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Fully - Standing desks, chairs, and things to keep you moving. Mahogany Turned Leg Writing Desk. Custom Writing Desk. Tips to Prevent and Remove Mold from Grout Lines. What does it take to keep your bathroom sparkling with cleanness at all times?

Tips to Prevent and Remove Mold from Grout Lines

It’s a well-known fact that mold thrives best in warm, moist areas with poor air circulation. This makes bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and basements ideal places for mold to develop – humidity is always high and air flow is usually limited. Therefore, it is very common to see mold in these rooms – on walls and ceilings, on caulking and between tiles, etc. Tile grout, however, is where mold is most often found. There is a good reason for that – tiles are typically used in areas where moisture is abundant (like kitchen backsplashes, shower enclosures, bathroom floors, etc.) and the porous nature of grout makes it particularly susceptible to mold growth. Outdoor Low Voltage Lighting.

Introduction Installing low-voltage outdoor lighting is a big-impact DIY project.

Outdoor Low Voltage Lighting

And since it's low voltage lighting, it's safe to use and install, even for beginners. Outdoor lighting can be used to illuminate paths, steps and dark zones, plus it can add artfully dramatic emphasis to your yard's best features. Low Voltage Lighting Overview Outdoor low voltage lighting provide a pleasant alternative to glaring floodlights. Selecting the right design and components for your landscape lighting installation Figure A: Low voltage outdoor lighting plan Family Handyman. DIY Landscaping Lighting Tutorial from Thrifty Decor Chick. Shop Update: A Pop-up Plant Shop in Montavilla - Pistils Nursery. Shop Update: A Pop-up Plant Shop in Montavilla We’re thrilled to announce our collaboration with Maven Collective to bring a pop-up plant shop to Portland’s Montavilla neighborhood!

Shop Update: A Pop-up Plant Shop in Montavilla - Pistils Nursery

Nestled in the front window of Maven, a beautifully curated vintage shop, the Pistils Nursery pop-up contains 300 square feet of lush specimen tropicals, cacti and succulent plants, coupled with a favorite selection of goods for the home from our flagship store on Mississippi Ave. We soft-opened the new pop-up location on July 31st, and it’s been so lovely to see the natural aesthetic chemistry between plants and vintage goods. Mark your calendars; we’re pleased to invite you to our grand opening party on September 2nd! Get the event details by signing up for our mailing list. Here are a few of our favorite photos from the first weeks in the new space.

French drain and Drainage pipe slope - how to grade. The Best Stuff for Your Home Office Photos. Urban Harvest - GARDENING ADVICE. Cultivating successful gardeners.


From choosing the right variety of tomato to controlling pests, the knowledge Urban Harvest staff and volunteers have accumulated over the years can benefit area growers and improve harvests. We offer advice in a variety of ways. Gardening classes are offered year-round on an extensive list of topics. Books, including Dr. Bob Randall's Year Round Vegetables, Fruits and Flowers for Metro Houston, are available at our offices.

[Subjects are updated periodically based on new information and timeliness.] Articles on plants that help increase garden production. Articles on composting and vermicomposting. Articles on successful fruit varieties for the Houston area and general information. Blueberries. A second key to success is soil.


Blueberries demand soil quite different from that enjoyed by most other garden plants. For blueberries to thrive, the soil must be well aerated, moist, very high in humus, and—most important of all—very acidic. These conditions are not, however, difficult to create. Start by doing a soil test, then acidifying it, if necessary to a pH of between 4 and 5.5 by mixing in sulfur, a natural mineral, the season before you plant your blueberries. The amount to use depends on your soil's initial pH and your soil's texture, and ranges from one to seven pounds per hundred square feet. Related: 3 Fruits To Grow in Pots Proper Planting Now you're ready to plant. Right after planting, spread a three-inch layer of organic mulch over the ground.

Once the plants are settled into their new home, give them a thorough watering. Pruning + Feeding Your blueberries won't need any pruning at all for their first three years. Related: Black + Blue Berry Galette 1. How to Grow Lavender in Zone 9. DIY How to build a French Drain. How to drain surface water in your yard or property. Bathroom Design - Choose Floor Plan & Bath Remodeling Materials. If your plan is to turn a master bath into a spa-like retreat, but the mere mention of money brings on an outbreak of hives, take heart.

Bathroom Design - Choose Floor Plan & Bath Remodeling Materials

Figuring out the financials for a bathroom remodel doesn't have to be a stressful experience. We've outlined the steps you need to take to keep your finances in line. Run the Numbers The national average cost for an upscale bathroom remodel is roughly $26,052, according to Remodeling Magazine's 2005 Cost vs. Value report but how much a homeowner actually spends will vary. Next, look at how many more years will be spent in the home. 9 Tax Breaks Every First-Time Homebuyer Must Know. Americans' wallets are in much better shape since the Great Recession.

9 Tax Breaks Every First-Time Homebuyer Must Know

And with higher pay and steadier job security, tax breaks for homeowners can make the prospect of buying a home attractive. "Tax-wise, this is a good time to buy," said Yvette Best of tax preparation company Best Services Unlimited. "Homeownership offers tax breaks that renters do not have. " For new homeowners, a house is an asset that can lower their tax liability. First-time homebuyers should be aware of the housing tax deductions and credits that can save them thousands and offset the cost of ownership. 1. "The way that loan amortization works, your first payments will have the highest ratio of interest to principal so you will receive the majority of the tax benefit upfront," said Andrew Christakos, an accredited investment fiduciary with Westfield Wealth Management.

Harris County Flood Education Mapping Tool.