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
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
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
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
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
Hurricane season is nearly over, however in case we get those last minute surges we have an inforgraphic that helps prepare for hurricanes. In this Allstate infographic, they explain that it is best that you double check your insurance coverage for flood protection and other damage protection. Additionally, understanding how you can prepare for the different elements from water to winds can help prepare you for different situations related to hurricanes. Read more
If you have the room in your backyard, consider creating a compost pile from the leaves you rake up during the fall. This natural compost can be used as fertilizer in the spring for your various lawn and garden projects. This is a natural source Read more
It is amazing all the items you need to get the children off and ready for school each day. Do they have their coats, hats, shoes, backpacks, and books? Do they have some sports event or practice later in the day that requires a uniform or sporting equipment? The constant worry of does my child have everything they need for the day is consistent if the family is not organized. A way to get organized is by creating locker storage for your children.
When creating this storage area is it important to remember what your child needs in order to seamlessly get off to school everyday. Some key areas to consider are: Read more