Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies (AERT) is the manufacturer of ChoiceDek and MoistureShield composite decking materials. I’ve spoken with ChoiceDek and MoistureShield reps several times now. Here’s what I’ve learned about these composite decks. Good stuff!
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Thinking about putting rugs on hardwood floors? Wondering what type of rugs and pads should be used on wood floors? Here’s what I’ve learned firsthand and from experts.
If you have cowhide rugs or other animal skin rugs, you’ll find these DO’s & DON’ts for cleaning leather rugs helpful! Plus tips for using rugs as wall art.
Need some rug buying advice? A rug expert shares some helpful rug tips to guide you in choosing the best rug for your needs. These rug buying tips will help you pick the right rug patterns, rug shapes, rug materials, and rug types for your individual needs.
Driftwood hearts are random pieces of tree branches that happen to form the shape of a heart. Add some string, and you have a creative piece of art or a gift for a loved one. Here are some driftwood hearts that you can make yourself, or buy them on Etsy!
Cork floors are very popular right now. Here are the pros & cons of using natural cork flooring in your home.
Wood burning fireplaces, gas fireplaces, and electric fireplaces all have one thing in common: they each bring unique qualities into your home! Here are the basic differences between gas, electric, and wood burning fireplaces.
The type of drawer pulls you choose for the different rooms in your home says a lot about your style and personality. Rustic drawer pulls, give a room a very unique feel and charm. Here are some rustic drawer pulls that would look great in a log home, log cabin, or a lodge.
Log homes make a perfect setting for rustic Christmas decorations. Be sure you follow some of these tips when deciding which types of Christmas decorations may look best in a log home.
When building or remodeling a log home kitchen, one of the most important decisions you will make is which cabinets to buy. Style, cost, and overall theme are all considerations when choosing kitchen cabinets for your log home.
Do you have a copper sink in your log home? Are you thinking about getting one? Copper sinks make a beautiful and practical addition to any home’s bathroom, kitchen, or washroom. Here are a few of the great things about copper sinks.
Allowing extra light into your home is an aesthetically pleasing thing. But at what cost? Is there a downside to installing skylights on your roof? Here are the pros and cons of installing skylights on your roof.
Here’s how to incorporate feng shui in the rooms of your home.
Compared to porcelain tile, Travertine tile is easier to cut and shape. Because of this, it has become a favorite for many people, including home builders. Following are some of the pros and cons of using Travertine tile for the flooring, countertops and backsplashes inside your home.
There will come a time when you have to purchase new furniture. Sofas wear out beyond repair, slipcovers cannot hold together a failing frame, chairs will give way, and tables will be damaged beyond repair. You could buy used furniture on consignment or at thrift stores, but sometimes, you just want new. Here are some furniture buying tips that I recently learned firsthand.
Copper sinks have become very popular in households these days. Today’s homes are all about the upgrades like granite countertops, stainless appliances, natural tile floors, and custom cabinetry. With this level of investment, the addition of a copper sink just makes sense.
Here’s what to look for and how to care for a copper sink.
I love idea of painting log walls. I really like color and am not afraid of putting it anywhere — including interior log walls. I have also seen several log home companies displaying homes that have a painted exterior color. Here are some things to consider BEFORE painting your log home.
Dustless floor refinishing is a low-cost alternative to refinishing your hardwood floors. Here are the pros and cons of dustless floor refinishing for hardwood floors…
Aside from price and style, when you’re buying a new toilet, you also need to consider things like water conservation, function, size, shape, cleanliness, and maybe even color. Following is a guide that will help you determine which toilet is the best toilet for your home. Plus, discussion of some of the most modern features in today’s toilets.
After 6 years our leftover interior house paint is dried up and has to be thrown out. The guy at the paint store seemed to think, if stored properly, it could have been re-used after 6 years in storage. Here’s how he recommends storing leftover paint.
According to The National Kitchen and Bath Association and The Home Improvement Research Institute, here’s what people spend for things when they’re remodeling their kitchen… …
Try to find creative ways to display everyday items in unusual ways along the windowsills of your home. Here are dozens of other ideas for creating fun window art inside your home.
In my new log home, I plan to create fun (yet simple) displays on many different windowsills throughout the house — as a form of art and casual home decor. Here’s how to turn a windowsill into a work of art.
Here are some tips for staying organized and saving time when your log cabin is your home away from home.
There is so much variety in the products available to us today, that it is difficult to stay abreast of all the latest changes in bathroom and kitchen design, as well as the trends that are shaping the future of kitchens and baths. Here, I’ve summarized a number of kitchen and bath trends that I’ve noticed while reading through home magazines, newspapers, and online reports in recent months.