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Spring is here in full swing and other than the allergies, everything should be rocking around your apartment. People are out walking their dogs, picnics and barbecues are starting to happen more frequently, and you will slowly see folks sunbathing at the community pool.
As we dive into spring with all of our might and head towards summer, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, you might have done a number of things around your apartment to get yourself braced for t Read More…
Finding the right home improvement company to update or renovate your home doesn’t have to be a stressful and disheartening process. Yet most homeowners have no idea where to start because they are bombarded with bad press about contractors who are dishonest, inexperienced and downright unreliable. Homeowners today are wary of who they can trust.
Home Improvement Complaints and Scams:
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Have an empty corner in your apartment that draws attention away from the rest of the room because its just soooo…empty? Or have an empty corner that you just want to fill?
Here are a few simple ideas to help fill in the blanks.
Plant Life- Putting a potted plant in a corner will always accent a room, add oxygen and fill the void, but requires work. I found out the hard way that plants can take day to day care almost like a pet. You have to water Read More…
When homeowners look to remodel their home, they often choose to put a fresh coat of paint on the exterior to make the house look its most fresh and most attractive. A fresh coat of paint will make the house pop and will turn any bland, stale house into an attractive house to be envied by neighbors and anybody passing through. With the help of a professional, homeowners can hope to get the most out of their exterior painting endeavors and enjoy a successful project they can be proud to call their own. Read More…
Rumor has it that you like to kick it “Old School” style. Well, why not let your Apartment reflect it?
There are a number of really cool and inexpensive things that you can grab to give your apartment a little “Old School” Flava’. If you’ve been thinking about doing some cool things with your apartment that take you back and now you may have a little gift cash or gift cards to spend, consider some of the following:
Nintendo Power - No, I’m not talking about the silly video game magazine that kids used to ache for in the 80′s. Rather, I’m talking about setting yourself up with a system that can play all the old games like Mario Brothers, Tetris, and Zelda. A system like the FC Top Loading Nintendo System that will play all of your old school NES cartridges without any errors. This little machine is really sweet! I recently got one and it works incredibly. I have been trying to break my old records on all my games since…..except…now I’m playing them on a BIG SCREEN!
Bottles and Cans….Just Slap Your Hands- Seriously. Hit up thrift stores, junk shops, and E-Bay for cool looking old bottles like the 80′s glass Dr. Pepper bottles or other stuff like that. You can find a ton of great stuff that you can line the top of your cabinets or window sill with that will help with that old school flavor.
Boom Box- And I am not even joking. No apartment can really be classified as “Old School” if it doesn’t have a boom box that is easily carry able over one shoulder as you stroll down the street!
Movies!!!- Okay…so….there is no justification for keeping old VHS tapes around, but….start expanding your DVD collection to include the movies that really ring true for the 80′s and 90′s. You can grab a ton of DVD’s like The Goonies, Weekend at Bernies, Dirty Dancing, Top Gun, Rambo, and Die Hard for really cheap at most electronic stores. And come on…you can watch these over and over again…can’t you? I know I can and I make my friends too!
T-Shirts and Album Covers - Get to a craft store and buy a few matching frames. Then dig through your closet, head to a thrift store, and search online for Old School t-shirts and album covers. You can frame these timeless treasures and throw them up on one of your walls to create a retro-walls that is sort of like a museum of cool. You could also search for old toys like GI Joe’s, Ninja Turtles, M.U.S.C.L.E.S., Barbies, and Care Bears to line some shelves with and show your appreciation for the classics. My buddy, Schultz, framed all of his old Garbage Pail Kids. It looks really cool.
A well done house painting adds value to your home. Hammond homeowners are aware of this so they consider this activity on a regular basis. Those in Louisiana also perform house paintingregularly to maintain the beauty of their abodes.
Old house paint serves a niche for mold and dust which only pressure washing can get rid of. I Read More…