Creating More Living Space Outdoors

  • 3 Extra Services Your Carpet Cleaner Can Do

    24 February 2015

    Carpets are fickle things in your home. While they might be aesthetically and texturally pleasing, they often attract loads of dirt and other stains. Luckily, when this happens you can often call a carpet cleaner to come out and fix things right up. But, did you know that a carpet cleaner also offers a wide variety of services that do not involve carpets? So the next time you hire a carpet cleaner you might also have them.

  • Practical Tips For Landscaping Around A Pool

    16 February 2015

    When you're planning the landscape design for the area around your pool, it's easy to forget to take into consideration practical matters that will make your landscaping and pool easier to maintain. These tips will help you create a design that is practical for a poolside landscape.  Choose the Right Mulch  Mulching in the flower beds around the pool area is good idea because it holds moisture into the soil and gives garden a uniform, organized appearance.

  • Green Alternatives To Fiberglass Insulation

    5 February 2015

    The standard batts of fiberglass insulation have been the go-to choice for decades, but newer, more sustainable products are now giving t some competition. Fiberglass insulation can off-gas harmful chemicals and it's a skin irritant. Knowing about natural and ecologically-friendly alternatives can help you make a safer choice in your home. Wrap Your Home In Denim Denim offers many benefits over the standard fiberglass choices—it doesn't contain formaldehyde and it's made from a recyclable material.

  • Weed-Vanquishing Tactics Every Gardening Superhero Should Know

    29 January 2015

    You consider yourself a master gardener: a superhero in all things agriculture. You've been training hard and putting your skills to the test day after day as you plant, manage, and maintain your garden, and the day finally comes when you must become a true crime fighter. Weeds have invaded your garden, and as the top gardening superhero in your area, it is your responsibility--no, your duty--to put a stop to these pesky villains once and for all.

  • Choosing The Right Blinds For Your Home

    26 January 2015

    While windows work wonderfully for letting in warm, illuminating light, sometimes you may wish to keep light (as well as prying eyes) out of your inner sanctum. One way to greatly enhance both your home's safety and privacy is to add shades, shutters or blinds to your home's windows. If a potential burglar can't see inside your home, he is less likely to break in to get to your valuables. There are a variety of different kinds of blinds available, and they are offered in a wide range of designs.

  • How To Throw A Bird-Themed Party For The Birdwatcher In Your Life

    22 January 2015

    Are you tired of birthday parties that consist of the same old cake, ice cream, and party games? Unfortunately, many parties lack creativity. When you take the extra steps necessary to design a party geared towards a hobby your friend or family member is passionate about, it shows you care. If you have a friend or family member who loves the sport of birdwatching, a bird-themed bash is the perfect remedy for avoiding birthday party boredom.

  • Tips For When You Need To Change Your HVAC System

    14 January 2015

    If you are planning to change your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) unit, there are many factors you need to consider. This will ensure you purchase a HVAC unit that suits your needs, and keep you and your family comfortable during the summer and winter. Energy Star When shopping for an HVAC unit, look for one that is energy star approved. This will make your system more energy efficient, and it is better for the environment.

  • 4 Tips For Increasing The Longeivity Of Masonry Building

    7 January 2015

    Masonry involves workers constructing buildings out of concrete, brick, stone, marble and a variety of other materials. Masonry is highly regarded because it of its durability, versatility, and maintenance.  There are a few varying factors that heavily influence how long masonry building lasts. Fortunately, there are a few tips you can take into consideration in order to increase the longevity of your masonry based building. Choose A Solid Foundation Masonry materials are all heavy, therefore, they need to be built using a strong and solid foundation.

  • Thinking Of A Kitchen Remodel? Here Are Some Tips For Lowering Costs

    26 December 2014

    If you want to give your home an update, then the kitchen is the ideal place to start. The kitchen is the center of activity, and one of the most important parts of the home for your family and guests. There are so many options to consider when it comes to kitchen remodeling and costs that quickly spiral out of control. Here are a few things you can do to renovate your kitchen while watching your budget.

  • How To Create A Country Kitchen

    19 December 2014

    Are you building a new home, or are you redecorating your existing kitchen? Even if the rest of your house is decorated in a traditional or modern look, having a country kitchen adds a distinctive charm, providing a warm place for friends and family to gather. Achieving just the right look is easy when you follow these steps. The Walls - You need to decide on what color of paint you want before you proceed with the rest of the decor.