Creating More Living Space Outdoors

  • Troubleshooting Your Roller Shade Blinds

    22 December 2015

    Roller shades provide a stylish and accommodating way to gain privacy in your home. While installing roller shades is usually simple, there are some potential problems that could arise after installation occurs. Here are three problems you might face, and some simple ways to correct them so that your roller shades will work properly. 1. When rolling up, the shade drifts to one side. Properly installed roller shades should roll up without drifting to one side or the other.

  • The Right Way To Implement Sand When Installing Pavers

    28 November 2015

    Pavers need sand to help hold them in place and to also prevent weeds and pests from destroying the pavers. How you apply sand to your pavers will affect how well the sand will hold in the face of adverse weather conditions, strong wind and persistent weeds. Also, adding sand properly will bind the pavers together with friction joints. Choosing The Sand First, select the type of sand you will use.

  • Dressing Up The Blinds In Your Rental

    6 November 2015

    Statistics show that 37% of all U.S. households are rentals. If you are living in a rental property then you may find it difficult to personalize your living space. Landlords don't usually let tenants paint walls or remodel kitchen appliances, but there are some simple ways you can transform your rental space into an area that reflects your personal sense of style. Dressing up the plastic mini blinds commonly found in rental properties is a great place to start the personalization process.

  • 3 Things To Check When Your Sprinkler System Isn't Working Properly

    14 October 2015

    When your sprinkler system isn't working properly, you're literally pouring money down the drain. It's vital to make sure that you spot problems with the sprinkler system as quickly as possible so that you can adjust or replace the faulty portion. Once your sprinklers are back in good working order, you won't have to worry about water not getting to the right places in your garden. Check the Sprinkler Heads

  • Winter Is Coming: Is Your Lawn Read?

    23 September 2015

    Are you preparing your lawn for the coming winter? While most people don't give a lot of thought to their grass as the cold weather approaches, doing a little planning and preparation will help you maintain a green lawn in the spring. Here are 4 steps for prepping your yard for winter. Blow Out the Sprinklers If you have an irrigation system installed, you will need to prepare it for the winter by performing what's called a "

  • 9 Tips To Avoid Bed Bugs While Visiting Family And Friends

    23 August 2015

    Bed bugs can be found in a number of unusual locations. Unfortunately, your friends and families are not exempt from having them. If you are visiting relatives this summer and want to avoid bringing home bed bugs, there is a way to keep you and your family bed bug free without creating an uncomfortable situation for your hosts.  Line your suitcases with plastic. When you and your family are packing, line everyone's suitcases with plastic.

  • You Can Replace Broken Storm Window Glass On Your Own

    2 August 2015

    Your storm windows are a way to help protect your house's windows during the winter or during severe weather. They just add in another level of protection before anything gets to your house's windows. The storm windows can also help to keep out drafts and keep your house warmer during the winter. These windows sometimes get broken. You can replace the glass in them yourself, if you choose to.  Measure the Frame