Your floors are an often overlooked but very important part of your home. Dirty, tattered, outdated or ugly floors can make your home look far less attractive and valuable than it may be. In contrast, beautiful and well kept floors give your home a special sparkle. It is especially important to pay attention to your flooring if you are thinking about selling your home. By installing clean and beautiful new floors, you can increase the value of your home far more than the cost of your flooring. My background as a real estate agent has taught me what potential buyers want in floors, and now I'm going to teach you. Make your home all it can be with floors that say your home is the best.
8 February 2016
Frozen pipes are a common problem at this time of year. At best, frozen pipes are a nuisance. At worst, frozen pipes can burst open and cause hundreds or thousands of dollars in damage. Knowing how to prevent your pipes from freezing can save you time, trouble and expense. Leave the Faucet Running This is one of the most common prevention methods practiced by homeowners. Leave the faucets in your home running when the temperature outside drops quickly and when the temperature outside remains extremely low for a long period of time.
8 February 2016
Natural stone countertops lend durability and a touch of luxury to any kitchen. Leaving your countertop unsealed allows the beauty of the stone to shine through. Unfortunately, it also leaves them susceptible to stains and damage. If you've opted to leave your new natural stone countertops unsealed, you'll need to know how to prevent damage and keep them clean. Here are a few tips that will help you care for your natural stone countertops.
15 January 2016
Over the life span of your driveway it is common for damages to occur. Most commonly, cracks and potholes develop in the surface, which, if left untreated, can become worse and more costly to the home owner. Once you start see your driveway deteriorating it is best to make the necessary repairs at once. Prep and materials Driveway resurfacing is a relatively easy job that will require a few days' work.
29 December 2015
Black walnut trees have very dense, hard inner wood that is prized by cabinet makers and is a popular choice for firewood because it burns very cleanly and very hot. However, the dense wood fibers that make black oak a favorite wood to some people can make it your nemesis when you are trying to remove one of this tree's stumps from your yard. If you plan to spend your Saturday afternoon removing an old, decaying black walnut tree stump in your backyard with a stump grinder, then follow these tips to do so successfully and in a safe manner:
11 December 2015
It's a good idea to inspect your roof at least once a year to look for signs of wear and tear. You don't necessarily have to get on top of your roof to do it. You can climb up a ladder for a close look or use binoculars and examine your roof from the ground. Here are some signs of damage that signal the need for repairs. Damaged Shingles Check for missing, cracked, and curled shingles.