2014

Selling Your Home? Increase Your Property Value (And Buyer Interest!) With These Landscaping Projects

Spending a little time and money on landscaping can increase your property value by up to twenty percent, and may even make it easier to sell once you put it on the market. It's important to put an overall plan into place so that you don't end up with a jumbled or cluttered look – here are a few value boosting landscape options to consider having your landscaper include in your design:

Installing A Generator? Take Care Of These Items First

Installing a generator is not just a matter of purchasing the model of your choice and plugging it in. Any time you create electricity it is going to change how the power systems in your home work. Failure to follow proper installation procedures could not only cause issues with the electricity in your own home, it could endanger the lives of electric company employees. Hire an Electrician It does not matter how good you think you are at DIY electrical work, you need to set an appointment with a licensed electrician.

5 Reasons To Insulate Your Treehouse

Treehouses are not just for kids anymore. Some people use modern, well-constructed treehouses as offices, meditation and yoga studios, vacation villas, and even permanent abodes. If you would like to upgrade your treehouse to more than a summer fortress for your children, there are several steps you will have to take. Installing secure doors and windows, adding a source of electricity, and purchasing a wood stove for heat during the winter will get you started.

New Construction Next Door? Here's What You Need To Know About Potential Flooding On Your Property

New construction job sites are very noisy and dusty, especially when they are right next door. You breathe a sigh of relief when construction ends. But, just because these nuisances are over doesn't mean you're in the clear yet. Your property and basement could be at risk of flooding. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do. Here's what you need to know. How Do Changes to Neighboring Property Cause Flooding On Your Property?

Installing An Eco-Roof: Do You Need To Rebuild First?

If your roof is in need of slight repairs or an entire makeover, you may be considering alternative roofing options such as installing a green roof or adding photovoltaic panels to your roof. As you learn about the benefits of these two eco-friendly options, you may wonder how much repair you have to do on your existing room before you can install these new features. While the answer is never simple, there are a few things you can check to get an idea of how much repair you will have to do before your roof is ready to go green.