After years in the wood flooring business we know all the ins and outs so we thought we’d share them with you! If you are thinking about buying or fitting a wooden floor then look no further…..read our article first and you’ll get a leg up…a jargon free…fact rich gem of an article which will ensure you set off in the the right direction. Thanks for looking!!!!
Trust us….we’ve done it…. a hundred times or more!
We’ve been in the wood flooring business for years, selling and fitting…so there really aren’t many problems which we haven’t come across before. We supply and fit solid wood flooring, engineered wood flooring and laminate flooring….and from time to time correct, repair or relay the floors which other people have installed…and we’ve seen some shockers! Sometimes a poor finish is just the result of someone going a bad job…which we really can’t do anything about but the single, most important thing is to buy wood flooring Continue reading
We all know hot water is very much a necessity. Most of us have water heaters at home and do not give it a second thought, we just assume we will have hot water on a daily basis until…you are standing in the shower and the water goes cold because someone in the other part of the house decides to turn on the water, trying to get the dishes done after dinner and no hot water or we get ready for that therapeutic evening bubble bath so we can unwind or that morning shower to get us going and there is no hot water. If this sounds familiar it may be time to consider that tankless hot water tank. Continue reading
The bathroom is usually the smallest room in the house, but it’s possible to reclaim as much as 10 square feet of space. When remodeling or in new construction, the addition of a pocket door can not only save precious space, but make a design statement as well.
Using a Pocket Door Frame, you can eliminate doorway clutter and free up extra space in any bathroom by installing a door-in the-wall in place of a conventional swinging door.
Standard doors require eight to ten square feet of floor space around an entry. But a pocket door allows floor space to be used right up to the door opening–in effect, giving you a bigger bathroom. Continue reading
When it’s time to select a roofing contractor, remember that all roofing
contractors are not alike. A new roof is a big investment. Take your time and
make a smart decision. Use good common sense and follow these guidelines.
Know that anything you sign — no matter what you are told — is a binding
contract! Make sure the agreement includes cost, type of material, warranties
and payment terms. Do not make any verbal agreements nor sign a contract that
does not have a cost! Continue reading
(HIT)- Mulching is one of the most beneficial things a homeowner can do to keep trees healthy. It makes growing situations more “friendly” for trees in general. But over-mulching can be one of the worst landscaping mistakes you can make, causing significant damage to trees and other plants.
“All things in moderation should be a homeowner’s mulching motto,” says Jim Skiera, Executive Director of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). “As beneficial as mulch is, too much can be harmful in more ways than one.” Continue reading
Contributed by Joseph Hagarty
Clothes dryers evaporate the water from wet clothing by blowing hot air past them while they tumble inside a spinning drum.
Heat is provided by an electrical heating element or gas burner. Some heavy
garment loads can contain more than a gallon of water which, during the drying
process, will become airborne water vapor and leave the dryer and home through
an exhaust duct (more commonly known as a dryer vent).
A vent that exhausts moist air to the home exterior has a number of requirements. Continue reading
By Zach Ledford
Why is it an issue?
Aging homes are experiencing necessary repairs and renovations, activities like scraping and sanding create lead dust. Lead was added to paint, varnishes, and stains for color and durability at a time when there were little restrictions due to lack of knowledge. As the evidence for health risks began to pile up, the sale of lead paints was banned. Continue reading
Contributed by Stevo
Most real estate experts agree that a kitchen and bathroom remodel is the best way to increase the value of your home. There are many other ways to improve your homes appearance such as fresh paint, new floors, additions, decks, etc. All of which will add value to your home. The housing market is down right now , Continue reading
Contributed by: Shannon Pye
Here are some of the best ceiling fans according to ceiling fan ratings and based on user reviews and user functionality, expert reviews and design elements, and several other factors.
1. Westinghouse Contempra Trio 42-Inch
The Contempra Trio is part of Westinghouse’s Hugger ceiling fan series. It is specifically designed for low-ceilinged rooms because they tend to “hug” the ceiling since they don’t hang down the way other ceiling fans do.
The Contempra Trio comes with five blades of 42 inches but is fixed with a three-light light set. It is perfect for rooms of up to 18×20 feet in size. As for the décor, the timeless but contemporary style of the fan can fit right into any room theme with its brushed nickel finish, frosted globes for light, and reversible rosewood and maple blades. Continue reading