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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.


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3 Reasons For Doors To Get Stuck

Are you tired of having to struggle with opening and closing the doors on the inside of your house? Being that there are so many things that can lead to a door getting stuck, it is important to make sure a thorough inspection is done to each door that is problematic. It is possible that a different part of your house is responsible for how the doors have been functioning, such as the foundation. You can perform the inspection of the doors on your own, but a professional might be needed for the foundation. Take a look at this article to learn about some of the things that can lead to door getting stuck.

1. The Foundation to Your House Has Shifted

The foundation to a house can cause numerous problems when it is in bad shape. For instance, fi the foundation has shifted, it is possible that it caused the doors in your house to get off balance. You can tell when the foundation is the problem because there will likely be more than one door getting stuck. You might also notice that it is hard to open and close the windows in your house. You will need to hire a professional contractor to find out if the foundation is in need of attention.

2. The Sides of the Door Are Dirty

Dirt and grime can accumulate on the side of doors at the years pass by. When the sides of a door are dirty, it can be difficult to open and close. However, resolving such a problem is usually not hard to do. All you have to do is use a washcloth that has warm water and household detergent on it to remove the dirt. When it comes to removing grime, you might need to scrub the sides of the door a little before it comes off. Make sure no one has stuck gum or a different sticky substance on the doors that are problematic.

3. You Need to Get the Door Frame Fixed

One of the most common reasons for doors to get stuck is from the frames being damaged. You can actually inspect the frames to the doors on you own. Simply look for cracks and unevenness to determine if the frames are in need of a repair. A professional can be hire to repair the frames in some cases, but you need to get new ones constructed for severe damage.