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Do you have old furniture that no longer compliments your living room or dining room? Perhaps you are completely renovating your home, which requires that you reconsider the layout of your rooms entirely. If either of these situations applies to you, it may make sense to purchase modern design furniture that can provide a fresh aesthetic while solving certain issues you may have with the flow of the room.
Modern furniture design first emerged at the end of the 1800′s and continues to be prevalent today, valuing clean and concise design and focusing on the practical use of the furniture over unnecessary ornamentation. And whether it involve (more…)
Did you know that 45% of the average household’s energy bill goes to heating and cooling the residence? UCLA Sustainability reports similar statistics for businesses: HVAC systems apparently account for 40-60% of total energy use in the commercial sector. This means that both businesses and residences can expect to spend a significant amount of their budget on heating and cooling. However, this cost can be further increased by an inefficient air conditioning unit, or even necessary heating and AC repairs. The latter can be especially expensive: while prices vary based on the exact problem, the cost of a home air conditioner repair averages around $500 and can reach as much as $900. Fortunately, inefficient s (more…)
Unfortunately, people all over the world are reading some of the most unlikely headlines about sewer and drain cleaning. An unidentified young woman in China gave birth in a bathroom on Sunday, abandoning her baby in a pipe to allegedly hide her pregnancy. A student heard the baby’s cries, and sewer cleaning and plumbing services were able to say the newborn, a baby girl. Authorities have located the mother, and they will decide whether to press charges over the course of the next few days.
Unfortunately, This Isn’t The First Time This Has Happened
This is not the first time this has happened. Hopefully, it will be the last. Also in China, (more…)
The garage overhead door: there’s something satisfying about using it to get in and out of your home. Today approximately 71% of homeowners report using their garages as their main entrance to the house than those who use the front door. However, overhead doors and overhead door openers need to be taken care of properly in order to continue offering this convenience to you and your family.
Many homeowners are unfamiliar with the term garage door preventative maintenance, but it’s a necessity for those looking to avoid costly repairs later on. If you’re not sure how to maintain your overhead doors and the parts that go with them, here are a few tips to get you started:
Record early snow has already fallen over parts of the Midwest, leading many people to believe that a long winter may be upon us even sooner than expected.
Winter can be tough on all types of roofing, and it becomes almost impossible to repair roofs once they’re covered in ice and snow. Unfortunately, that’s also when your roof is most vulnerable, and if you don’t get roof repairs in early, you may just have to live with that leak or other issue until spring.
Here are some ways to make sure you’re ready for the long winter months ahead:
Get Your Roof Inspected
A thorough inspection should be your first step. Look around indoors for wet spots which may indicate leaks. If you can, check your rafters and the underside of your roof for signs of water damage. Then head to the r (more…)
The St. Louis area has been plagued with a number of highly publicized problems over the last few years. From accusations of police discrimination to the decline of local suburbs, the area is now associated with controversial issues on a national level. This makes it especially difficult for people who are attempting to sell their homes, or even simply create a more positive impression of their hometowns. For this reason, many people choosing to St. Louis landscape services to help their properties stand out in the housing market and enhance their communities.
Despite its problems, many properties are still being sold and rented in the St. Louis area. Unfortunately, many of these houses reportedly belong to property investment firms located as far away as Los Angeles. This can make it difficult for (more…)
How often should you have your chimney cleaned? This is a question many home owners face today, especially if they are planning on using their chimney. Chimneys can be dangerous if not cleaned properly or are left dirty for a number of years. Dirty chimneys can cause fires, which can destroy your home. Cleaning your chimney takes a professional and cannot be effectively accomplish by a regular homeowner.
Most homes come equipped with a fireplace and chimney ready to use. Chimneys are a staple of any home and provide some of the best settings to sit and talk with family or friends. They also increase the home value as much as $12,000. There are many people have fireplaces in their homes, and use them frequently, (more…)
Are you looking for modern sofa sectional.modern sofa sets for your newly renovated living room? With over 4,900 American manufacturing locations churning out furniture, and about 122,933 workers in the domestic industry alone, it is very likely you’ll be able to find the affordable contemporary furniture that fits both your style and budget.
Maybe it’s not a sofa you need, but a complete set of dining room tables and chairs. Or perhaps you want bar furniture for sale to make your basement den and recreation room really come alive.
No matter what the exact item, it is important to have a good s (more…)
One of the earliest precursors to home air conditioning services was a system installed in the New York Stock Exchange Building in 1903 — the first time a building was air conditioned exclusively for comfort. And air cooling in general goes back a lot longer: The ancient Egyptians hung wet reeds in their windows, and 2nd-century Chinese inventor Ding Huan invented a seven-wheeled, mechanically operated fan. But home air conditioning services have come a long way since then, often as part of complete-home HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems.
These systems, though handy and efficient long term, can (more…)
It’s a big relief to finally find your dream home. The home–buying experience can be a stressful one, and finishing the process takes a lot of weight off your shoulders. You may be done searching for your home, but now the focus turns to maintaining and improving it. A house is a big investment, and home improvements are just another part of being a homeowner. What are some ways you can improve your home?
Take Good Care of Your Yard
Landscaping is one area that can add quite a bit of value to your home. Ensuring that your yard has proper grading, trimming unruly bushes and trees and making sure your lawn is in tip top shape are all important for maintaining your home’s (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 [...]