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 

4 Tips For Replacing A Single-Pane Glass Window

Single-pane glass windows are basic windows that are found in many homes. If your window broke, the following tips can help you replace them. This includes tips on removing the old windows and installing new ones. Gather Your Supplies Before you begin replacing the single-pane window, make sure you have all the right tools and supplies. For this type of home repair project, you will need: Protective gear Towel Replacement glass Screwdriver Pliers Putty knife Newspaper and paper box Paint brush Linseed oil Glazing tool Glazing compound Heat gun Spring clips Sandpaper Remove The Old Glass Window Read More 

How Electrical Contracting Outfits Save Appliances, Eliminate Fire Risk, & Prevent Electrocution

When it comes to electrical repairs in your home or office, it is always best to let electrical contracting professionals handle the job. There are myriad dangers associated with electrical work, not the least of which is damaged appliances and the need to re-wire a portion of the building. Even more dangerous is the possibility of improper repair attempts leading to electrical fires, and there's always the chance you could become seriously injured or even killed when trying to fix an electrical problem. Read More 

How To Make A Brick Fire Pit For The Yard

One of the advantages to owning your own home is being able to modify it any time you want to. A good modification to make is a fire pit in the backyard. There is nothing quite like relaxing around a fire at the end of a long day. Instead of spending the money to buy a fire ring, you can simply make your own. Below is a tutorial to making a fire pit in your backyard using bricks and a few other materials. Read More 

5 Safety Tips For All Your Heating Systems

Furnaces, hot air systems, and radiant heat are just a few of the different types of heating systems your home can have. And, sometimes people use supplemental heating systems like fireplaces, space heaters, or ovens. Each system might deliver heat differently, but one thing they all have in common is safety rules. Regardless of how you heat your home, there are certain safety precautions that need to be followed. One of the most common causes of home fires is from heating systems, which is why following safety tips is so important. Read More