New Homes and Common Problems

Buying a home (whether it’s new to you or new overall) is probably one of the most exciting and scary things that happens in our lives. On the one hand, you’ve spent time and effort to make enough money to afford a new home, and on the second, the home might not be all that it’s cracked up to be once you dig a little deeper. So what exactly are these common problems in homes and what be done about them?

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Well, everyone wants to make sure that everything they get is what is advertised. However, that may not always be the case. This is especially true when it comes to homes. So to help you identify what kind of problems the home might have, we’ve put together a list of the most common problems that new homes have.

It Was Hastily Renovated

One of the problems when buying a pre-built home is the fact that it might not have been properly renovated for new occupants. This means that the building might not be up to par with building codes in your state, and was simply renovated to sell. These types of renovations would pose a very real danger for you as these buildings could have a much shorter lifespan compared to those that were properly renovated.

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Tablescaping: Creating an Instagram Worthy Table Setting

The art of setting your table is THE trend of the moment. With all the swoon-worthy photos on Instagram, the fad may just turn into the norm. Who doesn’t like to serve fabulous food to their nearest and dearest in a picture-perfect dining environment?

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Life-long memories are made when we’re gathered around a table with family and friends, enjoying the conversation as the candles flicker. 

But what makes all those photos look so appealing?

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Top 4 Reasons Why You Should Have a Massage Chair

It may be the view of many that getting a massage is an act that isn’t necessary. Or, as I would put it, “not a necessary monetary expenditure.” We’re all watching our monies a little bit closely these days due to the unstablity of the entire world, it seems, however, there are actually a few reasons why it’s not a bad time at all for a massage. But perhaps not in the way you think!

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Since we’re all spending a bit more time at home, and we’re also all a bit more stressed than usual, it’s natural for us to look for ways to cut anxiety. While some might consider purchasing exercise equipment, or even a hot tub, why not achieve a bit less stress and a healthier body at the same time? Why not a massage chair?

A Better Nights Sleep

After a long day at work (yes, even if you’re working from home!) body fatigue can still make actual sleeping tough. When muscles are stretched out well, not only do they become relaxed, but they also encourage revitalization of the body. When your body is relaxed, it allows your mind to relax, therefore producing a more sound sleeping experience.

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6 Tips On Cleaning Your Windows

Cleaning your windows isn’t a thrilling venture. In fact, it’s not even a remotely exciting one. Rather, window washing is a strenuous task that can leave you tired, cranky, and altogether fed up! While it might look easy, a proper window-washing job can turn into a two-day chore. When you finally muster up the energy to tackle the clean, you’ll want to make sure you get it right the first time. That’ll save you from a whole lot of headaches later. 

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At this point, you might be asking yourself: do I have to? Why do I even need to clean my windows? Isn’t that something I can simply hide by drawing the shades and waiting for it to rain?

On the contrary, there are many reasons to clean your windows, from ensuring you’re protecting your window glass, to enabling sunlight to stream indoors. Dirty windows can also reduce your property’s curb appeal, rather than making it look inviting. Plus, windows covered in dirt, dust, dead bugs, or water spots will inhibit your view of the outdoors. 

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4 Painting Projects That Will Brighten Up Your Home

Typically I love me some good ol’ painting projects. Last month I decided to paint the girls’ room. No biggie, right? Seemed fairly simple. Except I had to work around everyone else’s schedule and ended up only being able to actually paint for about an hour a day. A week and a half later, I finally had a bedroom room with freshly painted walls. (Don’t ask me about the trim and doors – it’s still not done). At that point, my plan of repainting our home by “just painting one room at a time” went down the drain, and a call was placed to my friends who own a painting company. They’re on the schedule to come out and finish the rest of the house next week! Because painting is IMPORTANT, and it turns out…I HATE PAINTING.

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So when Daniel from PaintAccess Painting Guides contacted me and asked if I was interested in his article on various painting projects to keep your home bright, I definitely was – especially because I may add his suggestions to the list for my painter friends! Let’s see what he thinks…

When it comes to adding value to your home with painting projects, one of the rules of thumb to follow is that brighter is better. This doesn’t necessarily mean buyers are going to be attracted to a lime green dining room, but a nice, illuminated area does wonders for a space.

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