February 21, 2019

Living Coral or Cavern Clay?

The winners of the “2019 Color of the Year” are Living Coral and Cavern Clay! Pantone and Sherwin Williams have announced their choices for 2019 Color of the Year.  Living Coral is Pantone’s design color and Cavern Clay was chosen by Sherwin Williams.  The […]
March 19, 2018

Ultra Violet and Oceanside

The winners of the “2018 Color of the Year” are Ultra Violet and Oceanside. Pantone and Sherwin Williams have announced their choices for 2018 Color of the Year.  Ultra Violet is Pantone’s design color and Oceanside was chosen by Sherwin Williams.  […]
July 5, 2017

Value Added Outdoor Projects

Consider where you spend your money so you invest in value added outdoor projects. Whether you’re getting ready to sell or just improving curb appeal, remember that first impressions are everything. The outside of your home can be just as […]
January 23, 2017
Remodeling Magazine cover

Best Remodeling Projects for 2017 in Cincinnati

Lots of different projects reported in latest edition of Remodeling Magazine’s Cost  vs. Value Report. A quick look at the 2017 report for greater Cincinnati highlights what’s the most cost effective and what’s not in midrange price homes:  Manufactured Stone Veneer  Job […]
January 6, 2016
real estate

4 Ways to “Spiff-Up” Your Home

Congratulations – you own a home. Now is the time to “spiff-up” your home by furnishing and decorating it in your own style with your own special touches. You have a blank slate—let’s turn it into a home.  Here are […]
March 12, 2015
Before you paint in Cincinnati

Before You Paint Your Home…

Whether you have found your dream home and plan to stay in it forever, or are planning to sell soon, a new paint job will have it looking and feeling fresher without breaking the bank. If you plan to sell […]
January 30, 2015
DIY Tips

4 Ways to Help Your New House Feel More Like Home

Congratulations—you are now officially a homeowner. With that last signature on the dotted line, you have joined the ranks of people living the proverbial American dream through home ownership. Now it’s time to make the house your own by furnishing […]
August 20, 2014
Avoiding DIY Disasters

Avoiding DIY Home Improvement Disasters

We all hear the horror stories. A simple weekend home improvement project turns your house into a six-month disaster zone. In an article from U.S. News Money, David Pekel, president of Pekel Construction, warns, “The road to the hardware store […]