Monday, September 28, 2015

Blown In-Insulation For Your Home 

Are you trying to find ways to cut back on the costs associated with heating and cooling your home? If your energy bills are somewhat out of hand and you need to keep your costs down, you need to begin by making insulation a priority. This means that you need to choose insulation materials for your home or commercial property that are designed to deliver the best results. Blown-in insulation might be the solution that you have been searching for. It will allow you to make your home more energy efficient, but can also be a cost effective solution to your insulation needs.

What is Blown-In Insulation

This type of insulation is very different from traditional batt and roll fiberglass insulation. This type of insulation from the past might have been the preferred option at one time, but now blown-in insulation is becoming much more common. There are a lot of ways in which blown-in insulation is similar to batt and roll insulation, but the application process is where the most differences can be seen. Batt and roll insulation comes in different size options depending on how large your insulation project may be.

 However, blown-in insulation is not cut or rolled into various sizes. It is a compound that is applied using special types of equipment used by professionals. While it is possible to apply batt and roll fiberglass insulation on your own, you are not recommended to apply blown-in insulation if you do not have experience with this insulation material.

Benefits of Blown-In Insulation

The reason that blown-in insulation is becoming the more popular alternative to traditional batt and roll fiberglass insulation is due to the many benefits that are attached to the newer type. Blown-in insulation is designed to fit in areas and spaces that are oddly shaped within your home. This allows you to make sure that air and moisture cant get in through any small crevices. You can even apply blown-in insulation through small holes, which means that you do not have to remove complete walls when you are trying to insulate your home. The application process is so much simpler, but still highly effective. 

If you want the ability to make your home more energy efficient and heat or cool your home while keeping the costs low, it is time to consider blown-in insulation as the preferred option. This material is innovative and designed to deliver the best insulation results when compared to other materials. 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Shed Plans Online

Time For Shed Plans Online

Well, we've finally reached the point where it's time to build a garden shed.

We checked out what our local big box stores had in stock, but weren't too impressed. We decided that our best course of action was to build our own. We looked around for a while and finally found the best shed plans online ever!

Tony and I had a great time looking through the 12,000 home projects and found a GREAT little garden shed. The plans were super clear with lego like instructions and fully CAD designed renderings of the finished shed.

Everything was laid out so nicely. All of the plans fully list all parts that will be needed and give great instructions on how to build and assemble our shed.

We start building this weekend, Tony expects that we can have it assembled and ready for paint by Sunday. I'm so excited!

The cutest garden shed ever!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


Nootropics, What Are they? 

Nootropics are substances that enhance memory, concentration, and other cognitive function. In order to be considered a nootropic, the natural substance or drug must improve brain function without harming the brain or having considerable side effects.

There is no real definition of a nootropic substance. The term was coined by Dr. Corneliu Guirgea in 1972. He created piracetam, the first man made nootropic.

Many students, business people, and even frazzled mothers are turning to nootropics these days. And why not? Who doesn't want better memory, more focus, and uplifted mood, and more energized mental disposition?

Racetams are the first type of synthetic nootropics and are the most commonly used.

There are also natural nootropics like Ginko Biloba, Monneri, and Valorcine. They are safe and cheap, but less effective than synthetic nootropics.

Ampakines are the strongest nootropics and also some of the newest. They are undergoing research to determine their long term effects.

Some nootropics are synthetic vitamin B derivitaves.


Sunday, June 7, 2015

Atlanta Water Damage Restoration

Atlanta Water Damage Restoration

How To Deal With Secondary Water Damage

Running a home in Atlanta, Georgia is certainly not an easy task, and once things go awry, it makes it that much harder to have a stress free life as an homeowner. From worrying about the security of the home, as well as keeping tabs of the home’s infrastructure, there are many things that you need to be on top off once you decide to own a home. These things all range in description, as well as upkeep fees, so it is important you know what you are getting into when you sign off as a homeowner. Another worry of owning a home deals with the piping of the home, as one small mishap can severely damage the home, both cosmetically and financially. If you ever need water damage Atlanta services, call the pros at

Flooding and Water Damage can Strike Anywhere

3 Tips For Secondary Water Damage

1.    Do Basic Cleanup- Before you call in the professionals, you should look to dry up as much as the area as possible, to prevent from further water damage. This can be as simple as mopping up the area, and putting a fan or industrial blower next to the damp area. Once you have done this, you will need to act both quick and wisely, as you will soon have to call in the professionals to help.

2.    Act Quick- If left untreated, water leaks can severely damage a home. As with many other home based problems, a leak can permanently damage walls, floors, and other factors of a home, to a point that it will look unappealing, as well as leaving a mildew/moldy smell. Move your most valuable items out of the way, and look to call in the professionals for back up.

