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  • Be Ready for Snow & Ice with Helmet Heat®

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    sfschristina
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:54 am
    Helmet Heat® is a unique product that has improved the lives of countless homeowners since it was first introduced to the market. When used in combination with the Gutter Helmet® gutter shield system, Helmet Heat® stops the formation of dangerous ice dams, icicles and snowpack in gutters. By continuously warming eaves, Helmet Heat® can prevent serious hazards such as roof damage, falling ice, slippery steps and walkways, and other safety dangers that occur when the weather turns frigid. Helmet Heat® also helps to prevent potential injuries that may happen when homeowners climb a ladder…
  • Advantages of Solar Hot Water Systems

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    Anne
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:34 am
    Clearly, having a solar hot water system installed in your household comes with a lot of benefits that are hard to miss. Apart from the obvious financial reward from reduced energy consumption, it can also help you contribute to a worthwhile cause like environmental sustainability. Below are some of the many advantages of investing in […] The post Advantages of Solar Hot Water Systems appeared first on diy projects.
  • Why You Should Convert to Separate Collection?

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    Roland McDonald
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:26 am
    Separate waste collection has been around for years and yet, I still encounter people who do not do this, even though it’s beneficial for the entire world. Yes, it’s easier to put no thought when throwing out your rubbish and lump it all together, but you’re not doing anyone any favours. Separate collection isn’t something […]
  • How to get rid of mold and mildew in your home

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    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Mold growth in the home is unhealthy for your family. It is essential that you deal with any mold or mildew in your home. The common idea most people have of basements are dark, damp rooms, covered with basement mold. In fact, basement and bathroom mold is one of the main concerns many homeowners have about […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Nov 8, Avoid Dumb Faucet Choices

    Home Design Blog
    8 Nov 2014 | 11:37 am
    The other day I came across a bathroom faucet installation that was both puzzling and frustrating at the same time. Take a look at the picture and see if you can determine why. I'm not one of those guys who has "hands the size of hams", yet I could barely fit my dirty mitts under the faucet. Why? Because the faucet's reach barely made it past the back edge of the sink. Truth be told, this was a hotel sink, and a pretty marginal hotel to boot. That fact alone might be one of the reasons for the design blunder. Whoever was in charge of choosing the fixtures was asleep at the wheel. For those of…
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  • Be Ready for Snow & Ice with Helmet Heat®

    sfschristina
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:54 am
    Helmet Heat® is a unique product that has improved the lives of countless homeowners since it was first introduced to the market. When used in combination with the Gutter Helmet® gutter shield system, Helmet Heat® stops the formation of dangerous ice dams, icicles and snowpack in gutters. By continuously warming eaves, Helmet Heat® can prevent serious hazards such as roof damage, falling ice, slippery steps and walkways, and other safety dangers that occur when the weather turns frigid. Helmet Heat® also helps to prevent potential injuries that may happen when homeowners climb a ladder…
  • Attention Snowbirds: Are You Worried About Winter Damage to Your Home?

    sfschristina
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:53 am
    During the winter, have you ever seen a home covered with a thick blanket of snow and icicles hanging from the eaves and thought, “What a beautiful, cozy winter home”? Chances are if you are observing icicles, that home’s beauty is only skin deep. Icicles are one of the hazards of winter. Their heavy weight can tear a gutter system completely off a house. They commonly cause injury to people, animals and property, whether by falling or indirectly when people try to climb up to the roofline to remove them. Icicles are a common symptom of ice damming, which happens when heat from the…
  • 6 Ways to Save on Professional Gutter Cleaning

    sfschristina
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:34 pm
    As a homeowner, you likely already know the importance of keeping your gutters clean and clear of debris. Clogged gutters can wreak havoc with water drainage around your home, resulting in damage to roofing material, fascia, soffit, siding and allowing water to leak into your home. Additionally, water can ruin the very foundation of your home – a potentially devastating problem. Unfortunately many homeowners wait to get their gutters cleaned until they notice a problem – maybe so much debris has collected, the gutters are sagging or pulling away! Don’t procrastinate this important task;…
  • What Will Winter 2014-15 Bring? Be Prepared with Helmet Heat®

    sfschristina
    12 Nov 2014 | 7:51 am
      Just in time for winter, it’s Helmet Heat® to the rescue! With the arrival of colder weather comes the chance for powerful snowstorms and extensive damage to homes and property. Gutters may fill with ice and tear away from your home, ice dams can cause roof leaks, and icicles can form on eaves and create hazardous walkways and steps. An ice dam is a build-up of ice along a roof’s edge that can trap water and allow it to penetrate your shingles, causing serious leaks. Many of these distressing winter problems – along with thousands of dollars in gutter cost and repairs – can be…
  • Should You Clean Your Roof – or Not?

    sfschristina
    11 Nov 2014 | 7:49 am
    At Gutter Helmet®, we frequently remind homeowners that keeping gutters clean and clear is essential to the long-term protection of a home against water damage. When gutters are cleaned at least twice per year, this maintenance prevents debris from building up inside and causing clogs, which lead to so many other moisture-related problems. Installing rain gutter covers is an effective alternative to biannual gutter cleaning. As the leaves fall, you may also be wondering about the importance of keeping your roof clean. Leaves, needles, small twigs and other organic matter lying on your roof…
 
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  • Advantages of Solar Hot Water Systems

    Anne
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:34 am
    Clearly, having a solar hot water system installed in your household comes with a lot of benefits that are hard to miss. Apart from the obvious financial reward from reduced energy consumption, it can also help you contribute to a worthwhile cause like environmental sustainability. Below are some of the many advantages of investing in […] The post Advantages of Solar Hot Water Systems appeared first on diy projects.
  • Think Green: Transforming Your Kitchen Into An Eco-friendly Space

    Anne
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:48 am
    Thinking of turning your kitchen into an eco-friendly haven? Wonderful! While many get the impression that ‘going green’ can be very costly, nothing can be farther from the truth. Nowadays, it is reassuring to know that there are a lot of affordable options available that offer the same environmental gains as their costly counterparts. Whether […] The post Think Green: Transforming Your Kitchen Into An Eco-friendly Space appeared first on diy projects.
  • Snug and Secure: Exploring the Advantages of Conservatories

    Anne
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:13 am
    Ever watched those television home makeover shows where fervent presenters harass hackneyed construction experts into completing a renovation in an inexplicably short space of time? Of course you have! Universally, aside from a dislike for the bothersome host, one thing we all take from these shows is the motivation to get our own home in […] The post Snug and Secure: Exploring the Advantages of Conservatories appeared first on diy projects.
  • How To Lay Carpet Tiles

    Anne
    21 Jan 2014 | 7:09 am
    ‘How To Lay Carpet Tiles’ takes an in depth look at how you can lay your own carpet tiles. Carpet tiles are the best solution for DIYers who want a carpeted room without the expense of hiring someone to do it. Laying a full carpet can be extremely tricky, especially if you’re doing it for […] The post How To Lay Carpet Tiles appeared first on diy projects.
  • DIY Accidents That Make You Look Dumb

    Anne
    18 Dec 2013 | 7:35 am
    Looking at the myriad of DIY tutorials online and popular articles on social media platforms, one is bound to be motivated to try their hand at the various, interesting DIY jobs out there. And why not! With the holidays and festivities approaching, you’ll have time at your disposal and the entire house to decorate.  A […] The post DIY Accidents That Make You Look Dumb appeared first on diy projects.
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    Domestic Cleaning Tips

  • Why You Should Convert to Separate Collection?

    Roland McDonald
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:26 am
    Separate waste collection has been around for years and yet, I still encounter people who do not do this, even though it’s beneficial for the entire world. Yes, it’s easier to put no thought when throwing out your rubbish and lump it all together, but you’re not doing anyone any favours. Separate collection isn’t something […]
  • Cheap Fixes to Boost the Value of Your Home

    Roland McDonald
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:54 am
    When it comes to boosting the value of your home don’t let anyone trick you into thinking there is such thing as cheap fixes! Still, there are fixes that are cheaper than others, and these are what you should opt for. Regardless the reason of your remodeling (I’m guessing you want to sell or rent), […]
  • How to Make Your Yard a Garden Paradise

    Roland McDonald
    30 Jun 2014 | 5:58 am
    Even the smallest of homes can seem like a dream house if it has a garden in the back that you can decorate and organize in any way you like. Making your own place of relaxation is essential in modern days, and making it in a garden is the best way possible. This can be […]
  • How to Create a Wine Cellar in Your Home

    Roland McDonald
    24 Jun 2014 | 5:03 am
    Whether you are a wine collector or a wine connoisseur, having that perfect wine cellar is important. If you take your wine collection seriously, you must take your wine cellar seriously as well. So, how to create a wine cellar in your home?  Choosing the right location Some wine connoisseurs insist that a wine cellar […]
  • How to Clean a Burnt Pan

    Amelia Cole
    2 Jun 2014 | 1:12 am
    A burnt pan could be a real torture to clean. What most people do to deal with the carbon residue is to soak the pan in soapy water for days, and hope the residue will come out easily afterwards.  However, even soaked for days, you may face a lot of difficulties cleaning the pan. Here, at […]
 
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  • How to get rid of mold and mildew in your home

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Mold growth in the home is unhealthy for your family. It is essential that you deal with any mold or mildew in your home. The common idea most people have of basements are dark, damp rooms, covered with basement mold. In fact, basement and bathroom mold is one of the main concerns many homeowners have about […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Coffee and End Tables

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo They might match or only complement each other, but without them you would just have a room with a sofa. When it comes to living room furniture two standards are the coffee table and end tables. Coffee and end tables are used for many things from eating or resting feet to being a convenient place […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Greenington Fine Bamboo Furniture

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:02 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo The possibilities available to the furniture designer, cabinet maker or DIY enthusiast using architectural bamboo boards are limited only to the imagination. Have a look at what Greenington have managed to come up with & be inspired … Quoted from their web site: Greenington Fine Bamboo Furniture offers a full line of unique, high quality […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • The Basics of Furniture Refinishing

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Furniture was originally designed to provide for resting provisions and also serve as storage spaces. But it’s much more than just ‘furniture’ … they mark the aesthetics of the place, indicates the tastes of the people living and are hence regarded as assets.  But with time, as it is with everything else, things start to […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Water Damage – Hotel

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:02 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo The phone rang - it was a client who had been the first hotel to install a Strand Woven Bamboo floor in the Western Cape. They had wanted to go green as was the international trend, so had decided to take the plunge and installed an Eco-Logic Strand Woven bamboo floor in their lobby. It had been three months and they were very happy with the floor, what could this be all about? Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
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  • Nov 8, Avoid Dumb Faucet Choices

    8 Nov 2014 | 11:37 am
    The other day I came across a bathroom faucet installation that was both puzzling and frustrating at the same time. Take a look at the picture and see if you can determine why. I'm not one of those guys who has "hands the size of hams", yet I could barely fit my dirty mitts under the faucet. Why? Because the faucet's reach barely made it past the back edge of the sink. Truth be told, this was a hotel sink, and a pretty marginal hotel to boot. That fact alone might be one of the reasons for the design blunder. Whoever was in charge of choosing the fixtures was asleep at the wheel. For those of…
  • Aug 17, Switch to Stone or Recycled Glass Countertops - The Easy Way

    17 Aug 2014 | 7:13 pm
    My next door neighbor is in the midst of a 'forced' basement remodel due to water problems earlier this summer. As you might imagine, the chaos that's created from tearing out old sheetrock and carpeting is something I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. Now think of that chaos, except instead of the basement, it's in the middle of your kitchen. Having lived through a kitchen remodel myself, it's a complete mess, not to mention incredibly inconvenient. There are ways to avoid the mess however. Instead of a complete overhaul, you could keep your cabinets and reface or repaint them. Staying with…
  • May 22, A New Breed Of Countertop Surfaces

    22 May 2014 | 11:31 am
    One of the great things about technology is that it's never stagnant. Innovation is constantly pushing the world forward. Just when you think you've seen it all, something new breaks the mold and changes our paradigm. It's no different with home products. Take countertop surfacing for example. Engineered stone and the quartz products came about to address some of the shortcomings of natural stone like staining and etching (think marble here). Now there's a new breed of surfaces that offers additional countertop choices (as if we needed more) thanks to innovations in material technology.
  • May 7, Painting Your Cabinets Part 2 - Paint Suggestions

    7 May 2014 | 6:27 am
    In the previous post I mentioned several tools that can help make the job of painting your kitchen cabinets easier and give you better results. In this post I'll talk about a few paint products developed specifically for this kind of project. Cabinet Coat Cabinet Coat is a paint specifically formulated to cover cabinets. It has good self-leveling characteristics (minimizing or eliminating brush marks) and a reputation for providing a very smooth and durable surface. It's water-based but offers the look of traditional oil-based enamels while adhering to surfaces like polyurethane and varnish…
  • May 1, Paint Your Cabinets Instead Of Replacing Them

    1 May 2014 | 7:36 am
    Want to save several thousand dollars on your kitchen remodel? Re-use your existing cabinets. You've probably read that before but dismissed the notion thinking your cabinets are beyond help. That may be true. But if your kitchen layout isn't changing and your cabinets are structurally sound refurbishing them is an idea worth considering. The money you save could be considerable (think "thousands"). Re-facing is one option and is a good choice if you want a natural wood finish. A simpler and less expensive alternative is to paint your cabinets. It requires some elbow grease and time but it's…
 
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  • How to get rid of mold and mildew in your home

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Mold growth in the home is unhealthy for your family. It is essential that you deal with any mold or mildew in your home. The common idea most people have of basements are dark, damp rooms, covered with basement mold. In fact, basement and bathroom mold is one of the main concerns many homeowners have about […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Coffee and End Tables

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo They might match or only complement each other, but without them you would just have a room with a sofa. When it comes to living room furniture two standards are the coffee table and end tables. Coffee and end tables are used for many things from eating or resting feet to being a convenient place […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Greenington Fine Bamboo Furniture

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:02 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo The possibilities available to the furniture designer, cabinet maker or DIY enthusiast using architectural bamboo boards are limited only to the imagination. Have a look at what Greenington have managed to come up with & be inspired … Quoted from their web site: Greenington Fine Bamboo Furniture offers a full line of unique, high quality […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • The Basics of Furniture Refinishing

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Furniture was originally designed to provide for resting provisions and also serve as storage spaces. But it’s much more than just ‘furniture’ … they mark the aesthetics of the place, indicates the tastes of the people living and are hence regarded as assets.  But with time, as it is with everything else, things start to […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Water Damage – Hotel

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:02 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo The phone rang - it was a client who had been the first hotel to install a Strand Woven Bamboo floor in the Western Cape. They had wanted to go green as was the international trend, so had decided to take the plunge and installed an Eco-Logic Strand Woven bamboo floor in their lobby. It had been three months and they were very happy with the floor, what could this be all about? Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
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  • The Different Kinds of Geothermal Installations

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    5 Nov 2014 | 6:20 am
    Geothermal systems have been around since the 1940s, but they’ve recently become more popular among homeowners. There can be some concerns about installing a geothermal system, one of which is having enough yard space to accommodate the ground loop. There are several ways the ground loop can be installed, allowing those with small yards to move forward with a geothermal installation in Cincinnati. Geothermal systems require proper installation, so it’s important to hire professionals with experience, like the ones at RineAir Heating & Air Conditioning. Types of Geothermal…
  • Anderson Boiler Question: Does Rust on My Boiler Mean I Must Replace It?

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    29 Oct 2014 | 6:34 am
    Boilers remain a popular heating choice in homes because they offer optimal performance, incredible efficiency, and a chance at fewer breakdowns than some other systems. Furnaces are the most popular heating option in homes today, but these rely on potentially faulty ductwork and several moving mechanical parts in order to operate, meaning there is a high risk of repairs. Boilers only need to generate heat and circulate hot water, which means your system may go a long time without needing any repairs. However, one risk of owning a water heating system is rust. Most boilers have safety…
  • Get the Most from Your Heating This Season with a Thermostat Upgrade

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    22 Oct 2014 | 6:28 am
    Your heating system may be one of the most efficient systems available on the market, but it still won’t run as well as it could without a proper thermostat. The thermostat is one of the smallest but also one of the most important components of your heater, signaling when it is time for your system to switch on and off. In this regard, it may seem as though every thermostat is relatively similar. However, your older, outdated thermostat may be costing you more every month. Let’s say you have a manual thermostat: the type that uses dials and sliders to set the temperature rather than…
  • Are Heat Pumps Effective Enough for the Winter?

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    15 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    Heat pumps in Anderson have become very popular systems for a number of reasons, but there is some concern about their ability to properly heat during the coldest months of the winter. Understanding how a heat pump works can help to answer some of the questions of its effectiveness during winter. RineAir Heating & Air Conditioning technicians have the expertise to help you with any heat pump issue, so call us today for quality heat pump services in Anderson, OH. How Does a Heat Pump Heat? Heat pumps can offer both heating and cooling because of a special component they have called a…
  • Furnace, Boiler, Heat Pump: Choices for New Heating Installation

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    8 Oct 2014 | 6:03 am
    A well maintained heating system can last for decades. Unfortunately, even the best kept system will eventually fail from age and use. When that happens, it’s good to know the options you have available for new heating systems. Read on to find out which heating installation option is right for you. Furnace Furnaces are the core of the traditional forced air heating system. They burn wood, oil, or gas to heat the air. The warm air is then circulated around the house by a fan and duct system. This is one of the most common heating systems, which makes it easy to service and find replacement…
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  • Signs It’s Time to Schedule Duct Cleaning

    Stephen Andrews
    6 Nov 2014 | 6:57 am
    One often-overlooked, but important, part of your heating system is the ductwork. Ductwork gets just as dusty and dirty as the components in your furnace, and, with time, the buildup of dust and dirt can become significant. While your ductwork doesn’t need to be cleaned annually, it is strongly suggested that it is cleaned every 3-5 years. If your last duct cleaning in Atlanta was more than 5 years ago, you may see the signs that your ductwork has significant dirt and dust build-up. Remember that, for all of your ductwork needs, the trained and certified technicians at Cool Air Mechanical…
  • Heat Pump Repair Needs: Broken Reversing Valve

    Stephen Andrews
    5 Nov 2014 | 7:59 am
    A heat pump is a fantastic choice for your home heating system. It’s energy-efficient, cost-efficient, and safer than combustion-based systems. Just like any other system, however, a heat pump will develop issues from time to time. One of the most common problems is a broken reversing valve. What is a Reversing Valve? A heat pump, as you probably already know, is capable of both heating and air conditioning functions. It accomplishes this by altering the flow of refrigerant between the indoor and outdoor units. This switches which unit is the compressor and which is the condenser. In…
  • What Are the Advantages of a Furnace Installation in Decatur?

