Know How To Protect Your Family Against Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Posted on: November 17, 2017 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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Brought to you by About Your Home Inspection! Few areas of the country are immune to natural disasters or severe weather. Whether you live in a hurricane zone or face icy winters, it is important to prepare your home and family to weather the storm and know the potential health and safety risks that may arise in emergency situations.Beyond inconvenience, widespread and long-term power outages resulting from storms raise a much more serious concern: carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. While the Continue Reading ...

Prevent Falls This Fall With A Home Safety Checklist

Posted on: November 10, 2017 by in Blog, Home Improvement
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The Article Courtesy of About Your Home Inspection! After months of sticky heat and humidity, it’s time to put away the shorts and pull out the sweaters because the autumn season is finally here. But, late September brings us more than just cooler temperatures and a wardrobe change. If you or a loved one are over the age of 65, the change in seasons is also an opportunity to think about another kind of fall — the kind that impacts one in four older Americans every year — and the steps we Continue Reading ...

House Hunting And Credit: What You Need To Know

Posted on: November 3, 2017 by in Blog, Home Inspection, Real Estate
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From your friends at About Your Home Inspection! By now it is something of a cliche to call homeownership the American dream. But even if sitting on your own deck, looking over your picket fence and sipping lemonade doesn’t move you, homeownership is still one of the best ways to build wealth.For many, owning a home is cheaper than renting and, in the long run, the biggest investment they will ever make. It is also a practical financial move thanks to the fact that you're likely building Continue Reading ...

How To Perfectly Light A Bathroom For Beauty, Function And Safety

Posted on: October 27, 2017 by in Blog, Home Improvement
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Helpful Information from About Your Home Inspection! Good lighting is important throughout a home, and each room has different lighting needs. Kitchens require overhead and task lighting, while bedrooms and dining rooms can benefit from variable illumination. However, no room in the house requires more layers and nuances of lighting than the bathroom, where lighting directly influences the room’s efficiency, utility, safety, and beauty.Upgrading lighting in a bathroom can give the room a Continue Reading ...

Must-have Elements For Building A Sustainable New Home

Posted on: October 20, 2017 by in Home Improvement
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Brought to you by About Your Home Inspection! When someone builds a home for you, you have the opportunity to make it as sustainable, eco-friendly and energy-efficient as possible. Not only are sustainable homes more cost-effective over the long term, they have a smaller environmental impact and can be more appealing to home buyers when you’re ready to sell and move.In fact, more than half of Realtor's report consumers are interested in sustainability, according to the National Continue Reading ...

5 Tips To Make The Most Of Your Outdoor Space

Posted on: October 13, 2017 by in Blog, Home Improvement
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The Article Courtesy of About Your Home Inspection! A beautiful, sunny day is one of the best parts of the season and when you have one, you simply have to be outside. When you step outdoors, where do you go? To the park? The lake? A friend's home?How often do you stay home and enjoy a beautiful day in your own outdoor space?If your answer is not often or never, it’s time to create your own home field advantage. With just a few simple improvements you can make even the smallest Continue Reading ...

How To Maximize Your Kitchen Renovation

Posted on: October 6, 2017 by in Blog, Home Improvement
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From your friends at About Your Home Inspection! Considering a kitchen renovation but not sure how to get the most out of your space and budget? Expert tips can help you focus your plans so you get the kitchen of your dreams for less money and less stress."Redesigning your kitchen is a big investment," says A-list designer Nate Berkus, Artistic Advisor of LG STUDIO line. "It's not just about the money; you're also investing a lot of time and emotion. There are so many decisions to make, Continue Reading ...

3 Steps To A More Secure Home

Posted on: September 29, 2017 by in Home Improvement
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From your friends at About Your Home Inspection More than 75 percent of Americans are concerned about the security of their home, yet few think about door hardware when it comes to added protection.In fact, out of those who have ever purchased a new lockset or deadbolt, only 19 percent have done so with the safety of their home in mind, according to a Harris Poll conducted on behalf of the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA). However, when it comes to protecting your home, Continue Reading ...

Tricks To Customize A Kitchen On A Budget

Posted on: September 22, 2017 by in Home Improvement
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Helpful information from About Your Home Inspection! Who wouldn’t want a kitchen customized to meet their specific tastes and needs? A complete kitchen renovation can cost tens of thousands of dollars, but you don’t have to spend a bundle to achieve a custom effect. A few modest investments can help make your kitchen work well and look great.Here are ways to affordably customize your kitchen: Get Creative With Cabinets:Completely replacing cabinets can be costly, but it’s Continue Reading ...

How To Tackle A Dust-Free Renovation

Posted on: September 15, 2017 by in Blog, Home Improvement
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Brought to you by About Your Home Inspection Kristen Johnson* loved her home, her family, and their active lifestyle. She’d never want to change a thing — except for her foyer and adjoining dining room. When she and her husband first moved into their home, they had intended to refinish the hardwood floors in those areas in a darker stain to better fit their style, but life got in the way. Twelve years, two boys and countless birthday parties, pets and indoor soccer games later, their Continue Reading ...