Easy DIY Projects To Refresh Your Home Decor

(BPT) - When you look at your favorite interior spaces, are you craving a refresh? If your home decor is dated, drab or you're just bored with it, an update is in order. Fortunately, you don't need to hire an expensive interior designer or completely redo rooms. With a few key DIY projects, you can easily give each room a facelift without spending a lot of money. Better yet, this gives you the opportunity to personalize your decor so it's one of a kind and truly reflects who you Continue Reading ...

How To Keep Your Home and Family Safe From Fires

(BPT) - According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms - often due to missing alarm batteries or expired alarms. A new generation of home safety technology - combined with tried-and-true safety practices - can help keep homes and families safer from the threat of home fires. The following are tips to keep your family safe and healthy: Be safe, replace: If you can't think of the Continue Reading ...

5 Budget-friendly Projects That Boost Your Home’s Value

Posted on: September 5, 2019 by in Blog
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(BPT) - Whether you plan to sell your home soon or you simply want to make your property more modern and livable, there are many things you can do to increase the value of your house. The good news is you don't need a massive budget to make a big impact. Here are five affordable things you can do to boost your home's bottom line. Update the entryway Updating the entryway provides a warm welcome to guests. Clean the space of clutter and consider adding a new sturdy doormat and plant or wreath Continue Reading ...

Handy Hacks and Simple Tricks for DIY Projects

(BPT) - Have you ever left a reminder on a small scrap of paper because that is all you could find? Or ran out of the room when writing an important message? No matter your profession - from construction and manufacturing, to culinary and education, to even around the house - there's always a message or reminder to communicate. A study conducted by Post-it® Brand found that 30% of non-office workers have had to re-do work after a communications snafu. That stops today with Post-it® Extreme Continue Reading ...

3 Smart Steps To Protect Your Vacation Home When You’re Away

(BPT) - Whether it's a cabin up north, a villa down south or a quaint cottage near family, many people in the United States own second homes. There are seasons you may spend more time at these vacation properties, but for many people, much of the year they remain empty. That's why it's important to take precautions to ensure your property and belongings stay safe even when you're not there. Not only are vacation homes a target for thieves, but empty homes are often vulnerable to the elements Continue Reading ...

5 Latest Trends In Bathroom Design

(BPT) - Today's homeowners are increasingly expecting their bathrooms to mirror some of the spa-like features that were previously seen only in hotels, resorts and luxury vacation rentals. Home television shows and websites like Better Homes and Gardens (bhg.com), ElleDecor.com and Houzz.com have showcased these once aspirational luxuries, while technical advances have made them more attainable. With the baby boomer population among the most active of renovating groups, those wanting to Continue Reading ...

4 Ways To Make The Most Out Of Your Smart Garage

Posted on: August 3, 2019 by in Home Inspections Sacramento
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(BPT) - If there is one thing that we learned from Prime Day it's that the smart garage is a must-have for Amazon Prime Members. Chamberlain Group's myQ Smart Garage Hub was one of the best-selling smart home items during Prime Day. So, why are so many homeowners focusing on making their garage smart? 1) Get deliveries straight to your garage with Key by Amazon. Key by Amazon lets you get packages delivered safely and securely right in your garage so you don't have to worry that the dog's Continue Reading ...

Home Safe Home: Protect Your Children With These 5 Easy Tips

(BPT) - We all like to think of our homes as secure havens where our families can retreat from the world in peace and comfort. While most of us do everything we can to protect our children from harm, records show that in the U.S. some 2,000 children 14 and younger succumb to preventable injuries in the home caused by burns, suffocation, drowning, firearms, falls, choking or poisoning. That's why it's important to stay vigilant when checking for potential safety hazards in and around our Continue Reading ...

A Guide To Affordable Home Improvement

(BPT) - The holy grail of home improvement is a project that makes a big difference to the appearance or value of the home without breaking the bank. The key is to focus on low-cost, quality items that will give the most bang for your buck. Here are five to consider: New bathroom countertop Bathroom remodels still provide some of the best return on investment for home improvement projects, but can also be some of the most expensive. If you can't afford a full bathroom overhaul, opt for Continue Reading ...

How To Keep Your Home Cool And Improve Indoor Air Quality

(BPT) - Summer heat may be good if you're at the beach or pool, but when you're at home, it often means fighting scorching temperatures with costly air conditioning. Not only can this feel like an endless battle during the dog days of summer, but leaving the trapped hot air in your home can also worsen indoor air quality. Considering people spend an average of 90 percent of their time indoors, this is a big deal. Proper ventilation has many benefits, from keeping a home comfortable all Continue Reading ...

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