March 11-17 is Termite Awareness Week

Posted on: March 10, 2018 by in Uncategorized
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March 11-17 is Termite Awareness Week. We will be posting each day something new regarding your home and termites. In the U.S., according to the National Pest Management Association, termite infestations cause more than $5 billion in property damage in the U.S. every year — costs that are not typically covered by home insurance policies. Here are NPMA’s top 10 termite prevention tips: 1. Eliminate or reduce moisture in and around the home, which termites need to thrive 2. Repair Continue Reading ...

Big-Impact Ideas for Small Patio Spaces

Posted on: June 1, 2017 by in Uncategorized
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(BPT) - Do you have a small patio? Do you think you can't do much with the space due to its size? There's probably a lot more potential than you think. From the influx of urban dwellers, empty-nesters in transition and even the tiny-home movement, the trend of downsizing continues across the United States. Contrary to popular belief, you can have an impressive patio even if you have a smaller abode. Here are a few design ideas to help bring your limited patio area to life while maximizing the Continue Reading ...

5 Green Home Improvements That Can Help Sell Your Home for More

Posted on: May 22, 2017 by in Uncategorized
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(BPT) - Demand remains high for energy-efficient, eco-friendly home features, according to a survey by the National Association of Home Builders. In fact, the majority of builders now put energy-efficient windows, heating and cooling systems, thermostats and appliances in their construction, the survey says. If you’re selling your home and hope to compete with new construction — as well as set your house apart from other resales — making green improvements could significantly pay Continue Reading ...

5 Renovation Resolutions for Your Home This Year

Posted on: May 22, 2017 by in Uncategorized
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(BPT) - It’s no secret that springtime is synonymous with spruce-ups. But, as is often the case, homeowners hone in on prettying-up patios and backyards with fresh florals and new outdoor furniture, leaving the inside of the home as “same old, same old.” This spring, resolve to reinvent your home from the inside out with stylish décor sure to add the wow-factor it deserves. The five refreshing projects below will to help create a beautiful setting worthy of the new season — and Continue Reading ...

5 Spring Cleaning Projects to Take on Immediately

Posted on: May 15, 2017 by in Uncategorized
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5 indoor projects to add to your spring cleaning list (BPT) - Spring cleaning is a seasonal tradition. You’ve been setting house projects aside all winter, and now’s the perfect time to make sure the warm weather season starts with a cleaner, happier home. So open the windows, turn on your favorite song, and start your spring cleaning with these five to-dos. * Clear the clutter. Removing excess clutter is a great cleaning tip any time of year, but finishing this task when the weather was Continue Reading ...

Instilling Garage Logic in Your Kids

Posted on: May 10, 2017 by in Uncategorized
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It’s a long-standing tradition performed at the workbench of American garages — passing garage logic to the next generation. From hammering that first nail to changing a car’s oil, the garage is a living laboratory where parents teach their kids life lessons, self-reliance and problem-solving skills. It can even be an incubator where the seeds of a future profession grow. Today, instilling that larger vision requires a break from the small screen. Too often, smartphones and video games Continue Reading ...