Prepare for Winter Before It Arrives

Even though we are still enjoying warm weather and winter seems far away, now is a great time to begin preparing. If you do a bit at a time before winter hits the tasks are not at all overwhelming.So often, people wait until the last minute to take care of... Read More

Get the Lead Out: Candle Wicks in the US

According to the National Candle Association (NCA), most US-manufactured candle wicking is made of cotton or cotton-paper combinations. Nearly 90% of the candles made in the United States (i.e. members of the association) use wicks that contain no lead. Generally, the metal you find in a US-made candle wick is... Read More

Planning Your Replacement Windows Installation

Windows are the eyes of a home. From inside, you see the outside world through them. It has been said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. For a home, you can gain a sense of its character by examining its windows.Windows are the primary source of natural... Read More

Finding The Right Window Treatment In Los Angeles And Chicago

Some of the most unique and individual décor consultants can be found in smaller centers, but for a truly competitive field that will supply window treatments for your home, you're looking at the larger cities like Los Angeles and Chicago.Larger dealers have more contacts, often further afield both in distance,... Read More

Make Your Home Secure

The following list offers some inexpensive ways to make your home secure:* Do not leave a ladder outside of your home. A thief could easily, and they do, gain entrance to a second story window.* Always ask for ID when service men come to your home. Do not let your... Read More

Removing Your Old Wood Double Hung Windows

Last week I told you how to measure your wood window openings to properly order your new vinyl replacement windows. This week I'm going to explain how to remove your old windows. The vast majority of wood sash double hung windows in America have the same specifications. Starting from inside... Read More

A Guide to Portable Dehumidifiers

The United States Environmental Protection Agency says that the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture. That's just one reason to invest in a portable dehumidifier. If you want to protect your walls, building foundations, furniture, electronics or even the strings on your piano, a portable dehumidifier... Read More

How to Layout Recessed Lighting

One of the most important principles to understand when designing a recessed lighting layout is beam angle. In recessed cans, the light is produced in the shape of a cone. You picture the light starting as a point at the light fixture and forming a circle on the floor. The... Read More

Hidden Causes of Water Damage in the Home

In addition to causing destruction, water damage also has an adverse affect to the indoor air quality of your home. Damage from water can cause wood rot, insect infestation and mold .The obvious causes of water damage are leaking roofs, windows, doors, foundation cracks and visible plumbing leaks. These are... Read More

Choosing a Furnace Humidifier

While everyone longs for a white winter, the problems associated with dry winter air can be unpleasant. Low humidity can dry out our skin, our mucous membranes, and our nasal passages. It can also cause undue drying of the wooden structures of our home. What's more, our well-intentioned efforts to... Read More

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How To Choose House Style Mailboxes

Your mailbox is not simply a receptacle for your mail;... Read More

Inspecting your Swimming Pool

With the varied availability of swimming pool equipment and designs,... Read More

How About a Jungle Mural to Put Some Swing Into Your Child?s Room?

If your child loves all different types of animals, a... Read More

Shopping For Carpet

The allure of carpet lays not only its soft and... Read More

Wood Panels and Humidity

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The Truth About Honda Pressure Washers

"What they don't tell you about Honda Pressure Washers"I recently... Read More

Building Wood Stairs

Building a set of wood stairs is not nearly as... Read More

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Asphalt paving or Hot Mix Asphalt is typically what one... Read More

Create a Luxurious Laundry Room

Give your home a luxurious feel with a beautiful laundry... Read More

Planning Permission Tips Uk - How To Select A Property to Extend or Develop

Many people purchasing a property for their main home actually... Read More

Interconnects for Your Audio/Video System - Choosing The Proper Cables

Research & Development I began designing audio and video interconnect... Read More

Basic Methods of Foundation Waterproofing

It is absolutely necessary to waterproof the foundation of your... Read More

A Checklist for Bathroom Remodeling Plans

Careful planning is the key to a successful bathroom-remodeling project.... Read More

Hand Hooked Rugs

Hand hooked rugs are a great way to add splendor... Read More

Five Ways to Create a Healthy Home

Have you ever thought of your home as being healthy... Read More

Router Bits Basics

A router bit is a tool for woodworking giving a... Read More

Light Up Your Life With Feng Shui

Feng Shui (pronounced Foong Shway or Fung Shoy) is the... Read More

Kitchen Design ? No Need to Do It Alone

You can't opt out of the process altogether, though, because... Read More

3 Kinds Of Wood Used In Real Wood Furniture

Real wood furniture is the most popular furniture in existence.... Read More

Manhatten Paving-Asphalt Paving Seal Coats

Why should you even consider sealing your asphalt driveway?Seal your... Read More

Color Help: Color Imagery for Happy Homes

Color researchers have estimated that up to 70% of our... Read More

Installing Vinyl Replacement Windows on the Second Floor

If you have a two story house, and you are... Read More

Remove Ink Stains From Carpet

One of the best solvents you can use to remove... Read More

Does Your Home Need Concrete Waterproofing?

Many areas of your home can benefit from concrete waterproofing.... Read More

Here Comes The Sun: Solar Energy is Becoming More Attractive for Mainstream Consumers

The price of a barrel of oil has never been... Read More

How to Deal With Contractors (So You Wont Go Mad!)

BE PREPARED -- Building a house is lots of fun,... Read More

Pergo Flooring Is Perfect For The Home or Office

Pergo flooring was invented more than 75 years ago, and... Read More

Swimming Pools ? Lets Get Wet

"Beverly Hills. Swimming pools. Movie stars."That line from the theme... Read More

Ten Things You May Not Know About Selecting Hardwood Flooring

1) Red Oak is not the only choiceIf you want... Read More

Tuscan Style Decorating For The Kitchen

A Tuscan decorating theme can put some old world charm... Read More

Apartment Inspection Checklist

You have found an apartment you like and you are... Read More

Tips on Ladder Safety

PLACEMENT?Ladders should be placed so each side rail is on... Read More

Buying Home Appliances The Smart Way

When you add up all the money that you can... Read More