2019 Landscaping Trends
Posted Thursday August 1, 2019 in Home Improvement

Want your lawn and garden to stand out from your neighbor’s? If so, you’ll want to check out these five landscaping trends that freshen up your outdoor space and make it memorable. Lawn Striping Nothing is more welcoming than a lush, green lawn. Landscape pros are getting more requests from homeowners to “jazz up” their […]

How to Protect Your Austin Home While on Vacation
Posted Thursday July 25, 2019 in Home Improvement

According to the Department of Justice, there are 10 percent more burglaries in the summer than in the winter. Additionally, the rate of household property victimization and household larceny also peak during the hottest months of the year. This time of year also happens to be when most of us pack our bags and head […]

Simple Guide to Summer’s Most Important Home Maintenance Tasks
Posted Thursday July 11, 2019 in Home Improvement

There are a few home maintenance tasks you should tackle during the summer to keep your home in tiptop shape all season long. Check these eight projects off your to-do list before firing up the grill. Maintain your refrigerator To keep your refrigerator running efficiently in these hot months, you’ll want to vacuum and clean […]

Housecleaning Hacks for People Who Hate Cleaning
Posted Thursday July 4, 2019 in Home Improvement

Here are some great housecleaning hacks for people who hate cleaning their house. Let’s face it, this is everyone. Use old socks to clean blinds Blinds often have multiple sides and shapes, so they can sometimes be a hassle to clean. But with this simple hack, they don’t have to be. Simply use a mixture of equal […]

The Best Ways To Deal With Weeds This Summer
Posted Thursday June 27, 2019 in Home Improvement

Now that summer weather is here, it’s time to start thinking about lawn maintenance. This is especially true when it comes to keeping weeds at bay. With that in mind, here are all the weed prevention tips that you need to know. Take the time to read them over so that you’re ready to keep […]

Lawn Care Mistakes That Could Hurt Your Austin Home’s Curb Appeal
Posted Thursday June 13, 2019 in Home Improvement

A great lawn adds instant curb appeal to a home’s first impression, but according to Reviewed.com, homeowners may be making one of these common mistakes in their lawn maintenance: Cutting the grass too short Most grasses should be cut no shorter than 2.5 inches, according to Reviewed.com. Anything shorter could impede the grasses’ ability to […]

Household Items You Should Replace Regularly
Posted Thursday June 6, 2019 in Home Improvement

Until Homeownership 101 becomes a prerequisite for obtaining a mortgage, most of us will learn how to handle many household tasks through trial and error. There are certain tasks—like replacing critical items before they reach the end of their life span—that you don’t want to learn the hard way. HVAC filters When to replace: Every […]

Home Improvement Projects Perfect for Beginners
Posted Thursday May 23, 2019 in Home Improvement

Some projects, like renovating your entire kitchen or turning a closet into a full bathroom, are too ambitious for most beginners. But even if you’re a DIY newbie, there are plenty of projects you can tackle without specialized expertise or experience. Plus, becoming more handy around your home is empowering. You’ll make mistakes along the […]

Repair or Replace Your Home’s HVAC Unit?
Posted Thursday May 16, 2019 in Home Improvement

Your HVAC system is one of those unsung heroes in your home. When it’s working well, you hardly notice. When it starts to falter, it becomes a big problem. Your HVAC system is responsible for keeping your home comfortable, no matter the temperature. If you find that your home is too cold in the winter […]

Ways to Utilize Garage Space in Your Austin Home
Posted Thursday May 9, 2019 in Home Improvement

Your garage is one of the largest spaces in your home, and can be an invaluable place for storage, when done correctly. Consider what you need to store before planning your storage strategy. Also consider combining one or more of these techniques to make the best use of the garage space in your home. Garage […]

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