So long as your home has parts made of wood, it will always be under the threat of a termite infestation—and these insects don’t need a lot of time to reduce your home to an empty shell. Fortunately, these tiny terrors do leave behind clues of their presence, enabling you to get rid of them. That said, be on the lookout for the following signs:
If you want to add some extra living space by remodeling your basement, waterproofing should be your top priority. After all, water from heavy rain or any form of flooding is bound to find its way into that lowest level of your property.
As such, even the most functional room located in the basement must have a sump pump and drain hidden from plain sight. As long as these perform their jobs, you can rest assured that your remodeled basement will remain clean, presentable, and comfortable.
A casual look at your community can help you cherish the sights and sounds of people and vehicles passing by. In some cases, it’s actually therapeutic to just sit back and relax outside the front door.
Slight problem though – sun or rain is beating down. When you want to go outside and look without having to be at the mercy of the elements (especially in the Windy City), you must consider having a large porch built. Continue reading
Thinking of knocking out your bathroom’s walls to make room for a Jacuzzi, or furnishing a playroom for your kids? Keep in mind that home remodeling is not really a good area for a DIY approach. You need the expertise of a general contractor to get the job done the way you want it – without hitches or hassles.
Before picking up the phone, it is best to know how you can pick a reliable contractor for the job. Here are some pointers: Continue reading
“Americans spent so much on remodeling projects last year that it would appear remodeling had joined the ranks of America’s favorite pastimes. What could be fueling the increased spending?
Statistics show that Americans have spent nearly $130 billion on renovations in 2013 and may spend more in the coming months. Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies says there was a 6-percent jump in remodeling projects during the third quarter of the previous year.
Although still far from the 13-year high record of almost $150 billion in 2006, a year prior to the housing bubble, experts are bullish about the positive growth of remodeling in Chicago and all over the U.S.”