5 Ways to Have a Safe and Sound Home This Winter

While our home chores this time of year tend to focus on fertilizing the lawn for next spring and battening down the hatches for energy savings, we should also be thinking about safety, especially for the seniors in our lives. Here are five steps to take, courtesy of Consumer Reports, to make your home a

Kitchen Upgrades: Fresh Colors and Textures

For avid cooks, seasoned hosts and busy families, the kitchen is likely the center of daily life and a place where both form and function are of the utmost importance.  This high-traffic space generally influences the design of the rest of the house, especially if the home has more of an open-concept layout. The colors

How to Keep Your Property Safe Over the Holidays 

The holiday season is all about spending time with loved ones, and for many, this means traveling. There are certain precautions you should take whenever you leave your home for an extended period of time, but the holidays specifically tend to lead to an increase in home break-ins and stolen packages. Beyond theft and vandalism,

5 issues faced when inheriting a house

Inheriting a property can come as a shock and may feel like an insurmountable obstacle. Especially in the wake of a family tragedy or death, being the executor of an estate can be challenging. And usually the biggest asset in an estate – and the most difficult to resolve – is a house. There are

Center of Attention: Coffee table ideas for every space.

COFFEE TABLE IDEAS: WE’VE GOT ‘EM. Narrowing down your coffee table ideas can be tough. The coffee table is the community center of your living room. It’s where the action happens, where things assemble: books, magazines, sweating cocktail glasses on coasters, plates of appetizers, bowls of popcorn, and (duh) late night bags of chips. Guests

Carbon Monoxide Safety Steps

If you have a carbon monoxide alarm in your home, you’re on the way to providing superior safety for your family. However, do you know how to maintain your alarm, and practice CO safety in your space? We all have busy lives and other priorities, so it’s easy to take life-saving measures like installing CO

Retirement Planning Is Not for Wimps

Almost any senior citizen will tell you, ‘getting older is not for wimps.’ Generally, they’re talking about the aches and pains that are a natural part of aging. But getting to retirement with enough money to enjoy it is no walk in the park either, even if you think you are stashing enough into your