When you purchase a home with a traditional fireplace with a chimney that towers above your roof, you may be excited at the prospect of getting cozy in front of a roaring fire during the winter. However, to enjoy the perks of a working fireplace, you must keep it in good operating condition and learn some basic fire-building and chimney maintenance skills. If you have never owned a home with a fireplace, the following guide provides you with a primer on its upkeep. [Read More]
Use Fabric & Cardboard To Take Your Bedroom From Boring To Beautiful!
If you find yourself dreading to turn on your bedroom light or dressing in the dark because of ugly or drab décor, it might be time to consider adding visual interest in the form of a new headboard. If purchasing one is not in the budget, however, the following directions will show you how to use simple, inexpensive and recycled materials to make a great headboard in just one afternoon. Here is what you will need to get started. [Read More]
6 Benefits Of Window Shutters Beyond Aesthetics
Window shutters can truly bring your house together in a way that is coherent, pleasant and gives it a cozy, sometimes even rural, aesthetic. Nothing quite says "Little House On The Prairie" like a quaint home with shutters. Having said that, did you know that there are benefits of window shutters that go beyond the aesthetic? It's true. Window shutters can provide you with a litany of benefits that go beyond looking nice and into the realm of the practical. [Read More]
Tips To Help You Vote Politician Bugs Out Of Your Home, Your Yard, And Your Life
Boxelder bugs, can be quite a nuisance. Although they are not quite as damaging or even dangerous as other bugs, such as spider, bedbugs, bees, cockroaches, and termites, they can create problems within your home. Fortunately, there are a few tips you can follow to help rid these bugs from your life. Plan a Solid Campaign: Know Your Enemy The first step to voting boxelder bugs out of your home starts with knowing your enemy. [Read More]