Tag Archive | "renovating"

Time to Grow

When your house is feeling cramped and even the smartest design tricks aren’t easing the sense of being hemmed in then it might just be time to think about adding an extension to your property.

Read the full story

Posted in Health & LifestyleComments (0)

Parts Of The House That Might Need Replacing

Looks lovely on the surface, but it might not be below it. (Image)

It’s something that’s not often talked about, but if you’re a homeowner, especially a first time buyer, there’s going to be some parts of the house you’re going to have to replace. Maybe not at first, and maybe not all at once, but you’re definitely going to need to take a look at some areas of the new building you’ve bought to make sure they’re up to scratch. It’s going to be very important for the health of your family and the longevity of the house – not to mention the amount of money you’ll have to shill out if any of these areas break down on you!

So without further ado, here’s a few of the parts of your house that might just need replacing, and at least deserve a clean up from you.

The Window Panes

Window panes can take a real hammering, both in and outside the house you live in. They can get dusty, they can easily grow mold, they can have some faulty insulation installed on them, and they can be neglected in the yearly spring cleaning you’re proud to carry out at the start of each year!

First of all, you’re going to want to think about the seal, and whether it’s able to hold up against the weather. Maybe the window is a bit foggy or carries a lot of condensation on it. Maybe the whole room smells of damp – these are both good signs something is wrong with your pane job, and might need fixing.

The Garage Door

The garage door is probably one of the ways in and out of your house, and because of this, it can be a real security issue if it’s faulty or doesn’t hang right off of your garage. Maybe it doesn’t open all the way, maybe it opens up on its own, or maybe it doesn’t open at all – no matter what’s wrong with it, it’s time to replace your garage door!

Garage sensors can go bad, fixers can become loose, the house may even be subsiding a little and thus what was a perfect finish last year is one that doesn’t fit at all this year. Sure, you can try and troubleshoot the problems yourself, but this could really rack up the costs and make the fairly simple and considerably cheaper job of buying new garage doors a lot more expensive!

The Roof

The roof of your house protects you and your family and all of your contents from the outside elements, and can be considered the most important part of the household. And because of this, you’re going to want to keep an eye on it. Moss can grow on the tiles and displace them, rainwater can beat the tiles right off the roof, and the roof might be poorly insulated overall. Make some annual checks to see how it’s holding up.

Your house might need some more tender loving care.

Posted in Health & Lifestyle, PropertyComments (0)

  7 Reasons to Subscribe

Subscribe via: (Email / RSS)