March Home News

We know that there is a lot going on in the world right now – the word Corona may strike a chord with some of our readers. It’s a terrible pandemic and here at Restumping Melbourne, our hearts go out to everyone impacted. Know that we’re here as an evergreen team of resources – be it related to your foundation, your home, or the best way to take care of your general property, while we figure out exactly what this thing looks like. That sounds vague, but the beauty of the Restumping Melbourne team is that we always want to come to the table as your biggest advocate when it comes to your dream home. And for both our newcomers and our returning fans alike, we bring you the March instalment of home news. Looking for the latest trends in interior design? Tips on how to reinforce your foundation using only sustainable materials? You’ve come to the right place. Read on for the most current information this month:

11 Daily Habits to Keep a House Clean and Tidy

We’re sure that the word “clean” is top of mind for the vast majority of us. While germs are frequently passed from person to person, they can also easily live on many of the surfaces that we see throughout our homes. Instead of being constantly worried, this article will help with a number of quick tips on your to-do list that will put your mind at ease. Some are obvious – make your bed in the morning! It will look better if nothing else; others are more creative, get the whole family involved. This instils not only a sense of responsibility but also a sense of pride in your home. Check out this link for more information.

Host the Best Backyard Parties

The weather is getting cooler, but that doesn’t mean that you need to completely negate your outside areas as canvases for prolific get-togethers. In fact, it means that you can get even more creative and still enjoy the great outdoors before it gets just a bit too cold. From food to drinks, to outdoor activities, we quite like this article as your one-stop-shop, next time it’s your turn to host your neighbours or your family and friends. Visit this site to learn more.

How to Inspect Your Own Foundation

It’s been a while since we’ve shared an article of this type, but it is our bread and butter. Restumping Melbourne is best known for our unique and tried-and-true methods of reinforcing what makes your home… well, your home. Restumping, reblocking, underpinning – all are buzzwords that we’re very familiar with. But they can be very confusing or fuzzy to many of our prospective customers or blog readers. People don’t realize that their foundations need to be reinforced, and on a regular basis, no less! So, how do you know? What are the tell-tale signs to look for? Never fear, we’re here to share. From cracked ceilings to sloped floors, this article can help. Click here if you think this information is right up your alley.

Questions? We’re here. Stay safe out there.

Kicking off the New Year with Home News

Kicking off the New Year with Home NewsOh, 2020. We have a good feeling about you. We shared it in our previous post, but we have a feeling that the feeling of being excited about a new year will continue for weeks to come. Enough about feelings. We’re on to the facts. The fact that the Restumping Melbourne team is and will always be committed to sharing information about what’s important to us with you. It was in our New Year’s resolutions after all. The buck doesn’t stop with us doing a good job at reinforcing the foundation of your home. We like to go above and beyond and that means that once a month, we’ll always search the Web or search our memories for the best conversations that we’ve had about the work in the home renovation industry that really piques our interest. If it piques our interest, chances are good that it will pique yours. So, if you’re new – (first of all, peruse the previous articles on our site about home renovations) welcome! And if you’re a veteran, you know that you can read on for the best of the Web this month:

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Plan to Repay Taxpayers for Home Renovation

We’d be fools if we weren’t gossiping in a slight way about Meghan and Harry. After all, they continue to make headlines about leaving their roles within the Royal Family and basically redefining what their lives will look like. A big question here was about the taxpayer dollar and how exactly they plan on making their money. Well, while many conversations and negotiations are still occurring, it’s important to read articles like this one. Meghan and Harry recently renovated their current home – Frogmore Cottage (Windsor), which was paid for by taxpayers’ dollars (pounds, if we’re being precise). While you might have seen a different outcome with different individuals, these two are dedicated to the people of their country and will be paying back the entire amount. You can read more information here.

Edible Landscaping

Edible landscaping? Sounds simply like the plants that you purposely add to your garden or your yard in order to supplement a healthy meal. Well, that’s no longer simply the case. In fact, more and more of landscaping schemes are becoming partially or fully edible. Flowers, plants, fruits, vegetables – you name it, it’s becoming the focus. There are many benefits associated. For one, you’re saving a lot of money at the grocers. For another, your landscaping’s aesthetic is even higher and more valuable. And finally, it’s a great habit and time well spent… either for you on your own, or for you and your children. Check out this link here.

15 Home Decor Trends

And as always, we must head to the inside of your humble abode. If for no other reason, then to remind you that teams like that of Restumping Melbourne make sure that your interiors are as comfortable as possible. Ah, the above-mentioned New Year. 2020 will bring a dozen or more great techniques and trends to up-level your home and put it ahead of its game. Check out this list – no spoilers here – from Good Housekeeping.

