Cost-Effective Tips to Extend the Life of Your Furniture

You don’t change your furniture often, and since furniture is quite expensive, you want it to last as long as possible. With a little care you can extend the life of your furniture, without having to replace soon and saving big bucks too, over the years. Check out a few cost-effective tips which can help to extend your furniture’s life. Stain proof it Stain proofing your couch fabric and cushions will keep them looking fresh and new for a considerable amount of time. For just a few hundred … [Read more...]

Things You Didn’t Know About Ducted Air Conditioning

As homeowners we tend to take our ducted air conditioners for granted. Once they are installed, we seldom have time to look at them or think about them until there is a serious problem. However, there are many things that you might know about your ducted air conditioners. Here we’ll reveal some unknown facts about ducted AC units that are worth knowing. Ducted AC Produces 3X More Cooling Than the Energy It Consumes The Choice’s Ducted Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning Buying Guide states that … [Read more...]

Simple Tips to Include Flowers in Your Home Decor

Flowers bring the beauty of nature into your home and incorporating flowers in your home décor helps you to express your creativity. Arranging flowers and including them in your home décor livens up uninspiring and dreary space. Here are a few tips you can follow to decorate your home with flowers: Color coordinate A simple way to get that “stylist” touch is by coordinating your flower arrangements with your interior décor scheme. While buying fresh flowers or picking them from your … [Read more...]

Which Pests Require More than One Treatment

You've discovered that your house has some sort of insect pest problem and you're planning on calling in the pros. But what kind of treatment schedule can you expect? Are they going to have to spray repeatedly, or are some insects treatable in just a single visit? Obviously, you'll have to talk to your exterminator to get the complete picture of your upcoming treatment plan. Professionals like Broward exterminators Excel Pest Control are always happy to let you know what to expect and should … [Read more...]

How To Fix a Blocked Floor Drain In Your Home

You will no doubt be familiar with the drain in the floor of the utility areas of your home, such as the basement or the laundry room. Any run off and grime from the appliances in the room tends to find its way down this drain. It’s unsurprising that floor drains can have a tendency to become blocked. If this happens then there can be flooding in the room, or the steady build-up of a pool of water. This is why it’s so important to make sure any blockage is remedied as quickly as possible. … [Read more...]

Top Reasons Why You Should Never Attempt DIY Electrics

Anyone with the right skills and tools can work with wood or have a go at plastering a wall. Even plumbing is bot beyond the remit of a competent DIY enthusiast, as long as you don’t mind dealing with leaks here and there. The only area where novices should avoid like the plague is electrics, and here’s why. Everyone knows electrics are dangerous, but this doesn’t stop enthusiastic amateurs having a go. They know how to wire a plug, so they assume that wiring in a new electrical socket … [Read more...]

How to Stay Warm at Home This Winter

Colder temperatures do not have to mean being uncomfortable at home. There are ways to increase your coziness by taking a few steps to prepare for winter. Make Doors and Windows Shut Tightly As cold weather approaches, make sure all of the windows and doors in your home are able to close completely. Some simple housekeeping can help your doors and windows attain a tighter seal. Clean debris from door thresholds, window sills, and tracks by using a portable vacuum or dry paintbrush. This … [Read more...]

How Can I Reduce My Utility Bills?

High utility bills can be a big drain on the budget, and we're always on the look-out for ways to bring them down. Not only does it save money each money, using less power or water is better for the environment too.   More Insulation One of the very best ways to bring down your home heating bill is to reduce how much heat is being lost. Adding additional insulation inside the house can be difficult and can involve a fair bit of renovation to take down walls and rebuild … [Read more...]

Windows – curtains or blinds?

Sorting out the right window treatments in your home can pose a bit of a dilemma. Should you opt for drapes, for example, or should you choose blinds? Both curtains and blinds can be aesthetically pleasing and both provide privacy. In some ways the choice you make comes down to personal preference and decorating style although there are undoubtedly some particular windows that lend themselves to one or the other, or even a combination of both. Here are some things to think about when it’s time … [Read more...]

5 Common Water Heater Problems

Your water heater is an essential part of your household’s ability to function. Showering, bathing, washing clothes, and cleaning dishes aren’t possible if your water heater can’t keep up. If there’s a problem, it can wreak havoc on your entire routine for your family. Here are five signs that there’s a problem with your water heater. It’s important to act quickly if your water heater is showing signs of malfunction. 1. Supply Problems One of the most irritating problems with a … [Read more...]

Safety Equipment Is Vital When Completing a DIY Welding Project

When carrying out a DIY welding task, there is more to staying safe than simple precautions such as only welding on a level, flat surface and avoiding any water when you’re using a high power, high voltage welding arc. In fact, there are certain long term health risks and problems which are more likely to occur if you do not take the most basic of precautions when welding. The good news is that it’s not as difficult as you may think to protect yourself when welding and make sure that you do … [Read more...]

4 Simple Steps to Saving Energy This Summer

Summer is here, and the high temperatures that come with it. In many places, summer means high heat and humidity which many people avoid by turning on the air conditioner and staying indoors. While this is an effective way to beat the heat, keeping your home chilly by using your air conditioner can lead to high energy consumption and high energy bills. Try some of these tips to help increase your energy efficiency and decrease energy consumption this summer.   Line Curtains with … [Read more...]

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