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Latest Deck Trend: ‘Monster’ Size, Mega-Luxury

Posted on: July 14, 2017 by in Blog
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  Brought to you by your friends at Premier Home Inspection Group Move over mini — the new trend in decking is anything but small. When it comes to the size of their decks, the majority of Americans feel bigger is better — as multiple surveys indicate decks are getting larger and more luxurious, RealtorMag reports. Today’s decks dwarf the outdoor spaces of decades ago, and blur the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces with features like full kitchens, dining and Continue Reading ...

3 Super-Simple Ways To Create A Barefoot Friendly Backyard Deck

Posted on: July 7, 2017 by in Blog
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  Helpful Information from Premier Home Inspection Group   When the sun is out and the sky is blue, your deck should be one of the most popular areas in your yard. But, if deck boards leave you with splinters or burned feet on hot summer days, there may be little incentive to spend time in your open-air getaway. The good news is this problem is easily preventable. With the right plan, you can build a barefoot-friendly backyard deck that will be the hub of your outdoor living space Continue Reading ...

Engage Kids’ Love of Nature Through Bird Feeding

Posted on: June 30, 2017 by in Blog
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  Brought to you by  Premier Home Inspection Group Is it difficult to pry your kids away from their electronic devices to get them outdoors? From tots to teens, today’s kids love their electronics. After all, where could you find anything to compete with the bright sights and sounds of their favorite video game? The answer may be no farther than your backyard and the brightly colored songbirds visiting during warm weather. Interacting with nature helps kids in many ways, from Continue Reading ...

5 Renovation Resolutions For Your Home This Year

Posted on: June 23, 2017 by in Blog
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  Helpful Information from Premier Home Inspection Group It’s no secret that springtime is synonymous with spruce-ups. But, as is often the case, homeowners hone in on prettying-up patios and backyards with fresh florals and new outdoor furniture, leaving the inside of the home as “same old, same old.” This spring, resolve to reinvent your home from the inside out with stylish décor sure to add the wow-factor it deserves. The five refreshing projects below will help create a Continue Reading ...

Here’s How To Tap Into Your Home’s Not-So-Hidden Potential

Posted on: June 16, 2017 by in Blog
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  Brought to you by your friends at Premier Home Inspection Group Your most valuable asset is around you all the time. It’s above you, it’s below you and in many cases, you don’t realize how much it can do for you. According to the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C., “Americans have a staggering amount of untapped equity in their homes.” How much? Altogether, $11,030,000,000,000. That’s 11 trillion, 30 billion dollars. Yet despite this huge wealth possessed by homeowners, Continue Reading ...

Changing Weather Patterns Leave Homeowners Underinsured

Posted on: June 9, 2017 by in Blog
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  Helpful Information from Premier Home Inspection Group The U.S. has experienced significant shifts in the frequency, severity, and locations of natural disasters — including floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and wildfires — during the past decade. As a result, more than 800 emergency or disaster declarations were made in the U.S. from 2005–2015, according to FEMA data. The insured losses stemming from natural catastrophes such as these average $24 billion Continue Reading ...

Hosting Guests? 9 Easy Steps To Prep Your Home

Posted on: June 2, 2017 by in Blog
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  Helpful Information from Premier Home Inspection Group   Hosting friends and family at your home is a guaranteed way to make long-lasting memories.Not only will your guests be reminiscing about the wonderful chats and laughs you shared, but thanks to some quick tips from Minwax(R) spokesperson, Bruce Johnson, they’ll remember how great your home looked, too.     To prepare your home for guests consider these 9 easy tips: 1.Mats and rugs: The sand and Continue Reading ...

Add Living Space To Your Home With An Easy Patio Makeover

Posted on: May 26, 2017 by in Blog
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  Brought to you by your friends at Premier Home Inspection Group Everyone looks forward to a shift into summer mode, with its sun-soaked days, flower-scented breezes and velvety nights under the stars. Now’s the time to take advantage of a golden opportunity right outside your door. Celebrate summer and all it offers by recreating your outdoor space. Whether it’s a balcony, a patio or a deck, a few touches are all you need to turn it into a highly functional living space. When Continue Reading ...

Uniquely you hues: Decorating with your personality in mind

Posted on: May 19, 2017 by in Blog
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Whether you realize it or not, the colors you select for your home and your personal belongings tell a lot about your personality. In fact, according to a recent survey by PPG, 58 percent of 2,500 consumers surveyed agree that colors selected for their home, car and consumer products - such as appliances and electronics - reflect their personality and style all or most of the time. In addition, 70 percent of those surveyed agreed color selection is important when purchasing paint for their Continue Reading ...

7 often missed baby-proofing tips | Long Island Home Inspections

Posted on: May 12, 2017 by in Blog
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  Most parents, or soon-to-be parents, are often aware of the obvious baby proofing checklist items: baby gates, electrical outlet covers, cabinet locks, sharp furniture corners, etc. However, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there are a surprising number of "hidden" hazards around the home. These hazards, such as window cords, hide in plain sight and should be on everyone's list of items to baby proof. Corded window coverings are a strangulation Continue Reading ...