• Cheap Mosaic Backsplash Ideas for Your Kitchen

    Stone tile mosaics

    One way that tile can be used to really add personality to a home is with a mosaic backsplash. It might sound complicated but creating one of these mosaics can be done by a homeowner. You won?t have to spend a ton of money on this project, if you follow the right tips. Here are three methods to save money on your next ceramic backsplash.

    What is a Mosaic Backsplash?

    This term is used to define an area where tiling is done in a mosaic pattern. In many cases, mosaic tiling will involve the use of different colors and materials. However, those wanting a more uniform look may choose to keep colors closely related. The degree of customization you have with a mosaic backsplash is entirely in your hands.

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  • Top 3 Ways to Keep Your Home From Flooding

    Heating and cooling

    One of the greatest nightmares for any homeowner is having their home flood. While Mother Nature is responsible a good amount of the time, your plumbing might also be to blame. It’s good to have a plumbing service that you can you rely on if you need plumbing repair or just need some plumbers to come out and check over your pipes and equipment. A full septic tank or clogged pipes or drains and leaking water heaters can contribute to flooding inside your home and not having a backflow valve can prove detrimental if your sewer system floods and backs up into your house. Continue Reading

  • Landscaping, Outdoor Residential Furnaces, and Other Home Improvement Projects

    Residential furnace

    Whether you have a short or a long list of home improvements you’d like to make, improving your curb appeal may be at the top of your list. When you complete your lawn beautification and landscaping projects, just imagine how much more you’ll enjoy being outside in the warmer weather.

    A recent Harris Poll survey for the National Association of Landscape Professionals was conducted with 2,034 adults 18 and older. The results showed that 75% of people in the United States feel spending time outside in their yards is important. The survey also showed that 83% of the participants think it’s important to have a yard, and 90% of the participants with a yard believe it’s important to keep it well-maintained.

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  • When Was the Last Time You Upgraded Your Landscaping?

    Seattle outdoor kitchens

    The neighbor with a landscape design company did not do a great job of advertising his services. Although the ground lighting that he installed initially gave his lot an attractive look, the fact that nearly half of the trees, plants, and shrubs that he planted did not survive the first six months took away from the lighting.
    Although you and your husband are making plans to update the landscape design around your home, you have decided to go with a landscape designer that has a better reputation in the area. As soon as you decide on the landscape design options Continue Reading

  • Installing New Kitchen Appliances in Your Kitchen to Make Your Life Easier

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    If you are a homeowner, it is likely that you would already know that one of the most important parts of your home is your kitchen. The kitchen is the one place where you can make the kind of food that gives you and your family sustenance, and important culinary enjoyment, which can easily be one of the most important ingredients to a rewarding and fulfilling life. Having a fully functional and convenient kitchen can be one of the best parts of home life, and if you are a homeowner, you would be in complete control of making the right kinds of choices that can make your kitchen efficient and functional, while adding convenience and aesthetic appeal to the overall feel and the ambience of the kitchen. Kitchen design is an important subject that many homeowners take interest in, and if you really w Continue Reading

  • Do You Plan to Construct an Extra Storage Building on Your Lot?

    Porch additions

    The 90 degree day took an immediate turn for the worse right around dinner time.
    It was easy to tell that many of the people in the area believed the evening forecast for threatening weather because the grocery store was packed. It seemed that everyone was trying to get their last minute grocery shopping done so that they could be inside before the evening storm moved through.
    With a quick drop in temperature, the 60 degree mark was indeed an indication of the the approaching storm. Within an hour of the prediction the winds reached nearly 85 miles and hour, hail pelleted the ground and anything else it came in contact with, and the rain fell in buckets. Although it did not last long, the intense weather damaged the roofing on both your home and fencing, your storage buildings and the metal roofing.Continue Reading

  • Dangers of Deceased Deer Near Your Property

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    Research shows that the population of the white-tailed deer has increased dramatically from 500,000 to nearly 30 million in current times. When an animal sees a large increase in population growth, it’s likely we will see more of them in our lives. In many cases, deer dart across the roads all over the United States. Unfortunately, many drivers will not be able to brake in time and hit the deer. In this post, you will learn the dangers posed by leaving a dead deer near your property.

  • The Smell of Decay: Once an animal has died, the smell may not be that bad in the beginning. However, especially in warmer months, a dead deer could permeate through into your home. The last thing you want to deal with after a long day is the smell of decay present in your home. Calling a de Continue Reading
  • New Furnace Installation, To DIY or Not To DIY?

    Hvac system

    DIY seems to be the current housing trend. You cannot turn on the TV or flip through a home improvement magazine without coming across DIY information or suggestions. Although DIY projects are a great way to save a lot of money on needed remodels and can be a great way to learn about your home, they can be dangerous if they are not completed properly. You can also end up spending a lot more money by an increase in mistakes. Your home?s heating and cooling unit is one of those projects that may just be best to leave to the professional HVAC contractors.

    The importance of your HVAC unit
    Your HVAC unit is probably very important to your household. It provides you with comfort during extremely hot or cold temperatures. It is also important in protecting your home?s interior, such as t Continue Reading

  • Three Popular Types Of Remodeling Jobs

    Kitchen remodel

    Remodeling your home is never easy — which is why a lot of people put off remodeling jobs. To be sure, renovations of any kinds are investments, and you shouldn’t get started without the proper funds. However, you also shouldn’t put off a renovation that you want just because you’re worried about the amount of work involved. For one thing, a lot of the physical work can be done — and should be done — by professionals, whether you’re working on a bathroom remodel or a kitchen remodel. Remodeling is very much worth it, and it should be treated as a manner through which you add value to your home, as we’ll explore below. If you plan on selling your home in the future, you need to make sure that it’s as up to date as possible so that you can get the most profit possible. But remodeling is also a way in w Continue Reading

  • Safety doors and keeping your family secure

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    Knowing how to keep your home safe and secure is one of the most important things you can do as a homeowner. It can seem a little daunting at first, with all of the statistics and coordination you have to consider but once you know what you’re doing it’s relatively easy. Let’s start at the most basic part of the home, the place that essentially acts as your first line of defense. Yes, the first thing you need to do is consider the quality and health of your doors. As important as doors are, they are often overlooked when thinking and planning for home security. What follows is a short list of things to consider what inspecting the quality of your doors.

      The Type of Door
      Of course, this is the most basic question you have to ask yourself, especially if Continue Reading

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