Winter will soon be upon us, and it is time to start thinking about how to winterize your home. But where should you start? Here are six easy tips that will keep your home warm, secure, and efficient during the cold winter months.
- Avoid Drafts
Cold drafts can make their way under doors and through windows, which will force you to turn up the heat and thus increase your heating bill. The U.S Department of Energy has stated that reducing drafts in your home can save 30% of your annual energy usage. Continue reading
If you have small children or pets, you have probably routinely gone through each room in the house looking for any potential dangers. Have you done the same in the garage? These are some of the most common dangers and how you can avoid them.
You’ve found your new home and are thrilled with the anticipation of moving in. You’ve got ideas about decorating, landscaping, and furnishing your new home to your exact specifications, but what about childproofing?
The Centers for Disease Control reports that each year about 9.2 million children sustain an accidental injury resulting in a trip to the emergency room, with an additional 7,300 dying from preventable injury. Taking steps to childproof your home will ensure that the whole family can enjoy it safely.
Wanting some peace and quiet in your home is not something that should be taken lightly. Excess or consistent sound in your home can cause stress, sleep disturbance, and can even lead to heart disease.
As a homeowner, there are a number of steps you can take to decrease the noise in your home.
The kitchen isn’t just a place to prepare food, it’s a communal space and a place to socialize with friends and family. For such an important space in your home, health and safety are crucial.
Here are some of the most common health hazards found in kitchens and what you can to do avoid them.
Approximately 85 million households own a domestic pet. Pet ownership has steadily increased over the years, with more and more homeowners bringing a pet into the home. Pet ownership requires responsibility and constant care of your four legged loved one. The daily tasks of pet ownership can be made easier with these home tech products. Combine these resources of technology and your pet’s needs and you have solutions to some of the most common pet owner problems. Continue reading
Congratulations, you have just closed on your new home! Before you rent that moving truck and begin moving your family and all of your belongings into your new home, make sure your new house is completely safe and secure. Securing your new home should be the very first step you take after leaving the closing table. Not only do you want to protect your investment, but you also want to protect your family in your new home. Continue reading
Whether you’re planning ahead, in the process of moving, or have already moved into your new home, these three tips will help you get settled.
For first-time homebuyers, there can be nothing as scary as the prospect of home repairs. Whether it’s a leaky faucet, a drafty door or a crack in the basement wall, any sign that a house needs repairs can cause new homeowners’ hearts to sink. Although there are many home repairs that are easily within the DIY capabilities of even the most inexperienced homeowner, there are many others that should be handled by a professional.
Whether you want to update your home, customize it, or integrate smart technology into your design, you can’t go wrong these high-value home renovation projects: