Planning Tips For Building A Dry Stone Retaining Wall In Your Backyard

If you don't want to deal with messy cement or mortar but need to build a long-standing retaining wall in your backyard, then a dry stone wall is exactly the solution you are looking for. As the name implies, dry stone walls are made of just stones without any mortar. This type of retaining wall is held together by gravity and the sheer weight of the stones. Use these tips to plan a successful dry stone retaining wall building project for your backyard.   Read More...

How To Quickly Achieve A Modern Look And Feel In Your Living Room

Has it been more than a decade since you've renovated your living room? Although you're probably not too fond of change, you may realize that your living room looks outdated. If it's been too long and you're ready to enhance this area of your home, you should start checking out all the different types of modern furniture and decor you can get for your living room. The modern style often consists of clean, crisp pieces that naturally enhance the look of the room.   Read More...

3 Mistakes To Avoid When Taking Care Of Your Granite Countertop

If you recently had granite countertops installed in your kitchen, you may be unsure of how to properly take care of them so as not to mar their beautiful finish. If so, make sure you avoid making the following mistakes while using and caring for your granite countertops. Placing Hot Pans on the Surface Since your new kitchen counters are made out of stone, you may think you can place a bare hot pan on the surface without damaging it.   Read More...

Choosing A Fireplace

On a cold and snowy day or a chilly winters night there's nothing cozier than snuggling up with the family in the house and in front of a nice warm fire. If you don't currently have a fireplace in your house already, then you may really like the idea of getting one. Putting a fireplace in the house will give it a nicer look and it offers you many opportunities for creating great memories together as your family enjoys some family time in front of it.   Read More...

Two Tips For Maintaining Outdoor Antique Lights

Antique light fixtures, gothic style or otherwise, can add character to the exterior of your home and make it interesting to look at. However, these fixtures require regular maintenance; otherwise, the harsh outdoor elements will quickly make them look dull and uninviting. Here are two tips for keeping your outdoor lights looking great. Avoid Using Harsh Cleaning Detergents Since they're located outside, your exterior light fixtures will accumulate dirt and debris fairly quickly.   Read More...