Lawn - Garden

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
25
January

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.

Cooking
22
January

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.

Pets

How To Build A Chicken Coop

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15
May

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.

22
January

Care For Kitchen KnivesChoosing 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.

Why Canned Food Is Great

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18
January

Canned Food Chances are, you remember your mom rummaging through the pantry to find just the “right” canned food to go with dinner. As an adult, maybe you tend to veer away from canned foods and instead opt for previously prepared meals or take out. While canned food may seem bland or uninteresting, the truth is that there are actually many benefits to using canned food in your every day meal planning.

15
January

Your First Bread MakerThe smell of freshly baked bread wafting through the kitchen in the mid-morning hours should give most families a boost as they go about their day. When selecting their first bread maker, men and women should pay attention to a number of different things. Basic models will certainly do the job well, but some people may wish to invest in a device with a greater number of settings and features. Top-of-the-line bread makers will offer individuals the chance to make anything from pastries to pizza dough to cornbread. With adequate research, they’ll soon be bringing forth loaves that will put them on par with some of the best restaurants in town.

History of the Bread Maker

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11
January

Bread Maker historyBread makers have revolutionized the bread production process as busy at home chefs can include a healthy and delicious addition to home-made or semi-homemade meals.

One of the best ways to increase the shelf life of fruits, vegetables, and meats is to dehydrate them. This age-old method of preservation has been used for thousands of years, and thanks to modern technology, dehydrating food is easier than ever. Modern food dehydrators use electric fans and heaters to speed the drying process. These appliances are usually available in round or square shapes. Choosing the right shape of food dehydrator may help you better preserve your food for storage.