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Home Improvement

  • The Holidays Are Coming - Is Your Plumbing Ready?

    The holidays are fast approaching. Your home may be a place where your family will gather. Everything seems to be going well.

  • How to Level Up Your Backyard Barbeque Game

    It’s never a bad time to host a backyard barbeque.

  • What Is a Mansion

    What is a mansion? That's one of those subjects of late night debates way after you're supposed to have left a party but just aren't ready to go home. For some guys it is as simple as it being just a really big house, while others look at it as something particularly luxurious. What makes a big house a mansion, though? Could a really big doublewide be a mansion? There are both quantifiable and non-quantifiable standards for what defines this beacon of success. Let's take a look and try to answer this question.

  • The New BLUETTI AC500 Is Your Perfect Companion In A Blackout

    Here in California we're getting close to fire season again and that means our power company will be quite literally turning out the lights to help prevent forest fires. Other parts of the country are beginning to prepare for winter and the possibility of broken powerlines  due to ice and snow. With all this going on, the price of gas is going up and that makes those classic generators we've relied on for years that much less of a great idea - not to mention the noise, smell, and frankly the effort of lugging a dirty machine out of the garage and hoping it still works.

  • Are Breakfast Bars No Longer A Popular Kitchen Design Feature?

    Not too long ago, everyone wanted bar height counters in their kitchens. They were the height of interior design fashion! But they're becoming less and less popular, particularly as open-plan designs continue to gain popularity.

  • How To Clear A Blocked Outside Drain

    A blocked outside drain can be unpleasant because it gives off a nasty odor, and it can also stop your drainage system from working as it should. If there are serious issues with your drains, you will need to call in a professional plumber to unblock them or fix any damage, but if it's a simple blockage, you may well be able to fix the problem yourself.

  • How To Check For Damp In A House

    Damp is a common problem in North American as well as UK homes, with approximately 1 in 5 houses being affected. However, it is much more common in areas with older housing stock and sometimes it can be hard to know whether a house really does have damp problems or if it is something else. There are some surefire signs of damp that you can check for and there are steps that you can take to damp proof your home to prevent it from getting damaged. Let's take a look.

  • How do you mask a uPVC window for spraying?

    Spray painting uPVC windows is the most efficient way to give your house more curb appeal, and it also provides the best finish because there are no brush marks or obvious brush stroke in the finished uPVC window frames once painted.

  • How to Quickly Fix Up a Home You Bought at Auction And Turn It Into A Profitable Rental Investment Property

    So you've just bought a home at auction and now you're faced with the daunting task of fixing it up quickly so it can be rented out as an investment property. Don't worry, we're here to help! In this blog post, we will examine some tips that will help you get your new home ready for tenants in no time. Keep reading to learn more!

  • Home Improvement Projects To Make Your Yard More Fun For Kids

    When it comes to home improvement projects, many people think about the inside of their house. But there are so many things you can do outside of your house that will make it more fun for kids!

  • Why House Prices Are So Expensive And Won't Be Cheaper Anytime Soon

    The pandemic created a series of events that led to one of the fastest inflations of house prices that most Americans have ever seen. As the pandemic wanes and we get back to normal, unfortunately, these prices probably won't go back to normal nearly as quickly. Here's a look at what factors led to the situation that we currently find ourselves in.

  • Smart Thermostats And Other Ways To Create A Sustainable Home of the Future

    When we think about creating a more sustainable future, the first things that come to mind are solar panels and electric cars. However, many people don't realize that there are other things you can do in your home to make your life greener and less wasteful. One way to do this is by installing smart thermostats and energy monitoring sensors in the home. This blog post will discuss why these devices are important for a more sustainable future and what parts of your home can be made more efficient by investing in these sensors.

  • Five Home Upgrades to Make Winter More Enjoyable This Year

    The winter season is a time of year where people are more likely to be inside, and it can get pretty boring. To help make this winter a little bit more enjoyable, we have put together 5 house upgrades that will make your home feel warmer and cozier.

  • Good Locks Are The Key To Keeping Your Family Secure

    It’s been a rough couple years. I first moved into my loft about six years ago, and I knew that urban areas weren't going to be as safe and secure as other places to live. That’s why it is important to have BHMA® Certified Secure Home™ locks and deadbolts protecting your home. This label is more than just words printed on the lock claiming to protect your home - it is an indication that the builder and property manager have chosen a quality product instead of leaving your security as a secondary concern.

  • What To Consider Before Investing In An Abandoned House To Renovate

    There are many great reasons why you might want to renovate an abandoned home. There’s something incredibly satisfying and rewarding about taking a neglected home that’s in disrepair and returning it to its former glory while making it functional again too.

  • DIY Home Renovation Ideas That Any Man Will Love

    Do you enjoy being hands-on? Would you like to work on your practical skills? DIY projects have become the way to go for most people. Not only do they help people get more satisfaction from home projects, but they also help them save money. But of course, there’s a limit as to how much you can DIY. For starters, some jobs are best left to professionals unless you want to damage your home or put yourself in danger. Secondly, some home renovations are so intricate that you will barely be motivated to finish the task or the skills to complete the job.

  • Xiaomi Introduces Roidmi Eve Plus Vacuum For Guys Who Want The Latest Cleaning Tech

    Xiaomi is one of the most exciting Chinese electronics manufacturing companies that most Americans have never heard of. In Asia they have built a massive customer base because of their attention to detail, innovative designs, and by listening to their customer feedback so that "customers" are more than just purchasers. Instead, in many cases the customer feedback actually helps direct product development and what features to include in future products. Now, with the introduction next month of the Roidmi Eve Plus, we're excited to see what they have in store for us.

  • Eight Techy Upgrades You Can Make to Your Bathroom

    You might not think of the bathroom as a place to make technological advances, but it can be. For example, this blog post will show you 8 techy upgrades that you can make to your bathroom so that it is more awesome, more comfortable and more technologically advanced!

  • How To Go Greener In All Areas Of Your Life

    The importance of going green and doing more for the planet is no secret. You only need to turn on the TV and you will come across a number of news bulletins and documentaries regarding the damage we are doing to the environment. It can seem like it is impossible to have a positive impact, however. You are only one person, and the task seems like a mammoth one. Nonetheless, if every individual commits to making small and simple changes, the difference will be substantial. It doesn’t have to cost you much money (in fact, it can save you some), and it doesn’t need to involve a considerable effort on your part. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the ways you can green your routine and do more for the planet.

  • The Roof Over Your Head Might Be Leaking Heres Why And How To Fix It

    At one point or another, you’ve likely had an issue with your roof. Whether it’s a leaky roof or a roof full of moss, you’ll have had problems. The traditional solution for a leaky roof when you’re young is a bucket collecting all the water, but as you grow up, you begin to understand this might not be the smartest course of action. 

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