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MAKE A SPLASH WITH A PLUNGE POOL

Many homeowners struggle with the idea of owning a pool. The presence of a pool, or lack thereof, is sometimes a deciding factor in the decision to purchase a home. The idea of a pool is great — who doesn’t want a sparkly oasis of refreshing and energizing water to jump into on a hot summer day? Well, this is where the caretaking comes in. Pools can be a hassle to take care of. You can’t just let a massive hole filled with water sit there and think it’s gonna take care of itself. From chemical requirements to actual...

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Face Lift Your Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is a thing. Especially in real estate. Any realtor will tell you that maintaining the outwards appearance of your home should be top priority for luring potential buyers inside. Many people, unfortunately, judge a book by its cover. But it isn’t just applicable to whether or not you’re in the real estate game. What you see when you return home from a long day at the office should be a welcoming sight to behold. For some inspiration, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite exterior updates for your house. Big Picture Go big or go home, right?...

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Pool Remodeling: What Does It Take?

Your pool’s looking a little … how do we say this … worse for wear. Not your fault. Entirely. These things happen, it’s just part of life. The body decays, your car needs repairs, appliances bite the dust, and so forth. Maybe you inherited this pool when you moved in. Maybe it was something you always wanted and after 18 years of kids, pool parties, and weather it’s time for a little TLC. Rather than fill it with concrete and call it gravy, consider a little pool renovation.  Where Do I Start? Well, first let’s think of all the...

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Small Garden? No Problem

Families with children, especially small ones who love being outside, always want a big backyard. Makes sense, a nice large yet contained area in which their kids can burn off energy, soak up some necessary Vitamin D, and make a whole lot of memories playing with their friends. While the size of the backyard may or may not weigh heavily into whether or not you purchase your home, if you’re in the market for one, or you settled for a less than stellar outdoor space, don’t discredit the small yard just yet! There’s still plenty to be done to...

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Patios And Pergolas: A Perfect Pair

The amazing thing about a backyard renovation is the blank canvas with which you have to work. The only limit is your imagination. Wonderful as this may sound, it can also present quite the daunting project. So many choices, where do you even begin? Add a pool? Convert the backyard into a maze of shrubbery for grins and giggles? Gazebo? Cabana? Fire pits??? Before you get overwhelmed by the possibilities, allow us to nudge you in a particular direction. A classic, stunning addition to your house that will serve you in an array of ways, a match made in...

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