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Lizzie Weakley's Blog – December 2017 Archive (10)

4 Ways to Save Money on Your Cabin’s Utilities

As time passes, inflation and national and global events increase costs at home, especially the costs of electric, water, telecommunication and other public utility services. Many homeowners fail to realize that to save the most money possible on home utilities they need to do more than make one change in their lives. To lower your utility bills, follow these four…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on December 28, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Modern Home: 4 Yard Designs to Improve Your Curb Appeal

Something that plays a big part in determining the value of a home is its curb appeal. This is the aesthetic appeal of a property as seen from the outside. High curb appeal can attract buyers and ensure that they pay more for the home as well. Turf Magazine suggests that outside visual appeal can raise your house’s selling price by as much as…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on December 20, 2017 at 5:24pm — No Comments

Old Home Renovations: 5 Reasons to Update Windows and Doors

You live in an older home and are considering the addition and upgrade of new windows and doors. There are many benefits to doing this type of home improvement project, and these may include the following.

 

Aesthetics

Your home will look newer and better maintained. Peeling window frames, foggy glass, warped doors, and tarnished hardware will…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on December 18, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

7 Step Home Maintenance Guide to Preventing Winter Disasters

Even though owning a home is among the most rewarding things in life, it is not always walk in the park. One of the most important activities of home ownership is maintenance. Getting your house ready for the winter season should be on the annual maintenance to do list. The following information will help you prepare your home for the cold season.

Protect…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on December 13, 2017 at 8:33pm — No Comments

Cabin Construction: How to Simplify the Process

Many people dream of a log cabin where they can retreat to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. However, in order to achieve this dream, you will have to plan appropriately. Having the perfect plan in place will help you to simplify the cabin construction process. This means that you will save time and money while at the same time enjoy your…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on December 12, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

4 Essential Features Every Log Home Needs for Comfort

One of the reasons you may want to own a log home is to use it as a fortress of solitude; somewhere you can go to take a break from everyday life. However, despite the location of the home, you will still want to enjoy safety and comfort whenever you go to your hideaway. This is why you will spare no effort to ensure that the various aspects of the home will meet…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on December 11, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Sinking Roof? 5 Signs You Need Major Roofing Repair

The roof is one of the most important parts of your home. This is why you should ensure that it is well maintained and repaired in case of damage. However, your busy schedule may make you forget to check the condition of your roof, a factor that could result in more and bigger problems. This is why you should consider working with professionals for roof inspections…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on December 7, 2017 at 1:32pm — No Comments

The Annual Garden: 4 Steps for Nurturing Your Crops

Whether planting flowers or vegetables, it is essential to take proper care when planting an annual garden. The requirements for nurturing yearly plantings are different than those for perennial gardening, and providing the best possible growing medium is vital to the health of both the plants and the soil.

 

Prepare the Ground for…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on December 6, 2017 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Yard Wisdom: 3 Ways To Keep Your Trees Healthy This Winter

Trees are more than just a way to beautify your property. They provide shade that can help reduce your energy use and can provide a windbreak against violent storms. Trees are also costly to replace, so homeowners should protect their investment in landscaping. You can help your trees to look their best by following these 3 maintenance tips.

1—Feed Your Trees…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on December 5, 2017 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Windows with a View: 4 Unique Designs for Your Log Home

Once you have constructed or bought a home, you will have to think about ways of making it beautiful, warm and comfortable. One of the important decisions you will need to make when doing this is choosing the most suitable windows to complement the style of your home. Windows will affect both the appearance and energy efficiency of your home.

Depending on the…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on December 4, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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