Home Maintenance Articles

Home Maintenance Articles2022-06-29T16:22:36+00:00

Here are articles to help you with things to consider and tips on home maintenance.

5 Reasons Why You Need a Walk-In Pantry

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?

5 Signs That You May Have Termites

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.

5 Tips On How to Declutter Before a Renovation

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.

5 signs that your air conditioner needs attention

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.

5 Inexpensive Ways to Burglar Proof Your Home

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.

5 Things to Consider Before Building a Walk-In Closet

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.

Ten Tips to Keep Raccoons Away

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.

3 Things to Consider Before Installing a Bathtub

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). 

5 Tips for Creating a Home Gym

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.

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Build a Deck

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

5 Reasons Why Artificial Grass May Be For You

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.

5 Tips for Building a Home Wine Cellar

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.

10 tips to see if your roof needs to be fixed or replaced

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.

5 Ways to Maintain Your Garage Door Opener

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!

5 Ways to Protect Your Home from Mice

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.

5 Things to Consider Before Building a Home Office

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.

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