Archive for the ‘Home Improvement’ Category

Signs of ac replacement

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

Tips ro replace AC, AC replacementThere are a few tell tale signs that should be enough to prompt you to replace your ac. If you see that the ac of your house is not cooling the house as it used to, you may be in need of a new one. There could be a lot of problems leading to the case. Sometimes, these problems occur when you run your ac on the full blast mode for a long time.

If you see that the air that your ac is blowing is not that strong, you may have to go for an ac replacement. If you see that there are leakages all over the machine, you have to get your machine replaced. If you see that the problem is only with one particular room of the house, then there could be a problem with the ducts or the vents. If you see problems with all the rooms in the house it is time for you to go for an ac replacement.

The disadvantage of having a damp basement

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Disadvantage of having a damp basement, basement maintenanceYour house may look stunning from outside but the people would never know what the condition is like inside. Many houses have been found to have damp basements which are quite a nuisance for any house owner. One of the major disadvantages of a damp basement is that if there is water in the backfilled earth and if that earth is loose it is guaranteed that your basement will be subject to dampness some day or the other. So get rid of that watery earth that lies around your house’s basement.

Another point that you must know is that humid air is the main reason for the growth of molds which in turn makes way for a damp basement because molds grow in places where they find a bit of dampness. Thirdly if there is anything leaking in your basement then it is sure that the belongings that you have in the underground will get wet or will have a chance to get flooded by the dampness sooner or later.

Cavity insulation problems

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Install Cavity insulation,Cavity insulationThere are policies reported by the government so that the installation of cavity insulation is accelerated. However, there are some problems associated with cavity wall insulation. Cavity is used for preventing the rain water from entering the house through its walls. It is considered by many that the brickwork of the house may be damaged by the installation of the cavity.

The cavity insulation is done by drilling and so the parts of the corners of bricks may be removed by the heavy drilling. There might be some problems regarding the ventilation of your house when cavity insulation is done. The natural air flow of the house may be cut down by the cavity insulation in the house. The wrong insulation can be very harmful for the walls of your house. Therefore, it is important that the right cavity insulation is chosen and the installation should have a warrantee period attached with it.

Keeping Your Renovation Cost Within Budget

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Remodelling costs, renovation tipsConcerned with how to keep the remodelling costs within the limits of your budget? Well you can easily do that by following a few strategies which will be mentioned in this article.

You must choose a renovation project which will be suitable to attract potential buyers when you decide to sell it in future. Make a budget assessment whether you can afford the expenses of the renovation project. Cost must remain your primary concern and concessions must be made so that the project remains within the budget. Renovation rates differ in various parts of US depending on the labor and the demand for construction. If the renovation cost is less than 30% of the value of the home, then carry on with the remodelling plan else it is better to purchase a new home. You need to decide whether you will change the entire outlook of the home or add new appliances to it but everything must be within the budget.

In most cases, remodelling cost prove worthy when used in kitchens and bathrooms. Lastly, assign your project to only one company and never reveal your actual budget to your residential renovation specialist during the period of negotiation.

Turn your attic into a study with simple tips

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Tips for attic conversion, atticA study is a place where one needs complete solitude. It is a place where one, at peace of mind, can do some reading and other paper work. It is also the bets place to get creative for the writers. There is no other place in the entire house that could as suitable for the purpose as the attic of the house. The attic is situated at the top of the house and is completely secluded from the hustle and bustle of the entire house.

Therefore the attic could be designed in a very nice to be made into a fantastic study. If there is not a huge space in the attic, shelves made of wood could be attached to the walls of the book. These shelves would have all the books that you want. Then, a little table by the window and chair would be perfect. a good room light should be provided and a table lamp along with that.

Organic carpet cleaning techniques

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Carpet cleaning techniques, carpet cleaning tipsCarpets are rough and heavy. When they accumulate dirt, like any other thing, they need to be cleaned. However, cleaning of carpets is not an easy job. It needs a lot of time energy and money. However, you can save some energy, yours as well as the nature’s, by switching to the organic techniques of cleaning carpets. The substances that are commercially used for the purpose of cleaning carpets have substances that are caustic in nature.

They also have solvents that are based on petroleum and a considerable amount of chlorine as well. They may advertise that they are soft on the materials but they are actually not. You can avoid these costly products and still get the best results for cleaning the carpet. A combination of water and vinegar can be just perfect for cleaning the carpets. In this way, your carpet cleaning will be less expensive and environment friendly at the same time.

Clean your home the eco friendly way

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Everyone knows the importance of cleaning their homes regularly but not many know the importance of eco-friendly home cleaning. Eco-friendly cleaning will not only do a world of good to your home but will also protect all the members of your family including the pets. The cleaning products that you can purchase off the shelves usually contain chemical ingredients and therefore you should avoid it as much as possible.

You should always opt for eco friendly cleaning because the Environmental Protection Agency has found that the air pollution level indoors is actually five times higher than the level outdoors. And one of the reasons behind this is the harmful cleaning solutions that are used. The eco friendly cleaning products that you can use contain simple ingredients like baking soda, borax powder, white vinegar, castile soap, baking soda, salt, olive oil, essential oil and distilled water. Using these products you can make a host of cleaning solutions at home.

 

Best bedroom paint options for you

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Paints are probably the quickest and the most cost effective way of giving your bedroom that required makeover. The right colors can make your bedroom look just like the way you want to. If you have been thinking of getting a painting job done than here are a few tips that you can use-

1)      Always go for white for the ceiling. This gives a virtual height to your bedroom and makes it look larger than it really is.

2)      If you are looking for a fresh feel then go for light colors for the walls. Colors like lemon yellow, baby pink, different shades of light blue and soft purple are the best. They too make the room appear larger than it is.

3)      However if you want to go for the more glamorous and dark looks then the best thing would be to paint one of the walls really dark with colors like red, vintage green etc and color the rest of the three walls with colors that compliment the darker one.

Carpet Cleaners to Clean & Restore Your Carpet

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

Pollution has engulfed the entire planet, and there is no such place on earth that is dust-free. In order to keep your home place neat and clean and beautiful, carpets are placed on the floor to protect it.

When the number of surfaces in a house is more, it is evident that more dust will collect, and dusting them is indeed a trying task. Dust collects the most on carpets. This is primarily because of the dust from the feet and shoes, and secondly from the floor, which has remained below it for so long. In any case it is simply not possible for a person to clean and dust a carpet single-handedly.

Here, the carpet cleaners come into the scene. These are extremely useful instruments that lessen the pressure of a person. However, while purchasing one, you must check out every detail including the guarantee, to save yourself from getting duped.

Getting a green ambience with artificial show plants

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

Green color provides a soothing effect to the mind and the body. Stepping inside a house with a green ambience is sure to give a clam feeling. Moreover, with the amount of green declining at an alarming rate in the environment, the time is not far that one will see concrete surroundings.

It takes a lot of energy, time and patience to maintain plants. These are very delicate things when small and need a lot of water, sunshine and care to make them strong. Today, in order to keep up with the fast-paced life, most people are going out to work. This makes them impossible to stay at home and look after the plants. But does that mean that they will remain deprived of decorating their homes with plants? Certainly not.

Artificial show plants are now available in the market. They look exactly like real plants and can be put in the house for decoration. Do this and make people go ‘green’ with envy.