December Home News

December Home NewsJust because the holidays are right around the corner, doesn’t mean that home news rests. You’ll find that many companies are trying to cram in as much work and as many wins as possible. On the other end of the spectrum, different companies are trying to educate their employees and customers on how to rest as the year winds down. You see all of the above, and we’re here to capture it. We love our monthly home news round-ups. There’s always something that we learn that can support growth and change for the Restumping Melbourne team. Call us nerds, call us geeks, we tend to love what we do, and we tend to love each other. So, it’s no surprise that we get as excited as we do about the following articles. Read on for our best-of-the-Web as we wrap up 2019.

New-Home Construction Activity Continues to Rise

We focus on the foundation of your homes and that may mean that we’re working on a brand-new home or a home that has existed in your family for generations. Either way, it’s important for us to monitor trends in whether renovations or new home construction are the headlines for the coming months. As of right now, we’re looking at a huge upturn in new home construction. We have the summer’s drop in interest rates to thank for that – in part. There was more than 3 per cent increase just in the past couple of months and more than 10 per cent over this time last year. Permitting activity also saw a spike with similar numbers. We relish working on both new and previously owned properties but know that no matter what, you should be fully knowledgeable about what you’re getting into. You can learn more here.

How Landscaping Can Assist Crime Prevention

A big piece of our work is designing foundation reinforcements that keep everything looking pretty. As you can imagine, that includes landscaping and for good reason. Your landscaping is one of the first things that visitors see and it can make or break property values. But there are other benefits to taking care of it as well. One of them you may not think of right off the bat – security. There’s a new term floating around – hostile vegetation. Heard of it? If not, don’t worry. According to this article, “It includes trimming bushes to make sure nothing blocks windows, and there is nowhere for the crooks to hide. Implemented properly, it strengthens gates and limits the number of entryways, improving landscape lighting and upgrading camera systems. Maintenance is crucial once it’s all installed.” Check out this link for more information.

How to Stay Cool over Summer Without Spending a Fortune on Electricity

Finally, it’s time to head inside. And when the temperatures rise, you need to take extra steps to make sure that you’re safe and comfortable. Here’s a fun fact from this article: “The best advice you can give to anybody with an air conditioner is to set your air conditioner at the highest temperature that you can comfortably stand in your home,” he said. “The optimal temperature would be 24 or 25 degrees.” Read all about it here.

Questions? Reach out! We’d love to hear from you.

October Home News

Home News OctoberWelcome back to the Restumping Melbourne blog! We know that you are here because you care deeply about your home or business – your property at large – and ensuring that it is the best in the area and for the longest time. We feel the same way about our blog. It needs to be the best in the area and for the longest time. How does one accomplish this for their customers? It is done through a variety of sorts of compelling, engaging, entertaining and educational information. All of these elements come to a head during our monthly news round-ups, because they check all of these boxes. We are not just talking about restumping, we are not just talking about reblocking, we’re not just talking about underpinning – we’re talking about all the things that reinforce our passion to design and support the best homes possible. Here we go for the best-of-the-best of articles found on the Web this month:

Should Your Real Estate Agent Give You Referrals When You’re Buying or Selling a Home?

The first part of this deals with relationships. Moreover, the most important relationships at that. Think about joining a union with someone that you care most about. Chances are good that you want to be a part of their lives for many decades. Chances are good for the relationship that we are about to highlight, that you want them to be an important part of your life. Maybe not for decades, but definitely in an impactful way. We’re talking today, specifically about real estate agents. Should you give them referrals? Should they give you referrals? Find out the point-of-view of experts in the business right here on this link.

These Are the Top 10 Cities Where Millennials Can Afford to Buy a Home

The second part of today is taking a really solid look at where you should be living, especially if you have lower income than you anticipated. Buying a home can be a challenge, no matter what your income or point of life is. Fresh out of University? Well into your retirement? Neither of these are a confirmed reason on why and how you should be able to purchase or rent a particular home. Both of these, however, are the best reason for you to take advantage of articles like this one. Win the real estate game and read this article now.

Level Home Raises $71M For Smart Locks

The trifecta today is protecting the hard work that both your family and our business have completed. Your hard work probably encapsulates a dozen different projects and a laundry list as to projects that need to be completed in the coming years. Our work focuses on your foundation, but in the most metaphorical sense, our work sets the foundation (no pun intended) for all of the other projects that you have on your list.  That’s why “smart locks” are such a big deal, and why they’re becoming such a large sector of a growing market in the safety of your home. The trick is to know exactly why they’re so important and the best way to navigate them. Stay safe and check out this article now.

