1. Fire pits: Staying Warm During the end of Summer Nights

    As summer starts to dwindle down and autumn approaches, the thought of sitting under the stars next to my fire pit slowly starts to fill my mind.  Sometimes there is nothing more relaxing than sitting with friends and family, shooting the breeze, and keeping warm next to a roaring fire. Depending on your budget, there is a fire pit for everyone.  Most home and garden stores carry a standard port…Read More

  2. Give the Gift of Sun!

      Have you ever had to buy a present for someone who seems to have everything? They are the most difficult to shop for! You rack your brain trying to do better than last year or try to bring them some surprise and excitement! I have the perfect solution…. The gift of the sun!!! I’m talking about giving the perfect gift of a Solatube Daylighting Device installed in that room in the house they …Read More

  3. Stairway to heaven

    If you are like me, you are always looking for different ways to leave your “mark” on your home.  When guests enter your home you want them to know and feel your personality from the time they arrive until the time they leave.  One way to do this might be to Jazz up that staircase.  Sure you can go with your traditional carpet, oak treads with oak risers, or oak treads with white painted ri…Read More

  4. Increase the Functionality of Your Solatube Daylighting Device

    If you own a Solatube Daylighting Device you already know what a difference it can make to your home.  That bathroom that you tried to make brighter for years with different pallets of paint colors is now brilliant with the natural light coming in.  You are likely in the habit of trying to turn off the light when you leave that room! Did you know that you can add a few features to your existing …Read More

  5. Home Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities – Part 2

    In my previous blog, we had touched on the fact that living and enjoying your home while disabled can be one of the most challenging aspects of daily life.  Common tasks like making a sandwich for lunch or going to the bathroom can not only be exhausting, but also straining on moral.  Last time, we spoke about ideas that could be implemented for the kitchen and bathroom that would make common ta…Read More

  6. Home Selling Season

    Down my street there are currently 3 houses for sale, all within a 1 block radius of each other.  Needless to say, that creates competition and somebody is going to end up sitting on their property a lot longer than they want to.  The problem is that 2 of the houses have done nothing to prepare their home for sale while the 3rd has been working diligently all spring to get his house ready to put…Read More

  7. Retro Decor: These Vintage Trends are Making a Comeback!

      Vintage Comeback Another big trend hitting 2016 is mixing vintage with modern/contemporary decor to create an eclectic, worldly and uniquely personal look.  Lots of clients are looking to add a touch of vintage to their newly remodeled project at Home Services Direct with furniture, finishes and/or color.  Design is always in the details and adding accent pieces to keep up with the trends is…Read More

  8. Save Your Attic and Roof: Attics are not just spaces to store stuff…..

    As I walk my neighborhood I start to take note at neighbor’s roofs and what the heck they have up on them.  I see many vents, a few skylights and even fewer attic fans.  Before getting into this business, and knowing very little about attic’s and roofs, I was the traditional consumer where my attic was just a place for storing a bunch of Christmas stuff and kids toys.  How wrong I was…. A…Read More

  9. Home Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities – Part 1

    Owning a home can be one of the more satisfying investments in a person’s life, but for seniors aging in place and/or individuals with disabilities, a standard home can be far from livable and enjoyable.  It’s important to make sure that the home environment for those with disabilities provides the support they need to lead a safe and happy life.  After all, a home is only really a home if i…Read More

  10. Declutter the clutter! KEEP CALM AND GET ORGANIZED!

    It’s official!  Summer must be here.  Why you ask, well let me tell you.  First thing to take note of is the date on the calendar but that is not the homeowner’s first clue.  You see, early Saturday morning while I was driving to the health club I noticed 3 of my neighbors busily emptying their garages out so that they could spend the day de-cluttering the mess that has gathered in their g…Read More