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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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