1 May 2015
One of the most popular trends for new home designs is the ability to incorporate "green" technology. This is because of benefits such as reducing your cooling and heating bills and helping to improve the environment. If you have a passion for gardening, consider adding a green roof to your home. Not only will it help lower your bills, but it may also extend the life of your roof by filtering off stormwater to reduce the risk of flooding.
15 April 2015
Many homeowners make the brilliant decision to have spray foam insulation installed in their homes. This product is an efficient and easy way to insulate the home more effectively than other options. Unfortunately, the spray foam insulation can sometimes get away from the installers and become stuck to your home and furnishings. Here, you will learn the removal techniques for getting the insulation off of the things that it shouldn't be on.
2 April 2015
If there was a roofing leak and you have water damage throughout the ceiling and along a wall in the home, there are a few dangers that could cause health concerns. If the water has been there for a long period of time, you could have a mold problem in the home. The water could have also triggered other problems you were unaware of, like lead or asbestos exposure. Here are a few things you have to consider.
20 March 2015
If you turn on your furnace just to find that it isn't blowing warm air, take a look inside to see if the pilot light is lit. If it isn't, chances are that your thermocouple isn't working properly. This part acts as a sensor and signals the pilot light to stay lit when you turn up your thermostat. Cleaning the existing thermocouple or replacing it with a new one is easy to do and doesn't require knowledge of furnaces.
10 March 2015
People love water. The price of homes and land on lakes and rivers is a testament to this. But even if you don't live on coastal property, having a home swimming pool can still give you the ability to float, swim, relax, or just cool off on hot days. And while there's certainly nothing wrong with a traditional rectangular swimming pool, it's far from the only option available. If you're considering a swimming pool (and especially if you want to make the most of a small lot), consider getting something custom and unique.
2 March 2015
Hiring a landscaper to install a waterfall or a bubbling fountain with a Koi pond underneath is an excellent move. These water features add beauty and interest to your yard and increase the property value as well. After you have spent some time enjoying your new water feature, you may encounter a problem. Before you assume the landscaper did something wrong, consider that it is not the landscaper's fault. More than likely, it is one of the three following problems and you can easily fix it yourself.
20 February 2015
It is possible that you are getting older and are building or buying the home you plan to stay in for your retirement. Or, it could be that you or a loved one has been diagnosed with some form of debilitating illness and mobility is now an issue, especially going up or down the stairs. Whatever the reason for your current interest in installing an elevator in your home, there are ways to make it interesting, unusual and different from your normal run-of-the-mill indoor transportation.
13 February 2015
The patio door plays a vital role in the home. Not only does it provide you with easy access to the patio, but it can also flood the interior of your home with natural light during the day. Unfortunately, choosing the best patio door can be difficult, as there are so many options out there. Here are a few tips that will help you choose the best patio door. Styles
27 January 2015
If you run a business that must operate machinery, such as cranes from a place like Winslow Crane Service Co, whether it is for construction or overhead cranes to help with stocking product, you must be sure your employees are qualified to operate these safely. Here's what you must know to ensure that your employees are working safely with the cranes used in your business: Hands-On Experience: Hands-on experience is critical for operating cranes properly.
6 January 2015
Not only are bathroom accessories useful, they can be decorative as well. When choosing accessories for your bathroom, pick items that can work double duty. Consider your bathroom's color and decor theme, such as an island or garden-inspiered space, when buying the accessories. You can use the helpful items to help tie the overall look of the bathroom together. Keep these decorating tips in mind when choosing bathroom accessories: 1. Toothbrush Holders