construction--contractors

  • Six Compelling Reasons To Consider A Kitchen Remodel

    Knowing whether to give your kitchen a complete remodel or to settle for a fresh coat of paint isn't always easy. While a remodel will take longer and require a larger financial investment, there are a number of benefits to remodeling your kitchen. Consider these common reasons for nixing the paint job and opting for a kitchen remodel instead. Modernize Your Kitchen Design One of the most common reasons people remodel their kitchen is to update it to meet the current trends in kitchen design. [Read More]

  • 5 Warning Signs It May Be Time For A New Roof

    Maintaining your house can be challenging. From washing the exterior and mowing the lawn to shampooing carpets, it is easy to see how so many homeowners become overwhelmed. While you may focus on your home's landscaping and interior design, ensuring your roof is in good condition should also be a priority. Not only will a new roof protect you and your family from the environmental elements, but it can also increase your home value by an estimated $12,000. [Read More]

  • Check These Before You Begin Your Holiday Baking

    If you're preparing for your annual kitchen camp-out when you're going to cook and bake all things holiday related, do some preparation work to ensure your time in the kitchen goes smoothly. In addition to checking that you have all the ingredients and gift packaging supplies that you want, check these three temperature-related issues. By ensuring these are in working order, your day will be more comfortable and much safer. [Read More]

  • From LED Bulbs to Sensors: Lighting Upgrades That Can Save You Big Money on Your Energy Bills

    According to data collected by the Energy Information Administration, the average American household spends approximately $2000 a year on electricity bills. If you're like most families, chances are you've taken several steps to lower your monthly energy bills, including investing in energy-efficient appliances and unplugging electronics when they're not in use. However, before you begin spending money on expensive appliances, you should know there is a simpler way: investing in better lighting options. [Read More]

  • 2 Ways to Help Improve Your Basement's Waterproofing

    If your home's basement and foundation are leaking from exterior ground water, it is important to remedy this moisture problem to prevent mold, mildew, and rot from occurring in your home. Here are two ways you can help improve the waterproofing of your home's basement. Divert Ground Water with a French Drain Plan for Your French-Drain Installation One of the best preventative measures to keep your home's basement dry is to install an exterior French-drain system around your home's foundation. [Read More]

  • Not Happy with Your New Home Construction's Electrical Components? Hire a New Contractor!

    If you are nearing the completion of the building phase of your new home construction and are concerned about the quality of the electrical components and/or the skills of the project manager, you may be wondering what your options are. Fortunately, you do have some options as the owner of the house that is being constructed. Here's what you need to know.  Creating a punch list When you are building a home, a walk-through will be necessary at the end of the construction phase. [Read More]

  • Crack In A Truss? How To Save Your Roof From Caving In

    There are many issues that can lead to a truss becoming damaged. The truss might have been partially damaged while it was being transported and there were no obvious outward signs of damage. The truss may have been damaged while it was being manufactured. Many trusses will also become damaged after they have been installed as a result of a fire or infestation. Regardless of the cause, there are fortunately ways that truss contractors can repair broken trusses. [Read More]

  • Create A Home That Fits Your Needs When You Are Wheelchair Bound

    When you have a handicap, day to day life can be more difficult for you if you do not have a home that accommodates your specific needs. If you need to use a wheelchair to get around in your home, consider having a custom home built that will suit your specific needs perfectly. The guide below walks you through a few features to consider for your perfect custom home. Consider the Height of the Countertops [Read More]

  • Alternative Ways To Keep Your Shower Doors Clean

    When you install a frameless shower door, you will be benefiting from the modern, open look they provide. However, that clean, crisp feeling can go away rather quickly if you allow buildup to accumulate on your shower door. If you want to keep your shower space looking as good as the day it was first installed without ordinary chemical cleaners, you should check out some of these alternative solutions.  Self Cleaning Glass  [Read More]

  • How To Help A Loved One With Hoarding Cleanup

    Most junk removal teams have seen and done it all, and cleaning up a hoarding site is just another day on the job for some of them. For the people facing down a compulsive hoarding problem and their families and friends, though, it is anything but business as usual. The process of having a home cleaned up is trying on everyone involved, but there are ways you can help the process go more smoothly. [Read More]