As a homeowner, choosing what you can do for yourself and what you should hire someone to do is the perennial home improvement question. Here, some local contractors offer stop tips about how to approach these decisions. (Example: Try to build something practical outside, like a doghouse, before tackling interiors.)
The front porch is a place where the private and public realms intermingle, a microcosm of Republican government. Perhaps the decline of the front porch has exacerbated the fracture of community and social isolation.
These days anyone can go to a mall and come away with a ready-made tool kit with everything you might need in it for under 60 bucks. I would encourage you to refrain from this. Seek out the tools you need individually and the ones that feel right for you. You probably won’t need a 22-ounce straight-claw framing hammer for hanging a picture on the wall, but who knows?
What will you be planting this year? This alphabetical index will let you know the significance behind the seedling. For example, did you know jonquils symbolize affection returned? Or that marigolds represent cruelty?
It’s a beautiful spring day, and I’m surrounded by a swarm of bees. The last time I found myself in
An unmaintained chimney can be a dangerous thing, leading to fires and carbon monoxide leaks. Spring is a good time schedule an inspection because chimney sweeps are less busy.