We all strive for a fresh, clean-smelling interior, but odors inside the home are difficult to prevent. Many homeowners assume the odors in their homes are simply "an old house smell," but the truth is, all odors have a source or an underlying cause. Most smells are caused by mold or mildew, high levels of humidity, or a lack of ventilation.
To help your home smell fresh, Our REALTORS® always recommend eliminating the source of the smell first. There are some simple things you can do around the house on a regular basis to keep foul odors at bay. Here are some of our recommendations:
Our REALTORS® have been busy spending weekends grilling and relaxing on the patio this summer, so we're constantly thinking of new ways to improve our outdoor space. Beautifully maintained landscaping and a comfortable porch or patio can make your outdoor space more relaxing, and it can also make your home more attractive when it comes time to sell. It's definitely worth the investment.
If you're looking for new ways to make your exterior and landscaping shine this summer, here are some great tips:
Gardening season is finally upon us. As winter finally rolls to an end, our REALTORS® are already busy gathering gardening supplies and preparing for the warm weather. Creating the perfect spring garden requires a lot of work and preparation, so we often spend the last couple of weeks of cold weather getting everything in order. Things can get busy when planting time comes around, so it never hurts to start early.
To help you get ready for gardening season, here is a quick list of things you can do now to prepare:
Home renovation projects are a good way to increase your property value and earn a higher ROI when it comes time to sell. Updates and upgrades come in all shapes and sizes and often selecting, organizing, and prioritizing them can be a challenge.
While DIY home improvement projects can save you a lot of money, they can also be complicated and time-consuming. Whether you're looking to finish the basement, replace a roof, or add new flooring, our REALTORS® always recommend bringing a sense of order and organization to your home renovation projects to keep you on track. Here are some tips to help you along the way:
If an interior redesign is one of your New Year's resolutions, the 2022 colors of the year are a good place to start. Every December, major paint manufacturers select a single color that best represents the current time period. Many of the 2022 colors of the year have a vibrant and playful tone to match the joy and happiness associated with what will hopefully be our final transition out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our REALTORS® were inspired by some of the beautiful color schemes in these Bronxville homes for sale, which made us begin to think about next year's popular design trends. Here are some of our favorite selections for the 2022 colors of the year.
It's always fun to see what colors and design trends emerge each year. If you're looking to revamp a particular room in your house, contact us for some interior design tips!
Interior decorating is a favorite wintertime activity for our REALTORS®, and we've become quite the pros when it comes to sprucing up our mantles. Your fireplace and mantle are the centers and focal points of your entire living room, which is why it's always a good idea to get your decor just right.
Bird feeding is a great way to bring nature and beauty to your backyard. Our REALTORS® love setting up feeders right next to a window and watching all the beautiful birds come around.
While bird feeders are popular in the spring and summer, did you know you can keep birds coming into your yard throughout the winter too? Many local birds rely on neighborhood feeders in the wintertime when food is scarce. With the right feeder and right food, it's easy to bring a variety of birds to your yard this winter. Here are some tips:
The junk drawer can be the most terrifying place in the house, even for the most organized of homeowners. The junk drawer is just as its name would indicate: a place for things that don't have a home but that you don't necessarily want to get rid of. Most junk drawers contain some combination of tools, office supplies, matches, rewards cards, but you truly never know what you're going to find.
Organizing your junk drawer can have real benefits — it can help you eliminate unwanted clutter, easily locate items, and can even help bring you peace of mind. If you're looking to bring order to the chaos of your junk drawer, our REALTORS® have a few tips for how to approach it:
Now that summer has come to an end, it's time to give those much-needed home improvement projects some attention before winter arrives. Our REALTORS® always recommend taking care of home improvement projects in October while the weather is still comfortable enough to work outside. By tackling those important projects, you can be sure your home and lawn are in good shape through the winter and ready for spring. Below are some good home improvement projects to include on your list this fall: