Category Archives: Uncategorized

Using Paint to Protect and Enhance your Home

Does the outside of your house need an instant facelift? Are you looking to spice up your interior without going “Extreme Home Makeover” on your home? Lastly, are you searching for ways to elevate design and alter your current style on the inside of your home? If you answered yes to one or more questions, then paint might be the answer to your household qualms.

Paint, or any type of color influence, is an easy and inexpensive way to update a home, both inside and out. A quick change of paint can define the style or personality of a home. Unlike other home improvement projects, it can produce immediate results at a fraction of the cost. Read More >>

Planning a Bathroom Remodel

Not to get personal, but let’s talk bathrooms! A bathroom could be considered a little oasis inside of your home; a place to escape the chaos and enjoy a private moment alone. It is also the most important room in a home and in today’s modern standards wouldn’t be livable without it.

If your bathroom is outdated or too small for your family, perhaps you have considered a bathroom remodel or upgrade. Although a bathroom renovation is no small task, it can increase a home’s value, improve functionality on a day-to-day basis, and maybe stop a fight or two between siblings. Whether it’s enlarging a bathroom, installing cosmetic updates, or a complete renovation, careful planning from start to finish is necessary for a successful outcome. Read More >>

Exterior Home Care

Spring is an excellent time to inspect your home for exterior damage caused by winter weather conditions. A properly maintained home will ensure its overall longevity, protect the interior from the elements, and make the exterior look its best.

Start by doing a visual assessment of the full exterior and compile a list of any noticeable damage or areas that need improvement. Dividing the home into sections will make the inspection and list of potential repairs more manageable. Areas to pay special attention to include roof and gutters, siding, paint, windows and doors, chimney, the deck or porch, and fences. Below is a list of suggested maintenance procedures and preventive care for each area to make sure the home stays in top condition. Read More >>

Enjoy Labor Day Weekend!

It’s hard to believe Labor Day Weekend has already arrived. Despite the wonderful summer we have enjoyed in the northwest, it’s still hard to say goodbye to summer. We hope you had a terrific season and have some fun plans to stretch those dog days of summer though the long weekend.  Enjoy!

A little trivia from Wikipedia for those that may have forgotten why we are able to enjoy this long, 3-day weekend. Read More >>

Happy Father’s Day!

Did you know Father’s Day was first observed in Spokane, WA in 1910? Cool story about an incredible, stand up dad. Happy Father’s Day to all the fabulous dads I know, especially my own. I love you Dad!

In 1909, Mrs. John B. Dodd, of Spokane Washington, first proposed the idea of a “father’s day”. Mrs. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart. William Smart, a Civil War veteran, was widowed when his wife died in childbirth with their sixth child. Mr. Smart was left to raise all his children alone on a rural farm in eastern Washington state. Read More >>