Are you in love with a historic home or a house located in a historic district? Before signing the contract, make sure you know exactly what you’re getting yourself into. Older homes often have structural or hidden problems that newer homes don’t. Today, we're going to take a look at what a historic home is and help you weigh the pros and the cons of owning one.
Do you have a musty smell in your bedroom, bathroom, basement, or other part of your home? The smell that emanates from mold or mildew can be enough to make you sick, or at the very least, uncomfortable. If you have mold growing inside your home, your health could also suffer over time. Mold and mildew aren’t things you should overlook. Address the situation promptly, and take steps towards getting rid of the problem to improve your indoor air quality.
Toilets can be temperamental. They can act up for a variety of reasons and wreak havoc on your bathroom floor. Today, we're going to address running toilets. In many cases, this problem can be easily fixed without the help of a professional plumber. A toilet that runs continuously typically doesn’t end in disaster, but it can waste a LOT of water and disturb your tranquility.
Topics: ames plumbing
When first glancing at the title of this article, you may think this is a joke. According to a Houzz survey, however, 12% of couples consider a separation or divorce mid-remodel, which is certainly not something to joke about. Home remodeling can be emotionally stressful and place extra strain on relationships. Here are a couple comments made by anonymous survey takers about their partners:
- “First time in 10 years I did not like my spouse.”
- “A lot of her decorating tastes are very childish, and I am sometimes embarrassed with some of it.”
Have you been thinking about making some updates around your home? Home improvement projects—both large and small—can make a big difference in the value you get out of your home while you’re living there as well as when you’re ready to sell. Your short-and long-term plans and your budget will naturally affect what projects make sense to undertake, but here is a sampling of ideas for making your home more enjoyable now and more valuable when it’s on the market.
Topics: home remodeling
Are you frustrated because a certain area of your home doesn't warm up like the rest of the house? There could be a number of reasons for this problem. Instead of cranking up the heat so most of your house is warmer than it needs to be, try one of the following suggestions. Depending on where the problem lies, the solution may be simple and inexpensive, or it may require more time and money.
Don’t be left in the cold! Know the signs of a failing water heater so you can replace yours at the right time. It’s better to be prepared and take time to find the right type of water heater instead of having to purchase one in a panic after yours fails suddenly.
Thinking about transforming either your basement or another room in your house into the rec room of your dreams? Here are some tips to get you headed in the right direction!
Are you interested in remodeling your home but have no idea how to get started? Here are some tips to get your ideas flowing, help you establish a practical budget, figure out a reasonable timeline, and hire a great remodeling company to help bring your dreams to life.
When temperatures drop below about 20 °F, homeowners start to experience frozen pipes, particularly in less insulated areas of the home like the attic, crawlspace, and garage. While losing water to one or more of your taps is certainly an inconvenience, the damage that frozen pipes can cause if they ultimately burst can be extensive and costly. Here are five ways you can prevent the pipes in your home from freezing in the winter: