Lighting is key to making small spaces look and feel larger.  Here are tips help make small rooms, including kitchens,  appear bigger.

Kitchen Remodeling

Throw pillows are luxurious and can be used in all kinds of innovative ways. 

Living Rooms

Tips on how to paint old or salvaged furniture an unexpected color to give it new life.

Faux finishing

Carpet is not cheap, but keeping carpet clean with regular vacuuming and annual steam cleaning will make your costly investment last longer than if you didn't remove the dirt on the carpet.

Interior Remodeling

Careful programming of your house thermostat can save you hundreds of dollars a year. Find out how to program your house thermostat to save money.

Cooling and Air Conditioning

Keep the inside of your washer clean by running the washer with just water and bleach. Remove dryer stains by spraying the tumbler with a spray cleaner, a mild abrasive or laundry stain streatment and then removing with a clean cloth. Run a load of old towels for 25 minutes, and your dryer should not transfer stains again. Keep the outside of your washer and dryer clean with a mix of dishsoap and water.

Laundry Rooms

Wall or ceiling cracks can easily be repaired with some drywall tape, and spackle or mud. Once repaired and dry, the former crack can sanded and repainted.


Learn how to mouse-proof your home with these simple steps.

Mice and Rats

The main water value is the most important plumbing valve in the house.  Knowing where It is can be important in an emergency.  The main water valve controls the flow of all water into your home and must work properly to prevent damage.


If yu are considering buying a second home as an investment or as a possible vacation home, learn how to make sure buying a second home is the right home for you or your renters.

Buying or Selling a Home

Ladder safety should be a top priority when using one. Make sure you follow all the precautions before you decide to use your ladder to avoid falling off the ladder.

Home Safety

Carpet stains can be eliminated with the proper cleaner. Learn which cleaner is best for your carpet stains.

Floor Cleaning

Programmable thermostats can save you money and energy all year. Programmable thermostats let you control how warm or cool you want your home to be. Use a programmable thermostat to control your central air conditioner during the summer months and help reduce energy bills. In winter, a programmable thermostat can be set to keep you cool at night and during the day, and set to warm you up when you're home.

Central Air Conditioners

Home fires can strike at anytime. Prepare, plan your escape route, and practice with your family so that everyone knows what to do in case of a home fire.

Disaster Proofing

Some smoke detectors may not alarm in time to save your life in a fire. Learn the difference between ionozation and photoelectric smoke detectors and how dual-technology smoke detectors are the best life saving option..

Some Smoke Detectors May NOT Save Lives: Ionization vs. Photoelectric

Decorating with paint can transform a boring room, and a few accessories can complete the look. New outlet covers and switch controls that match the new paint can also make the room look fabulous.

Choosing Colors and Patterns

Leaky toilet repairs can be quite costly. A few drops of blue or green food coloring in the tank can alert you to any toilet repairs that need to be done.

Bathroom Remodeling

Squeaky floorboards can be easily fixed. To fix squeaky floorboards, have an assistant walk the floor. When the floor squeaks, tap a glue-coated shim in between the floor and the joist. This should end your squeaky floor problem. Squeaky floors that are carpeted can be fixed by driving a drywall screw into the squeaky floorboard, or by pounding a hot-dipped galvanized finish nail through the carpet floor and into the joist.


Store firewood away from the house and off the ground. Storing firewood too close to the house attract termites and carpenter ants that can cause serious damage to your home.

Fireplaces and Wood Stoves

Learn how to use bleach to effectively kill bacteria in your home.

Bathroom Cleaning