Pendant Lighting Layout – How To

Pendant lighting has gained a great deal of popularity for use in kitchens over the last few years. A common place to install them is over an island or peninsula. One of the most frequent questions I see is how high do I hang them and how do I space them out? Both questions can…

Wall Systems – Air Barriers

During the 1970’s energy crisis building professionals and engineers started looking for ways to improve the efficiency of the building envelope. This effort paved the way for the development of air barriers. Air barrier systems are intended to control the leakage of interior conditioned air through the exterior wall system. In a modern residential home…

The Ultimate Cheerleaders Locker

Show Off Your Team Spirit If you enjoy cheerleading or you are a cheerleader at school, you know first hand that looking your best and putting forth your best personality is a must. A lot of your clothing and accessories often display your school and team colors. Well the good news is that you do…

Applying an Antique Finish on Wood Floors

There are many methods of how to apply an antique finish to hardwood floors. Stains, glazing and finishes can be applied to existing wood or new wood. For existing finished wood floors the surface must be stripped or sanded to remove wax and dirt build up for the new finish to adhere properly. The old…

Body Language – 5 Secrets to Get What You Want!

Body language is a powerful tool that can affect the way we think, and influence the decisions that we make. When used skillfully, it is possible to influence others and make them think and react the way you want them to behave, by strategically projecting your own intentional body movements, facial expressions and gestures first.…

The New Trends: Tensile Membrane Structures

Tensile membrane structures are thrilling, feasible and economical options to roof or provide shade and shelter to an area. They are pliable and light weight structures and can be formed in any shape and size to fit in the particular surroundings. Tensile membrane structures are generally used as roofs because it is cost-effective and it…

A Quiet Revolution?

As divorce rates rise and fewer couples bother with marriage, we ask if the traditional nuclear family is becoming a thing of the past. The divorce rates nowadays are enormous. Just imagine, while you are reading this article, somewhere in the United States two couples will get married and another will get divorced. One in…

How to Get Interviews – Use a Great Cover Letter

Okay, I admit it.   I am an industry insider and a professional writer. But how on earth are so many of my first time clients not using a cover letter? Even for management jobs? My dear reader hopefully this incredible technological revolution we have all entered has not caused your brain cells to stagnate.  Let me make it…

Wooden Garden Bridges – What to Consider

There are times when we see something nice and we think of it as a nice addition to our home. There are times, too, when that addition does not simply add up and fail to reach our expectations. If you are fond of looking at home furnishings and structures that can adorn the interiors and…

Search Engine Optimization – If I Had a Hammer

Murphy's Law states: When in the course of human events things can go wrong, they will go wrong, at the worst possible time. O'Tooles Law states: Murphy was an optimist. What does this have to do with search engine optimization? You better believe these laws are in full force and effect when you design or…

Glass Mosaic Tile Art – Base Materials

Making wonderful glass mosaic tile art is easy! Let me show you how. Tesserae can be adhered to almost any type of base material. Size and weight of the finished work, and where and how the work will be displayed are the primary factors to consider when selecting your base material. Glass is heavy, so…