June 2012 Archives

Winterize Your House Before The Cold Weather Comes

Andrew Wilson

New homeowners who have never dealt with a cold climate before may be in for a shock when they discover how many risks their homes are exposed to in the winter months. If you don’t take the proper steps to prepare your house for cold weather, you could be facing many expensive repair jobs stretching out well into the following spring. Here is a list of excellent preparations to make in order to keep your home safe from the cold.
Install weather stripping in all of your doors and windows. Take a close look at any stripping that’s already in place. Don’t be stingy about replacing stripping that looks damaged; after it’s been compromised, weather stripping loses its effectiveness quite rapidly.
An annual furnace inspection prior to the onset of cold weather is always a good idea….

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What You Can Do To Make Your Home Look Nicer

Andrew Wilson

When some people think of making home improvements, they think of hard work. While certain home improvements do require a lot of energy, there are simple things you can do to make your home look nicer. This article will discuss some of these easy home improvements.
If there is something in your home that is broken, replace it. This includes broken electronics, appliances or furniture. Your home is not going to look very nice if everything is broken in it. You don’t have to spend too much replacing broken items either; you can buy many things for your home at discount stores….

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Six Simple Fix Ups For Your Home

Andrew Wilson

Maintaining your home is necessary to retain its value and comfort. Improving your home is taking the maintenance a step further to increase the value, and create a more livable space for your and your family. This article outlines six simple ways to make those additional improvements.
The interior living space of your home is where most of your time is spent, and there are easy changes you can make to increase its comfort and beauty. Assuming the basics of your home are adequate, you can update the look of any room by adding new furnishings or replacing the window treatments. A new area rug and accessories like lamps, cushions and wall decor can create a totally new look.
If your basement has enough space, you can create additional living space for the enjoyment of your family….

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What You Can Do To Keep Your Carpet Looking New

Andrew Wilson

Many homeowners like carpeting on their floor because it adds a bit of luxury to the room. However, to keep carpeting looking fresh, it requires a bit more attention and care than other types of flooring. If you want to learn simple ways to extend the life of your carpet, read this article for some useful tips.
Dirt is the main culprit in making carpeting look old. Most of the dirt is tracked into the house by shoes. To keep the dirt down to a minimum, remove your shoes before coming into the house. This can really make a difference in how much dirt accumulates in the carpet….

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Tips To Keep You Safe While Working On Your Home Improvement Projects

Andrew Wilson

The most important thing you should keep in mind when doing any home improvement project is safety. It seems like common sense, but there are many accidents that can take place while working on a project that can be easily avoidable. This article will give you some pointers to staying safe during your home improvement projects.
If you are doing any work that involves electricity be sure to cut the power off at the electrical box. This may seem like a no-brainer but many people forget this important step. Leaving the power on can result in you suffering major injuries or even death. No matter how small the job may seem to be, it is better to be safe than sorry….

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Seven Steps To Proper Home Improvement

Andrew Wilson

There is a huge difference between home improvement and proper home improvement. Hopefully you never have to find this out; hopefully you will choose to do things properly from the onset. You should always follow some tips to help you with the task at hand.
The first step in the process is to choose the area you want to improve. This might seem like a no-brainer, but as you begin to define exactly what it is you want to improve, you will begin to realize the scope of the project and if anything surrounding it needs changing and just how big of a project you’re looking at in total. You have to actually see it; you can’t just visualize it.
Playing off of the first tip, the project will begin to take shape….

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Tips For The Inexperienced In Home Improvements

Andrew Wilson

As you consider doing home improvements, you already know that you will save a bundle of money doing the work yourself. You also realize that it is going to take you longer to complete the project and that it is going to be your labor put into completing it. If you are inexperienced in home improvement, you will benefit from taking the time to read through the following article to gather some helpful tips and information that will make your project go smoothly.
Proper preparation is going to help you get the project completed while hitting fewer snags. You must take the time to research exactly what the project is going to require. Know the tools, materials and the suggested time that it will take an inexperienced homeowner to complete the job.
Create a timeline to use to complete your projects in a timely manner….

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