When Columns Are The Right Choice For Your Home

When building or renovating a home, many homeowners are looking for elements that add style and elegance. One of the most popular choices is to have interior or exterior columns built into your home. However, not all houses are ideal or even viable for the installation of columns, so it’s important to take stock of…

5 Tips for Every First-Time Homebuyer

Purchasing a new home can be a daunting and exciting decision. Almost everyone new to home-buying finds themselves in a position of confusion and uncertainty during the whole process. Here are five tips for new homebuyers to ensure the procedure goes smoothly and without regrets. 1. Decide Between a 15 and 30 Year Mortgage There…

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Tree Pruning

Gardeners know that pruning keeps a tree or shrub healthy and beautiful. It takes away dead or diseased wood, shapes a tree or shrub with an unruly habit and improves the air circulation among the branches. But there are some things about pruning that the average person may not know. Here are five of them:…

3 Low-Cost Ways to Spruce Up Your Outdoor Living Space

Looking for ideas to increase the appeal and usefulness of your patio, pool or spa area? Your outdoor living space is an extension of your home and should be planned with the same eye to detail, form and function as your indoor living spaces. Keeping in mind some of the details that work inside your…

4 Ideas for Making Sure Your Crawlspace is Properly Insulated

It is important to maintain the crawl space of any home in order to properly manage the heating, cooling and moisture levels of the liveable areas of the house. Long ago, in older constructions, it was thought that if crawl spaces were vented, it would allow air to circulate in and out as well as…

6 Tips for Packing Moving Boxes in a Time Crunch

Are you looking to move in a jiffy? If you don’t have a lot of possessions, this can be done quickly. However, if you have a lot of stuff, you will need to start packing some boxes. Don’t let this be a drain on your time. Check out these tips for packing your moving boxes…

8 Reasons You Should Use Negotiations in Everyday Life

“In business, you don’t get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate.” So said Chester L. Karrass, renowned negotiations educator. This statement about business dealings applies to everyday life as well – if you want something, you’ll likely have to negotiate for it. Really, you negotiate daily, whether you realize it or not. Why,…

6 Habits of People who regularly give to Nonprofits

People who regularly give to nonprofits are quiet heroes. Their contributions mean that social programs, conservation work, and education based programs are able to continue their work. We know that there are those who donate occasionally to nonprofits, and then there are those who regularly set aside a portion of their funds to be donated….