2 Tips For Protecting Your Home's Young Trees During Their Winter Dormancy


In the recent spring and summer months, you may have planted a few young trees on your property. However, with the cold weather of winter approaching, you may be concerned about them staying healthy and alive during the trees' dormancy. If so, use the following tips to help protect your young trees from the freezing cold. 1.  Lay a Couple of Inches of Mulch Around the Bases of the Trunks

10 December 2019

Paint Colors And Your Mood


The color of interior paint can either enhance or diminish a person's psychological well-being. Some individuals may be more sensitive to the mood-changing effects of color in their living areas. Updating your home by painting and wallpapering is a cost-effective way of freshening up your living space, and it may even help sell your home faster when the real estate market is in a downward trend. Here are some paint colors that have mood-altering effects:

23 May 2019

Top Reasons For Cracks In Your Foundation


Your basement may begin to form cracks and you may wonder about the cause. Believe it or not, in most cases, a crack in a basement floor is not a sign of a larger problem, especially given how your floor supports the weight of the rest of your house. However, it's still worthwhile to investigate the potential causes. Concrete Shrinking If you only notice hairline cracks, these do not usually indicate a larger problem.

9 January 2019

4 Must-Haves For Your Backyard


If you love spending evenings in your backyard with friends and family, you must ensure you have an exciting backyard. While landscaping is important too, there are some equipment you must get to make your backyard the hotspot for fun. Check out these four must-haves for your backyard. Hot Tub Hot tub, Jacuzzi, spa: whatever you call it, it's heaven. A relaxing spa in your backyard becomes a fun activity for you and your guests.

14 November 2017

Should You Install Solid Or Veneer Hardwood Floors?


If you're concerned about the amount of dirt lurking in your home's carpet, with some statistics indicating that an average piece of carpet can hold up to four times its own weight in dirt, you may be considering the installation of hardwood flooring in your living room, bedrooms, and other carpeted areas. However, with more options to choose from than ever before, you could find yourself facing "analysis paralysis" when deciding whether your new floors should be bamboo or walnut, solid or veneer, and floating or nailed down.

4 April 2016

5 Reasons Why A Pool Could Help Your Autistic Son Or Daughter


Experts estimate that 1 in 68 children in the United States now has an autism spectrum disorder. As the incidence of autism rises across the country, many parents want to consider different ways that they can help their children cope with this difficult condition. While your child is likely to receive various types of treatment through your doctor, other interventions at home can help autistic kids cope with their symptoms. Find out how a swimming pool is one way you can help your son or daughter.

24 February 2016

Troubleshooting And Correcting Slow And Sluggish Drains


Drains are one of the little things that make life more convenient and are often taken for granted. Under normal circumstances, the drain whisks away dirt and grime with the wastewater and you never need to think about it again. But, when things go wrong and your drain doesn't perform as expected, you can find yourself standing ankle deep in the shower or battling a sink full of nasty water. Knowing how to troubleshoot and correct common problems with slow or clogged drains is an important life skill nearly everyone needs to learn.

2 February 2016

4 Special Lighting Upgrades To Add To Your Older Home


Living in the same house for many years can get boring sometimes, but you might be able to gain a new appreciation of your house simply by making some minor changes to it. One area that might need some updates is the electric in your house, and here are some ideas of lighting upgrades you may want to make. While these upgrades might require some work, they are all possible if you hire a licensed electrician.

17 March 2015

Warm Toes Without Leaks: 5 Reasons To Choose Electric Underfloor Heating Over Hydronic Systems For An Existing Home


Since heat rises, putting a heat source under your floors gives you a warmer room and eliminates the pain of putting bare feet on icy tiles or hardwood. There are two main systems for delivering underfloor heat, and they offer different benefits to the homeowner trying to save money while staying comfortable. Learn how electric heating lines make more sense for finished homes that need renovations to accommodate the heating system.

3 March 2015

Cleaning A Home After An Ebola Patient Leaves


In 2014, the Ebola virus had made its way into the United States, frightening millions and raising concerns in the public about how best to deal with the situation. Fortunately, the virus was eventually contained – at least for now. But the apartment where the first patient to die from Ebola in the United States resided had to be thoroughly decontaminated. According to the New York Times, authorities completely tore the apartment up, even throwing out the carpeting.

19 February 2015