Preparing for a Baby

Spruce Up The Area Around Your Hot Tub With The Right Paving

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Putting in paving around a newly purchased hot tub is the best way to ensure that your backyard looks finished and that the bottom of the hot tub is being protected carefully. In order for the paving to be installed properly and continue to look its best in the years to come, you will need to look into your choices for paving. With a focus on use underneath a hot tub, the results can be ideal for your home. Read More»

Repair Of The Day: How To Replace A Broken Clay Roofing Tile

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Clay roofing tiles can make your home look like a Mediterranean villa, and while your tiles can last up to seventy years in good conditions, individual tiles may get damaged from time to time. When one of your tiles breaks, you should be able to make the repair on your own with the right guidance.  Don’t Make the Damage Worse Clay roofing tiles tend to be brittle, and if you step on the ridges in S-shaped barrel tiles, you can break them. Read More»

How To Change Weatherstripping On Windows

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As windows age, they inevitably become less efficient. This is especially true with movable and sliding windows, because the insulation can wear down over time. This is usually due to the friction between the window sash and frame caused by constant opening and closing. If you walk by a window and feel a slight breeze or cool pocket of air, you might just need to update the weatherstripping. Luckily, you can change your own weatherstripping and instantly make the fixture more energy efficient. Read More»

Cockroach Culprits: Two Outdoor Species Are Headed For Your Home This Summer

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You might be primed to look for an increase in flying insects as the weather heats up this summer; after all, mosquitoes, bees, and wasps are perennial picnic wreckers. However, this year you will need to look down just as often as you look up, because two traditionally outside-living cockroach species are now seeking to get into urban homes. Since the best defense is a good offense, now is the time to spray proactively around your house or apartment complex. Read More»

Three Ideas For Adding Built-In Shelving To Your Home

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Perhaps you just moved into a new home, and upon unpacking, you’ve found that there’s not enough storage room for all of your items. Maybe you’ve lived in your home for years, and you’re tired of piling items on the floor when you run out of space. In either situation, adding some built-in shelving for storage is a great solution. Here are three ideas to use as inspiration as you consider built-in shelving for your home. Read More»