Weekend Home Improvement Projects Perfect for Labor Day

If you're hoping to have an enjoyable — but productive — Labor Day weekend, perhaps you can tackle a few projects around your home. We found our favorite weekend home improvement projects that you can get done in no time.  Exterior Projects As temperatures begin to cool down in a few weeks, perhaps you're planning to spend some more time enjoying your porch or yard. Not only does tending to your landscaping or curb appeal make your space more livable in the short-term, but it also has … [Read more...]

7 Home Improvements That Add Resale Value to Your House

Before you break out your wallet for a whole range of expensive home improvements, be sure to think first about what choices will add the most to the resale value of your home, whenever you decide to sell. What to Consider to Add Resale Value Here are some general considerations for picking improvements that add resale value: Not selling right away? Stick with timeless, classic choices so your upgrades won't go out of style before you sell. Selling immediately? Feel free to ride the … [Read more...]

Our Best Tips for Home Security in Summer

Whether you find yourself traveling, giving your older kids more independence with alone time, or are finding creative ways to staycation, home security in summer is crucial. We'll discuss three foolproof ways to address your home security, no matter your budget or technical prowess.  1. Use a Home Security or Smart Lock System The first way to up your home's security in summer is with sophisticated security or smart lock system.   Professional systems Professional systems continue to become … [Read more...]

Summer Home Maintenance Tips

As June arrives, summer home maintenance becomes crucial to ensure your family's comfort throughout the heat waves. Taking steps that also make your home more energy efficient will only save you in the long run, so you have more to spend on summer activities — like a few of our favorites in Knoxville. Not sure where to begin when it comes to protecting your home during this season? We've broken it down for you below.  Work on Energy Efficiency Much like winter, summer can be a high point for … [Read more...]

Decorating with Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2020: Classic Blue

Even if you're not one to follow trends, you may welcome some inspiration from color magnate, Pantone. This year's color, classic blue, may accommodate more tastes and decorating styles than recent years, such as living coral or marsala. It's easy to update both your indoor and outdoor spaces in either a bold or a more subtle way with this blue hue. Read on for more inspiration. Using Classic Blue Indoors Bringing natural — though not neutral — colors indoors can add both a sense of calmness … [Read more...]

7 Essential Winter Lawn Care Tips

As temperatures remain lower throughout the day and yards are covered by fallen leaves and the occasional blanket of snow, many Knoxville homeowners may hope for a few months free of lawn care. However, not preparing your lawn properly for the cold can make it harder to revitalize your grass, garden, and other landscaping once spring arrives. If you’re planning to buy or sell a house, an unattractive and barren yard could be discouraging. In order to keep your property grow-ready for the warmer … [Read more...]

Tips for Renovation During Winter

Winter is likely a busy season when considering your social and family life. Maybe you're planning to visit relatives in warmer areas, or maybe you're looking forward to spending time at a ski resort. Or, perhaps you just bought a new home — after all, winter is a great time to buy! That being said, it's understandable if home renovation during winter is one of the last things on your mind. However, planning home renovations during the warmer months, such as the spring and summer, may not have … [Read more...]

Save Money by Winterizing Your Home

This time of year may seem unorthodox to consider home improvements. However, it’s actually the perfect time to get your house or condo in shape for the winter. As the weather changes, cold and damp conditions can wreak havoc on your property and your wallet. While many people expect additional expenses during the holidays, a few cost-effective updates and changes are all it takes to ensure that your home doesn’t tack more on. When winterizing your home, remember the following tips for a house … [Read more...]

Preparing Your Home for Thanksgiving

As you anticipate the kickoff of the holiday season, preparing your home for Thanksgiving may seem daunting. From colder temperatures to awaiting the arrival of new guests or old friends, your mental checklist is likely extensive. But don't worry. We'll lay out everything you need to know to set your home up for Thanksgiving success.  What You Need to Get Done Outside Though you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, this doesn't mean that all of your in-laws won't judge your home by its … [Read more...]

How to Decorate Your House for Halloween Without Ruining Its Value

If you're reading this, it's probably safe to assume you love Halloween. Whether you have young kids, no kids, or are just a kid-at-heart yourself, is it possible to ruin the value of your home with a few too many cobwebs and skeletons? Don't be afraid, that won't happen to you. Follow these tricks on how to decorate your house for Halloween — they're a real treat! Properly Prep Your Home How can you properly prepare your home for fall, as well as the busy holiday season? Set aside time in … [Read more...]