How to Add the Perfect Home Addition for Aging Parents

Building a Home Addition for Aging Parents

Are you thinking about putting an addition onto your existing home so that one or both of your aging parents can move in with you? This is a great idea, as it will allow you to customize the addition to fit their needs. Take a look at a few of the things you should include… Read more »

Improve the Value of Your Home with These Staging Tips

Improve the Value of Your Home with These Staging Tips

Selling your home? Effective home staging is an important way to boost your property’s market value. Home staging means arranging and decorating your home so that a potential buyer is willing to pay more for it. The goal is to create a space that buyers can envision themselves living in happily, and to make your… Read more »

Boost Your Home’s Value with These Remodeling Trends

Boost Your Home’s Value with These Remodeling Trends

If your home is on the market, you can boost its value by staying on top of the latest remodeling trends. An up-to-date, remodeled home attracts more potential buyers, and you can list it at a higher price. Read on to find out which remodeling trends add the most market value to your home if… Read more »

Four Things Homeowners Neglect in the Winter

Things Homeowners Neglect in the Winter

Winter is in full swing, and all you want to do is curl up by the fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate. Hey, we can’t blame you! With that being said, cold weather is no excuse to let home maintenance slide. Are you guilty of these common things homeowners neglect in the winter? Taking… Read more »

How to Make the Most out of Your Small Kitchen

How to Make the Most out of Your Small Kitchen

With housing costs on the rise, many Americans are stuck in less-than-ideal homes and apartments that feel like they’re not nice enough or big enough. If you love to cook, but find yourself hating your kitchen, we have some good news: making changes to your space by using smart storage and planning ahead can actually… Read more »

Questions to Ask Yourself Before a Home Renovation

Questions to Ask Yourself Before a Home Renovation

Updating your home can be a great way spruce it up, whether you’re looking to maximize your everyday use or put it on the market. There’s a lot to consider before you dive into home renovations, so be sure to ask yourself these essential questions: What’s my budget? Once you start on a renovation project,… Read more »

How to Improve Your Home in 2018

How to Improve Your Home in 2018

The New Year is a great time to make a fresh start. Some of us resolve to lose weight, some promise to stick to an exercise program and others decide it’s finally time to improve their homes. At Ivy Lea Construction, we can’t help you with the first two, but we’ve certainly got you covered… Read more »

Everything You Need to Know About Foundation Cracks

Everything You Need to Know About Foundation Cracks

If you have cracks in the foundation of your home, your first reaction may be complete and total panic. Is my home structurally sound? Will this cost an arm and a leg to fix? Should I attempt to DIY the problem? Read on to learn more about foundation cracks and determine how worried you should… Read more »

Remodeling Your Basement? Here’s What to Know

Remodeling Your Basement? Here’s What to Know

Why finish or remodel your basement? Well, for starters, you’ll have more space for living or storage. Also, if you’re planning to sell your home, you’ll be increasing its value! There are a few things you should know if you’re thinking of remodeling your basement: Make sure it’s dry Water issues can derail a basement… Read more »

Home Improvement Gifts

Home Improvement Gifts

Looking for a gift for the DIY junkie in your life? Here are some unique gift ideas for all your friends and family who love a good home improvement project. Swingless hammer With the NEXTEC Lithium-Ion Hammerhead Auto Hammer by Craftsman, you won’t have to fret over any hammer-thumb accidents. This swing-less hammer is perfect… Read more »