Archive for the ‘Around the home’ category

March 22, 2018

7 things to do around the house this spring

7 things to do around the house this spring

Spring is technically here!  Buds are forming, bulbs are popping up in the yard and in most places, the snow is gone so we can now watch the brown lawn buried for months return to a beautiful shade of green.   As with most seasons in Wisconsin, some home maintenance is required to keep your […]

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March 20, 2018

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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March 6, 2018

Cost vs. Value: Which home improvements are best at retaining their value at resale?

Cost vs. Value: Which home improvements are best at retaining their value at resale?

Not all home improvement investments hold their value well.  Here are some that do. (source RIS Media and Remodeling magazine Cost vs Value report) New Steel entry door The face of your home… improving your door is easy, not that expensive, provides a new fresh look and pays off big with 91% ROI   Adding manufactured […]

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March 1, 2018

Storage solutions for small spaces

Storage solutions for small spaces

Who couldn’t use some storage ideas? It seems the longer we live in a home, the more gets accumulated.   Going through the house and donating/clearing out a few times a year is a good habit to get into.  But what if you just need a little more space? There are some great ideas for: […]

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February 27, 2018

Home trends for the next decade

Home trends for the next decade

Over 500 residential architects participated in the American Institute of Architects Home Design Trends survey recently and the following emerged as the most significant home design trends for the next decade:   Smart home technology: everything from appliances to temperature control and security will see huge smart technology growth in the home designs of the coming […]

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