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Finding My Happy Place at Home

When I was renovating my home the one thing I wanted to do was revitalize my old tired bathroom. The hardest part was finding shower doors near me that were the design I wanted, for a good price. I shopped around quite a bit and finally found some lovely matte black metal doors with clear glass that fit my vision. I wanted my bathroom to be somewhat like an at home spa so I also put in a huge soaking tub.

I changed the tiles a semi-gloss off white subway tile for inside the shower and did this beautiful, deep, teal green on the walls and then painted them with stars so it looked like the night sky. I got the inspiration for the walls from a Tiktok video and it looks even better in person.

Next, I replaced the sink with a large vanity that could hold all of the beauty products I use regularly as well as toothbrushes and toothpaste. It’s a gorgeous grey marble with streaks of black and gold through it.

Finally, I worked on the tiles on the floor. It was tough to decide what I wanted but I ended up choosing these tiny hexagonal tiles I’ve seen in several other renovations on Pinterest and Tiktok. They’re about the size of a quarter and vary in colors between white and grey. I put them out in a pattern that resembles flowers and I think the finished product is really nice.

Now when I enter my bathroom it’s a tranquil place for me to soak in my luxurious tub and forget about the stresses of the day. I never knew how much of an effect something as small as a bathroom could have on my moods but it has made quite the difference and I’d recommend a refresh or renovation to anyone.

My Hot Water Tank Completely Failed

When I went to shower, the water would not heat up. I have never taken a cold shower before, but I figured it would have to do since I had to go to work. It was the most miserable experience ever! I knew that I was going to have to find an emergency plumber in Essex County NJ because I was not going to take another cold shower. I had to go to work until six that evening, and I needed my hot water fixed before I left again the following morning at seven.

I called the plumber I had used a few years ago to help with an issue but he was not able to come out for a few weeks. I needed someone a whole lot sooner because I was going to have to rent a hotel room otherwise. I did an online search for emergency plumbers in my area, and I contacted the one that had a lot of positive reviews. I did not know any other way to choose one, but it seemed like a decent way to me anyway. I can understand why this plumbing company had so many great reviews because they told me they could come out when I got home from work that evening.

The plumber did a quick check of the water heater. The news was not good. It had failed, and in a big way too. There was no fixing it, so I needed a new water heater. I had to use my credit card to get one, but he was able to install it that same night. I had hot water again before I went to bed that night, and that is something that I hope I never take for granted again. I also know who will be my go-to plumber for any plumbing needs in the future!

Finding a Stump Removal Service

I had a tree removed about a year ago, but left in it’s place was the stump. I was okay with it, at first, but the longer I left it there the more annoyed I became. I know it was a part of nature, but I was getting sick of seeing it whenever I looked out my window It obstructed my view of my garden which was why I removed the tree in the first place. It was at this point that I knew what I had to do so I searched stump removal in asheville nc. The reason for this is that I live in NC and I also really wanted to get that stump removed.

As I said, I know it’s a part of nature, but I really wanted an unobstructed view of my garden. I had put a lot of work into that garden and was proud of how it looked. Naturally, when one removes a tree from the property your going to have to deal with the stump. It was foolish of me not to keep that in mind, but once I realized it I immediately looked into a tree stump removal service. It didn’t take as long as I thought. Within a week or so the stump was removed and now every time I look out the window I get a lovely view of my garden. It’s great and I wished I had done it sooner rather than mull over it for a couple weeks and feel annoyed that I couldn’t see my garden.

My advice is simple: if it’s in the way then just search for a removal service. It wasn’t hard to find a stump removal service after I did my research. Just do that, compare and contrast, and you’ll be having a lovely yard in no time.

A Storm Ruined My Mom’s Tree

When my mom called me a few weeks ago, I knew that I had to get out to her house after our conversation ended. She was having trouble with some things there with the main issue being a tree that was struck by lightning. She sent me a picture of it, and I knew that I needed to get a tree service in Hendersonville to take a look at it. My mom is really nervous around new people, which is why I knew I had to be there in person. I arranged my work so I could do it remotely, not knowing how long I would need to be there as the tree was just one issue.

When I got there, I saw that the pictures really did not relay the true extent of the damage the tree had taken with the lightning strike. Thankfully, the tree was leaning away from my mom’s house, but I knew it was dangerous to have it like that. I contacted a tree company to see if they could come out and take a look at it. I was not sure if we could save part of the tree or not, but I knew they would be able to tell me.

When they came out, they immediately said the entire tree would have to come down. They said they could take off the top part where the strike was, but that the tree had some damage going all the way down the trunk. It would look okay with just a partial removal, but it would still not be safe. I was happy when they said they could come back in a few days and take it down. That gave me time to fix the other minor things that my mom needed fixed, which meant we could just enjoy a good bit of time together. The tree company came out and had the tree completely cut down within hours, and they even removed the stump for her. I wish all of life’s problems were as easy to fix as this one was!

New House with a Broken HVAC

When I moved into my new home a couple of months ago, I had to get an HVAC repair in NYC because the HVAC system stopped working only a couple of weeks after moving in. This was during the middle of summer, so it was hot while I was looking for a company to fix the system. For a while, I thought the person who sold me the house knew about the HVAC system having problems and just didn’t want to say anything about it so that he could sell the house immediately.

Finding a company to fix the system wasn’t much of a problem and I was able to do it in less than an hour. I took a bit of time to look at as many company reviews that I could find and make sure that the companies had a lot of positive feedback. Some did, and and some didn’t, and I just went with the one that had the best reviews. Some of these people even mentioned the kind of HVAC system they had, what was wrong with it, what parts were needed to fix it, and how much the total cost of repairs and the repair time were.

The repair for the HVAC was done in 30 minutes, because it just needed a new fan and a new capacitor. I thought it would have needed some more coolant, or maybe something more expensive, but it was just those two simple things. The price was really reasonable for the repairs. Since that repair job, I’ve been able to run the system with both cool air and warm air. I think the system has a few more years of life left in it before it will have to be replaced for something newer, but it should be fine until then.