25 March 2016
Many writers dream of getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to find their muse. In fact, planning a weekend trip to a remote place is a fairly common practice for authors who need a serene location for working on their latest book. Unfortunately, weekend trips can be costly and may not be an option for all writers. When you look to nature for inspiration, you can create your own writing room that is just as peaceful and serene as a cabin in the woods.
16 February 2016
One of the most common concerns people have when designing or redesigning their yard is how to fully express their ideas of a perfect yard in the limited space many homeowners have. Families with pets and children are even further constrained, since there needs to be ample room left over for play after a yard has been designed and decorated. To solve this problem and make room for tasteful accents, good-natured play, and some breathing room, here are three suggestions for yard decorations that are compact yet pack a serious aesthetic punch.
20 January 2016
Considering purchasing a home that has a septic system? The setup might seem alien and complicated to those used to city waste systems, but a septic system can work just as easily and efficiently if the system is set up properly and maintained. As a prospective homebuyer, it is vital that you and your inspectors conduct a series of tests to make sure the existing septic system is up to order.
24 December 2015
If you're planning to install garden lanterns, either for decoration or for path lighting, pay attention to all aspects of the lanterns, from the material used to the place you install them. Small lanterns don't look very imposing, but as with any item powered by a fuel and exposed to the elements, you do risk injury or damage if you aren't careful. Here are a few things to consider when choosing the lanterns.
30 November 2015
If you are concerned about the safety of your home and family, it is crucial to install adequate and appropriate security cameras. However, simply having cameras is not enough, as it is also necessary to consider the most appropriate places to have them. #1-What Areas around Your Home Are at the Most Risk? It only makes sense that it is important to be able to see anyone who comes to your front door, but you may also want to have a unit that protects the back door as well.
10 November 2015
A patio can be a great feature for any home because it can provide families with comfortable areas to enjoy sunny days. To prevent exposure to excessive sunlight, it is common for homeowners to install cloth patio covers. These covers can effectively shade your patio, but they will be subject to intense weathering. Fortunately, you will have a better idea about how to ensure that your patio covers last for as long as possible.
15 October 2015
Are you thinking about redecorating your home? Are you dreading the potentially high cost of buying all-new items for your living room or family room? While it can be costly to redecorate, it doesn't need to be. Here are some tips to make the most of your budget: Buy new curtains: Many people may neglect to purchase drapery treatments, in favor of getting a new couch, but this is something you shouldn't ignore.
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.
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.
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: