An Eden Prairie Remodel Keeps the Best of the Old and Adds Right Amount of New

midwesthomemag.comIn the Midwest, we see all types of home designs. Driving down the road you can see anything from an old farm house to a modern mansion. The family highlighted in this story simply wanted a new look but didn’t want to leave their home.

The beautiful thing about architecture and remodeling is that without tearing down every wall, you can create something essentially brand new. Taking from the old and adding a tasteful modern twist. The Midwest home builder, Peterson, did a great job!

The interiors were warm and soft—with maple floors and cabinetry, carpet in the living room, lots of big overstuffed furniture, and a gas fireplace. It looked great—or at least it did then. A few years ago, Mary decided the house needed a full refresh: “I was just tired of the look,” she says. Read full story here…

If you have any questions or would like more information feel free to contact Chris Doehrmann architecture firm in Minneapolis/St Paul we are here to help.

How to Clean Bathroom Vents

At Pasterkamp Heating and Air Conditioning while we are repairing your HVAC systems we get up close and personal with your vents and we see how dirty they can get. Part of maintaining your home is keeping these vents clean.

Spending a little time on the maintenance can save you a lot of work in the long run and it will make the air that is blowing around your house cleaner too! Check out some of these tips from our friends at on how to clean your vents and as always give us a call if you have any questions! Bathroom Vents – Bob Vila Radio – Bob Vila Bathroom ventilation fans whisk away odors, but their more important job is to draw moisture out of the room. Moisture leads to mold and mildew, so a well-functioning vent is critical to keeping your bathroom healthy.

To work well, your vent needs to be clean, but over time it can get downright grimy. After all, the fan inside is sucking up, not just moisture, but also dust, hair, towel lint, and all kinds of particles from the sprays and powders you use in the room.

Start by flipping off the circuit breaker to the bathroom. Next, remove the vent cover (wear eye protection, because you may get a face full of dust when you open up the vent.) Place the cover in a pail of soapy water while you work.

Under the cover, you’ll see the fan blades. If there’s a lot of dust, you can use a vacuum cleaner to take a first pass at it. Then use a rag dampened in soapy water to gently clean the blades, being careful not to touch any wires. If access is a problem, you can always use a toothbrush or a foam paintbrush to reach up into the unit to wipe away the grime.

Finally, wash and dry the cover and put it back in place. Be sure all parts are dry before turning the power back on. You’ll be surprised at how much quieter and more effective your vent becomes once it’s clean. Read more…


Add Some Decorations to Your Backyard for the Ultimate Relaxation Place

At JNT Developers there is no job that is too big for us. We will help you with all of your Dallas roof repairs, replacements, and remodeling needs. We strive to make sure your experience is easy and smooth. Sometimes though you just need a little update to your home to change it up just a little bit.

One of the best places to start is your backyard. Small changes can give it a whole new feel and with summer coming up you are going to want to have an awesome place to relax. Check out some of these ideas to add a little decor to your backyard. To Use Bamboo Tree For Garden and Backyard Decorations How to make your garden or backyard more pleasant place for relaxation? How to incorporate your favorite bamboo tree in the outdoor area making better ambient in the yard? There are many people who love bamboo and manage to find a creative solution for adding it in their homes, gardens and backyards areas. Despite the lovely appearance, its strength and flexibility allows to use it in many types of decorations.

The gallery bellow will suggest you several very beautiful, creative and functional solutions. Take a look and get inspired! See more…


A Backyard Bungalow Adds Space To Your Home

Summer is just around the corner and that means your house is about to get a lot busier. Kids are coming back from college. The inlaws are coming to visit for a week, or a month. There will be backyard barbecues and maybe if you’re lucky you might even get a little time off yourself.

So how are you going to keep your sanity with all the commotion around the house? The perfect solution might be a backyard bungalow. Your kids back from college would have a small space of their own. You could set the inlaws up out there and keep them close, but not too close. It’s the perfect spot for your friend Frank to crash after the barbecue. It can make your home less crowded during the busiest times. Best of all you can take a little vacation for yourself out there. best bungalow for your backyard Whether you have teenagers who are wanting more privacy, elderly family members who insist on staying independent, or if you yourself are looking for a smaller residence while extensive renovations are made to your house, a garden cabin, sleep out or bungalow could be your answer.

This one we are featuring today, is built by home builders BLANKSTONE based in London. It is completely self contained with it’s own kitchenette and bathroom, and surrounded by a wooden deck. Constructed from warm timber and finished with dark gray steel roofing and gutters, it looks idyllic sitting at the back of the garden space. Not only does this home look adorable, it’s also economic and low maintenance, making it one of the best bungalows out there.

A wooden terrace fits across the whole width of the house at the front, with more than enough room for outdoor furniture and potted plants. This is the spot to enjoy the peace and quiet of the garden in! See more…

Expert Roofing can help you with your Chicago roofs on your home or your backyard bungalow. Give us a call today.

What To Do When Hail Strikes

Hail just pummeled northern Texas and now the cleanup process starts. Hail is one of nature’s most destructive forces. It shreds trees, breaks windows, and damages buildings and homes.

