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Those 110-degree days are starting to cool down. The fall rainy season, for most of the country anyway, hasn’t hit, and you can still work outside in shorts and a tee shirt. It’s the perfect time to make over an ugly, or even just a sad and homely looking home, and to make sure it’s safe and ready for winter. Here are 11 things you can put on your honey-do list:Clean and inspect the gutters.
We know. When all the leaves start falling is when most people start cleaning their gutters. But it’s better to begin before the heavy fall foliage starts. Why? You can clean light litter out of the gutters and inspect them without having to push piles of wet leaves away. Now’s the time [...]
Your commitment to the environment doesn’t have to end at the recycling bin. Thanks to a growing interest in ethical, eco-friendly materials, homeowners now have plenty of options to improve the sustainability of their pad—without sacrificing style in between.
Home decor fashions have finally caught up with the times, popularizing a blend of natural and minimalist industrial styles that will net you plenty of environmental cred. Here are some of my favorite ideas for working sustainable, eco-friendly styles into your latest redecoration.
Image courtesy of Bob VillaRevamp Older Wooden Pieces with [...]
I challenged myself to change the feel of my home. One of the first elements that I explored was the use of mirrors. Along the way, I expected to learn about size, shape, and color. There was more to it than that, and I want to share some of the things I learned along the way.
Maybe the only mirror in your life is in the bathroom. This was me for a long time before I learned about how versatile mirrors could be in different settings. We had a standard bathroom mirror with bright fluorescent lights above it. We’ll just say that the effect wasn’t great. In contrast to that, light from behind your bathroom mirror can be an interesting option. It is less jarring and can make the [...]