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To everyone who follows and reads our posts!  Thank you so much.  We are very thankful for you who read, leave comments and share our posts.  Thank you for all that you do.  This is a quick note to let you know that we will be making some updates to our site and which will result in a lag in blog posts from December 1 – December 9.  Stay tuned because  we will be back on December 10.

Remodel Tip: Garage Upgrades

HomeZada Remodel Tip Garage Upgrades

The insides of many garages have a rough-in finish of exposed wood framing. Many people want the inside of their garage to be finished with more cabinets and storage solutions. Insulating your garage walls, replacing your garage doors, finishing the interior walls with drywall and various cabinet solutions are all options for a garage upgrade. Adding storage to a garage can consist of built in cabinets or self standing shelving.  In each case, you will need to take into consideration your cars and whether they can fit in your garage with cabinets or shelving and any other items that absolutely must fit in your garage. When considering storage options, Read more

Home Organizing Made Easy

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Organizing a home can be challenging, how do you keep track of who your service providers are, where are your property documents like mortgage or closing documents, how are you tracking everything you own or keeping up with home maintenance and home remodeling projects.   There are so many details to track about your Read more

Get Fired Up … It is Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week is October 5 – October 12.  This is a great opportunity to keep up with some standard maintenance on your home.  Performing checks on smoke alarms, carbon dioxide detectors, sprinkler systems and fire extinguishers are simple tasks that can make a big difference on the safety of your family and your home.

Some helpful hints from our friends over at National Fire Protection Association are to: Read more

Remodel Tip: New Kitchen Floor

HomeZada Remodel Library New Kitchen Floor

Sometimes your budget does not allow for a full kitchen remodel, however you can get a new and fresh look to your kitchen by installing new flooring. The key is deciding the balance of how much to invest in new flooring versus saving for a longer period of time for a larger remodel. This depends on your situation. Maybe the layout, appliances, and cabinets are in good condition, but the linoleum flooring really needs to be changed. If you feel your Read more

Maintenance Tip: Replace batteries in smoke detectors

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Smoke detectors play a vital role in maintaining a safe home. They are usually placed in high areas in various rooms in the home. Many detectors will chirp when the battery needs to be replaced. It may be a good idea to keep a regular schedule to essentially replace the batteries in the smoke detectors all at once. Many also have a test function that you Read more

5 Reasons to Create a Home Inventory

In a few days, we are entering September and it is National Preparedness Month. During National Preparedness Month, FEMA recommends you take the necessary precautions to protect your family and home against any challenging weather or disaster situation, unexpected house fires or burglaries. As part of FEMA’s recommendations, having a home inventory is a great way to understand your home and your possessions in order to properly document your home contents. Here are a few reasons to create a home inventory.
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Feeling Like Zada

HomeZada has these glorious purple and greens in it’s logo and we thought now is the time to see exactly how spectacular these colors can work in home decor.   Visit our Pinterest Page to learn what Read more

Home Remodel Tip: Front Yard Landscape

HomeZada Front Landscape Project

The front yard landscaping has a very important role in defining the curb appeal of your home. Choosing plants, trees, shrubs and lighting that work with the type of home you have can have a dramatic effect. The appearance of the front of your home is not only important for you and the value of the home, but also in keeping the appearance and value of your neighborhood. Read more

Maintenance Tip: Reseal Grout

HomeZada Maintenance Tip Reseal Grout

Resealing your ceramic tiles and grout is an important maintenance step to keeping your tile surfaces looking like new. Grout especially is porous, therefore very susceptible to discoloration, stain, and a place for mold and mildew to grow. Find the appropriate sealer and apply it to your tiles and grout lines to keep things look fresh and like new.

 

How to seal your grout

Make sure your grout lines are clean and dry before beginning the sealing process.  You will need to buy a penetrating sealer and follow the instructions.  Another item that makes this job easier is to buy a grout sealing plastic bottle.  It is essentially a spray type bottle with a roller on the tip that allows you to roll the sealer on.

Fill the bottle with the sealer.  Using the roller bottle, roll on top of the grout lines to seal them. For more information on resealing your grout, visit HomeZada’s Maintenance Library.

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