• Adding Traction and Style to Wooden Stairs with a Carpet Runner

    26 September 2014

    Adding a carpet runner to a staircase is helpful when you have a home full of kids and pets. Wet shoes and paws can make wooden stairs slippery, thus a little dangerous. If you want to add traction to your wooden stairs, as well as a little style, follow these instructions. Step 1: Measure The Length Of the Stairs And Pick Up Your Supplies Measure the length and width of your stairs.

  • Simple Ways to Make Your Bathroom Feel and Look Bigger

    26 September 2014

    If you're living in an apartment or even a terrace or townhouse, having a tiny bathroom can be challenging at the best of times! These simple upgrades can make your bathroom feel much more spacious. 1. Upgrade to a Larger Mirror Mirrors can create the impression that you're in a larger space and they can also improve light and brightness in the room. If your mirror is only small, try replacing it with a bigger oneā€”such as a full-length mirror or a large one that sits above the vanity.

  • Should Your Home Have An Alarm System?

    25 September 2014

    Though it's something many people prefer not to think about, a burglar or intruder may enter your home at any time. Everyone has something they would want to protect, whether it be possessions or loved ones, and so it can seem like a good idea to install an alarm system. But is it really worth it? The Good The main selling point of alarm systems is the peace of mind they provide.

  • Update Your Tile Roof to Improve Longevity

    25 September 2014

    If your old tile roof needs some work done it, you'll want to meet with a roofing contractor to see what you can to do preserve the tiles. A tile roof can last for a lifetime if you take care of it properly, and updating the roof can help you save money on energy costs throughout the year. You will want to talk with a roofing contractor about ridge capping, adding a heat reflective sealant to the roof, and also improving the insulation.

  • How to Quiet Down Your Air Conditioner

    24 September 2014

    Air conditioners provide you cool air during the winter months when temperatures soar, but they can also be incredibly loud. If you are finding the loud noise of your air conditioner to be distracting or keeping you from sleep at night, there are a few things you can do. It is possible that the air conditioner needs minor repairs or is simply placed incorrectly, depending on the type of air conditioner.

  • Easily Keep Moisture Out of Your Basement

    23 September 2014

    A basement can be difficult to keep dry, and you want to try some moisture prevention tactics if you can smell mould and mildew in the space. Moisture and leaks can cause your foundation to crack and crumble, and they can also cause algae and other problems. You will want to eliminate moisture from accumulating in the space, and prevent it from entering the basement from the outside of the home. Here are a few things you'll want to try right away.

  • Preserve Your Memories And Store Your Photographs Correctly

    23 September 2014

    Pictures offer a glimpse of your history. Whether it's your child's first photos or your own childhood pictures, photographs ensure that your memories are preserved. Since these pictures are so precious, it's important to exercise care when storing photographs in a storage unit. Failing to store your pictures properly could not just destroy the photos, but your memories as well. Photo Album Whenever possible, never toss your photos in a large bag or a box to store them away.

  • What you need to know about a swimming pool liner

    23 September 2014

    Swimming pool liners are relatively inexpensive.  Improvements in technology mean that they are far superior to the ones that were first introduced in the 1950s.  They have become a viable alternative for in-ground pools as well as above-ground pools.  Eventually nearly every pool owner will look at pool liners as an option for prolonging the life of a swimming pool.  If that is you, then here are some things that you need to know.

  • Three Easy Ways to Restore Your Wood Furniture

    23 September 2014

    Wood furniture is often passed down from generation to generation. In order for the pieces to stay looking their best, they need to be well maintained. If you have a piece of furniture that was passed down to you that is lacking lustre, you can restore it without spending a fortune. Below are three tried and true methods for restoring wood furniture. Coconut Oil If you notice that some of the wooden surface has faded over time, coconut oil can be great for restoring lustre and creating colour uniformity.

  • Design a Luxurious and Comfortable Bedroom with Ease

    22 September 2014

    Your bedroom is the place you retreat to for relaxation and comfort at the end of a long day, making it one of the most important rooms in your entire home. Consequently, you should put a great deal of effort into designing a luxurious bedroom, full of upgrades. Here are three tips to transform your bedroom from ordinary to extraordinary. It's all About the Lighting Lighting is what creates a room's ambiance.