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  • Diana Hadchity Chedrawy Interview with Zeina Al Anaka Magazine

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    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:46 am
    Zeina al Anaka magazine in United Arab Emirates asked to interview me for their December Festive Issue. Zeina Al Anaka is a popular lifestyle magazine which is sold throughout the Middle East and Europe. I’m pleased to be featured in their home design and décor category, sharing my best tips and inspirations for designing any space with the rustic interior design style.
  • Master Bedroom Feng Shui

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    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:35 am
    Feng shui master bedroom interior design promotes a harmonious flow of physical and healthful energy. Good feng shui in the master bedroom helps you get a relaxing night’s sleep, feel in control, escape from the stress of everyday life, and make passionate love. Follow these feng shui tips to promote rest, relaxation, sensuality, and harmony in your master bedroom: Create a calm master
  • Casual Interior Design Style

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    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:39 am
    Casual interior design style makes a room feel warm, comfortable, and inviting. It contains simple details, relaxing horizontal lines instead of vertical lines, and layouts which are not symmetrical.  Casual design style can be easily mixed with other design styles such as country and rustic. Many home owners prefer it because it is visually appealing, functional, comfortable, and easy to
  • Formal Interior Design Style

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    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Formal interior design style is intended to attract attention and to be impressive. It has a few similar characteristics with the traditional interior design style but opposite characteristics with the casual interior design style. Formal interior design style is found in commercial establishments, residential homes, elegant hotels, and historical buildings such as Buckingham Palace and
  • Kitchen Staging Tips

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    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    5 Jan 2015 | 3:22 am
    Kitchens can make or break a sale when you are trying to sell your home. You should stage your kitchen to help your home sell faster for a better price. Home staging will make your kitchen appear functional, attractive, organized, spacious, and a great place to make a meal. 
 Here are my best tips to follow when staging your kitchen: Tie all the design elements in the kitchen
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  • Do Home Depot & Lowe’s Have the Best Gutter Guards?

    Danielle Schlomer
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Big-box home improvement stores offer a variety of gutter protection options. We surveyed the gutter protection products offered at popular home improvement centers around the country. Here’s what we found. HOME DEPOT Product: Snap-in filter gutter guard The snap-in gutter filter is a perforated plastic screen with a filter bonded to the plastic. It is designed to snap on to the front lip of the gutter to keep smaller debris out. Problems: This lightweight plastic filter may be easy to install, but will not stand up to a lifetime of wear and tear from the elements. Plastic gutter guards…
  • Avoid the 5 Most Dangerous Gutter Cleaning Mistakes

    Danielle Schlomer
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:45 am
    Often the sight of people falling off of ladders, roofs and other high places is used as comedy on TV and in movies. Unfortunately, in real life, these situations are not at all funny. There are far too many things that can go wrong if you attempt to clean your gutters without taking necessary safety precautions. You can prevent potentially life-threatening personal injury by avoiding these common mistakes. Putting convenience ahead of safety. Reaching the second level of a home to clean gutters can be extremely difficult, and generally requires the use of safety harnesses and other gutter…
  • Gutter Helmet®: The Permanent Solution to Your Gutter Cleaning Dilemmas

    Danielle Schlomer
    12 Feb 2015 | 9:18 am
    As they consider their gutter protection options, homeowners are always asking us if Gutter Helmet® is warranted. We want the world to know that yes, Gutter Helmet® is warranted for life! We weren’t exaggerating when we made this our slogan: Never Clean Your Gutters Again®. We guarantee that once you put this innovative product on your home, you will never have to clean your gutters again. This is in stark contrast to what happens when you buy less expensive, poorly constructed gutter guards at Home Depot, Lowe’s or a similar home improvement store chain. These products are made of…
  • Another Reason Gutter Helmet® Tops Gutter Guards from Home Depot & Lowe’s

    Danielle Schlomer
    10 Feb 2015 | 9:06 am
    You’ve decided to go with a gutter cover for your gutters – great choice! You will appreciate the convenience of not having to clean dirty gutters at least twice per year, and the peace of mind that comes from staying safely on the ground while your gutter covers keep out leaves and debris. However, these benefits will only last if you invest in a gutter guard installation that is durable and backed by a reliable, comprehensive warranty. Do-it-yourself gutter covers are often recommended by employees of home improvement centers. If you choose to purchase gutter covers at Lowes or Home…
  • Gutter Helmet® Supports 2015 American Heart Month

    Danielle Schlomer
    1 Feb 2015 | 6:01 am
    This month, Gutter Helmet® – America’s #1 choice for gutter protection – is showing our support of American Heart Month and the fight against heart disease with helpful tips and encouragement to find out more about this preventable disease. Heart disease is far too common; every year in the United States, more men and women die of this disease than any other. In fact, one in four deaths can be linked to heart disease. The good news is that healthy eating and lifestyle choices can often prevent heart disease. Here are some steps you can take to improve your health and the health of…
 
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    Feng Shui Import

  • Monthly Flying Star 2015 for Feb 4th-Mar 5th

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    7 Feb 2015 | 9:36 pm
    Flying stars, as the manifestation of solar energy, go with pattern of the sun. The solar January, known as the month of Tiger, starts on February 4th and ends on March 5th. In this period, the monthly flying star and the annual flying star create a new energy combo in each corner of house, thus… Read More »The post Monthly Flying Star 2015 for Feb 4th-Mar 5th appeared first on Feng Shui Import.
  • Tai Sui 2015

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    23 Jan 2015 | 6:02 pm
    Tai Sui 2015 is General Yang Xian (楊仙), who is holding a sword, implying a year of striving and hard work. Tai Sui (太岁), known as Grand Duke Jupiter, is the star directly opposite to Jupiter and changes location every year according to the Jupiter. In Taoism and feng shui, Tai Sui is in charge… Read More »The post Tai Sui 2015 appeared first on Feng Shui Import.
  • Chinese Horoscope 2015

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    17 Jan 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Chinese horoscope 2015 – Chinese zodiac 2015 is one of the feng shui tips 2015 for the year of the Sheep according to Chinese zodiac sign and flying stars. CHINESE HOROSCOPE RAT 2015: Sailing out of gloomy shadow of against Taisui, zodiac Rat enters the relatively halcyon field. Although zodiac Rat and zodiac Ram are… Read More »The post Chinese Horoscope 2015 appeared first on Feng Shui Import.
  • Feng Shui Tips 2015

    admin
    9 Dec 2014 | 4:14 pm
    Feng shui tips 2015 are the tips to arrange house or office for year of the sheep according to flying stars 2015. They include the information about feng shui bagua as well as feng shui enhancers and cures. The year of 2015 is the year of Sheep (Year of the Ram). Although the traditional celebration… Read More »The post Feng Shui Tips 2015 appeared first on Feng Shui Import.
  • Auspicious Wedding Dates 2015, Lucky Wedding Dates 2015

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    19 Sep 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Happy Marriage is one of the most important things for a life. It is believed that one lucky wedding date can bring happiness, harmony and wealth for the rest of the life. Instead an inauspicious wedding date can lead to unhappy marriage. In 2015, Zodiac sign sheep, ox, dragon and dog are against or side… Read More »The post Auspicious Wedding Dates 2015, Lucky Wedding Dates 2015 appeared first on Feng Shui Import.
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  • Elegant Rooms For Teenagers

    Anne
    14 Feb 2015 | 9:18 am
    Creating elegant rooms for teenagers can be difficult, but the results are more than worth it. Every teenager has her or his own idea of what a fun, impressive bedroom looks like, so their input is vital. A bedroom should be something that would resemble the personality of the one who owns it or it […] The post Elegant Rooms For Teenagers appeared first on diy projects.
  • How To Maintain Hot Water Systems

    Anne
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:37 am
    If necessary, would you know how to maintain your hot water system by yourself? If being blasted with ice cold water is a rude awakening you wouldn’t want to experience, then it’s time you get savvy with your hot water heater maintenance. You can attend to fundamental water heater concerns before they escalate by keeping […] The post How To Maintain Hot Water Systems appeared first on diy projects.
  • Hot Tubs And Their Benefits

    Anne
    6 Jan 2015 | 3:34 am
    Hot tubs and their benefits far outweigh their costs and upkeep.  Hot tubs are a time-tested treatment for restorative and recreational uses. Having one is also a good way to add value to your home when you want to upgrade. Most tubs use chlorinated or bath water, but were you aware that there’s another option? […] The post Hot Tubs And Their Benefits appeared first on diy projects.
  • Tuning Up Your Garage Door: Important Tips To Remember

    Anne
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:58 am
    You can do lots of things to make your garage more convenient and effective at keeping your home safe and comfortable. If you have some time and money to spare you can declutter it, light it up, add more storage spaces for your belongings – the list goes on. On top of these, perhaps the […] The post Tuning Up Your Garage Door: Important Tips To Remember appeared first on diy projects.
  • How to Put Up Wallpaper: A Step-by-Step Guide

    Anne
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:02 am
    by Tim Smith While hanging wallpaper can seem challenging, this DIY guide makes it easy to transform your room with the gorgeous decor of your choice. Read on for the critical steps to putting up wallpaper, even if you’ve never tackled a project like this before. via Tigerlilly Quinn   1. Prepare Your Space Before […] The post How to Put Up Wallpaper: A Step-by-Step Guide appeared first on diy projects.
 
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  • Which bamboo finishing products should I use for my project?

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:01 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo We’re often asked which products to use for their bamboo finishing. So here we have a guideline for you to follow when finishing your bamboo countertop or bamboo plywood project. Preparation Preparation is always the most critical step in any bamboo finishing application, get that wrong and the quality and durability of your finish is […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • How to incorporate bamboo into your kitchen remodeling project

    Brendan Bailey
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Although bamboo products are as strong and durable as wood, bamboo is actually a member of the grass family Poaceae. One of the fastest growing plants in the world, some varieties can renew themselves in a single growing season. Incorporating bamboo into your kitchen remodeling project is an eco-friendly way to give the heart of […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Kitchen Remodeling Design Ideas

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:03 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Gone are the days when kitchens were strictly employed for cooking.  Nowadays, the kitchen is not only a place for preparing meals; it’s now most often the place where the family bonds and interacts. A kitchen for that reason serves several purposes. A well thought out plan for the kitchen needs to aim at making your […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Bamboo sinks for the bathroom & kitchen

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo We’re always telling everyone how tolerant our bamboo boards are of water. Well here are some real world examples … One day I was telling a client about the merits of bamboo boards, and told him that bamboo is exceptionally moisture tolerant, “in fact, more so that most other timbers”. His response was great! “Really”, […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Restaurant interior design ideas

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Even when the chips are down, people love to escape to a restaurant. The interior design of a restaurant is critical to it’s appeal. Here are a few ideas that we have gathered from interior designers for you to consider: Exhibition Cooking Area. It’s interesting (and sometime fun) to simply watch the chef(s) go about preparing […] 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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  • Which bamboo finishing products should I use for my project?

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:01 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo We’re often asked which products to use for their bamboo finishing. So here we have a guideline for you to follow when finishing your bamboo countertop or bamboo plywood project. Preparation Preparation is always the most critical step in any bamboo finishing application, get that wrong and the quality and durability of your finish is […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • How to incorporate bamboo into your kitchen remodeling project

    Brendan Bailey
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Although bamboo products are as strong and durable as wood, bamboo is actually a member of the grass family Poaceae. One of the fastest growing plants in the world, some varieties can renew themselves in a single growing season. Incorporating bamboo into your kitchen remodeling project is an eco-friendly way to give the heart of […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Kitchen Remodeling Design Ideas

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:03 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Gone are the days when kitchens were strictly employed for cooking.  Nowadays, the kitchen is not only a place for preparing meals; it’s now most often the place where the family bonds and interacts. A kitchen for that reason serves several purposes. A well thought out plan for the kitchen needs to aim at making your […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Bamboo sinks for the bathroom & kitchen

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo We’re always telling everyone how tolerant our bamboo boards are of water. Well here are some real world examples … One day I was telling a client about the merits of bamboo boards, and told him that bamboo is exceptionally moisture tolerant, “in fact, more so that most other timbers”. His response was great! “Really”, […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Restaurant interior design ideas

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Even when the chips are down, people love to escape to a restaurant. The interior design of a restaurant is critical to it’s appeal. Here are a few ideas that we have gathered from interior designers for you to consider: Exhibition Cooking Area. It’s interesting (and sometime fun) to simply watch the chef(s) go about preparing […] 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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    RineAir Blog

  • Are Geothermal Systems Better at Heating or Cooling?

    admin
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:20 am
    Among the many options you have for heating and cooling your home, one of the most efficient and environmentally beneficial is the geothermal heat pump (also known as a ground-source heat pump). Although geothermal systems are major installations, and they will not work for all properties, they provide immense benefits in terms of cost-effective heating and cooling and are more dependable than standard air-source heat pumps. If you are interested in installation in Cincinnati, OH of a geothermal system for your home, call the specialists at RineAir Heating & Air Conditioning today to…
  • Is a Heat Pump Installation Sufficient for My Needs?

    admin
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:17 am
    Among your options for heating installation in Anderson, OH is a heat pump. Unlike other popular types of heaters, such as furnaces, heat pumps are capable of serving the dual function of also cooling down a home. If this makes a heat pump sound immediately appealing to you, then please give our technicians at RineAir Heating & Air Conditioning a call. A heat pump may be just the right new installation to provide your home and family with year-round comfort. However, a heat pump is not always the best choice for an individual home. Although heat pumps are extremely effective when it comes…
  • When Should I Install a New Heating System?

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    16 Feb 2015 | 7:13 am
    The decision whether to install a new heating system or not can be a tough one. After all, you’re going to have to deal with a pretty sizeable upfront cost that you wouldn’t have to otherwise. Then there’s the inconvenience of scheduling an appointment, and having the old system torn out and the new one installed. However, you know as well as anyone that your old heating system can’t last forever. Sooner or later, you will need to replace it with a new one. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need to install a new heating system. Rise in Repairs Even newer systems need a…
  • Some of the Unusual Movies Released for Valentine’s Day

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    14 Feb 2015 | 11:05 am
    Hollywood has always tried to match movies up to the seasons to draw droves of viewers to the theaters: October is packed with fright-offerings, while the winter holidays skew toward warm and pleasing family films (as well as Oscar hopefuls). Valentine’s Day falls in an odd spot when it comes to the movie release calendar, however, since February tends to be a slower time for the film industry. The studios are as likely to slot strange movies that don’t fit anywhere else in their annual schedules into the Valentine’s Day weekend as they are films with powerful romantic appeal. So, while…
  • Is My Boiler in Danger of Rusting?

    admin
    5 Feb 2015 | 9:23 am
    If you have a boiler that you rely on for home or commercial heating, you know that it’s one of the most comfortable methods of delivering heat. Boilers are not like forced air heating systems that warm the air before pushing it out into your home. Instead, a boiler is a tank of hot water with a piping system that leads to various areas of your home. In each room, there may be a terminal unit for heat delivery—like a radiator or a baseboard unit—or there may be an in-floor piping system for radiant floor heating. Boilers have been around for many years, and a long time ago, rusting was…
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    Cool Air Mechanical Blog

  • Is Solar Heating a Possibility in My Home?

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    5 Mar 2015 | 7:42 am
    If you need a new heating system for your home, there are many energy efficient units you can choose from. You might choose a new heat pump if you’re looking to replace both your air conditioner and heater. A dual fuel system combines the efficiency of a heat pump with the reliability of a furnace. And today’s furnaces are more efficient than ever. By far, one of the best ways to save money and protect some of the earth’s most valuable resources is if you decide to switch to solar heating. Many homeowners are not sure whether solar energy is a possibility for their homes. If you’re…
  • Water Heater Repair FAQ: Should I Flush My Tank?

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    4 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
    You may have heard before that you’re supposed to flush your water heater tank every year or so. This is partially true. Your water heater does need regular flushing, although how often the tank is drained depends on a couple of factors. However, this is not a job for average homeowners to take on by themselves. Flushing a tank is a job for professionals only if you want to make sure that everything goes as smoothly as possible. Talk to the people at Cool Air Mechanical for information about water heaters in Marietta. We can recommend professional services for prevention or to resolve any…
  • Why Won’t the Backup Heat Turn on in My Dual Fuel System?

    siteadmin
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:29 am
    A dual fuel hybrid system offers you the ultimate in heating power and energy savings. These systems combine the energy efficiency of a heat pump with the power and reliability of a gas furnace. For most of the days that you need heat, your heat pump will be the primary form of heating. This system also doubles as an air conditioner, moving heat out of the home in the summer and into the home in the winter. This is an efficient heating system because moving heat around uses less energy than generating it. But when outside temperatures dip too low, your furnace should kick in. Not feeling any…
  • Contaminants Sometimes Found in Air Ducts

    siteadmin
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:43 am
    The first home HVAC system air filters were actually designed to keep particles out of the air handler of the heating and air conditioning equipment. If large particles were to move from the air in your home into the blower fan, it could hinder performance, causing the fan to slow down and potentially jamming the motor. Dust can also clog the burners of a furnace or keep the air conditioning coils from absorbing heat effectively. Just like the air filter in your car, the air filter in your air conditioning and heating system protects the parts of your unit from damage. But today’s filters…
  • How Rust Can Develop on a Furnace

    Stephen Andrews
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    Rust on your furnace is akin to a jet engine on a car: it just shouldn’t be there. In fact, it’s not good to have rust on a boiler, and that’s a system that uses water to heat. Rust on your Atlanta furnace means that there is a moisture problem somewhere, and once rust starts, it’s very hard to stop it. If you see rust on your furnace, even a small spot, it’s time to call your technician from Cool Air Mechanical and schedule an appointment. How It Starts There are a few ways in which rust can start to develop on your furnace. The first way is from the improper ventilation of the…
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    CounterTop Guides

  • How to Install a Backsplash

    Matt Leonard
    6 Feb 2015 | 4:04 pm
    Article from CounterTop GuidesA backsplash is a practical necessity and enhances beauty wherever installed. This backsplash installation how-to guide gives the details on installing tile and tile sheet backsplashes. Both are available in a wide range of colors, patterns and textures.  As with most home-improvement projects, it’s a good idea to hire a professional if you’re not comfortable doing the work yourself.A beautiful backsplash accenting a great countertopPreparation for Backsplash InstallationGathering the tools and materials ahead of time while getting a solid overview…
  • How to Bevel a Countertop

    Matt Leonard
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Article from CounterTop GuidesPutting an attractive bevel on a countertop enhances its beauty, while taking off the sharp edge makes it safer. However, beveling a countertop is no easy job. It’s one that even skilled DIY homeowners stay away from for two reasons: Most of us don’t have the right tools and few have the requisite experience.Is Beveling a DIY project?Simply put, a solid surface, quartz or granite countertop is an expensive an investment that most don’t want to put at risk by attempting a DIY bevel job.  It’s a really good idea to hire a qualified contractor for this…
  • How much do Quartz Countertops Cost?

    Matt Leonard
    3 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Article from CounterTop GuidesQuartz countertops are elegant, gorgeous and long-lasting, but they are not cheap! Prices for quartz countertops range from about $100 to $200 per square foot for the materials and professional installation. When you get quartz countertop estimates, where they fall in that price spectrum will be decided by several factors that we discuss here.Quartz Countertop Cost FactorsThe factors that affect the cost of quartz countertops are the grade of the material, the complexity of the job, who does the work and where you get the countertops. Let’s explore each of…
  • How much do Granite Countertops Cost?

    Matt Leonard
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Article from CounterTop GuidesWhen homeowners are considering granite countertops for their kitchen or bathroom, price is always something to take into account. This beautiful material is not cheap, but there are factors in every project that determine whether the granite countertops price will be moderately expensive or very expensive.  Let’s explore those factors.Granite Countertops Cost FactorsWhite Granite Countertops – Photo Courtesy: TovTov.comAs we’ve noted in other posts, granite countertop prices for the material and installation range from about $100 per square foot up to…
  • How to Polish Marble Countertops

    Matt Leonard
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Article from CounterTop GuidesAre your marble countertops looking dull, perhaps with light scratches in the surface? You can restore their gleam while removing light imperfections by polishing them.This is a DIY project with the right products, so you’ll save more than 50% of the cost of hiring a contractor and have the satisfaction of success.Marble Polishing KitYour Tools and Supplies List for Marble PolishingHaving all your supplies together at the start saves you time and keeps you focused on the task at hand. Here’s what you’ll need for polishing marble countertops.Mild cleaner and…
 
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    Pest Control Port St Lucie Florida | Reynolds Pest Management, Inc.

