Monthly Archives: January 2011

The History of Plumbing

January 27th, 2011|

Of all the modern conveniences we enjoy today, perhaps one of the greatest is modern plumbing.  Without a thought, we turn on a faucet anticipating water at a specified temperature.  We flush a toilet with certain expectations.  We think nothing of the excess water we run, knowing it will flow down the drain and out […]

Do It Yourself Plumbing – What To Do When Your Remodel Finds Asbestos

January 26th, 2011|

Thinking of remodeling your basement this year? Adding a bathroom, wet bar and living space? If you have an older home, you may face something you’ve never anticipated – asbestos.

Asbestos is a mineral fiber that was used in the past in various forms of construction. Some common uses for asbestos were insulation, door gaskets, steam […]

7 Tips for Remodeling a Bathroom for a Senior

January 21st, 2011|

As loved ones age, one room they may find more difficult to navigate is the bathroom.  This room poses a definite risk for slips, falls and similar difficulties.  So, if you are considering a bathroom remodeling for a senior you know, here are a few ideas to keep in mind for a more senior friendly […]

Ways to Prevent Freezing Pipes

January 20th, 2011|

Frozen pipes are an inconvenience at best.  At their worst, they can be a damaging, time consuming, and a costly problem.  The good thing is, this difficulty can be circumvented with a few advance preparations and a little attention.

1. Locate the likely freezers – As you winterize your home, take a good look at your […]

How to Prioritize Your Home Improvement Projects

January 14th, 2011|

Eventually, every homeowner feels the responsibilities of ownership.  Whether it’s a leaky faucet or a loose doorknob, every home needs repairs and improvements at some point.  As you consider your current list of home improvement projects, how do you prioritize them?  Here are a few things to keep in mind as you plan your home […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Home Repair

January 12th, 2011|

With a New Year upon us, many people are facing a renewed desire to fix up their castle.  So, armed with a drive, a to do list, and a few supplies, you are going to change your world.  Whether you are looking to fix that leaky sink in the kitchen, or completely remodel the bathroom, […]

Denver Water Rebates for 2011

January 7th, 2011|

Is one of your new year’s resolutions replacing old fixtures, and becoming more water efficient? If you live in Denver, you may want to do it sooner rather than later.
Residents of Denver can qualify for rebates by replacing inefficient fixtures and appliances, and replacing them with more efficient qualifying models. Residential rebates include:

Clothes washers
High efficiency […]

5 Green Building Trends for 2011

January 5th, 2011|

Despite a small decline during 2010, the green building industry is looking forward to a strong and profitable year in 2011.  As we approach this exciting New Year for green building, let’s look at some of the anticipated green building trends for 2011.

1. Air quality – One area that has gained quite a bit of […]