Here Is (Not) Considering Loo, Kid: 12 Toilet Privacy Options

I’d like to believe that I have a close family: husband, three children, 1 dog — and we are constantly together. But, there is 1 thing I would rather not share … yup, the bathroom. I know that it’s TMI (too much information), but can we please talk about bathroom timing? I need to be …


To Light a Kitchen for Elderly Eyes and Better Beauty

As we age, the lens of the eye becomes less elastic, and our lighting requirements change. The ability to focus on close objects decreases, which explains why lots of people need reading glasses as they get older. The lens of the eye also becomes denser and yellower, decreasing the transmission of light, so that more …


Open Workspaces Let You Watch Over Kids' Online Time

My children do not spend much time around the pc. I am certain they’d like to, but I’m a firm believer in limiting media time and do not find the value in producing little digital homes to their stuffed animals. I would rather see them using their palms and a construction paper to create actual …


8 Remodeling Costs That Might Surprise You

Think you know down to the penny what your renovation project will cost? Not so fast. You could have the ability to recite the purchase price of materials and also the budget for labour on your sleeping, but you’re bound to get triggered by odds, ends and extras — known in the trade as gentle …


Zinc

Zinc, a flexible metal, can be used on its own or combined with aluminum, lead, tin or aluminum when used as an alloy. Iron nails dipped in zinc keep rust at bay, and large surface areas could be electroplated with zinc to make them less prone to corrosion. The practice of coating objects in zinc …


Guest Groups: Glam Central Home Office

I share a home workspace together with my husband. Though we discuss nicely and take turns, I don’t feel like I can fully personalize the desktop and allow it to reflect my feminine style. Recently I’ve been considering creating two distinct areas for our office work so he can appreciate his more industrial accessories while …


Guest Picks: Stitched to Perfection

Embroidery is one of my favorite hobbies, and handmade stitch work is a design detail which I definitely gravitate toward. This art form stems from so much tradition and history, but when done right, it can feel so fresh, fresh and contemporary. For my own house and my own layouts, I love the juxtaposition of …


Greek Revival Style

Believe Greek (structure, that is), and columns must come to mind. Over 2,000 years ago, that the Greeks created three orders of columns: Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian. Each column had a base, shaft and capital, and every order was decorated and proportioned in a different way. A resurrection of Greek structure propagate throughout the United …


7 Ways to Take a Great Holiday Card Photo in Home

The holidays are upon us, which means in just a couple of weeks a lot of us will receive an onslaught of holiday cards from family and friends all over the world. “It’s the one time of the year when you’re deliberately contacting everyone who’s important in your life. You wish to make your holiday …


Get It Done: How To Clean Out the Pantry

True confession: My pantry is a nightmare. Each weekend I swear I will clean it out, but then I come up with an excuse to not. I am aware that hot cocoa mix from my secret Santa is lurking in the back among expired sauces and the jumbo box of straws I bought on impulse …