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One of the best things about home life is the level of control you have on your home life experience. There are many things you can do to add new things, or change things up, so that your home life experience takes on new flavors. While it might be easy to get caught up in the vast and varied world of interior decoration and home appliances, but one of the areas where you can bring about improvements that make a large difference, in terms of visual impact and aesthetics, as well as functionality, is your home exterior. Apart from bringing interesting changes to your home life experience, planning and executing a home improvement project aimed at improving your home exterior can also increase the valuation of your property, if you have plans to sell it off in the future.
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You’ve probably paid very good attention to your interior lighting, but have you thought about your landscape lighting or outdoor lighting? The U.S. Houzz Landscaping Trends Study reported that around half of homeowners who are renovating their outdoor spaces are also redoing their landscape lighting. Almost 75% of those changing up their outdoor lighting are going for LED lighting instead of incandescent bulbs. And, almost 40% of respondents to a “What Home Buyers Really Want” survey put out by the National Association of Home Builders said that exterior lighting was an “Essential” or “Must Have” feature. So why is exterior lighting just as important as interior lighting? What are some smart outdoor lighting ideas you can incorp (more…)
Plumbing advice and facts can be found all over the Internet. They can make plumbing projects sound like a breeze and you might be tempted to head out to the store to buy the supplies right away. But before you do, consider these 6 myths about drain cleaning to ensure you aren’t acting on false information.
- Myth: Chemical drain cleaning products are better than a professional drain cleaning.
Chemical drain cleaning products should not be used in lieu of for a professional drain cleaning. Using these products typically leads the consumer to call a professional in the end anyways.
Using a machine to unclog a drain is a better solution. Not only do you avoid dumping potentially toxic chemicals into the water system, but you’ll also avoid corrosion in your pi (more…)
Waste and trash removal is a big industry. From the curbside pick up of the weekly trash that home owners take to the curb to the high volume disposal of large corporations, waste removal is important to cities of all sizes. In fact, one of the most lucrative contract is the one that is issued to the trash removal company.
Whether you put your garbage and your recyclables on the curb on Monday mornings or you are a large company that has daily pick ups scheduled, it is important that pick ups happen when they are supposed to. In fact, when winter weather interrupts a scheduled pick up the news about updates are so important t (more…)
The coolest thing about having a central air system is…well, staying cool. But a broken air conditioner can leave you feeling like a literal hot mess. Having no AC is never fun, but you can avoid of a break ? or melt ? down with regular central air repair and maintenance.
Routine and seasonal air conditioning maintenance goes a long in terms of the performance and longevity of your home’s cooling system. Sure, it can be easy to procrastinate when it comes to maintenance, but just think about how hard it is when you have no air conditioning on a hot day? Ma (more…)
No matter how the seasons change, your lawn can remain one of the most beautiful parts of your home. It’s an American staple and an outdoor element that can do wonders for both curb appeal and your self-esteem as a homeowner. When you start seeing brown spots or grass that just doesn’t seem to grow no matter how much you water it, though? Frustration is only natural. Environmentally responsible lawn care is a happy balance between a homeowner’s vision and our responsibility to the world we live in.
An iconic feature of the American homeowner landscape is a brilliant green lawn. These are the very definition of a natural first impression and go a long way in bringing a home together. Not only are they lovely to look at when well-maintained, they have a positive environmental impac (more…)
Being a homeowner means always looking for great ways to improve the look and your feel of your home. The summer is winding down so all those outdoor projects you have been working on are going to have to be placed on hold for a little while. Instead, it’s time to start focusing on your home’s interior.
Here are a few excellent tips to improve the look and feel of your home’s interior.
Clean everything much more often
You should always be cleaning your home after a mess or if you’ve waited a little too long, but thoroughly cleaning your home requires a lot more time and energy. You should clean underneath every object throughout your home, scrub the tables and floors, squeegee all your windows, and spend time going through every detail of your home.
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There have been some pretty significant advancements in the ways that we live and function, in comparison to our early ancestors, particularly when it comes to how we use water within our homes. The ability that we have to filter, use, treat, and reuse water is one extraordinary way that we set ourselves apart from our ancestors and other animals. It may seem hard to imagine just how crucial water is to our everyday lives, but if we attempt to go a day without it, it becomes all too clear just how reliant we are on water throughout our homes.
Water systems that are used daily
It is important to have a quality plumbing system in your home, and to keep it well maintained. Even a seemingly small leak could end up costing you quite a bit on your water bill, not to mention the wate (more…)
How often do you maintain and repair systems and appliances in your home? Whether you?re a new homeowner or you?ve owned a home for a while, it?s important to understand how to keep your home up and running. Without proper maintenance, repairs, and servicing, you could end up losing a lot of extra money every year. Save yourself the time and money in the long run by learning what to do to take the best care of your home possible now.
Interested in learning how to care for your home so that you can save time, money, and effort? Keep reading for more information about different systems and appliances in your home that need your regular attention.
Why All Homeowners Should Do Home Repairs and Maintenance Projects
While some repairs and maintenance requires the help of a profe (more…)
Have you ever considered how safe your front door is from keeping burglars out? It may not be something that crosses your mind frequently. Whether you?re renting an apartment or home or you own the property, you?re most likely not the person who did the door installation. So, you probably just assume it?s installed properly and going to keep you safe. However, this isn?t always the case with door installation. Installing a door can be more complicated than one might think, leading to improper installation and the ability for burglars to easily (more…)
Do It Yourself Repair
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