Deciding whether to renovate your home or move on to bigger and better things is one of the most stressful decisions a family can make. Our journey to ‘love it or leave it’ began over a year ago. Frustrated with our lack of entertaining space, we decided it was time to make a change. If you’re not sure whether to move or to renovate, consider whether or not your main concerns can be remedied by a renovation, or if moving is the only option. Think about your commute to work or proximity to schools, safety of your neighborhood, and square footage - there may be barriers which can’t be overcome by changing your kitchen!
Now that summer is almost over, it is time for families to start thinking about back-to-school ideas for their Fall home. While many parents think back-to-school organization only involves the kids’ rooms and play areas, the reality is, back-to-school time affects your entire home. From the moment you wake up in the morning and rush to get the kids out to the bus stop to when your kids come home and do their homework, organization is key in your family home.
As one of Aesop’s fables reminds us, the ants worked hard to prepare for winter while the grasshoppers played. And when winter came, the ants were cozy and carefree, but the grasshoppers struggled to keep warm and find food. When it comes to winter preparation this year, will you be an ant or a grasshopper? To avoid last-minute panic, costly repairs and a miserable winter, you might consider adding these steps to your Fall preparations for a carefree, winterized home.
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