Can't Sleep? Try These Three Window Tricks
29 January 2015
If you're having trouble getting a good night's sleep, chances are your windows are partially to blame. Whether you're trying to sleep during the day or night, windows let in light, noise, and radiant heat. This guide will explain easy ways to reduce these three things just by adding things to your existing windows.
1. Noise-Blocking Film
Do you have noisy neighbors, nearby street traffic or another source of annoying noise near your home that keeps you awake?
Five Hidden Benefits Of Plantation Shutters
26 January 2015
Plantation shutters are often chosen for their appearance, but they can provide even more benefits. The trick to realizing these five hidden benefits is to select shutters custom fit to your windows with the added upgrades you need.
#1: Increased Security
Thieves look for an easy target. A home with built-in, custom fit shutters is more difficult to access through an open or broken window. Although traditional plantation shutters are made of wood, there are also metal versions available that are specifically for security purposes.
Appliance Repairs You Can Do Yourself
22 January 2015
Some appliance service is best left to the professionals, but there are simple repairs that you can do with a minimum of knowledge and skill. Universal parts are available in home improvement stores, while brand specific parts may be ordered online or found in appliance stores that sell the appliance that you wish to fix. Two simple but common repairs include:
Replacing power cords Replacing a power cord is often as easy as loosening the nuts that attach the wire ends of the cord to the motor.
The Dos And Don'ts Of Cleaning Out Your Dryer Duct
14 January 2015
Even if you clean out your dryer's lint trap regularly, it's still important to clean out the dryer's ducts and vents every year or so. Whether you have a gas or electric dryer, there's a duct that runs from the back of your dryer to a vent on the outside of your home. This vent carries exhaust and steam from your dryer to your home's exterior to speed up your drying times and prevent carbon monoxide buildup.