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Archives: September 2015

  1. Handyman Help: Install a Porch Swing

    A porch swing is an attractive feature for many homes – it is a symbol of leisure, and reminds us to stop and smell the roses every now and then. Installing a porch swing also gives your family an additional outdoor gathering space. Many swings come pre-assembled so it’s just a matter of the family handyman attaching it to the...
  2. Arts & Crafts: Fall Craft Projects for Kids

    Fall is a wonderful time of the year for children to harness their creativity. And they certainly have plenty of inspiration with the shift in weather, the changing colors of leaves, and Halloween around the corner. The following arts and crafts projects will bring out the artistic side of a child, while giving parents decorative pieces to display around the...
  3. Handyman Help: How to Build a Secret Door Bookcase

    Building a secret door in your home is a fun way to hide a personal space, while feeling a bit like a man (or woman) of mystery. There are numerous methods that involve remote activated openings to the classic false wall-door or bookshelf door. Building a secret door bookcase with a unique locking mechanism based on a sliding book, as...
  4. Arts & Crafts: Turn “Junk” into Functional Items for your Home

    Parting with items that have been lying around the house for ages may be more difficult that we imagine. If tossing items in the trash for good seems like a waste of potentially good items, consider recycling them for a functional purpose in your home. Many of the ideas below may also add some edge and art appeal to your...
  5. Weekend Warrior: DIY Frosted Glass Windows for More Privacy This Fall

    Large windows are great for letting natural light into a home, while also making a space appear bigger. But they can present a dilemma when it comes to maintaining a level of privacy. Those who want as much natural light as possible but still have all the privacy they need may consider frosting their windows. There are multiple ways to...
  6. Safety and Sanitation: The Benefits of Composting at Home

    Composting at home is a natural way of recycling garden and kitchen waste for use in a garden – providing an eco-friendly alternative to peat. And best of all, composting is not just for avid gardeners or individuals with a spacious garden – anyone can do it. Among the benefits of composting at home: Compost enriches the soil. It has...
  7. Weekend Warrior: Create an Indoor Herb Garden this Weekend

    The changing of seasons means the bounty of fresh vegetables and herbs from your garden will dwindle away upon the arrival of colder temperatures. This doesn’t mean you can’t create an indoor herb garden and enjoy the taste of homegrown herbs throughout the year. Creating an indoor garden does not require a lot of space, nor a green thumb –...
  8. Safety and Sanitation: Red Flags to be Aware of When Buying a Home

    The process of house hunting for the first time is exciting – the possibility of finding a dream house with all the bells and whistles your family desires, or as an investment into your future. To ensure that a dream property does not quickly spiral into a nightmare, prospective buyers must be aware of potential red flags when house hunting...

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