Hot trends in kitchen remodeling

Posted on: February 21, 2020 by in Blog
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(BPT) - Year after year, the most popular home improvement project for American families remains the same: remodeling the kitchen. Today, kitchen makeovers are more ambitious than ever, with homeowners willing to spend larger budgets to upgrade both the aesthetics and the functionality of what is, after all, the most used room in the house.“Many architects, designers and homeowners are specifying hardwood as an essential part of any kitchen refresh,” notes Linda Jovanovich, of the Continue Reading ...

Bringing the indoors out: 2020 outdoor living trends

Posted on: February 12, 2020 by in Blog
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(BPT) - 2020 outdoor living trends are all about enjoying your backyard alfresco — but with the comfort and ease you expect from your indoor spaces. Today's outdoor spaces are transforming into an extension of the home. The current outdoor design also takes into account the look and feel of your entire home, including the interior and exterior, building materials and surroundings.Connecting with nature: Biophilic designBiophilic design is achieved when natural elements are Continue Reading ...

Hot bathroom trends for 2020

Posted on: January 31, 2020 by in Blog
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(BPT) – Adding or remodeling a bathroom is a popular home improvement project in 2020. Whether it’s a simple powder room, a useful three-quarter or a grand master bath, it’s worthwhile to research the top trends so you can create a space that is functional while also increasing your home’s overall value.Sensational showers: When it comes to bathing options, showers are the focus. For instance, four in five homeowners upgrade the shower during a master bathroom renovation (83%) and Continue Reading ...

TIPS TO PREPARE YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES FOR AN EMERGENCY

Posted on: January 24, 2020 by in Blog
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(BPT) – Fires can occur when you least expect it, leaving little time to plan your escape, so the time to prepare for an emergency isn’t when your alarm sounds. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), only 32% of American households have actually developed and practiced an emergency escape plan. Make time to sit down with your family to plan and practice what you would do in case of a fire or carbon monoxide (CO) emergency. Consider the following tips when helping to Continue Reading ...

Smart homes aren’t smart without fire sprinklers

Posted on: January 16, 2020 by in Blog
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Protect everyone in your household from today’s faster, scarier fires (BPT) – Today there are many automated options that make homes more comfortable, energy-efficient, cost-effective and safe. Typically referred to as smart home technology, these features may include automating control of items such as lighting, temperature, window shades, surveillance cameras, locks, smoke alarms, even pet feeders. Often, these features have smartphone apps that allow the homeowner to control them from Continue Reading ...

5 WAYS TO REFRESH YOUR HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Posted on: January 7, 2020 by in Blog
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5 WAYS TO REFRESH YOUR HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

(BPT) – Tis the season for festive holiday gatherings with family and friends. Whether hosting your first or fifteenth celebration, you want your home to be ready to impress. Here are five simple ways to make sure your home is merry and bright for the holidays.Refresh kitchen countersSince the kitchen is where people mingle the most, don’t leave old, dirty caulk to be the focal point behind your delicious holiday spread! Spruce up your countertop and backsplash by removing and Continue Reading ...

5 Reasons Why You Need a Home Inspection before Buying a New Home

Posted on: December 20, 2019 by in Blog
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It’s pretty easy to get overwhelmed with the thought of buying a new home. It’s brand new and everything’s perfect, or so many would think.  While you all get swept up in excitement, never forget that a home inspection is, and should be, an important part of this big real estate transaction – home buying.A home inspection is an integral part of the home buying process for two of the best reasons – to save you time and save you money in the long run. What a home inspection can Continue Reading ...

Your Total Guide to Understanding A Home Inspection Report

Posted on: December 13, 2019 by in Blog
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If being bombarded with costly repairs and unpleasant surprises is not your cup of tea, which is obviously not one’s, then having a good understanding of the home inspection report is a must. What is a home inspection report? This report is a compilation of the current conditions of the home and issues of major systems with the purpose of providing you with an informed knowledge of the property. Remember, a home inspection report is not a list of quotes for fixes or Continue Reading ...

When Should I Get a Home Inspection?

Posted on: December 5, 2019 by in Blog
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A home inspection is one thing that you can’t and shouldn’t skip. “When does the home inspection usually take place? Is it before or after the purchase agreement is signed? Can I back out if the home inspector discovers a serious problem?” Those are just among the few questions any new homebuyer has. That’s clearly normal because purchasing a home is not a cheap investment and there are many things to consider before doing so. But one thing’s for sure, a home inspection is Continue Reading ...

Benefits of Home Inspection to Buyers and Sellers

Posted on: November 29, 2019 by in Blog
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A home inspection is not a deal-breaker. It just gives you the correct information you need about the property.When we talk about a real estate transaction, there are many questions that arise from both buyers and sellers. Some do not know what happens after closing while others think a home inspection is the best option. Both are true actually but the latter is one of the wisest decisions any buyer and seller could make. This is also one of the reasons why a Seller’s Inspection Continue Reading ...