Category Archives: Home Improvement

How to Make a Rain Barrel

Save Money on Your Water Bill by Turning Rain Water into Usable Water

Recycling rain water is easier than you think. In the past, if you wanted to capture rain water, you just put a bucket out in the yard and waited for it to fill up. Of course, if it was raining hard, it was going to be a little more difficult – you had to find multiple buckets, then store the water when the buckets filled up, and on top of it all, you’re soaking wet from running in and out of the rain to gather buckets. It wasn’t pretty. (more…)

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How To Hang a Porch Swing

7 Easy Steps to Help You Select & Hang a Porch Swing

Adding a porch swing to your home adds charm, comfort, and style. Porch swings come in a variety of different styles, from wood porch swings to wicker porch swings, so you should be able to find one that will match your home decor as well as give you a comfortable place to sit and relax. Once you decide on which porch swing you like, it’s time to get it installed so you can enjoy it! We’ve put together 7 easy steps to help guide you in your swing selection as well as show you how to hang your porch swing. (more…)

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How to Measure for Drapes

Follow These Simple Steps to Hang Your Window Treatments the Quick & Easy Way

Through their admittance of light and decoration, windows can create an entire mood and add a sense of unity to the interior decorating theme of your home. Window blinds and drapes for windows can make your home feel more comfortable, add drama and evoke feelings. When choosing the appropriate window treatment, make sure to consider the amount of privacy you desire, light and climate control, ventilation, energy efficiency, the view from the window, and the look you want to create. For example, velvet drapes or heavy brocades that flow onto the floor create depth and drama, while sheer, breezy organdy fabrics create a casual, comfortable vibe. (more…)

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