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Things To Consider Before Purchasing Custom Drapes

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When you decide to purchase custom drapes for your home, you are able to choose the fabric, color, style and pattern that suits your own individual tastes, and while you may pay more for this luxury, custom drapes afford you more flexibility in terms of your own design preferences and personal needs. Here are some things to consider before purchasing your new window treatments. Measure Right To determine the amount of fabric that will be necessary to make your drapes, accurate measurements will need to be taken. Read More»

Don't Lose Your Cool! How To Stay Chilled When Your Air Conditioning Goes Out

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In the heat of the summer, one of the most frustrating things that can happen is to lose your air conditioning. But you don’t have to lose your cool. You’ve probably already got the sprinkler ready to run through with every fan in the house blowing. However, there are some great alternative ways to stay cool that you may not be aware of. Here’s what you can do to bring on the chill until the AC repairman like A Bailey Plumbing can fix the problem. Read More»

7 Minor Repairs You Should Make Before You List Your Home For Sale

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When you list your home for sale, it not only needs to be clean and free of all clutter, it needs to be in good repair. No one wants to walk in and see holes in the drywall or a closet door off its hinges and leaning up against the wall. In fact, the first thing most people think when they see a home in disrepair is “fixer-upper,” which often leads to thoughts of “ Read More»

Technologies That Can Help Your Hearing-Impaired Child

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If your child has hearing loss, it can be difficult to know what to do. Luckily, there are more options today than ever before for helping people of all ages deal with hearing loss. With the help of one or more of these new technologies, your child can have a life that is just as good as a child that has normal hearing.   Hearing Aids A hearing aid is a small device that is placed in a person’s ear. Read More»

Don't Blame Your Air Conditioner! Four Common Problems And How To Solve Them

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When temperatures soar, many Americans turn to air conditioners to find relief. Under normal circumstances, air conditioning creates a comfortable environment that alleviates health issues associated with the exposure to high temperatures, like heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Sometimes, however, air conditioning creates new health problems, like allergies and respiratory ailments. If you experience health issues as a result of air conditioning, you will be happy to know there are some easy remedies to your problems. Read More»

Buying A New Range? Differences Between Gas And Electric

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When the time comes to purchase a new oven, do you know whether you want a gas one or an electric one, or would you prefer a combination? If you have never used both types, you may have no idea which to choose, but here are some factors you may want to think about as you decide which to get. Your Current One When replacing an oven range, you may want to consider the type you currently have. Read More»

Get Outta Town! 4 Surprising Items For Your Bug-Out Bag

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Between 1998 and 2010, natural disasters affected over 26 million Americans. Of that number, 12,366 lives were lost.  From home fires and earthquakes to sinkholes and floods, the importance of preparing for disaster is easy to see. Fortunately, millions of people are prepping for natural, economic, or biblical disasters. If you are considering stocking up on supplies and building an emergency preparedness kit, a bug-out bag is imperative for your survival. Read More»

3 Toxic Compounds Found In Dirty Chimney Flues

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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»

How To Choose Furniture For Cabins

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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 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»

3 Ways To Incorporate Greige: Decorating With A Safe, Yet Satisfying Color Palette

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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»