  • Methods and Types of Common Pest Control Tools

    Brian Reynolds
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:26 am
    Pest Controls Tools Tips Pests are the implicit enemy for the human race. They are attacking the houses on a regular basis and cause some level of discomfort for the home owners. The main mission of the pest control services is to create a pet free environment to live in using the right pest control […]
  • Pest Control And Safety Measures

    Brian Reynolds
    6 Jan 2015 | 10:26 pm
    Pests often create maddening interference in human lives. They are the major source of illness and health problems. These pests are present all over. Be it any place, your home, workplace, garden, kitchen, lawn, or any other place. Therefore, it is indispensable to get rid of them. However, if your place is victimized with pest […]
  • Effective Rodent Control Measures

    Brian Reynolds
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:38 am
    Rodents are very unwanted pests. Most people just hate it because of its bad odor, while some are petrified of it. Rodents such as mice and rats are such creatures that have a tendency to bite everything they come across anywhere. These contaminated rodents are the cause of spreading many diseases. It also destroys many […]
  • Whiteflies Treatment | Plants | Trees

    Brian Reynolds
    17 Jun 2014 | 4:49 am
    Whiteflies Treatment Whiteflies Treatment are a minor expense after spending countless hours and hundreds of dollars on your home’s exterior beautification, which could include your favorite trees/shrubs to see them destroyed by whiteflies, can be devastating.  Trees and shrubs accentuate homes and once infested with whiteflies could be detrimental to the tree/shrub if not treated […]
  • Super Head Lice Tips | Information

    Brian Reynolds
    10 Jun 2014 | 11:32 am
    Head Scratcher | Super Head Lice Salmonella, E. coli and Tuberculosis, are just a few of the superbugs that resist the traditional antibiotics used to cure the ailment. Super head lice have been added to this growing list of what once was a simple problem to resolve, to now an increasingly troublesome and annoying issue […]
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    Home Chunk

  • What You Need to Know to Live Off the Water Grid

    Community Writer | Community.Drprem.com
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:56 pm
    Now that you’re off the grid due to wind and sun power, it’s time to think about getting yourself off the municipal water and sewer line as well. The best thing about water is that it exists virtually everywhere; it falls from the clouds in the sky and runs underneath your feet as groundwater. Fortunately, ... The post What You Need to Know to Live Off the Water Grid appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • Tips on Modular Kitchen Design and Materials

    Community Writer | Community.Drprem.com
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:30 pm
    Unlike older times, kitchens have now become the center of attraction of a house. And this has become possible with the advent of modular kitchens. Though there are many companies that make modular kitchens now, there are certain things to keep into consideration while installing one in your home. Design of the modular kitchen This ... The post Tips on Modular Kitchen Design and Materials appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • Ideas for that perfect rooftop garden you always wanted

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:21 pm
      Most of us would love to have a garden in our homes. However, space constraints can force us to limit our desires to just a few indoor pots and plants. Not to worry though, for if you can’t have a garden in front of your home, how about having a garden on top of ... The post Ideas for that perfect rooftop garden you always wanted appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • Ideas and concepts for stunning shelves for your home

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:44 pm
      Shelves play great roles in keeping your home organized. They help minimize clutter by allowing you to store everything you want in them. However, the majority of shelves found in homes are poorly designed and tend to lose their charm after some time. If you are thinking of installing some shelves in your home, ... The post Ideas and concepts for stunning shelves for your home appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • Décor ideas to add more charm and substance to your study

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    21 Feb 2015 | 9:44 pm
      The study is one of the more personal rooms in the house that would need to reflect an individual’s personality and individual traits. Considering the fact that it is more of a room where serenity is of utmost importance, one should keep the room furnished and organized in such a way to promote productivity ... The post Décor ideas to add more charm and substance to your study appeared first on Home Chunk.
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    Lawns for You

  • A Definitive Guide to Maintaining a Bowling Green

    Duncan Gray
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Introduction This article is designed to enable even the least experienced volunteers or green keepers in bowling clubs to follow a plan of action to maintain the bowling green in good condition throughout the season. In conjunction with the article I have negotiated a package of the fertilizers and other treatments which I would recommend […] The post A Definitive Guide to Maintaining a Bowling Green appeared first on Lawns for You.
  • A Full Year’s Maintenance of a Bowling Green

    Duncan Gray
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Introduction For this guide I am starting the year at the start of the Spring period, the beginning of March, with the run up to the start of the playing season in April. If you are in the Southern part of the UK the timing can often be two weeks earlier, and from Central Scotland […] The post A Full Year’s Maintenance of a Bowling Green appeared first on Lawns for You.
  • How to Maintain an Artificial Grass Lawn

    guest-writer
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:46 am
    Artificial grass has continued to increase in popularity over the past few years. It is a great product for a variety of applications including those who need a low maintenance lawn solution. Whilst Artificial grass can be cheaper and less time consuming to maintain than a traditional turf lawn it isn’t totally maintenance free. There […] The post How to Maintain an Artificial Grass Lawn appeared first on Lawns for You.
  • To Turf or Seed Your New Lawn? A Quick guide.

    Duncan Gray
    17 Mar 2014 | 8:59 am
    TURFING OR SEEDING – A GUIDE TO HELP YOU DECIDE PREPARATION. The basic preparation of the soil is the same for seeding and turfing, but for seeding the final  preparation involves removal of all stones down to a maximum diameter of no more than a centimetre or so, but when turfing, stones up to three […] The post To Turf or Seed Your New Lawn? A Quick guide. appeared first on Lawns for You.
  • Fighting Bowling Green Dry Patch & Compaction: The Seaweed Cure

    Duncan Gray
    18 Sep 2013 | 1:16 am
    I received a question recently that I thought was worth sharing on the site. It was regarding the use of seaweed fertiliser and whether it can combat both bowling green dry patch and compaction. Bowling green maintenance is obviously a subject I’m quite passionate about, and deeply experienced in. I think there are a lot […] The post Fighting Bowling Green Dry Patch & Compaction: The Seaweed Cure appeared first on Lawns for You.
 
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  • The Complete Guide to a Green Home: 75 Hacks

    Matthew Wood
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:02 am
    It might not be at the top of your daily set of priorities but “Going Green” ought to be something we should all be aware of. After all, not only will it help to develop a better future for the planet as a whole in years to come but “Going Green” also means saving you money now and generally feeling better about the environment around you – two fantastic reasons why you should be making changes to your own routine in the home! As a guide, at Finsa Home, we have devised a comprehensive list of 75 straight-forward tips to help you towards a greener future. Each of the tips are split…
  • Cleaning Green Tips

    Matthew Wood
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:38 am
    #66 Empty your bin when it’s full.     #67 Use leftover washing up water for your plants.     #68 Use a water butt in the garden to collect rainwater.     #69 Re-use the same cups and mugs for your hot drinks.     #70 If washing dishes by hand, don’t keep re-filling the bowl with water. Keep water until it’s too cold to use.     #71 Use a dust pan and brush for clearing up mess rather than a hoover.     #72 Use bio-degradable washing powders.     #73 Avoid branded surface cleaners and use baking soda…
  • Bathroom Green Tips

    Matthew Wood
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:37 am
    #58 Swap out liquid hand soap for a more traditional bar of soap.     #59 Install a low-flow showerhead to save the amount of water used during a shower.     #60 Swap vinyl shower curtains for PVC-free plastic or cloth.     #61 Reduce your time in the shower to less than five minutes.     #62 Take a shower rather than a bath.       #63 Take a shower with a partner!     #64 Switch to low flush toilets to save on water.     #65 Don’t leave the tap running when brushing your teeth.     View the rest of our…
  • Technology Green Tips

    Matthew Wood
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:36 am
    #47 Disconnect mobile phone chargers when you’re not using them.     #48 Read newspapers, magazines and books online; or in eBook form.     #49 Use your mobile phone or tablet device to make notes for shopping and the like; rather than using paper.     #50 Instead of buying something from new, check whether you can get it for second hand in a shop or online.     #51 Lower the brightness setting on your devices so they last longer.     #52 Switch all of your bills and bank account statements to e-versions so they’re viewable online…
  • Clothing Green Tips

    Matthew Wood
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:35 am
    #40 Cold? Throw on a jumper rather than switching on the heating or using an electric heater.     #41 Wash at a lower temperature – either 30 or 40 degrees.     #42 Only wash laundry when you have a full load.     #43 Avoid using a tumble dryer to dry your clothes – use a washing line instead.     #44 Do your laundry in cold water – this will remove 90% of the energy used to heat the water.     #45 Consider a gas dryer rather than an electric dryer – they are believed to be around 60% more energy efficient.  …
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  • The Right Setting for Your Hot Water Heater

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:32 am
    When you’re looking at ways to save energy in your home, you’ll often find one of the recommended tips is to adjust your water heater settings. However, if you have never attempted to change the temperature, you may be a little wary about doing it for the first time. Here you’ll discover everything you need to know about switching the settings safely. What should the temperature be? read more
  • Space Heater Dangers: Reasons to Avoid Using a Space Heater This Winter

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    26 Feb 2015 | 9:29 am
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  • "Shocking" Ways to Reduce Static Electricity in Your Home

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:15 am
    Static shocks aren’t just a painful annoyance, they can also be really dangerous. They tend to be more of a problem in the cold, dry weather. The good news is, there are ways to reduce the amount of static electricity in the home. Below you’ll find out exactly what static electricity is and how you can avoid it. Understanding static electricity read more
  • It’s 2015! Learn More about the Updated Water Heater Regulations Now

    admin
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:43 am
    As of April 16th 2015, the Water Heater Energy Factor (EF) will see significant updates come into place. New changes to the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) mean that all residential gas, tankless gas, and electric water heaters will need to have a higher EF rating. The question is how do these changes effect you? Understanding the new changes read more
  • Winter Heating Emergencies - What You Need to Know in Northern Virginia

    admin
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:40 am
    Every winter, the cold weather doesn’t just pose a threat to you; it can also cause serious problems for your home. Unfortunately it sometimes feels like your heating system is just waiting all year for winter to arrive before it decides to pack up. There are all kinds of winter heating emergencies that homeowners face and below you’ll discover exactly what can go wrong and why it is important to be prepared. Frozen pipes - A simple problem that isn’t so simple to fix read more
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  • Formal Interior Design Style

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Formal interior design style is intended to attract attention and to be impressive. It has a few similar characteristics with the traditional interior design style but opposite characteristics with the casual interior design style. Formal interior design style is found in commercial establishments, residential homes, elegant hotels, and historical buildings such as Buckingham Palace and
  • Master Bedroom Feng Shui

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:35 am
    Feng shui master bedroom interior design promotes a harmonious flow of physical and healthful energy. Good feng shui in the master bedroom helps you get a relaxing night’s sleep, feel in control, escape from the stress of everyday life, and make passionate love. Follow these feng shui tips to promote rest, relaxation, sensuality, and harmony in your master bedroom: Create a calm master
  • Casual Interior Design Style

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:39 am
    Casual interior design style makes a room feel warm, comfortable, and inviting. It contains simple details, relaxing horizontal lines instead of vertical lines, and layouts which are not symmetrical.  Casual design style can be easily mixed with other design styles such as country and rustic. Many home owners prefer it because it is visually appealing, functional, comfortable, and easy to
  • Kitchen Staging Tips

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    5 Jan 2015 | 3:22 am
    Kitchens can make or break a sale when you are trying to sell your home. You should stage your kitchen to help your home sell faster for a better price. Home staging will make your kitchen appear functional, attractive, organized, spacious, and a great place to make a meal. 
 Here are my best tips to follow when staging your kitchen: Tie all the design elements in the kitchen
  • Diana Hadchity Chedrawy Interview with Zeina Al Anaka Magazine

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:46 am
    Zeina al Anaka magazine in United Arab Emirates asked to interview me for their December Festive Issue. Zeina Al Anaka is a popular lifestyle magazine which is sold throughout the Middle East and Europe. I’m pleased to be featured in their home design and décor category, sharing my best tips and inspirations for designing any space with the rustic interior design style.
 
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  • Best Mouse Bait – Easily Get Rid Of Mice In Your Basement

    Tiffany
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:24 am
    Finding out you have mice in your home can be horrifying. Luckily, several homeowners experience similar issues, sometimes year after year because of where they live. There are several reasons mice will enter your home, and most of them have nothing to do with the level of housekeeping you do or don’t do. After realizing you have an issue, you will need to fight it head on. You are likely searching for the best mouse bait you can find, and the quickest possible way to get rid the mice. Take comfort in knowing you aren’t alone in battling this issue, and several others are likely…
  • Gnats – The Complete Guide To Gnat Bites and Prevention

    Tiffany
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:10 am
    Gnats are one of the most annoying pests you will probably ever encounter. Several questions like where do gnats come from and do gnats bite are often asked by homeowners and people who are dealing with them. If you have found yourself with a gnat issue, you will like want to know how to get rid of gnats the easiest and quickest way possible. Below you will learn everything you need to know about these pests from what they are to how to prevent them from coming back n the future. What are gnats? Gnats are small, two-winged insects. There are several species of these pests, some more annoying…
  • The Best Flea Bomb – Which One’s Actually Get Rid of Fleas?

    Tiffany
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    Finding out you have a flea issue in your home or with your pets is one of the most unpleasant things when it comes to household pests. Fleas not only infest your carpeting and furniture, they will also jump onto your pets. From flea bites to infested homes, these insects are one of the hardest pests to get rid of completely. You likely know you will have to flea bomb your home, but with several products on the market you probably aren’t sure which direction to go. These are some suggestions on the best flea bombs available and other information you will need to know before starting and…
  • Do Water Bugs Bite?

    Tiffany
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:37 am
    After seeing a water bug for the first time you may have some questions. Things like do water bugs bite and how to get rid of water bugs may be at the top of the list. While it is quite hard to see, these pests are more annoying than anything else. Below you will find all you will need to know about water bugs including where to look for them, if they bite, and how to get rid of them. What are water bugs? Water bugs are insects that primarily reside in water, but also walk on land. They resemble cockroaches and are often mistaken for them. Also they are sometimes mistaken for beetles. There…
  • Check out These Eyelash Mites – WARNING: You May Lose Sleep

    Tiffany
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:33 am
    Most people have never heard of eyelash mites, even if they have them. The entire thought of those pests crawling around on your lashes or face makes some people want to cringe and even vomit. Below you will find out everything there is to know about eyelash mites from what they are to how to get rid of them. What are eyelash mites? Eyelash mites are classified as parasites. They live off people’s face, eyelashes, and hair follicles. Their appearance is worm-like, though they are too tiny to even spot crawling around. Feeding on skin oils and secretions, the eyelash mite has very sharp…
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  • 8 Trash-Into-Treasure Garden DIYs You’ve Got to Try

    Molly Thompson
    5 Mar 2015 | 12:25 am
    Spring is right around the corner, making this the perfect time to start planning your garden projects. For some, this might mean dusting off the gardening tools and getting your hands dirty. For others, nothing says spring like cleaning. By upcycling old stuff around the house into gorgeous garden decorations, you can get your garden ready for spring and freshen your home in one fell swoop. If you want to exercise your green thumb without spending too much green, why not let some of your old clutter find new life in the garden? Here are some of our favorite garden upcycling ideas. Take a…
  • 5 Ways to Step Up Your Spring Décor with Plants

    Monique Valeris
    5 Mar 2015 | 12:20 am
    With spring on its way, plants and flowers are one of the best ways give your home an instant dose of charm—both inside and out. Plants are an easy accessory choice because they are available at a variety of price points, and their wide variety of hues can complement any decorating color scheme. Here’s how to incorporate greenery into just about every area of your home, from the living room to the deck. 1. Freshen up your kitchen Flowers and plants in the kitchen always add charm. Provided that you have ample light in your kitchen, mason jars work beautifully as casual containers for…
  • 15 Painted Furniture Makeovers You’ll Love

    Mady Dahlstrom
    5 Mar 2015 | 12:15 am
    Do you have an old dresser that needs an upgrade? Or are you looking to makeover a thrift store find? Whether it’s chalk paint, milk paint or spray paint, painting your dresser is a fun and easy way to turn an old item of furniture into a completely new piece. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite painted furniture makeovers that go bold in color and big in transformation. Check out the amazing before and afters of these 15 painted furniture makeovers! 1. Sun Yellow Spray Paint A Girl and a Glue Gun 2. Two-Toned Green & White Centsational Girl 3. Pink & Coral…
  • Where to Find Green Building Products

    Anne Reagan
    5 Mar 2015 | 12:10 am
    After watching the recent 60 Minutes segment about potential formaldehyde in some of the Lumber Liquidators flooring products, I’m concerned about how to avoid toxic chemicals when renovating my home. Where can I buy “green” building products? It can be scary not knowing what chemicals may be lurking within our walls. Over the years we’ve become more aware of toxic chemicals in the home, like lead, mercury and asbestos. As we renovate and add new materials to our home like flooring, paint or other materials, we could be introducing other irritants to our bodies.
  • 7 Reasons Why a Home Security System is Worth Every Penny

    Holly King
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:25 am
    On average, a burglary occurs every 15 seconds in the U.S., which works out to more than two million burglaries per year. Like many people, you may be thinking about getting a home security system to help protect your home and family from these problems, but you may also be questioning if it’s a sound investment. We’ve thoroughly researched the pros and cons of a home security system, and we think it’s an investment you can’t afford to do without. Here are the top seven reasons we think a security system is worth every cent. 1. It’s actually pretty affordable Many people who want a…
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  • 6 Off the Hook Pool Storage Ideas

    Mat Jobe
    16 Feb 2015 | 10:31 am
    Keeping a pool area tidy is a constant struggle. That’s because a swimming pool tends to attract all sorts of stuff over time. Stuff such as: Floats and Toys Safety Equipment Tools Hoses Chemicals Miscellaneous Backyard Junk Items like these are continually threatening to clutter up your poolscape – and worse, turn your pool deck into an accident waiting to happen. That’s why it’s important to put some thought into storage, preferably while you’re still planning your new pool. Good organization makes it easier to keep track of everything without having it strewn…
  • 7 Hot Backyard Pool Ideas For 2015

    Mat Jobe
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    A pool owner should always be wary of trends. After all, a swimming pool and its various features – provided they’re well-built – are bound to outlast many of the fads of the day. It’s far more important for a pool to fit the long-term needs of its owner than to wow people at the first pool party. That said, many of the current trends in pool design probably won’t fall by the wayside anytime soon. They’re being driven by technological improvements, a desire on the part of homeowners to be more eco-friendly, and higher expectations for what a poolscape can…
  • Invisipools Unveils Swimming Pool That Converts to Patio

    Mat Jobe
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:50 am
    For many homeowners, the space requirements of a new pool are almost as daunting as the price tag. After all, that’s a large chunk of your property that can be used for one thing and one thing only. When you’re not swimming, that expensive inground pool is just taking up space that could be used for other activities. With that in mind, wouldn’t it be great if you could make your swimming pool magically disappear when not in use? That’s the intriguing proposition of an Arizona-based company called Invisipools. They’re offering a swimming pool that converts into a…
  • 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…
 
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  • What are the Best Alternatives to Teak Wood for Patio Furniture?

