Having a beautifully landscaped property makes your home instantly more welcoming and can also increase your home value by boosting your curb appeal. However, unless you are willing to get down-and-dirty, or want to budget for a consistent landscaping team, a beautiful yard can seem like a daunting undertaking. Thankfully, there are some excellent optionsContinue reading “3 Tips for Low-Maintenance Landscaping”
Are you thinking about getting a pet? Owning and taking care of an animal is a huge commitment filled with responsibilities and expenses. Some pets more so than others. Although you or a family member may have a particular animal in mind, the American Veterinary Medical Association suggests you consider the following to help ensureContinue reading “How to Choose the Right Pet for You”
Do you have a blank wall with no idea what to put on it? Rethink the boring family photo with these interesting ideas. Get wordy. Whether you’re a logophile or are just looking to amp up the playful vibe of your space, adding large text to your wall can be innovative and inspirational. You can purchaseContinue reading “Getting Creative With Your Wall Space”
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As great as it is to view striking architecture and design on our tablets or laptops, nothing beats leafing through the glossy pages of a beautiful coffee table book. These large, oversized books often provide a transportive experience when we dive into them. And when they’re not being used, they contribute to the aesthetic ofContinue reading “Four Must-Have Books on Design for Your Coffee Table”
Anywhere from 5 to 10 percent of your residential electricity is sapped by devices that are plugged in all day, every day.
During the colder months, many families throughout the country rely on space heaters to help heat their homes. However, if not used properly, the devices could pose a serious fire risk. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Committee (CPSC), portable electric heaters are involved in about 1,100 fires per year, resulting in about 50Continue reading “Space Heater Safety Tips”
According to House Beautiful gardening experts, shrubs can be the stars of any garden because the plants do it all–attract pollinators, create screening and privacy, and offer brilliant splashes of color. Best of all, most shrubs thrive for years without requiring much work on your part! Just be sure the shrub type is suited toContinue reading “Five Shrubs to Beautify Your Garden”
A DIY Energy Audit is easy and saves you money on energy bills. Who doesn’t like that? Fixing a few of your home’s most likely trouble spots can improve energy efficiency and save you a bundle on utility bills. Consumer editors at ThisOldHouse.com provide a starting point for your DIY energy audit: DIY #1 Drafty WindowsOn aContinue reading “DIY Energy Audit Could Slash Energy Bills”