Home Improvement

Everything from home maintenance to tips on choosing the perfect paint color and much more. Home improvement and DIY tips and advice.

How to buy a home in a high interest rate environment

(BPT) – Following years of all-time low mortgage interest rates, 2023 saw rates fluctuate between 6% and 8%, complicating the plans of some homebuyers, particularly those looking to purchase their first home. What many renters who are looking to become homeowners may not realize is that mortgage rates are only one aspect of affordability, which […]

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Refresh your shade garden: Transform the outdoors with impatiens

Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. (BPT) – Gardening enthusiasts, rejoice! The long-awaited moment has arrived — gardening season is officially here. As green thumbs eagerly prepare to embark on their outdoor endeavors, there’s no better time to infuse your surroundings with bursts of color and life. Joining in the spring

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Is a dirty air filter sabotaging your indoor air quality and the life of your HVAC?

(BPT) – When’s the last time you changed your HVAC’s air filter? If you can’t remember, you’re not alone. Dirty air filters are one of the top reasons for HVAC service calls. This common — yet easy to fix — problem could be sabotaging your indoor air quality and the life of your HVAC. Replacing

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Smart isn’t just for technology — welcome to the smart communities of tomorrow

(BPT) – In the ever-changing landscape of urban and suburban living, mixed-use developments have emerged as an example of smart communities. Blending convenience, sustainability, and a vibrant social experience, these communities are poised to evolve with the way people live and are a smarter option when compared to single-use real estate. “Building in a community

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