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Get Your Home Ready for Spring

February 4, 2016 Comments Off

Spring is near. And that means spring cleaning is too. But this spring, we wanted to give you a couple of ways to spruce up your home without all the hassle. Rather than just cleaning and clearing your home, why not really give it the necessary maintenance it deserves? You’ll be happy in your like-new home. You would be surprised how incredibly far painting doors, frames and baseboards goes. This is the most time consuming of all the tips by far, but we had to add it anyways because of the absolute difference it makes. So much so we listed it as our first word of advice! Usually, the fading of baseboard paint goes unnoticed because of how subtly it changes. But once you put on that first coat of pure, white primer on over it, you quickly realize just how bad they’d actually gotten. Because of how long it takes to really make a difference, this is not a yearly project. We usually recommend touching up or at least checking in every 3 years. And our favorite type of paint is a white semi-gloss. For kitchen and bathroom, there’s also mildew protection paint that does wonders!               …

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Tree Service for Your Home

February 2, 2016 Comments Off

There are infinite ways to improve the aesthetics of your home. And while we often get caught up on sprucing up the inside, it’s important to remember that what others see first is the outside of our house. Curb appeal can so easily add or detract from your property value, making it an incredibly important aspect to your overall home design. One of the best and most simple ways to improve your home’s outside appearance is through the use of a tree service. Especially if you’ve lived in the same home for a while, branches can become invasive without us even realizing it. As slow as trees take to grow, it’s not uncommon to wake up one day and realize that your entire house is hidden in branches and blossoms. Or perhaps there’s a large trunk from a fallen tree that’s been in your backyard for years now. You may no longer notice it, but you better believe your visitors and new neighbors still will. Regardless of the tree trouble, you can be sure to find a good company in your area that can help you manage it. Most companies will offer tree and stump removal and branch trimming at the very …

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Nothing Brightens Up A Room Like New Flooring

June 10, 2015 Comments Off

We recently had the floor replaced on the first level, and it has really made a difference! You can easily forget how well a nice floor can tie your room, design and decor together. We went for a solid hardwood, nail-down installation and the result is just beautiful! Josh over at Flooring Greenville SC came out and gave us some really great ideas. Once we picked the hardwood species type and sound deadening material, Josh put together a really fair estimate for us. I was so happy with him and the way he works, we didn’t really get many competitive bids, just one other quote. The job went very well, surprisingly so, since contractors’ promises and the end result don’t always line up. However, the wood and materials arrived on time, and Josh and his crew got to work right away. Ripping up the old floor covering was rather dirty and dusty, so we vacated the premises that afternoon. Everything was gone and ready to be prepped for the new floor by that night, so it was nice to be able to breathe easily after the tear-out was completed. A few days later, we ended up with a magnificent new …

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Seven Signs That You Need HVAC Repair in Greenville

February 18, 2015 Comments Off

We recently had to have our HVAC system repaired, and we learned a few things along the way. Here are a few things that can let you know to service your system before it completely quits working. 1. Age of Unit The typical life-span of a common residential furnace is about 15 years old. If your heating unit is reaching or has exceeded its life expectancy, it’s time for an upgrade. With an upgrade, not only can you prevent unforeseeable repairs, however you’ll likewise be increasing the energy efficiency in your home by upgrading to a brand-new, energy-saving model. 2. Higher Heating and Cooling Bills Old or poorly working furnaces and a/c units can have a major impact on your home’s heating and cooling bill. If you have actually seen an unexpected boost in your utility costs, it could be due to an inefficient heating unit. As the internal parts wear down, your system has to work harder and longer to produce the exact same quantity of heat. 3. Strange Noises While it’s normal for your furnace to make some sound, the noise ought to not be loud or extremely pronounced. Strange noises may consist of banging, thumping, or squeaking …

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Garage Conversion How-To

February 12, 2014 Comments Off

Garage nowadays have turned our houses into wastage stores where we dump all our junk and items that we rarely use. This leads to wasted space. Wasted space often leads to less productiveness. With space getting scarce and expensive by the day, a garage conversion could be a really efficient way to create space for your home business office. It is obvious that most houses may not have enough space on the outside for the construction of extended facilities such as conservatories making garage conversions the next ideal space to convert into a home business office add things like bi fold doors newcastle into the mix for a real contemporary working space. There are obviously a few challenges that may come about garage conversions and such include ways on how to get rid of the junk and cleaning and making ready the space for the establishment of an office. Creativity is key while converting your garage into an office as you have to put a few factors into consideration. You may want to consider: Selling or auctioning off your junk One effective way of clearing out your garage is definitely selling the junk in your garage. You can hold a …

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Things to Know Before Going for a Home Improvement

January 8, 2014 Comments Off

As a homeowner, at some point of time you will be thinking about home improvement. Hence it is better to know what needs to be done when the time comes in advance rather than pondering over what you could have missed. There are many complexities involved in a home improvement project. But for starters it is best to stick to the basics that help. Planning Before commencing your home improvement project, you should have a clear plan. You should clearly estimate and set the time, budget, materials and design. By having a proper planning in place, you will have better control over your home improvement project. Don’t ever start without having a proper plan in place. Set your goals first and then commence your project. Select a Good Contractor/Tradesperson It is very important to find the right contractor or tradesperson for your home improvement job. When you choose a bad tradesperson, you will either be scammed or end up with a shoddy home improvement work. So, do not waste your time by hiring a bad contractor. Just spend your time and find the right one. Select Wisely There are so many home improvement ideas available. However, you should choose home …

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