Whether you’re moving into a new home or just looking to upgrade your current appliances, there is a lot to consider. It’s not quite as simple as just going and picking out the one you want. Before you start shopping, consider the following.
One of the most important things is to make sure the appliance you buy fits in your house. This is especially true with kitchen appliances. Usually the laundry room can be a little more flexible, but you still need to measure to make sure the washer and dryer can both fit. You have less give in the kitchen though. Measure very carefully before choosing your dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator and oven. Continue reading
Whether you are getting ready to put your house on the market or just want to invest in a few home improvement projects that can benefit your daily life, focusing on the curb appeal is generally a good place to start. Improving the look and functionality of your home’s exterior can increase the resale value. Some key improvements can also make it more enjoyable to spend time in your yard or on your porch.
Upgrade the Lighting
Many homes are built with outdoor lighting that meets a low baseline for functionality. Installing beautiful porch lamps can make the whole front of your home look nicer in daylight and at night. You can also improve your home’s security by installing motion-activated lights. Continue reading
I picked up a lot of second-hand home decor pieces for very cheap. I don’t know how people do this where they move into an apartment and they somehow are able to completely furnish and completely fill up all their spaces and fill up all their shelves, because we’ve lived here for two to three years now. So it continues to be a work in progress but as you know it gets really expensive to do home decor. But these are some small apartment decor hacks that you can do to maximize on the space that you have.
So the first hack that you want to do is to build up. You want to maximize all the wall space that you have even if it’s a rental unit. You can have some very space friendly wall hangings that you can put with command strip you can add shelves. And even this like little nook in our bedroom, it’s just this tiny little corner so we took some really small shelves and they’re white so then they blend right into this space. And we use decor and plants to fill out that space. Continue reading
With summer storm season upon you, you may have noticed that your home’s gutters may not be working as effectively as they once did. As simple as they appear, gutters play a vital role in protecting your home from water damage by routing water away from your siding, windows, doors and foundation. If you have been neglecting your gutters, consider adding them to your list of do-it-yourself home projects. A commitment to maintaining your gutters is a commitment to maintaining your home. Although it may not be the most exciting home improvement project, it’s definitely worth the time and effort.
Gutters and downspouts carry water from your roof to safe outlet points around your home. If these pathways for water become clogged with leaves, dirt, or other debris, they can become clogged and cause rainwater to come in contact with your home. Gutters that sit filled with water eventually will cause the gutters to pull away from where they are attached to the house. Continue reading
Installing small ponds in gardens is a great way to add interest and create an amazing natural setting that will invite nature to your background. Installing ponds in gardens is not a terribly different task, but it does require taking certain steps in order to enjoy a successful installation.
Installing Your Garden Pond
The first step in installing a garden pond is selecting the right location. You will need to be able to get electricity to the pond in order to run the filter, so keep this in mind when selecting a location. You should also be aware that extremely sunny locations can be more difficult to keep clear of algae. At the same time, if you plan to put plants in your pond, you want to make certain the pond is located in an area that will allow the plants to receive the amount of sun they need. Putting plants in the pond will also help reduce problems with algae. Continue reading