What To Plant When: Planting Calendar

Growing your own produce is a rewarding experience, but it takes a lot of knowledge. You’ll need to know what you want to plant, where to plant it and when to harvest. Most produce is planted in the Spring, but the harvest times can vary depending on when the crops are at their best. Given that knowing all the above off by heart would take a lot, Love the Garden have you covered with your very own what to plant when calendar.

5 Eco-Friendly Building Materials Changing Home Design

For many years, the construction industry has been known as one of the most wasteful and least sustainable industries; the materials used to construct buildings, the equipment used for demolition and the transportation required of materials to the site, all have a huge carbon footprint. As buyers have become more environmentally conscious and more young people start entering the housing market however, the demand for eco-friendly homes and buildings has increased.

Furniture Essentials When Moving Home

The initial excitement of knowing that you’ll be living in a new space tends to quickly wear off after realizing that there’s so much to fix. One of the essential things is furniture. There’s a lot to consider here, depending on what you’re working with. The more areas your new living quarters have, the more impossible the task of filling it up with furniture will seem. To keep things from getting out of hand, check out this infographic on furniture essentials when moving.

Can I Afford to Move Out?

Here is an infographic from Mint.com that looks at whether or not you may be ready to move out. It includes a flowchart asking the hard questions that could be setting you apart from your apartment or house goals. [Click here for full size version]

Home Security: Residential & Security Systems Statistics

People are becoming more and more aware of the benefits home security systems can bring. While Internet ads and word-of-mouth are a couple of ways to learn about the myriad of options out there, shoppers should do some research on their own. Here is a step-by-step guide to figuring out security needs at home and finding the best home security systems.

Home Security Systems Without Monitoring

Most self-monitored security systems can offer various additional components, usually for an acceptable additional price. The system can work perfectly without them but with them, the overall experience will be much better. Those who are struggling to choose the right home security systems without monitoring may not have found their match yet because they are not following the appropriate steps.

Owning an Apartment Complex Pros and Cons

If you buy an apartment complex, some of the advantages include multiple income streams, building equity, easier financing in the future, tax advantages, capital appreciation, growing your real estate portfolio, and economies of scale. On the other hand, the disadvantages of owning an apartment building or complex include the time investment, external effects, limited liquidity, unreliable tenants, and unexpected maintenance costs.

5 Best Tools to Cut Tiles

If you’ve been left wondering by the thought of cutting a porcelain tile without a wet saw, there are several ways to do so. A glass cutter is the simplest one. Another type of tile is the ceramic tile. To cut them into simple straight cuts, a carbide-tipped pen can be used. Additionally, you may need to use a sander to remove any surfaces that have been left over after cutting the tile. 

7 Top Interior Design Trends for 2020

If your interior design feels a little outdated, freshen things up with a home makeover, whether that means putting new throw pillows on your sofa or remodeling your master bedroom. Regardless of the scope of your project, incorporate one (or more) of these top design trends for 2020, all compiled in an infographic by Stoneside Blinds & Shades.