The last thing we needed to add to our cabin at the lake was gutters. We built the place from the foundation up. My wife and I took months to dig the spot by hand where we would put a footer and a concrete slab. We hired professionals to dig a septic system by hand. No big equipment could get up to where we built it. The road was barely wide enough for our four-wheel drive. We improved the road using a small grader so construction workers could help with some things. The brand new aluminium guttering was the last thing we needed to add to the outside before working on finishing the inside.
We have been staying at the cabin on the weekends and on holiday from work since we had the roof done. The windows were not even in place when we had been staying there. We used tarps and plastic to seal out the weather and keep the critters out. Now the outside was done. The septic system was working, and the spring house partway up the bank supplied us with plenty of fresh water. (more…)
I think most folks thinking about exterior home renovations think about new windows, paint or new siding, a new roof and landscaping plants. One thing that is often ignored, or becomes and afterthought, are the gutters on the house. In most cases they are just plain white and only get noticed when you have to clean the leaves out of them because they are clogged and overflowing. When we were doing our exterior home renovations, we went to a website that had gutters in different colours and even different shapes for the front profile.
We got our new roofing tile, and we picked an aluminium gutter that was in a complimentary colour to match the new roof and siding on our home. Another thing we added was gutter mesh in a matching colour. The mesh we got was at the same angle as the roof slope. This made it easy for leaves and other debris to slide right over the gutters and off the roof onto the ground below. No more clogged and overflowing rain gutters! Plus, being made of aluminium means there is not going to be any rust. The gutters will outlast the roof.
We really liked the colour choices
Remodeling a home is expensive, especially if you want to integrate a new design or style into the interior of the abode. But if you want to cut down on home improvement expenses, then you might want to take advantage of equipping it with modern furniture to get two for the price of one — a new look and a new furniture.
Replace Bulky Items
Your first order of business is to replace bulky ancient furniture with streamlines modern furnishings. We can never deny the fact that furniture items made 10 to 20 years back are quite big. They take up large amount of space that we can use for other important need. To start with your home improvement project using modern furnishings, replace the big bad items with small and comfortable furnishings.
Planning Before Purchase
If you’ve made up your mind to do away with your antique furnishings and replace it with the latest modern furniture in the market then you need to go into a little bit of planning to get the best ones around.
One factor you need to consider in buying furniture items is the measurement. Not matter how streamline modern furniture may be, you still need to compliment it with