Gather the family in the kitchen for a magical Mother’s Day

Posted on: May 16, 2017 by in Blog
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She’s your biggest fan and the one you call whenever you need advice.Moms should be celebrated every day of the year, but there’s no better time to show her you care than on Mother’s Day!This year, rather than going with the tried-and-true gift of flowers and chocolate, surprise Mom with a day of activities she's sure to remember for years to come. Esteemed celebrity chef and Iron Chef America judge Donatella Arpaia says to make Mom smile, turn to the kitchen for food, fun and a Continue Reading ...

10 Smart Ideas to Heat Your Home for Less

Posted on: February 24, 2017 by in Blog
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As cooler temperatures begin to sweep the nation, homeowners are turning on their heat for the first time in months. With every degree increase on the thermostat, utility bills follow suit.A warm, comfortable home shouldn't cost you a small fortune. Luckily, there are some simple strategies from a Texas Home Inspector for combating the chill while lowering heating costs at the same time.Change the filters The summer and fall months are a prime time for airborne allergens and microbes, Continue Reading ...

4 DIY Projects for Your First Home

Posted on: February 17, 2017 by in Blog
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"Where should I start?" It's a question many homeowners ask themselves.DIY is a great place to start for new homeowners. DIY projects are very versatile - they can easily be adapted to your skill level, budget and desired project. With a little extra time and creativity, you can transform your home. Take these steps from a Texas Home Inspector for your DIY projects.Other benefits to choosing a DIY project are that they are typically more cost-effective than the alternative and they Continue Reading ...

4 Important Tips For Planning A Kitchen Remodel

Posted on: February 10, 2017 by in Blog
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Kitchen upgrades can seem daunting. From full renovations to hardware updates, the possibilities are endless when it comes to creating your dream kitchen. To make the process as smooth as possible, Delta Faucet compiled key tips to keep in mind as you embark on the remodeling journey. Learn these quick guidelines from Texas Home Inspection that will help you focus on the end result and ensure the overall experience is enjoyable.Storage solutionsDetermine storage needs based on how you Continue Reading ...

Easy DIY Tips To Save On Your Winter Energy Bills

Posted on: February 3, 2017 by in Blog
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Here's what Americans have to look forward to this winter: While the south will be drier and warmer, the northern U.S. can expect "wetter, cooler conditions," predicts the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)."Regardless of the outlook, there is always some chance for extreme winter weather, so prepare now for what might come later this winter," says Mike Halpert, deputy director for NOAA's Climate Prediction Center.As a homeowner, what can you do to get ready for the Continue Reading ...

4 Easy Ways to Pest-Proof Your Home

Posted on: January 27, 2017 by in Blog
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It’s late and you’re in your favorite, cozy pajamas. You get in bed and pull up the warm comforter. You turn out the light and are just about to drift off to sleep when you hear a noise coming from the attic. You sit up to listen, but it quickly goes quiet again. You lay back down and close your eyes, and just as you fall asleep, the noise is back, this time it’s coming from inside the wall.You have a visitor — an unwanted visitor.As much as we all enjoy our cozy homes, they are Continue Reading ...

4 Tips to Help Keep Your Home Warm, Comfortable and Energy Efficient This Winter

Posted on: January 20, 2017 by in Blog
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With winter comes the holiday season, a time that's supposed to be associated with "comfort and joy." Learn these tips from Texas Home Inspection to make your home warm. But how joyful will it be if pests invade your house, or if your home is cold and drafty? Help stay warm all winter long by addressing factors like air leaks from gaps and cracks that can make your home feel uncomfortable."Drafts and heat loss are common problems in the winter, and they affect homes of every age, size and Continue Reading ...

New Year’s Plan to Get Fiscally Fit on Buying Your First Home

Posted on: January 13, 2017 by in Blog
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So buying a new home tops your list of New Year's resolutions. Follow these steps from Texas Home Inspection to get fiscally fit. As you picture the big moment - the one where you pull up to your dream home in your moving truck, sprint up and unlock your front door - you probably understand there's something you need to do first. You need to get your finances in shape.Just like those who make resolutions to run a marathon, making this big investment starts with a plan. Runners know that if Continue Reading ...

4 Questions Smart Homeowners Must Ask Remodelers

Posted on: January 6, 2017 by in Blog
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If you're like millions of Americans, you're doing some sort of home improvement project within the next year. Have you thought about how you'll select your remodeler? Here are 4 questions to ask your remodeler from Texas Home Inspection. Don't be wooed by beautiful before-and-after photos - they are created to grab your attention and impress you, but they don't tell the whole story.For example, when you review a restaurant, you don't base your rating just on the food. You expect an Continue Reading ...