Bathroom – What Does Yours Say?

Has your bathroom been updated lately? Your bathroom is one of the easiest places for creating style and functionality in your home. Generally, the average bathroom is basic and simple, white and boring, with no obvious personality. Today, that’s no longer the case. With many material and fixture choices it is easy to turn a plane bathroom into a space that evokes style and comfort. Blogs and Pinterest are a couple of resources people go to for bathroom remodeling ideas. If you have an idea of what you would like your bathroom to look like, but are on a limited budget, below are some tips to lower the price tag. 1. Limit the use of tile. Tile can be very expensive and the cost of labor is even more pricey. 2. Research showrooms, fabricators and closeouts at stores. Purchase remnants of materials like granite or title, in lieu of slabs. … Read More

4 Of The Best Gutter Cleaning Solutions

Fall is the season when gutters are cleaned in preparation for the cold and wet months ahead. There would be far less property damage if more home owners and property managers knew the best way to clean out their gutters. Cleaning gutters properly also results in fewer injuries and deaths. Repairs from clogged gutter damage can be very costly. If rainwater doesn’t flow properly through the gutters and downspout system it backs up and overflows. During the chilly months, water can freeze, causing damage and a host of other problems. The best way to clean out your gutters isn’t so cut and dry. There are many people who swear by their method and say it’s the best way. The truth is, there are many different approaches to cleaning out your gutters. So what you need to do is educate yourself about each one and choose what works best for you. Keep … Read More

Siding, Know the Basics and Beyond

Just like your roof, siding is an important investment for your home. It also has many more purposes other than enhancing your curb appeal. It protects and insulates, but also has an environmental impact. It also cost so much less than other material options like wood, stucco, brick, stone, and metal. Siding comes in many styles, colors, textures, and types. Choosing the right one can feel very overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Below are your basic need-to-knows before moving forward with your new home improvement project. These will help reduce feeling overwhelmed in making the best decision for yourself. Know the Basics Traditional siding is where great looks and low maintenance harmoniously live together. Styles such as clapboard, beaded, and Dutchlap bring the quaint to Cape Cods and Colonials. Insulated siding adds energy efficiency, UV resistance, and colorfast fade resistance to the aesthetically pleasing side of things. This … Read More

Shingles Curling – 4 Reasons Why

The roof is arguably the most important component of your house. If the shingles on your roof curl that’s an indication that something is wrong. Below are 4 reasons why your shingles are curling. 1. The shingles on your roof were improperly installed. If the shingles on your roof weren’t put on correctly, this is the main culprit for curling. Due to whomever installed the roof probably didn’t use enough nails or placed them inadequately. Consequently, the shingles work themselves out over time, leaving them loose or curled. If the adhesive strip or tar line isn’t lined up next one another, those shingles will eventually curl or even fall off. 2. Your attic space is not properly insulated or ventilated. A roof ventilation system works by pulling in outside air from intake vents placed on the lower part of the roof. In your home, hot, moisture-filled air typically rises to … Read More

Patio Doors – 5 Things to Consider

Want convenient access to the outdoors? Need extra natural light in your home? Summer is here and one of the best upgrades you can make for your home is a new patio door. Here are 5 things to consider before making your patio door purchase: 1. Know your budget. Before you start picking out your favorite doors, determine your budget. The cost of patio doors can vary depending on details such as size, quality, and features. 2. Choose a style and design that fits your home and personality. Choosing the right patio door has an equally big impact on both the interior and exterior appearance of your home. 3. Know the functionality and restrictions. Sliding doors are great for condos and/or homes where there isn’t much space around the door. If you’re looking for a traditional look, keep in mind that hinged patio doors swing in or out, creating more … Read More