Archive for June 14, 2018

Remodeling Magazine Ideas on a Budget

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Remodeling magazines
Every home remodeler has been there. After rushing home with a brand new remodeling magazine and finding dozens of ideas that are just perfect, they add up the cost and wind up with a heavy case of sticker shock. The fact is that remodeling magazines are full of fantastic ideas put together by professionals on an unlimited budget. The average home remodeler has no such luck. So how can the average homeowner replicate the ideas found in her favorite remodeling magazine? It’s not so unattainable as you might think. Rule number one is to work with what you’ve got. The major renovations required to replicate the dream bathroom you just found in your favorite remodeling magazine might be a little out of reach. Perhaps knocking out an entire wall to make room for a tub the size of your bed just isn’t feasible. However, that skylight above it just might not be. Choosing a few elements from a design that will work in your space without requiring major, difficult renovations can make a huge difference without sending you into debt. Rule number two is to go bargain shopping. Its will come as no surprise to anyone who has picked up a magazine about remodeling that the featured products are usually reserved for a small fraction of the populations with millions of disposable dollars. Thousand dollar carpets, solid marble tubs, and complete layout restructuring may not cause remodeling magazine designers to bat an eye, but they’re out of the realm of possibility for the majority of readers. Fortunately, many affordable, similar products are out there for any buyer who is willing to do a little scouring of local stores and the internet. Wholesale retailers sell designer pieces for reduced prices, and home hardware and home decor stores often carry a wide variety of styles at a wide variety of prices. Even if you can’t find the same exact piece you saw in a remodeling magazine, you can probably find a similar product at a much more affordable price. The third rule is to DIY what you can. While magazines about remodeling can afford to hire trained professionals for installations, the average homeowner can save a significant amount by putting in the labor themselves. That mosaic backsplash you saw in your magazine was probably designed and installed by a trained professional, but you might be able to create one on a budget with hardware store ceramic tiles and grout. Look for DIY blogs and television shows for ideas and tips that can help you recreate your favorite remodeling magazine looks with your own time and resources. Though most remodeling magazine readers don’t have resources equivalent to those who create for the magazines, they can still use magazines about remodeling for inspiration. With a little creativity and determination, the looks in remodeling magazines can be created for less.

Why You Need a Whole House Generator

Written by Master Builder on . Posted in Emergency generator installation requirements, Generator destin, Generator size calculator

According to data from the federal government, the electrical grid of the United States loses power 285% more often than it did back in 1984, which was when the first efforts were made to collect data on blackouts. In 2014 alone there were 130 reports of outages on the grid in just the first six months, and power outages cost the businesses of America about $150 billion every year.

It’s not just businesses that have to worry, though. Private residences have a lot to lose when power outages strike, and that’s good reason to consider installing whole house generators to protect our families and our investments.

Whole House Generators: Why You Need One

  1. Protect your food If the power is out for four hours or less, then the food in your refrigerator or freezer is generally safe to keep eating. If the power is out longer than that, though, you run the risk of either losing lot of your food or, even worse, possibly making your family very ill. <