Tips and Tricks
Don’t you wish everything came with a user manual? While it’s easy to find information on how to care for your furniture, appliances, and even your home, finding the specifics can be tough. Everyone learns some maintenance tips and tricks along the way!
Caring for and cleaning your window coverings isn’t difficult. For each different type of window covering, there’s a method to clean it! Can’t decide what type of shades your bedroom needs? Debating on whether you should install shutters or blinds in your kitchen? Did you know you can fight allergies with window treatments? We’ve got the answers for your blinds, shades, and shutter questions. We share our tips and tricks for cleaning, maintaining, and caring for your window blinds here.
Goodbye summer and hello fall. ‘Tis the season of pumpkin spice lattes, hoodies, and bonfires. Before you know it, Halloween will be here, which means winter isn’t far behind. It is important to start thinking about every homeowner’s favorite topic – Energy Efficiency. And no discussion of energy efficiency is complete [...]
For those of us who grew up watching shows like Star Trek or The Jetsons, voice-activated smart homes seemed too cool to be true – commanding every intricacy of your daily routine without lifting a finger. One can dream, right? Well, the future is now thanks to the Amazon Echo, better know to the public as Alexa. The [...]
While Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer and back to school, beach season is not officially over until September 22, 2018. So, enjoy the warm weather while it lasts. However, fall will be here before you know it and, as everyone’s favorite Game of Thrones family likes to remind us, “Winter is coming.” Now is the [...]
While every parent is working for the weekend, children, teens, and young adults everywhere countdown the days until summer break – three glorious months of freedom from school, teachers, and, of course, homework. Summer break is a time to let loose, play video games, lounge on the beach, stay up late, and sleep in. [...]
Most window treatments are traditionally hung using an Inside Mount, inside the window frame, providing a visually appealing look that most homeowners prefer. For this reason, an inside mount is perfect for areas where visual appeal is more important than light control, such as the living room, dining room, and kitchen. An [...]
“Today, with so many styles of blinds and shades to choose from, finding the right one for your needs isn’t always a quick open-and-shut deal,” says Alice Hurley, Good Housekeeping Magazine. “Whether you’re looking for privacy, style, or both, it can be a daunting task to choose window treatments.” Fortunately, we have helped [...]
“Humans have long dressed their windows for privacy, light control and pure decoration,” says Jess McBride, Houzz contributor, “but never have there been more options for screening and creative expression than there are today — even for those hardest-to-dress windows like arches, bays and recessed windows.” Here are a few of [...]
The term never judge a book by its cover does not seem to apply to the real estate industry. That’s just human nature, says Princeton psychologists Janine Willis and Alexander Todorov. The pair performed a series of experiments to determine just how quickly people form first impressions. Their findings: a tenth of a second. So, [...]
April 11 is National Pet Day – a celebration of our furry, four-legged family members. Originally founded in 2006, this unofficial holiday has become a cultural phenomenon with everyone from the U.S. Department of Defense and Good Morning America to the BBC joining in on the fun as #NationalPetDay trends on Twitter. Of [...]
Energy efficiency might not always be on your mind – until you open that first energy bill of the winter. Yikes! According to a 2009 U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) survey, heating accounts for 41.5% of average residential energy usage, while appliances, electronics, and lighting account for 34.6%; water heating 17.7%; [...]