Featured Image, Reviews / 12.02.2018

With the festive season being such a busy period in our lives, why not, start to prepare now, and plan your laser light show? I’m a big fan of all things festive so getting the chance to write this article was like Christmas come early for me! If you love to make your home the talk of the neighborhood at this special time of year then read on folks, I have it all covered. I like the way that you can bring a little cheer to people’s lives...

DIY / 01.02.2018

The next time you head over to the hardware store, walk down the fastener section and take a gander at the MANY different types of nails. And if the types of nails makes your head spin, don't even try to figure out the sizes...

DIY / 23.01.2018

All of us have a collection of tools that we have put together over the years. Some of us have been collecting for many years and have a tool for every job, no matter what the job calls for. And many of us have most of the tools we need, although there are times we wish we had more. But if you are just starting out, you may not even have all the basics, or even know what the basics are. And that brings us to The Dirty...

Building / 17.01.2018

So you want to buy an old house? Here are ten things to know before you take the plunge. It looks so pretty: the detailed gingerbread porch trim, or the massive stone fireplace, or charming bay windows and nooks and crannies. But should you actually BUY the old house, or just admire it on the house tour? Here are some questions potential 'this old house' homeowners need to ask before signing on the dotted line. 1.) How old is it? Don't believe the real estate tax records, which are often nothing more...

Construction, DIY / 15.01.2018

Bringing electricity out to your yard allows you to provide safety on walkways and steps, provide added security and lets you enjoy your yard more often. Low-voltage lighting is the easiest and safest way to achieve this. Low-Voltage Lighting Installation - (You will need an outside outlet protected by a GFCI receptacle. If you do not have a GFCI protected outlet, help with installation is included.) One of the benefits of running low-voltage lighting is that you can make it a DIY project regardless of your experience level. Low-voltage...

Construction, Featured / 27.12.2017

Water is the one thing that people cannot live long without. One of the marvels of human ingenuity is plumbing. While indoor plumbing made life as we know it convenient, plumbing itself made life as we know it possible. The Simplicity of How Water comes into your home from one of two sources: from the public water main or from your own well. If you have a well, you will also have a pump to bring the water to the surface and to your house under pressure. If you get...

DIY, Electrical Work / 13.12.2017

There are several systems that operate together to make your homework. The major household systems are heating (with or without central air conditioning), plumbing and the electrical service. Each system has its own possible problems and dangers when you use it or work on it, so be aware of the safety. But, I believe that the electrical system has the potential of being the most dangerous, especially in older homes with services that have not been upgraded in recent years. Finding the Limits of Your Electrical Services The first thing...

DIY, Heating / 18.11.2017

Winter time brings about cold weather. Some parts of the United States are colder than others, but the key to lowering heating bills is to winterize your home. This can be done in many different ways. A properly winterized home will produce a significantly lower heating bill. The main items that need the attention when winterizing a home are: Heating unit Windows Doors Attic insulation Cleaning the Heating Unit and Changing the Air Filter To begin the home winterizing process, start by Replacing the air filter to the heating unit and...

DIY / 01.10.2017

One of the most relaxing things found in an older home is quite often a fireplace. Nothing beats sitting beside a cozy fire, drinking hot chocolate and listing to the fire pop and crackle while the cold winter winds howl outside. And if you have a wood burning stove in your home, its comforting to know that your winter heating bill will be much less when you burn wood. But, with this comfort and savings comes danger. Creosote, an oily liquid which is formed by burning wood, can...