Top 2019 Outdoor Living Trends

Posted on: March 13, 2019 by in Blog
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With busy schedules and on-the-go lifestyles, outdoor living spaces offer a chance to decompress, enjoy nature and connect with friends and family. Thanks to the impressive design and quality of today’s outdoor products, these spaces often rival the convenience, comfort and design of the indoors. As the heart of the home shifts outdoors, following are some of the top trends that will dominate the outdoor living landscape. Sustainable solutions There is a growing interest in Continue Reading ...

3 Tips to Improve Your Bathroom Design with Technology

Posted on: March 4, 2019 by in Blog
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We tend to think of the bathroom strictly as a utilitarian space, and therefore not worthy of the same energy and expense put into designing spaces like the living room or kitchen. We spend a lot of time in the bathroom, however. It’s the room where we start and set intentions for our day. In the evening, the bathroom is where we go to unwind — some people prefer soaking in a bubble bath while others take a hot shower to relax after a long day. How a bathroom is designed can dramatically Continue Reading ...

Why Homeowners Need Home Services Plan

Posted on: February 25, 2019 by in Blog
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Nobody bats an eyelash when it comes to buying homeowner's insurance, but many homeowners don’t apply that same logic to planning for home repairs — not what might happen, but what will happen. Only a fraction of the 120 million U.S. households today are protected by a home services plan, also known as a home warranty. That number is growing, as homeowners recognize the value of coverage when appliances go on the fritz, hot water heaters run cold in the middle of winter or a leaky Continue Reading ...

5 Ways to Create an Inviting Room Using Tile

Posted on: February 18, 2019 by in Blog
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Today’s tile trends extend so far beyond their traditional use as a staple of bathroom design that you may not recognize them. While once the most attractive and innovative tiles had to be imported, contemporary handcrafted tile and stone products for home design are now being made right here in the United States. Homeowners and interior designers alike are always seeking distinctive visual touches to make each home special. Here are five ways tile design can enhance a room. Elevate small Continue Reading ...

Fire Protection Tips For Your New Home

Posted on: February 11, 2019 by in Blog
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Building a new home? Protect it against today's faster, scarier fires If your new home is among the one million or so being built in the U.S. this year, congratulations! You’ll have the chance to customize it to your dream home preferences. One feature that should be at the top of your priority list is the best possible fire protection for yourself and your loved ones: home fire sprinklers. While choosing household systems may not be as fun as picking paint colors and carpeting, it’s Continue Reading ...

3 Ways to Prepare for Stormy Weather

Posted on: February 4, 2019 by in Blog
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No matter where you live, the weather can be unpredictable any time of year. Storms can disrupt your family’s routine, but a little preparation can mean reducing the stress that unexpected weather events can cause. Preparing for storms or other weather conditions just takes a few practical, proactive steps that can save you time, money and give you peace of mind. Prep your family Make sure everybody in the family is equipped with everyone’s phone numbers (not just on phones), in case of Continue Reading ...

Simple Bathroom Installations with Big Impact for 2019

Posted on: January 28, 2019 by in Blog
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Craving a more beautiful bathroom? Resolve to make this the year that you finally create the bathroom of your dreams. Fortunately, you don't need a major remodel. Consider these ideas for simple changes with big impact. With a little planning and effort, you'll add to your home's value and functionality, while getting the "Pinterest-worthy" bathroom you know will make you smile every day. Project 1: Fresh, eco-friendly style Transitional style is today's most popular bathroom style, Continue Reading ...

5 Simple Ways of Creating a Colorful Home

Posted on: January 21, 2019 by in Blog
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When you look at your home's interiors, do you find yourself craving a refresh? If so, there's no better time than the New Year to update your home with thoughtful design touches that embrace the power of color. Color is a key component of interior design and a useful tool for updating any space. What's more, colors can convey many emotions — from calm to energetic — helping you create rooms that are perfectly reflective of your personal tastes. Even though the possibilities are Continue Reading ...

8 Home Security Hacks Recommended by Police

Posted on: January 14, 2019 by in Blog
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Did you know that many police departments have a community affairs officer whose primary goal is to build a strong working relationship with the community? That means you have access to a trained safety expert who wants to give you ideas to keep your home and neighborhood safe. Read on for eight simple home security hacks from a recent home safety evaluation conducted by a police officer. 1. Change the locks When was the last time you changed the locks? How many previous owners have there Continue Reading ...

3 Questions To Ask When Looking For Your New HVAC Unit

Posted on: January 7, 2019 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at Master Building Inspectors! If you subscribe to the belief that your home is your castle, then you naturally expect to be comfortable in that castle, right? Whether it's the middle of winter or the dog days of summer, your home's HVAC system plays a vital role in supporting this comfort, so if you're in the market for a new system, here are three questions you should ask before purchasing your new system. Is the unit the right size for your Continue Reading ...