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Archives: July 2015

  1. Handyman Help: Choose the Right Flooring

    Choosing new flooring can be daunting – even for the most design-conscious individuals. There are various materials to choose from, as well as considerations including the layout of your space, lighting, and durability, to name a few. If your home project requires new flooring, consider these options: Hardwood – A classic for handymen, designers, and DIYers, hardwood is durable and...
  2. Handyman Help: Steps to Install a Ceiling Fan for the Summer

    If you’ve received your first electricity bill since AC-usage started for the summer, you may be looking for options when it comes to keeping the house cool within more reasonable means. A ceiling fan makes a big difference in the climate of a home at a far lower cost than running an AC unit (or multiple units) throughout the day...
  3. Arts & Crafts: Summer Garden Party Decor

    Warm weather and cool evenings make the perfect setting for an outdoor garden party. Arts and crafts aficionados can also use the opportunity to create some creative touches for summer gatherings. From decorations to invitation cards, here are arts and crafts projects that will add a fun and stylish look to your next party. Invitations: Create floral invitations to your...
  4. Weekend Warrior: Getting the Pool Back in Shape for Summer Fun

    It’s time you got your pool ready for splashing about. But getting it ready is not just about taking the cover off. You will need to clean the water, wash the various pool surfaces, reassemble the pumps and filters, and make sure that they are sturdy enough to last the summer season. While this may seem like a lot of...
  5. Arts & Crafts: Give Your Home a Facelift with Creative Décor

    Giving your home a summer-appropriate facelift does not require a ton of time or money. Instead, creativity and the ability to complete a few craft projects are important elements of sprucing up your home décor. Here are a few ways to freshen up the rooms in your home: Paint just one wall in a room in a focal color, or...
  6. Weekend Warrior: Update Your Laundry Room in Two Days

    The laundry room is one of the most used spaces in any home, but it usually does not get the love, attention, or remodeling budget that other rooms do. But if you have a spare weekend, the space can be updated to look and feel newer and more functional than its current state. Cleaning is the first step. Remove everything...
  7. Safety & Sanitation: Best practices for Using Power Tools around the House

    Using a variety of power tools around the house may be a norm for various projects. During the summer months, family and friends are likely roaming into your project area. To ensure that you and others stay safe at all times, there are some very basic steps to ensure safety. Use the right tools for the job – Misusing a...
  8. Weekend Warrior: Easy Home Office Makeover Ideas

    Working from home allows individuals the flexibility of completing tasks at their own pace, take breaks without being judged, and wear informal attire if desired. But it’s not all fun and games. Distractions at home may be just as plentiful as distractions in a corporate office. Working alone may also mean more clutter since there is no one around to...
  9. Safety and Sanitation: Car Safety Tips for Summer Road Trips

    Many people consider their vehicle to be a second home during the summer – school is out and vacations or weekend road trips are booked! But with more traffic on the roads and scorching heat bouncing off the asphalt, prepping the car accordingly may save time and money, as well as reduce safety concerns. There are easy and logical ways...
  10. Safety and Sanitation: Pool and Beach Safety For The Summer

    During summer, water activities usually top the list of must-do activities. A typical day at the beach or pool can be anything but for families who are unprepared. Adults and children who can swim may have better control of their movements in the water, but that does not negate safety concerns associated with pools, lakes, and beaches. Here are several...

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