Keep Safety In Mind When It Comes
Open a window and you open your world. Windows add
so much to our lives; they bring in welcome light and fresh air and they help
protect us from the elements. As the weather warms and windows are opened more
often, follow these important tips to enhance home safety.
To Make Your Home's Exterior Shine
spring breeze wafting through a freshly-cleaned home is one of the best feelings
in the world. And as you relax in your sparkling clean interior, don't forget
that the outside of your home also needs attention.
"Nothing welcomes people to your home like a well-tended exterior," says home
care expert Gerry Luepke. "The patio furniture and yard accessories extend your
first greeting. With a little planning and the right products, outdoor
spring-cleaning will go smoothly and you'll be proud of your results."
Around The House Tip of The Month
""Keep It On File"
At your local home improvement store set up a file
for yourself. Record your entire color palette and all paint formulas you
choose. This is a very useful tip, five years from now when you go to repaint
and don't have a clue what paint you used on your window trims. You can include
wallpaper, vinyl baseboard, carpet, and any other materials you purchase for
Is Your Bathtub Clogged? Quick
Unplugging bathtub drains
can be troublesome, so preventive measures are advisable. Keep a bathtub from
clogging by cleaning the stopper assembly every few weeks. On most tubs, remove
the screws from the overflow plate and pull out the assemble.
How To Make Any Room Spacious In Your Home
is an essential element of design that will help make your home warm and cozy.
It will also add enjoyment to the time you spend in each particular room. Here
are a few tricks of the trade you can use to make even the smallest room look
- Place larger pieces of furniture near your
walls so they don’t interfere with open space.
- Use mostly small-scale furniture. Instead
of a full sofa, consider using a love seat. Instead of an ottoman and chair,
use a small recliner.
- Arrange the furniture so anyone can walk
freely about the room.
- Use mirrors. Mirrors will expand your room
by creating the illusion of depth.
- Pick light, cool colors for the walls.
Light color will open the space.
- Light the perimeter of your room. This
will do wonders at night to expand the room and create ambiance. You can
even place lights under cabinets and furniture to give them a floating