Carol Kelley's Blog

Posted on 01/30/2023
Home improvement projects for major return on investment
Even if you're not planning to sell your home in the...
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Posted on 01/23/2023
Designing an art studio: Home decor tips
If you love to create, you might have already considered...
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Posted on 01/16/2023
Buying a beach house: What to know before you buy
Buying a beach house is at the top of many homeowners’ bucket lists. Whether relocating to the coast or buying a second home for vacations, beachfront property is a popular option. However, like all homeownership, there are important factors to consider before taking the plunge. Beach homes have facets that you should be aware of to make the...
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Posted on 01/09/2023
Keep your home up-to-spec with these maintenance tasks
From your plumbing and HVAC system to home safety devices, there are several items in your home that can break down or malfunction. Doing some maintenance tasks each month can help reduce the risk of needing repairs or having to replace equipment. Plan on performing the following maintenance tasks in your home monthly: Replace HVAC filters Your HVAC...
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Posted on 01/02/2023
The ideal placement for feng shui plants
Choosing the best feng shui plants is only part of maximizing the energy flow in your space. It's also crucial to place the plants in the correct areas or "zones" to promote wellness, both for yourself and the plants. Here is a simple guide to the best places to put your houseplants according to feng shui principles: The...
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Posted on 12/26/2022
Home hacks that will make life simpler
Home can be a relaxing place, but sometimes managing the...
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Posted on 12/19/2022
Does Paving A Driveway Improve Property Values?
When homeowners weigh which upgrades best improve their property values; remodeling kitchens and expanding bathrooms are almost always top of the list. But what about installing a new driveway? A dirt or gravel parking area turns into a veritable quagmire during bouts of heavy precipitation, which could mean you end up tracking more mess into your home than...
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Posted on 12/12/2022
Budget: Saving and Planning for a Kitchen Remodel
The kitchen is the heart of the home, and transforming your kitchen into the one that you have always wanted is likely a dream come true. While you will surely enjoy the hours you spend selecting new cabinets or choosing a stone for your countertop, you also will need to keep in mind your budget. These tips will...
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Posted on 12/05/2022
4 Simple DIY concrete projects
When you think of DIY, concrete is not likely the first...
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Posted on 11/28/2022
Try These Mini-Greenhouse Ideas to Grow Plants Indoors
Whether you're gardening in the winter or protecting delicate houseplants, indoor greenhouses are an excellent solution. You can find miniature greenhouses meant purely for utility and others meant to provide aesthetic appeal. If you build your own mini-greenhouse, it's up to you. Here are some ideas for simple mini-greenhouses to use indoors. Plastic Bin Greenhouse For a convenient,...
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Posted on 11/21/2022
What veterans should know about homeowners insurance requirements
While VA loans come with numerous benefits, they share many of the same requirements as conventional loans. For veterans seeking a VA loan to purchase a home, it's often required to purchase a homeowners insurance policy. Here is the basic info about homeowners insurance requirements: Is homeowners insurance required for a VA loan? Just like most conventional mortgages,...
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Posted on 11/14/2022
Home safety: How to prevent burns at home
Burns can range from mild injuries to severe and permanent damage. However, there are ways to reduce your burn risk at home. Keep the following burn prevention tips in mind to keep safe from this type of injury. Lower your water heater temperature Your water heater could be producing water that's hot enough to scald or burn. Keep...
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