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Reorganizing Your Remodel: How to Cut Down on Construction Time

A home remodeling project can get out of hand before it even gets started if you aren’t careful about your planning process. It’s easy to get lost in a sea of tools and bottomless bills and receipts. Luckily there are a few ways you can organize your remodeling projects so you can cut back on the time it takes to complete the job.…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on October 9, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

3 Signs Your Home Needs New Windows this Fall

There are many issues you can encounter if your windows need to be replaced and you fail to do so in a timely manner. Your energy bill can sky rocket, condensation from the window can cause the window frame to rot, or the exterior of your home…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 29, 2015 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Five Tips On Repairing Roofs

You want to fix your own roof before it starts raining in your bedroom? Here are five tips for budding handymen who want to restore their roof.

After all, the shower is the only place in our house where it is desired that water falling on our heads!

Nothing more annoying as water leaks through the roof. A handyman can repair some damage to the roof. Other damage however…


Added by Morna Collins on September 24, 2015 at 8:13am — No Comments

Six Quick Home Fixes to Try This Weekend

As a homeowner, it probably seems like you’re always working on a project, or at least, you always have a project that just isn’t quite finished yet. While home repairs are quite literally are ongoing projects, there are a few things you can get done without spending days, weeks, or even months working on them. In fact, if all you have is a weekend, you can complete any (or several) of these six projects to spruce up your home and cut down on that to do list. Don’t get too overwhelmed with…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on September 22, 2015 at 1:21pm — No Comments

The Lost Language of Gardening

The moment you decide to plant a flowerbed or grow organic food in your garden, you are admitting that soil is more than just dirt. It becomes a part of the vegetation cycle, just as important as water, sunlight and mild climate. By learning how to nurture the soil, you will become a better gardener and have more understanding for your plants’ needs.…


Added by Tyler M. Newport on August 24, 2015 at 7:35am — No Comments

Top to Toe Lavish Bathrooms

Bathrooms are usually at the bottom of the list when it comes to renovation budget. A new TV set and a new laptop or a set of speakers always come a few steps above and bathroom accessories remain unchanged for years, unless they break down completely and must be replaced.…


Added by Tyler M. Newport on August 23, 2015 at 6:40pm — No Comments

Amazing Bathroom Decorating Ideas

We all adore bathrooms, apart perhaps from the ordeal of cleaning them. But, the time spent in a hot tub, when you feel your stress and worries melting away, is second to no life thrill. Imagine now how it would be if you introduced some new style and fresh appeal to the room. The only problem, I guess, would be ever leaving the soothing paradise.…


Added by Tyler M. Newport on August 23, 2015 at 6:31pm — No Comments

How Can You Cover the Cost of Your Remodel on a Budget?

From time to time your home requires certain maintenance and repairs, or in some cases even a complete remodel. Covering the cost of remodeling can often stop homeowners from making their homes more livable. However, there are some budget-friendly options that can accommodate any project quite nicely. Try these four super easy and creative ideas as you start to think about your home make-over.…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on August 19, 2015 at 2:27pm — No Comments

How to Install Your Own Outdoor Hot Tub

A new hot tub can be the perfect relaxing addition your backyard or deck area and is great to use in any season. Although installing one yourself can be a bit tricky, the task is by no means out of reach for the enthusiastic do-it-yourselfer. 


Crossing All Your T’s…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on August 12, 2015 at 11:35am — No Comments

How to Make your Log Cabin Kitchen more Energy Efficient

At first glance, a log cabin may seem cozy, comfortable, and warm. In reality, however, these homes experience the same lack of energy efficiency as other homes that are not well maintained.

In particular, the kitchen in your log cabin may need the most improvement when it comes to improving your home's energy efficiency. You can make your kitchen more energy efficient by utilizing these simple, yet important strategies.…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 6, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

How mindfulness could help you

 As energy prices rise, many seek ways to reduce energy consumption at home. Fortunately there are a number of simple things you can do right now, and that does not cost you anything. Trying out some of these ideas and introducing several changes in daily habits, you can save money and help protect the environment, and while doing so you do not have to sacrifice your comfort.…


Added by Tyler M. Newport on July 18, 2015 at 5:54am — No Comments

Secret Garden on Your Rooftop

If you live in an urban area where every patch of green is limited and strictly purposed it is often had to find a suitable space for your gardening needs. However, if you have an access to the building’s roof, there is much you can do into turning that unused surface into a secret garden hideout. The limited space has influenced some of the most exquisite gardening jewels that had to complement the size with…


Added by Tyler M. Newport on July 17, 2015 at 11:41am — No Comments

What is Needed for a Beautiful Yard

When winter is fading away many homeowner’s thoughts turn to their yard and what they can do to ensure that they will have a beautiful yard when springtime arrives. Although you may not be able to get outside and work on your yard there are some things that you can do to get ready. You should make sure that you look at all your yard tools including your lawn mower, garden tools, and trimmers. Take the time to clean, sharpen, repair, and lubricate all of them so they are ready. Once you can…


Added by Morna Collins on June 30, 2015 at 4:29am — No Comments

Concrete Construction Safety Tips

In the construction of almost every new building and home, concrete is used. Although it may seem like a harmless substance to most individuals, in actuality it can be a very dangerous substance. This is why it is important to use these safety tips when doing concrete construction. Any worker that works in a concrete construction company should have concrete safety training to make sure that they are working with concrete…


Added by Morna Collins on June 30, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

Best practice for buying a property

If we put aside wedding and birth of your child, or if you simply did not have either of those, purchasing a property is probably the biggest and most important thing that ever happened to you. It can be a lot of fun, but it can also be very stressful, especially legal part.

Before it comes to searching and looking, you and your partner, that is if you have…


Added by Sophie Andersen on June 28, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

10 phone numbers you need to tape to your fridge

Important phone numbers

It is very important to have a few phone emergency phone numbers close at hand, and there is no better place than your fridge. Easily accessible and present for everyone to see and use.

  1. One number for different services

By calling triple zero, it is possible to get a mutual emergency service. You can further ask for help from either the police,…


Added by Tyler M. Newport on June 19, 2015 at 6:02am — No Comments

The Ponderosa II is For Sale!

My wife Louise and I have thoroughly enjoyed being able to restore the Ponderosa II over the past four years. We have been thrilled to be able to share the house with fans and otherwise keep the memories of BONANZA alive. On a personal level, as we begin to seriously prepare for our future, Louise and I have made a tough decision.   We began the process to sell the Ponderosa II. Since we are both near the age of retirement, and are supporting Louise's elderly mother,…


Added by Tom Swann on June 18, 2015 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Ever dream of building your own Ponderosa?

Now you can! After years working on this project, we are finally able to offer full architect designed plans for a Ponderosa replica home, including permission to build it from Bonanza Ventures, the world-wide holder of the rights to all things "Bonanza."

You can learn more about these plans by visiting…


Added by Tom Swann on June 17, 2015 at 11:19am — No Comments

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