Posts Tagged“home improvement”

There is one deceptive item that people flush down the toilet even though it causes lots of plumbing problems. While the packaging says otherwise, flushable wipes should never be tossed in the toilet. A single wipe will make it through your home’s plumbing system without an issue — like hair or floss, the problem lies when there is a large amount that collects together. Since they are not easily biodegradable, the mass gets bigger as more wipes come down the pipes. When they bind together, they will eventually form a toilet clog that can’t be fixed with a plunger. A…

When even the simplest of renovations has a lot of moving parts, it’s all too easy to make a mistake that could topple your plans. Don’t let inexperience distract you from completing your renovations on time and on budget. Avoid these mistakes nearly every ambitious homeowner makes, and you’ll save money and your sanity. Focusing on the flashy, not the practical You may want to renovate your home from attic to basement, but it’s not always in the cards. Time, money, and skill affect how much you can take on this summer. If you opt to retrofit your bathroom to…

Carpets are a perfect way to enrich the design for your home. They can make a subtle statement about your choice of life, they can brighten up a room, and you can easily distinguish whether a room is formal or casual just looking at the choice of carpet. However, carpets can be quite expensive, and they require careful protection from all sorts of damage. Food spills, pets, heavy furniture, even shoes, can cause irreparable damage, so that’s why you need to remember to protect your carpet. Keep food in the kitchen Many times a carpet will be stained by food.…

For people with limited mobility such as senior citizens and people with disabilities, accessing the second story of a home is an issue. In fact, it can be downright hazardous and can cause serious injuries that might require them to go under surgery. The most common solution to this problem is the installation of a motorized stair lift so that senior citizens and people with disabilities can easily and safely go up and down the stairs. However, even though stair lifts have their obvious advantages, they may also have disadvantages that you may not be aware of. Having said this,…