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There’s an excellent chance that you and your family have several home improvement projects on your list. Since you enjoy entertaining, you may be thinking about updating or otherwise revitalizing your backyard with landscaping and other amenities. According to the 2014 Houzz Spring Landscaping Trends Study, a large percentage of their participants responded that backyards were “an ideal entertaining space,” which applied to 83% of the participants. If you’re in the process of exploring home improvement ideas, here are a few you may want to consider.
Add a Swimming Pool in Your Backyard
In addition to being fun and being a great way to cool off when it’s warm outside, swimming is an excellent cardiovascular exercise. It is also considered to be the most popular activity for both children and teenagers. Furthermore, it is the fourth most popular activity and sport within the country.
There are different factors that will determine what size and type of pool (more…)
The saying “so long as there’s a roof over your head” is one that is always taking figuratively. That is until there is an actual leak in your roof that leads you down the path of needing roof repair. Then, your saying suddenly becomes more literal than anyone wants to deal with. When you buy your home you don’t think about all of the situations that could come up and all of the problems that could require a fix sooner than you’d think. When you’re looking for roofers to do your dirty work and provide roof repair GAF Roofing Company could be just the thing you need to make you more competent in your roof. Here are just a few of the reasons as to why calling GAF roofing company should be on your list of things to do.
An inch of rainfall could mean that there are 1500 gallons of water pouring down on your roof with haste. Could you imagine dumping this mu (more…)
Each year a little over 11% of Americans move, although most aren’t moving far. One 2017 study found that as many as 62% of movers stayed in the same county. Yet it doesn’t matter the distance you are moving, what matters is how well prepared you are to pack up your stuff. A prepared mover is more likely to have a lower level of stress during the process. Here’s how you can be one of them.
What’s the Key to Stress-Free Moving?
Having a plan is a key ingredient when planning a move, whether it’s a local move or long distance move. Planning includes: deciding how much you’ll do yourself, and which company to hire for help. Even if you want to do almost everything yourself, it is likely you’ll need some sort of large vehicle at the very least.
To Hire Moving Companies Or Not: How to Decide.
Most people are short on time. This is evident by how we spend. Consider what you spend money on. Do you order fast food, go to restaurants, have a cleaning (more…)
When you construct your home, you want it to be as sturdy as is possible. This only makes sense, of course, as a sturdy home is one that will last you a long time. You want a home that your children can grow up in, that will still be around for them to show to their very own children. You want a home that will withstand forces of nature, from heavy thunderstorms to hurricanes. You want a home that will make you feel safe and sheltered and that, more than anything, will be a pleasant place to live.
For such things, the use of ICF systems and the ICF blocks that go along with it are guaranteed tools to use when you want your home to stand the test of time – of weather, of anything else that you might think of. ICF systems themselves have proven their longevity, as they have been around and in use for more than half of a century, ICF blocks and the like used not only here in the United States but all throughout the world. And there are many reasons, as this article will detail, that (more…)
It might be snowing now, but the potential for you to cultivate your green thumb is just around the corner.
A garden is a wonderful way of relaxing, recharging, and reacquainting yourself with what truly matters in life. Many people today turn to their garden to wile away the hours or learn a new skill that can eventually turn into next month’s dinner. Whatever you want to see come out of your landscaping venture, consider investing in a backyard garden that will give back every single day. Learning your way around useful vocabulary is your first step toward getting the most out of your crushed concrete or bagged mulch.
Here are five of the most common questions asked by new gardeners to get you off on the right foot.
What Is Fill Dirt For?
This might be one of the most important questions you can ask right off the bat. Not only do you need to know, “What is fill dirt for?”, but you also need to inquire, “Is there a major difference betwee (more…)
The insolation in your home is essential the heating and cooling of your home, but how do you know if your home is under insulated? Here are some signs to look for before calling one of your local insulation companies.
Signs of Under Insulation in Your Home
A home with an under insulated attic, can see up to a 25% loss in the homes heat. This can not only leave you uncomfortable, but it can drive up for energy bills as you try to make up for the loss. Good insulation, on the other hand, can reduce heating and cooling needs by more that 40%. Here’s what to look for to see if your home is properly insulated.
- Temperature. If you experience fluctuations in temperatures within your home, the good news is that it’s probably not caused by paranormal activity, though you may be dealing with poor insulation. If some rooms are prone to being colder, or warmer than others it may be time (more…)
The house looks great. It took awhile to decide about the kind of flooring that you wanted to use, but once you decided on the strand woven bamboo flooring the rest of the decisions fell into place. Although the strand woven bamboo flooring was available in several shades, it was an easy decision to select the wide plank grey hewn. It serves as the perfect background to the bright yellow accents in your favorite cookware and the other bright colors in your artwork.
Gray bamboo flooring is a popular options for both residential and commercial spaces. Finding the right flooring for any space is often one of the first choices that builders and home and business owners like to make. Once the base color of the floor has been decided, it is often easier to find the counter tops and cabinet stains that you like as well.
Are You Making Flooring Choices for a New Home or Office Space?
As an (more…)
Do It Yourself Repair
Selling your home can take months, even years if you are unlucky enough. And when you are likely to move every five to seven years in America, that is a lot of time sitting around waiting for your current home to sell. The timescale is all over the place even as short as a few [...]
What is the most obvious characteristic of the state of Texas? Its sheer size. Texas is one massive state. With a characteristic like that comes with a layered challenge citizens of Texas experience: soil, 60 different types, to be specific. The challenge comes from choosing a location to build your home or the problems you [...]
All throughout the country, heating and cooling systems are more widespread than ever before. In fact, the data that has been gathered on the subject more than backs this up, as up to two thirds of all homes and residences here in the United States alone have some sort of air conditioning system. And in [...]