• Top 15 Tools Every First-Time Homeowner Should Own

    Owning a home is a great accomplishment but also a great responsibility.  Whether your first home is...

    Top 15 Tools Every First-Time Homeowner Should Own
  • 7 Step Guide to Whitewash Furniture

    Whitewashing furniture can easily and quickly be done. All you need are the right materials and the ...

    7 Step Guide to Whitewash Furniture
  • How to Paint Your Living Room Red

    Whether you’ve just moved in or you’ve decided to give you living room a brand new look ...

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  • Tips on Making Your Home More Secure

    Every homeowner wants to ensure the security of the home as well as the family. To do this, there ar...

    Tips on Making Your Home More Secure
How to Re-Landscape Your Yard

How to Re-Landscape Your Yard

Some of our friends enjoy DIY and home projects as much as we do! Here is one of friends, Katie, talking about how she re-landscaped her yard. Whether you’ve moved into a home where the landscaping isn’t quite your style or you want to spruce up some... »

7 Step Guide to Whitewash Furniture

7 Step Guide to Whitewash Furniture

Whitewashing furniture can easily and quickly be done. All you need are the right materials and the following tips: Step One: Thoroughly Clean the Furniture As wood is used, it accumulates all sorts of things–including oils, dust and stains. No... »

how to build a vinyl fence

How to Build a Vinyl Fence

Vinyl is a great material to use for a long-lasting, great looking and eco-friendly fence. Although it will cost more than wood initially, it will not rot, mold or succumb to insect, animal or weather damage. That makes it cost effective; it will far... »

[Guest Post] What does your kitchen say about you?

It’s a fair bet that you spend more time in your kitchen than any other room in the house – cooking, eating, socializing; it all goes on in the kitchen. Far from being just a place to make breakfast or cook the evening meal, your kitchen is now... »

[Guest Post] 5 Things Your Pool Guy Won’t Tell You

Despite the luxuries of owning a pool and portable hot tub, caring for them can seem like a daunting and exhausting prospect for those who have never taken care of one. In fact, many pool and spa owners would love to delegate all of their maintenance... »

Why is My HVAC Unit Not Cooling?

If your HVAC unit is not cooling, it could be due to any number of problems. An air conditioning unit – the “AC” in HVAC – is somewhat complicated, and there are a lot of things that can go wrong. If your home cooling system is not cooling as it shou... »

Best 3 Home Ownership Tips!

Home ownership can be one of the most rewarding achievements in life. However, rewards also come with responsibilities that enhance home values and quality of life. Interior Items While hopefully you purchased your home after a professional home insp... »

Home Improvements that Help Increase Home Values

My greatest childhood memories revolve around gatherings we hosted at our house. We were a loud, rambunctious family that always had vigorous discussions in the kitchen. No wonder why kitchens hold such a special place in my heart! As a busy buyer’s ... »

joe-and-christie-restivoWe are a newly-married couple who is going through the journey of owning our first home together.

Join us as we share our DIY and home improvement adventures with you and help make owning your first home a success!

Fall Decorating Ideas for Outside of Your Home

It is again that time of the year when everyone wants to be outdoors. Make your family’s Fall season an amazing and breathtaking one by investing in these simple decoration ideas that will transform your home for the better. The ideas are unique, fun... »

First-Time Homeowner’s Advice for Using a Chainsaw

First-Time Homeowner’s Advice for Using a Chainsaw

joe-with-chainsaw The truth is, nobody has ever really thought of me as Joe the Lumberjack. My experience with yard work has always been limited to raking leaves and mowing the lawn. When my wife and I purchased our first home, we were excited becaus... »