Did you know that approximately 64% of American home owners don’t have $1,000 in savings available for household repairs? To make household repair matters worse, around 39% of American home owners say that it’s hard to find a reliable repair service as well. This is probably in large part to the fact that most American, [...]
When considering home repair Do It Yourself should be the first option. All over the country people are opting for Do It Yourself home improvement, and are gaining many benefits by making that decision. Obviously a lot of people will be unable to do the house repairs that require things like tearing out a wall, [...]
When it comes to home modeling, the kitchen is the most popular room in the house. Out of the top 20 U.S. metro areas, homeowners in San Francisco spend the most money on kitchen remodels, averaging almost $70,000 for a large kitchen.
Within the kitchen remodeling realm, U.S. kitchen cabinet demand is projected to grow to almost $17.1 billion by 2021. Cabinets alone generally account for 40 to 50 percent of total kitchen remodel costs.
A lot of kitchen remodeling is done to breathe some new life into a worn down kitchen and perhaps to add some more space to a once cramped area. One way to add more space in a kitchen and to any room is adding shelves. Here are some benefits of adding adjustable wood shelf brackets to your kitchen:
- Adjustable wood shelf brackets can make a kitchen look a lot cleaner. Instead of feeling closed in and cramped by clutter, shelves take up less space and can showcase your kitchen rather than making it look like a storage closet. Using the b (more…)
Fencing is something that homeowners choose for a variety of reasons. Whether you don’t like your current one, or your yard is lacking one and you must find one, there are a few options based on your specific needs. Consider your yard’s needs, your home’s needs, your family’s needs and these tips before choosing one for your home.
You must first determine why it is that you need the fence. Do you want something that looks nice and outlines your yard? Perhaps you have animals that you want to let roam free in the back yard. Do you want to separate your home from your neighbor’s home? Does your home sit next to a busy freeway, highway or road and are you looking for more privacy? Determining your need is going to determine the type of fence that you will need.
Once you determine why you are looking for residential fencing you can determine your (more…)
For once, the weather and your landscaping plans worked out. During previous summers, the days when your husband has taken off work to help you with the fall landscaping updates have either been miserable hot or very rainy. This last week, however, the weather was beautiful, your husband was off, and you achieved all of the goals that you wanted. You have sometimes paid for professional landscape design ideas, but this last week you simply wanted to trim the current shrubs and replant a few flowering plants. Finishing the projects that you wanted by noon on Friday meant that the two of you also got an early start to the weekend.
Next summer you hope to upgrade to a more elaborate retaining wall design, but for now you are more than satisfied with how things are looking as the kids get ready to head back to school.
The Latest Landscaping Ideas Can Turn Any Backyard Space Into a Beau (more…)
Are you looking for help with carpet installation, ceramic tile floors, new furniture, and more? There are plenty of people that want to upgrade their home for many different reasons. Maybe a homeowner wants to renovate to help boost the value of their home before they sell it. Maybe a homeowner wants to renovate their home to make it better for their daily life. Here are all of the facts on ceramic tile floors and more!
Studies suggest carpets reduce allergens. In Sweden, when carpet usage decreased by 70%, allergic reactions within the general population increased by 30%. It is important to keep information like this in mind as you plan out your home. If you have allergies then you may want to get carpet and potentially avoid ceramic tile floors.
There are certain areas where homeowners will want ceramic tile floors and certain areas in which they will want carpet. For instanc (more…)
Owning a home can be one of the most wonderful feelings in the world. It can open doors to a number of enhancements and modifications that you can carry out so as to improve your home living experience. It can give you and your family a safe, secure place where you can spend most of your time in peace and happiness. However, to make your home living experience rewarding and fulfilling, you might have to put in some effort to make sure that inconveniences, discomforts, and security risks do not find their way into your home. In many homes, these come in the form of pests of different kinds. Things like termites, bedbugs, cockroaches, rodents, and other kinds of pests can really make life difficult for you at home and if you have such infestations, it is important to stay on top of the problem. Calling exterminators home can be a great way to get rid of pests.
Having pests at home can be one sure way in which your home living experience can feel significantly degraded. Pests of diff (more…)
Presentation isn’t everything when it comes to a home but it’s darn close. How you keep your home determines a bunch of things about your energy and your mental health so it’s important to keep your home in a state that works for you. For some, this means having straight, clean rooms that are easy to navigate and work within. For others, this might mean having a home that’s slightly messy and has lots of pets and live, active energy. Both of these are valid, of course. It’s your specific home and it’s up to you to decide what to do with it. Still for others, the best thing they can do for their home is take care of the outside of it. This is true especially in smaller and rural areas where people have more space for external decoration such as pools, playgrounds and lawns. There are plenty of ways to take care of the outside of your home and lawn, whether they be suburban, urban, rural or somewhere in between. Lawn care can be daunting and filled with complicated machinery like the sca (more…)
These days, most people have heard of a ductless system for cooling and heating. They’re starting to crop up in more and more places in the United States, and if you’re wondering what’s behind them, how they work, and whether there’s any advantage to using a ductless system, read on to learn more.
