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Choosing the Best Modular Home for Your Family

  • Posted on June 26, 2014 at 12:06 am

Planning to build your home soon? Your family surely feels a lot of excitement especially if everyone is involved in planning your home. But if you have decided to have one of the many modular homes in Asheville, NC, will the excitement be the same?
There is nothing more exciting than planning to have your own home built soon. Whether it is a traditional home or a modular home, everything is just almost the same at the planning stage – modular homes are just easier to build, thus they are also easier to plan about.
Well the most exciting part of building a modular home after you have found an Asheville home builder is choosing the design of the house you want to be build. Of course there are a lot of things to consider such as the number of bedrooms, the floor plan, area, among many others. But how can you know that you are already looking at the best model for your family?
The answer to this is to know what your family needs. Are you a small or a huge family? Do you have boys, girls or both? Ask yourself, how many rooms do you need for everyone? Will it be better to have three toilet and bathrooms so that everyone will be ready early for their morning classes and work?
Also, ask yourself, how much space do you need? Have you got many furniture and a small house would not be enough for all of them? And lastly, describe the level of comfort you want. Will sleeping in the porch make you feel better on a lazy Saturday afternoon? Just answer these questions and discuss them with your family and everyone’s answer will surely help you choose the best modular home for you!

A Review of the Most Popular Garage Door Openers

  • Posted on March 12, 2014 at 1:55 am

The Genie® Company is one of the most well-known and trusted companies in the US. Founded in 1923 under the name of the Alliance Manufacturing company, Genie manufactures consumer, industrial as well as military products. The Genie® brand of garage door openers are very popular for their high power remote-controlled garage door opening systems.

Genie produces a wide range of garage door openers and the most popular brands from Genie are: the Excelerator, the Screw Drive and the Chain Glide. Other brands include the Alliance, the Blue Max, the Crusader, Python, Pro-Max, Lift-a-door, OverHead Door, Norelco, Code-Dodger and Intellicode.

Genie uses state-of-the-art technology in its garage door openers. The Intellicode® remote access security system changes the security code to one of billions of combinations each time the transmitter is used, thus making it one of the safest systems in the world. Its Sate-T-Beam™ infrared beam system can sense the presence of objects in the door’s path and can thus prevent damage to equipment. Genie garage door openers can be installed on both single as well as double doors. They use ½ horsepower and can work on doors that are up to 8 feet high. Genie garage door openers open twice as fast as other garage door openers but close at normal speeds. They are very quiet, have a bright, wide-angle lighting and powerful motor design and can work in any weather conditions. Such advanced technologies make the Genie brand of garage door openers most popular in the world.

Chamberlain GmbH based in Saarwellingen, Germany is a principal supplier of residential garage door openers, commercial and residential gate operators, and remote controls in the world. The company has offices in France, England, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovak Republic and Singapore. Chamberlain products are available almost across the whole world.

Chamberlain offers garage door openers in commercial as well as residential varieties. Chamberlain®, Whisper Drive® and Power Drive® Garage Door Openers are the most popular brands from Chamberlain.

LiftMaster® is the most popular brand from Chamberlain. This range also includes the Liftmaster garage door opener remotes, replacement parts, mini transmitters, keychain remotes and other accessories. LiftMaster garage door openers are available in different drive and horsepower modes and are combined with a wide range of accessories and options. The LiftMaster range contains: the Estate Series, the Premium series and the Contractor series. These are available in the belt drive; screw drive as well as in chain drive models.

Chamberlain’s Power Drive® and Whisper Drive® belong to the residential garage door opener category in the do-it-yourself range. The Elite™ range contains premier residential and commercial gate operators and access control systems. The Sentex® range is for secure residential and commercial garages.

Sears Holdings Corporation, parent of Kmart and Sears, Roebuck and Co., is the third largest broad line retailer in the US. Sears Holdings is a leading supplier of tools, lawn and garden, home electronics, and automotive repair and maintenance. It supplies the Craftsman range of garage door openers.

Craftsman supplies power tools, storage chests and cabinets, bench power tools, mechanics tools, power tool accessories, general hand tools, compressor tools, carpentry tools and home security and garage door openers and accessories. The Craftsman range of garage door openers consist of simple ½ hp garage door opener, ¾ hp garage door opener in chain drive models. Other products include the universal remote control conversion kit with 1 remote, the 10ft chain drive extension kit, the 10ft extension kit for garage door opener, the 8ft extension kit for garage door opener, the 8ft rail extension kit, the Remote control, 3-function security, keyless entry pad, plug-in light control for garage door opener, the wireless garage door monitor and the extension kit (screw drive).

