Signs Your Oven Is Not Heating Evenly


When you put your food in the oven, you expect it to cook. However, if your oven is experiencing a problem, cooking won't be so easy. This is particularly true if your oven is not heating up evenly. As a staple appliance in your home, it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the signs that your oven is not heating evenly and what you need to do to correct the problem.

16 December 2014

Good Boutique Design Is Good Business


Good store design is a must in a women's fashion boutique, especially if you hope to encourage sales. While it may be fun to initially go with your gut while designing your store layout, eventually you will need to enact certain tried and true small retail techniques if you want to keep your customers engaged and your numbers up. Getting customers to your store is hard enough. Once you pull this off, you want to make sure you can keep them there and keep them spending.

10 December 2014

Beat The Heat: Seven Not-So-Obvious Ways To Stay Cool


When it's winter out, it's hard to remember why you wished away the summer. But once the heat hits, you remember just how miserable the hot weather can truly be. All you want is to cool down. Besides the obvious choices of going swimming or staying inside air conditioned buildings, what are some other ways to stay cool? Spice it up As people who live in hot climates can attest, eating spicy foods can actually help cool you down.

9 December 2014

Feng Shui With Furnishings! Simple Solutions For A Peaceful, Productive Office


The overall look and feel of your business is an important concept to grasp. Unfortunately, you may not have the decorating skills to ensure your office space is peaceful and productive. While Feng Shui is an ancient principle the Chinese used to promote peace and harmony, it can also be a great concept for decorating and furnishing your business. Using this guide on Feng Shui, you can create a peaceful and productive office space with your furniture and d├ęcor.

9 December 2014

Sustainable Landscapes: Designs That Work On Multiple Levels

Home & Garden Blog

Creative landscaping has always played a major role in adding value and beauty to homes and commercial properties. Today, however, there is a new and rapidly growing field of landscape design. This segment of the profession is focused on the use of Eco-sensitive and sustainable landscaping methods, materials and concepts. Understanding just a few of these innovative potentials will encourage any property owner to consider effective green approaches to their landscaping needs.

8 December 2014

Keeping Your Possessions Rodent Free In Storage

Home & Garden Blog

You've finally settled on a storage facility for your possessions. You did your research. You know that you want climate control, security cameras, 24-hour monitoring and you even know what kind of lock you want.  You want to be sure that your stored items are secure in the facility you've chosen. But there is one thing you may not have considered; one pesky little intruder who can invade your unit and ruin your things without ever being noticed.

5 December 2014

Common Questions About Installing Replacement Windows

Home & Garden Blog

The windows that are installed in your home are both important for aesthetic and functional reasons. However, the windows will age, and they can suffer damage. Due to these factors, you will eventually need to install replacement windows to ensure your home always looks great. If you have never had replacement windows installed, there may be a couple of questions you want answered before deciding on a style of windows:

4 December 2014

3 Must-Haves For Furniture Refinishing


Why toss your old furniture and buy something new when you can refinish it? Refinishing allows you to turn worn, dirty or dull looking furniture into fresh, new-looking home decor. Although you can hire a professional to do it for you, freshening up your table, chest of drawers, chair or any other favorite piece of furniture is something that most DIYers can do for themselves. Before you begin, you'll need to know what must-have materials are necessary for this type of project:

3 December 2014

Hate The Thought Of Rats In Your House? Here's How To Make Sure They Can't Get Inside


The best way to keep rats from destroying the inside of your home or attic is to make sure they can't get inside in the first place. Once rats get inside, they may be difficult to get rid of, if they have plenty of hiding places along with food and water. You may have to resort to killing them with traps, which might be hard if you are an animal lover.

2 December 2014

How To Dye Your Carpet


Over the years, the carpet in your home has to endure fading, spills and the wear and tear of people walking across it. While you might think that you need to replace your carpet, there is another option. You can choose to dye it. While you can hire a professional to do this for you, you can save money by doing it yourself. Keep in mind that it's impossible to dye your carpet to a lighter color.

1 December 2014