Guest rooms often function not just as a place for Grandma to stay during a visit, but in other ways the rest of the year. Whether your guest room does double duty as a home office or a craft area or a meditation area, you can create a multi-functional area that is comfortable for any purpose.
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Buying a new home should be an exciting experience, especially when you are picking a home that you plan on living in for several years. There are some things to think about that can help ensure the process of home buying is a positive one.
Homeowner insurance often falls into the long list of items that you have to get taken care of before closing on a new home. If the payments are made through an escrow account with your mortgage company, you may not think about your home insurance policy at all. Understanding your insurance policy is important, and you should definitely know basics before you need to make a claim.
Moving entails quite a bit of planning. Depending on whether you are planning a DIY move or hiring, you may need to prepare in different ways. Knowing the different benefits and drawbacks of each type of move will make your decision easier. There are 3 types of moves: a DIY move, a partial professional move, and a full professional move.
It happens slowly. You find yourself storing cereal and canned goods on a spare shelf in the laundry room. You have more Rubbermaid containers under beds than any person ever wants to admit to. You find yourself escaping to the garage for peace and quiet, because it cannot happen in your home. Your family may officially be outgrowing your beloved home.
Gone are the days when “home media center” meant a particleboard cabinet filled with a hefty TV, VCR, and various odds and ends. Today’s home media center can act almost as the brain of the home, and be so much more than just a place to park the kids while you are making dinner. Several technology trends are helping to create a media center that works for you.
Even if you are moving for a wonderful career advancement, to your much-anticipated dream home, or to be nearer to friends and family, moving is a stressful experience. By keeping a few pointers in mind, you can avoid common moving mistakes and make the experience a bit easier.
The holidays often bring excess. Some of it, such as the endless supply of peppermint bark and eggnog, seem wonderful. When the new year arrives, most of us want to get rid of the excess, whether it is the few additional pounds from the eggnog or the excess of stuff in our homes. We cannot help with the eggnog weight gain, but we do have a few ideas about simplifying your home and getting rid of the excess.
Kitchens are indeed the heart of the home. Never is this old adage truer than during the holiday season, when friends and family alike gravitate to the kitchen. Whether you have two or twenty people in your kitchen, you can make it even more inviting and festive for the holidays with a few simple ideas.
Winters in Colorado can catch you by surprise. One day might be a warm and sunny sixty degrees, and the next day can welcome you with two feet of snow and sub-zero temperatures. Being prepared for the winter weather is important, both to keep your family safe and your home in good condition. We have several things to keep in mind before winter conditions catch you unprepared.