Kitchen Remodel: Be Sure To Plan Your Traffic Flow

When many people are dreaming of a kitchen renovation, they may start thinking about color schemes, gleaming new appliances or an inviting open floor plan. However, there's one important factor which, if fumbled, can turn a kitchen into a home improvement nightmare: foot traffic. A poorly designed room can lead to people bumping into each other or making unnecessary extra trips.

Is Your Style Killing Your Chance at a Sale? Balancing Personal Style and Resale Value

You’ve heard the rules of selling a home:

  1. Get rid of anything personal.
  2. Neutralize every room.
  3. Make everything look bland and boring.

Maybe this will sell your home – eventually – but what do you do when you want to enjoy the space until then? Is there really a way to add a little life and spirit into your rooms without forgoing the ability to sell when needed?

More Windows Equal More Light: Why That's a Good Thing

There’s a little secret that commercial architects and Fortune 500 companies have known for years: Natural light is good for your health. Workers who spend their eight hours in workspaces filled with natural light sleep better and longer at night. They tend to get more exercise daily and report higher qualities of life, says a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

What Is The Key To Laying Tile?

What is one of the most intimidating household DIY projects? A kitchen remodel ranks up there. When properly installed, a tile floor can last decades. However, if mistakes creep into the job, you'll be digging out the toolbox in less than a year. The good news is, with the right preparation and a little patience, this job is well within the skills of a DIY homeowner.

Smooth and Level Floor Tiles Begin With the Right Base


Solutions For An Uneven Floor

An uneven floor can be a frustrating problem to have in a home. There are several ways you can fix the problem. Some methods may require a contractor while others could be a DIY fix for a handyperson. An uneven floor may be the result of a poor foundation or a shift in the foundation that causes part of the house to slope. This is especially common in old houses that have had more time to shift.

Fix the Foundation


3 tips to prepare to sell your home

According to, spring is the busiest and best season to sell a home. While a good home can find a buyer any time of year, homeowners might find the buyers’ pool is strongest in spring and into summer. The reasons for that are many, ranging from parents wanting to move when their children are not in school to buyers wanting to move when the weather is most accommodating.


Paint your home’s exterior like a pro

Painting is an inexpensive way to transform just about any space. Many people paint the interiors of their homes, but home exteriors also can undergo dramatic makeovers with fresh coats of paint. Timing the job right and heeding some tips from professionals and do-it-yourselfers who have tread the painting path before you can make the job go smoothly.