Have you been juggling trying to keep your home comfortable for the whole family while simultaneously attempting to lower your high heating bills? Many homeowners face this struggle during the winter. Here are some great home heating tricks that can effectively increase your comfort and cut costs at the same time!
To create ravishing, new color palette options for their handcrafted cabinetry, Dura Supreme looked to nature for inspiration. It may be unpleasant to spend time outdoors during the winter, but the snow, frost, crackling fireplaces, and leafless trees covered in snow contain a distinct sort of beauty. When brought into our homes, winter tones can create dazzling color combinations. Here are several cool kitchen and bathroom color schemes from Dura Supreme for you to consider for your next home improvement project.
If you’re thinking about updating your home in 2017, take a look at these current trends to get the ideas flowing. By staying abreast of trends, you increase your opportunities to take advantage of the latest innovations and enhance your home’s value in the current and future marketplace.
Topics: home remodel
With all the extra decorations, lights, heat, and flames that come with the holidays, it's important to keep a watchful eye out for any hazards that may be lurking. Keep these home heating and lighting tips in mind throughout the holidays and the rest of the winter season to keep your home and family safe and warm.
Topics: Ames heating
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, water heating accounts for approximately 18% of energy consumption in the home, which can equate to hundreds of dollars in bills over the course of a year. We know that winter brings skyrocketing utility bills for many families. One way to help lower costs is to lower the water heating portion of your bill. Provided your water heater is in good shape and running properly, follow these simple tips this fall and winter to save yourself some money!
If you’ve always wanted to host your family’s holiday gathering but don’t have a kitchen that’s up to the job, consider a remodeling project to transform your kitchen into a comfortable, efficient space where you’ll love spending time. While you’re making your home more enjoyable, you’ll also be adding to its value!
Topics: kitchen remodeling
Meet Jordin Pitt, our interior designer! Find out what she thinks about her job, being female in the home improvement industry, and where she sees home remodeling trends heading in the future.
Thanksgiving is a big deal for many families. Whether you're hosting the largest meal of the year for the first time or you’ve done it dozens of times in the past, you're probably feeling some pressure. Not only do you want everything to go smoothly, but you likely have some finnicky in-laws to impress as well. The house needs to be cleaned and decorated (and kept that way), and there's a lot of organization to be done, or your home could quickly turn chaotic. It's a lot of work hosting Thanksgiving, but there are ways to ease the stress.
Topics: ames plumbing
Usually, when you think of your sump pump, it’s during the middle of a spring or summer rainstorm. You don't need to worry about it in the winter, right? Actually, sump pumps do require attention during this time of year. It’s important to prepare your pump for the cold weather, or it could succumb to damage and won’t work properly when you need it most. Here’s what you need to know about winterizing your sump pump this fall.
Topics: ames sump pump
Whether you’re heading south for the winter or leaving for an extended vacation, make sure to take precautions to prevent your pipes from freezing and bursting before you go. Frozen pipes can end up costing you a lot of money, potentially destroying parts of your home if they burst. So, before you leave your home in the cold this winter, follow these safety tips and precautions.