If your New Year's resolution is to get rid of clutter and save space, you should consider maximizing efficiency. With the right idea you can have more space than you thought possible. Here are five space saving ideas: 1. Doorway shelves Install shelves above your doorways to store objects. Doorways waste a lot of potential space. Why not think of a new and creative way to make that space usable? Install shelves above your kitchen doorway and store recipe books on it.
27 December 2015
When the decision between powered and manual tools comes up in the overwhelming majority of conversations, the advantage usually goes to the powered option as being easier to use, but not without the added baggage of being more expensive. When it comes to edgers, however, the decision becomes much more nuanced, and depends on a number of factors which ultimately point to the fact that most contractors and homeowners are going to find ample use for both the manual and powered edger.
9 December 2015
If you're getting a new door installed, either interior or exterior, you may want to add some secondary security to the door in the form of an interior lock. These add some peace of mind because they allow you to block out anyone who gets through the deadbolt and doorknob lock on the other side. However, there are a few different types of locks that you can get, and each has its advantages.
19 November 2015
When you purchase a previously owned home, you are inheriting all of the plumbing problems that the previous owners had. They may not have been careful about what they flushed down the drains, or they may have had problems that have now reached their peak after years of neglect. Here are 3 problems you may have to deal with shortly after moving into your home. Slow-Draining Sinks All sinks eventually clog.
3 November 2015
Regardless of whether you are buying your first home or you are someone who goes out and flips homes on a regular basis, the last thing you want to hear is that your home is going to need foundation repair. Unfortunately, it can happen to just about any home in any location. The key is to understand the components leading up to foundation repair to help you know what caused it and how to fix it.
18 October 2015
If you live in an old, historic home, chances are that you have some period glass in your home, but you probably also have some modern glass, leaving you with a mix of old and new. This is true of many older homes because most people simply went with the easiest, quickest and least expensive replacement option when their windows and glass features shattered. Unfortunately, many old windows have been poorly restored with standard glass or completely replaced with modern vinyl replacement windows, detracting from the historical accuracy and look of the home.
2 October 2015
Although it seems like a relatively simple part of the AC unit, the fan is actually one of the most crucial elements. The fan provides a continual stream of air to the unit, allowing it to take in air without overexerting itself. You should have a repair technician check over your fan every time your unit is serviced. In addition, you can help maintain the fan yourself by cleaning it occasionally, checking that the screws are tight, and making sure it's well-lubricated.
16 September 2015
If you're in the market for new countertops, there are a vast array of options available to you. There's granite, wood, laminate, and marble, making it difficult to decide which choice to make. However, if you want the ultimate in contemporary chic, look no further than quartz countertops. Quartz is an extremely durable material that provides you with great looks and supreme functionality. Learning more about the benefits of quartz countertops can help you determine if they should be your pick the next time you want to update your countertops.
27 August 2015
If you want to have a new fence installed around your home, it does not just have to be a plain wall. Many decorative features can be added to your fence to make it more attractive. Some of the things that you do can even provide practical solutions, such as adding benches for more seating in your backyard, or installing garden boxes to renovate landscaping. Here are some practical features that can be done to give your wood fence a unique look:
12 August 2015
If torrential rains cause flooding in your home, you will worry about water damage to the structure and to your belongings. Due to the damp conditions, you may fear a mold outbreak as well. Another problem you should be concerned about is possible sewage backup in your home. Not only is this a smelly, unpleasant issue, it can cause serious health problems. If you experience home flooding, be on the lookout for signs of sewage backup.
30 July 2015