Xeriscaping comes from the Greek word “xeros,” meaning ‘dry.’ It’s a form of landscaping developed in Denver in 1981 during a massive drought. This type of dry landscaping is especially popular in areas where drought conditions are common or where water is expensive. However, it isn’t just for arid regions, but rather anywhere homeowners are … Continue reading Beginner’s Guide to Xeriscaping
Tile, rightfully so, means a great deal to us at Emser Tile. We spend our days immersed in the world of tile, so every day seems like National Tile Day! February 23, however, offers us a special opportunity to truly reflect on the value of tile within a home. Tile offers a host of benefits … Continue reading 5 Reasons Tile Enhances a Home
‘Tis the season for new year’s resolutions! This year, why not enlist an ally you probably hadn’t thought of before – your own home. That’s right, teaming up with your humble abode might just set you on the path to success. Here are five resolutions that you and your home can tackle together: 1. Save … Continue reading 5 New Year’s Resolutions for You and Your Home
One of the many advantages of having tile floors is the maintenance factor; tile is easier to clean than other flooring surfaces, especially when sealed correctly. If not sealed correctly, the grout can soak up stains and leave your living space looking less than pleasant. There are stain resistant grouts available to help with this, … Continue reading The Best Way to Take Care of Tile Floors
It’s hard to believe, but home fires kill and injure more Americans than all other natural disasters combined. That said, there are some pretty basic steps to make it a lot less likely that you or someone you love will get hurt in a fire. The Red Cross offers great tips in their 2016 Safety … Continue reading Fire Safety Tips for Your Home
Is your home ready for extreme weather? Taking proactive steps to prepare your home for severe weather before it hits can help minimize damage to your home and even more importantly help protect your family. Severe weather could include everything from hail, tornados and floods to winter storms, thunderstorms and high winds. No matter your … Continue reading Shelter from the Storm
I am really, really good at making resolutions that don’t stick. Ditching sugar, cleaning every day for 30 minutes, never leaving a project half-finished… these are just a sample of resolutions I’ve made and not kept. There’s something they all have in common, too – they’re ongoing goals that require a change in behavior forevermore. … Continue reading Completing Projects: How-to Make this a New Year’s Resolution You Can Keep
Ever get scared out of your wits by strange noises in your home that you can’t explain? Like when you are lying in bed or perhaps sitting all alone curled up with your favorite book and then…you hear it. The creaks, rattles and taps that you only seem to notice throughout the night. via GIPHY … Continue reading Knock, Knock! Boo’s there?
I’m no debutante. I can’t be trusted to walk while holding a drink and having a conversation. I’m a mess. Just watch our video and you’ll see! So if you’re clumsy like me and love the warm feel of carpet, don’t trip about tripping. We made some really simple DIY carpet cleaner that works great … Continue reading Oops, I spilled it again. DIY Carpet Cleaner
To replace or deep clean your area rug? That is the question. Area rugs come in all different shapes, sizes and styles and pending on the type of rug you have in your home, it can often times be a costly investment. If that is the case, it’s safe to say you probably won’t want … Continue reading Give Your Room a Rug!
It’s no secret that a lot of common household cleaning products and air fresheners are toxic to our health, so I was so happy to discover an alternative method of freshening up my home. Inspired by a recent visit to a local yoga studio, all-natural, diy room spray is the way to go. After class, … Continue reading A Breath of Fresh Air, In Your Home