3.    Call The Professionals- Though it may cost you some bucks, by calling in the professionals, you may save your home a lot in value. This is because if you are quick and wise enough, and you decide to call the professional cleaners, you will be able to contain the water damage to a minimum. While stains may arise from the water, permanent damage is unlikely if you work quick enough in calling for help. Once you have arrived at the home, and you have spotted some sort of leak or flood, move your items, and begin the call to the closest plumber or home worker.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

More Landscaping Tips

Tips For Home Landscaping

A plant that is well adapted to dry and hot climates and makes a good landscape plant is the Longwood blue bluebeard, a deciduous plant that grows between three and four feet and has a width of about two feet; it does not need much water to survive.

Do you have fertilizer in your tool shed? A hoe? A rake? How about plant cleaning products? If your answer to most of the questions above is yes, then, you are in possession of a few landscaping tools. Your landscaping ideas can be improved upon by a good landscaping contractor who has the ability to transform your vision into something you will definitely appreciate.

For landscaping to be a total success, your property has to be evaluated in terms of the level, slope, drainage, and predominant weather. Landscape rocks are of different shapes, sizes and colors and can be used to frame and compliment the house that is being landscaped. Landscaping your home can be a fun process because you get to hunt for which idea you feel will yield the results you want and you can experiment with the array of landscaping ideas available.

If you are fresh out of landscaping ideas, there is really no need to fret because amidst the various sources of landscape ideas are magazines whose contents are strictly directed towards inspiring a good landscaping idea in your mindÖ.visit your local bookstore for such magazines.

A wonderful plant that serves as a great boarder in landscaping is the sage plant which also serves as an effective herbal remedy for certain ailments.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Home Improvement and Solar Panels

Solar Panels For Your Home

I like to think in terms of reality. There will not be a world to inhabit if 60% of the world is not using solar panels to produce energy in about a hundred years. It might seem a long time, but it will be here in no time. Let's go solar, folks. Lets load up the solar panels and get them installed in our homes and offices so that we can preserve a future worth living.

You should see that you get your solar panels from an energy company that knows what they are doing. If you don't know a lot about the product, get someone from there to help you out, whatever you do though, just get solar empowered. It's not like it's going to be too difficult after all. I mean, you do have access to the internet, don't you? You can use that too. Before long, there will be solar panels in every home. Not the small makeshift ones, but the huge ones that really mean you don't need any other source of power. There will be a rise in demand for these things, so you might as well get to selling them. Strike rich as the chance presents itself. Another such opportunity might not come for eons yet to come.

There is nothing like being unprepared for something about which you have been warned. The solar panel is the future, and you need to get one soon. You have been warned. If you heed, you'll be a very happy person indeed. If you don't, I am not very excited about the chances that you have in the future.

There is a mechanism for how solar panels can be run, and you need to learn it. The whole world needs to. When you have that information, you can be better assured of being able to keep things together whatever the situation that arise in future. Better still, you can purchase your own solar panel right now and have it installed in your home. What's to lose beyond a lot of electricity bills that you never needed in the first place.

You need to invest in the solar panel now if you know what is good for you. This is not a threat; it is a warning. Global warming has been building up for a long time now while the world has sat on its hunches. Now it has seen to it that things need to change from dependency on combustion for power productions.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Decorating Your Bedroom

Bedroom Decorating Tips

You might want to look inside and find your inner interior decorator. Oh, you need her now that you are about to redo your bedroom. You need her to help you pick out the perfect bedroom furniture.

If you don't like red, you should not have bedroom furniture all themed red. You know better; you could end up hurting someone each day you get out of bed and into the street. This is very real, you know, and you should not trifle with it. The colors around you affect you in an intense way, and the color of your bedroom furniture is particularly important. There are different types of rugs to use in beautifying your bedroom. We have the hand made rugs, the contemporary ones, the designer rugs, the specially designed rugs for children. We also have the modern tufted rugs. The rugs come in various sizes and shapes. You may choose to carpet the whole house or a portion of the house. Rugs can be rectangular or circular, some come in oval shapes. They can range from inexpensive to very costly. This depends on the materials used. It also depends on if the carpet is hand made or machine made.

Choosing The Right Furniture

You should pay more attention to your bedroom because that is the space in which you sleep and you awaken in. All that you are on any given day begin and end in that little space. If the furniture in there isn't right, there is no beating about the bush, something about you isn't going to be right either. More than every other room in the home, you should see that your bedroom furniture is perfect.

More than other rooms, your bedroom is responsible for the way you feel each day. That is why you need to see that you get the right kind of furniture for it. It would be horrible to wake up every morning and just hate yourself because you couldn't do that right. Do you know how beds came about? I doubt if you do, so listen up. The first set of beds consisted of piles of leaves, grass or straw with a covering of animal skin round it .By the year 3600 BC beds made with goatskin filled with water were used in Persia. While in the year 3400 BC Egyptians slept in the corners of their homes. Today what we have as beds show how highly advanced bedroom furniture  have become.

There are some craftspeople who are just geniuses with their hands. They could conjure you up some bedroom furniture like you can only imagine. Perhaps you should try them out for size. They might be able to help out with yours.If your bathroom is small, it can limit the number of bathroom fixtures that you can put in. Don't go for a pedestal sink if your bathroom space is small already because a pedestal sink tends to eat up more space. A small bathroom will look more airy and roomy with a hanging sink.