What To Do About An Air Conditioner That Smells Like A Dirty Sock

Do you dread the hottest part of the day because turning on the air conditioner triggers the release of a musty odor reminiscent of dirty laundry? Instead of avoiding the thermostat, track down the cause of the problem and treat it. Letting an odor issue go on for months or years could compromise your health and damage your air conditioner, not to mention embarrassing you in front of summertime guests. Read More 

Pros And Cons Of Custom Draperies

There are many reasons why you may be thinking about getting draperies to hang over your windows. Draperies cover your windows, giving you privacy. Certain types can help block sunlight, reducing your energy usage. And they can add texture, color and style to your room. When selecting them, you have a decision to make. You can purchase store-ready curtains or have custom ones made. There are pros and cons to both methods and learning about them will help you make an educated decision as to which is best for you. Read More 

Are You Looking To Conserve Water? Ways To Save Water In Your Yard Without Sacrificing Your Lawn

Many western states, including California, Nevada and Arizona, are in a drought. Due to the drought, and the water restrictions in place because of it, many homeowners are looking to conserve water when it comes to their yards. And it makes sense, since up to 30 percent of a household's water use is from outdoor usage. While many people are getting rid of their grass and replacing it with rocks, pavers or cement to conserve water, you may love yours. Read More 

5 Often Overlooked Areas Of Bathroom Design

The bathroom, although often one of the smallest rooms in a home, is packed full of design options and decisions. It is easy to get caught up in the large decisions, such as new tile, bathtubs, and shower enclosures, when remodeling a bathroom. However, there are several small details in a bathroom that, if you pay attention to them from the beginning, can make your look more cohesive and bring out some of the unique features of your bathroom. Read More 

Avoid These 5 Common Mistakes When Making Your Own Drapery

Making your own drapery can save you a lot of money, and it doesn't require extremely advanced sewing skills. After all, drapes and curtains are essentially rectangles with a sleeve at the top for the curtain rod. There are, however, novice mistakes that you should avoid. Here are five common mistakes that many people make the first time they sew their own drapery. Not Selecting a Heavy Enough Fabric Most fabric stores carry home decor fabric, which is specifically made for home projects like making drapery. Read More