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.
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.
3 June 2015
If you are interested in getting lanterns in your yard for the upcoming summer nights, it would be a smart idea to get solar lanterns that soak up the sun during the day and then light up your night. The following lists why you should install solar lanterns. Energy Saving and Easy Solar lanterns will not use up any electricity, candles, batteries, or gas. That reason alone makes them well worth using.