Home Improvement

thumbnail

How to Make Your Bathroom More Handicap Accessible

Making your home handicap accessible can be a challenge, perhaps no more so than in the typical bathroom. Here’s a short list of things to consider when making your bathroom easier for a handicapped person to negotiate. Doors and Vanities In most homes, bathrooms are usually the least accessible room in the house. This is [...]
thumbnail

How to Add a Laundry Room to Your Existing Home – Get Creative!

Are you tired of doing laundry in your existing space? If you are looking for a way to have a new laundry room, perhaps you need to get creative in restructuring your existing living space. Without the option of actually adding on to your home, you might need to sacrifice another room, or at least [...]
thumbnail

Best Tips for Proper Gutter Cleaning

Gutter cleaning isn’t an activity people look forward to. Yet, it has to be done every spring and fall. It is one of the unwanted chores usually at the bottom of the priority list. Few people can claim to enjoy removing dry leaves and debris from the rooftop. Cleaning is important otherwise the gutter will [...]
thumbnail

Transform Your Home With Decorative Molding

Many heritage homes were built with beautiful and intricate molding around the doors, windows, baseboards and ceilings. These elegant features transformed simple rooms into works of art. Modern building trends are much different. With a focus on lowering construction costs, elaborate moldings are rarely found in new construction. Simple, inexpensive trim is normally used for [...]
thumbnail

How to Install a Jacuzzi Tub

A Jacuzzi Tub is said to be an elegant feature or asset usually found in a bathroom. Its trademark definition defines it as a large whirlpool bathtub with underwater jets that massage the body. Jacuzzis, if not already present in the desired bathroom, is often seen as a means of upgrading one’s bathroom and adding [...]
thumbnail

The Low Down on Whole House Evaluation

Sometimes called an energy audit, a whole house evaluation is essentially a complete inspection of a home’s heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) system, done to check for and correct problems and inefficiencies. A whole house evaluation can identify any problem areas which can make your home more comfortable and save you more energy in the [...]
thumbnail

5 DIY Steps to Ensure Your House is Warm this Winter

Nobody likes a cold house so why not arrange plumbing insurance, turn up the heating and do a bit of DIY? There’s nothing worse than a cold breeze, so visit your local home store and show off your handy work. Here are 5 ways to make your house cosy – without calling a plumber. Bleed [...]
thumbnail

Top Five Ways to Insulate Your Home

The winter months are upon us which means freezing weather and expensive fuel bills, but there are lots of ways that you can improve your home’s insulation to keep warmer and help reduce your fuel bills. Here are the top five ways to insulate your home. Lag your Loft Insulating the loft has been used [...]
thumbnail

Five Super Vacuum Cleaners to Spring Clean Your House in the New Year

Vacuuming doesn’t have to be a chore, if you have the best vacuum for you and your household. In fact, some vacuums make the job of cleaning up your family’s dirt almost fun. The overwhelming number of vacuums on the market makes the job of choosing one a challenge. We’ve taken the challenge out of [...]
thumbnail

How to Adapt your Home as you Get Older

As we get older often the biggest worry we have is being able to use our homes easily if mobility becomes an issue. Often older people feel their only option is to move to a smaller home on one level that has been adapted to suit their needs, but it is possible to adapt the [...]