Building an extension – what you need to know

If you have outgrown your current home, it could be a better option to build an extension than to move to a new property. This is especially the case if you are settled in the area and you have invested time and money in making the property exactly how you want it. Building an extension is not something you can rush into though. You need to make sure that you get help from the right professionals, such as architects to draw-up building plans, surveyors to carry out tasks such as construction staking Read more [...]

Finding a way Home Again

I can tell it’s spring because I get nostalgic for the fun I had running around on the family farm in my childhood.  During spring break, we would make the 90-minute drive from the big city to our grandparents farm.  There we would run through the fields, watch the cows come and go through the pasture and help plant seeds that would turn into corn stalks by the time we came back that summer. Living in the city there’s no way to duplicate that experience, but I’ve found I can rekindle a Read more [...]

4 Reasons to Remodel Your Kitchen

If you’ve been staring at your kitchen while feeling a mixture of horror and disgust, it’s definitely time for an upgrade. However, even a kitchen that just looks boring or is running out of room could use a retool. You might have already talked yourself out of it if you can’t see any major problems. However, HGTV recommends looking beyond basic reasons for a redesign like worn cabinets or counters. If you still need some convincing, here’s a few good reasons to take the kitchen redesign Read more [...]

Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

A home that is eco-friendly can be any shade of green… or any other color. Adopting some of the products that are friendly to the environment as well as techniques to save energy can improve the quality of your indoor air while lowering your energy bills and helping the environment. Where do you start, though? Here is a quick look at some of the things that you can do to make your home more energy efficient. Start with the Energy Itself If you live in Alberta, Canada, you have the option of Read more [...]

Things to do Consider Before Buying a House

When you feel that the time has arrived to buy your own home then this can be an exciting and, from a financial point of view, a worrying time for you. Before you decide to take the plunge an contact a real estate agent, there are some things that you should be considering. This will be a big moment in your life and it is always important that such things be thought about from all possible angles. I was chatting with my friend Blake Rubin, a real estate agent from Philadelphia and he was telling Read more [...]

Why You Should Create a Dream Board

If you haven’t heard of one before, a dream board is a motivational tool which you can create that will keep you focussed on your goals and inspire you to reach for your dreams. The basis of a dream board is that you put pictures, photographs, motivational words and ideas on to a notice board and then place it indoor office or your bedroom to serve as a constant reminder as to what you are striving for. Inspiration comes in many forms fro different people, some will sit online reading Grand Homes Read more [...]

Important Tips To Help You Move Your Home With Ease

Home moving can so easily become stressful. It is really important you plan properly. The costs associated with moving home are higher than what many expect. However, this does not mean the experience has to be a disaster. There are many things that you can do to make everything simpler for you. You will surely want to consider the services of a removals company that is going to treat all belongings in a proper way. However, besides this you also want to be sure that you do your part. The tips below Read more [...]

Saving Water With Smart Plumbing Upgrades

Water is essential to life. However, it is also a limited resource. While most of the earth is water, much of that water isn ‘t drinkable. So, each person needs to be doing their part to save water and reduce waste. One way homeowners can help is to make some simple plumbing upgrades that can have a huge impact. With a few changes in your home, you can save gallons of water every single time you turn on the tap. Dishwasher In general, using a dishwasher will be more efficient than washing by Read more [...]

5 Thrifty Ways to Heat Your Home’s New Addition

Adding a new room to your home’s original layout can be a great way to finally get the space you need for your growing family. Many homeowners choose to go this route by taking an existing screened in porch or garage and converting it into a sitting room or family room extension. After you’ve invested in the expense of costly renovations that come with an addition, there may be one more thing to pay for, heat in your new space. Here are five economical ways to get your new space warm and cozy Read more [...]

Why Tune-ups Are Important for Your Heating System

Everyone understands the importance of having a regular tune-up for your car. Spotting problems before they develop can keep you on the road longer and avoid frustrating delays. You don’t want to be stuck on the side of a road with auto trouble, and your family certainly doesn’t want to feel stranded in the middle of the winter in a freezing house. Your home should be are a sanctuary and a place where you feel comfortable. Experiencing heating problems in midwinter can create significant discomfort. Read more [...]