According to flooring statistics, just a little more than half of the flooring industry is accounted for by carpeting and carpet installation. Choosing carpet for your home is often a subtle yet elegant way of creating a comfortable and well designed room.
But unfortunately, many carpet owners out there are guilty of committing some of the most common carpet mistakes. These mistakes don’t only compromise the look of your living spaces, but they also might be damaging pre-existing upscale flooring options in your home.
Here are three of the most common carpeting mistakes that homeowners should watch out for:
- Leaving Wall to Wall Carpet Bare
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Tip 1: Survey the Area
Get out a notepad, put away your rose colored glasses and take a real, honest look at your yard. What needs to be improved? Do you need more trees? Is your landscaping garden lacking? Making an honest assessment of your yard will help determine your costs, what landscaping supplies and services you need, as well as which landscaping ideas really need to be implemented.
Tip 2: Get Meteorological Up in Here
Before making any drastic changes to your yard, observe the sun and wind patterns that occur within this space. For example, if you find that the sun is often shining into your living room’s sliding doors or windows, you may want to consider tree placement that will shade your home and beautify your yard. Or if you want to have a fire pit, putting
With the summer heat comes bugs, but there is a way to enjoy the outdoors without having to constantly swat them away. Retractable screens are ideal for porches, windows, garages and more, and the benefits go beyond keeping out unwanted pests. They can air out the house, save money on air conditioning, and provide a more open feel for people who can’t get outside, all with the convenience of sliding up and down with ease. So what are your options when choosing retractable screens for your home?
Fiberglass Screens vs. Aluminum Screens
The two most common materials used for screens are aluminum and fiberglass. Fiberglass is typically available in 100 foot rolls with wi
If you turn on your faucet and find the water coming out has a reddish tint … and is generally disgusting to look at … then you’re likely dealing with iron laden water. The risk factors and nuisances that come with iron laden water can be daunting, but aren’t impossible to fight with a little elbow grease and a good water aeration system. Nevertheless, it is something should take seriously, and below are a few reason why … and how you can combat this issue.
What Does “Iron Laden Water” Mean?
The term “iron laden water” refers to water which has an excessive amount of iron in its system. This can be an issue whether you have well
It’s the hottest time of the year, and more than ever, people are relying on their home air conditioning systems to control the climate in their homes. Unfortunately, in times of extreme temperature, heating and cooling systems tend to suffer from strain and improper use. Here are some tips to help you preserve your home’s air conditioning and avoid costly air conditioner repair.
- Change your filters. The dirtier the filter, the less efficient the unit. Aim to change your filters at least every 90 days. If you need more filters, they should be available at any heating and cooling supply store.
- Give your outdoo
The durability of different roof types is incredibly important. Studies have shown the importance of the roof when buying/selling homes, so it’s a key piece in a home’s overall value. Understanding the durability and maintenance needs for roof types can be helpful in helping homeowners make good decisions when looking for and owning a home.
An average roof can last about 20 to 25 years, according to experts. However, without proper care, many roofs won’t last that long. Read on for a few different types of roofs and how you can choose the best one.
There are many reasons to get a tub. Whether your home is itching for some remodeling or your old tub is needing to be thrown out for various reasons (ranging from being worn out to ‘it’s far too dirty and I don’t want to clean it anymore’), lay any doubts you may have to rest — a recent survey revealed that a whopping 60% of homeowners had plans to remodel their master bathroom and over 90% were interested in energy efficient toilets. Changing times create changing measures and one of those is creating a house that’s as up-to-date and efficient as you are. Beauty only runs skin deep, after all, and below I’ll list some simple and useful
With 268 million Americans using their community water system, that’s potentially 268 million Americans using hard water; it’s no wonder, then, that in contrast more than four out of ten people use a water treatment system. It’s easy to believe that hard water is tolerable, something we should bear. But the facts are that hard water … often contaminated water … is something easily remedied by water filtration systems, and shouldn’t be tolerated.
What Is Hard Water?
Hard water is untreated water, having not gone through water “softening”, or rather water purification. Often it contains contaminates like manganese, iron, or even arsenic, potentially causing health problems. The problems of hard water are impossible to count, but the first thing people notice a
Nobody wants to have to deal with water damage. But the fact of the matter is, water damage is responsible for 23% of all domestic property damage in the U.S., and can cost you an average of $4,925 to clean up. Yikes! Don’t get caught unprepared. Here are some things that can cause water damage in your home.
A basement flood – Whether a window broke or a washer overflowed, a basement flood can bring serious water damage. By waterproofing your basement and sealing your floors, you can prevent the buildup of additional mold, and help protect your house’s foundation. If you do have a
With the growing popularity of healthy, organic eating, it’s no wonder that home gardening has found a resurgence. It is estimated that 164,000,000 people in the United States have gardened in the past 12 months, which is a hefty percentage of the 318,000,000 that make up the country as a whole. A necessary act of sustenance from the past certainly seems to be the way of the future, but why should someone start? What are the necessary materials for successful garden landscaping?
How to Find the Best Topsoil for Gardening
An important element of gardening is, of course, keeping the soil healthy and fertile and it’s not as painstaking as one might think! Mulch can go a long way to keeping soil regulated, with different ingredients to help soil ret