5 Tips For Moms Looking To Save Money

On average, Texas households spend $148 per month on electricity. That’s one of the highest rates in the country. A lot of electricity usage comes from keeping homes cool during hot summer months. This summer, you can save money by following these five tips. Use Window Shades and Blinds to Your Advantage Image via Flickr by sun dazed Most people know they can use drapes and other window coverings to keep cold air out of their homes … [Read more...]

The Simple Benefits of Shutters

This past summer we remodeled our kitchen.  I was stuck between blinds and shutters and I took the plunge and went for shutters and I am so glad that I did.  My kitchen shutters "make" my kitchen! When it comes to window coverings, there are three basic types: blinds, curtains, and shutters. Many people have their own preferences when it comes to what type of window covering they choose, but it's important to understand the strengths and … [Read more...]

Newborn Nurseries: Don’t Throw Your Budget Out The Window

Few parents will disagree that the build-up to the due date are some of the most exciting times you will ever experience.  During the nesting phase (moms will know what we're talking about), it's all about preparing that nursery into a mini-palace that's always been dreamed about. As you may have gathered through the awful pun to the title to this piece, we're actually going to talk about windows.  Most prospective parents appreciate that … [Read more...]

Blinds: Driving Property Prices Up

It doesn't matter who you are, we're all trying to find the next way to drive the price of our property upwards.  Most of us rely on all sorts of advanced methods; ranging from garage conversions, to creating multiple rooms out of one space. It's often the smaller issues which are completely ignored.  As the title may have suggested, blinds most certainly fall into this category and they are a completely under-utilized tool when it comes to … [Read more...]