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Archives: June 2015

  1. The Realities of Building a Home During Winter

    Building a home during winter may seem counterintuitive. Dealing with sub-freezing temperatures, in addition to snow and ice can wreak havoc on a home construction project. While building a home during winter may be challenging, there are several myths to be cleared up. It is widely believed that concrete poured in the winter contains additives that make it weaker than...
  2. Common Winter Roofing Problems

    Snow, rain, ice, and wind may cause major damage to roofs during the winter. Common roofing problems include ice damming, structural water damage, and leaks. Keeping an eye out to catch these issues early may enable individuals to complete DIY fixes, or at least determine if a professional should handle the matter. Ice damming occurs when snow and ice accumulate...
  3. Safety and Sanitation – What You Need to Know about Shoveling Snow this Winter

    As frigid winter weather continues to pound some parts of the nation, safety concerns are important to consider. While seeking shelter in rain and shoveling snow may seem obvious, individuals must ensure they are doing everything possible to stay safe from extreme cold and winter accidents. As more snowfall blankets various regions, here are some guidelines for staying safe when...
  4. Tips for Finishing the Basement

    Basements add extra space to a home and may be utilized in many ways – as a bedroom, workshop, playroom, office, etc. Finishing a basement may be done over the course of a few weekends and advanced weekend warriors must be organized and thorough. Before starting work on the basement, keep the following tips in mind: Each area has specific...
  5. Tips for Outdoor Entertaining During Winter

    When individuals think of entertaining guests during the winter, they usually plan indoor parties so that guests can be warm and comfortable. But entertaining outdoors during the winter can actually be a fun alternative to having everyone cramped indoors. Even if the air is brisk or there is light precipitation, providing warmth, shelter, and comfort outdoors can be achieved easily...
  6. Weekend Warrior - Modern House Trends

    One of the easiest ways to increase property value on a home is to add a few luxurious touches. Doing so can turn an ordinary house into a dream house. Even if you are not planning to sell, updating aspects of the property such as landscaping, lighting, and outdoor setup may have you feeling like a celebrity. Weekend warriors may...
  7. Arts & Crafts: Tips for Planning a Tented Wedding

    Hosting a tented wedding may be a necessity for couples tying the knot during winter, but it has also become something of a trend over the past few years. Creative DIY-enthusiasts have an advantage in their ability to create and coordinate the decorations without spending thousands of dollars on vendor fees. Challenges are sure to arise, however, and preparing ahead...

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