10 Tips to Decorate Your Home Garden

September 28, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Your garden isn’t just a place to grow your flowers or healthy vegetables.  It is also a place for you to create an oasis; a special place for you to escape after a long hard day at the office or with the children.  Decorating your home garden can range from simple, elegant décor to over the top, extravagance.  The way you decide to make the space “yours” is totally up to you. The following are a few tips on how you can get started decorating your home garden.  How will you take your garden to the next level? Decorative pots. The easiest and most cost efficient way to decorate your garden is by choosing an assortment of decorative pots to house your flowers and plants.  Available in countless sizes, shapes, and colors, you can let your imagination run wild when choosing decorative pots for your space.  If you are crafty, [...]

How to Build Your Own Backyard Pergola

September 8, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Step 1: Materials and Tools – In order to complete the project you will need the following materials: pressure-treated or cedar 4x4s, 2x4s, 2x6s and 2x10s of number 2 pine. You will also need pea gravel, concrete, galvanized 16-penny nails, galvanized deck screws and lag bolts. You will also need the following tools: a circular saw, a power drill, a jigsaw or reciprocating saw, a 10 foot stepladder, a framing level, a plumb line, a post hole digger, a ratchet and sockets to fit the lag bolts, a Flathead screwdriver, a shovel and a wheelbarrow or garden tractor with a cart. For a project this size, it is crucial that you have a framing hammer. This is the type that has a cross-hatched head and straight nail pullers rather than the curved ones you see on ordinary hammers. You want a hammer that feels heavy to you. The trick to using a [...]

How to Make a Wooden Bucket for Indoor Plant Storage

September 7, 2011 at 3:28 pm

If you want to spice up your house without spending a cent, the easiest way to do so is by decorating it with indoor plants. Putting in greens is one way to add life and vitality to your living space. But one problem can be where to put them. Good plant boxes can be hard to find. The solution? Why not make your own wooden bucket and use it as plant storage. Here are 6 steps to make a wooden bucket to store indoor plants. Step 1: Get all the materials needed in your project and arrange them on your work table. You will need 12 pieces of cedar board at 1x2x10, ½ inch drill bit, table saw, wood glue, ratchet straps, drill, 2 pcs copperbands at ½ x 38, damp rag, copper nails, cedar board measured at 3/4x12x12, hammer, jigsaw, pencil and a rope. Step 2: On both sides [...]

7 Great Reasons to Use Polished Concrete

September 7, 2011 at 1:59 pm

As one of the most affordable flooring options, polished concrete is swiftly gaining popularity over natural stone flooring in both households and businesses. Besides its cost-effectiveness, polished concrete also provides the same beauty in flooring that other options offer. Listed below are only seven of the many benefits this flooring offers. 1. A major concern regarding concrete as a flooring alternative in homes and businesses is the health risks concrete dust poses to infants and children. However, polishing concrete eliminates this dusting, making it both a safe and clean flooring option. 2. Unlike other flooring, polished concrete does not permit water or other contaminants to penetrate its surface as it is made with resistive materials, lending this option much more sustainability and durability. Polished concrete also reduces the harsh possibility of staining as it allows moisture vapor to escape while causing liquid to pool for an easier clean-up. 3. During [...]