A Room-by-room Guide To Decluttering Your Home

Posted on: August 18, 2017 by in Blog
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Brought to you by In-House Inspections LLC! Controlling clutter in your home can be a challenge; 48 percent of Americans say their houses are cluttered with stuff they don’t use anymore, according to a survey by ClearVoice Research. Multiple studies have found a cluttered home can negatively affect your mental and physical health, while a cleaner home can make you feel happier and healthier.A UCLA study found mothers in cluttered homes had higher stress levels while dealing with their Continue Reading ...

Repair Or Replace? What To Do With A Worn-out Cooling System

Posted on: August 11, 2017 by in Blog
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From your friends at In-House Inspections LLC! Sooner or later, every homeowner will face the same tough decision: Can you repair that malfunctioning system or appliance one more time, or is it finally time to replace it? Summer temperatures can heat up the repair-or-replace debate for homeowners living with an older cooling system.To arrive at an answer, you must weigh numerous factors, including which option is more cost-effective over both the long- and short-term, how the existing or Continue Reading ...

Latest Deck Trend: ‘Monster’ Size, Mega-luxury

Posted on: August 4, 2017 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of In-House Inspections! Move over mini — the new trend in decking is anything but small.When it comes to the size of their decks, the majority of Americans feel bigger is better — as multiple surveys indicate decks are getting larger and more luxurious, RealtorMag reports.Today’s decks dwarf the outdoor spaces of decades ago, and blur the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces with features like full kitchens, dining and entertainment areas, says Kim Continue Reading ...

Plumbing The Possibilities: Kitchens, Showers And Baths Highlight Outdoor Living Spaces

Posted on: July 28, 2017 by in Blog
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From your friends at Metro Augusta Inspection Services! The trend toward outdoor living spaces that mimic the look, comfort, convenience and functionality of indoor spaces doesn’t have to stop at the backyard grilling station. A growing number of homeowners are exploring new additions to their outdoor spaces, including outdoor showers and powder rooms, and even garage entertaining areas anchored by sinks and wetbars!While traditional plumbing techniques might once have limited just how Continue Reading ...

Home Innovations That Protect Against Moisture

Posted on: July 21, 2017 by in Blog
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Brought to you by In-House Inspections! There is an insidious enemy that every homeowner dreads: moisture and the damage and degradation it can cause if left unchecked. Luckily, home improvement manufacturers have discovered new ways to prevent moisture from penetrating the home in the first place. With new home product innovations, there is no reason to suffer the costly and damaging effects of rain, snow or ice. Unique Fasteners Add Longevity To Decks: Innovative fastening methods can Continue Reading ...

Smaller Metros Take Action To Draw Millennials Fleeing Bigger Urban Areas

Posted on: July 14, 2017 by in Blog
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Are millennials getting ready to leave big cities in droves? Some experts in demographics, economics and real estate have predicted the millennial exodus from huge urban areas has already begun. If true, the question remains: where will they go?Some may head to the suburbs, like their parents and grandparents did before them, but many will look for a different lifestyle, one that combines the advantages of suburban living with the best features of city life. Some smaller metro areas, like Continue Reading ...

Uniquely you hues: Decorating with your personality in mind

Posted on: July 7, 2017 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of In-House Inspections! Whether you realize it or not, the colors you select for your home and your personal belongings tell a lot about your personality. In fact, according to a recent survey by PPG, 58 percent of 2,500 consumers surveyed agree that colors selected for their home, car and consumer products - such as appliances and electronics - reflect their personality and style all or most of the time. In addition, 70 percent of those surveyed agreed color selection is Continue Reading ...

3 Super-simple Ways To Create A Barefoot Friendly Backyard Deck

Posted on: June 23, 2017 by in Blog
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When the sun is out and the sky is blue, your deck should be one of the most popular areas in your yard. But, if deck boards leave you with splinters or burned feet on hot summer days, there may be little incentive to spend time in your open-air getaway. The good news is this problem is easily preventable. With the right plan, you can build a barefoot-friendly backyard deck that will be the hub of your outdoor living space for years to come. Start with these three super-simple steps. It’s a Continue Reading ...

Here’s How To Tap Into Your Home’s Not-so-hidden Potential

Posted on: June 16, 2017 by in Blog
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Your most valuable asset is around you all the time. It’s above you, it’s below you and in many cases you don’t realize how much it can do for you.According to the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C., “Americans have a staggering amount of untapped equity in their homes.” How much? Altogether, $11,030,000,000,000. That’s 11 trillion, 30 billion dollars.Yet despite this huge wealth possessed by homeowners, using it isn’t as simple as writing a check. You have to capitalize Continue Reading ...

3 Backyard Projects You Can Tackle In A Weekend

Posted on: June 9, 2017 by in Blog
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Now that warmer weather has finally arrived, you want to be outside to enjoy it. Your backyard could be the perfect place to bask in the sun, entertain friends or indulge in your hobbies. It just needs a little sprucing up, and the right projects can help.Best of all, many of these projects are quick and easy. To get you started, here are three projects you can accomplish in a spring weekend — and enjoy all summer long. Forging a fire pit Whether it’s an afternoon gathering or an Continue Reading ...