When my husband and I purchased our first home, the process was stressful, but we settled on one we liked enough to live in temporarily until we expanded our family. When moving time arrived, we both dreaded the expected stress. We ended up using a different real estate agent than we did the first time, and we made a great decision, because she had a lot of home remodeling knowledge! We were adamant on finally finding our "perfect" home this time. When she showed us homes that lacked features we desired that we would have "nixed" before, she let us know if the feature could be added, and usually it could! We are now in our new home that we had a few small renovations performed on after we bought it, and we love it! I want to help others by sharing some remodeling tips I learned on a blog!

What You Can Do to Keep Your Garage Door in Good Condition

8 November 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Although it's easy to neglect it, your garage door is one of the most important parts of your house.  It helps to shield your car and other items stored in the garage from the elements, and it also opens in a convenient manner so you can park inside on rainy days.  However, like most things, your garage door is going to require some maintenance in order to stay in good condition. Read More …

Dealing with an Air Conditioning Unit That Doesn’t Emit Cool Air

24 October 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you have an air conditioning unit in your bedroom to keep you cool during warmer months of the year, and you had noticed that you need to sleep on top of your covers because it isn't adequately cooling your room as you would like, you will most likely want to take steps to fix this problem. An air conditioner that does not emit cold air can be plagued by a variety of problems. Read More …

3 Maintenance Tips To Care For Outdoor Cedar And Preserve Its Natural Luster And Look

5 October 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Cedar is one of the most affordable and attractive natural woods that you can use outdoors. It is resistant to rot and decay and can last for many years. It does require a minimal amount of maintenance and care if you want it to keep its natural luster for a long time. You may want to do things like apply a coat of wax and clean the lumber on woods and other cedar objects outdoors. Read More …

Lead Is A Toxic Substance To People

15 September 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Lead used to be used in everything from paint to children's toys to gasoline. However, it has now phased out of almost everything because it is toxic and can cause serious neurological and physical problems in a person, especially children. Those problems can include stunted growth, low IQ, hearing loss, and developmental delays. In general, lead poisoning builds up slowly, so it's hard to see an immediate change. Sources of Lead Read More …

Stylish Design Ideas for Your Concrete Patio

8 September 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Concrete lasts a long time with very little maintenance—you already know that. But did you know that when concrete does need some maintenance, it's generally relatively simple to fix? What's more, you can easily update an old patio with a concrete overlay. In other words, a concrete patio could easily last through the entire tenure in your house. As you plan your patio, don't picture a simple concrete slab; instead, dream big about your patio's design. Read More …