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Are You Beautifying Your Home?

Are you beautifying your house before the holidays arrive? Maybe you are planning for friends and extended family members to be at your house during the Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays. Or, you might be hosting holiday events. Either way, of course, you want your house to be at it's loveliest, don't you?  Do you have a home beautification plan already in place? Maybe you are looking for ideas to beautify your house?

Are You Still Landscaping Your Back Yard?

If you enjoy spending time in your back yard, you more than likely also enjoy gardening. If that's the case, maybe you start your landscaping project right when spring arrives, and you continue to add to it during the entire summer, maybe even during the fall months as well. Even though you do love having a beautifully landscaped back yard, parts of the landscaping work might be tedious. With that in mind, from arranging for a lawn sprinkler system installation to adding a hardscape to your back yard, here are some ideas that might help to lighten your load.

Remodeling Your Kitchen? 3 Essential Updates

A kitchen remodel can be a great investment for your household's needs and home value. Of course, you may not know which updates or changes to make if you want to maximize your investment. Fortunately, help is available for knowing how to spend your remodeling budget. With this guide, you will learn a few key updates to consider for a valuable kitchen remodel. New Cabinetry New cabinetry can be a great investment, especially if your current cabinets are old and worn out.

Adding Backlit Address Numbers To Your Home

Having address numbers on your home that are easy to see will be important for allowing others to find your address. Opting for address numbers that utilize backlighting can be an excellent way to achieve this goal.  Consider Using Solar Power For Your Backlit LED Address Numbers There is an assumption that backlit address numbers will always require a connection to the home's electrical system. This belief stems from the assumption that it will take a lot of power to keep the backlights in these address numbers working.

4 Benefits of Salt-Free Water Filtration Systems

The two most popular ways to remove hard minerals from water is with either a salt-based water softener or a salt-free water softener. Salt-free water softeners offer many benefits. #1 More Affordable If cost is a major factor that is impacting your decision on whether to install a water softener, a salt-free water filtration system is the way to go. Salt-free systems are generally considerably less expensive and are a great way to protect the plumbing in your home if you are on a budget but are also experiencing hard water.

Hands-Off Hydration For Your Flower Garden: How To Choose The Best Irrigation System For Delicate Flowers

A flower garden adds beauty to your property, but watering your plants by hand is often a nuisance — this is especially true if you live in a hot area, as you'll often need to water them very early in the morning. An automated irrigation system allows you easily keep your flowers hydrated without your intervention, but not all of them are suitable for flower gardens. Impact sprinklers that are designed to water large sections of lawn are a poor choice for flower beds — the high-pressure water from an impact sprinkler can destroy blossoming flowers, even if they're placed far away from your flower garden.

When Wild Rats Move in to Play with Your Pet Rats

Lots of people have pet rats and love them. What they don't love, though, is finding that the rats that they love aren't the only rats living in their home. If you have pet rats and are dealing with an invasion of wild rats, you must act fast. Here, you'll find out what can go wrong if you allow the rats to continue residing in your home and what you can do to eliminate the unwanted rats for good.

7 Hand-Made Holiday Gifts For Everyone On Your List

Christmas doesn't have to be about the latest electronic gadget. It doesn't have to be about more, or bigger, or better. It should be about friends and family sharing good food, laughing, and exchanging gifts made with love from the heart. Whether you are crafty or not, there is something on the list below for everyone you know.  1. Knit Scarf: Everyone needs a scarf to keep out the cold winter air and prevent it from sneaking down their back.

Granite Countertops Are Great For Your Bathroom

Granite countertops are a popular choice for kitchens. However, they are just as great for a bathroom. If a bathroom remodel is in your future, learn why installing granite countertops is an excellent choice. Versatility Granite countertops give the gift of versatility. Although granite is a natural material, the stone does come in all sorts of variations. If you want to create a light and airy bathroom, there is an option for you.

Remove An Ancient Downspout And Replace It With A Decorative Copper Rain Chain

If the ancient downspout attached to your home is not only dismal in appearance but also tends to fill up with leaves and twigs leading to tedious cleaning sessions, replace the downspout with copper rain chains. Copper rain chains will not corrode and are molded to resemble bells or similar curved shapes. All of the copper items are secured to a metal chain and are lined up over one another, providing an effective rain distribution system.