• Home Lighting: Achieving That Candle-Like Glow Without The Candles

    If your home has elegant, antique decor, the type of lighting you incorporate is an important factor to set the mood. Soft lighting with that candle-like glow is a perfect alternative to candles, without the fire risk. Here are four lighting options that will bring the feel of candlelight to your home, with the functionality of modern lighting. 1. Chandeliers with Candle-Like Fixtures A candle-lined chandelier is a wonderful finishing touch for a Victorian era kitchen, living room, or entryway.

  • 4 Reasons To Repair Roof Leaks Right Away

    If a simple rain shower leaves you scrambling for a mop, it may be time to call a roofer instead of spending time strategically arranging buckets to catch the drips. While the high cost of major roof leak repair may leave you putting off calling the pros, waiting to repair a leak could end up costing you much more in the long run. Still not convinced? Check out these four reasons why it's almost always better to repair roof leaks as soon as you spot them.

  • Making The Most Out Of Unuseable Fireplaces

    What can you do with that old ghost of a fireplace? It hasn't worked for years and now it just sits there haunting your living room. A capped, non-functional fireplace does not have to be an eyesore. Make it the focal point of the room with a little ingenuity. Consider these ways old fireplaces can sparkle once again. Make It work with an Insert When is a fireplace not really a fireplace -- when it is an electric heater, instead.

  • 2 Patio Accessories that Can Help You Beat the Heat

    Would you love to be able to enjoy your patio more often during the hot summer months, but can't because it gets too hot? Here are two patio accessories that will help you enjoy your yard, even in the heat. 1. Misting systems With either a do-it-yourself kit or professional installation of a misting system, you can transform your hot patio into a cool tropical environment. Misters help cool things down by spraying mist into the air.

  • How To Prevent Rust Fungus From Spreading On Your Garden Bed

    Even the most experienced gardeners occasionally lose a plant or flower to disease. Just like humans, plants have their own list of diseases. One such malady that landscapers see all too common is the rust fungus. If you're an avid gardener, then the following guide explains the characteristics of rust fungus and how to protect your plants and flower beds from this disease. Rust Fungus Symptoms Carefully examine individual plants and flowers, especially at the leaves and petals for blotches of rust-colored specks.