Saving Space with Built-in Cabinets and Shelves

Built-in CabinetsGuest Blogger: Ashley Hardway

Whether you have thousands of square feet available for your home designing needs or live in a much smaller house, built-in cabinets and shelves can be greatly beneficial. Not only does this kind of a design allow you to utilize more floor space to promote an open feel to a room. But it can help you control various clutter. Instead of a plain wall with a portrait hanging on it, you could have a complete bookshelf system adding functionality to the room.

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Maintenance Tip: Remove Mineral Deposits From Shower Heads & Faucets

Remove Mineral Deposits

Hard water that contains minerals like calcium, magnesium carbonate and manganese can cause mineral deposit build up on your plumbing fixtures. The water pressure in your shower heads and faucets can be significantly reduced because of mineral deposits that accumulate over time. This becomes a frustration for everyone in the family. Perhaps more importantly, these mineral deposits can discolor the water and be included in the water that you use for showers, baths, Read More


Making your Calendar Work for You

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Guest Blogger:  Amy Tokos

The key is not to prioritize your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. ~Stephen Covey

Most everyone uses the planner or calendar to schedule appointments but there is so much more that it can do for you. How do you use your planner? Do you include details or just the time of appointments? With that, here are a few opportunities to have your planner help you be more organized. Read More


Improve the Efficiency of the Home by Maintaining the HVAC System

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Guest Blogger: Ken Myers

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning is an important aspect of being comfortable indoors. Whether you are keeping warm in the winter or cool in the summer, maintaining the HVAC system can vastly improve the efficiency of your home. Regardless of the types of devices you use, there is always a need to properly care and clean each of those units prior to using them. What kind of improvements will this regular maintenance create for home life? Read More


Home Maintenance for Plumbing – Infographic

Taking the proper precautions when using your home’s plumbing systems can actually help your home run properly. Your toilets, pipes, sinks and other areas of your home where water runs will last longer. There are tips and tricks to making sure your home’s plumbing is operating properly. Knowing where your main water valve is will be important if you need to turn off your home’s water supply. You will need this knowledge if your home has a leak. How to fix a garbage disposal or stop a toilet from constantly running will also save on your water bill. Not to mention, save water that is oftentimes scarce. Here is an infographic that gives you some preventative maintenance tips. These tips show you how to use the equipment that supports your plumbing system.

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