A few years back, I saw this idea in a holiday catalog, and I was struck by the simple and rustic beauty of it. I was also struck by the hefty price tag! I couldn't believe that only a few dollars in materials justified the cost of more than $40 per jar. I was determined
Want to liven up your holiday decorating with a fresh live wreath? Materials A wire wreath form A roll of wire Fresh greens and a pruner Your favorite ribbon for the bow. Step 1. Gather up your greens Step 2. Twist the wire from the wire roll to secure it on to the wreath form.
Caulk the Cracks Caulk can help keep out dirt, moisture, sound, and radon gas, and it can improve the general appearance of your home. Caulk before painting for a more finished look. Caulk where masonry meets siding, where pipes or wires enter the house, around window and door frames, and at corner joints formed by siding. Find carpet
In this first segment of our 3-part home weatherization series, we’re going to focus on areas of the house most prone to air infiltration. We’re going to carefully examine the perimeter of our home to look for spots where air might be getting in. Then we’re going to focus on properly sealing these gaps. Be
In this final segment of our 3-part home weatherization series, we’ll be up in the attic preparing to add a layer of insulation. But before we start, we’ll be taking measures to make sure our insulation can achieve its maximum R-value potential. To do this we’ll be sealing the cracks and gaps between our home’s