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10 Ways To Spruce Up Your Front Porch

How To Make The Entryway To Your Home More Inviting

A front porch is an architectural structure that provides shelter when entering or leaving a home. It has a roof that is supported by columns, walls, or beams, and it connects the outdoors to the indoors. Whether you have a wrap-around veranda, an expansive farmhouse-style porch, a gabled bungalow porch, or a small portico-covered stoop, the...

11 Sep 23

10 Ways To Keep Your Home Cool And Comfortable When It Is Hot Outside

How To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient All Summer Long

Do your energy bills rise when your air conditioner struggles to keep up with the soaring temperatures outside? Making your home more energy efficient will help you to save money and stay comfortable, even during the hottest months of the year. Here are 10 ways to lower your energy bills and keep your home cool all summer long.

02 Aug 23

10 Ingenious Attic Remodeling Ideas

Expand Your Living Area By Taking Advantage Of Wasted Space

If you are in need of some more room in your home, the attic may be a prime place for expansion. Remodeling your attic can unlock some extra square footage and enhance the functionality of your home without the huge expense of a major addition. Your currently unused attic can become a new guest suite, family room, playroom, bedroom,...

20 Jul 23

The Home Remodeling Process: A Step-By-Step Overview

What To Expect From The Planning Phase Through Completion Of Your Project

Remodeling your home can feel like an exciting and completely overwhelming prospect all at the same time. We've outlined our remodeling process below so that you know what to expect from the beginning of the planning phase through the completion of construction. Being prepared is the best way to ensure that your remodeling...

20 Jun 23

How To Select The Right Paint For The Exterior Of Your Home

Expert Advice On Exterior Color Schemes, Types Of Paint, Paint Finishes, And More

Having a well-maintained exterior will enhance your home's curb appeal and can increase its value. It's important to select a color scheme for the exterior of your home that is pleasing to the eye, will fit within the context of your neighborhood, and will complement the hardscaping, landscaping, and natural...

13 Mar 23

How To Choose The Perfect Paint Color For Every Room In Your Home

Use Color To Change The Way A Space Looks And Feels

Color is a powerful design tool. Use cool tones of blue and green to create a tranquil, calm feeling in a room. If you want an energized and cheerful vibe, choose warm, vibrant shades of red, yellow, or orange. Different paint colors can also make rooms seem larger, smaller, wider, or taller than they actually are. Before you start painting,...

17 Jan 23

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