14 January 2015
If you've been planning out a design for a new deck or patio on your home, the main thing on your mind is likely the budget and construction costs. While it's important to find a general contractor who specializes in deck design and construction, there are some things that should be brought to his attention before the project gets underway. Here are a few questions you may want to ask yourself before you embark on this type of home improvement project.
8 January 2015
Finishing a basement is a great way to increase the usable space of your home, while also allowing you to increase your home's value. Two great ways to finish your basement are by building an entertainment space and apartment. Entertainment Space One of the most popular ways to finish a basement is by building a space that is designed solely for fun and entertainment. The most common way to accomplish this is by building a home theater in your basement.
6 January 2015
One of the great things about garage doors is that they don't need a whole lot of maintenance. Most of the time, they just work, without much effort on your part. But one thing that you should be doing at least once a year is checking to make sure that the garage door is balanced. This will help keep it opening and closing easily, and alert you if your springs are beginning to wear out.
30 December 2014
If your current water heater is nearing the end of its useful life, you've probably begun to investigate alternate options. One type of water heater that is soaring in popularity is the tankless heater. Will this water heater work in your home and with your lifestyle? Read on to learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of the tankless hot water heater. What is a tankless heater? Traditional water heaters are fairly large and cylindrical.
18 December 2014
When you want to update the appearance and decor of your home, vinyl siding can actually be an excellent solution. One reason for this is that vinyl siding can be installed over other types of existing siding. Always remember with vinyl siding is that it's a good idea to install rigid foam insulation underneath the siding before you put it up. This not only helps increase your home's energy efficiency, it also provides a flat surface on which to attach vinyl siding.
17 December 2014
If you don't like waking up with cold feet, in-floor heating is ideal. It is a system with a series of tubes that circulate water under the floor. There is also the flooring that will finish your system, which can be materials like tile, lightweight concrete and epoxies. If you are having an in-floor heating system installed in your home, here are four of the best flooring choices you will have for flooring in your home:
26 November 2014
Whether you share your living room with children or not, it is likely that you don't have enough storage in your home. Without adequate storage, your living room is constantly a mess. However, maybe you don't have the most room in your living room to add storage cabinets. Luckily, this can be easily remedied by using hidden storage compartments throughout your living room. Here are four: 1. Window Seats. Whether you have a box or a bowed window, there is a lot of unused space underneath the window.