It’s summer Western New York, and if you’re anything like me you’re probably looking for a way to stay cool in this summer heat. And if you’re anything like me at all then you LOVE ice cream. Ice cream is the perfect way to beat the heat this time of year, and Buffalo is home to a variety of local ice cream shops that’ll really knock your socks off this summer. I’ve compiled a list
Decorating on a Budget?   Currently, I am frantically getting ready to embark on the journey of moving in to my first ever apartment. However, I am also very broke! Security deposits, first months rent, brokers fees etc. really rack up in initial costs leaving little to no money in the budget to decorate.  If you are like me though, you want your apartment to feel like home, and with these low-budget ways to decorate
What time is it? SPRING CLEANING!   I may be weird, but the time of spring cleaning is my favorite time of the year. After it’s done you will feel refreshed, de-cluttered and all together less stressed. The idea of throwing stuff away or donating it might be scary, but it is so worth it in the end. I know this may be easier said than done, but you have to attack spring cleaning with
Spring is right around the corner and it’s time to make sure your home is prepared for the upcoming weather. Here are a few around the house maintenance tips you can check out to make sure your home is protected and up to date for the spring and summer seasons. 1) Gutters- Always make sure to check for loss, leaking, or clogged gutters to assure that no improper drainage is occurring to damage the foundation
Why Buffalo?   If you’re looking to move into New York, Buffalo is the city to be. Sitting in the most Western part of New York, only a small drive to one of the Wonders of the World, and it is the second most populated city in the state, you have to ask, Why Buffalo? Some topics that cross my mind are, the home-y feeling you get when you’re here, the growth of a city,
Turning Your Dream Home into Reality Ever since we were kids, we all dreamed of owning our dream house. Now, as we get older and get ready to buy our own homes, our dream homes get slowly torn apart. Whether it would be settling for location, room sizing, closets, a big yard, and the list continues of what we give up quickly to get into a home. If you are willing to put the work
5 Tips on Picking Your First Rental:  If you’re like me, you are getting ready to look for your very first rental. Whether it would be an apartment, or house for rent, it can get intimidating very quickly. As I start my own search, I found these top 5 tips can be most helpful in selecting a place to live. Following these tips can make your search stress-free and exciting! Prime Location Selecting your location
Who Can Claim Who on Their 2018 Tax Form? With the 2018 tax season upon us, many are asking who they can claim and what they should do if someone else claims their dependent or dependents. Fear not, as this article will answer some of your questions. What can be done if both parents are filing separately and both claim the same dependent on their tax return? Well, first, the parent or person that claims
It’s that time of year again in Buffalo where it’s blue skies and sunshine one day and 4 feet of snow in a blizzard the next which of course means its time to make sure your home is ready for the fight. Here are some easy & cheap ideas you can use around the house that can end up helping you save hundreds, even thousands of dollars throughout the winter season. 1) Piping We’ve all
      Valentines day is upon us and love is in the air. Your mind is full of great gifts to buy for your loved one or how you can impress that significant other you’ve had a crush on but haven’t quite figured out how to wow them. Fear no more as this article will give you all the romantic hotspots you can bring your date on so you can find the best fit
  Buying your first home is one of the biggest financial steps that you will ever make and it is important to take this decision seriously. You need to take the time prepare yourself in every aspect in order to make your home a blessing, and not a negative experience. Here are the basic steps that you should follow when it is time to buy your first home. 1.) Get your finances in check Banks
As the pages are turning from fall to winter in the Queen City things are only getting more exciting. Events are popping up left and right and many go unnoticed because us Buffalonians are just unsure as to where to find them. Being a small, local business ourselves, we at Red Door are all for supporting local businesses and events and love to see the Western New York community come together for the holiday season.