Category archives: Home Improvement

Easy Ways to Makeover Your Garage

Many homeowners find themselves avoid spending time in their garages because they tend to be disorganized, crowded and overwhelming. Instead of avoiding your garage, make changes to the lighting, flooring, doors, work bench and wall mounts. These changes will make it easier for you to find everything that is stored in your garage. You may also find yourself wanting to spend more time there, especially if you have redesigned the […]

Going green in your kitchen can save you green

Many people choose to go green in their kitchens to save the environment by cutting down on energy use and waste. But going green in your kitchen also will save you money. Here are ways you can make your kitchen more green. Get greener appliances If you have older appliances, it’s likely they are using a lot more energy than necessary. A new stove, microwave and refrigerator will use less […]

Money Saving Tips for a Greener Household

Having a green household used to be a dream reserved only for hippies and hardcore conservationists. Not so anymore. As our knowledge about global warming has deepened, it has become generally accepted that we as humans need to make a more concentrated effort to reduce carbon emissions and protect our planet for future generations. One of the best things about transitioning to a more sustainable lifestyle lies in the fact […]

How to choose the right kitchen stove top

The cooktop is probably the most used appliance in every kitchen. Differing in design, style and power source, various types of cooktops have different advantages and disadvantages. There is no best type, however, as it all depends on a person’s needs and cooking preferences. If you are not sure which one is right for you ask your kitchen designer or read this article. We present the pros and cons of […]

Eliminate drain pain: Tips to unblock your drains

Blocked drains can be caused by a number of things, some of which are minor nuisances and others that are big headaches. Before calling out the plumber — and shelling out the dollars — try some tried and true tips for unblocking your drain yourself. Why do drains clog There can be a number of reasons for clogged drains. In your bathroom, the culprit is often hair and oils that […]

Factors to Consider When Designing Your Outdoor Kitchen

When coming up with ideas for your outdoor kitchen, it is important that you think of your kitchen as an additional room of your home. With this in mind, your kitchen needs to have the comfort and functionality like the rest of your home does. Therefore, before buying equipment and coming up with that unique design, you must consider what exactly you want from your outdoor kitchen. You will be […]

Identifying the Causes of Water Hammer and How to Best Deal with It

Have you realized lately that your sprinkler makes odd noises? The sound might be water hammer although there could be other causes of this noise. One factor that could be creating such a noise is air contained/trapped in the water pipes, that often cause the same noise that water hammer effect gives. A few times, I’ve dealt with a situation whereby I can heard this “thumping” sound coming from the […]

DIY Tips for Preparing Your Roof For Cold Winter Months

With winter around the corner, you are probably thinking of how to get your roof ready for the cold weather. There are a number of strategies that you can utilize to make sure that your roof is strong enough to stand up to winter snow, ice or winds and give you the ultimate comfort and peace of mind that you deserve. Some of these strategies include the following: 1. Inspect […]

Easy to Install Home Improvements that Give Your Home and Expensive Look

You may have been working to create your perfect home for years, or many you just moved into a new home and you want to make it your own. Either way, you want to have the home that shows your personal taste and pleases everyone who enters it. Any home owner knows that this is no small task. One major issue that most home owners run into is figuring out […]

How to Prevent Blocked Downpipes and Gutters

Aren’t rain gutters great? They channel the water so it doesn’t pour onto your head when you go through the front door, or erode and stain your walkways. Of course, once they begin to fill up with leaves and twigs and who knows what, they become virtually useless, don’t they? In order to get the most from your gutters, you have to keep them clean. Not only the gutters, but […]