Home Window Replacements

When your window sills and frames start to deteriorate or fall apart, that is when it’s time to replace them with new windows and frames. When you decide to replace windows you will probably change your wall frames and window size as well. There will be a moderate amount of time that should go into planning your replacements. Once you tear out your old window, your going to want to replace it with the new window right away so you don’t have holes in your wall for an extended amount of time.

Checklist

Time. You will spend approx. 2 hours per window you plan on replacing.

Services. You will need to order a roll off dumpster rental in Houston from a trustworthy hauler in your area to keep the junk clean and out of the way. Check out their dumpster sizes page to make sure you get the right bin for your size project.

Tools/Materials. You will want to pick up some protective cloth layers to cover your floors inside and plants and grass for the outside.

To start removing windows you will need a basic utility knife to slice through the culk between the window frame and wall frame. After that, get a pry bar to separate the frames from each other.

Next, it’s time to go to the exterior of the window. Do the same thing with the utility knife from this side to separate it from the frame. After removing the outside frame to the window, it’s time to cut through the nails that connect the window to the actual house frame; a hacksaw is generally a good tool to use for this.

After removing the nails and the frame, it’s time for the next step. Make sure to remove all of the insulation and any other obstructions including any nails that may be a problem when installing the new window frame. After you have removed and cleaned everything, have someone stand outside to catch the frame when you gently tap it from the inside with a hammer – this way they can help you pull it out.

Next up, it’s time to install the new window and frame which can be found here. This article will give you a step by step on how to actually get your new window and frame into the house.

Slick Garden Landscapes

When it comes to your own home garden, there are many different things you can choose to do with it. Most people tend to use their gardens just for growing herbs and vegetables, but that is wasting a variety of different ways you can use a garden. You can transform your garden into your own stress-free sanctuary or your own peaceful world, a sort of way to escape this stressful world and everyday means. Whether you are building a waterfall in the middle, creating winding paths through it or creating your own mini world hidden from the visible eye, you can make sure you will enjoy the benefits for a long time to come.

Personally, I think that your garden design should be meant for others to be struck it awe over. You need to show off your design skills, and let people see your inner creative self. It will also enhance the curb appeal of your home by far!

Top 5 Garden Ideas

Grow Flowers. You wan to greet your guests with bright colored flowers and the awesome smell of your flowers you have planted. It will light up the front of your house and make it seem more welcoming.

For more on landscaping for a garden, you might want to visit this dumpster rental provider since the debris created in landscaping a new garden can create a lot of junk. Be prepared and order a dumpster.

Include Your Driveway. Don’t just plant flowers in your front garden, add them all the way down your driveway for maximum effect. You want people to think you speant alot of time caring for your garden and flowers so you get the respect you deserve.

Adding Height to Your Garden. You can add extra dimension to your landscape by adding elevated planters which will give life and wonder to your garden. Looking at an elevated garden is sure to arouse curiosity of any bystander and passerby.

Hide Structures. Garages, sheds and other outdoor structures are not always the most lovely looking things in the yard, so get creative with your gardens and hide the nasty looking parts of them. Use lightweight wooden shelves just outside of the windows and doors to place plants on to create a interconnected scene of natural beauty and manmade abodes.

Insert Surprises. You can create your own garden paradise in your backyard by creating intersecting trail paths, streams, and hidden picnic tables you can use for lunch or romantic dinners. Be the king (or queen) of surprise and plant your actual outdoor veranda far away and hidden from the house instead of directly outside it to create wonder and paradise.

I have only named 5 super creative ideas above but that does not mean that there isn’t any other way to get creative with your gardens. There are probably hundreds and hundreds of different ways to make your home gardens and landscaping just absolutely amazing. Tell us your designs and garden artwork by contacting us. We would love to hear from you!

Design A Killer Garage Mancave

Every guy needs his own humble abode to relax, hangout and some would even say, for the therapeutic effects. Mancaves were first introduced with the idea that a man of the house could always escape into their if he ever needed to get away from the anxiety and stresses of life. Usually mancaves will have a lounge couch area, a big screen TV, a wet bar, and pool tables or ping pong tables and last but not least, a fridge stocked full of beer. The mancave is also a great reason for all your friends to come over and watch the games; like a go-to spot for everybody when they need to get away from it all.

Get Cleaning

The first thing when thinking about creating a mancave is to clean it out. Get all the dust and dead bugs swept up so that the floor is perfectly clean. Make sure that all of the garage door parts and accessories are working like the door itself, remote and anything that may require garage door repair services in the future. Do yourself a favor and double check everything and fix what needs to be fixed before you do anything else – you want this mancave to last long with minimal maintenance possible. You can also make a quick buck by selling most of the stuff you find in your garage when cleaning it out. Use this money to buy a TV, pool table or something awesome for the mancave.

Insulate It

After you have cleaned your cave, it’s time to keep it warm or cool year round depending on the season – it’s time to insulate it. You want to be comfortable when watching your favorite sports team on the tube, so make sure it is insulated for maximum comfort. You must insulate the walls, ceilings and in the corners of the floor by sealing it with a sealant to keep out any drafts that may come through the cracks. You can do it yourself by going to the nearest hardware store and buying fiberglass insulator and heavy duty sealant.

To Paint or Not To Paint

Now that you have completed cleaning and insulating your garage, it’s time to paint it a nice warm and welcoming color. Use colors to give it some flare and personality that people people are amazed at when they walk in.

Painting the interior of a garage can be alot of work so it might be a good idea to get your friends to help you paint it since they will be using it as much as you anyway.

Furniture and Pictures

Your almost ready to go but you need to add your style to it. Find pictures and wall art that really explain what the mancave is going to be used for weather it’s sports fanatic theme or outdoor travel themes. Furniture is what is going to give the mancave it’s hard and live blood. Choose a nice leather couch that is super comfortable and big. You always want to have a bigger couch rather than having too small of one.

Beer in The Fridge

Everything is done but the most important part of the process which is a nice bar and fridge area. No mancave would be complete without a nice wrap around bar with the fridge stocked full of beer. Make sure you pay some money for a nice bar area because it may turn into the heart of the mancave.

Welcome: An Introduction

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Welcome to my one of a kind website blog. Here you will learn all about home projects you can do yourself, and learn how to fix broken things around your house following tutorials that I have setup. The main goal is for you to benefit by saving money and learning to use your own hands to fix issues when something around your house starts to go haywire.

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