Home Improvement

  • What You Should Consider Before Starting To Build a Room Addition On Your House

    The need to have extra space in the house is determined by the home owner's requirements and initial size. When making an addition to your house, having a reasonable budget, availability to the building materials, a reliable service provider, and space expansion is always necessary. Most people decide to add a room in their houses if they need a particular room to have a specific activity. For example, you can consider having a gym or a garage in your place. Is a room addition one of those home remodeling tips in mind? Below is what you should evaluate before you start.

  • Why You Should Hire a Professional Locksmith

    It is worth getting locksmith services because of the unpredictable situations that people can get themselves into. There are a lot of things that a person can get in reach at the time of need. This is why different professions work tirelessly to provide the best services to get them out of that weird situation. Few problems might be disturbing and weird at the same time. For example, you lose your house keys and your car keys in the middle of the night, what will you do? It is a complicated situation, and you will not be able to make the right decision for the scenario. You will be forced to hire a professional locksmith service provider. They are the only people who are going to solve the problem that you are facing. They will be required to unlock the house with their techniques or skills. After that, you can get advice from them on how you can access a duplicate of the house key and other essential house keys, respectively. Following are some of the benefits of having professional locksmith services. 

  • How To Prepare For An Earthquake

    Earthquakes are devastating and tricky to predict natural disasters that impact hundreds of millions of people worldwide. While most earthquakes aren't anything to worry about, it is always a good idea to be prepared. This is especially true If you live in a region that is prone to severe earthquakes such as the Pacific Coast of Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Being prepared to survive in the moment and also recover from the aftermath is an important challenge that you need to plan for.

  • How To Know When You Need To Buy A Larger Home

    If you wonder whether it's time to move into a bigger space or stay in your current home for a little longer, there are signs to watch out for that will give you a conclusive answer.

  • Home Improvement DIY Jobs You Can Do At Home This Winter

    Lockdowns and restrictions due to the Coronavirus pandemic have meant that many of us have decided to try our hand at doing the tasks that we used to call out the professionals for, whether that is decorating, home maintenance or building furniture. Now is not the time to try anything too drastic - the last thing you want to do is end up knocking a wall out and the rest of the house coming down with it, or to unscrew that pipe and end up with a waterfall in your kitchen. However, there are definitely some tasks that even a DIY novice can have a go at. Let’s take a look at some of them here.

  • Live Like Michael Corleone in The Godfather 2 Lake House

    A home in the Fleur du Lac Estates on Lake Tahoe that was used for a number of scenes in The GodfatherPart II including the Fredo Corleone lake murder, the Michael and Kay Corleone machine-gun assassination attack in their bedroom, and the Corleone son’s First Holy Communion celebration is for sale at $5.5 million.

  • Interior Design Tips For A Modern Minimalist Look

    Regardless of the time of year, you want your home to be the light, airy, breezy house that everyone envies. We’re talking white walls, pale furniture and tons of natural light pouring through the windows. A light and airy home is inviting, it’s beautiful, it’s valuable and - most of all - it’s one which you can feel proud to live in.

  • Tips For Remodeling Your Home The Smart Way

    Remodeling your home is a major time commitment and effort but it can dramatically improve your home value as well as comfort and convenience. That's why you want to make sure you get everything done right along the way.

  • Ways To Go Green With Your Home Improvement Projects

    Often when we think about taking on a project around the house it is to improve our yard, save money, or add value and convenience to the house itself. Most of us don't consider ways that we can help protect the environment or make things more efficient - unless that project is designed to save lots of money. Here's four home improvement projects that you can do that will also improve the environment around you and dare I say it... help you go green!

  • How To Know When Your Dryer Vents Need To Be Cleaned

    Generally when we hear the unfortunate news that someone’s house caught on fire, immediately we think of possible causes.  The typical culprits are usually something like faulty wiring, leaving a curling iron on, a cigarette accidentally caught the house on fire, or the owners left the house but forgot to turn off the stove.  The one we rarely ever think about is that the dryer vent was clogged and caught on fire.

