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How Does Adding a Pool or Spa Impact Your Home Value

This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage or its employees.  Just about everybody fantasizes about owning a pool or spa when the temperatures rise. But how does the fantasy of owning a pool or spa stack up to the reality? The answer is, “It depends.” Here are some things to consider if you’re thinking about adding a backyard pool to your property.

4 Common Smart Home Technical Issues & How to Fix Them

This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage or its employees.  Smart homes are not a thing of the future. They are here today. Most modern homes incorporate some sort of smart home technology. They are convenience and safety features, and they can save energy too. Electronic door locks that can be controlled with an app provide enhanced security as you can allow access or lock your doors even if you are not home. Here are the top four smart home technical issues and how you can fix them.

How To Keep Your Water Heater Out of Sight and Beautify Your Space

Every home needs a water heater. But since it is not one of the prettiest appliances around, you will probably want to conceal it so it’s not a constant eye sore every time you walk into your laundry room.  Having convenient access to hot water is a big deal. You just can’t toss your water heater because it looks ugly, though you could invest a little more to get a tankless one that is much more attractive that the huge water heaters with tanks. But if you are on a budget, it may be a good idea to spend the extra cash covering it up so it doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb.  So, how do you cover up a water heater?

5 Decor and Design Tips for Small Spaces

When decorating a small space, it's important to use every inch wisely. From furniture to paint, we've got tips and tricks to help you get big results in a small room. Here's how.

Room-by-Room Flooring Guide for Style & Practicality

When it comes to decorating your home, flooring is a defining feature in every room. Don't let dated, dingy flooring cramp your style. When it comes to selecting new flooring, here are some of the best options for your most important rooms.

An Insight Into the Next Generation of HVAC Devices

This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage or its employees.  Before taking a look at the next generation of HVAC devices, we should probably fist make sure we understand what this acronym means. HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning. All those functions are now often performed by a single unit in your home or office, which sends warm, cool or dehumidified air though a system of tubes, i.e. ducts, to all the rooms in your home, or all offices in a building.

How to Combine Traditional and Contemporary Furniture

This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage or its employees.  The choice of furniture in your home reflects your character and style, but also determines the ambiance a home will have. Whether you opt for modern or traditional pieces, it’s important you get those that will provide your family with comfort and will also create a beautiful home. However, sometimes you can have the best of both worlds, and combine the chic traditional with trendy contemporary pieces to achieve the great balance in every room of the house.

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