There is a lot to think about when you’re renovating a home. You need to make many decisions, starting with what contractor to use and how much money you want to spend. It helps if you have a clear vision for how you want your home to look when you’re done. If you’re not sure what it is that you want yet, take some time to look through my blog. I’ll discuss everything from home additions to flooring materials to appliances and fixtures. These articles will help you get a sense of the possibilities for your home renovation, and help you narrow down your options. Eventually, you’ll decide on the renovations that are right for you.
1 February 2016
If you're dealing with a thyroid disorder, anemia, lupus, or another medical condition that results in moderate to severe cold intolerance, you may be tired of paying high heating bills to keep your home at a temperature that is comfortable for you and doesn't exacerbate the symptoms of your ailment. Fortunately, there are some options to help cut expenses while you search for an effective treatment plan for your cold sensitivity. Read on to learn more about several ways you can prevent or reduce physical discomfort during cooler times of year.
13 January 2016
Much of the western United States is currently suffering from severe to exceptional droughts, and since water is in such short supply, everyone living in this region needs to do their part to conserve water. Fortunately, cutting back on your household water usage doesn't mean that you need to stop showering; it can be as simple as installing waterless toilets, like batch composting toilets. Here are five things you need to know about batch composting toilets.
9 December 2015
There are plenty of things in and around your home that are quite difficult to fix. Luckily, repairing cracks in your plaster is not necessarily one of them. Although there is some time and effort involved with this task, it is ultimately a very easy thing that you can do on your own. Throughout the course of this brief guide, you will learn about the task of going about repairing cracks in your plaster.
21 April 2015
Choosing an off-grid lifestyle is not a decision to be made lightly, but for the hardy individuals who rise to the challenge, the opportunity to live a self-sufficient lifestyle close to the land is worth the sacrifices. Improvements in solar power have made it much easier for homesteading families to handle needs such as pumping water and powering computers and appliances, but most modern solar energy systems are not capable of powering a traditional electric hot water heater.
18 February 2015
Most homes that were built in the 1950s did not have central air conditioning. Although Willis Carrier invented modern-day air conditioning in 1902, Slate records that only 10 percent of American homes had it by 1965. Units have since been installed in many of these pre-1965 homes. Some 1950s homes still do not have central air conditioning, though. If you own one of these homes, be sure its electrical system can safely handle the demands of a central air conditioning unit before installing one.