Houseplants can improve the look of your home by adding texture and color while also making its environment cleaner and helping you feel more at ease. But deciding where to put your houseplants can be tricky. In addition to placing them in a spot where they'll receive the right amount of light, you'll want to make sure they don't dominate a space or fade into the background.
Our real estate agents suggest some of the following great places for houseplants:
There are a thousand little details to take care of as you go from one house to another. It can easily get overwhelming. However, it's not so bad with a little bit of planning. Here are a few tips to make your move in 2022 as seamless as possible.
Your HVAC system has worked hard all summer to keep you cool and comfortable. Before you flip that switch and turn on the heat, you might want to give it a little TLC to make sure it serves you well through the winter months. Our real estate agents want to remind you that an annual tune-up is a fairly inexpensive service that can save you thousands over time. In case you've been ignoring them, there are a few telltale signs that say you should get this done sooner rather than later.
If you're planning on taking a trip that isn't pet-friendly, you'll need to make arrangements for your furry family members. One option is to hire a pet sitter. A pet sitter can care for your pets in a home-based environment where they're likely to be comfortable.
Our real estate agents suggest asking the following questions when choosing your pet sitter. You should also request an in-person meeting to see how the pet sitter interacts with your pets.
If you want to reduce the amount of waste you send to the landfill and help your plants grow, composting will help you achieve both these goals. Composting is the process of recycling organic material into fertilizer.
To start composting, dedicate a shady space near a water source as your compost pile. Then, add green waste (like vegetable and fruit scraps, grass clippings, and coffee grounds) and brown waste (such as branches and dead leaves).
If you own a lake house, you want to ensure that it creates a welcoming atmosphere for your next gathering or vacation. Our real estate agents know that it only takes a few small changes to transform the look of your space.
Already dreaming about spending time at your lake home this summer? With how many lakes we have in Livingston County, you certainly aren't the only one! Here are a few additions you can add to your lake home that your whole family will enjoy.
What makes a door with a holiday wreath so inviting? Traditionally, circles symbolize inclusion, unity, and wholeness, so a wreath is seen as inviting visitors to share fellowship and good cheer with those inside.
Our real estate agents enjoy creating wreaths that display their individual personality and style. Make your own holiday wreath with these DIY tips!
Each year, there are approximately 358,000 house fires that cause property damage, injuries, and even death. National Fire Prevention Month is observed every October and serves as a reminder for the actions you can take to prevent a fire in your home. Our real estate agents want to make sure you and your family stay safe and recommend these fire prevention tips.
Do you have an extra bedroom that's been quietly calling out for a purpose? Maybe you're empty nesters with some newly-available space. Maybe you're a young couple with plans to fill all those bedrooms someday, but not just yet. In any case, our real estate agents are here to help. Be sure to consider some of these options for putting that space to good use!
If you're planning to list your home for sale, you want it to look spacious and roomy, whether in a virtual or an in-person tour. But even when your rooms are of average size, they can look smaller if the home is dark, or if you have too many things crammed inside. Fortunately, our real estate agents can recommend several ways to stage your home, so it looks spacious and roomy!
Have a look at seven easy ways you can make your home appear more spacious.