• Should You Remove Your Storm-Damaged Tree Or Save It?

    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.

  • Turn A Wagon Wheel Into A Decorative Piece

    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

  • Are Things A Little Dull Outside? Rejuvenate The Shine From Your Solar Lights

    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.

  • How to Create an Old-Fashioned Bedroom

    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.

  • Paint Your Cabinets For A New Kitchen

    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.

  • How to Use an Iron to Remove Dog Stains in Your Carpet

    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.

  • How To Take Care Of Wicker Furniture

    24 November 2014

    If you have just bought some wicker furniture for your home, you will want to do your best to keep it looking new and at its best. Wicker furniture is visually appealing and comes in a variety of colors and styles. Since the pieces are woven, it is easy for debris to get embedded within. With a little effort, it is possible to keep your wicker furniture looking as new is it was when you first purchased the set.

  • Outdoor Lighting For Ambiance And Safety

    21 November 2014

    If you are considering enhancing your outdoor space with lighting, you are probably trying to figure out which type of lighting will work best for your space. Each type of lighting has its own unique benefits and appeal. The best choice for your space depends on where you are putting the lighting and how you want it to look. Continue reading to learn more about the different types of outdoor lighting to help you decide which ones are best for your space:

  • Benefits Of Waterproofing Your Basement

    14 November 2014

    When it comes to making a basement more secure and building a more solid foundation, waterproofing is key. A waterproof basement benefits you and your home in more ways than one. Explore the many benefits to waterproofing your basement in the Chicago area and gaining more confidence in your home. What basement waterproofing is Basement waterproofing works by sealing cracks and crevices in your current basement to prevent leaks and flooding, as well as additional precautions.

  • Answer These Four Questions To Learn Whether You Can Benefit From A Metal Roof

    14 November 2014

    Metal roofs are durable and beautiful, but they are also costly. Therefore, before you install a metal roof over your house, you should probably evaluate its performance-to-cost ratio to determine its long-term value.  Answering these four questions will help you to determine just that: How long do you want to own the property? Since the durability of metal roofing is one of its strongest points, you have to ask yourself how long you plan to use the house.