Friday, August 9, 2013

Why You Need To Do A Home Energy Audit

Having a home means being responsible for everything in it. Cleaning your home is one, and monitoring maintenance needs is the other one that you need to do once you have your own home. What have you been doing to get your home in great shape? Have you done a home energy audit since you occupied the house?

It may be a bit technical for every homeowners to do, but it is important to have your home checked. For one, you need to make sure that your home is on great shape and would not likely to catch fire sometime soon. Getting that confirmation from an expert in home energy audit can give you that peace of mind, especially if you did not insure your house.

Another reason for having that home energy audit is to have some ideas on how to incorporate energy improvement tips on your future renovation projects. You can also get tips from experts on how to choose the best supplies to make your home safe and weather proof, as you install quality cooling and heating systems soon.

So go ahead and make that call. You can get in touch with an officer from your homeowners association so they can refer you to a home energy audit specialist or ask your family for contacts. Your home will definitely thank you for it.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Easy Ways To Save On Home Improvement Projects

One of the most challenging aspects of implementing home improvement projects is having more than enough money to fund these as soon as you can. That is why we need to work double time especially if borrowing money from family or from bank is not an option for you. Here are some tips on how to plan and start your home improvement projects while saving more money in the process.

Make a list of your home improvement projects.

It is best to do this so you can prioritize which project should go first, next and last. This will also focus your money on just one project and prevent overspending on buying materials and supplies you might not need at that time.

Rent or borrow some supplies to save on costs.

Call your family and friends and ask them if they can lend you some supplies that you will need. There is no need to buy power tools if your brother has a complete set to lend you right away.

You can also rent some of these tools from big hardware stores. If you cannot find a spot inside named 'supplies for rent' then ask a customer service staff about it. Just do some paperwork and take the power tools home.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Free Ways To Get That Fresh Look In Your Living Room

Are you tired of the same look of your living room for the last two years or so? If yes, then it's about time to make some changes to create a new look for you and your visitors. Here's a list of free ways to get that fresh look in your living room today.

Clean your living room.

Yes, there are times that rooms need deep cleaning to see how beautiful they are. Schedule a day or two to deep clean, depends on the size of your living room.

Declutter and organize. 

Throw away stuff that you don't need, say a painting that doesn't match the theme of your room or a picture that looks outdated. Just save those that you want and keep them in your stock room. Organize the rest of the stuff or return them where these things should be kept.

Check your stock of throw pillows.

This may surprise a lot of homeowners but you are not certain that you have used all your stock of throw pillows until you go back and check what's available. You don't need to buy new throw pillows and covers if you still have some new ones on stock.

Introduce green in your living room.

Want to infuse green stuff to make it look fresh?  Get some fresh flowers in the garden, use your old vase or a beautiful wine bottle to contain these blooms. You can also place small plants to make your living room more inviting.