As the weather gets colder, it’s not just the worry of having to wrap up warm and crank the thermostat up a notch or two that you need to consider. The winter months bring their own set of problems to the water system in your home, with frozen pipes, leaks and burst pipes being a common occurrence for homeowners all over the country. The key to avoiding such issues is to make sure that you’re prepared. There are plenty of ways in which you can make sure that, during this winter season, you’re not facing any expensive hiccups and repair work; instead, you canRead More →

Image via There are several components that make for a successful office environment, such as furniture, technology as well as design. But what about lighting? With many office workers dependent on computers, this means that a lot of our work days are spent staring intensely at a screen – which in some unfortunate cases, can cause severe eye strain. However, other factors can impact upon our eyesight including an abundance of sunlight and overhead fluorescent lights. What are the benefits of a well-lit office? In addition to making the workplace look inviting, good lighting can: ·       Restrict glare ·       Limit extreme contrasts ·       Enhance performanceRead More →

  A balcony can either be one of several things depending on the size of your home. For instance, a balcony in a special room of a big house is reminiscent of a personal sanctuary. It’s usually where the lady of the house takes her breakfast or it’s where some members of the family escape to when they want some peace and quiet. On the other hand, for small homes, a balcony becomes somewhat like an extension that attempts to blend the outdoors and the indoors. As a wing of a bedroom, a study, or a family room, one can use the balcony as anRead More →

Image via The concept of being green isn’t just something that adults should consider when they’re old enough to make a difference – people of all ages can do their bit for the environment and, if we all made a few little changes, the positive impact on the world around us would be incredible. As more and more research is aimed at global warming and climate change, now would be a perfect time to get your kids on board and encourage them to go green, too. As adults, the changes that we can make are much more prominent, particularly when it comes to the savingsRead More →

Image via It is quite ironic how some homeowners go to extreme lengths to make sure their homes are spic and span, yet they have no idea how to take care of their furniture. Perhaps they don’t know where and how to begin or they think that furniture maintenance is cumbersome and time-consuming. However, if you appreciate the value of your furniture, you would do everything possible to keep these looking good. This is especially true if you have a leather couch or sofa. Just the material with which the sofa is made of is enough for you to acknowledge that you need toRead More →

Image via Getting your bathroom remodeled doesn’t just add niceties and comfort for yourself. It also increases the value of your home and makes it more attractive to potential buyers. The thing with remodels is, you want to get it right the first time. Making the wrong choices can leave you with a room with less space than you started off with in the first place. There’s also plenty of water flowing through the room, so a remodeling mistake can cause leakage and start water damage in other areas of the home. You’ll want to start off by deciding what you want to focus on,Read More →

Image via Storage areas are essential elements in keeping the house clean and organized. Household items that are rarely used are usually placed in the attic, garage or basement; personal items go to the closets; and food supplies stay in the kitchen cupboards and refrigerator. But since the kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in the house, you may want to think about upping the cupboards with an efficient pantry. This is a small room designed for storing food and kitchen provisions, usually with a clean and organized look that makes it convenient to find items or make an inventory of supplies. A pantryRead More →

  Every gadget or appliance you buy comes with special care instructions that will help increase its efficiency and lengthen its lifespan. Unfortunately, not everyone pays attention to these instructions especially when it comes to low maintenance appliances like the washing machine. Those who want to get the most out of their washers and reduce the risk of ruining their clothes can read on and get to know how to care for the washing machine. 1.     Know Your Machine. There are a lot of different washing machine models in the market today. It is important to familiarize yourself with all its parts and know what itRead More →

  Nobody likes discussing their private habits in public.  This holds especially true for what people do after they potty.  Yet, there has been much argument lately about the benefits of using the bidet to clean up after answering nature’s call.  According to those who would like to promote the use of the bidet as an environment-friendly tool, using this handy toilet helper saves loads of toilet paper.  Yes, toilet paper comes from trees too.  So when you save on TPs, it just follows that you also contribute to keeping more trees from being cut and processed into consumer products.  There are also those whoRead More →

Image via Among the most used home appliances is your flat iron. There are many different types of this home appliance, but the most common ones are steam irons. The steam effectively straightens out wrinkles on your clothes. Although these do not really cost a lot of money, you still want to make sure that you care for your flat iron properly to make them last a long time. Using a particular flat iron actually grows on you. You get used to a particular model or brand and know exactly how to handle it to get the wrinkles out faster and with less effort. ItRead More →