It’s official – America has fallen in love again with the bathtub! As coronavirus lockdowns eliminate many of our leisurely pursuits, the idea of lying comfortably in a serene warm tub as the minutes pass by has been rediscovered by a large segment of the population (especially Millennials in need of a cheap activity). Add to the mix some bath bombs or Epsom salts and not only have you created a tranquil environment free from the stresses of the outside world but you’re also soothing those aching and inflamed muscles, improving your overall health.
It’s no secret that a walk-in closet is a major selling point guaranteed to increase the resell value of your home. With every couple looking for more and more space to store their ever growing wardrobe of suits, dresses and shoes, a spacious and luxurious closet, according to one source, adds between two to three times the cost to your bottom line.
It’s been called the Ferrari of home renovation. A castle fully loaded with a room where you can impress your friends by tasting the very best vintages from around the world. Whether it’s converting unused closet space or building a cavernous escape from the daily grind that’s worthy of being on Houzz.com, adding a custom built wine cellar is guaranteed to add value to your property.
With winter on the horizon, it’s time to protect your home from mice. According to one pest control service, the city of Houston is ranked as the twentieth worst city for rodents in America. And of course, whether it’s them gnawing on your electrical wires or carrying (and spreading) many diseases including Salmonella, the threat to your house is very real.
As fitness centers across the country closed their doors this year with the spread of covid-19, it comes as no surprise that many health enthusiasts decided to take matters into their own hands by building home gyms. According to several reports, major retailers have seen an unprecedented surge in fitness equipment with some experiencing triple-digit growth.
Ever since the Covid-19 pandemic arrived on our shores, the way America works has changed drastically. According to one survey, the number of people working from home went up 17% since the beginning of the year with nearly half of all U.S. workers telecommuting more than five days per week.
According to recent statistics, over 2.2 million burglaries will occur in the United States this year alone or one every fifteen seconds. For us southerners, the problem is even worse due to the warmer weather, making our region account for a whopping 47% of all home invasions.
Over the years, artificial grass has generally gotten a bad rep, often seen as a tacky alternative to its natural competitor. However, with enhanced technology, this landscape choice has improved by leaps and bounds (see our interview with Helms Landscape Design), offering a realistic alternative that can fool your neighbors into thinking you have the real thing.
Just thinking about the hundreds of hours you’ll spend outside entertaining friends and family makes building a deck one of the most important decisions a homeowner will ever make. But creating those lifelong memories with summer barbecues and patio parties requires both time and careful planning on your part
Did you know that termites cause more damage to homes in the United States than hurricanes, floods and earthquakes combined? Whether they be subterranean or of the dry wood variety, a small colony of approximately 60,000 unwanted pesky termites can eat through one foot of wood in just six months.