1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Decorative Lighting: Ideas, Inspirations and Tips

    Did you know Thomas Edison did not invent the light bulb? The light bulb was invented in 1801 by Humphry Davy. Many other inventors followed: James Bowman Lindsay, Warren de le Rue, Frederick DeMoleyns, John Wellington Starr, Alexander Lodygin, William E. Sawyer, Albon Man, Hiram Stevens Maxim, and James Wilson Swan, but none of their bulbs were effective for everyday use. Thomas Edison, with assi…Read More

  4. Home Maintenance: Preventative Home Maintenance Program

    With the arrival of winter and spring just around the corner, now is the time to start looking into a home maintenance plan.  These maintenance plans are a great idea for any home owner, from somebody who just doesn’t have the time to clean & replace filters, to the home owner that doesn’t have the capability to hop up on the roof to clean the gutters and make repairs.  These maintenance…Read More

  5. ‘Tis The Season: Top Five Must Haves

    Candles Create the right type of ambience for your holiday parties this year.  Lights on dimmers are the best along with your white Christmas lights; however, candles (regular or flameless) can be used to create a nice natural glow amoung the holiday décor.  Frameless candles can be operated by remote controls these days and come in all shapes and sizes for you to choose from.  If you have a f…Read More

  6. Remodeling: Change Orders Need Not be Feared

    For homeowners who haven’t lived through a remodeling project but who have heard their neighbors and friends’ horror stories, the term “change order” has a pretty lousy connotation, right up there with “no-show contractor” and “limited warranty.”  But these documents, which record changes in the contract between the client and the contractor, need not be feared. To be honest, a re…Read More

  7. Cost of Remodeling: Items That Will Affect the Cost a Home Remodel

    One of the most important aspects to remodeling is knowing, and controlling, your budget. There are so many variables that go into determining the cost of a project. Here are a few things that will affect the cost of remodeling: Size and scope of your project. Project cost will vary depending on your location, the size of the room, and what features or options you choose. However, square footage a…Read More

  8. Getting Your Home Ready for Winter: How to Save Money!

          We all know that the passing of Halloween means that winter is just around the corner.  Now is the perfect time to look at some potential ways to save some money this winter by winterizing your home today.  These are items that can be done on your own or you can call companies like Home Services Direct to assist you with these items.  Here are just a few items you can look …Read More

  9. Remodeling: Prepare for the Unexpected

    It is always important when preparing for a home remodeling project, to be ready for the unexpected. By preparing yourself for issues that were not anticipated, you can stay one step ahead. It is also recommended to include extra in your time frame and budget should any unforeseen issues arise. Some examples of issues that could be found: Uncovering wiring that has been Jerry-rigged inside the wal…Read More

  10. Basement Remodel: How to Get the Most Out of Your Interior Living Space

    As the fall season approaches we turn our focus to the inside of our homes. Maybe you have been talking about doing it for years now or maybe this will spark an idea, either way now is the perfect time to start thinking about turning your dark cluttered basement into a comfortable and functional space your family and guests will enjoy for years to come.  If it’s the ultimate basement with all t…Read More