Finishing A Basement In A Flood Zone: What To Know

If your basement get really damp and you know you live in a flood zone, you can still finish the basement and be smart about it. You can prepare the space properly and use materials that aren't going to be damaged by water. Before you start the project and as you start accumulating the materials that you need to begin, you want to consider the following options to avoid water damage. Read More 

5 Common Roofing Problems You Need To Know About Now

As a proud owner of a new home, there are many things that you suddenly have to learn about. Your roof may not be the first thing you think of learning about, but it has to be maintained and watched for things that may destroy it. An expensive roof replacement can be avoided if you know what to look for. These common roofing problems are easy to take care of with a little bit of knowledge. Read More 

Looking For A More Natural Heat Source? Consider These Geothermal Heating Options

Heating your home can be expensive, particularly if you're using electricity or heating fuel. Luckily, these are not the only heating options. If you're looking for a more efficient and cost-effective choice to heat your home, you should consider investing in a geothermal heat system. Geothermal units draw heat from the ground and cycle it through a system into your home. Here's a look at three different types of geothermal heat systems you can consider if you're thinking about making the change. Read More 

3 Things You Should Check Before Buying a Used Front-Loading Washer

If you have decided that you want to get your own front-load washing machine, you may be tempted to buy a used model in the beginning to save money. While buying used appliance models is always a good way to save money and still get what you want, buying used will bring about a few additional concerns. When you head off to see what is available at the local used appliance store, make sure you bring this list of three things you should check out before you buy: Read More 

Ooh-La-La: French Doors Are The Answer To These Decorating Dilemmas

French doors are making a comeback, both in new custom-home construction and in remodeling projects. That's because homeowners and builders have discovered that today's framed-glass, double doors solve several decorating dilemmas.  The Sliding Glass Door Problem Sliding glass doors can be wonderful, letting in plenty of light, allowing for a view, and providing easy access to decks and patios. There's a catch, however. Only one side of the wide doorway can be open at any given time. Read More