What Is a Ductless Air Con System?
Traditional air conditioning systems have come in two forms. Central air systems would cover an entire home and feature an outdoor unit connected throughout the house by a series of ducts. The other form that you tend to see are window units. Central air systems had the advantage of being able to cool the entire house at once, but ducts are notoriously leaky and a lot of the HVAC system’s energy would be lost to the ductwork. Meanwhile, window units don’t always fit well in the windows and tend to be very noisy and inefficient.
A ductless system separates the blower from the compressor. The blower is mounted inside the house on a wall while t (more…)
As a home or business owner, it can be difficult to determine what truly defines a plumbing ‘emergency.’ Sure, there are some obvious signs that plumbing services are necessary, but when it comes to urgency, estimating potential risks and structural damage can be difficult unless you’re a professional. Before you call an emergency plumber, there are a few questions you should be asking yourself. Here are just a few important considerations to keep in mind before you call emergency commercial or residential plumbing services.
If there’s a leak involved, can it be temporarily stopped?
Leaks are among the most common household plumbing issues: About 10% of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons of water or more per day. Even if you have a minor leak, you shouldn’t ignore it — a leaky faucet that drips twice per minute will waste over one gallon of water in a week. But to determine whether an emergency plumber is truly necessary, consider whether you can access the main shutoff valve and temporarily stop the cause of the leak. If it’s already caused substantial damage or can’t be stopped, you should definitely contact some sort of emergency plumbing services.
Is the problem your responsibility to resolve?
If you find that you can’t solve the problem, even temporarily, think about whether or not it’s your responsibility to fix. There are some circumstances in which it may not be your problem, for example, if you’re renting an apartment. In this case, maintenance should be handled by the landlord or property manager. In other cases, you can call your utility provider to see if the problem affects other homes besides yours.
“In some cases, the emergency may not be something you can fix, especially if you can’t locate the source. In this situation, call your water company and utility provider. They’ll be able to tell you if the problem affects more than just your home, or if you need to deal with it yourself. Issues with city water supplies, for example, will be fixed by city employees at no cost to you,” writes Doug Bonderud on Angie’s List.
Ultimately, thinking about these two questions alone can help you determine whether emergency plumbing services are truly necessary. Of course, if you have doubts, it’s always better to be safe than sorry and consult a professional.
Garbage removal services are easy to forget about. For most of us, garbage removal happens while we are still asleep or after we’ve already gone to work. The only thing we are concerned about is when to put out the recycling bins and remembering which days residential waste pickup is scheduled for. It turns out that the garbage collection industry has some pretty interesting facts and statistics, so read on to learn a bit more.
- We throw away an amazing amount of stuff. In the course of a lifetime, the average person in the United States ends up throwing away 600 times their own adult weight. The average person is generating about four pounds of trash every day. Considered in this way, garbage removal is just about the most important jobs on the planet!
- Our cities don’t always clean up our waste. You might think that every municipality is responsible for arranging garbage removal, but municipal garbage pickup only takes care of (more…)
You are finally going to be able to tackle the home remodeling projects that you had planned. After spending the last four years tackling some credit card debt that you incurred after a couple of rough health issues, you are finally back in a place where you have money is savings again. So much so, in fact, that you and your husband have both agreed that there is enough to prioritize the home remodeling projects that you have had on hold.
A couple of the issues like refinishing the wood floors in the kitchen need to be taken care of before the whole floor needs to be replaced. Even though it is a messy project, you have both decided that this is one of the priorities that will be tackled first. You also want to replace the 21 year old carpet in the house, but you are both certain that you want to have the messy and dusty job of refinishing the floor first (more…)
Do It Yourself Repair
When it comes to home modeling, the kitchen is the most popular room in the house. Out of the top 20 U.S. metro areas, homeowners in San Francisco spend the most money on kitchen remodels, averaging almost $70,000 for a large kitchen. Within the kitchen remodeling realm, U.S. kitchen cabinet demand is projected to grow [...]
Fencing is something that homeowners choose for a variety of reasons. Whether you don’t like your current one, or your yard is lacking one and you must find one, there are a few options based on your specific needs. Consider your yard’s needs, your home’s needs, your family’s needs and these tips before choosing one [...]
For once, the weather and your landscaping plans worked out. During previous summers, the days when your husband has taken off work to help you with the fall landscaping updates have either been miserable hot or very rainy. This last week, however, the weather was beautiful, your husband was off, and you achieved all of [...]