From the bedroom closet to the kitchen, you might not be aware of everyday items that could pose some hidden health risks. While saving money is important, the cheaper products are not always the safest choices for your family.
As we move into the months where mould climbs anew up the walls in Asian cities, speckled smudges blossoming over night across walls and ceilings. Unhealthy spores fill the air but are equally noxious chemicals the only alternative?
How to Remodel an Enclosed Porch
By Amy Mosher,
Enclosed porches are wonderful transitional areas between the inside and outside of a home. They usually include many windows, which allows plenty of light and views of the outdoors.
Different Ways to Save Energy
By Andre Jones
Finding ways to conserve energy is a life-changing process. Not only will saving energy help improve the environment, it also helps reduce your monthly energy bills. The best place to start conserving energy is in your home. Basic cost-effective tips and easy do-it-yourself projects will help you get started on saving energy in your home.
How to Remodel a Small Bedroom
By Mitzi Saltsman
Remodel a small bedroom by adding space or changing how existing space is used. Add function with bookshelves, cabinets and storage systems. If a large-scale addition is not possible, increase square footage by building a bumpout. Paint to instantly change the look of a room.
If you're remodeling a home, chances are you want wood flooring in at least one of your rooms. Wood flooring has a timeless look, and it gives a house a warm feel. But there's almost too much information out there about wood flooring, making it hard to know what's what.
Interior painting can dramatically alter the look and feel of a room. Whether you are preparing to sell your home, maintaining cracking paint or wanting to change the character of a room, a good paint job requires proper preparation, tools and techniques. Rushing a paint job is likely to result in disappointment.
There are several reasons a bathroom sink can leak. One of the most common reasons is that water gets on the counter and seeps through where the bowl attaches to the vanity countertop. Another common reason is that the faucet has become loose and allows water to leak. Both of these problems can be fixed for little money and a small investment of time
A questionnaire concerning health and living conditions was sent to the parents of 1387 children aged 0-15 years to answer the question if children living in homes built with large amounts of particle board had more headaches and respiratory and skin symptoms than other children.
1. Adjust the thermostat
If you have central air controlled by a thermostat, use a programmable thermostat to save energy by increasing the heat significantly during the day when the house is empty. You can give up a couple degrees at night, too – especially on the hottest days. You may be surprised to find that the contrast between outdoor and indoor temperatures matters as much as the absolute temperature inside your home. When home, aim to set the temperature at 78 degrees to balance comfort with energy and cost savings. Together with winter energy savings, a programmable thermostat used properly can save the average home up to $150USD.