14 November 2016
Whether your property consists of a fraction of a small lot or covers dozens of acres of land, keeping both your family and belongings safely on your home site is very important. Even with friendly and accommodating neighbors, nobody likes it when someone else infringes on their land, accidentally or not. Having a fence built won't solve all potential problems you may face as a new homeowner, but there are four unquestionable reasons why it is a good idea to get a fence in place right away.
24 October 2016
Usually, "raising the roof" means you are having a wild party. However, it can also mean that you are literally raising the roof of your home. Taking a closer look at the latter, let's see how you can literally raise your roof, but still have some fun doing it. Have People Over, Like a Barn Raising If you are going to attempt this project DIY, then you definitely need to invite some people to help.
18 October 2016
Creating a modern kitchen not only gives your food-prep and cooking space a lift, but the changes you make help solve space and function issues in other common rooms. Perhaps you have a formal dining room that's become a project area, or your home office space is not large enough to handle your personal working style. Before you begin you remodel, consider the following tips: Sleek means stealth storage Contemporary kitchen design leans toward the sleek and the minimalist with few fussy details.
5 October 2016
If you live in an older home with thin walls, you might assume you're just doomed to shiver winters away forever. Even if you were to cram some insulation between those walls, you wouldn't be able to get enough in there to do much good anyways, right? Not necessarily. While insulating old, thin walls with fiberglass is indeed a challenge, there is another type of insulation that actually does this duty very well: spray foam.
15 September 2016
The holidays are just around the corner. It's time to start planning the family get-togethers. While you're busy making all of the arrangements, you might want to take a look at your plumbing. The last thing you want is to have an emergency plumbing issue that interrupts the festivities. Many plumbing problems that people experience during the holidays could actually be avoided with some careful planning. Here are some tips that will help you prevent plumbing problems during your holiday festivities.
25 August 2016
If you want to have outdoor outlets at your home, for whatever reason, then you need to make sure that you have them installed correctly. For one thing, they will be exposed to the elements, and water and electricity don't mix. If water got into an outlet with no way to shut it down at the outlet, it could short out the system and cause a fire. If you are familiar with electrical work and decide that you can do the work on your own, there are things that you need to make sure that you know before you get started so that the outlets and wiring are installed correctly.
5 August 2016
Are you interested in using your auto shop's garage doors as promotional tools? Here are three fun ways to decorate your doors and increase customer interest in your services: Use Custom Stencils An excellent way to spruce your building's garage doors up while at the same time promoting your business is to decorate the doors with custom stencils and paint. Have your company logo and a mimic of your business sign turned into stencils at your local office supply store, printing shop, or graphic design studio.
22 July 2016
If you want to create a patio on the back of your tiny home, you need to be sure that you have a patio cover installed to ensure that you can get shade when you need it. When you own a tiny house, you need for everything to be as light as it can be, while still being durable. Use the guide below to learn how to use an aluminum patio cover on the outside of your tiny home to create the outdoor relaxation area you want quickly and easily.
5 July 2016
If you are moving into a home that is not only new to you, but also recently built, it can be exciting to personalize parts of this to make it your own. If a home is nearly completed and ready to move in, there are a few things that you might want to consider updating. Here are four ways you can personalize a new house to feel like home. 1. Invest In Landscaping
20 June 2016
When returning home after a hurricane or other natural disaster that's flooded your neighborhood, the first step you should take is checking your house for hazards before entering. If you notice changes to the foundation of the house (such as cracks or shifting) or if the roof and walls appear to be sagging, leaning, or otherwise obviously damaged, you'll need to make an appointment with a building inspector to determine whether it's safe before you can enter.