As a homeowner, there are always opportunities to improve your home and increase its value. While major renovations and additions are one way to accomplish this goal, adding landscape lighting to your home is another advantageous opportunity. It is essential to understand all of the different benefits that can come from landscape lighting, especially when you invest into lighting for your front and backyard.

Vamping up your outdoor space with new outdoor furniture can be one of the best ways to prepare for warmer weather. In order for you to make the most of your outdoor space, it’s best to have furniture that utilizes the amount of space that you have and the way that you generally use your patio. From throwing parties outside to relaxing with a good book alone, it’s best for you to choose the furniture that will be the best choice for your lifestyle.

If you are only planning one remodeling project this year, make it your kitchen! There's a good reason that kitchen remodeling projects are among the most popular, a kitchen is, after all, one of the most important rooms in the home. 

Nothing can be more fun than revamping a room to satisfy a need for change, especially when it comes to kitchen and bathroom renovations. But what do you do if your bathroom seems too small for a big change, or is cluttered? There are plenty of storage options that won't drain your wallet, and tons of tricks to turn your tiny bathroom into a comfortable and elegant space. 

Given today's economic recovery, homeowners considering kitchen remodeling are being savvy about their spending, and are choosing design ideas that will last awhile---both in years and acceptability. It may be no surprise, then, that a “philosophy” of neutrality will prevail, according to a Certified Kitchen Designer, Susan Serra in her article on

Beginning the renovation of any room in your home can be a great way to breathe new life into your house and also to enjoy the value of your home increasing. In order to make a drastic difference in value and to have a space that you enjoy, it's recommended to look into what you can do during bathroom remodeling.

If your home is completely furnished and decorated, you may want to consider landscaping for your next home improvement project. This would be an ideal time for you to turn your outdoor space into the property of your dreams, now that you are able to turn your focus elsewhere. Considering it is a  large investment, you want to make sure that it is done correctly the first time around. This is where a landscape designer comes in. Once you have chosen a landscape company, a designer will be sent to your home, to help you come up with a design that is tailored to your needs. 

Spring is here and we are all watering our laws and plants. That means higher water bills, or does it? Watering plants does not automatically mean higher water bills, if you use some water management techniques. Rain barrels are a great way to integrate water management into your landscaping. Rain barrels can be free standing to catch a few inches of rain water at a time, or can be hooked to your gutter downspout to catch gallons of rain at a time.

If residential water management is important to you, or if frugality is your thing, consider a new sprinkler that harnesses the power of the cloud. Droplet combines cloud computing and robotics in a most ingenious way. For the "green" homeowner that wants to conserve water, Droplet offers a simple-to-use and yet sophisticated solution. The manufacturer claims reduced sprinkler water consumption of as much as 90 percent. In some areas, this could translate into savings on one's water bill of more than $200 per year. 

After the coldest winter in recent memory, plummeting temperatures along with high winds left many plants with cases of winter burn. There are three causes of winter burn: low soil moisture, freezing temperatures, and harsh wind. When these three factors are in place, plants loose water from their leaves faster then they can replace it (transpiration). With that being said, one can probably guess that massive plant damage took place over this past winter.

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