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Clutter Free Garage

1. Move out

Completely clean out the garage and move it into the driveway or yard. Go through each item and decide when was the last time you used it. It’s a good idea to organize your items into 3 groups at this time. Frequently used items should be quickly accessible in the garage on low storage, items that you use occasionally should be stored higher and more out of the way and items you haven’t used it in over a year, get rid of them.

2. MAKE A PLAN

Your garage is an expensive room but most people don’t treat it that way. If you treat it like any other room in the house it’s worth the time to draw up a plan. Just as you would for your kitchen or bonus room take measurements and put your plan down on paper.

3. CATEGORIZE

Decide what items that you store in the garage but use in the house. Keep those items nearest the door into the house. The big items like a lawn mower,

Kitchen Sun Room

Sun rooms are also sometimes called three season rooms as you can enjoy them throughout the spring, summer and fall, but there are some that you can enjoy year round making them great additions to your home. Not only are you getting more square feet but you are bringing the outdoors inside and creating a great space for your kitchen expansion.

Some people use their sun rooms as breakfast rooms, and if you are lucky enough to have full sun in the morning you will have a breakfast bathed in natural light. If it’s raining no problem, you won’t get wet but you can still have the windows open to allow for the scent of the rain to enter.

Some people use their sun rooms for relaxing, curling up with a good book or playing games with the family. Yes, they are extra rooms but you can use them like any other and create more space in the process.

If you are creating an extra room off of your existing kitchen you may want to move

Bathroom Renovations

Features First: Look at the Expensive Replacements

The first considerations must be replacing features like the toilet, the sink and the bathtub. A theme must be chosen to see if those elements can be purchased to match that theme. The cost of these elements can be pricey, depending on the level of environmentally friendly materials that are required. This can eat up a significant chunk of the budget, so it is best to get it out of the way at the start.

Then, the countertop becomes a factor. The cost of materials, the options for the counter edges and the variety of options that abound in this category make it all a matter of balancing preference with budget.

Decide The Countertop’s Purpose: Focal Point or Backdrop

A feature like a countertop cost estimator can be a big help in making all of these tough decisions. A company that provides this type of additional design tool right on their website lets the customer know they have their best interests at heart. The first step in such

Roof Cleaning

  • Getting Rid Of All Types Of Debris

Debris that accumulates of any roof usually consists of leaves, small branches, or rotten fruits, etc. are often considered as the easiest part of the entire cleaning procedure.

  • If the homeowner concludes that they need to pull a portion of the small branches off the rooftop they have to ensure that they have a strong stepping stool or ladder to do the job.
  • In case, you’re going onto the rooftop to get any bigger pieces or to clear off the leaves, ensure that you are wearing shoes that won’t slip in any situation.
  • The homeowner also needs to likewise have somebody on the ground to watch and ensure that you don’t fall and to assist in holding the ladder properly.
  • You need to be cautious while hurling off the branches and make sure that you don’t lose the balance and fall straight to the ground.
  • If you’ve a long extension rope, you could utilise a leaf blower to brush the leaves off the rooftop, and after that you can also use a sweeper to clear the remaining debris as well.
  • You should also use

Straight Kitchen Design Idea

Straight modular kitchens are among the most economical layouts which are perfect for homeowners limited by budget and space, It can integrate a minimalist aesthetics while pouring in the décor essence of a gallery shaped or L-shaped kitchen. Straight kitchen designs are also popular in houses that have a second smaller kitchen area for special occasions or irregular purposes.

It is advisable to opt for straight kitchen design ideas if you are constrained to a smaller kitchen space. Also with longer and smaller kitchen straight kitchen ideas are suitable. For homeowners planning on an open kitchen, this layout seems to be the most appropriate choice since it doesn’t require a huge work area and the layout can easily blend into the rest of the décor.

  • It is suggestive to maintain a proper distance between the sink, hob and place for appliances.
  • Go for double rows of cabinetry to maximize storage space. You can either go for two rows of storage under the counter top or have a lower cabinetry and a hanging cabinetry above the cooking space but on the same wall.
  • For homes which has more space then straight kitchen is not a

Metal Roof

Two big things come into play here – safety and cost effectiveness. Metal roofing has both of those benefits for homeowners. It can withstand the dangers of extreme weather like rain and hail, snow, and strong winds.Then there’s fire protection which is just as important as the protection from severe weather. The level of protection that the it provides is much better than that of traditional roofing solutions. Another major cause for the growing popularity of metal roofs is the color selection. They come in a wide variety of styles and colors. They look amazing, and since it is going to last for years, it is important that you like what you see. So, color and style selection is definitely a big advantage of going with a metal roof.

