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When it comes to expanding your home living space, one of the most effective ways to do it is to finish the basement. You can turn a full basement into an entire floor of extra living space. You may even be able to create bedrooms, install a kitchen, and add a bathroom. I created this site to share my experiences with basement renovations and construction. My hope is that sharing what I have learned will help others to see that it's easier than you think to finish the basement and create the space you have always envisioned in your home.

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Getting Ready For Fall: 3 Repairs To Do Around The House

With fall approaching, there's always something going on. Halloween is in October, Thanksgiving is in November, and it's simply a busy time of year. To get your home ready to see visitors, there are a few repairs you should make sure to complete. Here are three that you can do in just a few hours, so your house is ready for the season. 

Fix Your Window Screens 

There are few days more exciting for kids than Halloween, and people open their doors to give out candy and other treats. Children don't always knock loudly, so a good way to hear them is to keep the screen door closed but the main door open. This helps keep bugs out of the house and prevents people from entering your home, but it promotes airflow and shows people you're home. Before you can leave the door open, you'll need to fix any damaged window screens. There are mobile window screen repair companies that can come to your home to fix rips or sagging in the window screen. 

Fix Your Walkways

Another thing to look out for is a dangerous walkway in your yard. Has the concrete lifted, cracked, or become uneven? If so, it's a hazard and should be repaired. Choose to use a rubber seal over cracks  to help prevent water from getting inside and widening it, or remove and replace independent stones that have become damaged.

If you choose not to repair damage on a walkway that someone uses, if that person trips or falls, you could be held liable for their injuries. If you know there's damage, this is one area of home repair that you must complete as soon as possible. 

Fix Your Window Seals

Probably one of the most important repairs to do is to fix the seals around your windows. As the winter approaches, it gets colder; that cold air pushes into your house through cracked seals. The heat you're paying for escapes through the cracks, making you run your heater more often and raising the price of your electricity or gas bill. Resealing the edges of your window with a sealant will help, and it takes only a few minutes. 

These are just a few repairs you should do around your home as you get ready for fall. Save energy, prevent injuries, and enjoy the season by completing these repairs before the fall and winter months.