Three Ways to Add Charm and Style to Your Kitchen

Written by Kathy Burns-Millyard

I like decorating my kitchen with a cozy, warm, inviting, homey feeling to it. Usually I'm fighting for allrepparttar space I can get in my kitchen too. If you'd like to try this style yourself, you need additional space, or if you simply want to create a different look and feel to your current kitchen decorating style: here are a few tips for you to try.

1. Hang your pots and pans onrepparttar 138991 wall. This works whether you have a matching set of pots and pans, or whether it's an eclectic collection gathered overrepparttar 138992 years. Simply put hooks inrepparttar 138993 wall, then hangrepparttar 138994 pots by their handles withrepparttar 138995 bottom facing outwards. This is particularly useful for space saving and organization too. My favorite location to hangrepparttar 138996 pots and pans is onrepparttar 138997 wall right aboverepparttar 138998 stove. If you haverepparttar 138999 room, this putsrepparttar 139000 pots on display nicely while keeping them right on hand for cooking.

2. Hang your potholders and hotpads onrepparttar 139001 wall. If your pans are too heavy to hang safely, or you simply don't want them on display, or you'd like to add other embellishments to your hanging pots arrangement - potholders work quite well as kitchen wall decorations too!

You Want to Waterproof My Basement? Really?

Written by Jack Overton

Ten steps to a dry basement:

Note that Number 1 is atrepparttar bottom!

2. Try going downrepparttar 138908 ten steps into someone else’s basement where they tookrepparttar 138909 time and trouble to find out whatrepparttar 138910 causes and practical guaranteed remedies were.

3. Determine as precisely as possiblerepparttar 138911 major point of entry ofrepparttar 138912 seepage.

4. Examinerepparttar 138913 exterior area for sources of water such as loose soil, reverse grading towardrepparttar 138914 house instead of away from it, drainage from downspouts or higher ground areas, plumbing or pipes- especially if they were installed afterrepparttar 138915 original construction ofrepparttar 138916 house, run-off from roofs and gutters.

5. If any of these conditions arerepparttar 138917 suspects, and you undertake fixingrepparttar 138918 situation, monitorrepparttar 138919 basement inrepparttar 138920 usually wet areas to see if there has been any diminishing effect.

6. If so, try more ofrepparttar 138921 same.

7. Assumingrepparttar 138922 wet problems are what are normally called ‘high water table’ or hydrostatic pressure, look into installation of a ‘pressure relief system’ or interior French drains.

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