Denise Beyer's Blog

Posted on 01/23/2022
A Beginner's Guide to Container Gardening
Container gardening can be an excellent way to grow and enjoy plants with limited space. It also allows you the opportunity to be creative and set up aesthetically pleasing combinations perfect for your garden or outdoor space. Here are some basic tips for a successful container garden: Container Container planting allows a lot of flexibility both in terms...
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Posted on 01/16/2022
Consider These Important Factors When Looking for a New Place to Live
Photo by Zino Bang from Pexels Finding a new home is challenging on its own, even when you are familiar with the area. If you’re wanting to move or start a new life somewhere completely different, it’s hard to know where to start. If you don’t have a specific place in mind, focusing on your priorities and budget...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
Tips for Picking the Best Grout Color
If your next remodel involves adding tile, you’ll need to choose grout to go with it. While it might seem like an insignificant detail, grout color can make an enormous difference in the look and overall style of the space. Some grout and tile combinations have become popular trends in the last few years. However, it’s important to...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
Solar Tubes: What They Are & Why You Should Consider Them for Your Eco-Friendly Home
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Does your home have a dark space that could use a little natural light? A solar tube could be the answer. Solar tubes provide a source of natural light in areas where extra windows and skylights aren't options. Solar tubes are typically less expensive to install than skylights, too. This makes them a...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
Pet-Safe Alternatives to Popular Houseplants
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 12/19/2021
Make a Small Living Space Seem Larger with These 3 Tips
Small living spaces can present some unique challenges with furnishing and decorating. Whether you're dealing with a cramped living room or a tiny bedroom, there are some practical steps you can take to make your space feel larger and more functional. 1. Hang Window Treatments High The right window treatments can really open up even the smallest of...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
Smart Hub Technology: Programmable Thermostats
Photo by Anete Lusina from Pexels As you go about your day at home, you might change the thermostat settings more than once to balance your comfort with saving money. But what if you were able to leave all that fine-tuning to a digital system and achieve your goals with little to no effort on your part? Well,...
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Posted on 12/05/2021
4 Ways to Keep an Old House Cool During the Summer
Vintage homes are full of charm and character. Unfortunately, if they haven’t had extensive updates, old houses might have poor insulation and other structural issues. While these things may not hinder your ability to live happily in an old house, they can lead to higher utility bills. If you live in an old house without air conditioning, hot...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
Smart Appliances: Household Chores Made Easy
Photo by RODNAE Productions from Pexels When new home builders put in appliances before selling, they only use the best of the best, which is why they go with the latest smart appliances from LG, Samsung and other popular manufacturers. These high-tech appliances go well beyond simply "getting the job done" to making it more convenient and enjoyable....
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Posted on 11/21/2021
3 Things to Bring to a Breakfast Potluck
Not every potluck is a lunch or evening event. Breakfast potlucks are common in workplaces, schools, churches and many other places where people gather. While it might seem difficult to come up with shareable breakfast foods, there are many simple things you can bring to a breakfast potluck. Here are some ideas: Easy Egg Muffins Egg muffins are...
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Posted on 11/14/2021
New Build Loans: The Difference Between Construction and Traditional Mortgage
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 11/07/2021
Here's How Catnip Can Help Your Vegetable Garden
Catnip is an herb of many talents. Besides being famously loved by cats, it also has many benefits for your home and garden. Catnip can be particularly beneficial when grown in vegetable gardens because of its pest-repelling properties. Here we’ll go into detail about how and why to use catnip in your vegetable garden. Bug Repellent One of...
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