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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
Humanity has always needed energy for work, and for much of history, this energy was derived from human and animal labor. Blacksmiths made tools and weapons, and oxen and horses plowed fields and towed wagons and carts. By the 1800s, the Industrial Revolution changed that, and steam power became the standard, powering factories and ships [...]
When people often think of rats, their thoughts are not always positive. Some speculated that rising rat population in New York City, Washington, DC, and Houston were indications of an upcoming “ratpocalypse.” This was written about in Newsweek in 2017. Fearing damage from animals, the mere sight of the unwanted rodents leaves many calling for [...]
Home inspections shouldn’t be a chore. They’re actually a great way to feel more secure in your new place! Think about the last time you settled into a new apartment and found a few things that weren’t on the up and up. You might have had to take some photos and send them to the [...]