Sunday, April 25, 2010

Spring Projects Around the House

Home improvement projects, honey-do lists, yard clean-ups, the list can go on and on. Once spring gets here there is a new passion to get things done. The winter rains have subsided. The sun shines bright. We get this boost of energy that wants to get things done. So do it. Here is my advice to tackling all the things that you want and need to do.

1. Get pencil and paper and write down all the things that you would like to have done. Lists the big, small, cheap, expensive, easy and hard. Get them all down on paper, this is just the brainstorming session.

2. Divide the brainstorming list into three categories: Must do right away, Needs to get done soon, and If I get a chance. This needs to be quick. Why? If we spend too much time dwelling on which list to put it in, we are wasting time. The goal is to get started in doing something.

3. Start! I suggest starting with a "must do" item, pick the easiest item there. For example, replace the dead tree in the planter at the front door for the party tomorrow. Get this done, feel good about getting started. Once you've started, keep moving down the list. Begin the next easy "must do" item.

The key to this exercise is to get started by getting something done and building on it. Checking off items that are completed can do wonders for a procratinator like myself.

Hope this helps!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Placerville General Contractor Installs New Redwood Decking in Cameron Park

Redwood deck boards can rot and become unsafe to walk on, the solution may be as simple as replacing the deck boards. If the surrounding lumber is still structurally sound, a deck facelift is surely possible. Replacing the decking will be less expensive than replacing the entire structure. Ask a qualified contractor to give there opinion, most will do this for free!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Exterior Siding in Sacramento by Placerville Contractor

Over time wood siding goes bad. Maybe because of improper painting, poor installation, excessive water; the reasons are many. Installation of cementious lap siding may be the answer for your property. The produce does not rot, it's durable, and looks good too.

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