The National Fire Protection Association recommends that homeowners have their chimney inspected for defects and thick soot deposits every twelve months. The actual amount of time between cleanings depends on how often you use your fireplace. Although you might be tempted to use commercially available granules or logs to clean your chimney, it is important to understand the risk of releasing toxic compounds in the soot during this process. Professional cleaning methods drastically reduce the potential for exposure to the harmful substances listed below. Read More»
If you have invested in buying, or building a cabin, the next step is to select the furnishings that will go inside. While the pieces that you select will depend upon your style and taste, there are some simple steps that you can take that will make the selection easier.
Look around your current living space and decide what you love about it. Most people will decorate with colors, fabrics and textures that appeal to them. Read More»
In the interior decorating world, greige is a word used to define any and all combinations of gray and beige. Dubbed one of the most prized color palettes of 2014 by a popular home remodeling blog, greige colors are bright enough to meet the modern-day detest of bland, sterile-looking neutrals, but neutral enough to offer long-lasting, timeless appeal. Do you want to join the droves of interior designers and do-it-yourselfers enjoying this palette as their go-to color scheme? Read More»
As you’re coming close to completion on your new building for your company, you may be faced with the big decision about the type of floor you would like to install in it. The flooring in your business will not only say a lot about your company, but it will also be something you must clean and maintain. With all the available options, you may want to consider choosing carpet tile, and there are several reasons this may be the best option for your new building. Read More»
Grown children may come in all sizes and shapes, but many still have one thing in common – difficulty in deciding what to give their parents for birthdays, holidays and special occasions. Trendy clothes and geeky gadgets rarely seem appropriate, especially when looking for something parents can enjoy together. Do not despair, however, because giving parents a wonderful gift they will want to enjoy often and cherish together is a goal that can be accomplished. Read More»