Stone supplied from a landscaping company is nice stuff, especially if you can get it in various natural colors and hues. However, it may also prove somewhat pricey, depending on where you live and the landscaper you buy the stones from. If you live in the Midwest or the most northern parts of the plains states, you can get your stone supply for free just by digging in your yard. Here is how to do just that, and why it works.
26 July 2016
Have you bought a small property that you plan on renting out to tenants, but it needs some updates and you don't know where it's best to invest your money? There are some changes that are worth spending your money on, that will attract renters and make the happy, and that can allow you to get more money each month. The renters are going to want something that is modern, but also comfortable to live in.
30 June 2016
Do you want to increase the value of your home? Are you looking for new ways to get potential buyers interested in your property? Consider a rain chain. This attractive alternative to a traditional downspout is a great way to add function and fun to your home. Rain chains are made of copper, brass or steel. They are typically a series of small dishes connected by a chain that hangs down from your roof and helps drain excess water.
7 June 2016
If you're thinking about installing a gate around your home that will include an electric gate opener, you're making a wise decision. Not only does a gate with an electric opener add to your safety, it can also serve as a major selling point if you decide to sell your home. However, because you will likely open and close your gate on a repeated basis each day, it's important for you to choose an electric gate opener that can stand the test of time.
16 May 2016
Having a garden in your own backyard is great, as you can have fresh organic vegetables, herbs, and fruit at your disposal. You can create a large garden or just a small, simple garden on your patio with one or two plants. Whatever size garden you have, be creative with it. Here are some ideas for your next backyard garden. Make Plant Markers Throw out those small plastic plant markers that came with your plants and make your own.
19 April 2016
After having a tree removed from your property, there is still the nasty little problem of roots. Roots can continue to grow for some time after a tree is removed and can continue to do significant damage to your property, including cracking pavement and bursting sewer lines. Throughout the course of this brief article, you will learn of a few tips to get rid of tree roots once and for all after tree removal.
15 March 2016
Before you take your art into the framing shop, there are several determinations you should make about the art being framed, the location where the art is being hung and other factors. Knowing these things ahead of time can help you pick the right frame for your purposes and can also increase your satisfaction with your final product. What is the size of the space where the art will be hung?
14 February 2016
If you live in a small home, apartment, or condominium, it can be difficult to find enough space for living and storage. When it comes to furniture, it can take up a lot of space in a room and make it feel smaller. If you're looking for new furniture for your small space, here are some ideas that will help you get the most out of your square footage. Shelving
19 January 2016
The average American homeowner spent over $600 to heat their home last winter. One way to slash your bill is install a wood stove in your home. Wood stoves allow you to burn a readily available resource, wood, to heat your home. Even if you don't live near a forest, you can likely find a wealth of wood in your local area. Here's a quick urbanite's guide to harvesting wood in urban areas:
22 December 2015
When you move into a new home, there are numerous factors and elements that you will need to take care of and get used to. After all, every home has its own unique quirks and needs. However, when the winter months come around, there are certain tasks that are vitally important to any home and any homeowner. Get to know some of the home maintenance and repair tasks that you will need to keep up on this winter so that you can have a home that is warm, cozy, and safe this winter.
28 November 2015