If you haven't yet taken the time to check out House Logic you should. It is a wealth of information. From how to better your home, take advantage of tax credits or strengthen your commumity, it is a site worth visiting. Check out the seasonal maintenance guide for the upcoming season.
.. review the Cost vs Value report in your region by Remodeling Magazine. It will give you an idea of the cost you will recoup on a given project. Bottom line is, consider how long you will be in the property before doing any major project.
I'm very excited to share that you can now buy products direct from the United Feather & Down Outlet while drinking coffe & sitting in your jammies! You have seen their high quality down products at retailers such as Pottery Barn & Restoration Hardware. Now you can get them at 1/2 the price! Check out the clearance-it's unbelieveable! A Premium 500 fill hypoallergenic queen blanket is only $39.88. I realize it's still August but it's how you get great deals- one step ahead of the pack.
Catch a home tour this fall. It's great to way to get to know a neighborhood you love or are considering moving to. The homes on the tour are typically loaded with historical features and unique Architectural elements. It's also a great way to get ideas for decorating your home. Two worthy of checking out in the Chicago area are the Berwyn Bungalow Tour & the exquisite Chicago Luxury Home Tour. Have fun!