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Monthly Archives: March 2016

    Hotels share their top design tips for home decor

    By Barry Evans | March 31, 2016

    Hotel is one of those many places that when you go inside your room all you want to do is lie down and fall on that big fluffy pillows. You can do that with your home too, here are some tips. SURPRISE AND DELIGHT Marriott opens the Renaissance NY Midtown hotel this spring in Manhattan.... Read More

    Designer notes – tips from an interior design expert

    By Barry Evans | March 30, 2016

      Julianne Kelly is managing director of Kevin Kelly Interiors, the interior design house established in 1976 by her parents, Kevin and Carol. Julianne became interested in design from an early age, and after working in fashion for a number of years, she took on the family business. Based in Donnybrook Village, Dublin, Kevin Kelly... Read More

    All You Need to Know About Roofing Materials

    By Barry Evans | March 29, 2016

    With the variety of roofing materials available, it can be difficult to know what’s best for your home. Use this guide to discover which is right for you, and to get a few tips on how to maintain your roof for long-lasting success.   You probably don’t think much about the durability of your roof... Read More

    Local official offers fire prevention tips

    By Barry Evans | March 28, 2016

    Firefighting officials is encouraging everybody to change the batteries of smoke detectors in our home. Daylight saving time is here again so it is better to be safe than sorry. Detectors are proven to work, as are other fire prevention measures that are much less difficult to implement that dealing with the aftermath of a... Read More

    JD’s All About Home helps ‘create happy place’

    By Barry Evans | March 27, 2016

    Interior design can be outdated anytime, let’s face it it will not last forever, but some can cycle back around and it is very difficult to find your way back to the maze of styles. DNJ columnist Jennifer Davenport said interior design doesn’t have to be intimidating. “It’s about creating a home that is nurturing,... Read More

    Our top five tips to sell your home this spring

    By Barry Evans | March 26, 2016

    Everybody is excited, spring is here! It is traditionally a time when activity in the buyers’ market takes off, with many people following up on their initial interest from the new year period. The longer days also mean would-be buyers are happier to be out and about viewing properties and making offers. Below, using our... Read More

    Five tips for maintaining your home

    By Barry Evans | March 25, 2016

    1. “If you go away on holiday in winter, keep your heating on – albeit turned down – while you’re away. This keeps the system running efficiently and helps to prevent pipes from freezing,” says Karl Tulloch from Rightio (, which provides home repairs and services throughout the UK. Some boiler controls have a holiday... Read More

    American Home Shield Shares #AHSRealEstate Tips for Homebuyers and Sellers

    By Barry Evans | March 24, 2016

    Spring, the season of new beginnings also marks the start of the busiest home selling and buying season. And according to the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), 2016 is set to be active with a 3 percent increase in total home sales over the previous year. This spring, American Home Shield, the nation’s... Read More

    Get in on March (Real Estate) Madness!

    By Barry Evans | March 23, 2016

    Spring has officially started. Everybody is excited, you can see all the colors on all parts of the town. Like they said, In like a lion, out like a lamb. Let’s hope so! At The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group, we can back up that claim: we’ve had our own share of “March Madness” in real... Read More

    Strip roof to wood; building code violations; tile or laminate?

    By Barry Evans | March 22, 2016

    Get tips on making fixes around the house. If glass block mortar gets moldy, it’s time to hire a pro Q: My master bath shower has a “snail” entry with glass blocks comprising two sides of the entry. A few of the glass blocks on the bottom row have gotten mold or mildew in them.... Read More

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