Category Archives: Home Improvement

  • 10-Minute Home Projects

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    You’re probably familiar with the idea that little things add up to a lot. But did you ever stop to think about how that can be applied to the upkeep of your home? Here are some easy DIY projects that you can complete... 

  • Dreaming of that New Kitchen or Bath? What Renovations will Really Pay Off?

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Owners of older homes dream of updating or modernizing kitchens and baths. In fact, before they place their homes on the market, some folks go to all the effort to update the kitchen they’ve been meaning to redo for... 

  • Kitchen Design Dilemmas and How to Solve Them

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Kitchen design is an art form, one where function and beauty harmoniously co-exist. Achieving that balance, however, isn’t always easy. When renovating a kitchen, homeowners can find themselves facing challenging... 

  • Create a Timeless Kitchen with the 4 Cs of Kitchen Design

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Nothing says “dated” like a kitchen trend from a decade ago. Consider giving your kitchen a makeover using timeless elements that are always in style. That way, no matter when you sell, your home is always ready. Color The... 

  • New High-Tech Home Gadgets

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    As with The Jetsons cartoon, our imaginations run wild with the idea of modern gadgets to make our homes efficient and automated, and make our lives simpler. For cutting-edge products you can control from your smartphone,... 

  • August Maintenance Guide

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    The dog days of summer are perfect for enjoying the garden and getting organized for fall.   August is a great month to enjoy the last part of summer. Days are hot, flowers are in bloom, and many people choose August... 

  • Ten Water Saving Tips for Your Garden

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Ten Water Saving Tips for Your Garden Published by Anne Gibson  www.themicrogardener.com  Want to save time and money? Whether or not you are on water restrictions, water is a precious resource and the cost is rising... 

  • Small Home Upgrades Offer Big Returns

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    A recent release by the Appraisal Institute advises homeowners to choose upgrades instead of major remodeling projects to see the greatest potential return on investment. “In general, simpler, less expensive projects have... 

  • Stunning New Trees, Shrubs and Vines for 2015

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Add beautiful color and texture to your landscape with the newest picks for 2015. These trees, shrubs, and vines will be available in garden centers this spring New Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for 2015 If you’re a fan... 

  • Expand Your Space with a Garage Makeover

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    For most of us, the garage is simply a place to park the car, store suitcases and holiday decorations, or stow those miscellaneous tools we need now and again. With a little careful planning, however, your garage can become...