Escape with 2018’s Top Trending Color

Posted on: May 25, 2018 by in Blog
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Article courtesy of Lake View Inspections. Escape with 2018’s Top Trending Color: Whether you've been a loyalist to the same shade of green for the last decade or if you're an evolving follower of trends whose color choices have shifted over the years, the trending color of 2018 is sure to surprise and intrigue you. Indeed, black is back. But how was this classic shade named the trending color of the year? While many assume the choice is random, trending colors are based on many Continue Reading ...

Senior Guest? How to Prepare your Home for Older Visitors

Posted on: May 18, 2018 by in Blog
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From your friends at Lake View Inspections. Senior Guest? How to Prepare your Home for Older Visitors: Whether it’s for a special occasion or just because, hosting an older adult in your home can be a wonderful experience with lots of memory-making potential. However, for a safe and successful visit, you may want to make a few adjustments to your home before they arrive to make it more senior-friendly. “Spending time with aging parents or grandparents is a wonderful experience for Continue Reading ...

5 Must-Have Home Features for Retirees

Posted on: May 11, 2018 by in Blog
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Helpful information from Lake View Inspections. 5 Must-Have Home Features for Retirees: As we move through the different stages in our lives, our housing needs change too. The home you were excited to move into in your 30s might not be ideal for those now nearing retirement. According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, between 2015 and 2035, the number of people over the age of 75 living alone will nearly double from 6.9 million to 13.4 million. Being prepared Continue Reading ...

Cut Expenses without Cutting Corners on your Bathroom Remodel

Posted on: May 4, 2018 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at Lake View Inspections. Cut Expenses without Cutting Corners on your Bathroom Remodel: When homeowners get the urge to remodel and renovate their homes, two rooms immediately top the list: the kitchen and the bathroom. In the last decade, we've seen something of a renaissance in home bathroom design. From an innovative use of materials to radically reimagined bathtubs and toilets, today's bathrooms offer a dream space with comfort and convenience in a Continue Reading ...

2018 Remodeling Trends that Boost your Home’s Value

Posted on: April 27, 2018 by in Blog
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From your friends at Lake View Inspections. 2018 Remodeling Trends that Boost your Home’s Value: A strong housing market is giving homeowners the confidence to invest in remodeling. In fact, homeowner spending on improvements and repairs will approach $340 billion in 2018, an increase of 7.5 percent from estimated 2017 spending, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. Remodeling can add value to Continue Reading ...

5 Tips for Speed Cleaning your Home

Posted on: April 20, 2018 by in Blog
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Brought to you by Lake View Inspections. 5 Tips for Speed Cleaning your Home: What is one of the biggest sources of stress? It’s cleaning on a deadline, especially when guests are on their way. But with the right plan in place, even last-minute cleaning can be efficient and stress-free, says Debra Johnson, Merry Maids home cleaning expert. In an online survey conducted by Toluna, more than half of respondents admitted that most of their cleaning takes place just before guests arrive. Continue Reading ...

Preparing for a Party? Try these 4 Tips

Posted on: April 13, 2018 by in Blog
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Helpful information from Lake View Inspections. Preparing for a Party? Try these 4 Tips: It’s important not to allow the stress of entertaining large groups to become a burden. Below are four tips to help organize a kitchen and host with ease, creating a functional space for family and friends to enjoy. Plan ahead Set aside time early in the week to plan the menu, from simple appetizers to the main entree. Grocery shopping apps allow the family to share and build lists together – Continue Reading ...

Roof Repair: Mind the Gaps, Banish the Squirrels

Posted on: April 6, 2018 by in Blog
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Helpful information from Lake View Inspections. Roof Repair: Mind the Gaps, Banish the Squirrels: Cold can aggravate a roof issue and quickly turn minor defects into costly repair bills; in fact, the latest “Cost vs. Value” report from Remodeling Magazine estimates the average roofing replacement costs over $20,000. So, whether you’ve already noticed signs of wear on your roof or just want more “overhead” peace of mind, pay special attention to two seemingly small aspects of the Continue Reading ...

America’s finest: 6 luxury home improvement products made in the U.S.

Posted on: March 30, 2018 by in Blog
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From your friends at Lake View Inspections. America’s finest: 6 luxury home improvement products made in the U.S.: Peruse any home improvement media and you may get the impression you just can’t build, renovate or decorate a quality home without relying on foreign-made products like granite from Italy for countertops, cherry hardwood flooring from Brazil or textiles from India. However, you don’t have to sacrifice quality and luxury in order to buy American for your home; some of the Continue Reading ...

Upping your Laundry Room’s Wow Factor

Posted on: March 23, 2018 by in Blog
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Article courtesy of Lake View Inspections. Upping your Laundry Room’s Wow Factor: Doing the laundry is no longer relegated to dark, musty basements where no one cares to go. Thanks to modern technology, great design and access to innovative ideas online, laundry rooms have moved upstairs and come into their own. In fact, laundry rooms today are right up there with dream kitchens and dream bathrooms – and the more style, function and “wow factor,” the better. “Laundry rooms are no Continue Reading ...