Although owning a cat can be a very rewarding experience, there will be ups and downs on the journey – and odors that result from cat urine are part of the downs!
Archives for August 2007
In order to build a raised tile patio, you need one of several things to happen: you need to either live someplace in Europe where drastic seasonal climate change isn’t an issue, or you need to be the recipient of some miraculous intervention. Needless to say, a raised patio with tiling isn’t generally a recommended option.
However, if you like the look of tiles and just can’t settle for anything else on your raised patio, you’re finally in luck – several companies have recently come up with something called interlocking patio tiles, that keep the look of wood but have the installation convenience of tiling.
Concrete countertops are a great solution to finding that durable, inexpensive countertop that not only looks custom-made, but can be personalized to your liking. Mind you, even the most basic concrete countertop mix is labor-intensive and can get time-consuming. It’s not easy, but it is a rewarding project that you can stand back and be proud of in the end – and you won’t be much lighter in the wallet for it!
Create Your Own
While some people will settle for painting or wallpapering their backsplash, this simple and very low cost method is generally not recommended for kitchen renovations – wallpaper will stain easily and wear down over time, and even just leaving paint as a backsplash will sooner or later start looking like an aged cutting board, only with more water spots, darker stains, and less kitsch value. Instead, why not choose one of these easy, do-it-yourself backsplash options?
Aeration is a standard practice when it comes to home lawn care – it supplies the lawn’s soil with air by creating holes in the ground with the help of a piece of equipment called an aerator, or now with a new product on the market called aerating sandals!