How do you know your air system is actually healthy and clean? I bet you never thought to vacuum vents in your home. But your HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system delivers conditioned air to each of your various rooms through filters. These vents can be in the floors, in your side walls, or even in your ceilings depending on your house layout. When vents are on the floor, they are still collecting dust and any Read More
People who have a dedicated living room in their home usually have specific living room furnishings in a more formal sitting room style than the more casual everyday family room style. A living room is often used as a conversation room or gathering room when guests come to the house. It is sometimes used as a quiet reading room for members of the family because it sometimes has some great quiet space. Since Read More
Creating an interesting art grouping on the wall is trickier than it looks, but when it’s pulled off, you’ll have a wall straight out of a magazine. Naturally, it’s best to put some careful consideration into how to go about it before you start pounding holes in your wall. First, decide what you want to display. Photographic art, 3D art, textile art, or a mixture of various items?
If you want to create the quintessential photo art gallery with different size frames, simply take some paper (newspaper or garbage bags work fine) and trace around each frame you intend to hang in order to create a temporary template. Experiment with the configuration by taping Read More
We are always proactively thinking of ways that could affect the overall health of your home. Believe it or not, your landscaping in your yard can be those trouble makers if not managed properly. Trim shrubs away from your home can help protect your home during heavy storms or high winds that with overgrown shrubs can cause damage to your home. Shrubs that grow out of control can cause damage to your home. During winter storms, wind and rain rub the shrubs against your siding and can cause damage to the side of your home, as well as, your screens and windows. Shrubs are also a magnet for insects which can use the proximity to your home as a way to trying to get in to your home. You can minimize Read More
Are you ready or thinking about some home maintenance or home improvement projects? Do you need professional assistance from a trained contractor? Here are some key questions to ask when interviewing a contractor. These questions are necessary and should be easy for any contractor to answer. If contractors cannot answer them, then it is time to interview another contractor. We also suggest you ask if all contractors have examples of their work that they can can share with you. References are also a great idea to ask for to understand how your potential contractors can work with others. These and other questions are similar to those in the following infographic detailing other related reference questions. Use technology to help understand your contractors work. Ask if you can see their work via Skype, Google Hangouts, Face time or in person. We also like to know Read More