Many homeowners have potential fire risks sitting right in their homes that they are unaware of. A lack of knowledge or realization of how electronics work can lead to potentially dangerous situations. Fortunately, with the right amount of knowledge, preparation, and regular inspections, you can reduce the following common household fire risks.
Today, most homes are equipped with numerous electronics. It is likely that you have numerous TVs, computers, phones, chargers, smart appliances, and even programmable thermostats. The problem with having so many electronics is that they can cause electrical surges, especially because we do not regularly turn off the majority of these devices. Not only are you at risk of ruining all of your expensive elec
If you’re moving into your very first home, first of all, congratulations! Second of all, you should know that you still have a lot of work to do.
Far too many people believe that they can just relax and not worry about anything once they finally move into their own home. That couldn’t be farther from the truth, however, because being a homeowner means being responsible for the safety of your entire family as well as an endless list of property related aspects.
Here are some of the most important things that you should remember to consider in the days, weeks, and months following your big move into your new home.
Whole house generators
Lighting is everything. Not convinced? Think about the last time you walked into a restaurant and were amazed at the ambient colors that greeted you from the moment you stepped through the door. Consider how you feel when you enter the doctor’s office and feel vaguely uncomfortable by the unnaturally bright and fluorescent lamps above. Lighting is more than just a mundane detail. It’s how we interact with our world physically, emotionally and artistically. For those that want to see how they can use light to touch up their own home, let the list below shed some light on the best places to start. You may just become an overnight fan of bowery lights!
Did You Know?
What do you know about lighting? It’s time to illuminate just how useful this element is in our everyday lives before
One of the biggest deterrents to spending quality outdoors is an abundance of bugs and rodents. Even a few pesky bugs can ruin an outdoor experience. If you have an infestation in your backyard, you may never want to go outdoors. This summer, take control of your backyard and finally get rid of those annoying bugs and rodents with these successful tips.
Maintain your backyard
Maintaining your backyard is the first step in preventing bugs and rodents from taking over. Most rodents thrive in long grass and overgrown bushes. If you keep up with the maintenance of your backyard, they will not have a place to live. They will be less likely to turn your backyard into a home. Maintaining the backyard also means removing any garbage, soiled wood, or other types of debris. Don?t let wood surfa
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the condition of your front or backyard? Even when you love to garden, chances are that you’ve been busy and unable to spend as much time tending to your lawn, plants, and trees.
If you’re planning to sell your home in the near future, you may be tackling your landscaping to increase your house’s curb appeal. You might be aware that well-designed landscaping can raise your home’s value, thus its sale price, too. Realestate.com indicates that your home’s value could be raised as much as 12% when you attend to that landscaping.
A 2016 Houzz.com survey found that homeowners upgraded their outdoors for their children as well as their pets. This may be 1 of several reasons why you’re planning to attend to that long list of projects. While it may seem ove
Taking care of your septic tank can feel like a real chore. You have enough things to focus on during the year without going through the motions of measuring and clearing out all the gunk beneath your house, right? Well, you’ll be glad to know it’s not as difficult or frustrating as it sounds. Millions of Americans have to clean out their septic tank on a regular basis and there are a few tips you can keep in mind when it’s your turn to get down and dirty with your house’s sewer line. Let’s take a look at what you can do to make sure your septic systems are always working to the best of their ability.
How Much Water Do You Use?
Don’t start clearing out your septic systems just yet! You need to ask a few questions first so you don’t accidentally waste your time or go overboard. How
This has been a lonely week.
Your youngest daughter turned 16 last Saturday and you told your husband that she is acting like a caged bird that has finally been set free. Although long summer days n the past were full of you shopping together and spending time outside by the local pool, the new driver suddenly has other places to go and other people to be with. To make matters worse, this summer your daughter, who just completed her second year in college, decided to stay on campus 12 hours from home. Working in the admissions office, as well as volunteering for the new student three day weekends, this daughter now also has her schedule full of activities away from home. Away from you.
As you walk up and down the stairs and up and down the hallway to the bedrooms you take your time doing a little cleaning, pu
Thank goodness we still have the creature comforts to unite us.
In a time when it seems as if the nation is divided on everything from truth and lies, friend and foe, spy and saint, and leader and loser, at least we can still unite around the week’s high temperatures and the comfort or air conditioning. In a time when the politicians and the public are both strongly divided between the need for more or less government, we need to find a common ground where we can still have a civil conversation. And if you cannot agree with your neighbor, your boss, or your pastor about who is the hero and who is the villain, at least you can complain together about the temperature and the fact that both heating and cooling systems only seem to fail when we need them the most.
Tis the Season for Staying Insid
In a modern kitchen design, there’s a lot of aesthetics that goes into it to give the space a neat and harmonious look. Whether you prefer a more contemporary or traditional theme to your kitchen, you can never go wrong with some thoughtful yet inspiring kitchen backsplash ideas. According to a survey by National Association of Home Builders, 69% of the total job requested focused on kitchen remodeling. In fact, estimates show that even a minor kitchen remodeling project has an investment return that averages 82.7%. Perhaps this is the main reason most people are interested in transforming the looks on their cooking spaces.
Previously, kitchen backsplashes were basically used to cover and pr
Imagine you have a house that you really love but you know needs a remodel. Most rooms need to be redone but you can only afford to do one at a time. If you take a look around and are honest with yourself, you already know that certain rooms are more important than others.
For example, you would love to have the basement finished, but if you are being realistic, nobody really needs to go down there anytime soon. You can get to it when you get to it.
On the other hand, whenever you have guests over, you know they are almost all going to need to use the most important room in any house: the bathroom. If you need to begin your home renovation somewhere, it is probably best that you begin with the bathroom. Most homeowners would agree with you. In fact, according to a recent survey by the National A