5 Cheap Building Materials for a New Home on a Budget

Building Materials
Building a house, no matter the size, is highly costly. This is due not only to the prices of property development, but also to the cost of building materials. Most people generally default to more conventional building materials such as wood, concrete and bricks when it comes to construction. But, by becoming innovative with the types of materials you...

7 Perfect Ideas for Remodeling Your Basement

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Whenever you’re showing off your house, you take people to the kitchen, the new master closet, or the redesigned living room. “I love how big the space is.” “The light in this room is fantastic.” “A kitchen island? That looks amazing!” Taking someone to your basement doesn’t exactly bring out the same wave of compliments or comments. “Well, the ceiling...

A Complete Guide to Home Fire Prevention and Safety

Fire Prevention
Fire can devastate any home in a very short space of time. Aside from the hassle of losing your place to live, you’ll also suffer emotional trauma as many irreplaceable items are destroyed. These are usually sentimental items that simply can’t be replaced. Of course, it may not be possible to complete avert the risk of a fire, but there...

Moving to Fairfax? Here are 3 Neighborhoods to Consider

Fairfax
Nestled in the suburban span of the Washington DC metro region, the county of Fairfax, is independent in the commonwealth of Virginia. Fairfax is known for its history and heritage, but there is a variety of entertainment for anyone to choose from. It is a unique city that is brimming with vitality, beauty, and history.  In 2009, Forbes Magazine rated...

Cool Stuff to Put in a Man Cave – 5 Must-Haves for Your Cave

Cool Stuff
Are you trying to think of cool stuff to put in a man cave? Read this article as we share about must-haves for your cave to create the ultimate hangout. From the living room to the kitchen, there isn't anywhere you can truly call your own in your own home. That's why it's so important to find your corner of...

A Comprehensive Guide to Home Deep Cleaning

Deep Cleaning
From time to time, your house will need a thorough clean out. Are you up to the task? Click here for a comprehensive guide to home deep cleaning. Have you ever walked into a friend's home and immediately felt the wow factor? Some people have a knack for decorating, others have a knack for keeping things clean. What you likely don't...

5 Awesome Tips To Help You Become A Successful Landlord And Make Money 

Landlord
Being a landlord isn’t rocket science. At the same time, it’s not always as straightforward as you might think. Sure, it’s great when everything ticks along nicely. But, managing tenants can get complicated.  Tenants that miss their rental payments, damage your property or worse refuse to move out when asked, can end up costing you lots of money. And, be aware selling a property...

Five Common Mistakes Sellers Make

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Selling your home? Welcome to one of the most exciting periods of your life. This is a really cool opportunity to move to a new neighborhood while profiting off the sale of your home. Want to know what mistakes previous home sellers have made so you can avoid them? Let’s talk about 5 common mistakes sellers make. Mistake 1: Placing...

Essential Tools You Should Have In Your House

Tools
Being a house owner can be pretty challenging sometimes! Whenever something breaks in the house, it's your responsibility to fix it. Unfortunately, things break all the time! If you don't want to spend a fortune on a handyman, consider upgrading your skills.  Hanging shelves, installing cabinets, changing a light bulb, or doing minor plumbing work can't be as difficult as...

Home Security Tips for the Winter Season

Winter Season
You already know home security is essential in the prevention of burglary, but that's not all. Home security promotes safety no matter where it originates from. There are a host of season-specific dangers and homeowner obstacles, and with winter right around the corner, it's best you're prepared. Here are some must-know tips you can use to prevent left and...

“Finish” Your Basement for Cheap and Boost Your Home’s Value

Basement
Though it’s true that adding a finished basement to your home will increase its value, unfortunately, you are not likely to make any money back from doing so. In fact, you will likely lose money. According to a report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the ROI for finishing a basement is around 63%. Though it is true that...

Safety Measures to Protect your Gym Mirror from Damages

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A mirror can do so much for your gym – creating the illusion of space and propagating natural lighting to help you save money on electricity. For all this to happen, there’s a role you must play in maintaining the mirror for protection from damages. Below are some of the tips to take good care of your gym or...

Moving to Southern California

moving
Southern California reflects the glamour and glitz of Hollywood and sunny oceanfront beaches, so it’s no wonder why many people want to live there. A move to SoCal, however, involves several factors, from finding a place to live to obtaining a driver's’ license and registering that all-important car. Here are a few tips to consider before moving. Buying or Renting...

How to Finish a Basement

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Do you have a dark, damp basement that gets no use other than for storage? That is a lot of valuable space that could open up your home. If you’re looking for more space, it’s time to clean the basement, get rid of junk, and finish it. When you’re putting your plan together, keep waterproofing in mind. It would be...

Is Painting a Basement Floor a Good Idea?

Basement Floor
If your basement isn’t finished but you want to add some personality to it, painting the floor can be a great option. However, you won’t be able to avoid some of the steps you would take to finish your basement. You will still need to clean and waterproof your basement. Steve Schulz at Dry Basement Solutions says, “Water penetrating foundation...

Top 5 Unique and Practical Home Décor Hacks 2019

Home Decor
There is no disputing that putting a roof over your family’s heads is a necessity. But most people want more than that. They want a space that feels personalized. Turn your house into a home with your own unique flair. Decorating on a money and time budget can become stressful. We have collected five easy, inexpensive and practical home...

The Future of Smart Home Technology in 2020 and Beyond

Technology
We might still be a few decades away from AI and robot helpers that we can interact with as if they were people, but there are still plenty of advancements coming soon to look forward to. Most of them have to do with making improvements to existing infrastructure. Once these improvements are made, however, the big innovations can start to...

Why Consider the Use of Steel Buildings? 

Steel Buildings
When we think of steel buildings, it’ s not only unusual to conjure up images of soaring skyscrapers and industrial buildings, but the use of steel in building is more commonplace than many would first think and offers a series of benefits.   Murray Steel Buildings has seen a vast increase in the usage of steel and has witnessed several creative...
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