Attick / 15.05.2018

Homeowners often overlook one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways they can cut down on energy bills: adding attic insulation. Tankless water heaters and solar systems may be sexier upgrades, but most attics are woefully under-insulated (especially in older homes). Adding insulation to an attic can immediately lower home heating and cooling bills and is a relatively inexpensive upgrade that can pay for itself in as little as 6-9 months. While looking to cut down on the energy bills don't overlook windows either. Blown attic insulation Blown attic insulation is...

Basement / 15.05.2018

Creating a basement home office can provide a comfortable working space that isn't constantly interrupted. Here's how to set one up properly. With the state of the economy, people are looking more and more into working at home. In fact, millions of people are now working from their homes and the numbers are rising as the people are cutting out the daily commute more and more. When working at home, it is important that people have a place at home where they can work comfortably and quietly. In the northern...

Basement, Renovations / 15.05.2018

After a long day at work, it would be great to come home to a relaxing in home basement spa to get some serious relaxation in. But relaxation is hard when the spa turns into a burden for you and your family. The disadvantages of a basement spa can be a major deterrent and should be considered before doing a project of this magnitude. Extra Plumbing Costs Installing a spa does not have to be expensive, but in basements, the plumbing costs can be as much as the equipment for...

Basement / 15.05.2018

The basement represents an opportunity to use all the square footage in your home to make a game room or craft shop. Begin by framing the walls. How to Frame a Basement Wall If your home has a basement that's unfinished, why not turn it into an entertainment room, family hangout room, workout area, home office, basement spa or a wood shop. First, ensure that your basement is fully waterproofed and mold free. You must be sure that there's no water entering your basement through the floors or the walls. You...

Basement / 15.05.2018

Basement remodeling can make a home more comfortable, along with adding hundreds of usable square feet to a home. This is especially advantageous for families that need room to expand and do not have the money or yard room for an addition to their home. This home improvement project is more cost effective and easier than most home additions; an unfinished basement already has a floor, walls, and roof. Remodeling Ideas: Suggestions for Use The following are a few ideas for basement remodeling projects: Home Theater – is one of...

Attick, Construction / 10.05.2018

Attic Ventilation is essential for exhausting hot air, to ease the load on the air conditioner, and to lower utility bills. This can be done with roof vents and fans. There are two airflow components that work in tandem to vent hot air from inside the roof to the atmosphere: the air inflow component and the air exhaust component. If these are balanced, two things will happen. The first thing is that heat will be reduced, resulting in lowered energy consumption because of fewer air conditioning cycles. The second thing...

Attick, Renovations / 10.05.2018

The idea behind attic remodeling project is for homeowners to take advantage of unused space to expand their living area. Homeowners with step roofs and attics in which they can stand up in without hitting their heads on the rafters will find an attic renovation idea appealing. The types of things that attics can be used for are only limited by the homeowner creativity and available space. Home Inspection: Investigating Attic’s Suitability for Renovation When making a decision to renovate an attic, there are several important steps that need to...

Featured Image, Reviews / 27.04.2018

Cutting textiles like vinyl can be a tricky business. When you want to ensure you get a clean cut and a straight line it pays to work with the best tools. I know just how hard it can be to track down something you can rely on, which is why I’m offering my advice. A couple of weeks ago I worked through 7 of the best and today I’m writing up my notes just for you! That way when you come to make your final choice you’ll sleep...

Construction / 15.03.2018

Talk about one of the most overlooked parts of your home. The only time anyone thinks about their roof is when something happens to it or when start to have mold on it. You may find that yours leaks when it rains, or a storm may have blown off part of your roof. Or, you may be looking over your house and notice that you have curling shingles and others missing or loose. However, you get around to looking at your roof, its good to know what is...