Landscaping Ideas for Southern Homes

A home’s landscaping can be extremely influential to the overall atmosphere of a home. For this reason, many people spend large amounts of time, money, and effort on their home’s landscaping. Fortunately, there are an array of landscaping ideas for southern homes.

Greet with flowers: Planting flowers at the entrance of your home can create an immediate cheerful atmosphere. Not only that, but depending on what kind of flowers you plant, you’ll be able to have flowers for several months out of the year.

Shade is your friend: Those that live in the south know Read the rest of this entry »

Finding Valuable Antiques in Old Homes

Due to the current economic crisis, many home owners are seeking out cost-effective alternatives to high priced furniture in stores. Some of the most popular furniture on the market today can be found in antique shops; although, more and more people are exploring Southern homes in search of quality, antique furniture.

The South is known for its quaint style of architecture, and Southern antique furniture is no different in that respect. Home owners can save thousands of dollars searching for unique furniture found in Southern homes, which is often made of better quality material than similar items found Read the rest of this entry »

Historic Homes: Modern Conveniences vs Authentic Living

Historic homes have character and authenticity that make them a treasure to see and live in. However, times have certainly changed since those magnificent old houses were constructed. Therefore, as the owner of a southern historic home, you are faced with the challenge of finding ways to incorporate modern conveniences into your home without compromising its authenticity.

You can hide your modern kitchen appliances behind a lift-up cabinet door or an appliance garage. If you want the updated features that modern kitchen appliances offer or if you want to include a dishwasher which would Read the rest of this entry »

Hurricane Proofing your Home

In the southern and eastern United States, hurricanes are a part of life for a large portion of the year. Hurricanes can rapidly intensify in a relatively short amount of time, leaving anywhere from a couple of days to a few hours to prepare your home for its arrival.

Hurricane proofing your home is something that should be discussed well before hurricane season. Windows are the main exterior element of your home that will need Read the rest of this entry »

Restoring a Southern Belle: Tips for Choosing a Renovation Home

Renovating a beautiful Southern home can be a wonderful way to get the home of your dreams while saving money and actually enjoying the experience, but not every home that is available on the market is really right for renovating. Therefore, you should look for a renovation home that has real potential; otherwise, you could end up spending too much money on your home renovation project, or you might end up with a home that is more of an aggravation than it is a positive thing.

Therefore, one of the first things that you should look at is the Read the rest of this entry »