31 December 2017
If the home you've purchased was built over a century ago, there is a good chance it's not as insulated as many of the modern homes that were built over the past several years. If your home isn't insulated, you're probably spending a lot of money on energy expenses throughout the year. However, you could avoid that problem and keep your home more comfortable by having insulation installed by the professionals.
24 November 2017
If you use decorative rocks as a way to add texture and visual appeal to your home's landscape, you may be perturbed to see that moss has started growing on them. If this is the case, use the following guide for safely removing the moss growing on your decorative rocks. Step 1: Sweep the Rocks The first step in removing the moss on your rocks is sweeping off as much of the loose growth and dirt as possible before going on to the next step.
22 October 2017
When you're cooking or cleaning up the kitchen, it can be tempting to use your drain as a garbage can. This is especially true of liquids and certain foods that are all-too easy to just pour down the drain. Your pipes are out of sight out of mind, but if you continue putting things down your drain, your pipes will eventually clog up and you might suffer negative consequences as a result.
23 September 2017
Whether your kitchen was an interior decorating disaster when you bought your home or you're just tired of the way it looks, remodeling the area is a great way to turn the space into something that fits your style and needs. One of your critical first steps with this type of project is to ensure you create a budget that accounts for all the costs you're likely to incur. However, here are two that are commonly overlooked.
30 August 2017
Fall is in the air. That means it's time for pumpkin, falling leaves, and... property maintenance! Properly preparing your yard and home for the upcoming winter will help protect it from damage, so make sure you tackle these six essential property maintenance tasks this fall. Clean the Gutters Wait until the leaves have stopped falling from the trees for this one. Climb up on a ladder and scoop everything out of your gutters.
28 July 2017
If you do not install your window properly, there is a risk that you will experience an air leak. New windows or replacement windows need to fit perfectly into the space that the window was designed for or else there will be gaps through which air can flow and change the temperature of your home. Assemble Your Tools Before you begin installing the window, it is important to make sure that you have all of the tools for the installation project so you do not have to travel back and forth.
4 July 2017
If you value your privacy and it seems that your neighbor across the street values his ability to peer into your home or yard, it's time to consider having a custom gate for your driveway installed. For some time, those custom gates were primarily associated with luxury homes in expensive communities or celebrities who needed to escape the paparazzi. However, in recent years, they have become more commonplace and are now used by many average families.
26 January 2017
When it comes to remodeling a home, it usually starts with the demolition. Many people think that the demolition is something that just about anyone can perform. Demolition may be one of the most important aspects of your remodel. This is going to clear the way for your remodel to take place. However, it is important that it is done properly. It can be much more technical than many people think.
16 January 2017
If you have a home with a basement, it is important to protect it from water damage. Part of the regular maintenance that needs to be done is inspecting the waterproofing systems and cleaning the sump pump and well. In addition, exterior improvements for better drainage will protect the foundation of your home from cracks due to static water pressure. Here are some of the things that you can do to prevent groundwater from damaging your home's foundation:
11 January 2017
Whether you have a dirt path or an old concrete or asphalt driveway, when it comes time to have a new one installed you can choose what type you want. The most common types are concrete and asphalt. While aesthetics will play a part in your final decision, there are other things you need to consider if you want a driveway that will last with as little maintenance as possible.