It’s one thing to dream up a cozy new attic nook for the kids or your guests; it’s another to plan it out and execute the conversion. Though attic conversions are a common home improvement project in Kansas, it’s not as simple as putting up new walls and laying down new floors. It takes thorough … Continue reading Five Things You Should Check Before Converting Your Attic into a Bedroom
Moisture is the common enemy of homeowners. It has wide-ranging implications, from structural home damage to health consequences. High moisture levels damage the foundations of your home. It accumulates on various surfaces and cause paint to peel, wood structures to rot, and electrical wirings to short circuit. Pests like cockroaches, termites, and other bugs are … Continue reading Attic and Foundation Insulation: Protect Your Home from Humidity and Moisture
Winter is fast-approaching, and while it can be one of the most beautiful seasons of the year, it can also be the most challenging. Despite all the festivities and the captivating view that snow fall makes. According to a survey from YouGov, when asked about their favorite season, only 13% of respondents prefer the winter … Continue reading Never Too Early: Preparing For Winter During The Summer
From the intricate plaster moldings on the ceiling to the grandiose decorations on the fireplace, there’s no doubt that old homes in Kansas City have a unique charm to them. They’re also built with better craftsmanship and materials compared to the newer, mass-produced houses in the suburbs. Depending on the location, people could get these … Continue reading Inherited an Old House? Here’s How to Check If It’s Under-insulated
For first time homeowners, there’s a steep learning curve about the what goes into purchasing and making a great house a home. Insulating your home is not something that immediately springs to mind but the benefits it provides should put it high up on your priority list. Insulating will help control and maintain the temperature … Continue reading First Time Homeowners? Here’s What You Need to Know About Insulation
Instead of using your attic as a stockroom where you dump old and unusable things, why not transform it to become your children’s next playroom? Most of the time, it’s annoying to clean bedrooms littered with toys, and having your children play in the living room or in the kitchen can be harmful to them. … Continue reading Turn Your Attic Into A Playroom
There are a lot of possible reasons why people decide to build their own workshop shed. It may be for extra storage, a place for your own time and for quiet, or a place where you can work on your own personal projects. No matter what is the reason behind building it, it is likely … Continue reading Insulating a Workshop Shed: Why It Shouldn’t Be Overlooked
Electricity bills tend to increase in summer. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) explains the higher demand for electricity during the hot season inflates electricity rates. More generation sources have to be added to meet the demand. It’s crucial to keep your home cool as much as possible during summer. Otherwise, you’re likely to use … Continue reading Will Insulating Your Attic Make Your Home Cooler This Summer?
If you were a fan of Joanna Gaines and her husband Chip from the popular HGTV show “Fixer Upper,” you’ve probably had the urge to find an old, busted home and give it a makeover. It is inspiring how they’re partly responsible for the bustling real estate market Waco has now. If you paid attention … Continue reading Mindful Flipping: Things to Look Out for When Buying a Fixer-Upper
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), homeowners can save an average of 11% on total energy costs by air sealing their homes and adding insulation in attics and basements. One way to do this is through blow-in insulation. This is when loose-fill material is blown into your attic through a hose, using a … Continue reading Fiberglass vs. Cellulose: Which Works Best as a Blow-In Insulation Material?