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Gas vs Solid Fuel Fireplaces Infographic

Both gas and solid fuel fireplaces have their own distinct advantages over the other, but which one suits your personal needs? This infographic contains some of the main advantages associated with both gas and fuel fireplaces.  Learn more about maintenance, fuel efficiency Read more

5 Easy Ideas for Small Kitchens

Guest Blogger: Casey Makovich

Small kitchens present unique challenges for homeowners, but having a small kitchen doesn’t mean you have to resort to takeout every night. Here are 5 easy ideas for small kitchens that will help make your space look and feel larger.

 

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Add storage wherever possible.

Space-permitting, bring in any storage pieces that will fit in your small kitchen. A kitchen hutch, set of drawers, rolling island or hanging pot rack are all great ways to squeeze in extra kitchen storage.  If you have free wall space, consider adding open shelving or wall organizers for storing smaller kitchen utensils. If your cabinets don’t reach all the way up to the ceiling, make use of above cabinet space with baskets and bins.

If you don’t have room to bring extra storage in, Read more

Remodel Tip: Garage Upgrades

HomeZada Remodel Tip Garage Upgrades

The insides of many garages have a rough-in finish of exposed wood framing. Many people want the inside of their garage to be finished with more cabinets and storage solutions. Insulating your garage walls, replacing your garage doors, finishing the interior walls with drywall and various cabinet solutions are all options for a garage upgrade. Adding storage to a garage can consist of built in cabinets or self standing shelving.  In each case, you will need to take into consideration your cars and whether they can fit in your garage with cabinets or shelving and any other items that absolutely must fit in your garage. When considering storage options, Read more

America’s Haunted Houses

We just love Halloween.  Let’s take a look at America’s haunted houses and hear their stories.  Do you have a haunted house near you?  Let us know, we want to hear all about it.  Read more

Electronics that Blend into your Home

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As technology continues to play a role in the way our world grows, it is also playing a role in the way our homes operate.  We have televisions, radios, online music, video cameras and gaming systems.  We have garage door openers and security systems.  Now we have thermostats, carbon monoxide and security systems that can be controlled by our mobile phones. How can these items blend with the design and function of our homes?

Monitors flip down from underneath a cabinet has been used in cabinets for a long time.  Having these Read more

Maintenance Tip: Inspect hoses for the washing machine

HomeZada Maintenance Tip Inspect Hoses for the Washing Machine

Your washing machine has hoses that connect for both hot and cold water. These rubber hoses can wear out over time due to high water pressure and vibration during years of use. Inspect the hoses to see if there is any bulging or softening in the hose. A broken washing machine hose can cause a lot of water damage given the volume and pressure of water in these hoses that service the washer. There is also a drainage hose that should be Read more

6 Halloween Decorating Tips

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Goblins and Ghouls are on their way and maybe a super hero or two. Halloween brings all kinds out to show their costume inspiration and is a fun time of year to see all the different colors ready to showcase your home.  Fall, and in particular Halloween, offers some great concepts on decorating and can bring out your inner witch or demon.  Here are some Halloween decorating tips to help you define how you want Read more

Everything’s Coming up Pink

In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are highlighting how to incorporate pink decor into your home. Breast Cancer Awareness Month was designed to bring more awareness to the effect of this disease, the early detection and treatment of the disease.

The color pink gives off a calming or sedating feel to a room and invites romance and love. Here are some great examples of incorporating pink into your home and still remaining stylish.  If you are not a huge pink fan, Read more

Remodel Tip: New Roof

HomeZada Remodel Tip New Roof

Roofs have a life span based on the quality of the roofing material and the quality of the installation. Older homes that were built 20 years ago often have a wooden “shake” roof. These wood roofs not only deteriorate quickly, but are often fire hazards as flying embers can start quickly. Replacing a roof is usually done because the existing roof is worn out, or there are significant number of leaks that make sense to replace it. Choosing what material to use is necessary in a roofing project. Other things Read more

Home Organizing Made Easy

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Organizing a home can be challenging, how do you keep track of who your service providers are, where are your property documents like mortgage or closing documents, how are you tracking everything you own or keeping up with home maintenance and home remodeling projects.   There are so many details to track about your Read more

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