Carolyn Kraus' Blog

Posted on 02/12/2024
Coconut coir vs peat moss: Which should you use?
If you’re a gardening or houseplant enthusiast, you may...
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Posted on 02/05/2024
VA loans: Special benefits for veterans with disabilities
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers many financial benefits for veterans wanting to purchase a home. There are even more specific benefits for veterans with qualifying disabilities. These options are important to know if you are interested in financing help to buy your dream home. Here is the most important information to know: Special housing grants A...
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Posted on 01/29/2024
Contemporary interior design: 4 key elements
While the term "modern design" might evoke a sense of cold minimalism, the contemporary interior design can offer warmth and comfort alongside a modern edge. If you're interested in learning more about contemporary interior design and how you might use it in your own home décor, there are some key concepts to know. Here are four major elements...
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Posted on 01/22/2024
Here's why you might need a real estate attorney
People starting their homebuying or selling process might...
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Posted on 01/15/2024
DIY Pet Projects for Your Home
Your pets are a valued part of your home, so it's important that you make your house comfortable and appealing to them as well. There are many pet-friendly DIY projects that you can complete that not only make life better for your four-legged family members, but also finishes off those details in your overall room design. These are...
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Posted on 01/08/2024
Understanding the basics: Outdoor entertaining spaces
Outdoor entertaining spaces are perfect for hosting...
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Posted on 01/01/2024
Pros & Cons of Assuming a VA Loan
Assuming a loan allows you to take over the mortgage of another homeowner. Doing so allows you to skip the long, expensive process of applying for a brand new mortgage. While there's still paperwork involved, it can be a very convenient option. Assuming a VA loan has its own set of specific pros and cons for military buyers...
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Posted on 12/25/2023
Home decoration tips to liven your space
Want to spruce up your home? With the right home...
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Posted on 12/18/2023
Baby spinach: Growing your own leafy greens at home
Of all the leafy greens you can grow in your home garden,...
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Posted on 12/11/2023
Mid-Mod: Four DIY ideas for your home
Affectionately known as Mid-Mod, this mid-century interior design movement is heavily influenced by the angular, funky style of the middle of the 20th century. It takes the best of what the late 1950s and early 1960s had to offer and gives it a contemporary twist. Here are four DIY Mid-Mod home decor projects to try: DIY hairpin leg...
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Posted on 12/04/2023
Grass seed: Fescue lawns & how to maintain them
Knowing how to care for your lawn means knowing how and...
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Posted on 11/27/2023
DIY Farmhouse Decor Ideas to Try
Farmhouse decor celebrates the rustic and comfortable aspects of country life. One of the many advantages of embracing this design style in your home is the opportunity to upcycle old items and give them new purpose. Here are some great ideas for DIY projects to make your own farmhouse decor. Upcycled Pallet Headboard Wooden pallets are essential to...
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