Category: Home Maintenance

5 Home Maintenance Skills Every Homeowner Should Master

Like it or not, owning a home requires constant upkeep. While there will be many times when you’ll want to give a plumber, contractor, or other specialists a call, it pays to master a few home maintenance skills yourself to save time and money. Here are a few basic tasks every homeowner should master. 1.

How to Plant a Low-Maintenance Garden to Increase your Property Value

Virginia is for outdoor lovers. But people who love the outdoors want to play in their backyard, not work in it. You can maximize the value of your property by minimizing the amount of work it needs. One easy way to do this is by creating a low-maintenance garden – one that oozes curb appeal

Should You Renovate Your Home Before Selling

One of the most persistent questions about selling your home is whether you should renovate it before you sell. Sure, you want to sell it for more than you paid. But the truth is, the “right” answer is complicated because certain renovations will never raise the value of your home enough for you to break

Space Saving Kids’ Playroom Design Ideas

Don’t have extra square footage to devote to a full-time playroom? Check out these fun and effective solutions for adding a play area to your kid’s bedroom. [ezcol_1half] Alphabetized Cubby System An Alphabetized Cubby System will provide organized storage and serve as a great learning tool. / Via  [/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end] Reading/Seating Area Put a bench between 2

All About Home Appraisals and Inspections

Buyers in today’s market often have questions about the importance of getting a home appraisal and an inspection. That’s because high buyer demand and low housing supply are driving intense competition and leading some buyers to consider waiving those contingencies to stand out in the crowded market. But is that the best move? Buying a home is

Quick Ways to Clear Clutter

Clearing clutter doesn’t usually top our list of fun things to do! Finding the time (and the motivation) to make it happen can be overwhelming. That’s where quick clutter clearing comes in. Small bite-size projects make it easier to start the decluttering process. Here are a few easy projects to help you get started. Food