  • How to Get your Man Cave Ready for Winter Holidays & March Madness

    Summer is over and that probably means you haven't spent much time inside. Don't worry though, fall is here and winter is just around the corner. That means it's time to head back inside and retreat to your man cave and all the fun stuff found within. Games, comfy chairs, maybe even a beer fridge and memorabilia. Here's some tips to get your man cave up and ready for the winter holidays and ultimately - prepared to be the destination where all your buddies want to hang out for March Madness!

  • Let's Take a Look At Home Construction Materials and Waste

    Could we have become so desensitized to the fact that something as natural to us as building a house and living in it can have such an effect on the environment? 

  • Schlage Encode - Keeping Your House Safe, Smart and Easy

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Schlage. All opinions are 100% mine.

    When most people think of smart home technology, it’s just about convenience. Sure, they might have cameras to monitor intruders or movement from kids and pets, but monitoring isn’t security. I had the chance to install the new, Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt recently and I’m impressed. It does everything that a smart device should – easy to use, perfectly integrated with the existing ecosystem, full of features, plus it is both great-looking and built strong enough to do what it was designed for – keeping your family safe.

  • Are Your Considering Adding a Home Basketball Court

    You have your home and outdoor kitchen, what's next when it comes to building your perfect outdoor space? For some it might be a pool and others it might be a putting green, but what about a home basketball court instead? Sure, you can throw a hoop up on your garage but that risks hitting cars and potentially uneven surfaces that aren't designed for the game. Let's take a look at how you can take the game to the next level by adding a real basketball court to your home!

  • Protect Your Home With Door and Window Sensors

    Making your house beautiful is easy. Keeping it safe is an entirely different story. Installing a home security system is no longer an option nowadays; it’s a necessity. And perhaps, the most important part of a home security system is the door and window system. This system exists to deter burglars and to alert if someone enters the house when it’s armed. Having door and window sensors protect the possible entry points of burglars, especially in the front door where they are most likely to enter.

  • I'm Keeping Cool This Summer With a Midea Portable AC

    I'm thankful to live in San Diego where for 90% of the year I can leave my windows wide open and get fresh air. It quite literally never rains here and the temperature is almost always 70 degree. However, there are those few weeks per year when it gets hot. Compared to those of you back easy suffering from 100+ degree days right now our 90's might seem nice. Unfortunately, when the temperature inside your loft is more than 80 degrees, things like taking a conference call or being able to concentrate while writing posts like this are near impossible. Without the ability to install a window box air conditioner, I've had to rely on portable units instead. Compared to those other ones, I'm in love with this new unit from Midea. Not only does it have all the standard features but it also can connect to Google Assistant or Alexa so I can set schedules and turn it on or off remotely just by telling it to.

  • How Homeowners Insurance Can Help You Recover After a Hurricane Damage

    Hurricanes are terrible storms that if climatologists are going to be believed, are only going to get worse and increase in frequency because of global warming. This means that anyone in an area potentially impacted by a hurricane needs to review their homeowner's insurance policies and see what's covered and what's not. It’s one thing to be able to buy a house and another to be able to keep it. There are so many things that could go wrong that could mean that you end up with a very substantial bill, or worse, you could lose the single biggest investment you’ve made in your life.

  • Lawn Care Tips For Making Your Yard Look Great

    Cultivating a great looking lawn is the source of pride for many men. It's a form of healthy competition among neighbors where some will win the admiration of wives, friends, and guests, while others will simply need to pay an expert instead.

  • Curb Appeal Improvements That Can Increase Your Home Value

    If you’re planning to sell your home, you need to make it presentable first. The success in finding a buyer lies in how your home looks from the curb, otherwise known as curb appeal. People would want to take a closer look if they like what they see from the outside, so it’s best to consider projects that add to your home’s exterior appearance.

  • Critical Items To Ensure Your Home Contractor Agreement Includes

    No homeowner starts a home improvement project thinking about what could go wrong. Instead, it is generally an exciting time of imagining new possibilities to be creative or at least fix problems that will make life easier. So, what could be the main source of these dissatisfaction? Well, they usually arise from disagreements most homeowners have with the contractors. This is the key reason to have a standard contract highlighting all the terms and conditions and agreeing with your contractor on such sensitive matters before authorizing the work to commence.

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