Estimating Roof Price

Materials Materials will be one of the biggest factors involved in calculating your roof price and while it is possible to reduce the cost by using different types of material you have to remember that this can often lead to a false economy. If using a different material means a saving of 10% on your …

Crawl Space Ventilation

If vents are far enough below grade, the dirt can block the openings so air will not circulate. The vents will not ventilate! When home inspectors see this condition, if vents cannot be fixed by removing or grading soil, the inspector will probably recommend that the client put in vent wells. The most simple vent …

Types of Toilets

Basically, toilets can be broken into two groups–the basic water closet, water flush variety where you sit and then flush and the squatting pan which is created for people to squat over. Because people can’t always make up their minds, however, there is actually a toilet that is called the WC health that combines the …

Waterproofing Basement Walls

Unless you have several basement leaks, a flooded basement or other more serious foundation issues, you may be able to do the work yourself and come out with a dry basement. Now, if you do have severe water problems in your basement then don’t even think of doing the work yourself. Get several bids from …

Budget Garden Sheds

Size Sheds are usually measured in feet and inches, and are produced in many different shapes and sizes. The most popular sizes are 6×4, 7×5 and 8×6. As these sheds are manufactured on a big scale by a wide range of producers, they tend to cost less than more unusual sizes. Wall construction Shed walls …

Technological Advances in Windows and Doors

Historically speaking, windows and doors were primarily manufactured using wood materials. While wood is strong and looks great, it also requires a great deal of maintenance. If wood isn’t treated properly, moisture will eventually begin to penetrate the surface and more likely than not, cause it to break down and rot. Typically speaking, wood windows …

Preparing Doors for the Winter Season

When you prepare for winter, if you don’t already have these items in place then you might want to consider it for heat retention in the home. Insulation – roof insulation is easily obtainable. It is a soft thick type of spongy substance that is laid on the inside of the ceiling. This layer of …

Rustic Modern Interiors

Incorporating rustic elements into our homes in a casually sophisticated ways such as using an antique door as a headboard. The key here is the display. Open up the doors so that the two door panels hand on either side of the frame and hang a beautiful iron lantern to complete the design. Simple iron …

Designing a Home That Heals

We talk of chakras and the flow of energy that keeps our bodies balanced, the same comes true to our home as well. Each corner and direction reverberates with a certain color frequency and pulsates with a life force. The living room and bedroom inspire a feeling of calmness and tranquility over bright colors. Vintage …