    Admin
    14 Feb 2015 | 6:10 am
    Teak has a well-deserved reputation as the premium choice for wooden outdoor furniture, but it is also a rather expensive wood and not in everyone’s budget. Luckily, if you fall into this group you can be happy to know that there are a couple alternative wood choices that offer the same combination of beauty and durability as teak at a lower cost. The main benefit of teak is that it is a dense wood with lots of natural oil that protects it from weather, pests, and fungus. The only real drawback to teak is its high cost, which is mostly due to its limited availability. On the other hand,…
  • Top 10 Reasons to Buy a Teak Shower Bench

    Admin
    2 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    There are many great reasons to buy a shower bench made from genuine teak wood. They really are such great items to have—you could come up with dozens of uses for one. Here we’ll just look at the top ten most compelling reasons to buy a teak shower bench for you or someone you know. 1. Teak furniture looks beautiful Teak is a very attractive variety of wood, so it’s no surprise that it is used extensively in the furniture industry. In particular, teak ages very well—giving anything crafted from it a regal appearance that grows over time. Rather than getting bathroom furniture…
  • Grade-A Teak Wood Rectangular 24″ Shower/Bath Floor Mat with Rounded Corners

    Admin
    2 Aug 2014 | 10:29 pm
    Teak Station’s Grade-A Teak Wood Rectangular 24″ Shower/Bath Floor Mat with Rounded Corners is an ideal floor mat to keep water from the shower from splashing all over the bathroom floor. This mat will also prevent slipping as you are stepping out of the shower onto a smooth surface such as tile. This Grade-A Teak Spa Floor Mat is made from the same top quality materials that many five star hotels use. This mat can be used all year long since it is made from premium teak which is resistant to moisture and weather conditions. The mat measures 24 inches long by 18 inches wide and is…
  • Conair Home Pollenex Solid Teak Roll-Up Folding Shower Spa Mat

    Admin
    2 Aug 2014 | 10:07 pm
    Creating a spa environment in your home shower is one of the most rewarding and simple ways to rejuvenate and enjoy “me time”. The Conair Home Pollenex Solid Teak Roll-Up Folding Shower Spa Mat provides a beautiful, slip-proof, comfortable surface for showering and bathing. Moreover, this handmade, teak wood mat is all natural and both water and mildew resistant making it as easy to care for as it is attractive. This modern, teak roll-up folding shower mat comes in a generous 27.5 x 19.5 x 0.5 inches and weighs approximately two pounds. Made of genuine teak wood, this shower mat…
  • Teakworks4u Teak Shower/Bath Mat (36″ x 30″)

    Admin
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
    The Teakworks4u Teak Shower/Bath Mat can be used for many purposes. It drains water after your bath, it helps you give a firm surface to stand on, and it’s also a stylish and beautiful bathroom fixture. After getting out of your shower or bath, the bath mat can help support you while you towel off. And when you’re done, your family and your friends will be impressed by the handsome piece. It is also a convenient place for support, where you can safely put your accessories temporarily without resorting to dumping them on the ground. That’s especially important in a small…
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  • How to Clean An Air Purifier

    D stone
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:11 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItThe most ideal way of cleaning an air purifier is to follow the instructions printed in the purifier’s manual. If you no longer have it, you can search for it online by simply indicating the purifier’s serial number, model and make. But just in case you fail to find the manual online, here are [...]The post How to Clean An Air Purifier appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • Tips to Remove Cigarette Odors

    D stone
    15 Feb 2015 | 5:15 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItWhile smoking is perceived by many as a fun and enjoyable experience, cigarettes smoke rapidly spreads to different areas and surfaces around the home hence causing it to linger for a long time. So other than the smoker’s and the ones around him/her having their clothes smelling like ashtray, upholstered furniture, pillows, carpeting, rugs [...]The post Tips to Remove Cigarette Odors appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • Videos: How to Make An Air Purifier at Home

    D stone
    5 Feb 2015 | 5:26 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItDIY Tips: How to Make An Air Purifier at Home Since a majority of people who suffer from sinus problems are also known to have underlying allergies, such as allergies to pollen, animal dander, mold and/or dust – which are all very likely to build up in our homes, the ideal way of tackling [...]The post Videos: How to Make An Air Purifier at Home appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • Types of Air Purifiers

    D stone
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:42 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin It The general types of the Air Purifiers are commonly including carbon filters, polypropylene ducts or glass micro fibers ones, electrostatic ones and ultraviolet germicidal irradiant (UVGI) lamps. And the other kinds of air purifiers use photocatalytic oxidizers and ozone generators. Usually the air purifiers selling on the market will combine many kinds of [...]The post Types of Air Purifiers appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • How to Change the Filter for Air Purifiers

    D stone
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:19 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItIt is very important to change the filters of your air purifier regularly. And don’t overestimate the work you have to do because it is very easy to operate: you don’t need any tools and it doesn’t take much effort. Since the general structure of the air purifiers’ is similar, the changing steps have [...]The post How to Change the Filter for Air Purifiers appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
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  • The Six Benefits of Carpeting Your Business and Office

    Zach
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Have you ever noticed that most offices have carpeting? Hardly ever will you find wood or tile, and only occasionally will you find laminate flooring other than in the bathroom or kitchen. There are many reasons why carpeting is a great option for business offices. If you’re looking to rent an office building, build your own, or redesign your current space, take a look at the top benefits of choosing carpet. More Options Face it: nothing can beat the variety of carpeting. From styles to texture to colors and patterns, there’s a carpet out there for every type of business, company culture,…
  • Finding the Right Carpeting For Your Home

    Zach
    12 Feb 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Looking to replace the old carpeting in your home? Changing out old wood flooring for carpet? Whether you’ve had carpet before or are purchasing for the first time, there are a few things you should know when choosing the best carpet for your home. Research, Then Set a Budget (and Stick To It) Carpet can cost more than a person expects. Thoroughly research the average costs of carpets, based on fiber type and style, before setting a budget. Once you determine a budget, stick to it. It can be tempting to pick the most luxurious, plush carpet, but remember a few extra cents a foot adds up…
  • Eco-Friendly Carpets

    Zach
    3 Feb 2015 | 6:08 pm
    Did you know that there are actually eco-friendly carpeting options? Or that standard, synthetic carpet contains a number of unhealthy chemicals that can affect your health? While carpeting options may have been more limited a few decades ago, now more and more green options are readily available. Perhaps one of the biggest aspects of carpeting that people don’t realize is that your carpet and padding can affect your home’s air quality and even your health. Some carpets contain VOCs – volatile organic compounds – that emit as gas. These VOCs fill the air when new carpet is installed…
  • 5 Crucial Things to Know Before Choosing Carpet For Your Home

    Zach
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:25 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…
  • Treating Your Pet’s Asbestos Poisoning

    Zach
    6 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The sad truth of the matter is, asbestos poisoning and mesothelioma aren’t curable. However, the earlier the disease is caught, the better the chance your pet can receive treatment to ease the pain and other symptoms. In order to diagnose asbestos, your veterinarian will likely run several tests. First, an X-ray will show if there are any abnormalities in the lining of the lungs. If there are abnormalities, an ultrasound may be performed, along with a blood count and urinalysis. If your dog tests positive for mesothelioma, there are a few options. Thoracentesis, a surgical procedure that…
 
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  • 3 Creative Ways to Use Your Security System to Protect Your Kids

    Kelley
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:06 pm
    You know how your home security system can keep you and your family safe against burglars, but it can also keep your family safe in other ways! Learn how to get the most from your system, and how to keep your kids safe when you're home and away from the house! Your security alarm system means many things for you. It means your house is safe and protected while you are away. It means that you can sleep peacefully in your bed. It means that when you’re away from home, you know your family is safe. A burglar alarm can protect your family from more than just burglars. Beyond the peace of mind…
  • What to Do If You Come Home to Evidence of a Break-In

    Kelley
    13 Feb 2015 | 2:26 pm
    When we think of a burglary, you probably imagine you'll be home during it. But what happens if you come home to find your home has burglarized? We examined the best steps to take so you remain safe and secure after a break-in. Coming home to find out that your home has been burglarized can be one of the most traumatic experiences in a person’s life. Not only can you now be missing valuables and cash, but the feeling of being violated can also be overpowering. Your first instinct is probably to explore your home to find out what is missing and begin to clean up what is probably a very big…
  • You’ve Had a Break-In: Now What?

    Kelley
    6 Feb 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Being burglarized is your worst nightmare. But how do you recover? Here's your first few steps to begin the road to recovery after a break-in, and to make your family and home secure once more. The unthinkable has happened: your house was broken into. After the event itself is over, you’re still left with a lot to clean up, both literally and metaphorically. Now that there’s no longer an intruder in your home, what do you do? Here are your first steps after a break-in, to make sure you and your family are safe and on the road to recovery. read more
  • What To Do If You're Home During a Break In

    Kelley
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:54 pm
    It's everyone's worst nightmare: you hear a your window break downstairs and now there's someone in your house. Don't panic. Here are some tips to keep you and your family safe if you're ever home during a break in. We have all seen movies with traumatic break ins that filled us with horror. The idea of someone coming into your home while you’re there is the worst nightmare of many. Fortunately, unlike movies, most burglars are looking to steal your belongings, not harm you. It's still pretty terrifying, though, to wake up in the middle of the night and realize someone else is in your…
  • Protect Your Home With Layered Security Through Glass Break Sensors

    Kelley
    9 Jan 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Home security relies on layered protection. Now that you have your Entry Sensors and Motion Sensors in place, how can you add another layer to make sure your home is as secure as possible? Glass Break Sensors. With the recent release of our Glass Break Sensors, SimpliSafe now has a sensor for every situation. Layered protection is integral to any home’s security. With Entry Sensors and Motion Sensors, homeowners are quickly alerted if someone tries to open a door or window, or is moving in their home. But many have asked: “What if someone was to break my window?” read more
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  • Bloomfield 8543-D2 Koffee King Coffee Brewer Review

    pAngAppliances
    6 Feb 2015 | 3:32 am
      Bloomfield 8543-D2 Koffee King Coffee Brewer A high level of commonality of parts with other Bloomfield models will significantly reduce the inventory of spare parts required to service many body styles Exclusive design provides easy access to components for quick service and cleaning Water volume adjustments can be made with ease; no panels to […]
  • Oster FPSTJE3166-022 Review

    pAngAppliances
    2 Aug 2014 | 6:25 am
    Oster Juice and Blend 2 Go FPSTJE3166-022 Juice Extractor and Personal Blender Compact juice extractor that doubles as a personal blender 400 watts of power to extract all nutrients from soft and hard fruits and vegetables Prepare blended juices or smoothies right into the 20-ounce BPA free To-Go-Cup with lid Micro-mesh stainless steel juice extractor […]
  • Crock-Pot SCCPWM600-V1 Review

    pAngAppliances
    2 Aug 2014 | 6:19 am
    Crock-Pot 6-Quart Smart Slow Cooker enabled with WeMo, SCCPWM600-V1 Adjust cooking time, temperature, shift to warm or turn off using the Free WeMo App from your smart device Free WeMo App available for Apple(iOS 7 and higher) and Android(4.0 and higher) devices Connect from anywhere with 3G / 4G / Wi-F 6-quart capacity, cool-touch handles […]
  • Oster TSSTTRJBP1 Review

    pAngAppliances
    19 Jul 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Oster TSSTTRJBP1 Jelly Bean 2-Slice Toaster Start your day with toast made your way. This 2-slice toaster is equipped to toast breads, bagels and more to your taste. Advanced toasting technology and settings from light to dark provide consistent results every time. You can enjoy the perfect texture and shade of toast, bagel, waffle or […]
  • Waring WSB60 Review

    pAngAppliances
    19 Jul 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Waring Commercial WSB60 Heavy-Duty immersion blender is perfect for driving through the thickest ingredients to produce sauces, batters and soups in just minutes. Made of stainless steel and plastic material. This Big Stix heavy-duty immersion blender features a rubberized comfort grip and a second handle for safe and controlled operation. This reliable performance is made […]
 
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    Epoxy Flooring - Polished Concrete Resurfacing | Toledo OH

  • Visit Artistic Concrete Transformations at the Home Garden and Builder Show in Toledo, OH

    Mark Ferguson
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:21 pm
    Home Improvement and Garden Show at the Seagate Center in Toledo, Ohi0: April 17-19 Artistic Concrete Transformations of Ohio is excited to announce that we will have a large booth set up at the 2015 Home Improvement and Garden Show at the Toledo Seagate Center. Things to Expect at Our Booth: Large Flooring Samples of Our Most Popular Flooring’s that You Can Walk On We Will Have All of Our Flooring Experts at the Show to Answer Questions Videos of Some of Our Favorite Projects to Date Demos by Artistic Concrete Transformations on the Main Stage Special Discount that will be ONLY…
  • Polished Concrete: Upgrade Your Companies Concrete Flooring Today!

    Mark Ferguson
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:06 pm
    Polished Concrete: Upgrade Your Companies Concrete Flooring Today! What is Polished Concrete? Polished concrete is a mechanical grind and polish process that utilizes industrial diamonds & impregnating hardeners and sealers to level, densify, polish & finally seal the floor from within the interior of the concrete surface. In addition to its extensive life cycle and cost efficiency, polished concrete floors offer a number of benefits. What are the Benefits of Polished Concrete? Cost Effective- Polished Concrete is one of the most economical cost effective flooring options out there.
  • Artistic Concrete Transformations Professional Repair and Preparation Makes Us Stand Out From Our Competition

    Mark Ferguson
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:38 pm
    Artistic Concrete Transformations Professional Repair and Preparation Makes Us Stand Out From Our Competition As a member of the International Concrete Repair Institute I subscribe to what the highest level of industry professionals have to say. Anything else is frankly not reliable. Underestimating the importance of proper preparation and repair for concrete coatings is a common mistake of installation newbies and uninformed clients. Unfortunately, according to ICRI, a whopping 73% of coatings fail due to improper preparation. Not only do many installers not even know the proper techniques,…
  • Metallic Marble Stain: One of the Hottest Trends in the Industry

    Mark Ferguson
    12 Feb 2015 | 3:22 pm
    Metallic Marble Stain: One of the Hottest Trends in the Industry Metallic Marble Staining is becoming one of the hottest flooring tends in the flooring industry.  In our process, we combine metallics with epoxy to give your floor a rich 3-dimensional effect that regular staining can not accomplish.  We can utilize multiple colors and techniques to generate even more results which allows the customer to completely customize their floor.  The color options are endless, and no two floors will ever look the same.  Your new floor will be the talk of the neighborhood for many years to come.
  • Polished Concrete is Becoming the Ultimate No Wax Flooring Material

    Mark Ferguson
    5 Feb 2015 | 4:22 pm
    Own a business? Polished Concrete is a great flooring option starting at $1.75/ft Thanks to recent advances in polishing equipment and techniques, contractors are now grinding concrete floor surfaces, whether new or old, to a high-gloss finish that never needs waxes or coatings. Factor in the superior durability and performance of concrete, and it’s no wonder why more retail, warehouse, and office facilities are opting for polished concrete flooring as an alternative to marble, granite, tile, linoleum, or coated concrete. Even homeowners are catching on to the appeal of these smooth,…
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  • The Best Tips for Waterproofing and Weatherproofing Your Home if You Live in a Wet Climate

    Erin Emanuel
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    From the Pacific Northwest and over to the Northeast part of the United States, waterproofing and weatherproofing your home is essential to protecting your property from floods and other costly damage. If you’ve just recently moved to a part of the United States that receives above average precipitation or you need to update your waterproofing methods, use the following tips to help you get started: Caulk Properly and Seal All Windows and Doors You must remember that poor weatherproofing not only causes potential leak issues, but it also results in higher utility bills because air can…
  • Secure Simplicity: Five Ways to Make Your Home Safer

    Erin Emanuel
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Home invasions are one of the most frightening crimes a person can experience. No one wants to imagine a complete stranger can break into their home, threaten their safety, and take their possessions. Fortunately, most burglars don’t strike at random, but operate with caution. If a house has the right deterrents, it is much less likely to be the target of a burglary, regardless of any other factors. These five habits will help make your house into an unattractive target. Increase Exterior Visibility Large trees and overgrown bushes obscure houses from the outside world. This may make…
  • Tips for Creating a Drought-Resistant, Low Maintenance Yard

    Erin Emanuel
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    With much of the western United States currently experiencing extreme drought conditions, many residents of these areas are considering redoing their landscaping to conserve water. It’s estimated that approximately half of all residential water consumption is used for landscape maintenance, so incorporating drought resistant features into your home can make a big difference. Drought tolerant yards can be beautiful, full of life and low maintenance while still being environmentally friendly. Drought Tolerant Grass Just because you live in a dry area doesn’t mean you can’t…
  • 5 Ideas for Creating the Perfect His and Hers Bathroom

    Erin Emanuel
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    A “his” and “hers” style bathroom really simplifies things for the couple that lives together, especially at those times when they both need to use it for something. This may happen due to sharing of schedules, and the perfect solution to keep the peace would be the creation of a “his” and “hers” bathroom. The following are five ideas that will help create a beautifully functional bathroom for the couple that has to share one. This would mean that the bathroom takes care of his needs as well as her needs without the arise of any conflict. Room Size Consideration To be able to…
  • Property Experts Cited The Importance Of Building And Pest Inspection

    Erin Emanuel
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    After months of searching, you have finally found the best house for you and your family. Well, it has a pleasant view and is indeed near to some excellent schools. Also, the community is very quiet and clean and that your partner wanted you to buy it quickly. Buying a home might sound to be a very exciting proposition. But then, as most property experts as well as seasoned home buyers say, such endeavor is not easy and fast as you want it to be. And if you are investing a huge amount of your finances that can actually compromise your financial well-being for a very long time, you would want…
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    Tricountyexteriors

  • Does Your Roof Need To Be Repaired?

    John Palmer
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    I just bought a house with a roof that has seen better days. The shingles are worn and cupped, and there’s lots of rough-looking flashing. Anything I should worry about before I start interior repairs? “The roof comes first” is an old expression, but it remains as meaningful as ever. The roof is your home’s first defense against the elements, so don’t tackle any interior remodeling projects until you evaluate what’s above the eaves. “If the roof is bad, everything below it gets wet: walls, ceiling, insulation, electrical wiring, floors, carpets,…
  • Drafty windows? Make it stop!

    John Palmer
    13 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Do you have drafty windows? Is it causing your energy bill to skyrocket? Let us help you stop the draft! But first- we want you to understand that stopping all air flow through your windows and doors is not possible. All windows and doors have a certain amount of air infiltration that should occur so that your house can breathe and your windows and doors have room to expand and contract. This is normal and, in fact, good for your home. However, we know there are instances when the draft you’re feeling is not just a small amount of air infiltration. So we’ve outlined a few things you can…
  • Optimize Your Small Outdoor Space

    John Palmer
    9 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    If you’re among the millions of homeowners downsizing to a smaller house or condominium, your exterior space will likely shrink, too. In most cases, having fewer square feet simply requires prioritizing your favorite outdoor choices, so you don’t crowd a site. Decide what to include by focusing on elements that will provide the greatest pleasure and use, as well as fit your climate, property’s orientation, topography and budget. Start With a Plan Balance the layout. Proportion how much hardscape you need for dining or sitting, versus softscape, which contributes to color and…
  • How Much Snow Can a Roof Handle?

    John Palmer
    2 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    We’ve all seen the unbelievable pictures of the record-breaking snow that recently buried the Buffalo, NY area.  While homeowners have been asked to stay in their homes and off the impassable roads, a new worry has surfaced – can their roof handle the pressure?   Here’s some information you can share with your homeowners while they are stuck inside. Signs that a roof may be at risk from bearing the weight of the heavy white stuff: Visible sagging Noises that sound like creaking or popping Leaking coming from the roof Flat or low-pitched roofs are more vulnerable, but pitched roofs…
  • 6 Quick and Easy Exterior Fixes

    John Palmer
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    If you want to give your home a new refreshing look this summer, but don’t have the luxury of time to undertake big projects, you’re in luck! Here are a few easy home renovation projects you can do to update your home exterior. 1. Repair Siding Flaws A dent or ding in your siding is an annoyance, but a major rip or crack is nearly unbearable. Vinyl siding repair is not as expensive as you might think, especially if you just have a few places that need work. By taking care of these jobs while they are small, you can prevent major damages that could lead to major siding replacement. 2.
 
