Creating A Beautiful Home

  • Are Metal Roofs "Green" And "Sustainable?" What Does That Even Mean?

    16 April 2017

    People toss around terms like "green," and "sustainable," a lot. Many people don't understand quite what they mean, other than they're both good for the environment. Metal roofs are actually both green and sustainable. Here's what that means for you. What Makes a Metal Roof "Green?" Metal roofs aren't toxic, nor do they pose an environmental threat. Your use of a metal roof means you won't add anything negative to your local environment by using it.

  • Fireplace Additions To Help Efficiently Heat Your Living Space

    12 April 2017

    Building and using a fireplace in your home adds ambiance and heat to your home. When you want to enjoy a fireplace and a lower electricity bill that can come with it during the winter, here are some tips to help you make your home fireplace more efficient in heating your living space. Heat Circulation Grate A heat circulation grate is one of the most effective tools to add to a wood burning fireplace to circulate heat into your living space.

  • 3 Benefits of Using Commercial Mulch as Part of Your Commercial Landscape Design

    10 April 2017

    When it comes to landscaping your commercial property, it is very important that you use items that are going to not only look good but are also going to be effective. One such type of landscaping supply is going to be mulch. Mulch is a made up of a combination of things, such as bark, compost, and/or leaves and is going to serve a variety of purposes for you. The mulch is generally going to be easy for you to find at a local plant nursery, and is going to be fairly affordable in terms of landscaping items.

  • Four Fabulous Ideas For An Eclectic Garden

    4 April 2017

    If you have always wanted a whimsical garden that was both relaxing and an expression of your eclectic style but didn't know quite how to go about it, here are four ideas to get you started. Scrap Metal Yard Art Nothing adds that touch of whimsy faster than using decorative pieces of art that artisans have handcrafted out of found pieces of metal that would otherwise being on the scrap heap, such as from Star Imports Wholesale.

  • What To Do About Carpenter Bees On Your New Jersey Property

    31 March 2017

    Carpenter bees are a very common pest in New Jersey; this is especially true among residences where there are wooden structures on the property, such as decks and children's play scapes. Unfortunately, carpenter bees can be destructive to property and can also pose a hazard to humans. While carpenter bees aren't inherently aggressive, they will sting if provoked or startled. By knowing how to identify signs of these pests on your property and get rid of them, you can keep your property safer this spring and summer.

  • Keeping Your Store's Gutters in Great Condition

    1 February 2017

    If you just purchased a store, you will soon find out that the maintenance of the exterior will help in keeping customers returning to your establishment. Failing to keep your gutter system in good working order can lead to water dripping over the sides of the gutters, possibly splashing those visiting your store as a result. Dirty gutter systems will also appear unfavorable to those coming to take a look inside of your building.

  • Three Pitfalls To Avoid When You're Putting More Brine Into Your Home's Water Softener Tank

    10 October 2016

    A water softener is an invaluable asset to have in your home if you don't want to deal with pipe corrosion issues a few years down the line. Even better, while a water softener can be fairly expensive to purchase and install, it isn't all that hard or complicated to refill and maintain the unit yourself. Just make sure you avoid these three pitfalls when you're putting more brine into your home's water softener tank.