Having a basement is great. It’s the one area in the house where your hobbies and imagination can run free. Everything from a wine cellar to a wood shop to a home entertainment center can be made to fit and be used in a basement. And even though the kids may sometimes think that it’s ...

Hardwood floors add value to your home Hardwood floors exude warmth, beauty and a sense of richness if kept in good condition. With a little care, they can provide a lifetime of value to your home. Whether you are considering getting hardwood floors or currently have hardwood floors in your home, you should be aware that ...

Good Home Lighting enhances a house, creating comfort and beauty. Lighting can make colors pop, set a mood, illuminate space and establish security. Most rooms in our homes use a combination of direct light for ambience and tasks and indirect lighting for an overall feeling of brightness. Direct lighting Such as an overhead down light, illuminates ...

Older homes especially, and new homes as well, need regular maintenance.  Here is an annual checklist of areas that need to be inspected to keep your home in top condition. Exterior Home Maintenance Gutters and downspouts need year-round attendance to make sure they are operating properly. Improper water drainage can ruin a foundation and cause other ...

Termites could be eating you out of house and home and you might not even know it! Termites are a problem in 49 out of 50 states. They cause homeowners an estimated $5 billion in damage and treatment costs each year, according to the National Pest Management Association. That’s the equivalent of thousands of dollars ...

 WHEN SELLING A NEW HOME TO TRADING UP TO A LARGER HOME #1.  Unlike the experience of buying a first home, when you’re looking to move-up, and already own a home, there are certain factors that can complicate the situation. It’s very important for you to consider these issues before you list your home for sale. ...