Spring isn’t just the time for cleaning, it’s also a great time to liven up a bland room. While you're cleaning and removing the dust, you can add something special to a room that can change the entire vibe of the room. The important thing is to have a plan. It’s easier to make good on any redecorating project if you have a game plan intact. Continue reading "6 Ways to Add Flavor to Your Bland House"
We are bombarded constantly with new cleaning products that are supposed to change our lives. According to Statisticbrain.com, we spend $42 a month on household cleaning products. That may not seem like much, but that adds up quickly. If you want to save a few bucks, here are some quick homemade cleaner hacks: Continue reading "9 Homemade Cleaner Hacks"
Nothing better than investing in a product that pays for itself over time, right? Even better when said product offers a bevy of additional benefits you can enjoy for years to come. Window film does just that! One of the easiest and most cost effective ways to save money on energy bills is to have a professional apply solar control or insulating window film. While window film saves money on utility bills year-round, the cost of cooling one square foot is about five times the cost of heating the same space. It's important to note the immense benefits of heat rejection and how it will significantly cut down energy consumption during the summertime. Continue reading "Window Film: It Pays For Itself!"
Memorial Day is around the corner! Most of us will have an extra day off of work, and you may be planning a get together with friends and family to enjoy the warm weather - and pool season is officially upon us! When pool season comes around there is a sense of excitement in the air. But if you are the one who has to open and maintain the pool it can be a sense of dread. There are no good or safe shortcuts to opening a pool. But there a few tips and tricks that can help the process: Continue reading "Is Your Pool Ready For Memorial Day?"
With spring being the best time of year to sell your home, many of you may find yourselves moving somewhere new this month. Sending your loved ones off with a simple, "good luck!" isn't going to cut it. Here's a list of 7 traditions, or superstitions, to bring good fortune with you as you start fresh! Continue reading "7 Lucky Superstitions for Your New Home"
The weather is warming and flowers are blooming. Green thumbs are in their flower gardens planting, fertilizing, and trimming. But some of us don’t have the time or the space to have a beautiful lush flower garden in our yard. That’s okay, just bring it inside! Indoor flowers will not only brighten up your home, but purify the air while bringing the smell of spring inside. Here are four easy to maintain indoor flowers... and one that's a little more difficult. Continue reading "Bring your Garden Indoors for Springtime, All the Time!"
Most people think having a pool in their backyard will always be fun in the sun. It’s easy to daydream of throwing birthday parties, getting an intense workout in, that includes laps after work, and spending long weekends lounging poolside catching rays and cultivating the perfect tan. Unfortunately, it’s not all floaties and noodles. Without proper daily or weekly maintenance, your pool could fall into the hands of a plethora of undesirable conditions. Green water, broken filters, and algae build up, just to name a few. And, no one wants to lay by a cloudy green pool. Every choice you make when it concerns your pool has a consequence. Continue reading "Do This, Not That: Pool Maintenance Edition"
Have you ever noticed the ceiling of some porches painted a pale blue color? This old southern tradition has gone mainstream, and the popularity of blue porch ceilings is on the rise. If you need help warding off evil spirits, mosquitoes, wasps, nighttime, or other pests... read on. Continue reading "Old Wives’ Tale, or Brilliant Hack: Why Are People Painting Their Porch Ceilings Blue?"
Your home’s siding does more than just make your house appealing to look at. There are several non-aesthetic purposes for siding, like lowering energy bills, protecting the frame of your home against the elements, and keeping away pests. So keeping your siding in good repair is important. But at some point, your siding may begin to fail. So what are the signs that your siding might be losing its integrity? Continue reading "5 Signs Your Siding is Failing"
Re-using, recycling and re-purposing around the house is not only trendy and thrifty, it's fun and environmentally responsible! For avid DIYers, repurposing functional pieces for a new use is as rewarding as it is fun. Continue reading "5 Ways to Re-purpose Old Windows"