Priority Tasks for your Move In

It’s final, you’ve signed the mountains of papers and the home is finally yours. You’ve been daydreaming about paint schemes, decor, and new furniture. However, before you start to move in and get to the fun stuff, there are a few basics you should take care of while you still have a clean slate. 1.  Change the locks Even if the previous owner left you 6 keys and promised you that the locks had been changed,…

Feeling a Draft? Seal air leaks in your home this weekend

It’s that time of year when temps start dropping, fall is in the air (some days), and winter in around the corner.  Although winters in the Bay Area are generally mild compared with the rest of the country, it’s still important to make sure your home is properly sealed.  Air leaks will not only lead to higher utility bills, but also make it more difficult to properly heat your home.  According to Energystar.gov, you can…

Create a bathroom spa-like oasis at home

Work, kids, house projects, buying/selling a home – we know life is stressful and it’s not always easy to take the time necessary to relax. However, it’s essential for you to find some “me time” and take care of yourself. And while it would be lovely to have the time (and money) to visit a luxury spa on a regular basis, that’s not an option for most of us. So, we decided to put together…

Create an Accent Wall in a Weekend

Are you looking for a budget-friendly (and quick) way to give your space some pizazz?  Go from boring and drab to bold and exciting by creating a new focal point in your space, adding liveliness and contrast, with a DIY accent wall.  You won’t need a huge budget and many of the projects can be completed by one person in a few hours, a day, or weekend.   THE STARTER ACCENT WALL Cost: $ Time:…

Do You Have a Disaster Plan for Your Pets?

You’ve taken steps to keep your family safe and prepared for a disaster/emergency, but what about your pets? We all know that pets are like family, therefore you must make sure to include them in your emergency preparedness. An evacuation plan is a necessity for every home, especially since we live in an area where earthquakes and fires are a possibility. Take these steps to add your beloved pets to your evacuation plan. Remember, safety…