Granite counter  tops! Safe or hazardous to your health???

Granite counter tops! Safe or hazardous to your health???

Updated September 1, 2020 Granite counter tops! Safe or hazardous to your health??? It used to be that everyone longed for granite counter tops in their kitchen.  Having a granite counter top was the equivalent of having a BMW or Mercedes in your driveway.  But with recent reports of radon or radiation emitting from granite, are granite…

How To Paint Your Brass Fireplace Screen | Add Value to Your Home

How To Paint Your Brass Fireplace Screen | Add Value to Your Home

How to Spray Paint your Brass Fireplace Insert Giving your fireplace screen a new look is a quick and easy fix and all for the cost of a can of spray paint. This brass screen was screaming “makeover.” Remove Screen Carefully The first step is removing the screen from the fireplace.  Be careful not to…

Are your light switches & wall plates up to date?
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Are your light switches & wall plates up to date?

Are your light switches & wall plates up to date? Updated: August 3, 2020 Small details like light switches can make a big difference to the value of your home. When a potential buyer walks into a home, the light switches are very visible.  They are one item that can set the “tone” for the…

Deck vs Patio?  Which should you choose?

Deck vs Patio? Which should you choose?

Deck vs Patio? Which should you choose? As spring is coming upon us, we are all itching to move outside (literally).  Perhaps you’ve been staring at dead space outside all winter dreaming of your outdoor space. But which should you choose?  Deck or patio?   What is the deciding factor? Homeowners may use these terms interchangeably…

5 Easy Front Yard Landscaping Ideas for Great Curb Appeal
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5 Easy Front Yard Landscaping Ideas for Great Curb Appeal

Whether you’re decorating to stay or staging to sell, your front curb appeal says alot about your house.  Your curb appeal can make a positive or negative statement. Landscaping can have a HUGE impact on what your house looks like.  Overgrown shrubs or trees and unkempt gardens gives the impression that the inside of the…

Are You Over Renovating Your Home?
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Are You Over Renovating Your Home?

A few years ago, I staged a house for a single mom that had a gorgeous en-suite bathroom in the master bedroom.  Beautiful tiles, nice new vanity, great shower including a trendy rain shower head.   The en-suite was stunning. Who wouldn’t like that right?  The cost of the reno, unfortunately, was equally as stunning. She…

Top 5 Inexpensive Renovations To Sell Your Home
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Top 5 Inexpensive Renovations To Sell Your Home

Top 5 Inexpensive Renovations To Sell Your Home Updated March 23, 2020 When you’ve made that decision to sell your house, your house no longer becomes the home where you’ve raised your kids, or started out as a new young couple or was that first home which you were so proud of being able to…