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.
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»
Granite countertops are beautiful, durable, and come in a wide assortment of colors and styles to coordinate with any kitchen. If you are thinking about getting granite countertops installed or if you already have them, there are some things you can do to prolong your counter’s beauty. Follow these tips to ensure that you enjoy your investment for a long time to come.
Just like any other material in your kitchen, you’ll need to clean up any spills from your granite counters as soon as possible. Read More»
You may want to hold off fixing your air conditioning system because you think you can do without it for awhile. But the truth is living without your air conditioning system during seasons of extreme heat is not a good idea. The following are just a few ways that heat and a malfunctioning air conditioner can hurt you and your family.
Your Overall Mood Might Be Affected
Staying in a hot home with a high level of humidity might affect your mood. Read More»
With the price of heating oil at a new low, you may be enjoying a brief reprieve from your ordinary winter utility rates. However, what goes down must go up again – and if you’ve found that your supply of heating oil seems to be going down more quickly than in past years, it’s possible your home’s insulation has begun to near the end of its lifespan. Read on to learn more about some of the most efficient (and cost-effective) insulation options that can help you significantly extend the lifespan of each tank of heating oil. Read More»
Paper lanterns are inexpensive, beautiful, and versatile. These lanterns can be packed away flat for easy storage, and they come in a wide variety of colors, sizes, and shapes. You can purchase paper lanterns online and they make a great decoration for all kinds of different events. Here are a few ways you can get creative with your paper lanterns and add some beauty and interest to your next event or decor. Read More»