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Living Tips For Emergency Preparedness Over the last few weeks, we have been sharing valuable information about preventative home maintenance and preparing your home for winter storms. The start of the New Year is a great time to take stock of your emergency kit. It’s a good idea to do this every year in order to replenish and adjust the contents to your families changing needs.
Living Thanksgiving: a Year in Reflection The past year has been an exciting one for all of us at Windermere. We have so much to be thankful for, not the least of which is the opportunity to help our clients with all of their buying and selling needs. We would love to hear about your greatest accomplishments in 2012 and how you express your gratitude.
Living Damage Control: Preparing for Winter Storms Last week we shared tips for preventive home maintenance to help you and your home fare better through the winter months. This week we want to take this topic a bit further by focusing on disaster preparedness. No one wants to think about disasters, but being organized can help bring you and your family a peace of mind.
Living Preventive home maintenance It is storm season, and between British Columbia earthquakes, Hawaiian Island tsunamis and East Coast “Frankenstorms”, it is time to take a few minutes to think about storm preparedness and making sure you and your home are as ready as possible for whatever nature throws your way this fall and winter.
Living Is a “home exchange” vacation right for you? It is finally summer; time for barbecues, summer camp, and family vacations. In recent years we’ve heard of people shortening their vacations, staying closer to home, or going...
Living Increase your living space—and your home’s value Cooking and dining alfresco is arguably the single greatest thing about warm weather in spring and summer, but most backyard barbeques involve a million trips to and from the kitchen....
Living Simple Ways To Conserve Energy In Your Home With the increased emphasis on global warming in recent years, combined with rising energy costs, more and more people are asking what they can do to make their homes more energy efficient.
Living Childproofing: Protect Your Family and Your Home from Potential Hazards When you think of your home, it likely conjures up feelings of safety, shelter, and comfort. However, accidental injuries in the home are one of the leading causes of harm to children 14 and younger.
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Living 2011: A year in Review Saturday is New Year’s Eve, and the year in review articles, top ten lists of 2011, and 2012 predictions are showing up everywhere.
Living Make Your Home Safe for the Holidays Statistics show there’s a significant increase in home-related accidents, fires, and burglaries around the holidays. To protect your family, friends and property, heed these six suggestions:
Living Inspired Decorating: Getting into the Spirit of Halloween We all know people who like to go overboard on the holidays. And Halloween is no exception. Walking past a home with a haunted yard, mummies in the windows, and a musical jack o’ lantern theme can inspire, intrigue, or just plain frighten you.
Living The One-Wall Wonder Homes with accent walls add a surprise element to a room and define an area of space that deserves attention.
Living Make the Most of the Home You Have Here is a top ten list of improvements that will help you make the most of your home.
Living A little goes a long way: a top ten list for making the most of your home improvement Here is my top ten list of how to make the most of your time when tackling home-improvement projects.
Living Take it outside! Extending your living space to the outdoors is nice for relaxing and entertaining. Here are some quick ideas to make your backyard patio more comfortable all summer long.
Living Spatially Limited Gardening: The Indoors is the New Outdoors It is the official start to the gardening season! For those who have large outdoor spaces, it is the perfect time of year to make a trip to the home and garden store, work in your gardens, and plant new growth. For those who live in smaller city quarters and whose outdoor space comfortably holds little more than a potted plant, we are forced to be more creative with our green space.
Living Weekend Warrior: Quick projects to upgrade your home Memorial Day traditionally represents the kick-off of summer. Kids are getting out of school, families are making summer vacation plans, and backyard barbeques are on everyone’s minds. This is also a great time of the year to get your house in order and ready for the summer season.
Living Spring in your step: smart ways to get rid of the clutter and update your décor What are your tips for preparing for spring? What are your favorite spring rituals, once the cleaning is done?
Buying When it comes time to downsize If you are inclined to feel that the home you currently reside in may have out-lived its purpose, you may be struggling with some of the same thoughts and emotions my husband and I had when it came to the emotional and financially sensitive decision to downsize.
Living Making your house a home (Home resolutions, part II) Your home is a reflection of your tastes, your lifestyle and your ambition, and many of us are regularly transforming our homes one way or another to fit our adjusting needs.