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...]

When to Buy a Home: Which Season Is Best?

When you're trying to decide when to buy a home, hopefully you'll be able to plan around the annual ups and downs of the housing market. Even if you have a limited time frame and need to buy or sell because you’re relocating, understanding the effect of the seasons can help you make the most of your situation. Many real estate agents report that they sell more than 50% of their properties during the summer, but every season has highs and lows in the housing market. Understanding these patterns … [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...]

How to Feel at Home Living in Knoxville, TN

Even if you've lived in the Knoxville area your whole life, sometimes home can feel less "homey." Or, perhaps you're considering a move to Knoxville or one is already in the works. Regardless, we'll provide some advice on how to feel at home living in Knoxville, TN, no matter your situation.  What Do You Want from Your Home or Community? We'll dive into this in further detail in the following sections. However, in order to select the right area of Knoxville to settle into — or even relocate to … [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...]