LESLIE MATHEWS' Blog

Posted on 01/23/2022
Virtual Design: The Benefits and How It Can Help You
Photo by fauxels from Pexels Interior design changes allow you to give your entire home or certain parts of your home a makeover. However, knowing which kinds of changes to make or which styles to use can seem overwhelming. You might also have a hard time picturing how distinct design elements would look in your home. Virtual interior...
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Posted on 01/16/2022
Comparing Rain Chains to Gutter Spouts: Key Things to Consider
Rain chains are a popular feature of Japanese architecture and landscape design. They’re popular all over the world wherever homeowners want to turn rainfall into a piece of art or provide valuable drainage functions. While rain chains are a popular trend and have some real benefits, they may not be right for everyone. Here we’ll go over the...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
Home Loans: Home Improvement Project Funding Simplified
Building an addition onto your home provides you with more space, whether you need it for a living area or for storage. You can build additions onto the side or back of your home, or build up rather than out. No matter what kind of addition you’re thinking of building, it’s important to think about how to finance...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
First-Time Homebuyers: 4 Things to Do Before You Find Your Home
Excited to shop for your first home? Before you schedule showings and attending open houses, there are a few steps you should take to prepare. 1. Check Your Credit Score If you're like most first-time homebuyers, you'll need to take out a mortgage in order to pay for your home. Before you apply for any kind of home...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
Understanding Environmental Art
Environmental art became popular in the late 20th century because of growing concern and awareness for the environment. Environmental art has several overlapping characteristics as land art or earthworks, but comments or establishes an opinion on environmental issues. As artists continue to think about the environment as a cohesive system rather than a living space, the appeal and...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
Homeowners Can Save Big With DIY Kitchen Island Innovations
Photo by Cleyder Duque from Pexels If the cost of renovations holds you back from realizing your desired living space, strategic do-it-yourself projects can save money and accelerate the process. It's essential to understand that not every handy homeowner possesses the DIY skills to orchestrate a complete makeover. However, basic understanding of how to measure and use tools...
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Posted on 12/18/2021
Another Property Sold - 2641 Ashleigh Lane, Alpharetta, GA 30004
There's no better location. Imagine walking out your door and within minutes being at your favorite stores and restaurants in bustling Alpharetta. You'll be minutes away from the Avalon, Downtown Alpharetta, and easy access to GA 400. You'll get the best of both worlds since the subdivision is tucked away for some privacy and at the same time right behind Costco. This 2 story 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath townhome could be yours. The unit has a new HVAC, all new paint, new carpet, new laminate wood flooring, new faucets throughout, as well as a new renovated kitchen with Granite countertops. Enjoy your breakfast at the bar or sitting at the bay...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
What to Expect From an Inspection When Buying Your First Home
Are you buying your first home? If so, don't skip out on your opportunity to have a home inspection done before you close. By having a better understanding of what home inspections are and what they entail, you can protect yourself as a first-time homebuyer. What Does a Home Inspection Entail? A home inspection involves hiring a professional...
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Posted on 12/05/2021
Quick Guide to Soundproofing Option for Your Home's Walls
Sound can easily pass through walls and disturb other family members in your house or neighbors if you live in an apartment or townhome. You might also be interested in blocking sounds coming into your home or a room within your home. Soundproofing offers a convenient way to have better control over the amount of noise in a...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
Refresh Your Living Room With These Trendy Ideas
Does your living room need a refresh? If you’re looking for home decor ideas, there are several popular trends to consider. Let’s go over some of the biggest trends for living room design to help you get inspired. Multipurpose Furnishings A major shift into working at home has turned many people’s living rooms into their home office. You...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
3 Things That Make Prefab Homes Sustainable
"vipp's prefab shelter" by Nicolás Boullosa licensed under CC BY 2.0 Prefabricated homes come with many advantages. They require less time and less labor than traditional building process and still allow you to own your own home with a much smaller budget. Sustainability is another key factor discussed among builders and buyers alike. Builders promote prefabricated homes as...
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Posted on 11/14/2021
Protect Your Veggies With a DIY Hoop House
Protecting your plants from extreme weather is crucial to a happy and productive garden. When growing vegetables this is especially important as many crops will die in a frost or even under excessive rain. Luckily there are some inexpensive DIY ways you can protect your garden. One of the most popular designs for a DIY greenhouse is a...
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