My husband and I wanted to add an addition to our home for years before we finally decided to act on the idea. However, we then realized that we desperately needed to update our kitchen, as well. Before we started the remodeling process, we prepared for what we expected: stress. We made sure we cleared our calendars and didn't have any other major commitments during the remodeling process. However, once we began planning the renovations, we quickly learned that we were actually having a lot of fun! The renovation process also went very smoothly and, now that the process is over, we both joke around that it feels "too quiet" in hear without the company of the contractors. I enjoyed t all so much I decided to start a blog to share my remodeling tips to help others who will soon be taking the plunge!
10 June 2015
Many house hunters make the mistake of thinking they're eventually going to find a home that they love everything about. Though there are many different types of homes for sale, this may happen for just a few people. It is more likely that you'll have to compromise on something small in order to get moved into your new home in a timely manner. There are several small shortcomings, listed below, that should never stop you from buying a home that you otherwise love.
28 May 2015
One of the biggest concerns for homeowners with well water is the risk of contamination in the well. Since many chemicals and bacteria can seep into your well water without leaving any odor or flavor behind, this is a significant concern. Wells are susceptible to this type of contamination from many things, including de-icing chemicals, pesticide treatments, animal waste and sewage leaks. Here are some tips for testing and treating your home's well.
13 May 2015
Whether you are building a dock, seawall or boathouse, wood is an affordable material to use. Some materials perform better than others in a marine environment do. You may have heard a lot about tropical lumber, but domestic species can be just as good or better. Oak is a good example of a domestic wood species that can be a great choice for wood features in marine construction. Here are some things that you will want to know about using oak for your marine construction project:
27 April 2015
Older homes may be full of charm and desirable elements, but they can also come with their own set of concerns. One aspect that could cause costly problems is an outdated septic system with sewer lines that have been in place for decades. Chances are, if you live in an older home with an outdated system, your sewer lines will have to be replaced at some point and these repairs and replacements do not always come cheap because they can involve digging deep trenches with heavy equipment.
10 April 2015
Whether you are looking to repair the windows you have or replace them with something more modern, talking to a contractor can sometimes feel intimidating. This is not because window professionals are hard to deal with, but because you may be unfamiliar with a lot of the terminology that is used to describe specific window types. When it comes to chatting about windows and getting the best out of the experience, there are several key terms you should know the meaning of as a homeowner.