I Had to Admit He Was Right

One of the things that I like about my husband is that he is willing to keep me on my toes. He is really good at coming back at me when I give him an attitude or say something sassy to him. I like that he is willing to go head to head with me about something that I may have an opinion on. For example, my husband and I were looking at plantation shutters to put on the outside of our home and he told me that if we spent the extra money, that we would get back what we invested into them. I did not think that this was possible.… READ MORE

New Shutters Look Great in My Living Room

I wanted to do something different for my living room, but I was not sure what would make me the happiest. I knew that I could paint the walls a different color, but they had just been painted not even two years ago. I considered buying some new wall decor, such as paintings, but I knew that was not the right answer either. I took my time and thought of all my options, and I finally decided that looking at a plantation shutters company might just be the answer I was looking for.

I knew that new shutters could really change the appearance of my living room, and it was the first thought that I did not disregard within 24 hours. That alone told me that I was onto something. I looked at different businesses in the area that provide this type of service, but it was really an easy decision to go with Orange County Shutters after looking at quite a few different companies. I took my time on each website, because this is not like going to the department store and buying a 10 dollar set of window blinds.

This is usually a permanent answer to window treatments, and I wanted to make sure I knew all the ins and outs of whatever one I decided to go with. Everything with Orange County Shutters seemed to be perfect for my needs. Not only do they come to my house to help me decide which shutters will look best, but they do all the other work too. They measure the windows so there is no wrong measurements taken, and then they custom make all the shutters at their business. They then come out and install them, and all of this is done at a great price too. This was definitely the change I was hoping to make!… READ MORE

What You Don’t Know About Your Plumbing Can Hurt You

People often use the phrase, “what you don’t know can’t hurt you,” but this phrase is often completely false.

In a scenario where you do not know that a pipe is leaking within the walls of your home… it definitely hurts you! A leaking pipe can cause massive amounts of damage equaling up to thousands of dollars. And because a leak usually happens within your walls where you cannot see the actual leak, it may take awhile to manifest itself. When the signs of a leaking pipe do begin to manifest, you need to act quickly. Chances are the leak has been going on for a long time, so you need to act to avoid further damage to your home.

There are a lot of signs that can show that you have a leaking pipe. Here you will learn a few of the signs so that you will be ready to act in time to save your home from the damage that a leaking pipe can cause.

One of the signs you might notice is water damage to the ceiling. Water damage in the ceiling in a lower level room shows that there is water leaking from plumbing in the second story. Water damage can turn a white ceiling brown in spots and can also cause cracking and sagging of the actual ceiling material.

Another sign of leaking is bubbling in the walls. Sheetrock quickly soaks up water and can become saturated and begin to bulge. This absorption of water causes distortions in your walls.

You can also tell that there is a leak in your plumbing if your floor begins to warp. As the flooring material soaks up water it bulges and warps just as the sheetrock does.

All of these signs mean that there has been damage going on in your home for quite some time. So if you notice any of these signs, you must know that you cannot wait around for some time and let the problem progress, because the problem has already been progressing for longer than is healthy for the integrity of your home.

If you do notice any of these signs throughout your home, call a plumber quickly. The plumber will come in and do an analysis of the damage that the leaking pipe has caused and give you a quote for how much it will cost to fix it. Remember, the longer you wait to call a plumber in to fix the leak, the more that quote is going to end up being. So call quickly, and save yourself money in the long run.… READ MORE

How to Build a Bar

A bar is a significant home area especially for wine enthusiasts. If you are keeping a collection and you want to build a space in your house to store and display your wines in style, you must pay serious attention in this article on how to build a bar.

How to build a bar project should start by defining a place in your house that you think it would be best located. While a bar does not require a specific space or room to be in, you must be careful in choosing the perfect spot. Of course, you would like a space that will allow you to entertain your guests, give you a relaxing ‘you’ moment, and have enough room to carry all the items that you wish to put into your bar.

After finding the perfect place, it is time for you to choose and purchase the materials that you will need and learn the ropes of how to build a bar. If you do not have the money to spend on built-in bars that can be bought in home design stores, you must be keen on learning how to build a bar. Unlike the common impression, building a bar is not that difficult. You just need to remember a couple of things:

Tip #1: How to build a bar perfectly requires serious attention to detail. Be precise with the measurements. It is advisable that you keep a construction plan at hand while you are building your br. This will serve as your guide in putting things together the most stylish way possible, with lots of considerations to comfort and convenience.

Tip #2: Make an assessment of the items or appliances that you would need to put into your bar area. A wine refrigerator is of course, a must, especially if you are keen on keeping your wine collection at their best even after a long while. Shelves for your other collection of alcoholic beverages as well as bar stools and wine glasses are also required.

Tip #3: Make sure that your bar design does not destroy or spoil your household theme. Wherever you may be putting the bar area, it is important that you mind the design details. It can be different from the other home areas but definitely not damaging to the ongoing theme.

Tip #4: Never forget a smooth finish. The finishing touches to your bar is an integral part of its overall appeal.… READ MORE