    Stephen Andrews
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:38 am
    A new furnace installation in Decatur can help you increase energy efficiency and comfort, all while offering a level of reliability that can last for years. But there are additional benefits to installing a new furnace, as we’ll outline below. Fall offers a great window of time in which to install a new furnace, and hiring experience professionals ensures that your installation will be done quickly, efficiently and correctly. If you are ready for a new furnace, call the people you can count on: Cool Air Mechanical. Two Types of Furnaces We carry two types of furnaces at Cool Air…
  • Repairs for Electric Water Heaters

    Stephen Andrews
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:09 am
    It’s never a good feeling to turn on your shower in the morning and be greeted with freezing, brown, or horrible smelling water. If it happens, though, it’s a good sign that the water heater is having problems. So, what can be done to fix it? Read on to find out. No Hot Water The most common cause for this issue is a lack of power to the heating elements in the unit. Often, this is caused by a circuit breaker being tripped. Other causes can include a bad thermostat or broken heating element. If you aren’t getting any hot water, check the circuit breaker to make sure it hasn’t tripped.
  • 3 Myths About Heating in Roswell, GA

    Stephen Andrews
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:53 am
    There are quite a few heating myths floating around, both on the internet and by word of mouth. The reason so many of these myths have survived is mostly linked to homeowners’ desires to save energy and money. When you’re trying to cut heating costs, you’ll probably be willing to try all sorts of things that may or may not make a difference. Here are our top 3 heating myths in Roswell, GA. Myth: If You Set Your Thermostat Higher, Your House Will Heat Faster Nope. This is 100% untrue. In actuality, the thermostat only has two settings for heat: on or off. When you set a target…
 
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  • Inspirational, Color Filled Décor Ideas for Kitchen Cabinets

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Gone are the days when individuals used to opt for neutral color palettes for their homes and the time is over when kitchens used to feature monochrome colors with minimum patterns. The modernistic kitchens feature splashes of bright colors that highlight individual areas. The more recent trend involves highlighting the kitchen cabinets, a previously untouched ... The post Inspirational, Color Filled Décor Ideas for Kitchen Cabinets appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • How to Decorate the Dullest Wall in Your House

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:25 pm
    The Salon-style wall decoration trend, emerged in 1670 from the French Royal Academy of Art and Sculpture, has become extremely famous these days. The decorating style incorporates the arrangement of different types of paintings, pictures and photographs together on an empty wall to transform it from dull and boring to beautiful and dazzling. Here are ... The post How to Decorate the Dullest Wall in Your House appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • Coffee Table Designing Tips for Modern Homes

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Coffee table is an integral part of modern homes that simply makes or mars the décor of any living area. If you find your coffee table increasingly cluttered, here are some fabulous design tips that can spruce up the coffee table and make it visually pleasing and functional at the same time. Use Trays for ... The post Coffee Table Designing Tips for Modern Homes appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • Creative Ways to Add Beauty and Life to Cut Flowers

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:39 pm
    Flowers are mood busters that spread both fragrance and happiness. From Roses to Orchids, flowers can completely bring magic to your place with their stunning beauty and refresh your mind, body and souls, making you feel rejuvenated. Read this article to know artful ways in which you can extend the life and beauty of cut ... The post Creative Ways to Add Beauty and Life to Cut Flowers appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • Awesome Designing Ideas to Spruce up Your Guest Bathroom

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:36 pm
    With Halloween and Christmas holidays heading near, you must be expecting guests to storm your house. Everyone wants to make the best possible efforts to make the guest comfortable during their stay. However, if you own a comparatively smaller guest bathroom, you must try to design and renovate it in a way that it caters ... The post Awesome Designing Ideas to Spruce up Your Guest Bathroom appeared first on Home Chunk.
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  • Paying to dispose of waste at the local tip

    12 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    When we bought our first home together and started the process of renovating we knew it would be expensive but recently for anyone renovating a home things just got even more expensive due to charges implied at local tips and dumps.For the first year of our renovation we spent a lot of time and money gutting the property. We hired around 5 skips and loaded these with waste products from the house.However we weren't able to load old plasterboard into the skip as this needed disposing off separately so we stored all of the waste plasterboard in the garage and borrowed a van to take this all to…
  • landing plastered transforming the upstairs

    9 Nov 2014 | 1:44 am
    We bought our first ever house in September 2012 and started by completely gutting the property, when Christmas arrived we went to the parents for Christmas and enjoyed the luxuries of their home whilst ours purely resembled a building site. As we entered into 2013 we decided that we wanted Christmas at our house this year. We worked hard through 2013 to get as much done as possible and with a Kitchen and Bathroom and the downstairs 90% complete we held our first Christmas in our new home. As we entered into 2014 the work slowed right down as our finances were in pretty bad shape after…
  • Upcycling Ikea Bedside Tables

    8 Nov 2014 | 1:17 am
    Building our first ever home has been done on the absolute shoe string of a budget, we have taken out loans and credit cards and worked overtime to fund the project. As we finally finish our master bedroom after two years living in our half home half building site we up-cycling our existing furniture to fit into the new décor of the master bedroom. I've been with my partner for over six years and since we moved in together we combined all our existing furniture. These Ikea bedside tables were from my partners flat and are around 10 years old. They don't suit our bedroom now that we have…
  • Our bedroom is complete! Check out the beautiful photographs

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    After weeks of work and weeks of blogging about the work, i'm really pleased that our bedroom is now complete. There are a few minor items to snag but we are now complete and have spent our first night sleeping in the new room. I guess now we might have a weekend off the renovations before starting the next room!Would love to know your thoughts on the new bedroom.For most of the items found in the bedroom these can be bought in these stores, the birdcage tea light holder and the sheep skin rug where originally ours but everything else was bought especially for this room makeover and…
  • vinyl wrapping a dressing table and our new stool

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    Our bedroom has been our main project for the last few months from stripping it back to bare walls to new plaster board and plastering, but the biggest challenge was the decorating. We couldn't decide on wall colours to match the wardrobe doors and from then in it was impossible to invisage how the room would come together.But little step by little step the room has taken shape and grown in character and has now become a beautiful room even if the room is nothing at all what either of us had in mind when we started the project.The next job on the list was to vinyl wrap the dressing table and…
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  • Recycled Fence Boards

    joanneland
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:18 am
    Do you have an old wooden fence that you don’t know what to do with the boards? Or maybe you’re a DIY-type person looking for a crafty project?  Well, check out some of the photo inspirations we found for you! For instance, sand some boards, cut them to shape, and build your own Adirondack chair! Or, take an old picket fence and build yourself a shelving unit — use it indoors or out? How about a potting bench for the gardener in your life?  Or maybe you’re just interested in creating something small . . . say, a bird house or some cute, fun decorations. Then take a…
  • Spooky Fences, the sequel

    joanneland
    3 Nov 2014 | 9:21 am
    Back in October we shared photos and a link to a story about a fence that gets decorated each Halloween with “impaled pumpkin heads”.  Well, the initial story was from the previous year (right around the time of Hurricane Sandy), and this latest post is the continuing saga of how the pumpkin impaling went this fall.  They’ve shared a LOT more photos and closeups this time … and the story has such a nice sense of community, despite the ghoulish decorations! Check out the entire story and photos by visiting this link, and if you think a nice, spear top aluminum fence…
  • Spooky Fence Decorating

    fencecity
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:37 am
    When Halloween gets near, one fence in Brooklyn, NY gets an especially  spooky decoration.  Since 1998, Jane Greengold has placed 80 to 100 individually carved jack-o-lanterns on the stakes of a fence.  The pumpkins are left on the stakes and sometimes begin to take on the appearance of shrunken heads.  This unusual fence decorating idea has become a tradition for the neighborhood.  Read more about this spooky “Shrunken Head Impaler” fence here. Do you decorate your fence for Halloween (or any holidays)?  We love to see decorated fences!   Send us your fence photos and…
  • Happy Autumn!

    joanneland
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Surrounded by an elegant aluminum fence, your pool can look beautiful in any season! Most folks think that the spring and summer seasons are the only time you can install fencing here on the East Coast — wrong!  As long as the ground is not frozen, fence can be installed well into the wintertime. In fact, the months of October and November are the perfect time to get new fencing installed, as that tends to be a less busy time for most fence installation companies. Late season rainfall helps keep soil softer and makes digging post holes easier — especially compared to the…
  • Pool Safety: Swimming Lessons

    joanneland
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:24 pm
    While we’re on the topic of Pool Safety, we found another interesting point to mention — most folks don’t know how to swim!  This is a major safety factor when it comes to having a backyard pool or if visiting a community pool. If you have been swimming for a long time you may not remember the fear of going into the water.  Stats show that more than half of US adults don’t know how to swim, and the current stats for kids is staggering:  70% of African American children, 60% of Latino children and 40% of Caucasian children have low or no swimming ability.
 
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  • Top Finsa product recieves Architecture Expo award

    Matthew Crist
    5 Nov 2014 | 7:59 am
      Dublin was home to the Architecture Expo last month, an event for the construction and architecture industry across Ireland. And this year’s show, which was held on the 12th and 13th of October, was so popular it even managed to double its size since from when it was first held two years ago. One event of note was Compacmel Plus, a wood solution especially designed for highly humid indoor environments or applications that require high strength, being awarded the prize for the best construction material for indoor use. Compacmel Plus is a wood solution we at FINSA use in many of…
  • 6 Things You Should Know About Advertising Property Online

    Matthew Wood
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:17 am
    Having recently attended the Merseyside Landlord Show, Finsa was able to take advantage of the presentation and advice on show from Upad – a self-service letting agency. Within their presentation, Upad highlighted the key areas to look out for when advertising a property online and how to find the right tenant for your home. Having attained this information, we have contributed a guest blog to Upad titled “6 Things You Should Know About Advertising Property Online”. You can check out this post by clicking the following…
  • Finsa star at Merseyside Landlord Show

    Matthew Crist
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:32 am
    The Merseyside Landlord’s Show took place last Saturday with hundreds of property owners and investors visiting the exhibition at the  Liverpool Echo Arena on a beautiful sunny day on the banks of the river Mersey. Landlords had the opportunity to attend seminars on topics such as: ‘Advertising your property on-line’, ‘Evicting problematic tenants’, ‘How to raise additional finance to grow your property portfolio’, and ‘Energy Efficiency.’ At the event Finsahome showcased their extensive range of kitchens with all the exclusive trade…
  • Winter warmers on display at Grand Designs show

    Matthew Crist
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    Finsa UK recently visited the Grand Designs Live Exhibition at the NEC Birmingham as followers of the popular TV show looked for a little inspiration when it came to their own big design ideas. During the event, the show’s host host Kevin McCloud (pictured below) introduced Peter and Chard Berkin to talk about their very special circular wooden house in Milton Keynes that they managed to build for under £400,000. At the exhibition itself darker colour schemes took centre stage, including Walnut and Aubergine from our Finsahome Kitchens Collection. And when it came to Flooring,…
  • The Definitive List of 50 Must-Read DIY Blogs

    Matthew Wood
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:55 am
    For many people, DIY in the home is all about inspiration. And, often, inspiration can come from being influenced by others. And that’s why our definitive list of the 50 very best (or, Ultimate, if you like) and “Must-Read” DIY and Home Improvement blogs is a necessity if you’re looking to evoke your creativity and put those DIY skills to practice. For each of the blogs featured (in no particular order, we must add), there is a small blurb along with one post of theirs that we really recommend taking a look at. Enjoy the list and, if you find it useful, it would be…
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  • Going into a Dry Season - A Home Humidifier Can Help

    admin
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:34 am
    Winter is on its way, and with it colder weather.  The change in temperature also brings a change in humidity.  Your air conditioner keeps your home cool and comfortable by dehumidifying it during the summer months. Reducing the high humidity discourages dampness and mold from growing.  Your furnace will also dry out the air as it is heated and then distributed to your home.  However, winter air is already dry.  Drying it out further creates air that is not humid enough for your home and your health. read more
  • Plumbing Inspections Help Avoid Leaks, Waste, and Big Problems

    admin
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:58 am
    Chances are, if you own a home, you have had a leak in your plumbing at one point or another.  Whether it is a leaking toilet or faucet, there is nothing more frustrating that having a plumbing problem that needs to fixed urgently that is causing damage to your home as each moment goes by.  You can avoid such situations with annual plumbing inspections in your home.  In addition to preventing damage to your home caused by leaking water, you can also avoid the frustration and expense associated with emergency repairs.  read more
  • HVAC Duct Sealing - Stop Wasting Energy in Your Home

    admin
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:37 pm
    A residential HVAC system is made of many different parts, all of which contribute to the comfort levels and energy efficiency of a home. Many homeowners focus mostly on the actual furnace and air conditioner units when making choices about improving efficiency or comfort.  What many homeowners do not realize is that their ductwork is just as important a consideration when addressing their home’s energy use and efficiency. read more
  • A High Efficiency Toilet Can Prevent Water Waste in Your Home

    admin
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:18 am
    Did you know that toilets are a main source of water use in your home?  The EPA estimates that nearly 30 percent of water use in a home comes from toilets.  They also estimate that toilets are a major source of wasted water in homes because of small, undetected leaks and because older models are usually very inefficient. read more
  • Save Money in All Seasons By Insulating Your Attic

    admin
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:26 am
    The Department of Energy estimates that heating and cooling a home accounts for approximately 50 to 70 percent of the home’s total energy costs, making it the single largest consumption of energy in your house.  A poorly insulated home can not only make your living space less comfortable, but also cost you money.  SSI’s residential HVAC professionals know how important it is to not only have properly working air-conditioners and furnaces, but also well insulated homes for those units to work in.  read more
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  • Ready for Winter? 3 Ways to Winterize Your House

    Value Roofing
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:24 pm
        Here in middle Tennessee, getting ready for winter isn’t always on top of our autumn to-do lists. Mild winters tend to lull us into a passive approach to cold weather. However, we also know how prone our winters are to cold snaps. So even though much of our winters aren’t especially cold (so we don’t need to do quite as much as homeowners up north), there are enough flurries and below-freezing weekends to make winterizing our homes a top priority in the fall.   Vents One of the best ways to gain control of cold weather is to cover the vents on the foundation of your…
  • Are My Trees Too Close to the Roof?

    Value Roofing
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
        You probably know that trees planted too close to the house can cause damage to the foundation with their roots. Bushes planted too closely can damage your siding, as well as shelter rodents. It’s good to examine your tree root and bush situations for structural failures, right? Well, it’s also important to notice how the branches on those trees (and large bushes, like crepe myrtle) are interacting with the roof. Even trees planted a good distance from the house can still damage it if they have long branches that reach the shingles and gutters. Let’s look at how to keep…
  • We’ve Got You Covered: Noisy Rain on Roofs

    Value Roofing
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:49 pm
        Does the sound of rain deafen you at home? Or do you hardly notice it? We bet you didn’t know that the shape of your roof determines how loud, quiet, or funny-sounding rain is. You’re going to hear more noise from rain right below a roof—say, in an attic—but certain roof types are noisier than others. And the same goes for roofing materials.   Noisy Roof Types Cathedral ceilings, low slope roofs, flat roofs, and metal roofs let in more noise than other types of roofs. It’s not just rain, either. If you live near an airport, you can actually reduce how much…
  • The Underside of Roofing: Inspecting the Attic

    Value Roofing
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
        Do you like the idea of conducting your own annual roof inspection, but dread climbing the ladder? Problem solved: inspect the roof from underneath—in your attic! You can detect leaks and water damage from the attic just as easily (and probably a little easier) with enough light and crawling around. If your attic is finished, that’s great; less crawling! The attic is the first place you will see roof problems, so regular inspection is key.   Checklist for Attic Inspections You’ll want to follow these guidelines if you’re going to inspect your own attic. 1. Check air…
  • Curves on Your Roof: Why Are Chinese Roofs Curved?

    Value Roofing
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:47 am
        Have you ever seen images of Chinese temples, the curved pagodas of ancient religions? Or perhaps you have been to China and seen them in person, even heard your tour guide explain it. However you’ve seen them, the curves have drawn you in and made you question the rigid angles of Western architecture. And why shouldn’t the architecture of other cultures and ancient peoples intrigue you? It’s mysterious and fun to look at. If you’ve ever considered adding a garden gazebo, consider the aesthetically pleasing addition of curved corners to add some flair to your landscape.
 
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  • Why Drill For Gas When You Can Just Make It?

    Evo Heat
    10 Nov 2014 | 7:10 pm
    Fiona Waterhouse of Utilitas (Evo Energy Technologies’ partner provider) spoke with the Northern Star about why Australia is long overdue for a biogas revolution. Imagine a future where instead of drilling for gas, we could “create” gas from existing waste products such as sewage and food scraps.That future is already commonplace in Europe, according to biogas expert and entrepreneur Fiona Waterhouse, and the Northern Rivers has the capacity to become a biogas powerhouse. Yesterday Ms Waterhouse’s Brisbane-based company Utilitas pledged $1 million worth of expertise…
  • Contribute To Our Blog And Grow Your Audience

    Evo Heat
    2 Nov 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Evoheat and Evo Energy Technologies welcome contributions to our blog from interested third party businesses. As one of Australia’s leading energy reclaim technology suppliers to Oceania and Australasia we are interested in blog posts and articles. Our audience is primarily engineers, facility managers, retailers and people in procurement looking to save money with energy-efficient products. So we aim to provide them with information that they need to make informed choices. Benefits If we love your writing style and the topic you’ve chosen is particularly relevant for our…
  • 2014 Has Been Evo’s Year. New Products, New Sister Company, New Premises.

    Evo Heat
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:56 pm
    When Tony Mills and Travis McNeil of Evo Industries first started out in 2006, they had simple expectations. As a side project, the business was designed for provide additional income for their growing families and keep both men from getting bored doing their day jobs. Travis and Tony being presented with an award for most Environmentally Friendly Project at the SPLASH! Conference/Awards 2014. All Grist For The Mill Fast-forward eight years and Evo Industries has experienced stable, exponential growth. In fiscal terms growth has been 40% year on year. According to Co-Director McNeil: “We…
  • Evo Energy Technologies Set To Launch Biogas CHP at All-Energy Australia in October

    Evo Heat
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:48 pm
    After the Abbott government’s controversial carbon tax repeal, there is a general consensus in the clean energy industry that businesses need to innovate and collaborate or fail. Australian-owned and run company Evo Energy Technologies would like to propose a solution: Biogas Cogeneration. Biogas Cogeneration is suitable for use in food processing facilities, livestock and dairy farms, agribusinesses; and also food waste and treatment facilities. This technology is currently used in more than 3,000 facilities across the world and provides 40% more energy efficiency compared to ultra low…
  • Evoheat Heat Pumps The Prime Choice for Mexican-inspired Noosa Blue Resort

    Evo Heat
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:09 pm
    There are some instances, in both domestic and commercial circumstances, when solar pool heating is unsuitable. While gas and electric heating are options, it seems that heat pumps are the popular choice in warmer regions. Pool+Spa looks at three recently completed projects and how pool heating was integrated to provide suitable swimming temperatures, all year round.   Noosa Blue, located in the Noosa Hills, just metres from Noosa Main Beach, is a unique resort built with inspiration from Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta. The resort required a heating solution for its main pool, small…
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  • Country Interior Design Style

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    12 Nov 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Country interior design style reflects the comfort and the lifestyle of living in the countryside. The main difference between the country interior design style and other interior design styles is the feeling of closeness to nature achieved by bringing outdoor nature elements to indoor spaces. Here are some of the elements used in the country design style: Natural materials are
  • Diana Hadchity Chedrawy Creative Trends Interview

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    7 Nov 2014 | 6:03 am
    Terry’s Fabrics in the United Kingdom asked to interview me for their Creative Trends series. Creative Trends includes interviews with fabulous creative designers giving their insights on the latest trends within the world of interior design and home décor. I’m pleased to be featured on their “Creative Trends” interview series, sharing my best design trend tips and inspirations
  • Interior Design Trends 2015

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Interior design has a symbiotic relationship with fashion design. Both inspire each other for creative ideas and new inspirations.  In 2015 Interior design and home décor trends will reinvent luxury, creativity, versatility, and eco-friendly spaces. Here is a list of interior design and home décor trends for 2015: Colors which are chosen from outdoor natural surroundings and 
  • Diana Hadchity Chedrawy Featured in E-book

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Rustica Hardware in the United States asked me to contribute to their E-book called “The Ultimate Interior Design Guide By Rustica Hardware”.  This interior design style E-book shares tips and ideas for designing and decorating any home or office with any interior design style. Included are eleven different interior design styles. I’m pleased to be featured in the Traditional
  • Contemporary Interior Design Style


    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Contemporary interior design style makes a space feel comfortable and welcoming without being dark and cluttered. It conveys modernity and style.The form and shape of the furniture used are the most important elements when designing a contemporary space.  The Contemporary style is represented by clean lines, open modern spaces, and accents in bold shades. This style is equally
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  • Free homeowner leads

    Bifold Network Expert
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    As that time-honoured saying goes, ‘United we stand, divided we fall’. We honour that maxim here at the Bifold Network. We provide a dedicated network for installers, helping you sell and install our aluminium bifold doors. Free homeowner leads with Bifold Network As a member of the Bifold Network you’ll received a host of exclusive benefits. One of the most exciting of these is free homeowner leads. Thanks to our website bifold builder, our digital marketing and our great reputation in the industry we generate a lot of homeowner leads. As a … Continue reading The post Free…
  • Window walls vs. glass doors

    Bifold Network Expert
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:51 am
    What is a window wall? A window wall is just what it sounds like: a wall made entirely of glazing. Popular in many commercial developments, window walls have found their way into residential applications in the form of floor-to-ceiling windows. Due to developments in double glazing technology, large glass areas can now replace walls without compromising on security or energy efficiency.   What is a glass door? A glass door, again, is exactly as it sounds: a door made completely of glazing. Sliding in-line patio doors and French doors used to be … Continue reading The post Window…
  • Custom aluminium windows

    Bifold Network Expert
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:10 am
    Bifold Network are aluminium specialists. Well known in the industry for the superb quality of our bifold doors, a little known fact is that we are also able to offer custom aluminium windows to our customers.   Regardless of whether you’re an installer, a homeowner or work within the commercial market, we can create custom aluminium windows whose impeccable quality you won’t be able to find elsewhere in the industry. Aluminium: the perfect window material Aluminium windows have come a long way over the last decade. Slim, light and easy to install, … Continue reading The post…
  • Why bifold doors are perfect for… your garage

    Bifold Network Expert
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:08 am
    Traditional garage doors can be cumbersome to operate at the best of times. Heavy, often liable to rust and for many people, difficult to use, their awkward design means that sometimes they can be more hassle than they’re worth. Bifold Network however, have the answer: a bifolding garage door. The bifold technology revolution The growth and development of bifold technology over the last decade has revolutionised the way that we think about the boundaries of space. The perfection of bifolding technology means that a five-metre wide, bifolding door can be easily folded … Continue…
  • What other aluminium products do we supply?

