Tips For Choosing Flooring For Your Home

The first house I bought had bare floors that had seen better days, so I started looking at flooring options with the view that one type of flooring would suit my whole home. I chose pine flooring for every room, and that was a costly mistake. Pine is a softwood, and it didn't hold up well in busy traffic areas. I decided to learn more about different types of flooring that are available before parting with more money, and I started this blog to share what I learned and provide new homeowners with some tips for choosing the right flooring for each room in their home. I hope you find my blog useful.

When to Stop a Renovation Project & Call a Professional

30 May 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Some home renovation projects are not overly difficult, so that a homeowner can manage them on their own; for example, removing a wall to change the footprint of a room, or removing old flooring tile and installing new tile in its place. However, there are times when you want to stop your renovation project, even if it's something relatively minor, and call for a professional to assist. Note when this is and why it's so important, for your safety and to ensure the work is done right. Read More …

Why a Pergola May Be the Perfect Addition to Your Home’s Patio

30 May 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

A pergola is a simple framework that includes slats for the ceiling or roof, rather than a full panel. This structure often has an Asian feeling to it, as its design is somewhat common in many parts of Asia, but it's a very popular choice in many other areas of the world as well. If you're thinking of adding some shade and needed privacy to your home's patio space, note a few reasons why a pergola may be the perfect choice. Read More …

Three Common Causes of Tripping Circuit Breakers in Air Conditioning Units

11 August 2016
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

There's nothing more agonizing than your air conditioner failing in the middle of summer due to a tripped circuit breaker. AC circuit breakers trip when the system begins pulling more amperes than the circuit breaker can handle. For example, if you have a 20amp circuit breaker, and your air conditioner draws 30amp, the circuit breaker will trip to prevent an overcurrent, which can damage the air conditioner or even cause a fire. Read More …

Guide to Getting Extended Service from Your Zero Turn Lawn Mower

20 April 2016
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Zero turn lawn mowers have completely transformed how mowing tasks are performed in many residential lawns. These highly manoeuvrable mowers have made lawn mowing a delightful activity; with zero turn lawn mowers, mowing is no longer a physically demanding task that most homeowners dread. Even though they are designed to bear up to the severities of regular use, zero turn lawn mowers require proper use and maintenance to continue performing reliably, safely and efficiently, as with other mechanical equipment. Read More …

Tips On How To Create A Low-Maintenance Garden

19 April 2016
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Maintaining an edible garden can be quite a challenge, especially if you don't have ample time to carry out all the maintenance practices required. One effective strategy for this challenge is maintaining a low-maintenance garden. Below is a guideline on practices you can adopt and things you can do to make your edible garden a low-maintenance venture. Low-Maintenance Plants Low maintenance plants require minimal input when growing. Some good categories of this type of plants include the perennials and annual plants. Read More …