What is that noise in your roof space?

If you are lying in bed, and you hear a noise from the roof space above your head, there is a good chance that you are not really going to want to investigate the source. The good news is that the vague sound of scratching is not likely to be a dangerous intruder like the one you just saw on America's Most Wanted. The bad news is that the noise is likely to be the result of an unwanted non-human intrusion. Pests like rats often scratch around, once they have gotten into your home. You may … [Read more...]

Projects Worth Tackling In Your Free Time

We’re all busy people; running around from work to kid’s practices and home to cook dinner. It’s no wonder you feel like you never get anything done. Your home is one space that will always need updating. The hard part is finding the time to work on it. When you do get that window of freedom, see projects worth tackling in your free time. Clean Out your Closet If there’s one place you know is scary, it’s your closet. Closets are typically piled high with clothes and stuffed … [Read more...]

Extras To Consider During Home Renovations

A home renovation is a major project. It involves a lot of expense, time, and energy as we make decisions about what to replace, what colors and finishes to use, what floor coverings we want, and much more. When we get fully immersed in a renovation, it can be very easy to get tunnel vision. There are so many decisions to make (and bills to pay) that we choose to omit some of the things that add cost and time to the project without giving us a very direct benefit. We also just want to hurry … [Read more...]

Renovation Projects That Will Increase the Value of Your Home

When you decide to spruce up space inside of your home, you are able to personalise the interior design. Although it is important to consider the short-term interior design, it is even more important to consider the financial benefits of renovating your home. It is always ideal to choose renovation projects that will provide the best payouts. This is even more critical if you ever have plans of selling the property later. Kitchen Remodelling For most homes, the kitchen is considered the … [Read more...]

So Your Kitchen Is Flooded. Now What?

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A pipe bursts, flooding your kitchen. A nearby riverbed overflows, spilling into you home. Now you’re standing around, trying not to let your emotions overtake you while you survey the current disaster in your home. How much will it cost to restore your kitchen, should you get started cleaning up right now, and how will you deal with the insurance company? Read on to find out these answers, and more, about what to do when your kitchen floods. 1. Assess the Damage First, get your situation … [Read more...]

Eco-Friendly, Low VOC Paints


We all want to decrease our carbon footprints. Home remodeling projects are a great place to make eco-friendly choices, especially because your home environment contributes to your health. Finding a quality paint that’s also eco-friendly used to be a difficult task. Fortunately, more and more companies are working to create quality, low VOC paints to use in your home. You can feel happy about the beauty of your home, as well as the air you and your family are breathing. What are … [Read more...]

Is it Time to Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioner

Because air conditioners work continuously, especially during the hot summer months, it leads to constant wear and tear of their internal parts. If left unnoticed, it can trigger issues ranging from minor malfunctions to complete break-down of the system. This is why it’s important to regularly monitor your AC unit for early signs of damage or any other problem. By getting your AC repaired or replaced at the right time, you can avoid a lot of unnecessary hassle and big expenses down the road. … [Read more...]

7 Tips for Hiring a Good Painting Contractor


In the old days, asking a neighbor or friend for a referral to a craftsmen or woman was usually the only resource we needed. That, or wait for Dad to visit – he seemed to be able to do everything around the house … These days we tend to turn to the internet for almost all our resources and the almost daily arrival of a new referral site makes the options overwhelming.  Can you trust a referral from Angie’s List, Yelp, Porch, or any of the multitude of other sites?  Yes and no, of course; … [Read more...]

The Best Inflatable Bed for Your Guests – all you’ll ever need to know


To accommodate guests in your home, an inflatable bed is a great space-saving option that can be brought out from the cupboard in the event of any hosting or entertaining. Airbeds are easy to store and are great to keep handy. However, a good host will always want their guests to be comfortable, and inflatable beds often have a connotation of being hard work and uncomfortable. Everyone remembers a time where they’d sunk into the middle of an inflatable bed and have had a terribly uncomfortable … [Read more...]

How to Protect Your Hardwood Floors During the Winter Months

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Hardwood floors add undeniable beauty and character to a home. And since they’re durable, hardwood floors are a long-lasting investment. However, they do need to be properly taken care of. During the winter months, with extra moisture, salt, and mud being tracked throughout the house, it’s easy to accept that your hardwood floors will take a beating. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Protect your hardwood floors during the winter months with these tips. Clean the Correct Way Be … [Read more...]

Cost-Effective Tips to Extend the Life of Your Furniture

You don’t change your furniture often, and since furniture is quite expensive, you want it to last as long as possible. With a little care you can extend the life of your furniture, without having to replace soon and saving big bucks too, over the years. Check out a few cost-effective tips which can help to extend your furniture’s life. Stain proof it Stain proofing your couch fabric and cushions will keep them looking fresh and new for a considerable amount of time. For just a few hundred … [Read more...]

Things You Didn’t Know About Ducted Air Conditioning

As homeowners we tend to take our ducted air conditioners for granted. Once they are installed, we seldom have time to look at them or think about them until there is a serious problem. However, there are many things that you might know about your ducted air conditioners. Here we’ll reveal some unknown facts about ducted AC units that are worth knowing. Ducted AC Produces 3X More Cooling Than the Energy It Consumes The Choice’s Ducted Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning Buying Guide states that … [Read more...]

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