Archive for April, 2017
Are you tired of spending hundreds of dollars on new carpeting, only to have it ruined a couple of months later? New carpet feels fresh and gives a welcoming feel to your house. Yet, the newness tends to wear off rather quickly. One stain is followed by another, and before you know it, you are not making the same effort to keep it looking new. What if you could purchase a carpet that looked new for longer and was more resistant to staining and wear and tear? It may be that you are not purchasing the right types of carpet.
Evaluate quality levels
Many homeowners go into remodels with a strict budget in mind. Although it is important to have a budget to prevent spending more than you can afford, this can leave you purchasing lower quality of materials. This often results in spen
Heating and cooling systems are amazing things. Everybody loves the ability to have their home at the perfect temperature no matter the season — heating systems in winter, a cooling system in summer, keeping yourself comfortable no matter what.
But what about the cost of these things?
According to statistics, air conditioning amounts for about 5% of all the electricity produced in the United States. The annual cost of this luxury is more than $11 billion. The average American home spends around 2.7% of their annual income on electricity, which amounts to around $2,000 per year, on average. That’s a fair bit of money for some comfort.
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The water we rely upon the most is the water in our homes. We use this water to clean, to bathe — and of course, most importantly, to drink. But water isn’t always as clean as we would like it to be — and for that matter, the water that we rely upon can easily be contaminated without our knowledge. Water isn’t just absorbed into our bodies through drinking, either. Anytime you come into direct contact with contaminated water, its toxins can be absorbed through your skin. Whole home water treatment systems are incredibly important, because the fact is that you shouldn’t have to use your home’s water without being completely sure that it’s clean. Home water treatment systems vary in type — you may be looking for the type of water filter that just cleans your drinking water, while ot
Spring time, and the living is easy.
If you find yourself starting the spring season by calling a rooter service, you likely think that these days are anything but easy. If you are a home or business owner who is looking for sewer line repair you know that the solution to what can initially seem like a small problem may not be all that simple. From homes and businesses that are less than a few years old to comer complicated situations in homes that are surrounded by hundred year old trees, it often takes a professional and experienced rooter service to literally get to the bottom of the problem.
Unfortunately, even houses that are in brand new development a
One of the most important things about life at home is that you get to enjoy all of the creature comforts that you are so used to, and that you have total control over things and can manipulate them to enhance that comfort. Home life is characterized by a relaxing atmosphere and all the facilities and amenities that you need to make your home life more rewarding. A lot of this comes down to the smooth and efficient functionality that the basic systems in your home provide. Things like having the right water supply, drainage system and electrical supply are things that quite a lot of people take for granted, but it is these things that come together and contribute towards creating that perfect living experience that You so enjoy. When it comes to the electrical system in your house, a lot of things ne
Summer is on its way. Got anything fun planned? The hot season is a perfect time for getting outside and enjoying the weather, hanging out with family and letting loose at parties. When your home is feeling a little lackluster, a renovation may be just what you need to breathe excitement into your life. Pool renovation services or a hot tub installation are quickly becoming one of the most popular options for American homeowners. They’re a great way to get exercise, invite people over and even bolster your home’s ROI.
Embrace A New Exercise Regimen
One of the best elements about a pool is having an entire exercise regimen at your disposal. Swimming is a fantastic cardiovascular exercise du
Americans love updating their bathrooms! According to a National Association of Home Builders survey, bathroom renovations are the number one most requested remodeling job in the U.S., accounting for a full 78% of home remodels.
However, knowing where to start can be confusing. Here are some tips and tricks to know before you get started with that bathroom remodel.
- Set a budget. You will want to set a budget before you get going as it can be incredibly hard not to overbuy when you are shopping around.
- Make a list of what you want before you speak to a bathroom contractor and/or head to the store. After all, you don’t want to forget any of the special details you’ve been dreaming of!
- Plan out the perfect height for your sink. The perfect sink will come right to your abs, so make sure to measure before you buy anything.
- Make the tub reign supreme. The bathtub is the first thing anyone looks at when they walk into your bathroom, and it is the first fixture to show wear and tear. Plus, who doesn’t like baths?
- Consider the pros and cons of having a shower curtain versus a sliding glass door. A shower curtain can add a lot of bulk, whereas a glass door can represent a lack of privacy for some.
- Choose your tile wisely. It is all too easy to go overboard with backsplashes and flooring, but too much can make your bathroom feel cluttered. As a rule, if you go with tile, only choose two areas to accent.
- Make sure to include venting options as you will want to have at least two methods of ventilation in the room. Having at least an operable window and fan that vents outside will go far in removing moisture and preventing mold and mildew from growing in the bathroom.
- Never, ever remove the plumbing or try to change where it is. This is a costly renovation with barely any ROI, and all the plumbing needed will take a long time to complete.
Interested in changing up your bathroom? Call our bathroom remodel Anchorage AK professionals today to learn more!
The plumbing and sewage system in your home are one of the more important systems throughout the entire house. Without effective and properly installed plumbing, you do not have access to fresh water. You cannot shower, have working toilets, or run many of the appliances that require water. Despite their importance, water damage is the second most frequently filed insurance claim in the United States. Many households have outdated plumbing services, many of which are just a small problem away from requiring an entire sewer line repair. If you live in a house with outdated plumbing, follow these steps to reduce your chances of a disastrous water problem.
Monitor water systems
About 93% of all
Homeowners love improving their property and adding to their house as much as they can. Whether it’s major renovations to their landscaping or even the simplest of kitchen or bathroom projects, homeowners will always look for new ways to increase property value.
If you are working in the home renovation business or are selling to homeowners, it’s important to know what trends are becoming more and more popular. If you’re aware of what homeowners are doing, you’ll be able to capitalize on your sales. Here is a list of popular kitchen trends that homeowners are focusing on.
Custom quartz countertops are becoming one of the most popular home project additions. Since 2004, quartz countertops sales have increased 60%. Homeowners are sick of staring at the same bland counters and appliances that was there the time they purchased the house. They are looking to improve the look and feel of their kitchens and homes at all times. Staying in contact with quality countertop manufacturers can help provide homeowners with great countertop material.
When people think of improving their kitchen, pretty much the first thing that comes to mind is adding an island. Although islands might take up a little more space, they provide a tremendous amount of extra storage, an area to cook and prepare larger meals, and look amazing. Homeowners can simply add a few stools around the island to create a great seating space in addition to their kitchen table.
Retailing Floors and Walls
Although people love islands and countertop improvements, the majority of homeowners still will not enjoy their kitchen layout if the floor and wall tiles are not as visually appealing. New floor tiles can actually improve the overall quality of the air in the homeowner’s house and can surprisingly lead to health benefits.
Help your clients get the dream home they deserve. If you want to learn more about improving your business and keeping homeowners happy, contact The L.E. Smith Company today.
You want your new home to be absolutely perfect for you and your family. Yet, without you even knowing it, there could be an invisible danger lurking in the walls of your newly built home. Radon gas is a colorless, tasteless and orderless gas that can cause many health problems for people if left unchecked. It exists in homes, through rock, soil, and even water. Next to smoking, it is one of the leading causes of lung cancer in the U.S.
This all sounds very intimidating, but there’s no reason to pack your bags yet. Radon can be tested for and reduced. Before you move in, it’s a good idea to look for a local radon testing company to come in and make sure you have the all clear. Residential radon