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Outdoor Structures

Fencing Considerations for the Dog Owner

The old saying goes, “Good fences make good neighbors.” For dog owners, good fences make good neighbors, safe pets, and fewer pet-related problems.

General News

Springtime Home Health Check

Depending on where you live, spring is just around the corner—so it’s time to start thinking about all those home maintenance chores you’ve been putting off. Below, you’ll find a list of tasks you should handle in the next few weeks; completing the checklist will ensure that your home is in top shape and ready for those April showers.

Garage

Designing the Perfect Home Workshop

When constructing your “Do It Yourself” workshop there are several basic principles which apply and really need to be adhered to. Safety is always first and foremost, but ease of use also needs to be taken into consideration.

Exterior Home

The Pressure’s On: Five Things You Never Thought to Pressure Wash

We all know that pressure washers can be used to clean your home’s siding. And with spring right around the corner and the weather on its way to warming up, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll be seeing pressure washing picking up very soon.

Bed and Bath

How to Make Your Bedroom Look Like a Hotel Suite

Suites in luxury hotels often seem grand, chic and impossibly stunning. Upon leaving your hotel suite and returning home, however, walking into your bedroom can seem a little dull in comparison.

Green Home

Going Green With Energy Efficient Appliances

Green living has become such a mainstream concept as the public has become increasingly educated on the importance of renewable energy, non-renewable resources, and the overall impact that environmentally friendly choices has on the health of people, animals, and plants.

Home Decor

Stage This: Get Your Home Ready For Show

Shakespeare had it right when he declared that, “all the world’s a stage” in his pastoral comedy, As You Like It. That’s especially true when it comes to selling a house as your home should be staged, a move that can stir up buyer interest and elicit bids for your home.

Fences and Gates

Fences Around Your Home, Which are the Best Choices?

Most homes look much better and feel more secure or even comfy with a fence of some sort around them. In the front they can be attractive. In the rear they sometimes are a necessity. The question often asked is this one: what kind of fence is best?

Home Utility

Knowing the In’s and Out’s of Your Thermostat

Winter is one of the hardest months, energy-wise. Even in Texas, a state most people think of as only being hot and mostly dry, winters can be difficult to deal with.

Home Decor

Refreshing Home Decorative Tips That Show No Sign Of Fading

Sometimes we all could use a little change in our lives. Staring at the same walls, the same paintings and the same colors day in and day out can prove to be quite dull.

Home Safety

Get Out! Crafting Your Family’s Fire Escape Plan.

Every family should have one, but most of us do not. That “one” is a fire escape plan, an orderly and sensible evacuation plan to manage the unthinkable: a house fire.

Landscaping

Why You Should Hire A Landscape Designer

Let’s face it: your yard is a complex ecological environment, filled with flora and visited by fauna, offering a delicate balance between the natural and the manmade.

Home Utility

Security System, Worth It or Not?

We all want to feel safe within our homes while we are there and trust that our families, pets and belongings remain safe while we are not.

Home Furniture

How to Mix Country with Contemporary

With the right balance of design touches, you can achieve that perfect combination of traditional and modern features without the overall effect looking eclectic or out of place – unlesss of course, that’s what you’re going for!

Home Structure

Got Junk? Get Organized!

As the seasons change, you will be putting away the old stuff and bringing out new items, perhaps things you stored months ago when temperatures first began to change.

Kitchen and Dining

When A Kitchen Renovation Might Make Cents

Many Americans think about renovating their kitchen to improve the style and function of their home.

Garage

How to Fix a Garage Door That Won’t Open

You pull up to the front of your home, activate the garage door opener and await for the wireless signal to be received. Nothing happens. You try it again. It still won’t work.

Home Decor

5 Steps to Finishing a Room That Should Definitely be DIY Projects

There are people who are talented enough to build nearly their entire house on their own, while some do not even like to entertain the thought of the simplest steps. Chances are that if you are building or finishing a room, you are like the average person and are somewhere in the middle of the road.

Energy Savings

15 Tips for Saving Electricity

Reducing your energy consumption can come about in a number of ways including through your electrical usage at home. Your electrical consumption is prone to spike at various times of the day as well as during certain seasons when spikes in demand, i.e. Christmas lights, are factored in.

Heating and Cooling

Furnace Troubleshooting, Tips and Tricks

You wake up earlier than normal one morning and soon realize that your home is colder than it should be. Your overnight thermostat setting is at 62 degrees, but a quick check of your thermometer shows a room temperature of 48 degrees and falling.