Looking Ahead: Early Fall Home Maintenance

It certainly does not feel like it outside today in Southern Indiana, but we are quickly approaching September and the upcoming fall season. Where I live, we typically have a fairly warm (okay, hot) September and finally see temperatures cool off near the end of the month. Although many in this area are done with […]

Adding Value to a Home — Bathroom Updates

This post begins a series about updating your home. This is a topic I discuss a lot with homeowners and investors because it is amazing to see what some small, affordable updates can do for a home, especially when preparing to sell. I am often hesitant to encourage large-scale remodeling projects (unless you’re tackling a […]

GREEN Interviews: Michael Glassman, Landscape Designer, on How to Improve Your Landscape and Up Your Home’s Value

Yards are for beauty and enjoyment, but can definitely help resale as the curb appeal of one home trumps another. Too often, however, homeowners spend dollars to improve their home’s façade and interior and neglect their trees, lawn, walks and other natural and manmade outside features. What a shame. Spending dollars wisely on these elements […]

Change Up Your Kitchen Stylishly and Affordably

Not every kitchen transformation has to be a total, expensive gut job. The average mid-range redo now hovers near $62,000 nationally and a higher $123,000 for a luxe makeover, according to the latest “Cost vs. Value” Report from Remodeling Magazine; both higher costs than in the prior year.   But you can transform parts of […]