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Finding the Perfect Countertop
Finding the Perfect Countertop

The Nettles have been changing every room in their home and also remodeled their past homes. Finding the best, for a good deal is the goal.During a remodeling project, there are a lot of questions to be answered. Colors and designs must be selected and materials decided upon. This can be a very daunting task, and people do not consider the issues until they are smack dab in the middle of them.

How to Grow Dahlias for Summer Color
How to Grow Dahlias for Summer Color

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. Growing up, my mother grew flowers and my father grew vegetables. The only exception to this division of labor was my father’s dahlias. He loved them, especially the large dinner plate dahlias.

9 Air-Cleaning Houseplants That Are Crazy Easy to Maintain
9 Air-Cleaning Houseplants That Are Crazy Easy to Maintain

Kaitlyn is a freelance writer who writes articles that teach people how to lean on their minds, bodies, hearts, and on those around them. Most of us spend more than 90 percent of our time inside. This means that the air we breathe indoors can make a significant impact on our health. The bad news is that our furniture, building materials, cleaning products, and paint all emit toxic compounds like formaldehyde into the air, which we then breathe into our lungs.

How to Decorate With Chalkboards and Chalkboard Paint
How to Decorate With Chalkboards and Chalkboard Paint

Linda is a seasoned writer and home-decorating authority. She loves sharing design trends, decor ideas, and useful tips with her readers. Unleash your inner child and get ready to write all over the house. Chalkboards have made the leap from classroom teaching aid to home decorating essential. With a little imagination you can transform almost any household surface into a chalkboard.

Makita Random Orbit Sander Review
Makita Random Orbit Sander Review

Matt is a professional painter and freelance writer, sharing his knowledge, house-painting tips, and product reviews. The Pros and Cons of the Makita Orbital Sander (Model BO5041)My review is based on the corded Makita orbit sander, not the cordless model. I bought mine from my local Home Depot store.

How to Grow Penstemon (Beardtongue), a Native Plant
How to Grow Penstemon (Beardtongue), a Native Plant

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. Every year as the summer starts to heat up in June, penstemon starts blooming. The popular cultivar, Husker Red, is especially eye-catching with its stalks of white flowers towering over dark red foliage.

How to Get Rid of a Yellow Jacket Wasp Nest in a Hedge
How to Get Rid of a Yellow Jacket Wasp Nest in a Hedge

C. L. Grant is a homemaker and domestic gardener. She lives in an old 1930& 39;s house, in a semi-rural part of the UK. What Are Yellow Jacket Wasps?The two most common species of social wasp in the UK are the Common Wasp (Vespula Vulgaris) and the German Wasp (Vespula Germanica). In the States, these are often referred to as yellow jacket wasps.

DIY Fake Stone Wall—Cheap and Fun!
DIY Fake Stone Wall—Cheap and Fun!

I’m currently nursing a meniscus tear. Believe it or not, this knee injury happened almost 26 years ago. Stone WallsFor a long time, I& 39;ve wanted a stone wall in my living room, around my fireplace, and beyond. I& 39;ve never done stonework, so I knew I couldn& 39;t do it myself with real stone. I checked on some of the fake stone panels, and they were beautiful, but they were very expensive.

Plant Ornamental Cabbage and Kale to Replace Frost-Bitten Annuals
Plant Ornamental Cabbage and Kale to Replace Frost-Bitten Annuals

Dorothy is a Master Gardener, former newspaper reporter, and the author of several books. Michael is a landscape/nature photographer in NM. Not Tasty, But Spectacular to ViewDon& 39;t you get a little sad when the weather starts getting colder and the flowering annuals that you had admired for so long start to die?

Petals of Love: 12 Red Color Flowers of Hawaii
Petals of Love: 12 Red Color Flowers of Hawaii

The author lives in a quiet seaside community in lower Puna on the Big Island. He& 39;s an avid gardener, traveler, and photographer. Red color flowers are often the most alluring, seductive flowers in the garden. They intensely attract your attention more than any other flowers!Red is the color of desire and passion.

150+ Magical Cabin Name Ideas: Vacation Home, Beach House, and More
150+ Magical Cabin Name Ideas: Vacation Home, Beach House, and More

Layne is an avid camper and has taken many solo camping trips in North America. How to Choose a Name for Your Cabin, Retreat, or Beach HouseWhen it comes to naming your sacred space—your cabin, your pool house, your beach house, or your vacation home, you want a name that whispers tranquility, serenity, and comfort.

Review of Imartine's Coredy R3500 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
Review of Imartine's Coredy R3500 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

Walter Shillington writes about products he is familiar with. His articles focus on healthcare, electronics, watches, and household items. One of my first reviews compared the Vileda Virobi against Koolvac’s KV-1 robotic vacuum. The Kookvac, an early competitor to Roomba, was a large and colorful machine that rumbled across the floor, banging noisily against the furniture until its battery ran dry.