Robin Sylvester's Blog

Posted on 09/26/2021
Simplify Your Small Move With These Tips
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...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
How a Smart Thermostat Can Increase Your Comfort & Reduce Energy Costs
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Your smart thermostat is designed to save you money without your having to think about it. Of course, that doesn't mean that you don't have any say over how it works and how much money you save. We'll look at tips you can use to keep your energy bills as low as...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
3 Features to Make Your Home More Efficient
Photo by Hasan Albari from Pexels Thinking about automating your new home? Here are some of the most innovative new smart home features to consider incorporating in your residential design. 1. Color-Tuned Lighting Apps exist for both computers and smart phones to warm up color tones toward the evening hours, helping signal to the brain that it’s time...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Working From Home: Should You Refresh Your Home Office?
A good home office considers everything from lighting to air quality to layout, but even the best of the best home offices should be reimagined from time to time. So what happens when you switch up your office layout? The results may surprise you. Here are a few quick tips for redesigning your home office space. Rework Assessment...
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Posted on 09/04/2021
5311 Fernpark Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21207 is now new to the market!
WELCOME HOME to this quaint beauty giving off bed and breakfast vibes! Greeting you from the curb is your freshly beautiful landscaping as well as your NEW freshly stained porch ready for days you want to just relax and unwind! Upon entering you will find a beautiful open floor concept perfect for entertaining! The first floor is nicely appointed with NEW hardwood flooring and also features 1 of your 4 bathrooms (perfect for your guest)! NEW hardwood flooring continues upstairs throughout all 3 bedrooms. Your Master bedroom is the perfect hideaway, featuring an ensuite with his and hers sinks and a private deck perfect for when you just...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Outdoor DIY: Resurface Your Deck Like a Pro
Photo by Jay Mantri via Pixabay A deck adds valuable outdoor living space to your home's square footage, but to be an asset, it needs to be well-maintained. If your deck has missed a few annual cleanings or is showing popped nails, splintered boards or water damage, consider resurfacing it instead of replacing it. The money you save...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
5 Ways to Add Texture to Your Home
Texture is an often misunderstood and underutilized designed tool in the home. When remodeling, most of us think of patterns, colors and size, forgetting to fold in characteristics of each surface. When texture is added to the previous design elements, it can add warmth and depth to your home with minimal effort. Let’s explore some of the easiest...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
Try These Container Planting Ideas for Your Patio
Container planting is an excellent way to enjoy gardening without a lot of outdoor space. You can grow flowers, greenery and even vegetables in planters on your porch or patio. While you can find a wide variety of traditional pots and planters at your local garden store, it’s not always clear how best to arrange them. Here we’ll...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
Comparing Decks and Patios
Photo by Im3rd Media on Unsplash Modern backyards are about more than having space to grow a garden or toss a ball with your kids. Today's yards are designed to be an oasis from the stress and rigors of every day life. They create outdoor living spaces that are ideal for personal use and for entertaining guests. So,...
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