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    Protect Your Home

  • Who to Put on Your Home Security Contact List

    Admin
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:43 am
    When you’re filling out paperwork for your job, your medical office, or your security provider, you’re typically asked to provide a contact person. We all know these people are the ones who should be called in the case of an emergency or when someone is trying to get a hold of you and can’t seem... Read more » The post Who to Put on Your Home Security Contact List appeared first on Protect Your Home.
  • Preventing Frozen Pipes When You’re on Vacation

    Admin
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:23 am
    Water damage is one of the most common homeowner insurance claims. Often, frozen pipes lead to leaks, which will cause all kinds of water damage in your home. If you’re on vacation during the winter and this happens, the water damage can become extremely severe as it goes unchecked for days or even weeks. While... Read more » The post Preventing Frozen Pipes When You’re on Vacation appeared first on Protect Your Home.
  • Finding a Reliable Carbon Monoxide Detector

    Admin
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:55 am
    Carbon monoxide is a known killer. While you might have a simple carbon monoxide detector plugged into a wall somewhere in your home, it’s important that you actually know what carbon monoxide is, where it comes from, and how to find the best detector for it. What Is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon monoxide has no smell,... Read more » The post Finding a Reliable Carbon Monoxide Detector appeared first on Protect Your Home.
  • 5 Easy Ways to Create a Cleaning Schedule

    Admin
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    Whether you’re a new homeowner or you’ve been paying a mortgage for twenty years, household maintenance is a regular part of life. Long-time homeowners likely have a maintenance schedule in mind, be it stored in spreadsheets or memory banks; but new homeowners could use a leg up on plotting out what to do in their... Read more » The post 5 Easy Ways to Create a Cleaning Schedule appeared first on Protect Your Home.
  • 4 Tips to Help Avoid Fires This Winter

    Admin
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:33 pm
    House fires are the most common during the winter months and there are reasons why. During this time of year, people use items like space heaters, wood stoves and fireplaces to stay warm and cozy. Unfortunately, it’s possible that their efforts aren’t as safe as one would expect. House fires can happen when you least... Read more » The post 4 Tips to Help Avoid Fires This Winter appeared first on Protect Your Home.
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    Best Maids

  • How to prevent water spots on shower doors

    Paul Cook
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:40 am
    Wondering how to keep that shower door clean of hard water stains? Hard water has minerals and other deposits that stay behind on the doors after the water evaporates, causing etching over a period of time. It’s easy to prevent them with these important tips. Scrubbing it right: Immediately after each bath, it makes best sense to squeegee the hard water stains out. These stains can etch the glass if not cleaned on a regular basis leaving permanent stains. You can use steel wool if the stains are too resistant or if the soap residue buildup has been resting for a while. Using cook top…
  • How to Remove Hard Water Stains

    Paul Cook
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:27 pm
    Hard water contains large quantity of mineral deposits such as calcium and silica. In case water dries, it leaves rigid spots, rings and stains on ceramic or glass surfaces. The real key in removing the rigid stains lies in selecting the perfect cleansing agent. Here we have revealed some effective ways to remove hard water stains using natural as well as chemical cleaners. Abrasive cleaners like comet, baking soda, SOS pads, and steel wools can be used to get rid of hard water stains. These abrasive cleaners are extremely effective on smaller stains. However, old stains will require more…
  • How to disinfect without using bleach

    Paul Cook
    15 Feb 2015 | 9:21 pm
    Though bleach is considered as one of the powerful disinfectants in your house, it is definitely not recommended by the health and environment conscious people. Here we have revealed some important tactics which involve use of natural alternatives to keep your home sanitized and fresh without using bleach. Vinegar is one of the best natural disinfectants which can be used as a sanitizer in your home instead of bleach. Vinegar can be mixed with baking soda in order to create a cleansing solution which is extremely effective on cleaning tiles, furniture and kitchen. Sunlight is another source…
  • How to Clean a Digital Camera

    Paul Cook
    8 Feb 2015 | 9:18 pm
    If you keep your digital camera in well maintained and cleaned condition then it not only looks good but it also gives you better performance. If you have digital SLR camera then you have to take care of its image sensor regularly. Here we have revealed some useful tips on how to clean your digital camera. The first and foremost important step is to decide whether you want to do a wet clean or dry clean of you camera. Dry cleaning of digital camera involves using bulb device like rocker blower, while wet cleaning can be done with the help of cleaning fluid. It is always recommended to avoid…
  • Best Practices to Organize Child’s Room

    Paul Cook
    1 Feb 2015 | 9:09 pm
    You might be an expert in organizing your own stuff but when it comes to organizing your child’s room, you may face lot of struggle. While organizing furniture, storage and space in your child’s room, you have to consider his own perspective and stick to strategies which will suit him. Go through following list of simple and useful tips on how to organize your child’s room in most effective and quickest way - Knowing the things which belongs to your child and getting rid of the items which he doesn’t want anymore is the first important step in organizing your…
 
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    Green Deal Central News

  • The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund News

    Louise Whittland
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:44 am
    This guide is updated with the latest information on Green Deal funding, in particular the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) scheme. GDHIF Release 3 Update MARCH 2014 £70m ‘free cash’ will be available midday March 16 2014 for home energy efficiency improvements from the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (DGHIF). And for this third release of funding, money has been increased for the two measures offer. The cash is the third tranche of the popular Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) and is not expected to last long! Release 1 of £120m went in six weeks and Release…
  • Government home energy saving scheme: The Green Deal, explained

    stephenshaw
    2 Feb 2015 | 12:48 am
    Finance for the installation of energy efficiency home improvements Takes you out of fuel poverty And puts more money in your pocket each month … – the Governments Green Deal energy saving scheme seems too good to be true! Green Deal Central breaks down the Government flagship home energy efficiency programme to explain what the Green Deal scheme is all about. And we answer the foremost question of who should use the Green Deal?  Whilst a Provider can check eligibility for funding and provide quotes for work, as with all home DIY you should always do your homework first. Should I…
  • 50 Energy Efficiency Tips: How to save energy in your home

    stephenshaw
    12 Jan 2015 | 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 – October 2014

    Louise Whittland
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:59 am
    Green Deal Plans October  Number of Green Deal Plans in progress jumps again from September to October, the latest figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) show. September’s Government statistics revealed a 21 per cent rise, with October’s numbers jumping 26 per cent, indicative of a continuation in positive momentum following a slump in August after GDHIF peak in July. ECO September Encouragingly, the number of energy efficiency measures installed through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme is up almost thirty-fold in just 6 months, according to Ofgem in…
  • The Green Deal, explained

    stephenshaw
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:26 am
    The Green Deal, explained – 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: GDC - The Green Deal, explainedThe post The Green Deal, explained appeared first on Green Deal Central News.
 
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    Grants Painting - Indianapolis, Greenwood, Fishers, Carmel, Westfield, Zionsville

  • How To Dispose Of Paint – The Cheapest Way & The Greenest Way

    Grant Barnard
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Disposing of paint is actually very simple! You may want to dispose of the paint in the greenest fashion possible OR dispose of the paint in the cheapest way possible. GOOD NEWS! I have combined these so everybody can be BOTH cheap and green! First and foremost you must determine what type of paint it [&hellip The post How To Dispose Of Paint – The Cheapest Way & The Greenest Way appeared first on Grants Painting - Indianapolis, Greenwood, Fishers, Carmel, Westfield, Zionsville.
  • Grants Painting Wins ‘Best Of Houzz 2015′

    Grant Barnard
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:36 pm
    “This is a huge honor! In fact, only 3% of the more 600,000 professionals on Houzz.com win this award.” So Who Is Houzz.com?? Houzz.com is a site that collects many reviews on contractors. In fact, compared to Angies List, Houzz is now the 230’s most popular site on the internet leaving Angieslist in the dust at [&hellip The post Grants Painting Wins ‘Best Of Houzz 2015′ appeared first on Grants Painting - Indianapolis, Greenwood, Fishers, Carmel, Westfield, Zionsville.
  • Why Does My Paint Look Lighter/Different On The Wall – Painters Advise

    Grant Barnard
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:53 pm
    Many times people will choose a paint color only to have it look much different on the wall. Much of this is simple visualization abilities. However, there are many other things that will either hurt or help in your paint colors looking the same on the wall as you expect it too. Everybody wants the [&hellip The post Why Does My Paint Look Lighter/Different On The Wall – Painters Advise appeared first on Grants Painting - Indianapolis, Greenwood, Fishers, Carmel, Westfield, Zionsville.
  • Should I Buy Paint Or Let The Painter Supply Paint?

    Grant Barnard
    11 Jan 2015 | 3:57 pm
    There are many types of bids that determine whether the painter buys the paint or the customer makes the purchase. For this article we are assuming that you are receiving a Flat Rate Quote and NOT a Time and Materials Quote. Flat rate quotes should encompass all costs to complete the job correctly. At Grants [&hellip The post Should I Buy Paint Or Let The Painter Supply Paint? appeared first on Grants Painting - Indianapolis, Greenwood, Fishers, Carmel, Westfield, Zionsville.
  • How Much To Give My Painting Contractor Up Front – Deposit

    Grant Barnard
    5 Jan 2015 | 7:04 pm
    Deciding weather to fork over some hard-earned greenbacks to a painting contractor is a big decision for a homeowner. Many times the contracts and agreements used by both the contractor and the homeowner are haphazard at best. Even with the best of contracts, disagreements do happen. Grants Painting is a painting contractor in Indianapolis. For our [&hellip The post How Much To Give My Painting Contractor Up Front – Deposit appeared first on Grants Painting - Indianapolis, Greenwood, Fishers, Carmel, Westfield, Zionsville.
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    RemodelingCalculator.org

  • 10 Sizzling Modern Kitchen Island Ideas

    Yelena G
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Set in a modern black kitchen, this large kitchen island is perfect for storing and displaying all your stuff. Also offers seating for 2 and a large counter for cooking and serving meals. As the function of kitchens in our houses has evolved from a place designated for solely cooking to a space that is the “heart” of home life, the kitchen island is now also more than just a food prep and serving section. New materials, textures, colors and patterns are being introduced into the modern kitchen island, making it the main attraction of the kitchen space. The trend in modern style…
  • Kitchen Island Design and Planning Guide

    Yelena G
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:23 am
    This is an image of a unique, modern kitchen island. It features a large cooking/serving table and an attached coffee table.The kitchen island has dark color wood cabinets with white countertops. The kitchen island is one of the most beautiful and important design elements of the kitchen. With such a wide range of materials and styles to choose from, it is best to have a clear vision of what you want in a kitchen island.  Consider aesthetics, functionality, cost, and set your priorities. This will allow you narrow down your choices and will help you stay within budget. In this Design and…
  • Natural Stone & Stucco Siding on a Modern House (Picture of the Day)

    Yelena G
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:01 am
    What is the first thing people notice about a house? Typically, it is exterior siding, as the material’s texture and color completes the home’s architectural design. Whether you are building a new construction home or undertaking an exterior renovation of your existing house, choose your siding material carefully. This is an image of a modern house outfitted with grey stucco siding. Additional natural stone siding chimney/fireplace and columns add visual interest and character to the home’s architectural design. The most popular siding options are vinyl, brick, fiber cement,…
  • Bathroom Decor Makeover for $150 or Less

    Yelena G
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Would you like to transform the look and feel of your old bathroom without spending a lot of time and money? A complete bathroom renovation can cost thousands of dollars, but if you know a few design tricks, you can give your bathroom a beauty makeover for as little as $150. Check out our simple bathroom decor tips, along with prices for each accessory, best places to shop and save money, and design ideas to inspire you. The SECRET to a small bathroom design Chances are your bathroom is a standard 5 x 8 ft size, and at first this lack of space can seem limiting to achieving a great design.
  • Antique Wood & Marble Kitchen Island (Picture of the Day)

    Yelena G
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:27 pm
    This beautiful French Country kitchen gains a whole new edge with a unique kitchen island design. Instead of a traditional island, we have an antique solid wood and marble top dresser with medallions and molding that doubles as a kitchen island. It is a perfect spot for cooking and the drawers provide storage space. Green marble countertop works well with white kitchen cabinets and light aqua wall paint. Antique Wood and Marble Kitchen Island This kitchen island is a perfect example of unconventional style combined with functionality. The only potential downside is that putting seating around…
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    Air Purifier Reviews

  • Honeywell 16200 HEPA-Type Replacement Filter

    Giverine
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:58 am
    Honeywell 16200 HEPA-Type replacement filter fits Honeywell HEPAClean models: 16200, HHT-011, HHT-080, HHT-081, HHT-090, HHT-145, HHT-149, HHT-085-HD. Honeywell air purifier filters make your homes healthier with cleaner air to breathe. Honeywell air cleaners and air purifiers filter microscopic particles and allergens to help make your home a healthier place to live with cleaner air to […]
  • Austin Air HealthMate Replacement Filter

    Giverine
    4 Feb 2015 | 11:59 am
    The Austin Air HealthMate Replacement Filter is constructed using a true medical High Efficiency Particulate Arresting (HEPA) filter surrounded by a carbon/zeolite mixture. It is capable of removing the tiniest particles and absorbing odors and gases.   The Austin Air HealthMate Filter uses the HEPA to remove up to 99.97% of all particles as small as […]
  • Hamilton Beach Replacement Carbon Filter

    Giverine
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:19 pm
    Hamilton Beach Replacement Carbon Filter fits into Hamilton Beach True Air Compact Pet Air Purifiers (model 04384) and Hamilton Beach True Air Plug Mount (model 04530GM) models. It can be purchased as 3 filters pack or 12 filters pack. Hamilton Beach Replacement Carbon Filter is specially designed to filter traps and neutralizes pet odors.
  • GermGuardian AC4825 True HEPA Replacement Filter

    Giverine
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    GermGuardian AC4825 True HEPA Replacement Filter for AC4825 Air Purifier. It also fits all GermGuardian AC4800 Series. Combination filter includes Pre filter and True hepa filter that captures 99.97% of allergens as well as a Charcoal filter that helps reduce household odors. Filter needs to be replaced every 6-8 months.
  • Blueair 200 Particle Replacement Filter

    Giverine
    17 Jan 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Blueair 200 Particle Replacement Filter removes particles such as pollen, dust, and pet dander from your indoor environment with 99.97% accuracy, down to 0.1 microns in size. The 200/300 Series Particle Filter is designed specifically as a replacement filter for the Blueair 201, 203, 215B, 250E, 270E, and 303 air purifiers. The gradient structure of […]
 
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    Comfort Matters

  • 7 air quality threats and 5 ways to fight them.

    admin
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Today’s homes are more energy efficient than ever. And while that’s great news for your utility bill, it’s not necessarily conducive to healthy breathing. Because when a home is more tightly sealed against air leakage and the elements, it tends to have the unintended consequence of trapping indoor air. That air contains particles and moisture that can adversely affect your health. Without proper air quality measures, that trapped air and its particles are recirculated through your home, and your family. But once you understand the sources of poor air quality, and the ways to combat it,…
  • How is your furnace like the heart of your home?

    admin
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    It’s the unsung hero sitting out of sight. You don’t think about it unless something is wrong. And after a while, you don’t even notice when it comes on and goes off. In a way, your furnace is the heart of your home’s heating and air-conditioning system. It’s all about the flow. Like a heart, your furnace is responsible for keeping everything moving. Winter, summer, spring or fall, the furnace is pushing air through your ducts. To move this air, your furnace has a blower motor connected to fan blades. The type of fan motor your furnace uses can affect the comfort level in your…
  • 5 easy ways to keep your furnace happy

    admin
    3 Feb 2015 | 6:39 am
    Spring isn’t here just yet, which means your furnace is working hard to keep your home warm. Soon, though, temperatures will start to rise. But that doesn’t mean your furnace gets the summer off. Your furnace works every day of the year. During winter, it warms and circulates the air. During summer, it still has the important task of circulating cooled air. Help keep it running at its peak with these helpful tips. Regular Filter Changes Have you every tried drinking a milkshake through a straw? It’s not so easy, is it?   That’s the same effect a clogged air filter can have on your…
  • The Birth of a Lennox Product

    admin
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    For more than 100 years, Lennox has been making home heating and cooling more effective, more energy-efficient and more in-tune with what consumers expect. Tom Brittain, Lennox Product Manager, provides insight into how Lennox products come about. Q: Where do ideas for new products come from? New ideas can come from anywhere, but we’re proud to say that most of our new product ideas and product features come from the most important people in our organization: Our customers and dealers. We devote a lot of time, money and research into maintaining ongoing relationships with the people closest…
  • What to expect from Lennox in 2015

    admin
    7 Jan 2015 | 11:43 am
    Lennox has been in the heating and air-conditioning business for well over one hundred years. In that time, they’ve established themselves as a leader not only in comfortable, clean air, but also as a company dedicated to innovation and the advancement of comfort technology. Quan Nguyen, Vice President of Marketing for Lennox Industries, Inc., gives some insight into where the company is directing its focus for 2015. Q: Why does Lennox place such an emphasis on product innovation? Innovation has been a part of our culture since day one. Dave Lennox started this whole business with…
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    Pinnacle Eco Clean

  • A Long-lasting Clean You Will Love

    admin
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:23 am
    Most people realize that in order to keep your home looking and smelling fresh and clean, you need to clean those carpets regularly as well. Installed carpets can add warmth, comfort and appeal to your home, so why not take good care of it? After all, it can be quite the investment, so maintenance is […] The post A Long-lasting Clean You Will Love appeared first on Pinnacle Eco Clean.
  • Romford Carpet Cleaning

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    3 Mar 2015 | 8:41 am
    There are a selection of carpet cleaning services, such as Carpet Cleaners Romford, that are present to help you sustain your carpet’s appearance and condition. Maintaining your carpet clean has never been so easy with these carpet cleaners. Carpet Cleaner Types There are four types of carpet cleaners. These are the extraction cleaners, carpet sprayers, […] The post Romford Carpet Cleaning appeared first on Pinnacle Eco Clean.
  • Carpet cleaning magic

    admin
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:52 am
    We’d all love a magic carpet, I guess; one that would fly us away to exotic lands in a trice – away from the family, away from work, away from household chores. Well, I can’t offer you a magic carpet, I’m afraid. I can, however, offer you a few tips for speeding up your household […] The post Carpet cleaning magic appeared first on Pinnacle Eco Clean.
  • Carpet Cleaning Mesa

    admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:21 am
    For those who do not know Phoenix, Arizona, desert; complete with cactus, sand, tumbleweeds, stores that sell cowboy boots and dust, lots and lots of dust. This is not the fault of poor Phoenix that he was placed in the middle of the desert, but we do most of the residents, adding a swimming pool, […] The post Carpet Cleaning Mesa appeared first on Pinnacle Eco Clean.
  • Green Carpet Cleaning Rochester NY

    admin
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    The goal of every homeowner is to get the best service, for the best price possible. And why should you settle for anything less? The “best” service can be a very subjective thing, however, and more and more people prefer a service that is, above all, safe and healthy for them, their families, their pets […] The post Green Carpet Cleaning Rochester NY appeared first on Pinnacle Eco Clean.
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    Masters Heating & Cooling | HVAC Fort Wayne

  • Three Tips for Keeping Your Heating Bills Low in Winter

    admin
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Whether you live in Fort Wayne, Angola, Decatur or Indianapolis, the Indiana winter weather each year means a rise in homeowners’ heating bills. However, there are some small changes you can make to ensure that your bills remain as low as possible, even through the harshest of our winters. Masters heating repair service is always available for our customers, so if you have a furnace emergency this winter, call on us. Following are three of the best things you can do to lower your heating bills this winter: Maintain, maintain, maintain! We don’t mean that you should perform inspections or…
  • Three Tips for Keeping Your Heating Bills Low in Winter

    admin
    16 Feb 2015 | 2:20 am
    Whether you live in Fort Wayne, Angola, Decatur or Indianapolis, the Indiana winter weather each year means a rise in homeowners’ heating bills. However, there are some small changes you can make to ensure that your bills remain as low as possible, even through the harshest of our winters. Masters heating repair service is always available for our customers, so if you have a furnace emergency this winter, call on us. Following are three of the best things you can do to lower your heating bills this winter: Maintain, maintain, maintain! We don’t mean that you should perform inspections or…
  • Make your New Year’s Resolution to Your Home

    admin
    31 Dec 2014 | 1:10 am
    Did you know that New Year resolutions date back to Babylonian times? That’s a lot of resolutions over the years! Make your New Year’s resolution to your home for 2015. Do you make an appointment as often as you should to have Master’s come out to your home for preventive maintenance on your heating and cooling system? It’s recommended by experts that homeowners schedule an appointment with their HVAC company at least once per year for preventive maintenance checks. As the new year approaches, it’s a great time to make your appointment with us! One of the biggest reasons to make…
  • Keep Your Holidays Comfortable with Preventive Maintenance HVAC Checks

    admin
    24 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    No one wants to deal with malfunctioning furnaces during the holiday season with family dinners and other festive activities. With the hustle and bustle of Christmas and New Year’s celebrations, you want to make sure that your home will be inviting, warm and comfortable for a holiday season that is happy and full of great memories. It’s important for you to make an appointment with Masters Heating & Cooling at least once per year to come out and check your system for several reasons – even if everything about it seems to be working in perfect order. We can find small, unnoticeable…
  • Can You Rely on Your Water Heater?

    admin
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Most people don’t give their water heaters much thought on a regular basis. However, as many of us already know, it becomes of the utmost importance when we turn on the shower and ice cold water is delivered. When a water heater malfunctions or stops working altogether, it can be a source of instant panic. Can you rely on your water heater? What are the telltale signs that a water heater may be on its way out? One of the first questions you need to ask yourself is, “how old is my water heater?” As much as we’d like them too, these appliances (like all others) just don’t last…
 
