Toxins in Our Homes

Every home is filled with unseen toxins. Vile little things abound that we cannot see, smell or touch. Once science began to discover that these toxins exist, people became more aware of what causes indoor allergies and in more extreme cases, such as toxic mold, can cause death. So what as a consumer, can we do to prevent these toxins? Once upon a time, the buzz phrase ‘cleanliness is next to godliness’ was enough, but not any longer. With the advent of so many synthetic substances being used in our clothing, furniture and other normal household items, clean just isn’t good enough. Today we have to begin looking for non-toxic options. We need to read labels and find out the …

Home Lighting – Use Glass Block to decorate and reflect light

Have you ever considered using Glass block draw light into your home? Many years ago, glass block was used in factory buildings and basements to allow light flowing into the area but still provided some security and privacy. Glass block has been used in showers and windows for bathrooms in higher priced housing. Home owners are only limited by their imagination when considering this durable material. Ive seen glass block used to create furniture such as desks and tables. Other suggestions for its use are for kitchen counters and divider walls. Since the blocks are not opaque, they blur and dim images while still allowing the flow of light. Glass has many additional benefits durability and resistance to weather. Glass …

Bathroom vanity is sure to exite the creative renovator

Replacing a worn out or outdated bathroom vanity is a quick and dramatic way to clean up a bathroom. With a little planning and a step-by-step approach, you can complete this alteration in a day. In fact, the biggest challenge may be just deciding which vanity to buy. Here are the steps you’ll need to follow for installing your new bathroom vanity, Shut off the water and disconnect the supply, use a bucket to catch any water that drips from the supply lines and the p-trap the white curved pipe in the center. Loosen the caulk between the bathroom vanity and the wall with a utility knife. You may have to go all the way down to the floor on …

Tips On Buying A New Mattress

Is the mattress you sleep on old and lumpy, have exhausted springs that just don’t have the spring in them anymore, or just old and you feel that you need to upgrade to a newer, more comfortable mattress? Searching for a new mattress can be simple for some, and may seem difficult for others. How much do you really know about mattresses? It’s extremely important to have a bed that can provide you with therapeutic qualities that you deserve after a hard days work…or play. But it can be expensive, so you want to make sure that you buy the right one, and to do that, you have to do a little research. It’s not that complicated, so don’t let …