Taking the Plunge

July 17th, 2019

A backyard pool is a dream come true for many families. It’s also a big decision with many different options. Do you want it for exercise, or are you happy to simply float?  Will the kids be using it or are you thinking more of adult entertaining?  What about the area surrounding your pool?  Will it be paved, decked or landscaped? 

Before you dive in, consider your investment from every angle, so you can create the perfect pool. This guide from HGTV can help. It covers everything from size, in-ground and above-ground styles, location,  water features, patios, decks, and add-on amenities. Whatever you decide, remember that the number one essential is pool safety. Be sure to review this Pool and Hot Tub Safety Guide from the American Red Cross, so you and the family can enjoy years of wet, splashing fun in your own outdoor oasis.

How to Choose a Home Builder

July 10th, 2019

Whether you’re thinking of buying a home in a new home community, or considering building a custom home, choosing the right builder is your most important decision. It’s easy to be swayed by a beautifully decorated model home, or by a builder’s portfolio of gorgeous one-of-a-kind residences Read More...

Go Fourth and Sparkle!

July 3rd, 2019

Nothing says summer like July 4th fireworks – and no place offers more sparkling, booming fun than Montgomery County. But fireworks are just the beginning of this area’s Independence Day celebrations. From concerts to parades, carnivals and cookouts, Montco is the place to be for festive, family-friendly events Read More...

The Dreaded SLFs are Back

June 25th, 2019

The horrible Spotted Lantern Flies (SLF) are back, and now’s the time to start going after them with every tool in your arsenal. Right now, these nasty creatures have hatched into the nymph stage.  Unless caught and killed, they will grow into the big, ugly black and red bugs that swarmed Southeastern Pennsylvania last summer Read More...

Easy Ways to Make Your Home Eco-Friendly

June 18th, 2019

Going green at home doesn’t have to mean spending a lot of green.  There are little things you can do everyday that can make a big difference.  We’re talking LED lightbulbs, using a toaster oven instead of the big oven, composting your food scraps, fixing leaky faucets, line-drying laundry, and reusing shopping bags for starters Read More...

Creating an Outdoor Oasis

June 11th, 2019

It’s outdoor living season – and that means it’s time to turn your patio, deck or yard into an oasis of both beauty and functionality.  With today’s many products designed specifically for open-air living, it’s easy to move beyond the grill, cooler and lawn chair mindset.  Think of your outdoor space as an extension of your home, one without walls or limitations Read More...

Crazy, Expensive Home Repairs

June 4th, 2019

Many homeowners opt for a newly constructed home over an older home because they fear the impact of costly home repairs and maintenance.  If you’re on the fence about which way to go, consider the possible investment if the home you’re considering needs major work.  Realtor.com details five of the most crazy, expensive home repairs, including foundation restoration, furnace or central AC replacement, repairing water damaged walls and ceilings, replacing the lawn, and tree removal Read More...

Grow Something Delicious!

May 21st, 2019

Spring plantings bring sensational, summer herbs and veggies. The weather is getting warmer so now’s the time to tend your garden. Be sure you know which plants go in now for an optimum summer harvest. But, that’s just the beginning of planning a perfect plot. You’ll also need to consider how to give your plants enough room to grow, best planting and fertilizing methods, and proper tending to your shoots and seedlings Read More...

Picture This!

May 14th, 2019

You have a blank wall and want to dress it up with family photos or art. But wait! You’re stumped by the age-old question: Should the picture frames match the décor, or the art and photos? Lucky for us, the Philadelphia Inquirer and design expert Jennifer Adams have the answer. Unfortunately, it’s not a definitive answer and will depend on your personal preferences, within some general design parameters Read More...

Ready, Set, Sell!

May 7th, 2019

If you’re hoping to make the move to a beautiful new home in the near future, you may need to sell your existing home first. Now’s the time to get moving, but it’s important to know what things to spruce up – and what you can leave alone. This article from the Philadelphia Inquirer can help Read More...