Category: Fireplaces

30 Dec

What Causes Curling Leaves on Persimmon Trees?

Common and Japanese persimmon trees (Diospyros virginiana, Diospyros kaki) have a tendency to admire. Fragrant, white or pink spring flowers, shiny green foliage changing to brilliant orange, red or yellow in autumn and deliciously sweet yellow or orange fruit make them desirable additions to ornamental or kitchen gardens. Suitable for U.S. Department of Agriculture plant […]
16 Nov

The Way to Insert Extra Insulation into an Attic

An adequately insulated loft reduces your home’s energy costs by keeping warm air in during the winter and hot air outside throughout the summer. Builders usually insulate the loft during building, but sometimes additional insulation is required to increase energy efficiency. Insulation that’s moist, compressed or sprinkled loses its heat-resisting ability and ought to be […]
19 Sep

7 Tropical Bulbs for a Summer Garden That Wows

Traditional bulbs may wither in the heat of summer, but that is when bulbs in the subtropics really shine. They are useful for adding daring and striking colours and patterns to gardens everywhere; in temperate regions they may be dug up in autumn and replanted in spring, and in warmer climates they may be left […]
31 Aug

What You Must Know About Sunlight and Your House

Wherever you reside on Earth, you manage the sun. Close to the equator individuals seek colour. Toward the sticks sun is valuable. The sun provides more than light; it could create heat in houses: desired in winter, averted in summer. Sunlight also degrades several materials. Untreated wood actually falls apart, blackens or is bleached under […]
28 Aug

Must-Know Modern Homes: Villa Mairea

Along with Frank Lloyd Wright, Finnish architect Alvar Aalto stands out for being a contemporary architect with an extremely personal style that blends the historical and the contemporary. But unlike Wright, who had been born under a decade after the end of the Civil War and did his early work in the same century, Aalto […]
14 Aug

10 Furniture All-Stars of Versatility

Don’t you just adore those two-for-one deals at the supermarket? I sure do. I will always make room in my pantry to get that extra box of mac and cheese. There are furniture equivalents into the twofer at the supermarket. Some pieces simply pack a bit more versatility, having multiple uses or the capacity to […]
25 Feb

Yellowing Leaves to a Portuguese Laurel

When Portuguese laurel’s (Prunus lusitanica) evergreen leaves turn yellow, something may be seriously amiss. Hardy at U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 7 through 9, this resilient tree should offer year-round luster and beauty. Several underlying issues could be behind yellow Portuguese laurel leaves. Identifying the issues and creating prompt corrections may restore your […]
18 Feb

Flights of Fancy: Painted Stair Runners

Stair runners are excellent at maintaining steps quiet and comfortable underfoot, but sometimes they feel somewhat formal. Stair runners that are painted are a terrific choice. They create the illusion of a runner but certainly are far more casual — and the layout options are as boundless as your imagination. Painted stair runners aren’t right […]
18 Oct

11 Colors From the Spice Cabinet

Want to liven up your own palette? Take a glimpse in the pantry. From saffron yellow and paprika red to nutmeg and cinnamon browns, inspiration is hiding right in the spice jars. Jennifer Brouwer (Jennifer Brouwer Design Inc) Turmeric yellows and lush textures radiate luxury in this monochromatic room. Since the colors are retained tone-on-tone, […]