Your floors are an often overlooked but very important part of your home. Dirty, tattered, outdated or ugly floors can make your home look far less attractive and valuable than it may be. In contrast, beautiful and well kept floors give your home a special sparkle. It is especially important to pay attention to your flooring if you are thinking about selling your home. By installing clean and beautiful new floors, you can increase the value of your home far more than the cost of your flooring. My background as a real estate agent has taught me what potential buyers want in floors, and now I'm going to teach you. Make your home all it can be with floors that say your home is the best.
4 June 2015
If you are going to be building a new home, there are many choices to make. Some of the decisions will begin when designing your home. They can include the type of materials that are used to build your home, which engineered lumber products are becoming more common because of the advantages they offer. If you are building a new home, here are some things you may want to know about using engineered lumber:
21 May 2015
Owning a floating dock when you have lakefront property is one major convenience. Unfortunately, the flexible nature of the floating dock can lead to a dock that will not stay situated where it needs to be. It can be frustrating to head out to your floating dock only to find that it has drifted way too far away to be of any use on the shore. Here are three of the most likely culprits causing your floating dock to drift further than it should.
5 May 2015
One of the last things you want to have happen during the hot summer months is for your air conditioning unit to completely break down. Therefore, you might want to make sure that you are doing everything that you can to be able to spot a potential problem. To help you do that, you will want to make sure that you are taking a few moments to review the following signs that you will want to keep an eye out for.
17 April 2015
Heating your home with a wood burning stove can save you a fortune each winter. Unfortunately, wood stoves also increase the risk of house fires tremendously. Do you know what you need to do to avoid chimney fires and prepare to put one out if it should ignite? Chimney Cleaning and Inspection Chimney cleaning and inspections must be completed at least once each year. Since your wood burning stove isn't used during the summer months, birds, squirrels and other animals can build their homes in the chimney, so getting a cleaning and inspection at the end of fall just before the stove will be used is typically the best plan.
7 April 2015
For those living in areas that routinely experience severe weather, it may be a prudent investment to have a storm shelter installed on your property. These shelters are buried deep in the ground, and they are designed to keep your family safe regardless of the severity of the storm above ground. However, storm shelters are often misunderstood by homeowners. Homeowners might need some questions addressed before they are comfortable pursuing this investment.