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"
The weather is warming and flowers are blooming. Green thumbs are in their flower gardens planting, fertilizing, and trimming. But some of us don’t have the time or the space to have a beautiful lush flower garden in our yard. That’s okay, just bring it inside! Indoor flowers will not only brighten up your home, but purify the air while bringing the smell of spring inside. Here are four easy to maintain indoor flowers... and one that's a little more difficult. Continue reading "Bring your Garden Indoors for Springtime, All the Time!"
Your home’s siding does more than just make your house appealing to look at. There are several non-aesthetic purposes for siding, like lowering energy bills, protecting the frame of your home against the elements, and keeping away pests. So keeping your siding in good repair is important. But at some point, your siding may begin to fail. So what are the signs that your siding might be losing its integrity? Continue reading "5 Signs Your Siding is Failing"
Re-using, recycling and re-purposing around the house is not only trendy and thrifty, it's fun and environmentally responsible! For avid DIYers, repurposing functional pieces for a new use is as rewarding as it is fun. Continue reading "5 Ways to Re-purpose Old Windows"
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"
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"