6 Non-toxic Tips to keep Animals out of Your Garden

It’s maybe just a tad ironic that those who most enjoy communing with nature, as in growing gardens and enjoying the local wildlife, find their passions somewhat in conflict once the local wildlife eats up one’s garden. Those who don’t want their garden to be little more than a feeding ground for local deer, squirrels… Continue reading 6 Non-toxic Tips to keep Animals out of Your Garden

Your Annual DIY Home Inspection Check List, Part 2

One of the most basic projects of home improvement you can undertake is to avoid home deterioration. Things do have a way of wearing down and when they do so it is generally a slow process that you don’t necessarily notice, until, all of a sudden it turns into a rapid process and you have… Continue reading Your Annual DIY Home Inspection Check List, Part 2

Your Annual DIY Home Inspection Check List, Part 1

One of the most basic projects of home improvement you can undertake is to avoid home deterioration. Things do have a way of wearing down and when they do so it is generally a slow process that you don’t necessarily notice, until, all of a sudden it turns into a rapid process and you have… Continue reading Your Annual DIY Home Inspection Check List, Part 1

9 Color Wheel Interior Design Tips

I read somewhere that there are 7 million colors distinguishable to the human eye. Sometimes it feels like the paint companies are set upon offering you every single one of them as an option for your home improvement project. Don’t get me wrong; I’m all for choice and the more choice the better. However, it… Continue reading 9 Color Wheel Interior Design Tips

Tips on How to Build an Archway

If you’re looking to add a little elegance and airiness to your home, the flow can be nicely enhanced by adding an archway between rooms. You will want to avoid messing about with load bearing walls, but otherwise it is a pretty straightforward affair. Here are some tips on removing a wall or simply expanding… Continue reading Tips on How to Build an Archway

Dealing with the structural beams of your basement ceiling

When finishing a basement, one of the matters that confront us is how to deal with the structural beams. They’re obviously essential to the durability and safety of the home (you got the “structural” bit, right?), yet it is true that they can be a nuisance from a design perspective. Standing out in the renovated… Continue reading Dealing with the structural beams of your basement ceiling

A Garage Makeover to Get Your Space Back

So you’ve bought a brand new car? Or maybe the old one is getting a little temperamental in the cold or wet weather? So you’ve decided to start keeping it in the garage. Ah, the garage. Yes, no car is fitting in there, is it? It’s become a real cultural phenomenon, how so many of… Continue reading A Garage Makeover to Get Your Space Back

Design your ultimate man cave

Call it primal if you like, I don’t claim to know all the evolutionary biology behind it, but men do seem to like their private little caves away from the rest of domestic life. If the man in your family is itching for some private grunt time, that’s no reason he can’t still benefit from… Continue reading Design your ultimate man cave

5 Grilling safety and food safety tips

I bet, when you think of the great mid-summer barbeque party, friends and family gathered about, fine food and merriment flowing, somehow explosions, flames and bacteria are not at the forefront of your mind. They are though lurking in the shadows waiting to jump. The casual mood of the grill party doesn’t always lend itself… Continue reading 5 Grilling safety and food safety tips

7 Tips on the appliance extended warranty

You’ve decided to take the plunge and layout a big wad of cash to buy that new appliance, the refrigerator, dishwasher or clothes dryer, but then you’re faced with yet another decision that affects your budget. Do you take on the appliance service contract? These contracts also known as extended warranties, provide repair and maintenance… Continue reading 7 Tips on the appliance extended warranty