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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Naturally, you want to get the most money possible when selling your home. But pouring thousands of dollars into renovations and upgrades just to help your home stand out on the market can be a waste of time and cash, especially if you're busy shopping for a new home. As a seller, your best bet [...]
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) projected home improvement cost for this 2014, and the numbers are surprising to some.
Your home is a significant investment and one that you hope will grow over time. Getting a reasonable return on that investment takes time and careful consideration of a number of factors. Updating an old kitchen, renovating a bathroom, adding a room or even a second story to an existing home can all be worthwhile provided you don’t invest more money into your home than it is worth.