During the winter, your yard might not look as lush and beautiful as you'd like it to. In fact, it might look downright lifeless. That's because most of your yard will go to sleep during the winter, leaving you with the remnants of your spring garden. However, winter doesn't need to mean that you're stuck with a dreary yard. In fact, with a little time and effort, you can have a beautiful, cheery yard, all winter long.
Design trends are cyclical. We all know it on some level, yet it is surprising to see a few of these dated design trends of the past making back to the top of the trendy list.
1. Avocado Green: The late 1960s and early 1970s were the years when our parents and grandparents installed those infamous avocado green appliances in their kitchens that were the butt of design jokes for years.
Keeping your home comfortable all year long is a goal that all homeowner's face. As the weather outside fluctuates from hot to freezing, your home can lose and gain a lot of heat through its windows creating the interior to be less comfortable. Here are some types of window coverings you can install on your home's exterior to help you keep your home's interior more comfortable.
Awnings mounted on the exterior of your home can provide a non-mechanical method to keep your home comfortable.
Without interference, most air conditioning units can run, problem free, throughout the entire season. After hot weather patterns come to an end, a simple filter change restores the air conditioner, readying it for another year of climate control. Unfortunately, air conditioners in both urban and rural areas can fall victim to the destructive nature of wildlife. Birds, vermin and even raccoons pose a threat to the health and well being of your air conditioner unit.
If you are thinking about ripping out those dingy, matted carpets and installing hardwood floors, you might already have a color in mind. However, the shade of wood that you choose is only one of the design considerations you need to make. Here are two hardwood flooring characteristics you should be familiar with and how to choose a variety for your home:
1: Wood Grade
When you start shopping for hardwood flooring, you might notice that some of the product samples contain grading information, such as first grade, second grade, or third grade.