Solutions for managing drawer clutter

Drawers are one of the most common areas of the home for clutter to accumulate. Sticking papers, office supplies, business cards, and more into drawers can help clear clutter off of table tops and counters; however, this often leads to drawers that are an unorganized mess. Luckily, drawers are fast and easy to organize. In […]

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How to find the right agent to sell your home

Selling your home is a big decision; having the right real estate agent can make the process easier, help your home sell faster, and ensure you receive top dollar for your home. However, with lots of agents to choose from, it can be difficult to know how to separate the good from the bad. The […]

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How to choose the right interior lighting for your home

Lighting serves an important functional purpose – but also helps set the ambiance and mood of a space. Good lighting can make a small room seem larger, transform a bedroom into a tranquil oasis, and maximize the design potential in every room. Each space in the home, however, has unique lighting needs; the following guide […]

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Fall maintenance tasks for your home

  Fall is the perfect time of year to take care of projects around the home; the mild temperatures outside are ideal for outdoor repair projects, while indoor projects can help spruce up your home before the holidays. Whether you’re boosting your home’s efficiency, preparing the garden for cold temperatures, or taking care of annual […]

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How to find the design style for your home

Many of us know what we like – and don’t like – but have trouble defining our design style. Having words to put to the design choices you make for your home can make it easier to shop for new pieces, choose paint colors, or arrange furnishings. Whether your preferences are traditional, transitional, industrial, or […]

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How to choose the right realtor when buying a home

Finding the perfect home when house hunting can be hard – but finding the right real estate agent can be even harder. The right agent can guide you through the process, minimize stress, and help you get the right house at the right price. While there is no magic formula to finding the perfect house, […]

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Homeowner safety tips

Our homes are our safe havens from the outside world. To keep our homes feeling safe and secure, there are a number of things that homeowners can do. The following home safety tips can help every homeowner become a home safety expert! In the kitchen Purchase a fire extinguisher. Two out of five home fires […]

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A simple guide to home loans

The home loan process can be stressful and difficult to navigate; with the number of acronyms and new terms that are used, it can feel like loan officers speak their own language. However, understanding the basics of the loan process can help make the process as easy and pain-free as possible. The following guide highlights […]

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Ways to deal with a bad contractor

  Planning a home remodeling project can be a hassle. Unfortunately, even the best laid plans sometimes go awry – particularly if there is a problem with the contractor. Even for homeowners who took the time to interview and vet contractors and their remodeling contracts, issues can still arise. Poor workmanship, unexpected or unexplained delays, […]

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Plants that withstand the colder seasons

While many parts of the country need winter plants that can survive frost and sub-zero temperatures, gardens in California have fewer restrictions during the winter. Despite our warmer climate, many plants still go into hibernation during the winter; because of this, it is important to choose plants that can provide background color and structure to […]

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