Now is the time to prepare and implement a plan of action for outdoor home improvement projects.
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Your heating bills are high, and your windows and door are drafty. It is time to make your house energy efficient, but you’re at a loss on where to begin. The Home neighborhood at Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is a great resource to access reliable information. A good example of what you will [...]
You are looking around, analyzing the look and feel of your home. There is much about your décor that you like, but something just isn’t right, something is missing. What you discover is it’s you that’s missing. Nothing in your décor reflects what you like, what is important to you, or what your interests are. What to do?
Large or small, we fill our houses with the things we like and the things we can’t seem to get rid of. Because we do, we have to find a way to organize all that we own so that we can find what we want when we want it
It is winter, but the days are growing longer and warmer. Crocus blooms and temperate weather lead to thoughts of clearing the home of the remains of winter. Where to start?
Radon is colorless, odorless, tasteless and occurs naturally as uranium in soil, rocks and water breaks down. Even though it is a natural occurrence, it is hazardous if it becomes trapped in your home. January is National Radon Action Month. Use this opportunity to learn the facts about radon and how you can mitigate its presence in your home.
Danny Lichtenauer from Westar Energy will be at the library December 13 at 7:00 pm with helpful tips on managing household energy use.
The movement to become more self-sufficient in an urban setting is spreading. Relearning methods for growing and canning produce, managing gray water, and raising chickens are just a few of the areas addressed in the urban homestead movement.
Finding ideas on decorating smaller living spaces can be difficult in this era of suburban mini estates. The Home Neighborhood has many helpful books on decorating small homes and apartments.
Need money saving tips to reduce your cooling bill? Check out the US Department of Energy website for ideas on how to reduce costs AND stay cool.
Sometimes the best resource is a magazine. If you are looking for DIY project, or you need practical advice on purchasing tools, The Family Handyman is the magazine for you.