New Homeowner’s Guide: Your Kitchen

If you are making that monumental step to owning your first home, congratulations! As you prepare, there are some essentials you’ll need for your kitchen that you might not have thought about, or currently own. Especially if you are moving from a space with roommates, you might not own all the tools needed in your…

Best Plants for Direct Sunlight

If you have an open yard in the front or back of your home, you know the challenge of trying to find the right plants to fill your space! The beating sun can truly take a toll on any flowers you try to introduce, so it’s important to do your research first. You don’t want…

Best Porch Plants For Cool Weather

Spring is around the corner, but if you live in the Midwest, the weather and temperature can change on a dime. This makes it very difficult to keep a nice looking porch for that curb appeal! Many plants are finicky when it comes to temperature, so it’s important to keep that in mind when choosing…

2018 Landscaping Style

A multibillion-dollar industry, lawn and landscape is the first things people see when they arrive at your home. It’s a way for you to speak to your neighbors, to be inviting to your guests, and to relax on a warm Summer evening. The leaders in landscape design, the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) have…

Small Bathroom Organization

An enormous master bathroom is something many of us dream about, but not all of us are lucky enough to have one. If you have a small master bathroom in your home, or maybe you are currently in an apartment or dorm, you probably need some help finding places for all your things. Clutter can…

2018 Design Trends

Minimalist and modern has been the sign of the times, but retro 1970s chic is making a comeback! Burnt oranges, olive greens, and vintage furniture is what is hot in interior design for 2018. Grab your bell bottoms and shag carpet– here are some design ideas to get your living space on trend. Retro Furniture…

Ways to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

On January 1st, we all feel a surge of positivity. This year is the year! We will save money. We will lose weight. We will get that promotion. This is the year for success on all fronts! However, come February… the positivity fades and discouragement sets in. Sticking to your resolution and your plan can…

Budget Friendly Ways to Freshen Up Your Kitchen

Your kitchen is a space in which people gather often, making it a space for which you should care. Keeping up your appliances, cleaning and repairing them, as well as caring for your floors and furniture is very important. Even after all the tender loving care you bestow on your kitchen, your space could probably…

Kitchen Trends in 2017

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in a home. We gather, entertain, and connect with each other in our kitchens. We cook, read the paper, and play with play-doh in our kitchens. It is a space for creation as well as relaxation. Here are the top trends for 2017 to elevate your…

The Importance of a Home Inspection

Almost two in five existing homes suffer from some type of major defect. According to the Realty Times, these types of defects could cost you, the buyer, as much as $15,000 to repair. As a home buyer, it is incredibly important to protect yourself from unexpected repair costs by investing in a home inspection before…