5 Plumbing Upgrades Worth Their Weight In Gold

When building a new home, there are literally hundreds of decisions thrown at you at once—from square footage to paint color. While things may be moving quickly, take a few moments to consider your plumbing options before your project gets too far off the ground. The possibilities are endless, but many choices about residential plumbing need to be made very early in the design and build process. 1. Vessel Sinks – Bathroom sinks can be undermount, self-rimming (or drop-in), pedestal, or vessel-style.

4 Things That Should Never Be Flushed Down The Toilet In A Home With A Septic Tank

Homes that are not connected to a municipal sewer system rely on septic systems for proper waste management. When properly cared for, septic systems can do an excellent job of managing and disposing of the waste that a household produces. However, homeowners with a septic system need to pay attention to what is introduced into the septic system, especially what is flushed down the toilet. The following things should never be flushed down the toilets of a home with a septic system.

Poured With Pride: 3 Ways To Incorporate Concrete In Your Exterior Design

The exterior of your home is incredibly important; not only is it representative of your home's "curb appeal," but it also allows you to show off your design prowess and personality without people ever crossing the threshold of your home. Concrete is an incredibly versatile material that, when incorporated in your home's landscaping, can increase its aesthetic value all without driving up your price point for building your home by too much.

Three Reasons To Install Gutter Screens

Gutter screens, sometimes also referred to as gutter guards, refer to mesh or a similar installation that is installed over the top of your gutters. They allow water to pass through, but will block leaves, sticks and other pieces of debris from entering your gutter system and downspouts. This unique function of gutter screens provides a number of distinct advantages to your roof and home: understanding what gutter screens have to offer can help you decide if installing them on your gutter system is the right fit for your needs.

Proper Maintenance For Your Well's Water Pump

Homes that rely on private wells to supply their indoor water are becoming more common. It's important to recognize that well systems require regular maintenance in order to function properly. Spending the time it takes to maintain your well system ensures that you will always have access to fresh, clean water within your home. Here are three tips that you can use to more effectively maintain your well's water pump in the future.