How to Attain a Wooden Door Using a Metal Door

How to Attain a Wooden Door Using a Metal Door

Replacing a wooden door with a metallic door can enhance the safety of your home, increase weather resistance, and cut heating and cooling costs by making your home more energy efficient. It’s also among the best investments you can make…

How Do I Convert Bunk Beds to Type a Large Bed?

How Do I Convert Bunk Beds to Type a Large Bed?

Some kinds of bunk beds can be disassembled and converted into one mattresses; others maynot, like beds using strong “C” style side frames. When you purchase a bunk bed, it’s a great idea to plan ahead and consider the way…

The way to Create a Centerpiece Using Tea Lights in Water

The way to Create a Centerpiece Using Tea Lights in Water

With a big, round, oval or rectangle glass container with sides no bigger than 3 inches, you may create an impressive and romantic scent in just a matter of minutes. You will need tea light candles and aromatic flowers to…

12 Ways Art and Books Can Tell Your Story

12 Ways Art and Books Can Tell Your Story

On the day we moved to our house, after taking care of a few essentials (hello, coffeepot!) , the very first thing I did was unpack many boxes of books and prop my preferred prints on the windowsill. The giant…

Designer Crush: How to Decorate Like  Thomas O'Brien

Designer Crush: How to Decorate Like Thomas O'Brien

Earlier this season Architectural Digest named Thomas O’Brien’s Aero Studios one of its top 100 design firms (AD100) for 2012. If O’Brien’s name seems familiar, chances are you’ve come across his collection for Target, Thomas O’Brien Vintage Modern. He also…

Insecticidal Soap & Squash Bugs

Insecticidal Soap & Squash Bugs

Squash bugs, among the greatest banes of home vegetable gardens, like feasting on yearly cucurbit plants developed in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 2 through 11. They pose a severe danger to pumpkins (Cucurbita pepo var. Pepo) as…

The Way to Install Faucets Using Plastic Water Lines

The Way to Install Faucets Using Plastic Water Lines

Water distribution lines in homes were yellowish, sometimes coated with a chrome stainless steel. Copper piping replaced pipes used in rather hot water systems, but tubing is replacing copper piping in many installations. Copper must be bent to match relations,…

Curb Appeal Ideas

Curb Appeal Ideas

Curb appeal can include 5 to 10 percent to the value of a home, the Bankrate website states. The outside of a house will be the first thing most buyers see, if they’re looking online or in their car window….

Happy Birthday to the Saarinens! Design Words of Wisdom to Celebrate

Happy Birthday to the Saarinens! Design Words of Wisdom to Celebrate

Father and son architects Eliel and Eero Saarinen could have been 140 and 103, respectively, today (August 20). In honor of this iconic Saarinens’ many achievements and contributions to contemporary architecture, town planning, design instruction, furniture and life, let’s ponder…

Spring Patio Fix-Ups: Install an Outdoor Fireplace or Fire Pit

Spring Patio Fix-Ups: Install an Outdoor Fireplace or Fire Pit

More than any outdoor feature I can think about, a fireplace (or fire pit or bowl) immediately makes the yard the location where everybody wants to be. It readily becomes the focus of a space, drawing friends and family together…