Ten essential steps for ensuring beautiful blooms year after year By Anne Balogh If you’ve been afraid to start your own rose garden because you’ve heard that growing the “queen of flowers” can be a thorny endeavor, don’t be daunted by the false rumors. The truth is, roses are no more temperamental than other flowering […]
20 Ways to Add Curb Appeal
If your home’s curb appeal makes a great first impression, everyone — including potential homebuyers — will want to see what’s inside. Check out these simple, low-cost curb appeal improvements that you can do in a day, a week, or a month. Curb Appeal in a Day Dress up the front door Your home’s front […]
How to Prepare Your Yard for Summer
The secret to keeping your yard thriving throughout the summer lies in the lawn care techniques you implement during the spring. By getting started early in the year, you’ll develop a resilient lawn that’s resistant to the effects of the sun, weeds, pests and heavy foot traffic. Follow these guidelines to prepare your yard to […]
11 Popular Home Updates That Are Worth the Money
Spring Gardening Checklist
SELLING YOUR HOME THIS YEAR? 6 REASONS TO RENOVATE NOW!
Face it. Your home’s not perfect. You may keep up with general maintenance, and perhaps you’re meticulously clean. But how old is your kitchen? Do your paint colors reflect current trends? Could your living room use some updating? When it comes to selling your home today, it’s got to be perfect, or buyers will simply […]
Bones in Your Backyard (and What to Do If You Find Them)
Is a Barndominium right for you?
Maybe you have an old barn on your property that’s just sitting there taking up space, filled with junk or even animals that you could move elsewhere. Or perhaps you’d like to buy a rural piece of land for sale, you know, something with charm, accentuated by a gorgeous, old barn with loads of character. […]
Build a Vacation Home that Powers – and Pays For – Itself
by Jennifer Dickson, Founder/CDO Acre Designs Acre offers a simple, turnkey solution for building a beautiful, modern zero-energy home. Zero-energy, or NetZero, homes provide as much power as they consume; meaning homeowners enjoy a lighter environmental footprint and a life without energy bills. Typically NetZero homes involve a lengthy, complicated design and build process […]
What Is The Tiny House Movement?
What are tiny houses? The tiny house movement? Tiny living? Simply put, it is a social movement where people are choosing to downsize the space they live in. The typical American home is around 2,600 square feet, whereas the typical small or tiny house is between 100 and 400 square feet. Tiny houses come in […]