Why Upgrade Your Home's Electrical Wiring

New electronic equipment, such as televisions, surround sound systems and computers to name a few, are no longer manufactured to handle old-fashioned electricity systems. Modern appliances like energy efficient refrigerators, washers, dryers and dishwashers also require an adequate electrical supply with up-to-date wiring and proper connectivity with an electrical panel. Many people... Read More

When Do You Need an Electrical Panel Upgrade?

Most homeowners are pretty familiar with their breaker panels or fuse boxes. In the event of a power problem in one area of the house, this is the first place to check. However, How do you know when your panel needs to be upgraded? How can you know what size panel you need, how many breakers should be inside and how many circuits your home demands to function properly? If you have... Read More

Is Your Home Due for an Electrical Service Upgrade?

As of late, the electrical power in your home has been less than perfect. Your lights tend to flicker every time you use a hair dryer or the microwave. You hook up the newest addition to your home entertainment system and quickly blow a fuse. What’s creating the problem? It might be that your home’s electrical panel is outdated and needs to be upgraded. Most modern households... Read More

Low Voltage Landscape Lighting

Have you ever walked by someone’s front yard or property in the afternoon and been amazed by the low voltage landscape lighting that the owner has installed? I know it’s happened to me  many times before. It’s amazing how lighting fixtures can make a garden look regal at night. Obviously, low voltage landscape lighting fixtures are not only used to make a yard... Read More

Wiring and Electrical Panel Upgrades Can Keep Your Home Safe and Functional

There are some indicators that a home is in need of an electrical update. Frequently blown fuses and tripped breakers are obvious signs, but so are less evident hints like flickering lights or appliances that do not run at full power. If you are remodeling an older home, wires may appear old or stripped due to age: this can show that your wiring needs to be replaced. If you’ve... Read More

Organizing Tip – Electrical Cords

Do you have a disorganized bunch of cords behind your TV and computer? Here are some easy tips for minimizing the mess: 1. Use twist ties to keep all hidden cords together. These can also be used to control extra long power cords – gather up the loose cord and secure with a twist tie when the right  length is achieved. 2. Label your cords! – stick a label at the base... Read More

Bathroom Renovation: Vanity Lightings

There are many simple and easy ways to improve the look of your bathroom. A simple change to the bathroom vanity light fixtures can make a world of difference in the feel of your room. Spend a little time thinking about what sort of fixture you would like. There are many different styles to fit your tastes, from vintage to traditional to modern. A great selection of light fixtures... Read More

Remodelling Trends for 2011

Remodelling Trends for 2011

Interior architecture and design is a continually evolving industry.  Technological advancements together with popular culture tend to set the stage for these new trends in the home design industry.  The goal is to incorporate those trends that have the staying power and that become the new lifestyle standard without ever appearing dated. Whether you’re building a new home,... Read More

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