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If you own your home, and you’ve been in the property for some time, you just might be considering a remodel of one kind or another. Maybe you just like to watch those remodel shows on television and got the itch to tear down some walls or smash in some tile with a sledgehammer. Whatever the case may be, home renovation and remodeling are a multi-billion dollar business, and there are plenty of good folks right near you who could offer you some great advice on what to do and when to do it. But before you toss your money away too freely, there are some things you might want to know first.
If you’re going to remodel your home, you’re probably like the vast majority of people out there. Most people do things little by little or one (more…)
You have enough to worry about without having to stress over (and pay for) unexpected heating furnace repairs. Yes, we know what you’re about to say… We’re in the midst of spring, nearly to the brink of summer. Why in the world would you be stressing over heating furnace repair services right now? In fact, this is the perfect time to worry about your heating furnace repairs. The fact is, emergency heating furnace repair cost significantly more than hiring heating and cooling contractors during the off season (more…)
Owning a home is an exciting time for anyone. Deciding whether to compromise on what’s available and within budget or go the custom direction is another story. A recent study shows that 75% of first-time buyers admitted to compromising on the purchase of their home. Size and price being the most common compromises. If your budget allows it, why not skip compromising altogether and search custom townhomes for sale?
Condominiums or townhomes have increasingly become more popular in recent years among home buyers in the United States. They are desired by first time buyers in their late 20′s and retirees. Custom townhomes for sale are often times the goal.
1. Low Maintenance
Twenty somethings and retirees tend to steer away from homes that require lots routine maintenance. They often (more…)
Water is essential to all life on the planet yet about 783 million people lack access to it. In the United States, between 40 and 50% of the water has been listed as threatened or impress. When a body of water can no longer handle one of its key purposes. This translates into it being unfit for human consumption, swimming or fishing (any fish caught in these bodies of water would be unsafe to eat). In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that at least 15 million homes use a residential well. Water well drilling has become common in a lot of the country as farmers and homeowners look for ways to supplement their water supply.
The American population currently uses 2,923 12-oz a of water per person every d (more…)
Warm weather is right around the corner, meaning that it’s just about time to begin outdoor maintenance around your home. For many, this may include addressing the issue of clogged gutters or power washing the siding of your house, or calling a gutter cleaning service. Tasks like these are super important for the health of a home because they help prevent costly damages and needed repairs later down the road if not maintained on a regular basis.
Clearing clogged gutters should be at the top of everyone’s to do list as soon as the weather begins to warm up and the snow melts. If they’re ignored, they can lead to a slew of problems, like basement water problems and even mold. How? (more…)
The four car shuffle in a three car garage can be a complicated event. The garage has room for three cars. The fourth car, however, that is always parked in the driveway, has to be strategically placed. To be specific, it has to be parked behind the car that will driven by the person who who will not be in a rush to get out of the house in the morning. Another option, of course, is to have the car in the driveway be the car that leaves first.
Now have one of the two garage doors quit working and see how complicated things get.
A modern convenience like a garage door quickly becomes an integral part of our lives. In fact, some home owners rely on garage doors so much t (more…)
Do It Yourself Repair
Humanity has always needed energy for work, and for much of history, this energy was derived from human and animal labor. Blacksmiths made tools and weapons, and oxen and horses plowed fields and towed wagons and carts. By the 1800s, the Industrial Revolution changed that, and steam power became the standard, powering factories and ships [...]
When people often think of rats, their thoughts are not always positive. Some speculated that rising rat population in New York City, Washington, DC, and Houston were indications of an upcoming “ratpocalypse.” This was written about in Newsweek in 2017. Fearing damage from animals, the mere sight of the unwanted rodents leaves many calling for [...]
Home inspections shouldn’t be a chore. They’re actually a great way to feel more secure in your new place! Think about the last time you settled into a new apartment and found a few things that weren’t on the up and up. You might have had to take some photos and send them to the [...]