Take Your Stairs to the Next Level

As we talked about in our last blog your entryway can make or break a first impression but whether you realize it or not, your home's staircase is one of its most prominent focal points; after all, many layouts present it as the first thing you see upon entering the front door. Unfortunately, many homeowners neglect their stairs as just a means to reaching the upper floor. If you've realized the error of your ways and want to make a change, keep reading to learn about several great options for taking your stairs to the next level!

Simple Elements for an Outstanding Entryway

A home really has two chances at a first impression: the view from the street, and the view when you walk through the front door. Just as a friendly greeting can put a new acquaintance at ease, your foyer, or entryway, can immediately make guests feel comfortable and welcome in your home. While this fact is important for entertaining friends and family in everyday life, a well-designed foyer is also key to imparting an excellent first impression on prospective buyers! No matter how you pronounce it, there are some basic elements that will allow any foyer to be a warm and welcoming entry space (and some that accomplish the opposite).

Don't Believe These Home Insurance Myths

It's a law of human nature: people don't want to spend money on something that they might never need. As a result, insurance is often viewed with distrust and suspicion. Although some insurance plans really are unnecessary (phone insurance, anyone?), home insurance is not. Purchasing your house is likely to be the largest financial commitment of your life, so you need it to be protected! The average person could never afford the home repairs that often follow disasters, which is why most mortgage lenders require you to purchase home insurance. Unfortunately, there are a number of misconceptions out there that can cause a serious headache when you need it least! Here are some of the biggest myths surrounding home insurance, and why they shouldn't be believed.