Every homeowner seems to have ideas in their head about what projects they would like to improve their home. The ideas are endless and vision of “what could be” makes us happy in our dreamlike state. Then reality hits.
The woman wants a new kitchen. She also hates the carpet in the bathroom. The man wants a “man cave” big screen TV or theater room. The hot water is not hot anymore and the hot water heater may need to be replaced. The kids want a pool. The budget is tight and you can’t afford everything. Choices need to be made. The negotiations, or selling pitches, begin on why this project is more important than the other. Planning out all your projects is critical to managing a home and keeping healthy relationships in the home. Read More
Cleaning is not always the most desired thing to do for any homeowner, but in order to keep your home beautiful and valuable, it is necessary to keep a clean home. With so many techniques and products to help you clean your home, it becomes confusing sometimes. What products to use where, what is the best cleaning tool to use to be the most effective, how to actually conduct cleaning safely and efficiently in order to enjoy life and your home. In order to keep a clean home, there are some great books that help investigate some of these cleaning Read More
Rain is such a great thing for your yard however large sums of water or rain can reak havoc on your home. The average roof (1000 sq. ft.) will collect over 650 gallons of water with just 1 inch of rainfall. Too much rain could cause foundation problems and landscape rot. Additionally, rain can cause challenges with your gutters if they are not properly maintained. Gutters can accumulate rocks, leaves, acorns and other debris that clog or block the flow of water leaving your gutters useless and possibly causing more home structural damage. So take the opportunity and clean your gutters to make sure that they are free of debris and are functioning properly. Rain should be able to move through your gutters quickly and seamlessly without any over the edges flow. Read More
This Old House has an incredibly disturbing, yet incredibly interesting series on their website titled “Home Inspection Nightmares“. It’s basically just a compilation of some of the worst home inspections and their findings, ranging from major mold issues to items such as zip ties and basketballs being used as stand-in hardware tools. There were leaks and leaky pipes (that’s a high water bill), hedges like this one that is overgrown and growing into crevices like chimneys, surprise and not welcome Read More