Home Improvements

Adventures in Real Estate 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  
Adventures in Real Estate 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.
Home Improvements Maximizing Your Curb Appeal Never underestimate the importance of a pretty face. When it comes to buying or selling a home, first impressions count. While major renovations or additions can affect your home’s value, you don’t need to add a new pool to improve your home’s desirability. In fact, improving your home’s curb appeal through relatively low-cost, but simple, changes, […]
Adventures in Real Estate 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 […]
Adventures in Real Estate Everything Historic Are you drawn to historical homes? You may enjoy thins site about real estate design and travel as it relates to old homes.  Findeverythinghistoric.com From Findeverythinghistoric.com
Adventures in Real Estate 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.
Home Improvements 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 […]
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Home Improvements Refrigerator Recycle Rebate     Does your spring cleaning include disposing of an old freezer or refrigerator?  Seattle City Light has a $30 rebate for you and free haul-away service. Visit seattle.gov/refrigerator or call 206-233-COLD (2653).  Alternatively, there is a $50 Energy Star refrigerator replacement rebate if you are purchasing a new one. (Rebates cannot be combined).    
Home Improvements Spring Fever, Garden Fever? Do you have spring fever, garden fever?  The Northwest Flower and Garden Show is coming up — Feb. 20-24.  You can stop by the Great Plant Picks and Seattle Times booth for a free copy of this year's Great Plant Picks poster.  You can also order it on the website and search for plants.  Go […]
Home Improvements Happy 21st Anniversary to Seattle Tile Company One of my favorite family-run businesses on my Homeowner Services Directory, Seattle Tile Company, is celebrating.  Owners Denée and Tom Foti are to be congratulated.  I've worked with them personally and they have helped many of my clients with various home-improvement projects.  Sales going on through February.
Home Improvements 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
Home Improvements 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/
Home Improvements Shredding and Electronics Recycling Here’s a chance to clean your closets!  Stop by with your papers to shred or electronics to recycle.  Our partners are Confidential Data Disposal and InterConnection.org.
Home Improvements Patio pavers project – Before and After Stephanie succeeded in turning a portion of her back yard into a beautiful patio that provides a level walkway  to her covered dining area.  She worked with Aguiar Pavers. Here is the before and after.  Just in time for summer Stephanie.  Fantastic! o
Home Improvements New window product available – efficient, affordable I think I just love the name…”INDOW WINDOW”.  A friend of mine who works in Portland, OR, posted about these thermal window inserts as promoted by Clean Energy Works Oregon, a non-profit program established to reduce energy waste by encouraging homeowners to take direct action.  I contacted the manufacturer to find out if their windows […]