One of the greatest comforts in the world can be the satisfaction in knowing that you treat your home with a high level of care. Taking care of your home is merely one step in having pride in your domain. If you’re proud to call your home your castle, then no doubt you’ve thought what […]
(guest post by Ryan Tyson; image via Flickr by oatsy40) Homebuyers face a certain degree of risk when they sign on the dotted line. They might think they’re making a good deal and getting the home of their dreams, but they could be investing in a money pit that costs them thousands of dollars in […]
(guest post by Steve Wilson) These days, the default 16-oz. claw hammer spends more time coaxing things into place than it does driving nails into wood. It’s been downsized by an army of pneumatic nailers that are designed for everything from driving common nails to highly specialized jobs like stapling shipping cartons in mail-order operations […]
(guest post by Kori Cantor, Image Courtesy) For most of us, it is the bathroom where we feel mentally at peace to contemplate over the meaning of life. For others, it is the place to unwind and relax; and for some, it is the most personal part of the house. The bathroom is much more […]
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(Guest post by Merle Henkenius) How will you know when your water heater needs to be replaced? When its steel tank begins to leak. Conventional gas and electric water heaters have few external components, and none of them move, which makes these appliances quite durable. You may need to replace an ignitor or a temperature-and-pressure […]
(Guest post by Ryan Tyson, image via Flickr by turkletom) If you’ve spent months renovating your home to create the perfect living space for you and your family, the last thing you want to deal with is pests ruining your new palace. Pests are unhygienic, bad for your health, and just plain gross, but it’s possible […]
(guest post by Ryan Tyson; image via Flickr by driph) Heating and cooling your home accounts for about half of your home’s total energy usage, so when you want to improve your electric bill, turning to your thermostat settings is the best place to start. Learn the right thermostat settings for each time of the year, the best way […]