    Bifold Network Expert
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:41 am
    As well as being a specialist in the manufacture and supply of aluminium bifolding doors, Bifold Network can also offer a diverse range of other products such as windows and doors. These aluminium product ranges are designed to perfectly complement your existing Bifold Network products.   Created to the same profile system as your aluminium bifold, we can manufacture matching Smarts aluminium windows, designed to suit the appearance of your existing product and helping you to achieve continuity in the property’s look. All these products are also manufactured in the same specialist…
 
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  • Interview with PermaTreat – Pest Control Tips For Winter

    Admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    We connected with several great pest control companies from our recent post which listed our top pest control blogs. It’s nice when companies are willing to take the time to educate consumers! Permatreat in Virginia is one of those great companies who is happy to share their knowledge. We had an opportunity to interview Kevin Walsh, an entomologist at Permatreat, on the topic of pest control in the winter. If you are in Virginia, be sure to check for Permatreat’s nearest location for your next pest control need. 1. Tell us about PermaTreat and what makes you different from other…
  • Spider Control And Prevention – Interview with Alpha Ecological

    Admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    We were fortunate enough to interview Danny Danciu of Alpha Ecological on a topic that is of interest for many homeowners. Spider control and prevention can be a serious topic, depending on the kind of infestation you have. As you may know, certain types of spiders can cause serious harm and even death. At the very least, they are a creepy little pest that you simply don’t want crawling around. I’d like to thank Danny for sharing his insights with us below and encourage you to check out Alpha Ecological’s locations and see if one is near you. Here is the interview: 1. Tell…
  • Interview With Rove Pest Control – Bed Bugs, Termites, and More

    Admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:06 pm
    After featuring Rove Pest Control in our recent list of helpful pest control blogs, we had the pleasure of interviewing their COO, Rob Greer. It’s always good to get the insights from an expert, and as a certified entomologist, Rob knows his stuff. We’d like to thank him for sharing his knowledge with us and if you are in Minnesota, be sure to check out their locations page to find their nearest office. Here is the interview: Tell me about Rove and what sets you apart from other Pest Control companies: Rove is a regional company that provides the service customization of a small…
  • Pest Control Blogs That Are Actually Helpful!

    Admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:58 am
    In this day and age, a lot of companies have a blog and almost everyone has a website. That doesn’t mean, however, that they have a good blog… A good blog is one that does a few different things: Educates the reader on the topic, showing that the company is an expert in their profession. Deals with issues that pertain to their local market, which is especially true for some pest problems. Is written by “real” people. I think a good blog gives a sense of authenticity and helps you trust the writer. I’m a big believer in companies sharing their expertise in the…
  • Termite Droppings: The Dirty Lowdown

    Jonny C
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Termite Droppings: The Dirty Lowdown If you learn to spot termite droppings and understand  how to distinguish them from their common lookalikes such as sawdust, then you just might be able to spot a termite infestation before it’s too late.  Termites are sneaky.  They don’t like to be noticed.  They remain undetected by burrowing inside wood rather than eating at wood from the outside in.  Usually the only evidence they leave for you are their droppings.  All of this makes it quite difficult to spot termites unless you really know what you are looking for…and…
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    Porch.com

  • 11 Absolutely Last-Minute Thanksgiving Decoration DIYs

    Jacqui Adams
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Thanksgiving’s in a week. But don’t panic! These eleven absolutely last-minute DIY projects will help you outfit your whole house in festive Thanksgiving feeling before the guests arrive. For many of them, you won’t even have to make a trip to the craft store! The best part is, these decorations are so darling, they’ll never knew you threw them together the weekend before. Take a look, get crafty, and get your house beautiful, fast! 1. Give Thanks Utensil Holders These printable paper utensil holders are festive, pretty, and super easy. Just print, cut, and glue for…
  • Homebuyers: There’s More to Affordability Than Just Home Price

    Tim Ellis
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    If you’re thinking about buying a home, you’ve probably heard the term “affordability” or you may have seen news reports referring to the “affordability index.” Your home is likely one of the most expensive and most complicated things you’ll buy in your life. Figuring out what you can afford to spend on a home is not as simple as comparing the price of the latest iPhone to your bank account balance. What is the Affordability Index? Let’s talk a little bit about what the affordability index is, and how it relates to homebuying. In short, the…
  • 5 Bloggers on the Best DIY Kitchen Projects to Tackle under $500

    Taylor Horn
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Let’s face it. The thought of remodeling an entire kitchen can be slightly daunting, and overwhelming. We looked to the expertise of 5 of our favorite bloggers, to find out the best DIY projects to tackle that won’t burn a hole in your pocket. They offer up simple fixes, and quick tips to give your kitchen a makeover under $500! 1. Rain on a Tin Roof If given $500 to tackle a project in my kitchen, I would split it up into three different projects: backsplash, lighting, and a kitchen island. In my experience with my kitchen renovation, these three things all cost under $500…
  • 12 Guest Bathroom Ideas Your Houseguests Will Love You For

    Jacqui Adams
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Let’s just face it: everybody’s guest bathroom could use a little help. It’s one of the least-used rooms in the house. But when guests come to stay, the guest bathroom suddenly gets its moment in the spotlight, and you’re left scrambling to make it fresh fast. The holidays are here, and you’ve only got a few days left to ramp up your guest bathroom’s style and make that mother-in-law nod with approval. But don’t worry! Just check out these twelve tips, and your guest bathroom will be fabulous in less time than it takes to say ’tis the season!
  • Having a Holiday Party? Here Are 4 Tips to Keep Your Home Safe

    Holly King
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    From uninvited guests, to damaged furniture, to stolen jewelry, even the best party can quickly lose its glow if you’re unprepared for the worst case scenario. The good news is, taking a proactive approach to protecting your home during a party can go a long way toward thwarting mishaps and keeping things on the lighter side. Between sending out invitations and writing your menu, consider these four tips for protecting your abode without dampening the festive spirit of your party.   1. Limit where guests can roam Keep the party confined to one or two rooms you’ve properly…
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  • Resurfacing Your Pool: Options, Cost, and Complications

    Mat Jobe
    3 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Like everything else, swimming pool interiors wear out over time. The good news is, there are likely way more options for resurfacing now than when your pool was first built. With a brand new finish, you can dramatically change your pool’s appearance for the better. The bad news is, all those options can make it hard to decide which direction to go. Not to mention the fact that it’s impossible to get even a ballpark figure on pricing. One thing we can say with certainty is that swimming pool resurfacing is one of the most expensive renovation projects you can undertake. The…
  • Electrical Safety: What Every Pool Owner Should Know

    Mat Jobe
    5 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    Swimming pool electrocution may be a rare occurrence, but that’s small comfort to the families that have been forever changed by it. While drowning is still the number one pool safety issue, a couple of high profile incidents in the last year have raised awareness about the risk of electrical shock while swimming. In one case, a 7-year-old boy was electrocuted by a faulty pool light while swimming in his family’s backyard pool (the family is now suing the company that installed the pool). In another incident caught on video, several children were shocked while swimming at an…
  • What is the Best Time of Year to Buy a Pool?

    Mat Jobe
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    So, you’ve decided to pull the trigger on a new swimming pool. Or at least you’ve indulged in your new pool fantasy to the point of thinking about scheduling. The big question is, when is the right time to have a pool installed? A pool salesman will tell you that now is the best time to buy, and back it up by arguing that prices will never be lower. On this website, we like to say that the right time to buy a pool is when you’re ready. After all, there are lots of decisions to weigh – and unfortunately, mistakes can be costly. But if you’re wondering what time of…
  • Hot Tubs: Inground, Above Ground, or Not at All?

    Mat Jobe
    6 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    It might happen in the early stages of planning a new swimming pool, or years after it’s been built. But sooner or later, the issue of hot tubs rears its bubbly head. The first question that often bubbles to the surface is, what’s the difference between a hot tub and a spa? As far as this article and most non-industry professionals are concerned, there is none. However, you might want to be aware that for some people, the words mean different things. Semantics aside, a more important question for many homeowners is whether to get an inground hot tub or above ground hot tub. And…
  • Above Ground vs Inground: It’s Not Just About Cost

    Mat Jobe
    23 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    Should I get an above ground pool or an inground pool? It’s a question every would-be pool owner has to answer if they want to get anywhere in their quest for backyard bliss. According to the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, there are about 5 million inground pools in the United States, compared to about 3.5 million above ground pools. However, the market for above ground pools (aka onground pools) has grown faster in recent years. In short, people are pretty divided on what type of pool to get. Of course, for many people, there is no choice because an inground pool…
 
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  • What is The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ?

    D stone
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:38 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItWhat is Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)? The environment problem is always highly focused these days. Many warning are posted online telling people the consequences of polluting. Many folk organizations protest and report the polluters. Every single one is concerned with global warming take all effort to reduce their carbon footprints. But at the legislative [...]The post What is The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ? appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • Are HEPA Filters Washable? – Choosing A Washable HEPA Filter?

    D stone
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:12 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItIs HEPA Filter of Air Purifiers Washable? Are the HEPA filters in the air purifiers washable? The answer is a definitely NO. The HEPA filter is a fiber layer where the fibers arranged intricately. It’s precisely because the intricate arrangement of the fibers that when the airflow come through the fiber layer, the bigger [...]The post Are HEPA Filters Washable? – Choosing A Washable HEPA Filter? appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • Rabbit Air Purifier Reviews 2014 – 2015

    D stone
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:27 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItRatings and Review for Rabbit Air Purifier Since its inception in 2004, Rabbit Air devotes itself into producing air purifiers with excellent quality as well as fashionable design. And now, 10 years later, it is widely praised by customers for its outstanding performance and elegant appearance. Does A Rabbit Air Purifier Deserve to Buy? [...]The post Rabbit Air Purifier Reviews 2014 – 2015 appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • Do Air Purifiers Work? How Do Air Purifiers Work?

    D stone
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:33 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItWhat Do Air Purifiers Do? Do Air Purifiers Work? It’s really a dilemma for air purifiers when talking about their effectiveness of performance. On the one hand, they do purify the indoor air, protecting the space from bacteria, mold spores. On the other hand, most users complain that there are limited benefits of using them. [...]The post Do Air Purifiers Work? How Do Air Purifiers Work? appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • The Main Causes of Air Pollution (2)

    D stone
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:48 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin It Particulate matter (PM) All the solid or liquid particles floated in the atmosphere can be seen as particulate matter which is created by natural process, including the eruption of volcanoes, forest fires, dust storms, and human activities. But, PM human created as a companion of economic growth is the absolute contributor of air [...]The post The Main Causes of Air Pollution (2) appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
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  • What to Look for in an Oak Grove Plumber

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    When you are dealt with a plumbing emergency in Oak Grove, you are probably wondering what kind of options you have. Additionally, you might not know who to call to fix your plumbing issue quickly and correctly. At Climate Plus, we want to be the company that is able to solve all of your plumbing problems. Additionally, we strive to establish relationships with our customers that are based on trust and reliable service. Plumbing Services in Oak Grove Drain Clearing Service Leak Detection and Repair A/C Service and Installation Water Heater Installation Repair and Service Sewer Line Service…
  • Whole-Home Water Treatment in Oak Grove

    admin
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Generally speaking, most people enjoy living in New Jersey. However, if you are a homeowner that is dealing with water conditioning issues, this is a problem that should be taken care of right away. Minerals like calcium and magnesium can make hard water quite difficult to have to live with. Hard Water Symptoms in Oak Grove Deposits around fixtures Bathtub rings Red-tinged water Dingy clothing Dry or itchy skin Spots on glass shower doors Foul smelling water No lather using shampoo or conditioner Reduced water pressure Deposits on clothes and “clean” dishes An easy solution to all…
  • Causes of Water Contamination in Oak Grove

    admin
    16 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Without water, we would not be able to survive. That’s why if you are dealing with water system problems, it is imperative that you contact a plumbing professional to get them solved as soon as possible. Every day, we cook, use the toilet, do laundry, bathe and do even more activities that require water. If this cycle is interrupted, where would this leave you? The causes of water contamination are something that we, at Climate Plus, take quite seriously. Whatever the problem or plumbing emergency that you need fixed, you can turn to Climate Plus and trust us with restoring your water…
  • Hard Water in Oak Grove

    admin
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    As a homeowner, you deserve the best water for you and your family. However, what you may not know is that your drinking water might contain harsh minerals that make the water that you are using regularly hard. What is Hard Water? Water that is referred to as “hard” means that it consists of dissolved minerals, specifically calcium and magnesium. Although hard water isn’t necessarily a health risk, it can be a nuisance because it can result in mineral buildup on fixtures, as well as poor cleaning performance. Calcium and magnesium are the two most common reasons for hard water. The more…
  • AC Installation in West Milford

    admin
    6 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    If you’re considering a new central air system, it might be worth considering the most eco-friendly product available. Not only will this help provide benefits for the environment, it will help your wallet as well. Now, let’s take a look at a few basic facts. The average American household uses over 2000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year. This approximates to an average $160 monthly utility bill. Furthermore, heating and cooling systems in neighborhoods and entire communities can cause a single power plant to emit over 3,500 pounds of carbon monoxide into the environment. By…
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  • How to Make the Most of Your Backyard Before Winter

    Contributor
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    When that brisk wind blows through and the leaves start to fall, it’s that time of year again: autumn. Although the days may be getting shorter, there’s no reason not to spend some time outdoors. In fact, you can still have plenty of fun in your own backyard before it gets too cold. Here are […] The post How to Make the Most of Your Backyard Before Winter appeared first on Goedeker's Home Life.
  • Featured Brand Friday: NXR

    Liz Carroll
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    BRAND BASICS Brand Name: NXR Brand Type: Appliances Year Started: 2003 Website: www.durocorp.com A BRIEF HISTORY While NXR is a young brand, their parent company is one of the largest manufacturers of stainless steel BBQ's in the world. The NXR Duro Corporation segment of that company was created to help bring professional, high performance ranges to the average American household. DuroCorp […] The post Featured Brand Friday: NXR appeared first on Goedeker's Home Life.
  • 2014 Holiday Savings – Appliance Rebates

    Liz Carroll
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
      We all know you find the biggest savings with Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, but what about the holiday rebates? Did you know that you can increase your Black Friday savings by applying for holiday rebates? YES! You can save hundreds in addition to your Black Friday and Cyber Monday purchases just by […] The post 2014 Holiday Savings – Appliance Rebates appeared first on Goedeker's Home Life.
  • Midweek Reads #29

    Sarah Marchant
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Good morning and happy Wednesday! Can you believe that Thanksgiving is just next week, and a few weeks after that it's Christmas? Feels like the last few months of this year have just flown by! This roundup is kind of like a transition from autumn into the beginning of winter. Recipes to keep you warm, […] The post Midweek Reads #29 appeared first on Goedeker's Home Life.
  • Sam Sifton Apple Pie from Savory Nothings

    Contributor
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Today, I am so excited to introduce you to Nora from Savory Nothings! She is an amazing cook and her blog is fantastic! You definitely need to check it out. Nora has beautiful food photography and her recipes are always spot on!  When I asked her to write a post for Goedeker's Home Life, she happily obliged! Here's her take […] The post Sam Sifton Apple Pie from Savory Nothings appeared first on Goedeker's Home Life.
 
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    Orange Restoration | Water Damage Specialists

  • 5 Crucial Things to Know Before Choosing Carpet For Your Home

    Zach
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Ahh, carpeting. People either love it or hate it. Carpeting is a great flooring option for homes, especially those with children, as they are supportive, soft, and can handle wear and tear. Most people underestimate just how complicated carpeting can be. Not only are there hundreds of colors, but there are also numerous fibers and styles from which to choose. Many of these decisions shouldn’t just be based on your personal aesthetic preferences; you also need to consider durability, maintenance, and more. Before you choose a carpet, make sure you know these critical details: #1: Know What…
  • How to Fireproof Your Home: Interior

    Zach
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:10 pm
    While it’s crucial that you fireproof the exterior of your home in order to prevent wildfires from damaging your home, it’s just as important that you fireproof the inside of your home to protect from other types of fires. Fires cause billions of dollars in damage every year; by making simple adjustments to the interior of your home, you can lower your home’s risk of fire and fire damage. 1. Test your smoke alarms Everyone has smoke detectors installed in their home. But those alarms are of no use if they don’t properly work. Every three to four months, check your smoke alarms. If any…
  • How to Fireproof Your Home: Exterior

    Zach
    11 Nov 2014 | 3:42 pm
    If you live in southern California, you’re well aware of how vulnerable your home is to fire damage. This year, fires damaged thousands of homes; yet some nearby suffered little more than singed yards. Firefighters and scientists agree that by fireproofing your home, you can help defend your home from future, permanent damage. Making the smallest of adjustments, like cleaning out your gutters, can make a big difference. Install screens over attic vents While vents in attics help circulate air and keep your attic cool, adding a screen helps prevent against fire damage. If a neighboring home…
  • Restoring Your Home After a Fire

    Zach
    7 Nov 2014 | 4:14 pm
    It’s awful enough when a fire damages your home. But the nightmare isn’t over once the flames burn out; restoring your home and eliminating fire and smoke damage can require extensive work. Before you start cleaning and repairing your home, it’s important that you first know what fire and smoke damage entails, how it affects your home, and how your home can be restored. After the fire, your home can continue to be damaged by the resulting two types of smoke damage created by fire—soot and invisible odor. Soot is the black and grey chalky residue and the invisible odor is the result of…
  • How to Make Your Own Green Cleaning Supplies

    Zach
    3 Nov 2014 | 4:58 pm
    While there are several great green cleaning supply brands that are safe, healthy, and effective, some people like the option of going “full green” and making their cleaning supplies using simple ingredients. By making your own cleaning supplies, you know exactly what’s in the solution and can reduce waste. Not only will you help the environment, but you can also save money. You might be surprised to learn what ingredients you can use to clean and which ones might already be sitting in your pantry. The following are common ingredients that can be used to clean, either alone or with…
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  • 9 Common Burglary Myths Debunked

    Kelley
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Movies and television provide plenty of misconceptions about burglary, so we went into make sure the facts are clear. When you know the facts about break ins you can best protect your home against burglary! An estimated 2,000,000 burglaries occur in the United States each year: there is good reason to be mindful of your home security. However, when most of our ideas of break ins are from Hollywood and video games, we need to look at the facts to make sure we’re protecting our homes from facts and not myths. SimpliSafe went out to find the most common burglary myths. Then, we looked at what…
  • 3 Easy Ways to Make Your Community Safer

    Kelley
    7 Nov 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Your neighborhood is the first line of defense for your home. Find out how creating a community can protect your house and your family! Being an active member in your neighborhood and community is one of the easiest ways to cut down on crime rates and reduce your chances of a burglary in your home. Talking to neighbors, starting a neighborhood watch, and enacting changes in policies in your local government are free and simple to do. It takes an entire community to make things safer, so take advantage of your nosey neighbor and your penchant for arguing with local politicians to make some…
  • 6 Creative Places to Use Entry Sensors That Aren't Doors or Windows

    Kelley
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:37 pm
    You know that your door and window alarms work on your entry points, but what else can they protect? We looked into other brilliant uses of these little sensors! Door and window sensors are great. The concept is fairly simple: a magnet or contact rests next to a sensor. When separated, it breaks a circuit, sending a signal to sound an alarm. If the system is connected to a monitoring service, the police will be alerted. Even if not monitored, the system will still act as a pretty effective local alarm. read more
  • Choosing the Best Lock for Your Home

    Kelley
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Home security starts with the basics: locks! Learn about the different types and figure out which is the best your home! There comes a time where we all need to call a locksmith, and there’s a good reason for that—there's a lot to know about locks. Different types, purposes and mechanisms have always Now, thanks to the Internet of Things, there are far more options than before. read more
  • SimpliSafe Spotted in Television Show "Jane the Virgin"

