Moving Into A Tiny House: Concerns And Solutions

Moving Into A Tiny House: Concerns And Solutions – Considering that the average cost to build a tiny house is about $250,000 less than a traditional house, it’s no surprise that they More »

Folding Dining Room Tables For Saving Space

Folding Dining Room Tables For Saving Space – Folding dining room tables are great resources for saving space. If you are cramped up in a tiny little house with too many kids More »

Your Conservatory Is A Year-Round Living Space

Your Conservatory Is A Year-Round Living Space – It’s one thing to say you can’t spend much time in the garden in sub zero temperatures, but the conservatory? Surely, the whole idea More »

Dining Room Table: Types & Shopping Guide

Dining Room Table: Types & Shopping Guide – When you are shopping for a dining room table to fit with your preexisting furniture, there are some important things you should look for and More »

Different Types Of Ceilings Ideas

Different Types Of Ceilings Ideas – What is a French ceiling? It is a ceiling that is designed by its founders, Jean and Marie Gachet. The design came up after Jean Gachet More »

 

Organizing Home – Best Carpet If You Have A Pet

Organizing Home – Best Carpet If You Have A Pet

Pet owners looking for the best carpet have two main priorities: stain resistance and durability. After all, pet accidents and wear and tear from four-legged traffic can really take a toll on your carpet and shorten its life span, though this seems like a fair trade for the health benefits pets bring to their owners. You may just have to deal with the general dirt, fur and dander that come with owning a pet, but sometimes your pet may have a vomiting episode. Many 21st-century consumers have added health and environmental effects to their list of flooring priorities, and finding the best carpet for pets that meets these concerns is getting easier. So you may want some hints on how to deal with this problem, if your carpet is suffering because of your pet.

How To Clean Exotic Leather?

How To Clean Exotic Leather?

Here are some tips on how to restore exotic leather products to their former glory.

Do’s and Don’ts for croc leather care

During the latter stages of the tanning process oils are used to make the leather soft and pliable. During normal usage and over time these oils are gradually reduced and should be restored to maintain the durability and esthetic qualities of the product. It is important to clean the skin before applying a conditioning product. A soft and very slightly damp cloth to remove any surface dirt is all that is required. Failure to clean the skin first will lock dirt in and over time make it appear dull.
When properly cared for crocodile leather products will last a generation or more.

Household Odor: Prevention And Elimination

Household Odor: Prevention And Elimination

The best way to prevent odor is to eliminate its source (take out the garbage, smoke or keep pets outside etc.), but what about existing odors already permeating your home? Carpet and upholstery are examples of porous materials that may harbor and emit odors. Rather than covering offensive smells with deodorizing sprays or powders, consider greener solutions.

Sprinkling baking soda on carpet or upholstery and vacuuming can eliminate odors through adsorption (spelled with a “d” because odor molecules adhereto the baking soda particles, and vacuuming removes the baking soda along with the odor source).

Cleaning Coffee Stains From Mugs

Cleaning Coffee Stains From Mugs

Regular coffee drinkers stand out in a crowd because of their stained coffee cups and perplexed looks that beg to know how to remove coffee stains from mugs. If you are one of those coffee drinkers and have wondered how to get your mug clean, look no further. The brown stains are unsightly and difficult to remove. Sometimes they become so bad that scrubbing in soapy water does not remove them. Most mugs will be stain free with the use of basic kitchen products and a little scrubbing power.

The stains are  a combination of hard water, chemicals called tannins, and microscopically rough glaze surfaces. These conditions allow the stains to strongly adhere to the glaze surface. The staining is usually worse in the base of the mug or where there is a sharp corner to hold on to the stain.

Caring For Wood Flooring

Caring For Wood Flooring

Wood flooring is beautiful and increases the value of your home. Its warmth and character give an extra dimension and creates a comfortable living and working environment. They continue to be loved more than stone flooring or slate flooring. Wood has depth that looks great and gives your home a warm feeling.

A variety of choices are available in both hard woods and other wood types. The type of wood flooring you will choose depends on your personal preference and the décor of your home. Wood is suitable for nearly every room in your home. It may not be best in kitchens and bathrooms due to the amount of moisture found in these areas.

Keeping The Water Out Of The Basement

Keeping The Water Out Of The Basement

Basement waterproofing is defined as preventing water from penetrating into your basement area. The noises – a trickle, a drip-drop, or heavy rush or splash. Ahh, the sun is gone, rainy days are here! Roofs, gutters, and downspouts function in harmony to keep us safe and dry during a downpour. Rainwater rolls down our roofs; much like it does down the mountains. It is then collected in gutters before they are channelled into downspouts like waterfalls. Keeping the water out of your basement will limit the amount of mold and mildew that can occur in your basement area. The mold and mildew due to improperly waterproofed basement walls can cause illness and sickness in you and your family. All of these show what roofing and waterproofing is all about.

How To Get Rid Of Molds In Your Home

How To Get Rid Of Molds In Your Home

Most of us have heard of mold, but don’t really know much about it. If you live in an area with high humidity, then you should always be on the lookout for potential mold problems. Until it makes it sick, or we notice that something in our refrigerator or cupboard has grown a layer of green fuzz, we don’t really think about it. The fact is mold is a living fungus that exists all around us. It grows in our houses, often unseen, and we should really have a good mold disinfectant on hand.

Mold spreads easily because it sends out tiny spores that the air carries everywhere. The spores are invisible and their goal in life is to be warm, damp, and find food. The trouble is many common materials in our homes are what give them life.