DIY

Spring Landscaping for Your First Home

Spring is fully upon us, and for once, you actually have a yard to think about! Sure, you might have cared for some succulents or a few potted plants in your apartment, but as a new homeowner, you now have a full lawn under your purview – and the possibilities are endless. What should you [...]

By | 2018-05-14T10:17:06+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Categories: DIY|Tags: , |

Game Time! Getting Ready for Airbnb Guests

Inspiration, Enthusiasm, Energy, Creativity For this Airbnb hostess, the arrival of spring signals time to roll up my sleeves and get to work. With Airbnb taking the lead as the budget conscious traveler’s answer to quality, comfortable, temporary housing, the number of local hosts is on the rise. This means to stay competitive I need [...]

By | 2018-05-02T13:13:59+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Categories: DIY, Misc|Tags: , |

The Best Home Libraries

There are certain rooms that everyone expects to find in a house: kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, and living rooms. But then there are those unexpected "bonus" spaces visitors may be surprised to discover—like home libraries. We are definitely living in a digital world, but there's still something so comforting and cozy about a home library. It's [...]

By | 2018-04-10T17:20:58+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Misc|Tags: , , |

Renovate Your Home for Under $10,000

Home renovation doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. In fact, if you choose the right projects—as well as the right materials and contractors to help—it could actually add value to your home, essentially paying for itself in the long run. So where should you start? What home low-cost, under $10K reno [...]

By | 2018-03-12T17:40:25+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Categories: DIY, Home, Maintenance|Tags: , |

Giving Your Fireplace a Facelift

Inspiration, Enthusiasm, Energy, Creativity Who doesn’t love a warm fire on a damp New England night? I've always loved my fireplace, but the stone was too rustic and yellow for my taste—and what I really wanted was to upgrade from wood burning to a gas insert. The insert would require purchasing the unit and lining [...]

By | 2018-03-07T13:25:11+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Categories: DIY|Tags: , , , , |

10 Home Office Styles We Love

The number of people telecommuting in the U.S. has increased 115% between 2005 and 2015. Today, 9 million U.S. employees work from home at least half of the time. If you are one of these people, you can’t underestimate the importance of having a nice-looking office space to get down to work in. You should [...]

By | 2018-03-02T11:03:22+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Categories: DIY, Misc|Tags: , , |

DIY Industrial Pipe Shelving

Inspiration, Enthusiasm, Energy, Creativity I’ve been upcycling and repurposing since I watched Grandma paint salvaged stands for her spider plant collections when I was a girl. We used to call it “yard-sailing” or “junk shopping”—and while we may have upgraded the name of one of my all-time favorite activities, the sense of purpose and pleasure [...]

By | 2018-02-07T12:23:04+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Categories: DIY|Tags: , , , |

Thinking Long-Term: How to Add Value to Your Future Home Sale 

Unless you plan to be in your home forever, you should always be considering its value---particularly when you choose remodeling projects, upgrades or even just go about the regular care and maintenance of your property. The right projects, upgrades, and care can mean a bigger ROI and more money in your pocket when it comes [...]

By | 2018-01-09T10:44:31+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Maintenance, Mortgage|Tags: , , , , , |

What Makes a House a Home?

Inspiration, Enthusiasm, Energy, Creativity It’s just days before the beginning of the new year and I’m reclining in front of a fire thinking about all of the things on my “to do” list here at home, when it occurs to me---I love my home. I live in a #verybradyhouse. It's a 1980’s contemporary with floating staircase, [...]

By | 2018-02-16T16:09:41+00:00 December 30th, 2017|Categories: DIY|Tags: , , |

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