How to Protect Your Hardwood Floors During the Winter Months

Garety Building

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...]

Which Pests Require More than One Treatment

You've discovered that your house has some sort of insect pest problem and you're planning on calling in the pros. But what kind of treatment schedule can you expect? Are they going to have to spray repeatedly, or are some insects treatable in just a single visit? Obviously, you'll have to talk to your exterminator to get the complete picture of your upcoming treatment plan. Professionals like Broward exterminators Excel Pest Control are always happy to let you know what to expect and should … [Read more...]

How To Fix a Blocked Floor Drain In Your Home

You will no doubt be familiar with the drain in the floor of the utility areas of your home, such as the basement or the laundry room. Any run off and grime from the appliances in the room tends to find its way down this drain. It’s unsurprising that floor drains can have a tendency to become blocked. If this happens then there can be flooding in the room, or the steady build-up of a pool of water. This is why it’s so important to make sure any blockage is remedied as quickly as possible. … [Read more...]

Top Reasons Why You Should Never Attempt DIY Electrics

Anyone with the right skills and tools can work with wood or have a go at plastering a wall. Even plumbing is bot beyond the remit of a competent DIY enthusiast, as long as you don’t mind dealing with leaks here and there. The only area where novices should avoid like the plague is electrics, and here’s why. Everyone knows electrics are dangerous, but this doesn’t stop enthusiastic amateurs having a go. They know how to wire a plug, so they assume that wiring in a new electrical socket … [Read more...]

Windows – curtains or blinds?

Sorting out the right window treatments in your home can pose a bit of a dilemma. Should you opt for drapes, for example, or should you choose blinds? Both curtains and blinds can be aesthetically pleasing and both provide privacy. In some ways the choice you make comes down to personal preference and decorating style although there are undoubtedly some particular windows that lend themselves to one or the other, or even a combination of both. Here are some things to think about when it’s time … [Read more...]

5 Common Water Heater Problems

Your water heater is an essential part of your household’s ability to function. Showering, bathing, washing clothes, and cleaning dishes aren’t possible if your water heater can’t keep up. If there’s a problem, it can wreak havoc on your entire routine for your family. Here are five signs that there’s a problem with your water heater. It’s important to act quickly if your water heater is showing signs of malfunction. 1. Supply Problems One of the most irritating problems with a … [Read more...]

Safety Equipment Is Vital When Completing a DIY Welding Project

When carrying out a DIY welding task, there is more to staying safe than simple precautions such as only welding on a level, flat surface and avoiding any water when you’re using a high power, high voltage welding arc. In fact, there are certain long term health risks and problems which are more likely to occur if you do not take the most basic of precautions when welding. The good news is that it’s not as difficult as you may think to protect yourself when welding and make sure that you do … [Read more...]

How to Fund a Property Renovation

Renovating a property is a chance to create a home that fits your requirements. The property may already be livable, but in need of modernization or extending. On the other hand, it may be a dilapidated shell and the only person with the vision to see what it could be is you. Either way, you will need to fund the work, so here is a quick guide to your options if you are itching to begin a major property renovation project. Why Bother? Home renovations are not something anyone should take on … [Read more...]

The effect of weather extremes on house paint

Unfortunately no-one can control the weather. Wherever you live the weather conditions can have an adverse effect on the paintwork of your property. This can be due to a freeze and thaw situation, or it can be due to the effect that the sun’s UV rays can have. If you hire a professional to paint your home they should know about these potential problems and do all they can to protect against them. House painting professionals like Kaloutas have years of experience in making sure that … [Read more...]

How Do Hypo Allergenic Mattress Toppers Work?

Allergies can be annoying and difficult enough during the day, but at night, when they stop you from getting the right amount of sleep, they can be a real nightmare. It does not matter what your allergic reaction is, from sneezing to scratching, it can keep you awake. This means that you do not get enough sleep which makes you tired and irritable and even less able to deal with your allergy the following night. Hypoallergenic mattress toppers are made with allergy sufferers in mind; they are … [Read more...]

How Lighting Can Make or Break a Room

Kitchen and Fireplace

The goal within any home should be to create an ambiance so perfect, so pleasant, so balanced, so inviting and chic, that you feel the most at peace within your own abode, and can share that calming atmosphere with others. Good lighting to a room is like caffeine to a sleepy brain – the ultimate energizer that has the power to bring to life everything within it, making it possible for the eye to appreciate every component. The perfect way to accent your space with proper illumination doesn't … [Read more...]

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