Related Post – Metal Roofing On The Rise

One possible disadvantage of going with metal is cost. It’s usually considerably higher than the cost of the more traditional roofing solutions. But the experts say that this is compensated by, high durability, and a very low probability of any need to replace the roof in a normal life time. Often, traditional roofs need to be replaced every fifteen

Remove Rust From Stainless Steel Appliances

In any case, as the time passes by, because of consistent wear and tear, the covering begins to come off and a slight rusting begins to show up at the surface. This unattractive stain decreases the value of your appliance and it will eventually make more issues for you later on.

  • So, what steps you need to take to safeguard your expensive appliance?
  • How would you expel rust from your stainless steel barbecue grill?
  • Or, on the other hand, what steps you need to take to expel the rust from your stainless steel sink?
  • Or, how would you expel the rust from small things like a stainless steel knife?
  • Did you expel the tarnish from the surface of your stainless steel appliance?

For small things such as a folding kitchen knife, you should simply splash useful oil or lubricant, like WD40 on the surface where there’s too much rust, then take a paper napkin or towel and wipe it down properly. This generally expels most part of the rust from the stainless steel surface.

However, in case there are still some rust stains on the surface, you can take some high quality sandpaper and delicately rub it on the

Smart Storage Ideas

If you are among those who don’t want to throw, sell or give away your things but you wish to make your space more functional by being less occupied by objects you don’t use, you should consider mobile storage. There is a mobile storage company that does things a little differently from other storage companies. It makes storage a much easier and safer process for clients and you can benefit from their unique way of providing storage ideas. This is how they go about it:

– The company will bring a mobile storage POD to your home instead of you driving up to the storage units with your rented truck, or you hiring moving companies to transport your possessions to the storage unit you’re renting,. You have the option to hire the company’s professional packers/movers to pack your possessions, or you can go about packing yourself. The storage unit is right where you are and whatever packing strategy you use will easily work.

– The mobile storage company will provide you all the packing materials you need to protect your items as they’re transported from your home to the storage facility. Once you’re done packing everything

About Green Kitchen Design

Reducing energy used by appliances

This is a major concern when using this type of kitchen design. One simple way to manage this chance is to replaces all of the kitchen appliances with those that are certified low-energy. Yes, this could be costly to replace your appliances but in the end, it will start to say you money. You can find energy-efficient models of stoves, microwaves, refrigerators, and dishwashers. In some areas when you use a green kitchen design it can create a tax deduction or credit, which can help to manage the costs of replacing the appliances.

Cutting down on water usage

To accomplish this, you should replace the traditional kitchen faucet with an infrared sensor model. This type of kitchen faucet will help to reduce the amount of water wasted by automatically shutting it off if nothing triggers the infrared sensors. For example, if you would turn on the faucet to wash your hands and you turn away to quickly answer the phone, the faucet would shut off automatically to save water. A green kitchen design can also help to reduce water-heating costs. You can do this by installing a water heater that

Kitchen Look Stylish With Glass Splashbacks

If you are one of those who wishes to have a kitchen with the modern yet elegant look, then glass splashbacks are an ideal choice. Days are gone when the glass was only used for showroom kitchens. One of the main reasons of likeability of glass splashbacks is the ability to keep kitchen walls safe from heat, oil splashes and other things that may affect walls and make then gross. The kitchen is the hub of your house where you cook food and help relationships grow healthier. Which is why you should do every possible thing to keep it clean and pleasing as it should be.

Another reason for installing glass splashbacks is that they are soft and seamless. Whenever you install traditional tiles in your lovely kitchen, you face lots of difficulties while cleaning as well as the wall looks dirty most of the times. Being seamed, between every 2 tiles there is a line called the grout line which is often affected by substances used in a kitchen like oil, heat, grease, spices and what not. Cleaning those grout lines is whole another task to perform as it is quite difficult to keep them clean.

Replace Roof

Roof Construction Time Lines

A complete roof replacement involves a long series of steps. There is a planning phase, an approval phase, an inspection phase, a construction phase, and more. During construction alone, the entire existing roof must be stripped and removed, then the substrate must be properly prepared, the new roof must be laid, and all the finishing features must be fitted and installed, including fascia, trim, gutters, and more.

