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Getting Your Hands Dirty: 5 Jobs To Do Yourself When Building A House

There are many different components to building a house, many of which must be done by a professional. Although it takes experience and knowledge to create a floor plan, add a roof, and perform electrical work, there are still several parts that you can do yourself. If you’re willing to get your hands dirty, it […]

Five Causes of Low Water Pressure and How to Fix Them

Low water pressure is more than an inconvenience, it can actually cost you money. Weak shower flows or toilets that require multiple flushes are a sign of low pressure. Here are some ways to identify low pressure and how to fix them. Water Valve Closure Find the main water shut off valve to your home, […]

How to Create a Simple Water Feature For Your Yard

Even a simple water feature for the yard can bring a sense of peace to your landscape. The best thing is that the pond liner can be installed over the weekend. Here’s one way to install a small pond in your yard: What You’ll Need 1. A preformed pond liner of flexible polyethylene or rigid […]

Drip. Drip. Drip. Don’t Let Your Leaky Roof Rain On Your Day

If you have noticed water marks on your wall or ceiling, areas where your roof is sagging, or cracks where you can detect outside light from inside, it is time to contact the professionals before drippy roof leaks cause even more damage to your home. There are a wide variety of factors that can contribute […]

Buying Your First Home: 7 Home Owner Tips Even Your Parents Would Recommend

Buying your first home is an exciting adventure. It is also an endeavor that requires planning, evaluating and discipline. The following tips can help assure that buying your first home is a positive experience. Determine your Budget Before you begin looking for a home, establish the price range you can comfortably afford. Make a detailed […]

Updating Your Home: 5 Modern Technologies You Should Include

Your home is likely your largest financial investment, and it is important that you protect it and furnish it with conveniences. Thanks to new technological innovations being discovered, today there are more ways than ever to make your home one that provides modern comforts while saving you money. 1. Key less Entry The best time […]

Accidents Happen: How to Restore Your Home and Your Life After a Disaster

Natural calamities are inevitable and unforeseeable at the same time. Every year, billions of dollars worth of property damage and sustained injury are reported because of disasters sparked by nature, from forest fires to floods. Victims of such cataclysmic events already have enough emotional and financial problems to worry about. This guide aims to lessen […]

Issues That Seriously Decrease Your Home’s Curb Appeal

It’s easy to spot an unsightly home in a neighborhood. Property neglect can significantly reduce the curb appeal of any home that’s located in a nice location. Here are some of the top issues that can hurt your home’s curb appeal. Neglected Landscaping The front lawn of the house should be well maintained with regular […]

6 Unique Design Ideas For Your New Home

Moving into a new house can be liberating, and it signals a new life. Once you live by yourself, you’ll be free from others‘ suggestions about furnishings, decorations and style. It’s time to come up with some new ideas, and it’s time to pull off some new styles. Clean The first step is critical: Clean […]

How to Protect Your Home from the Coming Insects

There’s a place for everything, and everything in its place. And insects belong outdoors. Follow these tips to keep it that way. Carpenter Ants They’re not the little brown ones that gather around a sugar spill. Carpenter ants are big, black ants that can measure as much as one half inch. They nest in homes […]

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Four Home Disasters and How to Solve Them

Most people expect their homes to be places of safety and comfort, which makes household disasters extremely unsettling. Disaster recovery can be a long and expensive process; however, homeowners should realize that disasters do happen and that it is possible to recover from them. Knowing the best ways to respond in the aftermath of a […]

Leaky Roof? Top Four Roofing Options

If you have a leaky roof, you can upgrade it by using the best roofing choice for your needs. It is important for you to have a roof that protects your family and possessions from the outside elements. A leaky roof can cause serious water damage and even allow mold to form. If it is […]

All You Need To Know About Spring Yard Decor For 2014

Each year brings a new decor concept to the basic backyard, similar to interior decorating updates. Lawns, bedding and even patio furniture change with the times. Plastic chairs are as archaic as prehistoric times, for example. As more people are looking to their own homes for sustainable living, the backyard is a perfect place to […]

Green Home Solutions: Adding Energy Efficiency

Image Source: Flickr Efficiency and conservation are key factors home maintenance today. Homeowners looking to encourage sustainable practices are also looking for contractors who share these values. The following four green solutions to home energy efficiency can achieve these goals. Daylighting One simple way to improve the energy efficiency of the home is to make […]

The Nuts and Bolts of Becoming a Handyman

  Small home repairs are always going to be occurring and fixing them is not a job that can be outsourced to another company. In today’s precarious economy, constant demand and an inability to be outsourced are two factors that make becoming a handyman a great way to earn money, either on the side or […]

Window Pain: Replacing Your Old Windows and Make Them Efficient

Most people don’t realize that outdated windows can be a significant cash drain when it comes to energy efficiency. In the summer, hot air can seep in through unsealed windows, cranking up the air conditioning bill. In the winter, cold air causes the heater to work double time. As well, for those who are passionate […]

Plumbing Problems? 6 Quick Fixes To Common Household Issues

The bad news is that if a person lives in a place long enough she’s going to be confronted with plumbing problems. The good news is that most of these problems can be easily fixed. If, however, you find yourself up a literal creek of water without any idea of how to fix your problem, […]

A Few Simple Ways To Save Money On Air Conditioning Come Spring

Spring is right around the corner and so is warm weather. Unfortunately, as the temperature starts to rise outside, home cooling costs can also begin to soar. However, there are some ways to make your air conditioning system run more efficiently and less often, which can save energy and more importantly, money. Check out these […]

How Climate Can Threaten Your Home

Image Source: Flickr As a homeowner, the last thing you want to hear is that some costly damage has occurred to your house. In this sense, prevention is the best investment you can make, and understanding the climate in which you live can significantly help you when it comes to making decisions on how to […]

Time To Weatherproof – How To Make Sure Your Home Is Ready For Spring

The cold winter is finally receding and warmer weather is on the way. Now is the time to ensure that you’re ready for the April showers that will bring May flowers. If you’re ready to get out of the house and enjoy the great weather, then add these chores to your to-do list to ensure […]