At this time of the year, many families are returning to their back-to-school routines. You might want to take the change in schedule as an opportunity to improve your child’s sleep habits. Quality sleep is extremely important for children’s health, and it affects their ability to focus on tasks during the day. Though the requirement varies with their age, kids need at least 9 hours of sleep each night to be healthy, active, and perform their best in school. Here are some tips to help achieve restful sleep – good for kids and adults alike! (more…)
For the ultimate in outdoor ambiance, there’s nothing like an open fire. Designed to keep small fires burning for hours while safely containing the embers, a fire pit lets you enjoy the beauty of a campfire in your own back yard. It’s a great feature to make your patio an inviting gathering spot.
Leather prices have tumbled, making this practical material an option for more and more people. If you are considering leather upholstery for your home, you may have some questions about how leather compares to fabric. This guide will help you figure out what you want in your leather sofa and make an informed purchase.
Not every family has enough space to dedicate an entire room as a home office, but almost everyone needs some kind of a center for a computer, bills, receipts, and other important paperwork. Sometimes that space is in a spare bedroom, the dining room, or even the kitchen. Regardless of where your home office is, keeping it organized is often a challenge because most of us let those things pile up, waiting for that magical moment when we “have time” to straighten them out. Here are a few suggestions for keeping your office space – big or small – organized and easy to maintain. (more…)
The master bedroom is often one of the most neglected rooms in the house, usually because common spaces for family and guests get more focus. But at the end of the day, busy couples need a place to wind down, reconnect and recharge. That’s why it’s important to create a bedroom that is relaxing and romantic for both of you. Here are a few tips to help you create a room that reflects who you are as a couple: (more…)
Holiday guests coming to stay? Sleeper sofas are a great way to dual purpose a room for occasional visitors. Often called sofa beds or sleep sofas, they are among the most versatile pieces of furniture you can own. Perfect for apartments, small houses, or homes without a guest room, they are no longer ugly pieces with bars and springs poking you in the back. Today’s sleeper sofas look and sit more like stationary sofas, and come in more styles and upholstery options than ever before.