Shedding Some Light on Solar Panels

Solar panels are a big investment. And while it would be ideal for everyone to have access to a clean energy source like solar, renewable energy has a high barrier to entry, largely due to how intimidating the setup process can seem from the outside. Fortunately, with a little research, you can easily hop on the solar bandwagon. Here’s a list of questions to consider before you make a final decision about investing in a solar upgrade for your property. Financing/Upfront Costs Generally speaking, the upfront costs to purchase solar will be high, but your [...]

2018-05-29T07:40:52-05:00Categories: Homeowner Tips|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Shedding Some Light on Solar Panels

Chamberlain Smart Garage Hub Smart Garage Door Opener Review

Buy on Amazon MyQ Smart Garage Hub The MyQ Smart Garage Hub model MYQ-G0301-D comes with specific measurements and features that are unique to the product. While compatibility is its biggest selling point, there are also a variety of specifications that make this model a worthwhile choice on the market. Product Specifications: Dimensions: 6.25” L x 6” W x 4” D Weight: 1.15 lbs Warranty: 1 Year Limited Warranty Brand Compatibility: Most major garage door opener brands with Photo Eyes, including brands such as Linear MegaCode, Stanley SecureCode, LiftMasterⓇ, and many more. WiFi [...]

2019-03-19T08:31:40-05:00Categories: Homeowner Tips|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Chamberlain Smart Garage Hub Smart Garage Door Opener Review

5 Myths About Tub and Shower Wall Panels

You’ve heard the TV commercial promoting the "one-day bathroom".  Tub or shower wall panels SO revolutionary the crew will come today, and you’ll be enjoying your new shower or tub alcove by tomorrow. You’re intrigued and set an appointment. A hard-charging salesperson shows up pushing thin acrylic panels. The ONLY way you can get the AMAZING benefits of these panels is to have them professionally installed by his company. If you don’t sign today for this once in a lifetime "special", you ’ll have to live with your mold-infested tile grout joints forever. He has the one and only [...]

Subcontractor vs Contractor: What Does a General Contractor Do?

Hiring a general contractor is a must for some of your larger renovation projects. If it’s your first time hiring someone, it can be an overwhelming task to find the right person to fit your budget and remodeling needs. Hiring a general contractor is ideal for certain projects, while subcontractors give you more of the time and flexibility you need. If you are unsure where to begin, take a look at the following information to help you make an informed decision about who to hire for your remodeling projects. Remember that there are advantages and disadvantages to both kinds [...]

Simplifying Your Life: The Benefits of Downsizing Your Home

Considering downsizing your home? You’re not alone. Homeowners across the United States realize their lifestyles are changing and living in a large home isn’t always better. Current trends of minimalism and tiny homes quickly became popular from coast to coast. These trends inspire many families to declutter and enjoy the benefits of living in smaller spaces that are both beautiful and functional. Deciding to downsize the size of your next house plan design can improve your quality of life.  It could also prove to be a smart financial decision for your family. Here are just a few benefits that [...]

2019-03-18T15:15:14-05:00Categories: Homeowner Tips|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Simplifying Your Life: The Benefits of Downsizing Your Home

The Sheetrock vs Drywall Guide: Choosing Different Types of Drywall

All types of drywall are essential components of any home construction or remodeling project. Drywall is the stuff that holds the home together, and without it, some rooms and buildings would not be structurally sound. This drywall guide will help you understand the benefits of the types of drywall available and help you choose the right types of drywall for your projects. We will also discuss some possible alternatives to drywall, as well as some other names for drywall that you may have heard before. Check out this guide for a full list of features and hidden tips on how [...]

Your Window Guide: Double vs. Triple Glazed Windows

When replacing your windows these days, you would usually be looking at having double glazed windows installed versus triple glazed windows. Double glazed windows have become the “standard” choice for homeowners.  There is no doubt that double glazing helps to increase energy efficiency and sound reduction in homes. Double glazing has been around for years and has earned its popularity, helping to keep homes warm when the outside weather is getting colder. Now it has new competition--triple glazed windows. Triple Glazed Windows Triple glazing is exactly as it sounds. If a double glazed window has two [...]

Home Staging: Essential Tips to Improve the Value of Your Home

Many people confuse home staging with getting a house ready for sale; and other people probably have no idea what home staging is and are hoping to get the answer right here so that they can get a higher price for their house.Let’s begin with the definition. Home staging is an art of decorating and arranging a house so that is may look more attractive to a potential buyer and get them to pay top dollar for the property with the least bit of hesitation.Home staging is what you do after cleaning up and tidying the house, it is the illusion [...]

Why the Way People Hire Contractors is Wrong

What do contractors do, exactly? What are the first steps you take when you decide to hire a contractor? What specific jobs are you looking to fulfill?  Do you know how to properly assess and validate a contractor’s license? The way people hire remodeling contractors is a bit different when compared to other service industries. Construction-based contractors are being sought after in different and ever-changing ways, and those ways aren’t always good. We want to make sure that you know the correct process for hiring contractors by comparing it to the way other service industries hire and set standards [...]

Refreshing Ideas to Update and Renew Your Living Room

Many people are in the mood right now to make some home improvements to refresh their tired and boring living spaces.  There are many simple options for updating your home. You could spruce up your bathroom with a brand new shower curtain, accessories and floor mats. You could update your kitchen with a new modern faucet, new bakeware in bright colors or purchase a new kitchen table. The possibilities are limitless! But in this blog, we’re going to focus on the living room. You can choose from simple smaller fixes for a subtle effect or go for a larger [...]