If the idea of a roof helping the environment sounds a little funny to you, you've probably never heard of the urban heat island effect. This is a process that takes place when a city starts to heat up local ecosystems, changing the habitats and potentially making them unlivable for the flora and fauna who originally lived there. But the urban heat island is not caused mainly by heating your house or combusting fuel in your car; the main source of this effect is the black surfaces of roads and roofs, which capture and hold the sun's energy throughout the day at unnatural levels.
3 March 2016
If you've been redoing your yard and are now looking at what sort of paved living area to put outside, a patio created from nice pavers or clean concrete might be your first choice. But don't overlook decks, which have some distinct advantages over patios installed directly on the ground. Here's a look at why a raised deck might be a better choice for you. Floor Differences A raised deck can be constructed to fit the height of the floor of the house.
18 August 2015
When your current shower stall looks outdated, you have several options for changing its appearance. You can choose one or more of these design options to increase the visual appeal of the space. Tile the Space Your first decorating option is to tile the space. The easiest design to make is to pick one type of tile to create a solid wall design. With this design, you place large square tiles along the walls and floor of your shower stall and use a matching grout color.
23 June 2015
When you are in the market for your first home, whether it be an apartment or house, you may find yourself overwhelmed with options as well as with all of the various factors you need to consider when choosing a new home. From choosing the right neighborhood, price point, square footage, and household condition, there are so many ideas circling around in your head that you may find yourself overwhelmed and confused.
27 March 2015
Finishing your basement can be a great way to expand the space in your house and improve it's value. If you are considering finishing your basement you are probably wondering where to start. There are a lot of questions that you should be asking before you start your basement finishing project. Here are a couple things you should ask yourself. 1. What Will The Space Be Used For? Basements come in a lot of different varieties.
9 March 2015
Have you recently had a concrete floor installed in your home and now need to know how to clean it properly? Making the wrong cleaning choices could decrease the durability of the flooring and leave it looking not quite as nice as you would like. Here, you will learn the proper methods of cleaning your new concrete flooring. Step 1: Sweep the Floor Smooth Finish Concrete Flooring – The best method of sweeping a smooth finish concrete floor is by using a standard dust mop.
4 March 2015
When you have lived in your home for many years, you may find yourself itching for a little change in your surroundings. After all, looking at the same set-up and layout day in and day out can get boring and can wear on you. However, in lieu of moving into an entirely new home, there are ways that you can give your living room a little spruce and make it seem like an entirely new and vibrant space.
26 February 2015