The Perfect Basement Apartment
When we got married, my husband and I moved into a lovely brick home. Because we were young and in debt, we would have benefited from being able to rent out a portion of our home to tenants. Unfortunately, our home didn’t include a basement apartment. If your basement is currently not being used, consider transforming it into a basement apartment. Before renting it out to tenants, you will need to make sure it meets certain specifications. For example, most local governments require basement apartments to contain a certain amount of windows. Usually, you will also have to ensure that your windows meet size requirements. On this blog, you will discover how to create the perfect basement apartment with the right windows.
Are you thinking about making some home improvemen …
For many, privacy at home is the main concern. The …
When comparing wood and vinyl windows, many homeow …
If you are doing renovations to your home to give …
Adding a sunroom to your home gives you a place to …
Are you thinking about making some home improvements? Consider incorporating options that will help to improve energy efficiency and increase your property value while giving the place a new look. Here are a few effective options that may be right for you:
Plant a Few New Trees
An effective way to improve your home's overall energy efficiency while at the same time increase your property value is to plant a few new trees in the yard.
For many, privacy at home is the main concern. The window treatments you choose for your home play a major part in just how much privacy you can achieve. If you are buying new window treatments, here is what you need to know about how much privacy they offer.
Are Room Darkening or Blackout Shades Better?
Room darkening and blackout shades are touted as a solution for people who want absolute privacy in their homes.
When comparing wood and vinyl windows, many homeowners decide to go with vinyl because they require less maintenance than their wood counterpart. That said, there is actually some maintenance that needs to be done to keep vinyl windows in great shape over the years. Be sure to do these three things.
Inspect The Windows Every Year
Part of having a professional installation will be having a contractor verify that there aren't any cracks or gaps around your new windows, which can cause air to leak out or into your home.
If you are doing renovations to your home to give it more modern style, you may want to consider features like railings with less conventional materials. Glass, cables, and other materials are a good choice for modern railings on the exterior of your home. Here are some choices of materials to give your exterior railings more of a modern look:
1. Cable Designs for Lower Railings with A More Modern Look
Adding a sunroom to your home gives you a place to enjoy the bright, refreshing sunshine without venturing into the great outdoors. With their copious windows and thin walls, however, these rooms can quickly become a source of energy loss if you're not careful. Follow these tips to design your sunroom with energy efficiency in mind.
Choose low-e glass windows.
Large windows are the hallmark feature of a sunroom, and you certainly want them to let in light.