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Add Character to Your New Construction

One of the most common complaints of new construction homes is the lack of character. As I’ve busily saved money for the past few years to build my dream home, I’ve often been worried about this important issue myself. However, while completing some research, I’ve discovered many ways to add character to a newer home. For instance, installing crown molding, a wooden staircase, and trey ceilings are great ways to fill a new abode with character. Another great idea is to install a stained glass window. These colorful beautiful additions give your home old world flair. On this blog, you will learn how to add character to your new place by installing stained glass windows.

How Installing Storm Doors Can Enhance The Entry Points In Your Home

The entry points in your home are more than just places for you to get into and out of the house each day. If the doors are well-appointed they can spice up the appearance of the home and help to boost your curb appeal. Very dramatic-looking doors can really draw a lot of attention and get your visitors talking. You may currently only have a single door at your front and back entrances; however, adding storm doors to the mix can be very beneficial. Read More 

Should You Repair Or Replace Your Old Jalousie Windows?

If you live in an older home with jalousie windows, you probably either love them or hate them. They're not very energy-efficient and they have several metal parts that can break or bend and cause the window to stop opening or closing. If your windows won't operate properly, or if there are panels of cracked glass, you may wonder if you should repair the windows or just have them replaced. Here's a look at your choices. Read More 

How to Clean Your Vinyl Siding Using Household Cleaners

The vinyl siding on your home should be cleaned on a yearly basis. Fall is a great time to clean your vinyl siding and make sure that your house is looking great for wintertime. Here is some information on how to make your own cleaner for cleaning your vinyl siding.  Making the Bleach Vinyl-Siding Cleaner If you have white vinyl siding or vinyl siding in another light color, you can use a bleach vinyl-siding cleaner to clean your house. Read More 

3 Window Coverings That Are Ideal For People With Pets

One of the more annoying aspects of having a cat or dog is trying to keep them from destroying your window coverings in their eagerness to look outside or sit in the sun. Listed below are three window coverings that are ideal for people with pets. Plantation Shutters Plantation shutters are one of the best window coverings that you can purchase, mostly due to their durability and aesthetic appeal. Unlike normal blinds, plantation shutters tend to not only have blinds that you can open and close but are also able to be opened into your home entirely to give you a completely unobstructed view out of your window. Read More 

How To Replace Windows In Stucco

If you want to increase energy efficiency in your old stucco home, replace the windows. Vinyl windows make good replacements, since they are inexpensive and insulate better than aluminum. It is possible for a beginning DIY person to replace them, but you must be comfortable working with power tools. Here are some tips for installing replacement windows in stucco. Prepare to Work For this project, you need: work gloves safety glasses level flat pry bar utility knife wood shims finishing nailer finishing nails exterior caulk and caulk gun foam insulation power drill and long screw bit, plus a 3/8 inch masonry drill bit replacement window Measure the height of the old window from the highest point of the sill to the top in the middle, left, and right. Read More