Wooden furniture can be some of the most pleasant to have in your home - the material gives a truly rustic feel to any room. Imagine a lounge filled with antique wooden chairs, or an oak kitchen table that gives off a great country feeling. Although wood can be a very attractive material, it can become damaged fairly easily and the blemishes show up very clearly. As such, you’ll want to tackle any of these problems as soon as they become apparent in order to salvage your furniture. Read More»
The purchase of your home was a large expense. Fortunately, cleaning and maintenance are the effective for protecting your investment. However, if you have one or more boys living in your house, keeping your space clean can be challenging. This can be even more overwhelming in the bathroom. If your bathroom has that unappealing boy smell, utilizing some tips and tricks can improve the odor. To get started, here are a few natural tips for removing and preventing that boy smell from your bathroom. Read More»
From wedding décor to organizing craft supplies, the Mason jar has become a popular DIY trend. While there are currently millions of uses for these jars online, it is important to understand how and when mason jars first came into the world. Patented in 1858, John Landis Mason designed these lidded jars to preserve various foods for safe and fresh storage. Thankfully, food preservation still occurs in these glass jars. However, more people are choosing to create unique items out of these classic jars. Read More»
Finding water in your home is not a pleasant experience. Although water is a necessary part of life, it does not belong on the floors in your home. According to USAA, plumbing problems are the most common causes of water damage in homes, but there are ways to prevent this from happening. Here are three ways you can prevent water damage in your home.
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As the dog days of summer begin to dwindle, your thoughts may be turning to apple-picking, jack o’lanterns, colorful foliage and anything that tastes or smells like pumpkin spice. By switching up the decor on your front porch, you can welcome your friends and family in a seasonally appropriate way, while simultaneously celebrating the cool, crisp days of autumn. Follow some of these ideas for getting your porch ready for fall. Read More»
Furniture has a unique way of taking on some pretty nasty smells. It’s not surprising, considering the porous nature of the upholstery and wood. Some smells run deep, and you’ll need a variety of techniques in your arsenal to get things smelling fresh again.
Yep, Fido might be your best friend, but he will not be friendly to your sofa. The problem with indoor pets is that even if you are an extremely clean owner, some smells are hard to contain, and even harder to remove from upholstery. Read More»
If you have recently inherited or purchased some wooden antiques, you’re probably hoping to have them for a long time. However, you may also wonder how to take care of the wood so that it remains attractive and intact. Fortunately, wood is a strong, durable substance that often takes on new beauty as it ages, but antique furnishing do require special care in order to remain intact and attractive. Here are three ways that you can keep your wooden antiques in your family for many more generations: Read More»
It’s easy to make the mistake of thinking that one piece of glass is just like another. To the untrained eye, one glass window pane, counter top, or shower door may look just like another. But how that glass is strengthened and treated after it’s manufactured and before you install it in your home can make a big difference, no matter where you’re installing the glass. Different types of glass can affect your safety, your security, and your comfort in different ways. Read More»
Candles add the perfect finishing touch to your home’s décor and their pleasant array of fragrances emits alluring scents into the air. According to the National Candle Association, candles are used in 7 out of 10 households in the United States, with votives, pillars and container candles being the most popular with U.S. consumers. Knowing how to use and care for your scented jar candles can actually increase their burn time and keep the candles looking their best. Read More»
Pests are a common problem for many people, and once the problem is established, it can be difficult to control. There are several factors inside your home that can contribute to a pest problem, or exacerbate current problems.
Many types of pests, such as cockroaches, are often found in moist areas of the home. Small leaks throughout your home are the perfect environment for a pest to access water. Read More»