When purchasing a heritage house, things are a little different than if you were buying a new build. It’s advisable that you have your potential buy looked over by an expert, but you can keep an eye out for some things to. Here are the key things to check before you sign for a heritage house.…
Added by James Pointon on November 29, 2016 at 10:13am —
If you’re tired of the rat race, then getting out to the countryside could be the ideal antidote. Classic old homes which are in need of a bit of love are in great abundance, and their beautiful settings only increase their charm. If you fancy an escape to the country, even just for a little while as you renovate a property, try these tips to get the best buy at the best price.
See the… Continue
Added by Savannah Wardle on November 3, 2016 at 10:38am —
Almost every type of water heater now offers improved efficiency—even that dinosaur, the storage-tank heater.
By Mary Ellen Polson
Panels for solar water heaters usually have a smaller footprint than those for overall heating.… Continue
Added by Emily O'Brien on November 2, 2016 at 12:07pm —
Thick walls, deep eaves, and high ceilings are all reasons why old houses feel cooler in hot weather and warmer in winter than more recent buildings do. Even so, many old houses lack insulation and central HVAC systems, making it hard to retrofit them with the latest in technological advances.
By Mary Ellen Polson…
Added by Emily O'Brien on November 2, 2016 at 12:02pm —
In California, a 1928 red-tile and stucco house with a Hispano–Deco interior gets a period-perfect kitchen with inspired details.
By Brian D. Coleman | Photos by William Wright…
Added by Emily O'Brien on November 2, 2016 at 12:00pm —
No matter how often do you clean your home, the furniture should be sanitised on regular basis. To maintain your furniture clean is not a thing which should be neglected. By doing this you will not only have the comfort of cosy furniture and it… Continue
Added by Chelsea Mills on October 27, 2016 at 7:30am —
With the changing of the seasons many people undertake a big cleaning in their homes. This include windows, dusting, vacuum cleaning, washing of the curtains and, of course, washing of the carpets. The last one may seem to many of you like an impossible task to perform by ourselves. If this is… Continue
Added by Olivia Sykes on October 21, 2016 at 5:51am —
To clean your home doesn't always mean to full one bag of detergents, full of chemical, from the shop. The secret is hiding in your pantry. Open it and see how many things you keep there, which you can use it to make your own detergent, entirely based on non-toxic ingredients. It is not only healthier, but… Continue
Added by Demi Giles on October 19, 2016 at 2:32am —
Does anyone know the purpose of the large hole in my cellar? (see attached picture). The hole has a plastic cover. The house is 35 years old.
Added by Patricia Snyder on October 5, 2016 at 11:36am —
Originally posted at Greenhouse Kits Direct
Today, more and more people are jumping on the organic foods bandwagon. The Organic Trade Association showed that in 2014, the sales of organic food increased by 11.3% from just the previous year - and for good reason. It's no secret that our planet's health is at… Continue
Added by Jens Boettiger on September 30, 2016 at 6:00pm —
If you are looking to add some visual interest to your backyard, cover an unsightly fence or wall, or add some shade and extra beauty to your pergola, climbing plants are a fantastic solution. Typically when people think of climbing plants, they picture old, ivy-covered stone houses and stately university… Continue
Added by Jens Boettiger on September 30, 2016 at 5:30pm —
Originally posted at Wood Splitters Direct
Consumers – Best Burn Practices
seeing smoke come from your wood burning fireplace either inside or too much
outside, then you’ve probably done something wrong. This article posted on Epa.gov
will give you all the tips…
Added by Jens Boettiger on September 29, 2016 at 4:03pm —
Originally posted at Bold Rugs
(Photo Credit: Internet Archive Book Images)
Area rugs have been an important part of human civilization for just about as long as humans have been around. The history of area rugs is a long and varied past, complete with plenty of interesting tidbits along the way.… Continue
Added by Jens Boettiger on September 27, 2016 at 2:30pm —
Organizing consultant and author, Marie Kondo, once said, “it’s human nature to take the easy route and leap at storage methods that promise quick and convenient ways to remove visible clutter”. Though she primarily works out of Japan her wisdom resonates here in Thornhill. It’s important that we take Kondo’s statement as the warning it truly is. Leaping without looking, and securing only the most convenient storage methods… Continue
Added by Angela Smith on September 27, 2016 at 7:00am —
Originally posted at Office Chairs Unlimited
What is ergonomic furniture?
The word “ergonomic” sounds like some fancy, space-age technology - something mysterious and out of reach for us common office Joes. In reality, ergonomic just refers to office equipment that is…
Added by Jens Boettiger on September 26, 2016 at 6:30pm —
We recently bought our 'retirement' home in Virginia. The title search went back to 1877. On the picture attached, I was told the porch is not original and neither is the addition on the left side. On one of the bricks in the chimney (on the left looking at the front of the house) about half way up is the letters HB 1890. I wondered if anyone had run across this before. … Continue
Added by Kathy Schanze on September 14, 2016 at 8:38pm —
If you want to ramp up the insides of your home in an eco-friendly and cost-effective way, then bulk potpourri is a perfect solution for you. As potpourri is hundred percent natural, it not only makes the environment eco-friendly, but also freshens up our body and mind and enhances… Continue
Added by Anny on September 9, 2016 at 5:27am —
While it is well-known that working in a laboratory brings a host of challenges, most people do not realize that shopping for laboratory furniture poses its own difficulties. There is a lot of importance in purchasing not only the right type of furniture, but also in purchasing models with the right features. To ensure that your laboratory is fully-stocked with the best equipment, here are 3 tips for shopping for laboratory… Continue
Added by Anny on September 5, 2016 at 3:19pm —
The fast pace of everyday life has dramatically changed our lifestyle including our eating habits. Due to the lack of time, most of us opt for a quick meal, just to fill an empty stomach and then continue with daily obligations. Families usually gather at weekends when they sit down around a table and enjoy a meal together while having spontaneous conversations. This is a perfect opportunity to set the table, decorate it beautifully and create a lovely home atmosphere. Take a… Continue
Added by Sophie Andersen on September 1, 2016 at 4:05am —
Whether your house has a basement, a crawl space, or a root cellar, any space below grade is subject to water infiltration and its damaging effects. Let’s look at how to keep the water (and damp) out.
By Mary Ellen Polson
Basements in older homes are… Continue
Added by Emily O'Brien on August 24, 2016 at 3:59pm —