The authors take on straight-guy habits, straight-guy style, and straight-guy home decor, using quick questionnaires that identify problem areas and providing straightforward advice to help women renovate their men.
Aging in place, or remaining safe and comfortable at home at any age, can require modifications, from simple products that make life easier to home improvements necessary to remaining independent, says Lynn Wilson, Co-Founder of The CareGiver Partnership.
Every year, one in three adults over age 65 falls, and up to 40 percent of nursing home admissions are due to falls or fear of falling, As a company dedicated to helping seniors live safely in their homes, fall prevention is an ongoing initiative for us.
A goal of aging in place is to keep a home low-maintenance. Maintenance is often difficult for seniors because of reduced physical flexibility, health problems or lack of funds. Wilson says the following are characteristics of a safe, low-maintenance exterior and yard:
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Question by sky ☪ dreamer: moving to a new home, design tips?
I am moving to a new home and it is quite small, what are some design tips to make the rooms in the home look bigger? I have heard painting vertical lines on a wall will make it look bigger, is that true? I would appreciate websites that would help answer my question. Thank you! 🙂
Answer by ScuBA My uncle had the same problem as you and he asked me to find some plans in the internet and i have found that set of designs. He is still using it and changing everything in the new house.
It is really worth handbook 🙂
In the first of a three-part series, drywall expert Myron Ferguson lays the groundwork for successful drywall installation. In this segment, he explains how to inspect the framing for trouble spots, how to match material size and thickness to site conditions. hwtv.jlconline.com Video Rating: 4 / 5
hometips.gregvan.com This is one of our better videos and I would recommend that you watch this video, if you’re planning on building a patio, driveway, sidewalk or even a house foundation out of concrete. Learn how you can use different types of concrete reinforcing technics to strengthen your driveways and building foundations. Thanks for watching our videos and we would appreciate any positive and constructive comments that you could leave for us. Don’t forget to visit our other websites for more information about building foundations and home construction. Video Rating: 5 / 5
Construction of a Driveway with paving bricks and extras. In this video you will see how to professionally fit a brick driveway. Domestic driveways can take from 3 days plus to complete depending on size. This one took 5 because of the detail [not size] and was constructed by Celtic Paving Contractors.com. PS There are no Cowboy’s in this video, just one Ireland’s best paving and landscaping contractors. Small, personal and efficient. Video Rating: 5 / 5
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To Build or not to Build Can anyone answer this question? Whenever someone has a big decision to make they typically turn to family, friends and of course the Internet for answers. Does building a new home qualify in the category of a big decision? You bet it does and in the real estate market of the past several years, the question of when has become perhaps more prevalent than if. If you have been in the market of building a new home in Maryland, you may just need affirmation that its finally the right time. However, if you have only recently entered into that market, youre lucky, there will be much less negativity supporting your decision. As one of the premiere custom home builders in the market, NDI Homes of Maryland has some clients they have worked with for two, three years or more and have finally decided, now is the right time to build. The stars have seemed to aligned properly for many of these clients and they feel the timing is perfect. Also, there are many reasons to consider building a new custom home in Maryland versus buying an existing Maryland home, however I will focus on a few simple key components of todays housing market.
Opportunity is just one variable that always gets great consideration when the time to buy or build a new home question is asked. We have all heard unlimited stories of the buying opportunities in the purchase market today due to excess and available inventory. Its simple, Economics 101 says, where there is excess inventory a sale is certain to follow! So with the high level of mortgage defaults, reduced equity due to falling home values and of course the economic challenges faced since the recession, there was certain to be a sell off and severe down turn in the real estate market. The questions everyone is asking are, Is the real estate recession over? and Is now the right time to realize a great opportunity? Of course there are still some great opportunities in the resale market, but how about new construction? If you look at new construction inventories as documented by the National Association of Home Builders, they are down substantially. Most builders have cleansed their operations of the spec homes that were caught on the books from the early downward spiral of the market. Many builders have restructured their debt and are only building on a pre-sale and as needed basis. This actually means some time in the future, perhaps sooner than later, there will be a significant demand for new homes. So how does this help the clients that want to build? Its simple, land is more available and the price of land has adjusted where it makes sense to build a home once again. I would call this a time of great land opportunity. Building a new home and creating value starts with the land. If you do not over pay for the land or buy a building parcel with development challenges, you may actually create instant equity in this unprecedented market of difficult appraised values. As a builder, NDI Homes of Maryland has seen a surprising surge in instant equity in the Maryland custom homes they have built for clients in Montgomery County, particularly Bethesda and Chevy Chase with some positive equity in Howard and Anne Arundel Counties as well.
Another key motivating factor for any purchaser is always the cost. What is it going to cost me and is now the right time to buy so I am getting the best deal possible. For most people building a new home, especially a custom home, when to build is typically less prevalent than cost and need. Many of us would like to have a custom home, but if we do not need a custom home at this particular time, cost generally plays a larger part. As someone with over 25 years in the business of New Construction and Construction finance, now is a great time to build specifically because of cost. Certainly we have had times where the cost to build was lower, however building costs volatility in recent years has been attributed more to rising energy costs, or an occasional worldwide crisis created by hurricanes, earthquakes, etc. that have increased demand for building material periodically. The only man made variable that has affected building costs is increased regulations of the IRC building codes. Other than that, we have been free from price increase because of reduced demand and low inflation. With that said, cost to build may have hit the bottom. Regulation will continue to be a burden for builders and certainly a low inventory of new homes will be a burden for the consumer moving forward, therefore allowing the market to increase price! The NAHB/ Housing and Economics forecasts New Construction for 2012 to increase 17% and another 46% in 2013. Good news for builders, bad news for fence sitters!
NDI Homes of Maryland has been one of the premiere custom homebuilders in Maryland for many years. With an extensive background in home building and finance, and a hands-on approach to site development, NDI Homes of Maryland continue to separate themselves as one of the true specialists in single lot construction and existing lot tear down market. Building a new custom home can be challenging, and clients aspiring to build a new home should be given every opportunity to have a rewarding and successful home building experience NDI Homes always provides customers with an excellent value and a well-constructed custom home built with pride and integrity.