Ipe wood is a popular green building material used for decking, furniture and flooring. Like mahogany, Ipe is typically a deep rich brown with some pieces displaying red and amber hues.
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?
Our world is changing in many ways. Uber is changing how we think about cars, so maybe you don’t need one? AirBnB is changing travel, making overnight trips affordable. Unison is a new disruptive mortgage lender redefining how we buy houses.
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),
Advances in building materials mean homeowners have more choices in low maintenance siding that needs minimal care. Siding is what protects your home from the elements – the hot sun, howling winds, water in many forms plus extreme temperature changes. We can’t change the weather but
Fall is the time when most of us begin to roost; to settle in for winter and prepare for the holidays on the horizon. You might already have a fall maintenance or home improvement schedule, and that’s smart. If you’re undecided about your next project, exterior paint is worth considering.
When 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
Heart and home – are they always in the same place? Maybe not. When we understand the difference, we can enjoy our homes more while accepting that we need to nourish other parts of who we are. Here’s how I reconnect with the city where I was born because everyone wants to go photos of … Read More
Most people assume they’re going to spend money, lots of money … during the holidays. There are gifts to buy plus food and new Christmas decorating ideas you want to try. So it’s heartbreaking to read about parents who are forced to make trade-offs between healthy food, medicine and gifts they think their kids need.
People are traveling more, which means we all need to pay more attention to home security tips that will keep our homes safe. It’s not like we leave our homes open or unlocked