Christina Yang's Blog

Posted on 01/23/2022
Hardscapes: 3 Ways to Incorporate Inexpensive Hardscaping Designs Into Your Home's Exterior
It may come as something of a surprise, but a wide range of relatively inexpensive materials exist on the market. Items such as colorful and textured concrete mirror the natural luster of flagstone and marble slabs. When everyday people add up the cost of concrete, reclaimed wood and metals, their quality of life investment may look affordable. The...
+ 11 more
Read More
Posted on 01/16/2022
Drought-Tolerant Plants for Low-Maintenance Driveway Landscaping
Image by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay Highlighting and defining your driveway is a simple way to improve your curb appeal. Depending on the amount of space you have, there are countless options for landscaping, hardscaping and edging. For landscaping to line your driveway, there are some important logistics to consider before getting started. One that...
+ 4 more
Read More
Posted on 01/09/2022
5 Countertop Materials You Can Afford
If you’re remodeling your kitchen, you might need to choose new countertops. There are many choices, all with distinct advantages and disadvantages. Unfortunately, many of the popular options are expensive, which can make it difficult for homeowners on a strict budget. Luckily, there are plenty of affordable materials for countertops. Here are some of the best options: Paint...
+ 12 more
Read More
Posted on 01/02/2022
5 Steps to a Finished Basement
More homeowners than ever are looking to finish their basements, particularly as they require additional living space, to make the most out of their home. A finished basement can be used as an entertainment area, a fitness room, a play room or an office. The options are endless; now all you need to do is get started. Follow...
+ 5 more
Read More
Posted on 12/26/2021
How to Avoid Common DIY Decor Mistakes
The process of creating your own home decor is exciting, but you are going to want the hard work and effort that you put into these projects to be the worthwhile in the end. The last thing that you want is to make an avoidable mistake during the process that ends up compromising the entire plan. These are...
+ 3 more
Read More
Posted on 12/19/2021
New Home? Don't Forget Your Financial Checklist
Photo by PhotoMIX Company from Pexels Sometimes getting ready to buy a home feels stressful. But it doesn't have to be when you take clear steps to get financially ready for the exciting world of homeownership. Here are a few quick items to consider before stepping into your new home. Do You Have a Down Payment? Depending on...
+ 10 more
Read More
Posted on 12/12/2021
4 Perfect Gifts for Plant Lovers
If you have a gardener or plant lover on your gift list, there are plenty of things you can get them they’ll not only love but use. Practical gifts might seem boring, but to those with a hobby like plant care the right tools can make all the difference. Here are some ideas for gifts to get for...
+ 5 more
Read More
Posted on 12/05/2021
Waste Less & Benefit: Learn Why You Should Consider Composting
Image by Joke vander Leij from Pixabay It may tempt you to toss those potato peels in the kitchen trashcan, but resist the urge. Not only will they make your trash smell terrible but they'll attract critters once the bag goes outside. By putting your vegetable scraps and coffee grounds back into the earth, you're helping to prevent...
+ 2 more
Read More
Posted on 11/28/2021
Your Guide to New Construction Foundations
Image by bluebudgie from Pixabay One of the things you need to decide upon when planning a new home is the type of foundation you want. For some, it's an easy choice if you live in an area where your preferred choice is the best type of foundation for the recommended construction methods. Before getting too excited about...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 11/21/2021
Building an Addition to Your Home: What to Consider
Image by ClassicallyPrinted from Pixabay Whether your family has grown or your personal lifestyle has changed, you may have found yourself faced with the decision of building an addition on your existing home or purchasing a new one. There are both benefits and disadvantages to both options so it's important to take time to consider your own circumstances...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 11/14/2021
The 3 Best Houseplants For Beginners
Photo by Ray Piedra from Pexels The care and keeping of house plants can be intimidating. However, the fear of failure shouldn’t keep you from trying. There are plenty of houseplants that are easy to maintain no matter your level of experience, climate or space in your home. There is a perfect plant for you, and it might...
+ 3 more
Read More
Posted on 11/07/2021
Home Appraisals: How Do They Work?
In the middle of buying a home? If so, you've probably already realized that there are many steps you'll need to complete before you will officially take ownership. From scheduling inspections to going through the drawn-out closing process, there are many items that need to be checked off your list. And one thing you won't want to overlook...
+ 9 more
Read More
Showing Results
1 - 12 of174