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Monthly Archives: April 2018

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, pressure washer or snowblow should be stored under a shelf so they don’t take up as much room. Storing them in the corner is a waste of space and also makes keeping the floor clean much more difficult. Get your string trimmers, weed eater, shovels and rakes off the floor and onto a storage system. There are many systems available to help store these items.

4. GARAGE CABINETS, SHELVES AND CONTAINERS

Ideally everything should be stored off the floor. Keeping things in a cabinet, on a garage shelf or in a container not only lets you get them off the floor but keeps them clean. Not only does it keep your items clean but it makes keep the floor clean a breeze as well. Shelving is ideal for items that you need to grab quickly or when you will have your hands full.

5. SAFETY-PROOF

Your garage most likely contains hazardous materials like fertilizers, pesticides, and paint. Keep those up high and out of reach or keep them locked in a garage cabinet. It also a good idea to keep your sharp gardening tools and your chainsaw in locked cabinet or up high on a garage shelf. The one item that you should never be without is a fire extinguisher. Your garage most likely has many flammable items so make sure you are covered if a fire starts.

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 your table and chairs into it which will create a separate dining room while allowing you more room in the actual kitchen. Likewise, extra storage in the form of a hutch, cabinets or shelving can accent both rooms while allowing you extra room for all of your things. Some may think of their sun room as an extension of the kitchen, having it all match and feature the same flooring for a seamless look but you can also have it as a separate entity, the choice is always wholly yours.

Just a few things to remember when planning a sun room is to make sure any windows that open out won’t interfere with important outdoor space like a seating area or walkway and that you won’t have any large trees outside that will block the light entirely or you have defeated your purpose. Trees to the side that give shade will be ideal as you then have a climate controlled area to enjoy.

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 a process is to utilize a countertop selection guide and find the most appealing material with the most realistic price tag.

A countertop can really make the difference in the bathroom, so it is worth spending more to get the material you really want and that suits the layout and design of your renovated bathroom.

Decor and Accessories: Now Is the Time

Once you have the major expenditures figured out, you can start weighing options for d├ęcor and any accessories. In short, now is the time to pick towel rods and the toilet paper holder. You can really bring the room together with these elements. The bathroom’s final impression will come from the elements that tie it all together.

Final Results Can Provide Pride and Satisfaction

If your budget is still intact as the final pieces are falling into place, it is time to sit back and celebrate your success. Not every renovation is completed within the parameters of the initial budget. Your quality renovation at a reasonable price will be the talk of the hardware store. Take pride in what you have accomplished.

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 this opportunity to clean the gutters of the leaves that have stuck into them.
  • Expelling Mould, Moss And Algae From The Roof

This is something that every homeowner should do at least twice a year. Roof Cleaning becomes more important because of the city’s climate, which allows mould, moss, and algae to grow and thrive.