Six Landscaping Trends That Increase the Value of Your Home

California is one of the best states in the country to live, and that’s why the real estate market is so hot. Even though it’s been a seller’s market for years, a few tweaks to the outside can always help bring in the offers. Here are six landscaping trends that can increase the value of your home. Gravel landscaping You want the latest trend, but you don’t want to go crazy. Gravel landscaping is super…

Home improvement projects that pay off

  Not all home improvement projects are created equal. Some projects will increase the value of the home to you, while other projects may be more focused on increasing the value to others. That said, as a homeowner who is thinking of selling in the future, it is important to prioritize the projects with the highest return on investment (ROI). According to the California Association of Realtors, here are the top five projects that will…

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:…