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May 21, 2015

Congratulations on your new home! You probably have a lot to think about with moving, unpacking and decorating. Most likely, the last thing you're thinking about is what types of tools you should have around the home. However, stocking up on these homeowner essentials now can avoid a lot of inconvenience in the long run, as well as help you in the settling in process. Consider this helpful checklist of tools every homeowner needs to make life a little bit easier.

1. A Ladder
From changing out-of-reach light bulbs to cleaning gutters, you won't get far without a ladder. A ladder is one of the first things every homeowner should purchase. If space is an issue, new telescoping ladders are easy to fold up and store away neatly. 

2. A Cordless Drill
There is nothing more necessary to a homeowner's tool belt than a drill. Drills are used in almost every home project you can imagine. Invest in a 14 or 18 colt cordless drill with lithium batteries so you don't have to worry about lugging around hardware or running out of batteries. Be sure the drill is reversible as well, so you can remove screws as easily as you insert them.

3. A Screwdriver Set
A diversified set of screwdrivers is a necessary addition to any homeowner's tools. Most sets come with a variety of head sizes for both Phillips and flat head screwdrivers. There will come a time when you'll need that extra small flat head. Many screwdriver sets come with magnetic and interchangeable tips as well, which makes it easier to find and switch the size you're looking for quickly.

4. Hammer
You're not going to make much progress in a home repair project without a hammer. Invest in a nicely weighted 16 oz. hammer and make sure to get the claw back variety. The claw backside is useful for pulling out nails, prying open boards, and pulling up carpet, among other things.

5. Tape Measure & Level
A tape measure and level should go hand-in-hand when it comes to necessities for your tool box. After all, you not only need to know where to hang the shelf, you also need to make sure it's straight, right? Locking 25-foot measures are inexpensive and versatile. There are also a few options that support longer lengths on their own which makes tackling a project solo much easier. When shopping for a level, look for one about 3 feet long with a smooth edge that doubles as a ruler.

6. A Wrench & Pliers
An adjustable wrench is another homeowner essential. A good wrench should be easy to adjust and should hold the setting easily. Likewise, a pair of locking pliers will help you get a hold of smaller things the wrench can't grip.

7. Duct Tape
Every tool box on earth should contain a roll of duct tape. The most versatile and widely used "tool" in the world, duct tape can be used for patching holes, adding support to something, holding things together--just about anything, really. At some point in your life as a homeowner, you will probably find a use for duct tape that you didn't even know was possible.

We hope these tips and tricks will help you settle into your new home. If you're searching for new flooring in your new home, contact Rite Rug Flooring today. 

 

 

 

Posted by: Rite Rug Blog Administrator

Congratulations on your new home! You probably have a lot to think about with moving, unpacking and decorating. Most likely, the last thing you're thinking about is what types of tools you should have around the home. However, stocking up on these homeowner essentials now can avoid a lot of inconvenience in the long run, as well as help you in the settling in process. Consider this helpful checklist of tools every homeowner needs to make life a little bit easier.

1. A Ladder
From changing out-of-reach light bulbs to cleaning gutters, you won't get far without a ladder. A ladder is one of the first things every homeowner should purchase. If space is an issue, new telescoping ladders are easy to fold up and store away neatly. 

2. A Cordless Drill
There is nothing more necessary to a homeowner's tool belt than a drill. Drills are used in almost every home project you can imagine. Invest in a 14 or 18 colt cordless drill with lithium batteries so you don't have to worry about lugging around hardware or running out of batteries. Be sure the drill is reversible as well, so you can remove screws as easily as you insert them.

3. A Screwdriver Set
A diversified set of screwdrivers is a necessary addition to any homeowner's tools. Most sets come with a variety of head sizes for both Phillips and flat head screwdrivers. There will come a time when you'll need that extra small flat head. Many screwdriver sets come with magnetic and interchangeable tips as well, which makes it easier to find and switch the size you're looking for quickly.

4. Hammer
You're not going to make much progress in a home repair project without a hammer. Invest in a nicely weighted 16 oz. hammer and make sure to get the claw back variety. The claw backside is useful for pulling out nails, prying open boards, and pulling up carpet, among other things.

5. Tape Measure & Level
A tape measure and level should go hand-in-hand when it comes to necessities for your tool box. After all, you not only need to know where to hang the shelf, you also need to make sure it's straight, right? Locking 25-foot measures are inexpensive and versatile. There are also a few options that support longer lengths on their own which makes tackling a project solo much easier. When shopping for a level, look for one about 3 feet long with a smooth edge that doubles as a ruler.

6. A Wrench & Pliers
An adjustable wrench is another homeowner essential. A good wrench should be easy to adjust and should hold the setting easily. Likewise, a pair of locking pliers will help you get a hold of smaller things the wrench can't grip.

