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6 ways to get a messy children's playroom clean and organized

If we do not take matters into our own hands, the room where our children play can become a scene from the quite well-known movie Cheaper by the Dozen. To gain control over this situation, a little help is not superfluous. Below I would like to share a few tips on how to clean and organise your children’s playroom in a quick and efficient manner.

1. Toys… toys everywhere

A couple of months ago, my family and I changed homes. The first thing I did when we moved…


Added by Nicole Gardiner on December 3, 2018 at 10:45am — No Comments

Roof Renovation: 5 Things You Need to Know

People sometimes forget about roof maintenance, as it is not something we are in contact with every day. We usually think about renovating the kitchen or bathroom, but the roof is quite essential for having a safe and beautiful home. That is why you should not ignore it. Here is a quick guide of things to do when renovating your roof.

Assess Your Roof

The first thing…


Added by Steven Clarke on November 28, 2018 at 9:24am — No Comments

What's That Paint Smell?

Overtime, carpets and paint can absorb foul smells in a house. A fresh coat of paint on the walls can transform this type of dingy room into something livelier and more appealing. Unfortunately, what’s suitable for our sense of sight isn’t always as pleasing for our sense of smell. The smell of new paint can be a major bother for anyone attempting a home improvement project.

To help eliminate such annoyance, the following infographic offers some simple ideas to try.…


Added by Kyle Smith on November 8, 2018 at 10:38am — No Comments

1920s Kitchen Done Right

A keen regard for period details by a Seattle homeowner resulted in this 1920s kitchen design.

By Donna Pizzi

“Nothing drives me crazier than an old house that screams ‘remodeled’ . . . I wanted this kitchen to look as if it were original, with a…


Added by Emily O'Brien on October 30, 2018 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Guidelines to follow for home safety

One of the primary concerns people have when moving to a new neighborhood is how safe the neighborhood is. Unfortunately, your house can be a target for a break-in even in the most quiet of places. Even though most of the first world countries, such as Australia or…


Added by Steven Clarke on October 30, 2018 at 7:34am — No Comments

A Safe Kwikstage Scaffolding System with the Right Manufacturers

As technologies develop and new tools are introduced, people look for faster methods and better in the construction industry. The demand in residential and commercial buildings are increasing year after year that leads to finding faster construction solutions. However, one should not compromise on safety and quality when it comes to construction jobs. When…


Added by Anny on October 25, 2018 at 6:42am — No Comments

Storm Window Hardware

Looking for original storm window hangers. When the previous owners removed all the wood storm windows (and got threw them away) I am only left with half of the hangers. I have photos (added to my profile) . There is only one hanger left so I know what they should look like but can’t find any online!

Added by Jordyn Northrop on October 1, 2018 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Why You Need to Hire an Electrician Before Buying a Home?

Buying a home is a huge investment and an important step in any person’s life. It symbolizes independence and shows that you’re capable to take good care of your family. On the other hand, buying a house is a process and it’s neither easy nor is it simple. There are so many things to think about and check…


Added by Steven Clarke on October 1, 2018 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Real Estate Investing in Alicante – Your Property Search is now Easy

The real estate sector is grabbing all the attention nowadays with people shifting for jobs and settling down in different cities. Alicante is situated in Spain, in the south of the Valencian Community and is well-known for the Castle of Santa Bárbara. The economy of the port city is mainly based on tourism and the eye-catching villas near the coast. Alicante was considered to be one of the fastest growing cities of Spain and experienced a period of construction boom in the…


Added by Anny on September 19, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments

Pros and Cons Of Installing Solar Panels

If you have been seriously thinking about installing solar panels in your home, you have probably also been exposed to different pieces of information about their advantages and disadvantages. To be able to tell the difference between the facts and myths, here are the most important pros and cons regarding solar panels.


  1. They drastically reduce electricity bills

This is the first thing that everybody…


Added by Steven Clarke on August 28, 2018 at 9:12am — No Comments

Unconventional and Easy Applications of Wood Slabs

Wood is the oldest natural building material that has been in use since the Stone Age. The flexible component has countless uses including flooring, support and structure, staircases, furniture, instruments, boats, equipment and craving. It is readily available throughout Cape Town in a variety of options ranging from popular species like Ash, Oak and Beech to exotic woods like Rosewood and Ebony. Wood slabs add a unique character to a room and…


Added by Anny on August 23, 2018 at 4:37am — No Comments

Tovah Martin's Autumn Garden at Furthermore

Renowned garden writer Tovah Martin shares her personal garden in Connecticut.…

Added by Emily O'Brien on August 14, 2018 at 10:05am — No Comments

Tovah Martin's Autumn Garden at Furthermore

Renowned garden writer Tovah Martin shares her personal garden in Connecticut.…

Added by Emily O'Brien on August 14, 2018 at 10:05am — No Comments

Creating Garden Passageways

Your garden is your own, private piece of nature and your sanctuary from the world. Instead of untamed wilderness, you can make miniature eco-systems that suit your needs and wishes. By creating smaller sections and connecting them with pathways, you create your own labyrinth and give more esthetical appeal to your garden.

Creating garden pathways can be tricky, so here are a few pointers to help you get…


Added by Steven Clarke on July 30, 2018 at 2:17am — No Comments

Home Renovation Projects to Do This Summer

Summer may not be the time you get down and dirty and start those renovation jobs you’ve been meaning to do. After  all, you want to make the most of the sun and the long, light evenings, and relax. Yet, it is a time when there…


Added by Kevin Jefferson on July 23, 2018 at 2:21am — No Comments

How to Find the Right Stainless Steel Suppliers in South Africa

Stainless steel offers several benefits – it is useful not just for the industrial sector but also for commercial and residential users as well. It has been used for a long time since it offers several advantages in many ways. Stainless steel suppliers in South Africa, cater to the demand for a large variety of users. These include industries, commercial establishments and even for residential purposes. It is a highly competitive industry and only those…


Added by Anny on July 17, 2018 at 8:12am — No Comments

The Design Center Sourcebook 2018

An annual book-size publication, the Old House Journal Design Center Sourcebook is the definitive guide to period-inspired home products, from tiles floors to wing chairs, hooked rugs to brass faucets.…


Added by Emily O'Brien on July 16, 2018 at 9:08pm — No Comments

5 Proven Methods That Will Increase Resale Value of Your Home

That time has finally come – you have found a perfect new home for your family, and now you need to sell your house. With all the memories tying you to the old place, you might have a feeling that the place is simply priceless. However, if you really want to sell it you…


Added by Steven Clarke on June 28, 2018 at 10:14am — No Comments

Visit a Storybook Style House

Home sweet gnome? This 1923 house in Los Angeles exemplifies the fairy-tale subset of Historical Revival homes of the early 20th century.

By Douglas Keister

Wind your way along the steep hillside flanking Griffith…


Added by Emily O'Brien on June 25, 2018 at 8:25pm — No Comments

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