No Oceanfront Necessary: How To Create Your Own Coastal-Themed Porch, No Matter Where You Live

If you love everything about coastal life and the beach, you probably long for vacation time to roll around each year. Like most people, you probably feel like life is more relaxing on the coast, and your cares seem to fade away with the ocean breeze. Designing your own coastal-themed porch is the perfect way to bring a touch of the beach into your everyday life. With a little creativity, you can have a coastal-inspired space to kick off your shoes and relax without ever leaving home. [Read More]

Tips For Managing Tree Suckers

Weak scrubby growth around the base of a tree are known as suckers. What's worse, this ugly growth isn't just limited to the base of your plants. Sometimes you may notice weak, yet quickly growing, shoots of the same tree growing at some distance from the original tree. These are self-seeded saplings, though. They are growing off the root of the tree. Whether from the base or the root, these suckers can weaken the tree by diverting nutrients from the main trunk. [Read More]

Tips For Cleaning Hair Out Of A Shower Drain

If you have long hair or if anyone in your family has long hair, there's a good chance that you're going to notice that there's a lot of hair in your shower's drain. This can be frustrating because it can make the water in the tub drain more slowly. Here are some tips for cleaning hair out of your drain. 1. Clean Out the Drain Manually Your first step is to get rid of all of the hair that you can manually. [Read More]

How To Prepare Your Subfloor For Carpet Installation

Prior to installing carpet, you will want to take time to clean and prepare your subfloor. The subfloor is the concrete pad that is below any type of flooring you have. Cleaning and preparing this surface helps ensure your new flooring lies flat without any dips or bumps in it. Follow these steps to prepare your subfloor yourself before having carpeting installed. Remove Everything From the Floor that You Can [Read More]