Off to College…Making Use of Your Child’s Empty Room

Summer, unfortunately, is winding down very quickly. It’s already August and talk of football season is already flying around the internet and television. Fall reminds us of a few things here at [email protected], and one of those things is college. For those who went to college, August was once an exciting time -new locations, new...

 

What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?

Currently, our society is more health-focused than it ever has been before. Organic grocery stores are popping up throughout Northern Virginia and Maryland and all-natural components are making their way into our household items as well. As Virginians and Marylanders become more focused on all things organic, they are beginni...

 

Roof Repair 101

It’s summer in the DC metro area and per usual, the oppressive heat has brought along violent thunderstorms and wild weather with it. The intense storms that hit Northern Virginia and DC several weeks ago have shown that excessive summer-time weather can wreak havoc on a home’s physical well-being as well as the potential fo...

 

Household Hazmat: Keeping Your Family Safe

Although a part of our daily lives, many common products kept in and around the home contain hazardous materials, such as heavy metals or chemicals that are known to be toxic, corrosive or flammable. Storing and disposing of them with care can help limit exposure to these substances – which is healthier for people, pets and ou...

 

The “Work Triangle” of Your Kitchen

Home values have increased again this month signifying an upswing in the housing market. As I stated in previous blog entries, kitchen remodeling projects create a highly-valuable return on inves...

 

New Windows and Doors Boost Curb Appeal & Make You Money

by Chuck LaRock, Sr. Real Estate Professional at Exit Realty Talbot and Company Did you know that nearly 1/3 of the energy used to heat or cool the typical American home escapes silently through windows and doors? ...

 

The Evolution of Green

by Cathy Little There’s a lot of talk these days about Going Green, but how much of it is reasonable and useful to do? Can we be kinder to the environment and reduce our utility bills without spending too much green to go green?! Due to industry innovation many green technologies have improved in efficiency and have seen...

 

Going Green: Kitchen Renovation Ideas

Keeping up with the latest kitchen design trends can be a fun process. New designs are constantly emerging and everything from the economy and location of your home ca...

 

Remember Garden Windows? They’re Back!

As the price of groceries, especially organic produce, continues to climb, people are beginning to test just how green their thumbs are by exploring home gardening options. One of the issues, however, is that due to the current economy, the average size of homes being built has decreased, and families and individuals find themse...

 

Local Kitchen Showrooms: A Look at Signature Kitchens

This week, I took some time out of my day to tour the absolutely beautiful Signature Kitchens showroom conveniently located in Haymarket, Virginia. The front of the building looks just like a small home, but upon entry, the walls seem to expand as the showroom opens up, full of fantastic kitchens and exquisitely-crafted cabinetr...