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, [...]
An devastating hail storm last spring is giving you the opportunity to replace some most of the windows in your home. You have some depreciation costs that have accumulated over the last 20 years, but you know that any money that you put in will be a good investment. Home windows are an important part of the value of a home, so both you and your husband have decided to pay for the difference it will cost to get the highest quality low maintenance window replacement. The window installation companies that you have received bids from so far all seem to offering the same products, so the decision will come down to the workmanship and warranties that they provide.
In conversations with friends, family, and (more…)
As seasons change, it’s important to think about the status of your windows. In fact, statistics gathered from Spring 2016 found that nearly 31 million people throughout the United States reported living in a household that had either purchased drapes, blinds, or another type of window treatment within the past year. Considering that, it’s important to take time to consider when the last time you’ve changed your own window treatments. It’s understandable to wonder which types of window coverings will work best for your home. With that in mind, here are three types of window coverings to help keep you cool throughout the warmer months of the year.
A home’s roof is one of the most important components of the entire design. Without a roof that is sturdy and made with quality materials, it could leak and fail to provide insulation to the rest of the house. Roofs require regular maintenance, inspections, and replacements. In addition to regular maintenance, it is also important to choose roofing contractors that are experienced and can provide you with the most value.
The Importance of Experience
Experience is one of the most important qualifying factors when choosing roofing contractors. Because the roof is one of the most important structures in the entire house, (more…)
Spotting the warning signs in your home is easy. Just take a look at what’s irritating you at any point in time.
The shower losing its heat in ten minutes or less. Your faucet chugging before delivering the clean water you expect. There’s a lot of work that goes into a home and, likewise, a lot that can go wrong. The new year is well on its way and with it comes all the responsibilities of the homeowner just trying to save money and keep their head above water. Whether it’s slab leaks or drain cleaning, a professional plumber is available to make sure nothing else slips right under your own nose.
Take a look at what professional plumbing services can do to make your life a little easier.
What are homeowners facing lately? Quite a bit, accordi (more…)
Every business owner wants to see their company continuing to thrive. You might be surprised to know that you can have a lot of stressful situations avoided by having commercial floor coatings installed. With that in mind, it’s understandable to wonder what the benefits are of keeping all floors within your workplace adequately coated. Considering that, here are three beneficial reasons to protect your flooring with commercial floor coatings.
- Preventing Workplace Injuries From Taking Place
It’s wise for business owners to ensure they are doing everything possible to keep their employees safe. In fact, statistics show that slips or fall are the leading causes of accidents in both restaurants and hotels. With that in mind, many business owners utilize floor coatings in (more…)
There are many things that you enjoy about going to visit your 85 year old father and his wife. You love the small town feel. You love the slower pace. You love the lack of city noise. You love the smell of sleeping with the windows open.
Every time that you visit, however, you are reminded of your father’s age. Although he and his wife are still pretty healthy and are able to get around reasonably well, their house has seen better days. Years of spills and mud being tracked in have done a number on the flooring, especially in the kitchen. The low maintenance carpeting which resembles something that many people would only install in an outdoor space is filthy to the point of being unhealthy. And while you never really want to have a conversation about cleanliness with your dad, you have f (more…)
Most mothers dream of a cozy space where they will spend time with their newborn. This space is filled with soft blankets, well-stocked with diaper changing materials, and magically keeps itself clean. While the perfect nursery is never a requirement for a happy and healthy baby, having a nice space does cheer up Mom.
Only about 20% of homeowners are satisfied with their decor, indicates a recent study by HomeGoods. There are a few general guidelines to follow when setting up a baby space in one’s home. It’s always a good idea to group items in one place; to have enough supplies on hand; and to do so in some style. Here’s what to know before creating a nursery for your baby.
What Makes a Great Nursery? Preparedness, Comfort, and Style.
There are countless pictures of lovely rooms across th (more…)
Have you recently purchased an older house? If so, then there’s a good chance you’re planning to have it renovated. Since you want to create an energy efficient home, there are a variety of projects that can be handled by your contractor. These include everything from energy efficient windows and doors to skylights and more.
Did your new home’s prior owners update the windows, for example? Since windows usually have a lifespan of about 20 years, it may be time to have them replaced. If you’ve noticed any windows that have been sealed or painted shut, this could be the sign of a failing window. A more obvious sign, of course, is when the windows (more…)
You have likely ridden on elevators many times. There are about 900,000 of them in the United States, and each one serves an average 20,000 people each year of its life. In total, elevators in America take us on 18 billion trips a year, and about 10,000 new residential lifts alone get installed every year. They have an amazing history, so if you?ve ever been curious how elevator repair is done, how the elevator came about, or the difference between a commercial elevator and a residential one, read on.
Without Them, Our Cities Would Look Very Different
the elevator may seem quite a simple innovation, but without them we could not have the skyscrapers the dominate so many places in (more…)
There is a statistic that around 80% of Americans are unhappy with their home decor. But much less than that (around 37%) have changed their decor within the past year. It is possible that Americans are thinking too much about their decor and need to just make decisions. With that said, this article is a quick guide to decor.
Decor, as a term, includes many different things. Decor, for instance, can mean the furnishings in the house, the style of furnishings, the color of furnishings, the material type of the furnishings, and so forth. It can also mean the tables and chairs, their colors and materials. It can also mean the paintings and wall fixtures.
Together, the decor is supposed to create a sense of feeling within a room. There may be a depressing feeling if the lights are dimmed too muc (more…)
Do It Yourself Repair
An devastating hail storm last spring is giving you the opportunity to replace some most of the windows in your home. You have some depreciation costs that have accumulated over the last 20 years, but you know that any money that you put in will be a good investment. Home windows are an important part [...]
As seasons change, it’s important to think about the status of your windows. In fact, statistics gathered from Spring 2016 found that nearly 31 million people throughout the United States reported living in a household that had either purchased drapes, blinds, or another type of window treatment within the past year. Considering that, it’s important [...]
A home’s roof is one of the most important components of the entire design. Without a roof that is sturdy and made with quality materials, it could leak and fail to provide insulation to the rest of the house. Roofs require regular maintenance, inspections, and replacements. In addition to regular maintenance, it is also important [...]