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Hygge: Outfitting Your Home The Danish Way This Winter

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There are many Danish ideas that have migrated across the world – Lego bricks, the loudspeaker, and insulin, among many others – but the most recent Danish trend to sweep across the United States is the concept of hygge. Hygge (pronounced who-guh) as a word doesn’t have a direct English translation, but is generally defined as an overall feeling of coziness and comfort, such that it creates a feeling of physical and mental wellbeing. Read More»

Top Steps to a More Beautiful Lawn

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Are you tired of having the least appealing lawn in the neighborhood? Do you want your lawn next year to be talked about because of how beautiful the grass is?  Having a pretty lawn can be a difficult task sometimes, but it doesn’t have to be an impossible one. There are things you can do that will help give you a greener thumb than you’ve had in the past. Some things you can do include the following. Read More»

Two Routine Myths About Ceiling Fans Refuted

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Adding ceiling fans throughout your home can be an excellent investment to make. However, you may not seriously consider this project due to a lack of accurate information regarding ceiling fans. In particular, it is fairly common for individuals to believe a few of the more common myths concerning ceiling fans. To help you make an accurate decision about whether this is a good investment for your home, you will want to make sure that you are knowledgeable about the following truths behind these notions. Read More»

Important Steps for a Healthy Lawn

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Have you recently moved into a house with a yard? Are you trying to figure out how to care for your lawn to make it look as nice as possible? Lawn care can be a challenging, but it is nice to watch all of your hard work pay off. Fortunately, there are things you can do that will make your new task easier. Some of these things include the following.  Read More»

4 Things You May Need To Specify When Having Your Home Professionally Cleaned

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If you are planning to have your home professionally cleaned on a regular basis, the janitorial staff that will clean your home may need to special instructions in order to provide service that meets your needs. Here are a few things that you may need to specify: Allergies to Household Cleaners If you or your family members are allergic to certain cleaning agents, you will need to inform the cleaning staff before the first cleaning appointment. Read More»

Adding An Etched Design To Your Glass Railing Panels

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If you have railings complete with glass panels bordering each side of a staircase in your home, you are most likely enjoying the modern appearance it gives to the area. One way to increase the majestic look glass railing panels give to a room is with the addition of etched designs. Adding etching to glass will instantly personalize the staircase with a great new look. Here are some instructions to follow when adding etched design work to glass railing panels on your own. Read More»

Responding To A Cave Cricket Infestation In Your Basement

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If you have a basement or a crawl space, you may have already come face to face with what might be the most monstrous-looking pest of all: the cave cricket. Also known as camel crickets, these alarming creatures are large, spiky and prone to jumping wildly when threatened. Although they are mostly harmless, cave crickets can still give you a shock every time you see one, cause noise at night, and indicate dampness problems in your basement or other space. Read More»

3 Subtle Signs That Your Older Home's Foundation May Be Leaking

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If you own an older home, you may worry that the foundation could have damage inside that you are unable to see. If so, look for the following subtle signs that this could be the case. White Powder Has Formed On The Basement Walls While standing in your basement, look carefully at the walls using a flashlight to fully illuminate the surfaces. Look for a white, powdery substance, which is called efflorescence. Read More»

Custom Picture Frame Design Tips

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The true essence and beauty of artwork is best revealed when the piece is paired with the appropriate frame. An incorrect frame style or even size can actually inhibit the full potential of a piece. Before choosing a custom frame option, make sure you know what to consider. Think Opposites Try to stick with a frame style that is opposite the style of the piece. Take a cluttered or busy piece, for example. Read More»

Landscaping Tips For Wildfire-Prone Areas

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Living in a remote area surrounded by forests may be romantic, but it’s a disaster waiting to happen if wildfire strikes. To protect your home, there are certain landscaping features you should consider. Install Hardscaping An area of non-flammable materials should be your first zone of defense around your home. From your foundation out to a few yards away should be covered with concrete, flagstone, pavers or gravel, which will stop a grass fire in its tracks. Read More»