Tricks To Customize A Kitchen On A Budget

Posted on: September 22, 2017 by in Blog
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Helpful information from Ocean Breezes Home Inspections! Tricks To Customize A Kitchen On A Budget: Who wouldn’t want a kitchen customized to meet their specific tastes and needs? A complete kitchen renovation can cost tens of thousands of dollars, but you don’t have to spend a bundle to achieve a custom effect. A few modest investments can help make your kitchen work well and look great. Here are ways to affordably customize your kitchen: Get Creative With Cabinets:Completely Continue Reading ...

How To Tackle A Dust-Free Renovation

Posted on: September 15, 2017 by in Blog
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Brought to you by Ocean Breezes Home Inspections! How To Tackle A Dust-Free Renovation: Kristen Johnson* loved her home, her family, and their active lifestyle. She’d never want to change a thing — except for her foyer and adjoining dining room. When she and her husband first moved into their home, they had intended to refinish the hardwood floors in those areas in a darker stain to better fit their style, but life got in the way. Twelve years, two boys and countless birthday parties, pets Continue Reading ...

5 Fabulous Deck Fix-ups

Posted on: September 8, 2017 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of Ocean Breezes Home Inspections! 5 Fabulous Deck Fix-ups: Are you tired of having a deck you’re no longer proud to show off? You’re not alone. According to the 2017 U.S. Houzz Landscape Trends Study, one of the top reasons motivating homeowners to tackle outdoor projects like deck upgrades is their open-air space is past its prime.If you’re like surveyed respondents and ready to return your fixer-upper to its former glory, the process may seem daunting. Continue Reading ...

Big, Smart Ideas For Renovating Smaller Homes

Posted on: September 1, 2017 by in Blog
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From your friends at Ocean Breezes Home Inspections! Big, Smart Ideas For Renovating Smaller Homes: While newly constructed homes are bigger than ever, most Americans still live in modestly sized or even small houses — and many of these owners are choosing to remodel rather than move into a bigger home.More than half of all American houses were built before 1980, according to the National Association of Home Builders. At that time, the average new home size was slightly more than 1,700 Continue Reading ...

10 Packing Hacks To Streamline Your Move

Posted on: June 18, 2016 by in Blog
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From your friends at Ocean Breezes Home Inspections! Moving brings a mix of emotions. Excitement about living in a new home is paired with angst and anxiety about the actual moving process. The most dreaded task is the one that takes the most time: packing. Here are 10 packing hacks.The boxes, the bubble wrap, the labels — oh my! Packing can be chaotic and overwhelming. Fortunately, the experts at Penske Truck Rental have some time-tested tips to help anyone make packing for a Continue Reading ...

3 Things to Look for When Buying a New Home

Posted on: June 18, 2016 by in Blog
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Brought to you by  Ocean Breezes Home Inspections! Purchasing a new home is an exciting and sometimes stressful experience. Learn the 3 things to look for when buying a new home. Whether you’re moving to a new town or looking to upgrade from your current space, finding a new home requires patience, expert guidance and a keen eye for detail.As a home seeker, the first thing you’ll evaluate is location, space and amenities such as fireplaces, granite countertops, a finished Continue Reading ...

6 Simple Ways to Freshen Your Home Inside and Out

Posted on: June 18, 2016 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at Ocean Breezes Home Inspections! Looking for some easy ways to breathe new life into your home? Check out these tips. Whether it’s the air inside or the decor itself, freshening things up can make your home look and feel more welcoming at any time of year. You don’t need a lot of time or money to reinvigorate your home; just a few simple and affordable, yet high-impact DIY projects will do the trick.Here are a few projects you can easily Continue Reading ...

Tips to Stop Drafts, Save Money and Improve Your Home

Posted on: June 18, 2016 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of Ocean Breezes Home Inspections! Can you imagine keeping your windows open all winter long?  Learn the tips to save drafts, money and improve your home. The heat loss, cold drafts and all that money spent on wasted energy would be staggering. But if your home has folding pull-down attic stairs, a whole-house fan, a fireplace or clothes dryer, you may be doing the equivalent of leaving the windows open every day.Drafts from these often-overlooked spaces waste Continue Reading ...

New Year’s Plan to Get Fiscally Fit on Buying Your First Home

Posted on: June 17, 2016 by in Blog
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So buying a new home tops your list of New Year's resolutions. Follow these steps to get fiscally fit. As you picture the big moment - the one where you pull up to your dream home in your moving truck, sprint up and unlock your front door - you probably understand there's something you need to do first. You need to get your finances in shape.Just like those who make resolutions to run a marathon, making this big investment starts with a plan. Runners know that if they run a certain distance Continue Reading ...

4 Questions Smart Homeowners Must Ask Remodelers

Posted on: June 17, 2016 by in Blog
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From your friends at  Ocean Breezes Home Inspections! If you're like millions of Americans, you're doing some sort of home improvement project within the next year. Have you thought about how you'll select your remodeler? Here are 4 questions to ask your remodeler. Don't be wooed by beautiful before-and-after photos - they are created to grab your attention and impress you, but they don't tell the whole story.For example, when you review a restaurant, you don't base your rating just Continue Reading ...