2015

Four Essential Features To Build A Completely Self-Reliant New Home

If you want to have a new home built off the grid, there are many things to consider. You want to have energy systems, water, heating and cooling, and septic treatment. This may not seem like it would be too hard, but there are many things to consider before you start building. Here are some of the essential features that are needed to build a completely self-reliant home: 1. Designing Energy Systems For Electricity Needs

3 Uncommon Questions About Switching From Window Units To Central Air

If you are making the change from window units in your home to a central air system, you may already have questions. Most of these questions are fairly normal and relate to things like installation costs and upkeep. There are some questions you may have that are not as common. Here are a few uncommon questions about switching from window units to central air. Will the Windows Need to be Repaired?

Protect Your Carpet From A New Puppy

Getting a puppy is rewarding and can enrich your life. But puppy ownership can seriously endanger your carpet. However, with modern training techniques and the right cleaning routine, you can protect even the lightest carpet. Prepare Your Home If possible, take a few precautionary measures before bringing your puppy home.   Have a carpet cleaner stop by and make sure they apply a stain resistor of some kind. This will make cleaning easier and stains less likely.

How To Make Your Patio Part Of Your Living Space

Doesn't it seem like just yesterday that you were decorating the house for Christmas? It's hard to believe that summer will arrive in just a few days, on June 21st. Keeping cool is going to be important. There are some great projects you can do to expand the cool spaces in your house. Enclosing your patio is a great way to do this. Here are some ideas that might inspire you to create a unique summer space.

Tips For Blending A Home Addition

It's time to increase the square footage in your home. Perhaps your family circumstances have changed, or you're simply ready to add space to your living area. A successful home addition should be indistinguishable from the original structure. Plan a home addition that blends seamlessly into your home's design. Complete a Wish List Before even planning your home addition, make a list of problems you want the room to solve. Perhaps you need more closet and bathroom space in your master suite or a transition space to the outdoors.