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Creating A Beautiful Home and Garden

When I purchased a home a few years ago, I had no idea what kind of workload I would be faced with. In addition to trying to figure out how to keep the place clean, I was also left with the challenge of tidying up the yard and keeping things trimmed. It was a little overwhelming, but I knew that I could do it with a little hard work and dedication. I started reading a lot of books and blogs about creating gorgeous things for your home and yard, and it was a great creative outlet. This blog is all about exciting, fun ways to make your home and yard even more beautiful.

Creating A Beautiful Home and Garden


5 Renovation Tips For Adding Storage To A Small Bathroom

With a little creative planning, even the smallest corner or hallway can work as a bathroom when you need more space for a growing family. Use these five tips to work more space into your smallest bathrooms, whether it's during the original installation or during a timely renovation. 1. Recessed Shelves If there's no more space on the walls for more shelves and medicine cabinets, install storage space inside the wall cavities instead.

3 Tips To Maintain The Appearance Of Your Hardwood Floor

Installing a hardwood floor is a great way to increase the value of your home while adding an upscale look. But if you want your hardwood floor to continue looking great for years to come, you'll have to take proper care of it. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when it comes to hardwood maintenance. 1. Don't Let the Dust Get Comfortable Dust is eventually going to end up on your floor no matter how clean your house is.

4 Steps To Prepare Your Tropical Plants For Winter

As winter approaches, it will soon be time for most Americans to prepare their landscape for the harsh weather. If you have a tropically-inspired landscape, you need to be even more ready for the winter season. Here are a few things to put on your to-do list before the first frost comes. Decide What to Bring Inside If you have a lot of tropical plants that can't survive cold weather, you may not be able to save them all.

Three Reasons To Install Custom Cabinets

There are quite a lot of potential cabinet solutions for any residential project. There are cheaper modular systems that you can pick up over the counter at home improvement stores as well as custom craftsman systems that are meticulously built and designed by cabinetmakers. Obviously, the cost of these different products can vary substantially. Of course, most people start out by determining their budget and then deciding what their options are.

Possible Reasons Your Air Conditioner Has A Burning Odor

It's unsettling when you notice a burning odor coming from your air conditioner. You might smell a smoky odor, burning rubber, or burning plastic. While the odor might not be serious, in some cases, it can signal problems that need quick attention to prevent a fire. Here's a look at a few possible reasons why your AC has a burning odor. The Filter Might Be Clogged If you forgot all about cleaning or changing the air filter, then it might be so clogged up that airflow is restricted through the inside of the HVAC system.

What Should Be In Your Home Work Station?

If you plan to set up a business in your home. One of the best things you can do for yourself is to set up a good work station. If this will be your space of productivity, you want a space that puts you in the right frame of mind to be professional. It should be just as comfortable and well-equipped as a traditional office. Perhaps even more so, because you're in control of it.

3 Signs That It's Time For Metal Roof Maintenance

A metal roof can last a life time with minimal maintenance, but it does sometimes require a minor repair. Knowing what to watch for is key to catching small problems early before they develop into something more troublesome. The following are three signs of maintenance issues that any metal roof owner should check for annually. #1: Rust or discoloration A metal roof should not rust, but occasionally a problem with discoloration occurs.

Creating A Classic Gothic-Inspired Entrance For Your Home

A Gothic-inspired doorway can add vintage charm and style to the entrance of your home. With the right touches, you can create a stunning new look for your home while showing off a bit of your personality. Use the following ideas to create your own Gothic look. Stained Glass Sidelights Adding sidelights to your door can create the look of a grand entrance. Work with a contractor to create the space for sidelights if you don't already have them, and choose a stained glass design to add to the Gothic look.

Why Hiring A Cleaning Services Company Is Ideal For Homeowners

Is your home in need of a thorough cleaning? If so, you may have been procrastinating due to the task seeming to be overwhelming. When homeowners procrastinate about cleaning, it can result in more clutter and filth. Perhaps you have not gotten around to performing a thorough cleaning due to having a busy lifestyle. Having a cluttered or unclean home can cause multiple issues. It may contribute to stress. You may also isolate yourself or refuse to have friends and family visit.