18
May

How to Remove Paint From Glass

Paint is very difficult to remove from any surface, and glass is no exception. Once the paint has dried, you cannot just wipe it off with a rag and water. If graffiti has been sprayed onto the glass, then the job is even more difficult. Regular paint remover just won’t work on dried-up paint. Here is a technique that you …

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18
May

Why your House Requires Best Basement Waterproofing Solutions

Your basement is an important part of the home that no one wants to be wet or damp. If the problem does not get repaired, veering away from installing a permanent waterproofing mechanism will reduce the life of your home, especially in older homes. So, the best basement waterproofing solution should be considered. Here are some key reasons for basement …

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18
May

8 low-maintenance upgrades you’ll love

Homeownership should be about enjoying your home — not being a slave to it. The trick is to choose materials and products that make maintaining your home a snap. Here are our picks for the best home improvement materials that pay you back with more free time as well as additional appeal to potential buyers if you decide to sell. …

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18
May

Maintenance needed to preserve home value

A common reason for many people to rent rather than buy is home maintenance. When the roof leaks or the air conditioner quits on you, they like knowing they can call the landlord or property manager to come to the rescue. Yes, maintenance is an ongoing part of home ownership and can be expensive and frustrating. Problems will arise – …

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18
May

Home improvement – diy or hire a pro

There’s something appealing about the idea of a do-it-yourself home improvement project. By tackling a job yourself, you can save money on labor costs and enjoy work that’s been done with your own hands. But the reality is some projects are better left to the experts. Professional contractors can handle tasks that are complicated, time-consuming or downright unpleasant. Whether you …

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18
May

6 ways to finance your dream home improvement project

If you’re hatching plans for home improvements, get ready for sticker shock: On average, a kitchen upgrade costs nearly $20,000, and a bathroom remodel can easily set you back more than $9,000. But a renovation that adds value to your property can be worth every penny. You’ll just need to figure out how to pay for it. Here are six …

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18
May

Deciding whether home repair warranties are worth the cost

Say it’s the fifth day of temperatures over 98 degrees in South Carolina during a summer of record heat. Your air conditioning system has kept you cool through it all — until now. The unit is still spinning, but the air coming out isn’t cool. The temperature in your house starts to climb. What do you do? If you are …

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18
May

7 ways to cover the cost of emergency home repairs

If you’re a homeowner and your water heater hasn’t gone out yet, just wait. They bust a seam or spring a leak or otherwise go on the fritz every 10 years, give or take. So you’ve got that to look forward to. Unexpected home repairs are financial dings that never come at a good time. Water heaters are actually the …

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18
May

How to protect your home from severe cold

The right tools and pre-winter maintenance will ensure that your home and your family are safe from cold-weather threats. Homeowners in cold-weather climates, such as the Northeast, Midwest, and mountain areas, face icy conditions, blizzards, and other cold-weather storms. Beyond requiring a quick trip to the convenience store for milk and bread, snow, ice, freezing rain, and extreme cold can …

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18
May

Tips Before you Start your Home Addition

A house addition is exactly what the term claims: adding onto a house. Yet, house additions can arrive in many forms, be many different sizes, and address many different functions. You can build out, up, down, or any other direction from the existing home structure. We have compiled some of the basics that you need to know before you begin …

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