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5 Kitchen Remodeling Tips Every Denver Homeowner Needs

June 29th, 2016

Thinking about a new kitchen? Putting on an addition that needs a second, smaller kitchen? Whatever your kitchen remodeling needs may be, there is plenty to think about. In fact, this is one of the most common and overwhelming processes that a homeowner can undertake. Here are 5 tips to keep in mind:

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How to Choose the Right Countertop

June 27th, 2016

The countertop in your kitchen is a critical part of its functionality. This is all the more true if you have extensive cabinetry and/or a kitchen island. Choosing the right countertop is part of any kitchen remodeling process, and there are plenty of options to consider. But before you make your choice, there are several questions you may want to ask yourself first. Let’s look at a handful.

What’s Your Budget?

You’ll want to know what your overall budget is for the kitchen remodel, and then what portion of that you want to spend on your countertops. For example, what’s more beautiful than marble? Not much, but it’s not right for all budgets. There are plenty of other options to consider, however, such as composite surfaces from quality manufacturers such as Swanstone and Corian, and tile.

What Type of Bevel?

If you’re thinking about a countertop, then you’ll want to think about what type of edge profile, what size the bevel will be, etc. You can choose between a number of different options, including radius, 1/4 bevel, eased, reverse bevel, cove, and ogee, among numerous others. A professional can help you choose so that your countertop is functional, safe, and that it looks great.

What Material Do You Want?

This is the major question. If you know what you want already and it matches your budgetary requirements, then you’re all set. But if you’re on the fence, you can begin by thinking what you want from your countertop. How long will you stay in that home? Are you more interested in functionality or style? For pure functionality, a solid composite works well and is cost-effective. But if you want something special, then stone, tile, or marble are all excellent options.

Whatever your countertop and kitchen remodeling needs may be, you can count on Bell Home Services. We service the entire Denver, CO area, so call us today to schedule a consultation. 

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Why is My Air Conditioner Output Dropping?

June 22nd, 2016

Nothing is more frustrating than relying on your air conditioner to keep you cool and having it fail in one way or another. If your air conditioner isn’t putting out enough cool air to keep you comfortable, there could be a number of different reasons why. Read on to find out why your air conditioner output might be dropping, and what you can do to correct it.

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Why You Should Avoid Store Bought Drain Cleaners

June 20th, 2016

When you have a drain clog in your home, you may be tempted to go out and grab a liquid drain cleaner from the nearest hardware store. We’d strongly advise against that. Store bought drain cleaners are convenient, but in the end they do far more harm than good. Read on to find out more about why store bought drain cleaners are so bad for your drains.

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Problems That Lead to Pipe Replacement

June 15th, 2016

Plumbing pipes are designed to last quite a long time, some of them even up to a century. However, there are a number of different problems that can lead to early pipe replacement. If you want to keep your plumbing pipes in the best possible condition, you need to be aware of these problems. Let’s take a look at some of the issues that can lead to pipe replacement, and what you can do about it.

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Do I Need a New Air Conditioner?

June 13th, 2016

Summer is here, and it’s important that you have a good air conditioner to keep your home cool for the next couple of months. Eventually, you’re going to reach a point where your air conditioner can’t make it through another season. You don’t want your system to die on you in the middle of the hottest season of the year, so it’s important that you be able to recognize the signs that you need a new air conditioner. Let’s take a look at those signs now.

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How to Keep Your Indoor Air Quality High This Summer

June 6th, 2016

As you get through the next few months of the year, keeping your home cool is probably going to be one of your top priorities. That’s all well and good, but air conditioning is not the only thing you should have on your mind during the warmest months of the year. Indoor air quality is just as important as air conditioning for maintaining your comfort, and your health. Let’s take a look at how you can keep your indoor air quality high this summer.

Install an Air Cleaner

Most people don’t know this, but the average home is full of all kinds of microscopic airborne contaminants. These contaminants can cause all kinds of health problems through prolonged exposure, from the flu to asthma. In order to address these issues, it’s a good idea to install an air cleaner in your home. Air cleaners are designed to remove airborne contaminants from your air, helping to keep you healthy.

Use a Humidifier/Dehumidifier

Humidity imbalances have just as much of an impact on indoor air quality as contaminants do. If the air in your home is too humid, it will be harder for your body to cool itself. High humidity also promotes mold growth, which can have negative health effects if inhaled. Chronically low humidity can weaken your body’s defenses against disease, and makes many parts of your home more brittle. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers can correct humidity imbalances, helping to keep both you and your home more comfortable.

Indoor air quality plays a huge role in your health and comfort all year round, not just during the summer. It’s in your best interest to make sure that your indoor air quality remains as high as possible. Consult with a professional about the best ways to make sure that your indoor air quality is good.

Bell Home Solutions offers indoor air quality services throughout Denver, CO.

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Make Sure Your Air Conditioner is Properly Sized

June 6th, 2016

When selecting a new air conditioner for your home, you need to make sure that it’s sized properly. Bigger doesn’t always equal better when it comes to climate control. If your air conditioner is the wrong size for your home, it will cause a wide range of problems. Read on to find out more about those problems, and the importance of properly sizing your air conditioner.

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Reasons Why You May Want a Water Treatment System

June 1st, 2016

There are a wide variety of different problems that can affect a home’s plumbing system, some of which are obvious and some not. One of the more subtle problems is hard water, which is still a big threat to the health of the system. If you don’t catch and treat hard water in time, you’re going to be dealing with a lot of problems that could have been avoided. Let’s take a look at what hard water is, and how you can treat it.

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Factors to Consider During Kitchen Remodeling

May 30th, 2016

It’s easy to get carried away in the excitement of kitchen remodeling. Imagining how nice the new countertops will look, or the kitchen sink once it’s been moved from one side of the room to the other, etc. etc. Remodeling a kitchen takes a lot of work, though. While most of the finer details should be trusted to a professional contractor, there are a few factors that you need to consider yourself. Let’s take a look at some of those factors now.

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