Consider, if you will, the humble front porch. If left unattended, the front porch can often become a dumping ground for unused lawn chairs, or if your front porch is fully enclosed it often becomes a second entryway, a place where backpacks go to hide away and grow dusty until the next school year starts. […]

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It’s summertime, and that means you probably don’t need quite as many blankets as you were using beforehand.  We know, we know – your kids and partner always want to crank the AC way lower than you want it to be, maybe you live in a part of the country where the nights get real […]

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The smoke has cleared, the grill has cooled off, scorch marks and tattered papers litter the driveway and the road out front – it must mean another July 4th has come and gone. Hopefully your Fourth of July celebrations were safe and fun for the entire family, but now that the fun has died down […]

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Over the summer, we all have the one family member – be it you, your partner, your bored retiree father-in-law, or whoever – that really gets in the mood for some yardwork and landscaping. This is all well and good! A nicely-maintained lawn can be just the thing your home needs to take it from […]

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Summer time is the perfect time for things like barbecues, pool parties, and other fun outdoor gatherings – if you’ve got enough backyard to have them, that is! Most homeowners have a backyard, but it’s probably fair to say it doesn’t always get the attention it needs before the weather turns nice. It’s fine, we […]

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It’s summertime, and that means the kids are home from school – including your college students. The break between semesters can be pretty long, and if your college-aged kids aren’t involved in any summer classes (or if their school doesn’t offer them) they’re probably going to want to spend their time back at home to […]

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 “Hey Dad, what do you want for Father’s Day?” “Nuthin’.” It’s a bit of a cartoon stereotype, but we’ve all had this conversation with our dads, right? Heck, if you’re reading this and you are the dad, you’ve probably said this very thing yourself. (Not that we’ve had that problem here or anything.) Sorry to […]

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