Tips

Home Improvement Myths

Home Improvement Myths

There are some axioms related to home improvement that are just plain false but have been perpetuated by real estate agents, contractors, or homeowners who want to believe in some hard rules when it comes remodeling or renovating their home. Here are some home improvement myth busters. Top 4 Home […]

Safe Gardens for Kids

Safe Gardens for Kids

Here are some great suggestions for planning a child safe garden that maximizes outdoor fun but protects both your children and your foliage.

Room Color and Your Mood

Room Color and Your Mood

Are you feeling blue? It may be the color of your room that is contributing to your sour attitude or conversely the reason why you can’t relax or sleep. Room color effects your mood much more than you think.

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality

We spend most of our lives indoors so we should give more thought to the air quality in our sheltered environment. There are gases and fumes that we can’t see or smell but are extremely toxic. This includes radon, carbon monoxide, mold, and VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds). Early detection and […]

Garage Sales

Garage Sales

Finish off your spring cleaning and hold a garage sale. Here are some tips for setting up a garage sale and maximizing your earning potential.

Kitchen Cleaning Tips

Kitchen Cleaning Tips

Here are more kitchen cleaning tips than you can shake a sponge at (sorry that was bad). From clogged drains, grease build-up, dishwasher cleaning, and dirty oven windows.

Rejuvenate a Cement Patio

Rejuvenate a Cement Patio

Cement patios are commonplace in homes across the country. In the Southwest they are particularly popular since lawns are hard to manage in the heat and cement patios are easy to clean and maintain. Take a look at your patio this Spring and follow these steps for making it more […]

Handyman Hiring Tips

Handyman Hiring Tips

No time, money, or know-how to fix a household problem? In New York city we have Supers who are on call (usually) and hopefully can fix leaking faucets, broken radiators, or sticky doors, but homeowners are on their own and for smaller household fixes a certified or licensed contractor is […]

How-To Stain Wood

How-To Stain Wood

You may think that staining wood is an inexact science but there is a method to the madness. Understanding the type of wood you are working with as well as the technique used to apply the stain can alter the color of the stain dramatically. Here are some tips to […]

Enlarge a Room

Enlarge a Room

Easy ideas for enlarging or just altering the mood of any room in the house. It’s amazing what a little color can do.

Weekend Home Workout

Chris Wondra figures that working on your home could replace a few trips to the gym. Mowing Men–500 Women–395 Weeding Men–328 Women–296 Raking Men–361 Women–283 Planting flowers, shrubs and trees Men–340 Women–250 Sweeping outside (e.g., sidewalk) Men–336 Women–263 Bagging grass and leaves Men–336 Women–263 Wheelbarrow chores Men–420 Women–329 Cleaning out […]

Blown-In Insulation

Blown-In Insulation

When insulating a new home or a room conversion such as an attic or garage, you have a choice between batt or blow-in insulation. There are advantages to both but if you are going to go with the batt fiberglass you need to make sure your installation is precise. Here’s […]