Want A Roofed Porch? What Are Your Least Expensive Options?

Whether you've recently constructed a new porch or wraparound deck or have had one for years, you may find that sitting outside comfortably is difficult for much of the year. Between burning sun, chilly rain, and sleet and snow, your enjoyment of your new deck can be compromised without a roof. However, extending your existing roof can be a pricey prospect. What can you do to add a roof to your porch without breaking the bank? Read More 

Chameleon Space: How To Integrate Your Home Office Into An Open Floor Plan

With the increase in self-employed freelancers and more opportunities for working remotely from major companies, you may find yourself needing to create a home office in the near future. If you did not plan for this when you bought your home, you may not have a spare bedroom that can be converted into an office. If you have to carve out an office space in a home with an open floor plan, there are several things that you should consider. Read More 

3 Things You Should Know About Universal Waste Removal

Universal waste is defined by the EPA as hazardous waste consisting of items such as batteries, pesticides, and lamp bulbs. In all likelihood, you have many of these items around your house. Improper disposal of these items is common, particularly throwing these items in the trash. Fortunately, some tips can help you understand and even approach waste removal in a safer, more appropriate fashion. Improper Battery Disposal Is a Fire Hazard Read More 

4 Reasons Your Chimney Might Be Leaking

When it comes to problems with water damage, there are plenty of things that immediately spring to your mind: the inevitable problems that occur along with flooding, the possibility that your roof's shingles are damaged, or a problem that has to do with your insulation or wall. Very few people tend to think of their chimney leaking, but it is a common problem and therefore an issue that you should make yourself aware. Read More 

Keeping Your Palette Satisfied: How To Pack Spices During A Move

Your kitchen simply would not be complete without spices that enhance the flavors of your meals. The United States is the world's largest spice importer and consumer, and it's not uncommon to find a wide array of unique spices in the average American home. Some of these spices are quite expensive, with saffron costing an average of $2,000 per pound. It's uneconomical and impractical to toss your spices out when moving from home to home. Read More