Every Home Needs a Hobby Room

  • 4 Ways Street Sweeping Can Help You

    21 December 2015

    You might think of street cleaning as something that is a bit of an unnecessary expense that you can opt against, but the truth is that street cleaning is more necessary than you might believe. The following guide will show 4 ways street sweeping can be helpful. 1. Curb Appeal Yes, the overall value of your home and neighborhood has to do with your curb appeal. You could do this on your own, but what if you do not have the time?

  • 4 Tests To Determine If Your Window Needs Repaired Or Replaced

    3 December 2015

    Everyone wants to be able to stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. This is especially true when you are in the comfort of your own home. One of the biggest culprits of inability to keep your home at a comfortable temperature is the windows. Cracked glass, loose panes, and leaky seams just force your HVAC system to run constantly in order to keep your home comfortable. If you are trying to decide whether or not it is time for a new window, there are a few tests you can do to be sure.

  • Wise Tips For Water Conservation

    16 November 2015

    Growing a healthy lawn or garden requires water, but in some locales water is a very precious and limited resource. Practicing good water saving habits is vital to the continued availability of water. The following tips can help you grow healthy outdoor plants while also conserving water. Tip #1: Install a Drip System Drip systems used to only be suitable for garden beds. This is because the most basic systems consisted of a series of hoses, called drip tape, that ran water to the plants.

  • Problems In Employee Restrooms Can Spell Trouble For Business Owners

    28 October 2015

    One of the areas in your business you may not give a lot of thought to is the employee restroom. You may have hired a professional janitorial service for keeping your employees' restrooms clean, but have not given a lot of attention to possible problems like leaky toilets and sinks. However, while these kinds of issues may seem small compared to your daily routine of production, you should know these small plumbing problems could lead to much bigger problems.

  • Patch A Small Hole In A French Door's Wooden Frame

    13 October 2015

    A small hole in the wooden frame of a French door that leads out to your patio can be repaired with the following steps. After the hole has been filled, add a fresh coat of primer and paint to the patched section so that the damage is no longer apparent. Materials sandpaper electric sander compressed air vinyl tarp mild liquid detergent water soft cloths (lint-free) wood putty thin knife putty knife primer paint thin paintbrush sponge Sand And Clean The Damaged Portion Of The Door

  • Is Your Commercial Parking Lot Terrible? Fix It Before It Costs You

    28 September 2015

    If your staff or customers are griping and angry because the parking lot is so damaged, you may want to get it fixed before you have to pay more money than you want to. Repairing the parking lot before you end up with a bill on your desk is the best way to protect your business, and it's going to improve the value of the property at the same time.

  • 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.

  • How Ignoring A Leaky Roof Can Affect Homeowners' Insurance Claims

    30 July 2015

    If you've got a leaking roof, there are plenty of good reasons not to put it off. It can do a lot of damage to the interior of your home, from encouraging mold growth to causing electrical shorts. But one thing people don't always consider when planning (or putting off) roof repairs is their homeowners' insurance. Insurance Rarely Covers Mold Growth Individual plans vary, of course, but most standard home insurance plans don't cover mold damage.