Corral Your Gear with a Makeshift Mudroom

With fall comes equipment: coats, rain boots, hats, book bags, etc., and when they come off, we need a place to put them. Commonly, these items are stored in mudrooms; nonetheless, every dwelling may not have such a room. We city dwellers and owners of small houses require another solution. We’ll call it the makeshift […]

How to Receive Your Stair Runners Right

Clack, clack, clack, clack, clack, clack — clomp, clomp, clomp, clomp, clomp, clomp! That should seem familiar if you’ve got wood stairs and a few kids. It’s the noise of a younger kid racing down the stairs, hotly pursued by an older sibling. That is only into the middle landing. You then hear bulge, bulge, […]

How to Open an Above Ground Pool

Opening up handyman Arvada is not that difficult. With lots of patience, even a first timer can do it, if they have the proper tools for the job. Tools – Chlorine – Chlorine stabilizer – Pool shock – Pool algaecide – pH plus and pH minus Step 1 Get rid of any accumulated debris or […]

5 Dream Garage Spaces

Are you among those people who wants a neat and clean garage, but simply can not seem to get it coordinated? Getting started is often the most difficult part — particularly if your garage is a large heap of complete and utter chaos. If National Clean Out Your Garage Day wasn’t inspiration enough, consider taking […]

Guest Picks: Brilliant Blue

Blue: the colour I really like to adore! It is like a fantastic pair of jeansthe color can change but you never get sick of the timeless look and texture. Together with all the fall lines debuting I have seen a lot of blue, and I am in paradise. Here is a roundup of a […]

Modern Icons: The Fantastic Geometry of David Hicks

David Hicks was a mythical U.K. designer who designed everything out of the background in Richard Nixon’s bowling alley to the Prince of Wales’ flat in Windsor Castle (his daughter India was a bridesmaid in Charles and Diana’s wedding). When leafing through his designs, many of them look familiar. This is because he was a […]

Best Garage Insulation Types

Insulating your garage can help reduce energy bills substantively. Although many homeowners do understand the benefits that come with insulating, they tend to ignore the garage when they insulate other parts of their home. Well, many insulating materials can be used for the garage. Most are relatively affordable, effective, and very easy to install. Garage […]

Houzz Tour: Complex Residence, Heated and Cooled by Layout

Rather than relying on technologies such as photovoltaic arrays and solar hot water heaters, a passive house is designed to maximize its ability to heat itself in winter and cool itself in summer. To do this requires careful consideration of a home’s site and how the sun moves across the sky, in which the trees […]

American Home Styles: The Queen Anne

At the tail end of the 19th and early to the 20th centuries, a popular home design in the United States was the Queen Anne. The Queen Anne was clearly a transitional design, making a bridge between the lush Victorian and the controlled Colonial Revival styles. The Queen Anne home is distinguished by its asymmetrical […]

Picking on the Color Purple

Purple is such an intriguing colour, not only in its physical appearance but also in its history and influence on popular culture. In our homes, purple can exude just as much adult elegance as it will childlike whimsy. It’s also associated with royalty and spirituality. A recent poll found that most people name purple as […]

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