Installing and finishing your own drywall can save you a lot of money, but it's also a project that takes a fair amount of precision and time. Once you've set up your drywall trim, the work isn't done just yet; you'll need to go through the process of finishing it, which will give it a smooth, uniform appearance and prepare it for paint. Before you attempt to finish your own drywall, there are some important things you need to know. [Read More]
Enjoy An Idyllic Garden Patio
The patio is your opportunity to mix the best of both worlds – indoor and outdoor. You have the beauty of outside combined with the convenience of your home. An idyllic garden patio should provide a seamless transition between your yard and the patio itself. Transform your backyard into a garden escape. Lay the Foundation The first step of your patio design is deciding what your flooring material is going to be. [Read More]
Four Reasons Why You Should Nix DIY Electrical Work
If you consider yourself handy and you enjoy putting hard work into a challenge, when it comes to work around the house, you might be a do-it-yourselfer. From painting to installing shelving, DIY is a great way to save money and to gain a real sense of pride in a job well done. While there are plenty of projects that you can take on yourself and successfully complete, when it comes to electrical work, you should put down your tool belt and call a professional residential electrician. [Read More]
Leave Central Air On For Your Feline Friend When You're Away: Yes Or No?
As you make plans to have central air installed, you're learning tips for keeping your electric bills as low as possible. You can save money by raising the thermostat setting or turning the system off before you leave for the day or for a weekend. There's just one consideration -- you're also planning to adopt a cat. Should you keep the air conditioning running for your feline friend when you're not home? [Read More]