Selling your home? Make it more appealing to buyers

April 10, 2013 by · Comments Off on Selling your home? Make it more appealing to buyers
Filed under: Curb Appeal, Lighting, Simple Home Improvements, Windows 

Make your home sale(BPT) – You’ve made the decision to sell your home – now you want to position yourself for a quick and successful sale. What’s the most important thing you can do to entice buyers?

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Staging on a shoestring: Tips from the pros for quick home sales

March 15, 2013 by · Comments Off on Staging on a shoestring: Tips from the pros for quick home sales
Filed under: Painting, Simple Home Improvements 

Home Staging(BPT) – The real estate market is starting to show signs of improvement, which is welcome news for people wanting to sell their homes. This positive momentum alone isn’t enough to close a deal, though – a homeowner must make their properties appealing to potential buyers so they stand out from the competition. The good news is it’s easy to create an appealing atmosphere with a few staging tips and tricks from the experts.
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Surprising, affordable upgrades can give your home a whole new look

January 10, 2013 by · Comments Off on Surprising, affordable upgrades can give your home a whole new look
Filed under: Lighting, Simple Home Improvements, Stair Case 

affordable upgrade(BPT) – Sure, kitchen and bath renovations get all the glamour and credit for offering high returns on your investment when it’s time to sell your home. But a host of other, often-overlooked improvements can also offer great ROI – while completely changing the look of your home at a fraction of the cost of bigger projects.
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Simple home improvement projects that lower utility costs

September 22, 2011 by · Comments Off on Simple home improvement projects that lower utility costs
Filed under: Budget-friendly, Do-It-Yourself, Eco-Friendly, Energy Efficiency, Green Home Remodeling, Green Living, Green Remodeling, Home Improvement, Simple Home Improvements, Skylights 

energy savingsWho doesn’t want to save up on utility charges this year? However, did you ever think about various popular energy saving home improvements such as substituting regular bulbs with energy efficient bulbs or insulating the old hot water heater?
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Boost resale value by accessorizing existing home features

May 25, 2011 by · Comments Off on Boost resale value by accessorizing existing home features
Filed under: Attic, Blinds, Do-It-Yourself, Fireplace, Home Remodeling, Increase home value, Simple Home Improvements, Smart Renovations 

Home Remodeling(ARA) – Resale value matters, whether your home is on the market now or your plans to sell are several years in the future. Whenever you make improvements to your home, you should keep the resale value of those improvements in mind, real estate experts advise.

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Colorful Palettes Enhance Warm Weather Trends

(ARA) – As you stretch out your arms and embrace the warmer weather, the colors of summer make themselves obvious. Colorful blooms of bright greens, yellows and purples cheer the soul.

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A Great Garage Door: the Lipstick on Your Home’s Facade

April 16, 2009 by · Comments Off on A Great Garage Door: the Lipstick on Your Home’s Facade
Filed under: Eco-Friendly, Exterior, Garages & driveways, Green Living, Simple Home Improvements 

(ARA) – Smaller is apparently better in the minds of many homebuyers looking for the right deal in the prolonged decline of the housing market.

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Creative Ways to Maximize Space in Your Bathroom

April 5, 2009 by · Comments Off on Creative Ways to Maximize Space in Your Bathroom
Filed under: Bathroom Remodeling, Budget-friendly, Do-It-Yourself, Simple Home Improvements, Small Bathroom Remodeling 

(ARA) – Have you ever met anyone with too much space in their bathroom? Whether you’re remodeling, updating or just need to make the most of the square footage you’ve got, there are creative ways to maximize the space in your bathroom to keep clutter in its place and create a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere.

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Spring’s Top Home Decor Trends Draw Inspiration from Nature

March 28, 2009 by · Comments Off on Spring’s Top Home Decor Trends Draw Inspiration from Nature
Filed under: Budget-friendly, Do-It-Yourself, Simple Home Improvements 

(ARA) – It is time to pay tribute to the joy and jubilance of nature as the welcoming signs of spring arrive. The familiar will appear refreshingly new as we take in its splendor. This spring, the hottest trends in home decor reflect this breathtaking beauty as Mother Nature awakes from her slumber.
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Take Your Bath from Bland to Grand with 30-Minute Makeovers

(ARA) – Many of us dream of updating the most-used room in our homes, the bath, to create a beautiful and inviting space. But in today’s tough economy, you might worry about not getting a return on your investment. In fact, according to Consumer Reports, in today’s market, you may only recover about 78 percent.
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