2015

What You Need To Know About Green Furniture

In a world with an increasing need to protect the environment, making sure that your home is as green and energy efficient as possible can be a major consideration when furnishing your new house from a company like Design Center Furniture. But how do you know which green trimmings are best for your home and lifestyle, allowing you to be eco-conscious while not adversely affecting your life and daily routine? If you're looking for some ideas to turn your new home into a functional yet green paradise, then here's what you need to know.

4 Clues That Your Home Is Infested With Mice

Mice infest about 21 million homes every single year in the United States, but since they're small and like to hide, you may not realize that yours is one of them. Here are four clues that mice are infesting your home.  Gnaw Marks Like other rodents, mice have open-rooted teeth. This means that their teeth grow constantly throughout their lives. To keep their teeth from growing to an unmanageable size, they need to chew on hard objects to wear down their teeth.

Does Your Garden Need A Makeover? Design Tips To Dress It Up

Getting a new hairstyle or buying new clothing is a great way to boost your confidence. There's something about change that brings newness to life and makes you feel great. The same is true with gardening. Looking at the same flowers and plants year after year can become rather monotonous, and you may begin to take your garden for granted. Giving your garden a makeover will reignite the passion you had when you planted your first flowers.

How Can You Rid Your Lawn Of Welt-Raising Plants Without Using Toxins?

If your lawn is infested with poison ivy, oak, or sumac, you may find that these itch-inducing plants prevent you from really enjoying your property. However, the invasive nature of these plants can make them particularly hard to kill, and you may be reluctant to use heavy-duty commercial sprays and poisons for fear of inadvertent exposure. Read on to learn more about what you'll need to do to make your lawn a safe place for you and your family by eradicating your poisonous plants safely.

Three Tips For Smoothing A Patch Of Raised Wood On A Wooden Countertop

Over a long time, it's not uncommon for a part of your wooden countertop to warp because of water penetration and rise above the surface around it. If this happens to you, you'll need to act quickly if you want to catch the problem in its infancy and minimize the amount of wood underneath the bump you'll need to expose. Here's three tips for sanding, treating, and ultimately smoothing out a patch of warped and raised wood on a wooden countertop.