If you have many trees and bushes in your yard, your home might be a security risk. Hidden doorways and windows make your home accessible by burglars without being seen. But you also want shade on your house to keep it cool during those sunny days. Here is how to landscape your yard so you can get the best of both security and comfort. Exposing Those Hidden Entryways Start by walking around the house and finding where trees or bushes come right up to a doorway or window.
28 July 2015
Do you want to give the graduate in your life something useful and meaningful without breaking the bank? A good way to meet these goals is to give a gift basket. While gift baskets are a common choice for occasions like graduations, some can be pretty expensive. These ones, however, are remarkably affordable and offer bountiful enjoyment nonetheless. The Cheap Wine Gift Basket This gift idea is best suited to college grads, as high school grads are not typically old enough to drink wine legally.
30 June 2015
Summer is almost here. That means lemonade by the pool, grilling, and yes, July 4th celebrations. If you're throwing an Independence Day party, you need to know how to transform your backyard into the place everyone wants to watch fireworks. Here are tips on how to decorate your backyard for the 4th of July: 1. Flag bunting Flag buntings are a great way to decorate your backyard patio or fence. Just drape them over the top of the railings.
13 June 2015
If your home has wooden blinds installed, it is important to understand the specific care needs for these unique window treatments. While you can clean metal and vinyl blinds with dish soap and water, wooden blinds require special cleaning in order to preserve them. If water comes into contact with the wood, the blinds can develop permanent discoloration spots or warp. Follow these three simple steps to safely and effectively clean your home's wooden blinds:
25 May 2015
Many people with children or pets wonder what kind of fabric they should get for their furniture and sofas. This is a great question to ask because they can destroy furniture if you don't have the right type to endure spills, rough housing, and accidents. Here are some of the best kids of furniture fabrics for people with young children and pets. Denim Just like your jeans, denim will hold up to extreme wear.
29 April 2015
If you are planning for a move, there can be a countless number of details to be managed and logistical decisions that must be made. For those going through a move, the entire process can seem overwhelming, and failing to properly handle these issues can lead to damaged possessions or unexpected problems when you arrive at your new home. Adhering to the following two tips can help you dodge the worst of these issues.
13 April 2015
Using an outdoor charcoal grill may take more time, but it is well worth it. There is simply nothing that can compare to hamburgers, hot dogs, and steaks cooked on a good, old-fashioned charcoal grill. If you are new to this grill, the following tips will be very useful. Keep in mind you should always check the manual that came with your grill, since newer models may have different cooking temperatures and times.
26 March 2015
Spending time outdoors during the spring and summer months can be a great way to entertain and have a good time, but one thing that you might be worried about is the heat. It's true that higher temperatures can make your outdoor living area a lot less comfortable, but there are ways to cool it down. Try these five tips, and you're sure to enjoy cooler temperatures when spending time outside.
14 March 2015
Hard water is one of the more common problems that older homes will encounter, but it can strike homes in any community that has a older water grid. In addition to being bad for your skin, hard water can also create major problems with your plumbing because it can lead to the accumulation of minerals in the pipes. While water softener systems can correct this issues, many new homeowners have important questions that they need answered when they are choosing whether to make this upgrade:
2 March 2015
If you're lucky enough to have gorgeous trees on your property, you want to take care of them. Tree care is especially important in the autumn, because even though winter is a time of dormancy for many trees, proper care can keep them healthy during the cold months so they are ready to bloom again in spring. Here are four ways for you to get your trees ready for the winter.
11 December 2014