Blinds, especially metal mini-blinds, can be a tempting target for any cat. It begins with a paw inserted between them to peek outside. It's often followed up by a discovery of the pleasant crinkling of the blinds as they are bent, or perhaps your cat prefers the sensation of chewing on them. Before you know it, the blinds are askew, bent, and covered in teeth marks. Fortunately, there are ways to have blinds and cats in your home, coexisting in harmony.
17 May 2016
Although the process of furnishing your home is as simple as it gets, this does not mean that you will always have furniture that you love. It is possible to go through phases of what you like, which can encourage you to sell your furniture whenever you end up changing your preferred look. With this cycle, you may never end up with an entire set of furniture that you absolutely love.
20 April 2016
Traditional vinyl mini blinds give a dated and unappealing look to just about any space. However, they are cheap and cost-effective, so many people still opt for these window coverings. Whether you have moved into a new space or you are updating your current home, there are several window treatment options you can choose to provide privacy and style to any window. These window coverings can be found in a variety of price ranges to fit any budget.
25 March 2016
If you just moved into a new home or want to freshen up a room or two in your current house, you can make a big impact with drapery treatments. You don't have to spend a lot of money on the treatments, or even replace the ones you have. You can transform basic, inexpensive draperies into boutique-worthy ones using a few simple, crafty techniques. Here are some ideas for designing the drapery treatments of your dreams:
16 February 2016
It is no secret that carpets get dirty over time, especially if you have children and/or a lot of traffic in and out of your home. A great way to keep your carpets looking good for several years is to have them cleaned. You can either do the carpet cleaning yourself or you can hire a carpet cleaning service. Several awesome benefits come along with hiring a carpet cleaning service, and this article will discuss three of them.
20 January 2016
If you've ever seen commercials for any of the major security companies, you may have seen the cameras and detection devices offered as part of their security plans. Depending on the level of service you choose, different pieces of equipment and monitoring techniques are available. In addition to the standard security offered by the security professionals, take a look at a few things you can do to enhance security with personalized recording and reviewing.
24 December 2015
Unless you want to find yourself without any hot water in the house, you will want to make sure that you are well aware of the signs that something is going wrong. This way, you will know just when it is time to call in a professional plumber (such as one from Anderson Water Systems). To help you with this, you can take a moment or two to review the following three warning signs of trouble.
30 November 2015
Few smells are as distinctive as that of skunk spray. If your dog has run afoul of a skunk that's taken up residence on your property, it's in your best interest to deal with the odor right away. The longer you leave your dog untreated, the deeper the oil penetrates into the fur, which can make the odor last for days. While you're waiting for your pest control service to come out and trap the offending critter, here are some tips to deal with the odor it left behind on your dog.
9 November 2015
If you have an old gate opener and are looking to upgrade, or you are installing a new gate, then you may not know what features to look for in your new gate opener. Gate-opener technology has come a long way in recent years, and there are great features that can make your life easier and make you feel more secure that your home is protected whether you are inside of it or now.
15 October 2015
So, you found a wooden wagon wheel at an antique store, and now you're wondering what to do with it. The possibilities are endless! In this tutorial, you'll learn how to distress wooden wagon wheels, and get some tips for where to place them. Distressing A Wooden Wagon Wheel 101 Distressing your wooden wagon wheel starts with buying the right paint. Chalk paint is a favorite of many DIY crafters because it doesn't require primer to stick to wooden surfaces.
20 September 2015