Archive for February, 2018

3 Garage Door Considerations

If your home consists of a garage, the kind of door you opt to maintain or install determines a number of things, like convenience and costs. Adding an automatic opener to your door is a nice future time-saver that provides a convenience for those who would like to stay dry in rainy areas. Since automatic garage door openers require a system that makes them work, they also require proper maintenance. A Genie garage door professional can service the system as necessary and find parts that may not be sold locally. They can keep it in top shape so it does not fail suddenly and make improvements as they become available.

For your garage, if you are considering an upgrade or maintaining as is, here are three things to consider.


Garage doors are available in four main types. They can roll up, slide from side to side and swing out as well as up. Each door provides a set of benefits. The door type you can install, however, may depend on a few factors, like space and current structure. Those who are trying to raise their property’s value and would like something out of the ordinary may opt for a door that swings out. Roll up doors are a good option for those who do not have the extra space to safely open a swing out door. For a roll-up door, you will have to do some measuring so that the tracks are set up well. Garage doors that open side to side are also practical space-savers.


Once you have chosen your garage door-type, you will want to consider the material they will be manufactured from, next. Most garage doors are made from wood, steel or aluminum. Wood doors add a decorative touch and can be found in a wide price range. They do require re-painting every so often, though, due to normal wear and tear from the weather and environment. Steel doors require less maintenance and are fairly inexpensive. Aluminum doors have improved over the years that can be found in sturdier and budget-friendly versions.


The door-style you choose should be the one that makes you happiest. Ideally, it will complement your home, be the right size and operate within any constraints that may be present at your property.

If you are considering upgrading your garage’s door, consider the type, material and style.

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The Dream Of Getting A House Of My Own

I don’t know about you but when I was still young, I want to own a house. When my sister decided to loan a house through SSS, it was the time that I can feel the privacy, I don’t have to be scared to get kicked anytime, you see we were always moving in every now and then. We moved in to the house that my sister loan when I was about to be in college. That time I thought the subdivision we moved in is the farthest but now it is becoming one of the nearest. I moved out from that house when Mj was 5 years old. I got a fight with my sister, so even if I partly owned the house I just let her be and rented a house together .with my other sister.

We stayed there for a year until I decided to loan a house through Pag-Ibig. I was working in a pioneering call center that time. I decided to loan a house because of the thought that if it will be my name on it, no one will be able to steal it from me. But few years after, since my kids are growing up, it was hard already to live with a sister together with her family. We can’t avoid getting a fight because of the kids. So I thought to rent a house in the same village.

I didn’t try to own a house after we moved out from my house because I thought that we will be joining my husband in the US but since it looks like that it is impossible for us even if it was hard for us in terms of financing, I grabbed the opportunity to assume this house. For one year, our life was tested because of what we owe to the owner of this house and I need to think very quick of I needed to do to save everything until I paid him off. Thank GOD!

In one year of struggle, we were not able to do some repairs of course we need to save for the house. I need to pay the owner pretty quick and we needed a huge amount of money. I was relieved when we paid him off, first thing first I did was to repair the floor tiles, last year I was able to have the sink repaired and we were able to modify the counter to cabinets and I was able to put doors for our closet. Now, I got a huge plan and that is to put an extension and a master’s bedroom. I am saving for it; I hope to do it next year or at least before my husband will go back here. I hope to do it really soon.

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Add Extra Living Space Inexpensively

One of the most needed things around the home is extra space. Many people are finding their patio is one of the best areas to suit their needs. The patio can easily be used for dining, entertaining, as an area for children to play, and much more. Covering the patio is an excellent way to gain this extra space.

How do Covers Help Add Space?

When the patio is covered, it is protected from the UV rays of the sun as well as the wind and rain. Patio furniture is protected as well. A cover will keep the furniture and cushions from fading due to the sun. One example of a company offering patio covers west jordan is Elite Environmental Solutions.

Many people put outdoor kitchens in this area so they can be used for cooking on hot summer nights or for preparing meals for guests. A barbecue grill is an excellent idea for parties or for the family spending time together.

Fire pits can be added to a patio allowing it to be used even in cold weather. Some people even prefer to have a fireplace installed in this area for use when it is very cold. This is an area that can be privatized with tall plants. This is one of the easiest ways to get the privacy needed, particularly if close neighbors are an issue. A wall can be added to help with this as well.

Other Advantages to Patios

When you add extra space to your home with a patio, it can also increase the value. Rather than adding another room to the home, a patio can provide living and entertainment space inexpensively. This is one of the most popular and desired aspects of potential home buyers.

A covered patio provides an advantage that is not accomplished with many other improvements. Make sure the cover is chosen to enhance the look of the home. Add accent lighting or another type to allow the area to be used at night. A cover can help reduce maintenance needed for this area since it is not constantly subjected to the weather.

Years ago many homes were built with porches that served basically the same purpose that a covered patio does today. As a place to relax or a gathering space for neighbors, family, and friends, a patio is quite beneficial for extending the living space of the home.

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My New Organizer and My New Columnar For This Year

Since I have a husband working abroad, I’ll make sure that when he sends us some money for bills or allowance, it is always posted in my budget notebook. You might call this an organizer for your busy schedule but for me I call this my budget notebook.

Nevertheless, I post all my expenses on this notebook, and at the bottom part, at the reminder notes, I wrote their all the things I need to pay for the week, my grocery budget and my sister’s pay out since I pay her in exchange of the things she is doing at home, when I am out for work.

If I post all the bills I need to pay on the day that my husband will wired me money, with this organizer, I can do it in advance since the dates are all posted already. (Of course that’s how organizer does right?) Thus, I will be able to do the budget a month in advance, in that way I can also save some money since I have all the bills taken good care already before it is due.


I also bought a columnar, about 22 columns so for me to be aware how much did we incur each month. And if we have incurred too much for a certain month, I make sure that we will improve by next month. Believe it or not, I know how much we spend for each year.

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