Guide to Outdoor Lighting Carefully selected and placed lighting is essential to your outdoor spaces. The right lighting adds curb appeal and safety to your property, creating the perfect ambiance and making it easier to navigate at night. If you’re looking for outdoor lighting ideas, use this guide to help you determine what types of…
Sunburn Relief and Home Remedies Spending a lot of time in the sun can lead to the occasional sunburn. If you need sunburn relief, try some of these do-it-yourself (DIY) sunburn remedies: 1. Cool Bath A cool bath soothes your skin, reduces inflammation and helps prevent your sunburn from worsening. Avoid using soap, which can…
Common Insects in Texas More than a third of the roughly 91,000 species of insects found in the United States can be found in Texas thanks to the state’s sheer size and diversity of habitats. And everything really is bigger in Texas: Many visitors and newcomers to the Lone Star State are amazed at the size…
UV rays can cause more than excessive heat, they can also damage your furniture. Learn how to protect your furniture from the harmful effects of UV rays.
For many homeowners, dogs are essentially a part of the family. Many people go out of their way to assure that living spaces are more dog-friendly, from the living room to the backyard deck. Tailoring your home to an animal can be quite different from designing for people, though.
A bug screen is a vital tool in keeping your patio space free of annoying pests. Bees and wasps can pack an unpleasant sting, while mosquitoes and flies occasionally carry diseases. Whether it’s retractable, stationary, or magnetic, your screen serves as a reliable barrier between you and your unwanted guests.
When you’re entertaining, there’s nothing like sitting out on the patio as the sun sets against the Texas horizon. And if you’re looking to create the perfect ambiance, unsightly dirt and debris in your patio screens may offset the majesty of your otherwise immaculate home. If you’re looking for a fast, easy way to clean your patio screens before company comes over, make sure to follow these steps.
Looking to make a color change on your security shutters? Here’s how to do it the right way.
Homeowners who own patios with furniture might be aware that water and dirt are two ways their patio furniture can be worn down. But another threat to the quality of their furniture is the sun. Sun damage, or photobleaching as it’s sometimes called, is when the color of a material fades away over time due to exposure to light or sunlight. Just like how rays from the sun can damage skin, it can damage material too.
Winterproof your fabric window awnings to keep them in top shape for years of summer shade. Even in warmer southern climates, weatherization may still be necessary to protect your awning from cold temperatures, harsh winds, and frost.