Hardwood Flooring Ideas And Installation For Your Home

Flooring is one of those things that is tough to recommend unless you know a little bit more about the house and the style you are looking to achieve.  However, floors are generally pretty versatile – you don’t have to worry too much about them being out of style or date unless you choose something…

Flooding In The Basement And Water Damage

Flooding is a true nightmare for homeowners and landlords alike.  Water can permeate almost everything, causing irreversible damage to both belongings as well as the structure and building materials in the home or apartment. What Causes Flooding In The Basement? There can be many reasons for flooding.  If a pipe bursts (often during winter) it…

Tips For Great Quilt Care

It doesn’t really matter whether a quilt is from 1850, 1950, or present day; taking good care of a quilt can greatly help to extend its life.  According to Cathy Coho, a textile conservator at Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, VT. (which is an institution that has been tasked with preserving more than 500 antique and…

Do You Sleep With Your Dog Or Cat?

Is it okay to let your cat or dog cuddle up with you at night? Opinions are passionate on both sides of the bed. Among early human cultures, dogs served as hunters, guards, and companions. So said the narration of a diorama at a natural history museum my family visited recently. The exhibit also pointed…

Home Office Ergonomics

Ergonomics is a science receiving widening attention. The Ergonomics Society in London defines it as “the study of the relation between man and his occupation, equipment, and environment, and particularly the application of anatomical, physiological, and psychological knowledge to problems arising therefrom.” Most of the physical pain being experienced results from the fact that most…

Home Office Design Tips

The rush of mimi-computers, word processors, and other electronics devices into the general office has spawned a host of design problems. Taking up arms against these problems are an army of design solutions and newly designed furniture. Though the forces have met, the outcome of the battle is far from clear. Perhaps the chief design…

Changes In Kitchen Technology – Remodel Your Kitchen

Changes in kitchen technology. Changes in human technology. Major breakthroughs in design techniques. Cabinetry that stores more. Appliances that do more. Kitchen components that make design statements while boasting easy-care for the 80’s. These are the changes, subtle and otherwise, that are taking place in kitchens: Kitchen Space: According to the latest reports from builders…

Kitchen Remodel Design Considerations To Keep In Mind

Here are eight considerations to keep in mind: Style. The kitchen should reflect the way your clients live. Some opt for casual entertaining. They enjoy an open kitchen with plenty of counter space for other helpers, a living, sit-down area, a dining table or a snack bar. Others want a more private kitchen away from…

Problems Facing Kitchen Remodel Designers Today

Few areas of the house have received such intensive study as the kitchen: an analysis of space and shape, customized cabinetry and storage development, the design and redesign of appliances and other equipment for greater efficiency and appearance, technically advanced products, experimental kitchen designs that result in eventually marketable, practical products. Microwave cooking, home computers,…

Fire Prevention In The Home

Is your home prepared against the dangers of fire?  It can strike without warning, and even with modern technology can get out of control very quickly.  Here are a few things to keep in mind when defending your home against fire. Smoke detectors The two main types are ionization and photoelectric, although Consumer Reports recently…