Useful Décor: Putting Antique American Stoneware To Work In Your Home

Who says your collection of antique American stoneware is only meant to look pretty? You can put your antique stoneware collection to work in your home in a wide variety of ways. Some people prefer to be surrounded by pretty things but want their objects to have practical purposes, too. After all, these things that have survived long enough to become antiques were often built for specific purposes. While people do not need butter crocks today, that doesn't mean they can't be useful in your home. Read More 

Why You Should Use Granite Countertops for Your Kitchen

Are you in the process of remodeling your kitchen, and now you're ready to pick out your countertops? You may be looking into various natural stone countertops to make your kitchen stand out. Instead of using marble or quartz, consider using granite countertops for the following reasons. 1. Unique Colors and Textures What makes granite countertops unique is that it is made from natural stone. This means that the look of every slab of granite is going to be unique in its own way. Read More 

Areas To Add More Insulation

You likely know the importance of insulation in your home. It keeps the heat inside from escaping so you don't have energy bills that are too high. You may think you have all the insulation you need already. However, if the following areas don't have any or enough insulation, you may be losing money in utilities. Garage Builders usually don't insulate the garage. You've probably experienced that fact during the cold months when your garage is cold. Read More 

Are You Enclosing Your Outdoor Patio?

Have you decided that you would get more use out of your outdoor patio if you went ahead and enclosed it? Maybe you have considered doing that for years, and you have now decided to get it done before Christmas. Do you already have a plan for the enclosure? If not, here are some ideas that might help you. ​The Outdoor and Indoor Window Treatments Is your area of the country often hit by hurricanes or other dramatic weather conditions? Read More 

If You Can’t Have Central Air, You Still Have Options

Central air conditioning has only become common in homes in the last few decades. If your home was built before the 1990s, there's a good chance the builder did not construct it with air conditioning in mind. You may have a boiler heating system or baseboard heat, which does not lend itself well to installing central air. But that does not mean you can't have air conditioning. Here are a few AC options that work well when central AC is not an option. Read More