Creating More Living Space Outdoors

  • Top Benefits Of Choosing Natural Stone For Your Home's Exterior

    20 April 2021

    Whether you are in the process of building your home or if you are completely redoing the exterior, one decision that you might be struggling with making is the type of material that you want to have used on your home's exterior. Natural stone is a good choice, whether you choose to use it alone or if you use it in addition to brick, vinyl siding, or some other type of siding.

  • Five Steps For Eradicating Grass From Annual Flower Beds

    26 January 2021

    Annual flower beds add a pop of ever-changing color to your home's landscape, but they can look unkempt if weedy grasses invade. The following steps can help you prevent grass issues in flower beds.  1. Apply a Full-Spectrum Grass Killer A full-spectrum grass killer will kill all types of grass, from invading lawn grasses to tenacious crabgrass. "Full-spectrum" means that it will target both the leaf blades of actively growing grass, as well as the roots and any exposed seeds.

  • Affordable Reupholstering Methods

    9 October 2020

    Linen and other delicate textiles that are used to upholster furnishings can not withstand heavy usage or liquid spills without showing signs of wear. If you are looking for some reupholstery options that are budget-friendly or that will preserve the original fabric coverings, consider purchasing materials upfront, hiring a private upholsterer, or investing in some removable covers. Cheaper And More Sturdy Fabric Options If the linen coverings are in poor shape and you have attempted to sew tears or remove stains and were unsuccessful, invest in a fabric that is cheaper and more resilient than the original fabric type.

  • Are You Outfitting Your Adult Child's First Apartment? 3 Benefits of Choosing an Alenya Sofa

    4 September 2020

    Finding the right furniture for a first apartment takes careful planning and a keen eye for design. While your adult child might be looking for the most stylish options, you also may know that durability is an important quality to look for in a sofa. Now that you are ready to go shopping for this momentous occasion, you can keep these benefits of looking for an Alenya sofa in mind.

  • A Landscaper That Provides These Services Can Be Valuable In The Fall And Winter

    30 November 2016

    When you hire a landscaper, you may be taking advantage of services such as lawn care, maintaining your flowerbeds, and pruning your hedges. Although diverse, the one thing that these tasks have in common is that they're required during the summer. This doesn't mean that you should only partner with a landscaping professional during the warmest months of the year, though. Many landscaping companies offer services that can be valuable throughout the year.

  • Protect Your Home's Foundation Through Proper Gutter System Maintenance

    3 November 2016

    When properly installed, a gutter system can help to protect the foundation of your home from the devastating effects of rainwater. It does this by guiding water away from the home's foundation, something that usually goes a long way towards reducing hydrostatic pressure buildup. By doing so, it usually ends up reducing the rate of foundation crack formation, basement water leaks, and even mold attacks in the home. However, these are benefits that one can only enjoy when his or her gutter system is properly maintained.

  • Was Your Corian Countertop Recently Cracked During A Storm Or Earthquake? What Are Your Repair Options?

    14 October 2016

    Although Corian is an attractive and durable surface material, it's not very flexible—and if your home has recently been affected by area floods, a minor earthquake, or another foundation-shaking weather event, you may find yourself dealing with small cracks in the surface of your kitchen and bathroom countertops. What can you do to fix these blemishes yourself? Read on to learn more about the minor repairs you should be able to handle on your own, as well as a few situations in which professional help may be needed.