Are you planning a long distance move from a warm climate to a cold one? If so, there are a few additional steps you should take to prepare for the move. Here, you will learn those steps.
Hire a Moving Company
Since you are likely an inexperienced truck driver, it would be best to leave the moving truck driving to the professionals. When you leave your home, the weather could be warm and sunny, but by the time you reach your new home, the weather could be cold, snowy and dangerous to drive in. Read More»
Before you turn that unfinished basement into a new family room or before it becomes a den complete with pricey home office equipment, you should consider having it waterproofed. Basements that exist below the water table or that are a part of homes that were improperly graded are prone to moist, damp walls. And unless you want to work or play downstairs in a cold, wet space, waterproofing is a good idea. Read More»
The one decision most homeowners need to make when having brand new windows installed is if they want to go with wood or vinyl. Since each window type has different benefits, it is important to understand what they are in order to make an informed decision.
One main factor that many homeowners consider when buying windows is price. Wood and vinyl windows can actually vary quite a bit in terms of cost. Read More»
Winter is on the way and there are a number of things that you can do to prepare your garage door for the upcoming season. From performing important maintenance to installing beautiful holiday door decorations, there are many ways to attend to your garage door in the coming weeks and months.
Clean and Maintain the Weather Stripping
The weather stripping is the gasket around your door that prevents the cold air from leaking into your garage. Read More»
Trees are susceptible to diseases just as humans are. If you do not properly care for your trees they can fall victim to illnesses which can spread to the rest of your trees and plants, putting your entire yard at risk. Inspect your trees and plants daily. If you notice that your trees are not looking as healthy as usual, you will want to treat them right away to prevent death of the tree roots. Read More»
When you are looking to refinish the floors inside your home, you have many, many options to choose from. Homeowners commonly choose carpet, tile, or laminate, but they rarely consider decorative concrete — until recently. Today, there are several decorative options for indoor concrete, one of the most unique being acid stain.
What is acid stain?
Acid stain is a chemical coloring process used on concrete. A combination of water, mineral salts, and muratic acid is applied to the surface of the concrete, and over several hours a chemical reaction colors the concrete without the help of any dyes or pigments. Read More»
With the holiday gift-giving season in full swing, you have to ask yourself if you have finished your gift list. If the answer to this is no, consider gifting someone with an appliance. Gone are the days when appliance gifts meant tasteless toasters and basic blenders. Today’s appliances make great gifts — here are just a few examples.
Who doesn’t want a cappuccino with a little bit of extra froth in the morning? Read More»
Many consumers neglect calling for air conditioning service because their unit is running well and they don’t want to waste money on an unnecessary service call. This negligence can be hazardous to your heating and air conditioning unit over time. This is because dirty evaporator coils can lead to larger and more costly problems.
Saving Money by Scheduling Bi-Annual Maintenance
Schedule maintenance on your HVAC unit once during the spring and again in the autumn to ensure it runs as efficiently as possible. Read More»
Healthy lawns make a home look more desirable, increasing both their value and curb appeal. When it comes to your rental homes, there is no guarantee that the tenants will take care of the lawn properly. You generally have three choices when it comes to your rental property:
Trust the tenants to value and care for the lawn.
Do it yourself.
Hire a mowing and lawn care service. Read More»
If you have recently purchased an old piece of furniture at a yard sale or thrift shop, you can easily refinish it in the comfort of your home. Furniture repair can be a therapeutic and fulfilling activity, and many people will buy a piece of furniture to see what treasure it holds beneath years of dirt and grime. Here are some tips that you can use to refinish an old piece of wood furniture of your own. Read More»