Don't Let Your Basement Become Wasted Space

Four Items To Look For In A Newly Constructed Development

If you're looking at buying a new home in a development, you know that you need to get the home inspected and look into issues like school ratings. But the immediate neighborhood can also greatly affect your happiness in the home. While that's true even for older homes in established neighborhoods, you have to pay particular attention to the area in a new development simply because it might not be completely finished yet, and it might not have been tested by having large numbers of people living there. Read More 

Top Signs That Something Is Wrong With Your Furnace

As a homeowner, it is very important to make sure that you are doing everything that you can in order to keep your furnace in good working order. To help you do this, you will need to check out the following signs that may indicate that there is something going wrong with your furnace. This way, you will have a chance to call in a professional HVAC technician before it is too late. Read More 

3 Strategies for Protecting Your Home from Flood Damage

Those who live in flood-prone areas often assume that there is little they can do to protect themselves, aside from purchasing flood insurance. But while it's true you can't control Mother Nature, the fact is that there are plenty of ways to help protect yourself from the exorbitant costs of flood damage restoration. This article will present three of the most effective strategies. Install a sump pump in your basement. Read More 

Make A “Tree-Sure” Map Of Your Yard: Enlist The Help Of Your Local Tree Service To Avoid Fallen Timbers

Many homeowners' first contact with a tree service will happen after they suffer a tree emergency. Perhaps a diseased tree has fallen on their garage, or a storm has dumped heavy limbs in their yard.  Had these property owners made long-term plans for their trees and contacted a tree service sooner, they may have completely avoided these damaging and costly emergencies. Your tree service professionals are indispensable during emergencies, but they also prevent disasters from happening in 3 key ways: Read More 

3 Reasons Why You Should Not Delay Fixing Your Car’s Windshield Chip

Suddenly having something strike your vehicle while it's moving and causing a chip on your windshield is a sickening feeling. No one ever plans for something like this to happen, and it's understandable if you're feeling queasy at the thought of having to dish out some money for an auto glass repair job. That said, it is critical that you get your windshield chip fixed as soon as possible if you want to prevent an even more dangerous situation from happening. Read More 

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Don't Let Your Basement Become Wasted Space

My wife and I recently had a new home built, and while we had few stressful decisions to make, we greatly enjoyed the process and love our new home. Due to budget concerns, we decided to leave our basement unfinished at first. We figured that since we have so much "stuff" that we need to store, like off-season clothing and seasonal decorations, we would just use it for storage. However, we soon regretted not having it finished and felt like we had "wasted space" in our new house that wasn't being put to good use. We turned it into a "mini apartment" with its own entrance that we now rent out to a friend for a little extra income. I love sharing what we learned during the home building process, so I am excited to share our experiences and tips on our new blog! Come back for more construction tips!

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