Screened-In Patio

Benefits of a Screened-in Patio

There are few architectural features as iconically southern as the screened-in porch; a spot to sip iced tea, watch the kids play in the yard, or enjoy a good book on the porch swing. Screened porches have stood the test of time for a reason, and continue to be a popular addition to homes in…

Home Additions for Dog Lovers

Pets are often considered part of the family, so it isn’t surprising that many pet owners consider their pets’ needs when renovating their home. A study by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found that a little more than half of homeowners surveyed completed a dog-related home renovation project. These included building a fence, adding…

Benefits of Painting Your Home

Painting your home is one of those projects that are usually an afterthought we reserve for a long weekend when we feel that we can finally get around to it. But painting your home is more than a weekend chore. It holds a lot more worth than an “I feel like we should” attitude. Whether…

Keeping Hardwood Floors Clean

  Hardwood floors are always in style, now seemingly more so than ever. However, the ideal look for hardwood is polished and gleaming, not tired, trodden and scratched. While you probably don’t have the time to tackle a detailed floor cleaning more than once every week or so, you should give your hardwood some TLC…

How to Keep Granite Countertops Clean

Granite countertops are a timeless feature in many homes. Trending since the early 2000s, many homeowners opt for granite because the natural stone is more than pleasing to the eye. It’s stain and bacteria-resistant, too. That said, to keep your granite countertops in good condition for years to come, you’ll need to follow a specific…

mudroom

What is a Mudroom and Do We Need One?

  A mudroom is a transitional space between the great outdoors and your pristine hardwood floors. Most families use mudrooms as an informal or secondary entryway, saving the formal foyer for guests. You can think of a mudroom as a catch-all where you hang your coats, store your bags and (as the name implies) kick…