There are many benefits to making your home more energy-efficient. In addition to the positive impact on the environment, being more energy-efficient can save you money and improve the value of your property. Here are a few tips you can follow to make your home more energy-efficient. 1. Schedule an energy audit Image via Flickr by Martin Pettitt A professional energy assessment by an assessor in your area will determine how much energy your home consumes and will also reveal which … [Read more...] about 6 Tips to Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient
Home Life and Maintenance
Owning your own home is a special joy in and of itself, but sooner or later, there are going to be issues that arise that require your attention. Maintenance and upkeep of your home, tips on gardening and keeping your outdoor spaces looking fresh - you'll find all of that here.
The roof is one of the most critical elements of any facility - ensuring that the structure is durable, sturdy, and protected from meteorological conditions. The roof sustains additional stress and weight during heavy rainfall, sun, strong winds, and snow. If you're like me, your knowledge of the roof on your home or business is pretty minimal and basic at best. When you build a home, or you purchase a new home, you usually opt for a roof with a slight slope and ceiling space. … [Read more...] about Professional Roofer Answers Commonly Asked Roofing Questions
Colder temperatures are setting in and many of us are debating whether or not it’s time to turn the heating on. Nobody likes to feel cold at home, but keeping the warmth inside the house where you want it can be a challenge. With these top tips, keep your home warm and cosy all winter long, and leave the cold outside, with no need to put on even more sweaters. Draught Proof Cold air getting in through any small cracks in the house can really bring in the chill. If you have older … [Read more...] about Stay Warm This Winter With These Easy Tips
Considering that there are just as many different landscaping ideas as what there are houses out there settling on a unique front yard design may be a bit overwhelming. However, if you approach the task with a few simple ideas, you can essentially formulate an effective landscaping plan. Image by Jeff Leonhardt from Pixabay Alternatively, if the job itself seems a bit tedious and tricky, you may want to hand the responsibility to a professional landscaping service such as CountrySide … [Read more...] about Landscaping Inspiration to Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Pest invasions can get incredibly annoying especially if they’re affecting your everyday life. For some people, even the sight of a mouse scuttling across your floor is enough to send you into a permanent state of paranoia that makes it hard to sleep and continue living your regular everyday life. Unfortunately, every type of pest has its own solution for dealing with it and it’s vital that you seek out the proper solution to deal with them. However, there are still some general tips and … [Read more...] about General Tips to Help You Deal With and Prevent Pest Invasions
Your home is your most significant investment, as well as your sanctuary, so taking care of it is essential. A house that isn’t looked after can soon fall into a state of disrepair. Unfortunately, by the time the issues start to show, it is likely that the damage has already been done. The result of problems caused to a home through lack of maintenance is often a big bill, so this is a case of prevention is better than cure. Many people spend more time taking care of their home’s interior by … [Read more...] about 3 Home Maintenance Jobs That Will Help Keep Your House in Great Shape
Summer is well underway for most of the world, and for the rest of it, it’s right around the corner. But whilst everyone usually gets excited about the thought of summer, our homes might not. It’s so easy for the heat to cause problems, more so than people realize. But not only that, and problems seem to be amplified in the summer because it’s a time where you have so many things going on. Plans after plans are made to enjoy the summer, but instead, you’re dealing with problems around the home. … [Read more...] about Summer Heat Means Summer Problems
Wasps normally die off in winter, only the queen survives to start a new colony in the spring. However, the warmer weather throughout the winter has meant that not all the wasps have died. The result is that the colonies this year are bigger than usual, they have more mouths to feed and the wasps need to be more aggressive when looking for food. This can make them a nuisance, especially if you’re allergic to wasps and bees. Don’t forget that wasps can sting multiple times and one sting can be … [Read more...] about 8 Genius Ways to Get Rid of Wasps & Keep Them Away
People often say that water is the most powerful force in the world. It can devastate almost as without trying. We all know that lightning is a force that is terribly loud and has extreme force wherever it lands. We know that the sun can literally cook living things alive and that heat waves are no joke. All of these things we prepare the home for and our way of life. Whether it's buying shades that we can flip open outside or put sandbags all around the edges of our ground floor, we know how to … [Read more...] about Batten Down the Hatches!
In some older houses, basements are smaller and not high enough for people to stand up. These are known as crawlspaces and were primarily designed to keep air circulating through the home. While they are not suitable for living spaces, they can be used for storage. And they do need to be kept free of damp or they can become a prime spot for the growth of mold or mildew as well as other pests that like warm, damp spots. That’s why if your home has a crawlspace, it is important … [Read more...] about Tips on Drying Out a Damp Crawlspace
When it comes to living life healthily, we tend to focus on diet and exercise alone. However, your home plays a significant part in improving your health too. You spend a lot of time in there, after all, so the environment is bound to have a big impact on you. We may consider our houses to be safe havens from the risks of the outside world, but that isn’t necessarily true. There are many mistakes that we can make with our homes which can turn them into unhealthy places to live, increasing the … [Read more...] about Simple Ways to Create a Healthier Home
It’s nice to take pride in your home, and whether it’s your forever home or a place you’ll end up selling in a few years, it’s worth adding some curb appeal to the property. Here are a few ways to add curb appeal to your home. Pay Attention To Your Exterior A lot of your focus when adding curb appeal may be on the interior of your home, but it’s good to pay attention to the exterior too. This is the first thing guests will see and so you want to make an impact straight away. It’s all about … [Read more...] about How To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home