Draperies are an ideal window treatment choice for a lot of reasons. Not only do these heavier-than-usual curtains offer a stunning and traditional appearance, they help boost the energy efficiency of your home by blocking out UV rays in the summer and cold transferred through the glass in the winter. If you want to make sure that you are using drapes in your home to achieve the most desirable and fashionable look, there is a simple ABC rule set that you should always keep in mind.
22 December 2015
A small bathroom can really cramp your style, as well as make your home a bit tougher to sell when it's time to put it on the market. Luckily, there are things you can do to make even a tiny bathroom look and feel more spacious than it is. Here are four tips for doing just that: Add Mirrors Mirrors are the most effective way to give the illusion of a larger space.
28 November 2015
You followed the recipe exactly. You even added your own flavorful spin. However, the finished product just didn't come out as expected. Don't toss in your chef's hat just yet. You might be surprised to discover that it's not your cooking skills that are the problem, but it's the hard water in your home. Here are just some of the ways hard water can affect your food. Dull Fruits And Vegetables
5 November 2015
Water features such as ponds and outdoor fountains give your yard a definite finished look. In some landscaping design styles, such as Asian, water features are a central element. However, a well-placed fountain, pond or water garden can elevate any yard. Increase the curb appeal of your yard with a water feature. Koi Pond Koi ponds are one of the most ambitious water features. The pond needs to provide the correct habitat for the fish.
14 October 2015
If you suddenly notice fine lines, wrinkles and dry skin on your face, and you're only in your 20s or 30s, soften your home's water. Over time, the minerals in your water can harden and become too harsh on your skin. If you take multiple showers and baths throughout the day, your skin looks even worse. Water softening solves your problem because it reduces the presence of calcium, magnesium and other substances in your water.
20 September 2015
Granite countertops in the kitchen are an ideal choice for those who want an extremely reliable surface to work on in the kitchen. It is a sturdy material that is easy to clean, but it is still susceptible to mold, which can become a problem if you are not too careful. Learning how you can avoid excessive moisture exposure to granite can help you avoid mold issues. Invest in a Grooved Cutting Board
21 August 2015
Are you looking for some clever, inexpensive gifts that will bring a smile or chuckle to your sweetheart this year? Instead of giving the same hum-drum box of chocolates or an uninspired gift card, why not let your humorous, slightly off-the-wall character shine through? Here are seven cheap novelty gift ideas for Valentine's Day: 1. A Warm Liquid Activated Heart Mug This is not just any ceramic mug embellished with a heart mug.
31 July 2015
Bed bugs are nasty little parasites that hide in your bed and feed off your blood. If you've been traveling or camping, you could have picked them up in hotel rooms or cabins. Once they've infested your home, you'll need an exterminator, such as Midwest Exterminating, to get rid of them permanently. Unfortunately, they're so small that you might not even know you're sleeping with them. In fact, one of the first visible signs that you've got a bed bug problem might be a rash.
7 July 2015
Rotating sprinkler systems are great when they are working correctly. However, when they stop rotating, they can really create a mess. They can turn one section of your yard into a soggy disaster and leave the rest of your yard bone-dry. If your rotating sprinkler is stuck in place, one of the three reasons listed below is probably the reason why. #1 - A Damaged Head The number one reasons behind most rotating sprinklers failing to work is a damaged sprinkler head.
16 June 2015
Self-storage units provide excellent space and protection of belongings that don't fit in your home or garage. You can store everything from antique furniture to comic books in a storage unit, but how you store them and what you put in the unit is important. Here are some dos and don'ts to keep in mind. Do: Get a Climate-Controlled Storage Unit When shopping around for self-storage units, try to find one that has climate control.
28 May 2015