Oil and coal have fueled industrial progress throughout the 20th century, but these gains have come at a great cost: the emission of harmful particle pollutants and greenhouse gases. Now that global warming and related ecological concepts are familiar to the general public, many people are looking for ways to reduce the negative impact of human actions on the environment. Renewable sources of energy, such as geothermal vents, solar power, hydroelectric dams and wind turbines, hold out the promise of cheap, renewable, green-friendly energy. Most of these alternative forms of electrical generation are currently impractical, but one of them has been making great strides in price and user-friendliness: solar power. Read More
Bathroom floors carry water from showers, bathtubs and sinks. Sometimes wet dogs and children are running around after their baths. Believe or not, many bathrooms have carpet as the flooring material. With carpet and water, there is a risk of mold and mildew. Bathrooms also develop a lot of steam which can also convert to water that drips on the floors. If you have carpet in your bathroom, it may be time to use a more durable flooring like tile. You can always add areas rugs to prevent slippage or to keep your feet warm when getting out of the shower or tub. These areas rugs can easily be washed in your washing machine. If you have tile or linoleum and are ready for a change, here are the tips you need to get your new floor started. Replacing carpeting in bathrooms with ceramic tiles is a common project. It creates a hard and durable surface that also is much more suitable for water on the floors. Read More
When you buy a home, most people have multiple ideas for various home remodeling projects. Couples also tend to have different perspectives on which renovation projects are a priority. Another challenge is determining what the budget is for each “wishlist” project. And finally, comparing wishlists with an annual budget for home improvement.
Many people encounter challenges when remodeling their homes for the first time. It is important to look for home remodel project templates that can guide couples through all the various items they need to consider when budgeting and selecting products. Read More
If you leave a clogged drain for too long you could be opening a door to a whole host of problems that will end up causing you more harm than good. Having a clogged drain should be dealt with as soon as possible to avoid further costs and issues from arising in your home, and we have some insightful drain cleaning information here on everything from how to unclog a drain, a toilet and whether you really need professional help to get the job done. Read More
College is around the corner and students are getting their gear ready to live on or off campus in their own dorm rooms or apartments. Often students decide together what they will bring as a roommate and parents are often securing the mini frig’s, the televisions, bikes, computers, microwaves, bed linens and more. These items can be expensive and often are not necessarily covered under a parent’s homeowners insurance. Documenting these items by taking an inventory of the items will help recover anything if it has been stolen or damaged while your child is away at college. Read More