    Kelley
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:20 pm
    If you were watching "Jane the Virgin" last week on The CW, you might have noticed a familiar keypad on the wall! This week, SimpliSafe was spotted in the new CW show Jane the Virgin. We were delighted to see our keypad gracing the walls of the apartment of Jane's Boyfriend, Michael. You can see our keypad in the first episode, which aired last week on October 13th. Jane the Virgin is available on HuluPlus and CWTV.com and you can first spot the keypad at 19:45! After that, you can spot the keypad throughout the scene. read more
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    Residential Acoustics

  • Startup Researches the Future of Soundproof Curtains

    Walker Peek
    10 Nov 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Initial Publication Below: Tampa, FL – Nov 10, 2014: Close your eyes and listen to the background noise that pervades every moment of our busy lives. Unless you are in one of the quietest rooms in the world, you’re likely to hear the droning of electronic fans, honking of restless drivers, and ubiquitous drumming of hurried footsteps. In the year of 2014, with ever-increasing population densities and shared living spaces, it can be hard to get away from it all. The good news? A young startup in Tampa, FL is dissecting what it really means to live with constant noise in your life. With the…
  • 5 Top Reasons Your Productivity in the Office May Be Low

    Shelby Ellis
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    Whether you are in a corporate office or your home office, I think we can all agree that loud noises and distractions can decrease productivity by making it harder to concentrate. If you are having a hard time getting work done, check out these 5 factors that can affect your productivity! Lighting Is the lighting too dim or too bright? If the lighting is too low you could become sleepy while trying to get work done. If the lighting is too bright, you could get a headache. Make sure you have adequate lighting in your office space. Consider purchasing lamps from IKEA or Target if you need more…
  • The Most Effective Ways to Block Out Sound

    Shelby Ellis
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Are the neighbors too noisy, sirens too loud, or the planes flying too close to let you sleep peacefully at night? We’ve come up with a few ways to effectively block out unwanted sound! Furniture Placement This is the one thing not many people think about when trying to reduce noise. The placement of furniture in your room can help muffle sounds coming from outside. Placing a bookshelf or dresser by the wall can create a thicker barrier between you and the sound. Also, try moving your bed to the wall furthest away from the sound to get better sleep. Fans If you aren’t bothered by a white…
  • How to Sleep with a Snorer

    Shelby Ellis
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:21 pm
    They say love can be blind, but it most certainly isn’t deaf. Especially not after a number of sleepless nights due to a partner with a snoring problem. If you’re getting tired of throwing elbows and kicks to jolt your snoring partner awake, we have a few tips for you. How to tell your partner they snore According to a survey the National Sleep Foundation conducted, twice as many men as women report that they snore every, or nearly every night. 32% of men versus 16% of women are snorers. Snoring can take a toll on a relationship, so how do you tell your partner? Usually the snorer has no…
  • How to Fall Asleep Fast

    Shelby Ellis
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Are you tired of lying down at night for bed and instead of falling asleep, you end up lying there wide awake for what seems like forever? Or maybe you just want to fall asleep faster for those nights you have to be up early. We have created a quick guide on how to fall asleep fast! 1. Turn off all electronics. Many people do not realize how much of a distraction electronics are. The constant buzzing of a cell phone, notifications from Facebook, and the flashing of a television can be keeping you up later at night. Having these electronics keep your mind from being able to relax and shut off.
 
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    Strategies Online

  • 5 Tips to Keeping Perfectly Clean Window Shutters

    Erin Emanuel
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    It does not matter whether your window shutters are used for functional purposes or if they are only for decoration, clean shutters look better. If they are not cleaned properly they just look grimy and will not last as long as they should. Proper maintaining of your window shutters will offer a fresh look and feel. You will know how to clean indoor shutters regardless of the material that they may be made of. You have the option of double checking with the manufacturer’s directions too. You can ensure that there are not any special instructions that may need to be followed. The following…
  • An Interesting Data Visualization about Environmental Awareness

    Erin Emanuel
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Infographic provided to us by Packaging Express. The post An Interesting Data Visualization about Environmental Awareness appeared first on Strategies Online.
  • Queen Size Bamboo Bed Sheets: A Statement of Luxury and Excellence

    Erin Emanuel
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Queen size bamboo bed sheets are a great addition to your bedroom decor. They make the dull and drab bedroom look lively, stylish and exciting. These qualities have made the sheets loved and appreciated the world over. Buy from us at sleepsosoft.com and experience this worldwide phenomenon. Bedrooms these days are no longer the traditional no entry zone for outsiders. Close friends and relatives have become the regular persons in and out of bedrooms. As such people decorate their bedrooms with innovative, snazzy and classy linen, bedding products, curtains and like to garner maximum…
  • Blueprint: Wheelchair Home Accessibility

    Erin Emanuel
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    To age at home comfortably, you need to plan ahead so that you’re not caught off-guard if a medical emergency or sudden disability strikes. One of the best ways to ensure that your home will be safe and secure for you as you age is to make it wheelchair accessible. Here’s a room-by-room look at how you can make your home wheelchair accessible with just a few modifications. Bedroom: Install an overhang lift or manual trapeze to help with getting in and out of bed. Bathroom: Install a bathtub lift and a commode lift, along with grab bars next to the toilet and shower/bathtub.
  • Should You Choose A Private Banker Or A Mortgage Broker? Melbourne Experts Share Their Insights

    Erin Emanuel
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Some things simply cannot be rushed or done on one’s own — and buying a house is counted among these things. It’s not as simple as picking something you want off a catalogue and handing over the cash to pay for your purchase. A house is a high-valuetransaction; it’s where you and your family will be residing for the long term, and it can be passed down from generation to generation. Choosing the right house should be done meticulously, with much planning and comparing to find the best property for your needs. But before you can finally purchase a home, you need to have…
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  • How to Identify Hail Damage

    John Palmer
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    You may think that just because you can’t see any signs of damage, or because your roof isn’t leaking, you don’t have damage. Remember, hail damage can be particularly difficult to identify and many homeowners discover major roofing damage years down the road, after it’s too late to file a storm damage claim with their insurance company. If you have any reason to suspect hail damage after a storm, you should have a full property damage inspection performed by a reputable contractor, right away. Roof Hail Damage - Roofs are the most commonly damaged part of a home or…
  • The Underside of Roofing: Inspecting the Attic

    John Palmer
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Do you like the idea of conducting your own annual roof inspection, but dread climbing the ladder? Problem solved: inspect the roof from underneath—in your attic! You can detect leaks and water damage from the attic just as easily (and probably a little easier) with enough light and crawling around. If your attic is finished, that’s great; less crawling! The attic is the first place you will see roof problems, so regular inspection is key. Checklist for Attic Inspections You’ll want to follow these guidelines if you’re going to inspect your own attic. Check air vents. You’ll notice…
  • Siding buying guide

    John Palmer
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Getting started New siding is one of the most visible ways to give your home a makeover now and make it easier to sell later. And siding isn’t just decorative: Loose or cracked panels or shingles can allow entry to moisture and insects, leading to expensive structural damage. What’s more, performance can vary significantly between and even within types. Use this guide to find a replacement. Our tests have found significant differences by type and brand–and even within the same brand. Some siding is far less resistant to cracking from impacts in warm and cold weather, an…
  • Chimney Tips to Keep Your Family Warm—And Safe

    John Palmer
    3 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Fall chimney maintenance and proper cleaning are key steps to keeping your family safe and warm as the temperatures drop. Neglected chimneys accumulate creosote, a combustible byproduct of charred wood, along their walls. Add to that a high internal flue temperature and you’ve got a potentially dangerous chimney fire on your hands. The best way to avoid a house fire caused by the fireplace or chimney is to hire a professional chimney sweep to inspect for cracks and loose bricks. He’ll also clean your chimney. Chimney inspections are typically broken down into three categories.
  • Compare Owens Corning Duration Shingles vs GAF Timberline Shingles

    John Palmer
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Asphalt roofing still remains the most popular choice for roof replacement in Philadelphia and New Jersey, but how do you choose a shingle that is right for your home? Today, we will look at the pluses and minuses of the two most popular shingles on the market today; Owens Corning Duration Shingles & GAF Timberline Shingles. Before we get into the differences, let’s compare the similarities. Both shingles offer a “limited lifetime warranty” and both are dimensional shingles. Dimensional shingles are what you see on homes that have re-roofed in the past 15 years. The dimensional…
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    Remodeling Central

  • The World's Most Unbelievable Homes

    KellyRose McAleer
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    When people personalize their homes, for the most part they do it by picking out paint colors or funky art to display inside of the house. But once in a while, homeowners get a bit wilder. From a house that spins to homes that look like anime characters and toilets, you’ll be surprised at how far people can take their creativity – and by the end of this article you may be grateful for your normal house.
  • Don't Try This At Home: The Most Hazardous DIY Projects

    KellyRose McAleer
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    Being a homeowner can be quite expensive. You want to redesign, remodel, and on top of everything else you have to worry about upkeep. The rotating door of cable guys, plumbers, and contractors can add up over the years, and you might want to start taking some projects into your own hands. While you should feel free to paint, and spackle to your heart’s content, there are some projects that are too dangerous to attempt on your own. Ignore how easy the YouTube tutorial makes it seem, and call in a professional for these issues.
  • The Trendiest Paint Colors To Look For In 2015

    KellyRose McAleer
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    Making a good first impression is always important, especially when it’s your home on display. Whether you’re entertaining or showing your house to buyers, your home helps define you. So to help you, here are the trendiest paint colors coming up in 2015.
  • 3 Types Of Halloween Decorations That You Should Repurpose Instead Of Taking Down

    KellyRose McAleer
    4 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    Halloween is over for the year, which means it’s time to pack up the witches, ghouls, and black cats. But that doesn’t mean you have to leave your mantle bare of seasonal decorations. Leave out the decorations that can transition you into Thanksgiving – we’ll tell you what’s worth reusing.
  • 12 Times Houses Were Used To Get Revenge

    KellyRose McAleer
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    When it comes to homeowner disputes, don’t get mad – get even. These “spite houses” are what happens when neighborly disagreements go too far. In this case your weapons are architecture and a bucket of paint. They go a LOT farther than you would think.
 
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    Protect Your Home

  • What to Get the Home Automation Nerd Who Has Everything for Christmas

    Admin
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:05 am
    The holiday season is characterized by friends, family, tradition, love & joy. But it’s also fraught with the felt obligation to buy or make gifts for the many people in your life. Some people are no-brainers when it comes to gifts, but other people might leave you stumped. They seem perfectly content with what they... Read more » The post What to Get the Home Automation Nerd Who Has Everything for Christmas appeared first on Protect Your Home.
  • 5 DIY Projects That Will Prepare Your Home for Winter

    Admin
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Winter is just around the corner, which means you need to prepare your home and yards for the worst. Cold weather, ice, and snow can lead to plenty of issues—like frozen pipes and broken gutters—that you may not anticipate. Here are five DIY projects to prepare your home for any cold and abrasive weather: Bust Out... Read more » The post 5 DIY Projects That Will Prepare Your Home for Winter appeared first on Protect Your Home.
  • Why Smart Home Technology Feels So At Home In An Apartment [Infographic]

    Admin
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    In regards to smart home technology, the biggest misconception is that it’s only for homeowners. That couldn’t be further from the truth! Over the past few years, the smart home marketplace has made great strides to ensure their technology is accessible to everyone. So, why is now a good time for apartment dwellers to adopt smart home... Read more » The post Why Smart Home Technology Feels So At Home In An Apartment [Infographic] appeared first on Protect Your Home.
  • Crafting Great DIY Holiday Decorations with Your Family

    Admin
    9 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Halloween and its fun may be over, but you can still flex your creative, decorative muscles with some DIY holiday decorations and crafts that are fun for the whole family. Whether it’s a wreath for the door, décor for the Thanksgiving table, or simple treats, you’ll celebrate autumn in style. Fall Leaves Wreath Here’s a... Read more » The post Crafting Great DIY Holiday Decorations with Your Family appeared first on Protect Your Home.
  • Five Ways to Customize Your Do-It-Yourself Security System

    Admin
    6 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    So you’re already familiar with the process of developing your own personal security system for your home. Now you’re looking into how to customize and improve that system. With all the security devices and gadgets readily available on the market, you should also consider how to further tailor your do-it-yourself security system to meet your... Read more » The post Five Ways to Customize Your Do-It-Yourself Security System appeared first on Protect Your Home.
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  • How to Prevent Flu Spreading

    Paul Cook
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:46 am
    The most effective way to prevent flu spreading is by practicing a proper hygiene and taking some precautionary measures. Here we have discussed some simple practices which will help you to prevent spreading of flue in your home. Remember to wash your hands after using bathroom. Don’t touch your mouth, nose or eyes without properly washing your hands. If someone in your house is suffered from flu then advice him to cover his nose and mouth with tissue paper when sneezing or coughing. If any of your household members is suffered from flu then make sure you keep their private items like…
  • How to Prepare Your Car for winter

    Paul Cook
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:40 am
    If you are living in a country where there is a huge difference between summer and winter weather then you must prepare for winter driving. Winter imposes exceptional demands on equipment and parts of your car. If you fail to meet those demands then it may create a life-thretening situation for you. Here we have suggested some important tips which will help you to prepare your car for winter - Make sure your car coolants are in right proportion unless they may create overheating. Remember to check leaks in the system or install new coolant before first freeze. Extreme cold weather puts…
  • Home Energy Saving Tips

    Paul Cook
    7 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    An energy-efficient home will always put you in comfortable situation by saving you decent amount of money. You don’t need to take any big steps or make huge investment in order to control your energy bills. Here we have revealed some extremely simple tips which will help you to make your home energy-efficient - You can save significant amount of energy on water heating by maintaining temperature of your water heater to 125°F. You can also consider covering the water tank with specially insulated material in order to preserve the heat. Always prefer devices which have received energy…
  • How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

    Paul Cook
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Makeup brushes are expensive items and if you have spent significant amount of money buying quality makeup set then you have to ensure that it will always remain in good condition. There are several cleansers available in the market which will help to accomplish this task but you can take care of your brushes using some common household items. Here we have revealed some most effective tactics which will help you to clean your makeup brushes in affordable way - If you are using shampoo to clean the brushes then wet all the brushes properly before using the shampoo. You can consider cleaning…
  • Clotheslines and Dryers

    Paul Cook
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Clotheslines and dryers, both of them come with a strong ability to dry the laundry. However, both of them come with some unique features which you have to know before using them to clean your laundry. Here we have highlighted some unique benefits and drawbacks associated with dryers and clotheslines which will help you to make right choice out of these two options – Clotheslines have got more demand in the market as they are based on the concept of ‘Going green’. On the other hand, dryers offer quicker and highly convenient way to dry the clothes. Clotheslines lets user to dry the…
 
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    Green Deal Central News

  • Energy Efficiency Tips: How to save energy in your home

    stephenshaw
    12 Nov 2014 | 1:34 am
    Why do we want to make energy efficiency improvements in our home? To reduce spend on our fuel bills of course.  And if we can do this for free, even better! Here are some simple home energy saving tips to help you reduce your energy bills.  “Our #1 tip for improving the energy efficiency of your property has to be simple draught-proofing,” say’s Green Deal Central’s Energy Advisor & Green Deal specialist Hayley Mcardle, who is full of energy saving ideas and experience. Click to tweet. And many industry energy experts agree. If you’re looking for ways to save…
  • Green Deal and ECO monthly statistics – September 2014

    Louise Whittland
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:59 am
      DECC’s timetable of statistical releases for twelve months ahead  Further to the last quarter statistical release for Jan 2013-June 2014, this week’s September monthly figures show “continual growth” for both the Green Deal and ECO. Please read Green Deal and ECO quarterly statistics ‘Jan 2013 – June 2014‘ below for further information, with September figures summarised here: Green Deal and ECO monthly statistics – September 2014 Green Deal continues to grow despite difficulties The Green Deal advice and finance scheme to help…
  • The Green Deal, explained

    stephenshaw
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:26 am
    Infographic Please be so kind and share it with all your friends and colleagues. Click here to tweet it or click here and copy the code to embed it into your blog Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: The Green Deal, explained - InfographicThe post The Green Deal, explained appeared first on Green Deal Central News.
  • Future-proofing with the Green Deal Assessment & the Green Deal Advice Report (GDAR)

    stephenshaw
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:29 am
    Cutting energy bills. Adding value to our properties. Aiding economic recovery. And drastically reducing our carbon footprint. The Green Deal Assessment has a lot to live up to! But, can it take on the housing retrofit challenge and succeed? Green Deal Assessment v’s Energy Performance Certificate The Green Deal Advice Report (GDAR), the catchy name of the document you’ll receive following a Green Deal Assessment, is not, however, alone on the energy efficiency frontline. If you’ve moved house – rented, bought or sold – in the last seven years, you’ve probably heard…
  • Installer guide to the Green Deal home improvement scheme

    stephenshaw
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:29 am
    The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) is an opportunity to help all customers pay for energy-saving home improvements. £120m is available under the Green Deal home improvement scheme that is available for all UK households. The funding is not restricted by household income and status, but can only paid to installations fitted by Green Deal installers. Bonus: Download the FREE Green Deal Installer Guide (PDF version) From June 2014, any customer in England and Wales wanting to improve their home can apply for up to £7,600 cashback under the GDHIF to help pay for energy efficiency…
 
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    Precision Carpet & Upholstery Care

  • How to Prepare for the Upholstery Cleaners

    Precision Carpet & Upholstery Care
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:04 am
    If you have come to the conclusion that it is time to have a professional come and clean your upholstery, the whole process can go a little easier if you do a little preparation before they arrive. Whether they are coming to simply clean your sofa or a whole room of furniture, you will be […]
  • How to Prolong the Life of Your Carpet

    Precision Carpet & Upholstery Care
    3 Nov 2014 | 1:44 pm
    New carpet can be a large purchase for any family. That is why it is important to do all you can to ensure that your carpet lasts for many years to come while looking its best. With a few tips, you will find that prolonging the life of your carpet is a snap. Buy a […]
  • What to do Before the Carpet Cleaners Arrive

    Precision Carpet & Upholstery Care
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:23 am
    There are a few things you should take care of before your professional carpet cleaners show up. In doing so, you will make their jobs easier, and it will save you both time and aggravation. Then once they are finished, you can simply sit back and enjoy the beauty of your newly cleaned carpets. Be […]
  • How to Care for Berber Carpet

    Precision Carpet & Upholstery Care
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:48 pm
    If you have a Berber carpet, then you know why they are so popular. It is a beautiful type of carpet that adds a certain class and style to any room lucky enough to have it covering its floors. Having said that, owning Berber carpet comes with its own special challenges when maintaining and cleaning […]
  • How to Remove Paint from Upholstery

    Precision Carpet & Upholstery Care
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:52 am
    You have decided to paint your living room to give it a fresh, clean look, but when you finish, you discover to your horror that all of the paint didn’t stay on the walls. In fact, somehow, it found its way to your sofa. The truth is, no matter how careful you are, paint seems […]
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    RemodelingCalculator.org

  • Take Advantage of Black Friday 2014 Sales to Save on Remodeling Projects

    Yelena G
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:28 am
    Save up to 50% off the cost of your remodeling project by taking advantage of Black Friday 2014 deep discounts and sales on materials, tools, appliances and other home improvement items. Check out the leaked Black Friday ads for Ace Hardware and Sears. We will post the ads from Lowe’s and Home Depot as soon as we get them. If you have been planning to do a kitchen or a bathroom remodel, but have been holding out because of high costs, you can use the Black Friday 2014 Sale on home improvement to save big and get the stuff you need for your project. The Thanksgiving Season is the perfect…
  • BLACK FRIDAY 2014 – Home Improvement, Remodeling & Tools Deals

    Leo B
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:51 am
    The best Home Improvement, Remodeling and Tools Black Friday (and Cyber Monday) Sales & Deals of the Year, all in one place! As it always happens in November – Thanksgiving and Black Friday are coming soon. And since this is a remodeling website, we are not interested in turkeys – we want the BEST BLACK FRIDAY DEALS of 2014, which we will list (and continually update) below. Here we will publish sales from the big boys like Home Depot, Lowe’s, Sears, Harbor Freight Tools, Amazon, and other, smaller retailers of tools, and materials. Early Deals and Leaked Black Friday…
  • House Doors: Installation Costs, Design and Style

