Composting – What is it & Why You Should Do it

Composting is a hot topic these days with lots of coverage in home and garden media regarding its far-reaching benefits for the earth as well as your own backyard. But what exactly is composting, and why should you do it? Here’s a quick primer spelling out the benefits, how to make it, and more. What […]

Bedroom – Turn it Into Your Best Room

Your bedroom should be your personal retreat — a soothing, restful space to unwind at the end of the day. Check out these six bedroom-staging tips, whether you’re prepping for a home sale or just a good night’s sleep. Consider the color palette of your bedroom.  It doesn’t matter if you’re decorating or staging — […]

Why Resizing May Be Right For You

As couples watch their children leave the nest, they are increasingly “downsizing” to homes with less space, maintenance, and expense. But a new term, “resizing,”  has emerged for this season of life. Resizing can be less demanding for couples and better suit their needs. Let’s retrofit our thinking about where to live once the kids […]

Ceiling Updates to Style Your Home

The ceiling has potential for impact but often gets overlooked as we put so much emphasis on walls, floors, and furnishings. But here’s what you are missing. Color contrasts. The color of a ceiling can enhance or minimize its height. For instance, painting the ceiling a brighter color than the walls can “lift” a lower […]

Mortgage Pre-Approval – What to Provide

Mortgage pre-approval is pertinent if you are looking for your first or your dream home. If you’re looking for a home, particularly your first one, you should meet with a mortgage lender from the start. Having a mortgage pre-approval letter from a lender will save time for you, your agent, and the seller. What do […]

Vegetable and Herb Garden… Outdoor!

An outdoor vegetable and herb garden is a good idea. Growing your own fruits, vegetables, and herbs, isn’t as hard as you might think — even without a large yard. Where do you start? Here are the basics of making a successful backyard kitchen garden. Start your gardening at the computer. Many online gardening sites […]