Home News for September

Home News For SeptemberThe weather is getting warmer, right? We know that you’ve been waiting forever… for another installment of the home news that you like best. How else are you supposed to plan for the upcoming season? Our seasoned veterans know that there is no better way to be on you’re a-game than to check out the Restumping Melbourne blog. Our newer visitors, (welcome!) will quickly learn that our blog is an extension of our passion for the business as well as a go-to resource to answer your questions, educate you on all of the industries that we touch and hopefully entertain you in the process. Here we go for the month:

Neighbors Fed up with 24/7 Construction Noise in Downtown SLC

This first article may make you roll your eyes, but we can’t stress the importance of it enough. We talked about it in a recent blog post – in fact, we’ve talked about it in many posts – but it’s just one of those broken records that we can’t stop playing. Speaking of playing, this article is about playing well with your neighbors. A major construction project is causing stress for the neighbors around it, and they’re not afraid to be vocal about it. There are a bunch of different takeaways for this article… they range from the importance to doing your homework to the best ways to play with your neighbors. Check out this link for more information.

Best Decorative Rocks and Stones for Landscaping

On to the next. Yes, our services reinforce the foundation of your home’s structure, but what do you see first? The landscaping of course! It’s time to rock. We know how corny that may sound, but we have no problem leading into the importance of rocks in this age to ensure that your landscaping is the trendiest (and still classic) on the block. That’s a touch award to win. We have Pinterest, we have the World Wide Web, we have word-of-mouth through social media. These can always be dangerous, (thanks to fillers) because you can depict your life in any way that you please. But with Restumping Melbourne, you will always know that we’re authentic and helpful. And that is why we’re sharing this article today. Check out this link for more information.

Seven Creative Ways To Finance Your Home Purchase

Finally, it’s always our duty to discuss the best ways to set you, and your home, up for success, before you decide to take advantage of our services. What’s the magical word here? Finances. This isn’t a word that we normally like to deal with (unless we’re making a lot of money), but it’s just one of those words that we have to know. Luckily, when you scour the Web and find the information that you need to know, you stumble upon articles like this one that allow you to become creative. Seven tips, seven ways to not stress as much about the ways that you will find the funds for your dream home. Check out this link for more information.

Home News for May

Home News for MayIsn’t it crazy how quickly the year is going by? We’re almost halfway through! And that means that you will have been a lucky recipient of half of year’s Restumping Melbourne home news knowledge. (Say that about fifteen times fast). Six installments of the best of the industry. Six recaps of what’s going on and the best ways to stay inspired and engaged as you embark on every home-related project possible. We hear you. We want to celebrate too, and that’s exactly why we do these articles! We’re passionate about what we do and know that there’s no better way to show it, than to imprint the knowledge that we’re gathering on a daily basis with those that matter most to us – you. Read on for what’s inspiring us this month:

The Rare Home-Improvement Show That Spotlights Skilled Workers

If you’re looking for a feel-good story that showcases the workers that make all of the work happen… this article is for you. We all know that there are a ton of different home renovation shows on television these days. They meet every need possible. You could be into tiny home renovations or you could be into looking at McMansions. There’s something for everybody. What can be undersold in these is those that do the design work. We’re not talking about the front-runner designer or company owner; we’re talking about the labourers who spend hours and hours bringing your vision to life. This article is a great representation of support for this group. Check out this link for more information.

How to Trade Earnings Volatility for Home Depot and Kohl’s

If you’re someone who is looking at fiscal year-end and is seeking as much financial insight as possible, then this article is for you. It makes sense, any home or home renovation is one of the biggest investments that you can make! It’s important to look at the big companies that we use around the world when we embark on these types of projects. Two big giants – Kohls and Home Depot are profiled here. To quote the article: “Home improvement giant Home Depot  (HD – Get Report) and department store owner Kohl’s  (KSS – Get Report) report quarterly results before the opening bell on Tuesday, May 21, in difficult environments for retailers. My call is to buy Home Depot and Kohl’s on weakness to $188.96 and $61.11, respectively. The $188.96 level in Home Depot is its 200-day simple moving average. The $61.11 level is this month’s value level for Kohl’s.” Check out this link for more information.

