Thinking of Remodeling? 5 questions to consider

I just read the Seattle Times article, “5 questions to ask before starting your next home-improvement project and I think you might enjoy it, too.

You can read the full article here: https://www.seattletimes.com/explore/nwhomes/5-questions-to-ask-before-starting-your-next-home-improvement-project/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=article_left_1.1&_native

 

Posted on March 17, 2018 at 8:55 am
Tamara Marson | Category: Adventures in Real Estate, Home Improvements, Remodeling, Uncategorized | Tagged

Before and After – The value of Property Preparation when Selling

The condition of floors after removing carpet & padding…  Meet Samy, project manager of dirty work.

Sanded, stained and sealed by Paiges Floors.  This and fresh coat of paint made a huge difference.

Posted on July 23, 2017 at 5:39 pm
Tamara Marson | Category: Adventures in Real Estate, Home Improvements, Remodeling

Earth Day 2K15

Today is Earth Day, and instead of simply suggesting things you can do to help conserve our lovely planet, we're going to do our best to guilt you into doing them. Here are the three easiest ways to do your part

Save Energy

Turn off the lights whenever you leave a room. What’s the point of leaving them on if you’re not in there? And being scared of the dark is only an excuse if you’re under the age of five.

Save Water

When you're brushing your teeth, turn off the faucet. There is no good reason to waste all that precious water going down the drain. Do you want to turn into California? We think not.

Recycle

Pick up some environmentally-friendly, reusable shopping bags! In Seattle, plastic bags are banned, and they’ll charge you for paper bags, so it's in your best interest to invest in some that you can use over and over again. Hint: These are some of our faves.

We should also point out that doing all of the above also saves you money! You can sleep well at night knowing you’re doing the right thing for Mother Earth – and your bank account – all at the same time.

Want some more ideas how you can conserve energy at home? Check out the Energy Star website.

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm
Tamara Marson | Category: Adventures in Real Estate, Home Improvements, Remodeling, Uncategorized | Tagged ,

Everything Historic

Findeverythinghistoric.com

From Findeverythinghistoric.com

Posted on March 14, 2015 at 8:27 am
Tamara Marson | Category: Adventures in Real Estate, Home Improvements, Remodeling | Tagged

5 DIY Ways to Hide That Litter Box In Style

These five DIY projects will keep your cat's area out of sight and smelling fresh from Porch.com.

Posted on January 19, 2015 at 9:58 pm
Tamara Marson | Category: Adventures in Real Estate, Home Improvements, Remodeling, Uncategorized

Porch.com

Porch.com is a great Seattle-based resource that offers online help for your next home improvement project. While this doesn't replace my recommended service professionals – check out that list here – Porch is a great tool for project advice and examples.

Here is how Porch describes their business:

Porch.com is a free home improvement network the connects homeowners and renters with the right home service professionals based on who neighbors have used, project and cost history, and friend and neighbors' endorsements. 

Have you used Porch? Curious to hear your thoughts! Post a comment below.

Posted on March 7, 2014 at 11:00 am
Tamara Marson | Category: Home Improvements, Remodeling, Services Directory

What new doors can do for you

Just discovered this company and website.  I often see old houses that could be transformed with new interior doors and hardware.  Take a look and give me your feedback.  MyHomeStory.com

Posted on June 26, 2012 at 9:02 am
Tamara Marson | Category: Home Improvements, Remodeling

Home Energy Upgrade Program

Take a look at the City of Seattle’s program for making your home more energy efficient.  The incentives expire at the end of July, including the low cost    energy audit.  Even if you don’t pursue the audit and incentives program, there are some great ideas and resources on this site.

http://www.communitypowerworks.org/for-home/energy-incentives-home/

Posted on June 5, 2012 at 8:36 am
Tamara Marson | Category: Home Improvements, Remodeling