How to Protect Your Illinois Home While on Vacation

How to Protect Your Illinois Home While on Vacation
Posted Monday August 12, 2019 in Home Improvement

While you’re out enjoying the summer weather, you don’t want to worry about what’s happening at home. Here are some tips to protect your Illinois home while on vacation. Lock All Windows and Doors Before You Leave for Vacation Over 30 percent of burglars enter a home through an unlocked window or door. A few weeks…
Simple Guide to Summer’s Most Important Home Maintenance Tasks

Simple Guide to Summer’s Most Important Home Maintenance Tasks
Posted Monday August 5, 2019 in Home Improvement

There are a few home maintenance tasks you should tackle during the summer to keep your Illinois home in tiptop shape all season long. Check these eight projects off your to-do list before firing up the grill. Maintain your refrigerator To keep your refrigerator running efficiently in these hot months, you’ll want to vacuum and…
Housecleaning Hacks for People Who Hate Cleaning

Housecleaning Hacks for People Who Hate Cleaning
Posted Monday July 29, 2019 in Home Improvement

Here are some great housecleaning hacks for people who hate cleaning their house. Let’s face it, this is everyone. Use old socks to clean blinds Blinds often have multiple sides and shapes, so they can sometimes be a hassle to clean. But with this simple hack, they don’t have to be. Simply use a mixture…
Lawn Care Mistakes That Could Hurt Your Illinois Home’s Curb Appeal

Lawn Care Mistakes That Could Hurt Your Illinois Home’s Curb Appeal
Posted Monday July 22, 2019 in Home Improvement

A great lawn adds instant curb appeal to a home’s first impression, but according to Reviewed.com, homeowners may be making one of these common mistakes in their lawn maintenance: Cutting the grass too short Most grasses should be cut no shorter than 2.5 inches, according to Reviewed.com. Anything shorter could impede the grasses’ ability to…
The Best Ways To Deal With Weeds This Summer

The Best Ways To Deal With Weeds This Summer
Posted Monday July 8, 2019 in Home Improvement

Now that summer weather is here, it’s time to start thinking about lawn maintenance. This is especially true when it comes to keeping weeds at bay. With that in mind, here are all the weed prevention tips that you need to know. Take the time to read them over so that you’re ready to keep…
Household Items You Should Replace Regularly

Household Items You Should Replace Regularly
Posted Monday July 1, 2019 in Home Improvement

Until Homeownership 101 becomes a prerequisite for obtaining a mortgage, most of us will learn how to handle many household tasks through trial and error. There are certain tasks—like replacing critical items before they reach the end of their life span—that you don’t want to learn the hard way. HVAC filters When to replace: Every…
Home Improvement Projects Perfect for Beginners

Home Improvement Projects Perfect for Beginners
Posted Monday June 17, 2019 in Home Improvement

Some projects, like renovating your entire kitchen or turning a closet into a full bathroom, are too ambitious for most beginners. But even if you’re a DIY newbie, there are plenty of projects you can tackle without specialized expertise or experience. Plus, becoming more handy around your Illinois home is empowering. You’ll make mistakes along…
Repair or Replace Your Home’s HVAC Unit?

Repair or Replace Your Home’s HVAC Unit?
Posted Monday June 10, 2019 in Home Improvement

Your HVAC system is one of those unsung heroes in your Illinois home. When it’s working well, you hardly notice. When it starts to falter, it becomes a big problem. Your HVAC system is responsible for keeping your home comfortable, no matter the temperature. If you find that your home is too cold in the…
Ways to Utilize Garage Space in Your Illinois Home

Ways to Utilize Garage Space in Your Illinois Home
Posted Monday June 3, 2019 in Home Improvement

Your garage is one of the largest spaces in your home, and can be an invaluable place for storage, when done correctly. Consider what you need to store before planning your storage strategy. Also consider combining one or more of these techniques to make the best use of the garage space in your Illinois home.…
Thinking Of Selling? Then Make Your Landscape Pop!

Thinking Of Selling? Then Make Your Landscape Pop!
Posted Monday May 20, 2019 in Home Improvement

Homes with great curb appeal typically have a well-maintained yard. Taking the time and energy to create a beautiful outdoor area is well worth the effort, especially if you're planning on selling your Illinois home. Draw potential buyers through the door by creating an enticing landscape and ensure you receive that full price offer. Plant a…
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