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
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
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