As a homeowner, the process of renovating, remodeling, and upgrading your property to create your own private corner of paradise can be an expensive hobby. The silver lining, however, is that some upgrades can help pay for themselves over the long run by saving you money on your home insurance bill. Granted, the renovations that
A little over ten years ago, Sarah and I moved into the home that our family has lived in ever since. Back then, we had one toddler and another baby on the way; today, we have three children, two of which are inching toward the precipice of their teen years. Those ten years have taught
Long-standing rules authorize valuable tax breaks for homeowners who itemize their deductions on Form 1040’s Schedule A. They’re able to claim annual write-offs for payments of mortgage interest and property taxes. I noted in previous columns some of the changes introduced by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that Congress passed in December of 2017.
From Julia Child’s utilitarian rows of hanging copper pots (now on display at the Smithsonian) to Ina Garten’s sunny white cabinets, no single space says as much about us—and our aspirations—as the kitchen. Perhaps it’s no wonder that this room was the No. 1 most renovated interior in 2016, according to a survey by home-design
You have lived in your house for years, and the worn kitchen counters, rickety doors, and sagging front porch are starting to get to you. A home remodel is the obvious answer to this problem, but that can get pricey. Even a simple window replacement can cost between $300 and $700, and securing a permit
It’s no secret that buying a home is expensive. Financing a home is probably one of the biggest expenses you’ll ever have in your lifetime. For people who have purchased homes before, the homebuying process is not nearly as shocking or difficult as that first round of homeownership. Veteran homeowners know what to expect, what