If you have a long, narrow yard, it may seem like your options in using it are limited. But you can make a fantastic haven out of a thin yard with some creative thinking. Here are 5 ideas for any budget. Build a Small Pool. Filling in much of a narrow yard space with a lap pool or something similar can give the space a new sense of function. A custom-designed, narrow pool is a great focal point and can be designed to double as a piece of artwork.
11 October 2016
Do you want to demolish an exterior wall so one of the rooms in your house can be expanded? Before you begin destroying the wall on your own, it is in your best interest to consider the assistance of a demolition contractor. There is much more to demolishing a wall than swinging a hammer into it. Take a look at this article to gain more insight on why hiring a demolition contractor is the best way to complete your renovation project.
22 September 2016
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
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'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
Determining what type of shingles to put on your roof isn't as simple as you may think. There are multiple types of roofing shingles available, which makes makes the choice difficult. Like everything else, all types roofing shingles have pros and cons. Knowing what makes each type of shingle different makes your choice a lot easier. Asphalt Shingles Asphalt shingles are extremely versatile and cost effective, which is why they are used on around 80 to 85 percent of residential buildings.
18 October 2015