"The health benefits from spending time in nature are scientifically proven. Immersing yourself in Mother Nature restores your mental energy, reduces inflammation, and improves concentration." Dwell asks interior designers for simple ways to bring the outdoors into your home.
Unexpected warm weather days can lead to two embarrassing things: pasty legs when you want to wear shorts and an unmaintained deck when you want to have an impromptu margarita night. Don’t get caught off guard. Maintain your deck with these easy tips.
Too soon to start planning your garden? Absolutely not. It’s hard not to want to when spring is SO close. If you need a “Practicing Patience” project, start with our Project of the Month: a redwood garden shed that’s as durable as it is dreamy. [ Bit.ly Link ]
First-Home DIYers! We’re here to help. Spring is the perfect time to tackle a home improvement project, and we’ll be bringing you tips and resources this month for projects that will give you the most bang for your buck.
"Creating rooms starts with building walls the right way." Licensed carpenter Mark Clement of MyFixitUpLife shares some pro tips for framing and installing a partition wall for those looking to do some DIY while going easy on their wallet.
When deciding on the style of deck you would like to build, first consider which look best complements your home. Head over to Simpson Strong-Tie's blog, Simpson Strong-Tie DIY, for more on creating the deck of your dreams!
Talk about becoming one with nature! These eco-friendly-design homes are literally camouflaged into the surrounding landscape. No really... you might need Google Maps if you're ever invited to the housewarming party.
Know Your Wood: Cedar is a highly revered, durable wood that’s naturally resistant to rot, decay, and insect attacks making it most popular for use outdoors, but it is often also used to enhance the beauty and elegance of a home's interior look.
Don't know the difference between a home built in the style of Italianate and a home built in the style of Queen Anne? Don't worry, we didn't either! Put your knowledge of home design styles to the test to see how much you really know.