A deck is a beautiful outdoor asset to your home, and the right deck can make your living space seem larger. Hi, my name is Jackie, and I am a lover of all things related to the home. I enjoy decorating, repairing, restoring, and reading about ideas and even cleaning. Thanks to the success of our family business, I am able to work from home, and as I spend so much time here, I want it to look beautiful. If you want to have a beautiful home, I want to help you as well. In this blog, I am going to focus on decks in particular. I want to talk about repairing them, restoring them and reusing their old wood in new projects. If you want ideas or inspiration, I invite you to stay, take a look and enjoy these posts.
14 October 2015
Wood windows can make a home look cozy and traditional and soften the look of aluminum siding. One drawback to wood windows is that they may need repair more often than aluminum or PVC materials. While you may be tempted to make your own repairs when wood windows get chipped or cracked or otherwise need some attention, you want to ensure you do the job right. Note a few common mistakes made by many homeowners who repair their own wood windows so you can avoid these mistakes yourself.
9 October 2015
Having a bitumen driveway can mean a softer surface that is less brittle and therefore less likely to crack in extremely cold temperatures. It may also shift more readily with the ground underneath it and, in turn, suffer fewer cracks and chips on soft soil. However, this doesn't mean that bitumen is somehow indestructible and that it will never need repairs. If you plan on tackling needed repairs on your own, you need to ensure that you take time to plan the job properly and avoid as many mistakes as possible.
8 October 2015
When your driveway or walkway has a chip or crack in the concrete, you can often make minor repairs on your own. There are concrete patch mixes you can buy from the home improvement store, mix up in a large bucket and apply with a trowel or other simple tool. However, many homeowners who try to handle these repairs on their own make some simple and common mistakes that make the repair job very poor quality.
23 March 2015
Most homeowners will need to have their freezer repaired or replaced eventually, as certain parts will break down and need fixing. However, many homeowners actually face unnecessary freezer repair bills simply because of how they use their freezer and because they neglect to take proper care of it. Note a few simple tips for avoiding unnecessary freezer repair in your home. 1. Don't overfill the unit Overfilling the freezer is probably the most common mistake made by homeowners and yet the most damaging.