Looking for increased curb appeal at your home? Keeping the exterior of your home clean can help boost its attractiveness. Your garage and entry door are a big part of your home’s exterior, and they require regular cleaning if you want the curb appeal-enhancing look. Garage and entry doors are also a big investment in your home, and you don’t want to do anything that will damage them. To ensure you get that clean look without hurting any of your home’...
When you start to engage with contractors about working on your home, you may begin to wonder: Am I being ripped off? While navigating bids and contractors can be a challenge, it’s not impossible if you know what to look for.
Here are tips on how to detect a scam and protect you, your home and your pocketbook.
When the contractor shows up to give you a bid and they offer a discount price that’s only available right then and there, politely decline and say you’re exploring your options. Professional contractors understand that the work is a significant investment for a homeowner, and they should encourage you to get as much information as possible before making a final decision.
Ask for Cash
A contractor should have no problem accepting a che...
Looking to create a backyard oasis filled with outdoor furniture, beautiful exterior decorating and lots of diversions to help you, your family and your friends enjoy the best months of the year? Consider taking some of these backyard decorating ideas and entertainment tips to help you create the perfect environment for relaxing and having fun.
Comfortable Furniture: If you truly want to create a backyard oasis, make sure you have the comfy furniture that will make people want to hang arou...
Make sure your home and your garage door are as safe as possible for yourself, your children and for anyone else who visits your home. Garage doors are the biggest moving appliance in your house. They're also the largest point of entry and an often overlooked area of home security. While we take the operation of our garages and garage doors for granted, there are easy things each of us can do to increase garage door safety and security.
Your garage door is important to the access and safety of your home. It can add a touch of style and convenience to your residence while keeping your house more secure. Knowing the best way to properly care for your door or doors is crucial for prolonging their working life.
Regular garage door maintenance is essential for the best and most convenient operation of your doors. Without it, you could face some unfavorable consequences, such as safety concerns or mechanical breakdowns.
Learn more about how to maintain your garage door to keep it per...
When they look at their garage, some people see the potential for an extension of their home. It could add more livable space for you and your family, similar to finishing a basement or converting an attic. However, if you've been using your garage for parking and storage, you may need to upgrade the indoor climate before you spend time there. If you want to turn your garage into another living space, it's crucial to find a way to regulate the temperature ...
Who doesn’t want a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy? But making an outdoor space that you and your family can use over the long-term without worry or stress means taking some extra precautions to protect your patio from the elements. After all, the stuff that helps you enjoy your patio is the same stuff that will be sitting outside in the snow, rain and beating sun throughout the year.
Here are a few ways to help protect your patio from the elements.
Your home’s exterior makes a statement, and your front door is the focal point of that message. But what does your front door say about you? Is it making the statement you want it to? It’s possible you want to send a specific message about yourself and your home using your front door, but you’re unsure of what to do or where to begin.
That’s why we’ve created this post about what your front door says about you! Here’s a rundown of things to know as you consider making a change to...
Most homeowners may feel uncertain about what they want or need in a new garage door opener. You know to look for something that works reliably and delivers long-term value, but how do you make sense of the many options? The following is a guide on how to select a garage door opener, in which we'll help you sort through the many options available on the garage door opener market.
In the winter, does it seem like your heating bills are higher than they should be? Do you feel as if your home's air conditioner is constantly running in the summer? About half of the energy used by the average home in the U.S. goes toward heating or cooling the house.
Depending on a home's overall energy efficiency, heating and cooling can leave you with a hefty energy bill. Your garage might contribute to the issue, especially if it shares a wall with the re...