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Entries for July 2014

30 Jul 2014

Preparing Your Fall Garden: Things to Plant Now

Preparing Your Fall Garden: Things to Plant Now
Keeping a beautiful garden doesn’t necessarily require a lot of work, especially if you’ve already put in the initial effort and all you have to do is maintain it. But what a garden does need is ongoing attention to detail, as each season brings with it special details and needs. The upcoming season is obviously fall, so we’re going to take a look at what homeowners need to do in order to prep their... Read More
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29 Jul 2014

Check Out This Ridiculous Zombie Proof Home

Check Out This Ridiculous Zombie Proof Home
A Modern Day FortressImagine you're in a post-apocalyptic future where your survival depends upon shelter to keep the undead masses from breaking down your door. This is the house you'd want to be in:It seals up into a concrete box with no visible windows or doorsThe front door has a draw bridge.Solar panels on the roofSecurity Courtyard We'd tell you exactly where it is but... we don't want any more competition when...
Amy Wright
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25 Jul 2014

The Easy Way To Install Ceiling Fans

The Easy Way To Install Ceiling Fans
There are some home renovation tasks that should be left to professionals, like rewiring electrical work or installing new underground plumbing. But there are other projects that are more than manageable for homeowners, projects that, with a bit of research and time, can easily be done so homeowners can save themselves hundreds or thousands of dollars in costs. Installing a ceiling fan is one of those types of projects, which ...
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17 Jul 2014

Lower Your Home Energy Cost by 15% by Taking this One Suggestion from a Nobel Prize-Winning Scientist

Lower Your Home Energy Cost by 15% by Taking this One Suggestion from a Nobel Prize-Winning Scientist
Home energy costs rise at an average of about 7% a year, which is well above the rate of inflation. It’s also well above the average rate of raises employees get each year, which means you’ll be spending more on your house than will be going into your wallet. While houses almost always appreciate in value the longer you hold onto them, we’ve seen with the recent housing crash that that’s not always the ...
Amy Wright
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16 Jul 2014

Solar Roof Panels: Are They Worth the Cost?

Solar Roof Panels: Are They Worth the Cost?
Solar energy is a renewable source of energy, which makes it an exceedingly attractive choice in powering your home: the cost is usually a one-off (except for some government taxes), you start seeing savings in your electricity bill right away, and the government rewards you for this eco-friendly choice in the way of tax credits. However, the main thing stopping homeowners all over this country from installing solar roof panel...
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09 Jul 2014

10 Gorgeous Decks to Steal Inspiration From

10 Gorgeous Decks to Steal Inspiration From
A back deck is the perfect spot to spend your summers, whether it’s lazily hanging out with friends, showing off your cooking skills in a barbecue, or just watching a beautiful sunset each night. Read More
Amy Wright
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