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An important addition to any British back garden, greenhouses are firmly established in the British way of life. It's probably the inclement weather that drives the british gardener 'inside'.
Secrets to Professional Painting: Paint Like the Pros with these Hints
If you've ever taken on a painting project that was a little too time consuming, you may have found yourself wondering what the pros know that you don't. The fact is that you can get basic painting information at any hardware store or big box retailer.
Freshen Up Your Home Without an Extreme Makeover
Remodeling a room (or several rooms) in your house can be a big undertaking. Of course, there's practical planning that goes into it. Can you live there during the remodeling? Will you need to move in with relatives, or rent an apartment?
Start the Year With a Freshly Updated Kitchen
Now that the New Year has started and holiday gift-giving obligations are over, it's time to start doing something for yourself -- like treating yourself to a freshly updated kitchen. The beginning of the year is a great time to start creating design plans
A Great Way to Give Something Back to Nature: Feed the Birds
Birds bring year-round enjoyment to a lot of people -- but wintertime can be a particularly trying time for them. Gardeners and bird-lovers alike can make life a little easier for our feathered friends this winter by providing some of their basic needs.
How to Protect your Dog and Family from Roundworms
Nearly every puppy in the world is born with roundworms. This is because the roundworm's larvae are transmitted from the mother to the puppy while it is still in the womb. They can also be transmitted to newborn puppies through the mother's milk during nursing.
Keep Water Out of Your Basement
As the snow melts and the ground thaws, you may find an unwanted sign of spring in your basement – either new or recurring water seepage and flooding. Excess moisture in your basement can cause a number of serious problems.
A Home Improvement Project that Will Enhance Your Lifestyle
As the winter months drag on, a lot of people find themselves sitting by the window, staring outside and wishing the grass were green instead of covered by snow. They yearn for the days when they'll be able to feel the warm sun on their skin again.
If Animals Could Talk, What Would They Say?
Despite the emotional attachment that most humans share with animals, there is always the frustration about not being able to communicate verbally with them. Part of this comes from a misunderstanding of the similarities and differences between humans and animals.
Hydrangeas for Everyone
Hydrangeas are among the most popular flowering garden plants. Prized for their huge, dramatic flowers, they can literally stop traffic. Fear of losing the flowers has kept many gardeners from enjoying these beautiful plants. This need not be the case.
Dare to Clear out the Clutter
The change of seasons and the start of a New Year present a perfect time to clear out clutter and get organized. To make the task less daunting, two experts provide tips for what they consider the three main "dumping grounds" of the house.
The Latest Trends in Lighting
If you're planning to redecorate your home this year, perhaps the most important aspect of your project will be the decisions you make about lighting. It can dramatically influence the feel of a room, making it warm and inviting, cozy and comfortable, or cold and distant.
Wallcovering of the Future -- Hangs in Minutes, Removes in Seconds
One timeless element of decorating is the use of wallpaper and today we are seeing it everywhere. The Hollywood sets of movies, television and commercials are showing damasks and florals in living rooms and bright cherry red prints in the kitchen.
Housing Trend: Americans Are Improving Rather than Moving
Does the thought of rising real estate costs scare you? Are you comfortable in your neighborhood and dread the stress of moving? If so, you are in the same situation as a lot of Americans who are choosing to stay in their homes and "improve rather than move!"
Safety Experts Say Drenched Movie Characters are Doing the Public a Disservice
True or false? When fire sprinklers are present in a house that catches fire, only the sprinkler closest to the flames will spray water. If you said false, you've been had by Hollywood. And you're not alone. The myth that all sprinklers go off at once is a most common misconception.
Choosing The Best Pets For Kids
Just what do you say to your kids when they ask for a pet? It is perfectly true that growing up with a family pet can teach children responsibility and to develop their social skills. But before you give in to your kid's demands, there is plenty for you to consider.
Spruce Up Your Home for Spring with Glass
Before you know it, another change of season will be upon us. Temperatures will start climbing, the snow will melt, trees will get new leaves, and people everywhere will feel a growing urge to redecorate. Glass is being used more and more to beautify our homes.
Good News for Gardeners – New Plant Collections are Beautiful and Easy to Grow
The Royal Horticultural Society has crowned a new series of clematis in its Bicentenary Plant Collection. The new Raymond Evison Royal Horticultural Society Bicentenary Clematis Collection will make growing clematis easier and more rewarding than ever.
How to Create Your Own Monster
"You've created your own monster, you know", my mother said ominously. My Rex cat, Houdini, had just burrowed his way inside my sweater for the third time that morning, letting out a squeal of indignation when I tried to resist.
Tips for a Fresh Coat of Curb Appeal
With summer around the corner, why not increase your home's curb appeal and potential resale value by painting your house? A freshly painted house is aesthetically pleasing and creates an inviting first impression.