With just the construction portion involving so much work, of course home and property owners want to know how long their reroofing project will take. No one wants to be subjected to construction for extended periods of time, unless you are a contractor! So when the question arises, and it always does, here is the most accurate answer suitable for all reroofing jobs:

The amount of time it takes to complete roof replacement project depends.

What does the time line depend on? It depends on several factors, including the size of the property, the configuration of the building (multiple chimneys, unusual features, steep slopes, etc.), the type of material being used, the number of staff available, the experience and skill levels of the

Proper Roof Maintenance

Seasonal Roof Care

Just as your gutters should be inspected and cleaned twice a year, so should your roof. When you prepare to clean your gutters in the spring and in the fall, be sure to add in a comprehensive roof inspection at the same time. A simple inspection can alter you on roof issues early on, which decreases the opportunity for any issues to worsen overtime and become costly repairs or renovations.

Here’s what to look for:

  • Wet or Moldy Leaves
  • Missing Shingles
  • Damaged Shingles
  • Fungus, Moss, or Algae Growth
  • Rust
  • Damaged or Missing Flashings
  • Chimney Damage
  • Water Leaks
  • Cracked Motor or Caulking
  • Dead Animals
  • Trash

Interior Inspections

When you are inspecting your roof, be sure to take a step inside to inspect your interior areas as well. Sometimes, roof problems can extend into the inside of a home if they become serious enough. Look for dark or wet spots on the ceiling and walls, as well as, mold growth or heightened dampness in the attic.

Routine Roof Maintenance

Aside from your annual inspections, it is important to implement some roof maintenance on a routine basis. For instance, it is best to sweep your roof on occasion to prevent a

Install Kitchen Wall Tiles

1. A Powerful Intensity

Contrasting colors and designs create a dramatic effect. Choose from numerous patterns in wall tiles. Do you fancy flowers or checks on solid backgrounds? Revive the stale kitchen walls with a glowing effect for a complete makeover of the environment.

2. Create a potent kitchen Character

If backsplashes are installed up to the ceiling, it does create a smashing surrounding. Along with the power, the height of the room looks so much greater. Liven up that otherwise dreary space. Ceiling height backsplashes merge all the kitchen features artistically and regularity replaces the mess.

3. Eternal values Reign

Subway tiles truly represent timeless aspirations, having been around for so long across generations. Subways surround us everywhere in the city and not only in kitchens where they became so common. A classic smartness comes to the home under the impact of the subways. Get them in large sizes too that create altered ideas of space in fancy kitchens.

4. A Rural Effect

Going white all the way calls for some glossy effects. Blend the tiny tiles with larger white tiles to bring depth. Let the lighting focus on the

Perfect Bathtub

What is better after a long hard day than a soak in a nice, deep, warm tub of water? Not a lot according to a lot of us which is why bathtubs come in so many shapes and sizes, so they’re perfect for any space.

Of course the more space you have the more options for that perfect tub you will have. We’ve all seen the glossy magazine pictures of a massive bathtub in the middle of a huge bathroom. While we may not all be going that crazy, bathtubs can still make a statement.

Stand alone tubs can make that statement but will also need further plumbing than those that sit against a wall. Some come with those lovely clawfeet that invoke such romantic images, and some are beautifully designed vessels that offer a modern, sleek take on the tub design.

Then there are the tubs that are seen in the majority of houses, with the bath against the wall, usually with a tub surround of some sort that hides all of the pipes and makes a statement of its own. Here the possibilities are endless, you can fancy it all up with different

Choosing Style for Bathroom

This outdated dark bathroom and vanity combo was in need of a major overhaul, for Sure! From the over-sized garden tub, tiny enclosed shower, right down to the outdated wall paper there was definitely room for improvement.

The plan was to move the shower from the current location to the garden tub Area giving the client a ton of room. Incorporating a full bench Seat along the largest wall just beneath the massive window, which was left to keep the natural light source. Adding not one but two large niches inside the shower for essentials, one complete with recessed LED lights was just what was needed. Changing the existing overhead light to a recessed LED light also complimented the spacious new shower.

