The Spark Plug Gap to get a Husqvarna String Trimmer

Husqvarna manufactures a line of string trimmers for homeowners that want to trim weeds and also quite high grass. These machines have been powered by lightweight, single-cylinder, two-cycle gas engines that require gas to be mixed with lubricating oil in a 50:1 ratio. The fuel is combined with air in the carburetor and ignited from […]

Troubleshooting Water & Suds Leaking in a Kenmore Front-Load Washing Machine

Front-load clothes washers produce space in the laundry room and reduce the quantity of water you consume. But when leaks occur with in a front-loading drier, the tub’s placement may allow the front-loader to leak more water than a top-loader, potentially causing more damage. Determine the source of your washer’s water or suds leak immediately […]

Cobalt Gets the Red Carpet Treatment

The most surprising and attractive fashion on the 2013 Emmy Awards red carpet for me was dazzling cobalt. Allison Williams and TIna Fey rocked the colour. (Full disclosure: I tend to prefer what my fellow brunettes are looking great in.) This is a fad that homes have already been enjoying, and I wonder if the […]

Design Detail: Input the Zaguan

I enjoyed a wonderful home excursion to Santa Fe. While I was visiting one of those older homes, a fellow traveler said that this particular home had a wonderful zaguan. I stopped, turned and asked her what she was speaking to. She pointed back into the covered courtyard entry, telling me that the zaguan is […]

Create Your Own Rustic-Chic Headboard

I hate watching home remodels that lead to destroyed architectural elements that could have been either reused or donated. Old doors are a fantastic example. Here is the way to turn a pair of weather-beaten cast-offs into a handsome headboard. If you are not remodeling, then fantastic places for finding older doors (besides the curbs […]

Curb Appeal Feeling a Little Away? Some Questions to Consider

After the front porch was trapped, the paint has dried and the blossoms are deadheaded, you may step back to admire your work and feel your house’s curb appeal is still lacking. Sometimes it’s tough to understand just what’s away about your home. Go across the street and take a look from a distance, then […]

Bamboo Products — Earth Friend or Foe?

Bamboo was first found and used in China about 5,000 decades ago. Technically classified as a bud, it grows faster than any other plant in the world. Since bamboo also requires few fertilizers and pesticides and small irrigation, it has become a popular environmentally friendly construction alternative. Sometimes bamboo can grow up to 3 or […]

Changes Upgrade a Small Bathroom

A lot of problems were plaguing this bathroom when a mother and her 9-year-old daughter moved in their home. For starters, the cracked Pepto Bismol–pink shower tiles didn’t extend high enough to protect the drywall from water, and the two found that they didn’t even use the bathtub. They also feared that the loud clanking […]

Attempt DIY Plywood Flooring for High Gloss, Low Price

Plywood is not something most people put on screen. However, Jen Dalley and Thomas Bath, both architects in Lines Studio, felt differently when they watched it on the floor of a Hawaiian shore store. Instantly falling in love with its hot and patinated beauty, they decided to try it in their property. The ideal type […]

The Way to Keep Your Citrus Healthy and Trees Well Fed

Growing citrus trees is remarkably rewarding, especially when you bite into a delicious piece of sweet, tangy fruit. Maybe oranges are your favorite citrus fruit, or maybe growing lemons is your cup of tea. Whatever kind of citrus tree you prefer to grow, they all need nutrients to grow their best and produce fruit. Noelle […]

The Spark Plug Gap to get a Husqvarna String Trimmer

Husqvarna manufactures a line of string trimmers for homeowners that want to trim weeds and also quite high grass. These machines have been powered by lightweight, single-cylinder, two-cycle gas engines that require gas to be mixed with lubricating oil in a 50:1 ratio. The fuel is combined with air in the carburetor and ignited from […]

Troubleshooting Water & Suds Leaking in a Kenmore Front-Load Washing Machine

Front-load clothes washers produce space in the laundry room and reduce the quantity of water you consume. But when leaks occur with in a front-loading drier, the tub’s placement may allow the front-loader to leak more water than a top-loader, potentially causing more damage. Determine the source of your washer’s water or suds leak immediately […]

Cobalt Gets the Red Carpet Treatment

The most surprising and attractive fashion on the 2013 Emmy Awards red carpet for me was dazzling cobalt. Allison Williams and TIna Fey rocked the colour. (Full disclosure: I tend to prefer what my fellow brunettes are looking great in.) This is a fad that homes have already been enjoying, and I wonder if the […]

Design Detail: Input the Zaguan

I enjoyed a wonderful home excursion to Santa Fe. While I was visiting one of those older homes, a fellow traveler said that this particular home had a wonderful zaguan. I stopped, turned and asked her what she was speaking to. She pointed back into the covered courtyard entry, telling me that the zaguan is […]

Create Your Own Rustic-Chic Headboard

I hate watching home remodels that lead to destroyed architectural elements that could have been either reused or donated. Old doors are a fantastic example. Here is the way to turn a pair of weather-beaten cast-offs into a handsome headboard. If you are not remodeling, then fantastic places for finding older doors (besides the curbs […]

Curb Appeal Feeling a Little Away? Some Questions to Consider

After the front porch was trapped, the paint has dried and the blossoms are deadheaded, you may step back to admire your work and feel your house’s curb appeal is still lacking. Sometimes it’s tough to understand just what’s away about your home. Go across the street and take a look from a distance, then […]

Bamboo Products — Earth Friend or Foe?

Bamboo was first found and used in China about 5,000 decades ago. Technically classified as a bud, it grows faster than any other plant in the world. Since bamboo also requires few fertilizers and pesticides and small irrigation, it has become a popular environmentally friendly construction alternative. Sometimes bamboo can grow up to 3 or […]

Changes Upgrade a Small Bathroom

A lot of problems were plaguing this bathroom when a mother and her 9-year-old daughter moved in their home. For starters, the cracked Pepto Bismol–pink shower tiles didn’t extend high enough to protect the drywall from water, and the two found that they didn’t even use the bathtub. They also feared that the loud clanking […]

Attempt DIY Plywood Flooring for High Gloss, Low Price

Plywood is not something most people put on screen. However, Jen Dalley and Thomas Bath, both architects in Lines Studio, felt differently when they watched it on the floor of a Hawaiian shore store. Instantly falling in love with its hot and patinated beauty, they decided to try it in their property. The ideal type […]

The Way to Keep Your Citrus Healthy and Trees Well Fed

Growing citrus trees is remarkably rewarding, especially when you bite into a delicious piece of sweet, tangy fruit. Maybe oranges are your favorite citrus fruit, or maybe growing lemons is your cup of tea. Whatever kind of citrus tree you prefer to grow, they all need nutrients to grow their best and produce fruit. Noelle […]