Designing a kid’s bedroom is perhaps one of the trickiest choices to make when it comes to decorating your home. Of course, designing for someone else is always a challenge, and young children are often a mixed blessing when it comes to picking out colors, decorations, and sometimes even a theme. If you don’t just get a shrug when asking their opinion on decor, you’ll likely be treated to a deluge of ideas on mismatched colors and tacky decorations that they’ll hate in a month or year. Of growing concern in the design world is making bedrooms that will grow with your children. Kids are also often rough on their furniture and surroundings, meaning you’ll [...]
Green space can be hard to find amidst grey urban jungles, especially as cities grow. But for those whose green thumbs start itching when they’re away from fertilizer too long, it’s important to find a city with some soil to kneel in. In many cities, urban gardening often takes the form of community gardens – gardens tended to by local residents with the intention of providing fresh produce for themselves or others.
Seeing the value in healthy and community-oriented residents, some cities have included community gardens in their budgets or even dedicated entire programs to their support. In others, local nonprofits fill this role. If you don’t have access to [...]
As we settle in for what may or may not be the snowstorm of the century (again), it makes perfect sense to review the basics of how to prepare for a blizzard. There are several things you can do to get yourself, your family, and your home ready to ride out the storm itself, and any inconveniences that may follow. As we all know, the big issues with major winter storms are the snow and ice that trap you in your home and bring down trees, impacting the local utility’s ability to deliver electricity, and the temperatures that can freeze and rupture pipes, causing flooding. Here is a quick list of how to prepare [...]
A tornado watch means that conditions are favorable for a tornado to develop. Tornado watches typically cover a large area.
A tornado warning means that either a tornado has been spotted or that weather radar has indicated that a tornado is likely. If a tornado warning has been issued, get to shelter immediately.Well Before Tornado Season
Make certain that your insurance is up-to-date and comprehensive. Your insurance policy will need to be updated if you have changed, added, or removed anything structurally about your home. Make or update an inventory of all contents of your home and store it either online or in a secure place outside [...]