Home Renovation Happenings
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Home Renovation Happenings

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.

Home Renovation Happenings

  • 5 Things You Need To Know about Batch Composting Toilets

    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.

  • Living In The Snowbelt: Three Types Of Roofing That Are Better Than Asphalt

    19 December 2015

    Asphalt shingles are popular in areas such as the northeastern and midwestern United States. Though this roofing material does a decent job of holding up to the temporal climate in these regions, it can suffer some damage when heavy snow storms come. If you don't want to have to make roofing repairs in the coming years, it may be worthwhile to look past asphalt and choose one of these other more snow-resistant roofing types instead.

  • DIY: Repairing Cracks In Your Plaster

    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.

  • Exterior Vs. Interior Drain Tile: Which Works Best For Your Home?

    13 November 2015

    Heavy rainfall, heavy snow melts and poor gutter placement can all do a number on your home's basement walls and/or foundation, especially if you don't already have an effective drainage system in place. If you don't want to deal with water in your basement or a foundation weakened by poor drainage, it's in your best interest to invest in drain tiling as a way to keep seepage at bay. There are two different approaches to drain tiling, both with their own set of benefits and drawbacks.

  • 5 Fencing Options For Keeping Your Goats Safe And Away From Your Neighbor's Flowers

    22 October 2015

    The recent rise in interest in self-sufficiency has led to many goats living in suburbs and even urban areas, resulting in heated disagreements when those critters get loose and munch a prized rose bush right to the ground. Many newcomers think they can simply tie their goat to a tree and leave them be, but this leaves them at the mercy at coyotes, wild dogs, and their own tendency to wrap a rope or chain around their neck.