May 15, 2013 Home Improvement
Its no secret that windows and doors can account for more than 30 percent of the energy loss in a home. And depending on the kind of windows you have and how leaky they are, it may be more.
But there are some easy ways to help stop some of that energy loss, even if you cant afford to replace all the windows in your home with new, energy efficient ones. The right kind of window treatments can make a big difference in the amount of energy you let in or out of your home and therefore a big difference in your energy costs.
There are three main kinds of window treatments: Curtains/drapes, blinds and shutters. And there are two general ways that energy is lost or gained from windows: the glass itself and the frame.
Curtains and drapes are pretty much the same, though drapes are often made ofRead More
May 14, 2013 Home Improvement
- When people see gigantic buildings, magnificent structures and intricate designs, one of the first things that comes to mind is the architecture. True enough, these are all made possible through architecture. In simple terms, architecture is the art of making, creating or building for both practical and aesthetic purposes. It is a combination of art and engineering that entails the manipulation of space, volume, plane, mass and void. Sometimes it may be described as abstract and nonfigurative. It can only be viewed in a holistic approach to fully understand the concept behind for not one vantage point can define the whole architecture. An important factor in architecture is time as it can define the kind of structures and designs. Light, shadow and decorations are also importantRead More
April 30, 2013 Home Improvement
When space problems arise in a home, it can be difficult to know what to do. While there are many options for people who wish to create separation in open spaces within the home, it’s usually a hard thing to know which choice is the best one for you. With so many great ideas of how to create useful spaces out of one larger space, you might think there is no way to handle the problem in the meantime. However, one of your potential solutions to this problems could also serve to simply give you temporary rest as you continue to mull the issue over in your mind. Shoji screens are a great option, permanent or otherwise, for people who are hoping to add a little separation between spaces in a single area.
A shoji screen is a movable and foldable screen that can be stretched out to create aRead More
April 29, 2013 Home Improvement
There are three prerequisites for students at Heavy Equipment School. Students must: possess a valid driver’s license, complete an application and be accepted for enrollment.
Are you interested in learning how to operate a: backhoe, wheel loader, skid steer and tractor? At the end of this article you can click on the link provided and fill out the “Request Information Here” form. Information about the school and an application will be sent to your address. Please fill out the application and return it to the school.
Consider the subjects covered in Heavy Equipment Operation Level 1:
Introduction to Hand Tools
Introduction to Power Tools
Introduction to Blueprints
Basic Rigging, Loader - part IRead More
April 25, 2013 Home Improvement
Young children are inquisitive little creatures, with them using their hands and mouths to explore new and interesting-looking objects around the home. Yet little minds dont have the ability to distinguish between a toy and a potentially dangerous item. Here are some tips to make sure your children are safe around electrical items in the home.
Electricity (Photo credit: elycefeliz)
Why is electrical safety so important?
Children dont understand the dangers of electricity, so its vital that parents teach them the rights and wrongs about this topic. Electricity is dangerous, and it can cause serious accidents, electric shocks and even death, so children need to be aware of this. It is hard to teach babies and very young children about the dangers of electricity, as they dont haveRead More