With the recent barrage of severe winter storms, you might be thinking, “How can I winterize my home so I can avoid damage?” Unfortunately, it’s not easy to devise a fool-proof plan, but if you’re prepared, your chances of surviving the rough elements will be better. Here are five important tips to help you weather the storm and make an action plan in case your home is affected.
Maybe you’ve chosen to make 2014 the year you get serious about home security. If that’s the case, then you’ll want to familiarize yourself with the terrific selection of home security gadgets and apps currently available; there’s something to fit every budget and every living situation, whether you own your home or you rent. Here are some ideas to get you started.
This week, we’ll tackle the elegant Victorian style, from big renovations to quick and affordable decorating ideas. The era spans from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Victorian decorating is full of dark, rich woods and luxe fabrics; patterns abound in all sorts of combinations!
If you find yourself clearing snow the old-fashioned way without the benefit of a machine, it doesn’t have to be struggle. With some better tools and a little bit of ingenuity, you might be able to save yourself some time and hassle.
The color experts at Pantone have selected the color of the year for 2014: Radiant Orchid (Pantone 18-3224). With a blend of purple, pink and fuchsia, it was chosen to create intrigue, spark imagination and emanate warmth. Here are some ways you can bring some of that intrigue and charm into your home with Radiant Orchid.
This winter has been especially wet and cold so far, and it’s important to buy quality clothing that’s sturdy and warm enough to keep you safe from the elements for years to come. Unfortunately, your apparel is far more susceptible to being damaged outside during the winter because of the sidewalk salt and stubborn ice that linger on the ground until springtime.
We’ve all been in this situation before. It kind of reminds you of when you were in elementary when bad weather forced your class to stay inside for recess and the teacher would pull out the box filled with out-of-date board games, rock hard Play-doh and a half-empty box of crayons. Well, now that “indoor recess box” is your home. Here are some ways to to entertain yourself when you’re stuck inside.
Chances are, you can’t afford full-scale versions of all of Barbie’s possessions (the convertible, the yacht, the wardrobe), but there are tons of other ways you can transform your home to get a taste of the Barbie Dreamhouse life. If your unique home style is “Barbie Dreamhouse,” then here are some unique and glitzy items that can help you achieve the look.
To give you, our readers, more insight into what the America’s Homeowner Alliance (AHA) is and how it can help you as a homeowner, we sat down with AHA chairman and founder, Phil Bracken, to get the inside scoop on the association and its benefits.
Kohler, Samsung, Ecovacs and Velux sold some new home products that are futuristic. Here are a few of 2013’s most innovative products and apps for the home.