Cheryl Bourland's blog

Severe Weather Chances Means Preparedness is Key

tornadoThese past few weeks have had the potential for severe weather in our area and unfortunately, has come to fruition, so it might be a good time to brush up on some safety tips for these types of situations. Being prepared is the best solution to whatever mother nature can throw at us. Whether it is severe thunderstorms with the potential of tornadic activity or the remnants of a coastal storm such as a hurricane that could cause heavy wind damage and flooding you need to be able to assess the situation and act accordingly. 

Why You Should Upgrade to Energy-Efficient Windows

If you live in an older home, then take a minute to examine the windows. Are they a single pane of glass? Can you feel air flowing around the frame? Many homeowners don't realize that their outdated windows are costing them serious money in heating and cooling bills. By upgrading to modern, energy-efficient windows, you can save money in the long term while also improving the livability of your home! Keep reading to learn why replacing your old windows is well worth the cost.

Three Simple Steps for a More Functional Living Room

Of all the rooms in your home, none is as dependent on furniture as the living room. Think about it: besides the fireplace, living rooms are generally large, blank spaces which depend completely on furniture to make them functional for you and your guests. Of course, it's not enough to simply place the furniture along the walls like you would in a bedroom or office; instead, you need to arrange the individual pieces so that everyone in the room can easily interact. Luckily, you only need to follow three simple steps to get a space with plenty of form and function! Whether you're staging your home to sell or just want to maximize its livability, every homeowner can benefit from smart design when it comes to arranging their living room furniture.