Unless you have a purpose-built fireplace away from your grass, the ideal placement for your fire may be on the lawn. Here’s how to protect your turf while enjoying a backyard fire pit.
Every homeowner who tends to a lawn has had to deal with a sloshing, muddy drainage problem at some point or another. Here are some fool-proof solutions.
You’d think bathrooms are the perfect environment for plants, but you need to choose with care.
No one wants to figure in a situation where the need to call for emergency help is necessary. But if you are a hiking novice or are a newcomer to the outdoors, it’s vital that you are equipped for such a scenario.
Furniture manufacturers offer sectional sofas in a variety of modules. This allows for customization well beyond a simple sofa with an attached chaise. In fact, buyers today can create custom configurations for specific spaces and activities! So it can be tricky. “Shopping for a sectional sofa isn’t like shopping for a simple chair, when an […]
If your home is currently equipped with a basic security system, adding home automation to your home security system may save you money.
She quickly checked that her husband was in bed next to her. Finding him there, she grabbed her pistol and, stepping out into the hallway, saw a shadowy figure moving toward her.
We all know rice is a delicious side dish, but you can use rice grains around the house, as well.
Mosquitoes are not simply irritating biting insects — they’re also carriers of numerous life-threatening diseases such as Malaria, West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, and Dengue fever. Like it or not, mozzies are always going to be around as they can breed in the smallest of containers and puddles. Personal repellents are good but the best solution is […]
Drying is a form of food preservation because by getting rid of moisture, you prevent bacteria from ruining your fruits and vegetables. It’s a great snack idea as well, especially for the kids! But electric dehydrators can be too energy-consuming as they run all day long. If you live in a tropical area or where […]
Having a pond or aquarium in your backyard doesn’t have to be an expensive project. Glass aquariums are pricey, requires constant maintenance, and are not always attractive especially outdoors. Well, there are other options that are just as visually attractive if not more at a fraction of the price of the conventional aquariums. You can […]
If you take the time to know more about nature, you’ll be amazed with the many wonders it offers — and this is just one of them. There are plants that double as home decors because of their beauty. One look and you’ll immediately know why. These plants would definitely have you gazing in awe with […]
Can’t play outside because of the rain? Rainy days need not be boring. There are a lot of things that the kids can do despite being forced to stay indoors. Here’s an idea that is just as much fun as playing outside. Turn an extra tablecloth into a fort that your kids will surely love. A couple […]
Getting rid of old tires is a huge problem. Regardless of this reality there are lots of tires that end up in the dumps. This shouldn’t be case if only people knew of the creative ways of recycling old tires, and turning them into something useful. The only limit to these ideas is your imagination. […]
Modern packaging may have it’s advantages, but it certainly lacks lasting appeal. Somehow, we just can’t see cardboard or shrinkwrap looking this good in another 30 years! Does the rustic look fit your taste? Then soda crate projects will definitely suit your home! It seems everybody is jumping on the vintage bandwagon these days with an […]
People love to barbecue. That’s both a generalization and a plain fact. We all have different reasons for enjoying outdoor cooking and dining. Food cooked over an open fire outdoors is naturally fresher. And a good outdoor grill just makes the entire cooking and dining experience a big event. You might say grilling outdoors is […]
Let giant dragonflies invade your garden or yard by upcycling old ceiling fan blades! This outdoor decor is sure to make passers-by take a second look… Don’t have an old ceiling fan? Why not search your local thrift store? And while you’re there, go look for a straight but carved table leg because you’ll be needing it, […]
Drink a bottle of wine, throw the empty in the recycling bin, right? Don’t drink wine? Then empty wine bottles are still pretty easy to come by! A couple of quick calls and you’ll probably have all you need… Here are some great projects you can do with those empty bottles that will make you […]
Making your own smoker doesn’t necessarily have to be a big project, especially if you are just a small family who simply want to enjoy a little outdoor cooking during the weekends. When we think of DIY smokers, we usually imagine drum or barrel smokers which could be a challenge for some of us to convert […]
Are you working from home or maybe thinking about joining the bandwagon? It’s important that you establish a workspace that allows you to concentrate on your business, and work in peace. The idea of working from home is very appealing because of the many advantages it offers. You get to save time and money by not having […]
In Mending Wall, poet Robert Frost decries the saying that “Good fences make good neighbours”. It’s a beautiful piece of writing but I feel the saying has great relevance in an urban setting. Fences do help define the boundaries between public and private, yours and mine. But all too often, those same fences are drab and […]
Plastic barrels are usually used for storing and selling liquids. Empty, they might be considered trash, but they can be so much more with these clever ideas! Typically strong and durable, those empty plastic barrels can be upcycled in some wonderful ways by clever DIYers. Plastic barrels are a versatile material DIY-ers can always consider when they’re in need of something […]
Even though Australia has had devastating floods in the last couple of years, it wasn’t long ago that most major cities and towns (big and small) were under major water restrictions. In her wonderful poem “My Country”, Dorothea McKellar, summarised the Australian climate in just one line, as a land “…of droughts and flooding rains”. […]
Want to build a new fence for your yard? These recycled fence ideas are sure to make your home stand out in the neighbourhood! We’ve all seen beautiful fences that we wished we had for our own yard. We pause for a while, smile, marvel at the creativity, and wonder how they were built. Some even take […]