Recent Blog Posts

'Super Pantries' Keep the Kitchen Clean

Convenience and functionality are behind a new idea in kitchen design that is growing in popularity with many different types of home buyers. Much like the trend of larger showers a decade ago, I see the footprint of the pantry space growing in upcoming years. New homeowners are gravitating to upgrading this space to hide everyday messes in order to keep a clean, welcoming look in the kitchen.

7 Innovative Ways to Add Windows into Home Remodels

It helps a living space feel more expansive and can also improve the mood of the occupants. Adding windows or patio doors into a home can be more than just filling a rectangular space with a piece of glass. Check out these 7 innovative ways to add windows and patio doors into your next home remodeling project: 1. Clerestory or stacking windows Placing windows above eye level helps diffuse light entering the room and maintains privacy.

20-Year-Old Decks: Repair or Replace?

The rails jiggle, the nails are popping, and Dad just limped in with a splinter. Softwood decks can last a long time, depending on how well they’re built, but it’s not uncommon for decks of cedar, pine, or redwood to hold up for 10 to 20 years, at which point they begin to disintegrate in ways that range from unsightly and inconvenient to downright dangerous.

Become a Director and Make Your Own Online Videos

The song says, “Video killed the radio star,” and the truth is, video continues to dominate, especially on the web. According to an April study by the Interactive Advertising Bureau, 360 advertisers are spending an average of more than $10 million annually on digital video, an 85% increase since 2014. A 2015 report from Ericsson says the number of consumers viewing video on their smartphones has increased by 71% since 2012.

Independent Contractor Taxes: What You Need to Know

There are a lot of benefits that go along with being self-employed. One of which are the tax advantages. These benefits won’t happen without a little effort, though. You must be diligent about keeping records, organizing all receipts and paying estimated taxes. With some foresight, budgeting, and good record-keeping you should be well on your way. Below, are some things to keep in mind as tax season approaches. First and foremost, it’s important to verify your independent contractor status.