The importance of having fully functional and appropriate rain gutters must not be underestimated, particularly if you’re living in an area which gets a lot of rain or snow. All the runoff from your roof needs to be safely and quickly diverted, so that it doesn’t create a substantial damage to your roof and home.
The backyard. For some of us, it’s one of our favorite places on Earth. For the rest of us, it’s a thorn of embarrassment stuck in our side. Such a beautiful chunk of space should be the home outside the home, but many of us are lucky if we can get the lawn mowed before […]
Spending time outdoors is both energizing and relaxing, but when there is something preventing us from fully enjoying it we tend to stay indoors. You see, no matter how much we love the sun – when it is getting into our eyes and making us feel too hot and uncomfortable, it is time to put […]
It’s taken nearly 8 months, but grass is sprouting up in my backyard. When we got the house last December, it was basically dirt, weeds, and a pipe to the sprinklers in the front yard – our brand new house included a front yard, but the backyard was up to us. Over the weekend of […]
Turn a stool into a side table. In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to turn an iron chain stool into a modern side table with a concrete table top. This is an inexpensive solution for outdoor decor and it gives new life to an older piece of furniture. When you’re outdoors […]
Two major water consuming agents in an average household are bathroom fixtures and watering the lawn. The summer tips the scales considerably in the favor of garden and lawn, as half of the total water use goes there during the warm summer months. There are, however, ways to significantly lower the water expenditure and retain […]
With the spring around the corner, it is finally time for lawn trimming. It is a process that has to be done several times every year, and every other week during the warmer months. For some some, mowing the lawn is very therapeutic, particularly when it comes to clearing your thoughts. There is nothing better than […]
What is your place of seclusion? Where do you find your moment of Zen? Is there a corner in your home where you feel safe, secure and at peace? For most people, such a place is their bed, an armchair next to their book shelves or that special corner filled with all their favorite stuff […]