Telltale signs your bargain home is going to cost you

Telltale Signs Your Bargain Home Is Going to Cost You If buying a new home is your next big money move, make sure you’re not settling for something that’s going to cost you much more than you planned. Buying a house in need of repair can mean ample savings in the short term but a … Continue reading Telltale signs your bargain home is going to cost you

11 home projects you should leave to professionals

11 home projects you should leave to professionals DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME You have to respect a self-reliant homeowner who takes on problems as they arise without calling for help. Some DIY projects can pay off, but others are better left to the pros. They're either too dangerous, too difficult, or simply too easy … Continue reading 11 home projects you should leave to professionals

Home Improvement Fails

Home Improvement Fails That Will Make you Cringe Renovations are stressful, especially when you have to re-do DIY projects because of mistakes. In the rooftop vent photo, the owner had expanded and remodeled their kitchen, removing an old wood stove Their mistake, according to explains Brian Fish, owner of WIN Home Inspection Mount Vernon, who … Continue reading Home Improvement Fails

My Houzz: Artful Treasures and Duct-Tape Hacks in New York

~ Love what she did, a little too much white for me, but otherwise completely gorgeous! ~ My Houzz: Artful Treasures and Duct-Tape Hacks in New York Found objects and inherited items get their due in a gleaming Harlem apartment The full renovation of her 960-square-foot apartment in New York City took almost a year … Continue reading My Houzz: Artful Treasures and Duct-Tape Hacks in New York

Sink-spiration

~ take a look at these sinks. Some are just beautiful! ~ 23 Insanely Gorgeous Sinks You're Going To See All Over Pinterest

Real Estate’s New Normal: Homeowners Staying Put

~ I certainly know a lot of people that are in this boat ~ Real Estate's New Normal: Homeowners Staying Put The New York Times For much of last year, Greg Rubin was looking to buy a bigger house. He has been in the same two-bedroom home for 17 years and hoped to upgrade to … Continue reading Real Estate’s New Normal: Homeowners Staying Put

First-Time Buyers Aren’t Afraid of Renovation

~ I remember when I purchased my first home. It was a HUD home and needed everything updated and we did everything slow as we didn't have the money, but we liked being able to work on something we knew was ours ~ First-Time Buyers Aren’t Afraid of Renovation First-time home buyers are showing a … Continue reading First-Time Buyers Aren’t Afraid of Renovation

10 Tile Layouts You Haven’t Thought Of

~ Such great ideas ~ 10 Tile Layouts You Haven’t Thought Of Consider fish scales, hopscotch and other patterns for an atypical arrangement on your next project   We’ve all seen subway tile in a brick layout or elegant floors in a herringbone pattern. But your floor tiles can be laid out in so many … Continue reading 10 Tile Layouts You Haven’t Thought Of

Mom comes up with a brilliant way to split bedroom into 2 without building a wall

~ so innovative! Click on link below to see full video. Also IKEA FTW ~ Mom comes up with a brilliant way to split bedroom into 2 without building a wall   As anyone who grew up in a household full of siblings can tell you, the prospect of not having enough space to stretch … Continue reading Mom comes up with a brilliant way to split bedroom into 2 without building a wall

Creative and Practical Ways To Use LEGO Around the House (Without Stepping On Any!)

~ warning these are not all House related, but they are all fun and creative! ~ Creative and Practical Ways To Use LEGO Around the House (Without Stepping On Any!) For the last several decades, LEGO has been a standard toy staple found in pretty much every home that has kids (or nostalgic adults) in … Continue reading Creative and Practical Ways To Use LEGO Around the House (Without Stepping On Any!)