Protect Your Draperies From The Sun This Summer

Your draperies represent a significant investment. By providing color and by protecting the room from the harsh effects of the sun, your draperies are a significant player in the visual landscape of your home's interior. Yet even as your drapes are protecting your home from damaging UV rays, they could be succumbing to sun damage themselves. Over time, your drapes could become faded and may even rot from regular, constant UV exposure. [Read More]

Recycle, Re-Purpose And Declutter Your Home

When you do major cleaning and organizing in your home this year, you have many opportunities to recycle items around the home. Don't just throw items in the trash when you can donate or recycle them. Here are some ways to organize the house and get rid of the clutter without filling up the landfill. Kitchen Cleanup If you have any large appliances to get rid of, such as an old stove or refrigerator sitting in the garage, you can sell those to a company that refurbishes appliances for resale. [Read More]

How To Resurface Your Concrete Garage Floor

If your concrete garage floor is starting to look worn and cracked, it may be time to resurface it. While this can seem like a difficult job, it is something you are able to do yourself with the right supplies and techniques. Here are some tips for resurfacing your concrete garage floor. Prepare the Floor As with most DIY jobs, the first step is the preparation step. Before you start resurfacing the concrete floor, it needs to be repaired and cleaned. [Read More]

Select The Right Look For Your New Traditional Home

The great thing about selecting a traditional look for your new home is that you can borrow ideas from other styles of homes. If you want to add a bit of Tuscany or England, you can do just that! If you want to add a contemporary feeling mixed with an old-fashioned look, even that will work. It's all in planning your design. Your architect and your home builder will have the training and the experience to advise you on what will work best. [Read More]