It’s that time of year again, where holiday parties start invading every one of your well-deserved weekends. Guests and friends of guests are coming in and out of homes around this time of year. Something else that could possibly be coming in and out of your home around this time of year is that cold and frigid winter air. During these times, it is vital to make sure your home is ready and prepared for the months ahead. Did you know that (more…)
Give your pocketbook and Mother Nature a break this season by taking advantage of these simple, surprising ways to save energy and money.
Put lamps in the corners: Did you know you can switch to a lower wattage bulb in a lamp or lower its dimmer switch and not lose a noticeable amount of light? It’s all about placement. When a lamp is placed in a corner, the light reflects off the adjoining walls, which makes the room lighter and brighter.
You’ve heard of ‘spring cleaning’ right? But have you heard of winter cleaning? Probably not and for good reason. Cleaning your home in the wintertime brings a whole new set of challenges. From drier air to dirtier floors and entryways, here are some tips that can help keep your home clean for the rest of the winter:
One of the basic principles of universal design, also called ageless design, is that it makes homes more practical and safer for everyone — not just the elderly or people with limited mobility. If you’re remodeling or simply adding a few upgrades, be sure to keep universal design features in mind. There are lots of resources that’ll give you some great starting points, but here are a few favorites:
With the official start of winter today, December 21st, chances are you might grab a blanket and cuddle up by the fireplace to stay warm these next few months. Before doing this, however, it is important to schedule your annual chimney sweep and inspection, especially if you own a wood burning fireplace.