Home Maintenance – Spring and Summer Checklist

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When summer and spring set in, you should take advantage of the seasons to carry out a home maintenance routine. A routine maintenance will ensure your home stays clean and units are working optimally.

Below is a cleaning checklist you can follow during summer or spring to maintain your home.

Exterior Maintenance

Roof. Check the roof for any signs of trouble. You don’t need to climb the roof to inspect it. With your eyes or a pair of binoculars, you can easily spot trouble. Staff from Missions Restoration suggest that you should check for cracked shingles that may be allowing water in or nail-pops­­ on the roof. These should be replaced to keep the roof at peak performance. Check their website at MissionsRestorations.com

Chimney. Inspect the chimney joints and check whether any bricks or stones have fallen out. Also, look for vegetation growing on the chimney or a white calcium-like deposit. Any signs of such a white deposit will be a signal that the chimney should be resealed.

Foundations. As you inspect the exteriors, check the foundation for masonry cracks. If you spot some cracks, hire a foundation specialist to fix them.

Exterior walls. Look for trouble spots on your … Read More

How to Sell Your House Fast

Some readers have been asking us what is the best way to sell houses fast. This week, we are tackling this topic. To help us out, we got insight from Lauren White, a real estate broker from North Carolina. If you are looking for  houses for sale Southern Pines NC, visit Lauren’s website; Laurenwhite.com.

Let’s get started.

preparing your home for sale
Give your home a fresh coat of paint.

If you are looking to sell your home, timing is everything. Putting the home on sale during the peak homebuying season will make your work easier.

During the season, the demand for homes is usually high. This means you can easily get an investor to purchase your home at a good price.

If you want to sell your home after the homebuying season has passed, there are still ways you can ensure a quick sales.

Setting the price right and ensuring the home makes a good impression on the buyers are some of the steps that can improve the likelihood of selling fast. Apart from this, what else can you do? Here are some tips that will ensure a speedy sale.

Improve the Interior and Exterior

There are some easy ways in which you … Read More

Loft Conversion: Design and Build your Perfect Space

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Last updated, May 2017
The beauty of a loft conversion lies in the rare opportunity to transform what is usually a highly underused space into a valuable addition to your home. A stylish and innovative loft conversion can help to unlock the full potential of your home whilst enhancing your day to day lives. As a growing family, you may require a beautiful bedroom for your new addition or a bright and distinctive playroom for the little
Alternatively, you may be crying out for some rest and relaxation; somewhere to hide away from those little feet. A professional company can help you create a tranquil sitting room, home cinema or even a creative studio allowing you the space to work and think, tucked away from the disturbance of daily activity. Many loft conversion service in the UK aim to marry a top class job with a cost effective price. Several business have decades of experience in the industry and have perfected their offering, ensuring modern and stylish loft conversions finished to an immaculate standard.

Add value to your home

There really has never been a better time for a loft conversion. With the housing market still stagnant and with house … Read More

5 Things You Should Know When Moving

preparing to move

Moving is a crazy and stressful time, perhaps one of the most stressful and craziest times of your life! And, when emotions are running high, a lot of things can happen that you can never predict. One of the biggest things that can happen when you move is the risk of being scammed. But, there are things you can do to minimize that risk!

We got in touch with a leading Ipswich removalist firm for insight on what homeowners should know before hiring a moving company. Read on for five moving tips you should know before the big day.

Get Estimates

While federal law requires that all moving companies must give written estimates, federal law doesn’t mandate that they must be binding. Make sure that you get a binding estimate or a “not to exceed” estimate, if it all possible. You don’t want any surprises when you arrive at your new home!

Arrival Time

If you’re moving across country, you’ll need to make sure you plan your trip to arrive in time to meet your movers at your new home. Normally, when a moving company loads your belongings, they’ll give you a span of about 1-3 days for an anticipated … Read More

How to Choose a Home Gym Flooring

Last Update, October 2017

Editor’s Note: This question came from one of our readers on how to choose a home gym flooring. If you have a question you would like answered, contact us.

Hello. I have been repairing my friend’s apartment. The apartment is modestly decorated and one of the rooms is reserved for the gym. The gym is planned to include the best weight bench for bench press with racks, free weights (dumbbells, barbells, pancakes), the treadmill desk with a computer, a small sofa, 3 horizontal bars and a large mirror. The room is relatively small – 16.6 sq/m.

The first question: Which are the best materials, colors, and design solutions for the room? Should I use wallpaper or paint the ceiling?

The second question:Which material should be used for the floor?

I am trying to make the apartment uniform,  so I’m planning to simply use linoleum for the floor of the apartment. However, for the sports part (3/4 of the room or even a little more), using linoleum is not suitable. I need something solid. Should I just put linoleum on the floor and remove, if necessary, rubber, PVC, or linoleum sports?,Which is more economical and suitable … Read More