Creating A Beautiful Home

  • 2 Window Repairs You Should Make In Your House Before Winter Moves In

    23 September 2015

    Because the cold winter months are just ahead, take the time now to make some window repairs around your home. These repairs will keep cold air from getting into your home, which will keep you warmer, and save you money on your energy bills each month.  Window Weather Stripping Check the weather stripping around the windows to make sure the stripping has no cracks or is not entirely missing. Remove the damaged weather stripping from window by peeling it off if it is the adhesive kind.

  • 3 Tips For Caring For Your Lawn

    24 August 2015

    If you are doing all of your own lawn care, it is important that you are doing everything in your power to keep your lawn 100% healthy. In order to do this, there are certain small changes that you can make and little things that you can do. This article will discuss 3 excellent tips for caring for your lawn.  Mow Your Grass On The Highest Lawn Mower Setting While some people think that mowing their grass super short, with the lawn mower on the lowest setting, will make it so that they don't have to mow as often, this just isn't true.

  • How To Get Rid Of Dust In Your Home

    31 July 2015

    If you have allergies, being stuck in a house with dust can be annoying and even painful. However, once dust is in a house, it is very difficult to do a thorough enough job cleaning it up so that it is totally gone. You can either hire a professional house cleaning service and then thoroughly stopper up your house so that dust is minimized, or you can try some of these steps to get rid of dust in your house on your own:

  • 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