Deciding to become a homeowner can be difficult and even very stressful. We have a lot of things to consider first. We needed to be sure first that we have the financial means to buy a home and cover its maintenance expenses. We need the right partner to share a home and the responsibilities with.
Most homeowners think about the security of their homes after construction. We think about installing an automated home security system and putting iron bars on the first-floor windows only after we’ve moved into the house. The problem with this is that our decisions are often affected by the fact that we’re there and we don’t
Let’s face it: the kitchen is the most important and busiest part of every home. There’s a lot of activity going on, from preparing the ingredients, cooking meals, and washing all the utensils. The kitchen is where we spend the most time preparing food and enjoying meals with the family. But if your kitchen is
Usually, homes are built to last, especially against a variety of weather conditions. Since a good percentage of the United States will usually experience various weather conditions through all four seasons, most contractors and architects have to use versatile and sturdy materials to ensure that your home is both comfortable and safe. However, the fluctuation
The movement of air in a small apartment is definitely more limited than in a bigger space. This is especially true if the apartment is poorly ventilated in the first place. Poor ventilation combined with limited space for air to move can result in mold growth, stagnant humidity, and overall poor indoor air quality, which
It’s already 2021, and, most likely, nothing will surprise us anymore. The COVID-19 pandemic, quarantine regulations, and even environmental concerns bombard our news channels every day. When the time comes, a zombie apocalypse may not be a big deal anymore. On the other hand, you may be ready (probably even excited), but your home may not be.
Being bored during a pandemic when people are forced to stay inside their homes to prevent community transmission is like a ticking time bomb. For one, boredom leads to a condition called cabin fever, which causes a range of negative emotions due to being locked for a long time in a place both literally and
Let’s face it—roaches, bugs, and mice aren’t exactly the kind of pets you would want your house to be infested with, and it surely is a lot of a hassle keeping those pesky critters away for your family’s convenience. American homes are no stranger to these mini trespassers, especially in cities such as New Orleans,
You probably already know that air pollution is harmful to your health. But have you ever considered that the air quality inside your home is just as bad as it is outside? In fact, it could even be worse, especially if you keep neglecting cleaning your air ducts. It may even be the one causing
A home improvement project that should not be overlooked or underestimated is properly insulating your home. A big percentage of your energy consumption goes towards heating and cooling your home. This might not seem like a big deal, but often the cause of high heating costs is poor insulation. If your home is poorly insulated,