5 Reasons To Invest In A Covered Outdoor Living Area

5 Reasons To Invest In A Covered Outdoor Living Area

House Exterior
As you design your ideal backyard, you’re likely considering a lot of different ways to decorate. For homeowners, a covered outdoor living area gives you both practically and comfort for a comfortable hangout spot. What can a covered outdoor living space do for your backyard? WHY A COVERED AREA IS PART OF THE PERFECT BACKYARD? A patio covers or pergola adds a cool and unique spot to your backyard and can complete an already accessorized outdoor living space. If you’re undecided your backyard needs one, think about what you might be getting by adding a covered area: Protection from the weatherAffordable home improvement projectA comfy dining area or kitchenA more appealing poolAn extension of your home or patio 1. Protection from the weather People are painfully aware of the constant…
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5 Cheap Ways to Improve Home’s Value

5 Cheap Ways to Improve Home’s Value

General, House Exterior, House Interior
People who plan on putting their home on the market tend to improve one’s home in areas that don’t really matter. Knowing what to improve first will save you time, money and effort from sprucing a home that doesn’t really make an impact on the home’s value. There are DIY projects you can do, rather than spending on thousand on home improvements and breaking the bank. Here are some cheap ways for you to improve your home’s value: 1. Allow More Light In Simple investing in refreshing lights that will compliment your home can bring out the beauty of your interior and exterior. Nice lighting can shine the highlights of your home rather than having dim lights. Lighting Fixtures can add accent to your home and act as accessories. Consider…
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10 Effective Ways to Improve Your Home Exterior

10 Effective Ways to Improve Your Home Exterior

General, House Exterior
We all have different personalities - and usually, the look of our house is also based on that. We can dress our home depending on what we think looks nice. From time to time, we would want to change its look, and maybe improve it? A little TLC and planning are just needed to come up with a new appeal. There’s great satisfaction when seeing your home being admired from the street. Now, if you aren’t satisfied with what you have now, you just need some right exterior enhancements. That’s why we’ve come up with effective ways to improve your home’s exterior. 1.Easiest: Clean up! This is the least expensive thing you can do that can have a big impact. Sweep off leaves, dirt, and debris that may be present…
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6 Proper Ways to Maintain and Repair Your Roof

6 Proper Ways to Maintain and Repair Your Roof

General, House Exterior
Maintain and Repair Your Roof the Right Way! We tend to forget the areas of our home that we don't usually see every day and pay attention to - that’s when exactly a problem may occur. Stay ahead of repairs by doing some regular maintenance and needed advance repairs to prevent bigger damage in the future. Roof repairs may be expensive especially when the damage is allowed to fester. Your roof also acts as a shield for your home and is faced with different weathers, elements, and temperatures - give it attention and do some proper caring for it, too! Here are some ways to properly maintain and repair your roof for a longer lifespan: Clean and Clear your Gutters from Debris Clogged gutters because of debris may cause several…
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Considerations before Building a Swimming Pool

Considerations before Building a Swimming Pool

General, House Exterior
A swimming pool can be a wonderful thing in the summer months. But if you don't consider it carefully, it can be a source of tragedy. The most important issue to consider when thinking about a pool, whether in-ground or above, is safety. Thousands are drowned each year in home swimming pools, especially children. So before you consider anything, it's safety first. The Consumer Products Safety Commission has a booklet describing the safety considerations. It doesn't consist of regulations just guidelines to help you make your pool safe. Each locality has it's own safety requirements, usually built into the building codes, that you have to consider when you build a pool. Young Children Consider young children, especially toddlers who are quick, curious and unaware. Fencing, fencing, fencing is the catchword.…
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What You Need To Know About Weatherboard Installation

What You Need To Know About Weatherboard Installation

General, House Exterior
You deserve a house that lives up to your standards and preferences. You should not settle for subpar architectural ideas and low-quality materials. Instead, you should go for home design elements that will last longer and look great. One such idea you should consider is installing weatherboards on your house’s exterior. Basically, weatherboards are long planks of wood that are placed on your house’s exterior wall in an overlapping manner. These weatherboards create a wonderful look for your exteriors without costing too much. If you think these weatherboards will make a fine addition to your home, you’ll be glad to know their installation can be easily accomplished.  Before you start on this project, you will need to obtain new weatherboards, the necessary tools, and materials first. To install weatherboards, you…
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Unpleasant Odors from Sewer Vent Pipe and What To Do

Unpleasant Odors from Sewer Vent Pipe and What To Do

General, House Exterior, HVAC
Sewer Vent Pipes and its Unpleasant Odor Having an unpleasant odor inside your home can make your living experience a lot harder. The presence of this unwanted smell can cause irritation and affect your daily tasks at home. If this is the case in your house, you better take a look at your plumbing system and its components right away. There is a big chance one or several of your plumbing fixtures have deteriorated, causing a sewer-like smell to permeate inside your home. One of the likely culprits in this scenario is your sewer vent pipe. It would be best to take a look at it and see if this is where the foul odor comes from. Basically, this disagreeable smell can be caused by the presence of rotting materials…
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Replacing Your Cheap Exterior Dryer Vent is Easy and Essential

Replacing Your Cheap Exterior Dryer Vent is Easy and Essential

General, House Exterior, HVAC
Getting your exterior dryer vent upgraded is a much more powerful DIY than most people realize. When you upgrade from an old, cheap dryer vent, you’re preventing cold air drafts, keeping out pests, and most importantly keeping dangerous lint buildup from occurring and potentially causing a fire. Lint can build up in either a cage or in a flapper – both of which accelerate lint build up and offer a serious fire hazard. Some older models don’t have either a cage or a flap, inviting rodents and other pests into your home unfettered. New models of dryer vents use a cap system that keeps cold air out in the winter but prevents the build-up of lint while also keeping out pests. How easy is it to install a new dryer…
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3 Early Signs Your Garage Door is in Need of Attention

3 Early Signs Your Garage Door is in Need of Attention

Garage, General, House Exterior
Garage doors often go through a lot of strain because of the way in which they are used. Because of this, they develop faults that make them dysfunctional. You may need garage door repair services, or a new garage door altogether depending on the amount of damage. Although proper maintenance practices can make the door to last longer, some of the problems occur without expecting and therefore, you need to know about the early signs you need repair services. This will save you from having to spend too much money later on. Here are the signs. 1. Dysfunctional rollers and bent tracks Bent tracks and rollers are meant to facilitate the movement of a garage door. They are the ones that make the door to swing easily in either direction.…
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