Steel Siding: Protection From The Elements

From New Year’s Day to December 31st twelve months later, there’s a whole slew of diverse weather systems that can wreck havoc on your home. Think about all that Mother Nature throws your way throughout the course of a year: with Winter you get snow, sleet, and ice; Spring brings heaps of intense wind mixed with rain, while Summer and early Fall dishes up wave upon wave of blistering heat, followed by the coming freeze ...

Posted at May 1, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
 
 
The Importance Of Choosing The Right Kind Of Flooring . . .

A few poorly thought out steps with regard to what type of flooring to use throughout your house, and an otherwise gorgeous home could end-up looking decidedly bland and ‘out of date’ in just a few short years. Recklessly putting in the wrong type of flooring is a BIG mistake, especially given the fact that your home is undoubtedly the most costly investment you’ll probably ever make in your lifetime. That’s reason enough to care, ...

Posted at April 24, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog | 1 Comment
 
 
Shower Designs Fit For Kings & Queens

Every room in a home has its own unique and special qualities to it, from the comfort of a well-decorated bedroom to the coziness and warmth of an inviting kitchen. Without a doubt, a bathroom is one of the signature ‘great’ rooms in any house . . . a quiet place for enjoying a few moments of much-needed solitude and the time-honored healing powers that only refreshing water can provide. Originally bathrooms were single cramped ...

Posted at April 19, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
 
 
Cool Closet Designs To Enhance Your ‘Inner’ Space

As humans, we really love all our ‘stuff’ don’t we? To borrow a phrase from one of comedian George Carlin’s classic routines from back in the 1980s, “a house is nothing more than a pile of stuff with a cover on it.” Okay, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but at the same time, it’s a pretty keen observation that’s not too far from the truth, especially nowadays, right? Thanks to the online shopping craze ...

Posted at April 10, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog | 1 Comment
 
 
Roof-Top Gardens: A Very Cool Idea

Roof-top gardens have been around for literally centuries, with men and women from the times of antiquity growing plants, trees, and shrubs of every variety atop structures to help keep their homes cool during  the warmer months. These days, the prospect of cultivating and maintaining a full-fledged garden in spots traditionally reserved solely for bulky TV/radio antennas and water towers seems downright odd. But it’s exactly in these types of bustling urban environments where roof-top gardens ...

Posted at April 3, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
 
 
Factory-built homes are more “green” than most site-built homes.

With the housing market taking a down-turn, more and more home owners are turning to modular house building. And because these modular homes are built in a factory, there's less waste of wood and other materials, making for a much "greener" home in the end. According to this article, modular homes are one of the fastest growing sectors of the residential community: Homebuilders are learning that there is a very 'green' side to modular homes. Factory-built ...

Posted at June 21, 2011 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
 
 
Does your general contractor have Worker’s Compensation Insurance?

You can usually tell the quality of work your general contractor will give you by how he treats his employees. If he doesn't take even the minimum amount of time to protect them, how much effort will he put into your house? Austin Injury board has a great how-to process on how to buy good worker's comp insurance. A worker's comp policy can generally be purchased in one of two-and-a-half ways. First, the employer that ...

Posted at June 20, 2011 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
 
 
Small improvements help house sales more than large improvements

With the current state of the housing industry, many potential home sellers are wondering what to do to make their houses more likely to sell. Should you take on major housing improvements, like installing new siding or finishing your basement? Or should you settle for more minor improvements? According to the Statesman, the smaller improvements are better: Even a minor, mid-range kitchen remodeling project in the D.C. area would cost about $21,000, and a major "upscale" ...

Posted at June 14, 2011 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
 
 
Despite slow economy, consumers continue with home improvements

It is logical to assume that when the house market is extremely shaky, then home improvement investments will take a sharp dive as a result. But the Pantagraph is reporting that participation in home improvement shows has nearly doubled over the last few years. Also the business of heating, ventilation and air conditioning hasn't declined at all. As one of the people quoted in the piece said, "“HVAC is recession-proof." The mood seemed to be ...

Posted at June 13, 2011 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
 
 
Remodeling in your house: How much will it improve your appraisal?

Whenever someone decides to do some remodeling in his or her house, the thing always at the back of the mind is how much the remodeling will improve an appraisal. If I remodel my kitchen, will this add another $10,000 to my house's worth? What about finishing my basement? The Washington Post has an excellent article that talks about the problems that appraisers face with these questions. It isn't an exact science: If there are foreclosures ...

Posted at June 10, 2011 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
 
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