Author Archives: IKAHomes

Roofing

Pros and Cons of Getting a Roof Over Your Existing Roof or Re-Roof

Pros and Cons of Getting a Roof Over Your Existing Roof or Re-Roof

Need a new roof on your home but are being bombarded by advice and options? Getting a new roof installed on your home is a major home improvement project and one that can costs thousands of dollars. There are ways to save money on the roof installation that many roofing contractors will offer you and the biggest way to save money is by re-roofing your home. Re-roofing your home is basically getting a roof over your existing roof and placing a new layer of roofing materials on top. While this process can save money and time when it comes to getting a new roof it may not be your best option. Here’s why…

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Interior Design

Choosing the Best Print on Demand Clothing and Home Decor Items

Choosing the Best Print on Demand Clothing and Home Decor Items

Creating your own home décor products can open up many different design options that are not available to everyone. With custom designs in your home you not only create an atmosphere that is exactly how you want it and make it completely unique to the design you want. That’s the beauty of print on demand products. While many people think that print on demand products are more geared towards t-shirts and hats they really don’t think about home décor items such as throw pillows or drapes. With the right print on demand company you can certainly get all those products and more.

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Home Improvement

Preparing Your Home’s Furnace for The Heating Season Ahead

Preparing Your Home's Furnace for The Heating Season Ahead

One component in most homes that is often overlooked is the furnace or HVAC system in the home. We depend on it to keep our home’s comfortable and rarely think about what might happen if there is a problem. For most home heating and cooling systems there are secondary systems is in place to ensure that our homes remain comfortable even when there is a problem. However, some problems can make your entire system fail completely and leave you, literally, in the freezing cold. There are some things you should do to help maintain your furnace to ensure it doesn’t fail on those freezing nights which can make it costly to repair and put you in a very uncomfortable spot.

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Interior Design

Make Your Home Look Amazing with Succulents

Make Your Home Look Amazing with Succulents

Any time you remodel your home there are lots of considerations about the interior design that you’ll need to consider. Even if you just want to change the room around, simply changing a few of the home decor items can change the entire feel of the room. One of the most overlooked parts of interior design is the plants or vegetation that is included in the interior design project. Many home owners shy away from any type of vegetation because they don’t consider themselves to have a green thumb. But there are things you can have in your home which can give you the vegetation that you want while being very hardy. These plants are called succulents and they can really make a home interior design look amazing.

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Flooring

Get Floors As Tough as Cement But Also Beautiful

Get Floors As Tough as Cement But Also Beautiful

Having a great looking floor in your home can make it more inviting, modern, and can even add value to your home. The problem with many flooring materials today however only give you that advantage for a short time. Wear and tear on the floor can take it’s toll on most flooring and make a great looking floor look like it’s decades old in just a short time. Once this happens your floors not only look bad but they can also bring the value of your home down. This change can be even faster in high traffic areas such as entry ways.

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Home Improvement

Don’t Delay When You Need Pest Control in your Home

Don't Delay When You Need Pest Control in your Home

It may not seem like a problem when you see a bug in your home. After all, just one bug doesn’t seem like much. But what you may not realize is just how many bugs and pests that you don’t see in your home. In fact, many experts say that for every one bug you see there are 1,000 others that you won’t see. So even when you see just one bug in your home it’s time to get professional pest control to keep your home free of these pests.

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Electrical

Are Federal Pacific Panels Safe to Use in Your Home?

Are Federal Pacific Panels Safe to Use in Your Home?

One of the most fearful situations you can have in your home is a fire. A fire in your home can destroy everything quickly and can certainly become a danger to yourself or your family when there is a fire in your home. There are many causes of fires and each one needs to be addressed. One area of the home that you may never think about when considering fire safety is the electrical system in your home. However, electrical fires are a common cause of many house fires. And they destroy many homes and lives each and every year. You may be able to prevent this from happening however. Sometimes the problem lies in a place that was supposed to protect your home from overloaded circuits but instead leads to the problem itself.

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Interior Design

The Most Overlooked Part of Interior Design: Construction Doors & Hardware

The Most Overlooked Part of Interior Design: Construction Doors & Hardware

There are many things you can do in your home to make it look amazing. Just small design changes can have a huge impact on the overall interior design of the home. Making these small changes can sometimes be costly, but if you have the right supplier then you can make a huge impact on your interior design at a fraction of the cost. One of the best ways to make an impact on the interior design of your home is by getting new doors installed. New doors can impact not only the interior design of your home but when you couple it with a new entry door, you can also boost the curb appeal of your home dramatically.

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Home Improvement

Choosing The Right Dual Occupancy Builders

Choosing The Right Dual Occupancy Builders

There are many home improvement companies today that can build a home for you. However, just because a company offers this service doesn’t mean it’s the best fit for your project. Some projects require a builder that can offer everything you need under one roof. From the initial design and consultation to getting everything in line for the final product, Having a company that can provide this level of service is not so common. One of these projects that requires that level of service is when you’re looking for dual occupancy builders. Here are some tips to ensure you select the right one for your project.

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Home Improvement

Home Safety Tips That May Save Your Life

Home Safety Tips That May Save Your Life

No one wants to think about a fire in their homes or some other type of emergency which puts their life and the lives of their family members in jeopardy. But fires and other emergencies can happen and the best way to stay safe is by properly preparing. We’ve included some home safety tips which can help when your family is faced with a fire or other emergency below.

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