20 May 2016
If your traditional incandescent light bulbs are on their last leg of life, you might be interested in switching your bulbs over to the LED variety. While these light bulbs do boast a longer life, they can be tricky to buy. Fortunately, you can make shopping a little easier by following these four tips: 1. Bring Your Old Bulbs Along It can be tricky to purchase new bulbs for old spaces.
25 April 2016
While living without power isn't something you likely have to worry about often, it's a good idea to make sure that you are prepared at home for long periods of power outages, whether due to extreme weather or an emergency of some kind. By investing in a few helpful resources for your household, you can ensure that you and your family stay safe, comfortable, and happy until your power source is restored.
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.
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:
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.
14 July 2015
The bathroom is the place where you meet your hygiene needs and relax. However, for some homeowners, the bathroom can also be a place for a pest infestation. Earwigs, silverfish, roaches and ants, can all take over your shower, sinks and bathtubs and make your bathroom space anything, but comfortable. Why Bugs Love Your Bathroom There are a number of different reasons why you can have a pest infestation within your bathroom.
22 June 2015
As time goes by, the ground around your home may start to erode. This can leave you with a leaky foundation and a wet basement. To prevent this, you should upgrade your landscaping and build up the soil around the foundation of your home. You know you have a problem if the ground is sloping toward your house. Build Up the Soil First you need to get more soil for the foundation of your home.