Spring isn’t just the time for cleaning, it’s also a great time to liven up a bland room. While you're cleaning and removing the dust, you can add something special to a room that can change the entire vibe of the room. The important thing is to have a plan. It’s easier to make good on any redecorating project if you have a game plan intact. Continue reading "6 Ways to Add Flavor to Your Bland House"
Nothing better than investing in a product that pays for itself over time, right? Even better when said product offers a bevy of additional benefits you can enjoy for years to come. Window film does just that! One of the easiest and most cost effective ways to save money on energy bills is to have a professional apply solar control or insulating window film. While window film saves money on utility bills year-round, the cost of cooling one square foot is about five times the cost of heating the same space. It's important to note the immense benefits of heat rejection and how it will significantly cut down energy consumption during the summertime. Continue reading "Window Film: It Pays For Itself!"
Have you ever noticed the ceiling of some porches painted a pale blue color? This old southern tradition has gone mainstream, and the popularity of blue porch ceilings is on the rise. If you need help warding off evil spirits, mosquitoes, wasps, nighttime, or other pests... read on. Continue reading "Old Wives’ Tale, or Brilliant Hack: Why Are People Painting Their Porch Ceilings Blue?"
Memorial Day is around the corner! Most of us will have an extra day off of work, and you may be planning a get together with friends and family to enjoy the warm weather - and pool season is officially upon us! When pool season comes around there is a sense of excitement in the air. But if you are the one who has to open and maintain the pool it can be a sense of dread. There are no good or safe shortcuts to opening a pool. But there a few tips and tricks that can help the process: Continue reading "Is Your Pool Ready For Memorial Day?"
With spring being the best time of year to sell your home, many of you may find yourselves moving somewhere new this month. Sending your loved ones off with a simple, "good luck!" isn't going to cut it. Here's a list of 7 traditions, or superstitions, to bring good fortune with you as you start fresh! Continue reading "7 Lucky Superstitions for Your New Home"
Many homeowners believe a foggy window is a dirty window. Unfortunately, the real answer is far worse. Double-pane windows utilize two pieces of glass that have an airtight seal between them. This seal is designed to lock the air in so it can act as an insulator. This is why they are so popular. When this seal is damaged trouble seeps in. Continue reading "How to Clean Double-Pane Windows"
Your home’s siding does more than just make your house appealing to look at. There are several non-aesthetic purposes for siding, like lowering energy bills, protecting the frame of your home against the elements, and keeping away pests. So keeping your siding in good repair is important. But at some point, your siding may begin to fail. So what are the signs that your siding might be losing its integrity? Continue reading "5 Signs Your Siding is Failing"
Chances are you look out your windows every day and don’t actually think about how they were designed. Windows play a huge role in your home, yet they are perhaps the least understood. Windows serve a variety of purposes. Some windows are for protection and some are just for decoration. Most windows are designed to bring the most light possible into your home and to allow for ventilation. These diverse types of windows offer something special to your home. Continue reading "How to ID the Different Types of Windows"
Re-using, recycling and re-purposing around the house is not only trendy and thrifty, it's fun and environmentally responsible! For avid DIYers, repurposing functional pieces for a new use is as rewarding as it is fun. Continue reading "5 Ways to Re-purpose Old Windows"
One of the easiest and most profitable renovations (if done correctly) you can do to your home is in the kitchen. Kitchens can be a strange place. It’s a room in your home that sees the hard work of cooking a delicious meal but it can also be a relaxing space to enjoy your family. It’s also a room that is simultaneously personal and social. Because of this duality, it’s important to understand what materials you might want to avoid when remodeling. Continue reading "4 Kitchen Reno Disasters to Avoid"