How to select a hiring sub contractor

December 10, 2012  //  Posted by: home improvement guide  //  Category: Home Construction

Hire a sub contractor, home construction tipsThere are a few things that must be considered when you are selecting a hiring sub contactor. The first that you have to do is make a plan of the project that you have taken. The vision should be clear in your head. Then, you will have to discuss it with your hiring subcontractor in full details. In this way there would be no problems at the time of the project.

Then, you have to make sure that the contract6or is a licensed one. The contractor should have a proper degree in the field. It is also important that he has a clear understanding of the kind of work he is going to do for your project. It would be good if he has experience in the kind of work you are looking for. It would be very good if provides you with references of his earlier works. These are the things that are to be considered when you are selecting a hiring sub contractor.

Add grandeur to your home with Persian rugs

April 06, 2012  //  Posted by: home improvement guide  //  Category: Home Construction

Persian rugs are as rich as the Persian language and culture and are a great item for home decoration. It not only serves the purpose of carpeting but also adds a flavor of richness to your home and décor. Original hand woven Persian rugs are made with a single looping knot, but hand-woven Persian rugs are hard to get now as the market is flooded with mechanically woven Persian rugs.

Although mechanically woven Persian rugs are widely popular in the global market, it lacks the intricate designs of the traditional Persian rugs. These rugs hold mystery in its varying designs and patterns. You must acquire necessary information before buying one. Persian rugs have a round pattern in the centre known as medallion and has petal like formations all around it with rich designs. Formulate your budget and tread carefully in choosing from the many varieties of Persian rugs offered by different merchants.

Things to look for in a home lift

April 02, 2012  //  Posted by: home improvement guide  //  Category: Home Construction

home lift,Home ConstructionCarrying heavy loads into your home can be made a lot easier by installing a home lift in your home. These are special lifts made just for two storied homes. By installing the lift you can easily carry heavy loads into your home without having a strain on your back. The lift frames are made up of aluminum and stainless steel so as that it remains rust free. These lifts are installed outside the home so that inner space is not wasted.

While you choose a lift you should consider a few things before buying. The first and the foremost is your safety. Be sure that it has the cutting edge brakes so as to avoid all the falls and accidents. The lift should also be durable in handling weight. So as you do not need to worry about the weight you need to carry in the lift. While buying it make sure about the size of the lift according to your house. So think well before you buy the lift.

How to position water fountains

March 31, 2012  //  Posted by: home improvement guide  //  Category: Home Construction

water fountainsWater fountains in homes have been around forever. Many years ago it was only a question of the aristocratic families to have such luxury. But with change in times, water fountains can be now afforded by the common people as well.  Add a mixture of beauty and elegance to your home by installing a water fountain. They can be set up at the entrance lawn, backyards, circular spacious areas, courtyards and gardens. Be the envy of the neighborhood and have this stunning piece of beauty at your home.

They come in various sizes and structures. Choose your design well. You may go for traditional pastel shades with gold enhancements or you could try something different. Make sure the size is right for your area. Also fen shui says that water fountains bring in the “chi” (energy) of the water element into the house. You can look for help by going through interior décor magazines as well to choose what’s right for you.

Tips to choose a low ceiling fan

March 27, 2012  //  Posted by: home improvement guide  //  Category: Home Construction

low ceiling fan,decorToday technology has advanced in such a way that there is an answer to every problem. Gone are the days when people living in rooms with low ceilings had to live in the constant fear of hitting their ceiling fans with their hands every time they raised it above their shoulders.

 

Today of you are living in a house that has a ceiling height of eight feet or less than you have the option of choosing low ceiling fans. These fans are fitted to your ceiling without the rod through which usual fans hang. This in turn decreases the height of these fans and makes sure that everybody in the house is accident free. One criterion however when you are choosing a low ceiling fan for your room is to make sure that you do not compromise on the size of the blade and therefore get the same amount of air as you would have got from an usual fan.

 

Equipments you’ll require to build a storage shed

March 25, 2012  //  Posted by: home improvement guide  //  Category: Home Construction

storage shed building, storage shed building equipmentsBuilding a storage shed for you isn’t as hard as it sounds. With a few simple tips from us, you can easily have your own shed and use it for storage purposes, saving space and removing clutter from your house. You will need construction grade pine ship lapped boards. These are available at any hardware store or you can even buy them online. You can go ship lapped cedar if you find it difficult to get hold of pine.

The roof will need a minimum of 5 bundles of shingles made of asphalt. If you want to have cedar shingles, it’ll cost you a little more. Whatever material you use, make sure it is sturdy. Plan your area well before setting it up.

Make sure that electricity and accessibility isn’t a problem. Proximity from your house depends on your need. Have a rough sketch at hand all the time. Put in details as you work. Check for furnishing tips from magazines as you go ahead with your building.