29 March 2016
Now that spring is here, it is time to sweep off the patio and bring the furniture back out so you can sit outside and enjoy the sunshine. But if you see rust after sweeping the floor, and also see rust on the furniture, don't fret, because there are many ways you can get rid of it. Patio Concrete Floor If you can scrape away the rust and see fresh concrete below, then the rust is only on the surface.
19 February 2016
Many people choose dark-colored carpet over lighter carpet because they assume it will be easier to keep clean. While this may be true, dark carpeting comes with its own set of challenges when it comes to vacuuming, removing stains and shampooing. Follow these tips to keep it looking as good as possible. Vacuum more often. Dust will make your dark-colored carpet look dull and dingy, but since this happens slowly as the dust accumulates, you often won't realize how dirty your carpet was until you vacuum it and it looks so much brighter.
22 January 2016
Indian textile designs have been around for centuries, some dating back to before the Crusades. If you have a fondness for these designs, many of them can find a place in your decor without clashing with the rest of your existing decor. Several of the designs also work very well in outdoor living spaces. Here are some examples that could easily be incorporated into your garden and patio decor and how you can incorporate them.
29 December 2015
The stairway may be a traditional implement in the home, but there is no reason for this home feature to be mundane or boring where appearance is concerned. You can easily vamp up the style and personality of any stairway just by making changes to the staircase railing. If you are in the process of making some modern upgrades in the foyer or entryway of your house, make sure you consider just how big of a difference a new stairway railing could take.
2 December 2015
Radiant heat from a residential heating boiler is usually delivered to multiple rooms. Warmth from the heated water is emitted from a radiator or an exposed section of piping in each room. If heat becomes unavailable in one or more areas, the boiler heating system can be examined to determine a possible cause of the problem. Residential boiler heating entails a network of water pipes. The typical heating appliance in each room is a horizontal unit attached along the baseboard of a wall.
11 November 2015
Having trouble keeping your basement dry due to water collecting on the floor? A great solution to this problem is to use a sump pump. This device, which sits in a pit at the lowest point of your basement, collects any water on the surface of the floor and directs it outside of your house. This article takes a look at some of the key issues involved with using a sump pump in your basement.
16 October 2015
If you are planning to landscape your yard, you may be thinking of adding mulch to your flower beds and walkways. Mulch is used to preserve the moisture level within your soil and to add a decorative touch to your outdoor space. There are several different types of mulch, and each material can be suitable for a different landscaping project. Here are a few types of mulch that you can purchase and the ways that you can use them the next time you landscape:
21 September 2015
If you are new to the world of quilting, you are probably already aware of the amount of time and effort it takes to stitch a lovely quilt. You have to decide on a pattern, shop for fabric colors that blend well together, and spend many hours working on your project. You may not see the end result for months or longer. Making a miniature quilt allows you to show off your finest quilting techniques but with much faster results.
26 August 2015
While there are many fencing materials that can give you that classic wood fence look, only wood allows you to get the most authentic appearance. There are a wide range of reasons to choose wood for your privacy fence, though there are also some drawbacks. Here are some different pros and cons to consider. Pro: They Can be Budget-Friendly Some people view wood fences as being more expensive, but there are some ways you save money that actually make them a budget-friendly option.
4 August 2015
If you have a problem with rodents around your house, a cat that's a good hunter may be the best solution. Not only will the right cat help you to quickly put an end to your current rodent issues, but it will continue to do its job by keeping them away. There are some things you want to watch for when you are picking the right cat to get rid of rodents around your house.