If you want a backyard swimming pool but are limited by either budget or space, you may think you can't have what you really want. The truth is that you can still have a fun and relaxing pool by scaling down your expectations and considering instead a cocktail pool. As its name suggests, a "cocktail" pool is a small inground pool that is designed to fit all your pool needs in a small space more suitable for enjoying cocktails -- up to one-tenth the size of a traditional pool.
4 November 2015
While you may have considered draperies as treatments for your windows, you may not have thought of them for many other uses in your living space. Read on to learn four ways you can utilize draperies to solve both functional and aesthetic problems in your home. Hide an Undesirable Element If you have an ugly wall or another undesirable view in your home, you may be searching for a way to disguise it, particularly if you live in a rental property where permanent changes aren't allowed or feasible.
30 September 2015
When it comes to pests, few are as annoying as ants. If you have an ant infestation in your home, you won't just see a few ants here or there--you are likely to see huge groups of ants traveling back and forth in a never ending line. But you don't have to share your house with ants. Use the following tips to prevent an ant infestation in your home: Put Away All Food and Make Sure It is Sealed
20 August 2015
If you have decided to landscape your own property instead of hiring a landscaper, below are some tips so you can get everything done right. When done correctly, it gives your home great curb appeal, and if you sell your home at a later date it makes it much more attractive to buyers. Land Surveyor If you are planning to landscape near your property line, you should hire a land surveyor before you get started.
29 July 2015
When guests come to your home, you want them to feel welcomed. Your entryway is a focal point for what people can expect decor-wise for the rest of your house and should be impressive in all ways. Flooring can make your entry look lavish, inviting, and simply breathtaking. Here are wonderful flooring options you can consider to give your home the appeal it needs right when you walk in the door.
6 July 2015
If you have been meaning to get into sewing or have recently acquired a sewing machine, it can be hard to know where to begin. If you are unsure of your skill level and what might be a good project to pick, don't worry too much when starting out. There are plenty of easy patterns out there for beginners. Here are four starter projects perfect for those at any sewing level.
16 June 2015
Adding an area rug to your living room isn't easy. Since the rug takes up so much space, it can make or break the décor of the entire area. If you've ever seen an off-color area rug sitting on someone's floor you probably know exactly what that looks like. The area rug you choose has to complement all the elements in your living room, not just one or two. Here's how you can choose the best area rug for your living room.
27 May 2015
Hot sunshine, harsh winters, and high winds can take a heavy toll on traditional roofing materials like asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles can usually take the pounding for awhile, but they'll have to be replaced after a decade or two of exposure to the elements. Metal roofs, on the other hand, can last up to five decades before the elements wear them down. If you are looking for a long lasting roofing material that isn't too difficult to install, you might want to consider replacing your asphalt shingles with a metal roof (through professionals such as those from Premium Panels Inc).
5 May 2015
Window coverings are not only important for privacy, but they are also important for protecting your belongings from the sun. In addition to this, the right window coverings will also add beauty to the interior of a home. If you are looking for window coverings that meet these features, you may want to consider choosing custom shutters, and here are three things you might want to know before ordering these for your home.
15 April 2015
If you have spotted Japanese beetles on your favorites bushes and see that they have been making holes in the leaves, take some measures to eliminate these pests You can purchase pest control supplies, at a location like ASE Pest & Weed Supplies, to get rid of the beetles, or you can use natural methods.. Natural and safe methods can wipe out the population of beetles that are present so that your bushes remain healthy and look nice.
27 March 2015