When the storm hits you know to take shelter and stay inside, but do you know what to do after the storm subsides? At Lon Smith in Dallas, we can help you repair your roof fast. We specialize in helping people take care of their roof repairs after storms. Give us a call today. to Handle Roof Damage from Hail Storms | Angie’s List After a hailstorm, check your gutters for signs of potential roof damage. If you have large dents or cracks on your gutters, you should schedule an inspection with a roofing contractor.

The damage may not be visible at first, but eventually it becomes apparent. So if you have an older roof, you should check your gutters and look for signs of damage immediately after a hail storm.

Some daring homeowners may be tempted to climb onto the roof and look for signs of damage, such as missing shingles, dimpled shingles or cracks in the shingles themselves. Skrobanek says you should resist the urge to conduct the inspection yourself, as it can be dangerous. Typically, only a professional roofer or insurance adjuster can tell if you have enough hail damage to justify a new roof. Read more…


Don’t Fall Victim to Roofing Scams Call Interstate Roofing

Whenever money is involved in something there are always people who will try and take advantage and scam others out of it. This is no different in the roofing business and unfortunately, there are scammers all across the country who operate under the facade of a roofing company but really just take your money and run.

In this business, we hear about this happening all too often. One of the things you can do to help yourself from becoming a victim is to research the company before you give them any money.

At Interstate Roofing, we are an established roofing company that has served the Colorado front range since 1994 and are happy to showcase all the work we have done. Scam Warning In the past, people have complained to the Better Business Bureau that they sign contracts with his roofing company, Tics Roofing and Restoration in Murfreesboro, and pay their deposits; however, they never see any work done on their roof.

Customers also complained they can’t get back in touch with Smallwood after he has taken their deposit.

According to police, Smallwood was convicted of theft after an incident that happened in Nolensville in 2015 where Smallwood took the victim’s money and did not perform any services. Read more…


Winning Lotto Ticket Sold in San Antonio

Everyone in San Antonio is lucky, lucky to be in one of the greatest cities of all time. If you are staying in one of our furnished apartments in San Antonio, you are one of the lucky ones.

There is one San Antonian though who is just a little bit luckier than the rest of us.$27 million winning Lotto ticket sold in San Antonio – San Antonio Express-News A San Antonian just became a multimillionaire overnight.

The Texas Lottery announced Sunday in a tweet and on its website that the winning ticket for Saturday night’s Lotto Texas drawing, with a jackpot worth $27.25 million, was sold at the H-E-B at 2130 Culebra Road on the West Side.

The object of Lotto Texas is to pick six numbers between 1-54, with prizes ranging from $3 to the amount of the jackpot, in this case $27.25 million, depending on the number of correct picks. Saturday night’s winning numbers were 21, 25, 27, 30, 36 and 48. The player chose the cash value option, according to the website.

Texas Lottery officials have not released any further information on the winning ticket and whether the top prize has been claimed.

The Texas Lottery has raised more than $25 billion in revenue for “good causes” in the state of Texas since 1992, according to its official website.

Congratulations to the winner, now we are off to buy a ticket of our own!

Kentucky fans cross the line by trashing referee John Higgins’ business on Facebook | For The Win

We always love the passion of sports fans – and college sports fans tend to be fiercely loyal and vocal during March Madness, but there comes a point when it just gets too personal.

As Chicago roofing contractors, we are grateful for every good review that we get, and it’s too bad that one game will affect Higgins’ business for a long time to come. fans cross the line by trashing referee John Higgins’ business on Facebook

In every close game, there are moments that fans can pick apart as major swings. In the case of Kentucky fans, the officiating from referee John Higgins had Big Blue Nation up in arms. Higgins made a series of questionable foul calls that certainly came back to bite the Wildcats. But after the loss, Kentucky fans took their anger too far. They went after Higgins’ livelihood.

Higgins owns John Higgins Weatherguard, Inc., which is a roofing company based out of Omaha, Neb. Since NCAA officials aren’t paid full-time, many of them hold regular jobs when they’re not officiating. In the case of a roofing company, reviews are a huge tool for prospective clients as they hire a roofer. Well, Kentucky fans have spent the past couple days trashing the review section of Higgins’ company Facebook page.

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5 Ways to Get Your Garden Ready for Spring

It is finally spring here in Colorado, but we still have some unpredictable weather ahead of us for awhile. During the days of sunshine and snow be sure to take a look at what you need to get done in your yard before it’s too late! We protect your yard with fences in Denver, but we want to make sure you are prepared to take care of your lawn and gardens during the sunny months. These elements add so much beauty to homes, but it does take some work to get these projects done right.

Pull out those tools that have been sitting around all winter. “It’s almost time to use your tools again, so you want to make sure they are ready for the job,” says Lambton. “Clean off the tools with soap and water, and use mineral spirits on wood handles. The mineral spirits will help prevent the wood from splintering. I clean my tools every spring and fall, or if they are especially dirty.” Read more…


Prepping before the storm could minimize losses, experts say

We all know storm damage in Texas can be heartbreaking, but there are ways to try to save as much as you can in expenses after the storm. Being prepared is so important. As a Dallas area roofing company we understand the frustrations that come with storms, read the article below and find out how some tricks can help better prepare you and protect you from the next storm.

“The most practical thing to do is clean out your garage to get your vehicle out of a hail storm,” said Allstate Agency owner Clark Damon. “You can also cut branches or remove dead trees completely.”