Many homeowners seek out ways to increase the value of their houses. One of the most reliable ways to do this is with cabinet upgrades. The first decision you must make when deciding the kind of change you’re going to make is whether to go with stock or custom cabinets. Each has its own advantages, but one choice may be a better fit for your home.[Read more…]
If you’re thinking it’s about time to replace your basement windows, avoid making hasty decisions. Basements may be particularly tricky since they are underground and may be prone to damp or affected by weather. There are a number of choices when it comes to windows, but the primary things you should to consider are energy efficiency, installation, and natural light.
Thermal windows are the optimal choice for energy efficiency. Thermal windows can be either double paned or triple paned. Both are energy efficient, but triple-paned windows are basically more of everything. They are more energy efficient, more durable and they cost more money. The climate and the way the basement is being used are important factors in determining the type of window you choose.[Read more…]
If you’re looking for extra space in your home, attic remodeling could be a solution. There are a number of factors to consider when planning a project for your attic. Consider what you intend to use the attic for as well as lighting and heating. Here is some information you may want to know.
The temperature in your attic is important when planning to use it for a living space. Consider how hot it will get in the summer as well as the winter chill. If you do not already have a heating and ventilation system in your attic it is important to take the requirements for one into account when planning your renovation.[Read more…]
Many people in corporate America are shucking their high stress levels and dehumanizing commutes. These pioneers of the work world exchange their traditional jobs for home businesses so they can enjoy more freedom and time with their families. With the skills they gain on the job or through hobbies, they open many types of successful businesses and operate them from their houses. One possible drawback to running a business from home can be limited space. When room is an issue, some eye the possibility of a finished basement to add an area for home business activities.[Read more…]
For most people, the one thing they wish they could change about their home is that they had more space. Space is often a compromise when buying a home because other factors, like price and location, seem to be more important. People settle for adequate space, but in time, they begin wishing they had just one more room or one more area in their home. If you are embarking on a home remodeling project, you may be thinking about home additions to expand your space. Here are some ideas that can help.[Read more…]
Tired of that ugly old siding on your house? Has time and weather beaten up the exterior of your home? It’s probably time for something new. There are several different choices you can make when you’re ready to make the change. Consider your budget, needs and preferences, as well as the style of your home, and consult a siding contractor today.[Read more…]
Cracked windows, broken casings, or fractured seals can allow winter’s frigid temperatures to seep into your home and drive your heating bills through the roof. A single broken window can cause up to $200 in extra heating and cooling costs over the course of one year. Choosing whether to repair a broken window or make a window replacement can be a difficult decision. Here are a few facts to help you decide.[Read more…]
Your attic is much more than a hide-a-hole for all the items you have collected over the years and refuse to throw out. You can remodel the space into a bedroom, man-cave, or theater with a surprisingly low construction cost and very high return investment. Here are some tips on planning an attic renovation.[Read more…]
Fewer new homes are being built now than in the past, even in areas where scarcity of homes have led to an affordable housing crisis. Nevertheless, developers are continuing to build at relatively consistent rates and there are still many homeowners who are willing to take on the challenge of new home construction. Here are some new trends that have developed over the years.[Read more…]
Attics are often areas of the home hidden above the head that get little attention except around the holidays when families begin looking for decorations that have been tucked away all year long. Homeowners know that space is small, can be filled with cobwebs, and sometimes has a priceless treasure hidden away. What most owners do not know is how important the attic can be to the family’s safety from storms, winds, and cold weather. It can also become part of an attic renovation project and be converted into valuable living space, but keep these things in mind before beginning a renovation plan.[Read more…]