Learning More About Residential Construction

Electrical Upgrades to Add to Your Home When You Remodel

Posted by on Sep 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Electrical Upgrades to Add to Your Home When You Remodel

If your home is old and outdated, remodeling it would be a great way to get the features you need. One system of old homes that often requires updates during home remodeling is the electrical system. The electric system that was installed when the home was built was designed for life at that time. Since that time, though, things have changed, and your needs for electricity are probably a lot different today than they would have been years ago when your home was built. Here are some of the electrical features you might want to change or add...

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4 Glass Home Designs Inspired By The Ocean

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Glass Home Designs Inspired By The Ocean

Many people love the themes, colors, and natural designs of an ocean, but until humans grow mermaid fins and gills, it’s nearly impossible to live there. This is why many people decide to bring ocean design elements into their home. The light and airy feel of an ocean can be infused into many home products. The features of glass make it an ideal choice for creating ocean decorations. By hiring the services of a custom glass company, there are multiple products you can have created for your home. The following designs can help add ocean...

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Why a Ductless Heat Pump Is a Good Solution If Your Home Does Not Have Ductwork

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why a Ductless Heat Pump Is a Good Solution If Your Home Does Not Have Ductwork

If you live in a home that is older and that does not have central air conditioning, you might want to know what your options are for getting the AC you would like. If your home currently has a furnace that uses ductwork, you could add a central AC system quite easily, but what about a home that does not have ductwork? In this situation, there are several different routes you could take, but the best option to consider is installing a ductless heat pump. Here are several things you should know about these types of systems. What Components Do...

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Factors to Consider When Hiring a Junk-Removal Service

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Factors to Consider When Hiring a Junk-Removal Service

There are a number of reasons why you may be looking to hire junk-removal services. Your garage may be filled with clutter you no longer need, or you may be undergoing a construction project and need to dispose of old material. You may be cleaning out a deceased relative’s home. Regardless of why, a junk-removal company can help you get rid of large amounts of items that won’t fit in a garbage can. If you have never used this type of service before, you may be unsure what factors you need to consider when hiring a junk-removal...

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3 Areas To Adjust In Your Shower To Make It Handicap Accessible

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Areas To Adjust In Your Shower To Make It Handicap Accessible

When you have a handicapped family member in your household with a wheelchair, it is important to accommodate their needs to enable them to do their everyday tasks. Adjusting your shower to accommodate their needs is one way to help make their life easier. Here are three areas in your shower you can adjust to make your shower more handicap accessible for a handicapped individual. Shower Floor  One of the most important alterations you can make to your shower for it to be wheelchair accessible is to eliminate any threshold into your...

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New Sink Installation: Tips For Tackling The Work Yourself

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on New Sink Installation: Tips For Tackling The Work Yourself

A new sink can completely transform the look of your bathroom and allow you to include new features that you may have always wanted. If you’re installing a self-rimming sink, or the kind that sits just above the edge of the counter surface, it’s easy to do on your own. Here are the steps you need to know to tackle the job. Start by Turning Off The Water Before you try to disconnect the current sink or make any plumbing changes, you need to turn off the water to that fixture. In most cases, there’s a shut-off valve directly...

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Why Does a Water Heater Pop, and How Can You Fix the Problem?

Posted by on Sep 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why Does a Water Heater Pop, and How Can You Fix the Problem?

Tank water heaters are extremely common, and if you have one of these appliances, then you might hear some light noises as the heater runs. You may also hear loud sounds coming from the water heater, and this can indicate a serious issue. If you hear a startling popping sound coming from the appliance, then this a sign that you should complete some maintenance on the heater as soon as possible. Keep reading to understand why the popping sound occurs and what you can do about it. Why Does A Water Heater Pop? If you have a water heater that is...

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Building A Horse Barn? What Can You Do To Keep Costs Down?

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Building A Horse Barn? What Can You Do To Keep Costs Down?

Whether you’ve grown tired of the hassle (and cost) of boarding your horses at an off-site facility or have finally purchased a property large enough to give your horses the space they deserve, you may be investigating the prospect of building a horse barn on your own piece of land. While the design and construction of a horse barn can often be fairly straightforward, there are a few tips and tricks you can use to ensure your barn is as functional as possible without costing you an arm and a leg. Read on to learn more about what...

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5 Things To Look For In A Marble Cleanser

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 5 Things To Look For In A Marble Cleanser

If you are cleaning your own marble floor or if you plan to provide the cleanser for a professional marble cleaner to use on your floor, it is important that you select an appropriate marble cleanser. Although marble is a natural stone, it is more sensitive to abrasion and chemicals than many people think it is. Using cleansers that are too harsh for marble on your marble floor can have lasting negative effects. Below are five things that you should look for in a marble cleanser.  A Neutral pH Value  Perhaps the most important...

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3 Bathroom Accessories For Bed And Breakfasts That Will Enhance Guests’ Stay

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Bathroom Accessories For Bed And Breakfasts That Will Enhance Guests’ Stay

As the St. Francis Inn points out, it’s common for bed and breakfasts today to have in-room bathrooms for guests to use. Many guests prefer to not have to share a bathroom or walk through a hallway every time they want to use the toilet, take a shower or brush their teeth. An in-room bathroom, however, can offer more than privacy and convenience. With these three bathroom accessories, bed and breakfast owners can easily make their establishment’s in-room bathrooms luxurious. If you run a bed and breakfast, don’t just...

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