Home Improvements – Where Should You Start?

Sometimes you get into a house and you start to tinker. You make a change here, an improvement there, and after a while it starts to take on a new personality, one that matches yours. Other times you may be on a tighter budget, and you wonder what will make the most impact on your home, and what will raise the resale value the most. Here are some of the best home improvements you can make that will pay off whether you are trying to sell your home or not. Some investments in your home go beyond financial, some will make…

Why Your Lake Home Needs an Outdoor Shower

Sure, it sounds backwards to have a shower on the outside of your house, but if you live at the lake, an outdoor shower may be exactly what your lake home is missing. Take a few minutes to check out the benefits of installing an outdoor shower to your home, and see how easy it can be to do it yourself! Benefits of an Outdoor Shower Convenient, mess-free changing room: How many times have you had to walk through your home — wet and freezing — just to make it to a changing room after a day on the lake?…

Top 5 Lake Home Upgrades That Can Backfire on Sellers

It’s a general rule of thumb that you should spruce up your home before putting it on the market. Investing in certain updates before selling it is a great way to increase your home’s value. Aside from that, no one wants to pay good money for a house that looks dated. However, there’s one thing to keep in mind: not all home improvements are created equal. Some renovations have a habit of backfiring on sellers’ pockets. Here are five bad home upgrades to steer clear of if you want high returns on investment. 1) Adding a Swimming Pool It’s only…