Identifying Odors in the Home

odors in the homeA household has a variety of scents and odors. You might notice the smell of fresh laundry, the odor of oil in the garage, or the smell of dinner cooking in the oven. Your nose offers a lot of information about your environment. A strange smell lingering in the house...

4 Tips on How to Prepare Your Home for Spring

prepare your home for springThe weather is warming up, and the days are getting longer, which means that spring is right around the corner. As you start planning your spring to-do lists, think about the tasks to tackle. When you prepare your home for spring, here are some of the things to take...

5 Fire Safety Tips for Your House

fire safety tipsProtecting Your Family From a FireWhen it comes to preventing fires at your house, it takes a combination of preparation and daily prevention. Even if you do an excellent job with annual tasks, like having your chimney cleaned, you need to follow some fire safety tips...

8 Ways to Add Value to Your Home

add value to your homeThere are a few obvious projects that add value to your home, like making upgrades in the kitchen and bathroom or improving curb appeal through landscaping. When you’ve exhausted those options, what else can you do? Here are some less obvious places to invest...

3 Pros and Cons of an Open Floor Plan

open floor planMany older homes have separate spaces with a limited view of the rest of the home. Hallways were narrow, closets were smaller, and each part of the home was sectioned into its own room. As preferences changed, the open floor plan became popular. There are pros and...