Installing a flat rock on the shower floor accompanied by a 12 x 24 tile installed on a vertical pattern on these massive showers walls gave the illusion of there being more space. Granite seat top, along with niche and curb top to match makes for a very clean look. Glass shower frameless panel sitting atop a tree ft knee wall trimmed out with metal trim also gave a sharp clean finish to a

Need a New Roof

1) The Roof Inspection

After you choose a quality roofing company to do business with, they will start the entire process with a full-service roof inspection. During this inspection, the contractors will be closely examining and assessing the condition of all roofing components, including the gutters, gutter screens, downspouts, flashings, skylights (if you have any), vents, and more. They will have their eyes open for storm damages, weakened or vulnerable spots, cracks, holes, water leaks, and more. They will even inspect all areas of the siding.

At the conclusions of your home’s inspection, the contractors will sit down with you to discuss their findings and propose a range of options. Often times, companies will take photos to show clients the damages they find. If you choose to move forward with their services, you will finish this step by signing an agreement that allows them to get to work, as well as, authorizes them to assist you with your insurance claim.

2) The Insurance Claim

For roofing systems with storm damage, you will need to contact your insurance company to file a claim. The insurance company will schedule a time for an adjuster to come

Types of Water Filtration Systems

Pitcher water filters

A popular and cost-effective option is the pitcher water filters. The filtration process takes place in the pitcher and relies on granulated activated charcoal to help eliminate certain contaminants. This pitcher is most practical in high chlorine areas. It can help to improve the taste of the water, but isn’t the right choice to remove fluoride, heavy metals, herbicides, or pesticides.

Distillation

The distilled water systems rely on a process of boiling the water and transferring the steam to a second chamber which lets the vapor turn back to virtually contaminant free water. It is a quite involved mechanism, but is very effective at removing fluoride and heavy metals from the tap water. Plus, it will also kill bacteria in the water. In addition to the harmful contaminants, this system can also remove the healthful minerals from the water. Also, it isn’t the easiest system to install at home and usually requires professional assistance.

Water softeners

The water softener is a practical addition to the home for those that live in areas with issues related to hardness of the water. This system makes use of potassium or sodium ions to

All about Shower Pump

A shower pump increases the amount of water released from the shower head. But before buying one, there are factors that have to be considered for you to choose the right shower pump for your house. The first thing to look into is the type of heating system in the house. You will either have an unvented system, a combi boiler system, or a gravity fed system. An unvented system means that you have a hot water cylinder as a separate source. The combi boiler system is only reliant on the main pipe’s pressure as a source of hot water. The gravity fed system is commonly used by older houses and is the poorest when it comes to water pressure. If you have a gravity fed system then the next step is to check if you have negative head system or a positive head system. In a negative head system, there is a water outlet above the 600 mm which is located below the cold water tank. In a positive head system, the water outlets are at the bottom of the 600 mm line located below the cold water tank. The twin shower pump, either the positive or

Reverse Osmosis Systems

Improved taste

By eliminating the debris and chemicals, the water that comes out of the faucet after experiencing the treatment tastes a lot better. Also, many of these systems can add natural minerals after completing the filtering process. This gives the family high-quality drinking water that can help promote the all-round health and well-being.

No more contaminants

The major goal of the reverse osmosis systems is to eliminate the toxins, impurities or particles in the water. This helps to clean the less than desirable chemicals from the drink or food preparation water, such as arsenic and lead. Plus, it is even useful for removing parasites to further benefit the health of the family. The system is certain to benefit the individual that has certain allergies or needs to avoid certain elements often seen in tap water.

During the filtration process, there is the risk of healthy minerals being removed. Minerals can benefit the body in many different ways, including bone health and fluid balance. However, it is possible to use the system that puts back beneficial minerals after the water is cleaned.

Low energy use

The cost to run the reverse osmosis

Info of Trendy Kitchen Designs

Looking back in time at the kitchen appliances you can see that overtime they were evolving and now the trendy look are stainless steel appliances. Yes, these are generally more expensive than white or colored appliances. Having stainless steel appliances can help cut back on the time needed to keep the outside cleaned. In commercial kitchens you will find their appliances are stainless steel because they are easy-to-clean and rugged. They also last a long time and can withstand the commotion of the busy home. They do not scratch easy and it is easier to keep the stovetop clean because they resist stains. Yes they are a little more expensive but they will last longer and save homeowners money by not having to replace them as often.

Another new trendy kitchen design is having glass-front cabinets. They are a must if you have a small kitchen because the open look can make the space feel bigger. They give your kitchen the same feeling as open shelving and they allow you to see inside the cabinet to make sure you have the right one for what you need instead of searching each cabinet. Glass-front cabinets will make your