Archive for June, 2017

Increase Your Home’s Value with Great Landscaping

Outdoor kitchens

If you happen to find yourself in the position of wanting or needing to sell your home during what they call a “buyer’s market,” you are also going to find yourself playing the game of trying to add as much value to your home as possible in order for it to sell at the highest price.

Adding value to a home can be done in many different ways. You can upgrade key rooms like your kitchen or bathrooms. You can even take up the carpet and replace it with wood floors. Maybe you could even finish that unfinished basement. All of those things will add some value to your place. But what if you have already done those things? What if you need to do something to the outside of your house in order to get your asking price?

Landscape design services can help you make the most out of your yard and surrounding areas of yo

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Why Soundproofing Is More Important Than You Thought

Acoustic ceiling materials

When we think about health, we usually think about dramatic phrases, such as cancer, hypertension, and heart disease. Very rarely do we consider noise and its effects on our health. But the truth is that noise, particularly general community noise, has a huge impact on the state of our health. Sure, blasting that boombox back in the day may have posed some risks, but you knew that. What you may not have known is that normal noise we experience throughout our daily lives can also be detrimental to your health.

Studies have shown that community noise levels that rise above 40 decibels are correlated with a higher rate of heart disease in the individuals who live there. Other adverse health effects include cardiovascular problems and learning deficits, especially in children. If your family lives

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Don’t Be Afraid to Call the Plumber — Here’s 3 Scenarios When You Should Do So

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Plumbing is more than just what gets our hot and cold water to us for dishes, showers, drinking, and other day to to day tasks. It also deals with the water waste systems that removes the waste from our homes. If you’re experiencing leaks, sewer problems, low water pressure, or drains that aren’t doing their jobs, it’s probably time to call a plumber in to see what he or she can do to alleviate the problem. Knowing a good plumbing service is incredibly useful — you hope you won’t need to call on them, but it’s good to know they’re there when you need them. And, if you need an emergency plumber, already having that name and phone number on hand can make a stressful situation a little easier. So when should you call a a plumber? Wha

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