Cheryl Bourland's blog

Four Ways to Add Functionality to an Undersized Home

If you're currently living in a space that's simply too small to fit your needs, then you aren't alone. In fact, this is one of the most common errors made by buyers during the homebuying process. Whether it was due to budgetary limitations, a lack of suitable options, or simple miscalculation on your part, the result is still the same: you find yourself cramped and dreaming of wide-open spaces. Although you could technically build an addition to the house or move again, these expensive and stressful undertakings are best saved as a last resort. Instead, consider the following four strategies that can make living space appear almost out of thin air!

Should I Be Concerned About My Home's Hard Water?

You probably don't think about it much unless something goes wrong, but water is one of the most fundamental needs in any home. Cooking, cleaning, hygiene, gardening... All of these tasks invariably require a steady supply H2O. If, for some reason, your home was to lose access to water, you would be immediately concerned; however, have you ever considered the quality of your water? When it comes to quality, one of the simplest and most important characteristics of your home's water is its hardness, which describes the concentrations of minerals within the water itself. Keep reading to learn about this common issue and why you should care about it in your home.

Knowledge Is Power When It Comes To Buying A Home

row of housesWhen you think you have finally found your “dream home” and you are all set to purchase the property you have to be sure that you are not going into the sale with blinders on. There might be certain things that you may not realize you are overlooking that could have a big impact on your choice. Although it might not be a deal breaker, it is always important to be informed of what you are possibly buying into. Knowing as much as you can about your new home is important and while the market is hot right now you could be working with a time crunch. Thinking of these things early may help you make the process go more smoothly