• Types Of Grasses For Yards

    9 October 2014

    Many varieties of lawn grass can be found in the United States. In considering the type of grass best for your lawn, it's vital to understand that the region where you live plays a significant role in which kind will flourish. It will even have an impact on how you lay out your sprinkler system and how much water you need to provide. Choosing the best variety of grass for the region you live in will give you the best chance of having a beautiful lawn that is easy to maintain year-round.

  • 2 Things You Should Do After Discovering That Your House Contains Chinese Drywall

    9 October 2014

    According to Today's Homeowner, it is estimated that Chinese drywall was installed in 50,000 to 100,000 homes. A lot of people report that they smell a "rotten egg" smell from the drywall, and this is often what causes people to begin investigating the problem. The problem with Chinese drywall is that it contains toxic materials that can make you sick, such as high levels of sulfur. It not only causes health problems, but it can also cause damage to your home's plumbing and electrical systems.

  • How To Install Ceramic Tiles For A Kitchen Backsplash

    9 October 2014

    As a homeowner, there are likely many home repairs that you would like to make. One of these home repairs could be to the backsplash in your kitchen. Perhaps because you have no backsplash at all, or because you need to update the cracked or out-of-date backsplash that is already there. Whatever the case, a backsplash is extremely important, not only because it protects the wall from food, heat, water, and more, but also because it adds a great deal of style that can really help your kitchen appear more modern.

  • Preparing For Winter: What Your Home Needs

    9 October 2014

    As a new homeowner, the coming of your first winter in your new home can seem overwhelming and daunting. Having rented before, your landlord was in charge of winterizing the property and taking care of any issues that needed to be addressed before the cold set in. This may leave you feeling unsure and unprepared for your own preparations. It just takes a few simple steps to make sure that your home will endure the winter unscathed.

  • Bathroom Design Tips To Keep Your Bathroom Germ-Free

    9 October 2014

    Given the activities that take place in your home's bathroom, you probably don't necessarily think of the space as the cleanest area in your home. However, you might be shocked to find that your bathroom can actually harbor dangerous bacteria, including those that causes illness, such as E.coli. Cleaning your bathroom on a regular basis is important to eliminating these germs, but the design of your bathroom can also play a key role.

  • 7 Unused Items To Organize Your Garage With

    9 October 2014

    Organizing your garage is more easily said than done. The first step you can take to organize your garage is giving everything a home, not pushing it into a container never to be seen again. Below are seven items that you may not be using for anything else that you can use for handy garage organization. Shower Curtain Rings As you change the d├ęcor of your bathroom, you may have tons of old shower curtain rings in various shapes and colors.

  • Vinyl Vs. Wood Windows: Which Is The Best Choice?

    9 October 2014

    When purchasing new windows for your home, the biggest decision you will need to make is if you should go with vinyl or wood for your window-construction material.  Each type of window replacement has their own pros and cons, and by understanding the differences between vinyl and wood, you will be able to decide what will work best for you. Cost If the cost of new windows is your main concern, you cannot go wrong with vinyl.

  • Choosse A Path That Punches Up Your Landscape Design

    9 October 2014

    Paths are a vital part of any successful garden design. Whether they lead straight from house to street, or are designed to display your show-quality roses, a path can can pull together your landscape into a more cohesive plan. When planning your landscape with a company like Cottonwood Landscapes LLC, make sure to discuss these interesting ideas for garden paths. A Wooden Woodland Path Don't overlook wood when planning your landscape paths.

  • Two Jobs to Leave to Your Home Improvement Contractor

    9 October 2014

    If you like saving money, you might be all about grabbing a screwdriver and taking care of your own problems around the house. Unfortunately, some tasks that seem simple are actually pretty dangerous. Here are two jobs that you should leave to your home improvement contractor, while you relax and work on other tasks. 1: Tree Trimming When you are working on your flowerbeds and weeding your grass, nothing is more frustrating than checking out overgrown, unsightly trees in your yard.

  • Going Green At Home: Unique Ways To Become More Eco-Friendly

    9 October 2014

    Sustainability is quickly becoming the new normal. And as an environmentally conscious consumer and homeowner, you are always looking for ways to make your home more eco-friendly. You may find the task of going green overwhelming. You may even find yourself stuck on the thought that you have to change everything about your life all at once. However, this is not the case. By taking small steps to green your home, you will be making a tremendous impact without having to completely uproot your life.