20 May 2016
A concrete septic tank can last 40 years or longer, and a steel septic tank can last about 15—20 years. If your tank is reaching the end of its life expectancy, treating it with care can extend its life and prevent you from having to replace it so soon. Here are some key ways to "be nice" to your aging septic tank. Watch your water usage. The more water that flows through your septic tank, the more wear and tear it experiences.
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.
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.