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, [...]
Incredibly ubiquitous, modern style furniture allows us to sit, recline, lay, and simply enjoy our surroundings. Whether we use folding chairs at the beach or a rolling chair in the office, we use furniture everyday. In fact, it seems very nearly impossible not to use furniture during the day! Standing throughout the day can be difficult, even more so for some individuals who face health problems or disabilities. Thankfully, we have modern furniture to keep us off our feet when we need it and make our lives just a little bit simpler.
Here are some interesting facts about furniture that you probably don’t already know:
- The Inventor of the Office Chair. Many people and historians consider Charles Darwin to be the inventor of the modern day office chair. That’s correct — t (more…)
Camping is one of the most popular summer vacations in the United States. According to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, approximately 8.9 million households own an RV alone. This does not take into account the number of campers who choose to rent cabins or stay in ground tents. As you prepare for your camping trip this summer, remember to bring all of the required RV attachments. These RV accessories will make your trip more comfortable and safer.
Basic RV papers
You would never drive anywhere without your proof of insurance, driver?s license, and vehicle registration. The same documents should always accompany your RV. In fact, it may be even more beneficial to have these documents on board your RV. If you are traveling out of state, you are more likely to need your (more…)
Is it time to have your roof inspected? Under normal conditions, it should be inspected at least once or twice a year. If you live in an area that experiences heavy storms and winds, however, you’ll want to have it inspected more often.
Do you currently have an asphalt shingle roof? Approximately every 4 out of every 5 homes in the United States have a roof made out of either organic or fiberglass shingles. These roofs will usually provide sufficient protection for your home when properly installed and maintained.
If you need a roof replacement, then a new asphalt shingle roof will usually last for a minimum of 12 to 15 years. In ord (more…)
Decorating a new home is possibly the most fun part of having to move. You have the opportunity to create your own space just the way you like it. While there are of course some essential indoor furniture and possibly some casual outdoor furniture you should buy from the home decor stores, there are also some key accessories that you should purchase in order to spice up the decor of the home completely. You will soon come to find out that accessorizing your home is just as easy as the overall decorations process as long as you know exactly what you need to buy. Let’s take a closer look at some essential accessories that every single home s (more…)
It’s not quite allergy season yet, but that doesn’t mean the air quality inside of your home is perfect. In fact, it might be causing you more problems than you think. If you find yourself sneezing and sniffling more than usual, you could be suffering the effects of poor air quality.
Whether you’re concerned about your air conditioning services or you notice an excess of dust in your home, there are simple steps you can take to clear the air. Here are a few things you can start doing to improve your home’s air quality.
Clean the Floors
This is especially important if you have carpeting over the majority of the floors in your home. Dust tends to settle in the fibers of your carpet, and a slight disturbance like walking or shuffling across those fibers can put it right back in the air. It’s a vicious cycle, so make sure you’re vacuuming regularly!
Check Your Equipment
Carbon monoxide alarms should be tested at least once every month, and your HVAC system should be inspected at least twice every year. Calling for air conditioning services or furnace repair once in the spring and once in the fall should be enough to get you through the year, but if you notice any issues with your HVAC, you should call a licensed AC technician immediately.
Keep Plants in Your Home
Plants are nature’s best air filters. Not only will they provide some color and life to your home, they’ll help you clean the air inside as well. Plants are a wonderful addition to any indoor space, and in most cases they’re relatively low-maintenance items to keep around.
Air Out the House
Is the air in your house feeling stale and dry? Whether it’s cold or hot outside, it’s a good idea to open the windows and let fresh air flow through your home every once in a while. Do this for about 30 minutes at a time while the ceiling fans are on to ensure maximum air flow.
HVAC services are only a part of keeping the air in your home clean, but it’s still important to keep track of your air conditioning service and heating service regardless. Don’t hesitate to put these simple tips into practice and breathe easier!
