Though many of us may not give it much conscious thought, the lighting design of a room can have a considerable impact on our feel of the room, as well as our mood when we are in it. Poor interior lighting as well as exterior lighting can leave people in a negative mood, while consulting with a lighting design company can help you to ensure that your lighting design choices will leave guests, employees, and loved ones feeling positive about your space.
A lighting design company can be utilized for almost any lighting situation, from the lighting in a private home to the lighting in an office space, as well as any outdoor landscape lighting. The services of a lighting designer or lighting design company are particularly needed in work spaces, as nearly seventy percent of all employees that work in an office space have found something to complain about in regards to (more…)
Panning a Few DIY Projects Around the House? Use Non-Toxic Paint and Other Materials to Create a Healthier Home Environment
Many Americans enjoy doing DIY projects both inside and outside their homes. Whether they’re refinishing a deck, painting a room, or updating their overall decor, they experience a sense of pride in their accomplishments. Furthermore, some people prefer doing these and other types of projects because they can create their own timeline for completion.
While some homeowners enjoy experimenting with different color palettes, others may prefer something a bit more neutral. A 2017 interior design trends survey found that neutral colors were popular with a large percentage of their participants. If they were going to redecorate their homes, over a third of these individuals stated that they would choose a neutral color palette instead.The results of Zillow’s(more…)
Every single year there are homeowners across the United States that set out to renovate their home. This process involves making major changes to a home, either on the inside or the outside. This is a huge deal and it is why hiring a home remodeling contractor or a home renovation contractor is a huge deal in the United States.
If you fail to get the right kind of help then you are more than likely going to have a bad experience with your home renovation project. While there are some people who are truly talented enough to go and make humungous changes to their home, this is not true for everyone. Here are the facts on how the average United States consumer can get the most out of their home.
Indoor plumbing has been around since about 2500 B.C. or so. Even though some form of this convenience has been around for thousands of years, we still encounter problems. Pipes can freeze over and burst, causing a big flood. New sprinkler systems can malfunction and make a muddy mess. Faucets can leak, leading to gallons of water being wasted over time. Here are a few tips on how to handle these common plumbing problems.
What’s the Number One Question When a Plumbing Problem Arises?
The main question everyone wants an answer to when a plumbing problem occurs is, “do I need to call a plumber?” With the helpful suggestions and how-to’s all over the internet, many homeowners want to believe that they don’t need any outside help. What they really believe is that a plumber might charge them mor (more…)
Does your home have annoying leaky faucets? Nearly 10% of homes that have at least one leak have been found to waste up to 90 gallons of water every day. That is a surprising amount to most homeowners. Because these wasted gallons will still show up the the water bill, it is in the homeowner’s financial interest to fix leaks when they first notice them.
How Do Leaks Occur In the Average Home?
Leaky faucets is not the only source of water wastage in a home. A water heater might be running inefficiently. A toilet might need some repairs. There are multiple ways leaks might occur. Here are a few of the most common, and what steps to take to fix them.
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From pool installation and pool renovations to the installation of a back deck, renovations are becoming more and more common on the outdoor living spaces of homeowners. For instance, nearly 15% of all homeowners in the United States are opting to add an outdoor kitchen to their backyards, and many homeowners are also choosing to add barbecues and grills as part of that. The overall goal, for over half of homeowners conducting backyard renovations, is to make their outdoor space more welcoming, friendly, and inviting for both the occupants of the home as well as their guests.
Are you planning to renovate your home? A recent survey showed that you’re not alone. Approximately 66% of the homeowners in a recent survey stated they were planning to do so as well. While their renovation projects obviously varied, many homeowners opted to replace their windows and doors. The National Association of Home Builders 2012 Remodeling Market Index reported that window and door replacements comprised 44% of the renovation jobs for that year alone.
One of the reasons why window and door replacements are in demand is to create a more energy-efficient home environment. When window and doors allow drafts in, it can make an impact on a household’s overall heating and cooling bills. Recent data suggests that this can increase your bills by as much as ten percent to 25%.
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Have you just purchased a home and are in the midst of understanding the health of all the appliances in it? If so, you aren’t alone. Thousands of homeowners are in your exact situation every single day. Appliances that you use every day like a stove or refrigerator aren’t easily forgotten, but it’s the appliances that you may not turn on for another month or two that may slip past you. One of those appliances is your air conditioning unit. If you happen to live in a part of the United States that is known for incredibly hot summers this is not an appliance you want to forget about. Lucky for you, finding air conditioner repair services is not too difficult of a task. Below are some things to remember and ask about during your search:
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Each year, many people travel the country with the use of a recreational vehicle or RV. That being said, it’s important to do everything possible to ensure that passengers remain safe while traveling in this vehicle. Considering that, it’s important to ensure that you and your guests remain safely hydrated while traveling. In fact, statistics show that even a mild case of dehydration can lower your energy while affecting your mental clarity. With that in mind, here are three benefits of having a reverse osmosis system installed in your RV.
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 of the value of a home, so both you and your husband have decided to pay for the difference it will cost to get the highest quality low maintenance window replacement. The window installation companies that you have received bids from so far all seem to offering the same products, so the decision will come down to the workmanship and warranties that they provide.
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Everyone has to move at some point in their lives, whether they’re moving to school, a new city, or to a new home. And every time it’s the same old story – stress, tons of boxes, trying to get everything to fit so that you can get on your way to your new home. Well, [...]
Many homeowners begin to grow tired of the way their homes look. Considering that, there are certain rooms that tend to be renovated faster than others. One of the most popular rooms in a home to renovate is the kitchen. That being said, it’s understandable to feel the need to be inspired by trending kitchen [...]
What does an exterminator do? They keep your home protected from pests that could see your foundation crumbling right beneath your feet. They keep your pets and children free from diseases that can sneak beneath your doorframe. Best of all? They keep your sanity in check. Today’s homeowner has their work cut out for them [...]