blog

The 411 On Solid Surface Countertops

Home & Garden Blog

From washing windows and mowing the lawn to replacing worn carpet, it is easy to see the challenges of owning a home. Many updates are not only necessary to protect your home's appeal and value, but also to improve the function of certain rooms. Considering your kitchen is an important room, ensuring it is functional is smart for your home's value and family's needs. Of course, updating your kitchen may require the installation of new countertops, but choosing the best material for your needs may seem overwhelming.

14 March 2016

Adding Containers Can Really Liven Up A Cottage Garden

Blog

Cottage gardens are a beautifully planned hodgepodge of riotous color and texture, but they can be a bit overwhelming. Using containers to break up the flow can add surprise and whimsy to your landscape. Large Containers With Accent Plants Imagine a mass of flowers of all different colors, sizes and shapes. Pretty, yes? Now imagine a large Terracotta pot in the center of those flowers with an eye-catching clump of purple grass waving in the breeze above the blooms.

10 February 2016

3 Environmentally Friendly Hardwood Flooring Options

Blog

A lot of people want to have hardwood flooring, but they worry about the impact of hardwood flooring on the environment. After all, trees are a necessary part of the environment and logging can be destructive. However, there are ways that you can have your hardwood flooring and still not impact the environment too heavily.  Bamboo Bamboo isn't actually a tree, it's a grass. But it's not like the grass that is growing in your front lawn.

18 January 2016

4 Interior Design Tips For Your Living Room

Home & Garden Blog

Interior design is an incredibly important part of making your house feel like a home. The living room in particular is a place where friends and family will congregate and it's important that the room has a welcoming and lively feel.  Decisions can often become overwhelming during the process of interior design, however, there are some basic steps you can take to make the living room stand out and make the space an enjoyable one to be in.

22 December 2015

4 Tips For A Safer Home

Home & Garden Blog

Each time you lock up your home, you want to now it is as safe as possible. There are a few things you should do around your home to make sure you are creating as secure of a space as possible. There are four pieces of advice below to help you protect your home from criminals. 1: Don't be predictable If a criminal decided to watch your house for a few days, you don't want them to learn anything about your lifestyle that may make it easier for them to break in.

27 November 2015

Interior Shutters: How A Simple Design Feature Can Be Functional

Home & Garden Blog

Window coverings are always a challenge in any home. There are numerous considerations to be made when deciding how, or even if, a window should be covered. Shutters are a solution many people ignore because they may think it will prevent access to the window, be overly formal or not be available to fit an unusually shaped or over-sized window. This is all untrue, as shutters make accessing the window as easy as any other treatment, can be either casual or formal and custom-ordered models can be made to fit nicely in any window.

4 November 2015

Three Tools To Prevent Crushed Boxes When You're Filling Your Storage Unit To Capacity

Home & Garden Blog

If you're diligent and careful when you're stuffing each individual box and household appliance into your self storage unit, it's often surprising how much the unit can hold. However, if you want to guard against some of your boxes getting crushed as a result of toppling box piles, putting things in slowly and carefully isn't always enough. To prevent crushed boxes when you're filling your storage unit to capacity, utilize these three tools.

14 October 2015

4 Tips For Creating Your Own Prayer Garden

Home & Garden Blog

Creating a space of your own in the garden for prayer, meditation, or quiet reflection doesn't have to require lots of time, work, or money. The following tips can help you create a plan to make this one of the most used and peaceful areas of your outdoor landscaping. Tip #1: Create a Quiet Space A corner of the yard that is separated from entertaining areas is best suited for your prayer garden.

21 September 2015

The Homeowner's Guide To Carpet Care And Maintenance

Home & Garden Blog

When it comes to maintaining the value and comfort of your home, you would do well to focus on the cleanliness and brilliance of your carpets. By learning some of the best ways to make the most of your carpet care, you'll be in an excellent position to have carpets that look great and last for years. If this is what you need, take advantage of the information presented below and use it in your home, so that your carpets serve you well.

20 August 2015

Living Room Outdated? Update Your Furniture And Draperies

Home & Garden Blog

If you have not updated your living room for a long time, now is the time to bring it up to the right century. Changing the furniture and adding new draperies can have a big impact and is a good place to start. When you are finished, you will have a new living room that you and your family can enjoy spending time in. Furniture If it is not in your budget to purchase all new furniture, reupholster it instead.

29 July 2015