Archive for September 3rd, 2015

Create Your Ideal Outdoor Living Space

Outdoor fireplace

We love our decks, patios and lawns. The American outdoor furniture market is worth nearly $4.5 billion. As of 2010, Americans were spending about $360 per year on our lawns and gardens. Some of this time is spend cooking outdoors. More than half of us will use our grills 12 months out of the year. Meow than 60% of us grill every month. Nearly 80% of people in American who own smokers, say cooking outdoors is a critically important part of their entertaining activities.

Given our proclivity for entertaining and cooking outdoors, it is really important we decorate our “outdoor rooms” or lawns, patios and decks with just the right look. Our choice of outdoor lawn furniture is as much a reflection of who

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6 of the Biggest Mistakes Homeowners Make When Doing Renovations

General kitchen contractor

Even if you’re not an expert in residential home design, you probably still want to be part of your home’s remodeling and construction. After all, no one knows your personal taste as well as you do! While planning out your home’s upgrade, make sure that you do not execute any of these common residential home design remodeling pitfalls:

  1. Making Measuring Mistakes. Imagine you just installed beautiful, new cabinetry in you new kitchen. Then, when you bring your new stainless steel appliances in, you realize the space for your refrigerator is 3 inches too small. As the saying goes, “Measure twice, cut once.”
  2. Hiring the Cheapest Local Hand

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The Advantages of Metal Roofs

Roofing company

If you are thinking about what the best roof for your house is, think about metal roofs. They are extremely durable, lasting 30 to 50 years (at least that is as long as most warranties). Contrast that with an asphalt roof, which only lasts 10 to 20 and you are getting ore bang with your buck from the metal. Having a metal roof can also lower your homeowner’s insurance by as much as 35%.

Metal roofs are also better for the environment. The cooler metal shingles can reduce your power bill by 25%. There is requirement that roofs with metal shingles be made with at least 25% recycled materials. Moreover, when a asphalt roof is replaced, the old roof ends up in a landfill. When metal shingles are added to make a metal roof, it can go directly over the old roof creating much less waste.

So if now that you know th

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