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    The DIY Helpers

  • Driving in the Snow

    5 Mar 2015 | 8:21 am
    Over the past few years our winters have been wet rather than Arctic, but every time we get heavy snow there are tales of drivers stranded for hours on the motorways, or who get involved in crashes because they are unprepared for the winter conditions. Driving in fog, snow or ice is not part of the driving test, so as a driver it’s your responsibility to make sure you are properly prepared and know how to react if you are caught in a sudden snowfall.Be Prepared Weather forecasts are far more accurate now than they were even five years ago, so if you switch on the evening news to see snow is…
  • Heating a Chilly Bathroom

    27 Jan 2015 | 8:07 am
    Even in a centrally heated home, getting the temperature in the bathroom correct can be tricky. The window often needs to be left open for ventilation, and because of the restrictions on using electricity in bathrooms you can’t just plug in an electric heater as you would elsewhere in the house. If you’re feeling the chill in your bathroom this winter don’t despair; there are a few options which will help you make everything a bit warmer.Underfloor HeatingCredit: H. RaabIt’s not really practical to consider installing underfloor heating in your bathroom unless you are having other…
  • How to Avoid Injury While Shovelling Snow

    12 Jan 2015 | 7:43 am
    Shovelling snow is one of those thankless tasks that simply must be done no matter how much we’d like to pretend otherwise. The fact is that it’s hard work and all too often those of us who have spent a lot of time the previous day clearing paths, wake up to find that Mother Nature has been out and about whilst we’re sleeping and done her worst yet again - so the whole sorry task has to be repeated! If you live in an area where the roads are not cleared by the authorities then you will know just how important shovelling snow can be, especially for those people who have mobility issues.
  • 13 Must-Know Mould Busting Tricks

    10 Dec 2014 | 8:07 am
    Mould or mold? However you spell it it’s undoubtedly one of the most irritating things that can happen in your bathroom. If left untreated it can spread like wildfire and you’ll end up with a major problem on your hands, so getting rid of it should be a priority when it comes to bathroom care.We recently covered how to first prevent mould and how to tackle it if you’ve already got it. We are, however, aware that there are many more methods to tackling a bathrooms worst nightmare, so Ant decided to use the ease of the DIY lovers website Hometalk to create a board featuring 13 different…
  • 9 Amazing Things to do With Duct Tape

    9 Dec 2014 | 8:21 am
    Duct tape is the tape of a thousand uses, but since we don't have all day we've come up with 9 uses you can do today. Got any you think we should add? Just comment below!Hem Your Trousers It’s an unwritten law that you notice your hem on your skirt or trousers has come loose just as you’re about to leave the house, and then have to spend time hunting for a needle and thread to repair it. Duct tape works really well as an emergency hem repair kit, and is especially good on thick fabrics like denim which are tough to sew through. Get Crafty Follow Sherron Heidlage's board Duct Tape Crafts…
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    Plumbworld Blog - Bathroom Ideas | Bathroom Inspiration | News

  • The Ultimate Shower Enclosures Buyers Guide

    Thomas Mulrooney
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    In today’s fast paced world we now consider past luxuries as standard home features, including the bathroom, which has now attained a much more prominent place within our homes. After all your entire bathroom is a room that you and your family will use each and every day, almost as if it is the epicentre of your family’s social life, similar to the kitchen. That is why it is very important to make your bathroom as comfortable and as stylish as possible, because you will be spending an awful lot of time in there. Here at Plumbworld we consider the bathroom as being a place of Zen…
  • What Sort of Flooring is best for the Bathroom?

    Ant Langston
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    When it comes to home interiors, the choice of wall covering, flooring or ornaments is very much a matter of personal choice. Fashions come and go; in the 1970s it would have been the height of fashion to have a peach bathroom suite with a cream shagpile carpet. There are many other choices on the market nowadays, with advantages and disadvantages to each. We’ll take a look at all of the choices below. The Best Bathroom Flooring Carpet Yes it’s old-fashioned, but many people still like the idea of having carpet in the bathroom. The advantages to a carpeted bathroom is that it is…
  • 6 Brilliant Bathroom Scenes in Films

    Thomas Mulrooney
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    I suppose you could say I’m a major cinephile (a bit like Michael Bolton); I’ve seen a lot of films during my 26 years on Earth, and at least a quarter of them have been pure trash. You can read all the reviews of a film you want, but you won’t know if you will personally like it until you’ve sat down and viewed it for yourself. That unfortunately means you’ll see some utter rubbish, but the chances we have and the decisions we have to make is what makes life fun. Plus, and I’m sure you’ll agree with me here, a terrible film can be fun to watch, simply…
  • How to Choose the Right Kitchen Tap

    Ant Langston
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:06 am
    When you think about just how many times a day we switch on the kitchen tap, it’s easy to realise that it’s one of the items we use most often. Few of us put a lot of thought into what sort of tap to go for, but the decisions about style, shape, flow and finish will affect how you use your kitchen for years to come. Of course decisions about taps should be taken in the wider context of overall kitchen layout and design, but here are some of the key facts which need to be considered. Budget Everyone has to consider budget when buying things for the house and with basic taps ranging…
  • Tips for Child Safety in the Bathroom

    Thomas Mulrooney
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:51 am
    We all want to ensure our children are constantly safe, and while sometimes we can be a little overbearing when it comes to child safety it really is better to be safe than sorry. In 2008 234,094 people in the USA received nonfatal bathroom industries, and that was just people over 15. We covered 8 safety tips in the same article where we mentioned that fact, but it’s a good idea to get some tips that focus solely on children. The bathroom can be a dangerous place for a small child, so constant supervision and the other rules below are things that need to be followed to a tee. Never leave…
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    Homey Improvements

  • What You Can Learn from the 5 Worst Engineering Projects of 2014

    James and Alicia
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:28 am
    There’s great engineering, and then there’s awful engineering. While 2014 brought with it a host of amazing construction projects around the world, not every project turned out the way builders and engineers thought they would when they set out to create the blueprints. Bad engineering and construction projects drain finances, take longer to complete than scheduled, and usually disgust property owners. Beyond that, they can result in hazardous working conditions where employees on the job and pedestrians can get injured or worse. You certainly wouldn’t wish any project to be the worst…
  • Tips for Painting Your Living Room Like a Pro

    James and Alicia
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:17 am
    Painting is one of the simplest ways to instantly transform and change the ambiance of a room. Professional interior designers know that paint is their number one decorating tool, and they use a variety of colors and shades to create the perfect feel in a room. Whether you want to paint your walls or furniture, or just touch-up certain accessories, the first step is to choose the right paint colors. Want to give your living room a makeover? Consider the mood you want to create, pick the corresponding color, and follow these DIY painting tips to ensure you achieve a professional finish every…
  • 10 Creative Ways to Organize Your Jewelry

    James and Alicia
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:56 am
    Your fast-growing jewelry collection has finally spilled over into neighboring boxes and drawers, leaving a cluttered mess in its wake. Not only does it look unsightly, but the scattered pieces of jewelry also lead to an inevitable panicked sensation as you’re running out the door and can’t seem to find what you need. It’s easy to slip off your jewelry at the end of the day, placing it on top of your dresser or in a drawer for later. But unless you enjoy untangling necklaces or frantically searching for the other half of your favorite pair of earrings, effective jewelry…
  • How to Remove Permanent Marker from Everything

    James and Alicia
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:17 am
    Kids, you’ve got to love them. But apparently they love to draw on walls with permanent marker more than they love you. Okay, so it might not always be kids. Maybe you accidentally got permanent marker on your phone…or a table…or the couch. Sometimes, it just slips. But for those times, here’s an infographic to tell you how to remove permanent marker from just about everything. Infographic courtesy of NeoMam.   The post How to Remove Permanent Marker from Everything appeared first on Homey Improvements.
  • What To Do with Old Appliances

    James and Alicia
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:47 am
    It’s easy to take our appliances for granted, at least until the day they stop working. Unfortunately, that day often comes sooner than we’d like and we’re forced to decide how — not to mention if — we should make a repair. As more and more people opt to trash their appliance rather than keep it running, landfills across the US are filling up with partially used appliances. Appliances that would still have a lot of life left in them had they not been retired so early. As the infographic below shows, the amount of appliances being discarded has grown steadily year after year. To the…
 
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  • Types of Backyard Fences

    5 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    If you are looking for a great way to spruce up your backyard, you may want to consider installing a new fence. A backyard fence will enhance the privacy of your property, while also adding beauty and structure to your landscaping. When you are planning your fence installation, there are several types of backyard fences that you may want to consider. For example, a privacy fence will ensure that your backyard is a safe and secure space for your family. If your backyard has a pool, you may also want to incorporate a pool safety fence into your design. A rustic wood fence can add charm and…
  • An Overview of Fence Gate Styles

    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    When you are planning a new fence installation with your fence contractor in Palm Beach, it is important to choose a fence gate that matches the style of your property. Whether you are planning on installing privacy fence, vinyl fence, or other fence style, your fence gate is an essential feature of your new fence installation. Since your gate will typically be the first feature that your guests will encounter when they visit your property, your guests also plays a significant role in the curb appeal of your home. To help you get started on your fence project, here is an overview of some of…
  • Wood Fence Repair Tips

    5 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    When you install a new wood fence on your property, you can expect your new fence to last you for many years to come. Eventually, your wood fence may require maintenance or fence repair. To repair your wood fence, you can use simple tools, such as a crowbar and a cordless drill. The crowbar can be used to remove a damaged fence picket. Once the fence picket has been removed, you can replace it using your drill. If your wood fence is in need of repair, be sure to contact a highly rated fence contractor in Palm Beach. For an overview of some of the steps of repairing a wood fence, be sure to…
  • How to Keep Grass from Growing Under Your New Chain Link Fence

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    When you install a new chain link fence, you will create a protective boundary around your property. While your new fence will add privacy and protection to your yard, a chain link fence may also make it more difficult to mow your lawn. After your fence installation, you may want to consider redefining your lawn so that grass does not grow underneath your chain link fence. A company specializing in fences near Palm Beach can help you design and install the perfect new chain link fence for your property. Read on for more tips on how to keep grass from growing under your new chain link fence.
  • Should You Choose a Metal Fence?

    22 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    When you are planning a new fence installation, you will have many different types of fencing materials to choose from. If you are seeking a fence that is extremely durable and beautiful, you may want to consider installing an aluminum fence. Aluminum and metal fences offer several different advantages. Your aluminum fence will be incredibly durable and able to withstand even the harshest winds and weather conditions. In addition, aluminum fences offer a terrific level of security and privacy for any property. With their striking good looks, aluminum or metal fences can create a stunning…
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • What’s Your Kitchen Style? Take Our Quiz and Find Out!

    Erwin Lee
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    Do you like calm, neutral colors or bold, vibrant colors? Do you prefer function over style? Take this quiz to unleash your inner design style and realize the kitchen that’s best for you. What’s Your Kitchen Style? Take Our Quiz and Find Out! Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of 10 questions completed Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Information Do you like calm, neutral colors or bold, vibrant colors? Do you prefer function over style? Take this quiz to unleash your inner design style and realize the kitchen that’s best for you. You have already completed the quiz before. Hence you can not…
  • Everything You Need to Know About Cabinet Refacing

    caitlink
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:18 am
    Most homeowners agree that the kitchen is the heart of their homes and the room that sees the most traffic. It should be no surprise that homeowners want to give their kitchens a facelift when the cabinets become worn or outdated. Cabinet refacing has become a popular option over a major kitchen remodel in recent years, particularly since the materials and options have become more technologically advanced. The price also makes refacing a more appealing option, as the cost to reface is typically about half that of a total cabinet replacement. Cabinet Refacing Cost According to the National…
  • Choosing the Right Material for Your Kitchen Countertops

    caitlink
    13 Feb 2015 | 9:21 am
    How do kitchen countertop materials compare in terms of cost, quality, maintenance and durability? Check out our helpful chart below and find out! Granite Transformations Countertops Granite Transformations’ countertops are made of a combination of granite, quartz and a unique, proprietary sealing ingredient called ForeverSeal, which makes them extremely durable, resistant to stains, scratches and heat – which means they never need to be sealed like natural granite does. All Granite Transformations countertops are proudly manufactured in the USA, backed by a Lifetime Warranty and are…
  • DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

    caitlink
    5 Feb 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Red roses, chocolate, champagne and heart-shaped candies can only mean one thing –Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and love is in the air! Valentine’s Day can be one of the most romantic holidays for couples in love. Oddly enough, however, it can also be one of the most stressful holidays for couples. Why? They want to show their love – but they don’t know how, or they are afraid of disappointing their better half. Here are some fun and stress-free ideas to surprise your loved one and show them how much you care for them on Valentine’s Day (and every day of the year, for…
  • Does Your Bathroom Need a Makeover? Take This Quiz to Find Out!

    MBecchi
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Homeowners today are paying more attention to their bathrooms for both functionality and aesthetic reasons. They have transitioned into a room of luxury and convenience, bringing our everyday routines into a personal space. How do you know it’s time to give your bathroom a makeover? Take this quiz to find out! Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of 11 questions completed Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Information Bathroom Remodelling Quiz You have already completed the quiz before. Hence you can not start it again. Quiz is loading... You must sign in or sign up to start the quiz. You have to…
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    United Fireplace & Stove »

  • The Best in Gas Fireplace Inserts from Ambiance

    George Roy
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:54 am
    Have you ever thought you could be inspired by your fireplace? Well, you can – when you choose to outfit it with an efficient Ambiance Inspiration gas fireplace insert.   United Fireplace & Stove member stores are exclusive sellers of Ambiance fireplace products, our in-house brand designed with the consumer in mind. Let’s have a look at how these well-crafted inserts can be inspirational additions to most any room.   Ambiance Inspiration gas fireplace insert Many people choose a fireplace insert to add even more heating efficiency to their fireplaces. Fires within an insert…
  • Masonry vs. Factory-Built Fireplaces

    George Roy
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:10 am
    Masonry Fireplace Two homeowners on opposite sides of town stand in their respective living rooms on a cold February afternoon. Both are staring at a wall. The wall in Mr. McNeeley’s home contains a masonry fireplace with a roaring fire that’s not doing much to heat the room. The wall in Mr. Ramsey’s home has no fireplace at all and is fronted by various furnishings including a table on which is the most recent heating bill. Neither man is happy. They’re both paying too much to heat their homes. Fortunately there are smart options for both of them, although each option is different.
  • Gas Fireplace Venting – Direct Vent vs B Vent

    George Roy
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:34 am
    When shopping for a fireplace, you know ahead of time some of the benefits you’ll soon be enjoying. A fireplace makes a beautiful addition to any home, and with all the styles available, it’s easy to match virtually any current décor. Depending on the model you choose, you can save a lot of money on heating bills. In addition, there’s nothing like a burning fire to create a special mood and ambiance. Many homeowners start their shopping process by deciding on a gas fireplace rather than wood or another fuel type. Gas fireplaces are economical, good-looking and do a great job of…
  • How Wood Stoves are Keeping Up with the Times

    George Roy
    11 Feb 2015 | 4:05 am
    For most products these days, success is tied to delivering the features and benefits people want. What does the modern consumer want? Typically they want economy of use, functionality, aesthetic appeal and environmental friendliness. The modern wood stoves you’ll find on the market today offer all this and more. Good looks in a wood stove It’s hard to name the most important feature people look for in wood stoves, but aesthetics and how the unit blends with the décor of their homes has to be near the top. Stoves in the “old days” were built primarily for function – heat a room,…
  • Resolving Gas Fireplace Issues Pt2

    George Roy
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:08 am
    In part one of this two-part series, we looked at two common issues with gas fireplaces – soot buildup and pilot light problems. This time, we’ll expand into other possible issues owners of gas fireplaces may experience and offer advice on how to solve them. Strange odors Under proper operating conditions, your gas fireplace should never create a smell in the room or the home. The most important odor to be alert to is that of the gas itself. If you smell gas coming from even the best gas fireplace or fireplace inserts, that means gas is escaping somewhere and not being turned into fire.
 
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    Comfort Matters

  • 7 air quality threats and 5 ways to fight them.

    admin
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Today’s homes are more energy efficient than ever. And while that’s great news for your utility bill, it’s not necessarily conducive to healthy breathing. Because when a home is more tightly sealed against air leakage and the elements, it tends to have the unintended consequence of trapping indoor air. That air contains particles and moisture that can adversely affect your health. Without proper air quality measures, that trapped air and its particles are recirculated through your home, and your family. But once you understand the sources of poor air quality, and the ways to combat it,…
  • How is your furnace like the heart of your home?

    admin
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    It’s the unsung hero sitting out of sight. You don’t think about it unless something is wrong. And after a while, you don’t even notice when it comes on and goes off. In a way, your furnace is the heart of your home’s heating and air-conditioning system. It’s all about the flow. Like a heart, your furnace is responsible for keeping everything moving. Winter, summer, spring or fall, the furnace is pushing air through your ducts. To move this air, your furnace has a blower motor connected to fan blades. The type of fan motor your furnace uses can affect the comfort level in your…
  • 5 easy ways to keep your furnace happy

    admin
    3 Feb 2015 | 6:39 am
    Spring isn’t here just yet, which means your furnace is working hard to keep your home warm. Soon, though, temperatures will start to rise. But that doesn’t mean your furnace gets the summer off. Your furnace works every day of the year. During winter, it warms and circulates the air. During summer, it still has the important task of circulating cooled air. Help keep it running at its peak with these helpful tips. Regular Filter Changes Have you every tried drinking a milkshake through a straw? It’s not so easy, is it?   That’s the same effect a clogged air filter can have on your…
  • The Birth of a Lennox Product

    admin
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    For more than 100 years, Lennox has been making home heating and cooling more effective, more energy-efficient and more in-tune with what consumers expect. Tom Brittain, Lennox Product Manager, provides insight into how Lennox products come about. Q: Where do ideas for new products come from? New ideas can come from anywhere, but we’re proud to say that most of our new product ideas and product features come from the most important people in our organization: Our customers and dealers. We devote a lot of time, money and research into maintaining ongoing relationships with the people closest…
  • What to expect from Lennox in 2015

    admin
    7 Jan 2015 | 11:43 am
    Lennox has been in the heating and air-conditioning business for well over one hundred years. In that time, they’ve established themselves as a leader not only in comfortable, clean air, but also as a company dedicated to innovation and the advancement of comfort technology. Quan Nguyen, Vice President of Marketing for Lennox Industries, Inc., gives some insight into where the company is directing its focus for 2015. Q: Why does Lennox place such an emphasis on product innovation? Innovation has been a part of our culture since day one. Dave Lennox started this whole business with…
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  • Home Remodeling House Plans Can Be Challenging

    Jim Weisman
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:33 am
    When you are in the early stages of embarking on a home renovation project, one of the first things you will often need to do is come up with a formal building/remodeling plan. Developing house plans can be challenging and time-consuming, but you do not want to rush through this process. This will serve as the core foundation of the project, the starting point from which everything else will originate. If you skip an important detail at this point, it could have serious and costly ramifications later. In addition, these plans may need to be shared with other parties, such as sub-contractors,…
  • Help Make Your Home Remodeling Project a Success

    Jim Weisman
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:11 am
    If you have made the decision to embark on a home remodeling project, you are likely experiencing a combination of feelings at the moment. You should be excited at the prospect of enjoying a new and renovated space. If this is something you have wanted to do for a long time, you may be relieved that the day has finally arrived when you can put your vision in motion. At the same time, it is natural to feel some anxiety about the project, and worry about how the whole process will go. That is especially true if you haven’t been through a big renovation project before, and have heard horror…
  • Immerse Yourself in Nature with Outdoor Living Spaces

    Jim Weisman
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:25 am
    One of the best parts about living in Arizona, as most area residents already know, is the enviable opportunity to enjoy this amazing climate and natural environment that Mother Nature has bestowed upon us.  It is a privilege that likely inspires feeling of jealousy among residents of the colder areas of the country, especially during the winter months. In fact, this sort of year-round climate is a major reason why so many non-native residents decided to move here in the first place. Indeed, this unique atmosphere is a strong draw, powerful enough to lure people from all sorts of far-flung…
  • Dream Home Remodeling Doesn’t Have to Be a Nightmare

    Jim Weisman
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:02 am
    Many people have visions of what their perfect home would look like. If you are really lucky, this is your current property, but possibly with some enhancements or additions. Or perhaps you have bought (or are considering buying) another home that has the potential to be the place of your dreams, after a few changes. Whatever the case, you know what you want in the home of your dreams and likely have been waiting a lot time to make it a reality. No matter what you have in mind, we can help with all of the items on your dream home wish list. Obviously, you may have to work within practical…
  • Keep Bathroom Remodeling Costs Under Control

