How to Keep the Peace With Noisy Neighbors

How to Keep the Peace With Noisy Neighbors

While you may have taken all the steps necessary to choose the perfect home, unfortunately, you can’t choose who lives next door. Whether they’re too loud, too messy or too nosy, there are tactful ways to handle less-than-ideal neighbors. Try the suggestions for coexisting peacefully and enjoying your new home: Start with courtesy. Be sure to […]

Interior Paint Finishes: Choosing the Right Options for Your Home

Interior Paint Finishes: Choosing the Right Options for Your Home

You’ve agonized over color choices and made your final decision. Now comes the question of which finishes are the best for every area you plan to paint. With six different finishes to choose from, the decision may not be as simple as you think. The house painting experts at Home Depot offer a primer (no pun intended) […]

DIY Project: What You’ll Need Before Redoing Your Kitchen Floor

DIY Project: What You’ll Need Before Redoing Your Kitchen Floor

Redoing your kitchen floor on your own is an ambitious undertaking that can be accomplished with the right supplies, tools and know-how. Whether you want to redo your floor by yourself to save money or simply for a sense of accomplishment, there are various ways to get the job done. Here are several things that […]

Retro Colors Make a Comeback: What’s Hot in Décor Right Now

Retro Colors Make a Comeback: What’s Hot in Décor Right Now

Everything old is new again, and that goes for decorating with color. While the last decade in home décor has largely been defined by white and varying shades of beige and gray, today’s designers are harking back to yesteryear with paint colors, furniture and even kitchen appliances. Part art deco, part ‘50s suburban and part […]

Can You Retire on a Cruise Ship?

Can You Retire on a Cruise Ship?

For many of today’s retirees who are younger, stronger, and far more active than retirees of yore, the idea of retiring to a cruise ship lifestyle—adventure, luxury dining, daily maid service and more—has very definite appeal. In fact, with a full agenda of activities and entertainment, medical care available if you need it, and no […]

5 Tips for Taking Better Photos of Your Home

5 Tips for Taking Better Photos of Your Home

No matter how great your home looks in person, if it doesn’t stand out online, you won’t attract buyers to your front door for a closer look. While your real estate agent may offer professional photography services as part of their listing services, here are five great tips for making sure you’re getting the best […]

5 Steps to Creating a Budget

5 Steps to Creating a Budget

While a budget may seem restrictive and burdensome, in reality, it gives you control of your life and allows you to make proactive choices about your money. Bringing down your debt and living within your means enables you to feel good about your life again. Overwhelmed about where to begin? Here’s a five-step plan from […]

Getting Creative With Your Wall Space

Getting Creative With Your Wall Space

Do you have a blank wall with no idea what to put on it? Rethink the boring family photo with these interesting ideas. Get wordy. Whether you’re a logophile or are just looking to amp up the playful vibe of your space, adding large text to your wall can be innovative and inspirational. You can purchase […]

Productivity Tips to Start Your Day

Productivity Tips to Start Your Day

Looking to boost your daily productivity? Start by taking a look at your morning habits. Incorporating just a few of these into your get-up-and-go routine may help. Say no to snooze. Hitting the snooze button is tempting, but starting your day by procrastinating your wake-up will not set you up for productivity! Set your phone or […]


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