7 Feng Shui-Friendly Plants That Will Survive Any Home

Make your home feel lighter and brighter—and a little healthier! Houseplants are a great addition to any home. They add color and personality, they make things look homier, and when utilized correctly, they offer great Feng Shui benefits. According to Feng Shui practices, houseplants are an important tool to help activate positive energy in your […]

7 Creative Housewarming Gifts that Don’t Cost a Fortune

When your bestie buys her first home, there are three kinds of guests who come to her housewarming party: There’s the friend who grabs a bottle of bottom-shelf wine off his own counter at the last minute. There’s the acquaintance who shows up with a $850 leather backgammon set from Barneys—because that’s what every new […]

A Brief History of the Modern Residential Garage

The garage is one of those features that is synonymous with modern homes. Drive down any residential street, and you’ll see one, two, sometimes three-car garages attached to any moderately sized single-family home. Not only are they great for storage of old toys or holiday decorations, but they can keep your car protected from the […]

Why don’t Millennials want Your Crap?

A 2014 United States census report states that more than 20% of America’s population will be 65 or older by 2030. And with an older population comes different needs for aging residents. For the first time in modern history, multiple generations are downsizing simultaneously, according to Mary Kay Buysse, executive director of the National Association […]

3 Cheap and Easy Ways to Improve Your Cold-Weather Curb Appeal

When selling your home, presentation is key—and presentation begins at the front door. That’s why curb appeal is one of the most important things to consider when selling your home. A clean, well-maintained entrance can go a long way toward establishing a positive first impression. And that great first impression sets the tone for the […]

3 Helpful Renovation Tips that Add Big Value to Your Home

So, you’ve decided to buy that cute little fixer-upper at the back of the neighborhood. You’ve weighed the pros and cons of your decision, and you’re game to tackle several moderate (and a couple major) renovations. Congratulations! This will be an adventure. We understand you’re excited about making the home yours, inside and out. But […]

Home Today, Home Tomorrow: The Growing Trend of Aging in Place

Everyone has a different idea for how they would prefer to Live the Life You Choose—especially when it comes to getting older. Some people may want to reconnect with their children (and grandchildren!) and move into adjoining “mother-in-law apartments” on the property. Others may want to live out their retirement sipping cocktails poolside in a […]

Everything You Need to do to Protect Your Home for Winter

If you haven’t already, it’s officially time to think about winterizing your home. Whether you’ll be in town all season or you plan to be away for an extended period, it’s important to protect your home from the chill of winter. The Old Farmer’s Almanac is calling for above-normal snowfall across Western North Carolina this […]