Home of the Week: Lakefront living

Finally… if you’re looking to have your inspiration piqued, this article is for you. We live in a day and an age where living anywhere, any how is totally possible. AND – it’s exciting to push the boundaries of what’s possible. That’s why we love showing off successful projects like this one and flexing your creativity muscles, so that you get excited about your next home improvement project. Check out this link for more information.

Questions? Let the team at Restumping Melbourne know!

Home News for April

Home News for AprilAnother month, another epic round-up of home news on the Restumping Melbourne blog. If you’re a new friend, we welcome you with open arms. We don’t see prospective or current customers as just that, we know that with transparent and comprehensive communications, we will be friends for life and only continue to expand the community of Restumping Melbourne. What’s one way to do that? This blog, of course! We’re available 24/7 in a myriad of communications mechanisms, but this blog expands even beyond our products and services. And once a month, we get to share the favourite tidbits of knowledge that we’ve found on the World Wide Web that not only inspire us but should entice you to go after the home renovation, landscaping and interior projects that you’ve been putting off for far too long. Read on for more information:

Looking for a career in road construction? Then this article is for you. It can be messy, it can be challenging, but it can also be one of the most rewarding jobs around. Several of our Restumping Melbourne teammates remember growing up and learning just how much those that keep our roads safe make in their regular paychecks. They make this money for good reason, because the purpose of their job is so pivotal. As you can imagine, it takes a lot of training, and specific training at that. Check out this link for more information.

In the same vein, looking to learn more about the evolution of jobs in construction? Then this article is for you. How many of us grew up playing video games and envisioning what the future of the industry looked like? Come on, let’s be honest. We’re betting it’s most of you. Well, the technologies that dictated how we spent our downtimes growing up, are now the same technologies that are recruiting the best construction experts and helping them to use their time as wisely as they possibly can. Check out this link for more information.

(There seems to be a theme here…) If you’re interested in the future of landscaping, this article is for you! We’re all about sustainability at Restumping Melbourne, and we’re not the only ones. It’s a buzzword that’s taking the industry by storm and in a number of different ways. We’re looking at how we save materials, we’re looking at how we save natural resources like sunlight and water, and we’re always looking the best ways to limit our carbon footprint. What’s a carbon footprint, you may say? Check out this site for more information. But, that’s not all that we’re talking about in this article. In fact, there are small and easy ways that you can take a look at the way that you’re treating the environment and still ensure that your landscaping is the best on the block. Check out this link for more information.

Questions? Comments? Let the team at Restumping Melbourne know! We’re always looking to hear from you and start the conversation about ensuring your home is as safe and comfortable as possible!

March Home Renovation News

March Home Renovation NewsWho is loving the weather right now? We know that we are, but we’re not the best resource because we love it all year around. Every new season, we clasp our hands together and embrace the few months that will follow, because we know that every new season brings something and exciting and different to the strategy of the Restumping Melbourne team, our Website and our blog. We appreciate the continued following of those who check in, month after month, week after week, on the topics that we think will be the most important to you. We also appreciate the newbies (for lack of a better term) that are visiting us for the first time! In your honour, we’ve put together a truly special monthly recap of the news on the Web that we think is most beneficial to you – not just for your home’s foundation, but for every other element of your home and your role as a homeowner. Read on for more information:

When you need an easy fix for a difficult problem…

It is always such a game-changer when we find the articles on the Web that actually make things easier for you. We consider ourselves a cut above the competition, because we will never upsell you. Our goal is to solve the challenges that you confront – especially related to your foundation and everything related. This article and the tips shared support this. It’s not always as difficult as you think to troubleshoot the home opportunities that you run into. We aim to always share these resources with our valued base of customers. You can learn more about this topic at this link.

When you want to stay ahead of the game in architecture trends…

We would never succeed as we have if we didn’t try to forecast on trends and the best ways to mitigate any challenges that you would have. So, an important part of articles like this will always be thinking about/aspiring to help meet the visions of many visionaries in our industry and beyond. It’s something that we tend to wax lyrical about on our breaks, just really thinking about how we can break barriers and inspire others. This article is right in-line with our vision, looking at the future and the culture of Pre-Fab housing in Australia. You can learn more about this topic at this link.

When you’re interested in sustainability and the small tweaks that we’re making in building to make the world a better place!…

(Phew, long heading!) This really should be a pride and joy for all companies, no matter what area of the business that they work in. At Restumping Melbourne, we know that the future should only limit our carbon footprint and that we, as businesses, play a really important role in this work. This article focuses on the best ways to use materials and items that we’d otherwise see as waste and instead investing them in the future of our success. You can learn more about this topic here.

