Tips for Using Metals in Home Decor

Posted on: November 19, 2018 by in Blog
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While trends in home decor often change, there is one constant design feature that continues to shine, literally: metals. Today, homeowners can find creative ways to incorporate a regal touch that produces a timeless look with modern appeal. Take the Temperature A first step in implementing metallic decor is understanding the temperature of the metals. Think of brass, copper and gold as warm, while silver and aluminum are cooler, and cast iron or black metals are neutral. When you couple Continue Reading ...

4 Unexpected Bed Bug Hotspots

Posted on: November 12, 2018 by in Blog
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The term "bed bugs" might make you shudder and picture a mattress teeming with the bloodsucking insects, but don't be fooled; the name is a bit of a misnomer. While almost 70 percent of bed bug infestations are associated with beds or items found near beds, the insects don't limit themselves to those spaces. Bed bugs are experts at hitchhiking and can be found in common spaces like movie theaters and public transportation. Here are a few tips from Terminix on spots and objects where you may not Continue Reading ...

Winter Weatherproofing: Prepare Your Home to Stay Safe and Save Energy

Posted on: November 7, 2018 by in Blog
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The heat will certainly be on this winter. With winter storms hitting many parts of the country early in the winter season, furnaces are plugging away, causing heating bills across the country to increase. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the typical U.S. family spends at least $2,200 per year on energy bills - with nearly half of that going toward heating and cooling. To help homeowners combat the cost of heating a home during the winter months, Valerie Mastalka, a home Continue Reading ...

$25 Off 5 Star Inspection

Posted on: November 1, 2018 by in Blog
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We are offering a $25 Off 5 Star Inspection   We look forward to ‘Helping Make Your Dreams Come True’! Your Premier Northwest Suburbs of Chicago Home Inspection Company Since 2006 Let this experienced About Your Home Inspection company help keep you from buying The Money Pit. We’ll alert you to any and all health or safety issues. As well as, maintenance needs of the home you’re looking to buy. About Your Home Inspection will be your home buying or selling advocate! Continue Reading ...

How to Create The Perfect, Four-season Outdoor Living Space

Posted on: October 31, 2018 by in Blog
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Creating an outdoor living space will give you an extra "room" to enjoy in all types of weather, even as the temperatures drop. You can start small with an inexpensive patio set and charcoal grill on a new deck, go all out with a fully installed kitchen, fireplace and living room, or something in between. It depends on your budget and how you plan to use the space. Here are some ideas for must-have elements in your perfect outdoor living space that will allow you to enjoy your backyard in Continue Reading ...

Prevent These 4 Winter Home Problems Now

Posted on: October 24, 2018 by in Blog
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4 Steps to Prep Your Home for Winter When you start feeling those first hints of winter, the instinct to get ready kicks in. You may dig out your car's snow brush, blanket, shovel and winter survival kit and place them in the trunk of your car. The winter coats and boots come out of storage, and you may pick up some extra mittens. But what do you do to protect your house against the hazards of winter? If you don't take time for maintenance and winterization now, you can end up paying for it Continue Reading ...

Integrate Home Accessories for Added Luxury

Posted on: October 17, 2018 by in Blog
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Accessories bring a sense of purpose into a space. With a thoughtful selection, can transform a room into an elevated experience. When used creatively and in unexpected ways, they add the perfect finishing touch to space. And can transform the overall aesthetic and design. From hardware to purposefully placed décor, integrate accessories artfully and functionally to achieve beauty and balance for an even more luxurious space. A balanced perspective Assess the space and identify Continue Reading ...

$31 Off 5 Star Inspection

Posted on: October 16, 2018 by in Blog
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We are offering a $31 Off a 5 Star Inspection   We look forward to ‘Helping Make Your Dreams Come True’! Your Premier Northwest Suburbs of Chicago Home Inspection Company Since 2006 Let this experienced About Your Home Inspection company help keep you from buying The Money Pit. We’ll alert you to any and all health or safety issues. As well as, maintenance needs of the home you’re looking to buy. About Your Home Inspection will be your home buying or selling Continue Reading ...

Rats! How These Rodents Can Ruin Your Day

Posted on: October 10, 2018 by in Blog
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Say you’ve just gotten home after a long day. All you want to do is put your feet up, but you notice what looks like rodent droppings on the floor, find evidence of something having nibbled at the food in your kitchen and … what is that scrabbling sound coming from inside your walls? You may feel like panicking at the thought of rats in your home, but a little knowledge about these rodents can go a long way toward preparing you for what to do in the event of an infestation. The experts at Continue Reading ...

8 Home Security Hacks Recommended by Police

Posted on: October 3, 2018 by in Blog
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Did you know that many police departments have a community affairs officer whose primary goal is to build a strong working relationship with the community? That means you have access to a trained safety expert who wants to give you ideas to keep your home and neighborhood safe. Read on for eight simple home security hacks from a recent home safety evaluation conducted by a police officer. 1. Change the locks When was the last time you changed the locks? How many previous owners have there Continue Reading ...