Jan Kennemer's Blog

Posted on 07/25/2021
Natural Lighting: Skylights and Light Tubes
Image by PlusONE from Shutterstock The presence of natural light inside of your living space can have a tremendous impact on how you feel in your home. If you're interested in introducing more daylight into your space consider installing a skylight or light tube. What are skylights? A traditional skylight is a window set into the roof of...
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Posted on 07/21/2021
1401 S Barton Street #240, Arlington, VA 22204 is now new to the market!
Lovely brick 2 level 1 bedroom TOWNHOUSE in Arlington Village. Open floor plan & beautiful hardwood floors. Large LR has 2 windows & roomy coat closet. DR has pretty chandelier & access to deck.. Modern kitchen w/stainless steel appliances including gas stove & microwave, cabinets reaching to the ceiling, granite counter tops, recessed lighting & ceramic tile floor. Large bedroom has 2 closets, 2 windows and a nook just right for a desk. Classic black & white ceramic tile bath has newer fixtures. Fabulous deck in rear is great for entertaining or just relaxing in the outdoors. Steps to off-street parking (with 2...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
What Is Native Gardening?
Photo by Larisa Koshkina via PixabayRestoring native habitat to our surroundings is like pressing the "refresh" button on biodiversity. Homeowners who embrace native gardening are making big contributions to healthy landscapes, which is great for maintaining the native ecosystems. Making a Difference—Beautifully Native plants are the greenery that would grow in certain areas with or without human intervention....
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Posted on 07/16/2021
1034 17TH Street S ##1, Arlington, VA 22202 is now new to the market!
Walk to Pentagon City METRO from this sunny, spacious 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment in a private building with only 3 apartments. This is the main level unit, convenient to parking. Windows on 4 sides for great natural light. Central Air Conditioning and gas heating. Hardwood floors & fresh paint. Large kitchen adjacent to dining space has good counter space and lots of cabinets, plus a pantry. Newer appliances include stove, big refrigerator and dishwasher. Both bedrooms are good-sized and have big closets. Washer/Dryer in the building. Enjoy the fenced backyard for BBQ’s and relaxing. Free parking on the street. Very nice, quiet...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
Save Space & Money With These DIY Patio Garden Ideas
Having a small outdoor space doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the benefits of nature. Even for small porches and patios there are some clever garden solutions that will let you grow and care for the plants you love. The best part is that many of these same solutions can be DIY with the right tools and know-how. Here...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
Bedroom Remodeling Ideas
Your bedroom should provide you with a comfortable place to relax and sleep. If your bedroom isn’t quite what you want it to be, doing some remodeling can change that. Remodeling your bedroom can help ensure that you have an ideal sleep environment that suits your needs. If you’re not sure where to start with remodeling your bedroom,...
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Posted on 07/03/2021
1500 S Barton Street #581, Arlington, VA 22204 is now new to the market!
Brick 2 level 2BR, 1BA TOWNHOUSE facing beautiful wooded section of Arlington Village. So private being off the street with a woods view! Newer central A/C and 2 ceiling fans for comfort. Hardwood floors grace LR and separate DR as well as both BR's. Kitchen features gas cooking and has wooden cabinets. Bath features ceramic tile and newer fixtures. LR faces wooded section for peaceful views. Both bedrooms are good-sized with ample closets and ceiling fans. Rear patio in quiet courtyard for BBQ's and relaxing. Community pool, tennis, plus 2 parking passes for unassigned reserved parking, water, sewer and trash service included in...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
Homeowners' Insurance: What Does It Cover?
Photo by Feng Yu via Shutterstock Few things are more mysterious than insurance. When you think you know what's covered, you find out the hard way that it wasn't. Since your home is likely your greatest asset, you want to know what it includes and what it doesn't before you need to make a claim. Whether you're “in...
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Posted on 06/20/2021
Which Home Improvements Add the Most Value to a Home
Photo by bidvine via Pixabay Some home projects and improvements can't wait - a leaking hot water heater or a water damaged floor need to be replaced right away. Other, planned renovations and upgrades are optional. Consider not only your current needs, but the potential impact of any large planned upgrade on your home's value before you proceed....
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Posted on 06/16/2021
1400 Edgewood #519, Arlington, VA 22204 is now new to the market!
Updated brIck end TOWNHOUSE conveniently located near shopping, theater and many restaurants. Off-street parking in rear, plus more parking in front. Beautiful hardwood floors. Central A/C plus 4 ceiling fans. Updated kitchen and bath. Kitchen has newer appliances, granite counter top and ceiling fan. Kitchen features GAS cooking & has sunny window. Separate DR with chandelier and access to small deck. Large rooms! Huge MBR has 10ft closet, 3 windows and lighted ceiling fan. Second BR is good-size with nice closet, ceiling fan & windows on 2 sides. Stacked, energy efficient washer & dryer in home. Pool, tennis, extra...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
Preparing Your Home for Sale
Photo by Im3rd Media on Unsplash Selling your home can be a very exciting experience. From house-hunting to packing up your stuff, it can all be a very fun and rewarding process. However, there are some steps that must be taken to ensure you sell your house for the right price. You must understand what your house is...
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