Patio Furniture | And How To Choose The Best Set For You!

Are you sick of your current patio furniture?

Looking to change things up, but unsure of what would look best?

There are so many options out there that sometimes, choosing the right one can get a little overwhelming. Picking the right patio furniture mainly depends on two things. The first being the function in which you need it for. The second is the layout/design of your patio/porch and the landscaping surrounding it. You wouldn’t want a “tropical style” landscape design with “industrial style” furniture. So use your landscaping to your advantage and go with the flow that it creates.

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New Year, New You, New Home??

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.

 

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Exhaust Fan Importance in a Bathroom

Why is it important to have an exhaust fan in your bathroom?

An exhaust fan is the best preventative measure you can take to insure your bathroom does not start to grow mold on the ceiling. It also insures your bathroom doesn’t acquire a musty odor. Bathrooms are typically the smallest rooms in your home and are usually the most humid. Which is why it is important that the air in your bathroom stays as clear and dehumidified as possible. Warm, wet spaces are the perfect breeding grounds for mold. As the air and steam start to rise in your bathroom, it collects on your ceiling. This is what causes the mold to start growing.

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Home Renovation and Design

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!

 

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Smoke Detectors | Fall Home Maintenance

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

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.

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Fall Home Maintenance | Don’t Give Your Roof a Raincheck

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.

 

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Fall Home Maintenance | Drafty Windows & Doors

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!

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Fall Home Maintenance | Fireplace and Chimney Upkeep

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.

 

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Fall Home Maintenance | Changing Your Air Filters

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.

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