Falling in love is exhilarating. It can also be a bit scary, especially when a home has captured your heart. What if something goes wrong and you end up not spending the rest of your life with this stack of brick and mortar you're lusting after?
Updating your home to be more chic - without looking cheap - is completely doable on a budget. Take your sophisticated style outside by building a stone fire pit in your backyard. Completed in only a few hours, take uniquely shaped rocks or large stones and put them together to create a functional and stylish fire pit.
l Plan ahead. Make menus each week and stick to them. l Use your freezer. Freeze meat in marinades, fresh fruit pieces for snacks and look for freezable dessert recipes. l Cook with everything but the oven. Use your rice steamer, the crock pot, pressure cooker and of course your charcoal or gas grill.
If you, like 68 percent of Americans, own your own home, the thought has probably crossed your mind: if you were to be offered your dream job out of state, should you sell or rent your home? Naturally there are many factors to weigh before making such an important decision.
Dan Marconi is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist