All posts tagged "home"
Home Inspections: Inspecting For Safety
It was Saturday morning. We were on the air. A caller wanted to know what the gizmo was that sat on the top of his water heater. He said a copper pipe went from the gizmo to...
- Posted July 1, 2015
Household: Home Inventory
Our least favorite type of business in the world is the insurance company. The salesperson and the claims adjuster always seem like they work for two completely different organizations. The salesperson works for a company that is...
- Posted June 30, 2015
7 Tips To Creating An Amazing Home Office
We are often asked which home improvement projects are most popular and offer the best bang for one’s home improvement buck. Our poetic response for many years has been; “fireplaces are hot, swimming pools are not and...
- Posted June 28, 2015
Measuring For Dummies
Each of us has, at one time or another, needed to measure something. A waist, an inseam, a window, a door, the length of a crack or the thickness of a given material, to name a few....
- Posted June 25, 2015
Kitchen Remodeling 101
The process of planning a kitchen is basically determined by how you intend to use your kitchen and what features you most want therein. For example: will the kitchen primarily be used for one cook or two?...
- Posted June 24, 2015
All About Attic Ventilation!
Recently, we wrote about ice dams on roof overhangs, how they are created and how to prevent them. Our discussion on prevention – or at least reduction — included improving attic ventilation and adding ceiling insulation to...
- Posted June 23, 2015
How To Make A Small Home Feel Big
According to a recent health study, the average American is bigger (and heavier) than ever before. The same trend has been the case in recent years where the size of the average American home has grown too....
- Posted June 21, 2015
Safety: Smoke Detectors
Here are some statistics that may shock you. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), “U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,240,000 fires. These fires resulted in 3,240 civilian fire fatalities, 15,925 civilian fire injuries...
- Posted June 20, 2015
Protecting Your Home from Termites
For most Americans, our home is our single biggest investment. And with property values being what they are, it isn’t a bad one at that. There are only a few things that can come between you and...
- Posted June 19, 2015
A Simple Project: Replacing A Toilet
Replacing a toilet may not be one of the most exciting ways to spend a Saturday, but then that’s the nice part about this particular project; you should be able to perform this little task and still...
- Posted June 18, 2015