We love dogs. In fact it’s tough to imagine life without the furry creatures. But there are a few drawbacks, specifically to your outside landscape. Beyond the bad habits of digging, scratching, and chewing, all dogs must pee and hopefully they do it outside. Unfortunately the nitrogen rich urine will […]
photo: Yaquina Bird houses are so 2008. Be bold and bring in the new year with a bat house. The fact that 1 brown bat can consume up to 1,000 mosquitoes per hour should be enough motivation to consider setting up a bat house.
photo: wishymom We’ll leave the decor ideas and inspiration to the experts but we do know a little something about safety when it comes to hanging your outdoor Christmas lights.
Unless you live in the Southwest, winter has already hit you hard and this article may have arrived a bit late for you but MonkeySee has some informative home improvement videos and we found this video for winterizing your swimming pool particularly helpful.
Water runoff management is important to protecting your home. When water is allowed to settle bad things happen. Here are some links for installing, cleaning, and repairing your water gutters. Patch a Rain Gutter Gutter Maintenance Gutter Tongs – Cleaning Tool
Curb appeal can be enhanced in many ways. We first like to consider what can be done with the existing landscape. Many times an afternoon spent pruning and trimming back overgrown trees and bushes can make the most difference. But sometimes a dramatic entrance such as a covered front porch […]
What does it take to transform a non-descript concrete and brick patio? Handmade by Alissa made a seat cushion and created some pillows of interesting fabric to instantly upgrade her outdoor area. The sad before pic after the jump.
We recently discovered Lancaster Conservatories. They offer DIY or professionally installed Sunrooms, Conservatories, and Greenhouses that blend into the character of your home. Their conservatory and sunroom kits are comprehensive and can be installed by one of their certified dealers, the contractor of your choice, or by the homeowner. The […]
As hurricane Irene is approaching the Eastern seaboard, residents in low-laying areas must seek higher ground immediately and have little time to prepare their homes for the storm. But for those homeowners who are sticking it out through the hurricane or live in areas that aren’t under an evacuation order […]
After reading this nice review of our site from Green Gate Ranch Remodel, we took some time to peruse their site and found a couple of great projects that are documented in an easy to follow step by step process.
We just “rescued” a puppy from a family member who could no longer care for her and even though she’s a handful and we can no longer sleep in, we love her and are ready to start considering outside shelter for her in the form of a dog house. We’d […]
Winter after winter can wreak havoc on your driveway. Whether it’s potholes or just cracks, you can fill them in yourself with EZ Street. This site offers all the information you’ll need to prepare and then fill in your holes with their product.
If you’ve never built a house and would like to follow along with someone else who is just as inexperienced as you, then check out this house blog. They are at the point of building their roof and have gone with a gable design.
It’s a rainy day here in NYC which reminds us of all the fun projects that rain and water bring to homeowners. Enjoy this eclectic selection from Charles & Hudson. + Flood Prevention for Your Home + Preventing Driveway and Landscape Erosion + Quick Fixes for Basement Flooding + Installing […]
Before starting that outdoor project such as building a shed or laying pavers, you may want to check to see where your property line is so you avoid any complications down the road from neighbors or other property owners who feel you are infringing on their property.
We’re always looking for interesting ways to repurpose common goods into everyday items and this sign table certainly fits the bill. The sign was salvaged from a junkyard and the remaining structure is mostly plywood.
Earlier this week we discovered a homeowner who was going through the process of selecting cedar siding for his home. One of his considerations for selecting siding was durability and the same can be said for roofing shingles many of which are sold with warranties that may sound great but […]
The Times Union out of Albany, NY, has a great home improvement blog on their website that is edited by Joe Keegan who chronicles the home improvement of his 1883 Shingle-Style home. Recently Joe tackled the task of replacing his wood shingles with new cedar shingles. He shares the cedar […]