Flooring Of Choice

Gone are the days where everyone wanted carpeting on their floors and if they didn’t have the budget for plush, thick carpet – the kind that let’s your feet and toes sink in luxurious comfort – they’d pick a thin carpet that gives you a rug burn if you slide on it. Instead more and more builders have sworn by solid hardword floors. I must say that they also seem to look more classy and elegant.

Solid hardwood floors are made of planks milled from a single piece of timber. Solid hardwood floors were originally used for structural purposes, being installed perpendicular to the wooden support beams of a building known as joists or bearers. With the increased use of concrete as a subfloor in some parts of the world, engineered wood flooring has gained some popularity. However, solid wood floors are still common and popular. Solid wood floors have a thicker wear surface and can be sanded and finished more times than an engineered wood floor. It is not uncommon for homes in New England, Eastern Canada, USA, and Europe to have the original solid wood floor still in use today.

Ofcourse once you do get such wonderful flooring you also need to clean and maintain them. A mop paired with a machine washable, microfiber pad for dusting and cleaning are the best tools to clean wood floors. A good dusting pad attracts dirt, microparticles and common household allergens. Avoid using water and vinegar, soap-based cleaners, wax or steam cleaners on hardwood floors.

The Doors To Your Home

Every door is another passage, another boundary we have to go beyond. – Rumi

The door on which we have been knocking all our lives will open at last. – C. S. Lewis

Just the previous posts about windows, I feel a really good door at the entrance of your house is important. It adds a lot of character to your home and says a lot about the rest of the house and the people living in it. If you are building a new custom home or renovating one you can choose a new door and you need to look out for windows and doors installation services.

That dream house could really use a really nice entryway. Picking and choosing the right door to match both the interior and the exterior is very important. One of the things that do like about modern designs for homes (usually I like it to be a mix of modern aesthetics and old fashion coziness and comfort) is the fact that some of the door designs are really awesome. So ensure to pick the right one for your home.

There are various ways to match a good door to a house. Engage in your builder and ask for their opinion but also ensure to make sure that you like the design and feel of it. After all, it is your house and you need to be comfortable having it at the entrance to your home.

Getting Your Permits In Order

When you are getting your home custom built you need to find a good builder. If you are looking to build on an existing home or building from the ground up you need a team who can help you plan your project and create a design that will get quick municipal approvals and fit the specifics of your lot. A residential permit is important to ensure that you have no issues cropping up once the construction/or renovation starts. You want the process to be as problem free and hassle free and you need to select the team that sorts that thing for you.

Building a new deck for relaxing during the weekend and cooking up those barbecue steaks or chicken? Bought a house with an unfinished basement that you now want to make into an entertainment / rec room area, home movie theatre and man cave with a big bar attached? You need to ensure that the work that you are getting done is within the local municipality permits and if you have that, then it’s a load of your back.

That’s my basement – a nice rec room area for darts, billiards, an area to display all my blurays and dvds, a 6 to 8 seat home movie theatre setup and a man cave with a nice bar at one end. That is the life.