The ability to differentiate between home repairs and improvements that you can make yourself and those that will require the help of a contractor is a very important skill to have. Not only will this skill prevent you from spending more money than you need to on professional services, but it will also help you to avoid costly mistakes by attempting DIY projects that are out of your league. It is my hope that this information contained in this blog will help you to obtain this skill. More importantly, it is my hope that once you have identified a project you wish to take on, this information in this blog will help you to get the job done.
7 February 2017
If you've ever dealt with a clogged drain in your home, you understand how much of a strain it can put on your regular schedule. It could be the standing water in your shower that makes it nearly impossible for you to bathe and get ready for work, or the clogged up toilet that won't flush no matter what you do. Because drainage issues can be so tedious, it's best to put a few measures in place to keep them at bay.
4 February 2017
If you want to improve the security and aesthetics of your property, there are a number of different styles of gate that you can choose for your property. However, it is simple to make oversights when choosing a gate that can prove problematic in the future. In order to help you minimize the risks of these mistakes when it comes to your new gate, there are several important tips that you will want to keep in mind.
15 December 2016
Most homeowners will try to tackle just about anything on their own just once. The only problem with this when it comes to plumbing problems is the fact that some tasks look simple on the surface but end up being way more complicated than a homeowner expects. Before you grab your monkey wrench, plumber's tape, and flashlight to get started on that plumbing project at your home, it is a good idea to get to know some of the things that are and are not safe for you to do on your own.
23 November 2016
If you are about to do a little home remodeling that includes ripping off and removing a chunk of your home, then you might want to know what to do with the bare-faced wall left behind. For example, if you are removing a covered/screened porch because it is rickety and unsightly, you still have to protect the exterior wall that you leave behind. Here is what you need to know about this specific process and how vinyl siding is involved.
31 October 2016
So many people dream about escaping to a private log home in the woods to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life and to get some peace and quiet. If you are one of those people, whether you want a vacation home, a writer's retreat, or are moving there permanently, and you have recently purchased that log home you have always been dreamed of, you want to make sure that your log home stays as nice and well-maintained as possible.