Posts Tagged ‘house’

Decorating Tips for Your First Home

No more renting out apartments that 100 of people have already lived in, you finally have your own place! A way to make your new home finally yours is to decorate it the way that you want. Looking at your new and empty home is like looking at a blank canvas. You want to decorate in a way that looks grown-up, comforting, and inviting all at the same time. But where does one get started on decorating? Follow these decorating tips for your first home.

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How to Make Your Home Eco-Friendly

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Today, a lot of home owners are going green by making their homes more eco-friendly and energy efficient. Climate change is a real problem all over the world, and a lot of people are wondering how they can help out in some way throughout their everyday lives. If you are one of those people, keep reading to find out ways to make your home more eco-friendly by providing a good balance between the health of the environment and the health of your household.

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Perfect Wonderlic Score. Perfect House.

Perfect HouseI recently had the good fortune to meet football legend Pat McInally who played for the Cincinnati Bengals from 1975 through 1985.  (A little bit of side trivia, Pat is rumored to be the only NFL player in history to have made a perfect Wonderlic score on the official NFL-issued Wonderlic test.)  Anyway, when I met Mr. McInally, we weren’t talking about football or standardized testing or anything of the sort.   Continue reading “Perfect Wonderlic Score. Perfect House.” »

Carpet or Hardwood for the Bedroom?

Homeowners have two popular questions about flooring in the bedroom: Which is better, carpet or hardwood? Will installing a carpet decrease the value of my property? I’m sure you also find yourself asking these never-ending questions when you are moving into a new home or thinking of remodeling it. Well, you’re not the only one. Let’s attempt to answer them and find out what works best for you. Continue reading “Carpet or Hardwood for the Bedroom?” »

Is Quartz Better Than Granite for Kitchen Countertops?

The two most popular kitchen countertops in the home improvement industry today are quartz and granite. Both beautiful and classy, it’s no wonder that homeowners have a hard time choosing between these two materials. Let’s list down the pros and cons of each one, and hopefully it could help you figure out what to install.marble countertop Continue reading “Is Quartz Better Than Granite for Kitchen Countertops?” »

Price Tags of Professional House-Cleaning Services

Keeping a full-time job and having to maintain a clean house is a difficult combination for busy homeowners. A more problematic scenario is having kids or pets tracking mud on the living room carpet right after it’s been vacuumed. In this hectic world we live in, it seems that housekeeping becomes even more unfavorable as we try to balance work and family life, as well as personal relaxation. This is why many have chosen to hire professional house-cleaners like ServiceMaster of Charleston to do the dirty work for them. How much do these services cost and how do we make sure that we get what we pay for?house cleaning services Continue reading “Price Tags of Professional House-Cleaning Services” »

DIY: Tile Backsplash

recycled backsplashWhy pay lots of money to have someone work on your home if you can do it yourself? If you’re like a lot of homeowners in the digital age who have Internet access and want to save some cash, you might head to YouTube or another DIY site when it’s time for a new home project. One great way to add a unique touch to a kitchen or bathroom is to add a tile backsplash.

What’s so great about a backsplash? Well, as the name suggests, they’re great to have in areas where water, food, or other substances are likely to splash on the wall. Rather than scrubbing something off of a painted surface, you just have to wipe down tile instead. They also double as great decorations, as you can make them match the wall or choose to get pretty creative with the colors. And, as cool as they look, surprisingly they’re not to difficult to install if you have the right tools and guide.

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