Jeanne Caldwell's Blog

Posted on 05/22/2022
Art at home: Wall decor trends for your space
Wall art is often a great way to create stunning feats of home decor with little effort. As design trends continue to ebb and flow, certain facets of wall decor remain timeless, such as canvas art by independent artists or reprints of famous fine art pieces. But what about other elegant art styles that can be incorporated in...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
Simple Ways to Add Mid-Century Modern Style to Your Home
Some styles never lose their appeal. For mid-century modern design, this is especially true in home decor. The nostalgic but timeless shapes and styles from the 1950s are just as popular as ever. If you’re interested in adding some mid-century modern decor to your home, here are some simple ways to get started: Go for Wood Natural wood...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
How to Build Your Own Backyard Fire Pit
Evenings in the backyard are always more cozy with a fire pit. If you’ve been wanting to upgrade your yard with a fire pit of your own, the good news is that there are plenty of ways to build one. One of the easiest ways is by building a ring out of retaining wall blocks. We’ll go over...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
Home refi: Refinance costs to consider
Refinancing your home can have major benefits: a lower monthly payment, cash use of home equity for a variety of purposes, generate more appetizing mortgage terms, etc. However, there are a few things to remember when entering into a mortgage refinance, like refinance cost. Here are a couple of cost options to remember when you’re ready to refinance...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
FHA Loan: What to Consider When Applying for One
If you're in the market for your first home, there's a good chance you'll need to take out a mortgage. One of the most popular mortgage types (especially for first-time buyers) is known as a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan. What is an FHA Loan? Specifically, an FHA loan refers to one that is backed and insured by...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ideas
If you want to explore the mid-century modern interior design style, the dining room is an excellent place to start. No matter if you have an open floor plan or traditional formal dining room layout, you can use elements of mid-century modern design to enhance your space. Here are some ideas for simple ways to add a modern...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
Home ideas to bring your whole household together
Spending time with those in your home is often a difficult task, especially if everyone else has their own schedules and to-do lists for their day. However, you can remodel a few choice areas to attract everyone else in the home to spend some good, old-fashioned quality time together. Here are a few key strategies to help bolster...
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Posted on 04/03/2022
The Best First-Time Homebuyer Options for Veteran Loan Programs
The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs offers financing options for first-time homebuyers who've served in the military. Knowing the different kinds of VA loans available will help you determine the best option for your home buying plans. It can also help you prepare for the application process and find your eligibility. Here are the basic types of VA...
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Posted on 03/27/2022
A Basic Guide to Shipping Container Homes
For several years now, tiny homes have been popping up on Pinterest and across social media as unique and inviting living spaces. However, most recently, the tiny home trend has evolved into an even more eco-friendly option - shipping container homes. Shipping container homes are residential dwellings that are created out of empty shipping containers that are no...
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Posted on 03/20/2022
How to Grow a Philodendron in Water
Growing plants in water is a fun and convenient way of bringing nature indoors. Many popular houseplants and herbs can sprout and live in water with the right nutrients. Heartleaf philodendrons are especially successful growing this way. Here is a basic guide for growing a philodendron in water: What You'll Need A clear vessel - Commonly used items...
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Posted on 03/13/2022
Fence materials: How to choose the right one for your property
Property owners install fences for a wide range of reasons, including privacy, aesthetic enhancement and designating a secure space for loved one to enjoy. Choosing the right fence to achieve the desired effect requires some due diligence, however . By understanding a few basics about fencing materials and how they play into your goals, homeowners can choose their...
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Posted on 03/06/2022
Tips for Making Your Backyard Camping Safer & Healthier
If you want to go on a camping trip without the hassle, camping in your own backyard is a fun and easy alternative. It’s an excellent way to experience the outdoors and indulge in fun camping activities without needing to travel. You also can sleep in your own bed and cook meals in your own kitchen if you...
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