Amid the discussions recently regarding water contamination, those of you out there with well water may be thinking you’re safe. On the contrary, it’s just as important–if not more–to have your well test each year for germs, chemicals and general functionality. No one else is responsible for checking besides you, […]
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Double duty: this article will help you with a few different projects. Number one, you’ll find some general tips for fixing a broken window pane in your house should that unfortunate occurrence befall you. But even better, it gives you a great idea for some wall art that you probably […]
Is something missing in your bedroom? Or maybe your current headboard is old but you just haven’t gotten around to throwing it out. Here’s a DIY headboard project that’ll refresh any look, whether you’re looking for a standard headboard or one a little on the wild side.
It’s official. Flowers are good for your health. Even if you’ve always thought so, now you have a study from Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital to back you up! eMaxHealth outlines some of the specifics of the study, but keeping fresh flowers in your kitchen (or anywhere) can definitely […]
Now that you’ve built your own wine rack (or if you haven’t check out the “how-to” here) you’re going to need a project for all those wine corks that’ll be piling up. Here’s the perfect solution: a wine cork board! Instead of a regular old cork board for notes and […]
As tax deadlines approach, don’t get cheated out of breaks you’re entitled to for using energy efficient appliances in or outside your home. DSIREUSA.org is a resource, updated daily or as needed, that outlines state by state what incentives are out there for “green” families. Federal regulations are also available.
What if simply changing your showerhead could save you over 2,700 gallons of water per year? With one of the worst years for drought behind us, as evidenced by the extensive California wildfires, water conservation is no longer an option. Lucky for homeowners, new technology is constantly entering the market […]
Add some new bling to your kitchen by spicing up your cabinets with a whole new look. Updating the hardware on your cabinets won’t take too long, and once completed your kitchen will fee like a new room. First decide if you want knobs, pulls, cup/bin pulls, drop pulls, or […]
Different websites will recommend the “best” kitchen layout for you, whether it’s the L-shaped, the U-shaped, or galley style kitchen. Yes, it’s important to keep the basic kitchen triangle in mind, but more modern kitchens have additional appliances, larger square footage and need multiple workstations for more than one cook, […]
Before you go buy new paint, check the garage. Reuse an old color to sponge over an existing wall from a different room. This gives you a whole new look without the cost. With the project organizer from Behr you can get an estimate of how much paint you’ll need […]
A DIY retaining wall may seem like a large undertaking, but with this how-to guide from Hometime.com it doesn’t sound so bad. They outline some tips for installing the foundation, the first row and, of course, subsequent rows. Interlocking concrete blocks are the materials recommended for do-it-yourselfers.
For a modern, clean look in your home office this Zeus Desk Bookcase Combo from Eurway should make the cut. It’s practical with plenty of storage space for books, electronics or decorative pieces in addition to the space for your computer. The silver and frosted glass will match with most […]
It’s important to choose the right materials when you’re fastening wood or metal into concrete. Whether you’re hanging a heavy mirror into your concrete wall or attaching the garden hose to the house, it’s different than dry wall and new anchors, drills and screws are important.
The yard is an extension of the home that you can decorate, just like the inside. There are plenty of ways to spice up the outdoors like a flower bush, a fountain, or a stone walkway. Consider now, a designer bird feeder.
Plants are a great way to add some life to your home, but do you ever wonder why no matter what you do you just can’t keep them alive? Ok, so maybe you water them every once in a while, but when’s the last time you repotted? Avoid losing a […]
Not everyone has the space nor the resources for a full out wine cellar, but Our House came up with this easy DIY wine rack. This works as not just a great option to house your wine bottle collection, but when displayed in your living room, entry way or kitchen, […]
Vinegar. Yes, it’s trendy to be “green” right now, but it’s also economical for your wallet if you use this common ingredient for some of your toughest clogs and stains. You’ve heard of its powerful cleaning properties, but have you taken advantage? This article from Naturally Frugal Cleaning gives you […]
Sometimes overlooked or dismissed, photographs can be the perfect wall art. Not only do they let you display either happy memories and loved ones or your own photography, they can be great conversation starters. The trick is to display them in an intriguing way, like with this huddle frame and […]