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
10 February 2015
Clogged drains can be a major hassle. It's always annoying to deal with a slow drain in a sink or a shower, and it can actually contribute to sanitation issues in your home. Plus, avoiding dealing with a clog can cause it to get worse and cost more to fix, so it's best to take care of these issues as soon as possible. Luckily, there is more way than one to get rid of a clog in your drain.
5 February 2015
The average homeowner does not know a lot about plumbing and there is nothing wrong with that. Unfortunately, the average homeowner also puts off calling a plumber if the problem "is not that bad" or you think you can fix it by yourself. While you probably can fix something small such as tightening a faucet. You might not know where to begin if you have a pipe that is leaking. Waiting is just going to cause a small plumbing problem to get worse.
30 January 2015
Selling a home is not as simple as putting up a sign and waiting for offers to come flooding in. There are many preparations to make and people you need to contact. If you are considering selling your home, one of the professionals that you need to call out for a visit is an electrician. This guide explains what the electrician will look at to ensure that potential buyers see your home as a good buy instead of a money pit concerning the electrical system.
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.
23 January 2015
When it comes to protecting your home, your front door should be one of the key areas you bolster. Since most break-ins to homes happen through a compromised front door, no expense should be spared when it comes to securing it. With a few economical hardware upgrades, you can fortify your front entry and make your home much more burglar-proof. Here are a few tips on how to achieve this.
20 January 2015
Electrical fires in homes are somewhat rare, but they do still occur and especially in homes with older wiring. The sad truth is that very often there are signs of the home's wiring being bare or frayed that homeowners overlook simply because they aren't familiar with these signs and what they mean, and so they neglect to have an electrician make repairs and upgrades before such a fire occurs. Consider some common signs of older wiring or of dangerous wiring in a home that should be replaced or repaired.