Blog - Rosie on the House

09 December 2011

If your Christmas tree catches on fire, it can fill yourhome with deadly gases and quickly burn the gifts underneath it—as well as nearby furniture. Don’t make your home one of the 210 that burn every holiday season because of a problem with t...

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09 December 2011

You’ve added bleach, aspirin, soda, syrup or sugar to your Christmas tree’s water to help the evergreen last longer. Did they work?Tree experts say they don’t. It seems like they would: The common blend of 7UP and bleach seems like it would...

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02 December 2011

Any woman knows it’s often quicker and easier to do something herself than to wait for, pay for or pray for someone else to help her out.So more women are becoming do-it-herselfers. If you’re a handywoman—or want to be—consider investing in...

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02 December 2011

Choosing a tool for someone else isn’t as easy as running to the hardware store and picking up the latest thing. I’m awfully particular about my tools. I’m still using the same putty knife I bought 30 years ago. If you buy me a new one, I’...

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23 November 2011

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18 November 2011

Here are 18 ways to build or add on to your kids’ at-home playground in a way that will entice them to move from the couch in front of the TV to the great outdoors where they can exercise and socialize.1. Add the unexpected, like rock walls, rope l...

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10 November 2011

Xeriscaping is water conservation through creative landscaping. It involves combining low-water plants with hard surfaces around your lawn, and encourages water-smart design and maintenance of your property. Here are Xeriscaping’s seven basic pr...

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10 November 2011

Xeriscaping is water conservation through creative landscaping. It involves combining low-water plants with hard surfaces around your lawn, and encourages water-smart design and maintenance of your property.Here are Xeriscaping’s seven basic princi...

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03 November 2011

Do-it-yourselfers and contractors are dressing up concrete patios with acid stains in every color, with overlays that mimic the look of flagstone and other more expensive, natural materials, and with stamps that can be as unique as the homeowner who ...

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28 October 2011

Your half bath is one of the rooms of your home thatevery guest will see, so this small room make s a big impression. Make it pop by adding a few designer touches.Some ideas:“Furnish” the room with a wood vanity and cabinets in a rich finish t...

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20 October 2011

Even if you spend a bundle on outdoor security lighting, there’s no need to overspend when you operate it.Energy-efficient security lights conserve electricity, focus light only on the areas you want to illuminate, and attach to timers or sensors ...

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14 October 2011

How can you spruce up the look of your kitchen or bath without spending a fortune? Freshen up your countertops! Here’s how to buff out scratches and stains in your cultured marble.Cultured marble is made from powdered marble that has been cast in p...

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14 October 2011

So you’ve added a splash of color to the walls in your kitchen and upgraded the appliances, but it’s not quite enough. Those cabinets still seem drab, bringing down that fresh look you were going for. Or perhaps you’re looking to sell your ho...

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07 October 2011

Shop at second-hand retailers and salvage yards, and shop often. Like a thrift shop or a discount clothing store, salvage stores get new stuff in all the time, and it’s likely to be completely different from the items you saw there last time. To...

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30 September 2011

Just as crown molding and chair rails can dress up a room inside your home, decorative brick or stone veneer can put a fancy finishing touch on the exterior of the house.Adding architectural details like contrasting trim around windows and doors can ...

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29 September 2011

If you’ve spilled nail polish on your finished wood floor, you’re probably going to remove part of that finish when you remove the nail polish. So my friends at East Valley Floors suggest that you try to remove the dried-on nail polish by usin...

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29 September 2011

If you’ve spilled nail polish on your finished wood floor, you’re probably going to remove part of that finish when you remove the nail polish. So my friends at East Valley Floors suggest that you try to remove the dried-on nail polish by using a...

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29 September 2011

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27 September 2011

1. Choose a base coat. You’ll use it to paint the entire surface of the wall or item you want to finish. The base coat may be any color you like. It will remain the primary background or “fill” color. Rosie recommends an interior latex ...

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23 September 2011

Clearing clutter or building shelves or even hiring a pro to help you thin out your collection of worn-out , never-worn or out-of-style old clothes, shoes, purses and knick-knacks will help you get your house organized. Still, nothing but a cha...

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