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Pandemic still influences 2022 colors of the year

This year’s colors of the year, chosen by Pantone Color Institute and all major paint manufacturers, still undoubtedly reflect the pandemic’s impact. As color experts explain the 2022 choices, many speak to our desire to become less anchored by our environment or situation and to get out and enjoy nature.

Replacing coach lights an easy project

Replacing coach lights is a perfect project for a would-be electrician. In fact, you don’t even have to use a ladder if you don’t have one, but you will need to stand on something solid to reach the lights.

Walk-in bathtub or shower ideal for safety reasons

Walk-in tubs provide more stability during bathing than traditional bathtubs. Once inside, the bather can sit down in a preformed chair that is part of the tub.

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Exterior caulking seals cracks

Caulking is a fix-all for all sorts of situations since it’s a great adhesive in a pinch, but it shines at filling gaps. You might even call it “weatherstripping in a tube.”

Thermometer better than phone app good at predicting freeze

Phone apps are good for predicting a possible freeze, but nothing replaces verification that an actual freeze happened. Maximum/minimum thermometers are a good bench check against your phone app or the National Weather Service predictions.

Tips for turning master bedroom into a retreat

Your master bedroom can also serve as a great retreat, a sanctuary space, to unwind after a long day. Design experts offer simple tips to help you make your master bedroom a great little hideaway for enjoying downtime.

Plants placed in 2 categories: Mesic and xeric

It is best to think of plants along a continuum (mesic vs. xeric) regarding whether they grow best in dry or wet soil or the type of mulch covering the surface of a landscape soil. So, instead, we group plants into these two categories for convenience.

Thermometer, weather app help to anticipate winter freezes

Plants are not expecting normal low temperatures early or late in the winter season and are not prepared for them. Having a recording maximum/minimum thermometer and having the weather app prepares you for anticipating winter freezes.

Add natural elements into holiday decorations

There are simple ways to incorporate greenery and other natural elements into your holiday decorations.

Neglected barbecue will need thorough cleaning

If you like cleaning your oven, then you’re going to love cleaning the barbecue. The igniter should be checked and the burners need to be cleaned out because, over time, sauces and food have dripped onto the ports where the propane should be flowing out.

Decor trends for the holidays

Mimicking interior design trends, designers appeal to consumers when introducing fresh themes, colors and styles in annual holiday decor. This year’s trend emphasizes natural elements, glamorous decor, eye-catching hues and traditional styles.

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