Hello, my name is Isabel, and I bought a fixer-upper house a few years ago. Through the years of having multiple projects done to my home I have had a lot of contractors in and out of the house, and I have learned how to effectively hire them and successfully work with them. I have worked with general contractors as well as specialists for things like roofing. If you aren't sure when to choose a general contractor over a subcontractor, take a look at the tips in my blog. They will inform, guide and help you. I am glad you found my blog. Enjoy reading!
24 September 2017
Shipping container conversions are fast becoming one of the most popular ways to add an independent living or working space to a home. They're being used as offices, studios, workshops and granny flats among many other things. Their popularity lies in the fact that they are quick, easy and stress-free additions to your home and because, as moveable structures, they're not as strictly governed by council regulations as regular home extensions.
19 July 2016
There comes that time in life when you just want to stop paying rent and would like to settle down in your own place. When this happens, lots of real estate options might come your way before finding the right one. However, after deciding the property you want to move in to, don't just rush into signing the contract. Take some time and have the following things done before purchasing your potential new home.
29 March 2016
A splashback is the perfect place to add a bit of your own style to your kitchen, and you don't have to buy an expensive one. You can make your own, and you can even integrate free items to make it even more affordable. Check out these DIY splashback ideas: 1. Wine Corks If you are a wine lover, start saving your corks. When you've got enough to fill the area behind your stove, you're ready to make your splashback.
18 February 2016
Cooling towers are very important structures in manufacturing industries, most especially chemical handling plants. Its major function is to take heat to the outside through the cooling water streams to lower the temperatures. Maintenance of the cooling system is very important in ensuring a smooth-running manufacturing process. Why you should disinfect and treat your cooling system The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends that cleaning and disinfecting the cooling tower system should be done quarterly or twice a year in case the system is not used all year round.
24 November 2015
Brick feature walls for the interior of homes are making a big comeback in home decor and design. Bricks are a way of introducing texture and muted colour to a room and are a stylish and modern way to pay homage to the structural aspects of your home. Modern brick walls have come a long way from a simple wall using standard house bricks. Here are some style trends for brick feature walls that you might like to consider for your home.