Wayne Dalton, established in 1954, is the producer and supplier of the safest residential and commercial garage doors and garage door openers in the US. Wayne Dalton supplies two kinds of garage door openers: wall mount and ceiling mount. The wall mount openers, an exclusive product from Wayne Dalton, can be mounted on the wall beside the door. This helps to eliminate the chains, belts, screw drive and tract that usually clutter the garage ceiling. This model also helps to eliminate noise and vibration to a large extent.

The Linear Corporate is a major producer of security systems like garage door and garage door openers. Linear produces garage door openers accessories like the Linear Act 21 key chain transmitter, Linear DR3A Linear Moore-O-Matic gate or garage opener receiver, Linear DT2A gate or garage door opener replacement transmitter, Linear DTC Moore-O-Matic Delta 3 Remote (same as DTD or DT) gate or garage door opener replacement transmitter, Linear DTKP wireless keypad, Linear MDR Megacode System single channel receiver, Linear MDT-1 and MDT-2 Megacode gate or garage door openers, Linear MDTK wireless keypad model, Linear MT-1B channel visor block coded transmitter, Linear MT-2B channel visor block coded transmitter etc.

Linear also makes the Stanley range of garage door opener parts and accessories like Vemco, Quiet Glide, LightMaker, Home Innovative, Whistler, Popular Mechanics, SecureCode.

window tinting

  • Posted on August 22, 2013 at 7:16 pm

There are so many things to do and repair on the house that my brother had bought last month. It was his friend old house. The house where he lives before he migrated to US. He decided to sell his house as my brother convince him to sell to it him. My brother really likes his place,also it was memorable for him for this is the place where his wife accept his proposal to be his boyfriend. My brother was really a romantic lover where each and every moment that he and wife had before, he finds it all precious. His friend agreed when my brother explains the reason why he wanted the house and since he does not have reason to keep the house he sold it.

I visit the house last week and check for the things we needed to repair. I told him that he can renovated the kitchen to make it modern style and changes the windows and have the window tinted. For the house location do not have that much blockage from the sun rays. I suggested him to visit the site of window tinting to have the idea about the tints.

the sun rays

  • Posted on August 12, 2013 at 7:11 pm

To lessen the sun rays that enters my daughters room I decided to have the window tinting especially on the east side of her room where the sun rays mostly visit everyday. She often complain about the rays which makes her watching television and using computer not easy. She do not want to rearrange her room because of the rays, I thought of adding some curtain but she was allergic to dust. I decided to have tinting on her window and ask the company that I found online to do so.

Inherited realty

  • Posted on February 19, 2012 at 6:06 am

Me and my fiancé are about to get married by the end of the year. And we are planning to move in to the house that my grandma gave me for me to inherit, it was an old house. But before moving in, we decided to furnish the house first. So we went on to seek an interior designer that could possibly help us with the home improvement dilemma. Basically that we would need to repair are the rooms and closets. Fixing a house is not a problem for people who have allotted certain amount for all the expense. Luckily for us our parents offered their share of costs for expenses that is going to take change in the remodeling of the house. So for starters I and my fiancé went to shop for the materials needed to start off with the repairs. We also bought new furniture sets, in exchange of the old one we have in my granny’s house, because the old ones are already swollen and are very much prone to breaking. My fiancé also wanted to change the wallpapers around the walls of the house that’s why we also looked for a cozy yet nice set of it.

Vacuum for Dust Mites: Dealing with the Unseen

  • Posted on June 19, 2011 at 6:18 am

Getting rid of hairs, dust particles and pet dander is not the only benefit of using very powerful cleaning devices such as the Miele vacuum cleaners. Such vacuum cleaners can also help you get rid of unwanted “residents” in your home.

