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...]

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...]

I’ve Bought My First House — Now What?

Holding the keys to your very own — and very first home — is incredibly exciting. No one's journey to homeownership is hardly ever dull. Is it OK to relax for a bit? Sure thing! But whether it's your dream home or just a stepping stone away from the "rent" life, there are probably still a few things on your to-do list. You may be wondering now that you've bought your first house, "What's next?" Well, we're here to help.  Home Maintenance Basics Regardless of whether your home is brand new or … [Read more...]

What to Ask During a Home Inspection in 2019

The hard part is over — you finally found a home you can't stop thinking about and are mentally preparing yourself to sign the papers. It's easy to get swept up in the excitement. However, even if you're proactive and tag along for your home inspection, you may miss a vital opportunity to save yourself time, money, and future hassle by not knowing what to ask. To calm your nerves and boost your confidence, we compiled 10 key sets of questions to ask that'll make you feel like an expert. Here's … [Read more...]

How To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

With winter's high energy demands just around the corner, now is an excellent time to make your home more energy-efficient. Practicing smart conservation in your home is always worth the effort and a number of key home improvements – from simply changing lightbulbs to shopping for energy-savvy smart devices – can also trim down your monthly utility bills. Saving energy leaves more money in your pocket each month and can make your home more attractive to future buyers. Change Your … [Read more...]

Decorating with 2019’s Pantone Color of the Year: Living Coral

Following Ultra Violet, 2018’s rich jewel-tone, the latest on-trend color is a bright and vivacious hue perfect for livening up your home in the new year. Say hello to 2019’s Pantone of the Year: Living Coral. Below, we’ve got some easy tips on decorating with this stylish shade that won’t require a lot of time, money, or effort. Set the Theme This year’s Pantone shade evokes the image of warm, sandy beaches and tropical drinks by the pool. You can create soothing vacation vibes all year long … [Read more...]

Increasing Home Value Without Spending a Fortune

In today's booming real estate market, sellers must compete more than ever for buyers. There are countless options for increasing home value, but some of the most significant often require more time and money than a busy family has to offer. If you’re a homeowner on a limited budget, consider these improvements to boost interest and ROI without spending a fortune. Refresh the Paint With a few basic supplies and a little elbow grease, you can add new life to every room in your home. Freshly … [Read more...]

Home Security for Your New Home in Knoxville, TN

With all the stress that accompanies buying a new home, it can be easy to forget the importance of safeguarding your investment once you’ve moved in. Don’t neglect to make sure that your dream home and your family are protected with an up-to-date security system. From high tech smart home set-ups to simple garage timers, homeowners have plenty of choices to help protect their homes from break-ins. Here are a few of our recommendations when you’re checking out home security for your new home in … [Read more...]