So Where Do You Start?
Like I said before, I barely have any time to myself so thinking about doing up my home really is at the back of my mind right now. I have recently just spoken with a local home improvement company who provides Windows in Milton Keynes and much more!
They have provided me with the best tips and hints of someone in my position, of where to start and what I need.
The first thing they suggested to me was, knowing what it is I want doing. You have to figure out what is your main priority and start there. So me and husband sat down, and thought about what we believed to be the main problem. We agreed that the bathroom was an absolute mess, and we definitely needed to get this sorted out.
So What Did We Do Next?
So now we have decided that it is the bathroom we are going to start with, the knowledgeable man at this company then told us to think smaller. What is it within the bathroom you are going to look into, as this company have provided many window services, we thought why not kill two birds with one stone and ask them to provide us with our first home improvement.
That’s exactly what they did, we made another appointment for them to come round and give us a free home consultation regarding our window installation. They had a variety of different colours and frames for us to choose from. They really helped us regarding starting to our home improvement, previously it didn’t represent who we were as a family at all.
We really wanted all our personalities to shine through our home, which is what Crown Windows produced for us.
Now that the bathroom was starting to come along nicely, it really boosted our spirits and made us even more determined to complete the whole house.
From the past months, during our whole home improvement. I think it is safe to say that I and my family really have learnt to take things slowly, do not rush into things and start with the first main project.
I really hope that this blog helps you with your home improvement, and guides you into investing in a helpful company who really just wants you to have a high quality service. Please feel free to add any comments and shre your stories… Read More
Are you lucky enough to have a basement in your house? Perhaps you are and it is useful sometimes isn’t it? You use it for a variety of things no doubt. Maybe your basement is used as sort of extra storage facility.
You put all the extra stuff you haven’t used since Christmas in or you just have a lot of extra things that never get used and you put it in your basement.
Basements sometimes get dirty. Fact. You might not think that you can do anything about it. You might not think that it’s worth the time to purify or clean the air. Consider the health of the family. Do you want a safe environment for your children? As a good parent you will want to do anything and everything to protect your children from allergies and all sort of nasty diseases.
Does your child have asthma? If so then not only is it absolutely necessary to keep your entire house clean but your garage, attic and your basement need to be clean as well. If you child has ever had an asthma attack then you will understand the importance of making sure the environment is clean, clear and safe.
Ever considered purchasing an air cleaner or purifier for your basement? You may be thinking it’s expensive but the prices are not as pricey as you might expect. As with all products you can find good quality at reasonable prices if you shop around. The Internet is a good place to start and you can find some great deals. When looking for an air purifier there are many good brands to consider.
Brands like Austin Air, NQ Clarifier, IQ Air HealthPro and AllerAir 400 are the best products for cleaning and purifying the basement. The Austin Air Allergy Machine Air Purifier is the same product that is used in many hospitals. Hospitals have to be clean to avoid highly contagious germs like MRSA that spread easily in a hospital.
With all the human contact that goes in and out of a hospital they need a product that can be relied upon to clean and purifier to a quality standard. What’s safe in hospitals is safe for the home.
When choosing a product however make sure that you read the specifics because some products are more targeted toward allergies and some to killing germs. Protection from allergies for the whole family is essential and a fact of modern life.
With our ever-faster pace of life you can’t spend your spare time thinking about cleanliness. You need products that do the work for you automatically. An Air Cleaner or Purifier for your basements is a step in that direction. Be safe and be clean.… Read More
Central Hardware was once a midwestern hardware store chain based in St. Louis, Missouri. Central was one of the first home improvement store chains to regularly build stores topping 50,000 square feet. This store in Columbus was built in 1979. In the late 1980s and 1990s, other chains like Hechinger and Builders Square with larger stores moved into the area. The Central Hardware chain went bankrupt in 1995 and shut down all their stores. Central once had stores in many markets. Some of these markets include Columbus, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Memphis.
I really can’t find much about this chain but here are some former locations I tracked down.
>Northland Boulevard and Southland Road (Central Park Plaza), Forest Park
Might be empty, not sure if buffet is still there
>Montgomery Road and Sherman Avenue (Surrey Square Mall), Norwood
Surrey Square was an actual enclosed mall anchored by just Central and a Thriftway Supermarket! It has been demolished since the mid-2000s.