Imagine watching a movie about creatures that look like ugly ticks that feed on human skin. The idea is enough to send shivers down the spine of many of us. Unfortunately, such creatures are not a product of some film maker’s imagination. There is nothing at all fictional about tick-looking creatures and they are even more common in our homes. They are called dust mites and although they do not exactly feed on human skin, they primarily live on the dead skin cells that humans and animals shed regularly. Worse, they are microscopic. This means that you might be sitting on hundreds of them right now and you’re not even aware of it. Generally, dust mites are harmless to most people because they do not carry diseases. However, their feces as well as their remains can trigger asthma attacks and allergic reactions. If the idea of having unwanted microscopic arthropods inside your home is not enough for you to start shopping for the famous Miele vacuums that eliminate 99.99% of allergens in your home and the air, perhaps the fact that you might be inhaling mass quantities of dead dust mites and dust mite feces would.

Your carpet, upholstery and your bed are veritable dust mite magnet. The carpet in particular, provides too many places to hide in and too many things to cling and hold onto when the vacuum goes over. It is advisable to use a vacuum cleaner with powerful suction features like the Dust Mites Miele S4212 Neptune designed for this kind of task.

Siblings Television Lessons 101

  • Posted on April 3, 2010 at 6:11 am

While my brother was watching Television last night, he happened to tuned it into this channel that teaches viewers on how to have a home improvement with just a small cost. Basically it teaches people on how to do simple home improvement works such as painting walls and which colors are fit for their specific designs. Converting typical old American interior design into Asian are the one they featured last night. Improving on the accessories and choosing the right paint colors was the first thing that people should think of before staring their projects. Thinking of kind of design we want to have is also depending on the structural design that the existing house have. It does not necessarily need demolishing the present structure but by just doing a little repair and adding a few details and by just putting the right things in right places, you already are performing the so called Home improvement. Home improvement are things that we do to add more accent to our own homes, it is like living in where in you can feel comfortable and cozy at the same time. It does not need to be expensive or luxurious for someone to do home improvement, in fact you could even do it without costing a great amount of money. Because in doing home improvement you should always take into consideration the expense of the project.

Father’s handy man

  • Posted on March 29, 2010 at 6:10 am

I am a part time handy man who is now employed to help with my father’s project. My father is a contractor that had just recently got a new project, in order for me to earn money for my family. My father’s latest project is to remodel an existing house that has been erected for the past 20 years. Its design has been greatly influenced by Asian culture. And now the new owner of the realty property still wants to keep the design and just add a little detail of the modern designs that is being utilized in Hollywood , keeping both the old and the new design to compliment each other. Having two designs at the same time will have this conflict of ideas yet it also adds an additional accent to the home. Changing wallpapers or wall paints is one of the factors that could really compensate the design that will be appropriate for the given space. Buying new set of accessories will also help in the transformation of ones space. Home improvement can be in both the big and small scale. It all depends on the owner on how he or she wants it to be transformed into.

Architect by profession

  • Posted on March 20, 2010 at 6:09 am

I am an architect that is working in a firm that helps people build or rebuild their homes. I personally specialize in designing interior and exterior aspects of a house. But one of my favorites is rebuilding an old house; I just feel such rush of passion every time I get to work on an old house that wants to be revitalized. Working on a home improvement is really fun, especially when you get to keep both the ancient and modern designs to compliment one another. Having to bring a new yet old structure alive is such a beauty in sight. It is just a great challenging project to work with. Challenge in a way, that you have to meet the expectation and get the both design to compliment in each others aspect. The old designs are really hard to work with but with the kind of technology that we have nowadays it just makes the work easier and more convenient to deal with. Modern technology aids man in almost every way you could possibly think of. Like in our field of work, before you would have to go through a lot of labor before you could see the possible outcome of a certain project but with the help of computers and some special programs they just make it simpler than ever.

Obsessive – Compulsive Wife

  • Posted on March 11, 2010 at 6:07 am

My wife is a type of a person who just loves remodeling and moving our furniture time after time. She simply loves accentuating our home every time she can and could. Home improvement does not necessarily need to be expensive; actually you could do it with such a small costing. But it could also be a great cut on the cost if you could have someone within the household who knows to work on it. My wife always sets the house straight even how busy she gets, she always finds time to do her choirs at home. She is very much attentive on the things that needs of repair or anything. She is so conscious about the design of the house, most especially for the interior aspect of the house. She is very fond of hosting cocktail party for her girl friends, which is why she is very much conscious of the house every now and then. She did not want us both to be embarrassed to her friends and mine. But she really is very flattered every time a friend of ours gives us such a compliment regarding the setting or the design of our home. We treat our home as if it is the most precious asset that we have besides our kids.