Robbyn Battles 4 Curb Appeal Projects to Max out your home value


4 CURB APPEAL PROJECTS TO MAX OUT HOME VALUE You’ve been spending so much time on projects inside your home (like that new shower you have to drag yourself out of), that your front yard is starting to scream for a bit of attention.Poor neglected, thing. You know your yard has some super curb appeal

12 Hidden Renovation Costs that can sink your budget

12 HIDDEN RENOVATION COSTS THAT CAN SINK YOUR BUDGET You knew this renovation would be expensive. But you were smart. You accounted for everything in your budget.Or, you thought you did. Two weeks into your kitchen makeover, your wallet is weeping. Your Goldendoodle Sadie freaked out over the noise and needed doggie daycare. Your lawn

Were you aware of LA City “Cool Roof” ordinance?

LA’s ‘cool roof’ mandate removes some green from homeowners’ wallets Before former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa left office in 2013, he decided what color your new roof can be. In March of that year, Villaraigosa attended the “Hot City, Cool Roofs” Conference held by the nonprofit advocacy group, Climate Resolve. The conference was aimed
Robbyn Battles outdoor kitchen

Home Upgrades with the Lowest Rate of Return

HOME UPGRADES WITH THE LOWEST ROI File these six upgrades under wish fulfillment, not value investment.Life is a balancing act, and upgrading your home is no different. Some upgrades, like a kitchen remodel or an additional bathroom, typically add value to your home. Others, like putting in a pool, provide little dollar return on your

Springtime in La Crescenta Can Prompt Home Décor Decisions

There is something about spring that gets everybody at least thinking about fixing up the house, and it’s that time of year again. Throughout the length and breadth of La Crescenta, home décor decisions are being pondered. Ambitious landscaping and fix-up plans are being laid, budgets drawn, and troops assembled (the troops will be armed

Home Prices in Sunland-Tujunga Reflect Remodeling Choices

Here’s an instant spot quiz— (see what comes to mind within a second or two): If you decide to sell your Sunland-Tujunga home, if you had a crystal ball, what’s the most important detail about the sale result? Quick! Answer! If you’re like seven out of ten people, you were curious about the bottom line:
Robbyn Battles Hardwood Floors

Happier Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors make for a beautiful, stunning addition to your home. However, they can bring new cleaning and maintenance challenges that aren’t present with carpet. Here are some tips for simple, efficient, and thorough hardwood floor cleaning. Make the job easier Place mats on either side of your exterior doors and always remove your shoes