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!
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 One aspect that could cause costly problems is an outdated septic system with sewer lines that have been in place for decades. Chances are, if you live in an older home with an outdated system, your sewer lines will have to be replaced at some point and these repairs and replacements do not always come cheap because they can involve digging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.
10 April 2015
If you live in a subdivision that used to have a homeowner's association, but the association has disbanded since you moved into your house, you may have rally with your neighbors to fix things in the neighborhood, even the roadways. If you have a bad cul-de-sac or area that has damage, call the paving contractors. If there are pot holes and cracks and a lot of other trouble areas and you don't know when the city will get to repairing the damage, you can call an asphalt repair company to help with the problem.
30 March 2015
Seal coating is the process of coating asphalt in a protective layer that prevents other materials from penetrating. This protective coating is designed to be tight enough to even prevent liquids, such as water and oil, from reaching the asphalt and damaging it. With the expense of having asphalt installed in the first place, many property owners aren't interested in paying the extra money for seal coating to be applied as well.
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.