Every Home Needs a Hobby Room

  • Why You Should Not Be Your Own General Contractor

    11 September 2015

    When you are financing a big construction project, paying a general contractor will cost you a significant amount of money. The mean hourly wage for a general contractor is approximately $45.14. You may be tempted to eliminate the position and take over the responsibilities yourself. Although a few people manage to successfully pull off this maneuver, many people struggle with the job. In most instances, you should not be your own general contractor.

  • Choosing Between A Sunroom And A Screened Porch

    24 August 2015

    If you have decided to add more usable space to your home by installing a screened porch or sunroom, then you need to choose which option will work best for your needs and your local climate. To this end, here is some information on each option to help you make this important decision: Sunroom vs. Screened Porch Construction While many people use the terms sunroom and screened porch interchangeably for a home addition where you can enjoy the outside space and avoid insects, the two terms actually refer to different types of structures.

  • Four Entrance Door Options For A Retail Store

    8 August 2015

    The right design for your storefront can mean the difference between an inviting exterior and being overlooked by potential customers. Your entrance doors are a major part of that design, but security is another concern you must also keep in mind. The following guide can help you select the right option for you. Option #1: Standard Glass Standard glass doors are a staple for retail establishments and eateries, since they give the entrance an inviting look while also providing an enticing glimpse of the shop's interior to passers-by.

  • Planning A New Fence? Do These 3 Things First

    7 July 2015

    Putting up a fence can provide privacy and be a nice visual touch for your home. However, if you've decided to put up a fence on your property, it's important to perform some tasks to make sure that you don't have any problems with your fence in the future. Here are some things to do before you start construction on a new fence. Talk to Your Neighbors You might not think you need to check with your neighbors about a fence, but it is a considerate gesture to alert them to construction activity that will be taking place.

  • Three Tips To Diverting Greywater From Your Septic System For Irrigation

    24 June 2015

    With water becoming a precious resource in many areas, greywater is becoming a practical way to get water for landscaping irrigation. Not only can it help to reduce water consumption, but using grey water can also help reduce wear on your septic system. This is water that goes to your septic system and can cause it to be over burdened with affluent (liquid waste). If you want to use greywater for your landscape irrigation, here are some tips that can help you:

  • Home Electrical System: 5 Signs That You Have A Major Problem On Your Hands

    1 June 2015

    Without an electrical license, it can be hard to identify the culprits of electrical problems in your home. However, as a homeowner, you can take charge by knowing what to look for and know what signs indicate that there is a problem that requires the help of a professional. Here are a few signs that indicate a repair or replacement is necessary for your home electrical system: Circuit Breaker Constantly Tripping

  • Getting A Home Constructed From A Distance: Why You Need A General Contractor

    15 May 2015

    Are you getting a house constructed in a city that you don't reside in? If you won't be around to supervise the project, you may want to hire a general contractor to oversee it on your behalf. Find out below about the benefits of using a general contractor for supervising home construction, as well as how to hire one without spending too much money. What Makes a General Contractor Useful When a Home is Constructed?

  • Four Options You May Want To Consider When Having Radiant Heating Installed In Your Home

    29 April 2015

    If you want to have a heating system that is efficient and comfortable, radiant heating is a great option. There are also many different options when choosing radiant heating systems. You can choose between different types of boilers, radiators and in-floor heating. These different options can be good for certain circumstances. If you have an existing home, you may want to have radiators installed, while with new homes in-floor systems can be great.

  • Considering Siding Replacement? The Important Considerations

    14 April 2015

    If you know your older home needs new siding but you aren't sure what type of siding is going to be best, you'll want to consider professional installation. There are a lot of risks when you try to do your own siding removal and installation. Consider the following things, and call professionals to get the siding that you need. Asbestos Concerns Removing your own siding can be dangerous because you don't know if there was asbestos in the siding, in the adhesive used to apply the siding, or in the insulation behind the siding.

  • Why Your Antique House Should Have Modern Windows Installed

    31 March 2015

    Have you recently purchased an old home? Are you making plans for how to renovate it, while preserving its historical charm? Here are some reasons why home window replacement should be at the top of your to do list: Safety: In some older houses, the window frames are too small for a person to use the window as a fire escape. They may also have small windows that consist of nothing more than a pane of glass and don't open at all.