Light Up Your Life With 3 Quirky Lighting Ideas

#1: Go for a Cool & Contemporary Floor Lamp Decorating a new home or apartment is a fun and exciting experience for most but the vast options are occasionally overwhelming. Before setting out to accent

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It’s Getting Hot In Here…Stay Cool in the Summertime

Keeping Your Home Cool CHECKLIST! The following is a basic checklist to prepare your home for Summer. Don’t shut Summer out! Use the following checklist and tips to keep your home comfortable, cool,

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Antique or Contemporary? Fun and Fabulous Furnishings

Antique Furniture Antique furniture can be owned as an investment rather than a hobby. The value of the antique, however, depends on a number of factors that are associated with the piece of furniture

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Dream of Being a Landscape Gardener? Just Go For It!

Choosing Landscaping Plants No matter what style or size your project is, eventually you’re going to have to choose landscaping plants … Most people would probably tell you that they want

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Veggie Gardens…Know Your Kale from Your Kohlrabi!

Here is some practical advice on planting and growing vegetables such as beans, carrots, cucumbers, pumpkins, beets, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts and more … Before taking up the garden vegetables

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Kick Start Your Curb Appeal With an Exterior Remodel

Exterior Remodeling Projects That Make a Difference What’s the ROI on exterior remodeling? New curb appeal, resale value, daily enjoyment, greater functionality and – if you do it right – significant

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Transform Your Cluttered Basement into a Cozy Den

Stage 1: Getting Your Basement Organized “I’ve checked everywhere else, it has to be down here somewhere!” How many times have you said this while digging around your basement for that one thing

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10 Steps to Kitchen Heaven for the Gourmet Cook

There are many reasons that homeowners remodel their kitchens. Some just want their kitchen to look beautiful. Others want to open up their floor plan and integrate the kitchen into the home’s traffic

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Gardening On The Go With Portable Greenhouses

In Praise of Portable Greenhouses Since full-sized, regular greenhouses can really be expensive and costly to maintain, it may be impractical for many small home gardeners to build one. In this article,

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Choosing Greenhouse Designs And Lighting

Choosing Greenhouse Design There are many factors to consider when choosing a greenhouse, but the most important of all is the design … For people who love to see the flowers bloom, the seeds that

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Summer Project? Build Your Own Greenhouse

Planning Your Greenhouse The greenhouse that you will be building should primarily serve its purpose of maintaining a proper environment for plants to grow. Here are some tips that will help you plan

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Prepare Your Home for Winter in Summer!

Winter may seem like a long way off but it’s never too early to start thinking about preparing your house so it is all set for the Winter season when it arrives. Here are some handy tips so that

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The Best Shutters for Storms, Security and Style

What Are Shutters? A window shutter is a solid and stable window covering consisting of a frame of vertical stiles and horizontal rails. Set within this frame can be louvers, solid panels, fabric, glass

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Old Wives’ Tales? Cleaning Tips and Tools

Cleaning is, unfortunately, part of life.  Your home is where you spend so much of your time and you need to keep it clean.  I don’t like cleaning and you probably don’t either.  If you don’t

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Curious About Cabinets: Buy or DIY?

Curio Cabinets Curio cabinets have developed into a joy in themselves as they highlight your favorite items and mementos to friends and family, keep all your beloved pieces in one place to enjoy them in

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Help, I Need a Locksmith! 6 Tips to Get it Fixed Quick

Upgrading Your Locks If you’re concerned about your home security you’re not alone. Many homeowners become concerned about their home security when they learn that someone close to them has been victimized

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Rusty Chrome Faucets…Use The Aluminum Foil Trick

If you are restoring an older home or have very hard water, you might have some rusty faucets or fixtures that need to be cleaned up.  Chrome polish is not always fun and can need some elbow grease, but

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Pink and Green Bathtub? A Bathroom Rescue Plan!

Remodeling a bathroom can increase the value of your home and just make it more functional and attractive. Making small and even economic changes in your bathroom can make all the difference, and much

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5 Reasons to Repaint Your Home: House Makeover

Why Should I Repaint My House? One of the maintenance tasks you need to do in your house is repainting it. Repainting can be done in specific portions of your house or it can be done in one go. Any new

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3 Easy Tricks to Spruce Up Your Old Kitchen Cabinets

#1: Make Your Old Cabinets Look New There are a lot of unique types of cabinets. Everybody has kitchen cabinets, some folks have built-in cabinets, there are medicine cabinets, toy cabinets, garage cabinets,

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Venetian, Vertical, Roman or Roller? Decision Time…

Why Choose A Blind? Blinds are a type of window covering which can be made from many different materials.  Some of these materials can include things such as wood, bamboo, metal, fabric, aluminum, and

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