Eight years ago, my husband and I bought our first house. Ironically, when my husband showed me the property online, I didn’t even want to go see it. The pictures were terrible, and the house looked ugly. He convinced me to go, and I fell in love with the views. We knew the house needed work, but it was in our limited price range, so we bought it. Now, we’re on the opposite … [Read more...] about Our Experience Prepping Our House for Sale
We’ve all seen the stories of couples who renovate their homes and end up hating each other. What are some reasons why home renovation destroys relationships? In this post, we will explore these reasons in depth. … [Read more...] about 6 Reasons Why Home Renovation Destroys Relationships
Most of us tip at restaurants and hair dressers. We tip Uber and taxi drivers. We leave a tip for the housekeeper when we stay at a hotel. When you tip people, you are showing the workers that you appreciate the job that they are doing. However, what about other service providers you may not use as frequently? For instance, if you have your own house, you may have used the … [Read more...] about Do You Tip House Painters?
Bathrooms are one of the most high-traffic, well-used rooms in your house. They also tend to be a little neglected (considering their use) and really expensive to renovate. Even though most bathroom renovations typically manage to recoupe 50 to 70 percent of their costs, they can still be an incredible price undertaking. A low-end bathroom renovation can start around the $3,500 … [Read more...] about How to Budget for Bathroom Renovations
If you're planning on selling your home in the near future, then you may be planning some home improvements. In today's post, we're going to talk about how your floor plan can influence your home's value. Specifically, we're going to talk about the pros and cons of open floor plans. Open floor plans utilize large, open spaces and minimize the use of small, enclosed rooms … [Read more...] about Getting the Most Value Out of Your Home: Open Floor Plans