    Yelena G
    4 Nov 2014 | 11:24 am
    This Home Design Guide details different types of exterior doors, as well as their cost, so that homeowners can select doors that best fit their aesthetic taste and budget. We use the exterior doors of our homes all the time, often forgetting that in addition to being purely functional, doors can greatly enhance the overall design of your house. If you are renovating your existing home or building a brand new construction house, choosing the right doors is essential.To help you pick the best option and stay within your budget, lets take a look at different types of doors, how much they cost,…
  • DIY Bathtub Restoration for less than $100 – HD Video Guide

    Leo B
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:32 pm
    In this guide we will go Step by Step to show you how to restore your old enameled bathtub to a great, like new condition, without hiring a contractor, for less than $100 in materials. Typically, a bathtub restoration costs $1500-2300 when you hire a contractor. Replacing an old bathtub will cost much more as it well involve removing walls / tile, plumbing, opening the floor joists below the tube to disconnect and reconnect the drain, and then installation on new tub as well as new tiles. Shall we say this can easily cost over $4000-5000. Old Bathtub Restoration At the same time you can do…
  • Buying a Foreclosure – Repair and Remodeling Costs

    Yelena G
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    This article is not about BUYING a foreclosure, but rather about the COST of repairs and remodeling of such a home, once you own it. Whether you’re looking for a foreclosure to turn into your primary residence or to rent out, buying it can either turn out to be a dream deal or a bottomless money pit that sucks out all your financial resources. The key to success is to look for a foreclosure that offers good value, rather than a cheap price. Below are the typical and most common items you will have to fix in a foreclosure, and associated repair costs. Before You Commit to Buying a…
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    Giverine

  • Honeywell Air Purifier HEPA Replacement Filter

    Giverine
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:49 am
    Honeywell Air Purifier HEPA Replacement Filter fits Honeywell enviracaire models 13350, 13500, 13501, 13502, 13503 (EV-35B), 13520, 13523, 13525, 13526, 13528, 13350, 50250, 50251, 52500, 63500, 83162, 83259, 83287, and 83332. This HEPA filter is 99.97% effective at removing particles as small as 0.3 microns from the air that passes through the filter. Filter measures…
  • Honeywell Air Purifier Odor-Reducing Replacement Pre-Filter 2 Pack

    Giverine
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:36 am
    Honeywell Air Purifier Odor-Reducing Replacement Pre-Filter 2 Pack is ideal for capturing harmful gasses such as ammonia and other volatile organic compounds. Pre-Filters perform well in deodorizing the air and reducing odors with an activated carbon and zeolite. Odor-Reducing filter absorbs common household gasses and fumes while Pre-Filters will capture larger particles such as dirt,…
  • Honeywell Air Purifier True HEPA Replacement Filter 2 Pack

    Giverine
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:23 am
    Honeywell Air Purifier True HEPA Replacement Filter 2 Pack is able to capture 99.7% of airborne particles small up to 0.3 microns. These filters are fully capable of eliminating microscopic allergens such as mold spores, dust, pollen, smoke and pet dander. Filters are compatible with most Honeywell towers and tabletop purifiers. Honeywell Air Purifier True…
  • Honeywell Air Purifier Universal Carbon Replacement Pre-Filter HRF-AP1

    Giverine
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:12 am
    Honeywell Air Purifier Universal Carbon Replacement Pre-Filter HRF-AP1 replaces old pre-filter numbers 38002, 32002, 33002, 34002 and 35002. Also called “Filter Type A.” HRF-AP1 is a 15.75 by 45.5 inch cut-to-fit carbon-impregnated prefilter sheet for many Honeywell purifiers. These sheet materials can also be used for almost any brand air purifier with filter bay less…
  • Honeywell Air Purifier Universal Carbon Replacement Pre-Filter

    Giverine
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:58 am
    Honeywell Air Purifier Universal Carbon Replacement Pre-Filter will effectively deodorize the air and trap larger particles such as dust, lint, fibers and pet fur. It can do that thanks too its Universal Carbon Pre-Filter specially designed by Honeywell. Enjoy surrounding yourself with a pristine breathing experience all year round. Pre-Filters boost and maximize the HEPA’s…
 
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    Comfort Matters

  • 5 Thanksgiving Entertaining Reminders

    admin
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:24 am
    When prepping for Thanksgiving guests, you’re probably focused on making sure your fridge and pantry are stocked, and the table is set. But making your home clean and comfortable is just as important. And, good gravy, there are no shortage of options here. For your convenience, we carved the list down to these 5 items: Have Your Home Comfort System Serviced and Inspected Before winter weather hits, call a licensed heating and cooling professional to service and inspect your furnace. This not only helps prevent any unexpected heating emergencies, but also prolongs the life of your…
  • Lennox Movember and Your Chance to Help

    admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    This year, Lennox makes it easier than ever to support Movember.  Simply share social media content and Lennox donates.  It’s the simplest good deed you’ll do all year. The Movember Mission Movember is a movement to bring awareness to men’s health issues that often go overlooked.  To show support for Movember, men will forego shaving and grow a moustache during the month.  Participants are also encouraged to start moustache-growing “teams” to solicit donations from family members and friends. The Mo the Merrier This will mark our second year supporting the Movember effort, and…
  • Like the air we breathe, inspiration is all around.

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    At Lennox, our dedication to the pursuit of perfect air is most evident in our research and development labs, where our new products take shape. At the same time, we recognize that the next brilliant idea may not come from a testing environment. So we’ve stepped outside our labs and looked to nature for inspiration. Specifically, we set our sights on the Toronto Zoo. Comfort in harsh climates Polar bears have evolved in unique ways to adapt to harsh climates, offering important insights on how to become more energy efficient. Explore the possibilities: A cool habitat for polar bears…
  • Perfection: You can feel it in the air!

    admin
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    It starts with pure, clean freshness that lets you breathe easier. Then, there’s the silent flow of precisely heated air to every room. Yes, perfect air may sound like a dream, but it doesn’t have to be. Discover the secrets behind perfect air, right here. Look for variable capacity to ensure steady performance Unlike single-stage units that can only operate all the way on or off, furnaces with Precise Comfort™ variable-capacity technology have the ability to make incremental adjustments in heat and airflow. That means more even temperatures and virtually silent operation. Choose…
  • Make your home fall fashionable.

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    Let the changes outside influence some beautiful changes inside. Fall brings with it a new color palette, and a sense of warmth and coziness.  Embrace it with these fall designer tips for the home. Keep living areas lit Shorter days mean less light in the evenings, so make sure you add some lighting sources to reading, work or study areas that normally receive a lot of sunlight during the summer.  Use some variety with your lighting sources; try a floor lamp in the corner, or a desk lamp on a nearby table. Comfy, cozy, covered Fall weather means cold can come on at a moment’s notice.  So…
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    Sentry Air Now

  • The Value of HVAC Maintenance Agreements

    admin
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    In general, the best way to keep your HVAC system running in top shape is to make use of maintenance agreements from your air conditioning service in Richardson, TX. Homeowners who take advantage of these agreements will see fewer emergency repair needs and fewer problems overall. It’s important that when you purchase an air conditioner or furnace that you ask about any service agreements that a company offers and if there are any discounts or benefits for paying for annual maintenance by its technicians. Not only will you experience fewer emergency breakdowns, but your system as a whole is…
  • Improve Indoor Air Quality with Duct Cleaning

    admin
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:36 am
    It’s easy to find tips on improving indoor air quality online – many say this is easiest done with house plants or with air purifiers, but those aren’t the only options. If you’re concerned about the quality of the air inside your home, it might be time to think about cleaning the air ducts that run from your HVAC unit in Richardson, TX air conditioning professionals say. When Should I Have Ducts Cleaned? Although the Environmental Protection Agency says there is a need to know more about air duct cleaning, they admit that there are specific instances that call for duct cleaning:…
  • Regular HVAC Maintenance: Preventing Scary Breakdowns

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    The thought of having your furnace break down in the middle of winter is as scary as a haunted house on Halloween! You don’t want to be left in the cold, so now is a perfect time to schedule an appointment with your heating and air conditioning service in Richardson, TX to make sure everything is in top order before the cooler winter weather arrives. It’s important for homeowners to remember to schedule an appointment with a professional to come out and perform preventive maintenance on your furnace and air conditioning unit; not only can you catch the smaller issues before they become…
  • Tips for Managing HVAC and Energy Utility Costs

    admin
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Managing HVAC utility costs is certainly a widespread concern among homeowners and business owners alike; with costs on the whole rising as years pass, it becomes increasingly important to maintain manageable utility bills. Fortunately, new technologies, developments and methods are introduced to help with this very thing. One of the most basic, yet most important thing you can do to help manage your costs is to keep an eye on your monthly utility bills. Although this might sound like common sense, it’s actually something many people just don’t do. Be on the lookout for sudden, sharp…
  • Carbon Monoxide: What You Need to Know

    admin
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:43 am
    Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that people tend to hear about only when there’s been an injury or death. Thousands of individuals are affected by carbon monoxide every year, and at Sentry Air Now, we want consumers to be well-informed to protect themselves. About Carbon Monoxide: · Carbon monoxide is produced by the incomplete burning of fuel. · Household appliances – including gas, oil, coal and electric appliances— are potential sources for carbon monoxide in the home. When running properly, they produce small amounts that are considered acceptable. · In 1971, the…
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    Masters Heating & Cooling | HVAC Fort Wayne

  • Tips for Buying the Best Heat Pump for Your Home

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Are you considering purchasing a heat pump for your home? Heat pumps can be an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners. There are several types of heat pumps available, including geothermal, ductless, air-source, absorption and mini-split systems. The best time to invest in a new heat pump system for your home is now, before the cold winter weather hits. There are several different brands and models out on the market, spanning a wide range of prices and features. How will you know which one is the best one for your home? What features should you look for when buying a…
  • Family Safety and Carbon Monoxide: What You Need to Know

    admin
    6 Nov 2014 | 2:16 pm
    You may have heard of the dangers of carbon monoxide, but there is some important information on the subject that you may not know. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a largely preventable situation, and being armed with the right information can save you and your loved ones from this deadly gas and its tragic effects. That’s why the professional heating experts at Masters Heating & Cooling include checking for this on their heating system maintenance visit. Carbon monoxide has no color, no odor, and no taste. Lethal amounts of carbon monoxide (CO) can accumulate when fuel is not burned…
  • Prevent Halloween Tricks by Treating Yourself to HVAC Maintenance

    admin
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Don’t let your home become a scary place when your furnace starts acting up on Halloween! Trying to deal with a broken furnace is no treat during the middle of winter, which is precisely why you should have your unit checked out by Masters Heating and Cooling now, before colder our weather arrives. During the tune-up, our technician will check several aspects of your unit and alert you to anything that is noticed that needs attention. A small issue may require only a few minutes and a few dollars to fix if found early, whereas if these (and other) issues go unchecked without attention,…
  • When is the Best Time for Furnace Replacement?

    admin
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:10 pm
    If you’ve decided that it would be best for you to purchase a new furnace but haven’t acted on it yet, you should. Weather experts are already calling for a bitter winter with plenty of snow this year. The best time to replace your outdated, inefficient (or even non-working) unit is in the fall, before the biting, freezing cold winter weather arrives. As the leading Fort Wayne heat and air experts, Masters features the top models and brands at a savings to our customers during this time of year. When you work with Masters, in addition to being able to take advantage of excellent sales on…
  • Causes of Uneven Heating in Your Home

    admin
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    You might be one of many homeowners who find that the temperature of the air differs, sometimes quite a bit, from one room to another and one level to another. This is most commonly the case with different floors, such as from the basement from the attic. Of course, heat naturally rises and cool air falls, so some degree of a difference in temperature is normal. However, what do you do if you notice a dramatic difference from one room to another on the same level or from one end of your home to another? More often than not, when uneven heating happens, it could be a number of small issues…
 
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    Interstate Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.

  • The Value of HVAC Maintenance Agreements

    seohaus
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    It’s always a good idea as a homeowner to maintain your home and keep appliances, systems and features in good working order. Oftentimes, a little preventive maintenance goes a long way, and the old saying “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” rings true. This holds especially true when it comes to your heating and cooling system, which can run efficiently for many years when proper maintenance is regularly performed by an Oklahoma City air conditioning and furnace service. Good maintenance begins when you purchase a new heating and cooling system. You want to make sure that…
  • Consider Wi-Fi for Your Next Thermostat

    seohaus
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:54 pm
    If you’re searching for a great new way to not only save money on your heating and cooling bills but also comfortably maintain the temperature in every room of your home (not just the room in which your current thermostat is located), you may want to consider having a new thermostat with Wi-Fi technology capabilities installed in your home. These new Wi-Fi thermostats are the masters of comfort management, and are available with several different features and highlights such as being programmable, being capable of sensing humidity levels, and more. Some models are capable of sensing and…
  • An Indoor Air Cleaner May Improve Your Allergies

    seohaus
    6 Nov 2014 | 9:57 am
    An increasing number of people suffer from the watery, itchy eyes, sneezing and stuffiness of hay fever, allergies, asthma and other respiratory ailments, and it’s become necessary that home owners pay attention to ways that they can help to improve indoor air quality. It is estimated that the levels of air pollutants indoors may be two to five times higher than outdoor levels. An indoor air cleaner can make a difference and help relieve some of those symptoms that can not only be uncomfortable, but unbearable at times, too. The effects of poor indoor air quality can affect more than those…
  • Carbon Monoxide: What You Need to Know

    seohaus
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
    You may have heard of the dangers of carbon monoxide, but there may be some important information on the subject that you may not know. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a largely preventable situation, and being armed with the right information can save you and your loved ones from this deadly gas and its tragic effects: Carbon monoxide has no color, no odor, and no taste. Lethal amounts of carbon monoxide (CO) can accumulate when fuel is not burned properly, resulting in incomplete combustion of fossil fuels such as gas, oil, coal and wood that are used in boilers, engines, gas fires, water…
  • Improve Indoor Air Quality with Duct Cleaning

    seohaus
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:38 am
    With the increased use of air conditioning, OKC during the fall months and the beginning of the flu and cold season, families are paying more attention to the quality of the air inside their homes. You can find tips to improve your indoor air quality with house plants, with air purifiers and with increased air exchanges and maintenance of heating and air systems. One tip that’s just starting to gain popularity is to improve your indoor air quality by cleaning the ductwork inside your home. When Should I Have Ducts Cleaned? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notes that knowledge of…
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    The DIY Helpers

  • Black Mould: How to Get Rid of it and Prevent it

    10 Nov 2014 | 8:25 am
    Black mould or mildew in the bathroom isn’t just unsightly, it can be a real health hazard too. High levels of mould in the bathroom can cause a range of health problems as they produce a toxin which we breathe in every time we go into the room. In some people these problems can be mild allergy type symptoms, but in other people or when there are high levels of mould and mildew, the spores can cause permanent lung damage. Many households are involved in an ongoing battle against the mould and mildew, but there are a few things you can do to get rid of the mould, and to stop it coming back.
  • How to Install an Outdoor Tap

    28 Oct 2014 | 3:14 am
    Plumbing is an important skill for any DIY enthusiast and often plumbing is at the center of most home improvement plans from kitchen refurbishments to bathroom refitting. Not only that it is important in emergency situations and to ensure you’re getting the best from your plumbing system.Outdoor Tap Fitting A garden tap is a useful addition to any home. Many homeowners are turning to outdoor taps for ease of gardening and other functions. The benefits of an outdoor tap far outweighs the affordable cost of having one installed.Working recently with a plumber who installed an outdoor…
  • Making a Greenhouse out of your Attic

    24 Sep 2014 | 2:34 am
    The benefits of converting your loft into an extra bit of living space, whether a spare bedroom, bathroom, home office or leisure area, are well known. From increasing your home’s value to expanding your available space without the need to move house, loft conversions have proven their worth time and again.Toronto Greenhouse LoftBut if those ideas don’t spark your interest, then how about something completely different? Those with green fingers and a bit of a creative bent could do well to take note of Toronto residents Stephen Young and Roseanne Berry, and their unique and ambitious…
  • How to Get Rid of Dust Mites

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:06 am
    Dust mites are the bane of many people’s lives, but most especially those with asthma or other breathing issues. Dust mites are minute creatures which thrive off the dust and debris which is left behind by most human’s daily lives. Much of what forms the diet of the average dust mite is rather horrible to contemplate; they eat the tiny flakes of skin which are shed by humans and left behind on many surfaces but most especially within soft furnishings, bedding, rugs and soft toys. Because dust mites can cause extreme irritation to those who have breathing problems already, it is very…
  • How to Lay your own Carpets: A Fuss Free Method!

    21 Aug 2014 | 8:25 am
    Laying your own carpets isn’t as difficult as you may imagine. Many people are put off by the fact that carpets are not only heavy to move but very expensive, one mistake and there’s no going back! But if you follow instructions very carefully then there’s no need to assume that carpet laying is only a job which professionals can tackle. Before you begin the task of laying your own carpet, take a look at the tools which you will need.Sharp knife such as a Stanley KnifeChalkTape measureKnee padsThe first thing you will need to tackle is the removal of the old carpet. Many people do this…
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    Plumbworld Blog - Bathroom Ideas | Bathroom Inspiration | News

  • The 4 Most Amazing Showers in the World

    Thomas Mulrooney
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Showering hasn’t always been part of ordinary daily life; although the concept is now part of our everyday routines, most homes were without this basic amenity until the mid 1960s in the USA and even later in the UK. Before showers became the norm, people took bath. This is a good thing if you’ve got plenty of time of course but when you want to wake up fast or you’re in a rush, there’s nothing quite like an invigorating shower. Of course, as showers became part of daily life, hotels and private home owners began to push the designs into the realms of the unusual, the luxurious…
  • A Guide to Bathroom Taps

    Thomas Mulrooney
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Some people would argue that there are two types of bathroom tap. The hot kind, and the cold kind. To others, mixer taps are the answer – if that’s the case, there’s only one option. In fact, you could fill a whole catalogue with bathroom taps of all shapes, sizes and colours. Most sinks suit a wide variety of taps, so how do you decide which ones to choose? Below, you’ll find a basic guide to buying bathroom taps. It doesn’t go into specifications and fittings, but you can follow this guide and use it as a basic checklist for your tap-buying consideration.
  • The True Cost of a Leak in the Bathroom

    Ant Langston
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Efficient plumbing is one of those things that we take for granted until it goes wrong. If you’ve ever been unfortunate enough to have a leak in the bathroom you’ll know just how much mess and disruption it can cause. However, the true cost of a leak in the bathroom might be a lot more than you might think. But I’m Insured! The first big shock for many homeowners is that they may not be fully covered on their home insurance policies as they might have thought. Water leaking is one of the most common things people will try to claim for on their home insurance policies, and as the…
  • Brilliant Bathroom Prank Videos

    Thomas Mulrooney
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you’re not careful you jump on YouTube in the morning and before you know it you’ve been sat in your pyjamas all day and you smell like the bottom of the local takeaways bin. It’s a world of endless surprises, with everything from music videos to awful amateur singers and comedy sketches to vehicle dashcam crashes. With 100 hours of video uploaded to the site every minute there’s always something new to watch, although not all of it is going to be worthy of an Oscar. One type of video that’s hit and miss are prank videos. There are an awful lot of them, from the hilarious to…
  • Everything You Need To Know About Wet Rooms

    Thomas Mulrooney
    7 Nov 2014 | 7:35 am
    A wet room used to be something only the most expensive homes could install. However, over the last few years they have become increasingly popular which hasn’t just driven prices down but has also raised awareness of the benefits of having a wet room instead of a standard bath or shower room. If you’re still unconvinced about the benefits of having a wet room, perhaps our guide will answer some of the questions you might have. What’s the difference between a wet room and a shower room? If you think about your current bathroom or shower room, you’ll notice that there are zones in the…
 
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    Homey Improvements

  • Protecting Your Home and Loved Ones

    James and Alicia
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:33 pm
    As the head of the house, it’s our job to protect the family. While having money and a roof over our heads is part of that protection, we can often be mislead that we are secure when we are certainly not. And by the time it hits, it’s too late. The window is broken, the jewelry is stolen, your child is in the hospital and an all too-real nightmare will forever haunt your lives. I don’t say all this to scare you, I just want you to realize the reality of it. We live in scary times. No, I don’t think it is silly or over-cautious to have a bomb shelter stocked with food…
  • Ultimate Guide to Apple Picking

