Archives by: CK Vaughn

Troubleshooting Dishwasher Leaks And Water Flow Problems

Homeowners expect dishwashers to work every time they press the button, but they can be a little temperamental and develop problems. Some of the most common are leaks or water flow problems, which you can diagnose on your own with the following guide. How to Troubleshoot a Leaky Dishwasher There are a number of issues that could lead to a leaky dishwasher. These are the easiest to troubleshoot and address like the overloading problem. Many people are going to be tempted to overload ... Read more

Let’s Identify Your Decorating Style

If someone asks you what the decorating style is in your home, would you be able to answer? The most important thing when decorating your home is to know your style. Different people choose different styles because it catches their eye or it just speaks specifically to them. According to many professionals, if you’re not sure of your style, you’ll likely end up listening to other people or looking to trends to determine “what looks good,” but ultimately end up feeling dissatisfied when ... Read more

Is Texas Ready For Solar Power? Yes!

Texas is in a major heat wave with thunderstorms and power shortages that are wearing down on its electricity costs. Wanna save money on your summer electric bill, Texas? Then now’s the time to switch to solar power. Just a little insight Teaser electricity rates for 3 month periods and even long-term energy plans are rising significantly. Indeed, according to the trade group, The Association of Electric Companies of Texas, the rate on a one-year fixed electrical price has increased more than 20 ... Read more

How to Clear an Overgrown Yard Efficiently

(Image Credit: Have Dumptruck, Will Travel) Sometimes people buy a house for such a great price that they’re willing to invest time and resources into fixing it up. This goes for the yard as much as anything else. Perhaps the house is perfect, but the yard looks like it hasn’t seen a lawnmower or a brush clipper in years. The grass is too tall, the bushes are overgrown, and there seems to be more weeds than lawn. Another possible scenario is that a ... Read more

Screen Time for Kids: How to Achieve the Right Balance

With tablets and cell phones rarely out of arm's reach, technology is an integral part of our daily lives. For the most part, technology greatly benefits our day-to-day activities. From instantaneous communication to social sharing to gaming and education for children at various ages, it is pervasive. But, getting lost in the virtual world can be easy. Therefore, it's important to add daily physical activity to your children's' routine to keep them active an healthy. Screen time for kids is okay, but ... Read more

Your Renovation Debris Can Be Hazardous

All of those do-it-yourself home remodeling shows make renovations look at easy as tearing out the old and installing the new. Homeowners decide that they want a total remodel so they go for it--knocking out walls with sledgehammers, ripping up floors, and stirring up a flurry of dust. When they are finished, the result may be a sparkling new kitchen, a luxurious bath or an expanded living space big enough for the entire family to watch the game while snacking on ... Read more

Sou Fujimoto – A Rising Star in Japanese and Global Architecture

Looking at the unassuming background of world-famous architect Sou Fujimoto, people might not have guessed he would one day have several designs to his name known for their lightness and permeability. Born in Hokkaido in 1971, Fujimoto grew up there and attended the University of Tokyo after finishing his formal education. He graduated from college in 1994 and established Sou Fujimoto Architects just six years later. The Ishinomaki Cultural Complex Center and Other Creations Fujimoto’s work is vast, spanning from private homes to ... Read more

Five Ways To Start Building A Home Gym

Image Source: Scooby’s Workshop While a lot of people prefer to go to the gym because it’s easier for them, others are considering working out in their home. A lot of people are saying that it’s much better to have your own gym at home because you get to work at your own pace and you also have the control on what type of exercises are you supposed to do. Building a home gym is not as hard as anyone thinks, in ... Read more
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