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.

Building a Barbecue

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16
May

It was not until the 1950s that mass produced barbecue grills took over the market. Before then, custom built barbecues were a popular option. It is still very possible to build your own barbecue. Unlike the wheeled contraptions of today, a home built barbecue is designed to fit right into your patio as a permanent accessory. Custom and home built barbecues lost popularity after mass produced grills took over, but today they are starting to make a comeback.

Wireless systems are very popular right now, especially for systems that will be used outdoors in wider spaces than are typically available within the home. With the many different models and styles available, it can be difficult to choose the best wireless outdoor speaker system for your home. When shopping for wireless outdoor speakers, there are several things that should be kept in mind in order to obtain the best speakers for your needs.

13
May

Making candles is a fun and easy craft that you can do at home. With a wide variety of options in scents, colors, and molds, there are plenty of opportunities to let your creativity shine through with this fun activity.

11
May

For newly married couples who have just bought their first home, may be looking into growing their own vegetables to help save money on food costs. Especially when couples are trying to save money to start a family. Despite what most people think, August is the best time to start planting seeds for a vegetable garden. By the time the vegetables are ready, it will already be fall where the cooler weather will be setting in. The best vegetables to plant for cooler weather temperatures are carrots, green leafy vegetables, peas, beets, lettuce, radishes, turnips, cabbage, kale, endive, chard, kohlrabi, broccoli, spinach, brussell sprouts, and cauliflower. People will be amazed at the great tastes that these vegetables will have compared to ones that are planted in warmer spring temperatures. Cooler temperatures bring some of the best tasting vegetables than most stores could ever hope to have. The vegetables that are planted in the fall are also much healthier than most other vegetables.

One of the most cost-effective and convenient ways to put meat on the table is by raising your own poultry. Of the various kinds of birds that can be raised on a home farm, nothing provides the same amount and quality of meat as turkeys.