05 Dec

How to Fix and Silence a Squeaky Floor

Published by LeonH

A squeaking floor can be one of the worst annoyances of all in your house. They can lower the value of your house if you should happen to be selling, aside from driving you bonkers every time you walk over the creaking floor board. Squeaking floors are typically caused by the expanding and shrinking of the wooden planks used in construction. When floor boards shrink and warp slightly, they become more prone to moving slightly under weight, which causes those annoying squeaks.

01 Dec

Family Reasons for Owning a Swimming Pool

Published by Urbanosaurus

Owning a swimming pool is really an endless vacation. There are days when you feel like it’s a great day outside and that tomorrow will also be great. Your entire family may feel that way, too. A swimming pool in your backyard can always represent a fun place in your home area. No matter if you use it for games, exercise or relaxation, it will always be the essence of enjoyment at its finest. If you have children you must know they, naturally, love water, and usually learn to swim early.

01 Dec

5 Tips for Decorating a Rustic, Western-Themed Bedroom

Published by LeonH

Many people harbor a sort of romantic fascination with the old west. Although the living conditions were less than sanitary and the outlaw element often resulted in bloodshed, the idea of manifest destiny is one that has long influenced our culture. Following westward expansion into the untamed wilds of America, the people of this country continued to uphold the ideal that hard work and innovation are the cornerstones of success, and that anyone, no matter how humble their beginnings, can achieve their dreams.

01 Dec

5 Tips for Building a Security Fence Around Your Home

Published by LeonH

Guarding your home from intruders is not an idea of paranoia, but a real concern that should be given due consideration. Leaving your surrounding yard open could be leaving you open to the possibility of burglary, so consider these 5 tips for fence building to keep your home as secure as possible.

  1. Think Like the Enemy 

Needle in a Haystack: Making the Right Hires

Published by mariechan on December 1, 2012 - 10:29pm

In response to ongoing economic uncertainty, firms across the country have dialed back their hiring even as the economy at large makes a nominal recovery. Meanwhile, unemployed individuals pounding the pavement for work have dramatically reduced their earning expectations to align with new economic realities. With so many qualified candidates willing to accept relatively low starting salaries, you'd think that this would be a perfect time to expand your business with some smart new hires. Unfortunately, the hiring process remains fraught with pitfalls.

01 Dec

4 questions to consider regarding renters insurance

Published by mattherndon

After throwing down big bucks for your rent and deposit, the last thing you probably want to think about is adding another expense to your new place.

01 Dec

How to Avoid Electrical Fires, Especially During Christmas

Published by integrityseoexperts

Christmas is often a time of good will and cheer. It is time for the whole household to gather round and share the warmth and love of each other. It is also the time to purchase presents, plan family feasts, hosting family parties and even take trips. It is a time when children and grown ups go out in the streets to buy decorations to put in their homes.

29 Nov

A Close Look on Made to Measure Fitted Wardrobes

Published by sidra

A made to measure fitted wardrobe is made in absolute accordance with your requirements and the dimensions of your room. They are far more advantageous than freestanding wardrobes. A remarkable feature of these fitted wardrobes is that you can add bespoke elements to its design. Mentioned below, are some of the exclusive benefits offered by made to measure fitted wardrobes.

Cannot afford Wooden Floors? Choose Wood Laminate

Published by andrewwington on November 29, 2012 - 10:30pm

When you’re budget is limited, installing solid wood flooring may not be your best option. Fortunately, there are less expensive alternatives to wooden floors, such as laminate flooring.

Why laminate flooring?

It might only be an imitation of real wood but its advantages can be comparable, if not better than authentic hardwood flooring. Laminate flooring is affordable, durable, versatile and easy to install, clean and maintain.

Cost Effective

29 Nov

How to Clean Dirty Grout in Bathroom Tiles

Published by LeonH

Even if you clean your bathroom weekly and spray the shower walls in between with a product meant to ward off soap scum, over time you'll still notice that the grout gets dirty. And it seems like you can't really keep it clean unless you get in there and scrub with a toothbrush. This, however, is a back-breaking and time consuming task that most people would rather avoid. And yet, you don't want your bathroom to look filthy just because you don't have hours to spend on grout maintenance.

To Rent or Buy: 5 Questions to Consider

Published by kayackerman on November 29, 2012 - 10:20pm

In the past year, home prices dropped by .7 percent while rent rates increased by 5 percent. That means that in some situations, the immediate costs of a rent payment could be greater than a mortgage payment.

If you're debating between these two options, you don’t have to decide today if you will rent for the rest of your life or if you will own a home. What you can do is decide what's best for you right now in your current location, with your current job and in the current economy. As you consider your options, take some time to answer the following questions.

DIY Solar panels for your home

Published by Angela on November 29, 2012 - 10:12pm

In case you haven't noticed, most people opt to carry out home improvements on their own rather than hiring professionals. The primary benefit of doing this is to save money. DIY solar power system feature as one of the cheapest yet most beneficial home improvement projects. Apart from the cost factor, it also comes with other benefits.

29 Nov

Top 5 Tips for Diagnosing Leaky Toilets

Published by LeonH

The toilet is quite possibly the most under-appreciated pieces of domestic hardware in the world. People often forget the luxury of indoor plumbing until it suddenly vanishes. Remember, it was not long ago that out-houses were more common than indoor bathrooms. The toilet in your house is truly a miracle of modern technology, but like all technology it does not last forever and carries a risk of failure. When your toilet starts malfunctioning, you'll save yourself a lot of headaches if you follow these 5 tips for diagnosing problems.

  1. Start from the Beginning 

When to Do-It-Yourself and When to Contract Someone?

Published by Billy Dunham on November 26, 2012 - 11:23pm

If you are someone who is looking to save money, there is nothing as irritating or frustrating as realizing that you’ve got something that needs to be fixed! The truth is that there are a thousand and one things that can go wrong in the home, and while some of them can be fixed by the average lay person, others need to be taken care of by a professional. How can you decide what can be fixed on your own, and how do you know when to bring in a pro?

Consider Your Own Experience