Pretty much everyone over the age of 5 knows never to stick their fingers in an outlet or poke a fork into a toaster, but beyond that, most of us don't really expect to suffer a serious electrical shock at home. Those risks exist, and it's important to be aware of electrical hazards both indoors and outside.
Each year, more than 300 Americans die by electrocution, while thousands more experience nonfatal electric shock and burn injuries...
Since COVID-19 hit, many industries adapted their mindset to expect the worst but hope for the best. But one silver lining that emerged in 2020 shows continued optimism: the extraordinary growth seen in the real estate sector, including high-end properties and secondary lakefront residences.
Rather than fill a dumpster with the extra tiles, flooring, off-cuts of wood, wallpaper and other items from your leftover home improvement materials or demolition pile, why not make something fabulous for your home? Not only can you repurpose many of the things you’ve pulled apart–such as old kitchen cabinets or hardware–but you can also put extra bricks or drywall to great use. Here are some creative ways to give those odds and ends new life.
After surviving a medical crisis, a couple was slapped with another crisis: medical bills totalling more than $454,550.
You may think you’ve crammed stuff into every possible closet, drawer, and shelf, but you may have overlooked the nooks and crannies throughout your home that can offer plenty of clever storage solutions. Plus, you probably have items that can be repurposed to provide even more room to stash things. Here are some easy ways to maximize space and make your home feel cleaner and larger.
When a bridge is meticulously demolished over several years, there isn’t much immediate satisfaction—in the end, all you’ll see is empty space.
But a peek behind the scenes at the challenges faced by the engineers and construction crews tasked with dismantling the Champlain Bridge in Montreal, Quebec, offers an interesting glimpse into a complex project that will be carried out over 43 months.
The kitchen has evolved over the years from a functional space to prepare meals to the main gathering place of a home. It’s where children do their homework and where families and friends create memories. To make the most of this area, you’ll need clean and bright kitchen lighting ideas that put the spotlight on your kitchen’s luxury design—from decorative pendants and recessed overhead lighting to chandeliers and under-cabinet lights.
Consumer shopping habits are in flux. However, some tried-and-true ideas are likely to boost convenience store profitability. Here are three key trends shaping the landscape and how they can work for you.
Homeowners are becoming increasingly interested in the benefits of having solar panels on their roofs. As interest in renewable energy grows, more people are becoming curious about whether a solar roof would be a good choice for them. Traditionally, this isn't a matter a roofing contractor would get involved in. But the advent of solar roofing is changing that.
Part of being a successful roofing business owner involves figuring out how to get the word out about your company so that when homeowners need a new roof, they can easily find you. This means finding the right advertising formats and channels. Here's what you need to know.
Since the pandemic began, many homeowners have avoided the gym. But depending on your neighborhood, style of home, and setup, a home gym may or may not add value to your property. Two real estate experts weigh in on how to make sure your home gym scores with potential buyers.
When you own a cottage, there’s always something to fix, upgrade, or improve. And often, there’s a budget to stick to. That’s why repurposing or reimagining furniture, building materials, or other items around the house can be a great strategy. Here are four ways to upcycle pre-loved stuff in your cottage.
Celebrate the people (and pets) you love this season by giving gifts from the heart – and your kitchen. Sweet or savory edible treats are always appreciated, so bring home the holidays with ALDI to create easy, affordable, and thoughtful DIY treats that can be customized for everyone on your list.
COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on many businesses, including roofing companies. A study by the Society for Human Resource Management revealed that 62% of small businesses have seen drops in revenues since the pandemic began. Using roofing marketing to increase your customer base has never been more important.
The downturn in the economy has reshaped the business landscape for contractors in America, but here's how to increase market share so you can thrive during these challenging times.