    James and Alicia
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:08 am
    I love apple season. To me, it’s the one good thing about winter coming. Growing up I was allergic to apples (my face would blow up like Will Smith on Hitch). But now as an adult my allergies have changed (I heard they do every eight years or so) and I can now eat that forbidden fruit to the fullest. My favorite dish is an Apple Crisp–so simple yet simply delectable. But I always have trouble figuring out which apple type to use for what dish. Well, my friends, gone are the days of wondering. I present to you the ultimate guide for apple picking. Source: Fix.com The post Ultimate…
  • 3 Tips to Prepare Your Home’s Exterior For Fall and Winter

    James and Alicia
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:29 am
    With beautiful fall colors and cooler temperatures in our midst, it can be easy to get caught up in the beauty of the coming holiday seasons and forget about some of the essentials around your home.  As a homeowner, you may not have thought about how all of this lively and bustling beauty could wreak havoc on your home. Not sure how to properly care for your home in the cooler months? Keep reading to learn some simple tricks for keeping your home in top notch shape during the fall and winter. Clean Your Gutters While breaking out the ladder on a gorgeous fall day isn’t exactly at the top…
  • 5 Tips for Finding More Construction Leads

    James and Alicia
    12 Nov 2014 | 12:37 pm
    As a construction manager whose job it is to find new leads for the company, it can be exhausting to comb through your resources looking for diamonds among the coals, and it’s frustrating when you come up to a dead-end. Don’t limit yourself to traditional lead generation methods. The boom of social media and other web platforms can help you increase your client base. I give my five easy tips for generating construction leads that will allow you to step away from traditional methods and secure an edge over your competitors. Read the rest of this article about my five tips for generating…
  • Slow Carb Lasagne Recipe on Fit & Awesome

    James and Alicia
    8 Nov 2014 | 5:36 am
    I’m continuing on my blog tour around the Internet posting my favorite original recipes. This week, I published my slow carb lasagne on Fit & Awesome. Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on bookmarking this one! I tell you the secret to my best homemade meat sauce!! I use this meat sauce for this slow carb lasagne, regular lasagne, spaghetti, over garlic bread, over zucchini noodles…pretty much over anything because it’s just so yummy and delicious! I make a big pot of it and then freeze it in separate packages to make dinner a cinch! So go on…steal all my…
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  • Why Fencing South Florida Is Your Best Choice

    11 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Customer satisfaction is our top priority at Fencing South Florida. Check out our latest reviews on Facebook to see why we are the best choice for your fencing needs. Do you have a great experience of your own? We would love to hear about it. Leave a review on our Google+ page. "Excellent Fence company." - Brian A.
  • Cleaning Your Vinyl Fence

    6 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Whether it is a pool fence or a security or privacy fence, a new fence installation in Fort Worth can significantly boost your home's visual appeal. However, residential fencing always looks better when it is clean. Watch this video for a few tips for cleaning your vinyl fence. Vinyl fences do not require much maintenance, so cleaning it is a simple procedure. Start by rinsing off your fence with a garden hose whenever it shows signs of dirt, debris, or grass clippings. If your new fence installation shows marks from lawn mower or bike tires, eliminate them with a light detergent. After…
  • How a Fence Can Make Your Home a Safer Place

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    A new fence installation in Lake Worth can change the dynamic of your property in a number of ways. Residential fencing can improve your home's curbside appeal as well as enhance privacy and security features. Keep reading and talk to your fence contractor to find out how a fence can make your home a safer place. Contain Pets and Children A new fence installation can immediately make your home safer if you have pets or children. Even if you are the most attentive supervisor of children and pets, there is always a chance that they will wander off the premises and into another yard, down…
  • Is Chain Link Fencing the Solution for You?

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Different commercial and residential fences tend to serve different purposes; security and privacy fences are used to keep intruders out, while pool fences are used to protect children and pets from pools. One particularly versatile type of fencing installation in Fort Worth is chain link fencing. If you are looking for a highly customizable new fence installation, consider chain link fencing. Your fence contractor can install a chain link fence in order to solve a variety of different issues that you may be facing. This type of fence can be used for privacy and security, or it can be used to…
  • Fence Design Ideas for Your Yard

    16 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    When it comes to a new fence installation in Lake Worth, you have a wide range of options to choose from. Residential fencing comes in a variety of different shapes, styles, and colors. Keep reading to learn about a few fence design ideas for your yard. Privacy There are many different reasons why you may want to talk to a fence contractor about a new fence installation, and among them is privacy. A new fence can help you feel optimally comfortable on your property. You can determine how much privacy you would like and then achieve that level of privacy by choosing the right privacy fence…
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  • Hosting Thanksgiving This Year? Follow These Easy Steps to Prepare.

    caitlink
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Hosting Thanksgiving dinner is an honor – but planning it can be a bit overwhelming when you’re trying to juggle your busy schedule. Whether you’re hosting 8 people or 18, this timetable will help you plan ahead to make this the most memorable and stress-free Thanksgiving yet. 1 to 2 weeks before Thanksgiving… • Confirm the number of guests. • Plan your menu, including appetizers and desserts. If your guests are bringing food, select the dishes you’d like them to bring, alert them and write it down. • Order the turkey if you’re planning on serving a fresh turkey (or catered…
  • Top Bathroom Trends for 2015

    caitlink
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:56 am
    More than 400 designers are in agreement that bathroom renovation trends for 2015 are moving toward a more simplistic, cleaner and contemporary look, according to a style report by the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Although homeowners and designers aren’t completely dismissing the traditional rustic, cozy charm of today’s bathroom styles, they are favoring cleaner and more modern lines. Here are the hottest bathroom trends for 2015 to keep in mind if you’re considering a bathroom renovation in the near future: Soaking and free-standing tubs are taking over the traditional…
  • Granite Transformations Infographic: The Road to Renovation

    caitlink
    7 Nov 2014 | 8:09 am
    So, we may not have been around during the Stone Age, but (surprisingly) the need for some form of countertop spans back to 200,000 BC. “The Road to Kitchen Counter Renovation” has been a journey of kitchen design trends and faux pas, with several innovative design successes and a series of hits and misses along the way. When it comes to kitchen design, avocado-colored appliances and unsightly Formica® countertops may have been all the rage back in the 1960s, but fast-forward into the next century and homeowners are busting through the time warp and embracing the beauty, style and…
  • Housing Market and Homebuilder Confidence is Rising

    caitlink
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:54 am
    A recent study by the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index reveals homebuilders are feeling more confident in sales expectations than they have in almost nine years. Builder confidence in the newly built, single family home market rose for a fourth consecutive month in September to a level of 59, according to the latest Housing Market Index (HMI). This brings the index to its highest point since November of 2005. With a strengthening job market, demand for new homes is steadily trending upward and regaining builder confidence; however, there has been slightly…
  • A Granite Transformation: The Peacock Loop Diner in St. Louis

    caitlink
    2 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
    Granite Transformations, a division of Trend Group, is proud to announce their involvement in a $1 million renovation of the Peacock Loop Diner, a 5,000 square foot retro-style diner located in the Loop section of St. Louis. Situated near the Moonrise Hotel, the Peacock Loop Diner is defined by locals as the ultimate 24-hour destination. With high-end design and a unique spin on traditional diner fare, this popular establishment was the first 24-hour diner to open in the area – serving breakfast, lunch, late-night dinners and a bonus full-service bar with spiked milk shakes! In conjunction…
 
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  • 7 Creative and Visually Stunning Headboard Ideas

    ihomedsgn
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:25 pm
    The headboard seems like a humble, inoffensive piece of furniture… often it’s more an afterthought. “What can we put here?” But in the hands of a skilled designer the headboard adds a lot to the ambiance of the room. Most people use it for reinforcing their other design choices but, as some of these examples will show you, the headboard can also become a visual centerpiece. Wood Headboard Ideas This headboard is so big it dominates everything else, in fact it looks more like part of the wall than a separate headboard. But what a perfect way to add a rustic touch to the…
  • 10 Girls Bedroom Ideas Pictures

    ihomedsgn
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:44 am
    Looking for ideas for a girls’ bedroom? Decorating kids’ bedrooms is always fun, especially when you’re moving on from a nursery. Just as with boys’ bedrooms, there aren’t really any rules in decorating girls’ bedrooms — just keep in mind that you want to reflect her personality. So where to start? Here are some girls’ bedroom ideas for inspiration. Girl Bedroom Ideas A glass-topped desk is easy to keep clean, pleasant to write on, and best of all — very elegant and modern. This bedroom idea is a wonderful example of how to create a space…
  • House Design Software Reviews

    ihomedsgn
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:14 am
    Ever wanted to design your own house? Of course you probably don’t have a professional architectural background, so it may have seemed an impossible dream. Thanks to house design software, though, you actually can do it, right now! The latest versions of house design software are easy to use, with convenient features that do not require you to be architecture-savvy. Perhaps the biggest benefit of house design software is it lets you save time. A lot of time. You can create a rough idea for your house without spending hours in meetings with the architect. You can design with just the…
  • 8 Ideas for Innovative L Shaped Home Design

    ihomedsgn
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:09 pm
    For some, square building plots are simply too boxy and boring. If you count yourself among this category, an L shaped structure could serve as a more interesting yet still achievable alternative – you’re guaranteed a double-fronted home that gives you more room to experiment with specific design features and materials. Whether it’s a stunning entrance or simply a well-structured space that you’re aspiring to achieve, the following ideas will help you execute your L shaped house plan to the letter. And for U shaped house plan, you can read this article U Shaped House…
  • 20 Ideas for Stunning U Shaped House Design

    ihomedsgn
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:17 pm
    If the structure of your home forms a u shape, there’s no shortage of design steps you can take to make this feature seem less like an awkward inconvenience and more like something to be celebrated because of the grandeur and style it can afford your dwelling. The following tips are designed to get you thinking in such a way that peculiar angles are transformed into striking entrances, and unused cavities become ideal sites for installing swimming pools. Three-Pronged Attack – This u shaped house design allows for a structure that’s immediately eye-catching: two balconies…
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  • Step Up in Class with a Beautiful New Linear Fireplace

    George Roy
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:18 am
    If you’re living in a newer home that doesn’t currently have a fireplace, think twice before you install something that’s big and bulky. There’s certainly nothing wrong with traditional fireplaces, but for more modern homes, a sleek new linear gas fireplace design is a stunning option. Go linear for a modern look There are a number of unique aspects to linear fireplaces. First, because of the way they’re designed and constructed, they can be placed in diverse locations throughout the house. They fit into walls at virtually any height, creating a tasteful ambiance and an ultra-modern…
  • Think fuel type before buying a stove or fireplace

    George Roy
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:36 am
    Have you been dreaming of adding a handsome stove or fireplace to your home? That’s a smart dream, because these appliances not only add to the ambiance of any room, they can also provide a more economical warmth than traditional heating. You may have your heart set on a specific type of unit, but before you buy, consider an important element of stoves and fireplaces: the fuel used to heat them. Gas, wood, pellet, electric, coal – which is right for you? Let’s take a look. Different fuel sources for fireplaces and stoves First, consider the availability of heating fuels. To run a gas…
  • The World’s Most Extraordinary Chimneys

    George Roy
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:13 am
    Rarely do architects set out to make a chimney an outstanding focal point. After all, the significant purpose of a chimney is to accommodate safe use of a fireplace or wood stove. Like any other structure, however, chimneys can potentially be unforgettable sights to behold. The following chimneys are among the most famous chimneys across the globe: Thornbury Castle Thornbury castle is not quite as fortified as a true castle, but the structure is memorable largely due to the chimneys which uniquely impact the skyline with their intricate design. Thornbury was built in 1511, and the impressive…
  • Winter Home Preparation Part 2

    George Roy
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    In part 1 of this series, we looked at a number of things homeowners can do to get their homes ready for the winter months. We covered smoke detector maintenance, window and door sealing, cleaning drainage gutters, inspecting the roof and more. In part 2, we’ll pick up where we left off, with more handy tips for winter home preparation. Chimney inspection Thousands of home fires every year originate in chimneys. This is particularly true of chimneys connected to wood-burning fireplaces. Burning wood emits creosote, which adheres to the walls of the flue. Over time it can build up and…
  • Winter Home Preparation Part 1

    George Roy
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:01 am
    Is your home prepared for winter? Think of this preparation like how you get ready for a big holiday get-together: the more preparatory work you do in advance, the more enjoyable the occasion because things are in order and the event runs more smoothly. From preparing your fireplace & chimney to sealing doors & windows, the proper preventative measures can make a huge difference. By preparing your home for the winter months, you’ll enjoy a smoother – and safer – season. Here are some tips on winter preparation for your home. Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors As winter…
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  • 5 Thanksgiving Entertaining Reminders

    admin
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:24 am
    When prepping for Thanksgiving guests, you’re probably focused on making sure your fridge and pantry are stocked, and the table is set. But making your home clean and comfortable is just as important. And, good gravy, there are no shortage of options here. For your convenience, we carved the list down to these 5 items: Have Your Home Comfort System Serviced and Inspected Before winter weather hits, call a licensed heating and cooling professional to service and inspect your furnace. This not only helps prevent any unexpected heating emergencies, but also prolongs the life of your…
  • Lennox Movember and Your Chance to Help

    admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    This year, Lennox makes it easier than ever to support Movember.  Simply share social media content and Lennox donates.  It’s the simplest good deed you’ll do all year. The Movember Mission Movember is a movement to bring awareness to men’s health issues that often go overlooked.  To show support for Movember, men will forego shaving and grow a moustache during the month.  Participants are also encouraged to start moustache-growing “teams” to solicit donations from family members and friends. The Mo the Merrier This will mark our second year supporting the Movember effort, and…
  • Like the air we breathe, inspiration is all around.

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    At Lennox, our dedication to the pursuit of perfect air is most evident in our research and development labs, where our new products take shape. At the same time, we recognize that the next brilliant idea may not come from a testing environment. So we’ve stepped outside our labs and looked to nature for inspiration. Specifically, we set our sights on the Toronto Zoo. Comfort in harsh climates Polar bears have evolved in unique ways to adapt to harsh climates, offering important insights on how to become more energy efficient. Explore the possibilities: A cool habitat for polar bears…
  • Perfection: You can feel it in the air!

    admin
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    It starts with pure, clean freshness that lets you breathe easier. Then, there’s the silent flow of precisely heated air to every room. Yes, perfect air may sound like a dream, but it doesn’t have to be. Discover the secrets behind perfect air, right here. Look for variable capacity to ensure steady performance Unlike single-stage units that can only operate all the way on or off, furnaces with Precise Comfort™ variable-capacity technology have the ability to make incremental adjustments in heat and airflow. That means more even temperatures and virtually silent operation. Choose…
  • Make your home fall fashionable.

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    Let the changes outside influence some beautiful changes inside. Fall brings with it a new color palette, and a sense of warmth and coziness.  Embrace it with these fall designer tips for the home. Keep living areas lit Shorter days mean less light in the evenings, so make sure you add some lighting sources to reading, work or study areas that normally receive a lot of sunlight during the summer.  Use some variety with your lighting sources; try a floor lamp in the corner, or a desk lamp on a nearby table. Comfy, cozy, covered Fall weather means cold can come on at a moment’s notice.  So…
 
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  • Choose a Contractor for Whole Home Remodeling

    Jim Weisman
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Selecting the right home improvement contractor is important, no matter what the size or scope of the project involved. You are after all entrusting this person and their company with both your property and your money. As every property owner knows, there really is no such thing as a “small” renovation project, as every project seems big and important when it involves the home you love. (Not to mention, even a seemingly minor home improvement job can have a surprisingly high number of challenges and issues.) However, as renovation projects go, there is likely nothing more intimidating and…
  • Additions and New Features on Upswing for Home Remodeling

    Jim Weisman
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:58 am
    After a long period in which many residents were feeling too cautious financially to invest in major home renovations—or perhaps even lacked room in their budget to consider any type of home improvements at all—it looks the trend is picking up momentum in the other direction. Many people, even those who were among the most financially anxious and conservative, are finally starting to feel comfortable and secure enough to take that step and move ahead with those renovations and home improvements they may have put off for quite some time. Many experts have noted that home remodeling is…
  • Pre-Holiday Remodeling — Do’s and Don’ts

    Jim Weisman
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:03 am
    Republic West Remodeling has just released its new remodeling guide titled “Pre-Holiday Remodeling — Do’s and Don’ts.”  If you’re thinking of sprucing up your home before your holiday guests arrive, you’ll want to download this guide today! We created this guide for two reasons:  to let you know you still have time to complete a remodeling project before the holidays, and to highlight the top things you need to consider before beginning your project. The guide is divided into sections outlining what to do and what not to do for pre-holiday remodeling.  For…
  • Home Remodeling Advice for Phoenix Snowbirds

    Jim Weisman
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    It’s that time of year again. This is the season when flocks of snowbirds migrate back to warmer areas like Phoenix. (For those unfamiliar with the term, snowbirds aren’t a rare breed of beautiful winged creature. The term refers to people who spend summers in a four-season or moderate climate area such as the Northeast, and then return to a hotter region like ours when fall and winter temperatures start to hit those colder regions.) Snowbirds who have decided to flee the increasingly brisk temperatures of the colder areas just in the nick of time may breathe a great sigh of relief when…
  • Trends for Bathroom Remodeling Design in Arizona

    Jim Weisman
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:18 am
    If you are considering a bathroom renovation, you might be interested in learning about some of the most recent bathroom design trends. Obviously, there is no rule saying you have to stick with a trend—and, in fact, it’s often a much better idea to go with your own original approach. But staying informed about some of the hottest and most popular design choices can help you to think about what you like (and don’t like) and inspire you with some options you may not have considered, which you can then incorporate into an overall design in your own individual way. Showers are in the…
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    Cleaning Blog

  • How to Uncover Hidden Storage Spaces in Your Tiny NYC Apartment

    Maid Sailors
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:43 am
    Sometimes, moving in New York means you trade in extra closet space for a zip code upgrade, but don’t panic; most people don’t take full advantage of the hidden spaces in their apartments. At Unpakt, our customers have shared with us the best place for storage in their homes. Here are a few hidden storage spaces you might not be utilizing so you can find a place for everything you need in your new place! Utilize the Space Under Furniture Make sure you are maximizing your storage by placing belongings that aren’t regularly used under furniture. You can easily store your belongings in…
  • How to Properly Clean a Bathroom Vanity

    Maid Sailors
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:22 pm
    If you live in Manhattan, chances are you’re lucky to have a bathroom in the first place. However, regardless of where you live and what the size of your bathroom is, one thing is essential: you must keep your bathroom clean. The best way to ensure your bathroom is in tip-top shape is to clean your bathroom vanity. Best of all, cleaning the bathroom vanity doesn’t have to be a daunting or timely task. Here is an easy 5-step guide for keeping one of the most important rooms in the house sanitary. Clear the area. Start by removing all toothbrushes, toothpaste, soaps and cups from the…
  • A Guide to Cleaning Apartment Windows

    Maid Sailors
    15 Nov 2014 | 10:48 am
    Crystal-clear windows make us happy. It’s a fact. Sparkling, clean, streak-free windows are on most people’s lists of top four surfaces that make us happy when we know they’re clean – in fact, clean windows are ranked fourth among those Maid Sailors surveyed about cleaning satisfaction, behind toilets, countertops, and floors. Many people forget to clean their windows or simply are not sure how to do it. Many old buildings have bolts on the exterior so the professionals can hook harnesses and clean from the outside. Don’t panic if your building doesn’t have…
  • Creative Balling on a Budget: Wall Stencils (Your Official How-to Guide)

    Maid Sailors
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:35 am
    Even the biggest and most luxurious house might look like a dungeon if its residents do not take proper care of it. This includes regular repair activities, occasional renovations, and of course, regular professional cleanings.  In the hierarchy of house maintenance, Maid Sailors firmly believes you should keep your living space (whether it’s a studio or a five bedroom) spick and span first, before exploring opportunities to invest in your home. While a clean, immaculate house is necessary, it is far from sufficient. Decoration defines the identity of your home, reflecting the unique…
  • How to Unclog Your Kitchen Sink

    Maid Sailors
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:29 pm
    The next time you have a clogged kitchen sink, you don’t have to resort to calling a plumber or pouring a bottle of hazardous chemicals down the drain. Using simple kitchen supplies or common household objects, you can unclog your kitchen sink on your own without having to call a plumber. To prevent future clogs, avoid putting food waste, solids and cooking oils down the drain as much as possible. Even when the kitchen sink is not clogged, you can use the baking soda and vinegar method as regular maintenance to keep your sink drains flowing smoothly. Some of the common ways to unclog…
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  • Skylights to Enliven the Living Room | Living Room Skylights

