Purchasing a water heater for your home involves several important considerations and some informed comparison-shopping. One of the most important aspects to consider when shopping for a water heater is the longevity of the unit. Longevity can have a couple of different meanings: the output of the water (or how much hot water the unit can put out at the peak usage time of day) and the actual average lifespan of the unit (or how long you have until you will need to buy a new unit).
9 August 2016
If you receive your residential water from your own well, you have the benefit of controlling your own water supply. That means that you're safe from rate hikes and municipal water contamination. If you turned on the faucet and nothing came out, you might have a problem with your pump. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you troubleshoot your pump troubles. Start at the Power Supply Before you panic, take a moment to check the power supply.
7 July 2016
A bathroom without natural lighting can feel dark and confining. It may even make it difficult to find the bathroom relaxing. The question is – can you install a window in your bathroom without exposing yourself to your neighbors? Fortunately, you do have a few options if you need that natural lighting for your bathroom to be perfect. Use Different Sized Windows and Open Up the Sky A skylight is a great option if you want natural lighting, but are worried about someone peeping into your window while you are showering.
6 July 2016
Travertine tiles are made from natural stone with a porous structure, so you need to take extra care when cleaning your floors, shower surround, or kitchen backsplash. Many people make their own homemade cleaning products to save money and reduce exposure to harsh chemicals, but most of these mixtures aren't safe for using on natural stone. Avoid these three popular homemade mixtures to prevent serious damage to your travertine tile.
27 June 2016
One of the most important considerations when building a swimming pool is determining which type of material to use for lining the interior of the pool. While this may sound pretty simple, it can actually be a bit difficult because there are a lot of different lining options available that can each provide their own unique set of benefits. Listed below are just a few of the reasons to consider plaster when picking a material for your swimming pool.
22 June 2016
In the past, banks and mortgage companies often required land surveys before your mortgage would be approved. That practice changed in the last decade, and, as a result, many buyers do not bother to have their new property surveyed. This oversight can be incredibly costly, both financially and emotionally. If you want to save yourself a great deal of grief, hire a land surveyor. Boundaries Getting along with the neighbors means that you have clear boundaries, both in behavior and in property lines.
20 April 2016
You've embarked on a do-it-yourself home improvement project, and you're going to be hanging drywall. Hanging your own drywall is a great do-it-yourself project, especially if you have the time to do it right. Here are three simple tips that will help you hang drywall like a professional. Go Big Take a look at your drywall. You may think those big sheets will be easier to work with if you cut them into smaller pieces.
25 March 2016
More and more homeowners are choosing to automate parts of their homes because of the many benefits it offers. One way you can add automation to your home is with motorized blinds on your windows. Motorized blinds and shades offer several benefits. Check the reasons you need to consider the addition of motorized blinds or shades to your home. Save On Your Energy Bills If you have several windows in your home, you may not think about opening or closing the blinds at certain parts of the day to let in or block out the sun's rays.
25 March 2016
Many aspects of modern home construction are geared towards greener, more environmentally friendly options. If you have a house that was built before contractors began to be more environmentally aware, you can take steps to make your home greener and more environmentally friendly. The best thing about your old house going green is is can help to save you a lot of cash later on down the road. Learn more about how the insulation in your home can help you save while also lessening your environmental footprint.
25 March 2016
If you are trying to figure out which type of heating is best for your home, then you have likely already considered the possibility of a traditional furnace. However, you might not be too familiar with exactly how furnaces work and how they compare to some of the alternative options. To help you figure out whether furnaces are the best choice for your home, here are a couple of topics to consider:
23 February 2016