Blog - Rosie on the House

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

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

For more information and answers to all your Home Improvement questions visit our website atwww.rosieonthehouse.com...

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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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17 September 2011

For Outdoor Windows2 Quarts Warm Water1/2 cup CornstarchMix it in a bucket. Use a sponge to clean, then buff dryFor Indoor Windows50% water 50% rubbing alcohol Put in a labeled spray bottle. If using on mirrors, spray paper towel with mixture, then b...

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04 August 2011

If you’re seeing crickets inside your home, the more serious predators are sure to follow. So get rid of those crickets—fast.Here’s what not to do: Don’t empty a can of Raid on those creepy crawlers. Sure, you’ll drown the ones you can se...

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26 July 2011

It used to be that every backyard swimming pool looked just about the same—because everybody relied on the same product—Keystone Kool Deck—to keep the deck around the pool comfortable under bare feet. In fact, if your pool deck was built befo...

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18 July 2011

Clem Hellmann of Quality Block and I agree that with pre-mix bags available, unless you are on a major jobsite with at least a dozen masons it's just not worth mixing yourself. However, if you are inclined to do so our friends at Superlite Block have...

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22 June 2011

Did you miss Rosie on Good Morning Arizona talking about Hail Damage Repair? Check it out! For all Rosie's Good Morning Arizona morning segments, visit Rosie's YouTube Channel!...

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04 September 2010

Certified Arborist John Eisenhower of Integrity Tree Service helps troubleshoot a Palo Verde tree that appears to be dying for Rosie on the House radio show caller. Learn more about John Eisenhower in this September's Partner of the Month article at ...

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31 August 2010