How much time do we spend looking down? People look down in search of lost coins, but do we focus much on what lies beneath our feet in our homes? If you find your floors attractive, there is no issue. But that is not always the case. Newer apartments generally have carpet with a neutral tone, but loads of older places have genuinely awful flooring. The floor is often … [Read more...] about Home Interior Design – Finessing Your Floors
Q: I just turned 71 years old. I have been getting Social Security since I was 66. I was having trouble making ends meet and I recently took a job doing some consulting work. I just got my first paycheck, and I was surprised to learn they are taking Social Security taxes out of my paycheck. I thought once you are getting Social Security, you no longer have to pay taxes into the … [Read more...] about Social Security – Working Seniors Pay Taxes and May See Benefit Increase
Dear James: Our swinging doors use a lot of wall space when open. Our house is small, so we want to install sliding or folding doors. Which design is better and how are they installed? -- Marcia L. Dear Marcia: Hinged doors do take up a lot of space. Since they are normally in the fully opened or closed position, it may not be apparent how much open space they actually … [Read more...] about Need More Space? How to Install Space-Saving Sliding and Folding Doors
Dear Ms. Lank: Since assisting my sister with the sale of her house, I find the idea of selling homes and preparing homes for sale interesting. I contacted the state and got a list of locations with classes on real estate sales and broker licensing. I am also interested in estate sales and the process of staging and cleaning homes. I suspect identifying and working with … [Read more...] about Looking for a Career in Real Estate? How to Start
Nobody needs a luxury sport coupe, but everybody likes how they look behind the wheel. Infiniti has completely redesigned and re-engineered its 2017 Q60, a four-seat hardtop. The company calls the Q60 a brand shaper because elements of its styling will be carried through on future vehicles. This third generation of Infiniti's coupe -- previously known as the G35, and then … [Read more...] about 2017 Infiniti Q60 Review: A Sex Jet Without Penalty for Pleasure
Perhaps you have purchased a book online, or gifts during the holidays for family members or friends. The online commercial revolution has made it possible to buy almost anything on your computer swiftly comfortably -- and certainly at better prices than you ever imagined. In less than a decade, half of our purchases will be made through our smart phones. How will this new … [Read more...] about Virtual Interior Design – Does It Work?
Dear James: I seldom use my old noisy range hood. I thought about making a new one from decorative wood myself. Does this make sense or should I buy a standard metal one? -- Kent F. Dear Kent: People often don't realize how important it is to use a range hood when cooking. Odors are the least of the concerns. Without at range hood running, vaporized grease eventually will … [Read more...] about Home DIY – How to Replace Your Old Kitchen Range Hood