Sweet puppy dog eyes. Warm fuzzy cuddles. Unconditional love. Yes, we love our pets. But we DON’T love the ugly clutter of pet stuff that seems to accumulate in every corner of the home. From litter boxes, to chewed up dog toys, to water bowls underfoot, we homeowners can start to feel like the pets … Continue reading Celebrate National Pet Day with these 8 Tips for Organizing Pet Supplies
We at KB Home are celebrating the warmer temps and the fresh blooms they bring, but many of us are also reaching for the tissues. If you struggle with itchy eyes and non-stop sneezing, like some of us might do, then we have a few tips on how to beat spring allergies! You can’t always … Continue reading Spring Is in the Air, but Your Allergies Don’t Care!
Winter is coming, and the frost is creeping over the Wall into your KB Home’s lawn. Luckily, a little bit of preventative lawn care will go a long way towards protecting your grass, trees, garden, and plants while also preparing them for spring blooms. In most climates, plants go dormant in the winter. During the … Continue reading How to Prep your Lawn for Winter (in 1 day!)
You’ve made it! The madness of back to school is behind you. Kids are getting settled into their new classrooms and the carpool is starting to become second nature. It’s the golden time of the school year – the routine is established but nobody’s burned out yet. It’s a great time to do a mental … Continue reading School is in Session! 5 Ways to Ensure the Year is on Track
Here at KB Home we value the importance of family and recognize Father’s Day as one of the most heartfelt of holidays! So, we’d like to share with you some of our favorite out-of-the-box Father’s Day Gifts. When asked, “What do you want for Father’s Day?” 99 out of 100 dads will say, “I don’t … Continue reading 6 Fun Ideas to Make Father’s Day Memorable
Family traditions. Experts say they provide a source of identity to children, create family cohesiveness, and provide security and comfort. Personally, the family traditions from my childhood have provided some of my favorite memories. Maybe they stay in my mind because they weren’t one-time events – we repeated them over and over. Now that I … Continue reading 4 Memorable Ways to Mark the End of the School Year
Nature is perking up, windows and doors are opening, and we’re awakening from our winter slumber. It’s officially spring, the time of year when we shake the dust off and get our homes sparkling. Deep cleaning your entire home can be a daunting task. We pulled from the experts to put together what we think … Continue reading Get Started on Spring Cleaning – 8 Must-Do Items
One of the many advantages of having tile floors is the maintenance factor; tile is easier to clean than other flooring surfaces, especially when sealed correctly. If not sealed correctly, the grout can soak up stains and leave your living space looking less than pleasant. There are stain resistant grouts available to help with this, … Continue reading The Best Way to Take Care of Tile Floors
Hand-me-downs. Sometimes horrible, sometimes amazing. The benefits, of course, are plenty – reducing the environmental impact through less manufacturing and transportation of goods, cost-savings, teaching children valuable lessons about sharing and reusing, reducing clutter in your home, creating a give-and-receive value system with others, etc. But, there are some negatives to hand-me-downs, and a few … Continue reading Foster a Successful Neighborhood Hand-Me-Down Network
It’s hard to believe, but home fires kill and injure more Americans than all other natural disasters combined. That said, there are some pretty basic steps to make it a lot less likely that you or someone you love will get hurt in a fire. The Red Cross offers great tips in their 2016 Safety … Continue reading Fire Safety Tips for Your Home
Is there anything as refreshing as the fingerprint-free glisten of a new stainless steel appliance in your home? Today’s home appliances have some pretty amazing energy-efficient and water-saving features compared to older models. For example, the Whirlpool® appliances included standard in a new KB Home are ENERGY STAR® certified, helping to save electricity and lower … Continue reading Home Appliances: Time to Repair or Renew?