Tips

Installing Landscape Lighting Into Caliche

Installing Landscape Lighting Into Caliche

Use a cordless drill and masonry bit to deal with tough caliche dirt.

Keep Your Home Safe While You’re On Summer Vacation

Keep Your Home Safe While You’re On Summer Vacation

Summer is a prime time for traveling. And while you’re packing and preparing, we suggest taking some time to make sure your home is protected while you’re away.

11 Secrets to a Great Designer and Client Relationship

11 Secrets to a Great Designer and Client Relationship

Follow these tips for developing a winning relationship with your designer (or client)

Insider Tips for Shopping for Furniture Online

Insider Tips for Shopping for Furniture Online

Buying furniture online can be tricky, here’s a handy guide.

Window Wisdom: Cleaning and Caring for Windows

Window Wisdom: Cleaning and Caring for Windows

Tips from the Pros for cleaning your windows for a transparent shine.

8 Shortcuts for Unpacking After a Move in Record Time

8 Shortcuts for Unpacking After a Move in Record Time

Get your life back in order as soon as possible with these tips for unpacking.

The Biggest Reasons To Winterize Your Home

The Biggest Reasons To Winterize Your Home

What is home sealing and weatherization and why should you take action?

Build a Library To Call Your Own

Build a Library To Call Your Own

I love books…the way they smell, the way they look, the way they feel. Even when I’m not engaged in the physical act of reading, I love having books around me. From a design perspective, books add warmth and interest to any room. They make a personal statement and generate […]

Recipe to Preserve Your Christmas Tree

Recipe to Preserve Your Christmas Tree

Preserve your Christmas Tree as long as possible with this recipe

Make Your Fireplace More Efficient

Make Your Fireplace More Efficient

These simple steps will provide more heat from your fireplace this winter.

Protect your Family with Safety Glass: It’s Not Just For Cars

Protect your Family with Safety Glass: It’s Not Just For Cars

When we moved into our century-old home and began our then-minor-now-major renovations, we realized something slightly terrifying about our original to the house solid wood door. Moreover, the picture window in the door. Somehow at inspection, we had failed to notice that there wasn’t real glass in the door, but […]

5 Ways To Handle a Rude Neighbor

5 Ways To Handle a Rude Neighbor

Before a petty disagreement turns into an all out war, consider these 5 ways to handle neighborhood disputes.

How to Garden in the Fall and Prep for Winter

How to Garden in the Fall and Prep for Winter

When the temperature drops you can still reap the benefits of healthy vegetables and prepare your garden to survive winter

The Five Emergency Adhesives Everyone Needs

The Five Emergency Adhesives Everyone Needs

We’ve compiled a list of the five most essential, flexible, and durable adhesives to have in your workshop so you can (hopefully) save your project from complete failure.

Preparing Your Home After Knee Surgery

Preparing Your Home After Knee Surgery

ACL knee surgery is a bummer. Here are a few tips to make your time at home easier.

How to Apply an Epoxy Garage Floor Coating

How to Apply an Epoxy Garage Floor Coating

Rescue your garage floors from stains and dirt with a durable epoxy finish that you can apply yourself

Throw an NFL Tip-Off Party

Throw an NFL Tip-Off Party

Chips and beer are important but here are some tips for throwing the best NFL tip-off party

Remember These Secrets for Shopping at IKEA

Remember These Secrets for Shopping at IKEA

Here are some tips to shopping at IKEA that we hope makes your next trip to the Swedish mecca a successful one.

How to Drill Into Stainless Steel

How to Drill Into Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is tough to drill through but with some patience and know-how you’ll make that hole easy

Whip Up A Batch Of DIY Laundry Detergent

Whip Up A Batch Of DIY Laundry Detergent

If you’re concerned with the chemicals in over the counter laundry detergent then consider making your own.

What Are Those Creaking House Sounds?

What Are Those Creaking House Sounds?

House sounds shouldn’t be ignored but they are typically harmless – here’s what causes them