Three Things You Should Do To Make Sure Your House Numbers Are Visible To Rest Responders

 If you're like most homeowners, you've probably given a significant amount of thought to household security issues. For instance, you've probably installed at least a basic alarm system, good locks, and bright outdoor lighting. However, you may be overlooking a very important component of keeping you and your family as safe as possible in the event of a household emergency. If you or another resident calls 911 while a crime is in process or about to be committed by an intruder, the last thing you want is for first responders to lose valuable time trying to pinpoint your location. Read More 

Got Copper Sinks? How To Prevent The Green Patina

Copper is such a beautiful, shiny pinkish-orange metal when it is brand-new. It really creates a focal point in your bath or kitchen. However, copper has a tendency to oxidize in a way that is unique to copper alone. It ends up with a green, patchy layer of patina. If you do not like the patina and you would rather keep the copper's natural color, you are going to have to do all of the following to your copper sinks on a regular basis. Read More 

4 Contaminants a Good Water Filter Removes from Your Drinking Water

Municipalities do treat and clean drinking water before sending it out to your home. Unfortunately, the standards regarding certain contaminants are not what they should be, and contaminants can also be introduced to the water between the treatment plant and your home. As such, a good water treatment system is important for home use. Here are four contaminants such a system will remove. Chlorine Chlorine is added to water to clean it. Read More 

2 Things To Consider When Adding A Screen Porch To Your Home

Mother Nature doesn't always make it easy to enjoy the great outdoors. Between the bugs and the rain, you may find yourself trapped inside your own home during the fair-weather months; you know that the second you walk out the door just after dusk, you'll be swarmed by hungry mosquitoes. Instead of coating yourself with bug repellent to enjoy the evenings outdoors, a screen porch may be the perfect solution. Here, you'll find a few things to include in the design of your screen porch to make it as enjoyable as possible. Read More 

Comparing Park Model RVs to Traditional Cottages

Have you ever considered a recreational vehicle as an alternative to a small cottage? If not, it's probably because the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of RVs are motorhomes or small trailers. These vehicles are great for short stays and moving often from place to place, but they are less well suited to the kind of long term living that most people associate with vacation cottages. At the same time, cottages can be pricey and may be too permanent if your goal is outdoor adventuring in many unique and exciting locales. Read More