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Owning or renting a home can come with many different expenses. This can include utility bills, taxes, and mortgages. All of these bills can easily add up. Due to these bills usually being pretty high, homeowners and renters usually like to find any way they can to save money. There are some easy things you can do around the house that can make some of your bills a little cheaper: Close the curtains at night to save up to 10 percent on your heating bill Use LED lightbulbs A 5 degree change in the refrigerator could save you 10 percent on electricity  Turn off lights when you're not using them Add an irrigation meter Change the showerhead Upgrade faucet aerators…

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Remodeling a home is never an easy task. There is so much to do and there is always a lot going on around the house. When people start a home remodel project, they may not always know exactly what they are getting into. By knowing what to expect it can make the home remodeling process a little easier. Here are 11 thing to expect during your home remodel project. Dust Noise Triumphant highs Multiple sighs The unexpected Change orders Cash concerns Delays Decisions Outliers A party To learn more about what to expect during a home remodel, click here.

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Adding some curb appeal to your home can make your home seem more inviting and more attractive to guests. If you are in the process of selling your home, adding curb appeal can make your home more appealing to prospective buyers. Alexandra Bandon, a contributor writer for This Old House Magazine, has some upkeep ideas to add more curb appeal to your home. (more…)

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One of the hardest thing for some people to do is keep their garage organized. The garage is the most popular place for people to store various items, that don't have a place inside the home. Having an organized garage can help you not cringe every time you walk in to it. If you have a messy and unorganized garage it can be hard to know where to start, but once it's organized you will be so happy it is. Maintaining the garage may also be difficult but Porch.com has 5 helpful steps to follow to keep your garage organized. Assess and analyze Clear it out Categorize into keep, donate, trash, and recycle Take inventory and determine your layout Label,…

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Summer is almost among us and we want to make sure our homes are in top shape for when friends and family come over. Home Net Solutions has a few tips to help you save some money on your summer home improvement projects. Most of these tips you can do all on your own. The summer home improvement tips are listed below: (more…)

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Your home is a castle, and although it may not look like a traditional one, there is no reason why you cannot organize it to feel like one. Whether you are simply looking for something to do or for ways to improve your home’s value, comfort and overall appeal, here are some home improvement projects for you to consider. Garage Renovations Your garage is a part of your home, whether you use it for vehicle storage or not. It is one home improvement project that can significantly improve your home’s overall value, appeal and safety. And with the right modifications, you can store more than just your vehicle. Add some creative storage solutions to keep your items from cluttering up…

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When springtime rolls around it is usually a popular for people to do some spring cleaning around their homes. There is a lot that needs to be done around the house after the winter season to help the house look better for spring and summer. Some people may not know what the most important things to do are. Fortunately HGTV has a few tips for those who are looking to do some spring cleaning. Check for loose or leaky gutters Fill low areas in yard with compacted soil Use screwdriver to probe the wood trim around windows, doors, railings and decks Examine roof shingles Examine exterior of chimney Inspect concrete slabs Remove firewood stored near home Check outside hose faucets…

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