Housing Trends

Housing Trends How long should they last? Nothing in life lasts forever – and the same can be said for your home. From the roof to the furnace, every component of your home has a life span, so it’s a good idea to know approximately how many years of service you can expect from them. This information can help when buying or […]
Housing Trends New Features vs. Character We are often asked, “Which is the better buy, a newer or older home?” Our answer: It all depends on your needs and personal preferences. We decided to put together a list of the six biggest differences between newer and older homes: The neighborhood Surprisingly, one of the biggest factors in choosing a new home […]
For Buyers How to Decorate a Rental Abiding by rental rules is important, but so is style and making a house feel more like a home. Thus, we’ve put together a little list for you to help personalize your home, while still insuring you get your security deposit back by the end of it. Storage – Let’s be honest, rentals often lack sufficient […]
Housing Trends 3 Quick Maintenance Tips to Make Your Roof Last Your roof is one of the most important assets of your home. Here are some tips to help maintain it. This article originally appeared on Porch.com Written by Peter Kim A brand-new roof is a massive investment, but no other element of your home is quite as valuable. While the average lifespan of a roof is about […]
Housing Trends Five Essentials for Your Home Office Most people dream of working from home, but ask anyone who does it on a regular basis, and they’ll tell you how hard it can be to stay productive when you work where you live. The most disciplined telecommuters will tell you that you need a structured routine and organization to rise and grind and […]
Housing Trends How To Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing As winter temperatures begin to creep up around your home you may start feeling nervous about your water pipes and plumbing. If so, you’re not alone. Frozen pipes (or rather, burst pipes) can cause expensive water damage to your home and property. Even a small tear in a water pipe can send hundreds of gallons […]
Housing Trends A Beginner’s Guide to Managing a Remodel Browsing photos and ideas can be a fun part of creating your dream room. But making your designs a reality also takes smart planning and organization. Project management is an essential part of remodeling, and there’s nothing like the feeling of implementing a plan to create something new and beautiful. These tips can help you […]
Housing Trends Keeping Up with The Joneses: Seven Yard Tools a First-Time Homeowner Needs So basically, when you have a baby and wife and a career, your home reno slows down a little when your extended family flies back to their respective time zones. Last month, we shared about that pesky 15% of a project that gets left undone.  And maybe we still haven’t fixed the grout line in the […]
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Home Builders A Home Addition: What to Consider Before Starting to Build Adding on to your current home may be your best bet if you’re short on space, but you don’t want to move or can’t find another house in the area with all the qualities you’re seeking. It’s also an attractive option if the house you have is lacking just one significant element (a family room, […]
Housing Trends 3 Garden Alternatives for a Patchy Lawn I’ve met with more than one client while standing on a struggling lawn. “I keep trying,” they tell me, “but the grass won’t grow.” I tell them that maybe this means there’s another option, something even better than a lawn. Maybe it’s time for a garden. And it’s as if I’d just told them the […]
Housing Trends 6 Alternative Flooring Solutions to Refresh Your Home Feeling ho-hum about classic hardwood floors? Here are six alternative floor solutions that can give any room in your house a fresh sense of personality, whether you’re starting from scratch or looking for an inexpensive DIY update. 1. Rubber. Often associated with commercial interiors, industrial rubber flooring can also be a sleek and smart solution for […]
Housing Trends 25 Ways to Make the Most of Small Spaces Suburban homes—with their large spaces, big yards, and separate bedrooms for every child—will always be popular with families, especially families of four or more. But there’s also a contingent today that’s eager to live in a dense urban setting: a high-rise condominium in the downtown core, a small home in an urban neighborhood, a small […]
Housing Trends How Long Is Your Contractor Liable? Constructing or remodeling a home is a complex, expensive endeavor. Ideally, everything goes as planned, and when the dust clears, the homeowner can settle in and enjoy the new home — and never think about the building process again. But what happens when, nine months after the owner moves in, the floor develops a crack, […]
Housing Trends 5 Tips to Improve Indoor-Outdoor Flow Wouldn’t you love to double the size of your house for the holidays, or when you’re entertaining a large groups of friends? And when the party is over and all the guests have gone home, have your nice, cozy house back just like that? It doesn’t make sense to maintain a large entertaining space that […]
Housing Trends How the American Home has Evolved Owning a home has been an American tradition from the start. But the home itself has changed dramatically over the years. For example, you may be surprised to learn how much the size of the average American home has increased since the turn of the 20th century—especially when you compare it to the size of the […]
Housing Trends 8 Ways Your Kitchen Renovations Could Break Your Budget When you begin planning a kitchen renovation project, you may have no idea how much your ideal vision might cost. The answer will likely depend on several factors, including the size of your space, what you will do to it, and your budget. In the end, the price of a renovation should largely be driven […]
Housing Trends New Year, New Start The New Year is a great time for renewal, and there’s no reason why your home shouldn’t share in this time of rejuvenation. Here are a few ideas to give your home – and your spirits – a lift as you move forward in 2018. Get organized One change that might make a big difference […]
Housing Trends Great Design Element: Why Awnings Are Making a Comeback Awnings are a valuable home design element that our grandparents knew all about. In the days before air conditioning, they were used to shade interiors and help keep homes cool. With the focus on sustainable design today, there’s renewed interest in the power of awnings. They block the sun from entering the house and warming it […]
Housing Trends How to Step Up Your Entry Design With a New Welcome Mat Right before the guests ring the doorbell or give the front door an old-fashioned knock, they step on your welcome mat. This mat serves two purposes: catching debris and adding style. Here are some ideas for how to give this entry detail a refresh before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season begin. Welcome […]
Housing Trends 5 Mid-century Modern Homes That Make the Most of Their Small Design Mid-century modern homes were small out of necessity. Money was in short supply after World War II, so architects and builders had to keep houses compact yet functional to stay within homeowners’ budgets. At the same time, lifestyles were changing. Smart architects took on a new approach and designed homes with an open feel, which […]