Archive for the ‘Around the home’ category

June 13, 2017

8 home updates that make a big impact with a small budget

8 home updates that make a big impact with a small budget

Remodeling can get very expensive quickly.  But small updates, sometimes made before trying to sell a home, can actually create a bit impact.  Most can also be done by yourself to save more money! Some of the projects to consider are: New hardware on cabinetry in kitchens and baths New colorful mulch in garden beds […]

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June 1, 2017

10 ways to make an impact with color

10 ways to make an impact with color

Color can give a home a burst of personality any time, but you should not go crazy if putting your home on the market.  Homes with turquoise vinyl siding will not be attractive to most buyers – even if you love it.  There are ways you can add pops of color without going overboard, spending […]

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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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