If you've noticed that the packaging of food in your pantry and been gnawed by a mouse, or if you've seen a mouse running around, it can be an unsettling feeling. If you've tried setting traps, but have either not caught anything or have had more mice appear, your problem may require professional exterminators to resolve. Some homeowners may not think that having mice is a big deal, but they can actually wreak havoc in your home: they get into your food, poop wherever they are, and they damage walls and other structures of the home.
17 August 2016
As an interior decorator, you want to be able to discuss different types of furniture intelligently. When you are unfamiliar with a design style, or not up to date on a current trend, it can make you look unprofessional or unintelligent. Here are some defining features of the most current contemporary furniture and how to recognize these features so that you can discuss them intelligently with clients and fellow decorators.
25 July 2016
Once you've designed a meandering pathway in your yard, it's time to consider how you will light it properly. For walkways throughout the yard, lighting is a matter of safety as well as drawing attention to the best parts of the path. So, how can you light your way? Here are 5 tips for any yard. Start Low and Soft. When planning your lighting, start with an understated lighting design and add only as you need to.
29 June 2016
As long as you take a good survey of all the marble grades and varieties out there, it's perfectly possible to get tiles and slabs that are both suitable for your bathroom's style and relatively cheap. But since not all marble is the same and not all cuts into marble rock create the same kinds of tiles and slabs, it's important to always keep water resistance problems in mind. Use these three ways to ensure the marble you're eyeing will be able to withstand bathroom water.
3 June 2016
If you are looking for a trendy alternative to a plastic or aluminum downspout to redirect water from your gutter to an area away from your foundation, you may want to consider using a rain chain to dress up the area. This is a great way to collect water as it drips from your gutter, allowing it to trickle down in style so it does not accumulate in an area where it will cause harm to your home.
12 May 2016
Are you looking for a cool way to show your patriotism this Independence Day? Create your own American flag globe lighting fixture. This will require a little patience and some creativity, but it's worth it. Changing The Bulb Colors To create your American flag, you're going to need 13 strands of lights, the correct color bulbs (red, white, and blue), and a little creativity. All the strands should be of equal length for this to work.
17 April 2016
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
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
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
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