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Most mothers dream of a cozy space where they will spend time with their newborn. This space is filled with soft blankets, well-stocked with diaper changing materials, and magically keeps itself clean. While the perfect nursery is never a requirement for a happy and healthy baby, having a nice space does cheer up Mom.
Only about 20% of homeowners are satisfied with their decor, indicates a recent study by HomeGoods. There are a few general guidelines to follow when setting up a baby space in one’s home. It’s always a good idea to group items in one place; to have enough supplies on hand; and to do so in some style. Here’s what to know before creating a nursery for your baby.
What Makes a Great Nursery? Preparedness, Comfort, and Style.
There are countless pictures of lovely rooms across th (more…)
Have you recently purchased an older house? If so, then there’s a good chance you’re planning to have it renovated. Since you want to create an energy efficient home, there are a variety of projects that can be handled by your contractor. These include everything from energy efficient windows and doors to skylights and more.
Did your new home’s prior owners update the windows, for example? Since windows usually have a lifespan of about 20 years, it may be time to have them replaced. If you’ve noticed any windows that have been sealed or painted shut, this could be the sign of a failing window. A more obvious sign, of course, is when the windows (more…)
You have likely ridden on elevators many times. There are about 900,000 of them in the United States, and each one serves an average 20,000 people each year of its life. In total, elevators in America take us on 18 billion trips a year, and about 10,000 new residential lifts alone get installed every year. They have an amazing history, so if you?ve ever been curious how elevator repair is done, how the elevator came about, or the difference between a commercial elevator and a residential one, read on.
Without Them, Our Cities Would Look Very Different
the elevator may seem quite a simple innovation, but without them we could not have the skyscrapers the dominate so many places in (more…)
Do It Yourself Repair
Water usage has significantly increased within the United States. From 1950 to 2000, for example, this amounted to a 200% increase. In 1992, toilet tanks were upgraded to contain 3.5 gallons of water. If this hadn’t been done, it is estimated that the average annual water usage for this essential piece of plumbing would be [...]
Remodeling your kitchen can be costly and time-consuming, but in the long run, it often proves to be a worthwhile investment. Even a minor kitchen remodel averages a return on investment of 82.7%, and that doesn’t take into account all of the time you get to spend with a better kitchen design. So, what minor [...]
Your exterior design needs a little work. Where do you get started transforming your home into something truly impressive? Hardscaping is an art form in of itself. Not only do they require a keen eye for aesthetic, they rely on a careful balance between natural materials and a cautious hand to give you the very [...]