Creating A Beautiful Home

  • 4 Patio Features You Didn't Know You Needed

    9 July 2015

    Here are seven patio features that will add extra enjoyment and value to your outdoor living, as well as tips on how to arrange them for maximum benefit. 1. Patio Rug Patio rugs are basically indoor/outdoor rugs that are made with materials that can withstand all kinds of weather conditions. You may not realize the need for a patio rug now, but once you get one, you'll wonder how you ever did without.

  • How To Eliminate Wood Boring Beetles From A Tree

    18 June 2015

    Wood boring beetles feed off many tree types, causing the trees to become weak and diminish in beauty. If you have noticed small circular or oval holes in the bark of one of your trees and spotted beetles on its exterior, eliminate them with one of the following methods. Neem Oil Neem oil is a natural pesticide that comes from the berries that are found on neem trees. It can safely be used around people and pets and will not cause harm to wild animals that live on your property.

  • How To Install A Ceiling Fan

    30 May 2015

    Adding a ceiling fan to any room of your home can help make the temperature more comfortable and can actually add value to your home. Replacing a simple home lighting fixture and adding a ceiling fan in it's place is fairly simple to do. All you need is a handful of tools, some general know-how and the instructions below. Tools For The Job: Circuit tester Screwdrivers Power drill Wire strippers New fan with mounting kit Wire nuts Drywall saw Instructions:

  • Did You Really Find Bed Bugs? 4 Look-Alikes That Could Have You Fooled

    6 May 2015

    Everyone knows what bed bugs are: small, dark brown bugs that infest your home. What you might not know is that there are lots of other bugs that look almost the same. To effectively control an infestation, you need to know what you're dealing with, since different pests require different control methods. Take a closer look at the bugs you found because it could be one of these four look-alikes. 

  • 3 Tips For Estimating Household Moving Costs

    17 April 2015

    Moving your household from one home to another can be a time-consuming, stressing affair. Proper preparation is key to minimizing the mental and physical strain on everyone. One aspect is estimating how much it will cost to move your belongings. Here are some tips for calculating what the cost of moving will be.  Factor in Time When professional moving companies provide you with an estimate for your belongings, one factor that is used to calculate the estimate is time.

  • How To Maintain Proper Security When Hiring Others To Work In And Around Your Home

    31 March 2015

    Taking care of your home and garden yourself can be a difficult task, so you might have decided to hire a few people to help you with maintenance, repairs and other household and lawn care services. Although you might be excited about whipping your home into shape and having the help that you need, however, one thing that you might be worried about is maintaining proper security. Although it is obviously always risky to invite others into your home, there are ways that you can help prevent security-related issues when using the services of hired help.

  • Tired Of The Same Old Drape Tie-Backs? Use Monogrammed Teacups Instead

    20 March 2015

    If you have drapes but want to add a little more creativity to the room, you might consider simply changing the tiebacks instead of the entire set of drapes. You can use many things to tie back your drapes instead of the same old tassels or expensive gold or silver clasps. One idea is to use teacups with your monogram. This guide explains how to create teacup drape holders.  Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

  • Tips For Getting Rid Of Pesky Tent Caterpillars

    5 March 2015

    Tent caterpillars are moth larvae that spin webs in the crotches of trees and shrubs. These unsightly webs or "tents" can shelter hundreds of caterpillars, protecting them from the rain. Caterpillars leave their tents on sunny days to feed on tree or shrub foliage. In high populations, these pests can defoliate trees, making them weak and unhealthy.  Detecting Tent Caterpillars Tent caterpillars begin spinning webs in early spring when their favorite trees begin to grow leaves.

  • 3 Things You Should Not Expect From Your Portable Air Purifying System

    25 February 2015

    So you have made the jump and decided that the investment in an air purifier will be a great investment for your home and family. It goes without saying that an air purifier provides great benefit to the average household. However, there are some things that you should not expect from your portable air purifier. The easiest way to find disappointment in the unit you invest in is by expecting way too much.

  • Give Your Friend A Custom Spa Basket

    17 February 2015

    Bath and spa gift baskets are great ways to tell people to slow down and take care of themselves. There are many spa baskets that you can order online and you can also create one yourself. Focus on Presentation Presentation is an important part of creating a spa basket. Do not simply place all of the presents lumped together in the basket. For example, you might place each of the spa items in a separate container so that they remain organized.