29 December 2016
New homes are brand new builds that have never been lived in before. There are plenty of reasons to choose a new home over an existing home. In fact just over half of all home buyers prefer new homes to existing ones. However, newly constructed homes come at a cost. New homes for sale can go for up to 20 percent more than a similar home that has already been built.
6 December 2016
Although patios have been used for family gatherings in the past, they were not exactly seen as a sanctuary. Today's patios are a bit different. With the right design, your patio can be your own little oasis in your backyard. One popular material that is used for building those patios are pavers. If you are planning to use pavers, here are some tips to make sure your patio lives up to your dreams.
15 November 2016
You likely know that electrical repairs should only be performed by an electrical contractor. However, some people do not realize that there are some things on their property that are in plain sight that could cause electrical problems. The following are a few things that you can note yourself and report to an electrician for servicing. Ensure that you make a list that is comprised of each room in your home.
9 November 2016
A bathroom sink can be a busy area in many homes, with people cleaning up and using electrical devices like curling irons and hair dryers. The sink can also become a dangerous place if one of those devices falls into the sink while it is filled with water. People have been seriously injured or killed when they reach into the sink to grab the device without turning the electricity off first.
6 October 2016
Residents in the state of Florida are no strangers when it comes to hurricanes. In fact on one particular top-ten list, six different areas of the Sunshine State are considered the worst places for hurricanes. This can make having homeowners insurance spendy for some, but thankfully Floridians can still reduce the cost of homeowners insurance. Install Impact Windows Since part of your homeowners insurance has to do with protecting your home from getting damaged, installing windows that can help reduce the amount of damage caused by a hurricane can help to decrease the amount you pay on your premium.
16 September 2016
If you're like most people, you've been hearing a lot lately about the importance of providing habitat for wildlife in our outdoor living spaces. This doesn't mean that you've got to give over your entire yard to wildlife — you can still have a pleasant outdoor environment for human friends and family to enjoy while providing some wildlife-friendly amenities for non-domestic furry friends. Following are five ways you can help local wildlife.
26 August 2016
Have you been considering asphalt shingles as the material to use for your roof? Asphalt shingles can actually give a roof a lot of appeal, and they are a popular choice for many homeowners. As long as you make sure the asphalt shingles are properly maintained, you will not have to worry about making untimely repairs. In this article, you will learn some helpful information about asphalt shingles so you can decide if investing in them is a good idea.