>Beechmont Avenue and I-275 (Beechmont Plaza), Cincinnati
Demolished for Home Depot
>Refugee and Hamilton Roads (the location this picture is of), Columbus
>Cleveland Avenue and I-270 (Westworth Station), Columbus
Looks like it might be empty now
>Olentangy River Road and Bethel Road (Olentangy Plaza), Columbus
Now a Micro Center store
>Elvis Presley Boulevard and Seife Road, Memphis
Abandoned still, originally a Corondolet store
>Perkins Road and American Way, Memphis
Now New Horizons Computer Learning Center
>US 31 (south of Southport Road), Indianapolis
>10705 Lincoln Trail, Fairview Heights
Turned into Value City department store, now Value City Furniture and Harbor Freight Tools
>3000 Homer Adams Parkway, Alton
Now Atlantis Pools
>Interstate 270 and Halls Ferry Road, Ferguson
Demolished for Shop ‘n Save
>Mid-Rivers Center, St. Peters
Now Value City Furniture
>4445 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis
Now Babies R Us and Sports Authority
>15355 Manchester Rd, Ballwin
Now Jo-Ann Fabrics and Buy Buy Baby
>10720 Big Bend Road, Kirkwood
>Olive and Mason Roads, Creve Coeur
Now Commerce Mortgage
>1212 S. Gannon Drive, Festus
Now Hood’s Discount Home Center
>1616 Dielman Road, Overland
B&J Peerless Restaurant Supply
>5835 Manchester Avenue, Saint Louis
Now CK Supply
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“Don’t anticipate there’s going to be some magic paint… that’s going to fix this problem,” announced David Kraus, a state toxicologist with the Florida Department of Health. Damnit! Now what am I going to do with all this paint I bought from those lying magicians! If your home smells like eggs and your appliances have stopped running, you may want to get in touch with a professional liar- in other words, a lawyer.
What is it?
Chinese drywall repair refers to the repair of drywall that has been imported from China which is emitting gases that corrode copper, reek of rotten eggs, and worst of all, can make you sick. This is not to imply that all Chinese drywall is tainted, though recent reports have primarily targeted several Chinese drywall manufacturers. It is still unknown, however, if any of the contaminated drywall was originally manufactured in the U.S. or made in China and later rebranded in the states.
This specific type of drywall is alleged to contain high levels of sulfur, which causes corrosion in copper piping and wiring within houses, as well as within electronics and appliances such as air conditioners, washing machines, and refrigerators. There has not been much conclusive evidence to pinpoint the reason for the drywall’s toxicity, although a popular theory is that the drywall became tainted from being manufactured in gypsum mines, which used coal fly ash, a waste by-product from power plants. When coal fly ash leaks into the air, it can potentially emit sulfur compounds.
While it is unknown how many U.S. homes contain Chinese drywall, most reported cases are developing in Florida, with a smaller, yet significant amount in Alabama and Louisiana. This is most likely due to the humidity and heat of these areas, which causes the sulfur in tainted drywall to migrate into indoor air, creating a noxious odor. However, some attorneys involved in Chinese drywall class action suits believe that the problem may be larger than the scope of the three states in question, claiming that the humidity of these areas is what’s exacerbating the foul smell and corrosion of copper. Likewise, the head of construction consulting firm Foreman & Associates claims that in 2006 and the early months of 2007, the United States imported enough drywall from the Chinese manufacturers in question to build at least 50, 000 homes.
Who needs it?
The tell-tale signs of tainted Chinese drywall are foul odors (especially noticeable when first entering the house), corrosion of household appliances and electronics (most evident through blackened wires) which causes them to break down (especially if they’re fairly new), and the onslaught of health ailments, primarily headaches, sore throats, and irritation of the eyes. So if you’re experiencing at least two out of the three (be mindful, it is allergy season), you should probably contact a local inspector.
Most of the homes affected were built between 2004 and 2006, when post-hurricane reconstruction forced a U.S. drywall shortage, which in turn caused builders to look abroad. However, … Read More