The internet is filled with tips and advice on ways to winterize your home. However, most of these online tips is centered on energy conservation and not protecting your home from damage. Here’s what you can do to ensure you winterize your home for safety.
Use these tips to protect the home from winter conditions. Source: morgueFile
Exterior Tips: Get rid of dead tree branches which could break in a storm. Cover any garden bins with hay or leaves. Be sure to clean off your roof and gutters. Check for loose fence poles and fix any damaged exterior window caulking. Inspect your snow-removal equipment to see if service/replacement is needed. Configure your exterior water spigots for cold weather before the first freeze.
Interior Tips: Winter isn’t the time to lose heat or hot water so have your water heater and HVAC system inspected, especially the filters. Might be a good time to think about heating upgrades! See if your fireplace can be inspected at the same time. Give your car exterior a good cleaning and add a good protective coat of wax to help prevent damage from sand/salt. Be sure to put in a winter emergency kit in the trunk!
For more ideas on how to protect, upgrade or remodel your home, contact us at Design Build Team today!
Home storage can often present a special challenge to homeowners without lots of space, but desire limited visibility of storage units. This growing trend has lead to the development of functionally creative methods to address the demand for storage.
Here is a small sampling of creative storage concepts for the home:
- By removing the kick panels under existing cupboards, small storage drawers can then be inserted for use.
- Stairs take on a new life by transforming the steps into easy glide drawers.
- Adding shelving to the inside of cupboards and doors will dramatically increase storage opportunities.
- Sliding storage units that can easily fit next to a refrigerator or washer/dryer are very popular to hold items.
- Storage inspired furniture is rapidly taking center stage in many homes. These unique furniture items provide ares to sleep or sit, while also concealing hidden storage locations.
These are just five ideas that be implemented into a residence. At Design Build Team, we have professionals who can provide numerous additional design ideas to fit every home’s storage needs. Let us know what you need and we can figure a way to conceal it within the design theme of a home.
Inspiration and creativity come from more than sure luck.
Those with creative minds often find a special place in the view of the public. Their creations and ideas spark amazing followings and inspiration for the masses. Those incredible attributes that are so highly praised are not a sudden event that comes in a brilliant flash, but a conglomeration of processes that extend over periods of time.
Dr. R. Keith Sawyer, of Washington University, brings to light that everyone has the capacity to be creative. The most creative individuals are those that collaborate on concepts and have a wealth of experiences to pull knowledge from.
This same principle is the reason anyone hoping to make changes to their interior decor, or home design, should research the professionals they are planning to use. Companies that can provide a variety in the professional backgrounds of their associates, and have been established for an extended period, often have the most satisfied clientele.
At Design Build Team, the cooperative group that has come together provides the recommended variety and established competence that clients yearn for. These distinguished professional attributes are sure to deliver the creative touches that turn a project into the unique work of art homeowners seek.
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