Updating your home can bring your house to a whole new level with better design, more room or new appliances. According to the National Association of Realtors' 2017 remodeling impact report, 75 percent of homeowners have an increased desire to be in their home after they've remodeled, showing the personal payoff is there. Even small remodels are worth the effort, but they can get out of hand quickly. Certain mistakes can cause your project to cost unexpected time, money and stress. But i..
As the weather warms up for summer, building or improving your outdoor entertaining area can help you enjoy dining and relaxing in your own backyard. Whether you’re thinking of luxurious features or adding a more natural touch, these ideas will help you create a stylish outdoor entertaining space for summer. French Doors Also known as bi-fold doors, French doors are made of large glass panels which can fold into each other and create an opening in your home. These are ideal for outdo..
For those who stay in metro cities, it can be a nightmare to suffer from the entire disturbance created because of the noise outside. Moreover, if you happen to share a wall with your neighbours then things get even worse. A good way of dealing with this problem is to soundproof your house. There are several budget-friendly ideas that you can incorporate. To begin with, you can determine the source of noise and then work on the areas of your house which are the closest to it. Below are the top 8..
If you have a garage, you'll know this problem all too well. Once an item is no longer being used every day inside your home, but you have decided you definitely need to keep it, it's all too easy to "chuck it in the garage!" But before long, your garage - once so neat and tidy and handy - is an absolute mess. The answer? Some of the smartest garage storage solutions you've ever seen! Moving something out of the house shouldn't mean: You clutter up your beloved garage, and You will ha..
After many years at the top of the buyer’s checklists, the kitchen and bathroom are still the kings of the home. Whether you’re renovating to sell, or you just want to increase the value of your home in the long term, these are still the most important areas to focus on. It’s no surprise buyers prioritise the kitchen given how much time they expect to spend in it, so much so that many are willing to pay an additional percentage of a home’s selling price for something modern and on-trend...
Water leaks in your plumbing can seem like a small concern, but they could quickly turn into a bigger problem. Small leaks can contribute to slow, consistent water damage over time, weakening your home’s structure and adding to your water costs. Plumbing leaks commonly occur in and around fixtures and appliances, such as sinks, showers and washing machines, and can lead to blockages in your homes plumbing. Serious leaks due to burst pipes can be especially costly and may be more difficult t..
On a blistering afternoon when the sun is beating down, hot and suffocating, there are few greater pleasures than returning to the comfort of a cool home. But reviewing the monthly utility bill can leave you frozen. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to maximize your energy efficiency. Many of the suggestions in this article take next to no effort to implement, most are inexpensive, and others are even free! With a few easy changes and a fix here and there, you can cool your home in a cost..
Designing your dream home is equal parts exciting and challenging. But before you even begin the build, it’s important to examine how the land you’re using will impact the type of home you design. There’s a lot to consider, but to break it down a little, here are four factors to keep in mind. 1. Slope and steepness Designing a home on a slope comes with its own set of challenges, risks, and expenses. But done right, it’s an amazing opportunity to create a home that’s unique and us..
If you have a roof over your head, you also use sinks, toilets, showers, and baths every day - and they're all linked to your home's plumbing system. Now, if you need significant plumbing work done, you'll probably need to call a licensed plumber. But there are things that you or your knowledgeable mate can actually do yourself. And to get it done, you'll need a toolbox with some basic plumbing tools inside. What plumbing work can you DIY? For most plumbing and drainage work, you'll need to ca..