April is here and that means our cabin fever has reached its breaking point. The sun is shining longer and we need to be outside. Many of us see the sunshine and have the urge to start our gardening. We’ve been waiting months to be outside. We want to start playing in the dirt. But April’s weather might not be stable enough for all flowers. Here are few flowers that will be perfectly happy with April’s ever-changing weather. Continue reading "Ready, Set, PLANT! Best Flowers to Plant in April"
One of the easiest and most profitable renovations (if done correctly) you can do to your home is in the kitchen. Kitchens can be a strange place. It’s a room in your home that sees the hard work of cooking a delicious meal but it can also be a relaxing space to enjoy your family. It’s also a room that is simultaneously personal and social. Because of this duality, it’s important to understand what materials you might want to avoid when remodeling. Continue reading "4 Kitchen Reno Disasters to Avoid"
With Valentine's Day around the corner, we're feeling the LOVE for bloggers in the home improvement/maintenance/beautification realm - the people dedicated to helping us keep our homes happy, healthy, safe and beautiful year-round! Continue reading "5 Home Blogs We Love"
Everyone has love/hate relationship with winter. This winter we decided to alleviate some of the pain by giving you the best tips we could find. We wanted to make your winter the safest, warmest, and tidiest yet. Here are the best five blogs of the season. Continue reading "Top 5 Winter Blogs"
For many parts of the country, the winter can be harsh and unforgiving. Owning a home adds another level of worry when the temperature plummets. Winter’s harsh weather can wreak havoc on your home (and your wallet) if you aren’t prepared. It’s always best to be proactive against winter rather than reactive. Continue reading "5 Winter Home Disasters and How to Avoid Them"
There are plenty of effective ways to winterize your windows and diminish the draft... but most of these are either temporary fixes, or significantly obstruct your view. So what if you could find a solution that works year-round, improves energy efficiency, and is undetectable? Window film, or window tint, boasts a number of benefits that can improve your daily life - whether it's snowing in January or the sun's shining bright in July! Continue reading "Wintertime Window Film"
You’re probably thinking, ‘but Window Genie, it’s been fall for like… a week!’ We know, BUT it’s never too early to start your pre-winter check-up. We’re sharing a fantastic list from the home improvement master himself, Bob Vila... Continue reading "Winter Prep Checklist For Your Home"
Whether you’re looking to sell your home, or simply want to make some improvements for you, we’ve compiled a list of easy DIY home improvement projects that won’t break the bank! These can be done over a weekend and typically cost less than $100… let us know in the comments what we forgot! Continue reading "4 Simple DIY Home Improvement Ideas that Won’t Break the Bank"
Most people can handle their to-do list inside the home, but how many of you have the time, supplies, ability or desire to completely clean your siding, gutters, or roofs? Ladders are scary and dangerous, but so is someone who hasn’t had experience with a pressure washer. Too often these chores fall to the wayside, but don’t let ‘em! No more excuses: Window Genie is here to offer help. Continue reading "What Chores You Should Leave to Professionals"
For a lot of America fall is a time to celebrate. Football is back, leaves are changing, and pumpkin flavoring is everywhere. But as summer starts winding down our homes might need a re-freshening. Spring cleaning is all about clearing the clutter and brightening our homes up. Fall cleaning is really about getting your home ready for colder weather. Here are a few things that we recommend you get done before fall is in full swing. Continue reading "End of Summer Cleaning List"