Anyone who’s ever sought guidance in renovating a home knows that living through it requires an athlete’s discipline for keeping your eye on the prize! To say home renovations are challenging is an understatement, but people grit their teeth and do them because their dream of a spa bathroom, a gourmet-quality chef’s kitchen or simply a better functioning room is ultimately more important to them than the inevitable chaos the renovation process can – and more often than not – causes. It’s important to know that feelings of frustration, impatience or exasperation are common, and one of the cures is the ability to step back for a moment now and then to look for the humor in your current situation.Read More
You have a potentially profitable rental property, and you’re looking for tenants. The age of newspaper advertisements and flyers is over – so where on the internet should you post your listing? There are dozens of places to list rental properties and hitting them all would be a full-time job in and of itself! But fear not; we’ve compiled a list of the easiest and most effective places to list your Boston rental property.Read More
A good general contractor can be hard to find, whether you’re looking to do a small bathroom remodel or an entire home renovation. When it comes time for work to be done on your house you want to make sure you are hiring the best contractor for the job, but how do you figure that out? And how can you weed out the bad seeds before you sign a contract? (more…)Read More
When you want to remodel your bathroom there are a number of factors to consider. Obviously, you want your bath to be attractive, but you want it to be functional, too. And above these two factors, you must consider the cost, because that can determine what you can and can’t do in your bathroom remodel. If you want to remodel your bathroom in the Boston area, here are some costs to consider when planning your project. (more…)Read More
Landlords have the tough job of dealing with difficult tenants. If your tenants are consistently displaying one of these five detrimental behaviors, it’s time for a change. Keep reading to find out the best ways to ensure that your tenants follow all of your rules and, most importantly, what to do if they don’t. (more…)Read More
With major purchases like appliances, doing your homework is important. You’ll surely want to research the brands and options available to you but it’s important to see an appliance in person before you buy. This can be a huge help in making a decision!
For those in larger metro areas big box stores are always an option. But if you’re looking to find alternatives and shop local, try these top 5 appliance stores in the Boston area that are sure to impress with personalized service and surprisingly great prices! (more…)Read More
A housing bubble is a term used to describe a temporary real estate condition which sees the prices of homes rise to above-average norms. We all heard the term a lot in 2007, when the housing bubble which had been building for several years suddenly “burst” and people were left with homes that weren’t worth what they paid for them, leaving them “upside down” — owing more than they could sell their homes for. (more…)Read More
The counters are outdated. The oven heats up at a snail’s pace. The cupboards are old-fashioned. You know your kitchen is ready for a remodel, but you’re not sure where to start.
A remodel of any kind is a sizable endeavor, and kitchens are no exception. But fear not, home renovator; we’ve got a simple guide on where to start when remodeling a kitchen. (more…)Read More
Most homeowners will feel the itch at some point: could I make this space even better? Could I transform this dark room into an open, bright area? Could I have the kitchen I’ve always dreamed of? An entire renovation may seem overwhelming to most but before you give up on your dream, here is a simple guide to renovating your home with minimal stress! (more…)Read More
Small bathrooms can be a real challenge when you consider the number of practical things that need to be close at hand in a room you use to shower, shave, apply makeup in, etc.
If you’re fed up with your small bathroom and looking for ways to make it more functional, we’ve gathered some inspiration to help you out. Here are the top 5 small bathroom redesign tips from design pros who’ve worked miracles in some of the smallest Boston metro bathrooms imaginable … (more…)Read More