Want to start this year off with a bang? Are you tired of your home looking like the same old same old?
We’re here to give you a few tips on how to spruce up your home without making drastic changes to the structure/ layout of it. The start of a new year is the perfect time to step back and reevaluate the way you’ve put things together. Its also a great time to see if the way you have things organized is really the most efficient, or if there are small changes you could make that would improve the efficiency and flow of your home.
Stay up on the latest trends in renovation and design with these 7 tips!
We’ve put together 7 trendy tips to keep your home up to date. Designing your home can prove to be difficult, especially when you don’t know where to start. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Design by Dianne owner Dianne Kauflin. Together we’ll give you quick and easy tips on how to give your home a face lift, while still allowing your personal style to shine through!
1. Statement Ceilings
Ceilings are the forgotten element in a room that are finally getting the attention they deserve! Home owners are getting creative and adding texture to the fifth wall by using textured wallpaper, tin or embossed foam, ceiling tiles, shiplap, wooden beams, or a bold paint color. So be creative and make it your own!
Don’t neglect! Smoke detectors protect you from fires, carbon monoxide, and even burnt toast!
Years ago, when you would buy a smoke detector, the only thing that it would/could detect, was smoke. Now we have so many options when it comes to choosing a smoke detector. Your normal smoke detectors are of course still available. Newer versions are available as well and we’re here to show you those options.
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Frozen water is not a pipe dream!
As we start to transition into the fall/winter seasons pipe lines outside freezing becomes a pretty big issue. Especially the pipes outside that have excess water left in them. When the water freezes in those pipes, you run the risk of them busting the pipe and/or causing leaks.
Read more “Frozen Water Is Not A Pipe Dream”
Don’t give your roof a raincheck!
Your roof is probably the most important piece of your homes puzzle. Keeping up with its maintenance is crucial because this is the first place weather will start to wear on your home.
When old man winter comes knocking! Drafty windows and doors can be a problem. When you have draft issues in your home, the energy efficiency of your home lowers significantly. This can make your heating bill go up quite a bit. Luckily though there are some easy fixes that we’re going to walk you through!
Read more “Fall Home Maintenance | Drafty Windows & Doors”
Keep fire in its place!
It is important to have your fireplace inspected once a year by a professional to insure your fireplace and chimney are in working order. A professional can tell you If there is anything serious that needs to be fixed.
Read more “Fall Home Maintenance | Fireplace and Chimney Upkeep”
Out with the old in with the new, Get rid of your old air filters!
Changing your air filters will save you money in the long run. If an air filter becomes clogged it can potentially cause damage to your entire HVAC system. Regular maintenance will ensure the condition of your system stays in good shape. Also changing your filter allows for cleaner and all around healthier air. This is especially needed for children or those whom suffer from allergies.
Above is an example of a dirty/clogged air filter. Knowing when to change them out depends on a few things. For example, if there are pets in the home, what type of air filter that you have, and also the amount of people living in your home plays a part as well. Most of the time home owners will check them monthly just to be sure they are in good condition.
Read more “Fall Home Maintenance | Changing Your Air Filters”
Get your mind in the gutters!
Todays post is all about the importance of cleaning out your gutters, and keeping up on your routine gutter maintenance.
Before winter hits, make sure your gutters are clean, and free from any leaves/debris that may have collected throughout the year. Failing to do so could lead to roof leaks and/or water damage to the interior or exterior of you home. Your gutter system is very important to keep maintained.
Is your home ready for the fall/winter weather? Could you use some tips to make sure your home is ready?
You have come to the right place. For the next few weeks we will be giving you tips on ways to prepare your home for fall/winter. We can’t stress enough how important it is to keep up on routine maintenance of your home. If you aren’t capable of doing the maintenance yourself, contact your local contractors so they can insure it gets done properly. In the middle of winter the last thing you want to worry about is the furnace going out. Or something happening with your gutters because you weren’t able to get them cleaned out in time. The tips we provide will give you the knowledge to check your home and determine whether or not you are ready for the fall/winter season.