How to Design Your Deck for Privacy

A deck should be for outdoor living, not for putting you on display. Yet you want to enjoy your outdoor living without feeling like you're still inside. Design a deck with beautiful features that promote privacy while still allowing you to enjoy the outdoors. Layout As you design your new deck, consider placing it up against the exterior wall of your home. This way you use the house itself for privacy. Read More 

Protecting Your Municipality’s Roads: What You Can Do On A Limited Budget

When you have an entire city to maintain as Mayor, you want to make sure that the people who live in your communities are safe. This can be difficult when your city's budget is limited. One of the best ways you can protect your municipality and promote healthy economic growth is in keeping the roadways safe for transportation. Learn what you can do to help protect your municipality's roads on any budget, so all modes of transport can be made safer for everyone. Read More 

Benefits Of Winter Remodeling

Winter is here and like bears in hibernation, many homeowners have shelved their home remodeling projects. However, winter remodeling projects can have many advantages over spring and summer remodeling. Here are just a few ways that winter remodeling can benefit homeowners. General Contractors are Easier to Schedule in Winter Since many homeowners don't even think to remodel their homes in winter, many general contractors find winter to be a slower time of year. Read More 

Should You Stay Home When Your Electrician Comes Over?

If you have an electrician coming over to do work in your home, you might assume that you need to stay home to let him or her in. This can be pretty inconvenient if you have to take time off of work or put aside your other responsibilities, but it isn't always necessary. Ask these questions to determine if you need to set aside time in your schedule to be there when the electrician comes to your home. Read More 

3 Tips For Keeping Your Water And Sewer Lines In Good Repair

A break in your water lines outside your home can be costly to repair, not to mention the damage you can suffer if your property floods and the water reaches your home. In some cases this break happens due to faulty connections in the lines, natural disasters such as small earthquakes, tree roots growing around pipes, or other circumstances outside your control. However, there are many things that homeowners can do to keep their water and sewer lines in good repair, and things they should avoid doing as well. Read More