Getting to the Basics: Remodeling Projects

  • Reverse Osmosis Water Purification: What You Should Know

    11 February 2015

    Does your tap water have a strange taste, color, or odor to it that seems a bit off-putting? If so, you may have water that is full of contaminates that are not at all beneficial for your health. You may want to consider installing a reverse osmosis water purification system in your home. These systems will provide tap water that is much higher in overall quality. Here are some things you should know about reverse osmosis:

  • How To Upgrade Your Kitchen Cabinets For Cheap

    6 February 2015

    Installing new kitchen cabinets can completely change the functionality and style of your kitchen. However, a new kitchen cabinet system can cost a lot of money. Luckily, there are many cost effective ways to make your kitchen cabinets more functional without spending an arm and a leg. This article will highlight a few ways to upgrade your kitchen cabinets. Installing New Molding For a purely stylistic upgrade to your kitchen cabinets, you should consider installing new molding.

  • Why Are Your Eyes Puffy After Sleeping With The Air Conditioning On?

    30 January 2015

    Do you notice that your eyes are puffy in the morning after sleeping with the air conditioner on? It's probably not a coincidence that your itchy, red eyes become worse on the hottest days of the year. It's not the air conditioning itself that's causing your reaction, but rather the fact that it's blowing allergen particles into the air. Why do the symptoms occur only in the morning? Perhaps you're allergic to pollen, pet dander, dust or mold spores.

  • How To Take Proper Care Of Your A/C Window Unit

    28 January 2015

    There are almost 100 million homes in the U.S. with air conditioning. Chances are you may be one of them, and you may have a window unit installed. During warm months, you want to be able to rely on your air conditioning unit to keep you and your family cool. If it quits working, you could spend tons of money hiring a professional to come out and fix it. In many cases, problems with your window unit could have been avoided if you had only performed simple maintenance procedures on it.

  • Your New Older Home: Heat With A Boiler Or Furnace?

    23 January 2015

    When you buy an older home, it can come with a lot of seemingly strange perks. Older homes often have original architecture, such as pulleys built into windows, ladders climbing the sides of homes, and even laundry elevators. There might even be another structure in your new home that reminds you of the heat source in your childhood grade school- a radiator. This begs the question: should you heat your home with a boiler, or switch to a modern furnace?

  • How To Maintain Stamped Concrete

    21 January 2015

    It's important to maintain your stamped concrete, and the best way to do this is to regularly reseal it. Contractors (such as those from Lee-Sure Pools Inc) generally recommend that you reseal your stamped concrete once every two years or so. Depending on the amount of direct sunlight and foot traffic the area receives, you might have to do it even more often. If you decide to wait longer than this, you might notice some color fading.

  • Are You Wasting Money With These Home Heating Mistakes?

    16 January 2015

    Whether you live in a 500-square-foot apartment or a 5,000-square-foot home, the fact remains that heating your space during the frigid months of winter can be pricey. Nobody looks forward to receiving their monthly energy bills, but did you know you could be throwing money out the window if you're not heating your home responsibly and efficiently? Read on to learn about the top home heating mistakes you need to avoid.

  • 2 Things Every Parent Should Consider To Create A Safe Play Area For Their Children

    12 January 2015

    One of the biggest benefits of owning your own home is the fact that you can spend countless hours enjoying outdoor time with your children. If there is one thing that will make antsy kids even more hard to handle it is keeping them cooped up indoors all day. While you may love the fact that your home has a backyard, close proximity to a road or highway can create an issue if you want to let your kids outside to play.

  • How To Frost Clear Glass Shower Doors For Privacy

    7 January 2015

    Clear glass shower doors can add a touch of elegance to any bathroom, but sometimes you need less elegance and more privacy. That's where frosted glass comes into play. There are a few different ways to achieve the look but frosted glass paint spray is by far the easiest, cheapest route. Here's how to achieve a frosted glass look for your shower doors. Things You Need: Shower door Tarp Soapy water and sponge Towel Painter's tape Stencil (optional) Frosted glass spray Eye, nose and mouth protection Step 1: Prepare Your Surface

  • Choosing The Right Gas Boiler For Your Home

    3 January 2015

    A gas boiler burns gas to provide heat for your home. The majority of gas boilers burn natural gas, but there are some units that burn propane. Choosing the right unit for your particular situation is essential if you're going to keep your energy bills low while still ensuring that your home is as comfortable as possible for you and your family. Below are some of the things you should consider when selecting a residential gas boiler.