Category Archives: Home tips

  • Dress Up That Unused Fireplace

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Nothing beats a warm, toasty fire on a cold, snowy day. But what if your fireplace is not working or not used? No problem! There are many creative ways to put that otherwise unused space to work for you. Here’s a look at... 

  • What Are Closing Costs?

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    When buying a home in Chico, Lake Almanor, or anywhere else, you know you should expect to have a certain amount of money saved for a down payment. But have you stopped to consider how much you’ll need to have set aside... 

  • 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... 

  • Learning Your Neighborhood Before an Emergency, Part 2

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    As a new homeowner, you may not know what to do when the unforeseen happens. Knowing what to do in a household emergency can save valuable time and may even reduce expensive repairs to hidden damage. Household Emergencies From... 

  • 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... 

  • 19 Easy Ways to Winterize Your Home

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Click HERE for : 19 Easy Way to Winterize Your Home Put in the work now, and save money all winter long. Great tips from popularmechanics.com for easy ways to winterize your home.    

  • Design and Decorator Trends to Do or to Ditch

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    You’ve been collecting ideas to remodel or redecorate your home for years. Now, you’re finally ready to get down to work. You’ve saved up your money and found contractors. So, which ideas do you do and which... 

  • Spooky or Spectacular?

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Sometimes, a neighborhood appears awesome…but might be hiding some spooky, ghostly elements! You can’t know, for instance, how welcoming some neighborhoods are to families with small children unless you see small... 

  • What to Know about Fall Leaves and Your Home

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    This time of year, leaves turn beautiful shades of red, vermillion, orange and yellow. We enjoy their beauty. We take photographs. We collect them. Our children play in them. For a homeowner, however, leaves pose the possibility...