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How to Start an Indoor Garden
By: Admin    April 24 2018 , 11:57 am
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Category: Home , Gardening
Gardening Indoors A yard or garden is not necessary to indulge your green thumb! Many plants can thrive indoors with the right care. Setting the Stage With a few purchases at a home goods store, you can set up a chic garden indoors. There are numerous ways to set up an eye-catching indoor garden that will not require lots of space. Utilize your walls for hanging arrangements or add shelving to create dramatic texture to your garden.Many stores sell fixtures that can arrange plants nicely. This baker’s rack from Hayneedle can be used to arrange plants in an attractive way. There are cheaper options too, such as this garden stand from Walmart.You can also display plants in terrariums, vases, bowls, or terra cotta pots to fit the style of your garden.Lighting NeedsBring the sun indoors to your garden!Most plants need about 14 to 16 hours of sunlight a day in order to thrive. Even lig...
Choosing Between a Wood Stove and a Fireplace
By: Admin    March 23 2018 , 05:28 pm
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Category: Home , Ideas
Wood-Burning Stoves vs. FireplacesWinter is a perfect time to get a crackling fire going in your house. But is it better to have a fireplace or a wood stove to warm your home? Here are some comparisons to help you decide! Aesthetic BeautyThe way a fireplace or a wood-burning stove looks can be a huge decision-making factor for a homeowner.Nothing says “cozy” as successfully as a warm crackling fire in the winter time. Most people love fireplaces for their aesthetic charm – and of course, being able to have a decorated mantel above a fireplace is a beloved Christmas tradition! Here are a few beautiful fireplaces:This eye-catching stone fireplaceThis fireplace mantel all decorated for ChristmasAn ornate mantel on displayWood burning stoves tend to be bulky and awkward-looking, although with the right elements they can be stylish additions to a home. Here are some ideas for a wood stove from Pi...
Hiring a Landscaping Professional
By: Admin    March 09 2018 , 03:57 pm
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Category: Lawn Care , Landscape
A well-kept yard takes a lot of work. Sometimes, yard maintenance involves too much work for one person. Luckily, there are professionals that will keep your yard looking fantastic and can assist you with improving it. Here are some tips for finding a professional to help with yard work, fencing, or landscaping.Set a BudgetTypically, landscaping a space will cost approximately 10% of the value of your property. However, landscaping can add up to 15% to the value of your home. These approximations depend on the project and what you want done. It is important to be realistic about the cost. Hope for the best, but plan for the worst. You want to give yourself extra wiggle room in case any unexpected charges pop up.Create a DesignWhen you have decided what your budget is, the next step is to visualize and design how you want your property to look. This goes beyond “I want to install a fence and put ...
Tips for Keeping Warm in an Older Home
By: Admin    February 20 2018 , 02:38 pm
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Category: Winter , Seasons , Advice
Tips for Keeping Warm in an Older HomeWith a little elbow grease and forward thinking, you can effectively winterize your home!Older homes that have less insulation can let cold winter drafts inside your house, making everyone miserable and driving up your heating bill. Read on to find out ways to insulate your home and keep everyone warm. Change Your FiltersBy simply replacing your furnace filters once a month, you can save some serious cash!It is easy to neglect your furnace filters, but when you do not replace them frequently they can get clogged with dust and dirt and make your heating bill skyrocket. Replacing furnace filters once a month during the winter will help your heating system work more efficiently.If you have an old furnace, it might be time to buy a new one. The upfront cost might be expensive, but the amount you save over time could make it worth your while. Look into federal tax credi...
Tag: money , energy , houses , homes , winter