27 February 2015
If you've recently purchased your first home, you'll soon find that one of the biggest challenges is finishing your landscaping in a way that highlights the look that you want for your property. One of the most difficult landscaping challenges can be building a retaining wall that's strong enough to stabilize your soil but attractive enough to keep your home looking inviting. Below, you'll find a guide to some of the materials available in retaining wall construction.
20 February 2015
It is nearly impossible to purchase exactly the amount of laminate flooring you need when upgrading your home. Inevitably, you will have leftover planks that usually end up sitting in the garage for years. By taking the time to think creatively, these planks can be given a new lease on life inside your home. Here are three crafts you can make using those leftover laminate flooring pieces. 1. Coat Rack
12 February 2015
In terms of the bathroom, there are so many directions you can go in when customizing it. In order to enhance your bathroom, you can incorporate these things into the bathroom: Frameless Shower Doors The shower area is used a lot in the bathroom, and to give this area a unique look, you can put a frameless shower door in the bathroom. The frameless design gives your shower an open vibe, making it look bigger and more sophisticated.
9 February 2015
Whether you have a new home or an older one, plumbing problems can strike anytime. Some minor plumbing problems are pretty easy to fix; however, others are definitely best left to a plumbing service. Here are three of the most common home plumbing problems -- along with some tips on how to fix them: 1. A Slow-Draining Bathtub or Sink This common plumbing problem is typically caused by the pop-up used to plug the drain collecting debris and hair.
4 February 2015
If you have accidentally hit your garage door with your vehicle, leaving a cracked area or small hole, you will want to have it repaired. Repairing a wood garage door is fairly easy and something you should be able to do yourself with the aid of a few hardware items. Here are some instructions you can use to repair a wood garage door yourself. Assessing The Situation Take a look at the compromised area and see how deep the hole seems to be.
29 January 2015
You want to protect your family in any way you can. You likely know you can do this by using a security system, keeping everything locked up, etc. Below are some tips of things you may not have considered to keep out the bad guy, as well as change things inside the home to stay safe. Protect From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Carbon monoxide poisoning is deadly, and because it has no smell, it is hard to detect if you do not have a carbon monoxide alarm system.
27 January 2015
If you are committed to maintaining the hardscaping elements of your landscape, you'll want to properly protect your deck. By applying a stain and sealer to the surface of your wooden deck, you can enhance its appearance and give it a tough, long-lasting coating. Often you can do this all at one time, since many manufacturers combine the stain and sealer into a single product. Depending on your own preferences, you can use either a water-based stain and sealer or one that is oil-based.
22 January 2015
Although it's not a common problem, extreme quantities of snow can cause a roof to collapse. This is most common when large amounts of snow fall all at one time, as in the case of some very strong winter storms. Large amounts of snow (particularly wet snow) can be very heavy. This puts a lot of pressure on the rooftops supporting that snow. Flat roofs are more vulnerable to collapse than steep roofs.
20 January 2015
If you are looking to save money on your electric bills and to make sure that your home is as comfortable as possible during the changing seasons, installing insulation is a great way to do it. Installing insulation can also be a surprisingly easy do-it-yourself project, but to make the job even easier on yourself, you may want to choose spray foam insulation. These are a few reasons why spray foam insulation is the best choice if you're tackling your insulating job on your own:
14 January 2015
Keeping your car looking clean is probably a priority for you. While you might think that investing the time and energy required to detail your vehicle is harmless, think again. Many cars sustain scratches to their exterior during the detailing process. In order to keep your car looking pristine, here are 3 things you should avoid the next time you choose to detail your car. 1. Abrasive Towels The materials you use to wash down your vehicle could actually be the cause of unsightly scratches.