Home Improvement At The Click Of A Button

Technology is growing everyday and it is time we connect it with our homes! There are apps for just about anything. Not sure what the color of your walls are? Take a picture and an app will give you the closest match it can find! Working on a new house project and misplaced your toolkit? No problem, there is an app that has all the tools you need at the click of a button!

In the article below there are descriptions of different apps that you can use on your iPhone, iPad and iPod for everyday home improvement!

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8 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Winter

  1. Have your heating system serviced. Look for a heating and air-conditioning contractor that belongs to the Air Conditioning Contractors of Americaand employs technicians certified by the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) program.
  1. Check your roof for damaged or missing shingles.
  1. Caulk around windows and doors. Silicone caulk is best for exterior use because it won’t shrink and it’s impervious to the elements.
  1. Clean your gutters of leaves and other debris.
  1. Add extensions or downspouts to your gutters so the water runs away from your foundation.
  1. Turn off exterior faucets. Undrained water in pipes can freeze, which will cause pipes to burst as the ice expands. Start by disconnecting all garden hoses and draining the water that remains in faucets.
  1. Replace the air filter in your furnace for maximum efficiency.  Slowly pour several gallons of water into the sump pit to see whether the pump turns on. You should do this every few months, but especially after a long dry season or before a rainy one.
  1. Restock winter essentials, such as salt, shovels, antifreeze and ice scrapers.

REPresenting Warmth. REPresenting Property.

Rug Guide

Guide to finding the right rug size
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How to De-Clutter Your Home

The wonderful, beautiful thing that happens when you rid yourself of the things that don’t see your worth? You make space in your life for all the glorious things you deserve.” -Mandy Hale

It happens to all of us. One day, we wake up and realize that our home, our sanctuary, the single most place in the world that we’re meant to feel cozy and comfortable, is full of things that instead make us feel claustrophobic and out of control. Clutter. The word itself inspires enough dread to make us peer out from behind the shutters to check for the camera crew from ‘Hoarders’.

As a woman with lots of experience walking into all sorts of homes, I want to assure all of us that we’re not alone in accumulating this. It’s as though we have this innate talent whereby we can stroll into a HomeGoods for a place setting and leave with five picture frames, four candles, a set of rooster salt and pepper shakers, one full-length mirror and a dessert platter that we would just die without. But if one day you wake up with an irrational fear that your houseguests will mistake your living room for a Hobby Lobby, you might be ready for some of the tips below. Click the first photo to begin. Enjoy, and best of luck!