Articles about Home Improvement and Home Maintenance

10 Worthwhile Home Upgrades to Consider This Year

Upgrading your home can significantly boost its value, improve its functionality, and transform your everyday living experience. Whether you’re looking to save on energy costs, enhance your property’s security, or simply give your abode a modern facelift, certain home upgrades stand out for their ability to meet these needs effectively. This guide will walk you through several worthwhile home upgrades to consider this year, each offering a unique mix of aesthetic appeal and practical benefits.

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Is this the year? Homeowners after being in a home for 8-10 years will be planning some worthwhile home upgrades. | Photo by Dillon Kydd
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Renovating Responsibly: Guide to Sustainable Home Improvements

Whether you’re a seasoned renovator or just starting your first project, we hope this guide will inspire you to make choices that are not only good for your home but also for our planet. In this article, we’ve created a guide to sustainable home improvements that will help you renovate your home responsibly. Let’s begin.

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Only through proper planning can a project be successful. This is true in home renovations as well. | Photo: mindandi
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9 Leading Upgrades that Add Value to Your Home

In today’s real estate market, homeowners must constantly seek ways to enhance their property’s value. When evaluating upgrades that add value to your home, you’re not just looking for immediate comfort but also for renovations that make a smart long-term investment. Making the right improvements can significantly increase your property’s resale value, ensuring a profitable return when it’s time to sell.

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Updated kitchens and bathrooms lead the list of upgrades that add value to your home. | Photo by Jean van der Meulen
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7 Smart Energy-Saving Tips for New Homeowners

As you settle into your new home, now is the perfect time to consider how you can enhance its energy efficiency. Managing energy consumption not only helps reduce your monthly bills but also has a positive impact on the environment. Fortunately, making your home energy efficient doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. Here are seven smart energy-saving tips that we’re going to share with you that will not only cut costs but also increase the comfort and value of your home.

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Your home’s insulation often insufficient or at the very least, not optimal for your location. | Photo by Greg Rosenke
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The Magic of Accent Lighting: Highlighting Your Outdoor Features

Outdoor lighting has the remarkable ability to transform the ambiance of your outdoor space. Among the various lighting techniques, accent lighting stands out for its ability to highlight specific features, adding depth, drama, and character to your landscape. In this article, we explore the art of accent lighting and how you can use it to showcase the best features of your outdoor space.

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Good lighting is an important part of every well-designed space. | Photo by Radu Daniel
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Guide to Mailbox Maintenance for Today’s Homeowner

Tucked away in the cozy embrace of our neighborhood, where the rhythmic pulse of daily life meets the tranquil echo of domesticity, stands a beacon of personal expression—your residential mailbox. Often overlooked and seldom appreciated, the mailbox is more than just a receptacle for letters and parcels; it serves as a canvas that reflects your unique dedication and style to anyone who passes by your home. To help you out, we’ve created your guide to mailbox maintenance.

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If you live in a deed-restricted neighborhood, you may need to double-check with the HoA regarding the kind of mailbox you may have. | Photo by Sean Patrick
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Roof Maintenance: 5 Benefits of Routine Roof Inspections

Your roof is one of the most important components of your home, providing protection from the elements and maintaining the structural integrity of your property. However, many homeowners overlook the importance of routine roof inspections, leading to costly repairs and potential safety hazards. Regular inspections can help you spot trouble early, saving you time, money, and stress in the long run.

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Older homes are more likely to have older roofs and are thereby better candidates for routine roof inspections.
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Selling Your Home? How to Boost Curb Appeal by Cleaning Your Driveway

Every detail counts when preparing your house for sale, and the driveway is often the first impression potential buyers encounter. So what can you do to make it look its best? Glad you asked! Let’s look at the 9 steps (and best practices) you can use when cleaning your driveway to make it the envy of the neighborhood.

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Your home’s exterior is the first thing people will see when coming for a tour. | Image by prostooleh
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Upgrading Your HVAC: What Every Homeowner Should Know

When considering home improvements that increase market value and appeal, upgrading your HVAC might not be as appealing as remodeling a kitchen or bathroom. However, the efficiency, functionality, and comfort provided by a modern, high-quality HVAC system can significantly boost a home’s value and attract discerning buyers looking for a move-in-ready property. 

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Upgrading your AC does not require any demo and can usually be done in just a few hours. | Photo by Andrea Piacquadio
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Your Ultimate Guide to Understanding Locksmith Services

Choosing the right service for your security needs can be a daunting task with a sea of options available. This guide aims to simplify that choice, providing a straightforward overview. Once you’ve read this, you can then add “understanding locksmith services” to your resume. Let’s begin!

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Whether you’re upgrading your current locks or changing them out after a new home purchase, do you know what the best choice will be?
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Giving Your Vacation Home a New Look: 9 Things To Do

Vacation homes serve as escapes from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, places where we can relax, unwind, and make memories with friends and family. But over time, even the most cherished getaway can start to feel a bit dated or less functional than it once did. So if you’re thinking about giving your vacation home a new look, we’ve put together 9 great ideas for you to start playing with.

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Whether you are renting out your vacation home or not, there will come a time to perform some needed updates. | Photo by Rachel Claire
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Don’t Do This! 6 Home Upgrades People Should Avoid

The DIY home improvement movement has empowered homeowners to take renovations into their own hands, offering a sense of accomplishment and potential savings. While painting walls or installing shelving might be within the average homeowner’s wheelhouse, certain upgrades demand a professional touch. Here are six (maybe five if you’re experienced) home upgrades people should avoid.

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Even if you’re a handy person, there are certain home improvement jobs that you should likely avoid. | Photo by Tre Pryor
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The Seasonal Home Maintenance Checklist Every Homeowner Needs

Maintaining a home is a year-round job, with each season bringing its unique set of tasks to ensure your living space remains safe, efficient, and comfortable. A proactive approach to home maintenance can prevent minor issues from becoming costly repairs, enhance the functionality and appearance of your home, and even contribute to its long-term value. This comprehensive seasonal home maintenance guide is tailored for homeowners seeking to stay ahead of the maintenance curve, ensuring every corner of their home gets the attention it deserves throughout the year.

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Top 7 Renovations that Boost Resale Value

When it’s time to sell your home, you want the best possible return on your investment. One effective way to increase your home’s value is through proper renovations. These updates make your property more attractive to potential buyers and can significantly increase its market price. Today, we will guide you through the top seven renovations that boost resale value which means a faster sale at a higher value.

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Curb appeal comes first for a reason. It’s also one of the least expensive items on this list. | Photo: Tre Pryor
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