Hot water heating has been around in some form or another since at least the 14th century, with records existing of a monastery in Greenland using hot spring water to heat their buildings. In the centuries since, hydronic slab heating has been embraced in cold climates such as Scandinavia and Japan. The technology is only now gathering steam in Australia, finally being recognized as a clever alternative to space and ducted heating. However, if you’re considering building with or retrofitting hydronic Read more [...]
For previous generations of women, aging gracefully means cutting one’s hair short, embracing comfortable footwear and clothing, and being as well-groomed as one can be without resorting to too much makeup or jewelry. But today, women in their 60’s and older are discovering that aging gracefully doesn’t mean wearing bland fashion choices. Consider 96-year-old style icon Iris Apfel who is known for her glamorous looks and signature oversized glasses, or Dorrie Jacobson who is in Read more [...]
Are you a gardening aficionado? Or one of those people who only dream of having their own fairytale-like secret garden, but in reality, you just don’t know when to start. Too often people feel intimidated or lack ideas, and miss the chance to turn their property into a wonderful, lush oasis that it could be. If you feel stumped (pun intended!), here are some guidelines to get you on track.
Creating a garden is a project that requires some planning for optimal results. You might Read more [...]
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Do you have a room in your home that you rarely use? Perhaps, you have a large backyard, and you only use a small part of it. Even if you just have a little storage space in a climate-controlled part of your home, you can find ways to rent it out for some extra cash.
Everyone Is Renting Out Rooms These Days
A decade ago, using a service like Airbnb to rent out a room in your house would seem preposterous for most people. Today, it is the smart way to travel on the cheap. Yet, if you don’t Read more [...]