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, [...]
Every homeowner has a room that acts as the centerpiece of their house. It may be your entertainment room with gorgeous leather couches and the best flat screen television the market has to offer, or your garage full of huge toolboxes with their contents immaculately organized. Or, if you are a fan of hosting parties, baking up a frenzy in the holidays, or just having a top of the line room to serve as the hub of activity in your house, you may choose to focus your home remodeling efforts on your kitchen.
Kitchen remodels can be quick, DIY projects that are finished in a Saturday afternoon, or deeply involved commitments that require construction and contractors. No matter how dedicated you are to your kitchen upgrade (or how deep your pockets are), here are three quick kitchen refreshers that have a high aesthetic and functional yield with relatively low efforts and costs.
What happens when you buy the perfect house, the one that you’ve seen in your dreams since you were a child. You think that it’s perfect, everything you could want in a home. Yet little by little you begin to notice marks on the celling in the basement. Just slight water stains, but they’re there looming over your head like a scarlet letter. Can you just ignore these things? Can you pretend like there isn’t a leak in your crawlspace? And if you cannot, is crawl space waterproofing something that you can look into and have done? Is waterproofing something difficult? Or is it something that is vital to both your home and your health? Let it be known, that crawl space waterproofing is in fact something that you can handle, and it is also something that will keep you and your family healthy through the duration of living in your dream home.
Having a dry basement is important. Though if you do have water damage do not think that there is something wrong with the home you just bought. (more…)
Roof replacement feels like a daunting, overwhelming experience. There are a lot of decisions to make and options to choose. You have to find the right residential roofing contractors, research your replacement options and pick a new look for your home. The roof is usually about 40% of a home’s visible exterior, and that makes it a huge part of how your property looks overall.
Roof Replacement Options
Approximately four out of five American homes, or about 75%, are covered with roof shingles. This is a very typical roof material, and odds are good that it’s what you have currently. Asphalt shingles, the most common type of shingles, have a lifespan of 20 to 50 years depending on weather conditions.
Though shingles are the most common material in residential roofing, they’re not the only option. Metal roofing can last for up to 30 years before it needs to be replaced. There are lots of sty (more…)
From installing windows to replacing your doors to adding vinyl siding onto your home, there are many areas of home maintenance that cannot be forgotten about or overlooked. After all, the integrity of your home is an important thing and spending money to keep your home in good shape will even actually save you money in the long run, as it is less likely that you will need to be conducting repairs on any sort of frequent basis. Being a home owner comes with many responsibilities, and the upkeep of your home is just one of them (though a very important one, there is no doubt about it at all).
The quality of your windows matters more than many people first realize when they are in the process of installing windows. When installing windows, however, you want to make sure that you are choosing the right kind of windows for the installing windows process, (more…)
Squirrel removal, squirrels in the attic, mice in the attic, and rodent removal are all serious issues that people will deal with. Now, it is important to note that this is not life or death serious but it is certainly no joke. A rodent infestation can do damage to food on top of spreading potential diseases. So get help with rodent control if you need it.
Rodent Removal Is A Problem Across The Country
In the past couple of years, data suggest that the number of rat-related animal nuisance calls have spiked. In Chicago alone, there has been an increase in these calls of nearly 61%. Keep in mind that in San Francisco this number rose by 174% and in New York City it rose by nearly 129%. Therefore, there are plenty of people that need help with their rodent removal process.
When dealing with rats and rodents, it is important to make sure you have perspective. (more…)
The decision about paint for the nursery for your first child is a fun and an important decision. Studies show that the color of a nursery can help create a peaceful environment. And while painting a porch a bright color may help you create a welcoming atmosphere, a bright color may not be the best paint for the nursery. A few accents of bright color may work, but they are not suitable for an overall wall color.
