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How to hang wallpaper borders

Adding the finishing touches It's one thing being able to hang wallpaper, but what about the finishing touches? Often walls can look so much more interesting if you use wallpaper borders. You can even use these without a wallpaper background, to make a special wall feature. Explore the many ways... More

How to grow mint

Growing mint in your garden It really doesn't matter if you have a large garden or a container garden. Mint is one of those plants which thrives and which will survive being in a tub. The advantages of this are manyfold, since mint will grow rampant if you let it, and may just drown out all those... More

How to dry herbs

Dry herbs picked from your garden in one of three ways Properly dried herbs may last for up to six months or longer in your pantry, unlike fresh herbs that should be used soon after they're harvested. Having dried herbs on hand means never having to skip the basil in your sauce or forego thyme in... More

How to create a Victorian cottage garden

Bringing back tradition The Victorian cottage garden is a well reknowned style in Europe, and consists of different architectural elements all coming together to form a place where planting is carefully planned and detailed. Many of the plants used form part of this architectural landscape. Other... More

How to drain a water heater

Simple steps will make it easy Draining a hot water heater is something that only needs to be done once in a while. Yet, when the occasion arises, if someone doesn’t know how, it can be intimidating. These occasions may include malfunctions in the water heater itself or... More

How to decorate your living room in American country style

American country design calls for a relaxed and personalized style of decor The American country style includes a lively color palette, an array of textures and the use of natural materials for a comfortable, homey appeal. The American country style has its roots in the early rural... More

How to decorate a room so it seems bigger

Letting the daylight play on color The fashion these days is a spacious look. Often older houses have rooms which look particularly small, and really don't have to. Decorating them to maximize the space available can create stunning looks which surprise and amaze those who see the different... More

How to clean a microwave with lemon juice

Lemon juice - an eco-friendly cleaner for the microwave Cleaning the microwave is a chore that everyone hates because of the food stains that burn on if left for even a day or two. Many of the items that you have in your cupboard for cooking make great cleansers. One of these is lemon juice and... More

How to choose the right paint roller

Getting it right. There are many different paint rollers on the market for a very good reason. Each is designed to work with different types of paint. The tools with which you apply paint add to the professionalism of the job, and this guide explains to readers the best choices for the best... More

How to buy a quality sofa

Buying a quality sofa A sofa takes a lot of wear and tear. It has to be made of materials that are able to take being sat on everyday. It isn't just the fabric that needs to be durable but also the construction. There are certain things that a good quality sofa will have, that cheaper ones won't... More