Judy White's Blog

Posted on 11/28/2021
Try These Eclectic Design Bedroom Ideas
Eclectic design is all about creativity and combining elements of other styles. This is one reason why it’s an easy design to implement in your own home provided that you follow some basic guidelines. No matter your interpretation of the eclectic style, whatever you come up with will be completely unique to you. This makes it an excellent...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
4 Living Room Renovation Ideas
There are many things to consider when planning a home renovation, from the smallest projects to complete overhauls. In particular, if you’re thinking about renovating your living room it might seem like the possibilities are endless. Depending on whether your priority is adding more space or changing up the style, here are some ideas to get you started....
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Posted on 11/14/2021
3 Things Every Game Room Should Have
Image by THAM YUAN YUAN from Pixabay A perfect game room is a lot more than the games themselves. There are many elements that come together to enhance your experience, especially in console gaming. There are the three most important things that every game room should have: Optimized Lighting Lighting is important in any room design, but especially...
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Posted on 11/07/2021
Pet-Friendly Houseplant Alternatives to Monstera and Aloe
Photo by Sam Lion from Pexels Indoor plants have many benefits for humans, but can be dangerous for pets. Some of the most popular house plants can be toxic to cats and dogs. Keeping your pets healthy and safe is important, but it’s disappointing when your ideal houseplant won’t work in your home. Luckily, there are some comparable...
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Posted on 10/31/2021
Mortgage vs Construction Loan: Understanding Key Differences
Image by pasja1000 from Pixabay Most homeowners have a mortgage against their house, and homebuyers who purchase existing homes usually secure a traditional mortgage before closing. When building a new house, however, you’re likely to need a construction loan before getting a home mortgage. Here’s a breakdown of each, including how they’re used in the new home building...
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Posted on 10/24/2021
Modern and Contemporary: The Differences and How to Choose Which Is Right for You
In everyday language, you might reasonably swap out the word modern for contemporary. In the design world, though, the two words represent two different styles. Here is a quick overview of the similarities and differences between "modern" and "contemporary" designs. What Is Modern Design? Modern design refers to an era that has already passed us by. When the...
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Posted on 10/17/2021
Top 5 Features of Today’s Residential Kitchens
Photo by Max Vakhtbovych from Pexels Home designers are seeing a pretty specific dream sheet of most-desired features in contemporary kitchen design. And those features aren’t as surprising or innovative as you might think. Here’s a brief overview of today’s most popular (and useful) kitchen features. 1. A Kitchen Island For many people building a home, the dream...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
What is "Subject-to" Real Estate?
Image by Ricarda Mölck from Pixabay If you've heard people talk about "subject-to" real estate, you might be curious what that means and if it would be a good investment for you. Briefly, "subject-to" real estate means you're buying the property but the loan on that property stays in the name of the existing seller. You're making your...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
Feed Your Garden With These 3 Types of Food Waste
Composting is well known among garden enthusiasts for providing a sustainable and rich fertilizer for plants. However, if you don’t have the time or space for a compost heap, there are still some types of food waste you can use to fertilize your garden. Hang on to these food scraps rather than throw them away and you’ll have...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
Creative Ways to Hide your AC
Image by triosolution1 from Pixabay When it comes to hiding an AC, it's vital to maintain proper airflow. But you don't have to block airflow to remove an air conditioner from your line of sight. Check out these five creative ways to hide your AC. A Hanging Garden To make this project easy, pre-made lattice works just fine...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
Should you Choose a Land Contract or a Mortgage?
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay A land contract and a mortgage have a number of similarities. For example, you can use either option to purchase a home Both loans must be repaid on a monthly basis. Understanding the Differences A land contract is a legal agreement between a buyer and a seller. Rather than a traditional mortgage...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
What’s the Best Curb Appeal ROI
Photo by Breadmaker via Shutterstock You may be thinking that your best investments are inside the home: a snazzy new kitchen, a spa-like bathroom or new wood floors, but you can actually get a high return on investment (ROI) if you focus on your home's curb appeal. The first impression potential buyers have of your home is the...
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