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Tips to Sell Your Home Yourself

Show the potential of your property Make sure buyers can see the potential of your home or apartment. It is not necessary to have a complete renovation project with a scale model designed by an architect, but try to give buyers a blank canvas. Store personal items such as family photos, invoices and clothing in […]

Common Sump Pump Issues

Sump pumps are lifesavers. If you live in an area with a lot of moisture or a high water table, your basement is always at risk for flooding, but a quality sump pump redirects any incoming water away from your home’s foundation. However, like all technology, these machines sometimes run into difficulties. They work almost […]

Types of Chimney Liners

The three primary types of chimney liners used are clay tile, cast-in-place, and metal flue liners. Which one you choose largely depends on how old your home is and when you had the liner repaired or replaced last. Clay Tile Liners The most common type of chimney liners are clay tiles. They are an inexpensive […]

What is a Chimney Liner and Why is it Important?

Your chimney plays a vital role in the safe use of your fireplace or wood-burning stove. Many homeowners are surprised to hear that poorly-maintained flues and chimneys are actually one of the common causes for home fires. When it comes to your wood or gas-burning appliances, there are many parts that go into keeping your […]

How to Unclog Hair from a Drain

Fallen hair can easily build in the shower drain, especially if you have long hair. As the drain becomes clogged with your fallen locks, you will notice a significant change in how quickly the water drains out of the tub basin. Over time, the buildup can become so extreme that the water simply will not […]

Preparing for a Home Inspection

Home sellers have an easier time by preparing for a home inspection in advance. Getting ready for a home inspection helps to prevent future problems, and prevention can stop surprises. The last thing a seller needs is for a home inspector to break a fixture or cause damage because the seller was ill-prepared. Some local […]

Creative Ideas to Decorate Your Kitchen

Eating is a primary physiological need of the body. Eating well (tasting dishes or delicious foods) is a must of the soul, of the mind. Gastronomy is an art (for many it’s a favorite art) and the workshop where it is made, the studio where it is created, is the kitchen. There is a lot […]

The Right Lighting for Your Home

The living room is used in all kinds of ways. The family comes together, possibly with guests. You want to be able to relax with a book and the children want to play there. The lighting must meet all these functions, in a combination of basic lighting (ie ceiling spotlights or ceiling lighting), mood lighting […]

Inspecting Laminate Flooring for Water Damage

Laminate flooring is most often associated with the Pergo brand of flooring and usually mimics the appearance of solid wood or engineered floors. Although laminates typically carry a 15 year warranty against discoloration and stains, they usually do not offer this type of warranty against water damage. To inspect the floor for damage caused by […]

Creating Hidden Storage in Your Home

Create hidden areas within you home to use for additional storage to hide valuables or extra private rooms. While it may seem like a daunting task at first, you may be surprised how much “hidden space” is actually in your home, as the unused space under the stairs or between  kitchen cabinets. Be creative with […]