Alex Wallen's Blog

Posted on 09/12/2021
DIY Best Practices: Expert Tips to Help With Any Project
Whether you are dabbling into your first DIY home decor project or you are an experienced crafter, you may find that you make a few mistakes or hit a few roadblocks along the way. Fortunately, there are many seasoned experts out there who can give you advice and guidance as you work through any project. These DIY tips...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 09/05/2021
Numerous Advantages to Adding an Outdoor Kitchen
Photo by toddpharistx via Pixabay Today's home buyers are looking for ways to maximize their space and their enjoyment of that space. While having friends and family over to enjoy a meal out on the patio or a backyard BBQ has long been a favorite way of spending time with loved ones, it's frequently left the hosts separated...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 08/29/2021
What You Should Know About "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...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 08/22/2021
Try These Cold Weather Tips for Keeping Your House Warm
For most homeowners, lower temperatures outside mean a spike in utility bill costs. Gas and electric bills can skyrocket with extra use from HVAC systems and hot water consumption in order to stay comfortable. This can be especially problematic for homes with subpar insulation. Whether you live in a drafty house or you just want to save some...
+ 9 more
Read More
Posted on 08/15/2021
Try These DIY Upgrades for Instant Curb Appeal
Increasing the curb appeal of your home’s exterior can be a challenge. With so many details to consider, it’s difficult to know where to start. It can be even more difficult to create a budget for a lot of desired upgrades and changes. Luckily, there are some effective changes you can make all on your own while saving...
+ 6 more
Read More
Posted on 08/08/2021
Home Automation: It's Simpler Than You Think
Smart home technology was designed to be user-friendly for homeowners, yet there's still a misconception that you need to have an engineering degree to set it up. Luckily, home automation technology gets easier and easier to use with every new improvement, empowering you to make the best decisions for your own home without hiring professionals for installation. If...
+ 6 more
Read More
Posted on 08/01/2021
Why You Should Always Use a Property Manager for Your Rentals
There are a lot of responsibilities, commitments and labor involved with being a landlord. Hiring a property manager to oversee and maintain your investment property for you provides you with more freedom and time. Plus, this shows an attentiveness to your tenants, which can appeal to prospective renters. Here are a few reasons to consider hiring a property...
+ 8 more
Read More
Posted on 07/25/2021
How to Create Your Own Plastic Bottle Planters
People who want to live a sustainable lifestyle at home often begin by minimizing the amount of plastic that they purchase and use. For the plastic products in the home, there are many ways to recycle or even upcycle it to prevent it from going into a landfill. One creative way to reuse old plastic materials is to...
+ 8 more
Read More
Posted on 07/18/2021
The Basics of Eclectic Design
Everyone will have a different perception of what eclectic style means. For such a carefree and “anything goes” type of design style it’s only natural for it to be very subjective. However, there are some specific guidelines that every eclectic design follows. By using these key elements you can create an aesthetic that’s fun and interesting without simply...
+ 7 more
Read More
Posted on 07/11/2021
DIY Wooden Decor for Beginners
Reclaimed wood is increasingly popular in home decorating across many design styles. There are plenty of ways to get wood in order to upcycle into decorative pieces, but even the simple DIY tasks can require some light woodworking knowledge. Luckily, we’ve put together a couple of beginner-friendly DIY wood projects to create unique and useful decor for your...
+ 8 more
Read More
Posted on 07/04/2021
DIY Wall Art On a Budget
Decorative wall art doesn’t need to cost a fortune. It also doesn’t require any formal artistic training. There are several simple ways you can create beautiful wall art inexpensively and easily using basic materials you buy at the craft store. Here are some of the best ideas for making your own decorative wall art: Paint With Masking Tape...
+ 7 more
Read More
Posted on 06/27/2021
Surprise Showing! What to Do
Photo by Sussi Hj via Shutterstock Your home is on the market, but you still live there. Now your agent called to see if a potential buyer can look at it in an hour. What do you do? You Don’t Need to Panic Instead of holding your head in despair, grab some tools, and clean the most visible...
+ 7 more
Read More
Showing Results
1 - 12 of198