Choosing And Using Furniture To Take Advantage Of Limited Space

If you're trying to make the most out of small amounts of space in your home, the most obvious solution might be to use small furniture – or even to use as little furniture as possible. But no one wants to have to heap their clothes on the floor or eat their dinner in their lap. So instead of going without, how can you use furniture to maximize your space?

Best Window Treatments For A Nursery

One of the true pleasures of preparing for the arrival of a baby is decorating the nursery. While choosing features like the paint and the furniture might be relatively easy, babies have a variety of needs to be carefully considered when picking the right window treatments.  Light-Canceling Getting babies to rest can be bad enough without trying to make them sleep under conditions that don't appeal to them. Some babies need darkness in order to nap properly.

You Can Troubleshoot Your Dishwasher And Get It Going Again

A dead dishwasher may not ruin your life, but it can certainly ruin your day. When it doesn't work, the first thing you want to do is figure out why it isn't working. The second thing you want to know is what you can do about it. The nice thing is that you can troubleshoot the problem and even repair some issues yourself.  Power Checking to see if your dishwasher has power is your first step.

Five Clever Basement Remodels

If you have recently moved into a home with an unfinished basement, you might be excited to put this unused space into action. There are plenty of fun remodels that you can do with this additional space. Here are five clever basement remodel ideas that can liven up any home. 1. Bar's Open If you don't have room in your kitchen and dining area for a proper bar, move this to the basement.

4 Ways Your Hard Water Is Costing You Money

Hard water is often viewed as little more than an inconvenience, but the truth is that an abundance of minerals and chemicals in your water can have an adverse affect on your wallet, too. To prove it, here are four ways those pesky chemicals are costing you money every day.  Cleaning Costs While you might not be able to attribute all of your bathroom cleaning to hard water, that hard-to-remove bathtub ring likely causes you to spend a little more on cleaning products every month.