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May
19

From the color of your door to your landscaping, you can create a warm welcoming entryway that will make you excited to walk in the door every day! You'll be smiling and proud to show it off to your friends and neighborhood.

 

Let's start with your front door. It sets the tone for you and your guests to enter your home. It's the last thing you see when you leave, as well. Allow your doorway to represent the energy and opportunities that you want in your life. Here are five color options to consider to declare your intention:

 

  1. Red: Are you a people person? The neighborhood host? Known as a power color, red represents warmth, passion, and inspiration. A red door is attractive from the street so you are visible and bold! Show the world that you are here to connect with your bright red doo...

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May
10

Rain runoff can pool near your foundation, causing leaks or damage. Gutters that aren't working well might pull away from the roof, resulting in further home disrepair. Clean your gutters twice a year: once in spring and once in fall. Regular maintenance will help prevent leaves and debris from clogging water flow. 

 

Here's how:

  1. Find a sturdy, safe ladder that will reach your gutters.
  2. Wear work gloves to pull out clumps of debris. 
  3. Have a bucket handy or toss debris onto the ground below. 
  4. Use a wire brush to loosen stubborn accumulation. 
  5. Rinse with a hose.

 

If you find holes, gaps, rusty spots, detached gutters or downspouts,...

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May
4

Does Spring have you longing for a fresh new look for your home? One simple way to bring new life to your home is to replace old hardware. A quick refresh to your house numbers, the entry door lockset, wall-mounted mailbox, and an overhead light fixture can give your home a whole new look. It's an affordable way to add curb appeal and doesn't take much time. You could have a new look in a few hours! If you would rather find a local professional to upgrade your home for you, give me a call! I'd love to share some of my favorite local resources with you so that you can have that "fresh new home" feeling all over again. 

April
27

Who doesn't love a well manicured lawn teeming with birds and wildlife? Spring is the time to begin enjoying it and nurturing your little piece of heaven. Lawns are a home for insects, worms, birds, and hidden invertebrates. A healthy lawn helps rainwater to drain away, prevents erosion, reduces noise, and creates a cooling effect while adding visual appeal. Want to sip on a cup of coffee in the early morning as you watch the bees and butterflies buzz among branches and bushes? Here are 8 ways that you can enjoy the benefits of having a beautiful lawn while also nourishing local wildlife.

 

  1. A gentle spring raking with a flexible leaf rake, once the lawn is lush and green, can help mitigate snow mold and remove t...

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April
19

April showers bring May flowers…and many home care opportunities. This is a great time to check on gutters, downspouts, rain barrels, foundational cracks, and windows. 

 

Did you know that for every inch of rainfall on a 1000 square foot roof, 600 gallons of water can collect? If you collect water in a rain barrel, you can reuse it for irrigating ornamental trees, lawn, and flowers; washing your vehicles; rinsing out recyclable containers before tossing them into the bin; and spraying down your walkways. 

 

Rainy spring days are a good time to check on the basement and crawlspace. Water stains along the wall and floor, excess moisture, or mold can be good indicators that you need to lo...

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April
11

"Spring is here and it's finally beginning to feel like it! With more pleasant weather, sunshine, and blooming flowers; many of us are tempted to open up our windows to clear out the old stuffy air and bring in the fresh scents of the season. Virginia is blessed with a plethora of fragrant native plants that you'll enjoy all season long.

 

This is a great time to do some spring cleaning by wiping out the inside and outside of those ledges, vacuuming out dust or webs that have formed over the winter, and identifying any damaged areas that need repair. 

 

All of this breezy air and dust stirring can irritate our allergies, though! It might help to pick up an essential oil diffuser so that you can support y...

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March
27

 

I've been thinking a lot about my family, friends, clients past and present, and colleagues over the past few days, and I wanted to take this opportunity to reach out and see how everyone's doing. 

It's been about a week and a half since we were instructed by federal and state governments to begin taking significant measures to reduce the spread of coronavirus. What that looks like is different for different people, but nonetheless, it's turned our lives upside down and been the source of great disruption and anxiety for most people. 

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February
11

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