17 Budget-Friendly DIY Home Improvement & Renovation Projects for First-Time Homeowners

Posted by Laine Smith on 10/5/16 12:24 PM

So you just bought a house; congratulations! Making your home yours is where the real fun begins, but it's also a good idea to adjust to the costs of homeownership before making large scale home improvements and renovations. Here are some cost-effective but aesthetically-pleasing home improvements you can mostly do yourself and complete on a budget.

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Selling Your Home: 10 Smart Tips for Attracting Fall Homebuyers

Posted by Laine Smith on 10/2/16 3:02 PM

Fall is the second best time of year to sell your home. The kids are back in school. Families aren't hustling and bustling back and forth from family vacations. The holidays aren't a stressor...yet. If you're placing your home for sale now, here are several things you need to consider doing first.

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7 Ways to Instantly Transform Your Fall Curb Appeal

Posted by Laine Smith on 10/1/16 10:00 AM

Curb appeal doesn't go out the window as soon as the leaves begin to drop. If you're planning to list your home this fall or your home exterior needs a little sprucing up, here are some tips for getting the attention of anyone who passes by your home this autumn.

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10 Simple Ways to Transition Your Home Décor for Autumn

Posted by Laine Smith on 9/24/16 10:06 AM

It’s officially fall! If you’ve been patiently waiting to break out your autumn-inspired décor, here are 10 simple ways to incorporate the feel of fall into your home.

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Making Home Improvements: 6 Ways to Add Privacy to Your Outdoor Living Space

Posted by Laine Smith on 8/24/16 1:17 PM

Living in an urban or suburban area sometimes means compromising on a few of your home’s factors. Privacy is one of them. Even if your immaculately landscaped yard is something worth showing off, feeling like you’re on display can be a damper on outdoor living. Here are several ways to make your backyard more secluded.


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First-Time Homeowners: Which Mulch Type Is Right for Your Landscaping?

Posted by Laine Smith on 8/14/16 10:32 AM

As your garden beds need replenished or revitalized, take the time to think about which type of mulch is right for your landscaping needs. Mulch not only gives your curb appeal a boost, it also has several benefits to improve the health of your plants, including moisture retention, soil temperature control, weed suppression, erosion control, and soil nutrients. Here's how to pick the right mulch for your plants and personal preference.

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7 Non-DIY Home Improvements You Should Leave to the Pros

Posted by Laine Smith on 8/3/16 12:40 PM

Don't turn a do-it-yourself project into a "what did I do?" project. Many homeowners have encompassed the do-it-yourself agenda to save time and money on home improvement projects. While many repairs, upgrades, and renovations can be completed by homeowners with amateur experience, there are some that require training and expertise. Here are some of the top home improvements best left to the professionals, even if you are an avid DIY homeowner.

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12 Landscaping & Gardening Hacks Every Homeowner Should Know About

Posted by Laine Smith on 7/23/16 9:30 AM

Sometimes life gets in the way of tending to and caring for your garden. Luckily you don't need to have a green thumb to keep your garden lush. Use these tips and tricks to help minimize maintenance of your landscape and garden beds.

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9 Home Improvement Projects to Tackle Over Your Summer Staycation

Posted by Laine Smith on 7/20/16 11:33 AM

 Staying home over your summer vacation? Why not utilize that PTO with some value-adding home improvements. We've compiled a list of projects you can complete within a few days time and still get in some much-deserved rest and relaxation.

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9 Mosquito-Repelling Plants & Herbs to Place Around Your Outdoor Living Space

Posted by Laine Smith on 7/1/16 10:30 AM

Feel like an insect magnet the moment you step outside your home? While eliminating standing water in your yard will help keep mosquito breeding grounds at bay, studies have shown these plants and herbs can serve as natural insect repellants.

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