Top 10 Schools in Washington State

Finding a new home is always a task, but finding a new home and a good school for your kids to go to is another task all in itself. Did you know that there are 273 public schools in Pierce county Washington alone? And roughly over 129,000 students. Pierce County Schools is ranked #7 of…

Got Leaky Windows?

Here are three low-cost tips to help keep air leaks at bay: #1. For most windows: Just fill the gaps. Easier said than done if you’re dealing with old, flaky caulk, weather stripping, or adhesive that’s really tough to remove. But if you don’t clean it off well, your new caulk and stripping won’t adhere…

How to Insulate a Garage Door

Garage door insulation can make your life warmer, cooler, and quieter. It lowers energy bills, acts as a barrier between you and street noise, and brightens an otherwise dreary space. Garage door insulation is an easy DIY project; it’ll cost you about $200 to insulate two 9-foot-wide doors. Types of insulation Any insulation type will…

Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector

When you buy a new home, you need to know exactly what you’re buying. Imagine how frustrated you’d be to find out that the hot water heater wasn’t working—in the middle of a shower! This is why you should have a home inspection before you buy your home. A home inspection is an important part of…

Design tips for a chef-centered kitchen

  Many homeowners with a passion for cooking desire a kitchen that mirrors those of renowned chefs. To achieve this, various design elements and simple upgrades can be incorporated to create the ideal kitchen that combines ultimate functionality with sophisticated style. Faucet makeover Culinary enthusiasts spend a lot of time at the sink. A faucet…

4 approachable modern home designs

Once limited to simplistic, clean lines and cool color schemes, modern design has evolved to include sleek, minimalistic looks with gentle, warm, organic elements. The new “approachable modern” design schemes emphasize the grace of nature, respect the strength of simplicity and can be effortlessly incorporated into any home by choosing the right accents. Incorporating metal…

A little Puyallup History

The valley in which Puyallup was originally settled forms the actual town of Puyallup. Its fertile soil is optimal for the acres of daffodils which were grown for distribution world-wide. Downtown Puyallup has several notable landmarks, including Ezra Meeker’s mansion, which was built in 1887 and inhabited by one of the town’s founding families, who…