24 July 2015
It may be tempting when choosing a native landscaping design to stop mowing the lawn and just let nature "take over." However, native landscaping requires planning and purposeful implementation, just like non-native landscaping. These tips will help you pick the right native landscaping plants for your yard while also helping you plan the perfect landscaping design for your needs. Match the Plants to the Conditions Just because a plant is native to your state doesn't mean that plant is native to your specific region.
26 June 2015
Curtains not only protect your privacy and block unwanted sunlight, but also play an important role in your home decor. While many buyers simply choose curtains in their favorite shades, or pick colors that look good hanging in the showroom, a better strategy is to consider the impact that different curtain colors will have on your home. Check out these four tips to help you select colors you'll love. Blending In
9 June 2015
Spring storms and heavy winter ice do a lot of damage to trees. It's sad when one of your favorite trees loses a big limb, because the entire tree may have to be taken down. Here are some things to think about when trying to decide if you should save the tree or remove it. Amount Of Bark Damage A clean break is much better than one that strips off a lot of bark.
20 May 2015
Giving your home a country feel can be easy if you are willing to think outside of the box when it comes to your interior decorating. You can transform items into new and exciting decorative pieces with just a little creativity. The following guide will teach you how to turn an old wooden wagon wheels into a mirror that you can be proud to hang on your wall. Make a Backboard
27 April 2015
Lighting your landscape with solar lights helps to provide the illumination you desire and to prevent a higher electric bill. But in time, these lights can dull, making you wonder if you've chosen the right lighting option. When you notice that the shine your solar lights once had is dull or barely there, it's important to know that it isn't the bulb, but rather the glass or plastic covering causing the issue.
8 April 2015
If you love books like Little Women and Pollyanna, you might also be the type of person who would love to decorate your bedroom with old-fashioned charm. Whether you are building a new home or redecorating your existing one, here are some ideas that might make your room adorable and unique. Choose Wallpaper. There are so many pretty ones available that the hardest part will be choosing just one. Consider a wallpaper that has tiny flowers or bouquets of flowers on it.
29 November 2014
The kitchen is the focal point of most homes. It's where the family shares meals and memories. It's also one of the most popular rooms for remodeling projects. Many homeowners are often discouraged to discover just how expensive a professional kitchen upgrade can be. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do on your own to enhance the look of your kitchen, without crashing your budget. One of those things is painting your kitchen cabinets.
26 November 2014
If you live in an area with a hard water supply, then you might find yourself regularly frustrated upon opening your dishwasher, only to find that your dishes are covered in unsightly hard water stains. Specifically, these stains are caused by minerals found in the water, such as magnesium and limestone. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to remove these stains and enjoy sparkling clean dishes. Invest in a Water Softener
25 November 2014
Are you in the process of planning a spring home renovation project? Are you still trying to decide whether to keep your old flooring or install new flooring? Here are some advantages and drawbacks of different flooring types, to better help you decide: Carpet: Advantages: Carpet comes in a wide variety of colors and textures to match nearly any decor. If you have young children who are just learning how to walk, carpet can provide a cushioning surface, in case of falls.
24 November 2014
Man's best friend can quickly become a woman's worst nightmare. Housebreaking puppies is a difficult task that can leave many stains in your carpet. Older dogs with failing bladders can be just as damaging to the carpet, if not more. If you have pet stains in your carpet that you cannot remove using the traditional pet stain cleaning products and your carpet scrubber, you may be able to get them out using an old clothes iron.