Archive for the ‘Around the home’ category

May 25, 2017

9 ways a trellis can improve your landscape

9 ways a trellis can improve your landscape

Many people begin their outdoor planting this weekend… this year consider doing something other than the standard potted flowers or hanging baskets. Try a trellis with climbing vines/flowers.  Bonus: lots of plants good for trellis-use are perennials, you can make your own or choose from a wide variety of trellises made of different material/designs.     […]

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May 23, 2017

3 cautions when updating your home

3 cautions when updating your home

Don’t over-improve. It is typically not the best plan to own the biggest, most expensive home in the neighborhood with features no other home in the area has.  While a source of pride for you, in terms of resale, a home that fits in with its neighbors is better.  For example, spending big bucks on […]

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Keep Wisconsin clean! How to dispose of hazardous material in your home.

Keep Wisconsin clean! How to dispose of hazardous material in your home.

You’re getting the house ready to sell or getting ready to move and notice all those paint cans, bug killer sprays and such cluttering up the garage or basement. How do you dispose of these safely?   It is important to know, considering it is estimated that every American home has an average of 200 pounds of the stuff. […]

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May 18, 2017

9 tasks for your spring home maintenance routine

9 tasks for your spring home maintenance routine

Spring arrives and we are finally able to spend more time outside.  It’s time to take a look at some things in and around the house after a long winter and rainy spring season. Inspect the roof – remove any branches, check for loose shingles Gutters and downspouts – make sure downspouts drain away from the […]

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May 4, 2017

8 ways to improve your home’s front entrance on a budget

8 ways to improve your home’s front entrance on a budget

You’ve no doubt heard the phrase “location, location, location” when selling real estate and location can make all the difference in how quickly a home sells and for what price.  So can “curb appeal.” If a home has little or no curb appeal, buyers may not even want to make the effort to see what […]

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