June 14th, 2013
In a kitchen, having the right types of storage is essential to keeping your work space organized. This is especially true for small kitchens that may lack the appropriate counter space and cabinets. Today, with more people preparing meals at home in their own kitchen, it is important to have ready-made storage solutions that can provide enough space for a person to store their belongings.
A hanging rack is one simple solution that can instantly transform a kitchen by providing enough space to place bulky pots and pans out of the way while they are not being used. This Read the rest of this entry »
April 11th, 2013
You don’t need to invest in a major renovation to give your home a fresh look. Focusing on the use of color in your home will allow you to brighten your space with relatively little expense. Even the blandest room can go from “blah” to “wow” with the judicious use of color pops.
What is a color pop? It’s a splash of bright color in an otherwise neutral space. A pillow, a single chair, a tablecloth or a china bowl are all good items for Read the rest of this entry »
January 28th, 2013
Home improvement and home security are not as different as you might think. Both aim to improve the overall quality of life and, believe it or not, there are plenty of home improvement projects you can do that can also make the home much safer.
Take, for example, tall bushes. People like to put them toward the front of the house – some people also, unwisely, like to have them pretty much flanking the door on both sides. Aside from a rustic charm, it’s really quite dangerous.
There shouldn’t be any bushes taller than you surrounding the door. So, one home improvement project you could set to work on is trimming those back or replacing them outright.
That’s great for the outside and all, but what about the inside?
Well, how are you fixed for windows, these days?
It’s always a good idea after five years or so to replace your windows. Even the sturdiest brand weakens with use and time – letting in drafts or, worse, possibly criminals. Installing newer windows would lessen the success of any enterprising intruder and could save you money on air conditioning and heating.
And, of course, if all you’re really interested in regarding home security is a home security system, there is a huge market for that. Sites like http://www.homesecurity101.com/ are everywhere and have all the info you need to make a decision.
October 22nd, 2012
Sunlight is the most natural and economical solution for most rooms in your home. However, sunlight is not always readily available, so let’s explore other lighting solutions for your home.
For common rooms, such as living rooms, it’s best to position lamps in areas where they can offer light to different sections of a room and reflect upward. Matte paints will reflect less light than glossy paints and this will create a cozier atmosphere. Install dimmer switches in your living room Read the rest of this entry »
October 20th, 2012
Those that are enamored with the concept of going green may be surprised to discover their are eco-friendly paints on the market. To some, this may seem like a novel gimmick. In other words, it sounds like a good concept but is there really any serious value to it? The answer is yes. There are quite a number of benefits associated with eco-friendly paint.
The first would be these paints are made with all-natural and organic ingredients. The common ingredients in paint can have a negative effect on the environment and can also Read the rest of this entry »
October 17th, 2012
Determining what your home emergency kit needs will depend upon your family’s health conditions and the area you live in. Does your area have any hazards such as living in an earthquake zone or frequent hurricane’s or blizzards?
Any family member that relies on daily medications should have a supply of their medications on hand at all times. Again, depending upon the area one lives in this should be a 3 day to 2 week supply.
First Aid Read the rest of this entry »
October 13th, 2012
It is hard to imagine, but a home fire can happen to anyone. A fire can happen when you least expect it. Do you know what to do in the case of a fire? Here are some steps to take when you are faced with hot flames and searching for a way out.
1) Do not panic. Try to stay calm and keep a cool head so that you can think of your best way out.April 2013
2) If it is a small fire, a fire extinguisher, water, or if in the kitchen, baking soda can put it out.June 2013