4 Creative Cabinet Ideas

Are you the kind of person who wants everything in order? Do you love staying in the kitchen? Definitely, this would mean that you would want to match your cabinets and other fixtures to your kitchen’s entire appearance. However, you can’t just install any kind of cabinet since there is a design that would match when your ceiling is high or low or you simply feel like being creative. This infographic will be useful if you are currently into kitchen remodeling. If you can’t do it by yourself or even with the help of your household members, you can get help from the experts.

5 Bathroom Cleaning Tips

Bathroom cleaning sounds simple right? But, actually, there are factors you need to consider like time, effort and energy you are going to spend on cleaning it. For busy people out there, scheduling the cleaning might be difficult. Hence, it is suggested that you just do the cleaning while you are showering. What you need includes fresh towels and toilet brush. But, if it is possible that you can schedule for a better result, do it.

You can schedule it on weekends while you are cleaning the entire house. Call it as a general cleaning day. This infographic will help you decide whether to do it while showering or schedule it on a weekly or monthly basis.

The Art of Paper Folding 7 Ways To Do Origami

Origami is the art of folding paper, and the creative individuals that participate in this hobby have come up with 7 different ways to enjoy it. There is a visual example and a brief description of this history behind each type of origami. The following are laid out in this infographic: wet-folding origami, action origami, modular origami, pureland origami, origami tessellations, kirigami, and strip folding.

Infographic Source Link: https://www.origamiway.com/7-ways-to-do-origami.shtml

How to Inspect a Roof for Damage?

The roofs on our homes prevent both intense sunlight and rain from hitting us, but we tend to forget that they take punishment from these two and they can get damaged through them. We usually only remember to check on them either when beams of sunlight or drips of water get through.

Every homeowner should know how to inspect a roof, at least, to conduct preventive maintenance.

Rainwater can damage a home’s roof, which makes checking the eaves, overhangs, and other parts of the roof for water to prevent further damage. Molds can hide in attics, ceilings, walls, and other parts of the roof, which makes looking into the necessary.

The most common roof types used by people are asphalt, metal, and wood which sustain damage differently from one another.

Asphalt roofing becomes brittle shingles due to intense heat which can then block gutters and cause water damage.

Metal roofs can last for 50 years but are prone to rust and corrosion which let water seep in through any resulting holes.

Damaged wooden roofing takes the form of rotten, warped, and broken shingles or stakes thanks to the weather and overtime deterioration. Should a third of the roof be damaged, replacement is necessary.

To continuously enjoy the protection afforded by the roofs, you need to know how to check for damages, at least, and All County Exteriors has an infographic for such purpose.

Gardening Automation & How it Can Improve Your Green Thumb

A great way to express yourself can be through growing your own herbs and produce. In order to make it easier on you, an automated garden is an option. The automated gardening system refers to a garden in which aspects including the watering, temperature, and light are all automated. This system can be either simple by using a drip irrigation system or complex with lighting, humidity, and nutrient control. The 7 most common automated garden functions are humidity, temperature, nutrient levels, soil pH, CO2 content, watering, and light level. In order to properly automate your garden, you’ll need the right hardware and software. A few of the entry-level hardware for gardening automation is having fertilizer injected into water steam and sensors that measure the plants’ vitals. The software includes creating different “bots” to automate aspects of your garden like a self-watering smart garden. By automating your garden it takes the guesswork out of caring for your garden or having to deal with gardening tasks but it’s essential to remember that the more automated it becomes the higher the cost.

Infographic Source Link: https://lovebackyard.com/how-to-automate-your-gardening/

DIY Plant Hacks for Around the Home

Houseplants have long since been a statement piece of decor on our shelves, window sills, and other places around the home. They tend to be potted in plastic or clay but sometimes the beauty of the plant can be dulled by the unattractive pot it sits in. There are several avenues to take to spruce up your houseplant collection. The DIY plant hacks for around the home can transform your environment by making it brighter and healthier. In order to do this you’ll be given tips on growing plants in different containers and enhancing growth of the plants with how you care for it. For example, to add to the design you can put houseplants in mason jars or coffee cans. Finally, if you are seeking to add to the growth of the plan you can add mayonnaise to make the leaves appear brighter or ice cubes to the soil to allow the plant to absorb the exact amount of water it needs.

Infographic Source Link: https://www.houseplantsexpert.com/diy-plant-hacks.html

Genius Gardening Hacks that Save You Money and Time

Gardening doesn’t have to be an expensive hobby. This infographic provides genius gardening hacks that save your money and your time. It begins with starting your seeding in an eggshell which will eventually self-compost and adds nutrients to the soil when it decomposes. Some of the other ways to reduce the cost of gardening is filling an old wine bottle with water and sticking it upside down In the soil, cutting the bottom off an old milk jug and putting it over a fragile plant, and making your own fertilizer from kitchen scraps. It goes into 12 gardening tips total that will help this hobby be wallet-friendly and give life to your plants.

