Creating a Landscape Feature Out of Your PondCreating a Landscape Feature Out of Your Pond

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Creating a Landscape Feature Out of Your Pond

When I first bought my home, I was unsure about the man-made pond in the backyard. The water was green and there was no wildlife to be seen. I decided to work with the water feature instead of spending money on fill materials to get rid of the pond. I added a water fountain to the space first that featured a submersible pump and I later added fish. After installing a filtration system and an aeration device, my pond became the central landscaping feature on my property. I made a lot of mistakes as I completed the installations. I had to learn about the biological filtration and I had to figure out how to control algae with shade plants. I want you to have an easier time than I did creating a water feature, so read my blog to find out what you need to do.


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Kitchen Remodeling Ideas That Won't Empty Your Wallet

If your kitchen is in need of a pick-me-up, and you have limited funds available to make extensive changes, you may want to do some remodeling on a lesser scale. There are several smaller steps you can take to make a kitchen look like new. Here are a few ideas you can use to revamp your kitchen's current look without spending a lot to do so.

Change The Color With Paint Or Stain

One simple way to make a kitchen look different from its present appearance is by changing the interior colors dramatically. A coat of paint in an entirely different hue can make a big difference in how it looks. Consider selecting a light shade to increase the appearance of added space in the room. A color that complements existing cabinetry is also a great way to change a room without extensive work. If you would rather, add stain to your cabinets in a different color to make it seem as if you had them replaced with an entirely new set.

Add Tile Behind Your Stove Or Sink

If you enjoy the current color scheme, add to it with some decorative tile. This can be placed behind your oven or sink as these are areas where they would be noticed. Tile is easy to apply on your own and can give instant appeal to a spot where wall space is vacant. Head to your local hardware store or kitchen supply store and select tiles that match your kitchen's color scheme for a great aesthetic improvement.

Re-face Rather Than Replace Cabinets

Instead of replacing all of your kitchen cabinets, opt to swap out the door sections only. Re-facing cabinets is cheaper than replacing the entire unit and can be done by a professional cabinet installation or kitchen remodeling service, such as Bryce & Doyle. A different color could be selected and the previous portions can be stained to match if desired.

Change Hardware On All Cabinetry

If you do not wish to change your cabinets at this time, changing the hardware on all doors and drawers is an alternative that is cheap and easy to do. Select shiny new brass, gold, or silver doorknobs for doors, drawer pulls for your silverware drawers and handles for cabinets. This is a project you can do on your own with minimal work. Simply remove the old hardware with a screwdriver and replace with the new set. Be sure to wash down each cabinet after removing the previous hardware so no grime is embedded underneath the new pieces.