Home Improvement Blog: A Toolbox of Ideas

The 2011 Great Big Home & Garden Expo – Cleveland’s Best Home Show

Posted on Mon, Jan 31, 2011

As winter has descended upon Northeast Ohio and the region, hundreds of local home improvement companies, landscapers, patio furniture retailers, you name it, are preparing for the 2011 Cleveland Great Big Home & Garden Expo at Cleveland’s I-X Center February 5-13th with Ty Pennington as their spokesperson.

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Tags: Home & Garden Shows, I-X Center

Replacement Entry Door Ideas and Considerations

Posted on Mon, Jan 24, 2011

Every home begins with the front door.  A new front entry door is very important to the aesthetics and overall design of your home as it is commonly the focal point.   An entry door that complements a home’s color scheme can create desirable curb appeal (instantly raising your home’s value and desirability). As with many home improvement products, there are a variety of choices.  There are basic economy models to extravagant combination double doors with remarkable artistic glass. 

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Tags: Energy Efficiency, Entry Doors, Security

Sunroom Design Ideas

Posted on Tue, Jan 11, 2011

Imagine the possibilities!   There are a wide range of directions we could go with this subject.  For now we’ll just discuss just a few.  A sunroom is a versatile room that can be built a number of ways depending on your style, existing home and use for the room.  The roof style of the sunroom is one key component that can affect the overall design and appearance of your new room.  There are a variety of roof styles you will want to explore such as, Gable (also known as a cathedral or peaked roof), Studio (lean-to roof or shed roof), California (split gable with transoms over center beam) and other custom roof styles. 

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Tags: Studio Sunroom, California Sunroom, Sunrooms, Gable Sunroom, Vinyl Sunroom

Sunrooms in Ohio Becoming Very Popular

Posted on Fri, Jan 07, 2011

There are many reasons that sunrooms are becoming very popular in Ohio.  In Ohio, we truly have four full seasons each year (some Ohio natives may argue 5 seasons when it gets very cold).  These seasons help many Ohioans truly appreciate nature and its scenery.  Sunrooms provide a transitional room that allows homeowner to be closer to nature while being within the comfort of your own home.  An all glass sunroom in Ohio has so many beautiful views to capture, from Lake Erie to the woodlands in the North. Then consider the rolling hills and farmlands of Amish country, the Appalachian foothills in southern Ohio and much more. Sunrooms provide the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate nature all year round from your own home without concern for rain or the temperature. 

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Tags: Sunrooms, Sunroom Uses, Vinyl Sunroom, Ohio