Snorkel in Your Living Room!

August 10th, 2021

A homeowner in the Florida Keys has created a home that includes a snorkeling aquarium in the living room.  Live here and you could dive into the 25,000-gallon body of water that meanders throughout the home’s family spaces.  Tropical fish and coral create the feeling of snorkeling in an island paradise Read More...

Messy Home? It’s Ok!

June 9th, 2021

To all those who feel “less-than” in the age of uber-organized spaces, and Marie Kondo-like purges, here’s some helpful news:  it’s not a moral failing to have a slightly cluttered home. In fact, as detailed in this article from houselogic, life can be better with slightly more stuff!  Before you panic-clean, or do a guilt-trip-motivated straightening or decluttering, consider these 7 reasons why you should just let it be Read More...

Home Décor Trends Right Now

April 22nd, 2021

Ready for a home freshen up?  This year’s spring décor trends may be right up your ally if you’re ready to tolls out the old dark decorations and replace them with neutral colors, wood and natural accents, textures, and maybe a bit of pottery. Hitchswitch gives you the specifics. According to their design experts, whites, creams and light colors are in, with deep brown favored as a bit of contrast Read More...

Must-Have Kitchen Gadgets

March 10th, 2021

Sometimes it’s the little things that make mealtime fun.  Like these kitchen gadgets you never knew you needed – but will never want to be without. Good Housekeeping offers 43 cool items you will absolutely love.  Our favorite? The Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner, a must-have that easily steam-cleans your microwave oven Read More...

Resolved to Organize? Here’s How.

March 3rd, 2021

With the pandemic keeping kids and parents stuck at home, things around the house may have become a bit messy. Maybe you made a New Year’s resolution to get things organized. If you’re having trouble with your motivation, here’s help. Larissa Runkle offers 6 Ridiculously Easy Organizing Resolutions You Can Actually Stick to This Year Read More...

Winter Weatherizing: Do It Now

December 9th, 2020

You may not think about the benefits of weatherizing until a cold draft is blowing through your windows, or your heating bill suddenly shoots sky high. But, by then, it’s too late. This is the time to prepare your home to stay warm and cozy. The Easy Winter Preparation Checklist for Your Home, published by The Spruce, can help Read More...

The Right Pet for Your Home

November 18th, 2020

For many families, COVID has created the right conditions for welcoming a pet into the home. Online work and learning mean someone’s always around to play with and care for a new addition.  A furry friend can also alleviate isolation and boredom. Before adopting, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) suggests giving some thought to choosing a furball that works for your space and your lifestyle Read More...

The Perfect Home Gym

May 19th, 2020

If you’re the type who enjoys working out, today’s stay-at-home reality may have you missing your gym or yoga studio.  Now’s a great time to plan to transform a spare room or basement into your own private workout space. Houzz Contributor Laura Gaskill shows you how, with 10 ideas to give your space (and you) a jolt of inspiration Read More...

8 Winter Black-Thumb Mistakes

February 18th, 2020

It would seem that keeping plants flourishing indoors over the winter should be easy. After all, you don’t need to contend with rain, drought, deer pillaging and other outdoor challenges. So, why do so many people have trouble keeping their indoor plants healthy?  This article from Realtor Read More...

Paying Too Much for Homeowners Insurance?

February 7th, 2020

Homeowner’s insurance is a necessity, but understanding coverages and costs is not always easy.  That’s why it’s hard to really know if you’re paying too much. A recent article in the Philadelphia Inquirer highlighted Delaware Valley Consumers’ Checkbook, is a local nonprofit consumer group that can help you feel more confident in the price you pay Read More...