Darcy Durham's Blog

Posted on 09/12/2021
DIY Construction: Tools That Should Be in Your Toolbox
When you plan to tackle DIY projects around the house, it’s important to have the right tools for the job. You’ll find several construction tools designed for these kinds of projects, but which ones do you really need? While some projects might need more complex tools or tools for a specific purpose, such as demolition, other projects just...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Entertaining: How to Make the Most of Your Guest List at Home
Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels 2020 threw a wrench in our get-togethers, cocktail parties, extended-family game nights and plans of every category. But designing a new home in times of pandemic, be they post or during, shouldn’t mean opting out of the features you’ll need to entertain a crowd once COVID-19 is over. Making a few thoughtful...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Windbreak Options for Your Balcony
Image by AlexandreZveiger from Shutterstock If you like the outdoors, spending time on the terrace or balcony at your home is a great way to enjoy the fresh air and spend time with family and friends. But sometimes windy weather or lack of privacy can create a challenge. Consider installing a windbreak to make your outdoor space more...
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Posted on 08/28/2021
HADDONFIELD, NJ Real Estate Market Update 8/28/2021
Click here to view HADDONFIELD, NJ blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
How to Make Universal Design Work For You
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Universal design refers to building a home that can accommodate people of varying ages, physical ability and lifestyle. If you are building a home that you intend to live in for many years, building it with universal design in mind can help it meet your needs and the needs of your family...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
What Are Shipping Container Homes?
For several years now, tiny homes have been popping up on Pinterest and across social media as unique and inviting living spaces. However, most recently, the tiny home trend has evolved into an even more eco-friendly option - shipping container homes. Shipping container homes are residential dwellings that are created out of empty shipping containers that are no...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
New Construction: Best Features for Your New Home
Photo by Joanna Bogacz from Pexels When you are building a new construction home, you have so many opportunities to personalize your property. For some, it can actually be overwhelming to sort through the various features that are available and decide which ones are best for their home. If you are feeling as if you are being inundated...
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Posted on 08/01/2021
Building a Home? Know Your Basic Loan Options
Image by 3D Animation Production Company from Pixabay When you're dreaming of moving into a new home, you envision every detail. But before you can make this dream home a reality, you need to consider the best way to finance it. Here are a few basic home loan types to consider. FHA Loans Homeownership can be the gateway...
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Posted on 07/28/2021
HADDONFIELD, NJ Real Estate Market Update 7/28/2021
Click here to view HADDONFIELD, NJ blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
How to Maintain an Energy-Efficient Bathroom
Your bathroom can be a considerable source of energy use in your home. The Department of Energy states that water heating accounts for up to 18 percent of energy bills, which is the second largest expense in your home after heating and cooling. Showers and baths aren’t the only reasons for high energy use in bathrooms, though. Lighting...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
3 Reasons You Should Hire a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home
Photo by energepic.com from Pexels With the widespread popularity and accessibility of real estate portal sites, it’s easier than ever before to sell your own home without a real estate professional. Selling “for sale by owner,” or FSBO, can save you money. However, there are some serious advantages to working with a seller's agent when selling your home....
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Posted on 07/11/2021
From Fixtures to Appliances - Designing Your New Home
Photo by Jean van der Meulen via Pixabay You are nearing the end of a building project when your general contractor reminds you that it will soon be time to finalize your lighting, fixtures and appliances. You have been looking and saving different ideas for months, so it seems it should be easy to make your final decisions...
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