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  • How To Remodel Your Home For Someone Living With A Disability

    If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with a disability, you need a safe home that accommodates your needs. You will most likely have to remodel your home to make it accessible. Here are five remodels to make: 1. Flooring The floor in your home must be stable and slip resistant. Hardwood flooring is the best choice, but it's also the most expensive. Vinyl and laminate are great choices since they are inexpensive, slip resistant, and allow wheelchairs easy movement. [Read More]

  • Pest Control In The Era Of Honeybee Colony Collapse Disorder

    As you have likely heard in the media in recent years, the global honeybee population has been struggling with a situation that is called colony collapse disorder (CCD). CCD is blamed for the die-off of entire hives of honeybees and to date, scientists have not discovered the cause. Living in the era of CCD dictates the importance of preserving bee colonies that swarm, rather than simply killing them with a commercial pesticide like you would a nest of wasps or hornets. [Read More]

  • Mow Like a Pro With These 3 Lawn Mower Maintenance Tips

    One of the easiest ways to get your lawn looking refreshed is by giving it a quick mow. Mowing your yard can help make it look more polished as long as your mower is in good condition. Should the quality of the blades be lacking or the undercarriage is clogged with old grass, your mower will struggle to cut each blade of grass with a crisp clean look. The last thing you want to see when you are done mowing is an uneven look to the lawn. [Read More]

  • Keep Mosquitoes Out Of Your Home With These Tips And Tricks

    Mosquitoes are never fun to be around, as they'll take every opportunity they can get to latch onto your skin for a meal, resulting in pain and itching. Unfortunately, the little critters have a way of getting inside to bug you while spending time in your own home. Luckily, there are a variety of things you can do to keep mosquitoes outside where they belong, so you can enjoy your time at home in comfort and without getting " [Read More]

  • Get Your Plumbing Ready For The Holidays

    The holidays are fast approaching! Whether you're anticipating a house full of guests or planning to host big family dinners, the holidays can put a big strain on your home's plumbing system. Preparing your plumbing in advance can help you avoid disasters. Clean Out Your Garbage Disposal With all the cooking and baking you'll be doing this holiday season, it's a good idea to clean your garbage disposal. Pour vinegar into your disposal, then chase the vinegar with ice cubes and salt and turn the disposal on. [Read More]

  • Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing Hanging Lanterns

    If you would like to purchase hanging lanterns but aren't sure where to start, there are some simple questions to ask yourself. Keep these in mind to make sure that you purchase the right hanging lanterns the first time and don't waste your money having to ship them back or order a second set. 1. How Heavy is My Decorating Scheme? The first question is how heavy your decorating scheme is. [Read More]

  • Sugar And Spice And Everything Twice: Designing A Little Girls Bedroom Fit For Two

    Sharing a room with a sibling is a reality in most families and has many benefits. Late night giggles, stories told, and huddling together under the covers on stormy nights make great memories. However, sharing a room also comes with the disadvantages of never having any privacy and having to share everything. Too much togetherness can leave siblings longing for a space to call their own. With a little creativity, you can design a bedroom fit for both of your two little princesses that will give them their independence and the private space they need. [Read More]

  • Microwave Cleaning With Natural Ingredients

    Between bubbling beans and greasy ribs, microwaves have a way of becoming so filthy they're almost too dirty to use. With repeated uses, this grime can become sticky, gummy or rock-hard, depending on the substance. If you don't keep up with your microwave maintenance, cleaning it can seem almost impossible. Luckily, there is a solution. Before you reach for the oven cleaner, try these natural and effective cleaning methods. The Lemon Method [Read More]

  • It's Curtains For You! Four Features To Look For In Drapery Treatments For Kids' Rooms

    You need some cute and effective window coverings for your child's room, but you're not interested in blinds. Maybe you don't like the look, or maybe you're concerned about the strangulation hazard that many blind cords present. Your best option is to choose drapery treatments that will work well in a kid's bedroom. What are some features to look for in drapes that will be installed in a child's room? [Read More]

  • Tips For Repainting Your Interior Shutters

    Replacing shutters can be expensive and hiring someone to repaint them for you will cost more than doing it yourself. You can cheaply and fairly quickly refresh your space by repainting your shutters yourself. Keep the following tips in mind when planning and completing your project.      Removal Though you can paint shutters while they're still attached to your house, it's best to remove them so you can properly clean, sand, and paint them. [Read More]