• Pre-Winter Checklist For Homeowners

    20 October 2014

    Ice, snow and cold temperatures can take their toll on your home in the winter. As the winter season draws near, it's time to prepare for the changing weather conditions ahead. Your siding, windows and roofing can all suffer if certain precautions and safety checks aren't taken. Use this pre-winter checklist to help maintain these key exterior components of your home year round, but especially as winter sets in: Siding

  • How To Clear You Clogged Bathtub: Home Remedy Options

    20 October 2014

    Clogged plumbing can be a major inconvenience and frustration in your life. Your bathtub (or shower) is a plumbing fixture that you need to use on a daily basis. So, when it starts to drain slowly, leaving standing water in the tub for several minutes up to several hours, this can cause you a great deal of trouble. Not only is this inconvenient, but also unsanitary, leaving unsightly rings and residue all around your bathtub.

  • Upgrading To Metal: Help Your Home And Your Bank Account

    20 October 2014

    As the asphalt shingles on your house start to age and get older than 20 years, it's time to replace them with a more reliable and efficient option for your house. If you are looking for a long term material that you won't have to replace in another 15-20 years, you'll want to talk with a roofing contractor about metal roofing panels. Metal roofing panels are increasing in popularity for residential properties, because of the many structural and cost efficient benefits they offer.

  • Create A Decorative Flowerbed With Gravel, Plants, And Flowers

    20 October 2014

    Make a decorative flowerbed with gravel, small plants, and your favorite flowers. The gravel will assist with preventing weeds and help retain moisture to the soil that is underneath. When finished, you will have a beautiful area that will not require much upkeep. As long as each plant and flower receives plenty of water and sunlight, your flowerbed will look beautiful and well-kept.  Materials measuring tape metal stakes landscape fabric scissors shovel fertilizer plants  flowers gravel ​Measure And Dig Out The Flowerbed

  • Keep Soil Contained By Building A Retaining Wall

    20 October 2014

    Build a retaining wall to surround flowers and shrubs in your yard. The wall will provide an attractive border and will keep the plants and soil stabilized. Retaining walls are perfect to use in sloped areas and also look attractive on flat land. Follow the instructions below to complete this project.  Purchase These Materials shovel wooden posts sand  gravel tamping tool mallet concrete blocks soil concrete adhesive ​Measure And Dig

  • Five Ways To Bring A Touch Of The Holidays To Your Living Room

    20 October 2014

    Before you put up your holiday tree, consider some ways to set the scene for the Christmas season in your living or family room. These simple touches will give the room a cohesive look for all of the decorations, baubles, and ornaments that you will soon display. Five ways to give your space a holiday look include the following: Beautiful drapes When winter winds start to blow, it is time to change the treatments, curtains, and panels on your windows.

  • 3 Ways to Make Your Yard Look Larger

    20 October 2014

    There are a variety of tricks to make small yards appear larger. But what can you do about actually making your yard a bit larger? Unless you're ready to buy your neighbor's house, your options are somewhat limited. However, there are ways that you can better utilize the space available on your property. Here are three ways to make your tiny yard larger. Take Away Some Driveway If your driveway forms a t-shape in front of the garage for additional parking, you might be able to take away some of that space to extend your yard.

  • Tips For Recovering From The Aftermath Of A Flood In Your Home

    20 October 2014

    Walking down to your basement and discovering that your water line has broken is an alarming feeling. Your first course of action will of course be to stem the flow of water and ensure that you and your family stay safe. But once that's taken care of, the long process of recovering from the incident will begin. If you've never been in this situation before, it can be quite stressful. Here are some tips to keep in mind that will help get your house back the way it used to be.

  • 4 Tips To Save On Your Water Bill: Why They Work

    20 October 2014

    Most plumbers would give you tips on how to save on your water bill. Some of the tips may seem like common sense, but do you know why they're so important? There are various reasons as to why each tip is cost effective. Change Your Shower Head Your shower head can use five and a half gallons of water each minute. If you switch your shower head to a low-flow model, you will be able to save up to three gallons each minute.

  • How To Sand A Tile Counter

    20 October 2014

    Even when you are expanding or remodeling your kitchen, there are very few circumstances where you would want to consider sanding a ceramic tile counter. It's a very delicate job, since you want to avoid removing the tile finish. One situation where you might want to consider sanding your tile is if you're thinking about painting. Sanding the surface lightly will roughen it and help the paint to adhere. If this is what you're planning to do, the steps below will help you prepare your tile.