    Jim Weisman
    20 Feb 2015 | 7:58 am
    To keep the lid on costs for a bathroom remodeling project, flexibility and willingness to compromise will go a long way to help stretch your budget. Be open and flexible whenever possible. Of course, there will likely be a few aspects of your remodeling plan that will be non-negotiable. You have a specific vision in your mind of what your new space will look like, and that vision probably revolves around a few critical elements that are prominent in your mental blueprint. The key is to balance those “must have” elements with areas where you allow your contractor (or designer) more wiggle…
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    Living Room Ideas

  • Living Room Design with Modern Televisions

    Emily Cantona
    28 Feb 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. Modern Televisions in your Living Rooms Everyone would love to have a new LCD TV in their living room. Apart from entertainment, the TV can be a good focal point in decorating your living... Living Room Design with Modern Televisions Emily Cantona
  • Stylish Accessories for Curtains

    Emily Cantona
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:59 pm
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. Stylish and Eyecatcher Accessories for Curtains The curtains are the most ideal approach to conceal the imperfections of entryways and windows, however they likewise have a capacity to give the extensive or little look.... Stylish Accessories for Curtains Emily Cantona
  • Winter Decor with a Touch of Spring

    Emily Cantona
    12 Feb 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. Professional Touches for a Cool Winter Decor Contrast between black and white minimalist denotes elegance and balance. For lovers of nature, a concept inspired by this arrangement – and custom, of course, depending on... Winter Decor with a Touch of Spring Emily Cantona
  • Nature and color in your home: design inspired by the changing seasons

    Emily Cantona
    11 Feb 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. In combination with white, earth colors are perfect to create the “background” of decor. In harmony, nature is often the best source of inspiration for various forms of artistic expression. This also applies in... Nature and color in your home: design inspired by the changing seasons Emily Cantona
  • Attico Company / Christina Celestino: Olfattorio

    Emily Cantona
    8 Feb 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. Christina Celestino: Olfattorio How soothing it is to make us gloomy winter pink, pale pink, bright, clear it! Designer Christina Celestino – Italian design studio founder Attico Company – is back with this called... Attico Company / Christina Celestino: Olfattorio Emily Cantona
 
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    Kansas City Commercial & Residential Painting Company

  • 50 Shades Of Gray (Paint)

    Ryan Toelkes
    11 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    No, this isn’t an article about the trashy romance novel that’s been buzzed about for more than a year now. But the title is pretty catchy, huh? Gray is making a comeback. We’re seeing it as a selection in (and on) more homes in Johnson and Jackson County. The reasons why may surprise you. Interior designers are using it as a natural partner for lighter colors that have exploded on the scene recently, like teal, ocean blue and straw yellow. Some homeowners just aren’t open to harsh contrasts that may come from a dark blue or even black as a color choice, but grays allow for…
  • The High Cost Of Cheap Interior Paint

    Ryan Toelkes
    9 Jan 2015 | 8:48 pm
    We live in a dollar-centric world nowadays. Cost drives many of our decisions. What cars we drive, what food we eat, what clothes we buy…all tied to price tags and budgets. There’s an old saying though, which talks about being “penny wise and pound foolish”.  Often times you get what you pay for. Other times, what you DON’T pay for comes back and haunts you, costing you more in the long run. Interior painting and the labor that applies it is a perfect example of just such an instance. Doing it “right” may cost a little more up front, but the savings and value far outweigh the…
  • Moving Next Spring? Get A Start With Winter Home Improvement Projects!

    Ryan Toelkes
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:55 pm
    2015 is inching closer and closer. Once the harsh winter subsides, thoughts will turn to Spring and new beginnings.  For many Johnson and Jackson county homeowners, those new beginnings will come in the form of a new home.  But getting that nice new home comes with a hitch…and that’s selling the current one. The old saying goes “it takes money to make money”. It certainly holds true in real estate. Making money off of your current home requires a little investment in home improvement projects to make sure it has instant appeal, and has enough updates to ensure it…
  • 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…
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  • Teak Shower Bench Designs

    Julia James
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:32 am
    Do you feel that your bathroom furniture is still less of perfection? You may forget furniture and it is shower bench. If this is right, it’s time for you to accomplish your bathroom with teak shower bench. Why should leak shower bench be? There are many reasons to explain why you must choose this wooden […]
  • Stamped Concrete Patio’s Advantages

    Julia James
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:53 am
    If you are looking for some suitable patio’s flooring’s material, you may choose concrete material to install. Concrete may is the strongest, toughest and most durable among the other materials. Concrete patio has the numbers of designs and patterns. And one of them is stamped concrete patio. Why do many people choose the stamped concrete […]
  • Stainless Steel Kitchen Backsplash Designs

    Julia James
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:47 am
    Stainless steel products are one of the most often used as appliances or household furniture materials. The lightness, toughness and solidness of stainless steel may are the reasons why many people choose this material. Besides, stainless steel has also good looking and shiny appearance. With these reasons, stainless steel materials become favorite one among the […]
  • Designing Your Own Small Folding Table

    Julia James
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Protecting your food from animal attack while you have an outdoor recreation will be efficient if you have a small folding table. This portable table is really useful for recreation or having an outdoor party. The shape of this table is simple so that it will not take so much space in your baggage. Designing […]
  • Bringing Glamorous Bathroom to House with Shower Screens

    Julia James
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:02 am
    The monotonous design for bathroom is always boring to be talked about. Looking at it will never give an impression that will make you want to stay in a long time in your bathroom. This kind of boredom will actually reduce your quality time of bathing. Bathing that should be the time to clean our […]
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  • Best Mouse Bait – Easily Get Rid Of Mice In Your Basement

    Tiffany
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:24 am
    Finding out you have mice in your home can be horrifying. Luckily, several homeowners experience similar issues, sometimes year after year because of where they live. There are several reasons mice will enter your home, and most of them have nothing to do with the level of housekeeping you do or don’t do. After realizing you have an issue, you will need to fight it head on. You are likely searching for the best mouse bait you can find, and the quickest possible way to get rid the mice. Take comfort in knowing you aren’t alone in battling this issue, and several others are likely…
  • Gnats – The Complete Guide To Gnat Bites and Prevention

    Tiffany
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:10 am
    Gnats are one of the most annoying pests you will probably ever encounter. Several questions like where do gnats come from and do gnats bite are often asked by homeowners and people who are dealing with them. If you have found yourself with a gnat issue, you will like want to know how to get rid of gnats the easiest and quickest way possible. Below you will learn everything you need to know about these pests from what they are to how to prevent them from coming back n the future. What are gnats? Gnats are small, two-winged insects. There are several species of these pests, some more annoying…
  • The Best Flea Bomb – Which One’s Actually Get Rid of Fleas?

    Tiffany
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    Finding out you have a flea issue in your home or with your pets is one of the most unpleasant things when it comes to household pests. Fleas not only infest your carpeting and furniture, they will also jump onto your pets. From flea bites to infested homes, these insects are one of the hardest pests to get rid of completely. You likely know you will have to flea bomb your home, but with several products on the market you probably aren’t sure which direction to go. These are some suggestions on the best flea bombs available and other information you will need to know before starting and…
  • Do Water Bugs Bite?

    Tiffany
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:37 am
    After seeing a water bug for the first time you may have some questions. Things like do water bugs bite and how to get rid of water bugs may be at the top of the list. While it is quite hard to see, these pests are more annoying than anything else. Below you will find all you will need to know about water bugs including where to look for them, if they bite, and how to get rid of them. What are water bugs? Water bugs are insects that primarily reside in water, but also walk on land. They resemble cockroaches and are often mistaken for them. Also they are sometimes mistaken for beetles. There…
  • Check out These Eyelash Mites – WARNING: You May Lose Sleep

    Tiffany
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:33 am
    Most people have never heard of eyelash mites, even if they have them. The entire thought of those pests crawling around on your lashes or face makes some people want to cringe and even vomit. Below you will find out everything there is to know about eyelash mites from what they are to how to get rid of them. What are eyelash mites? Eyelash mites are classified as parasites. They live off people’s face, eyelashes, and hair follicles. Their appearance is worm-like, though they are too tiny to even spot crawling around. Feeding on skin oils and secretions, the eyelash mite has very sharp…
 
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  • A Top-Down Approach to Home Maintenance

    James Florence
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    When prioritizing maintenance for your home, one helpful strategy is to start at the top and work your way down. Photo: Trademark Roofing (2015) Part 1: Preventative Roof Maintenance When it comes to maintaining your home, it’s easy to get overwhelmed thinking of the many systems and fixtures that require ongoing attention. One way to simplify things is to take a top-down approach, which means addressing maintenance needs in a descending, linear fashion. From this standpoint, the first item on your maintenance list would be your roof, which, considering the essential role it plays in…
  • Meet the Team: Chris Bjorklund

    James Florence
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:22 am
    Chris Bjorklund, also known as “The Savvy Consumer,” is a consumer specialist and consultant for the Diamond Certified Program. Photo: American Ratings Corporation (2015) Over the course of a career spanning more than four decades, Chris Bjorklund has handled consumer affairs from a number of different angles: nonprofit, as Director of Consumer Education with the Better Business Bureau; government, as an investigator for the Consumer Fraud Unit of the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office; and media, working behind the scenes at KPIX-TV and as a consumer reporter for KGO…
  • Raw Honesty: What Consumers Want in Pricing

    Chris Bjorklund
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:26 am
    A few weeks ago, when I called an appliance repair service to fix a problem with my refrigerator, the technician was extremely clear about the cost of his services. The minimum for a house call was $89, and after that, he billed in 15-minute increments for his labor. He would not be charging for his travel time. However, the parts were extra, and at that point he didn’t know if any would be needed to fix a freezer with a layer of ice building up underneath the ice cube trays. I appreciated his direct approach and transparency. Upon arrival, he quickly diagnosed the problem and made the…
  • Industry Organization Spotlight: The National Kitchen & Bath Association

    James Florence
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    For over fifty years, the National Kitchen & Bath Association has been promoting service and quality excellence in the remodeling industry. Photo: Altera Design Kitchen & Bath (2015) Overview Established in 1963, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is a nonprofit trade association that consists of more than 60,000 professional members from all spheres of the kitchen and bathroom remodeling industry. The association’s stated mission is to enhance the success and excellence of its members, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and provide leadership…
  • Diamond Certified Experts: Pro Painting Tips

    James Florence
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    While it may seem simple enough, painting can be a surprisingly complicated task. Photo: John Molloy Painting (2015) To the uninitiated, painting may appear to be a deceptively simple task, which may be why so many people opt to take the DIY route when repainting their homes. However, without prior experience or knowledge of the many variables involved, a novice painter is liable to make a potentially costly mistake. To help consumers gain a better familiarity with the ins and outs of the painting process, we’ve asked four Diamond Certified Expert Contributors to provide their helpful…
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    Kitchen Design Insider

  • Kitchen Remodeling: Installing Cabinets

    Cabinets 4U Inc. Sue LeVee, Designer
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:29 am
    By Roger Hirschman, OwnerYou did it! You’ve put together the perfect kitchen design, the perfect door style, and the perfect wood species - perfect everything.  You have everything ready to go.  The only thing that you are missing is someone to install your new kitchen cabinets.You now have two options:  Do it yourself or hire someone.  Let’s explore why you would install your kitchen cabinets yourself:You’re a professional craftsman and you have the skills. All the little lines on a tape measure do not confuse or confound you.You already have all the proper…
  • Kitchen Design: Where oh where will the microwave go?

    Cabinets 4U Inc. Sue LeVee, Designer
    12 Feb 2015 | 1:32 pm
    A microwave guide  By Sue LeVee, Kitchen DesignerToday’s kitchens are bigger, brighter and more open than ever before. Windows are large, often taking up a majority of available wall space. Kitchens are designed around a focal point, and great attention is given to the appearance of this area.Often this focal point is the cooktop or range wall. The cooking area is centrally located, and offers a great opportunity for decorative tile or stone. It is designed to be symmetrical, and the availability of decorative accessories is huge.And we love those decorative range hoods –the sleek…
  • Kitchen Design: Contemporary in the Suburbs

    Cabinets 4U Inc. Sue LeVee, Designer
    5 Feb 2015 | 12:37 pm
    By Sue LeVee, Kitchen DesignerCan I do a contemporary kitchen in the middle of suburbia?“Contemporary is the watchword for North American kitchen design, according to the 2015 Kitchen & Bath Design Trends report from the National Kitchen & Bath (NKBA).” Are all these kitchens in urban loft-style homes? No, actually they are your neighbors. “The rise of contemporary and transitional kitchen designs have been swift. Both styles have increased in specifications by more than 15 percentage points in just four years.” –NKBA We are doing sleek, modern kitchens in all styles of…
  • Cabinets 101: Modular vs. Semi-Custom vs. Custom Cabinets

    Cabinets 4U Inc. Sue LeVee, Designer
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    A guide to kitchen cabinetsBy 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: Let there be Light!

    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…
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    Best vacuum cleaner - the ultimate guide - Clean smartly

  • Best vacuum cleaners for carpets and rugs

    Jason Roberts
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:34 pm
    Winter is almost gone, hence you’ll soon need to start the spring cleaning. Among all the chores, carpet cleaning is the most difficult and complex, especially to someone who lacks the ideal cleaning equipment. Fortunately for you, I’ve took a few days to test some great products and to build this guide that will help you choose the right tools for the job. If you own a house or a condo which has lots of carpeted floors and if you don’t want to be the person that gets an overpriced vacuum cleaner, or who returns them it just 2-3 days of use, read on. You’ll learn in…
  • Guide to buying vacuum cleaners and other appliances at big retailers

    Jason Roberts
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:02 pm
    Many of us are buying appliances at big retailer chains, because we get to save money and chances are that what we want will be in stock. Today, we look at the eight top stores in the U.S. and find out whether buying vacuum cleaners at these pays off or not. We also see what items you should avoid and how good is the customer service for each of these. Ready? Let’s go! Walmart If Walmart is known for anything, it’s for saving people money, especially for those interested in buying appliances at big retailer chains. I used to work here, so I know what I’m saying. Some items are…
  • What are this year’s most quiet vacuum cleaners?

    Jason Roberts
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:17 pm
    If you ever needed to vacuum during the middle of the day, while your kids are sleeping, you know what the real value of a quiet vacuum cleaner is. This type of machines emerged around the late 90s, and evolved rapidly into a trend. Generally speaking, there are several different styles of vacuum cleaners available in shops hence it is very easy to spend a lot of money on a model that is not right for you. It is therefore very important to know how to find the perfect quiet vacuum cleaner for your needs, and this is where I come to help you out. I’ve selected 5 low sound vacuum cleaners…
  • Best car vacuum cleaners – a comprehensive guide

    Jason Roberts
    10 Feb 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Inspired by some of my readers, I’ve decided to focus today on car cleaning, more precisely, on car vacuum cleaners. Perhaps you have been in the awkward situation of lugging your household vacuum cleaner across the driveway to clean your car seats, only to find that the cable is too short to reach your car. Usually this is the point at which you either start wishing for a specialized vacuum cleaner or you go to a car wash which offers free vacuum. Everyone understands the value of keeping a car clean. An automobile is oftentimes loved, and it is not just unsightly to see the pet hair…
  • Miele S7260 Cat & Dog Upright – an in-depth review

    Jason Roberts
    7 Feb 2015 | 6:42 pm
    Today, I’ll be presenting my personal vacuum cleaner. I’ve bought this baby a few months ago, and boy I have so much to tell you! Miele S7260 Cat & Dog upright is a representation of the the high-end 7s line vacs that have been produced under this brand name. This model has been re-branded to the Dynamic U1 Cat & Dog lately, but they’re basically one and the same (the AirClean filter is new, with a time strip that help you see when you need to change it, and the bags are using a system called HyClean 3D, instead of the older HyClean). You will surely feel the kind of…
 
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    Air Purifier Reviews

  • 10 Best Filterless Air Purifiers

    Janet Miller
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:34 pm
    We shortlisted the 10 best filterless air purifiers from our 200+ air purifier reviews. Air purifiers are appliances that work to greatly reduce the concentration of pollutants and contaminant that are located in the designated area the device is placed in. Having a quality air purifier can get rid of many different contaminants in the […]
  • Whynter ARC 14SH Portable Air Conditioner Review: Why this is the Best

    Janet Miller
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:31 am
    Whynter ARC 14SH Portable Air Conditioner Review score: 99/100. We think this is the best portable air conditioner in the market now, for the following reasons. With the Whynter ARC 14SH you will never have to worry with your indoor temperature all day long. This is a 2-in-1 unit, both an air conditioner and a […]
  • 10 Best Desktop Air Purifiers

    Janet Miller
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:49 am
    Here’s our shortlist of the 10 best desktop air purifiers based on our desktop air purifier reviews. Perfect for your desk at work or a home office. Sharper Image SI720 Ionic Breeze Desktop Air Purifier This cool product has a built in UVC lamp to kill any airborne bacteria and viruses, so if you or […]
  • American Comfort ACW500C Review

    Janet Miller
    22 Feb 2015 | 1:51 am
    American Comfort ACW500C review score: 99/100. This is your best option if you are looking for a cooling unit that is designed with the most advanced features. It is hard to ignore the heat and humidity level during summer season. All you want is to provide yourself and your family a comfortable and cool place […]
  • Honeywell MN10CESWW Portable Air Conditioner Review

    Janet Miller
    15 Feb 2015 | 1:46 am
    Honeywell MN10CESWW Portable Air Conditioner Review score: 99/100. This is a portable air conditioning unit that will beat the heat during summer season. Most times during summer, you just want to relax and enjoy the time in the comfort of your home. However, without air conditioning unit this seems to be impossible. The good thing […]
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  • #TOP10 – The 10 Best Solar Water Heaters

    Assmaa Almaairgy
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:50 am
    Last updated:5th March, 2015, 7:55 PM 1- See larger image 30 Tube Duda Solar Water Heater Collector 37° Frame Evacuated Vacuum Tubes SRCC Certified Hot Duda Solar Water Heater Collectors are the most efficient solar collectors on the market. The evacuated tubes retain heat much better than flat panel collectors and therefore can work much more efficiently in cold climates. They also have a unique capability of obtaining higher efficiencies while the sun is at an angle in the east or west through passive tracking in the tubes. SRCC Certified and eligible for the 30% Federal Tax Rebate. May…
  • How To Greenify Your Older Home for Sale

    Brian Wilson
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:35 am
    Last updated:5th March, 2015, 8:07 PMLiving in an old house has its share of pros—you get to enjoy living in a home rich with history, sturdy in composition, and built during a time where everything from the electric wiring to fireplace ventilation were built to stand the test of time. However, old homes can carry a sizable number of cons as well! Odds are, your older home will feature a number of outmoded technological facets, from less efficient heating systems to more demanding electrical systems. Some of these aspects may have even already come to your attention, after receiving…
  • 6 Green Ways to Take Care of Your Pet

    Diana Smith
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:21 am
    Last updated:25th February, 2015, 2:24 PMAs the world is evolving, it is becoming to be harder and harder to take care of our pets due to the influence of many uncontrollable forces that influence their lives. However, if the pet owners look into making their pets’ lives greener, it is possible to help them stay strong and to give them better care in the long run. Moreover, eco-friendly pet care is important because owners will be promoting a non-toxic relationship with their pets; from food to the toys used, it is important to avoid using harsh and noxious chemicals that might damage the…
  • Electric Cars and Their Impact On The Environment

    Diana Smith
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:28 am
    Last updated:19th February, 2015, 7:31 PM It is a fact well known that a car is essential for any family with working members. The number of cars is growing each day, and as the number grows, so does the need for something environmentally friendly. Cars exhaust a toxic gas which ends up going everywhere around us, including the atmosphere. Not only is it toxic for a human body, but it also damages the greenery, affects the growth of trees, plants, etc. So, the engineers have come up with a solution – create an environmentally friendly car that will not work on fossil fuel, but electric…
  • Proven Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

    Rachel Heagney
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:54 am
    Last updated:18th February, 2015, 1:56 PMThere are many reasons why you should be gung ho about making your home more energy-efficient. Aside from the fact that it saves money, it can be your ticket to tax breaks and other financial incentives.You also get to significantly reduce your carbon footprint while turning your home into a healthier and more comfortable place to live.Below are some of the best steps to making your home more energy efficient. Start with a home energy audit. Before everything else, determine which aspects of your home could use an improvement in terms of energy…
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  • Where would we be without wings?

    model131
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:37 am
    [Wings] Where would we be without wings? Where would we be without all those intrepid inventors, designers, adventurers that looked to the birds in the skies and were sufficiently inspired to answer how humankind could take flight? The science of wings applies in so many areas beyond those big things stuck on the side of […]
  • When you get, give. When you learn, teach.

