Small Home Improvement Projects and the Six Elements to Every Project

HomeZada home improvement projectsLet’s show how a small project like replacing the flooring in a bedroom matches up with our six elements to every home improvement projects.

The Design:  In this case, the design may be relatively simple, because you have a bedroom with worn out carpet and you want to replace it. Choosing carpet over wood floors is essentially choosing a design. Measure the dimensions of the room so you know how much carpet there is and you are essentially done with the design. Your design can fit on a post it note. Read More


Planning Out All Your Projects

Planning out all your projectsEvery 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


The Interest of a Clean Home

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, Rain, Go Away

Rain and GuttersRain 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


Don’t Make These Remodeling Mistakes

Remodeling MistakesSpring time is fast-approaching, and with it comes do it yourself (DIY) projects. Just because it is cold and dreary out now doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be thinking about these upcoming projects and avoiding any remodeling mistakes. Take advantage of the fact that you will be indoors and do some brainstorming and prioritizing of the DIY projects you want to accomplish in 2012.

Zippy Shell recently published a blog highlighting The 4 Biggest Remodeling Mistakes and how to avoid these remodeling mistakes that we thought was pretty insightful. Here’s what they found: Read More