HVAC Efficiency Ratings and Terms

Posted on: October 16, 2017 by in Blog
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 Helpful Information From Mountains to Sound Home InspectionWhether you’re looking to lower heating and cooling costs, or have a passion for protecting the environment, maximizing the energy efficiency of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system is a smart move. The more energy efficient your system, the less you’ll spend running it every year, and the smaller your home’s environmental footprint will be.Efficiency ratings are intended to help you decide which Continue Reading ...

Simple Steps To Create The Perfect Outdoor Oasis

Posted on: October 9, 2017 by in Blog
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 Brought to you by Mountains to Sound Home InspectionSummer is home to many of the year’s most beautiful days, so who can blame you for wanting to spend them all outside? Your yard becomes your living room and your patio the kitchen. It’s your home away from home, which begs the question — do you like your current digs?If your home's outdoor space lacks the comfort and appeals you are longing for, don’t worry. Now is the perfect time to transform your backyard into the Continue Reading ...

Solving The Nation’s Water Problems

Posted on: October 2, 2017 by in Blog
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Helpful information from Mountains to Sound Home Inspection Cooking dinner, washing dishes, showering and flushing toilets — these are daily activities for most Americans. If you did any of these in the last 24 hours, you’ve contributed to the roughly 355 billion gallons of water that are used each day in this country.Water is our most basic, physical need, but it’s also one many people take for granted. While most Americans are fortunate enough not to know a world where they Continue Reading ...

5 Ways To Create Big Luxury In A Small Bathroom

Posted on: September 25, 2017 by in Blog
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  Brought to you by Mountains To Sound Home Inspection If you’re thinking about remodeling your small bathroom, you may know that studies show updating a bathroom of any size can increase the value of a home. However, there’s a statistic from a Houzz survey you might not know: 75 percent of people who renovate a master bathroom doesn't make it bigger.Enlarging a small master bathroom is often impractical; you may need to take space from another room or extend an exterior wall Continue Reading ...

5 Tips To Make The Most Of Your Outdoor Space

Posted on: September 18, 2017 by in Blog
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  Helpful Information from Mountains to Sound Home Inspection A beautiful, sunny day is one of the best parts of the season, and when you have one, you simply have to be outside. When you step outdoors, where do you go? To the park? The lake? A friend's home?How often do you stay home and enjoy a beautiful day in your outdoor space? If your answer is not often or never, it’s time to create your home field advantage. With just a few simple improvements you can make even the smallest Continue Reading ...

Tricks To Customize A Kitchen On A Budget

Posted on: September 11, 2017 by in Blog
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  Brought to you by Mountains to Sound Home Inspection  Who wouldn’t want a kitchen customized to meet their specific tastes and needs? A complete kitchen renovation can cost tens of thousands of dollars, but you don’t have to spend a bundle to achieve a custom effect. A few modest investments can help make your kitchen work well and look great.Ways To  Affordably Customize Your Kitchen: 1.Get creative with cabinetsCompletely replacing cabinets can be costly, but Continue Reading ...

Smaller Metros Take Action To Draw Millennials Fleeing Urban Areas

Posted on: September 5, 2017 by in Blog
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 An Article Courtesy of  Mountains to Sound Home InspectionAre millennials getting ready to leave big cities in droves? Some experts in demographics, economics, and real estate have predicted the millennial exodus from vast urban areas has already begun. If true, the question remains: where will they go?Some may head to the suburbs as their parents and grandparents did before them, but many will look for a different lifestyle, one that combines the advantages of suburban Continue Reading ...

DIY Projects To Prepare a Home for Sale

Posted on: August 28, 2017 by in Blog
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 Helpful Information from your friends at Mountains to Sound Home Inspection If you're looking to sell your home quickly and for more money, it's essential to make popular areas of the house look appealing to potential buyers. Fortunately, with a little DIY effort, you don't have to invest in expensive home repairs or real estate-staging services. Consider the steps below to for a market-ready home when it's time to sell.  Easy DIY Projects for a Continue Reading ...

Home Innovations that Protect Against Moisture

Posted on: August 21, 2017 by in Blog
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 Brought to you by your friends from Mountains to Sound Home InspectionThere is an insidious enemy that every homeowner dreads: moisture and the damage and degradation it can cause if left unchecked. Luckily, home improvement manufacturers have discovered new ways to prevent moisture from penetrating the home in the first place. With new home product innovations, there is no reason to suffer the costly and damaging effects of rain, snow or ice.Unique fasteners add longevity to Continue Reading ...

A Smart Way To Buy A Home

Posted on: August 14, 2017 by in Blog
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 Helpful Information from your friends at Mountains to Sound Home InspectionAre you considering buying a home? With mortgage rates on the slow and steady incline, there may be no better time for a home purchase than now. Mortgage interest rates will likely continue to go up for the foreseeable future, according to recent data from the housing finance company Freddie Mac. Many housing experts and industry observers agree.What does this mean?:If you are thinking about buying Continue Reading ...