Adding a BathroomAdding a Bathroom


About Me

Adding a Bathroom

Last year I discovered I would inherit my grandmother’s beautiful house. When I was a child, I made many fond memories in this cozy, rural home. When I learned the home would be mine, I immediately started planning future renovations. The first thing I decided to do was make the half bathroom a full one. At the time, the home only had one full bathroom. Do you and your family members argue over who gets to use the one bathroom in your house? Consider hiring a contractor to build an additional bathroom onto your home. An experienced contractor can help you determine if you need a three, four, or even five piece bathroom. On this blog, I hope you will discover the benefits of hiring a contractor to build an addition onto your home.

Have Fun In The Yard: Outdoor Fire Pits For Hanging Out By The Campfire

There are few things more soothing that sitting under the stars next to a campfire. When you enjoy the outdoors and you want to have somewhere to gather with friends and family, an outdoor fireplace can be the perfect solution. From small fire pits that give you a little light and comfort, to a larger custom fireplace that you can cook on, a backyard fireplace can provide you with years of enjoyment. Add value to your backyard, have a place for friends and family to gather, and have some fun this summer watching the flames and making memories with your loved ones.

Understand the Fire Codes in Your Area

While you may be able to build a small fire pit on your own, it's important to know the fire codes in your area. If you have a contractor, like Alpine Fireplaces, build your fire pit, you won't have to worry about making sure it's up to code because the contractor will know. A professionally made fire pit is safer for you and your family to enjoy.

Find a Good Location for Your Fire Pit

Once you have an outdoor fire pit built, it's going to be pretty difficult, if not impossible, to move the fire pit. Choose a location that's not too close to your home or garage, but is still easy to access. Stay away from low hanging trees to avoid the potential for spreading a fire. Consider where you already sit and gather in your backyard, and see if this could be a good location for your custom fireplace.

Know Where Your Water Source Is

A good fire pit requires a source of water to ensure the safety of you and your family. While this can be as simple as a long hose, always know where your water source is and understand that it has to be able to reach your fire pit.

Burn Wood, Not Trash

Once you have a fire pit in your backyard, you might be tempted to burn items that you shouldn't burn. While that painted wood may be stacked up and ready to burn, this will give off toxic fumes when you burn it. Burn logs, sticks and paper in your fire pit but don't put trash in it that can make you sick while it is burning.

When you want to have fun in your backyard, it's time to consider building an outdoor fire pit to enjoy.