Home & Lifestyle

Four Kitchen Remodel Questions to Ask

With the new season approaching, now is the time to start thinking about all your spring cleaning and renovation projects and your kitchen is a great place to start. However, doing a kitchen remodel is a long, extensive and sometimes stressful process. Planning is essential if you want the end result to match up with your budget and expectations. There are many steps to take before you even embark on this type of project, as a kitchen remodel involves a lot of parts. Here are four important questions to ask yourself before you get started.
By Home Advisor | March 2nd, 2017

Tips to Build Your Credit Score

Remember when you were young and not so responsible with that credit card you were approved for? The shopping sprees every month, the going out and partying with friends or those shoes you just had to have for your birthday? Or for the vast majority of us, SALLY MAE! (Cue horror film screams in the background). Well those adolescent-like, irresponsible charges often comeback to haunt us all. As adults, we want to make the essential life purchases like a welcoming home, a reliable vehicle and so on. If your credit score isn’t up to par, then chances are you’re going to have a hard time buying or receiving a loan to make those purchases. Here are a few tips on how to build your credit and avoid the horrific DENIED judgement.
By Brandon Mclean | September 8th, 2016

Helping Seniors Get Organized

From safety concerns to ease of living, it’s important for seniors to get organized. However, it can be hard for them to tackle this task alone. By lending a helping hand you not only can help make their living space a better place for them, you can also enjoy some quality time, getting to know your loved one on a whole other level hearing all the stories behind that silly hat or funny photo. Here are some tips for you as you help your seniors get organized.
By Karen Foster | August 4th, 2016

Five Best Ways to Clean Your Home for Summer

Summer is a fun and relaxing time of year. While you want to spend time outdoors enjoying the sun, it’s important to keep your home clean of dirt and debris. This climate presents a few unique challenges to clean your home. There are various ways to tackle these kind of cleaning projects, and if you ever need help, there are pros with expertise cleaning an interior. Here are a few cleaning strategies to keep your home spotless during the summer heat.
By Home Advisor | July 28th, 2016

Tips for Hotel Safety

Vacation season is in full swing! Staying overnight at a hotel can be a fun treat for the whole family. When you arrive at your destination, possibly after a long journey, the last thing you might want to think about is taking safety precautions. However, it’s important to remember that there may be potential dangers lurking. Whether you’re traveling for business or on a family vacation, here are a few tips for hotel safety that will help keep you and your family safe and allow you to focus on enjoying your time away.
By Melissa Wallace | July 21st, 2016

Make Working Remotely Work

As technology advances, working from home has never been easier. Accessing work-related information is now at our fingertips 24/7. With one click of your mouse or one swipe on your tablet, and it’s as if you’re sitting at your office desk. With these advances, more and more companies are offering their employees the opportunity to work from home. And for many of us, the idea of avoiding the daily commute and working in our pajamas seems too good to pass up. However, new challenges arise for many employees who aren’t required to be in the office each day. Finding the right work-life balance can often take time to adjust, especially when you’re working from home. From setting up a home office, to keeping your children at home busy, working remotely presents its own set of challenges that may not be so obvious from the get-go. Here are some tips to help you make working remotely work.
By Colin McTiernan | July 14th, 2016

Which Summer Do You Want?

Summer is upon us, bringing celebrations, relaxation and time with family and friends. Along with all the opportunities for fun, we still have to juggle and manage our daily to-dos. Don't sacrifice your summer moments, make the most of longer days with a little help from your friends at LifeCare.
By Mary Kate Goodman | July 7th, 2016

Six Tips for Hiring Your Bathroom Remodeler

A successful home update will seriously boost the looks and functionality of your bathroom. How do you ensure that your bathroom remodel goes according to plan? By hiring the right pro. Here are six tips to help you find the perfect contractor for your job.
By Home Advisor | June 9th, 2016

Summer Heat Safety Tips: Seniors, Kids and Pets

While a lot of people associate the warmer temps of summer with fun in the sun, the rising thermostat can mean danger if proper precautions aren’t taken, especially among senior citizens, children and pets. For those people that spend a lot of time outdoors or do not have measures to cool their home, the summer heat can take its toll. Here are some summer heat safety tips.
By Catherine Montgomery | June 2nd, 2016

Empty Nest. Now What?

You wait patiently for their arrival. You nurture them, cheer as they take their first steps and let go of their hand on their first day of school. In a space of time that has gone by all too quickly, your child is about to embark on the next journey of life: the college years! While you are proud and excited, the thought of your child leaving the protection of the nest and living apart from you can fill a parent with doubt and dread. Here are a few tips for making the transition smoother for both you and your child and to help you manage your empty nest.
By Melissa Wallace | May 5th, 2016