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Is it Worth Doing Your Own Pressure Washing Around the Home?

Its getting close to spring and your house and driveway looks dirty.Your siding and concrete have a bright green tinge to them that didn’t come with the house….

Like many, you’ve wondered whether to go to your local hardware store and buy your own powerwasher. The question is, do home pressure washers actually do the job and can they get the parts of your home, driveway, and other concrete and asphalt clean enough to justify the purchase?

Here’s my unequivocal answer… Maybe yes and maybe no.

I’m not a politician, so why the non-answer? Well, it not only depends on the machine, but it depends on your skills, and whether your investment justifies the cost.

So lets start with the first part of the question:

Will pressure washing machines you can get locally do the job? The kind of machine and its ratings help determine what they can and cannot … Read More

Home Improvement Ideas: The 10 Most Worth It

Summarized below are 10 home improvement ideas that can make your place more productive and more fun filled than ever. Here are those:

1. Kitchen Remodelling

Kitchen update not only will increase your house’s purchasing value, but also its aesthetic appeal. One way to remodel your kitchen is to utilize tile backsplashes, which is a stylistic way of spicing up your kitchen interiors. A light green tile backsplash, for example, helps highlight your simple white wood cabinetry or white marble ledges. If there’s a contemporary feel to your rooms, then you can choose from clear natural colors to bold tiles, like red or orange. Colorful recycled glass tiles, on the other hand, can contribute to a vintage room’s pragmatic feel. In general, coupled with other remodelling ideas, the finished output is dazzling, yet not exaggerated, balancing the final design of your home.

2. Roof Replacement

Given the wide range of … Read More

Home Improvement – Are Energy Efficient Light Bulbs Worth It?

It’s a fact: the average American home is responsible for as much (or more than), twice the greenhouse gas emissions as the average car. If every American house replaced just five of their most used light fixtures or bulbs with more energy efficient ones, the nation would save $8 billion a year on energy cost, not to mention the savings to individuals for bulb replacement and higher electric bills. That’s without ever turning off a light! Plus, it would save as many greenhouse gasses from entering and destroying our atmosphere as the emission of 10 million cars! And that’s every single year!

While many of the original energy efficient bulbs sold on the market suffered from low voltage, causing unpopular shadows and dimness in homes, today’s new energy efficient light fixtures and bulbs are just as bright as their traditional counterparts. They may cost a little more (about $8 compared … Read More