Nothing puts a new lease on life for a room—or even an entire home—like a fresh coat of paint on the walls. But while this task is certainly easy enough for the average homeowner to undertake, it's important to arm yourself with some helpful information before you get started. This article will teach you three tips for ensuring that your paint job comes out looking like that of a professional.
31 August 2016
Your kitchen faucet is more than just an attractive fixture for your cooking and food preparation space, but it's a necessary part to keeping your kitchen clean and drains clear. Since you'll likely be living with your new kitchen faucet for years and years to come, it makes good sense to take a few minutes to evaluate just what is the best type of fixture for your household's living habits and your budget.
10 August 2016
The last thing a homeowner wants to see is a puddle of water anywhere near their AC unit. The first step in resolving this issue is figuring out why your unit is leaking water in the first place. It could be an issue with the drain pan, the filter, or even the condensate line. Possible Problem #1: Overflow or Drain Pan Cracks The drain pan can become cracked or corroded over time, which will result in a water leak.
29 February 2016
If you own property on a lake, it can be a great place to build a home or property for an investment. No matter what your case may be, there are some features that you can add to your property to increase the value, such as a seawall, floating dock or boat launch. Here are some of the investments that you may want to consider for features to add to your lakefront property:
29 February 2016
Asphalt driveways benefit from a protective layer known as seal coating. Seal coating can be installed by asphalt repair professionals, or it can be installed by a confident DIYer. Knowing about a seal coat and how it helps your driveway can help you know when it's time to apply a seal coat on your driveway. What is seal coat? A seal coat is a protective layer that is spread on top of asphalt to close its pores and make it more water repellant.
6 February 2016
If you have laminate flooring in your house, and a section becomes damaged, you can easily and quickly repair it. Below are two different ways you can replace damaged laminate flooring. Damage Near The Edge Of The Room If the damaged section of the laminate flooring is near the edge of the room, instead of repairing that section, all you have to do is replace it. Using a marker and ruler, draw lines around the damaged area, creating a square or rectangular shape.
14 January 2016
If your garbage disposal suddenly stops breaking things down, you might know that the problem is something for a professional to look at, and you might attribute the problem to ordinary wear and tear. If your garbage disposal does not turn on at all, however, you could be stumped about the cause of the problem. In some cases, the issue that is causing your garbage disposal not to turn on can be serious and can require the assistance of a professional.
28 December 2015
If you're moving out of your apartment at the end of the month, now is the time to make small repairs to your drywall. Before you can get started, ask your landlord for the type of paint he or she used to paint your apartment. Your landlord may have the paint on hand and, if you're lucky, will supply it to you for free. This will go a long way toward helping you repair your walls.
10 December 2015
If you have a home with double-hung sash windows, then you are lucky to live in a house with such an attractive feature. These windows, however, like all windows, can develop problems from time to time that need your attention. This article takes a look at some common issues that can occur and how to deal with them. Broken Pane Accidents happen and it's almost inevitable that a pane in your sash windows will be broken at some point.
20 November 2015
Providing your new construction with water treatment systems may be a plus in future home buyer's eyes. This is especially true if the water at the lot or in the subdivision is of questionable quality. The following tips can help you decide whether to include a treatment system, and which type to install. Tip #1: Know the Water Quality A water quality report often comes with the packet when you are purchasing lots, especially if the lots are already on the municipal water system.
4 November 2015