Ned Hands' Blog

Posted on 05/22/2022
Building projects for your backyard
If you want to enhance your outdoor living space as well as the interior, there are countless ways to add functionality and aesthetic appeal with DIY building projects. You can transform an empty backyard into a custom oasis in a variety of ways. To get started, here are some ideas for backyard building projects to try: Build a...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
How to use coastal outdoor decor at home
If you want to bring the beach home, regardless of where you live, consider creating a coastal outdoor living space. By using the basic elements of coastal design style, you can transform your porch, patio or backyard into the perfect coastal retreat for your household. To help you incorporate coastal design into your outdoor living space, here is...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
Here's Why You Should Consider a Bigger Down Payment When Buying a Home
Many financial experts suggest paying a 20% down payment when buying a home. While for some prospective homebuyers this may be a simple task, others might wonder if the suggested 20% of the home purchase price—or higher—are necessary. Here are some reasons it benefits you to make a larger down payment when buying a house: Score Better Mortgage...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
Essential Renovation Projects for Your Next Flip
When flipping property, every project is unique. However, there are some specific renovations and upgrades to include to add the most value to the home. To make the most of your fix-and-flip property sale, focus on renovation projects with the best ROI. Here is a list of some projects to prioritize in your flip: Curb Appeal A simple...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
Natural Without Hassle: How to Decorate With Air Plants
For anybody who wants to add a natural element to their home decor without routine maintenance, air plants are the answer. Named for being unattached to soil or other surfaces, these types of plants can exist on their own. They absorb moisture from the air in their surroundings, which makes them some of the easiest plants to care...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
How Home Automation Can Benefit You
From your coffee maker to thermostat to security system, the possibilities for home automation are endless. Most homeowners who use automation technology have adopted it bit by bit. For instance, they might purchase a single smart speaker instead of outfitting their whole home in every gadget on the market. However you measure it, the practice is very much...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
How to Choose Eco-Friendly Windows and Start Saving Green
If your energy bills are high, your windows could be partly to blame. Windows allow the sun’s heat to warm up your home in summer, which means your air conditioner has to run more. Windows can let cold air in during winter through drafts while heated indoor air seeps outside, causing your furnace to run more. In fact,...
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Posted on 04/06/2022
Another Property Sold - 8702 40Th Lane N, Pinellas Park, FL 33782
Make your next home at Las Villas at Mainlands! This end-unit villa is a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom with a charming front patio right off the kitchen making outdoor cooking and dining a breeze. The kitchen has room for a dinette and a pass through to the dining area. The La Mancha floor-plan includes a living/dining room combination, a split bedroom plan, along with a bonus room and an attached 1 car garage. The ensuite master bedroom is spacious and includes a walk-in closet, a vanity with double sinks and a separate water closet with walk-in shower. The light and bright bonus room is off the living area and master bedroom and is perfect for an...
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Posted on 04/03/2022
How to Maintain Your Flower Garden
To have a thriving flower garden, the work doesn’t stop once you’re done planting. All plants, but especially flowering plants, need ongoing attention and maintenance to get the most bountiful blooms and healthy plants. There are several things you can do to care for your flower garden to make sure it looks beautiful all year round. Here are...
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Posted on 03/27/2022
How to Buffet the Safe Way: Health Tips for Your Next Gathering
Buffets are a convenient way to serve a group of people. They can be especially helpful when there are many food items and a lot of guests. Even for small gatherings, a serve-yourself buffet is usually the easiest setup. Unfortunately, health concerns make buffet-style food service risky. Sharing the same serving utensils and congregating in a small space...
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Posted on 03/20/2022
How to Choose Plants for Your Container Garden
Container gardens are a plant-lover’s art form. With so much room for creativity and combinations of plants and flowers, you can achieve countless eye-catching designs. However, the amount of choices can also seem daunting. How do you know which plants to choose for your container? Here are some basic tips to help you choose the best companion plants...
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Posted on 03/13/2022
How to Make Your Bathroom Into a Personal Spa
The right decor can make a big difference in even a small space. When designing for a small bathroom, every choice counts. Your bathroom is a place where you should feel relaxed and refreshed, no matter how small it is. With the right design choices, you can make every day a spa day at home. Here are some...
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