Conserving Energy While Still Staying Cool: Commercial Tactics For Hot Days

Commercial establishments, from stores to offices, have a massive energy footprint compared to a home, and it's essential that these places take steps to reduce energy usage on hot days. For much of the summer, turning off the air conditioner is not an option, so businesses need to look at additional tactics. Here are a few ways to keep those bills down while still keeping cool. Dim the Lights Even though most establishments and offices use LEDs or fluorescent lights -- both very energy efficient -- the amount of lighting used still adds up on that utility bill.

Make Your Basement A Gaming Haven With Home Remodeling

It is not uncommon to find homes for sale with unfinished basements. You may have purchased one of these homes and have been taking some time to think about what you want to do with the space. If your family is passionate about gaming, you may have come up with the idea of making it a gaming haven. It is not easy to take on such a large project by yourself, so you should consider hiring a home remodeling company that can help you come up with ideas, buy everything that is needed, and do all the labor.

Reduce Your Commercial Building's Contribution To Emissions And The Urban Heat Island Effect

When planning a commercial building these days, there are plenty of resources available to you that can help you make the building more eco-friendly and reduce the overall impact that not just its construction but also its use will have on the environment. And if you make your building eco-friendly enough, you could get it LEED certified, which can add quite a bit of value. Here are two ways you can ensure that the building in question gives off less pollution and less heat.

What Should You Do While Hanging Drywall?

Drywall seems like one of the easiest parts of a home renovation. However, the reality is that there are a lot of things that can go wrong with the drywall. Unfortunately, small mistakes could dramatically hurt your budget. If you are planning to drywall your home, here is what you need to know.  What Should You Do?  To make the job of installing drywall less frustrating, there are a few things that you should do.

3 Great Materials For Kitchen Floors

One of the best places to start, when remodeling your kitchen, is the floor. New flooring in your kitchen will greatly alter the style of the room and compliment the cabinets. There are several great materials that are commonly used for kitchen floors. Vinyl, tile and hardwood are three great materials for floors. This article compares the three materials as they relate to kitchen flooring. Vinyl is Cheap and Low Maintenance