Four Ways Metal Roofing Is Better Than Asphalt Shingling


If you're in the planning stage for a new roofing project, it's a good idea to consider all the options you have for roofing materials. While asphalt shingling is the most frequently used material, especially on residential buildings, there's also a lot to be said for alternative roofing materials. One of the more affordable of these is metal roofing. Here are four reasons metal roofing is superior to asphalt shingling for a variety of purposes.

9 September 2015

Giving Your Home Curb Appeal With A Remodel

Construction & Contractors Blog

When potential home owners are searching for a new house, they may look around and think one simply looks more attractive without realizing why. Curb appeal are the elements that make a house attractive from the road or from the yard. When planning your home renovation, keep in mind elements that add to the house's curb appeal. Front Walkway The walkway to the front door is more than a path from the sidewalk to the entryway.

23 June 2015

Remodeling Your Kitchen? 2 Things You Need To Do First


If you are planning an upcoming kitchen renovation, you might be more focused on tile backsplashes and appliance features than you are about the big picture. Unfortunately, making decisions haphazardly might cause problems in the long run—especially if you won't be renovating again anytime soon. Here are two things you need to do before you start your construction project: 1: Think About Workflow Before you get carried away with the small details, think about the overall workflow of your new kitchen.

30 March 2015

3 Common Blunders When Attempting Drywall Repair In The Home


Whether it came from a party that got a little out of hand or a rambunctious child who pushed the door open a little too far, holes in drywall do happen in the average household. Thankfully, damages to drywall can be fixed if you have the right tools for the job and some experience. Unfortunately, there are way too many do-it-yourself homeowners that assume that this is a simple task and end up with a bigger mess than what they had when they started.

26 March 2015

How To Create A Privacy Screen Out Of Old Windows And Doors


Are you getting new windows and doors installed on your home by a contractor like Welty Custom Exteriors, Inc? If so, you are probably wondering what to do with the old windows and doors. Here, you will learn how to transform those old windows and doors into a privacy screen for your back yard. This project can be completed with just a few supplies. You will need: Heavy-duty hinges Drill and bits Screws Paint—if desired Glass frosting kit—if desired Measuring tape and pencil Step 1: Plan the Layout

24 March 2015

Three Energy Efficient Choices For Replacing Your Old Water Heater


There are many choices for energy efficient appliances and mechanical systems in your home. You may have energy efficient air conditioning, kitchen appliances and lighting in your home. There are also things that can be done to reduce the energy consumption for simple things like hot water. If you need to replace an old hot water heater, you may want to have one that uses less energy and saves you money.

23 March 2015

4 Unique And Creative Ways To Recycle Your Old Glass Bottles


Home improvement doesn't always have to be about ripping out the cabinets or tearing up the floor. Instead, it can be about creating something new with something unique. Glass wine and better bottles are the perfect example. Most people would never think about using glass bottles to create something incredibly beautiful and improve the home, but they work. Here are a few ideas: Hanging Lights If you're looking for a way to add simple sophistication to a room, then creating a row of hanging bottle lights can be perfect.

18 March 2015

Change The Looks Of Your House By Creating A Sunken Living Room


Through remodeling efforts at your home, you can change the way the space in your home looks and is used, and there are hundreds of ways you can accomplish this. One of the neatest ideas you may want to consider doing in your home is dropping your living room to create a "sunken" area. While this is not the cheapest type of project you could choose, it is one that would definitely impact the way your house looks and functions.

13 March 2015