Nichole Mickelson's Blog

Posted on 08/14/2022
Great ways to find a tool for any tool enthusiast
When it comes to buying presents, tools are typically a harder item to get, especially if your receiver is a pro at DIY projects. While it may seem like an impossible task outside of precision screwdrivers, drill bits and the humorous bottle opener, there are ways to get around the difficulty of choosing the best tool gifts. How...
+ 3 more
Read More
Posted on 08/07/2022
Working With a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home
Selling your home without a real estate agent might seem like the easier choice. However, there are still huge advantages to working with a professional to navigate the market. Here are some basic things to know about working with a real estate agent to sell your home: You Will Get More Exposure One excellent advantage of working with...
+ 2 more
Read More
Posted on 07/31/2022
Fireplaces: Quick safety tips for using your fireplace
Chilly fall and winter nights are a great time to use your fireplace, but it's important to do so safely. Fireplaces can be hazardous regarding house fires, burns, carbon monoxide leaks and other dangers. Before using your fireplace, make sure you're familiar with the following safety tips. Schedule a cleaning and inspection Your fireplace should be cleaned and...
+ 3 more
Read More
Posted on 07/24/2022
3 Major Benefits of Assuming a VA Loan
Assuming a VA loan can be a convenient and cost-effective way for veterans to finance a new home. By assuming a loan, the buyer can take over an existing mortgage when buying a home. Loan assumption can have numerous advantages for the buyer and seller, and is considered an often overlooked VA benefit. Here are some major reasons...
+ 9 more
Read More
Posted on 07/17/2022
7 Modern Design Trends to Try Right Now
Designers are always finding new ways to explore and celebrate modern design. New trends are emerging every day and can provide excellent inspiration for home interiors and exteriors alike. If you’re interested in giving your interior design a fresh update, here are some of the biggest trends in modern design right now: Rattan Rattan has become popular for...
+ 11 more
Read More
Posted on 07/10/2022
Say Goodbye to These Kitchen Trends
No trend can remain popular forever. Regarding interior design, this is especially true in kitchens. If you've designed your kitchen based on popular trends—or are looking for inspiration for fresh changes—here are some trends gradually going out of style: Tile Countertops Tile countertops have been a popular trend for a long time. However, one major disadvantage is they...
+ 9 more
Read More
Posted on 06/26/2022
3 Tips for Small Moves
Not every move requires professional movers. Sometimes, you can accomplish smaller moves on your own with a single car or the help of some friends. Small moves might include to and from an apartment in the same building or moving only to a specific room like an office or workshop. Regardless of the size of the move, there...
+ 4 more
Read More
Posted on 06/19/2022
Growing Night Blooming Jasmine: Basic Tips for Success
Night blooming jasmine is a favorite addition to patios, window boxes and trellises for its glossy leaves and sweet-scented flowers. Jasmine can enhance summer nights with its pleasant aroma and grows beautifully in containers or climbing on structures. If you're interested in growing night blooming jasmine yourself, here are some essential care tips to know: Room to Grow...
+ 6 more
Read More
Posted on 06/12/2022
Your guide to using traditional home decor
If you like rooms with warm and welcoming atmospheres, consider trying traditional home decor. While some might say the style is outdated, traditional decor endures as a popular option for even the most trendy and contemporary homes. To help inspire you, here are some ideas for using traditional style home decor at home: Furniture placement Furniture placement matters...
+ 5 more
Read More
Posted on 06/05/2022
Tax facts: Property tax late fees & more
Like most recurring expenses, property taxes have late fees if not paid on time. While the amount and specific consequences vary from one municipality to the next, property tax late fees are something homeowners will want to avoid. Here are some basic facts about paying your property taxes on-time and in the correct amount: How property taxes are...
+ 3 more
Read More
Posted on 05/29/2022
Sustainability basics for your home garden
If you’re interested in ways to live more sustainably, one of the best places to start is your home garden. There are plenty of sustainable gardening methods that are simple, inexpensive and benefit your garden while reducing your environmental impact. No matter what type or size of garden you have, there are ways you can make it more...
+ 8 more
Read More
Posted on 05/22/2022
Backyard: Tips for Safely Building a Treehouse
Treehouses give kids a fun place to play, read books or hang out with friends. With a treehouse, kids can spend more time outside enjoying fresh air. If you’re thinking of building a treehouse in your yard, it’s important to keep a few factors in mind, such as where to put it and how big it should be....
+ 9 more
Read More
Showing Results
1 - 12 of202