Check Out The New Backyard Trend Sweeping the South!
Need a cost efficient yet stylish way to beat the heat this summer? More and more homeowners are catching on to this new innovative solution. While it is much more than just filling a tub with water, it is pretty simple. Tractor ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on July 11, 2017 in Home Ideas
The Real Deal About Home Cleaning
Hate cleaning your house? No one could blame you: There’s precious little fun in scrubbing toilets. Or wiping down grime-streaked windows to the point where your elbows are sore for weeks. And you probably cringe ...
Posted by Ricky Cain on February 8, 2017 in Home Ideas
Say Hello to 2017's Color of the Year: Greenery
Pantone's Color of the Year for 2017 symbolizes new beginnings. Welcome the coolest color of the year (in more ways than one!): a refreshing and revitalizing shade-- Greenery.
The zesty yellow-green and fresh shade reminds you of the first days ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on January 6, 2017 in Home Ideas
Post-Holiday Cleanup Tips: How to Recycle Your Christmas Trees
It's sad that the holidays are over, but what makes them special is that we can always look forward to their arrival every year. So, don't cling on to your holiday decor and start the cleanup! If you have no idea how to dispose of your real ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on January 1, 2017 in Home Ideas
It's Christmas! Time to Spruce Ye Ole' Christmas Tree for Your Home
Christmas is still 24 days away, but it's usual for us to think that the holiday season is just around the corner as soon as we flip the pages on our calendars for the month of December.
And of course, what's Christmas without the perfect ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on November 29, 2016 in Home Ideas
Why Smart Homes are Safe (and Easy to Sell)
Recent technological upgrades have given homeowners access to the coolest innovations that improve home safety. And because of this, home buyers tend to prefer looking at homes with smart security features installed. Here are the most common smart ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on October 6, 2016 in Home Ideas
Botched Home DIY Projects that Can Affect Your Home Value
Are you an avid DIYer? There is nothing wrong with working on basic home projects-- as long as your hard work will not compromise your safety and home value. Here are the most common DIY project fails listed by Realtor.com that can hurt your home ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on September 22, 2016 in Home Ideas
Ventilation Tweaks to Keep Your Home Cool This Summer
Summer is just around the corner! And knowing how hot things in Austin can be, can you regard yourself and your home as ready for the heat wave?
While most homes in Austin are equipped with central air conditioning, the summer months will not be ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on June 15, 2016 in Home Ideas
The Ideal Home for Young Families
In a study published by the National Association of Realtors®, it was found that the millennials comprised of 35% of the home buying population in 2015. That’s more than the combined number of younger and older buyer groups active in the ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on May 10, 2016 in Home Ideas
What the Color of Your Front Door Says about You and Your Home
Did you know that your front door is the focal point of your home's exterior, affecting the way your potential buyers perceive your humble abode?
Debbie Zimmer, color expert at the Paint Quality Institute, explains that the front door, as a central ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on April 15, 2016 in Home Ideas
Simple Fixes to Pet Damage in Your Home
Our furry friends truly add value to our lives, but it doesn’t mean that their presence in our house adds value to it, too. While we love having our beloved pets around, it may be wise to pay attention to pet damage in our home as this may ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on April 4, 2016 in Home Ideas
The Top Outdoor Design Element for 2016
A survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects among U.S. based architects and building professionals shows that a new coveted amenity by home shoppers is an outdoor fire pit or fireplace. As a result, fire pits and fireplaces ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on March 23, 2016 in Home Ideas
Are you Qualified for an Energy Efficiency Tax Credit?
This is the season when most homeowners are working on their taxes. Don’t we just love it when we get to use tax credits to lighten the load? Homeselfe, a home energy assessment app and web service for homeowners, brings us good news about ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on March 15, 2016 in Home Ideas
Working on Home Improvement to Sell Your Home? Avoid these 5 Colors
Everyone loves a splash of color. Homeowners who are renovating their properties in the hopes of selling them should be aware of this fact. After all, what the eye perceives usually dictates on what a prospective buyer feels about the home. But not ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on March 7, 2016 in Home Ideas
What Does this Infamous Movie Got to Do with Your Home?
In the last few decades, home decorators and interior designers have regarded the color “white” as the neutral standard. Home decor and design themes are considered elegant and top-class in white. But things are FINALLY shifting in the ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on March 2, 2016 in Home Ideas
5 Home Improvement No-No’s to Watch out For
There are two reasons why people pay close attention to the upkeep of their homes: they want their home to look impressive and fabulous, AND they want to add value to their home in the hopes of selling it for a higher price in the future. But what ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on February 29, 2016 in Home Ideas
Curb Appeal Tweaks for less than $100
Did you know that a home design overhaul isn’t necessary to make your home look more appealing to the buyer’s eye? Sometimes, all it takes is a conscious effort to improve on what you have and highlight the strong points that are already ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on February 9, 2016 in Home Ideas
Easy Feng Shui Concepts for Your Home
In keeping with the Chinese New Year celebrations, we would like to share a few Feng Shui tips to those who would like to spruce up their homes to be lucky this Year of the Fire Monkey.
In the past years, Asian economies have drastically ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on February 8, 2016 in Home Ideas
Five Simple Tweaks for a Happier Home
The true happiness of a home relies on the relationships and family dynamics of its residents, but did you know that there are things you can do to improve your home and make it a happier place at the same time? Several studies reveal that it is ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on January 14, 2016 in Home Ideas
What’s 'IN' this 2016: Home Designs that Buyers Love Most
Remember those Hollywood-inspired homes that we used to dream of living in when we were kids? Realtor.com’s “Get This Look” Promotion aimed to find out if home buyers this 2016 still aimed for that glitz and glam a la Hollywood ...
Posted by Grace Theriot on October 27, 2015 in Home Ideas