Ann Zalek's Blog

Posted on 09/18/2021
Top Pollen Allergy Symptoms and Treatment Options
Photo by Gustavo Fring from Pexels For plants, pollen is absolutely essential. This yellow powder can easily be carried by the wind or transported from plant to plant by an animal or insect and it works to fertilize the plants and help them grow. While plants may love a fresh coating of pollen, humans often feel otherwise. Millions...
+ 2 more
Read More
Posted on 09/11/2021
5 Tips for a Colorful Front Door
Photo by cassidy muir from Pexels Painting your front door is one of the quickest and easiest ways to give your home a fresh look. New paint can refresh the entire facade and a vibrant color will further boost your curb appeal and add a personal touch to your home exterior. Colorful front doors have proven to be...
+ 3 more
Read More
Posted on 09/04/2021
Outdoor DIY: How to Resurface Tabletops Using Concrete or Tile
Photo by OpenClipart-Vectors via Pixabay Give new life to outdoor tabletops using concrete or tile - and liven up one of the most important parts of your home, your porch or patio. It is surprisingly easy to make over an existing table; in some cases, the base of a table remains in excellent shape, while the horizontal surface...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 08/28/2021
How to Keep Your Bathroom Showing Ready
Photo by La Belle Galerie via Pixabay When your home is on the market, you can’t always anticipate when you’ll get a call from your real estate agent that a buyer wants to see it. Trying to keep your home in perfect condition can add stress to an already complex time, but if you practice these tips, your...
+ 3 more
Read More
Posted on 08/21/2021
Work From Home: How to Design a New Home Office
Do you work remotely? Do you spend a lot of time in your home office? Whether you’re designing a home office from scratch or making some updates, you may need a little guidance when starting. Keep reading to learn 4 simple tips for creating a home office you’ll love. Choose the Right Location Do you want a home...
+ 5 more
Read More
Posted on 08/14/2021
How Does Selling Through an Agent Compare with FSBO?
Photo by Paul Velgos via Shutterstock If you’ve never sold a home, you might not understand the complexities of what your agent provides for you. You could be tempted to sell your home on your own. After all, with the availability of the Internet, how hard could it be? According to most research, FSBO (For Sale by Owner)...
+ 3 more
Read More
Posted on 08/07/2021
Lighting: How Smart Lights Can Give Your Home Ambience a Boost
Smart lighting is available in many shades, colors, shapes and fixture sizes, which makes it easier to blend them into your day-to-day. With this technology, you can control multiple lights in a single room with bluetooth-enabled bulbs and experiment with various combinations. What Is Ambient Lighting? Ambient lighting refers to the first layer of light in the room,...
+ 9 more
Read More
Posted on 07/31/2021
Wake Up Your Houseplants With These 5 Tips
Image by Engin Akyurt from Pixabay Warmer weather and longer days mean that dormant plants are waking up. Annual plants both outdoors and indoors will show fresh growth for the first time in months during springtime and some may require some specific maintenance to start the new season fresh. This is especially important for indoor plants in small...
+ 4 more
Read More
Posted on 07/24/2021
4 Crucial Things Every Home Renovation Contract Must Include
Professionals bring the commercial-grade tools and years of experience to deliver the quality upgrades people desire. Although you and your contractor may work in different industries, written agreements help clarify the duties and expectations. One of the pitfalls of enlisting a contractor comes from miscommunication. This can lead to disagreements about the scope, details, and costs. By including...
+ 5 more
Read More
Posted on 07/17/2021
Tax Liens 101: The Basics
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay There are many fees and costs you’ll encounter as a homeowner. From closing costs that are due when first purchasing your home to your mortgage payment and property taxes, keeping up with these expenses is essential. But if you’re a homeowner that didn’t pay your property taxes, you’re at risk of losing...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 07/10/2021
Should You Buy an Old House?
Photo by Wulfman65 via Shutterstock When you’re thinking about purchasing a home, an old house versus that new one is something to ponder. If you’ve thought about buying an older home, consider each of these areas before making an offer. Have your agent write contingencies into your contract, and by all means, don’t forego an inspection. Consider HazMat...
+ 4 more
Read More
Posted on 07/03/2021
Flooring Options for New Construction Homes
Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels When considering flooring for your new home, look at each individual room. After all, carpet is probably not the best choice for your kitchen. Bathrooms, entryways, kitchens, and pantries that are high-traffic areas or that often get wet benefit from flooring that is at least water-resistant if not waterproof. You can choose...
+ 9 more
Read More
Showing Results
1 - 12 of118