Month: May 2018

Summer Home Improvements: Roof repair and replace

The roof is possibly the most important part of a house in that it plays the role of keeping water and other forms of precipitation out of your home. The dangers may seem far-fetched to many of us, but we should never compromise with the safety of our roof. Considering the load your roof takes from harsh weather, it’s only inevitable that you will have to fix it up at some point. The bright side is, fixing up a roof is usually a call of duty that comes every few decades and not on a regular basis. read more

Summer Home Improvement: Kids Room Remodelling

As summer is amidst us, many of our kids’ bedrooms may need remodeling. With growing kids, it’s never a bad idea to remodel the bedrooms to suit the kids’ interests and in order to make the rooms comfort zones for growing ones. After all, bedrooms are more than rooms used to sleep in; a bedroom is meant to be a comfort zone, one that is personalised based on who is staying in it.

Hunting for Ideas

If you’re looking for ideas to spark up your kids’ bedrooms, there are a vast number of ideas you will find on the internet, in books and of course by simply asking family and friends for suggestions. Similar to every other setup, prior to remodeling a bedroom it’s a good idea to do some research on the pricing of furniture, the different colour contrasts available in the market and other intricate details that may be incorporated to room remodeling. read more

Summer Home Improvement: Install Energy Efficient Windows

Energy Conservation through Windows

Other than making a statement regarding the house, home windows play a huge role in ventilation. As such, it’s a good idea to invest in energy efficient windows or windows that suit your home setting best. Energy efficient windows are crucial in that heat loss and heat gain through windows constitutes around 25-30% of a home’s heating and cooling. Energy conservation or energy efficiency are both incorporated to the use of windows. Not to mention, energy efficient windows also help to block out extreme noise that may disturb the residents within a house. read more

Summer Home Improvement: Balcony Ideas

Balconies provide an excellent space for those who need to step out for air. Depending on how big your balcony is, you can in fact do a lot with this extra space. A little bit of creativity can go a long way in changing something that looks simple and small. There is a whole list of balcony ideas you can look into if you’re thinking about increasing your property value. Speaking to family or friends for ideas on how you can set up your balcony is a great start or you can read up on it yourself, do a little bit of experimenting on the setup and decide for yourself what works best for you. read more

Home improvement on a budget: Create a secret room

Even though it’s true that books are losing value with today’s ever growing digitalised world, the fact remains that books are an integral part of human life. It is from the dire need of preserving and passing on knowledge that books were formed.

Bookcases that hold books have been existent for years now in order to hold these precious forms of knowledge. Many people find their bookcases to be the most important part of their home. Not surprising considering the fact that bookcases provide proper shelves to house books in for generation after generation. There are facts, moments, memories and much more that run through the pages of the books. read more

Home improvement on a budget: Place an outdoor garden path

Garden paths provide a warm, welcoming feel for those who walk through it. Whether it’s the habitants who live in the house or visitors who come over, garden paths provide an instant attraction that seldom goes wrong.

Setting up your garden path is one of the best ways to make your home appear more welcoming, creative and even innovative. Not to mention how it greatly increases your property value! There are numerous garden paving ideas available on the internet these days that you can have a look at. There is even garden design software, which helps you to virtually design your perfect garden design prior to setting it up in real life. read more

Home Improvement on a budget: Restore your deck

Decks are now considered as one of the most down to earth, low-cost and great ways to add on extra living space to a house. Decks make it opportune to just sit and enjoy your time outside, whether in the day or at night. Whenever friends and family are over, decks provide that excellent extra space to just get away from the rest of the crowd, for a one on one conversation. Entertaining guests on the deck is also a great way of using up the space. There are probably more ways to use a deck than can be listed. read more

Home Improvement on a Budget: Add Elegant Crown Molding

Today’s households include mouldings in innumerable forms. Mouldings offer elegance and class to home settings. Each mould is intended for a precise purpose, whether it be framing a door or window in order to make it look more modern or offering a visual alteration at the connection between walls and floors. There are so many types of mouldings that decorate our homes in today’s time that it’s challenging to differentiate between them.

Types of Moulding

Moulding of the walls or ceilings is a modern way of making the walls appear wider or narrower, depending on how the molding is done. The term “trim” is often used when going through the process of moulding. If you’re one to enjoy repairing or installing staircase parts, fireplace mantles or paneling, you will find a broad range of trims that fit right into your area of interest. read more

Home Improvement on a Budget: Install Water Filter

There’s no question about water being a necessity in life. In fact, without water, there would be no life. When it comes to drinking water, drinking sufficient amounts of clean, hygienic water is key to remaining healthy. Water filters are being used all across the UK in order to bring fresh, great tasting water to you within the comfort of your home. Water softening is another method commonly being used to get rid of unwanted hard metal cautions that are typically found in water. Reverse osmosis is a modern method of technology for water purification, which uses a semi-permeable membrane in order to remove molecules, ions and other particles from drinking water. read more

Home improvement on a budget: Fireplace remodeling

Fireplaces are magical areas within a home that can change the whole look of the house. They are a focal point of attraction that can either beautify your home is set up properly or ruin the look entirely! Hence, it’s important to have the perfect décor to go with your home setting.

There are a whole host of fireplace ideas that homeowners opt to go with for their homes. Not only does having a catchy and pleasant fireplace make the home look for appealing, the value of your property also goes up when you deck of your fireplace. Fireplace décor is a huge thing, especially during the Christmas season. read more