10 Stylish Screened-In Porches

These porches combine the best elements of indoor and outdoor rooms. A screened-in porch is a great place for cutting loose with your style. The porch is about relaxing and reading, hosting friends and serving meals alfresco. It’s also a place for paying homage to the outdoor views through architecture and interior design. Here are…

Renovate-to-Sell

Renovate-to-sell home improvement company Curbio Inc. and Ebby Halliday Companies, a HomeServices of America company, announce partnership. Partnership will give Ebby Halliday Companies agents and their sellers quicker sales and greater proceeds through Curbio’s “Renovate Now, Pay at Settlement” model. POTOMAC, Md., June 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Curbio Inc., the fast-growing real estate technology company that specializes in…

How to Design a Kitchen That’s Easy to Clean

Eager to reduce scrubbing time? Get expert advice on making easy maintenance part of your kitchen plan. The kitchen tends to be the room in our home that needs the most cleaning. The good news is that, with a little planning, you can have a design that makes cleaning a breeze and allows you to…

7 Things That Stand in the Way of Having an Organized Home

Whether your challenge is lack of time, a toddler underfoot, poor health or another obstacle, a pro can help you through. If you watched the popular Netflix series following Marie Kondo as she guides clients through decluttering and organizing their homes, you probably already have a good idea of the benefits of paring back your…

Your Home Maintenance Checklist for Summer

Get your home in shape with these indoor and outdoor projects to do in an hour, over a weekend or longer-term. With longer days on the horizon, summer is a good time to get going on some larger home projects both indoors and out. Hotter weather is also your cue to tune up those irrigation…

Minimalist Choices That Will Bring Calm to Your Bathroom

Clean lines and a quiet palette can help create a more relaxing space Whether you have a “less is more” or “more is more” philosophy toward decor, the bathroom is a good spot to borrow from a minimalist’s bag of tricks. These include the simple lines, monochromatic schemes and lack of visual clutter conducive to…

To-Dos: Your May Home Checklist

Get your house and yard in order now, and you’ll be ready to enjoy the summer days ahead. With Mother’s Day and Memorial Day coming up this month, there is plenty of incentive to get those outdoor spaces ready for entertaining. From scheduling house painting to organizing your outdoor cooking tools, tick these 13 items…

Things to Ask Your Contractor Before You Start Your Project

Ask these questions before signing with a contractor for better communication and fewer surprises along the way. Remodeling or building a new home is a big financial and emotional investment. It can also be a big investment of your time if you want to be closely involved in the decision-making. Knowing what to expect before…

Best Ways to Pay for Home Improvement Projects

When it comes to financing home improvements, there are a lot of ways to pay for every project. From replacing an appliance to adding a room or two, you can cover project costs through loans, great retailer deals and financing options that make the most of currently low interest rates. So, what’s the first step toward financing…