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!
17 March 2015
When you own a home with landscaping that includes trees, you may not think much of troubles you may have with your trees in the future. After all, you may take for granted the fact that your trees will always be there and remain strong and healthy indefinitely. This assumption is not necessarily correct, though. Trees are living creatures, a fact that many people realize but fail to fully understand. As living creatures, trees can die, fall ill, get infested, or suffer injuries.
16 December 2014
Winter tends to be very harsh on roofs, especially if they are old. Therefore, you should prepare your roof for the cold season so that it doesn't require a complete overhaul after the winter. Here are three helpful measures: Fasten the Gutters The first thing is to ensure that the gutters are securely fastened onto the fascia board. This advice is useful for all houses, but it is especially necessary if your house has been around for more than a decade.
15 December 2014
Concrete is one of the most widespread building materials on the planet. It is so common that you will rarely spend a day without seeing it in one form or another. However, not many people understand the process behind making concrete. This article will introduce one crucial aspect of the process: concrete blankets. What is a concrete blanket? In order to understand what a concrete blanket is, one must first understand the general process of making concrete.
15 December 2014
A yearly maintenance check (usually conducted in the fall) is essential if you want to ensure that your furnace is operating safely and efficiently. People often don't realize just how many of their energy dollars are being wasted by a poorly-maintained furnace. If you want to avoid this problem, regularly scheduled maintenance will help ensure that your home's furnace is in perfect working condition and you won't need emergency heating repair in the middle of winter.
15 December 2014
The condition of your roof plays a key role in determining the overall status of your entire house. Not only does your roof keep elements such as rain, snow and excessive sunlight out of your house, it also protects the foundation of your home by channeling water and other debris away from the structure of your house so that it won't deteriorate at a rapid pace. When your roof malfunctions, it can cost thousands of dollars to repair or replace it as quickly as possible.