After spending many years living in your home, it is most likely that some parts are broken and need renovation. Maybe the roof have termites, the walls have cracks due to bad weather conditions, and the furniture needs to be refurbished. It is common practice for people to renovate their homes as a way of showing love and how much they relish their surroundings. Renovations may include improving, redecorating, extending or redesigning a home. One of the best benefits of owning properties is the ability and the freedom to renovate in the manner you choose. Property renovation can help you as a property owner to add value to your property, improve its appeal and appearance, get more sense of satisfaction, or even improve your lifestyle.
In order to make a good house renovation, you need to have a good working plan. It is an exercise that is financially rewarding since it can add value to your property and your lifestyle. The process of home renovation starts with knowing what exactly you want to achieve. Once you have established what you are trying to do, you will manage to go through the other steps. Some of the reasons why people renovate their homes include returning an old house to its former glory, avoiding the cost of moving, increasing space, or even maximizing property value among others. Here, we will look at some of the reasons why many people think that home renovation is necessary. We will give out seven reasons to finally renovate your house.
Saving the cost of moving
If you truly love the area where you live, or you are in love with your home, it is easier to renovate it than to sell and buy another property in a different location. A renovation is a cost-effective option as opposed to buying a new property elsewhere. You will avoid spending money on legal fees, stamp duty, agent’s commission, and other expenses associated with buying and selling of property. You might find out that by selling your house and buying a new one, you have lost thousands of dollars. This is money that could have gone to home renovation activities that would have caused a lesser amount of money. However, it is important to ensure that whenever you are making home renovations, they are meant to create a lasting benefit to the family so that you avoid the necessity of moving to another house later.
Better returns on investment property
If your intention is to put up your house for sale, a home renovation can help you to attract a greater profit. It can also mean that you will attract more profit by charging higher rent if it is a rental property. For a home intended for sale, it is important to make renovations that will broaden its market appeal and therefore present value. If the intention is to attract higher rent, the renovations should involve coming up with designs that will make it more appealing to the tenants as opposed to home buyers.
Increase property value
For home renovation done with the goal of attracting homebuyers, it should be well executed to accomplish that goal. By renovating your home, you will automatically be increasing its value so that it can turn out to be an excellent investment for your time and money. It is essential to speak with local real estate agents to get advice on features that homebuyers are mostly looking out for. You can manage to increase the value of your property by more than the cost you will spend renovating it. It is clear that home renovations can be used as a way of boosting your investments
Restore former glory
We have all seen time again and again that old homes can turn out to be some of the most appealing structures if renovated. If a home was built a long time ago but features some amazing architectural designs, renovating it could reinstate its lost glory. We have all seen houses that were abandoned and looked inhabitable being renovated and turn to structures worth millions of dollars. Although old structures can present major challenges to designers, they can turn out to be important investments.
Make home eco-friendly
Many people are renovating their homes so that they can meet the needs of a green environment. There are modifications such as the installation of low-flow shower heads and taps that can make your home more eco-friendly. It is also worth noting that today, different government agencies are supporting homeowners who are interested in making environmentally-friendly modifications to their homes. Although making these modifications can be costly at times, it is important to note that such cost will be recovered due to factors such as reduction of energy-efficient appliances and designs.
After living in your house for more than 20 years, there is no doubt that it is likely to be damaged. One of the reasons why you would be interested in renovating the home would be to boost your safety. You do not want to be hurt by a falling roof or wall. Your safety and that of your family is paramount, and therefore every homeowner should make it the responsibility to ensure that renovations are done to there old houses. This way you will make your house a secure living place.
Feeling comfortable in your house is very important. You want to live in a place where you will always be looking forward to going back at the end of the day. Your home should be the best living space, and therefore renovations aimed at creating comfort are necessary. When a house is new, it is most likely that it will have the required features that will generate comfort. However, as it becomes old, the comfort will peel away, and you’ll start desiring your previous home. Your comfort at home should be an essential factor that will push you into making house renovations.
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Indigenous Climate Warriors in Times Square
(Photo by Honor the Earth)
On Tuesday September 19, 2023, the Indigenous peoples took to the frontlines of the climate crisis on Turtle Island and took over Times Square painting a giant mural with the message, “No Green Colonialism; Land Back NOW!”
This mural came the day before the UN Climate Ambition Summit, where world leaders are expected to come together and make decisions around the climate crisis.
The Indigenous communities are organizing to push back on the Biden Administration’s push toward solutions to the climate crisis that threaten the lives of Indigenous people across Turtle Island, which they call “Green Colonialism.” “For too long, Native lands and communities have borne the brunt of harm from mining and other extractive industries. As the federal government moves to support clean energy development, this cannot come at the expense of clean water or Indigenous rights. This familiar assault on Native lands and communities is another wave of colonialism, and we will not stand by and allow our lands to be sacrificed,” Krystal Two Bulls, executive director of the national Indigenous organization Honor the Earth said in a press release.
We should all be fighting this fight!
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It is hard to believe that summer is officially wrapping up. But as days get shorter there is still plenty of time to toast the season in style with these favorite white wines.
This refreshing chardonnay crisp apple and crunchy peach flavors is electrifying and oh, so yummy! It brings out the feeling of velvet caressing you. This is simmply all of the best the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County has to offer.
