Jean-Louis Ledanois

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How to Determine where Plumbing Fits into your Building Design

When undertaking a new build or major renovation, it is important to think about plumbing in the overall building design. Knowing where high quality …

Container gardening: The rules to know, and the rules to break

May is the month to assemble pots and containers for the rest of the growing season. They aren’t just for summer; spared an early frost, tender container plants can still look great at the end of October, so it pays to devote some time and resources to getting them right.<p>Lushly planted containers …

Gardening

Stainless Steel Home Decor Items To Beautify Your Home

Metal is a trendsetter for the world of interior designing 2018. The metal and metallic accessories are the next big thing in home decorating. …

Tips on How to Detox Your Home

What do you think of when someone says “air pollution”? Probably car emissions and smog. We often think of our homes as a shelter from these harmful …

The Ultimate Guide to Home Theater Design

The lights dim and the smell of popcorn fills the theatre as the massive screen flickers to life. You settle back in your plush, reclining chair as …

How to Create Backyard Privacy for Your Outdoor Haven

Today’s post is inspired by an ongoing backyard makeover. Kate here, and this spring has seen a lot of big changes in my outdoor haven. For starters, …

5 Ways You Can Cut Your Home Remodeling Costs

According to February’s US labor report, retail jobs increased by more than 50,000, outpacing almost any other industry in the economy. Many …

Tackling Your Kitchen Countertop Issues with These Simple 5 Tricks

Countertops are prepared in such a way by keeping the durability factor in mind, however, even the most stranded countertops experience issues from …

7 Small Bedroom Storage Ideas to Blow Your Mind

The bedroom is often the most overlooked space in any home. However, there couldn’t be a bigger turn off than a cluttered bedroom. But, few simple …

We Tried 28 Pinterest Food Hacks and Here’s What Happened

Spend five minutes on Pinterest, and you’ll likely come across a variety of food “hacks”—everything from two-ingredient recipes to cooking food in …

Hacking

How to Protect the Sides of your Low Deck with Terrace Board

Do you have a low deck, where the sides of the deck actually extend down below the level of your grass? If you do, you might be concerned about the …

Woodworking

10 large living room ideas to fall in love with!

It's no secret that the living room is the main and most used room in any home. Usually located in the heart of a property, it naturally becomes a …

Living Rooms

Top 7 Backyard Landscaping Upgrades for Summer 2018

Your backyard deserves as much attention as your home interior, so make sure to get it ready for summer. Not only will you have a beautiful, stylish …

Landscaping

Prepare Your Home for a Spring Real Estate Market

If you have decided to list your home for a spring sale, you are one savvy seller. As temperatures rise and snow melts, home buyers hit the market — …

Real Estate

Keeping Your Neighbors Happy During Renovations

Making construction or decorative changes to your home often becomes a necessity at some point or another, depending on the age of your home and the …

Home Improvement

Stephen Hawking submitted a final scientific paper 2 weeks before he died — and it could lead to the discovery of a parallel universe

Stephen Hawking submitted his final scientific paper just a week and a half before he died, and it lays the theoretical groundwork for discovering a parallel universe.<p>Hawking, who died Wednesday at 76, was coauthor to a mathematical paper that seeks proof of the "multiverse" theory, which posits …

Pony Walls – What They Are And How They Can Transform Your Home

Did you know those dividers that sort of look like walls but don’t go all the way up to the ceiling or even up to eye level are called pony walls? It …

Interior Design

10 Simple Rules for Foolproof Decorating

• Palette math: Choose one color for 60 percent of the room, a second color for 30 percent, and a third color that's brighter than the others for the …

Home Decorating

Interior Design Tips From a Pro

<b>How did you get started in this field?</b><br>Right after getting my architecture degree, I read about the designer Miles Redd in a magazine. I was so blown …

12 Quick Home Cleaning Tips That Actually Work

Ever been stuck in a situation where you suddenly received news that a family or friend will be visiting and will stay for a night or two? It’s no …

What is the Difference Between Ceramic and Porcelain Tile?

If you’re thinking of redoing your flooring, you might be confused about all the tile options. Many people think of porcelain tiles and ceramic tiles …

Few Tips to Consider When Maintaining Your Timber Floorboards

Timber flooring is one of the most accepted types of flooring which has gained more recognition across the world because of its long-term benefits. …

What Are the Reasons for Hiring the Kitchen Designers & Cabinet Makers?

In today’s time, people think that the blogs, articles, videos available online are enough to remodel the kitchen or any part of the house. The …

20 Technical Architecture Drawing Tips

The black sheep of all architectural drawing has got to be technical drawing. Everybody loves drawing perspectives, sketches —you know the creative, …

It’s getting harder to deny that the iPhone X is a flop

Evidence is mounting that the iPhone X is a bust.<p>Less than a month after Apple reportedly told suppliers that it was slashing production targets for …

Supreme Court deals blow to Wall Street whistle-blowers with unanimous ruling

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dealt a blow to some Wall Street whistle-blowers Wednesday.<p>The justices ruled unanimously that employees are not protected from retaliation if they blow the whistle on alleged corporate misdeeds without going to the Securities and Exchange Commission.<p>That limits the …

Wall Street

8 Tips You Should Know Before Flipping Your First House

<i>Flipping real estate has become a popular trend for investors across the country. However, not every flip goes to plan. Here are 8 tips you can use</i> …

5 Old Kitchen Design Trends That Have Made a Comeback

For proof that everything that is old will eventually become new again, you need look no further than the kitchen, where plenty of once-reviled …

How to Avoid Foreclosure Bid Rigging

Rigging bids at foreclosure auctions has long been a crime that has attracted the attention of authorities. Federal prosecutors back in 1998 …

How contractor locator technology could remedy remodeling labor shortage

The need for the construction business to embrace technology has never been as prevalent as it is right now. As the industry faces a national …

Construction Industry