4 Things to Know About Home Improvement Before Buying a Home

When you dive into home buying, there are plenty of things you should know. One big part of the process that you should learn about, both before purchasing your home and after, is home improvement. Many of us know little to nothing about renovations in the beginning stages of homebuying, but if you buy a home without…

7 Small Tasks for New Year’s Decluttering and Organizing

Jump-start your 2020 resolutions by cleaning up these often neglected areas at home. If decluttering and organizing is on your New Year’s resolutions list, you might start visualizing your goal by saving photos of your favorite organized spaces to a Houzz ideabook. But at some point, you’ve got to go from dreaming to taking action….

10 Surefire Ways to Boost Curb Appeal

A designer shares her top 10 tips for sprucing up the front of a house. There’s no need to buy a new house or take on an extensive remodel to get the curb appeal you want. There are many ways to approach your exterior to give it a serious update without a serious overhaul. These…

4 Tips to Keep Dogs Safe & Cozy in Winter

Every new year ushers in some of the harshest weather, and it’s easy to get caught up in your family’s winter safety concerns. But don’t forget that your pets are members of the family, too, and even the most outdoor-loving dog can suffer the ill effects of winter weather as easily as humans. Depending on…

Your Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

Keep your home and yard safe and running smoothly as temperatures drop and activity moves indoors. Fluffy snow and sparkling icicles may make for a winter wonderland, but they can also bring on drafts, fallen tree limbs and worse (hello, ice dams). Avoid spending your holidays handling winter-related disasters with a bit of preventative maintenance…

How to Manage a Budget for Home Improvement Projects

Have you been sitting on a laundry list of home improvement projects? Home renovations, of any sort, can add significant value to your home, especially for those who plan on selling in the future. Not to mention, these updates can add the personal touch your home needs to make it closer to your dream home….

A Clean Home for the Holidays in 5 Days

Follow this guide to get your house clean before the festivities begin and your family and friends arrive. Every day we’re getting closer and closer to holiday events, and if you’re hosting a gathering at your home this year, you’re likely starting to feel the pressure of throwing the perfect party. Undoubtedly, “clean the house”…

12 Garden Tasks to Do Before the Holiday Rush

Here’s a game plan for getting your yard winterized, your garden put to bed and your entry spruced up for the holidays. There’s plenty to do this time of year, with the holidays around the corner and gardens nearing the end of the growing season. There’s a case to be made for skipping any major fall…

10 Things to Consider for a Sustainable Landscape Design

Talk to your designer about materials, water use, maintenance and other elements that impact your yard’s footprint. If you’re renovating your landscape and would like to create a more earth-friendly garden, the best thing you can do is talk to your design team about it early on. “Being upfront about your desire for sustainability from…