Tag: Home Improvement

Posted on 07/02/2023
Budget & survive: A quick guide to home renovation prep
When it comes to houses, renovations are typically...
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Posted on 05/28/2023
Home improvement projects: 3 Simple upgrades
No matter what condition your home is in, there are...
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Posted on 12/18/2022
Exploring how to finance a home addition
Expanding your home to add value and square footage can be...
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Posted on 10/02/2022
Building value with home improvement: Return on investment
When homeowners think of home improvement, return on investment is usually on their mind. Enhancing your existing home with remodeling projects is even more rewarding when the time and money spent pay off in home value. However, since most major home improvements can be costly, it’s important to know which projects have the highest return on investment. According...
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Posted on 08/28/2022
Loans: When should you take out a home equity loan?
Home equity loans are term loans that are taken out against the value of your home already paid or the amount of the home owned. For example, homeowners who have paid 25% of their full outstanding loan balance, say $50,000 of a $200,000 mortgage, have that much equity in their home or how much of their home they...
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Posted on 02/13/2022
DIY: Simple Updates That Boost Your Kitchen's Appeal
An outdated kitchen can really drag down the look and feel of your home. Unfortunately, a complete kitchen remodel can easily cost tens of thousands of dollars. If a totally new kitchen isn't quite in your budget, the good news is that you can still update and refresh your space with a few simple (and inexpensive) DIY projects....
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Posted on 05/02/2021
Design Ideas for the Contemporary Kitchen
Photo by August de Richelieu from Pexels If you’re moving into a home with an older kitchen or if your current home has a more dated style, consider bringing it up-to-date with contemporary design. This style can freshen up your kitchen while giving it a more inviting atmosphere. Contemporary design includes a mix of minimalist, modern and classic...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
Ideas for Minor Kitchen Remodeling Projects
Image by Cristina Mantovani from Pixabay Whether you’re moving into a new home or getting yours ready for the market, remodeling your kitchen can help boost your home’s value. You don’t have to invest in major remodeling projects to spruce up your kitchen. The following minor remodeling options are cost-effective ones that can give your kitchen a brand...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Choose the Right Fireplace for Your Space
Image by Breadmaker from Shutterstock A fireplace is a cozy addition for a home that can add aesthetic value as well as warmth to your space. Whether you’re building new, retrofitting, or shopping for the perfect home there are options for most situations. You’ll find many design options as you start to shop but the initial consideration should...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
Why You Need a New Door Lock
Photo by NakoPhotography via Shutterstock Whether to protect your belongings when you’re not home or to protect your loved ones when they are, you might consider a security system. Burglars are getting smarter, and your home should follow suit. One way to improve your home’s security is by installing a smart lock. Replacement or Add-On In general, there...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
How to Build an Outdoor Fire Pit in Your Backyard
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay A fire pit adds a cozy and fun element to any backyard. Think of the roasting of marshmallows or just enjoying a toasty fire on a chilly fall night. Building a fire pit is a relatively straightforward DIY project. To get started, you’ll need the right materials, tools, location and confirmation you will...
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Posted on 03/29/2020
Installing Insulation in an Existing Home
Image by mnplatypus from Pixabay Proper insulation not only helps you save on your energy bills. It reduces your energy impact on the environment and may create a great selling point for your home when the time comes. But knowing were to insulate an existing home can be a project. Here's what you need to know. How to...
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