When To Cut Down A Tree Altogether Versus Tree Trimming

Sometimes some trees just get in the way. Sometimes you can just trim them back enough to keep them out of the way. At other times, there is just no more wiggle room to leave the tree where it is and not have it be in the way. When it is time to cut down a tree completely rather than just resort to tree trimming, you can use the following guidelines to make that call. Read More 

Asphalt Shingles Are Still A Respectable Choice For Your Home

These days, there seems to be a trend towards alternative roofing materials, such as metal, slate and wooden shakes. These materials are discussed so often that it may make you feel like asphalt shingles are no longer a respectable choice for your home. Though these other roofing materials certainly do have their advantages, asphalt shingles do still have their place. Here's a look at three reasons it's perfectly fine to stick with asphalt. Read More 

Troubleshooting Frequent Antiquated Combination Safe Issues

Whether you have a safe in your family that has been handed down through the generations or you happen to obtain one in a different way, it is likely that what you have will boast a crude version of the combination lock. While combination locks on safes brought about an entirely new level of security, these outdated locking mechanisms do not come without their downfalls; occasionally, you will have problems with the combination lock on your antique safe. Read More 

Use A Garden To Create Privacy For Your Patio

Patios are great spaces for outdoor living. Practically anything you can do indoors, from dining to snoozing, can be done on your patio. Well, these things are possible as long as you don't mind doing them out in the open. Or you can create a sense of privacy for your patio with well-placed landscaping. Build a Planter One way to create a barrier between your patio and the outside world is with a built-in planter. Read More 

Four Stand-Alone Special Touches That Will Make Your Guest Bathroom Feel Luxurious

When you have guests stay over, you want them to feel welcomed and pampered -- but designing a guest bathroom with a luxurious spa appeal can be costly. If you're on a budget but still want to design a luxurious spa bathroom, a good compromise is to choose one special touch. Here's a look at four stand-alone special touches that will make your entire guest bathroom feel more luxurious. A Granite Vanity Read More