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    Home Improvement and DIY, Summer

    Deck Inspiration: Design, Maintenance and Upgrades

    Deck Inspiration, Deck Care and Maintenance Deck design ideas

    It’s nearly summer, and that means it’s time to get the deck spruced up for barbecue parties, al fresco dinners, or hours spent relaxing with friends and family. My husband and I have been discussing the idea of adding a deck on to the side of our house or possibly even to the side of our garage which leads to a decent sized yard that we haven’t made much use out of. I have been researching deck ideas and trying to figure out which type of deck or patio would best suit our needs. Read more

    Home Improvement and DIY

    Home Ownership 101: Five Potential Problem Areas in Your Home

    Basic Home Owner skills preventing home emergencies water leaks fire hazards

    Hello friends and welcome back for another post in my Home Ownership 101 Series! With spring’s arrival many homeowners start thinking of home improvement projects they would like to complete in the year ahead. While many of these projects are more geared to aesthetic improvements, it should definitely be a priority to check out the five potential problem areas in your home related to safety first, before proceeding to the more “fun” aspects of home improvement. *This post contains affiliate links and/or sponsored content. Read more

    Home Improvement and DIY, Interior Decor and Styling

    Five Bright And Beautiful Bathrooms

    Farmhouse Bathrooms #farmhousebathroomideas

    Hello friends! Today I am doing a little bathroom makeover dreaming. One of the hopeful home improvement projects for the upcoming summer is an upstairs bathroom makeover. We gave the late 1980’s bathroom a make-do makeover with paint and new vinyl flooring when we moved in, but after five years it is in desperate need of a complete overhaul. We inherited a large whirlpool bathtub when we moved in, but unfortunately it doesn’t work very well and it also takes up way too much space. My husband mentioned the other night that he would like to replace it with a smaller tub and maybe have a separate walk-in shower. so of course I headed to Pinterest to get some ideas! I found five bright and beautiful bathrooms got inspiration as we begin the planning process for the makeover. 

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    Home Improvement and DIY

    Four Home Investments To Make Now

    Increase your home's property value


    Hello and welcome back to Home Ownership 101! Today’s topic is home investment. When we talk investments, we usually think about things that have an initial cost that slowly gain value over time. In terms of our homes, this can include big renovations,  and other improvements, design choices that just keep on giving many years into the future. With spring coming, many people are making plans to invest in their homes, but it is important to place priority on those projects that will yield the best return over time, which is most often a new kitchen or bathroom.



    It is important to have a plan of action if you plan to make some positive home improvement changes in 2021. Our home improvement list is pretty long, but we are really trying to make changes that will increase our home’s value. During my training to obtain my KY Real Estate license, I learned a lot about home investments and ways to improve future property value (appreciation). Here are four home investments to make now. *This post contains affiliate and/or sponsored links. Read more