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Preventable Aging of Home Improvement Products

Preventable Aging of Home Improvement Products

Your brand new home is already starting to show serious aging.  Some types of patina are nice – say on wood flooring, for example.  However, streaks on your beautiful and expensive new slate or wood roof from your chimneys are not. Can it be prevented? Read More…

Fun & Uncommon Landscaping Ideas – Topiary

Fun & Uncommon Landscaping Ideas – Topiary

Topiaries are focal points in every garden. They are conversation pieces.  But are the difficult to create and/or maintain? What are the design and build do’s and don’t’s? Read More…

Understated Lighting Fixtures where Quality Shines

Understated Lighting Fixtures where Quality Shines

At first blush the FontanaArte table lamps/ light fixtures look so basic you might walk right by them.  But just as you do something about them catches your eye. What is it?  Read More…

Creativity solves ALL Problems

Creativity solves ALL Problems

Remember  - these images are on  flat stone surfaces – your terrace works just fine…. Read More…

Living Without Regrets –Security Home Products - Safes

Living Without Regrets –Security Home Products – Safes

STOP:  Don’t be in the “I-should-have-had-one…” group of homeowners.  Protection of your valuables against theft and fire is not something to be casual about.  Yet most people purchase a safe after loosing their most cherished stuff – in a burglary or to fire.  Read More…

Kitchen Design: Memo meets Artwork

Kitchen Design: Memo meets Artwork

Stainless kitchen appliances continue to be the rage in kitchen remodels. How about continuing the vernacular of stainless steel surfaces into other highly visible items such as stainless steel message boards.The shiny surface of the stainless has a clean, edgy… Read More…

Bathroom Remodels Must-Have: Water Quality Improvement (Part I)

Bathroom Remodels Must-Have: Water Quality Improvement (Part I)

Water quality is the most overlooked project in bathroom remodeling yet physicians tell us that the skin is the biggest organ in our bodies. It is not just a matter of drinking water! Best news: remedies are not outrageously expensive. Is your water hard? Do you have high levels of chlorine in your water?  Do you know? Read More…

Green Power - Electricity in Motion

Green Power – Electricity in Motion

Green thinking can start with easy-to-do steps: How about your phone of coffee machine?! Charge your iPhone and/or iPad with Dexim , the Apple charger. This handy cord has visible blue light which moves along the cored while the unit is powering up and turns off when fully charged. For those of us who live with chargers plugged in throughout the house, it’s easy to forget that a device may already be fully charged and… Read More…

Engineered Wood Floors – The “Fancy” Building Product

Engineered Wood Floors – The “Fancy” Building Product

Contrary to public opinion, which often describes veneered or engineered floors as a recent phenomenon with roots in the trend toward green products, veneered floors have been around for a long time.  I can state… Read More…

Ladders – Home Improvement Products Everyone Needs

Ladders – Home Improvement Products Everyone Needs

What is the one tool you always need around a house, but you never know where to store it? Answer: It’s long, usually mounted on a garage wall when stored.  You guessed it: A Ladder. It is amazing that so few people have telescopic ladders these days. What can be better Read More…

Home Improvement Ideas for Condos/Townhouses

Home Improvement Ideas for Condos/Townhouses

Many home improvement ideas are geared to the larger, fancier homes.  For those of us who live in a moderate size condo or townhouse, our choices are quite different, especially in the kitchen. Would that I only had a place I could install a double wall oven…no chance.  Ah, well, not to worry.The day before Thanksgiving last year, Read More…

Chemical & Pesticide Free Mosquito Control Solution

Chemical & Pesticide Free Mosquito Control Solution

Given today’s widespread West Nile virus infections from mosquitoes, everyone who is outdoors needs to take precautions.  Go to any barbeque and hosts are offering their guests a variety of deet containing anti-mosquito sprays before getting to drink selections.  There is one more hidden but real danger… Read More…