Shelter Your Outdoor Space Stylishly This Season

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Spend more time outside enjoying your home's green-space with a protective shelter for your patio. Implementing a roof over your patio will allow you to extend your living space during mild weather without the worry of rain ruining your time outside. Try some of the following ways to add some shelter to your home's patio: Retractable awnings. Retractable awnings are a viable option that can be used year after year, and that is well-worth the initial cost.

1 April 2015

Child Leaving For College? Give Him Or Her A Memory Quilt

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If your child is leaving home for college, you should make him or her a memory quilt. This quilt will remind your child of their days at home when they are homesick and missing you. If you do not know how to quilt on your own, you can hire someone to do it for you. The Quilt You can make a memory quilt any way you want. One idea is to use a section for each period of your child's life, such as the baby and toddler years, middle years, and teen years.

6 March 2015

Where There's Smoke, There's Fire: How Using The Right Oil Can Save Your Stove

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There's a reason that most comfort food involves a bunch of oil and grease--it makes everything more delicious! Unfortunately, grease fires are very common, with 67% of home fires beginning in America beginning in kitchens. Even without damage to your home, a fire can easily cause damage to your oven and range hood, causing expensive appliance repair fees or even full replacements. Though there are many tips to prevent grease fires, one that is commonly overlooked is the type of oil used while cooking.

18 February 2015

The Most Important Step In Refinishing Ornate Mahogany Furniture

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There might be nothing more beautiful in the furniture world than a well made, ornately carved piece of mahogany, whether it be on a headboard, chair, bench, table, or anywhere else in the house. It is for this reason that it is imperative to make the most out of such a gorgeous piece, and sometimes this means refinishing the entire thing. Done incorrectly, you could end up with a ruined hunk of wood and a nightmare of a piece of furniture.

9 February 2015

You Can Decorate Your Own Windows

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Are you redecorating your home, or are you starting from scratch? Either way, you can decorate your windows in a way that will look like a professional did them. And, you don't even need a sewing machine!  Your Kitchen Windows - Often the most popular gathering place for friends and family, you can have a lot of fun with the window treatments for your kitchen. Consider purchasing large embroidered dish towels for an old-fashioned look.

30 January 2015

Tips For Creating Stunning Landscape Effects With Container-Grown Ornamental Grasses

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You can grow many different types of plants in containers and place them directly in the garden or use them to decorate a deck or patio. When growing ornamental grasses in containers, you must take drainage, soil content, pot size and moisture into consideration. Following a few tips can help you successfully grow ornamental grasses in containers and incorporate them beautifully into your landscape design.  Use A Step-By-Step Approach for Potting Grasses 

27 January 2015

Got Stiff Sliding Glass Doors? Learn How To Fix Them For An Easier Glide

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If you've had your sliding glass doors replaced, or even if you have older ones, you might notice that they stick from time to time. When these doors become hard to open and you feel like you need to be a superhero to slide them, there is an easy fix. This guide explains the steps to take to help your doors glide across the track, instead of being stubborn: Step 1: Remove the Door

23 January 2015

4 Things To Keep In Mind When Buying Patio Furniture

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If you plan to spend any time outside your home at all, patio furniture is a must. There are so many choices out there that it can be overwhelming, but if you keep some key items in mind, you will be able to choose outdoor furniture that stands the test of time. Here are four things to keep in your thoughts as you shop. Remember Comfort You may be focusing on whether the furniture you choose will be able to withstand all the weather in your area, and that may lead you to focus on furniture that seems sturdy but uncomfortable.

16 January 2015

Three Diseases That Can Infect Northern Catalpa Trees

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Northern catalpa trees are known for being easy to grow. They tolerate compacted soils, droughts and shade, making them a popular choice in cities and suburbs. Catalpas can live for 60 years or longer, but like most trees, they are susceptible to a number of diseases that may limit their lifespan. Here's a look at three of those diseases, and how to best prevent and treat them. Verticillium Wilt Caused by the fungi Verticillium albo-atrum and Verticillium dahliae, this disease causes leaves to fall prematurely.

9 January 2015

5 Signs That It's Time To Have Your Windows Replaced

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If you are like many homeowners, you probably don't put a whole lot of thought into your home windows. It's true that your home's windows can last for many years without any issues, but it's important to replace them when necessary. If you're unsure of whether or not it's time to have your windows replaced, look for these five signs that it's a good idea to look into a glass window replacement.

28 December 2014