3 Top Tips for Avoiding Lippage Issues with Concrete Tiles

Large concrete tiles are an excellent choice for homes and offices where a cool industrial look is desired. Alas, with large tiles, comes potentially large problems--lippage issues. Lippage issues are more likely to occur with large tiled areas. However, you should know how to avoid them whatever size area you're tiling. So, what is tile lippage? Tile lippage occurs when adjoining tiles are set at different levels. So, while your tiles may be perfectly evenly spaced in width, they won't be even in height. [Read More]

Where and Why to Add Automation to Your Home

Home automation is not just for the rich and famous; the electronics and controls that are used for automating or motorizing certain features of your home are more affordable than ever before, and they can even be installed using wireless signals so that you don't need to worry about your home's walls being torn up to add new wiring for these features. If you'd like to update and upgrade your home's security and convenience, note a few tips on where and why you might add automation or motorized controls in your home. [Read More]

Simple Tips for Protecting Items in Self-Storage

Putting certain household items in self-storage is a good way to protect them from potential damage; taking sporting goods out of the garage and putting them in a self-storage unit means less risk of running into them with the car, for example, or of items falling onto each other. A climate-controlled unit may also be safer for household items than your home's damp basement. However, this doesn't mean you can or should just stack your items in a storage unit and leave them; note a few tips for protecting those items even while they're in storage so you know they'll be safe and in good condition when you're ready to access them again. [Read More]

How to Choose the Right Mesh for Residential Fencing

Mesh fencing can be a good choice for any residential property, as tight mesh doesn't offer much of a toehold for someone who wants to climb the fence, and it is also harder for someone to cut with bolt cutters or another snipping tool. Mesh fencing is also good for erecting around shrubbery or vegetation that may need some added support, as it still allows light and air to pass through the mesh and feed the vegetation. [Read More]