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Tips To Create A Virtually Self-Cleaning Bathroom

Posted on: February 20, 2020 by in Blog
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Helpful Information from Quality Home Inspections! Cleaning is never on the top of anyone's list. As self-cleaning bathrooms have become more popular in public washrooms, some savvy homeowners have started integrating self-cleaning technologies in their personal bathrooms. If you want to keep your home clean without scrubbing sinks and toilets on a regular basis, you may be interested in self-cleaning bathroom fixtures. Here are our tips to transform your bathroom into a low-maintenance, Continue Reading ...

What to Look for When Buying a Garage Door for Your Home

Posted on: February 12, 2020 by in Blog
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Brought To You By Quality Home Inspections! Looking for a new garage door? Whether you need to replace an old, worn-out garage or want to upgrade to something more stylish, you will find a wide array of choices. Garage doors can vary significantly in styles and materials. Keep these things in mind as you shop around. Size First, measure your current garage door to determine which size you will need. Measure the width, height and thickness and take those measurements with you as you Continue Reading ...

Bringing The Indoors Out: 2020 Outdoor Living Trends

Posted on: February 6, 2020 by in Blog
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From your Friends at Quality Home Inspections! 2020 outdoor living trends are all about enjoying your backyard alfresco — but with the comfort and ease, you expect from your indoor spaces. Today's outdoor spaces are transforming into an extension of the home. The current outdoor design also takes into account the look and feel of your entire home, including the interior and exterior, building materials and surroundings. Connecting With Nature: Biophilic Design Biophilic design is Continue Reading ...

Hot Bathroom Trends For 2020

Posted on: January 30, 2020 by in Blog
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Helpful Information from Quality Home Inspections! Adding or remodeling a bathroom is a popular home improvement project in 2020. Whether it's a simple powder room, a useful three-quarter or a grandmaster bath, it's worthwhile to research the top trends so you can create a space that is functional while also increasing your home's overall value. Sensational Showers When it comes to bathing options, showers are the focus. For instance, four in five homeowners upgrade the shower during a Continue Reading ...

De-stress By Bringing The Outdoors In

Posted on: January 22, 2020 by in Blog
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Brought to you by Quality Home Inspections! This year you might have goals like ramping up your workout routine, increasing your self-care regimen or finding time to de-stress. The EPA reports that we spend 90 percent of our time indoors, but most people feel that spending time in nature has a positive effect on their mental well-being and stress level, according to a recent YouGov study commissioned by Velux. So, if your goal is to de-stress, here are some healthy behaviors and design Continue Reading ...

New Home Improvement Trends That Strengthen Your Property Investment

Posted on: August 26, 2016 by in Blog
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When you're in the process of buying or building a home, you're constantly researching trends and technology that will set your home apart. Fast forward a few years and you probably don't have your finger on the pulse of home advancements like before. It's good you've settled in to your home, but a lot can change in just a handful of years. If you're finally thinking about finishing the basement, updating the kitchen or investing in landscaping, there's probably a lot of new processes and Continue Reading ...

Does Your Door Lock Protect Against This Break-in Method?

Posted on: August 19, 2016 by in Blog
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From self-driving cars to Snapchat, digital technology continues to transform almost every aspect of our lives. While these big-ticket smart items make the headlines, many homeowners are more interested in how smart technology can be used to increase their level of home security. Today, advanced image sensors, indoor video cameras and DIY security hubs allow the average homeowner to install security systems that are directly linked to the police. Homeowners can also lock doors and check Continue Reading ...

Turn Your Empty Attic Into New Living Space With 3 Smart Moves

Posted on: August 12, 2016 by in Blog
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When your family outgrows your home's available space, moving to bigger digs isn't always the best option. Maybe you really love your current home. Perhaps you can't find a bigger home in your price range in the area of your choice. Whatever your reason for staying in place, expanding the home you already have can be a cost-effective option when your family needs more room. Converting an unused attic into usable living area is a reliable, cost-effective way to gain more space in a home. It's Continue Reading ...

Helping first-time home buyers get from ‘I can’t’ to ‘I can’

Posted on: August 5, 2016 by in Blog
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Finally! The economy is improving, interest rates are low and many consumers now find themselves in a great position financially to become a first-time homeowner. There's a small problem though for some locations around the country - the booming real estate market is resulting in rising home prices and increased competition for the most desirable properties. The S&P/Case-Shiller national home-price index recently estimated that 2016 prices are within four percent of the peak in 2006. In Continue Reading ...

40 Years Of Urban Forests Making Cities Healthier, Safer, Happier

Posted on: July 29, 2016 by in Blog
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Apple computers, the rock band U2, "Rocky" and two national football teams - of all the things that turn 40 in 2016, none have transformed the American landscape as definitively and beautifully as the Arbor Day Foundation's Tree City USA program. Since its inception with partners from the National Association of State Foresters and the United States Forest Service in 1976, the program has supported and recognized tree sustainability programs in more than 3,400 American cities, inhabited by more Continue Reading ...