Create An Elegant Entry Way In Your Home

Consider that when people step into your home, the first impression they get is your foyer. Whether you are redecorating or planning a brand new home, consider these steps you can take to make your entry way elegant while still giving it a charming and warm look.  The Furnishings - Remember that simplicity is elegance! One beautiful look is to have a long, slender table along the wall. If you select that, the addition of an occasional chair or two across from the table will not only be beautiful, but it will offer guests a place to sit if they're not staying for a long visit. [Read More]

How To Take Care Of Your Central Air System In The Winter

The winter season is an important time of year for your central air conditioner because it usually means you'll be shutting it off for a few months. During that time, even though it's not in use, it's still exposed to the elements. You're probably familiar with the cleaning and maintenance process that comes before firing it up for the first time every year, and while it's still a good idea to get annual maintenance and cleaning, you can help your unit run more efficiently and reduce the necessity of repairs by taking proper care of it during the winter. [Read More]

Dwarf Conifers: Small Trees With Big Landscape Uses

Successful landscaping designs include a variety of plants, trees and shrubs all strategically placed to create an eye-catching design. This means learning more about trees or shrubs aren't as well-known, like dwarf conifers. These small trees are all about the foliage, but still provide color. You can choose from the palest cream and gold, smoky blues to a deep plum, and apple green to lime green.  You can use dwarf conifers for a variety of landscape needs. [Read More]

Hardwood Floors Versus Engineered Wood Floors

One of the reasons that wood floors are still so popular is that there's just no substitute for the beauty and warmth you get with real wood. While this flooring is available in an array of sizes and styles, there are two main types: solid wood floors and engineered wood floors. Solid wood floors are the traditional type in which each floorboard is made from a single piece of wood. Engineered wood floors are a laminated plank composed of many pieces of wood. [Read More]