It’s every homeowner’s worst nightmare. After a hard day’s work, you and the family are relaxing quietly at home and all of a sudden you hear a loud growling followed by the sounds of clawed feet racing across your property. Raccoons, these nocturnal masked bandits have successfully penetrated your house.
In simpler times, the bathroom was a simple space where one grabbed a quick shower and did some basic grooming before heading out to work. Fast forward to today and this utilitarian area has evolved into a luxurious getaway where one can escape from the stresses of everyday life.
It’s a daunting task. After endless neglect and an “out of sight, out of mind” mentality, that special room in your house that’s been used to store everything from old clothes to “some day I might need that” items must be cleaned out – once and for all! You know that no contractor is going to step foot inside until you’ve de cluttered the entire space from top to bottom.
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).
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.
It’s probably one of the most important gadgets a homeowner will ever own. Without that remote control in your hands, you’d be getting out of your car in the very worst weather conditions to pull open your garage door manually – every single time!
Every day, you look outside and see that pesky, mature tree taking up valuable real estate on your property. You constantly think about what could go in its place – a gazebo, a swimming pool or perhaps a brand new deck.
One of the most important features of any home is the roof. Designed to protect the interior of your house from the effects of unforgiving weather, sadly, roof repair is often neglected by many homeowners. However, by conducting periodic checks ideally in the spring and fall, you can spot potential problems before they spiral out of control. To get you started, below are ten helpful tips.
It’s every homeowners’ worst nightmare. With the sweltering summer sun beating down, you look to your air conditioning unit to save your family from the unforgiving heat. But for whatever reason, it isn’t working when you need it the most.
Much like every other room in your home, when it comes to adding value to your kitchen, more is often better than less. More space and more storage will likely net thousands of dollars when it comes time to selling your house. But how does one store all those odd-shaped appliances and dozens of soup cans when your kitchen cabinets are already packed to the max?