Setting up a good home environment

The internet is full of millions of articles on how to improve the home environment. Why is my article unique? A home improvement standard has changed. The materials people use to construct buildings have changed. It is no longer a question of stone, wood, and nails. Technological innovations in the field of construction have made it possible for use of virtually everything in-existent on the planet to produce products for home use. Tell me anything you cannot use to improve your home and I will prove you wrong.

With a world quickly replacing all things wood with plastic it’s hard to visualize a world without beautiful wood entry doors. So, given the Option between a wood entry door and one made of fiberglass which would you choose? Before you answer that you might want to read on to learn more about this interesting question. We’re in the process of beginning construction on a high-end home that features uncovered timber framing and lots of gorgeous natural building products. During the design process, the topic of an entry door has come up on several events. 


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Are you preparing to install drywall in a building or home with 9feet ceilings? Today, building suppliers stock drywall sheets of 54 inches in widths. two sheets create 108 inches or 9 feet! 

Basement Insulation:

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Basement Insulation is difficult to understand because of water vapor matters. While this is a topic left for another article entirely, it’s important to realize that there are two sources of significant water vapor in a basement. Just like in the rooms constructed above the basement, water vapor from inside the room wants to escape to the outside.

Siding & Trim:

Merriam-Webster’s discourse on Asbestos Cement begins with the term, “A hardened mixture and so on.” asbestos are some of the building materials that have been in use since 1900. Asbestos is resistant to fire, insects and even rot besides being cheap and much easier to paint than other products you may use to improve your home outlook. 

Health Risk:

On the contrary, it is also a major health risk. A bad and dusty environment is known for its contribution to diseases such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. While these are terrible diseases the risk associated with exposure from asbestos cement siding, it isn’t that great unless you’re cutting, drilling or removing the damaged siding. This is because exposure happens when the fibers are inhaled into the lungs. The fibers are only released into the air when the siding material is damaged or cut.

Interior Spaces

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The scope of this article can be declared incomplete if it cannot address the interior design and decorations of the house. Maintenance of both outside and inside the home environment is a vital component of this article:


Painting kitchen cabinets can save you lots of money however, traditional methods for painting kitchen cabinets can be quite time consuming and labor-intensive. Traditionally you would need to strip sand and vigorously clean your old cabinets to paint them.

Regular Home Maintenances tips

* Make sure your channels and downspouts are clean. If your gutters or downspouts are blocked, water can infiltrate your home through the eaves. And if your downspouts don’t carry water well away from your foundation, you could get water in the basement during spring rains.

* Look at your roof. The freeze-thaw cycle can lead to cracked or broken shingles. Also look for shingles that are missing, curling or cupping. If you have a flat roof, look for any pools of water – a sign that your flat roof isn’t draining properly.

* If you can do it safely, check the flashing around chimneys and vents, and in the valleys between roof pitches. This is a common area for leaks. Maybe your chimney needs a new roof cricket.

* Check the caulk and seals around your window frames, both where the window glass meets the frame and where the frame meets the side of your house. If there are any gaps, seal them with caulk or a foam sealing product.

* Test your windows from inside the house to make sure they’re operating smoothly. Check to be sure the weather-stripping is in good shape. Lubricate the mechanism with a dry lubricant — oily lubricants attract dust and dirt, which can eventually restrict the window’s movement.

* Give your patios and decks a pressure washing. Also, check your patio doo. Make sure, the tracks are debris free. Check to see that the door slides efficiently.

* Look at the siding on your house. For wood siding, make sure the paint is in good shape and check for slack nails. For vinyl siding, look for cracking, warping or gaps between the panels.

* If you have air conditioning, clean away any leaves or debris that have accumulated on the outdoor condenser unit. Then get the AC inspected and serviced by a professional contractor.

* Trim the shrubs around your home so they’re not touching the house. Make sure the ground slopes away from your basis, to drain away water. If there are depressions or gaps, fill them in with stones and soil.

* Change the air filter on your furnace and check around the base of your water heater for leaks.

* Pressure wash porches and decks and install screen porch window.

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* Fix a security camera or closed-circuit television and other security systems to monitor your home environment.

*Having an alarm system and electric fence is another good thing in securing your properties and maintaining and privacy. Having a guard to watch over your home is a good thing. It brings order in your home so that nobody can come to intrude on your properties


It is difficult to do anything about the size of your property, but there are some things you can do to save time when maintaining your garden. check my list;

* Purchase Brightly Colored Tools

* Place Containers Together

* Grow Your Garden in a Convenient Location

* Great Soil, Great Results

* Mulch It

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