Cleaning your gutters is probably not the most pleasant task you encounter, and if you’re a new home owner, maybe you never have done it. However, it is essential for the health and well being of your entire house to regularly clean your gutters (preferably twice a year) or pay someone else to. Gutters are […]
While carpenters and mechanics probably don’t have to worry much about as far as having proper home maintenance tools, the average homeowner, particularly if they are new to home maintenance, isn’t sure which tools to invest in and keep at all times. It’s far easier to have the tools to repair a simple leak in […]
If your home is located in a flood zone, it’s critical that you know how to get ready for those drenching spring rains. Here are some basic steps any homeowner can take to prepare for potentially devastating floods.
With many types of home improvements, at least a portion of the cost that you put into the improvement can be recouped from additional value when you sell the home. Adding a beautiful wooden fence to your yard is a great way to boost resale value, and with a closer review, you may determine that you want to install a new privacy fence to your property soon.
When spring arrives, many people want to spend more time outdoors enjoying the fresh air and warmer temperatures. While you could lounge in a chair with a good book, you may find it more enjoyable to plant your own vegetable garden.
If you are thinking about listing your home for sale, one of the biggest factors that may be holding you back from pulling the trigger on this decision is the value of your home. The fact is that your knowledgeable real estate agent will provide you with a valuation up-front, and this can help you to make a more informed decision.
If you are a homeowner, you should always be thinking about ways that you can boost the resale value of your home. Whether you are planning on putting the home on the market, or simply want to be prepared for the future, there are upgrades that can make your property more desirable.
A fire can rage through your home at a moment’s notice, and it can cause a significant amount of damage in a very short period of time. Damage from the flames, intense heat, smoke and soot can cause tens of thousands of dollars or more in some cases, and a severe fire event can result in a total loss for the homeowner.
If you have children, no home is complete without a treehouse. Besides the fact that treehouses provide kids with hours of entertainment, they can also confer ancillary benefits that are hard to quantify. When building any type of treehouse, keep the following tips in mind.
Spring is not far off, and your garage, basement and attic need your attention. From sweeping cobwebs to throwing out old, useless junk and organizing family photos, spring cleaning is essential to keeping a tidy house. Follow our handy guide to organizing your garage, basement and attic.