Category Archives: Eclectic Homes

How to Replace Vinyl Deck Planks

Vinyl deck planks, made from PVC, fiber-reinforced vinyl or recycled HDPE, provide a low-maintenance alternative to wood boards. Together with their immunity to moisture and chlorine, vinyl-plank decks are suitable for decks abutting backyard pools. With any luck, you’ll have little need to replace this long-lasting composite. Should you need to reinstall a plank, you […]

How to Measure a Sink Drain Opening for a Crumb Cup

When you shop for things for your new kitchen, don’t forget that the humble crumb cup. For only a few dollars, you can save yourself countless clogged drains and cluttered sessions using a plumbing snake. Before you go into the store, gauge the drain opening in your sink to ascertain which size cup you need. […]

Types & Prices of House Flooring

Flooring sets the tone of every area. Pick the kind of flooring in line with the area’s function. Installation is relatively simple for some flooring like vinyl tile squares and laminate planks, but hiring a specialist might be more economical in the long run, particularly for more complicated materials like stone and wall-to-wall carpeting. Can […]

Homeowner Rights During Foreclosure

Obtaining your lender’s note of foreclose doesn’t mean that you’ve run out of choices. Foreclosure is a legal procedure which is included with legal rights for both sides; yours include the right to challenge the foreclosure in court, to prevent foreclosure by paying off the loan and to seek federal assistance if your loan is […]

What Types of Insurance Do Landlords Need?

If you are renting out your house, your homeowner’s insurance will not cover you. Instead, you will require a detailed landlord’s rental property coverage. Renting your home, apartment or condo will also increase the danger of the property you leave behind being stolen or damaged. View your property as a company and landlord’s insurance as […]

Better, Smarter Smoke Detectors Push All the Right Buttons

Smoke alarms, which are becoming a standard and necessary feature of each house and apartment, do not do the job very well. They typically emit a high-pitched tone when activated, and it is difficult to tell which direction the tone is coming from. When there’s a passion, knowing where that passion is happening is the […]

10 Problems Your House May Be Trying to Show You

Your home is attempting to tell you all sorts of things. How it seems; how it smells. And there are lots of visual cues to tip you off that something is not perfect. “Everything is shifting all of the time, expanding and contracting at different rates, responding to heat, wind and rain. A house is […]

The Way to Make an Inventory, Whether You Organized or Not

You may be surprised to understand that losing all of my earthly possessions was the simple part of having an arsonist put my home on fire. The hard part was wrangling with the insurance company while attempting to construct a new property. Perhaps you have noticed those insurance advertisements where a insurance adjuster is at […]

Patio of the Week: Year-Round Gazebo Glory in Toronto

Interior designer Karen Sealy longed to change her tight Toronto backyard into a garden she can use yearlong, spending as many months as possible outdoors. Enlisting help from a crane was only the start; Sealy changes up the style of her garden escape. Below we’ll have a gander in its jaunty summertime 2013 style, together […]

29 Home Projects to Make You a DIY Superstar

Even though home improvement knowledge gets passed down from generation to generation, many of us still somehow figure out how to punch a dozen holes in the wall while searching for a stud, or screw up something as simple as painting the walls. And while many dream of being a true DIY guru, it’s not […]