Home Aesthetic: Five Household Items Adults Should Never Have in Their Homes

“Home is where love resides, memories are created, friends and family belong and laughter never ends.” –Author Unknown   It has been said that one of the definitive signs you have attained adulthood is when you are financially responsible enough to make wise investment decisions. One such evident act would be the purchase of your … More Home Aesthetic: Five Household Items Adults Should Never Have in Their Homes

Happy Homes: Five Secrets of What Makes a Happy Home

“For me home is simply about shelter, in all manners of speaking. It is a place of rest and refuge, a place where I can play, relax, unwind or create a home is the place that replenishes my soul.”-Pia Jane Bijkerk   Sanctuary, refuge, haven—these are all words to connote one meaning: Home. To some, … More Happy Homes: Five Secrets of What Makes a Happy Home

From Dream to Done: Four Ways to Match Your Renovation Vision to Your Budget

“A room should never allow the eye to settle in one place. It should smile at you and create fantasy.” -Juan Montoya   There has never been any doubt that home renovations are paramount to preserve the integrity of the home. Apart from being an integral part of home maintenance, it can also be precipitated … More From Dream to Done: Four Ways to Match Your Renovation Vision to Your Budget

Renovation Faux Pas: Four Common Mistakes New Homeowners Commit in Home Renovation Projects

“Renovating old homes is not about making them look new. It is about making new unnecessary.” -Ty McBride   There is a myriad of things that prompt a renovation or a home upgrade. Apart from being a paramount aspect of maintaining a home’s integrity, it also serves both aesthetic and functional purposes. Similarly, you might … More Renovation Faux Pas: Four Common Mistakes New Homeowners Commit in Home Renovation Projects

Aesthetic Homes: Four Things to Know Before Attempting a Home Renovation

“Our homes should inspire us to go out into the world to do great things and then come back for refreshment”-Melissa Michaels Television shows have made home renovations look so simple, straightforward and glamorous. Sans the customary drama that results from the inevitable parting of some of the home’s more sentimental areas, TV shows have … More Aesthetic Homes: Four Things to Know Before Attempting a Home Renovation

Home Safety: Four Ways to Protect Your Homes from Burglars

  “Home is the nicest word there is.” –Laura Ingalls Wilder Home (noun): A place where one lives, especially together as a family * a place of affection, joy, and happiness *a valued refuge and resting place * a habitation offering security and protection, where friendships flourish.   Homes are often considered as the world’s … More Home Safety: Four Ways to Protect Your Homes from Burglars

Aesthetic Homes: Five Things to Think About Before Renovating

“Old ideas can sometimes use new buildings. New ideas must use old buildings”-Jane Jacobs A myriad of things prompt a renovation. For most, it is to accommodate the expansion of a growing family. To some, it is to improve the aesthetics of their home, and to the rest, it is seen as an avenue for … More Aesthetic Homes: Five Things to Think About Before Renovating

Guest Post: 10 small home maintenance checks to avoid long term costs

Everyone knows that buying a home is expensive but the cost doesn’t end there. Maintaining a home is a lot more costly than many people anticipate. There are substantial costs  associated with repairing, maintaining and upgrading your property throughout the years. The good news is that a few home maintenance checks can eliminate many long … More Guest Post: 10 small home maintenance checks to avoid long term costs