Tips For Living (And Saving) In A Small Apartment As A Young Family

As a young family on a tight budget, you may be trying to figure out if homeownership can ever be in your future. For many people, housing costs eat the majority of their take-home pay. If you can cut down your housing costs, you can squirrel away the extra until you have enough to make a downpayment on your very own home. A great way to do this is to move into the smallest apartment that you can comfortably live in. Read More 

Three Types Of Window Treatments That Promote Energy Efficiency

These days, as the cost of energy rises, it is more important than ever before to minimize the amount of energy your home uses. Most people focus on choosing appliances that use less energy, but you should also try to choose items that keep heat from leaving your home (in the winter) or coming into your home (in the summer.) Window treatments can be an effective energy-saving element, but only if you choose the right ones. Read More 

Helpful Ways to Get Your Home & Yard Ready for Spring

With warmer spring weather comes emerging insects and other outdoor pests, noxious weeds, but also new growth in your lawn and landscaping to look forward to. All this new activity after a season of freezing weather requires you to get busy and handle the accumulation of tasks so you don't get behind. To help you get a jump start on your outside work, here are some professional services and ideas to help you get your yard and home ready for the warmer weather. Read More 

How An Aquarium Can Benefit Your Home And Your Family

If you are in the market for a new pet but are looking for something different besides just a cat or dog, take a look at the benefits of aquariums. In addition to being able to look after and care for various fish, the aquarium itself will likely add to your home in various ways. Here are just some of the reasons why you might want to consider getting an aquarium from a company like Neptune's Tropical Fish. Read More 

Stone Alert: 3 Places To Use Stone On The Interior Of Your House

Whether you are doing a complete gut-job of your existing house or building a new house, you are probably a bit overwhelmed by all of the options of things you have to choose from. For instance, should you do tile flooring or wood flooring? Should you do black framed windows or white framed windows? White cabinets or wood cabinets? Among all of these seemingly overwhelming options, you may want to consider stone products. Read More