Home Renovation Tips!

Fixing one problem uncovers another, and then another, until that innocent first thought you had–what if we just had a little more space/another window/an extra bathroom here?–has turned the entire house into a construction site. By the time the sawdust clears, you’re not only exasperated, but also thousands of dollars out of pocket. You’re in good company,...

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Home Remodeling Dont’s!

Whether you work with a general contractor or act as one on your own project, getting a glimpse into the mind of a contractor can give you a new perspective into remodeling projects around your home. I’ve learned a lot working with a contractor, and some of those lessons can help homeowners too. What you do is just as important as what you don’t do, and sometimes...

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Cork uses you might or haven’t thought of yet!

Wine Corks are lightweight and rot-resistant, corks can do a lot more than just plug up your favorite bottle of red or whites. Start saving them for a few handy projects. After you pop the cork, save it!   Create baseboard Glue corks side by side onto a base of 1/4-inch MDF and cut along the long ends with a saw to an even height. Attach strips of 3/4-inch molding...

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How to Diagnose and save your Basement from Future Headaches

Wet or damp basements create musty odors and mold. Musty odors indicate a moisture problem. Solutions are not always easy, but you can track the source of the moisture with a few simple tests. Moisture from the damp ground outside is probably coming through your concrete floor and walls. First look for visible signs of moisture, like damp concrete along the walls and...

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Is your Home giving you Healthy Air?

Fumes from cooking, cleaning, even your fireplace can get trapped inside, re-circulating airborne particles throughout your home. You can reduce the harmful effects of these particles on your family with a whole-house air filtration system. Air Filtration System comes in different forms Air cleaners come in either portable units or whole-house systems. A HEPA portable...

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Fix Ups Checklist this Fall!

The secret to a secure and comfortable home is regular maintenance. From cleaning gutters to fireplace safety, we’ll discuss it all in a list of must-do’s for fall. Clear the Gutters Falling leaves and evergreen needles can block downspouts and cause rainwater to overflow gutters. Depending on where you live, the coming of winter can mean clogged gutters. This...

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