Let the Sun Shine in and Keep Rain out

Too much light? It doesn’t sound possible, because skylights are designed to be used to brighten dark areas where conventional windows don’t fit. Carefully considering the location of a new skylight is important, however, because skylights can actually allow too much light in a space if they are located in a room with a southern […]

Staging Small Kitchens

What are two ways sellers can quickly make a room look bigger? Paint it white and add some light! And white doesn’t necessarily have to mean white. A light, neutral color will make any space appear larger. Other colors that might work include cream, light grey or lighter-tone pastels. To further enhance the feeling of […]

Aging in Place

A recent AARP survey of baby boomers found almost 90 percent of respondents expressed the desire to stay at home as long as possible. And many are turning that desire into reality by taking advantage of home and community-based services and assistive technologies. The flip side of staying at home is demonstrated by a survey […]

The A, B & C’s of Fire Extinguishers

A portable fire extinguisher in the home can save lives and property by putting out a small fire or containing it until the fire department arrives. Fire can spread rapidly, however, so the first thing to do is get all occupants to safety and call for help. Often, the first reaction to seeing a fire […]

Keeping Your Trees Healthy

It is easy to take trees for granted, but trees have monetary value, as well as intrinsic value in keeping yards, communities and the planet cooler and more beautiful. According to the Council of Tree Landscape Appraisers, a sound, mature tree can add from $1,000 to $10,000 to the value of a home. In addition, […]

Exterior Paint Removal

Why not just paint over old, cracked and peeling paint? It sounds like a quick and easy fix, but sadly, it doesn’t work. The new Paint will soon resemble the old, cracking and peeling in many of the same places. Removing cracked, chipped and peeling paint is the best way to ensure that an exterior […]