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A wooden garden shed can provide you with many benefits. Many homeowners consider building their own garden shed to store garden tools, landscaping equipment and other supplies. Some will also use this building for a safe environment to establish seedlings before moving them outdoors. A garden shed may be larger or smaller in size, and it can add function and convenience alike to your gardening experience. Before you start building your own garden shed, however, there are a few things you should consider fully.

Home Tech

Every homeowner and renter wants to feel comfortable in their home. You never want to feel like you need to worry when you lock your door and drive to work for the day. The problem is, in today’s turbulent economy, more and more home burglars are breaking into homes and taking valuable items. In fact, home burglaries make up about 90 percent of the non-violent crime in the nation. You do not want to fall victim to home burglars just because you are not prepared. The best way to protect yourself in this situation is to invest in a monitored alarm system. Choosing the best alarm system and...

Green Home

For many regions of the country, drought can cause a serious problem with water shortages, high temperatures, and little or no rain. Luckily, the rise in popularity of earth friendly living has created a movement of people catching and harvesting rain water in order to use it for a variety of different projects and other uses in times of need. Installing a rain catchment system can be done at home without the help of professionals, though extremely complex rain harvesting and rain water treatment systems can also be installed by professionals. By taking a look at your water needs, budget, and the...

Home Improvement

A basement that develops water damage can cause serious consequences for your home. Water can cause foundation problems, mold and mildew. Repairing the damage can cost tens of thousands of dollars if it is caught late in the process. However, if you spot the warning signs early, you can decrease the amount of money it will cost to repair the damage. If you are considering purchasing a home, these warning signs can help prevent you from purchasing a home that will need immediate repairs to be completed.


Choosing a set of kitchen knives is a decision that any home-owner should not take lightly. Having a good set of quality knives helps to make cooking much easier, and selecting a great set is an investment. Although knives can be expensive, with proper care and maintenance, uses can expect to have the same set for many years to come.


How To Build A Chicken Coop

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Raising chickens is a great hobby that provides you with fresh eggs, meat and fertilizer for your garden. As with any animal, chickens require some form of housing. This usually entails the building of a chicken coop. You don’t need special carpentry skills or overly complicated plans. Chickens will be happy and healthy as long as you meet their basic needs.

Tips To A Greener Lifestyle

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In order to live greener, you must make an effort to be environmentally responsible every day. The changes you make do not have to occur all in one day. As each day passes, you can gradually make small efforts to change your lifestyle. Even the simplest of actions that you take to protect the environment will have a positive impact on the natural world. Listed below are 12 tips on how to live a greener lifestyle.


If you’re like most homeowners, you’re probably looking for ways to save money on your monthly energy bills. If that’s the case, then you should seriously consider solar energy. Solar power is a renewable energy source that generates essentially free electricity from the sun using panels that are installed on the roof. Solar power can reduce or even eliminate the cost of electric power for your home. The initial costs of installing solar power are high, but you can recoup your upfront costs over time and even make money in the long run. Let’s explore why an increasing number of homeowners are giving solar energy some serious thought.


Fish is a flavorful and healthy choice for grilling. However, getting a perfect finished product can be tricky. Fish fillets cook very quickly, so it is important to have a plan and get it just right. Here are some helpful tips to make sure you are on the right track:


Fish pickling, alternatively referred to as brining or conning is a traditional fish preservation technique. Pickling as opposed to modern methods of fish preservation such as canning and refrigeration gives fish a salty, tangy taste acquired in the preservation process. The pickling process uses readily available ingredients.

Most people today tend towards using aluminum or stainless steel pans when cooking, generally coated with some sort of non-stick surface. Because of these other options, the art of cast iron cooking is no longer something that people need to learn. Cast iron has been around for a long time, however, and those who use them on the regular basis rarely go back to their old cookware.