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6 Ways to Brighten Your Home

Lighting, especially natural light, can make a room. However, for those of us living in northern climates where cold temperatures keep us indoors during the winter months or have homes where natural lighting is at a premium, this is easier said than done. Luckily there are a few quick and easy ways to transform a space from gloomy and uninviting to bright and cheery. 

How to Clean Your Kitchen’s Garbage Disposal

The unsung hero of the kitchen, the garbage disposal, can be overlooked and over time can develop quite the smell. From left over food to grease, your garbage disposal can accumulate food particles and rancid smells if left uncleaned. Luckily with a few minutes a week you can remedy this bad smell and keep your kitchen’s disposal smelling clean! 

Choosing the Right Snow Blower

Here in the northern part of the country the first snow fall is always a joy, but I can assure you this short-lived novelty fades quickly after the first 15 minutes of shoveling heavy, wet snow. You’ll soon realize that there is a much easier option. For many this option is a snow blower. But with a variety of options, styles and sizes which one is right for you and your driveway? Here are a few tips to help you decide…

Winter Cleaning Tips

Winter is finally upon us, and for those of us here in colder climates that can mean a bit of cabin fever. So what better time to get a jump start on your spring cleaning and start the new year off right. Plus who wants to be cleaning when the weather turns nice? Here are some awesome ideas to help get you started.

Wood Flooring Types: Choosing the Right Flooring

Wood flooring can be a pricey and at times confusing endeavor if you are not familiar with the materials you are working with. My wife and I recently chose the flooring for our kitchen and dining area and had to choose between the 3 main types of wood flooring. Here is what we found out about the differences in laminate, hardwood, and engineered hardwood.

Painting Kitchen Cabinets: Adding Value to Your Kitchen

Having new cabinetry installed is certainly an expensive undertaking most of the time. But sometimes all those old cabinets need is a change of hardware and a fresh coat of paint to bring them back to life. Many wood, laminate or even metal cabinets are great candidates for a coat of paint if prepped correctly.

A Simple Guide to Choosing the Perfect Wall Plate

Honestly I think wall plates may be the most overlooked piece of home décor. However these plates can serve more than just covering your electrical switches and wires. Aside from simple plastic covers there is a whole gamut of colors, materials, styles and outlets to keep in mind; many of which can add a fantastic accent to your space. Hopefully this “guide” will give you some additional information in helping you choose the perfect wall plate for your next room update.

The Pains of Cleaning: 10 Useful Tips for Home Cleaning

Spring may be a ways off, but even with the wintery weather it’s as good of a time as any to get started with a home deep cleaning. You know things around the house like dusting ceiling fans, cleaning cabinets and other places in the home that are often forgotten. If you are in the need for a serious cleaning, these 10 tips just might make the task a bit easier.

Winterizing Your Home: Simple Tips to Cutting Energy Cost

It’s that time of year again when most people head for their thermostat in the hopes of pushing out the winter chill. Unfortunately, with rising energy costs, it could end up costing you a pretty penny. Luckily there are a few simple things you can do to winterize your home.

Knowing the Differences in Bath Faucets

The right faucet can add a new stylish look to any bathroom. But which one is right for you? With so many different finishes, designs and styles it can be hard to know which one to choose. Here we will look at some of the major categories to consider when purchasing your next faucet.