Home Improvement

Top Reasons You Need to Upgrade Your Old Fireplace

Whether your home is new or old, having a fireplace would always add to its overall value, functionality, and aesthetic appeal. People love having a fireplace at home as it is an important feature, especially in countries and regions where it is extremely cold. If you’ve had an old fireplace in your home that isn’t heating optimally or proving to be difficult to maintain due to it being a wood-burning fireplace, here are the few reasons why you should consider upgrading it Save Money When you upgrade your old fireplace with the new fireplace designs, you save a lot of money. It is because the new designs would help with proper heat distribution and better heat management in the space. It would save you a lot of money you otherwise spend on running the heating system. Enh...

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GardenHome Improvement

Ornamental Grasses for Landscaping and Display

Ornamental plants and flowers are used to create floral arrangements as well as enhance a garden. Not all ornamental plants and flowers are suited to all climates, so do your research to find which are hardy enough species to deal with your sultry summers or snowy winters. Black Bamboo might just surprise you with how well it deals with frigid conditions. A sight of snow on this plant almost looks as though it is sprouting white flowers. Because it is an evergreen, Black Bamboo provides a spring-like sense of green amongst other plants that aren't as hardy. Bear Grass is not really a grass, but a perennial. This plant produces tall, slender flowers that enhance a floral arrangement placed inside a long vase. Desert Spoon looks almost like a porcupine that has invaded your land

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Home Improvement

How to Make a Towel Tree for a Rustic Bathroom

A rustic bathroom should include decor and amenities that coordinate with the style of the space, and a towel tree is a fantastic addition. It provides a natural support for towels, and it adds to the theme of the room. It can hold far more than a single towel bar, and it takes up very little space. As long as the bathroom floor is spacious enough to hold a large heavy planter, it will work to hold several towels. I am in the process of searching for a vacation home near Bull Shoals Lake in Arkansas, and I prefer a rustic cabin design. I have stayed in vacation rental homes that included a rustic bathroom with a towel tree instead of the typical bars. It is something that I plan on making for my rustic cabin bathroom, especially if it includes log walls. I would not want to attach anyth

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GuideHome Improvement

Drip Edge Installation Basics

Drip edge is the aluminum flange that folds underneath the bottom layer of asphalt shingles and covers the front portion of the fascia. The aluminum fascia is then slid underneath the drip edge to create a watertight seal and protect one of the most delicate parts of a roof. Roof Preparation The roof must be striped down to its basic underlayment before you install drip edge. Whether you're starting from scratch, or you're remodeling, the roof must be ready with an organic felt paper underlayment. If you're using Zip System Sheathing then an underlayment isn't required. Check out how to use tar paper to dry in a roof for more details on this part of the roofing process. The tar paper issue aside, the roof has to be strong enough to withstand an earthquake or so they say as the dri

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