Deck vs Patio? Which should you choose?

Deck vs Patio?  Which should you choose?

Deck vs Patio? Which should you choose? As spring is coming upon us, we are all itching to move outside (literally).  Perhaps you’ve been staring at dead space outside all winter dreaming of your outdoor space. But which should you choose?  Deck or patio?   What is the deciding factor? Homeowners may use these terms interchangeably but there is a distinct difference. A patio refers to an outdoor space placed directly on the ground. This area…

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How to Choose Exterior Trim Color for Your House

How to Choose Exterior Trim Color for Your House

Your trim can make or break the overall appearance of your house.  If your trim is too skinny, your house may just feel off and you’re not sure why. If you have cream or earthtones on your exterior, and your trim blends in too much into the same color as the brick, siding or stone, the trim can appear non-exist and again, feel off.  Trim is the icing on the cake.  It’s the earrings to…

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How to Pick the Best Roof Color for Your House

How to Pick the Best Roof Color for Your House

A reader asked me for help because she thought she ruined her house.  She had read one of my blog posts about curb appeal and asked me what she should do.  She has a house with light to mid-brown bricks and dark brown shutters & garage doors.  She had just installed a black roof and was concerned about the look of her house. Unfortunately the jet black roof color was too dark for the color…

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5 Easy Front Yard Landscaping Ideas for Great Curb Appeal

5 Easy Front Yard Landscaping Ideas for Great Curb Appeal

Whether you’re decorating to stay or staging to sell, your front curb appeal says alot about your house.  Your curb appeal can make a positive or negative statement. Landscaping can have a HUGE impact on what your house looks like.  Overgrown shrubs or trees and unkempt gardens gives the impression that the inside of the house looks like that also. Conversely, a stunning front yard & amazing curb appeal gives the impression that the rest…

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Hardwood vs Laminate. Which one should you choose?

Hardwood vs Laminate. Which one should you choose?

Hardwood vs Laminate? Updated April 25, 2020 Hardwood floors is one of the most sought after amenities people want when buying a home.  It ranks very high on their list. Hardwood flooring is an investment that will last you a life time and add more value to your home.  It is seen as being more luxurious than laminate. But is it always the right choice? Scenario #1: One of my clients wanted to replace their…

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