Many states are facing a drought, and home owners and renters are increasingly under pressure to conserve.
“Often we’re bombarded with a message of sacrifice and cutting back,” says Benjamin Inskeep, a research analyst at EQ Research, who helped compile “The Water Short List,” a report highlighting conservation ideas. “One of the conclusions of our paper was that simple, out-of-sight and out-of-mind [actions] offer a huge opportunity to reduce your resource consumption.”
Here are a few water-saving ideas from the report.
A fireplace is such a lovely design feature in a home. It instantly anchors a room and adds old-timey character. Unfortunately, many older homes have fireplaces that aren’t functional. Here are some great solutions.
Every year over a million fires are reported across the country. Winter is the peak season for house fires because of all the ways we all try to keep warm and cozy! So, before temperatures really plummet, take a few minutes to make sure your home is protected this year. Eliminate these common fire risks to keep your family safe.
A study 30 years ago by NASA revealed that certain houseplants can help clean the air inside space stations, and studies since then have confirmed they may be able to do that for a home or office too. The best plants to purify the air around you? Studies highlight THESE PLANTS.
The marble is a good way to demonstrate the floor is not level, but not to tell if this means there is a problem. Read more HERE.
Since 1978, the federal government has banned the sale of lead-based paint. But even homes built after 1978 may contain lead-based paint. “Many painters loved lead-based paint” because it tends to be glossier and hold color better, says home inspector Welmoed Sisson with Inspections by Bob in Maryland. “Once they learned the ban was going into effect, many of them stocked up on a cache of lead-based paint.” Sisson says he knows of inspectors who have found lead-based paint in homes built in the 1990s.
HERE is some information on testing for lead paint.
Before you lock up your mower for the year, consider showing your lawn a bit of extra love. A few extra steps now can go a long way to guarantee fuller, greener, healthier grass in the spring. Read more HERE.
After a spring and summer full of mowing, weeding, mulching and gardening, it’s tempting to focus your energy indoors when autumn comes. However, if you’re selling your home, curb appeal is still important, even in fall. Here are seven simple ways to keep your curb appeal game strong all season long.
Are smart locks an open invitation to homes? At a recent computer security conference, some researchers said yes. Read more HERE.
As winter approaches, it’s important to make sure a home is ready for the colder months ahead. HouseLogic offers the following tips of the mistakes to avoid…read more HERE.