Any time you get ready to select a paint color, you literally have a rainbow of possible selections. Understanding the space and the purpose of a space, however, can help you make the best decision about your color choice. Once you have made the decisions about color, it is time to find the professional skills needed. Understanding paint coverage, for instance, allows you to accurately predict how much paint you need to purchase. Likewise, understanding the ideal treatment for har (more…)
It’s understandable for many people who want to avoid germs to stay inside. Unfortunately, this often does much more harm than good. Many office managers are unaware that air quality in closed spaces can sometimes be 500% worse than outdoors. If you want to ensure your employees in working in a healthy environment, it’s time to hire a cleaning service. With that in mind, here are five benefits of hiring a professional cleaning service for your office.
- Fewer Costs Associated with Sick Days
Workers taking sick days is costlier than you might think. Statistics show that nearly 50 million days of work are lost each year due to the common cold. Imagine what your company could work on if you had healthy employees throughout the year. Unfortunately, this isn’t a reality for employees working in unclean offices. Therefore, companies end up paying employees to take sick days for work that has to be delegated to others or handled on another day.
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Home decor is important. It’s what ties your home together and keeps it from feeling stark and lacking in any sense of comfort or warmth. Home decor adds personality to your home, as well as the opportunity for discussion. With home decor, you can express your personality and create a welcoming place for those that live there as well as for those that visit. With your home decor, you can make your home into the place that you very much want it to be.
If you’re interested in adding a discussion piece to your home, consider the all glass curio cabinet. An all glass curio cabinet is not only a statement piece, but is endlessly able to be customized. You might choose an all glass curio cabinet with lights, or even a frosted glass cabinet. You also have full control over the items that go inside the all glass curio cabinet, and you can cultivate and curate your collection, even changing it over time and displaying your prized possessions. And the all glass curio cabinet is a time hono (more…)
Your HVAC system keeps you and your family cool and comfortable during the summer and safe and warm during the winter. We tend to take our heating and cooling systems for granted, but they work hard and it’s Important to take care of your system. This means installing a system that’s fit for the size of your home as well as keeping it maintained.
What a lot of people don’t know is that the best thing you can do for your heating and cooling system may be to upgrade to a more energy efficient model or to one of the new ductless systems. Here are a few benefits you can expect from upgrading your heating and air conditioning system:
You Can Prepare in Advance
Let’s face it: an HVAC system is expensive. If you wait until your system completely breaks down, you could be looking at an enormous bill that you’re simply not able to pay. You’ll have to choose between going into debt or having no heating and cooling at all. If you plan in advance to upgrade your system, you can avoid t (more…)
One of the most important advantages of being a homeowner is the amount of control you can have on the kind of changes you can bring to your home to improve your quality of life. There are so many things you can do to enhance and upgrade your home in ways that can improve not just functionality but also aesthetic appeal. In fact, home remodeling and renovations can also be an extremely pleasant area of interest to have for homeowners. This is the reason why a lot of homeowners take out the time and put in the effort to thoroughly plan and implement various home improvement projects concerning different areas of their home. If you are looking for the right ideas for your next home improvement project, thinking about something like basement remodeling can be extremely rewarding in many ways.
When it comes to your home, it is sometimes easy to overlook areas of your home if it takes some extra thought to completely appreciate (more…)
Do It Yourself Repair
Every homeowner has a room that acts as the centerpiece of their house. It may be your entertainment room with gorgeous leather couches and the best flat screen television the market has to offer, or your garage full of huge toolboxes with their contents immaculately organized. Or, if you are a fan of hosting parties, [...]
What happens when you buy the perfect house, the one that you’ve seen in your dreams since you were a child. You think that it’s perfect, everything you could want in a home. Yet little by little you begin to notice marks on the celling in the basement. Just slight water stains, but they’re there [...]
Roof replacement feels like a daunting, overwhelming experience. There are a lot of decisions to make and options to choose. You have to find the right residential roofing contractors, research your replacement options and pick a new look for your home. The roof is usually about 40% of a home’s visible exterior, and that makes [...]