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Window Shopping Tips

The Importance of Windows Just as our eyes are said to be the windows to our souls; windows are the eyes to our home. Whether you are looking inside-out or outside-in, windows perfectly frame what we see and can make or break a scenery. When upgrading your windows or designing new ones, it is important to consider not just their aesthetic value, but their practicality, safety and security worth too. For some helpful ideas on selecting the perfect windows for you and your home, read my Top Tips on Window Shopping: Coordinate your windows to suit your house's original style. Remember what attracted you to your house in the first place; is it classy and new-age or old and Gothic? Research specific window styles that match your homes structure to compliment it.
Decipher what each of your windows will function as. Perhaps some windows will be used essentially for ventilation purposes, such as in the bathroom, whilst others are primarily used to frame a …
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Spring Home Renovation Tips

Spring is all about rebirth and rejuvenation, so it should be no surprise that many homeowners choose this season to embark on home renovations. From the kitchens and lighting to your home's exterior and yard, spring is a great time to give you home a facelift. No matter your budget or timeline, these spring home renovation tips can help you revitalize your home. The Kitchen In many homes, the kitchen is the heart of the place. You make your food in the kitchen and as tradition goes it's one of the few places the entire family will gather - if only to enjoy that food. Kitchen renovations tend to be among the costliest, but we have some tips for spring that don't need to break the bank. One popular new style choice is open cupboards in the kitchen. Open shelves are not only interesting to look at, but they create a decidedly rustic atmosphere. If you want to get more serious with your kitchen renovations, you might want to consider new countertops. Flagstone is similar to g…

Gardening Techniques - Sow Your Seeds Right

Spring is the time of year when all garden magazines are full of the plans you should be making for the season to come, but very rarely do they cover one of the most basic of gardening techniques. Sowing seeds properly is crucial if you want to ensure a good crop of flowers and vegetables in your garden. We all love to take that small flat packet of seeds and take joy in the vision of what it will produce, but like everything, a good foundation is required to ensure a good crop. The seed contains everything that is needed to start the growth cycle of the plant and it will keep safe the promise of the future until the time is right. Most basic of those requirements is water, followed swiftly by temperature and appropriate growing conditions in terms of soil and nutrients. Then you must protect that baby plant from pests and diseases until it is strong enough to fend for itself, just as you would any newborn. The most basic method of sowing is to use good quality seed compost which has no…

Window Treatment Maintenance

Let's face it, this is not something we give a lot of thought to. The care and maintenance of your window treatments, like blinds, shades, valances and curtains may be something you consider when you first make the purchase. After that, we don't think about it until they are dirty or soiled, or really dusty and we're expecting company. In this article, I will give you some tips on cleaning, helpful guidelines for the type of window covering for various rooms and functionalities. If you haven't already purchased a window covering, give some thought to: FunctionalityHumidityTrafficFunctionality: Consider the functionality and practicality of a treatment. Do you need privacy, light control, is there furniture obstructing the window. Humidity: Is this a bathroom or kitchen window where there is a lot of humidity and water being splashed? Traffic: Does this room have a high amount of traffic, kids and pets? If you have a formal room and you have opted for a formal and elabora…