It may seem ridiculous to those still buried in snow an suffering through freezing temperatures, but for those in Phoenix, Arizona, summer is just around the corner. In fact, the city has been known to experience 90 degree temperatures as early as March and usually hits the century mark a few times in April, so really, it is time for them to plan for summer.
The most important thing for Phoenicians to do is get their air conditioning checked. Having a broken unit when the temperatures spike doesn’t just mean suffering through the heat. It means being one of many, many others who were caught unawares and need their A/C fixed in a jiffy.… Read the rest
In a society that is becoming more and more environmentally conscious, solar panels are one of the newest trends. Although the technology for utilizing solar power has existed for some time, it has only been in recent years that it has become a viable option for typical homeowner to replace standard electricity.
Previously, it took hundreds of solar panels to create a sufficient amount electricity to adequately power a typical home. And fitting hundreds of panels on the roof of said house was not only extremely expensive but pretty much impossible space wise. However now that technology has improved and fewer panels are required, the price has become more reasonable as well.… Read the rest
The worst thing about installing a swimming pool may very well be the weeks and months you spend waiting for the pool to be installed and ready to use. Staring at a hole in your backyard, dealing with the noise and mess of construction workers, waiting for electricians and inspectors to show up — it’s easy to feel like the pool will never be completed.
A close second in the worst thing competition has to be actually maintaining the pool. Even if you’ve picked the best of all the Houston pool companies to install your pool, you’re still going to have to take care of it yourself — and that’s work.… Read the rest
No room in the house offers a more intimidating design challenge than the kitchen. Trying to incorporate all the functionality of cooking and food storage with an overall design aesthetic can scare off do it yourself designers. There’s no need to be scared, though. Imagine how much better you’ll feel once this central room in the house has been remade to feel inviting and pleasing as well as functional.
Start is by looking at design magazines, watching a decorating video, or checking out your favorite designer’s website. You can also take a designer home tour or visit a design showcase at your local convention center .… Read the rest