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.
3 March 2015
Purchasing a house involves making sure that you complete an extensive checklist of tasks including exterior property maintenance. If you are a first-time home buyer, you may be faced with making decisions about things you have never thought of before, such as the stability of the property's sewer line and local codes that govern how you maintain utility pipes. If you find yourself confused about your responsibilities when it comes to sewer lines, the following guide provides you with the most important information you need about the pipe that moves waste away from your house.
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.
9 February 2015
Installing new vinyl replacement windows can improve both the value and curb appeal of your home. One of the most popular styles of replacement windows on the market today is the double-hung casement window. If you're planning to install this type of window in your home, the following guide offers tips and instructions for safely cleaning a double-hung casement window. Safe Cleaning Tips for Replacement Windows To keep your new replacement windows looking their best, you'll occasionally need to clean them in a safe manner.
7 January 2015
You cycle your garage door multiple times throughout the day. Unless you simply open your garage door to ventilate heat from your home, then this also means you're passing underneath your garage door every time you open it. Although your garage door has never fallen on you in the past, there's always a chance it will happen—especially if you don't maintain your door. Perform or arrange for these service jobs to stay safe while walking or driving under your garage door:
29 December 2014
There are a number of reasons why your water heater may suddenly stop producing hot water, but one of the most common causes is a bad thermocouple. If you've lit your pilot light numerous times but it won't stay on, then you may need to replace the appliance's thermocouple. Here's how to diagnose the problem and step by step instructions for completing this simple repair at home. About Thermocouples The purpose of the thermocouple device is to detect whether the pilot light is on or off and regulate the flow of gas to the appliance appropriately.