warm weather, I actually get excited about giving every inch of my home a shine.

Apps-For Home-Renovation

What better way to plan for your home renovation than with your smartphone? While your phone can’t replace a toolbox it can help you get a great start on those renovation and repair projects. With these handy apps you can be one step ahead in the renovation process.

 

 

When I hear the term “fixer-upper” I think about The Money Pit, the 1986 comedy starring Tom Hanks and Shelley Long as a yuppie couple who buy a beautiful-but-seriously-dilapidated old house that nearly ruins their relationship. It makes for a funny plot, but in real life there’s nothing funny about buying a home and discovering that the roof leaks, or the wiring hasn’t been upgraded in decades.

Buying a home is an exciting time. The more informed you are before you buy, the better things will be in the long run. It is important that you see past the design and decor and learn to look at the “bones” of the home. Understanding how well a home was built and maintained, can really reduce expensive repairs in the future.