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This Online Retailer Takes the Frustration Out of Shopping for Custom Blinds
Custom window coverings are an instant upgrade to any space, and getting them is even easier with Blinds.com’s self-serve ordering process.
Shades lend a clean and modern look to most windows. However, the time and effort to get them makes the task less than pleasant. Ordering custom blinds or shades for a home used to be a hassle. For most shoppers, the process involved heading to a home improvement store or a specialty window covering center to speak with a design consultant to select a sty...
This Purple Houseplant Is the First New Genus to Be Introduced in Decades—And You Can Get it Now
Houseplant varieties change constantly, to the delight of indoor plant enthusiasts. Plant breeders are continuously looking to modify plants’ features to make them more exciting for customers. This year, houseplant fans have something to get really excited about: Geogenanthus ciliatus, one of the first new houseplant genera to be introduced in decades.
What is Geogenanthus?
Although its official botanical name is Geogenanthus ciliatus, its common name is “Geo.” The plant was released earlier ...
6 Common Houseplant Pests—and How to Destroy Them
Here's how to save your plants, no matter if you're dealing with aphids, spider mites, or mealybugs.
Houseplants improve the air quality in your home and enhance your home decor. They can also boost your mood and bring hours of enjoyment to your living space. But for all the benefits houseplants bring, they also require some work. Keeping them healthy is a challenge most plant parents undertake without hesitation. However, at some point, you will likely have to deal with houseplant pests. For...
10 Colorful, Mood-Boosting Houseplants to Brighten Your Space
Colorful indoor plants will not only brighten up any dreary space, but they may also improve your mood. It's well known that color can affect our moods, and a 2015 study indicates that houseplants may reduce psychological and physiological stress. If you are looking for a way to add a pop of color to your home and lift your mood at the same time, consider adding one of these colorful, mood-boosting houseplants to your home.
Credit: Costa Farms
Although geo is a dark foliage plant, its purple-...
What No One Wants You to Know About the Bunny Ear Succulent Trend
It's not hard to see why the bunny ear succulent is making social media waves. First of all, it's succulent, which is still one of the top categories of houseplants people love. And second, it has adorable bunny ears—how can you not fall in love with it immediately? Before you get your heart set on obtaining one to showcase in your Easter or spring decor, we hate to be the bearer of bad news: it's nearly impossible to find an actual plant for purchase.
What Are Bunny Ear Succulents?
Get the Latest Hybrid Trend in Your Home With These Japandi-Inspired Buys
Get the Latest Hybrid Trend in Your Home With These Japandi-Inspired Buys
Transform your home into a modern haven with these simple, affordable and stylish picks.
Japandi is a cross between Japanese aesthetics and Scandinavian decor. This style hybrid focuses on simplicity, natural elements and comfort. The blend of Scandinavian functionality and Japanese rustic minimalism creates the perfect combination of function and form, focusing on clean lines, bright spaces and contrasting light and da...
How To Hire A Plumber
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Plumbers repair and install the pipes and drainage systems in homes and commercial properties and appliances or fixtures. Whether you have a leaky faucet or a bathroom remodel, having a reliable pro at the ready can save you time and money. With so many local and national service providers to choose from, the process of finding the plumber f...
5 Reasons This Extremely Popular Plant Is Nearly Impossible to Find
If I was going to crown the "It" Plant of 2021 so far, it is hands down the Sterling Silver Scindapsus, or botanically known as Scindapsus treubii 'Moonlight'. This foliage plant started causing buzz late in 2020, and it hasn't slowed down. It's part of Costa Farms' Trending Tropical collection, and it seems like it’s not the easiest plant to get your hands on.
First, What Is All the Fuss About?
I'll admit, when I first saw the plant online, I wasn't sure what all the fuss was about. I mean, ...
The 5 'It' Plants of 2021, According to the Pros
Aglaonemas, monsteras, philodendrons, pothos, ZZ plants, and other aroids topped the houseplant popularity lists in 2020 due to their exciting foliage colors, shapes, and ease of care.
As we go into 2021, the houseplant trend doesn't seem to be slowing.
What plants should you be adding to your indoor garden? "The hot plant picks for 2021 will include big leafy plants like Philodendrons and Alocasias," says Sean Dollinger, Founder of PlantX. "We're also expecting hanging plants like Linear Hoy...
Best Safety Equipment for Painting
Although painting is generally a low-risk DIY project, it’s always best to be prepared. Painting, as with other home projects, does come with certain health risks. Certain products used in paint are highly flammable and can cause respiratory problems and headaches. Furthermore, painting at heights can place you at risk of falling and injury.
With the right precautions and safety equipment, you can get the job done safely. This buying guide highlights the best safety equipment for painting and...
The Best Smart Smoke Detectors for the Home
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, residential fires account for 75 percent of fire-related deaths in the United States. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that 40 percent of residential fire deaths occur in homes with no smoke alarms or alarms that don’t work. A properly working smoke detector is essential in protecting your home and family.
Smoke detectors are available with a range of features, from basic stand-alone devices to smart-home technology. A smart sm...
6 Easy Pro Tips for Creating an Efficient & Ergonomic Home Office
According to a recent study by Stanford University, “42 percent of the U.S. labor force now works from home full-time” due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For many new at-home workers, working from home meant plopping your laptop on the kitchen counter or sitting on your plush sofa to work.
A make-shift office was all you needed to get through this temporary working arrangement. However, as the weeks turned into months, you are probably starting to figure out that your temp office isn’t so great fo...
Tools to Measure Angles
If you do a lot of woodworking projects, then you are intimately familiar with angles. Before you make the first cut, it's wise to follow the old adage of "measure twice, cut once," especially when it comes to angled cuts. This guide will show you the various tools to measure angles–no high school geometry books needed.
In geometry, an angle is the space between two lines, rays or planes intersecting each other. Angles are measured in degrees. There are five main types of angles:
Acute: an an...
What is Field Force Management and Why It’s Important
Some businesses need off-site staff in order to thrive, but how can a manager efficiently supervise a mobile team when they are out of the office? Using field force management (FFM) software, managers can keep track of their mobile teams’ activities, travel, meetings, and more. It keeps managers in the loop and makes the field and office teams an efficient unit.
FFM, or workforce management as it is also known, is an umbrella term for managing a business’s field resources. FFM systems allow f...
10 Reasons to Create a Household Evacuation Plan—and How to Do It
It gives you peace of mind.
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