Ventless Gas Fireplace – Taking Care Of Yours

Ventless Gas Fireplace – Taking Care Of Yours

Efficient operations of a ventless gas fireplace can be expected only by regular maintenance of a fireplace. You should have a certified chimney sweep inspect and clean the chimney as and when necessary. It is a good idea to learn how to inspect it on your own as well...

Ultimate Closet Makeovers – Wire Shelving

Ultimate Closet Makeovers – Wire Shelving

How much time do you waste searching for things in your closet? How much of your wardrobe never sees the light of day because it is stuck at the bottom of the pile? Ever have those Aha! moments when you find something that you forgot you owned? Well, if this sounds...

The Three Types Of Gas Fireplaces

The Three Types Of Gas Fireplaces

One of the most beautiful and practical ways to spruce up your home's décor is with the addition of a gas fireplace or fireplaces, if your budget allows. Today, gas fireplaces are available in every style and size imaginable to fit your every decorating need or whim....

The Art of Hiring a Contractor

The Art of Hiring a Contractor

I will be submitting articles on hiring contractors to problem solving typical to not so typical home repairs and improvements homeowners typically come across. If you have questions please feel free to submit to this article and I will try to answer your questions....

Patio Fire Pit Magic

Patio Fire Pit Magic

Here is a nice fire pit story. A few weeks ago I visited a friend that had just moved into a new house with his family, with not much of a budget he wanted to make the most of his few first months in the new place, he wanted to add something to the house that would...

Memories in Wood: Knowing Closets

Memories in Wood: Knowing Closets

You might have it in your kitchen, to hold the best china and silver. Or you could have it in your bathroom, keeping medicines way out of reach of children. And you could have at least one in your bedroom, where everything from clothes to shoes, yearbooks to photos...

How to stop squeaking in hardwood flooring

How to stop squeaking in hardwood flooring

A squeak in hardwood flooring is caused by two pieces of wood rubbing against one another. One way to stop the sound is by reducing the friction of the moving pieces using a lubricant. I’m not talking oil here, but rather a dusting with ultra-fine graphite powder....

Hiring A Contractor – 10 Mistakes To Avoid

Hiring A Contractor – 10 Mistakes To Avoid

A very smart attorney I know paid $7,000 for a roof repair, only to have the roof leak the next time it rained. The contractor stalled, made excuses, but never did a thing about it. Anyone can have these kinds of problems when having repairs or improvements done, but...

Hardwood Flooring in the Bathroom

Hardwood Flooring in the Bathroom

When building or remodeling a bathroom, people have shied away from using hardwood flooring in those spaces. The mantra that designers and architects have stuck to is “wood and water don’t mix”. The inevitably humid environment in a bathroom as well as unavoidable...

Floor Safes – Proven Protection

Floor Safes – Proven Protection

With an alarming increase on crime rates these days, more and more people are getting cynical about their belongings and how they can protect them against intrusion and the elements. Thus, manufacturers and entrepreneurs came up with an idea on how to safeguard man’s...

Floor Care 101

Floor Care 101

Pity your poor floors. They're trod upon, stomped on and usually neglected. A clean, glossy floor can actually improve the appearance of an entire room. Fortunately, maintaining and revitalizing your floors doesn't have to be a monumental task for time-starved...

Fireplaces As Essential Features Of A Home

Fireplaces As Essential Features Of A Home

The sight of fireplaces can bring back sweet and nostalgic memories of families gathering around the living room when the weather is just too cold for outside activities. Fireplaces are indeed functional but most often, fireplaces are also constructed for aesthetic...