Infographic Source Link: https://forgardening.org/featured/genius-gardening-hacks/

7 Things You Need When Disaster Strikes

Disasters are often unpredictable. Unlike with typhoon that you can forecast which it will land, fire and earthquake are not anticipated. When a storm signal is raised in your locality, you must prepare the following items. In addition, if your place is in earthquake-prone areas, you must always be ready. Grab these items whenever you go to the grocery.

 

  1. Keep gallons of water that can be consumed for three days.
  2. Store food.
  3. First-aid kits are necessary because injuries could happen.
  4. Have your prescription drugs intact.
  5. Identification documents and insurance policies are also necessary.
  6. Think about recovery plans. That is being proactive.

4 Things to Throw Away After a Fire

It is not so easy to recover from a fire incident especially if it burned almost all of your belongings. There are also cases when you are required to throw away items that were not fully burned by the fire. For some reason, it is not good to keep these items at your house.

  1. Burned clothing is in the top list because the smoke and soot can irritate your skin.
  2. Next, on the list are your cosmetics and toiletries. These are used and applied directly to your skin.
  3. High heat can also affect your medicine so throw them away.
  4. More of these items can be found in this infographic.

 

4 of the Worst Natural Disasters

Have you experienced fire or typhoon? You must have been under lots of stress and sadness after these disasters. However, these are not the worst disaster humanity can experience because there are four disasters you would consider a nightmare. These disasters are listed in this infographic.

1. It could be started by lightning and may look like a campfire but it can go wild and burn all that’s on its paths. This is what you call a wildfire.

2. While wildfire is like an inferno, an avalanche is a wave of ice and snow you would never get into.

3. Earthquakes and tornadoes are also natural disasters that are considered property and life takers.

The Ultimate Guide to Securing Your Home like Fort Knox

In order to secure your safety like a fort knox, there are several levels to the security methods you can apply around your home. This infographic goes into the 3 levels of security and 7 types of home security systems. The first step to security is moving from the outside in, therefore you should evaluate your home’s exterior. For example, keep tree branches near all windows trimmed back to remove access to the upper floors from the outside. Next, make the home appear lived-in by doing things such as installing exterior lights with timers or motion sensors. Finally, secure your house against intruders which can be done by setting up a smart phone system that lets you view your camera from your phone. It then covers the types of home security systems some of which are monitored systems, burglar alarms, and/or homeowners or renters insurance. This guide allows you to protect you and the ones you love.

Infographic Source Link: https://alarm-reviews.net/ultimate-guide-to-securing-your-home-like-fort-knox/

The Germiest Places in your Kitchen

If you think of places in your house with the most germs, the bathroom is probably the first place that comes to mind. However, there’s a good chance that you’re overlooking one of the germiest places in your house, the kitchen. These germs are spread between the cookware and appliances such as blenders, kitchen sinks, and kitchen faucets. This infographic covers the top ten items in the kitchen with the most germs. The #1 item being the water dispenser on the refrigerator and #10 the insulating seal on the refrigerator. It then gives a brief overview of what you need to know about germs in your kitchen and where they can be found most often. A few common bacterias that are found in this area of the home are coliform, yeast, mold, and staphylococcus. Overall, this explains all you need to know about the common germs found in your kitchen.

Infographic Source Link: https://www.bestkitchenfaucetshub.com/germs-in-the-kitchen/

10 Houseplants that Keep Bugs Away

The top ten houseplants that help keep some of the creepy crawlies away are reviewed in this infographic. It breaks down the advantages of having each plant in the home and what bugs it keeps away. The mosquito is the most popular within the list of bugs that are kept away from these plants. According to our research, all of the following plants keep mosquitos away: basil, lavender, lemongrass, marigold, peppermint, rosemary, sage bush, catnip, and venus flytraps. Other bugs that are kept away from the indoor plants are fleas, moths, beetles, and spiders. Overall, this is a complete list of plants that keep bugs away.

Infographic Source Link: https://floraexplorer.com/10-houseplants-that-keep-bugs-away/

Future Kitchens of Tomorrow

Smart kitchen appliances like smart dishwashers and fridges will help to make your life better with alerts, notifications, and control of your devices from outside your home. A lot of these smart devices are even available today. Check the trends on the kitchens of the future using the Internet of Things and smart kitchen appliances from this infographic.

