Spending your renovation dollars where they will do the most good is often a difficult decision. Each of us has our own unique and personal style. We may project a restrained, flamboyant or energetic persona and that permeates everything that we do in our life. This includes how we decorate our homes. In order to … [Read more…]
Prepare your home for the winter. These tips will make sure your space is clean and keep your family safe.
As homeowners, we work hard to select unique plants, trees, shrubs and flowers that make the outsides of our homes and landscaping beautiful and welcoming, but there is one aspect of landscaping that is often overlooked. When night falls, without properly chosen and placed landscape lighting, the beautifully planned and placed landscape design literally disappears. … [Read more…]
Get your lawn looking tip top for this summer and the preparation starts right now.
Child friendly bathroom tips: 1 – Low Mirror Children aren’t tall – so a low mirror will help develop their bathroom skills: Lots of your daily tasks can be made easier if you can see what you are doing, and that’s the same for children. A mirror helps with teeth brushing, hair combing, washing and … [Read more…]
The title may not cover this topic adequately, but the point I was trying to make with this last planning article is that there are going to be some items that we cannot change or do not want to change. An example of this may be that you have moved into an existing home with … [Read more…]
Crystalline Capillary Waterproofing Material, more commonly referred to as crystalline waterproofing material or CWM, is a substance when applied to concrete walls, penetrates the concrete and changes the porous nature to an impenetrable water barrier. Use crystalline waterproofing material on basement walls where water seepage and leaks are a problem. Add it to new concrete … [Read more…]
Inspect rain gutters regularly and look for small holes or cracks and repair them before they become larger. Check for gutter seams for leaks from split or cracked seams leading to potential water damage. Leaks in rain gutters cause water to run down the wall next to the foundation and cause water problems in a … [Read more…]
Table lamp switches are designed to withstand heavy use, however, at some point every switch will fail. Although many people simply discard nonfunctioning lamps and buy new ones, it is just as easy to fix broken table lamp switches. Since the switch is part of the light socket, the way to repair the broken switch … [Read more…]
Accumulation of leaves, dirt, and other debris is the primary cause of clogged downspouts. For your gutter system to function optimally, you will need to first unclog the system, then make the necessary repairs. Until then, you can’t escape from troubles associated with clogged gutter system including gutter overflows and leaky basements. Offering a gutter … [Read more…]