Every homeowner has that little, nagging voice in the back of his or her head. You know, the one that gets loudest when you walk through your garage and past your water heater.
The ants are antsy, the bees are busy, the gophers are going, the rats are racing, the mice are munching and the spiders ... well, they've been multiplying all winter. And the bigger animals, such as skunks, possums and raccoons, are out on the prowl.
We are now in prime "home selling time" in the Santa Clarita Valley, and if you intend to sell your home in the next few months, you want it to make the most favorable first impression it can on potential buyers.
Did you know that more than 70 percent of your home's water use is in the yard and garden? Yup, that's a fact, according the folks at the Castaic Lake Water Agency.
With all the "creations" in her life, such as a wonderful family, beautiful home and generous giving of herself to friends, family and community (she has been recognized for this latter several times, including being selected as this year's Santa Clarita Valley Woman of the Year), Myrna Condie has also stitched together quite a "crafty" life.
When it comes to usability and comfort in your yard, there is nothing like a cool, green lawn. And, even in these times of water conservation, a lawn can be a viable option - if you choose the right type of grass and care for it properly.
If your clothes washer has begun to walk across the laundry room during its spin cycles, and your dryer "dries" about as well as a moist ocean breeze, it might be time for some new appliances. And, assuming you've been out of the washer/dryer game for a few years, you will be amazed at all the convenient and energy-saving features that are now available. With the help of Lowe's and some added insights from Kyle Kennedy, appliance specialist at our Saugus Lowe's, here is the news:
We answered a question about sun screens last week and have received several inquiries about a recommended installer. I called Henry at Complete Screen. 818-470-1444. He installed the screens on my home and has agreed to give a 10% discount on solar screen work as a courtesy to our readers.