The first thing you see when you pull up to a home puts an impression in your mind of the property, whether you realize it or not. The same goes for people visiting your home. Often, homeowners are so used to their own house that they don’t notice the overall curb appeal or think about how to make it look better. If you’re selling your home curb appeal is very important, but improving curb appeal can also help property values and your overall enjoyment of driving up to your home even if you plan to stay there a long time.Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
Maybe you’ve been watching too much Fixer Upper and started getting kitchen envy after seeing some beautiful subway tile backsplashes. Unfortunately, we can’t all have the Gaines Family come to our homes, but we can come up with simple, inexpensive ways to upgrade your own kitchen.Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
To be successful in your endeavor to have a clutter-free home you’ll need a plan. Ask yourself what you want to accomplish. Is it to just tidy up the living room or to actually reduce the number of items you have?
Becoming a clutter-free home doesn’t mean moving items from the living room into the closet, it means deciding if the item stays or goes. If you never get rid of anything, you’re really just moving your clutter around your home.Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
Kitchens are a popular place to be. It’s where we cook all our meals and inevitably where people end up gathering when you have guests over. The last thing you want is for it to smell funky – it’s embarrassing and causes you to have to take precious time away from visiting with your friends or family because you have to find the source and clean.
We’ve all been in the predicament of trying to find out where that icky smell is coming from. You clean out the refrigerator, take out the trash, and toss the well-used sponge, but the smell still lingers. The stinky culprit could be your garbage disposal.Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
When you live in a small house, every little space counts. No longer is a bare wall acceptable or can an overhead space be left for the cobwebs. Limited space usually means the need for more creative ideas about how to use that space to your advantage.
If you've ever looked at the alcove under your stairs and wondered what to even use it for, we’ve got an idea for you!
Are you starting to stare at the interior walls within your home thinking it’s time for an upgrade? Starting to feel that the décor you have scattered around no longer looks good with the paint color you picked five years ago? Whether you're moving into a new home or ready to update your current home, you want to choose just the right paint color that makes you smile every time you enter the room.Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
When you have a backed-up toilet, sink, or sewer system everyone knows not to use it until it’s fixed. To fix it you call an Expert plumber to come check out the problem and see what needs to be done. There's even an emergency plumbing number you can call when things are really bad, and you need it fixed now instead of in a few hours or days.
But… what happens when you have an overflow problem?Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
Ever wondered if you could fix your slow drain all by yourself without having to pour chemicals down the drain? Sometimes the reason behind the slowness is just a little bit of build up or a big old ball of hair that just never went down. In either of these cases, you should absolutely try fixing your slow drain yourself before calling a plumber to take care of it for you.Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
It’s been a busy year at Experts In Your Home, and it’s hard to believe that 2019 is just around the corner. We offer tips regularly to help you as a homeowner, knowing that these tips may come in handy when you read them or in the future.
We’ve compiled a list of some of our most widely read blog posts throughout the past year, and we hope this helps you keep your home well maintained no matter the season. When it comes to home maintenance, Experts In Your Home knows we’re all better off when we pay attention and keep a close eye on things.
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Here are some of our most widely read blog posts over the last year…
If you’re a new, current or seasoned homeowner you’ve probably heard about water softeners. But what are they, do they really work, and do you actually need them? Here’s what the Experts say:Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]