If you want an inexpensive but attractive redo for a bathroom, changing the hardware on cabinets, faucets and other accessories can give a room a completely new look. Replacing worn or outdated handles, pulls, hinges and knobs is easy to do. To enhance the new look, change towel bars, soap dishes and robe hooks to […]

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Do you have an older furnace that works but doesn’t keep your home warm? Even though a furnace is working, there are telltale signs that show it’s nearing the end of its service life. Furnaces last between 15 and 20 years. Well-maintained units usually last longer. However, uneven heating, high energy bills and frequent or […]

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Hardwood floors, which increase the value of any home, can last the lifetime of the structure but due to wear and tear may need to be resurfaced and refinished. When resurfacing and refinishing hardwood floors there are some procedures to improve and protect the appearance of the floors while other procedures may harm the hardwood […]

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When remodeling your home, most people start with the kitchen because it is usually the most expensive, and one of the greatest attractions that don’t need staging. Yet it can be the most time-consuming thing you’d plan since there are so many materials with many pros and cons to going along with them. In consideration, […]

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I’m going to write this piece as if we have a new custom build. This won’t exactly line up perfectly if you are retrofitting wiring into an existing home, as you won’t have as much freedom and space to work within, however, the principles here are the same: wire for everything. New Build Wiring Talk […]

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When considering bringing a pet home, your first thought may be all the fun times you will have with it, but sooner or later you must consider the possibility of it damaging your home in one form or another. Considering that dilemma, here are some ways you can “pet proof” your home before your furry […]

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Water heaters are designed to last 10 to 12 years before they require new installation. A deteriorating storage tank will make the water appear a rusty color. It means the interior area of the tank has become corroded. Water Heater Leaks A leaking water heater is caused by sediment buildup inside the storage tank at […]

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Don’t ignore the cleanliness of your home’s gutters and downspouts because these items can protect a house’s roof and siding. Here are some tips for keeping the gutters and downspouts clean. Tip 1: Install Downspout Extensions If you notice standing water near a downspout, then you should install a downspout extension on the device. This […]

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Terrazzo flooring is marble-like material that’s used for floors and countertops. It’s a mixture of marble and cement with extra marble chips sprinkled on the surface when installed, leaving around 70% of the finished material surface marble. Unfortunately, the cement part of terrazzo absorbs stains pretty quickly. Here are some tips on cleaning different stains […]

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When there is a spill on your carpet, the best advice is to move as quickly as possible to clean it. This way, we avoid the stain penetrating the fibers of the carpet. Any liquid that is spilled needs to be taken care of immediately, as once it’s had time to dry, the stain will […]

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