Curtains are the crowning touch in home decorating projects. Although window treatments definitely shouldn't be installed until all the messy work is done, you need to decide early in the planning stages what you want to accomplish by dressing your windows.
Rising energy costs have you worrying about your utility bills this winter? With a “whole house” approach to heating, you can save money and stay warm. Here are some ideas for keeping your bill low while you keep your house toasty:
For tens of thousands of years, the flickering flames and warmth of a fire on the hearth has been an integral part of daily human life. We can all identify with the calm and peaceful feeling of looking into the heart of an open fire. But, the advent of modern heating and cooking appliances has taken the open flame out of most of our homes. Electric stoves and fireplaces are an easy way to introduce the realistic and satisfying effect of burning wood into any room while providing safe, clean and efficient heat.
You put clean sheets on the guest bed and stocked up the pantry – now the guests are about to arrive, and it’s time to show you’re the host with the most! Keep these tips in mind to ensure your overnight guests enjoy their stay.
The holidays are fast approaching, which means you may find yourself with a houseful of guests. The number one goal of every host should be to make their guests feel as at home as possible, and these do-in-advance tips can help you offer the warmest welcome possible.