After tending to the cats and closing up the back of the house, I bustled Quentin out the door and directly into the path of a young woman walking up my sidewalk. “Hi,” she said with a friendly grin. Red, frizzy hair, dimples, and a soft figure. Maybe she was one of my students from last semester? Or, one of Quentin’s? “Hello,” Quentin said in a tentative voice, probably trying to place her as well. “How may we assist you?”She faced me. “Jenna?” “Yes, and you are?” Read more [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The words ‘air quality’ usually make us think of the outdoor air which is, as we already know, packed with many different pollutants such as dust, smog, smoke, etc. However, we tend to neglect the importance of the quality of the air in our own homes, where we spend most of our time. Keeping your indoor air quality at the high level is extremely important, and you should start taking care of this today.
What exactly is in our air
You may or may not know this, but our planet is constantly Read more [...]