Home & Garden Articles

Articles on home maintenance and gardening, including tips and tricks for DIY home repairs and garden projects.

Concrete Block vs. Cinder Block: What to Choose? 

Cinder blocks and concrete blocks are both used by professionals and do-it-yourselfers for a wide variety of projects. You may be wondering what the difference is between the two as you start your next construction venture. The reality is, there is very little difference between the two, and it really depends on what you’re using […] Read More…

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Well Water vs. Tap Water

Many of us don’t drink enough water, but proper hydration plays a role in healthy digestion, joint lubrication, nutritional absorption, and regulating body temperature. It can even make skin and hair look younger and healthier. Many people wonder about the benefits of well water vs. tap water and which is better, particularly those who are […] Read More…

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How Much Gravel for a Fish Tank?

Having a fish tank in your home can be both fun and educational. Fish are beautiful and there are mental health benefits to having pets. People who have fish or who are thinking about getting them may be unsure how much gravel to use in their fish tank. Let’s dive in to learn what amount […] Read More…

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What is the Normal Table Height for Different Types of Tables?

Unless you’re interested in interior design or furniture making, you’ve maybe never given a second thought to the exact height measurements for different types of tables—from the table you eat breakfast at in the morning to the bedside table you put your phone on right before you go to bed. What you may have thought […] Read More…

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Can You Drink Rain Water?

There’s no denying that in many parts of the world, drought is a problem. It’s therefore essential to do whatever is possible to protect water supplies and conserve the drinking water we have. And, drought or not, some people may just be curious about how to be more eco-friendly on their own, or may want […] Read More…

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What is the Average Chair Size?

Choosing the right chair for any room may be a challenge. Many people have never given thought to the standard chair height for various rooms and purposes. A chair’s height will impact how comfortable it is for both family and guests. In most cases, anybody sitting in a chair should be able to place their […] Read More…

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How To Make a Sandbox in Your Backyard

Sometimes it can feel like an impossible task to get your kids off the screens and go enjoy the outdoors instead. One way you can change this is by making your backyard a fun place for little ones to imagine and explore so they’ll be excited to play outside. Installing an above ground pool is […] Read More…

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5 DIY Garden Tips for Beginners

Interested in gardening but have no idea where to start? Don’t worry, every gardener was a beginner at one time! There are plenty of tips and resources out there to help ease people into making their own gardens, including classes and online calculators for materials like mulch and topsoil. With these five DIY garden tips, […] Read More…

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5 Steps to DIY Repairing Your Driveway

Being a homeowner is an accomplishment to be proud of, but it also comes with a string of responsibilities. Along with financial concerns like property taxes and mortgage payments, there’s property maintenance to think about, which includes looking after the lawn and taking care of the driveway. Lawn upkeep may seem self-explanatory, but why would […] Read More…

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How to Choose a Color for a Nursery

Are you expecting a new bundle of joy soon? Congratulations! Whether you’re a first-time parent or you’ve been down this road before, welcoming a new baby to the family is an exciting time. Part of that excitement is the nesting stage where you’re preparing your home for your newborn. During all of this cleaning and […] Read More…

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