Author: Little House

Little Gardens for Little Homes: Planting your Small Spaces

Whether you’re comfortably settled in your little home or just at the planning stage, thinking about the space around it has probably crossed your mind at some stage. Gardens are great for relaxing, encouraging wildlife, playing, and even growing food; and just like with houses, there’s so much you can do with a small space. The key is planning with its small size as a strength rather than a weakness. Measuring up The first thing to do is consider what space you have, and how it might be turned into a garden. Windows: if you have windows, you can probably...

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Why and How To Get Replacement Windows and Doors

Every home needs an occasional upgrade. Some of these changes are due to wear and tear, such as what we experience with floor coverings and paint. Others may be needed because of weathering, and still others may result from a simple desire to modernize the look. Whatever the motivation, it is important to get the right product installed by the right people. It’s very different from when the house was first built and the job was done without trim, wall coverings, and other obstacles. Many homeowners shopping for window replacements in Portland have found that companies like Clear Choice...

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7 Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Furnace

You trust your home’s furnace to keep your interior spaces warm and comfortable, so the last thing you want is for your furnace to completely break down during a blizzard or cold snap. Preventive maintenance tune-ups can keep your unit running well. At some point, however, you will need to replace your furnace. Here are some important signs to look for to know when it’s time for new heating equipment. 1. Increasing Utility Bills If you notice your utility costs going up every month, it could be caused by a malfunctioning furnace. Rising energy costs can play a part,...

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Roofing Your Little House Safely

There are many benefits to living in a compact, but fully equipped home. Your life is made fewer complex chores and home improvements are made more quickly and easily, and expenses are certainly less than with a larger home. And yet, for many, a small house meets all their needs. One potential benefit of small house living is that it’s more practical to tackle construction projects yourself, including installing a new roof or repairing an existing one. But remember that the fatality rate and injury rate for roof workers is much higher than with other contractor jobs – and...

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Repair or Replace? HVAC Issues to Consider

Your climate control systems are a critical investment, and you already know that regular maintenance is the key to ensuring they last for years. Life can get in the way, and you might not notice that anything is wrong until your equipment suddenly breaks down. In most cases, you’ll see some critical symptoms before it bites the dust completely. Watching for these warning signs, and contacting your heating and cooling repair company immediately can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars to correct more advanced issues later down the road. Don’t Let Your Furnace Go Cold According to...

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How to Design Your Little House Bedroom to Feel Cozy

A couple of years ago, I bought a little house for my family. The first few months were fantastic, and we thought the place was all that we could wish for. However, our joy was short-lived as the cold winds of winter made sleeping unbearable. Luckily, I discovered some exciting ways to create a warm and cozy bedroom by spending only enough of your budget. These methods are guaranteed to keep you comfortable throughout the night. Besides, if you want to take your family to a little house on the hill vacation this festive season, these tips are just...

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