1. Neglecting Your Gutters
Cleaning gutters before the spring rains is critical to the health of the interior and exterior of your home. Removing leaves, bird’s nests and branches annually will allow the water to move through the gutter and keep the water from pouring onto the foundation, leaking into your home or ruining your landscape.
Design Trends of 2016 included formal dining rooms, marble accents, and two-tone kitchen cabinets. Dark blue hues dominated walls and accent pieces, and bidets were found in the swankiest bathrooms. In 2017, we will see a continuation of some of these trends and add a few new ones as well.
Home for the Holidays always brings ideas of family and fun. It can also mean extra shoes on your floor, bits of food falling, and tons of little messes to clean up. Here are a few ideas to help keep your hardwood floors looking fabulous.
Start With a Clean Floor
The worst thing to happen is to have a beautiful new solid hardwood floor installed that doesn't look like what you expected. Picking out the wood species and color you want is not the only things that will affect the appearance of your solid hardwood floor. Wood grade and Wood Cut also determine variations, grain, and natural characteristics. Wood Grade refers to how much (or how little) of the natural features of real hardwood flooring such as knots, wood tone variation, mineral streaks, etc.