Many things about home building are more exciting and more efficient than they were 10 to 15 years ago. From heating and cooling options to kitchen and bathroom tile choices, manufacturers offer more products that are both environmentally friendly and easy to maintain. And while the tiles that you select for your new kitchen backsplash may be the showcase of that space, the interior lighting design that you select is important as well. In fact, a lighting design company can help you create task, mood, and protective lighting that is far more important in the long run than many of the other decisions that you will make when building a new home.
There are certain renovations a homeowner should try at least once. Of course, any renovations involving heights, electricity, and other dangers should be left to qualified professionals. However, installing something like bathroom ceramic tile is something that can be done by the homeowner. Ceramic wall tile is a popular design choice for bathroom renovations. Tile is known for keeping a nice and pure feel to any room it is within. In this post, you will learn about the benefits of installing tile on your own.
A home security system might seem like an unnecessary expense, but the truth is that homes without security systems are up to 300% more likely to experience a break-in. A break-in can be a scary and expensive event in your life, and the solution is as simple as alarm systems.
But before you go about ordering security system installation, there are a few things you need to know. Here’s everything you need to consider before you invest in a home security system.
Home Security is Not a Burglar Alarm
It’s important to know the differences between a burglar alarm and a home security system. Burglar alarms are typically placed at access points like windows and doors around the house and alert you or law enforcement when an intruder is in your home. Home security systems still offer these benefits, but in addition they can identify issues like fires, floods, and carbon monoxide.
Power Outages Aren’t a Problem
There’s no need to worry about your security cameras dying during a power outage. A Security system runs on low power anyway, but it also has an emergency battery that is used when the power is out.
Size is Very Important
Contrary to popular belief, one size of security system does not fit all. In order to have the best protection possible, you should assess the specific security needs of your home and then work with your security company to determine what type and size of security system is best for your needs.
You might think that because security cameras and alarm systems are automated, they don’t need maintenance. You would be wrong. Security system maintenance is actually quite important and should be done regularly to ensure that everything is working properly. If you notice anything odd about your systems functions, make sure you call in for maintenance right away.
Getting a security system is certainly a major life choice for your home, but it’s definitely one that you won’t regret. Don’t wait to protect your home.
Do you worry about your energy bill? It’s more than understandable. Americans’ energy bills are higher than they’ve been in many decades, due in no small part to the country becoming increasingly digital and information-hungry. On the same note, however, more and more measures have been put out to encourage knowledge of how electric generators work to get more Americans on the path to saving money. For those that are considering installing commercial generators or just want to know how to cut into their astronomically high monthly bill with generator services, the list below will answer the more common questions to turn you into an overnight expert.
How Muc (more…)
Cable Railing is more than just a series metal cables horizontally passing through rail posts. It is a system that combines the aspect of safety and open view. Additionally, the wire rails facilitate free flowing air for superior ventilation as compared to other materials like glass or wood, which are also used to fence house decks.
The cable rails offer a more functional aesthetic that adds a touch of elegance to a contemporary style home. When thinking of having a wire railing installation project on your home, installers advise the application of cable rails since they are simple and more flexible to install.
Do It Yourself Repair
Incredibly ubiquitous, modern style furniture allows us to sit, recline, lay, and simply enjoy our surroundings. Whether we use folding chairs at the beach or a rolling chair in the office, we use furniture everyday. In fact, it seems very nearly impossible not to use furniture during the day! Standing throughout the day can be [...]
Camping is one of the most popular summer vacations in the United States. According to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, approximately 8.9 million households own an RV alone. This does not take into account the number of campers who choose to rent cabins or stay in ground tents. As you prepare for your camping trip [...]
Is it time to have your roof inspected? Under normal conditions, it should be inspected at least once or twice a year. If you live in an area that experiences heavy storms and winds, however, you’ll want to have it inspected more often. Do you currently have an asphalt shingle roof? Approximately every 4 out [...]