Archive for Miscellaneous

There’s nothing like having a sunroom.  Surrounded by glass and bright sun, you can sit in your sunroom and view your property and landscape while avoiding the outside elements. Stay warm during a snowstorm, and remain cool during a heat wave. Watch the leaves change color in the fall, and watch flowers bloom in the […]

If you live near the ocean or love to frequent the beach, you will find that it can be a very resourceful place when seeking items for garden décor or practical garden use. On the one hand, the ocean contains an abundance of organic materials and minerals which occur naturally. On the other hand, it […]

There’s nothing like the look of a set of French doors, whether they are used as a passageway in and out of your home or are used in places such as a sunroom or conservatory, providing a glimpse to the outdoors from the comfort of inside. No matter where you install French doors, you will […]

Black plastic sheeting may look like a giant trash bag that comes in a roll, but it is much stronger and more durable and has many uses around the outside of the home.  You can use black plastic sheeting rolls in many ways – from preventing weeds from growing in your flower beds to protecting […]

If your patio screen door has seen better days, it may be time to repair or replace it.  Whether the problem with your patio screen door is due to a loose or ripped screen, a faulty roller or two, or a stiff or warped track, patio screen door replacement can be an inexpensive way to […]

There are numerous uses for indoor outdoor carpet.  As the name implies, this type of carpeting can be used indoors or outdoors.  Primarily, however, indoor outdoor carpet is used in an exterior setting due to the fact that it is made to withstand conditions that are not often found indoors (like contact with moisture and […]

Are you looking to add value to your home quickly and easily?  You may have a lot of reasons for doing this, like getting a higher return when you go to sell your home or so you can increase your home’s equity in order to get a lower interest rate when you go to refinance, […]

Categories : Miscellaneous

If you are tired of ugly downspouts and would like a more attractive alternative, have you thought about using rain chain downspouts instead?  They are easy to install and look much more attractive than plastic spouting. Rain chains have been used in Japan for many years where very large, decorative examples can be seen in […]

The beauty of asking experts their opinion on a topic is that they have some great tips to give.  So, when we wanted to know more about conservatory roofs, we decided to ask some home improvement experts for their opinion as to what makes a good conservatory roof. All of these enthusiasts were agreed that […]

Chinking is very important when you are building a log cabin or log home.  It seals the spaces between the logs to keep exterior air out and interior air in.  It also keeps bugs and moisture from getting in your home.  Chinking is a material that goes between the logs as you put them together […]

Chinking is a necessity for any and all log cabins.  It is a material placed between the logs of your log home that protects your home from insects, moisture and air from getting into the interior of  the home.  It also works as an additional layer of insulation, providing additional warmth in the colder winter […]

In the world of timber frame homes, there are two main varieties: the lighter timber frame home and heavy timber frame homes.  Before getting into the differences between the two, let’s first look at where timber framing originated. Timber framing is an ancient art that originated mainly in Europe.  It can be seen on some […]

Nowadays, exotic flowers are extremely hard to come by, but they are surely a great addition to any flower arrangement if you want to add some unique style.  Most exotic flowers come from Hawaii or any of the hundreds of Pacific islands.  The most common exotic flowers that florists and customers seek are Orchids, Yellow […]

Categories : Gardening, Miscellaneous

Chinking refers to the process of filling in the gaps that exist between logs in a log home, as a protective measure to prevent wind, rain and other elements from accessing the interior of the cabin.  If you own a log home or log cabin, then this is a process that you will want to […]

Laundry sinks, or utility sinks as they are also known, are really important to any home.  Having them will not just help you when doing the laundry, but also when bathing your pets, cleaning up from gardening or outdoor work, and doing some spring cleaning.  Aside from their practical purposes, more and more people are […]

Categories : Garages, Miscellaneous

Merriam Webster’s definition of noise is sound; especially one that lacks agreeable musical quality or is noticeably unpleasant. Do you want to create a quiet, peaceful outdoor space where you can go and decompress and relax in your favorite garden rocking chair with a good book?  Do you live in an area where noise is […]

You know that first impressions are everything.  This is especially true when you are trying to sell your home.  Every realtor will tell you that in order to more easily sell your home, you should have your home staged with good looking furniture and should have the yard looking great, but there are also some […]

Although this site is usually dedicated to backyards and gardens, we figured that every backyard and garden has a house attached to it, and therefore can benefit from the information included in this article!  Because you probably own a home, we wanted to make sure that you don’t miss out on the home improvements that […]

There’s a lot more to using a pressure washer than just turning it on and blasting all the dirt away.  Most people may not realize that there are really three different elements working to create an effective pressure washing process.  The three elements are water (which includes temperature), pressure, and chemicals or detergents. Water pressure […]

There probably isn’t a bird watcher in the world who hasn’t had to invest in squirrel baffles.  Gone are the days when the only visitors to backyard bird feeders were Sparrows and Wrens.  These days, there’s another regular guest – and he isn’t easy to keep away. That’s right – it’s the squirrel.  He’s a […]