Having a house fire is one of the most devastating things that could possibly happen to anyone. For anyone to lose their life along with belongings and memories when it’s highly preventable, yet you hear it on the news regularly. The odds of this happening to you are slim however it still pays to be prepared so read on for some reminders to be sure you don’t become a victim.
Smoke Detectors & Alarms:
1) A smoke detector is useless without working batteries, almost half of fire victims thought their detectors were in working order. Get in the habit of checking yours monthly.
2) Have extra batteries on hand and change them every 6 months.
3) Smoke detectors don’t last forever and need to be replaced every 10 years. Check with your manufacturer to see what they recommend.
4) Locate detectors near the main entrance and near bedrooms.
5) Install …
The first time I painted a house, I spilled two cans of paint onto the off-white carpet. The homeowner was livid, but I learned two valuable lessons. I learned how to clean paint out of the carpet, and I learned to lock up pets before pouring the paint. Since then, I’ve done several more interior paint jobs, and I’ve learned a lot. These are the top thirteen things I’ve learned since I started painting.
You can get a free estimate. If you’re worried about tackling this projects, consider hiring a painting company. You can usually request a free paint estimate to help you do a cost/benefit analysis.
Monochromatic colors emphasize simplicity. If you’re a minimalist at heart, try a monochromatic color scheme. Choose one color, and accent the trim or paneling with lighter or darker versions of the same color.
Opposite colors on the color wheel increase contrast. If …
Windows are a critical feature of any home. They have a profound impact on nearly every aspect of living including, but not limited to, energy efficiency, temperature, privacy, and aesthetics. If you find yourself in possession of a home that doesn’t have many windows, there can be some profound benefits to adding some additional ones. Here are four such benefits that address the concerns and needs of modern homeowners.
1. More Light
Unless you want to spend lots of money on your electric bill, you should consider windows as extra light sources. Skylights cut down on overhead light usage, and vertical windows allow you to enjoy natural light while you have it during the day. Considering electricity overuse is something that plagues our environment to an astonishing degree, not only will additional windows save you money, they’ll also reduce your carbon footprint. In this day and age, that’ll at the …