5 Things to Do to Your Grass This Fall

By the time fall comes to Nevada County, pleasant springtime memories of fresh-mown grass smell have long passed. Still, you must get the grass ready for winter, especially if you’re planning to put the house up for sale next spring. Fall is the best time for lawn care, so when it comes to planning your [...]

8 Guides That Make You a Better Homeowner

Homeownership in the U.S. in increasing, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In fact, the Q2 2018 U.S. homeownership rate was 64.3 percent, up from 64.2 percent in Q1 2018 and 63.7 percent in Q2 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Being a homeowner is exciting and rewarding—not to mention it comes with a lot of perks. No [...]

Five Ways to Pay for a Pricey Home Remodel

Remodeling your home can be a great way to change your living space without buying a new house. Whether your overgrown starter home needs an extension or you want to add luxury upgrades to your basic bathroom, a remodel can give you the home you want using the resources you already have. One roadblock, however, [...]

How to Swap Rooms to Make Your Old Home Feel New in 2019!

 Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to give your Nevada County house a makeover or declutter? Tired of the old paint colors, the piles of catalogs, over stuffed closets and toys that your kids haven’t touched since 2013? Is your tween not lovin’ the Winnie the Pooh theme room anymore? Well, then its time to [...]

How to Build a Cheap Shed for Your Backyard

Is your garage overflowing with gear and gadgets? Whether your clutter is for business or pleasure, a backyard shed is the perfect storage solution. But, extra space comes with a price tag. Prefab sheds can put you back thousands of dollars, and a bad DIY can cost you your weekends and your pride. What if you could [...]

Three Simple DIY Projects to Tackle this Summer

Summer is here in Nevada County, and it’s the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors, even if just in your own backyard. Does your yard or patio need a little sprucing up? Perhaps you’re dreaming of hosting a summer party but your outdoor space isn’t quite guest-ready. Don’t worry, we’ve got some simple and affordable DIY [...]

How to Pop That Popcorn Ceiling

There’s something about a popcorn ceiling that makes many people want to just rake their fingers across its surface, tearing down the offending texture no matter how much it hurts. The bumpy, white cottage cheese–like surface is so unappealing that you are left wondering what caused home builders to install it in the first place. [...]

Four Simple Pesticides for Your Garden

Spring has arrived. It’s only a matter of time before insects arrive in droves to your garden. Begin protecting your lawn and garden with pesticides now so that the impact of them will be less throughout the growing season. Check out these easy and natural pesticides that you can make at home: 1. Oil Spray [...]

How to Get Wood Flooring on Any Budget

Hardwood flooring is often considered a must-have feature by new homeowners or those undertaking a remodeling project. Wood is a natural, renewable resource, plus wood flooring complements all types of home decor, from traditional to contemporary. The downside is that wood floors, especially solid wood floors, can be expensive. Some exotic wood species, such as [...]

The Good and the Bad of DIY Lawn Care

When you have your own home and are responsible for your lawn care, should you do it yourself? There are two sides to DIY, good and bad. On the bad side, if you don’t know what you’re doing, there can be consequences. But you could consider it as a learning experience and it will save [...]