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When Should You Invest in Rooftop Solar Panels?

Solar panels

There are many benefits to investing in solar panels for your home. Recent advancements in technology and solar cell efficiency have made it an even more attractive proposition. In addition, the U.S. Congress recently implemented a plan to extend the tax credits for installing solar panels on one’s home through the end of 2019. With… (read more)

5 Appliances to Buy in September and October

dishwasher

Summer vacation is a fond memory, the dog days of summer are in the past, and school is back in session. It’s now time to think about preparing your home for fall and winter. A big part of that preparation is taking inventory of your appliances. The months of September and October are a great… (read more)

DIY Plumbing Maintenance: Think Prevention, Not Repair

Plumbing maintenece

For the past three weeks, DIY plumbing was our topic. What if you could perform DIY plumbing maintenance and take preventive measures to lessen the need for DIY plumbing repairs? It’s almost fall, and time to look around the house for potential plumbing problems. Do you have time for water damage from leaks, burst pipes,… (read more)

DIY Plumbing Jobs: Plumbing Issues with Sinks and Showers

draining sink for plumbing issues with sinks and showers

Over the past two weeks, we talked about DIY plumbing jobs. Last week, we covered toilet repair in detail. To continue this series, let’s consider DIY projects for sink and shower repair. Plumbing issues with sinks and showers are common and can be expensive when adding the cost of a plumber to the bill. To… (read more)

DIY Plumbing Jobs You Can Do Now: Toilet Repair 101

Plumber for toilet repair

Last week, we talked about 6 DIY plumbing jobs you can execute with confidence. To help you gain more knowledge and increase your plumbing repair confidence, let’s now look more in depth at DIY toilet repair. As a starting point, follow the advice often given to me by my son, “just google it or watch a… (read more)

6 DIY Plumbing Jobs You Can Execute Confidently

Many homeowners find plumbing the least desirable DIY project in the home. The risk of failure can be high due to the threat of water damage. However, repairing plumbing fixtures can be one of the most satisfying to complete when done right, as well as one of the biggest ratios of money saved on hiring… (read more)

How to Find a Walkable Neighborhood That Works For You

Restaurants in walkable neighborhood

A walkable neighborhood has many benefits for all ages. The upsides of walkable neighborhoods include convenience, social, health, economic, and environmental advantages. This popular trend is real and is there for the taking. Are you adventurous enough to learn the location and positive aspects of the best walkable neighborhoods and cities and make the decision… (read more)

5 Ways to Refresh Your Home Without Breaking the Budget

Refresh your home living room

While remodels and improvements to your home are expensive, there are many ways to refresh your home and update your living space without spending a lot of money. Major renovations can cost thousands of dollars per room. With a little imagination and a few dollars, the stale tired look of the rooms in your home… (read more)

Designing for Personality Type: Home Decor for Extroverts and Introverts

Decor for Extrovert

Designing your home for your personality may sound difficult, but it’s the most natural way to approach home decor and home furnishing. Most people gravitate toward colors and patterns that are most pleasing to them. Here are a few tips to push your home decor to more closely match your personality type. Nobody is 100%… (read more)

Ideas for Swimming Pool Landscaping With Easy Maintenance

Bougainvillea for swimming pool landscaping

Swimming pool landscaping can be tricky. Privacy, safety of swimmers, and maintenance requirements all are considerations when planning the landscape near your pool. The weather is warm and your goal is to enjoy the pool with your friends and family. Plan carefully to avoid spending your free time on landscape upkeep and pool maintenance. Avoid Leaf and Flower Litter Around the Pool Your… (read more)