Home Improvement

How Being More Energy Efficient Can Have A Positive Impact On Your Budget

solar panels being installedEarth Day is coming up on Monday, April 22nd, and it has us thinking about way we can have an impact on the environment. Whether you want to be kinder to the environment or you simply want to save money on your home expenses, making energy efficient choices is in your best interest. There are many ways that you can make simple changes that can have an impact on your pocketbook. Depending on how much initial work and money you want to invest depends on the change you will see. By consulting a professional for an energy audit you will be able to have a starting point in ways that you can make your home more energy efficient. He will be able to tell you if you are perhaps hemorrhaging energy from a leaky attic or if there are bigger issues that need to be addressed.  
 

Four Ways to Add Functionality to an Undersized Home

If you're currently living in a space that's simply too small to fit your needs, then you aren't alone. In fact, this is one of the most common errors made by buyers during the homebuying process. Whether it was due to budgetary limitations, a lack of suitable options, or simple miscalculation on your part, the result is still the same: you find yourself cramped and dreaming of wide-open spaces. Although you could technically build an addition to the house or move again, these expensive and stressful undertakings are best saved as a last resort. Instead, consider the following four strategies that can make living space appear almost out of thin air!

Should I Be Concerned About My Home's Hard Water?

You probably don't think about it much unless something goes wrong, but water is one of the most fundamental needs in any home. Cooking, cleaning, hygiene, gardening... All of these tasks invariably require a steady supply H2O. If, for some reason, your home was to lose access to water, you would be immediately concerned; however, have you ever considered the quality of your water? When it comes to quality, one of the simplest and most important characteristics of your home's water is its hardness, which describes the concentrations of minerals within the water itself. Keep reading to learn about this common issue and why you should care about it in your home.