Tips for All Stages of Home Remodeling and Renovating

The Perks Of Choosing Fiberglass Over Wood

Installing new windows in your home is obviously a huge investment, so you want to make sure you choose the perfect product. When choosing the products, you not only need to consider the style, you also need to consider if it fits with your personal requirements. That is, will you be able to properly maintain it? For instance, many people love the style of wooden windows, but don't have the time or desire to properly maintain them over the years. Read More 

If Your Home Smells Like Sewer Gas, Does That Mean You Have A Sewer Backup?

Smelling a sewer gas smell in your home can be disturbing, but it may not be a sign of a sewer backup. In fact, there's a good chance that a sewer gas smell in your home will have a simple solution.  If your home smells like sewer gas, does that mean you have a sewer backup? Not necessarily. If you look under your kitchen sink, you'll likely see an S-shaped curve in the pipes connected to the drain. Read More 

Two Points to Consider When Selecting a New Hot-Water Heater

Water heaters may operate silently in the background, but they are a very important appliance nonetheless. When you are installing a new hot-water heater, it is imperative that you make your selection wisely. You can expect issues like increased operating costs or limited hot water access if you fail to choose your new unit appropriately. Availability Make sure you aren't overlooking availability in terms of access to hot water. The two most common availability options are storage-tank and tankless-operated systems. Read More 

Apply Foam Insulation To Gaps Surrounding Your Home’s Windows

If the gaps surrounding your home's windows aren't properly insulated and cold air filters into your home on nights when it is chilly outside, remove the wood casings that surround them and apply an even layer of foam insulation in each gap. After finishing, your home's interior will be more energy efficient and you will remain comfortable on frigid nights. Materials hammer power drill pry bar putty knife bottle of soapy water scrub brush sponge towel face mask rubber gloves can of foam insulation utility knife Loosen And Remove The Wood Casing And Eliminate Old Insulation Read More 

How Come The A/C Feels Colder For Women Than Men?

When it comes to the age-old "battle of the sexes," even the A/C thermostat can become a battlefield. In the office during the summertime, you may have noticed your female colleagues bundling up while your male colleagues shed their suit jackets. At home, your significant other might have different ideas about how cold is too cold. As it turns out, there are plenty of good reasons why women might find the A/C a bit too cold for their tastes. Read More 

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Tips for All Stages of Home Remodeling and Renovating

When my wife and I were looking for a new home, we only had a few homes to choose from that were within the district we wanted our children to attend. That made it tough to find a home that was "perfect" for us, but thankfully, we left room in our budget to make changes to the home we bought. Thankfully, the home we bought was large enough for us to live in during the renovation process, although we did have to make our children share rooms until we added that bedroom we needed. We learned that careful planning is important to ensuring the final result of your renovation projects is exactly how you want it, and we dedicated at lot of time to planning. We learned so much during the process that we wanted to make a blog to share our tips and experience on!