Creating an Energy Efficient Home in Virginia

Every little step that you take can prove beneficial not only to your home energy bill, but to the environment. We have outlined a few different tips and tricks to help homeowners in Virginia to create a more energy-efficient home.  From replacing your lightbulbs to monitoring your refrigerator temperatures, you can cut the amount of energy you use significantly if

Leveraging Your Roof Space

If you’re short on space because you live in an apartment building or you have a funky, flat roof at home, there are ways you can still incorporate a cute little garden or patio area for growing fruits and veggies. Here are some ways to maximize your roof top oasis. Getting Creative Live in a penthouse or high rise? Got

The Effects of Unpredictable Weather on Energy Bills

You may be going along just fine with your energy bills until BAM – unexpected weather hits and your consumption of AC and heat goes through the roof. Unfortunately, your monthly bills go up too. Weather it’s a run of sub-zero temperatures at the end of winter or a week of nearly 100 degrees at the peak of summer, hitting

Spring Cleaning Tips for the Exterior of Your Home

Spring cleaning isn’t reserved just for your home’s interior, although that’s an important task as well. When the birds start chirping and the temperature starts rising, it’s time to turn your eye to the exterior of your home for some much-needed cleanup after winter. From pruning to cleaning out your gutters, here are some tips for outdoor home maintenance this

Why You Need to Remove Snow from Your Roof

In the thick of winter when the snow storms come one after the other and temps are frigid, that buildup of snow on your roof could be very dangerous. Not only does it pose a threat to the safety of the occupants; it also poses a threat to the integrity of your roof. You could experience leaks at best and

Holiday Decorating Mishaps from the Movies

We’ve all seen the holiday movies where the decoration process takes a turn for the comical. Sometimes reality can closely resemble that of fiction on TV. If you recall a scene from 1989’s National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, you remember Uncle Lewis setting the fully decorated tree on fire in the living room. Makes for hilarious movie watching with family, but

Holiday Décor for Your Home

Decorating for the holidays may seem like a daunting task to the uninitiated. But with a little dedication and a flair for style, you can spruce up your home to look festive and bright through December straight through to New Year’s. Here are some tips to incorporating holiday décor for your home. Take the Outdoors In Mimic a cozy backyard

Top 2015 Remodeling Trends

As 2015 comes to a close, we take a look back at the home remodeling trends that have shaped the past year. Smart home innovations are all the rage, from handle-less kitchens to outdoor living extensions. The key here is personalization and customization, with more and more homeowners looking to make their daily lives more comfortable, convenient and functional. Here

Trim Styles to Match Your Existing Home

No matter which style your home is, from colonial to contemporary, the trim color you use can pull the whole look together. No matter what style or material you use, it should always complement your existing house style and color. When it comes to your interior space, you want to strive for a welcoming, aesthetically pleasing blend of wall color,

Remodeling for Retirement

A growing trend among older homeowners is remodeling for retirement. With the kids out of the house for some time now, you may be considering changing your living space to better accommodate your golden years. As you get older, your needs are changing. Perhaps you want a kitchen that’s designed for increased function. Or perhaps you’re looking to increase your

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