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Counter Intelligence: Durable, Easy-Clean Soapstone
Give bacteria the boot and say sayonara to stains with this long-lasting material that's a great choice for kitchen and bath countertops
"streaks and water stains. Can anyone post a picture of what the water or oil stains on... off with water or even with a soapy rag. But if you leave a puddle of soapy water on... quite easy to care for- they look great whether I oil them or not. Easy to clean... That's why water glasses can seem to leave a mark because the water has dried out the... It is easy to cut and install. We used a tile saw, but one could use regular wood-working..."
Mother-in-Law's Tongue: Surprisingly Easy to Please
"and how easy it is to care for. I’d recommend it to anyone, even those who prefer a... them! I water them about every fourth or fifth time that I water my other plants.... Am I watering it too much? Just like Trisha, I am amazed when Houzz comes out with... too much water, or a pot that is too large for his shallow roots! By the way, the year... not much water and, I confess, very little TLC. They reward me with blooms every year..."
Design an Easy-Clean Bathroom
These ingenious strategies and sleek designs for the sink, tub, shower and toilet help your bathroom practically clean itself
"installing a water softener which I think will help reduce water scaling etc. thank you... idea of a water-tight wet room. I think I would still want a separate shower/bath area... quite easy to clean around as long as the space doesn't get sharply narrow underneath... pretty easy to wipe the counter. I would steer clear of a glass vessel sink if your... every time water goes in, then those look spotty. Vessel sinks are great for preserving..."
Easy Green: 10 Small Kitchen Changes to Make Today
Taking small steps in going green can lead to big results over time, and starting in the kitchen is a smart choice
"small, easy change at a time and repeat it until it becomes a habit you no longer... Bottled water being healthier is a myth! Tap water is much more carefully regulated... bottled water use, (and also to enhance bland water taste), make your own "vitamin... bottled water. There is no good evidence that it is safer or "cleaner". And, being... bottled water for your own health, in addition to helping the environment. Actually..."
The Family Home: 8 Easy Tips for an Organized Bathroom
If your bathroom has that hit-by-a-hurricane look that tends to come with kids, sort things out with these tried and true ideas
"gets more water than mine, so his really needs to go back on a towel bar to dry well... it's just water on the towel. What's the big deal?!? OK, I do not advocate the use... waste water, energy, and time washing a bath towel that was used once - and if the... towels is easy...just pull them off of the hooks and wash. Some guests bring their own... makes it easy for them to dry and restrict the use of their towels. Say what you want..."
Contractor Tips: 5 Easy Ways to Get a Greener Home
Forget a fleet of solar panels (for now). These ideas can make your home a whole lot greener when money or time is in short supply
"star and water sense fixtures, etc. From our experience, too many people think a green... and low-water types. For hard scape; walkways, driveway area use recycled stone set... allow for water percolation and the ability to recycle/reuse the same product in the... running water. But after those (and before you add a shower), you need a bath fan.... not as easy to use as standard painter's caulk. This product from Geocel is solvent..."
Easy Green: Modern Homesteaders Stake a Claim
With more options for raising chickens, growing edibles and keeping bees than ever, suburban and city folk are rediscovering a lost art
"feeding,watering, milking,weeding garden etc. Then I have my breakfast, errands if... to feed,water ,milk etc. Then, dinner. Relax a little, & off to bed by 9! We are very... troughs, water buckets, barrels to store grain etc., for 2 yrs before the first 2 does... into the water of edible gardening, try starting by incorporating a few herbs or vegetables... their water and I'm done. It's less work than having a dog!Note: Chickens are prohibited..."
Counter Intelligence: Stunning, Easy-Care Engineered Quartz
There's a lot to like about this durable blend of quartz and resin for kitchen countertops, and the downsides are minimal
"is also easy to maintain, nontoxic and nonallergenic — there's not much to dislike... kitchen. Easy care, easy cleanup - no sealing every few months!!! So glad our builder... soap and water (less elbow grease required). For easy spills, I just wet a paper towel... stops water rings from lingering for a couple hours etc. I have a dark brown granite... soap and water. More guides to kitchen counters..."
Kitchen Counters: High-Tech Solid Surfaces Make Maintenance Easy
Sculpted by heat and nonporous by nature, solid-surface countertops bring imagination and low maintenance to the kitchen
"love it! Easy to clean, easy to buff out any marks or discoloration. I've had no problem... to go. Easy maintenance. Check it out. I have a white Tresca countertop. I LOVE... about easy maintenance countertops :( I,too,am looking for the name of the material... finish. Easy to clean, hides scratches, never had a chip that needs sanding. If you... extremely easy to clean, no scratches, looks virtually seamless. But one caution- I left..."
Light Up Your Night With an Easy Outdoor Table Lamp
"It's so easy, so inexpensive and has such hi impact. The right shades will be the only... finish that water literally rolls off of. I have yet to find a material that it will not... I LOVE easy and inexpensive, but when it looks good too, well, there you go! I love... should be easy to maintain and outdoor worthy. Your idea looks great but isn't necessarily... hoses for watering, et al, a glass lamp would have a very short life span. I do hate..."
It's Easy Being Green - Get Ready for Earth Day!
Budget Gardener: 8 Easy Container Plants to Grow From Seed
Get beautiful bargain blooms and herbs in summer by starting these choice garden picks from seed in spring
"number of easy-to-grow flowers and herbs from seeds. Another good reason to grow container... grown. SO easy, flowers all summer long… and make a FANTASTIC cut flower—huge blooms... when you water and make sure they are well spaced for good air cirulation. Is it too... annualWater requirement: Dry to medium moisture; well-drained soilLight requirement:... annualWater requirement: Medium moisture; well-drained soilLight requirement: Full..."
Easy Green: Weekend Detox for Your Home
A few small changes to your home over the weekend can help improve your health (and your cash flow) every day
"packed with easy tips to help the planet, save cash and have more fun.... enjoyed this easy, breezy weekend. Good stuff. I would just add to the "Plant Something'... protects your water supply from overuse and excessive fertilizers and pesticides (bonus:... pick up a water filter and ditch your plastic water bottle habit. Saturday evening: Go..."
DIY: Easy Outdoor Cushions
"had it easy with this project. Here's how I did it.... become water repellent and it will act as a safeguard against mold. It can be found... are so easy that choosing the fabric might be the hardest part.Share a photo of your... make for easy sewing. Remember to leave about a 12-inch gap to turn the shell right... soap and water. Another heavy-duty fabric option is duck cloth, but the patterns tend... stain- and water-resistant.Step-by-Step1. Wash and dry the fabric. To determine the dimensions..."
Easy Green: 5 Ecofriendly Paint Companies
Dizzy spells and headaches, begone. Be kinder to your health and the environment with these safer paint choices for your interior decorating