Divinely balanced wine with zesty aromas and highlights of pink grapefruit, melon and gooseberry. It refreshing and perfectly sweet. Every sip will have you singing praises to the wonderful summer you just had.
Beatles Brunch at City Winery Where Strawberry Fields Lives Forever
I was taken to City Winery by Eli Marcus for the Beatles Brunch with Strawberry Fields.
This show plays every Sunday with an unlimited brunch buffet that includes coffee, tea and juice, starting at noon. A bottomless brunch cocktail package is also available and children get in free. Here tourists mingle with New Yorkers, eating scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, dried out French toast, spicy potatoes with onions and peppers, perfectly done chicken, salad and fresh fruit. What is so nice, is that everyone seems happy to to be here, to see and hear the Fab Four.
The show starts off without fan fare. The lights dim and four men enter, not quite looking like the originals. Tony Garofalo (John Lennon), Billy J. Ray (Paul McCartney), Ira Siegel (George Harrison), and Michael Bellusci (Ringo Starr) and their costumes and wigs have seen better days. Then the music starts. You can watch one of our video’s here.
From the early hits like “I Wanna Hold Your Hand,” “She Loves You,” “Ticket To Ride” “Eight Days A Week” and more the first act is nostalgia at it’s best. It was adorable to watch the audience, especially the young ones “Twist and Shout.”
After a break in came the Sergeant Pepper era, clothing and all. From that we got “Nowhere Man,” “My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “When I’m 64,” “Penny Lane” and songs that dig into your soul. They are done well and the Beatles live again. You can see our video here.
Then the later songs like “I Am The Walrus” and “Don’t Let Me Down” end a show that is almost two hour long of music, that is classic. I have to admit I wanted to hear “Blackbird” and “Norwegian Wood,” but what you get is a well rounded assortment of those songs that shaped several era’s.
Ira Siegel stands out with his guitar playing that is out of this world. I really loved all the songs he sang as well.
Michael Bellusci, gives Ringo a run for his money on the drums.
Tony Garofalo is the founder, creator and producer playing rhythm and lead guitar and singing lead vocals along with Alan LeBoeuf from the original Beatlemania playing bass guitar. Ray looks the most like the Beatle he is playing.
Strawberry Fields has been covering The Beatles for over three decades. They used to have a residency at B.B. Kings, but these days their home base is City Winery and it is definitely a great way to spend a Sunday. All four are consummate musicians and obviously have a love for what they do and that rubs off on their audience.
For a souvenir up a City Winery Strawberry Fields Rose Wine and have it signed by the cast. With its is its strawberry pink color, you get a combination of kiwi, watermelon and the taste of strawberry that lingers.
City Winery is right next to Little Island, Chelsea Market, The Highline, the Meatpacking district, Chelsea, and West Village. Everything is nearby to make a perfect outing for the whole day and this is one brunch where you definitely get your money’s worth. Click HERE for tickets
A Fun Night at Dave and Buster’s 42nd Street
Thank-you again to Eli Marcus and the staff of Dave and Buster’s, at 234 West 42nd Street.
Eli was sending the concierge’s to the show The Shark Is Broken.
There were lots of new friends to be made such as Carol Mennie, Caroline Rosado from the Hilton, Dinnella Collado from the Washington Square Hotel, Benjamin Maddy from Dave and Buster’s and Michaela Paratore of Benjamin Steakhouse Prime
This destination for sports enthusiasts, foodies, and arcade offers space, fun and some fabulous happy hour deals.
All across the multiple screens were football, basketball, and hockey games from across the sporting world. At the sports bar an impressive selection of drinks, including craft beers, signature cocktails await. I sampled some their tasty bites and was impressed.
To sooth your inner child air hockey and arcade games are waiting to be played.
If you are looking for entertainment they have a legendary Trivia Night with fantastic prizes.
This is actually a great place to throw your holiday parties.
I am so glad the Mayor of Times Square invited me to his event.
We’re Here to Help – When Guardianship Goes Wrong
-Kent Walz, attorney & journalist
Diane Dimond’s book on the scourge of abusive adult guardianships is coming out very soon. It only took her 8 long years of investigation and countless interviews with affected people to get to the bottom of this extremely flawed part of the justice system.
People who have lived through this nightmare knows first hand what this “protective” part of the court system can do to rip apart families. But because it’s such a secretive system few Americans realize that they – or someone they love – could be guardianized without warning. It’s not just Britney Spears – up to 2 million people currently live under guardianship/court control.
All it takes is for someone (a vindictive relative, a greedy business partner, a former lover, even a landlord) to file a guardianship petition with the court saying someone is not competent to care for themselves. The judge usually agrees – often without ever seeing the targeted person – and the guardianship is established. Judges routinely appoint a total stranger as guardian to make all life decisions for the new “ward of the court.” All their civil rights are stripped away and, suddenly, the person has no say in their own life –they can’t even hire their own lawyer to fight it. There are many more horrific aspects to this “justice” system and Ms. Dimond spells it all out in the book.
We’re Here to Help – When Guardianship Goes Wrong not only reveals the predatory nature of the system (which controls a collective $50 billion in ward’s money every year!) but also tells what to look out for. It provides a guide for readers to protect themselves and those they love.
Diane Dimond is the author of four books including the upcoming, “We’re Here to Help: When Guardianship Goes Wrong,“ published by Brandeis University Press, released Sept. 19, 2023
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