    Emily Cantona
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. Skylights to Enliven the Living Room | Living Room Skylights Each and every other day something new is getting enhanced in the field of structural engineering. The inner part decorators and fashioners are presently... Skylights to Enliven the Living Room | Living Room Skylights Emily Cantona
  • Turquoise Parlor Plan with Upcycled Things

    Emily Cantona
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. Turquoise Parlor Plan with Upcycled Things Mix & Match for a Lovely Autumn We make the home extra cozy! With a few nice accessories so you can create a new look. We’ll let you... Turquoise Parlor Plan with Upcycled Things Emily Cantona
  • 10 Mistakes that you Should Avoid When Furnishing Your Home

    Emily Cantona
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. 10 Mistakes that you Should Avoid When Furnishing Your Home   The interior of each house should be carefully thought out because it’s a place where you will spend most of the time (living... 10 Mistakes that you Should Avoid When Furnishing Your Home Emily Cantona
  • 17 Fabulous Living Room Design Ideas

    Emily Cantona
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:44 am
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. 17 Fabulous Living Room Design Ideas   All of us, at the end of the day, we like to relax in our living room. This is the main area in the home where we... 17 Fabulous Living Room Design Ideas Emily Cantona
  • Creative Wall Decoration Ideas | Decorating the Walls in a Creative Way

    Emily Cantona
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:44 am
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. Creative Wall Decoration Ideas | Decorating the Walls in a Creative Way The walls of your home can really decorate a variety of ways, very easily by yourself, and we’ll show you how doing... Creative Wall Decoration Ideas | Decorating the Walls in a Creative Way Emily Cantona
 
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  • A Christmas Present For Your Home

    Ryan
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:10 am
    ‘Tis the season for gift giving. Children, co-workers, pets and everyone in between gets a piece of the action. But what about your house? I mean, you entertain your family here, it keeps all your stuff in order and it serves as your primary protection from the scorching summers and wicked winters. Isn’t it time you considered a Christmas present for your home? Neighborhood Painting has the just the solution for you. Treat your home to a fresh interior paint job, and we’ll buy the paint!* That’s right, if you act now we can have your home in top shape for the Holidays…
  • 3 Great Reasons To Use A Local Painting Company

    Ryan Toelkes
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:24 pm
    Shopping local is certainly not a new idea.  Every year, especially around the holidays, local retailers remind us that shopping local keeps more money in local communities, provides jobs, and boosts the local economy.  This concept actually applies to residential painting as well. We represent a true local business in our industry, and there are several national companies that happen to have a “local” branch as well. With the Holidays upon us, let’s look at the reasons to use a true local painting company. 1. We’re here to guarantee our work:  One of the biggest…
  • Professional Commercial Painting Update

    Ryan
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:25 pm
    We’ve been busy as the weather starts to change. Kansas City metro area businesses are re-assessing the exterior look and feel of their buildings. Changing the paint scheme on your business’ facade can be a fast, effective and affordable way to update your professional image. Your building’s appearance is a reflection of your company, and a great paint job will ensure that it is a positive one. From exterior to interior, Neighborhood Painting has the necessary skills and manpower to tackle a job of any proportion. We just finished this work on the Culver’s building in…
  • The Power Of Blues: Interior Room Painting Trends

    Ryan
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:44 pm
    As we continue to look at great ideas for exceptional interior room painting solutions for the Kansas City metro, one of things to consider is subsets of a primary color.  In this case, blue.  Blue is our friend, it can be both a compliment and a contrast. It’s cool and refreshing, yet stark and powerful in it’s darker forms. We’re seeing more and more blues being requested and introduced into people’s homes. We love working with blue paint schemes (and you should too!) Below is a list of some of the hot variations of our old friend that we’re seeing more and…
  • Painting Houses in Mission Hills (And A Brief History)

    Ryan Toelkes
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Mission Hills was founded on June 30th 1914 – largely to the efforts on Real Estate Developer JC Nichols.Originally 121 acres were on the Kansas Side and 7 acres on the Missouri side where the club house resided- largely due to the State Liquor Laws at the time. What makes Mission Hills unique, is that you have the architectural designs that continue to maintain historical integrity (houses that mostly fit in 7 styles- several which are referenced later in the article), but mainly it’s the use of green spaces, park lets, lot configurations, and house mass patterns that really…
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  • Why Small Coffee Tables ARE The Best

    occasional tables
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:51 am
    Why Small Coffee Tables Are The Best Those living in smaller spaces such as apartments or smaller houses may think the less furniture they buy, the better it is for their limited space. However, small coffee tables can help pull together a room, providing much needed surface areas, doubling as storage space, and introducing a […]
  • Top 5 Tips Before Getting A Corner table

    occasional tables
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:26 am
    Furniture is an integral part of home decoration. Installation corner tables in the living room or any part of your home adds dimension to the room. These tables are very useful and can be utilized for keeping any item at any time. These tables can be used for any and every purpose and are suitable for meeting […]
  • 4 Creative DIY Coffee Tables Ideas

    occasional tables
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Depending on the style of your living room or the room, in which you want to place your coffee table, you can choose its proper design. Using your own leftover building materials and means, that you have at hand, you can create your own coffee table. More modern and contemporary, practical or with a rustic […]
  • Folding Pool Table Features and Best Prices

    occasional tables
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:41 pm
    Folding Pool Table The folding pool table is an excellent alternative for those who would like a pool table but are a little short on space and can’t put a large piece of furniture in their home.  The surface of the folding table is most often made of medium density fiberboard or M.D.F.  This smaller and most […]
  • Top 6 Types of Pool Tables

    occasional tables
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:37 pm
    Types of Pool Table Many types of pool tables exist just like many types of games of pool, or billiards exist.  It just depends upon what game of pool is being played and the location it is being played.  Snooker and eight ball are some examples of the games of pool and these games can […]
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    Home Designs Decorating Ideas

  • Sliding Wood Doors with Small Pane from Windoor.co.za for A Nice Interior

    Julia James
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Sliding wood doors are such unique door for the decoration of our house. Installing sliding interior doors will give such a traditional sense for a certain room in our house, especially if we install them in our living room which connects directly to the back yard. However, choosing the right wooden sliding doors is not […]
  • Warming Outdoor Space with Electric Patio Heater

    Julia James
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Gathering with family is a great activity that can unity all families member. Unfortunately, sometimes, the cold of the winter disturb that activity. The winter makes the family feel lazy to gather because of its cold situation. However, you do not need to worry because there is a useful tool that can be use nowadays. […]
  • Great Decoration with French Style Furniture

    Julia James
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:05 pm
    French was famous with its Eifel tower that becomes one of the miracles of world. Besides it, Paris, the capital city of French also was famous with its romantic sense. By this fact, the French style furniture was design with emphasizing the romantic sense. Mostly, it made from a great wood quality that not only […]
  • Enjoying Recreation with Folding Picnic Table

    Julia James
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Having recreation with family is a great moments that can reduce the stress after work. Doing recreation regularly is important to keep the good condition of body and mind. Every family has a favorite choice to do recreation. The zoo, museum, beach, or waterfall may become a main purpose to do recreation. However, sometimes they […]
  • The Useful Folding Chair Covers

    Julia James
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:12 pm
    Folding chair is an alternative and useful chair. It is easy to place and move to other place. Mostly, this types of chair used in celebration as in wedding or birthday party. Nowadays, the creative designer makes a folding chair cover to beautify the appearances of the chair. It will be useful because it can […]
 
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    Diamond Certified Blog

  • Realty and Reputability: The Importance of Choosing a Dependable Agent

    James Florence
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    If a real estate agent’s promises seem too good to be true, they probably are. Photo: J.R. Rouse, Broker Associate Sotheby’s Int’l Realty While it’s not uncommon for real estate agents to offer client incentives or reduced commission rates, there’s a point where an overabundance of promises should be considered a red flag. Tori Atwell, broker associate with Alain Pinel Realtors, gives a true life example: “I had clients who returned after spending seven months working with a ‘discount’ agent. The agent enticed them by offering to give them most of his commission. Seven months…
  • Maximizing Energy Efficiency with Attic Improvements

    James Florence
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:57 am
    If you’re looking for an effective way to improve your home’s energy efficiency, the best place to look is up. While steps like upgrading interior lighting or installing a “smart” thermostat can lower energy usage, an even more beneficial measure is to make improvements to your attic space. By augmenting attic insulation, air sealing and other related aspects, you can make a substantial impact on comfort and energy savings in your home. One of the most effective ways to boost your home’s energy efficiency is to improve attic sealing and insulation. Photo: McHale’s Environmental…
  • Turn, Turn, Turn: Commencing the Winter Wind-Down in Your Bay Area Garden

    James Florence
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Most Bay Area residents enjoy the year-round temperate climate, but it’s gardening enthusiasts who reap some of the greatest benefits. In addition to having an exceptionally broad horticultural palette from which to draw, local gardeners have the advantage of an extended timeline in which to grow and harvest. Even when midwinter temperatures eventually put the freeze on the bulk of gardening activities, there are numerous ways for gardeners to stay productive. Here are some helpful tips for maintaining your garden during the winter season: Despite the cold temperatures, there are several…
  • A Satisfying Shoe Shopping Experience

    Chris Bjorklund
    4 Nov 2014 | 11:39 am
    Two things I dislike are shopping for shoes and pushy salespeople. However, on my last shoe shopping trip, I found the right kind of salesperson who transformed the entire experience. At Brown’s Shoe Fit Company in Durango, Colorado, Chris Bjorklund had a great experience with a salesman named John. While I was looking at the shoes on sale in a store in Durango, Colorado, a salesman asked me if he could help. After I said I didn’t need any assistance, he started chatting about the beautiful day and asked me where I was from. When I told him I was from Northern California, he asked about…
  • Painting the “Fifth Wall”: The Importance of Ceiling Color and Sheen

    James Florence
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:09 am
    While it’s an often-overlooked aspect of the painting process, ceiling color plays a crucial role in a room’s aesthetics. Photo: Pro-Staff Painting & Faux Finishing (2014) When planning to repaint a room, it’s easy to get preoccupied with choosing wall and trim colors. However, there’s one wall that many people neglect to address altogether: the ceiling (also known as the “fifth wall”). Even though its role in a room’s aesthetics is somewhat subtle, a ceiling’s function is nonetheless crucial; in some cases, it may constitute the difference between a good-looking room and…
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    Kitchen Design Insider

  • Cabinets 101: Modular vs. Semi-Custom vs. Custom Cabinets

    Cabinets 4U Inc. Sue LeVee, Designer
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    By Sue LeVee, Kitchen DesignerWhen you are cabinet shopping, navigating all the available options can be overwhelming. Your neighbor did custom cabinets – do you need to? Your sister only spent $6,000 on her whole kitchen – is this an option for you? Here is how I explain it!                                                                                        …
  • Kitchen Design: Lights, Camera, Action!

    Cabinets 4U Inc. Sue LeVee, Designer
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:15 am
    By Sue LeVee, Kitchen DesignerIn a previous article I talked about accent lighting, a subject that I am a bit obsessive about:http://bit.ly/1r7cwuPThis time I want to discuss all 3 types of kitchen lighting – there is hardly a kitchen remodel that doesn’t involve adding lighting. I guess we used to cook in the dark!A well designed kitchen will incorporate 3 types of lighting: Ambient, Task, and Accent.Ambient Lighting: This is the general, overall light in the room. Typically it is provided by a central overhead fixture that casts a glow throughout the kitchen. However, the variety…
  • Cabinets 101: Framed vs. Frameless Cabinets

    Cabinets 4U Inc. Sue LeVee, Designer
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:05 pm
    By Sue LeVee, Kitchen DesignerWhen a client begins a kitchen project, one of the first choices we discuss is the cabinetry. Most of us will only purchase a new kitchen a few times in our entire lives, and yet it is a major purchase, and we need to make educated choices. This is where ‘Cabinets 101’ comes in - basic information that a consumer should consider.Here is a great place to start when learning about cabinets: In the world of cabinets there are 2 main branches: Framed and Frameless. This refers to the two different ways that cabinets are constructed.Rather than offering a rewrite,…
  • Kitchen Design: The Work Triangle

    Cabinets 4U Inc. Sue LeVee, Designer
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:54 am
    By Sue LeVee, Kitchen DesignerSo, we are heading back to basics. And I mean back: this design concept has been around since the 1940s. I am talking about the legendary work triangle.midcenturyhomestyle.comWhen a designer is laying out a kitchen, there are 3 primary work areas to consider: the sink (prep and clean up area), the range and the refrigerator. Drawing an imaginary line from the sink, to the range, to the refrigerator, and then back to the sink gives us our triangle. The Infographic below has great examples!inspacedecor.comWe want our kitchens not only to reflect our taste and…
  • Kitchen Design: Putting Together a Kitchen Color Palette

    Cabinets 4U Inc. Sue LeVee, Designer
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:47 am
    By Sue LeVee, Kitchen DesignerColors and patterns – where to start? This article is a bit wordier than usual, but this topic can be complicated, and you can easily feel overwhelmed. Here are some of the ways we get the discussion headed in a productive direction.design-seeds.com          We suggest that you start collecting pictures, and put together an inspiration folder. This helps us identify the elements that appeal to your personal taste. Once we determine the vision you have for your kitchen, we can help you put together a…
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    Best vacuum cleaner - the ultimate guide - Clean smartly

  • Cirrus vacuum cleaners

    Jason Roberts
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:56 am
    Cirrus is one of the best vacuum cleaner manufacturers, specializing in both commercial and residential appliances. Using durable materials to design a lasting cleaning solution, Cirrus sells their products through selected independent dealers to ensure that their quality is not replicated and consequently watered down. With inclusions such as metal brush-rolls, motors with ball bearings, metal handles, metal bottom plates and metal pivot points, they assure their clients of an appliance that has no equal. Cirrus usually offers a warranty of one year, but this (together with the price) can be…
  • Meet Heather Hesington from HousewifeGlamour.com

    Jason Roberts
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:56 am
    There are sometimes gray days, when we need to find little things to help us move forward. Mrs. Heather Hesington runs a blog called HousewifeGlamour.com that does just that: it helps you find the glamor in your life. Whether you’re planning to get fit for a semi-marathon, to cook a Thanksgiving dinner or to engage into a personal cleaning project, Heather Hesington got you covered. So let’s find out more about her. 1. Please briefly introduce yourself. Hi! My name is Heather, and I am the writer behind Housewife Glamour. I am a blogger, freelance writer, certified personal…
  • Multiple cleaning needs? Manage them with Shark Rotator Vac or Steam

    Jason Roberts
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:49 am
    Hello folks, just got back from my late autumn mini-vacation and I’m already ready to present you another fabulous product. The hybrid cleaning product market is accelerating towards new frontiers with the latest Shark Rotator Vac or Steam. I have to say, although there are some minor negative aspects, I’ve enjoyed this product as much as the Bissell Symphony I’ve reviewed a while ago. Thus, I’ll also be comparing these products within this post and hopefully, we can decide together which is better. The Rotator Vac or Steam is a power packed all-in-one vacuum cleaner…
  • Things to know when considering a central vacuum system

    Jason Roberts
    8 Nov 2014 | 8:34 am
    If the time has come to replace an aging vacuum cleaner, a central vacuum system should be on your short list of options. It’s not the perfect solution for everyone, but central vacuum systems have unique advantages that are worth knowing when researching the best vacuum for your lifestyle. What many homeowners don’t know is that central vacuums are, in general, more powerful, convenient and quieter than traditional vacuums, and they add resale value to a home. Before you purchase a new portable or robotic vacuum, here are some things you should know about central vacuum systems. What is…
  • Christmas Giveaway from VacuumsGuide.com

    Jason Roberts
    7 Nov 2014 | 6:26 am
    Because we are getting close to holiday season, I wanted to contribute in a small way to the spirit of Christmas. I am happy to announce the first giveaway of this small blog – VacuumsGuide.com. I’ve started this site just 4 months ago, I’ve been working a lot ever since and I hope you appreciate my work (my review, guides, how-to articles, interviews and so on). I’m excited to announce I will be giving away one of the products which I’ve just reviewed, the new Dirt Devil Hand Vac. All you have to do enter this giveaway is to talk on the following subject (using…
 
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    Air Purifier Review

  • Airfree P1000 Air Purifier Review

    Janet Miller
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:44 pm
    Airfree P1000 Air Purifier Review score: 99/100. If you have been looking for the best natural solution for asthma, allergies and other respiratory illnesses then you got to get the Airfree P1000. This is one of the most effective alternative in fighting against airborne contaminants and microorganisms that can lead to various diseases. Air purifiers […]
  • Vornado PCO300 Silverscreen Enhanced Air Purifier Review

    Janet Miller
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:20 pm
    Vornado PCO300 Silverscreen Enhanced air purifier review score: 99/100. The presence of too much dusts on your furniture, the heaviness you feel at home and the constant asthma and allergy attack of a family member signal you to finally get a Vornado PCO300 Silverscreen Enhanced Air Purifier. It is impossible to get rid of all […]
  • 15 Best Humidifiers for Allergies, Dry Eyes and Sinus Problems

    Janet Miller
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Here we roundup the 15 Best Humidifiers for Allergies, Dry Eyes and Sinus Problems. These are some of the most common conditions that many of us suffer from. Thankfully, humidifiers go a long way to help. Not many people are aware that most of the physical discomfort we feel at home are caused by humidity […]
  • 15 Best Humidifiers for Asthma

    Janet Miller
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Looking for the 15 Best Humidifiers for Asthma? Here is our expert roundup from our humidifier reviews. Get the best humidifiers for asthma to avoid this condition from getting worse. People do not often realize that the root cause of some medical conditions like asthma is due to humidity problems. The ideal relative humidity level […]
  • 15 Best Humidifiers for Babies

    Janet Miller
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Here is our round-up of the 15 best humidifiers for babies. This is the first step in ensuring that your little one stays safe and healthy all the time. Humidifiers are your best option when your indoor air is too dry. Low humidity level can cause discomfort, dry skin, scaling and itching to your baby. […]
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    Selby Soft Furnishings Blog

  • Do It Yourself Guides – Create Your Own Zipped Scatter Cushions – (DIY Difficulty – Moderate)

    Rita
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:54 am
    We’ve increased the difficulty a notch with this design, which incorporates a zip. It’s more difficult than our simple scatter cushion guide, which we recommend you try first if you’re a beginner. The finished  cushion will be around 18″x18″ and you’ll need over a metre  of fabric for the pair. You can use either curtain or upholstery fabric, however upholstery fabric will be the most durable but may be more difficult to sew. It’s up you which you choose. This design will require a 20″x 20″ insert to get the best looking results. We’re very…
  • Do It Yourself Guides – Create Your Own Simple Curtains (DIY Difficulty – Easy)

    Rita
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:07 pm
    This is the next instalment of our new series of guides which will start off simple and gradually move onto more difficult and involved projects. This guide covers creating a very simple set of curtains. The curtains we’ll be creating in this guide will end up with a 54″ drop, however you can adjust the length to better suit your needs. We won’t go into measuring for the curtains in this guide, as that’s another guide in itself. The fabric used is 56″ wide including the selvedge and we will use the entire width of the fabric in this guide. We did this because we…
  • Do It Yourself Guides – Create Your Own Simple Scatter Cushions (DIY Difficulty – Very Easy)

    Rita
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:44 am
    This is a very simple, low cost scatter cushion design, aimed at those new to sewing and creating their very own soft furnishings. Each step is clearly photographed with a detailed description below it. This is the beginning of our brand new series of guides which will start off simple and gradually move onto more difficulty and involved projects. If you’d like to tackle a more difficult and refined design, why not take a look at our zipped scatter cushion making guide The finished  cushions will be around 18″x18″, which will require just 1 metre of fabric. If you’re…
  • Beginners Tips to Curtain Making and Choosing Curtain Fabric

    Mark
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:35 pm
    Avoid curtain fabrics with large and or complicated patterns for an initial attempt. Choose a plain fabric and a small window with a standard curtain rail design to start with. Remember, keep it simple! Always buy a little extra fabric than you believe is required. The additional fabric covers against shrinking as well as pattern match if applicable. The excess fabric can always be used elsewhere, for example to make complimentary scatter cushions. You will need to purchase curtain tape that is the width of your fabric twice for two curtains. In the UK, curtain tape is often sold by the metre…
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    Survival Renewable Energy

