Plants And the Air You Breathe

Do you have any plants in your home? Some of us enjoy having some live plants growing in our home, while others can’t be bothered. The choice is not only going to affect the appearance of your apartment, it will also affect the air you breathe. Plants can actually...

Getting Rid of Tobacco Odor

No one appreciates when the previous owners of a house leave behind something unwanted. Of course, there are some things that are easier to get rid of than others. If it is a smell or an odor that was left behind, this could be very difficult to remove. Tobacco odor...

How Do You Get Up Into Your Attic

How do you get into your attic? In many homes, this is accomplished by using a pull-down ladder. While these are very convenient, and eliminate the need of a stairway which will give you less living space in your home, they do come with many risks. Why is that? Often....

Keeping A Roof Over Your Head

Replacing your roof can be very expensive. Depending on the material, it could range from just over a dollar per square foot, to about 9 dollars per square foot. This could mean thousands of dollars for your average home. This should be motivation enough...

Electric Heaters For The Winter – Pros And Cons

During the winter time, natural gas and wood stoves are two of the most common ways to heat ones home. However, if you don't want to spend extra money on either the gas or the wood/fuel, you may be looking for alternatives. A small electric heater can be an excellent...

Smoke Detectors – A Pain Or A Gain?

That piercing sound comes and hits your ears again and again, and you struggle to find where its coming from, and upon further search, you realize its your smoke detector going off AGAIN! So you take the batteries out, and you forget to put them back in. Of course, we...

What Is Slash Burning?

Every time that we look at the news it seems like there is some kind of new wild fire that's spreading across an area with great ferocity. But what is one thing that can be done to perform a little ' preventive maintenance', to reduce the chance of something like this...

Rainwater – Your Blessing From Nature

Catching and storing rainwater has been a system implemented for thousands of years for survival, as water is one of the basic resources we as humans need to survive. How can we 'catch the rain' and use it to benefit us in this day and age? Both will be the source of...

Eyebrow Dormers – What Are They?

  So what are eyebrow dormers? A dormer for your eyebrows? Of course not, an eyebrow dormer, also known as a roof dormer is a wavy dormer that protrudes from the slope of a roof. It usually has a glass window that is either fixed or an operable window. The benefits...

Fireplace Fuel – What You Should And Shouldn’t Use

Having a fireplace in your home is an excellent way to provide natural heat for your family. However, fireplaces and wood stoves are only meant to have one fuel, and when you use other fuels, what can result? Well that’s what will be discussed today. The first and...