7. Duct Tape
Every tool box on earth should contain a roll of duct tape. The most versatile and widely used "tool" in the world, duct tape can be used for patching holes, adding support to something, holding things together--just about anything, really. At some point in your life as a homeowner, you will probably find a use for duct tape that you didn't even know was possible.

We hope these tips and tricks will help you settle into your new home. If you're searching for new flooring in your new home, contact Rite Rug Flooring today. 

 

 

 

May 13, 2015

Flooring plays a critical role in your home's environment, so it is important to take some time to think through exactly what you want and need before you purchase. When it comes to aesthetics, comfort and functionality, the main thing to remember is to select a flooring type that supports your lifestyle. Here are some helpful considerations. 

Lifestyle

If you have children or pets, that can certainly factor in to what type of flooring you purchase. If your kids are very young, carpeting is a great option because it's soft and can make playtime and day-to-day living more comfortable and enjoyable for little ones. You may also want to consider color-as lighter styles won't hide the spills, dirt and other messes that may occur. Consider a "flecked" style to help hide messes and dirt. 

If you are a pet-lover, you may opt for a flooring type that is durable, moisture-resistant and easy to clean. Think about who will be living in your home and how your flooring choice will weigh in to the comfort of your lifestyle. 

The Room: Functionality

The room will often dictate what kind of material homeowners want to put into a room. For example, very rarely do people install carpeting in bathrooms. The wet and damp environment is likely to produce mold.

What do you use your room for? If you are searching for flooring in your kitchen, avid cooks might avoid tile as it is a hard surface that can be less comfortable to stand on for extended periods of time. A better option might be hardwood or laminate. Hardwood might not be ideal for an entryway if kids are running in and out tracking in dirt and moisture. Hard surfaces look great in living rooms, but if your goal is comfort, carpet might be a better route. Consider your space and the room's functionality when making your decision.

Aesthetic and Design

The many options and styles available to you may be overwhelming at first. Once you have narrowed down the type of flooring you plan to install (hardwood, carpeting, laminate, vinyl, etc.), you can get into aesthetics. How is the rest of your room designed? The rest of the house? How will your flooring choice work with the other elements of your room like furnishings and wall color? These are a just a few of the questions you will want to ask yourself.

Cost

Different flooring materials vary heavily in material costs. Installation costs are even more variable, as different materials require different techniques. Additionally, you may need to factor in other costs such as new baseboards, stains and other building material costs.

It is important to hire a flooring provider who can help you understand your needs to selecting a flooring type that meets your lifestyle and budget.

When you are looking for the perfect flooring for your new home, look no further than Rite Rug Flooring. We are the professionals you can trust in making your house the home of your dreams. 

 

Posted by: Rite Rug Blog Administrator

Flooring plays a critical role in your home's environment, so it is important to take some time to think through exactly what you want and need before you purchase. When it comes to aesthetics, comfort and functionality, the main thing to remember is to select a flooring type that supports your lifestyle. Here are some helpful considerations. 

Lifestyle

If you have children or pets, that can certainly factor in to what type of flooring you purchase. If your kids are very young, carpeting is a great option because it's soft and can make playtime and day-to-day living more comfortable and enjoyable for little ones. You may also want to consider color-as lighter styles won't hide the spills, dirt and other messes that may occur. Consider a "flecked" style to help hide messes and dirt. 

If you are a pet-lover, you may opt for a flooring type that is durable, moisture-resistant and easy to clean. Think about who will be living in your home and how your flooring choice will weigh in to the comfort of your lifestyle. 

The Room: Functionality

The room will often dictate what kind of material homeowners want to put into a room. For example, very rarely do people install carpeting in bathrooms. The wet and damp environment is likely to produce mold.

What do you use your room for? If you are searching for flooring in your kitchen, avid cooks might avoid tile as it is a hard surface that can be less comfortable to stand on for extended periods of time. A better option might be hardwood or laminate. Hardwood might not be ideal for an entryway if kids are running in and out tracking in dirt and moisture. Hard surfaces look great in living rooms, but if your goal is comfort, carpet might be a better route. Consider your space and the room's functionality when making your decision.

Aesthetic and Design

The many options and styles available to you may be overwhelming at first. Once you have narrowed down the type of flooring you plan to install (hardwood, carpeting, laminate, vinyl, etc.), you can get into aesthetics. How is the rest of your room designed? The rest of the house? How will your flooring choice work with the other elements of your room like furnishings and wall color? These are a just a few of the questions you will want to ask yourself.

Cost

Different flooring materials vary heavily in material costs. Installation costs are even more variable, as different materials require different techniques. Additionally, you may need to factor in other costs such as new baseboards, stains and other building material costs.

It is important to hire a flooring provider who can help you understand your needs to selecting a flooring type that meets your lifestyle and budget.

When you are looking for the perfect flooring for your new home, look no further than Rite Rug Flooring. We are the professionals you can trust in making your house the home of your dreams. 

 

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