• Home and housing

    Why General Liability Insurance Is Important

    General liability insurance is an insurance that businesses need in order to protect property damage and worker injuries from costing the business a small fortune. That is the basic idea of it. To get more technical, this type of insurance is also referred to as Commercial General Business Liability. Not only does it protect a businesses assets, but it helps cover things like medical costs when a person is hurt on the property. It also covers legal defense costs, due to injuries or property damage. It protects renters, as well, when there is a property fire or other issues. This coverage can also protect the holder against copyright infringement, slander,…

  • Garden

    How to get your garden ready for the summer season

    As the weather warms up, now is an excellent time to start preparations for the summer season. Use these cooler, wetter months to prepare your garden for the hotter, dryer parts of the year. Water efficiency It’s important to be water-wise in the garden and try and conserve water where possible. The water from our taps takes a lot of energy to process, so it’s more environmentally friendly to minimise its use in the garden where possible. Luckily there are plenty of ways to conserve water use and still have a thriving garden. If you haven’t already installed a water butt, it’s a good idea to do so sooner rather…

  • DIY & Improvements,  Home and housing

    Big Construction Firms Protecting Their Turf

    There’s no question that in the construction business, it really feels like “when it rains, it pours.” This is an industry that has seen the meanest kind of droughts, gang-buster spurts and the leanest profit margins. At the same time, though, when the industry turns around, as it started to do in 2014, it can suddenly seem like the industry is nothing but sunshine and daisies. According to Sageworks (a financial firm), sales for privately held construction companies grew at an average rate of 17% in 2014, making it the second fastest growing industry, behind real estate brokers and agents, an industry that grew 23%. It was followed by four other construction-oriented businesses:…

  • Home and housing

    A Homeowner’s Guide to Subterranean Termites

    Subterranean termites are a homeowner’s worst nightmare. A subterranean termite infestation can severely compromise the structure and the safety of your home. Subterranean termites are the most destructive and commonly found wood pests in the United States. If your home is infested with this type of pest, consult with a pest control service to learn more about the termite treatment process.   Habitat and Behavior   Subterranean termites live in colonies underground and travel through mud tunnels to forage for food and water. Some colonies live above ground in moist and secluded areas. Their primary source of food is wood, although they will eat anything that contains cellulose. Subterranean termite…

  • Home and housing

    Tips For Packing Collectibles

    Whether you’re moving or packing your collectibles for shipping, you must take extra special care in order to minimize any chance of damage to your precious collectible. Here are some tips for making the process easier. Glass Glass collectibles like shot glasses, collectible glassware, pressed glass or cut glass are one of the most difficult types of items to transport. Since many glass items have elements that use thin glass or decoration, they can be challenging to keep safe while being handled. When packing vases or any item that has space inside, it is critical to stuff the interior with something to minimize the shock from any movement. You can…

  • Décor

    DIY Halloween Home Décor

    When you’re on a budget, celebratory occasions can be difficult to fund, let alone when they’re just a few months before Christmas. Halloween is a time of year that’s often dreaded by parents doing their best to save up for Santa’s loot, but of course, you don’t want to disappoint the kids by not getting into the spirit of the occasion. Decorations bought from the store can be extortionately priced, so we’ve put together a guide to creating your very own haunted Halloween house on a budget with a few clever DIY projects. Spooky Shadow Puppets Encourage a bit of family fun by getting the kids together to make your…

  • Décor,  DIY & Improvements,  Furniture

    Winter Home Décor Trend: Tartan Twist

    Tartan has been a big trend in the fashion world for the past few winters, and now it’s working its way into our homes. How can you incorporate this latest interior design trend into your home décor without going over the top, though? Cosy Cushions and Quilts The easiest way to add a tartan twist to your interiors is to incorporate it into your existing fabrics. Add a tartan bed throw in the master bedroom or a few tartan scatter cushions in the living room. If the rest of the décor in the room is simple, you could even go for heavy, soft tartan curtains to keep out that winter…

  • Bedrooms,  Living Areas

    Wallpaper is Making a Comeback this Winter

    The very mention of the word wallpaper for some homeowners has them coming out in a cold sweat. For some, it conjures up images of trying to remove it, and for others, it’s the daunting task of trying to put it up. For years now, wallpaper has had a bad reputation. Even enthusiastic designers who once extolled the virtues of pattern and design eventually declared wallpaper outdated. However in the last few years, especially with design trends changing, wallpaper is making a bit of a comeback. In fact, thanks to impressive new patterns and easy application, it’s considered cool once more. A Quick Wallpaper History Lesson Wallpaper stems way back…

  • Lighting

    LED Rope Lighting: Things You May Need To Consider Before You Buy

    For those people who have organised a function, party, or charity event, then you probably know that one of the most important aspects is lighting. The trouble is that lighting can be expensive, time consuming to install and tricky to get right. This is where rope lights come in. LED rope lights provide a simple but effective solution to your lighting needs. They’re incredibly versatile, practical and make it easy to create a professional looking display. This means no time is spent rewiring, there’s no cutting and splicing, and no putting up fixtures and fittings. Here are a few things that that you might want to consider before buying. Estimating…