Infographic Source Link: https://dishwashersguide.com/kitchen/future-smart-kitchen-appliances/

Selling A House with Pets

Americans love their pets. There are approximately 70 million pet dogs in the US and more than 74 million cats according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. As much as we love these animals, they can make selling a house more challenging. You’ll need to clean up after them, make sure they are not home during a showing, and repair any damages the pets may have caused prior to selling. These steps will help you prep your home to sell if you have pets.

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Safety Tips for your Kitchen

House is considered as one the safest places for your family, but the question is, are you sure that it is safe enough for everyone?

A plethora of dangerous and harmful tools can be found in this area, and you’ll never know what could happen next unless you prepared for it.

It is not only the cleanliness that you should know but also the safety of your whole family.

Here are some tips on how to be safe at your kitchen:

Keep all the flammable objects away from your stove. Things might not always go your way. You should think in advance with the possible outcomes of your actions.

Keep all the sharp object, including knives and cutting tools away. Better use of a drawer or a rack in keeping your sharp objects away from your kids.

Keep your kitchen floor dry and clean. Don’t let those liquid spills slip you down on the floor. Severe injuries may happen to anyone.

Be sensitive to your foods. Don’t let leftover foods stay uncover, especially for those that are sensitive put it on your fridge. A safe kitchen should come up with safe foods.

Have a complete first-aid kit and emergency numbers. In case of emergency, it is important to have a first aid kit to lessen further effects of the accident while the authorized emergency assistance is on its way.

For more details on how to keep your kitchen safe as always, check out Mr Cabinet Care infographic.

Eco-Friendly Roofing Options

When choosing the best roofing materials, most people would normally look for some factors that will benefit them in the long run such as the design, affordability, and durability. While there is nothing wrong with considering these factors, it also important for everyone to know that our world is slowly changing over the course of time. Pollution is on the rise, and we are now slowly feeling the effects of global warming and climate change. It is the time where we should help protect our environment in any means necessary so that the future generations can enjoy it’s beauty and wonders the way we are enjoying it today.

Believe it or not, there are almost unlimited ways where you can help to conserve our mother earth. Even the way you purchase things can be pretty crucial in making a change. Of course for this topic, it includes the way you choose your roofing materials. As mentioned before, people prioritize more on cost and performance. But this is also a good opportunity to prefer some options that are absolutely eco-friendly and at the same time, retain some of the benefits that you need to have the best roof for your establishment that you truly deserve.

To learn more about these eco-friendly roofing options, take a look at this infographic below by Fahey Roofing.

Tips for Making Your Home Winter Proof

Winter is one of the most exciting time of the year as it completes the holiday season vibes that many people enjoy and love. However, depending on which region you live, the winter season can be the harshest and most relentless time of the year, especially for homes.  It is during this season when houses are more susceptible to various issues and structural problems, such as mildew buildup, frozen pipes, and overused heating systems which ultimately leads to higher energy bills.

In order to avoid such issues, save time, and enjoy the winter season as much as possible, it is imperative that you do all the necessary preparations for your home before the temperatures drop.

One of the prep work you can do to make sure your home is winter-ready is first to ensure that your heating systems are operationally efficient. Thousands of homes across the US, especially those that were built 60 years ago, have insufficient heating systems. Many homeowners are unaware of this, but this often not because of a faulty heater, but because of cracks and crevices around their home. Such structural issues cause heat loss of up to 40% – a significant waste considering the amount of energy that heating systems use during the winter season.

Another area you should check once the winter starts is the drainage around your house. It is very important that drainage direct the water away from the house in order to avoid saturated soil around the house which are likely to cause problems once the winter season begins. Check if there are low areas at the perimeter of your house and fill them with soil to ensure that water is getting directed away from the house.

Lastly, but definitely not the least, is to make sure all your household fire alarm systems are working properly. Ironic as it may sound, but the winter season is the most common time of the year for accidental fires. Fireplaces, overworked electrical outlets, and non-functional smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are the common reasons for fire incidents during this season.

Of these three, the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are commonly overlooked the most. If you have one installed, make sure to test them and equip them with fresh batteries. It’s also advisable to retain the expertise of an HVAC inspector to ensure that your furnace and water heater are properly ventilated and to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.

To provide your more insights, here are the key takeaways of the infographic from All County Exteriors, which details some helpful tips to ensure your home is safe and ready for the winter season.

  1. Keep your gutters clean.
  2. Upgrade your windows.
  3. Seal any cracks or leaks on your walls and foundations.
  4. Seal the gaps around door frames and windows.
  5. Pay attention to your roof.
  6. Talk to a professional home contractor.

To learn more about the reasons behind these tips and how you can implement them, check out the full infographic below.