Creating a garden that includes vegetables and fruits is not only rewarding and beautiful to look at, but is also a money saver for all. Growing your own natural food is also a very healthy change, giving you the knowledge that your food is natural and not tampered with. If you are starting out and want some easy options for your garden, these are going to be your best bet.
Bush beans, such as green beans, are a great start. They can be left for the entire summer and just need healthy amounts of sun and water. Green beans can be taken right from the root when grown and are ready to eat. They can really survive in any climate as long as the watering routine is taken seriously.
Carrots are next up on the list because they are not only easy and can be eaten from the root. They are one of those vegetables that can be eaten raw or cooked and used in a multitude of ways. They can be grown in a colder climate and are a very resilient plant. (more…)
If you are in the mood to do some renovation around the house, be sure that there is nothing that can give the interior of your house a whole new look than a new coat of paint. Especially with the upcoming spring, a brighter and fresher color is pretty much obligatory. However, you need to remember that once you are done with all the rooms in the house and you reach the bathroom, the situation there changes a bit, as the bathroom is not like all other rooms in your home. In other words, when you reach the bathroom, you are expected to switch gears. Here are some of the reasons why:
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Even despite the recession, granite has remained the material of choice with new homeowners and home builders alike. In the kitchen especially, granite countertops are here to stay. Many homeowners are choosing to upgrade their homes for a better resale value and granite (and other types of natural stone) is currently the number one choice for countertops, according to the National Association of Home Builders.
So while there’s no competition when it comes to popularity, designers and homeowners are becoming increasingly creative in their choice of color, texture and installation options. Here are some of the latest trends in granite countertops:
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Years ago, designers and homeowners chose neutral and safe colors and focused on long-term classic looks that would appeal to practically any potential buyer. But today we are seeing bolder and more dramatic designs that reflect the homeowner’s personal style rather than a generic look. People are experimenting with bold colors, unique textures and vivid patterns to create a personal design that looks like a work of art. Countertops are being chosen and installed with creativity in mind. (more…)