The Sound Of Silence: How To Design A Quiet Home Office

Posted on: December 1, 2017 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of Ocean Breezes Home Inspections! In today’s increasingly digital world, it’s no surprise that more employees are opting to work from home. While there may be a shift of physical locations — from the office building to the home — productivity is still paramount, making the need for quiet home workspaces more important than ever.“As urbanization continues, builders and developers are focused on optimizing available land, which results in more homes, Continue Reading ...

Replacing A Furnace? How To Choose An Energy-efficient System

Posted on: November 24, 2017 by in Blog
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Helpful Information from Ocean Breezes Home Inspections! If it’s time to replace your furnace, you may be wondering if it’s worth the extra investment to buy an energy-efficient system. Or, you may be unsure how to choose an energy-efficient system for your home. “Energy-efficient heating systems can substantially lower your fuel costs over the lifetime of the system, so it’s well worth investing the time and money to find just the right one,” says Chip Wade, HGTV(R) expert. Continue Reading ...

Know How To Protect Your Family Against Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Posted on: November 17, 2017 by in Blog
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Brought to you by Ocean Breezes Home Inspections! Few areas of the country are immune to natural disasters or severe weather. Whether you live in a hurricane zone or face icy winters, it is important to prepare your home and family to weather the storm and know the potential health and safety risks that may arise in emergency situations.Beyond inconvenience, widespread and long-term power outages resulting from storms raise a much more serious concern: carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. While Continue Reading ...

Prevent Falls This Fall With A Home Safety Checklist

Posted on: November 10, 2017 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of Ocean Breezes Home Inspections! After months of sticky heat and humidity, it’s time to put away the shorts and pull out the sweaters because the autumn season is finally here. But, late September brings us more than just cooler temperatures and a wardrobe change. If you or a loved one are over the age of 65, the change in seasons is also an opportunity to think about another kind of fall — the kind that impacts one in four older Americans every year — and the Continue Reading ...

House Hunting And Credit: What You Need To Know

Posted on: November 3, 2017 by in Blog
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From your friends at Ocean Breezes Home Inspections! By now it is something of a cliche to call homeownership the American dream. But even if sitting on your own deck, looking over your picket fence and sipping lemonade doesn’t move you, homeownership is still one of the best ways to build wealth.For many, owning a home is cheaper than renting and, in the long run, the biggest investment they will ever make. It is also a practical financial move thanks to the fact that you're likely Continue Reading ...

How To Perfectly Light A Bathroom For Beauty, Function And Safety

Posted on: October 27, 2017 by in Blog
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Helpful Information from Ocean Breezes Home Inspections! How To Perfectly Light A Bathroom For Beauty, Function And Safety: How To Perfectly Light A Bathroom For Beauty, Function And Safety: Good lighting is important throughout a home, and each room has different lighting needs. Kitchens require overhead and task lighting, while bedrooms and dining rooms can benefit from variable illumination. However, no room in the house requires more layers and nuances of lighting than the bathroom, where Continue Reading ...

Must-have Elements For Building A Sustainable New Home

Posted on: October 20, 2017 by in Blog
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Brought to you by Ocean Breezes Home Inspections! Must-have Elements For Building A Sustainable New Home: When someone builds a home for you, you have the opportunity to make it as sustainable, eco-friendly and energy-efficient as possible. Not only are sustainable homes more cost-effective over the long term, they have a smaller environmental impact and can be more appealing to home buyers when you’re ready to sell and move.In fact, more than half of Realtor's report consumers are Continue Reading ...

5 Tips To Make The Most Of Your Outdoor Space

Posted on: October 13, 2017 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of Ocean Breezes Home Inspections! 5 Tips To Make The Most Of Your Outdoor Space: A beautiful, sunny day is one of the best parts of the season and when you have one, you simply have to be outside. When you step outdoors, where do you go? To the park? The lake? A friend's home?How often do you stay home and enjoy a beautiful day in your own outdoor space?If your answer is not often or never, it’s time to create your own home field advantage. With just a few Continue Reading ...

How To Maximize Your Kitchen Renovation

Posted on: October 6, 2017 by in Blog
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From your friends at Ocean Breezes Home Inspections! The Golden Rules Of Home Improvement: How To Maximize Your Kitchen Renovation: Considering a kitchen renovation but not sure how to get the most out of your space and budget? Expert tips can help you focus your plans so you get the kitchen of your dreams for less money and less stress."Redesigning your kitchen is a big investment," says A-list designer Nate Berkus, Artistic Advisor of LG STUDIO line. "It's not just about the money; Continue Reading ...

3 Steps To A More Secure Home

Posted on: September 29, 2017 by in Blog
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From your friends at Ocean Breezes Home Inspections! 3 Steps To A More Secure Home: More than 75 percent of Americans are concerned about the security of their home, yet few think about door hardware when it comes to added protection.In fact, out of those who have ever purchased a new lockset or deadbolt, only 19 percent have done so with the safety of their home in mind, according to a Harris Poll conducted on behalf of the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA). However, when Continue Reading ...