In climates where the temperature drops below freezing, it is important to insulate outdoor pipes for either the home or the landscape irrigation system. Forgetting to insulate outdoor pipes can lead to pipes that can burst and valves that can break due to severely cold temperatures. Insulating outdoor pipes can prevent damage to your home and the plumbing systems during the difficult winter season. The worst thing that can happen is a pipe burst during Read More
You have butterflies in your stomach. You can’t decide which perfume to use. Flowery and feminine or bold so he knows you mean business. Should you start in the kitchen or go straight upstairs? And should you tell him about that thing in the attic? These are questions that come up all the time when getting a home inspection. Read More
I’ve seen some horrible bathrooms. From the over-matched room where everything from the loofah to the toilet brush is the same olive green. To cat litter-themed bathrooms where you can’t tell where the rug ends and the kitty grits begin. Totally chic bathroom design can all be yours with simple tips.
Believe it or not, your bathroom is one of the most important areas of your home when you’re thinking about reselling. According to the remodeling cost vs. value index, remodeling your bathroom can give you up to a 65 percent return on your investment.
Bathrooms can also be expensive to remodel. So if yours hasn’t been updated since the 1970s, it tells potential buyers that your house is a “project.” And most people aren’t looking for …. Read More
You may love your roof just the way it is — those unique bumps and slopes and that special chorus of groans and rattles the rain makes. But I have to break it to you: Your roof is more of a long-term affair than a death-do-us-part marriage. So replacing the roof is a necessary but sometimes a tough thing to do.
The average lifespan of a roof is actually just 15 to 20 years and can be more or less depending on the material used and the conditions of the area you live in. So it’s important to carefully consider when and how you’re going to replace your roof, especially if you live in an older property.
1. Consider the season
The difficulty of installing a new rooftop is exacerbated in certain weather conditions. Snow or heavy rain will make your contractor’s job much harder — and probably more dangerous. But finding a string of days with a bright weather forecast and an eager roofer can be tricky. Because spring and summer are the most popular seasons for roof work, contractors will be busy and expensive. Taking your chances in the colder months might save you some pennies.
The average lifespan of a roof is actually just 15 to 20 years and can be more or less depending on the material used and the conditions of the area you live in. So it’s important to carefully consider when and … more
Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks and celebrating with family and friends. Adding a magnificent table to your holiday festivities can be simple with a few of these tips. Thanksgiving table decorating is a great way to get the festivities started. Read More