How to Decorate Your Austin Home for WinterIt's that time of the year where we take our winter clothes out of the closet and wrap ourselves up for upcoming cool months! 'Tis the season to prepare and decorate your home for the festivities and upcoming holidays as. Looking for ideas to keep your home warm, cozy, and inviting? You'll definitely love how relaxing it will be after following these simple, hassle-free home decorating ideas for your home's interior this winter season.

Put Up a Wreath

Choose a wreath that compliments your home. You can either style it with pinecones, some DIY snow, greenery, flowers, and more. You can also keep it simple by making use of twigs, plain green wreaths, or you can create your own wreath out of paper and other materials available out there. Wreaths…

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Designing a Home OfficeAre you working from home? With businesses and companies being flexible with their work arrangements nowadays, here are some home office tips that will help you be more productive and focused while working from home!

Choose A Dedicated Working Area

Ideally, your office should be in a tranquil area that allows you some privacy. This is especially important if you share the house with family members or roommates. Choose the area away from loud spaces such as the living room and kitchen. However, if you don't have a large free space inside your house, you can always be creative in finding a place like unused corners in larger rooms or even under the stairs! Choose a comfortable place to do your work.

Identify What You Need

What you'll need…

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The Importance of De-Winterizing Your HomeBy Yuna Miller

Snow in Central Texas is rare, but winter feels like it lasts forever. The good news is, spring is on its way to light up your Austin area home. Whether you do it yourself or hire a contractor, sprucing up the place after winter requires a simple plan and a few bucks.

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Air Conditioning

Spring is the perfect time to inspect and update the air-cooling units in your house. The last thing you want is for the AC to die during those triple-digit temperatures! Inspect the refrigeration; low levels indicate there's a leak, and it can burn out the compressor.

Add these points to your air conditioning checklist:

  • Inspect electrical components and controls.
  • Clean evaporator and condenser coils, and oil motors as…

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Every home's outdoor living space is the perfect place to spend time with family and friends or a place where you can simply sit back and enjoy the breeze of fresh air. Designing a great outdoor living space can be a challenge for many as it would need planning and considerations.

If you're unsure how to begin designing your outdoor space, whether you have a big backyard or a small patio to work on, here are a couple of tips we'd like to share to help you transform your outdoor area into a place ideal for relaxation and entertainment.

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Plants and Greenery

Enhance your outdoor area with plenty of plants and greenery. Incorporate them in different ways, such as hanging pots, variations of different plants in pots, garden beds, or gorgeous…

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Whether you’re preparing your home for listing it up for sale or to spice things up, two words may come up in your mind: remodel and renovate. These words can usually be heard in interior design, construction, and real estate. It may confuse some property owners when choosing which is right for their home.

Both processes are very different and are interchangeable, but this will depend on the type of work needed to be completed. We’ll break down for you the difference between remodeling and renovation and which between the two is perfect for your home.

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Difference Between Remodel vs. Renovation

Remodeling means to change the structure or form of something. Therefore, when you are remodeling your home or a part of it, it means changing or…

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Ways to Make Your Home Pet-FriendlyPet owners will do anything to give their pets the best treatment and sanctuary at home. If you have pets, it's important to provide them a good environment. You need to know certain things as a pet owner that will keep your house and surroundings a haven for your furry friends. Here are some great tips you need to know that you can apply in your current home or find a new home to move into.

Consider Flooring

If you have pets that love to roam and play around the house, the harder the flooring, the better. You'll want to look into scratch-proof flooring such as tiles which also provides a cool place for dogs during hot weather. Wood can be another option for you to choose from, although you have to choose the harder ones such as oak and…

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How to Downsize Your Austin HomeDownsizing used to be for empty nesters and retirees. Nowadays, more people are choosing to downsize due to different reasons, such as saving money from maintenance, reducing costs, paying off debt, cut downtime from doing household chores, and greater flexibility. By downsizing, you have to get rid of some belongings you have that may not be useful or end as clutter in your new Austin home. Here are some strategies for eliminating items when downsizing to a smaller home.

Popular Items to Eliminate When Downsizing

Here are some of the things you should get rid of when downsizing.

Clothes

If you're downsizing your home, your closet space might decrease as well. If you have clothes that you don't wear, such as for special occasions,…

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Understanding the Home Selling ProcessPreparing your home for sale can be nerve-wracking and overwhelming, especially for first-time sellers. Just thinking about selling your house is already a big decision, even more, if you are already in the process. It takes a lot of work, time, and even emotion to get your home ready to sell. Now, to make things simple and easy for you, we listed our tips and created this guide to help you get through the preparation process smoothly.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Speak to a Real Estate Agent

Before all the packing begins, consulting a real estate agent is the key to a successful preparation. Your real estate agent will guide you…

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spring cleaning in austin texas

It's that time of the year once again for some serious decluttering, organization, and cleaning. Spring cleaning! Love it or hate it, cleaning can be a good exercise that benefits your health and well-being. It helps increase your productivity, sorts out your items, and reduces stress—the act of cleaning and the reward of having a neat and tidy household is considered to be therapeutic for some.

Spring cleaning includes tidying up your walk-in closet. When was the last time you had it cleaned, organized, or even designed? If you can't remember, we're guessing that this may be the right time to conduct some spring cleaning. Here are some of our tips and tricks on how you can organize your Austin home's walk-in closet!

1. Closet Clean…

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buyer trends changed in austin during covid


The year 2020 has caught more people spending time at home due to the effects of COVID where stay-at-home orders were implemented. Companies have shifted their workforce into working from home and most students shifted from physicals schools to online or homeschooling. Ever since the COVID outbreak, it has completely changed the way most people view their homes. Aside from being a sanctuary for relaxation and family time, our homes have become an office, gym, cinema, even a jungle for indoor plant lovers as it became difficult to get their daily dose of nature from the outside due to shelter-in-place, so why not bring nature at home?

The pandemic had an impact on Austin's housing market which had led to a decline in home sales due to the…

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