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If you have been thinking about remodeling your kitchen for some time or if you have just been getting sick of the kitchen in the house you recently bought or even if there is no specific reason at all, pulling the trigger on the job will bring you a kitchen you love and a nice return on your investment to boot.
As you might imagine, an additional bathroom will bring most people about an 86% return on their investment. But, the kitchen remodel is not very far behind, bringing most homeowners an 82.7% return. According to the National Association of Home Builders most recent survey, of all the jobs that were requested, 69% of them were for a remodeling of the kitchen.
If you go through a tile company’s listings, you will likely not see any tiles specifically for the kitchen. You might get a few sug (more…)
Home improvement is a fascinating subject, and quite a number of homeowners spend time and effort trying to muster the important aspects of it. This is a combination of an art and science, and can come in really handy if you are trying to improve your home life experience overall, trying to find solutions for common household problems, or seeking out simple additions and alterations that you can make to your house which can help you craft that living experience that you have always wanted. One of the most basic things that you can do to your home is install tiles. Tiles have been used for many years for many purposes. The most important purpose is that they can provide protection to walls and surfaces, especially in areas of your house that are prone to exposure to heat and water. Tiles have also be (more…)
Maybe you have recently bought a home that is new to you but not new by any other measure. Or, maybe you have been in your home for a number of years and are looking to shake things up a bit.
Home remodeling and professional restoration services have been seeing a steady increase in business over the last few years, whether it be a general contractor doing work on various areas like siding installation, or kitchen remodeling jobs that get much more detailed. According to a recent study by HOUZZ Kitchen Trends, 87% of homeowners have hired professionals to help with their kitchen remodeling work. (more…)
Many homes across the United States have some form of HVAC system. An HVAC system helps to keep the temperature of your home controlled. In areas known for extreme weather, HVAC systems help keep families safe from the elements. It’s understandable to wonder when your air conditioning system will be in need of a repair. In this post, you will learn five signs it’s time to call an HVAC repair company.
- Unit is Making Strange Noises
Almost every air conditioning unit makes some type of sound. It’s normal to hear air circulating throughout your home, that’s a sign your system is operational. There are certain sounds that might mean you need to an HVAC repair service. You’ll notice that certain air conditioning sound are not normal. Worrisome air conditioning noises include loud banging (more…)
Are you someone who really enjoys having a well manicured and beautiful lawn but also wants to be environmentally responsible? If so, you aren’t alone. Thousands of people every day are searching for ways to have a naturally healthy lawn without the use of harmful pesticides. The good news is that now more than ever before there are businesses opening that specialize in organic lawn care. If you are considering a switch to a lawn care service like this, there are few things to know before you embark on your search.
1. Asking the Right Questions - If you are looking for organic lawn care, then you are probably already aware of the benefits, but it never hurts to ask the experts. While you are searching, be s (more…)
Since the creation of the sewer system, one of the strongest industries in the United States is without a doubt the plumbing industry. This industry is in high demand, yet does not have enough workers to meet that demand right now. Demand for plumbers and fitters is strong. The number employed is expected to grow 21 percent by 2022, versus 11 percent across all occupations, according to Labor Bureau statistics. People have always needed help with sewer line repair, sump pump repair and even the process of a (more…)
A typical home in the United States uses roughly 48% of its overall energy for heating and cooling purposes. Approximately 66% of homes have air conditioners, and these units tend to last for 10 to 15 years. When residential air conditioning repair is needed on a regular basis, however, it may be time to speak with a Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) specialist about a new high-efficiency model.
There are common types of air conditioning repair and maintenance that are needed from time-to-time. When the weather is warmer, having sufficient cool air is obviously (more…)
Given the amount of time people spend in their bathrooms, it’s no wonder that this is a popular remodeling choice. A National Association of Home Builders survey showed that it is also the most-requested type of remodeling job. In the United States, 78% of the renovations requested are for bathroom remodels.
If you’re thinking about remodeling your master bathroom, guest bathroom, or another bathroom, you may be interested to learn what other homeowners are doing. The 2016 Houzz Bathroom Trends Study showed that 30% of its participants were having a shower remodel that expanded this space by at least 50%. Different types of shower models were on the list for 87% of the homeowners re (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 [...]