Choosing The Right Roofing Contractor

Choosing a roofing contractor can be a tricky process. With so many revelations of cowboy tradesmen and rogue traders appearing on the TV, it is only natural to be cautious. This guide will help eliminate the cowboys without paying the earth for your roofing works. 1. Knowing what to avoid You should avoid roofers that…

Creating Stained Glass Panels

Used in cathedrals to show glorious scenes of saints, and for animals and plants in other venues stained glass panels are beautiful works of art. Though complex looking, these stained glass windows are actually fairly simple, and with a little effort anyone can recreate the art. The biggest concern when creating stained glass panels is…

Socket Sets for Small Engine Repair

When you first bought your home you probably invested in a standard six sided socket wrench set. The most common nut around the house is the six sided (hex) nut that you find everywhere in your house. Products you bought and have had to assemble have also had the hex nut so you’ve gotten a…

Summer Is Here! Your Pool Opening Options

The annual pool opening is a signal that spring is here, and summer–and regular pool use–will be here before you know it. For this reason, while the idea of opening the pool may emit groans and a bit of anxiety over the winter, once the weather changes for the warmer, it isn’t such a bad…

Big Toys for Big Boys

Imagine a little guy, playing the floor, “Vroom, vroom, my cars go vroom!” Imagine looking around the little guy’s room, and you see a race car bed, race tracks on the wall, and bins filled with little metal cars. We will never know where this love of cars originates, but it is truly his first…

How to Design a Lighting Plan

You are doing a remodel and know that you want to add some lighting to the room, but your stumped. Where do I start is the most common question I get asked. There are some basic guidelines and factors that can help you determine where to start and how to proceed. First let’s take the…

Bamboo Flooring – Flooring With a Special Flair

Bamboo flooring is somewhat different than typical wood flooring. It is sometimes classified as exotic wood flooring, but it is becoming more and more popular, and more and more commonplace. Technically, bamboo is manufactured flooring. It is almost, but not quite the same as engineered flooring. A bamboo tree is not harvested, and then cut…

All About Pumps!

Everything You Didn’t Know You Wanted to Know About Pumps: Platforms, Wedges, and Black Pumps In every woman’s closet are two essential items: the infamous little black dress and, of course, a pair of versatile black pumps. Pumps are those classy shoes that can be worn on any occasion, from a typical day at the…

Applying Lean Office 5S for Filing Systems

When it comes to being disorganized, is it any surprise that paper continues to be one of the biggest problems that plague people at home and at the office? Before organizing (and hopefully filing) those piles of paper sitting on your desk, you’ve got to get your existing filing cabinets ready. Even if your current…

Enjoy Your Home Landscape

Landscape Architecture philosophy is to create a design that naturally integrates your landscape, house and lifestyle to create a restful, serene outdoor living area for your family to enjoy for many years to come. your designers studies your site characteristics, such as size and shape of the lot, exposure (to sun, shade, wind, rain and…

Advantages of Installing Window Blinds

There is nothing wrong or rather, it is simply logical if you are a homeowner planning to spruce up your residence. You may have varied reasons but definitely it is meant to instill a more soothing atmosphere or add to its resale value. One way to accomplish this is by installing the appropriate window treatments…

Piranha – Deadly and Delicious

They had it even before we knew what was happening. My rod bowed in prayer to something below the tea-colored water’s surface. The six-pound test line danced like a cat on a hot   pavement . All hell had broken loose. Beads of sweat rolled down Doris’ back. Her clothes were now a second skin, clinging to…