    model131
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:27 am
    [MAYA] When you get, give. When you learn, teach. These are some of the famous teaching phrases from Dr Maya Angelou, American author, poet, dancer, actress, and singer and great wisdom elder. We can learn much not just from her and her teachings but from the Mayan culture, now centred in Guatemala. The ways of […]
  • A cigar is just a cigar

    model131
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:45 am
    [Cubic] A cigar is just a cigar For those of you unfamiliar with the work of Sigmund Freud, said to be the father of modern psychotherapy, then it is known he talked a lot about the subconscious mind (the part of us that is constantly thinking but of which we are unaware) and how it […]
  • All of life’s a circle … sunrise and sunset

    model131
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:26 am
    [Circular] All of life’s a circle …  sunrise and sunset Reminding us of a true symbol of real Love, the White Dove chooses its mate for life; doves, used in marriage, funeral and other ceremonies, create a special atmosphere as they circle the skies before leaving on their new journey together. For centuries White Doves […]
  • A life without love is like a sunless garden

    model131
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:09 am
    [Flower] A life without love is like a sunless garden It’s the time of year when garden centres burst into life, and small wonder; after the hibernation of winter, most just can’t wait to get planning the year ahead. And more and more people are planting for health and economy;  it’s widely known that gardens […]
 
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  • Craft projects for different ages

    hh's Anna Bradley
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:09 pm
    Tweet Three adorable craft projects for kids under five, five to 10 and over. Craft time is fun no matter how old you are. Here are three adorable craft projects to try with your kids. Make an adorable animal painting using a fork for under five-year-olds, some cute hanging ornaments for five to 10-year-olds and some colourful coasters for 10 and over. Follow our step-by-step craft tutorials and try these at home - the kids are sure to love them! Video of Craft projects for kids Fork chick You'll need: orange paper white paper scissors paint a pencil a fork stick on eyes Instructions: 1.
  • Making Yoghurt

    softness
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:07 pm
    I would love to have a go at making my own yoghurt. Never tried it before! Does anyone here on HH do it? Any tips? Tweet
  • 8 foods you can eat past their ‘Use By’ dates

    hh's Anna Bradley
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:46 pm
    Tweet Waste not, want not. These are the foods you can safely eat past their expiry date.Would you eat a food product past its expiry date? The homeheaven members have discussed this in our forums and it got us thinking – are ‘use by’ dates a guideline or a strict rule when it comes to food consumption? So, we did a little research and it turns out there are quite a few foods that you can safely eat even after they’re past their ‘use by’ dates. 1. Milk – Didn’t finish off the carton in time? No worries. As it turns out, sour milk can be used to make pancakes and is totally…
  • Re Knowledgeble Nans

    jatz
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:31 am
    Just been looking back over all the threads and came across the competition and voting for the Knowledgeable Nans. Just wondered did we ever get to see or hear from the winner. I was interested to see more of her especially with 10 grandchildren in tow. I know my mum had 10 g'kids and certainly was kept busy with them all. Tweet
  • How do you get points on homeheaven

    girl
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:39 am
    how do you get points on homeheaven and what happens when you get points what are they use for Tweet
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  • Tips for Cleaning a Bathroom Mirror

    4 Mar 2015 | 12:05 pm
    After you schedule a mirror replacement, you can keep your mirrors looking great by practicing proper cleaning techniques. For example, you should be sure to always clean a glass mirror using a dry towel. As you are cleaning, you can prevent streaks by working from the bottom of the mirror to the top. A glass company located in Houston can help you design beautiful new mirrors for your bathroom. If you are planning a bathroom remodel, a glass company can also provide you with new shower doors that are constructed out of high quality tempered glass. To take a look at some helpful tips for…
  • What Is EnduroShield?

    25 Feb 2015 | 11:50 am
    When you are planning a shower door replacement near Houston, you may want to consider treating your new shower doors with EnduroShield. EnduroShield is an innovative product that your glass company may have to offer you. This glass product enhances shower enclosures so that they offer simple and easy clean up. In addition, EnduroShield can also reduce your needs for glass shower door repair in the future. With an EnduroShield installation, you can help your shower doors look their best for many years to come. Let’s take a look at some of the great benefits of planning an EnduroShield…
  • Advantages of Glass Shower Enclosures

    18 Feb 2015 | 11:45 am
    When you are planning shower door replacement, you may want to consider constructing a glass shower enclosure in your bathroom. There are many advantages to installing a glass shower enclosure. Unlike shower curtains, glass shower enclosures are incredibly easy to clean. When you install glass shower doors, you can reduce mold and mildew in your bathroom. Along with their ease of maintenance, glass shower enclosures also provide an elegant and refined look to any bathroom. If you have installed a quality shower space in your new bathroom, you can show it off with a glass shower enclosure.
  • Why Do Shower Glass Doors Break?

    11 Feb 2015 | 11:40 am
    A broken glass shower door is a serious safety concern for any household. If your shower doors suddenly break, it is important to schedule glass shower door repair services right away. By trusting your repairs to a highly rated glass company located in Houston, you can rest assured that your new shower doors will be safe and shatter resistant. In the event that your shower doors break, it is important to know what safety steps to take until your broken glass repair company arrived. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why glass shower doors can break. Tiny Flaws Many shower doors…
  • How to Remove Soap Scum

    4 Feb 2015 | 8:55 am
    Soap scum is a filmy layer that can develop on your glass shower doors. If you have noticed soap scum in your bathroom, there are several steps that you can take to restore your shower doors to a clean and sparkly condition. To clean soap scum, you can use a cleaning product that has been designed for shower enclosures. Once you have sprayed on the cleaning solution, you will be able to easily scrub away the soapy layer. If your bathroom is in need of an update, you may want to consider a shower door replacement. A glass company located in Houston can help you choose beautiful new shower…
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  • Top Cuisinart Griddler Panini and Sandwich Press Models

    ernesto
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:37 am
    Cuisinart Griddler Panini and sandwich press models have always been favorites among many housewives and budding chefs. It is because these kitchen appliances are day to day wonders when it comes to helping them create café-quality Panini and gourmet sandwiches. In fact, whether you want to make and whip up a thick and yummy deli sandwich, or are craving for some simple cheese sandwiches, you can have them just by using any of these reliable Panini sandwich makers. Indeed, not only will you be able to grill and toast your fave sandwiches, but cook various meals as well; such as steaks,…
  • Three Best Panini Press Grills that are Easy to Clean

    ernesto
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:50 pm
    Panini presses can be a pain when it comes to the cleaning part. Actually, most modern models are known to have non-stick surface and so users have an easier time cleaning it. Still, no one wants to see any scrap of chicken or melted cheese clinging to it, right? If you want to clean it right and easy, you don’t need to do complicated procedures or even emerge removable parts for a long time. Use warm water and soak a clean cloth into it. Then use it to wipe every surface away of any existing bits and pieces of food. Avoid using hard scouring pad or metal scrub since it will likely cause…
  • The Best Panini Press – Must-Have for True Blue Panino Lovers

    ernesto
    12 Feb 2015 | 6:38 am
    I actually have a friend who is content in going to Panini and deli shops everyday of his life. Such a dull routine, don’t you think so? I mean, I’m also a total Panino fan, but then, I would rather spend my precious time staying at home than to come rushing to the downtown deli shop just to satisfy my craving for this wonderfully yummy Italian sandwich. In fact, I am able to spend a lot of time staying at home and finishing important chores, but at the same time, chomp meal made out of a yummy Panino recipe whenever I feel like it. How? It is Easy – I have the best Panini press…
  • Vegetable Panini Recipe for Healthy Living

    ernesto
    9 Feb 2015 | 5:11 am
    What makes me excited about using my Panini maker is that it allows me to consume delicious vegetable recipes, right inside my humble home kitchen. Whether I crave for a sandwich that combines vegetables and cold cuts, or a totally veggie fare, all is possible with this appliance. Saves a great deal since I don’t have to dine anymore at a fancy Italian restaurant or deli. As I have decided to be more careful about what I eat, the maker gives me the chance to cook and grill meals that are healthy as possible. Like if you want to make some BLT (I like mine minus bacon, and with a few fresh…
  • Professional Panini Press Grills that Stand Upright – Perfect for Tiny Kitchens

    ernesto
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Perhaps you are a condominium or apartment owner in the big city, and even if small, you are proud of it. Why not? It’s difficult to own a property these days, right? However, since your abode has a limited floor area, it follows that you have a tiny kitchen as well. A four feet by four feet cramped spot that you call your home kitchen? Worse, is it 3 x 3 meters? Sort of pitiful, isn’t it? What makes it worse is that you’re somebody who’s a frustrated chef, loves to cook for everyone, and considers the kitchen as a haven of sort. Such a condition is lamentable, since…
 
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  • Your How-To List For Emergency Window Repair

    bglessner
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:14 am
    If you are unfortunate enough to find a broken or cracked window in your home, you'll need to get it repaired quickly.  Windows can crack or break for various reasons.  A line-drive from the neighbor kid's baseball bat, being struck by a tree branch or other storm debris, a rock thrown when run over from a lawnmower, the house settling, or even improper window installation can all cause window glass problems.
  • Winter Blues? Start to Think Spring!

    bglessner
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:16 am
    Snow.  Sub-zero wind chills. Biting wind.  Snow.  Shoveling your walkways and driveway.  Dreading your next utility bill.  Oh yeah, and more snow.  Many of us in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC are so done with winter, though it appears winter isn't done with us.
  • Thompson Creek Wins Angie's List Super Service Award

    bglessner
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:47 am
    For the fourth time, Thompson Creek Window Company, the region's leading manufacturer of energy efficient vinyl replacement windows, doors, gutters, and siding,  has earned the coveted Super Service Award from Angie's List.  
  • Winter Fire Safety

    bglessner
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:48 am
    When Mother Nature blows frigid temperatures our way, many homeowners supplement their heat with additional sources.  Fireplaces, woodstoves, electric space heaters, and portable fuel heaters can help bring up the temperature inside your home. But these come with fire risks that all homeowners need to be aware of.
  • Time for Replacement Windows? Here's How to Measure

    bglessner
    12 Feb 2015 | 10:06 am
    As the real estate market slowly recovers, it's still hitting bumps along the way. Many homeowners are holding off on selling their home. Some are waiting because they may owe more to the mortgage company than it's worth in today's market. Others are tackling home improvement projects and upgrades to get more enjoyment and comfort from their home while still living there, with the added benefit of increasing their home's value once it comes time to sell.
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  • IKEA Launched a Small Line of Furniture with Qi Wireless Device Chargers

    Ionel Muresan
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:38 am
    Swedish home furnishings giant IKEA and the Wireless Power Consortium partnered to launch, at MWC, a small line of furniture with Qi wireless device chargers integrated into tables, lamps and desks. You can also purchase a small Ikea-designed pad, the Jyssen wireless charger, to... Read More The post IKEA Launched a Small Line of Furniture with Qi Wireless Device Chargers appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
  • Banyon Drive Treehouse – Office and Recreational Getaway in the Backyard of a Canyon Residence

    Ionel Muresan
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:57 am
    Part office/studio, part recreational getaway, this unique project, by Rockefeller Partners Architects, is located at the base of a large pine tree in the backyard of a canyon residence.  The client is an artist and nature lover so the Banyon... Read More The post Banyon Drive Treehouse – Office and Recreational Getaway in the Backyard of a Canyon Residence appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
  • Luxurious Chicago Residence with Celestial Motifs that Infuse Glamour by Amy Lau

    Ionel Muresan
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Amy Lau’s portfolio of luxurious residential interiors includes an array of artistic and sophisticated homes throughout the world. Her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Martha Stewart Living, and Luxe Interiors... Read More The post Luxurious Chicago Residence with Celestial Motifs that Infuse Glamour by Amy Lau appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
  • Green-Roofed Farming Kindergarten in Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

    Ionel Muresan
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:35 am
    Spreading over 3800 square meters, the Farming Kindergarten by Vo Trong Nghia Architects was built to serve up to 500 of the children of low-income factory workers based at an adjacent shoe factory. This is an astonishing architectural project with an... Read More The post Green-Roofed Farming Kindergarten in Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia Architects appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
  • Hamptons Beach House Located on a Narrow Barrier Island on the Shore of Long Island

    Ionel Muresan
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:01 am
    The Hamptons Beach House, designed by Aamodt/Plumb Architects, is located on a narrow barrier island on the south shore of Long Island. With exposures to the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Shinnecock Bay on the other, the property... Read More The post Hamptons Beach House Located on a Narrow Barrier Island on the Shore of Long Island appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
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  • Metal Roofing Cost vs. Asphalt Shingles – What to Expect

    The Roof Guy
    15 Feb 2015 | 6:47 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.
  • Metal Roofing Buying Guide – FAQs – Facts – Pros & Cons

    The Roof Guy
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:31 am
    With the Winter fully settled in, and with many major snowstorms ravaging the Mid West and North East, it’s not uncommon to see many residential roofs “suddenly” failing under the unexpectedly heavy snow loads from the recent super-snowstorms, and/or developing major ice dams often due to inadequate insulation and ventilation of the attic spaces in […] The post Metal Roofing Buying Guide – FAQs – Facts – Pros & Cons appeared first on RoofingCalc.com.
  • How to Prevent Ice Dams on the Roof this Winter

    The Roof Guy
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:35 pm
    I don’t know 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 many […] The post How to Prevent Ice Dams on the Roof this Winter appeared first on RoofingCalc.com.
  • Standing Seam Metal Roof Details – Pros & Cons of Standing Seam

    The Roof Guy
    13 Jan 2015 | 11:11 am
    Standing seam is a descriptive industry term for vertical sheet metal roofing system. Standing seam is one of the most popular metal roofing systems because of its beauty, durability, longevity, simplicity, versatility, and bold looks. Homeowners considering installing standing seam on their property, often do so because they like the modern style of raised seams […] The post Standing Seam Metal Roof Details – Pros & Cons of Standing Seam appeared first on RoofingCalc.com.
  • Slate Roofing Pros and Cons – Slate Roof Facts, FAQ, & Pricing Details

    The Roof Guy
    25 Dec 2014 | 8:11 am
    If you are looking for a “lifetime” roofing system that will provide superior durability and add a distinctive curb appeal to your home, consider investing into natural slate roofing. For centuries, slate has been highly acclaimed for its natural beauty and remarkable longevity, unmatched by other roofing materials. Investing into a slate roofing system is […] The post Slate Roofing Pros and Cons – Slate Roof Facts, FAQ, & Pricing Details appeared first on RoofingCalc.com.
 
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  • Murray Lampert Earns Two Customer Satisfaction Awards

    Gregg Cantor
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel is off to a great start in this new year—we’ve already received accolades for commitment to quality work and stellar customer service. Better Business Bureau Torch Award – We were fortunate enough to be one of only five recipients of the Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics for San Diego, Orange, and Imperial counties. This is the fourth time Murray Lampert was honored with an award from the BBB—an organization that is synonymous with ethics and integrity. Best of Houzz 2015 – If you know us, then you know that making the remodeling process…
  • What Home Improvements Are Tax Deductible?

    Gregg Cantor
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    When tax time rolls around, many homeowners wonder if any of their expensive home improvements from the year are valuable to mention on their returns. In most cases, home improvement costs are not tax deductible, but they are still financially valuable in other ways. Some common home improvements that generally do not qualify for a tax deduction include: Painting the interior or exterior of a home Landscaping projects Comparable replacements for appliances like refrigerators, washers, and dryers Replacing a window, a toilet, or carpet There are some home improvements that do qualify for…
  • What are the Best Improvements to Increase Home Value?

    Gregg Cantor
    3 Feb 2015 | 9:28 am
    Contrary to popular belief, not every home improvement project is valuable to your home’s resale. Understanding where to invest in home improvement projects and where to avoid spending is important to maximizing the value of your home, especially if that is one of your primary goals in home improvement. Take a look at some of the best ways to spend your home improvement budget to increase your home’s resale amount. More bathrooms. The National Association of Home Builders reports that adding just another half bathroom can add as much as 10.5 percent to the value of the home. A full…
  • 5 Good Reasons to Remodel Now

    Gregg Cantor
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    The economy is improving, property values are increasing, home improvement financing is more readily available and gas prices are low, all creating the most consumer confidence since 2008. 2015 should be a huge year for home remodeling and construction.  There have been many homeowners on the fence for quite some time, who are in need of kitchen remodeling, additional space or major renovations. Here are 5 good reasons to remodel now: Real estate continue to improve and values are increasing providing equity to homeowners. Financial institutions are finally offering loan programs for home…
  • Inexpensive Ways to Give Your Kitchen a Fresh New Look for 2015

    Gregg Cantor
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Is your kitchen beginning to show signs of the times—times that have passed, that is? Are you a century or more behind in the latest fashions? Well, you don’t have to go all-in for a complete overhaul to make a big difference. With some small, inexpensive changes you can refresh the look of your kitchen and revive your décor. Here we’ll look at some quick and easy ideas to give your kitchen a fresh new look for the 2015. Paint Your Cabinets One of the quickest and most cost effective changes that has a huge impact is painting your old cabinets and installing new hardware. If your…
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  • Fun with paint… in the kitchen!

    Koen Goeminne
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:53 am
    You know what they say, once everything is sanded down you’re ready for the finishing touches. And since we did such a great job on making sure the walls and ceiling were as smooth as a baby’s behind, we were ready… for some paint! Let’s hear that music (yeah, it looks like she’s either eating or blowing a bulb):   First things first. After all that sanding action we ended the mudding with, I made sure the walls and ceiling were as dust-free as possible. I first went over them with a soft brush, to get the most of it off already, and then went over…
  • Making an old phone ring

    Koen Goeminne
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:58 am
    It’s that time of the year again. That time were you don’t get anything done. That time were time flies and you can’t stop it. But you know why. It’s play-time. And in this year’s play, we need a phone to ring. Now for authenticity, it’s a lot cooler if that ring actually comes from somewhere on scene and not from the speakers. But for that to work, we need a phone on scene which we can control remotely. Preferably an older model, for its characteristic ring. So that’s what we did. After doing some research, I found out that the bell ring on an old…
  • And then some mud ‘n tape

    Koen Goeminne
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:56 am
    To finish up the drywall ceiling we still need to tape and mud the seams. So that’s what we’ll do. Sometimes life is easy. And it’s always more pleasant with some music. Another little side thing I did before starting with the mud and tape: resurrecting a little wall with insulation. The wall against which it is placed is an outer wall, but we cannot insulate it from outside as it’s on the border with our neighbour. So inside insulation it is. First a stud against the wall, all level, to start with. Then I had to drill holes in the floor, to screw the horizontal stud…
  • After the frame, the drywall

    Koen Goeminne
    15 Feb 2015 | 9:59 am
    Let’s face it. You wouldn’t like the sight of insulation as a ceiling. Especially not if there’s a metal stud frame underneath. So we did what any logical person would do. We put up drywall against the frame. But first, music! If you read up even the tiniest bit of creating your ceiling with drywall, you’ll see the recommendation for sheets with something called “4 x ABA” (well, at least here in Belgium, I have no clue what’s it called in other countries). It means that your sheets have a tapered edge on all four sides , opposed to a regular sheet…
  • Putting up a drywall ceiling frame

    Koen Goeminne
    8 Feb 2015 | 9:57 am
    We insulated the flat roof. Then we finished that with the installation of a vapour barrier. Now we’re up to the next challenge: how to get to a nice, finished ceiling from that. Despite the availability of different kinds of shelves, we immediately knew we were going the route of a drywall ceiling. We just like a nice, clean ceiling like you only get with the drywall. But first, we need a frame to put the drywall on! On a side note: music! In general, it’s not recommended to put the drywall straight onto the beams supporting the floor or roof above, as there’s a risk the…
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    LUFHOME Interior Decor and Design

  • Contemporary Bedroom Interior Design

    adem bal
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:26 pm
    If you take pleasure in flipping through décor magazines to keep up with the most recent trend in bedroom design, you need to already be aware of modem bedroom theme. Contemporary bedrooms are a exclusive way of breathing life into your bedroom. Let's take a look at some of the most important modern day bedroom design and style elements that can support you replicate the magazine appear. Color -
  • Modern day Interior Decoration

    adem bal
    18 Feb 2015 | 11:26 am
    Do you like redecorating your area so it looks inviting as effectively as relaxing? Do you want to make items more accessible and your area layout far more functional? If so, you possibly love interior decorating.Interior decorating encompasses a wide area of interests: the paint on the walls and on the other surfaces of your area, wallpaper, carpet, tiles, light fixtures, furnishings, and even
  • Kitchen Interior Design and style Tips

    adem bal
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:26 am
    There are so a lot of choices you have accessible to you when it comes to kitchen interior style suggestions. Whilst the overall appear of your property is essential, you have to realize that you invest so significantly of your time in the kitchen. The kitchen is where you prepare your meals, commit time with your household, and is a location exactly where your guests will frequent. There are a
  • Modest kitchen solutions - 10 exciting solutions for little kitchen styles

    adem bal
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:26 am
    For who asking about modest kitchen designs tips and modest kitchen solutions i provide ten intriguing solutions for little kitchen design ideas and how decorate tiny kitchens, little kitchen solutions kent, great tips for small kitchens designs and tiny kitchen layout 2014If you have little kitchen in your residence so i offer some of intriguing ideas and solutions for small kitchen, i have
  • Modern Kitchen Interior Designs

    adem bal
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:26 am
    A relaxing afternoon spent dining with your loved ones in the breakfast nook of your newly-decorated kitchen presents a beautifully vivid image of leisure and fun social activity. We need a handful of a lot more of these pictures to fill our lives inside this seemingly impersonal and very urbanized society. Modern kitchen designs are promoting this concept of open organizing to accommodate an
 
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  • How to Equip Your Kitchen For Optimal Produce Storage

    StockCabinetExpress Staff
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:20 am
    Keeping produce as fresh as possible for as long as possible is one of the biggest challenges in any kitchen. Here are a few tips on how to store your fresh fruits and vegetables in ways that keep them both fresh and enticing. General produce storage guidelines Don’t store fruits […]
  • How to Choose Your Backsplash Tile

    StockCabinetExpress Staff
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:45 am
    Choosing the perfect tile for your kitchen backsplash takes a lot of thinking. The sheer variety of choices and their individual pros and cons can make the project a bit overwhelming, but with this handy guide to different tiles and patterns you can make the process more enjoyable and less […]
  • How to Find the Perfect Countertop & Backsplash Design Combo For Your Kitchen

    StockCabinetExpress Staff
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:45 am
    Designing a kitchen isn’t just about picking what materials should be used for which part. You always have to look at the design as a whole and ask yourself, “Do these materials work well together or are they going to end up as an uncoordinated, jumbled mishmash?” This issue can […]
  • 9 Eclectic Kitchen Design Tips For the Creative Homeowner

    StockCabinetExpress Staff
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:26 am
    As haphazard and unplanned as it may seem at first glance, the real driving forces behind the eclectic style are a dash of confidence and a whole lot of restraint. An eclectic space isn’t messy – far from it, actually. Its chaos is tightly controlled and there’s a definite method […]
  • Give Your Kitchen Cabinets A Universal Upgrade

    StockCabinetExpress Staff
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Your cabinets are among the most important elements of your kitchen. Not only do they help tie together the aesthetic design of your space, they serve as your main storage spaces. To further extend your cabinets’ function and get the most out of them, here are a few very useful […]
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  • Your Tidy Home: How Clean is Too Clean?

