Old hardwood flooring adds its own character and history to a home you can't find in new engineered or bamboo wood flooring. When a friend or neighbor will be tearing out their home's old hardwood flooring, you can remove it yourself to salvage it and have it installed in your own home. Here are some tips to help you successfully remove old hardwood flooring for reuse in your own home. Determine the Flooring's Usability
The most effective method of rodent control is prevention. If critters can't get into your home, then the damage they are able to cause is greatly diminished. Many preventative measures focus on physically preventing mice, rats and other rodents from entering a house, but there are also steps you can take when landscaping your home to deter rodents from coming indoors. Here's how you can reduce the risk of rodents entering your home by making adjustments to a few things in the yard.
If you are looking for a unique, modern look in one of your rooms, you should consider layering traditional panel drapes over a cloth Roman shade. Panel drapes hang down from a bar or rails set above your window and open and close by moving horizontally. Roman shades are cloth drapes that move vertically, similar to Venetian blinds or roller curtains. They can move up evenly, creating a flat horizontal line at the bottom, or they can gather, creating a sweeping, scalloped edge.
Pigeons on and around your house are not only noisy, they are a health risk and can cause damage to your home. If you have only a few pigeons on your roof, they can multiply quickly to become a larger problem. Pigeons can live up to thirty years and one female pigeon can produce up to 18 pigeons from nine broods during one year. Here are some of the problems pigeons can bring to your home and how you can get rid of them.