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How to Build a Great Compost Bin for a Small Apartment

How to Build a Great Compost Bin for a Small Apartment

Just because people are confined to apartments doesn’t mean they have to give up on their environmentally-friendly ways or their recycling inclinations. We can grow our food in apartments, on the fire escape and in the windowsill. We can grow herbs on the side of the fridge and even convert a bicycle-hanging rack into green [...]

5 Extremely Durable Construction Materials

5 Extremely Durable Construction Materials

In today’s world, a lot of people and businesses are looking for materials that will last them for a long time, even if they cost more up front. It’s important for construction materials to be made of pretty sturdy stuff, and the construction industry has more than obliged. 1. Copper Roofing This is one option [...]

6 Tips for Removing Stains in the Carpet

6 Tips for Removing Stains in the Carpet

Getting an apartment for the first time is one of the biggest rites of passages we experience. Not only is there rent to pay, but there is a fridge to keep stocked, loads of laundry to do, and rooms to keep clean. That’s a lot of responsibility all at once. It’s common for both first-time [...]

5 Ways to Protect Your Windows

5 Ways to Protect Your Windows

Random Fact – about energy saving windows Windows bring light and ventilation to a home, brightening and lending comfort to a space. However, they also represent points of vulnerability in a home and steps should be taken to protect them. Broken windows can be a dangerous hazard, but luckily there are many solutions for safeguarding [...]

Mediterranean V Contemporary: Choosing the Perfect Home Design

Mediterranean V Contemporary: Choosing the Perfect Home Design

Most of us really look forward to owning a home – I know I’m already planning for when I get my own place. I can’t wait to have a big house and decorate it. However, one of the biggest decisions homeowners get to make is how to decorate and design their homes. Two of the [...]

5 Impressive Wins for Hosts on a Budget

5 Impressive Wins for Hosts on a Budget

A host doesn’t need to be rolling in the dough (or be Martha Stewart) to pull off a great party. However, a little creativity is definitely in order. Before cancelling that cocktail party or nixing that eight-person dinner date, try out these 5 impressive wins for budget-minded hosts. 1. Check the Poison Here’s the thing: [...]

7 Amazing Outdoor Sheds

7 Amazing Outdoor Sheds

For most people, the shed is a utilitarian space, relegated to the realm of prefab necessity and set off in a disposable corner of the yard.  It’s a place for tools and lawn equipment – or, worse, an onsite storage space.  As long as the outside doesn’t clash too much with the paint colors of [...]

5 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

5 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Conserving energy in the home is not as complicated or expensive as it sounds. Big projects like installing solar panels, planting a rain garden, or replacing the furnace will greatly improve energy efficiency in any home, but they are not the only steps homeowners can take. The Department of Energy says that an average household [...]

A Beginner’s Guide to Home Improvement

A Beginner’s Guide to Home Improvement

Do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvements are a great way to make your home more livable and increase its value. In addition, because many home improvement projects will require you to gain a basic working knowledge of the plumbing and electrical system in your home, the skills that you develop by completing these projects may come in [...]

3 Eco-Friendly Ways To Clean Your Pipes

3 Eco-Friendly Ways To Clean Your Pipes

When I became more conscious of what I would eat and making a concerted effort to stop ingesting chemicals, I also became more aware of how many chemicals are in common household products. These chemicals are not good for us humans and they aren’t great for the environment either, so I started looking at natural, [...]

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