A few weeks after you move into your new home, you start to notice your clothes don’t smell very good after washing. And there’s a musty smell coming from the laundry room…What’s up with that?
Continue reading “How to be a Homeowner: How to Clean your Washing Machine”
You’ve finally purchased the perfect home! Congrats! Now exactly how are you supposed to take care of it??? Continue reading “Closings And Car Seats Presents: How to be a Homeowner”
Hurricane Season in FL translates into rain. And lots of it! Ever the water babies, we love a good water feature. So we decided to take down our traditional downspout and replace it with a gorgeous rain chain. Continue reading “How to Install a Rain Chain”
Most people don’t think of a tree hanging over their roof as a potential issue until a branch or the tree itself falls down. But did you know, that roof damage from a tree could start long before a limb falls?
Is your roof safe? Here is a surprising incidence that could be ruining your roof.
Continue reading “Trees That Hang Over Your Roof Can LEAF You in a Bad Position”
The first couple years of my career were very investor focused. This meant showing enough abandoned vacant homes in the peak of Florida summer heat (while pregnant mind you) to last a lifetime. Among the many things I learned from those experiences was how to NOT leave your home when you go away- especially for vacation.
Continue reading “How to Prepare Your Home Before You Go on Vacation”
A sound haunted me in the night… hisssssssssssss …….. Could it be the kid’s sound machine? No. It was a different pitch. I swiftly followed it all the way to the half bathroom like a bluetick hound on the hunt. “Please don’t be a snake, please don’t be a snake,” I prayed to myself as I mustered up the courage to turn on the light. Ok, here goes. Continue reading “Slab Leak? Don’t Freak: Tips to Survive a Slab Leak and Home Re-Plumb”
Did you know that statistically, the best time to purchase a home with a pool is in January? With the exception of a few days here and there Continue reading “Pavered Pool Decking”
Getting ready for a Closing the other day, I thought I’d be proactive and get some laundry going before it was time to leave. I grabbed the baby’s hamper, tossed everything in the washer without hesitation and went about my merry way.
34 minutes and delicate cycle later, the familiar sound of Schubert’s “Die Forelle” signifies its time to switch the clothes to the dryer. Continue reading “Diaper in the Washing Machine”
Not too long ago, advertising granite countertops in a home for sale was a HUGE selling point: “Kitchen boasts GRANITE countertops!” YIPPEE!
Once the gorgeous stone picked up traction in the design world, nearly every new build home or renovated home had granite somewhere- kitchen, the master bath, or the guest bath (more often chosen first because visitors would see it before they’d see the master).
Nowadays, you’ll see more homes having other stone and solid surface material countertops such as Quartz and Marble installed.
But what’s the big difference? They’re all just rocks …right?
Here’s a brief breakdown in some differences between the three top stones.
Continue reading “Granite vs. Quartz vs. Marble”