2019

What Do Home Stagers Actually Do?

If you are selling a higher-end home, your real estate agent may recommend that you hire a home staging service to prepare the home for showings and open houses. You're probably vaguely familiar with what home stagers do — they make a home look more presentable and appealing — but what exact services can you expect these professionals to carry out? Extreme Cleaning If you are dreading having to clean under the fridge or vacuum the carpet in the storage room, have no fear. Read More 

Keeping Your Home And Garden Free Of Pests And Rodents

Your home and your gardens outside are great hiding places for bugs, rodents, and other pests, but a little preventive maintenance, you can keep the critters out. Keeping the Pests Out of the House Insects, spiders, and rodents are not something you want in your home. There are a lot of options that you can try to keep them out, but the most effective is to have a professional pest control company come and treat your home for you. Read More 

Myths About Home Mold

Mold is, unfortunately, a common problem in many residential homes. Mold occurs because of uncontrolled home moisture, and it can ruin some of the interior finishes and even the structures in your home. Homeowners can make the mistake of underestimating mold in their home. Don't buy into these common mold myths -- protect your house against mold.  Myth: Mold only occurs in areas with high environmental humidity. Mold can be more common in areas that have higher moisture in the air, but home mold can occur even in dry, desert-like conditions. Read More 

What to Look for in a Handcrafted Picture Frame

Handcrafted picture frames have so much more character than the mass-manufactured ones sold in big box stores. And ultimately, don't you want to frame your pictures in something unique and beautiful? However, as with all goods, handcrafted picture frames are not all created equal. Here are some things to look for in a high-quality, handcrafted frame. Dovetailed Corners One can make a picture frame simply by gluing four pieces of wood together, but that's not the sturdiest construction. Read More