Most people don’t realize that there is quite a bit of wasted space in the home. Your garage, attic or even mudroom can become a cluttered, neglected mess. There are so many things you can do to organize and create usable space in those rooms. Take your utility room and add storage to create a functional mudroom. Continue reading →
Unfortunately, sometimes porcelain tiles can break over time and then there is a need to replace them. But you may not want to replace your entire floor. You can actually just replace the tiles that are broken. First what you will want to do is to remove the grout. In order to do that you will need a handheld grout saw, and carbide tipped cutting knife, a triangular grout saw, and an oscillating multi tool with grout. Continue reading →
The weather is changing and there is nothing better than spending time outside with friends and family. But what if you don’t have a porch or your porch is in disarray. We have some budget friendly porch ideas. You may want to clear out those cobwebs and fix that porch swing. Spruce your space up without going over your budget. Continue reading →
Doing maintenance around the home is an absolute must. Therefore, making sure you keep your house safe and clear of water damage is a top priority. Some tips to avoid water damage in your home is imminent. First you want to make sure all hoses are disconnected. Standing water in a hose may freeze back into the pipe and create an ice block that, in a best-case scenario, stops your water flow. You don’t want to create any damage to walls, floor and foundation.
Always make sure to clean your gutters at least twice a year. This will help to avoid any ice jams or blockage. Not clearing your gutters can cause overflow and can damage roof as well as foundation issues.
You will also want to make sure to clear any trees or shrubs. Shrubs and tree roots can wrap around your pipes and break them. You always want to make sure to keep your landscaping close to the home very minimal.
Check and maintain regular maintenance of appliance. Making sure none have leaks or have any standing water. If there are any leaks you will want to fix them immediately. Not doing so can cause great problems. Such as mold, mildew, rot and structural damage to your home. Continue reading →
The kitchen is an essential part of the home and often becomes the gathering spot. You want to create a beautiful but functional space for your family to gather. There are some clear steps to follow to make sure your kitchen is functional for the entire family. Continue reading →
When you are remodeling your bathroom, you want to make sure everything is perfectly set. This means making sure all plumbing seals are good, all tiles are grouted properly but most importantly you waterproof the areas that have excessive water. In order to waterproof your shower, you will want to first mark your area. Make sure to properly measure your wall and mark out where you will be waterproofing. Once you have your area measured out you can mask off the section with masking tape. A good rule of thumb is to extend your waterproofing 100mm above your water outlet and 100mm wider than the edges of your shower. Continue reading →
If your kitchen cabinets are looking old and outdated, you don’t need to purchase new ones. Just refinish them! This easy process will give your kitchen a new updated look.
The first thing you will want to do is remove all cabinet doors and shelves. Once that is done. If the screws have some old paint on them you will want to make sure they are cleaned off. Clean cabinets thoroughly making sure any grease remaining on the surfaces will interfere with refinishing. You can use Simple Green which is environmentally friendly to remove any deposits from yours hands or oils. Continue reading →
Spring is upon us in a few months. Are you getting ready for some spring cleaning? Did you know that it actually promotes wellness both mentally and physically by keeping your environment clean and free of clutter. A cluttered house can actually be detrimental to your health. Here are some of the tips to help you with your spring cleaning. Continue reading →
There is so much more to choosing a faucet than going to a store and grabbing one. There are a few rules to remember such as the holes and handles. If you are just replacing the existing faucet you will want to remember that your new faucet will require the same number of holes in the deck of the sink as your old one. This will include the spout and the handles. Continue reading →