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
Maintaining and improving your home has a wide variety of tasks required to keep things running smoothly. Do you call these tasks to dos or projects or something else? It doesn’t really matter what you call them, but perhaps what is more important is to categorized them to help you run your home smoothly.
To Dos are usually smaller in scope and the homeowner typically has the skill to accomplish these on their own. They are often more related to routine annual maintenance tasks or small fix it types of tasks. Budget, design, and product selection are also usually not relevant to to-dos around the Read More
The fireplace can be a center attraction in any room. There are many fantastic styles of fireplaces that will help heat your room while being stylish. There are electric and gas units and wood burning units, each with their own value. However, what your style says about your style is specific to only you. You may like a rustic look with stone or a unique natural wood fireplace. If you prefer a more traditional look, your Read More
Have an idea of what you want your interiors to look like but are overwhelmed by where to start? There are thousands of choices and decisions to be made: carpet or hardwood, paint or wallpaper, bronze or silver. What furniture or appliance will fit in my space, give me the look I want, and perform like I need? Working with an interior designer will help you tackle these questions faster and with greater confidence. Experienced designers bring years of design education, training and exposure to help you make informed decisions, avoid costly mistakes and make your interior all that you want it to be. Read More
The line of tornadoes that marched across the Midwest this week gave proof to the expert’s predictions that 2012 is on track to be a record year for tornadoes. The nation has already seen more tornadoes this year than in 2011, the deadliest year for tornadoes in the USA since 1925. Preparing for a tornado is challenging as scientists have yet to develop an adequate warning system. Read More