February 2020

Found 6 blog entries for February 2020.

5 Ways to Take Care of Your Hardwood FloorsMany homes have hardwood floors installed in them, and many homeowners dream of one day owning hardwood floors. Like all flooring materials, hardwood floors have special requirements to ensure that they’re properly taken care of. If a homeowner takes care of their hardwood floors correctly, they can help ensure that that floor lasts decades. Here are some of the different strategies Painted Desert homeowners can use to care for their hardwood floors.

Clean Spills Quickly

It’s no secret moisture damages wood. If wood is exposed to water for an extended amount of time, the wood can potentially warp. If the planks warp, it can cause them to stick up, which could make them a tripping hazard or cause them to not fit properly together. In order to

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Aging in Place? Useful Changes to Make at HomeAging in place can present challenges for seniors living in their single-family home. As people age, they begin to lose their ability to walk up stairs, get into the bathtub, use kitchen appliances and so on. Slips and falls become common as people get older. If you're a Green Valley homeowner who is planning for the future and who would like to age in place, there are many changes you can make to your house that might make independent living easier. Below are some functional home renovations that make aging in place easier and more realistic for people who want to continue to live at home.

Bathroom Upgrades

The bathroom can be the most dangerous room in the house. Fortunately, there are many things that homeowners can do to make the bathroom

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Tips for a Smooth Experience During Long Distance MovesThe challenges of moving long distance far outweigh those of a local Mountain's Edge home move, especially for those pulling up stakes and starting over in a new, unfamiliar state. Fortunately, these types of moves are eased with the availability of the Internet and more moving service specialists than ever before. Using these long-distance moving tips can streamline the entire process from start to finish.

Downsize as Much as Possible

Before even delving into planning and packing, take time to downsize and get rid of as much as you can. Duplicates of kitchen tools, old tech gadgets, long-forgotten photos and clothing—all should be evaluated for their worthiness in making the cut of what goes to the new home.

Donations, gifting, recycling,

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5 Reasons You Should Buy a Starter HomeIn recent years, young home buyers have often been told their first home should be a “starter home”. Starter homes are lower-cost homes that can be good for first-time home buyers. They typically don’t have all the cutting-edge features that are toted around in luxury homes, but they do come at a lower price that makes them more accessible to people who may not have a lot of savings yet. Here are some many advantages of owning a starter home that all first-time Centennial Hills home buyers should know before they start house hunting.

Starter Homes Cost Less

Starter homes are appealing to a lot of people because the price tag is lower than other home categories. However, starter homes are also less expensive in other ways. For instance, starter

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4 Great Kitchen Flooring OptionsThere are many great flooring types that can be used throughout a Desert Shores home, but homeowners always give extra thought when choosing which flooring material to use in their kitchen. Kitchen floors need to be durable in order to stand up to drops and spills that happen while cooking. There are many great flooring material options that fit well in kitchens, ranging from natural and man-made materials, and they come in a variety of colors, patterns, and textures in order to match nearly any style. Here are some of the best flooring options for any kitchen and what makes them great choices.

Tile Flooring

One of the most popular types of kitchen flooring is tile. Tile can come in many different sizes, shapes, colors, and patterns, so

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Wood Floors Are an Attractive and High-Value Home ChoiceWood flooring is traditional in Centennial Hills homes and throughout the world. In early America, wood flooring was typically of two types: hardwood planks or parquet for formal or public spaces, and humble pine or other local species for bedrooms, kitchens and the second floors of eastern homes, as well as in frontier cabins. Hardwood, often oak, cherry or maple, was invariably stained and polished, while less expensive wood could be painted.

During the war years and continuing through the building boom of the mid-20th Century, wood fell out of favor in many areas, largely because of price, but also because "modern" linoleum and wall-to-wall carpet were introduced as easy-care alternatives. Today, homeowners are rediscovering the appeal of wood,

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