How Long Does A Home Inspection Take? Everything You Need to Know

Posted on: February 13, 2018 by in Blog
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When buying a new home in Chicago, most people are always looking for an attractive home. But what you really need to do for insurance reasons, is to do a home inspection. But what exactly does a home inspector do and how long do they take to complete the whole process? How Long Does a Home Inspection Take? A home inspection should take anywhere between two and three hours to complete. The home inspector will often start by looking at the roof of the home, then they'll look at the exterior of Continue Reading ...

Factors Influencing Home Inspection Cost In Chicago

Posted on: February 6, 2018 by in Blog
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When it comes to buying a home, there are many factors that you must take into account. For instance, there might be issues lurking in the ceiling, behind the walls, or inside the HVAC system that needs to be checked. To help avoid any unforeseen repair costs and bad deals, real estate agents often recommend that you do a home inspection before you can finalize the agreement. Since there are many home inspectors, knowing the cost of inspection will help you choose the right Continue Reading ...

Unique Home Improvements Perfect For DIY

Posted on: January 30, 2018 by in Blog
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Brought to you by The Home Inspection Man Here’s a quick question for you: What’s your favorite DIY project you’ve ever completed? Chances are the answer pops right into your mind, and even if you’ve completed hundreds of DIY projects over the years, you probably have some that truly stand out. Those that weren’t at the top of your list may fall lower for several reasons. Maybe the result wasn’t what you hoped for, the project wasn’t particularly rewarding or you’ve done it Continue Reading ...

5 Must-have Home Features For Retirees

Posted on: January 23, 2018 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of The Home Inspection Man Sponsored ad content by Clayton Homes As we move through the different stages in our lives, our housing needs change too. The home you were excited to move into in your 30s might not be ideal for those now nearing retirement. According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, between 2015 and 2035, the number of people over the age of 75 living alone will nearly double from 6.9 million to 13.4 million. Being prepared Continue Reading ...

Creating A Dream Home With Cypress

Posted on: January 16, 2018 by in Blog
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From your friends at The Home Inspection Man Transforming the unremarkable into the extraordinary need not be an impossible task. More and more homeowners are finding that lavish looks are both attainable and affordable. Their imaginative design professionals are making it happen, using cypress to create their clients’ dream homes. “Wood is a classic and timeless building material,” says Stephen Logue of the Southern Cypress Manufacturers Association. “And many people are Continue Reading ...

Infuse Life Into The Bath For A Spa-Like Oasis

Posted on: January 9, 2018 by in Blog
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Helpful information from The Home Inspection Man Today, more than ever, homeowners gravitate toward design elements that transform the bath into a spa-like oasis. Designers look to incorporate pieces inspired by the natural world to bring renewed energy into the room and create a soothing environment. From fixtures inspired by booming waterfalls, to neutral color schemes and natural light, nature infuses life back into luxury bath design for a serene sense of calm. Neutral calm: Light Continue Reading ...

5 Budget-Friendly Master Bathroom Upgrades You’ll Cherish For Years

Posted on: January 2, 2018 by in Blog
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Brought to you by The Home Inspection Man What does your bathroom mean to you? Is it an oasis, a place to unwind, relax and let the cares of the day simply melt away? Or is it just another room in your house? If your answer is the latter, then your bathroom isn’t doing everything it could. The good news is, getting your space there doesn’t have to break your bank or signal a months-long remodeling process. The truth is there are plenty of unique, invigorating ways for you to reinvent Continue Reading ...

That ’70s Home: 5 Trends Making A Comeback Today

Posted on: December 26, 2017 by in Blog
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Helpful information from The Home Inspection Man Disco may be dead, but the spirit of the 1970s is not. In homes all across the country, people are adding their own splash of ‘70s style in updated, modern ways. Here are five current top decorating trends that have an unmistakable ‘70s flair. More macramé, please: From dip dyed wall hangings to simple plant hangers, macramé is coming back in a big way. Whether you purchase these items already made or you enroll in a class to make Continue Reading ...

8 Tips To Prep Your Home For Extreme Winter Weather

Posted on: December 19, 2017 by in Blog
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Brought to you by The Home Inspection Man As winter approaches, many cities in the U.S. have already started to experience the winter chill with temperatures below freezing and snow fall. But cold weather isn’t exclusively a northern phenomenon as the majority of the country experiences extreme temperatures at some point during the winter months. Remember in January 2014 when all 50 states logged below-freezing temperatures on the same day? Cold weather can wreak havoc on your home and Continue Reading ...

Save Energy And Money This Holiday Season

Posted on: December 12, 2017 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of The Home Inspection Man The holidays are a wonderful time of year to gather and celebrate with family and friends. This time of year is also when expenses can soar, especially your utility bills. Thankfully, Chip Wade, HGTV(R) expert, has some advice on how you can save energy, and, ultimately, money, this holiday season: Holiday lighting: By choosing ENERGY STAR certified decorative light strings, you will be using 75 percent less energy than conventional Continue Reading ...