Posts in Category: Green Living

When to Plant Your Garden 

Friday, June 20, 2014 8:55:00 AM Categories: Backyard Improvement Green Living Outdoor Living

vegetable gardenIt has been a long, cold winter for most of the country. Even some of the southern states had freezing temperatures in April! This lingering cold has thrown a kink in many people’s gardening plans. You may have planted in March and then lost some of your garden in late spring freezes. If you did, you aren’t the only one. Determining when to plant your garden depends on a variety of factors including the plant, your location, and the date.

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Cool Man Cave Ideas 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 10:49:00 AM Categories: Basement Remodeling Green Living Home Decorating Home Improvement Tips Home Renovation

man cave ideaMan caves have multiple purposes – they’re a place to be alone, away from women, pursue a hobby, and of course hang out with male friends. So gentlemen, if the thought of having your own private space within your home sounds too good to be true, here are some suggestions to get you started. Before starting, you need to do two things. First, read this list of cool man cave ideas, and secondly walk through the space and visualize what you want your Man Cave to look like.

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How to Clean Dirty Blinds 

Monday, October 28, 2013 6:36:00 PM Categories: Green Living Home Cleaning Tips Home Maintenance

how to clean dirty blindsKeeping blinds clean is one of those chores that all of us tend to put off because, let’s face it, there are more important and fun things to do! However, letting grime and dust build up on your blinds is not only unsightly, it can also cause health issues as dust gets blown around the room when the furnace or air conditioning is running. This is potentially dangerous for people with allergies, but anyone can be adversely affected by an overabundance of dust in a room. Here are some tips for getting your blinds clean and keeping them that way.

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How to Convert an Attic into Living Space 

Friday, October 11, 2013 8:18:00 AM Categories: Green Living Home Decorating Home Improvement Tips Home Renovation

attic remodelLooking for a way to expand your home’s square footage without building an entirely new addition? Look up! If the space above your head stands empty, chances are good you can transform your blank attic canvas into an entertainment area, play room, craft room or man cave. The benefit of utilizing this already-existing space is, of course, the cost.  Since you can use the already existing framework and roof, the financial investment can come in much smaller than it would if you needed to add an entirely new addition.

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Renovating an Attic to a Bedroom 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 3:25:00 PM Categories: Energy Savings Green Living Home Improvement Tips Home Renovation

attic into bedroomHomeowners often think of attic space as an area to store Christmas decorations and old photographs – that is, if we think about the unused square footage at all. Yet the space above your head could easily become a new bedroom; and why not? If you plan on living in your home for a long time to come, turning the attic into usable space means freeing up other space downstairs.

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Cellulose vs. Fiberglass Insulation 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 10:01:00 AM Categories: Energy Savings Green Living Home Maintenance

insulation optionsInsulation is the key to efficiently heat and cool your home. Done properly, insulation will return dividends when the weather outside is frightful. As with all steps of construction, there are several decisions to make before insulating. These decisions can range from types, locations and amounts of insulation. To help you choose, we’ll be going over the differences between the two most common insulations used in homes today, cellulose and fiberglass insulation.

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How Much Insulation Do I Need In My Attic? 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 1:24:00 PM Categories: Energy Savings Green Living Home Maintenance

r value insulationFor most of us the attic is the most used unregulated area in our homes. It becomes a place to store memories and junk and, for some, a nice hideaway for some peace and quiet. However, since it’s also the highest point in the house, and as hot air rises, the attic is a natural path for heat loss to occur. To prevent heat loss the attic space should be well insulated. But how much insulation is enough for the attic?

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