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Flawless floors: Key to a clean home

Clean floors can make a big difference in the overall look and feel of your home-especially to potential buyers who can pick up on the smallest details. While lower-traffic areas, such as guest bedrooms, can be maintained on the monthly basis, entryways, kitchens, living rooms and other high-traffic floor areas should be tended to at […]

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Maintaining a healthy lawn during summer

Summer is upon us, which means most Austinites are ready to kick off their shoes for some summer fun. Is your grass barefoot friendly? Keep your lawn in as best condition possible by doing the following: 1. Understand what type of grass you’re working with. Not all types of grass grow well in warmer temperatures, so […]

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Make every day an “Earth Day” in your home

Happy Earth Day! This seems the appropriate day to congratulate Austin on being one of the most “earth-friendly” cities in America. It also seems appropriate to talk a bit about “going green” within your home. The following options can help you create a safer, cleaner and more economical home for you and your family. Energy Star appliances – […]

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Boost curb appeal with a little flower power

Planting flowers can be a great way to boost the curb appeal of your Austin home. While the planting process seems simple enough, there are a several important tips you should keep in mind. 1. Do your research. Above all, it is important to find out which types of flowers will grow in best in your […]

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Six affordable ways to stage your home

Presenting an attractive home to potential buyers can greatly increase your chances of selling your house quickly. Try the following tips: 1. Float the furniture. Though it may seem natural to push furniture against the walls, try “floating” the furniture to make more intimate spaces for conversation. Lisa LaPorta, designer on HGTV’s Designed to Sell, recommends visualizing […]

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