  • 10 Ways To Make Your Home Eco Friendly

    Milan Budimkic
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:49 am
    Keeping your home eco friendly is an important part of every day life. You might ask how do you do that, but we’ll make it simple for you. We have put up a little text talking about how to make your home more eco friendly. Just follow these steps presented in the text below. 1. Install underfloor heating. Wall radiators are very energy wasting, and they are pretty ugly too. Underfloor heating is the right heating. 2. Have good insulation. Use natural or recycled materials, because they are eco friendly. Energy efficiency drops down by you can’t even imagine how much when you…
  • #TOP10 – The 10 Best Small Wind Turbines For Home Use

    Assmaa Almaairgy
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:36 am
    You might be looking for an efficient and clean way to produce electricity at your house ,Well that became possible nowadays as the technology made our life even easier and brought so many interesting devices to produce energy at house like solar panels and wind turbine, As for solar panels you can have an idea about them at this article  ” The 10 Best Solar Panels For Your Home ” ,but for now i will be discussing the wind generators. Next are the 10 best wind turbines for home use. But before you buy one , you first should understand them ,How they work and what is the perfect…
  • The TOP 8 Greatest Solar Energy Projects Of All Time {Infographic}

    Stuart Amm
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:57 am
    Renewable energy has been a hot topic in recent years. We regularly see content in the media related to the issue of climate change around the world and how it will inevitably affect us all. We have seen many erratic changes to weather patterns and there have been a number of related natural disasters. Weather experts and scientists claim that this pattern will continue as climate change continues to take hold. We as individuals have the opportunity to make a difference even if it means small changes in our behaviors. Recycling more household products, choosing renewable energy options are…
  • 6 Ways To Recycle Glasses

    Jessy Troy
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:05 am
    Recycling has become a way of life for most people in the developed world with the act emerging as something closer to a necessity in the past few years with an increased warning of overflowing garbage dumps, global warming and dwindling resources. Dangerous items such as cell phone batteries and car tires receive special treatment from their own industries and common household materials such as plastic and cardboard are typically covered by local collection, but what about odd items like eyeglasses? If you’ve got spectacles that are broken or outdated, don’t throw them into the…
  • 6 Tips On How To Go Solar At Home

    Heather Roberts
    15 Nov 2014 | 8:54 am
    More and more people are turning to solar energy. It should come as no surprise, as with current technologies it is relatively easy to get access to the unlimited supply of sunlight that showers your rooftop with warm rays. If you are an eco-friendly person, who is concerned about preserving the environment, chances are you have probably considered solar panels. Solar energy is the best solution if you want to go green. It requires nothing but sunlight in order to provide your house with a renewable source that has no negative effect on the environment. However, with the significant…
 
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  • Prime yourself on homophonic English

    model131
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:07 am
    Pity the person trying to learn the English language. We don’t make it easy.  We have words with near identical spelling, often stemming from the same source, yet which have distinct and different meanings.  Why can’t English be simpler? Which words when you go to spell them tie / tye you in confusion? How did […]
  • Say, what can Cloe want? What does she value most?

    model131
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:20 am
    With the demands and challenges of contemporary life it is too easy to get swept along by trends and fashion, by the mind herd, and in the process fail to recognise when we are no longer living a life congruent with our values and beliefs. But this presupposes we have each consciously worked those out […]
  • Botanic Lights – Night In The Garden – Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

    model131
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:41 am
    A winter’s tale in the night garden. This is for all children everywhere, no matter how young or old. It is a winter’s evening, clear blue skies covered with stars, and our adventure takes place in the Lacinatob Park of  Snedrag hidden deep in the ancient city of Eidynburgo; many, many years ago this was […]
  • Time flies! But who is the navigator?

    model131
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:48 am
    What a fuss we can make about time. But why? Time isn’t precious, it is an illusion. Show me time. The more you focus on time — past and future — the more you miss the Now, the most precious there is. Time isn’t selective, neither is Love; just as the light of the sun […]
  • A funny thing happened on the way to the …

    model131
    8 Nov 2014 | 1:41 am
    Has much changed since the days of the bedlam of the Forums in ancient Rome? With so much political correctness nowadays, parliamentary proceedings run more like an arena of distraction and deviation than a serious centre for debate, and constant calls for investigations and enquiries, one might be forgiven for spending so much time reviewing […]
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    Smartlyfe Blog

  • You Need To Know About The Importance Of A Hazmat Suit To Do Certain Tasks

    Aria Meyer
    12 Nov 2014 | 1:24 am
    We all know their are dangerous things in this world. Some of these can severely effect our health. […] The post You Need To Know About The Importance Of A Hazmat Suit To Do Certain Tasks appeared first on Smartlyfe Blog.
  • Love Lessons Every Mother Should Teach Her Daughter

    Alex Vonski
    6 Nov 2014 | 3:51 am
    There are certain lessons only a mother can teach. A grandmother may not be as relatable, and a […] The post Love Lessons Every Mother Should Teach Her Daughter appeared first on Smartlyfe Blog.
  • Easy Window Cleaning Tip – Use Steam Cleaner

    Fiona Greyson
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:20 am
    The idea of window cleaning makes most people feel already tired and irritated. And they have the right […] The post Easy Window Cleaning Tip – Use Steam Cleaner appeared first on Smartlyfe Blog.
  • Outdoor Cooking: Grill Cleaning Kit

    Fiona Greyson
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:53 pm
    If you have a grill in your home which you love using, now is the moment to fire […] The post Outdoor Cooking: Grill Cleaning Kit appeared first on Smartlyfe Blog.
  • Top Time Management Tips for Exam Success

    Alex Vonski
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:40 am
    Do you have a lot of deadlines approaching? Too much to do and not enough time to do […] The post Top Time Management Tips for Exam Success appeared first on Smartlyfe Blog.
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  • Compost

    ellyloves
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:27 am
    Hi everyone, Happy sunday! So I went to Bunnings and look at the compost range there and ended up getting very confused. Can anyone recommend one that they really love? Tips? And did anyone get worms? Apologies for all the questions, this is all so new for me. Elly Tweet
  • Get the advantages of low Roti creating device price

    matthewdavis9179
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:04 pm
    When it comes to creating chapati, it always informs of creating it typically in Indian, which has been an difficult and long procedure. Planning all the money and then pushing it is very difficult but then investing more here we are at food preparation Chapati on a hot green is really an distressing experience. The scenario becomes really crucial at locations where chapatis are required in large amount. With the progression in technological innovation, man power has decreased to a higher extent; the food market has found an substitute to generate Roti or chapatis in large amounts. The…
  • Pool cover?

    ellyloves
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    Hi all, I am wondering if anyone can recommend a pool cover and which types are more preferred? I have a 25 metre long pool. Elly Tweet
  • Recommended lawn mower for a large lawn?

    ellyloves
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Hi all, I am wondering if anyone can recommend a lawn mower suitable for a large lawn? Where to get it from? And tips of keeping a lovely lawn? Elly Tweet
  • How to brew a perfectly nice cup of tea

    HH's Annie Stevens
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Tweet Yes, you're probably doing it wrong. In 1946, author Briton George Orwell wrote the ultimate guide to the fine art of brewing tea. In England, tea – be it a cup of builder’s or a fancy-china-and-cucumber-sandwiches-without-the-crust affair – is a matter of national importance. Just ask anybody who has ever tried to make a cuppa for their English flatmate – they’ll tell you to not even bother. As Orwell said of his fellow countrymen’s finicky tea habits, “tea is one of the mainstays of civilisation in this country… but because the best manner of making it is the…
 
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    Recent Blog Posts

  • Spotlight on the History of Glassmaking

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:50 am
    When you install glass shower doors in your home, there is a way in which your new glass is really the results of thousands of years of design and innovation. Modern glass originated during the Ptolemaic period of Ancient Greece, when the first glass makers created glass pieces for tile mosaics. Over the centuries, new methods of creating glass were developed. For example, artisans in Syria created the technique of glassblowing. In the early 1900s, a man named Irving Colburn created the first piece of sheet glass. This type of glass is used to this day to create windows, doors and other…
  • Top Reasons to Update Your Shower Doors [INFOGRAPHIC]

    18 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    As you look around your bathroom, do you notice that it's looking a little worse for the wear? A dingy, outdated bathroom can be a dreary place to start and end your day, and certainly won't make a good impression on your visitors or house guests. If you are considering upgrading your bathroom, think about starting with shower door replacement near Houston. Glass shower doors are a much more attractive alternative to shower curtains, and can make your bathroom feel more spacious since they allow more light into the space. If you're thinking about selling your home, a new frameless…
  • Tips for Preventing Fogged Bathroom Mirrors

    13 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Fogged mirrors are a common frustration for anyone who has stepped out of a steamy shower. If your fogged bathroom mirrors are a bother to you, you may want to take some steps to prevent fog in the first place. When you install beautiful new glass shower doors and mirrors in your bathroom, you can keep your glass replacement looking great by taking a few simple steps. For all of your mirror replacement needs, be sure to work with a reputable glass company located in Houston. To help you get the most out of your bathroom mirrors, take a look at some of these helpful tips for preventing fogged…
  • Cleaning Your Sliding Glass Doors

    6 Nov 2014 | 10:40 am
    When you plan a glass door replacement, there are several ways that you can clean and repair your sliding glass door. Using a paintbrush, you can clean dirt and debris away from the tracks of the glass door. In addition, you can keep the glass doors sliding smoothly by dampening a cloth and applying a thin layer of mineral spirits. If your door needs to be adjusted, you can use a screwdriver to make it open and close more smoothly. By keeping these maintenance tips in mind, you can keep your glass shower doors in great working condition. A glass replacement company can provide you with all of…
  • Design Ideas for Your New Shower Doors

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    Whether you are planning a brand new bathroom or renovating an existing space, your shower doors are an important part of your overall bathroom design. Glass shower doors can provide a sophisticated and elegant look for your bathroom. In addition, your new shower doors will be incredibly easy to maintain. With the assistance of a company offering shower door replacement near Houston, you will be able to create the beautiful new glass shower doors that you have always wanted. Here is a quick tour of some terrific design ideas for your brand new shower doors. Go Frameless A frameless shower…
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    Panini Days

  • Panini Press: Better Choice Over Sandwich Maker

    ernesto
    9 Nov 2014 | 1:58 pm
    If you’re handed an ordinary bread toaster or sandwich maker in the morning, it’s likely that you will prepare for yourself a simple cheese sandwich. You might already own one and sitting in your kitchen corner. Still, there is another appliance that deserves a spot in the counter top – and this is the Panini press. This kitchen tool is much desired by housewives, mothers, and homemakers since it gives them the ability to create bread treats of a wide variety – and not just the homey cheese-filled type. You can even concoct you own creation. So are you a Panini maker person or a…
  • Best Panini Grill Sandwich (So Far) at Manuel Becerra’s Café & Te

    ernesto
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:33 am
    After a mind-enriching tour of the Islas Fiilpinas (which is the name for both a Metro Station and an avenue in Madrid), my friends and I had the chance to dine again at Café & Te. While the first was at Plaza Sol; this time, we were able to enjoy some delicious afternoon treats at its branch in Manuel Becerra, a quaint Plaza in this Spanish City. In both instances, we all asked for their delicious Panini grill sandwich. If only for its Panino fare, I instantly grew fond of Café & Te. Actually, it seems to be a local favorite, and is one of most popular Madrid eateries, with many…
  • Getting the Panini Maker Heated: My Love for this Yummy Italian Sandwich

    ernesto
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Everyone loves Panini – no question about it. Okay, I know it’s an exaggeration. Well, I guess it’s safe to say that almost everybody does. These hot (or warm), chunky meat and crispy vegetable-filled Italian sandwiches are a gastronomic delight to many people of all ages. It is no wonder why more and more homes and kitchens these days are not without even the simplest Panini maker. The brand might be a Breville, Cuisinart, or Krupps; whatever it is, this cooking appliance is sure to churn out awesomely delicious treats for breakfast, lunch or dinner. And while I know that it is…
  • Top Four Modern and Efficient Panini Grills and Presses for Homes

    ernesto
    26 Oct 2014 | 12:11 pm
    These days, no meticulous housewife is without a Panini maker – whether it is a simple one that grills a single cheese sandwich or a complex type that can cook 4 Panino or more at the same time. Whatever the model might be, owning one allows her to offer a much wider range of meals for everyone in her family, and friends as well. Today, the market has tons of these sandwich-making machines, but for the best grills and presses, here are four efficient ones that you can consider having for your home: Top Panini grills and presses George Foreman GRP2841R 5-Serving Removable Plate Grill with…
  • T-fal GC702D53 OptiGrill Indoor Electric Grill – Dependable Panini Machine

    ernesto
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:57 pm
    T-fal GC702D53 OptiGrill Stainless Steel Indoor Electric Grill, 1800-watt, Silver Homemakers and housewives have always wanted Panini makers that will create not only the yummiest by also the most nutritious sandwiches for their families. Fortunately, they can count on one of the top models in the country today – the T-fal GC702D53 OptiGrill Indoor Electric Grill, Stainless Steel (silver) 1800-watt. What are you looking for in a Panini machine? Compact As a modern kitchen appliance, T-fal is sized just right, making it easy for this appliance to be placed in any kitchen corner or counter…
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    Home Tips

  • Cold Temps Can Overwork Your Heating System

    bglessner
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:11 am
    Records have been broken this week!  A 78 year old record low temperature was recorded at BWI Airport in Baltimore.  And Dulles Airport in Chantilly broke a 24 year record low!
  • Window Treatments to Keep You Warm

    bglessner
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:48 pm
    The colder temperatures of winter are fast-approaching.  Local meteorologists as well as the Old Farmer's Almanac are predicting colder-than-normal temperatures in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC this winter.
  • The Case for Removing Window Screens for the Winter

    bglessner
    4 Nov 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Late-fall is a good time to remove your screens to clean the exterior of your windows and sills before winter sets in, but one of the most important reasons to remove window screens in the winter is improved solar heat gain.
  • Up the Ante This Thanksgiving

    bglessner
    4 Nov 2014 | 10:19 am
    For many families across the U.S., Thanksgiving includes many traditions. But why not mix things up this Thanksgiving and start some new traditions for your family?
  • Storm Doors Add an Extra Layer of Winter Protection

    bglessner
    4 Nov 2014 | 10:18 am
    Cold winter temperatures often find their way into your home.  Any break in your home's outer envelope can allow cold air to seep into your home - windows, doors, even electrical outlets.  Your entry door alone may not protect your home.
 
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  • The Coffee Table Taking Center Stage

    Tom
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Your coffee table is the hub of your living room action, make it take center stage. The post The Coffee Table Taking Center Stage appeared first on .
  • Taking a Look at the Leaner Mirror

    Tom
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Taking a look at a versatile piece of home decor, the Leaner Mirror. The post Taking a Look at the Leaner Mirror appeared first on .
  • 3 Ways To Make Your Home Smell Amazing

    Tom
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    A well designed space manages to please every sense, and if you have been skipping over scent, its time to add that piece to your puzzle. The post 3 Ways To Make Your Home Smell Amazing appeared first on .
  • Mid Mod Living Room on a Budget

    Tom
    9 Nov 2014 | 8:49 pm
    Putting together a Mid Century Modern living room on a budget. The post Mid Mod Living Room on a Budget appeared first on .
  • The Pillow Stockpile

    Tom
    8 Nov 2014 | 6:25 pm
    Pillows on this weeks Stockpile. The post The Pillow Stockpile appeared first on .
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  • Miito – New and Innovative Way to Heat Your Tea Directly in the Cup

    Ionel Muresan
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Miito is adding a completely new and innovative way to heat your tea directly in the cup, eliminating the heating of excess liquid. Simply fill your cup with water, place it onto the induction base and immerse the rod in the liquid. The induction base heats the rod, which then heats the liquid surrounding it. Once the liquid has boiled, the rod signals the base to go on standby. Miito works with non-ferrous vessels of any size, for example, a pot of tea when inviting guests. Miito can also heat your soup or milk for a coffee. The clean shape of the rod allows it to be cleaned…
  • Timber – Wooden USB Flash Drive Made of Damaged Tree Branches

    Ionel Muresan
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Timber is a wooden USB flash drive made of damaged tree branches picked from the ground when harsh ice storm hit 51 % of Slovenian woods at the beginning of 2014.  Timber is a beautifully designed USB flash drive that you can personalize with woodburning and choose between unique designs and different sizes. I really like the idea! Source: IndieGoGo. The post Timber – Wooden USB Flash Drive Made of Damaged Tree Branches appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
  • Matilda Residence – Single-Storey Semi-Detached Residence by JUO Studio

    Ionel Muresan
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:46 am
    JUO Studio had the mission to renovate the Matilda Residence. The existing single-storey semi-detached residence was an old brick and metal roofed house in the Federation Italiana style built in 1903. The original structure was in good conditions, they made a few minor improvements to the rear of the property. The main objective of architects was to celebrate and restore the existing residence character while adding a modern extension to the rear to create an architecturally appealing 3 bedroom home. The extent of the new work was designed to create a clear separation between the old and…
  • POV – Versatile Candle Holder for your Living Room Designed by NOTE

    Ionel Muresan
    15 Nov 2014 | 10:59 am
    POV is a versatile candle holder designed by NOTE for MENU. The name POV is short for Point of View. In the movies, the POV is right where the camera is aiming, the eye of the viewer, and depending on that point of view, things will change. Something similar happens with POV, move around it and you will notice that your view alters the holder. Viewed from a different angle, it seems like a flat graphical drawing and when you move around suddenly the graphic lines float in mid air. The POV is a light and playful product that can be used as a single piece or in a group on your table.
  • Monk & Guru Cork Wallets Slim Cardholders Created from Sustainable Resources.

    Ionel Muresan
    14 Nov 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Monk and Guru Cork Wallets are slim cardholders created from sustainable resources by Foad Manghouly. These minimal and modern wallets provide excellent protection for your cards and folded cash. The Guru Wallet is made out of cork and elastic. The elastic slot allows it to contain up to 12 cards with some folded cash or cards on the sides. This wallet incorporates a minimal design so that it can fit very comfortably in your pocket. The elastic band has been cut using a hot cutting machine and sewn together, with cork fabric hand stitched to the elastic slot. The Monk Wallet is the…
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  • Asphalt Shingles Roofing Advantages and Disadvantages

    Roofing Calculator Guy
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:50 pm
    For homeowners looking to do a re-roof on a budget, while maintaining a fairly attractive look and weather tightness of their home, a composition shingles roof (asphalt) may be a plausible and easy solution. In a highly competitive residential roofing market saturated with numerous options, asphalt shingles is by far one of the most popular […] The post Asphalt Shingles Roofing Advantages and Disadvantages appeared first on RoofingCalc.com.
  • How to Prevent Ice Dams

    Roofing Calculator Guy
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:35 pm
    I don’t know you about you, but I’ve been really feeling the cold from the latest spill over of cold temperatures blamed on the so-called polar vertex. One thing is clear though, Winter is already here, and many places have already experienced freezing temperatures and heavy snow storms responsible for ice dams on roofs of […] The post How to Prevent Ice Dams appeared first on RoofingCalc.com.
  • How to Shingle a Roof – In-depth Guide

    Roofing Calculator Guy
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:05 am
    Basic Planning and Preparation for a Re-Roofing Job Plan the entire job in advance, always plan for 10% roofing materials waste in your calculations, and NEVER take any shortcuts to get the job done. The most important part of this project is SAFETY!!! 1. Whenever possible, have at least one person to help you. Just […] The post How to Shingle a Roof – In-depth Guide appeared first on RoofingCalc.com.
  • Hip Roof vs. Gable Roof – Pros & Cons of Each

    Roofing Calculator Guy
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Are you in the process of designing or building a new house or framing a roof. If so, chances are that you are considering one of the two most popular roof types in the US; hip & gable. This guide will help you decide between a hip and gable roof for your new house, or […] The post Hip Roof vs. Gable Roof – Pros & Cons of Each appeared first on RoofingCalc.com.
  • Metal Roofing Cost vs. Asphalt Shingles – What to Expect

    Roofing Calculator Guy
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:47 pm
    If you are a homeowner considering installing a new metal roof on your house, then undoubtedly, one of the burning questions on your mind is how much will it cost? Being a premium roofing material, comparable in price to clay tile and cedar shake roofing, you can expect to pay two to three times more […] The post Metal Roofing Cost vs. Asphalt Shingles – What to Expect appeared first on RoofingCalc.com.
 
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