5 Benefits of Concrete Slabs Over Pavers
18 September 2017
If you're putting in a patio, you have two main choices—concrete slabs or pavers. There are pros and cons to both options, but there are key benefits to choosing concrete. Here's a look at why you may want a concrete slab over pavers:
1. Easier to Transport
With concrete, you can start with bags of mix and then add water. Because the mixture in the bags is dehydrated, they tend to be a lot lighter than the concrete itself.
4 Clear Tips to Consider When Hiring Demolition Contractors
18 September 2017
When people think of demolition, skyscrapers and explosions come to mind. But demolition contractors come in all scales and are more often employed by people doing renovation and repair.
Whether you're remodelling your bathroom or hauling away an old mobile home left from the 70's in a lot on your property, a demolition contractor can make a big difference in the time and money you spend on your project.
Because construction – particularly home construction – generally takes longer and costs more than initially planned, it's important to keep in mind a simple job like tearing down a bathroom can turn into a months-long endeavour.
Architectural Details That Revive a Room
15 September 2017
Are you bored with your house? The fault could lie in the lack of architectural detail in your home. Four walls and a floor make a room, but it's the details that make it inviting. With some basic carpentry skills and tools (or a skilled hired architect) you can add a little "Wow!" to your home with these ideas.
Survey your rooms: how tall is the baseboard? What kind of trim is around windows or doorways?
5 Ways to Use Built-In Shelves to Make a Room Feel Larger
12 September 2017
Built-in bookshelves look beautiful, and they can also affect how the room looks overall. If you're working with a residential carpenter to put built-in bookshelves in your home, there are a range of ideas that you may want to consider. If you want the shelves to make the room look bigger, here are some ideas to consider.
1. Opt for Light Colours
Light colours always help to make spaces larger. Light bounces off of light colours, and that helps create the appearance of extra space.