Turning A Sunroom Into A Greenhouse

Posted by on Jan 3, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Turning A Sunroom Into A Greenhouse

Homeowners who already have a sunroom or who are thinking about installing one on their home can convert the whole room, or a small portion of it, into a workable greenhouse with very little investment. This is a fun home improvement exercise for many, particularly plant lovers. Understanding The Nature Of A Sunroom Sunrooms are additions to homes that are built primarily out of glass, though there’s a limit to how much glass they can have in a living space. For example, the International Energy Conservation Code says that a room in a...

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Want An In-ground Pool? What You Need To Know Before You Break Ground

Posted by on Dec 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Want An In-ground Pool? What You Need To Know Before You Break Ground

It’s very fun and super convenient to have an in-ground pool in your backyard. You can go swimming whenever you want, throw cool summer pool parties, and not worry about it collapsing and flooding your home (which is always a concern with above ground pools). However, before you go ahead and arrange for the pool contractor to come out and get started building your dream pool, you need to learn about what your options are. Fiberglass, Cement, or Vinyl Pools In-ground pools are made with three different types of material. The main types...

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Want To Install A Bathroom In Your Basement? 3 Tips For A Problem-Free Project

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Want To Install A Bathroom In Your Basement? 3 Tips For A Problem-Free Project

Adding an additional bathroom to your home can be a great way to increase the value, along with simply adding a convenience that can definitely come in handy for you. If you’re eager to get an additional bathroom built and intend on having it installed in the basement due to the large square footage you have available, it’s important that you take your time planning it out first. Instead of rushing to get the new bathroom put in, you’ll need to make sure to include several features that will go a long way towards helping the...

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Help Your General Contractor Build His/Her Business By Writing An Online Review

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Help Your General Contractor Build His/Her Business By Writing An Online Review

Having a reliable general contractor you can always call when something needs work around the house is a good feeling because you’ll know each job will be done to your satisfaction within the timeline and cost estimate you were given. While you can thank the contractor in person and in writing, one of the best ways to convey your gratitude is to write a review. Find a local review site that provides information about contractors, create an account and think carefully about what you want to say. A well-written review can really help the...

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3 Bathroom Bump-Out Additions For More Spacious Renovations And Modernization

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Bathroom Bump-Out Additions For More Spacious Renovations And Modernization

Older homes can be a good option when you’re looking to purchase a home. The only problem is that some of the homes that were built decades ago may be severely outdated. If there is a home that is in an area you find attractive, the only option you may have is to do some renovations. You may want to start with areas like the bathrooms, which can be made bigger with simple bump-out additions to make more space. Here are some bump-out additions for bathroom renovations that you may want to consider to give your home more modern space: 1....

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3 Tips For Working With Grout

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Tips For Working With Grout

Adding tile flooring to a kitchen or bathroom is a simple enough task that many homeowners undertake it themselves. Yet your results may be less than satisfactory if you don’t arm yourself with some key information before starting. If you have plans to install tile flooring in your home, read on. This article will present three crucial tips for working with grout. Clean joints between tiles before grouting. A tiling job consists of three main phases. First, you apply a layer of thinset mortar to the floor. Then you lay the tiles out on...

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Looking For Unique Ways To Bring Tile Into Your Home? Consider These Options

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Looking For Unique Ways To Bring Tile Into Your Home? Consider These Options

Tile is commonly used to tile floors, countertops, fireplaces or kitchen backsplashes. However, tile can be used to add a pop of color, texture or design to a number of other spaces around the house. Here are a few of the unique ways you can incorporate tile into your home. Stair Kicks Stair kicks, also called staircase kick plates, can be tiled to bring a unique look into your home. Stair kicks are the portion of the stair that you do not stand on. They are the vertical climb in the step, also referred to as the riser. Ceramic tiles can be...

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Tips For New Beachfront Homeowners About Sea Turtle Nesting And Window Glass

Posted by on Jun 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips For New Beachfront Homeowners About Sea Turtle Nesting And Window Glass

When you finally sign the closing papers on that beachfront house you’ve had your eye on, it’s time to start looking at the realistic factors about living on the ocean. For example, if you live in an area that’s known for sea turtle nesting, you need to make sure your new home’s windows are safe and won’t disturb the hatchlings. Here’s a look at what you need to know about your home’s windows and their effect on sea turtle hatching. Why Do Your Windows Matter? When sea turtles hatch, the new...

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3 Kitchen Remodeling Tips

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Kitchen Remodeling Tips

If you are thinking about redoing your kitchen, but there is the possibility that you may later sell your house, you may wonder what you should do in order to get your money back when you sell, or what will help your house sell. You may be tempted to do all kinds of things to your kitchen, but the problem is that not everything you want to do will return your investment or help sell your house. Knowing what to do and how to plan your reno will help you spend your money wisely.  Keep in Mind Your House’s Architecture You may want to...

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Radon 101: What Is, What It Does, And How To Avoid It

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Radon 101: What Is, What It Does, And How To Avoid It

Much like carbon monoxide, radon is a completely invisible, odorless substance that is quite deadly, and it could be undetected in your home right now. Though it is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and the second-place cause of lung cancer overall (behind smoking), many homeowners still don’t understand what it is or just how hazardous chronic exposure might be. What exactly is radon? You probably remember radon from your days in high school chemistry – there it is on the Table of Elements, nestled among its fellow...

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