Questions? Comments? Give us a shout! We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

Home Renovation News – February 2019

Home Renovation News – FebruaryThere are many ways that a business can set itself apart from the rest of the industry. And one of them – ironically – is an invested interest in said industry. You may not know what industry we’re referring to, if you are newer to our Restumping Melbourne site. But if you are, you know that our work extends far beyond the foundation reinforcing solutions that we offer – through underpinning, reblocking and restumping. Each help turn a house into a home, but the only way that we’re able to determine exactly which makes sense for you, is by doing our homework. Enter the blog and enter one of our favourite blog series that we share each month. We already talk about these topics at work and with each other after hours, but with a blog like this, we’re able to promote the stories that mean the most – to you. Read on for our best digital finds in the month of February:

How to Foster More Teamwork in Your Landscaping Company

If you’re interested in learning how to foster teamwork at a company… You’re in the right place. That’s a priority for the Restumping Melbourne team, each and every day. Obviously, the industries that we’re particularly passionate about, have to do with work around your home. That means construction, that means landscaping, that means interior design and more. Whenever we research these pieces of the industry, we love finding companies that really do it right. To us, that means building the right team and treating all teammates with the right level of respect and communication. You can read more about it, here.

Landscaping Around a Tree

If you’re looking to get creative about your landscaping… You’re in the right place. We’re all familiar with the pesky elements of your front or backyard. There may be a plant that’s been bugging you for a while, or a weed that simply won’t go away. The complaint that we hear the most often is around trees. After all, they take up a big piece of your landscaping, and sometimes, they simply need to be the priority. When that’s the case, we want to equip you with the best ways to ensure that both your view and those passing by is as good as it gets. Check out more information, here.

Here’s What 10 Disney Movies Taught Us About Interior Design

If you like to have some fun with interior design (and we know that we do)… You’re in the right place. While the work that the Restumping Melbourne team does, doesn’t have a direct effect on the inside on your home, it does without you even realizing it. When your foundation fumbles, so too do the walls, floors and ceilings of your home. That’s why we like to bring this work into the mix. And who better to describe the best ways to design the interior of your home than Walt Disney? Did you ever imagine that you’d be able to dive into a Disney movie and learn about the best ways to design your home? We sure didn’t. Get all of the insider knowledge, here.

August Home Renovation News- Part 2

August Home Renovation News Part 2It’s not every month that there’s enough home renovation news that it merits two posts on the Restumping Melbourne blog. After all, we comb the internet for the best of the best to share with our most valuable asset – our community of customers. We don’t just see you as customers. We see you as friends and family. Our relationship starts as soon as you reach out to the Restumping Melbourne team and continues long after the work is complete. We’re on hand, not only to answer any questions that you might have, but we’re also available to chat about anything that’s on your mind. Thanks to decades of experience we’re well-versed in the industry. Thanks to a drive to always improve, we continue to want to educate ourselves and you about what’s going on in home renovations, landscaping, architecture and more. As regular know, part of this is a monthly round-up of home renovation news. We kicked this off in our last post and continue it today. Read on for more of our favourite finds on the internet this month.

How to Maximize Increases in Your Home Value

In the back of every homeowner’s mind is the reminder that he or she should always be thinking about improving the value of his or her home. Home values and prices fluctuate, they’re very fluid, and homeowners have a much larger role in determining them than they realize. They can have a very positive effect by actively monitoring what kinds of improvements can be made like touching up paint or updating the wiring. They can also have a very negative effect if they let important home renovations sit or ignore them completely. But when you do take care of your home, you allow the equity to grow. That’s what this article focuses on. It discusses the opportunities that you have to borrow against your equity and make your house even better. It’s basically the gift that keeps on giving. Check out this article for more information.

6 Tips for Properly Caring for Your New Construction Home

Taking care of your home ties in perfectly to our second article. Picture this – you’ve just purchased a new home. You spent so much time, money and energy into choosing it. You looked at dozens until you found the one that was just right for you and your needs. Now it’s time to celebrate and make generations of memories, right? Well, yes and no. Yes on the celebrations for sure. Purchasing a home is a big achievement. But there is a contingency on making generations of memories – you need to take care of the home! This article gives a great overview of the best ways to take care of your new construction home. The chores take minimal time with regular oversight and the benefits are exponential. Remember that whole, “keeping resale value in the back of your mind?” Taking care of your home ensures that that resale value is exactly where you want it to be. Check out this article for more information.

Questions? Comments? Let us know. The Restumping Melbourne team would love to hear from you.