Making Your Home and Garden Beautiful

Mistakes To Avoid When Converting Your Bedroom Closet Into A Bathroom

As part of your home remodeling project, you may have decided to turn your master bedroom's walk-in closet into a small bathroom. However, before you start tearing into walls and installing fixtures, make sure you avoid the following mistakes while planning and implementing your plan to convert the closet into a bathroom. Neglecting to Take Space Into Account When you picture your dream master bathroom, you may picture a large bathtub with jets and a toilet area with an intricately designed partition wall. Read More 

How To Deal With The Presence Of Mice In Your Home

Seeing evidence of mice in your house may have you wondering what you can do to prevent them from continuing to cause trouble. Some commonly suggested solutions aren't ones that everyone can try, such as a person with allergies getting a cat. Putting out mouse traps is likely to only be effective in a limited area rather than across your whole home. These three solutions, however, will help you put together a multi-pronged approach to keeping mice out of your residence. Read More 

Mistakes To Avoid While Caring For Your New Granite Countertops

If you have recently had granite countertops installed in your kitchen, you may think that their durable properties mean you do not have to do anything special to them. However, if you want them to maintain their pristine appearance, avoid the following mistakes while caring for your new granite countertops. Forgetting to Reseal the Countertops Since granite is naturally porous, the stone is sealed before it is installed in your kitchen to help protect the surface from dirt and chemicals that can penetrate into the stone and stain it. Read More 

4 Tips To Extend The Life Of Your Limestone Floor

If the home you just purchased has limestone flooring, you'll need to spend some time learning how to care for it. Limestone requires a bit more care and maintenance than most other flooring materials. However, the beauty of the natural stone makes it well worth the additional effort. The information provided here will help you keep your limestone floor looking beautiful. Clean Spills as Soon as They Happen If you've got a limestone floor in your kitchen, you've got to keep on top of the spills, especially if you're not sure how well the limestone was sealed before you bought your home. Read More 

3 Common Problems Caused By Water Contamination in the U.S.

Water is the most important substance to human beings. Without water the human body can only survive for a short while. In extreme cases, like in an overheated and dehydrated athlete, a few hours without water may be deadly. In most cases, you may only survive a few days without it. That's because human bodies are made up of 60% water. Every organ in your body needs it. But it's important that the water you put into your body is pure and free of any contaminants. Read More