December 13, 2018

Sharing a Space: Staying Relaxed During a Move

Moving can feel like a tough challenge, especially if you’re moving in with someone else. Whether moving into a new home together, or simply updating one of your current spaces to call home, how can you make the most out of this stressful time with your significant other? It’s an exciting new phase in your life but without proper planning, it could end up in heartbreak and financial disaster. Here are a few quick tips to consider when embarking on a fresh, new space that’s just for two.  Proper Planning    Before moving on, you need to deal with your current living arrangements. Do you lease or own a property? If you lease, notify your landlord and plan properly to avoid buyouts for early move outs. Selling a property, before moving into your new space has its own set of challenges and you want to get a head start on the […]
September 13, 2018

How to Use a Home Decor Theme In a Room

Not sure how to use a home decor theme in a room? No worries, it’s easy to use a theme to add personality into a space…the hardest part is deciding what theme to show off.  Homeowners have so many themes to choose from. Whether you take a cue from a location, design style, season, or even a beloved kid’s character there are five tips you should follow when working a theme into your home decor. Home Decor Theme Rule #1: Working with Color. One of the easiest ways to bring a theme’s feeling into your home is through color. Take a beach theme for example, the palette echoes the colors of nature: big sky blues, earthy browns, sea kelp greens and turquoise waters. Through the simple use of paint, you can set the stage for other beach touches throughout the home. Home Decor Theme Rule #2: Use Artwork. Displaying artwork is […]
September 6, 2018

5 Kid-Friendly Features Home Sellers Should Showcase When Selling

Selling a property becomes a bit more complex when kids are involved because homebuyers are looking for that perfect combination of size and safety. Family-oriented homebuyers will not settle for less on their buyer wish list when it comes to looking for kid-friendly features. Children influence the biggest purchase their parents are likely to make – according to a 2014 study by Coldwell Banker Real Estate, more than 70 percent of millennial and Generation X parents say their homebuying decisions are largely influenced by their offspring. So what are the biggest features to look for when it comes to buying a family home of their dreams? Here are five things you should think about when putting your home on the market when you expect a lot of family-focused interest. Sizable Structure A family home must offer enough space for both children and adults, so of course it’s one of the […]
August 23, 2018

How to Decorate an Open Layout in a Home

Does your home represent a floor plan with an open layout? It can be a challenging room to furnish if you’re having trouble determining where one area ends and another begins without a wall forcing you to stop.   A layout’s openness usually provides more space than a traditional closed-in room and more light. This is an extremely popular option these days in a home because you can use the space for multiple purposes, for instance combining a living and dining room. Here are a few basic tips that can help you create a stylish, comfortable room with function for all. Open Layout Tip #1: Create Specific Functions in the Area It’s important to distinguish the various areas of the room from one another, since there are no walls dictating your decision. As you can see in the image below, we decided to break up the room based on where the longest wall was located. We […]
August 16, 2018

4 Factors That Will Affect Your Roof’s Lifespan

The roof is one of the most important parts of your property to maintain. If neglected, roof damage can led to even bigger repair headaches for the homeowner — from animal infestation to water damage. So, how do you know when it’s time to change the roof? There are a few outside factors to consider. Most homeowners are not aware of the lifespan of their roof until it’s too late. But, the first step of knowing your roof’s lifespan is knowing what outside factors are affecting your roof. This’ll help you help your roof elongate its lifespan and be able to provide durability and stability for you and your family according to Dallas roofing contractors: Inclement Weather Outside elements affect your roof more than you might think. If you’re in an area that deals with excessive inclement weather (snow storms, excessive heat, hurricanes, etc.) your roof will surely be affected more. […]