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You've probably never hung a door or shingled a roof. That’s why problems are scary. We share concepts, terminology so you can make smart decisions about your home ... with confidence!

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How we live at home is changing. More people are working at home, there's home schooling and we’re integrating indoor & outdoor spaces as we spend more time at home. Get ideas for your home.

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Home Aspirations

With Pinterest, Houzz and so many shows about home improvements, it's natural you've got a wish list. We share our ideas, your homeowner stories and support you in achieving your goals.

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Saving Money

Your home is a huge investment when you buy it, plus monthly operating costs like utility bills. We help you spend less, get more value & build homeowner equity (like a savings account).

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Baby Gates & Why We Think This One is Perfect

if you're not a fan of baby gates, you'll love this folding gate from HideaGate

When is the last time you put up a gate to control where toddlers or dogs could walk? While visiting friends recently, I put up two baby gates and had to redo one I'd installed backwards. These gates might work but they're not much fun. So when I saw this unique gate from HideaGate [Learn More…]

Tips for Ordering an Exterior Door

Every door starts with a basic door and from there you add sidelights, transoms and other trim
Front doors play an important role in a home's curb appeal. Whether plain or elegant, every exterior door begins with a basic door at the center. From there you can upgrade a door's style by adding features like sidelights and curved transom glass above the door. Regardless of which features you add (or don't), [Learn More…]

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Rooms at Home

Rethinking Our Homes: Spare Bedroom Ideas

we need our master bedroom & bedrooms for our kids, but maybe there are spare bedroom ideas to enhance your life at homeWhen searching for a new house, one of the first questions you get asked is how many bedrooms do you need? This question probably makes perfect sense for young couples planning a family. For others, the question is often less about sleeping and more about spare bedroom ideas  [Go Explore…]

What are Balustrades?

balustrades are used frequently for safety on stairs and balconies

While spend more time indoors and get outdoors when the weather is nice. New houses have decks, patios and sometimes balconies. Where safety is a concern, building codes require the use of balustrades or railing systems. [Go Explore…]

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Home Aspriations

Building a Color Pallet Based on Your Tile

build a better color pallet by comparing samples, such as wood, tile, baseboards, and paint

Everyone seems to have trouble with tile. Tile, from afar, often looks like it's one solid color, like paint. However, when you get up close, you'll find that tile usually has other colors or speckles mixed into it to give it a more interesting look. This is why it is so hard to coordinate colors, and even harder to create a color pallet around it!

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Painting Tips for Homeowners

homeowner panting trimPainting is one of the most popular home improvement activities. These painting tips provide ways to make your painting projects more successful. Homeowners know that painting a room is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to give any room a new look. What few people understand is that there's a lot more involved in painting if you want perfect results. [Start Dreaming …]

Painting Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

redecorating can sometimes be painting with your favorite color but make sure you don't make any painting mistakes with the wrong color!

When people tell me they're painting a room and they're just going to use white, I know they haven't done their homework. White is one of the most challenging colors to work with. That's because there are literally hundreds of whites offered by each paint manufacturer.  [Start Dreaming …]

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Saving Money

Housing Industry Trends 2018

housing industry trends were the focus of the 2018 Design & Construction Week

The largest housing industry show occurs at the beginning of each year, and this year it was held in Orlando, Florida. Design & Construction week combines several shows to introduce housing industry trends to the world's builders, remodelers [Save More…]

What is Net Neutrality & Why It Matters!

it's hard to explain what is net neutrality as you can't really see it, except in your Internet bill which is now going to increase with the FCC voting to stop regulating the Internet

Wondering what net neutrality means and why you should care? The best analogy I've come up with is your cable TV bill. If you're old enough you remember when television was free, when families watched the Ed Sullivan show [Save More…]

True Cost of Home Ownership

Buyers focus on the mortgage but it doesn't tell you the true cost of home ownership. With your first home, you compare your mortgage payment to the rent you've been paying but wait, what expenses were included in your rent? [Save More…]

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How to Create Your Dream Home

Have you got a long list of projects that never seem to get done? We're here to help you prioritize what needs to get done now, along with tips to create your dream home and the lifestyle you want. Our free report will help you remember what's really important, what you loved about the houses where you’ve lived.

Owning 12+ houses through the years working for I've Been Moved (IBM), gave me lots of experience to share about what works, and what doesn't. Then I settled down to live/work in one place, and started a handyman business (8 years, 2,000 homeowners). I discovered my passion for helping women learn to manage their homes with confidence. So let’s connect and create the house you've always dreamed of!

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