    Apun Ka Fry
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:23 pm
    A number of adults have memories of a hyper-clean relative who asked visitors to take off shoes, maintained a pristine household, and had rugs crossed with vacuum marks. However, despite the appearance and supposed good health that goes along with a tidy household, could such neat compulsions actually pose a threat to children? Researchers were surprised to discover that kids who were exposed to rodents, pet dander, and other common allergens within their first year of life had fewer to no allergies, asthma, and wheezing fits. Rural, Urban and Allergy Free Researchers were surprised to link…
  • Final Touches: Accessories That Turn a House into a Home

    Apun Ka Fry
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:46 pm
    If you want to instantly transform the colour and personality of a room in your house without having to redecorate, try using accessories for those finishing touches that can give you such pleasing results. Here is a look at some quick and easy ways in which you can use accessories to turn your house into a home. Seasonal makeover Learn to be inspired by the weather outside and give your room a seasonal makeover that reflects what is going on outside your window. Use objects and accessories that are symbolic of the colours of each particular season, with lots of …
  • Clear Your Clutter, Clear Your Mind: Junk proof Your Home in Just One Weekend

    Apun Ka Fry
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:52 pm
    If you worked on the basis that you kept nothing in your house that you did not consider to be useful or believe to be pleasing on the eye, you would probably have a fairly empty house. Many of us seem to live life in a cluttered home, whether it is intentional or not and we seem to be particularly good at squirreling away objects that we don’t really need and often forget that we even had in the first place. If your cupboards are full and every available space in your home is occupied, it may be time to …
  • Add Elegance to Your Dining Space in 3 Easy Steps

    Apun Ka Fry
    4 Feb 2015 | 9:53 pm
      If you love hosting dinner parties, you know it’s not all about producing exquisite delights for the taste buds. You also have to create a pleasant ambiance and arrange the room in a way that makes the most impact. You may be a top-notch cook, but are you a diva of design? If not, fear not. With a few simple changes, you can transform your dining space into a party-worthy room without spending a fortune. Make the Dining Table Stand Out Your dining table is the centerpiece of the room, and it should be made worthy of that honor. …
  • Ideas for Buying Furniture at Affordable Price

    Apun Ka Fry
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:03 am
    So you have recently bought a new flat/house and wondering how to decorate it. We all know that furniture and your personal touch is what turns a house into a home. Now, most of us have an idea how we want our home to look like and what our furniture would be like. However, actually getting down to it is easier said than done. There are several reasons behind it, which include budget planning; ensuring that furniture is built to last and most importantly, it should go with the aesthetics of the newly built house. These days there are several …
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  • Roofers Beware: Five Things That Scare Clients Off

    KravelV
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    More and more homeowners are recognizing the importance of the roofs on their homes, which is why many are willing to have theirs checked, repaired or replaced. However, unscrupulous scammers are also waiting to take advantage of vulnerable customers, threatening the business of reputable contractors in the process. As a contractor, even if your intentions are good, you must also be wary of actions and policies that might scare off potential clients. Take note of these things so you won’t appear as an unscrupulous roofer, especially if you are a new player in the industry who wants to build…
  • The Basic Guide to Buying Patio Doors

    KravelV
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:09 am
    Patio doors offer an opportunity to make a room look bigger and more attractive, and give a better view of the outdoors. They also allow convenient access to a deck, and let natural light into a living space. Indeed, patio doors can prove to be a good investment, and you can make the most out of them if you know the things that you should look for and consider. Top Considerations When Shopping for Patio Doors To make sure that you’re making the right choice, below are some of the aspects that I encourage you to consider carefully. Price – Naturally, you’ll want to weigh if a…
  • Roof Repair vs. Roof Replacement: Questions to Ask Yourself

    KravelV
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:51 am
    No roof lasts forever. If you’re a homeowner, the time will come when you’ll have to ask yourself whether or not your roof is due for replacement. This is a question where time is of the essence: replace too soon and you’ll waste money and a perfectly fine roof; replace too late and you’ll risk the structural integrity of more than just your roof. So when should you choose roof repair over replacement, and vice versa? Asking yourself these four questions should make the decision easier: Question #1: How old is your roof? Most roofs are rated to last at least 25 years. That’s a…
  • What the IgCC Means for the U.S. Window Replacement Industry

    KravelV
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:45 am
    Considered to be the country’s first national green model code, the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) was created to provide a baseline for sustainable commercial building design and construction. California’s first-in-the-nation Green Building Standards Code was what laid the groundwork for this relatively new addition to the I-Code family back in 2010. Today, the IgCC has been adopted in Florida, North Carolina, Maryland, Rhode Island, Oregon, and a few other jurisdictions to varying degrees. The IgCC’s intent is to improve buildings’ energy efficiency and reduce waste…
  • Sliding doors – where and why

    KravelV
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:29 am
    The sliding door is a very useful device which can be seen in many contemporary homes. It is very easy to use and doesn’t require any special cares while at the same time it can give to a room a very elegant look. If you are wondering whether or not you should also install sliding doors in your real estate property, there are several thing which you need to consider before taking this decision. It is important where exactly you will add this device, as well as what model you will select. Unlike the ordinary doors, the sliding doors are usually easier to clean. Most people prefer to use…
 
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  • Religious Home Decor Accessories

    Prashant Gupta
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:31 pm
    Religious home decoration has always been a major part of decoration where each and everything should match the religious sentiments. Home is a dream that is seen by everyone and once constructed people start with religious decor or home decor complaint with vaastu. Buy paintings is as important as the four walls of the house. Keeping a religious idol on a table by the side of the bed can give you a soothing impact. As per religious decor, the entrance should have flower pots, a Ganesha idol or a Ganesha Painting as it keeps away bad omen from the family. Vaastu plays an important role in the…
  • Different Home Decoration Ways for Different spaces

    Prashant Gupta
    21 Feb 2015 | 9:56 am
    Buying home needs planning and we are aware about the real estate prices. We do understand that people belonging to the upper middle class save for long to buy a home of their choice. After that, either people wait for another couple of years to save money for decorating or they compromise on the decoration style. If spending money is a constraint for home decoration then have a favorable price-mix of all of the home decor accessories. Articles that have longer lives and occupy critical spaces in the house can be contemplated for higher spend than the other home decor accessories. A great…
  • It’s Holi time – Spice it up, buy paintings online india

    Prashant Gupta
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:19 pm
    Holi, the festival of colors, is celebrated in the month of Phalgun (February-March of each year). Also called Phagwah, it is the full moon day in Phalgun that ushers in the spring season in India and is also celebrated the onset of the harvest season. The festival gets its name from the historical story of Holika, who was the sister of the demon-king Hiranyakashipu. The king, egoistic as he was, desired that everybody in his kingdom should worship him alone. Much to his ire, he found that his son, Prahlada, was a worshipper of Lord Vishnu. It was then that Hiranyakashipu decided to kill…
  • Valentine Week – Symbol of Love and Strength of Promises

    Prashant Gupta
    8 Feb 2015 | 4:21 am
    There are ways in which love is expressed with or without any occasion. During Valentine week, the entire atmosphere gets filled with love and emotion. This is probably the most important week for the lovers when they get to express their love and care for each other, mend their ways and commit themselves for years to come. We suggest in what ways one can express emotions through paintings and artwork. The valentine week starts from Ross day (on 7th Feb this year) through Valentine Day (14th Feb) and we have different styles of paintings and artwork for celebrate each day. Rose day Gift your…
  • Trendy Styles for Interior Decorations

    Prashant Gupta
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:05 pm
    Interior designing is a specialized area where passion finds a way to showcase thoughts, personality and style. Let the free-flowing ideas create something unique that is both charming and smooth. A successful home decor is function of three main things that include mood, taste and personality. We should always try to include new trends in home decor to the existing one to ensure that we keep pace with the world. It is always a good idea to constantly discuss the new trends in home design with family members as there is always an area of improvement. Study your home dimensions well in advance…
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  • Natural Pest Control – Top Tips from an Expert …

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    12 Feb 2015 | 8:04 am
    We proud to be able to include a post by award wining author Lillian Brummet around reuse in the garden to make pest control cheaper for you and kinder to the environment. You’ll be amazed you didn’t think of these nifty little tricks yourself. Reuse In The Garden – Natural Pest Control … Gardeners are […] The post Natural Pest Control – Top Tips from an Expert … appeared first on The Garden Furniture Centre Blog.
  • Top Tips for garden Summer Houses …

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    4 Feb 2015 | 6:46 am
    Garden summer houses are an increasingly popular choice for creating more space by adding an extra room in the garden. Where extensions and loft conversions are not an option, a summer house can give more useable space to a property with minimal disruption. Whether you want to use your new space as an office, a […] The post Top Tips for garden Summer Houses … appeared first on The Garden Furniture Centre Blog.
  • How to Safely Store Outdoor Furniture

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    2 Feb 2015 | 6:16 am
    When you’ve invested in good garden furniture, you don’t want to have to replace it every year. Even the best outdoor furniture needs a certain amount of maintenance to keep it looking its best for as long as possible. Heavy Outdoor Furniture … Things in this category include wood or iron chairs benches and tables. […] The post How to Safely Store Outdoor Furniture appeared first on The Garden Furniture Centre Blog.
  • How landscaping your garden can help sell your home …

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    29 Jan 2015 | 2:53 am
    For a lot of people a garden is a make or break part of the home and they desire not just an outdoor space, but an attractive, well laid out one at that. Behind the kitchen, the garden is possibly one of the most important areas for people when it comes to purchasing a house. […] The post How landscaping your garden can help sell your home … appeared first on The Garden Furniture Centre Blog.
  • The Patio Heater that helps you Party …

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    26 Jan 2015 | 6:26 am
    The Athena Plus LED Patio Heater is finally here – and it’s awesome. The Athena Plus, with its instantly recognisable, and highly contemporary, design with mesmerising, gas-fired flame can now be seen in many commercial and domestic settings across the UK. And it’s now available with flashing LED panels round the base to get your […] The post The Patio Heater that helps you Party … appeared first on The Garden Furniture Centre Blog.
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  • Bringing the spirit of Holi home with colours

    Shruti Verma
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:30 pm
    When you paint your friend’s faces with gulal on holi, you know it’ll get washed off before the end of the day but when you paint your home it’s a colour that will stay on for years. Red, pink, blue, green, yellow…… with so many to choose from how do you pick a selection for your home interiors? Let’s take a look at five vibrant colours of Holi and see how to include them in an interior design colour scheme. Red   Image Credit: http://www.newhouseofart.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/red-paint-wall-kitchen-interior-design-style-670×502.jpg Red is the colour of fire,…
  • Creating Unique Murals with Zoya Olefir

    Shruti Verma
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:25 pm
    Simple materials can have an extraordinary effect when treated the right way. Ukranian artist Zoya Olefir works with gypsum to create one of a kind 3 dimensional murals. Every project, she says, is always a unique piece of art which is made in one specimen and is never recreated again. Each mural is hand worked upon with themes that are mostly floral or abstract. Jacob Wagner, Jaime Hayon, Marcel Wanders, Norman Foster and Zaha Hadid are some of the artists and designers she looks up to. We connected with Zoya and asked her to tell us more about her work.  Tell us a little about yourself? I…
  • Lighting up the Ceiling

    Shruti Verma
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:06 am
    Can you imagine your home without lights? If it were only functional, we would have designed a way for lamps and lighting fixtures to disappear during the day but lights have an aesthetic function as well. In terms of fixtures, it can be split between mobile and immobile fixtures with mobile fixtures like lamps being responsible for task and ambient light and the latter such as ceiling lights being mainly responsible for ambient light. With Gyproc, false ceilings today are easy to install and expand the variety of light fixtures to choose between. Ceiling lights can be categorised into three…
  • Talking Textiles with Izel Homes

    Shruti Verma
    22 Feb 2015 | 7:49 pm
    The easiest way to change the mood of a room is by changing its curtains and soft furnishings. A burst of vivid colour can liven up a room while muted monotones can give the same room a somber serious vibe. Thus it becomes important to give a serious thought to the how fabrics are incorporated in your décor to reflect the intended mood of a space. Izel Homes is a creative consultancy- a home of ideas. In Aztec, Izel means “unique”. Izel Home’s primary focus is to think, process, prototype and deliver bespoke design services ranging from design craft and textiles to research as well as…
  • Shopping for the World Cup 2015

    Shruti Verma
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:37 pm
    It’s Cricket World Cup time and if you’re not watching it in the stadium, it’s the perfect time to call your friends over and watch the match together. A large screen, a good sound system, your India team T-shirt and a these essential bits of furniture – that’s all you need to have.   Let’s shop! A recliner to lie back on: BUY NOW Beanbags for friends to sink into: BUY NOW A trolley to make sure a cold glass is always close by: BUY NOW A table for the popcorn: BUY NOW Clocks to make sure not a moment of the match is missed: BUY NOW   So pick…
 
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  • Understanding Your Convection Oven – Tips & Tricks

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    3 Mar 2015 | 9:59 am
    Convection ovens – causing mass confusion in kitchens far and wide. This added feature on a standard oven is fast becoming a popular choice for kitchen owners, it comes with a number of benefits over a standard oven.   The trouble is these same added features are the reason we fear using the convection style of cooking. Fear not, we’ve put together this simple guide to understanding what a convection oven actually is and more importantly how you should cook with it too.   Convection, What is it? We’re not going to get into too much technical detail here so simply…
  • 21 Kitchen Trends in 2015 You Should Know About

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    21 Feb 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Over the years the kitchen has become somewhat of a blank canvas that sets and follows yearly trends, 2015 is no different however individuality and personal touches will be more prominent than ever.   We’ve combined our own knowledge, gone to the internet and put it all together to find the most popular and need-to-know kitchen trends of 2015. Sure we a couple of months into the month but there’s still plenty of time to research, design and decide and hopefully this list of 21 of kitchen trends will point you in the right direction.   1. Furniture style design. As more…
  • The Only Kitchen Worktop Buyer’s Guide You’ll Need

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    18 Feb 2015 | 7:14 am
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  • Black Vs White Kitchen Designs: Which Side Will You Choose?

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    17 Feb 2015 | 4:06 pm
    Black and white kitchens come with an aura of timeless elegance that stands the test of time, rarely does the colour scheme get old when little changes with kitchen utensils and finishings can completely change the look, feel and style of the kitchen.   As these kitchens never go out of fashion, they come with confusion – which one suits you and why go for it?   A black kitchen can be a little too gothic and a white kitchen can end up a little too clinical, just some of the endless debates you’ll end up having with yourself. That being said what we’ve done is put…
  • 19 Kitchen Ideas With an Influence from Japan

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    17 Feb 2015 | 1:07 am
    When it comes to Japanese kitchen design, there are a number of similarities that make it a close relative of a London kitchen – they generally don’t come with much room and they both need to focus on maximising the available space for storage and function.   Japanese kitchens tend to focus more on the function of the room rather than adding any social requirements, but again this will be down to the size available which will always be limiting to a social living aspect of a kitchen.   Luckily if you have a little more space or plan on knocking walls through and creating…
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  • Ultimate Dreams Queen Natural Latex Mattress Review

    Mustafiz Rahman
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:37 am
    There is no better way to support environment than to use latex made mattresses for sleeping. These mattresses are environment friendly and they have great utilities to boost.  is one of the top quality mattresses available in the market. Made from biodegradable bamboo fibers, the mattress uses Talalay latex as the core material for the ... The post Ultimate Dreams Queen Natural Latex Mattress Review appeared first on Mattressly.
  • Serta iComfort Savant Mattress Reviews: The Product Explained

    Mustafiz Rahman
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:35 am
    This product is one of the best that came in Serta’s lineup of amazing mattress. This Serta iComfort Savant is a medium soft mattress if you ask me. I’d give it 7.5 in a scale of 1 to 10. The Savant mattress uses Micro Support Memory Foam Gel. This type of foam is cooler, better ... The post Serta iComfort Savant Mattress Reviews: The Product Explained appeared first on Mattressly.
  • Night Therapy Elite MyGel® Prestige Memory Foam Mattress: A Detailed Review

    Mustafiz Rahman
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:58 am
    Night Therapy Elite MyGel® Prestige Memory Foam Mattress is made of top quality memory foam available in the market. It will most definitely change the way people sleep these days. Made with high quality memory foam, this mattress is available in different levels of thickness. As the name suggests, the mattress is made with many ... The post Night Therapy Elite MyGel® Prestige Memory Foam Mattress: A Detailed Review appeared first on Mattressly.
  • King Serta iComfort EverFeel Mattress Review

    Mustafiz Rahman
    10 Feb 2015 | 5:41 am
    Serta iComfort EverFeel Mattress comes with EverFeel™ Technology, and Cool Action™ Duel Support®. What these two do is contour your body according to your size. The cool action™ helps your body to cool down. Certain pressure points of your body are targeted and provided pressure relieving support by this mattress. The ComfortLast® technology features at ... The post King Serta iComfort EverFeel Mattress Review appeared first on Mattressly.
  • Full Serta iComfort Revolution Mattress Review: Is It Good for Side Sleepers?

    Mustafiz Rahman
    10 Feb 2015 | 5:22 am
    When it comes to competing with DreamFoam, Serta is one mattress company that comes to my mind. They took Plush comfort to the next level with their next line of products. The company has combined EverCool® Memory Foam Cool ActionTM Dual Effects® Gel memory foam with their iComfort technology. The foam will release the pressure ... The post Full Serta iComfort Revolution Mattress Review: Is It Good for Side Sleepers? appeared first on Mattressly.
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