11 December 2019
The holiday season is the time to set up a Christmas tree and maybe get a nice fire going in the fireplace. But these holiday activities could also leave your house open to a pest invasion if you're not careful. Here are some tips to help keep your home pest-free well into the New Year. Inspect That Tree Closely Before You Bring It In If you love bringing a live tree into your home every year for Christmas, make sure there is nothing else living inside of it before you bring it in.
24 October 2019
If you're like most busy homeowners, you enjoy spending time in the kitchen preparing meals for the family table. However, that time is likely to be limited due to employment and/or family obligations, so naturally, you want to keep cleaning and maintenance tasks to a minimum. You probably already know that amenities such as backsplashes and self-cleaning ovens help busy homeowners cut down on kitchen chores, but they aren't the only strategies.
5 September 2019
If you are looking for window treatments that are versatile and practical, look no further than roman shades. Whether you need a pop of color or want to tone down a room that's too bold, roman shades are up to the challenge. And don't worry if you can't find a color or pattern you like in ready-made shades, you can select your own fabric and have them custom designed. Roman shades in the kitchen
23 July 2019
If you're looking to increase airflow and accessibility to your patio, while also keeping unwanted critters at bay, your best solution might be adding a retractable screen door. Although flush-mounted screen doors are relatively inexpensive and easy to install, there are a few modifications and tricks you can use to improve their efficiency and durability. Sight Lines Because retractable screen doors are designed to seamlessly blend into your door frame's existing casing, they can often be an invisible hazard to homeowners and guests alike.
8 June 2019
There are a lot of design details that go into a renovation, especially in heavily used spaces like bathrooms and kitchens. In addition to selecting faucets, tile colors, flooring, and countertop materials, you also might be faced with choosing paint colors and floor plans. However, by visiting a bathroom showroom, you can explore a variety of different options quickly while learning about styles, materials, and contractors. Here are three things you should remember as you visit bathroom showrooms.
22 April 2019
Whether you bought used at a yard sale or inherited from a family member, an antique piece of furniture can be a great addition to your home. Unfortunately, most antique furniture pieces are not in the best condition, meaning you may have to complete a few updates to ensure it aligns with your current décor and furnishings. Thankfully, upholstering an antique chair, sofa, or settee does not have to be an overwhelming task.
8 March 2019
If you have moved into a place that doesn't have an air conditioning system, then you may want to learn what you can expect those hot days to be like. Once you have a realistic picture of how your days will go when its hot, then you may see why it will be so important for you to consider having an air conditioner installed in your new home. Also, keep in mind that when you have an HVAC system put in, it will increase the value of your home immediately.
26 January 2019
If you are going to be remodeling your home, then part of that remodel will more than likely include updates to all of your appliances. If it has been a while since you have purchased new appliances, then you may find yourself surprised and maybe even a little overwhelmed by the cutting-edge technology you will see while you are out shopping for new appliances. If you are ready to get out there and start looking at new appliances, here are some of the new appliances with fascinating technology that you are going to want to keep an eye out for.
12 December 2018
Boil orders are all too common in many areas of the country. A boil order is issued after a contamination issue or risk has been found. This can mean that affected households may have already consumed contaminated water before the boil order was able to be issued. Since these orders may only be issued through area media or on the water company's website, some affected homes may not find out about it in time to stop drinking their tap water.
2 November 2018
When you're working to plan your bathroom tile remodeling, there are several things that you must consider to be sure that you end up with the finished bathroom that meets all of your needs. Here, you'll find a few bits of information that can help you make the best choices when it comes to your bathroom renovation. What didn't you like about the old bathroom? Before you go out and start making all kinds of plans for the new bathroom, stop and think about what you were unhappy with in the old bathroom.