Simple Bathroom Installations with Big Impact for 2019

Posted on: February 15, 2019 by in Blog
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Craving a more beautiful bathroom? Resolve to make this the year that you finally create the bathroom of your dreams.Fortunately, you don't need a major remodel. Consider these ideas for simple changes with big impact. With a little planning and effort, you'll add to your home's value and functionality, while getting the "Pinterest-worthy" bathroom you know will make you smile every day. Project 1: Fresh, eco-friendly style Transitional style is today's most popular bathroom style, Continue Reading ...

New Tips and Tactics for Buying a Home

Posted on: February 8, 2019 by in Blog
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If you've been in the process of buying or selling a home this past year, or even considering it, you know it's been a seller's market for the most part. Inventory of homes available for sale has been low, creating more demand than the market can supply. Couple that with low interest rates, which make it a great time for prospective buyers to get more bang for their mortgage dollar, and you've got a marketplace in which buyers have been competing for nearly every listing. The forecast for 2019 Continue Reading ...

4 Ways to Recreate Your Entertaining Space

Posted on: February 1, 2019 by in Blog
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4 ways to recreate your entertaining space

The holidays, the big game, New Year's and everything in between: At this time of year there are plenty of reasons to invite family and friends to your home to entertain. In addition, there are also plenty of times - particularly on cold winter nights - when you just want to have a place you can go to get cozy, play a video game or watch a movie in peace.Either can be an appealing option, but do you have an entertaining space that fits the bill? One where you want to spend your free Continue Reading ...

Tips for Using Metals in Home Decor

Posted on: January 25, 2019 by in Blog
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While trends in home decor often change, there is one constant design feature that continues to shine, literally: metals.Today, homeowners can find creative ways to incorporate a regal touch that produces a timeless look with modern appeal. Take the Temperature A first step in implementing metallic decor is understanding the temperature of the metals. Think of brass, copper and gold as warm, while silver and aluminum are cooler, and cast iron or black metals are neutral. When you couple Continue Reading ...

4 Unexpected Bed Bug Hotspots

Posted on: January 18, 2019 by in Blog
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The term "bed bugs" might make you shudder and picture a mattress teeming with the bloodsucking insects, but don't be fooled; the name is a bit of a misnomer. While almost 70 percent of bed bug infestations are associated with beds or items found near beds, the insects don't limit themselves to those spaces. Bed bugs are experts at hitchhiking and can be found in common spaces like movie theaters and public transportation. Here are a few tips from Terminix on spots and objects where you may not Continue Reading ...

4 Winter Home Improvement Ideas

Posted on: January 11, 2019 by in Blog
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Every year, homeowners anxiously await spring to refresh and reset their homes. But what if we capitalized on all the time spent indoors during winter to take control of home improvements ahead of time instead? With a little thoughtful planning, you'll not only be able to give your space a simple facelift but also enjoy spring when it comes around and be outside, soaking up the weather!Many homeowners agree that the colder months are the perfect time to cross home improvement projects off Continue Reading ...

5 New Year’s Resolutions to Help Prevent Pests

Posted on: January 4, 2019 by in Blog
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5 New Year’s Resolutions to Help Prevent Pests

From healthy lifestyle changes to productive habits, there are plenty of New Year’s resolutions that can start your 2019 off on the right foot. Homeowners can extend those resolutions to include keeping the house in tiptop shape — and keeping out unwanted visitors. The pest management experts at Terminix have a few New Year’s resolution recommendations that can help make your 2019 pest-free. Inspect your home As you start the new year, it’s a good time to check if your home is fully Continue Reading ...

5 Simple Ways of Creating a Colorful Home

Posted on: December 28, 2018 by in Blog
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When you look at your home's interiors, do you find yourself craving a refresh? If so, there's no better time than the New Year to update your home with thoughtful design touches that embrace the power of color.Color is a key component of interior design and a useful tool for updating any space. What's more, colors can convey many emotions — from calm to energetic — helping you create rooms that are perfectly reflective of your personal tastes.Even though the possibilities are Continue Reading ...

3 Questions To Ask When Looking For Your New HVAC Unit

Posted on: December 21, 2018 by in Blog
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From your friends at  Ocean Breezes Home Inspection! If you subscribe to the belief that your home is your castle, then you naturally expect to be comfortable in that castle, right? Whether it's the middle of winter or the dog days of summer, your home's HVAC system plays a vital role in supporting this comfort, so if you're in the market for a new system, here are three questions you should ask before purchasing your new system.Is the unit the right size for your home?In the Continue Reading ...

Uncommon – But Important – Baby Safety Steps

Posted on: December 14, 2018 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of Ocean Breezes Home Inspection! You take every precaution to make sure your family is safe and healthy. There are locks placed strategically throughout the house, baby gates installed on all stairways and little plastic plugs in every electrical outlet. You think your little ones will be safe and secure in these spaces, but have you done enough to ensure their health and wellness?Whether you're a new parent or have toddlers in tow, there are a few more things Continue Reading ...