Category Archives: Home is where the heart is

A Sneak Peek Into My Kids’ Work And Study Area

These are my kids’ work and study areas.

N’s work area

The eldest is working from home as a graphic designer for an advertising agency. My youngest is busy with online classes. He is in third-year college now. He spends most of his time doing school requirements. 

K’s study area

On the side, he cultivates three aquariums. (Check my other blog for more entries about his aquariums.) One aquarium is inside the bedroom beside his computer table. I think his hobby keeps the balance between him being homebound since last year and doing school projects that keeps him up some nights.

N’s work area, too.

N uses both tables alternately for work.

Funko Pop toys, comics, and books collection

The rooms are not that spick and span because of the deteriorating wall paints. House renovation is not a priority at this point, like what I said in a previous post in my other blog.

I hope I can share with you the photos of the other parts of the house. Maybe I can do that when we finally have a permanent house structure, in God’s perfect time.

Tips for Successful Home Remodeling Projects

Are you planning to remodel parts of your home? Are you considering hiring a design and remodeling company Arlington TX? Before you start interviewing construction companies, consider a few tips that will help your remodel go smoothly.

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Define Your Goals

Your first step should be to clearly define your goals and budget. First, write down why you want to remodel specific spaces. Your contractor will help you make the most of your budget if you are clear about your focus.

Then, identify everything you want to change. If you have the capability, you can also price some of your supplies, but a reputable construction company should be able to get you discounts on some of these items. Don’t just write down what you can afford, but write down everything you want. Your contractor will help you choose between your projects if necessary.

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Design for Resale

Although you may not plan to sell your home anytime soon or even in the future, be aware of where you are spending your money. Focus on design aspects that will increase your home’s value. Spending on personal desires that don’t increase your home’s value should only occur if you plan to stay in your home for at least 7-10 years before selling.  

Create a Timeline

When do you want the work completed by? Are you preparing for an event, or is the remodel’s purpose to improve your home’s flow and usability? If you are preparing for an event, such as a party or holiday, you need to ensure you have enough time before the event to complete construction. However, if usability is your goal, consider scheduling your construction during seasons where these industries are slow to take advantage of lower cost labor and faster construction timelines.

A great contractor will help you make the best construction and design plans. Don’t hesitate to consult a reputable contractor before starting your remodeling process.

Why Hire the Professionals for Roof Installation

The roof is the most protective element of your home. It protects you from adverse weather, harmful UV rays, and the outside world. From time to time, roof repairs are needed.

While repairs are necessary in some situations, in other cases, complete roof replacement is needed. While some homeowners may want to try to handle this process on their own, it is best to hire a professional service for roof installation Sacramento. Keep reading to find out why hiring professionals is best.

Experience

There are several factors to consider when installing a roof. Along with ensuring the right materials are used, it is also necessary to take the proper steps to ensure there are no issues with the installation along the way. Professional roofers have the prior experience to handle the job – from beginning to end – without problems. This provides peace of mind that the roof will be installed correctly and that no serious issues will occur.

Tools and Equipment

Another important consideration is the tools and equipment needed for roof installation. Several specialty tools are required for this job, so it is good to consider this carefully. The professionals will come to the job site with the needed tools and ensure that the job is done correctly. This is going to help a homeowner save money, too. This is because they will not have to purchase the equipment that is needed for the job.

When it comes to installing a roof, there are several factors to keep in mind. With the information here, hiring professionals is the best course of action. They will provide all the benefits here, and more. Be sure to find the right roofing professional, as they will ensure the desired results are achieved and that the new roof provides the high level of protection needed.