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Bird watching is a popular past time that is shared by many, but what if watching your fluttering friends was as simple as peeking into your backyard? Thanks to a few landscaping techniques, you can trade in your binoculars for a lawn chair and enjoy bird watching from the convenience and comfort of your own home. Attracting Birds Of A Feather If you want to attract birds to your backyard, you have to make it a place that they will be drawn to. One way of doing this is by studying the feeding and/or nesting habits of the birds that you want to attract. Like any other animal, birds have

When it comes to entertaining outdoors, there’s no place quite like your very own backyard. Many families enjoy the warm summer weather by spending as much time outside as possible, and one way of doing that is by making it a fun place to be. Get Out Your Grill The smell of a freshly grilled hot dog or hamburger… the unmistakable taste of a meal that’s been prepared outdoors… the excitement of getting together with family and friends for a barbecue… these are all things that you are sure to enjoy and, if you really want to get things cooking, you will get out your grill

Building A Home Theater

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 by

These days, a home theater is one of the most popular trends in the nation. Homeowners are opting to save a bundle on the cost of theater tickets by bringing the fascinating world of cinema into their own homes in a big way. Quality Counts When it comes to creating a home theater, the choice is yours when it comes to the level of quality that you want to deliver. A home theater can include something as basic as a television and DVD system or it can include a projection screen with surround sound and, for the family who really wants the authentic experience, actual theater-style seating.

Childproofing Your Home

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 by

When it comes to decorating your home, there’s a lot more to consider than simply coordinating your window treatments with your carpet. This is especially true if you have children in the home, which presents a whole new concern for keeping them safe and sound. Take A Look Around When you take a quick glance throughout your home, what do you see? Is the home decorated for an adult or a child? If your little one is like most, he/she has a lot of energy and isn’t afraid to use it. To prevent a hard spill, many families replace hardwood or tile flooring with plush carpet or rugs

Cleaning Tips & Tricks

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 by

To clean your home is to free it from dirt, pollutants and other elements. Not only that, but cleaning can also translate into organization and proper storage of your possessions and eliminate your home’s clutter. Either way you look at it, cleaning is an important task and, although not the most fun, it can be simplified with a few tips, tricks and a little knowhow. Roll With It When storing clothes, roll them instead of folding. This not only prevents fold lines, but also results in your clothing taking up less space. What does this mean for you? Quite simply, you can maximize

If you have a room that requires a masculine touch, don’t fret. Decorating a boy’s room is not as intimidating as it may seem. In fact, there are a number of ways that you can turn your little man’s room into a space that he treasures. Bedding Basics Many young boys love sports, which means bedding that features a football, basketball, baseball, hockey or racing design may be a winner when it comes to decorating. If your youngster isn’t exactly a sports fanatic, ask him about his favorite colors and find a way to work them into the bedding theme. If necessary, you

If you have a room that requires a feminine touch, don’t fret. Decorating a girl’s room is not as intimidating as it may seem. In fact, there are a number of ways that you can turn the bedroom of your little princess into her very own fairytale retreat. Bedding Basics Every little girl wants a beautifully decorated bed, which means colorful bedding is a must. Whether it’s her favorite cartoon character or color choice, the right comforter and matching accent pillows can go a long way in making your little one’s room a truly customized space. Finding A Fantastic

A pest is not just a word that’s used to describe an annoyance; in fact, it’s also the term given to a destructive animal that destroys crops, food and even livestock. Whether you have a garden that has become a hot spot for neighborhood pests or you simply want to keep them from entering your home, it’s important to keep in mind several do-it-yourself pest control tips. Spruce Up Your Space One of the most attractive places for a pest is that which is filled with food. Ants love anything sweet, including sugar, so make sure that any spills are cleaned up completely.

Hanging Pictures 101

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 by

A home is a place where we create precious memories with those that we love, which is why photos are a big part of what makes a house into a home. Pictures have a way of transporting you to another time and place through memories that are forever recorded and can be framed for all to see. If you are hanging pictures in your home, make sure that you keep in mind a few simple tips to keep your images picture perfect. Keep It Together Group similar photos together for a customized collage look. When you put photos with the same theme or pattern together, you give the appearance of a framed

Home Safety Tips

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 by

Your home is your haven and, as such, it should be a place where you feel safe. If you want to protect yourself and your family, home safety should be a priority in your life. Here are some ideas on how to deal with some of the most common concerns facing homeowners today. Do Some Detective Work On Your Detectors Make sure that your smoke detectors are working and have fresh batteries. It’s important to clean them regularly to avoid a buildup of dust and dirt, which may cause them to malfunction or stop working altogether. Make Sure That Your Security System Is Secure If your

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