Entries by vlsstudios

How to Make Your Own DIY Gallery Wall

Let’s be real, we’re not all interior designers. The truth is, you don’t have to be an interior designer to make your home look chic. With a little time and craftiness, you can transform a wall into the envy of all your friends. Gallery walls are all over Pinterest, but they can be in your […]

How to Choose Your New Couch

Buying a new sofa is a big deal. Finding the right couch can be a lot like Goldilocks and three bears — not too hard, not too soft, just right. Keep these tips in mind before making the big purchase. Establish your style First and foremost, you should figure out what kind of vibe you’re going […]

Guest Bathroom Preparation

You don’t have to make your guests feel like they’re at the Ritz, but these little touches will make them feel comfortable during their stay. You can read about our guest bedroom essentials here. Extra towels — Make sure to have extra towels readily available. You can use your everyday towels for you, but get […]

3 Easy Recipes for Your First Few Weeks in Your New Home

Moving can make your already busy life even more hectic. Instead of worrying about what you’re going to cook for dinner, you should have some easy meal ideas for those first few weeks in your new home. We’ve cooked and eaten all of these, and boy oh boy, they are tasty. These three recipes are sure to […]

Preparing Your Home for Fall and Winter

Fall means leaves changing colors, cozy sweaters and hot chocolate. But fall also means winter is coming so it’s time to prepare your home for the cooler weather. Here are some things to keep in mind: Gutters — With fall come regular gutter maintenance. Leaves can pile up, so either get a ladder to clean them […]

Housewarming Party Checklist

You just bought a new house. Congrats! Now it’s time to show it off to your friends and family. Don’t worry, it’s the 21st century. You can throw your own housewarming party. And since it’s the 21st century, don’t feel pressure to send out paper invitations. If you want to, great. If not, stick with something […]

Guest Bedroom Essentials

Having guests visit your home is exciting. You want your guests to feel at home, or even better than “at home.” That all starts with the guest bedroom setup. Here’s how your guest bedroom can get rave reviews: Simplicity — Guests don’t want to walk into their respective bedroom and see clutter. It’s best to find […]

5 Things to Keep in Mind When You Buy a House

If you’re buying your first home, don’t get lost in a long checklist. Here are five things to consider before you sign on the dotted line. Budget — Obviously budget is important. You shouldn’t be looking at houses out of your price range. So sit down and figure out how buying a new home will […]

Baby Proofing Your Home

Those little bundles of joy are sweet and cuddly, but they’re also very curious. They will try to get their hands, and mouths, on everything. So you should take some precautions to baby proof your home and keep them safe. Here are some basic tips to keep in mind: Don’t leave small objects on the […]

How a House Becomes a Home

  Moving can be stressful, but remember, when you move you’re creating a new atmosphere with new memories. A house is just a house until you move in. Here at Curtis Homes, we’re dedicated to helping you find the perfect place to call home. Here are some things you can do to make your new […]

Top 5 Things to Make Working at Home a Success

Working from home can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. You just need to choose the right house, and from that, the right room. Here are the top 5 things you should keep in mind: Space — First, and most importantly, you need to decide on where your workspace will be and set […]

The New Home Move-In Checklist

Everyone seems to have advice for new home buyers—your parents, your friends, the grocery store cashier—but what about after you arrive? What should you do once you close the front door and plop down on your couch? Here are some ideas to help you start off on the right foot as you begin settling into […]

Top 3 Reasons You Should Buy a New Home Rather Than a Resale

Buying new vs. buying used — what’s the best option for you? No, we’re not talking about buying a car, we’re talking about buying a house. Here are some things you should consider. Money and Energy — Many times, buying an existing home comes with a long to-do list that will cost you valuable personal time, as well […]

What’s Trending? Smart LED Light Bulbs

Trends come and go, but what about a trend that can help you sleep better? This trend is something you may not have considered—lightbulbs. GE launched smart LED light bulbs. Unlike normal bulbs, these bulbs can be customized to be in sync with your natural circadian rhythm. Better sleep here you come! The C-Sleep bulbs […]

Should You Buy a Home After a Divorce?

Going through a divorce isn’t an easy process, and once you’ve finalized, it’s natural to want to get your life back on track as quickly as possible. For many people that includes finding a new place to call home, but there is a lot to consider before you decide to buy. Take a hard look […]

Checklist for First-time Homebuyers

Start organizing the documents you’ll need to get pre-approved. If you are shopping for a new home, you will probably need to get a mortgage loan. And that means you will need to get some basic paperwork together. The better organized you are, the faster the pre-approval process will take. Here are some of the […]