July 2013

HOMEMAKING EXPERT FROM THE DIY NETWORK SHARES GUIDE ON REPAIRING YOUR OWN CARPETS

Did you know that you can spend less than $50 and only an hour of time to repair your carpet all by yourself? I didn’t, but TV host and do-it-yourself homemaker Amy Matthews says you can in this quick article! She walks through 9 simple steps that make your carpet look great once again.   Reading her article, I was surprised at how little you need to do this project from start to finish. Using only 4 simple materials and 4 household tools, you can fix your own carpets. How so? The procedure in nutshell involves putting an upside-down can or jar over the damaged spot, cutting around the jar to remove the bad carpet, and replacing it with a new piece of carpeting - all using simple tools and a fraction of your morning or afternoon.   Three tips…
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3 TIPS TO PICK THE BEST FLOORING FOR YOUR HOME

The task of choosing new flooring for your home can quickly feel like complicated and overwhelming. Luckily, there are a 3 tricks that Seattle and Bellevue families can use when choosing new flooring to quickly eliminate options and make the best choice for their home. 1. DETERMINE PURPOSE Each room in your home serves a different purpose. Family rooms are great places to sit back and relax, while kitchens tend to be busy locations with lots of spills! By identifying how a room is used, you can better decide what kind of flooring would meet the needs of that environment. It is also wise to consider the kind of traffic your home is likely to experience. Busy parents in Seattle and Bellevue with messy kids and several pets might consider hardwood flooring or vinyl flooring, since both types are conducive…
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