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  • Signs That You Need Commercial Air Conditioning Repair

    RineAir Heating & Air Conditioning
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    4 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    It’s pretty hard to focus on your work when it’s 80+ degrees in your office. That’s why commercial air conditioning is so important. If you want your commercial air conditioner to keep you cool all summer long, though, you’re going to want to keep an eye out for any issues that may be affecting the system. Have a look at some of these signs that you need commercial air conditioning repair. Loss of Output If your commercial air conditioning system starts losing output, there are a couple of different things that could be wrong. It’s possible that you have a refrigerant leak, which…
  • Metal Roofing Cost vs. Asphalt Shingles – What to Expect

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    The Roof Guy
    13 Mar 2015 | 11:47 am
    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.
  • EPDM Rubber Roofing Cost Vs. PVC and TPO

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    The Roof Guy
    5 May 2015 | 4:14 pm
    EPDM Rubber is one of the most common flat roofing systems for residential homes featuring low-slope or flat roofs, today. For the most part, it’s a fairly decent low-slope alternative to asphalt shingles that would normally require a minimum 3 to 12 roof pitch. EPDM in a Nutshell Rubber membranes for low slope and flat […] The post EPDM Rubber Roofing Cost Vs. PVC and TPO appeared first on RoofingCalc.com.
  • Metal Roof Repair – How to Fix a Leaky Metal Roof

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    The Roof Guy
    6 Apr 2015 | 7:30 pm
    When a new metal roof starts to leak shortly after it was installed, you will be justified to feel upset and cheated because of the whole “Leaky Roof” situation, especially if you’ve just recently shelled out many thousands of dollars to a questionable crew for your new “Forever Roof”. After-all, there are countless stories involving […] The post Metal Roof Repair – How to Fix a Leaky Metal Roof appeared first on RoofingCalc.com.
  • Metal Roofing Buying Guide – FAQs – Facts – Pros & Cons

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    The Roof Guy
    16 Mar 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.
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    洗顔石鹸について

  • 洗顔石鹸は低刺激なものを選ぼう

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    30 Apr 2015 | 11:10 pm
    洗顔石鹸を買うときには低刺激のものを選ぶのがいいでしょう。 逆に刺激の多いものはどのようなものなのでしょうか。 基本的に添加物が多く含まれているものが刺激の強いものとなります。 例えば防腐剤や界面活性剤や着色料や香料などが含まれているものになります。…
  • すっぴん美人になろう!洗顔石鹸の魅力

    admin
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:55 pm
    スキンケアの基本は、やはり洗顔から始まります。 顔の汚れを、落としながらも大切な皮脂は残すことであとのスキンケアが上手くいきます。 正しい洗顔をするのなら、まず自分の肌に合わせた洗顔石鹸を選ぶことからしていきます。 乾燥肌や混合肌など、個人差がでるのが肌の質です。 洗顔石鹸は、出来れば無添加で無香料のものが肌にはやさしく安心して使用ができます。…
  • 角栓除去に効果的な洗顔石鹸とは

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    26 Apr 2015 | 10:55 pm
    毛穴に角栓ができますと見た目にボツボツができているようになり、不潔に見えるのが問題です。 これがコンプレックスになる事もあるのですが、何度パックをして取り除いてもすぐにできます。 それを解消するのが洗顔石鹸ですが、どのようなものを使えば角栓除去にいいのでしょうか。 洗顔石鹸はただ洗浄力が強ければいいというものではありません。…
 
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  • How to get rid of mold and mildew in your home

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    25 May 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Mold growth in the home is unhealthy for your family. It is essential that you deal with any mold or mildew in your home. The common idea most people have of basements are dark, damp rooms, covered with basement mold. In fact, basement and bathroom mold is one of the main concerns many homeowners have about […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Coffee and End Tables

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    25 May 2015 | 3:11 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo They might match or only complement each other, but without them you would just have a room with a sofa. When it comes to living room furniture two standards are the coffee table and end tables. Coffee and end tables are used for many things from eating or resting feet to being a convenient place […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Greenington Fine Bamboo Furniture

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    24 May 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo The possibilities available to the furniture designer, cabinet maker or DIY enthusiast using architectural bamboo boards are limited only to the imagination. Have a look at what Greenington have managed to come up with & be inspired … Quoted from their web site: Greenington Fine Bamboo Furniture offers a full line of unique, high quality […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • The Basics of Furniture Refinishing

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    24 May 2015 | 3:09 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Furniture was originally designed to provide for resting provisions and also serve as storage spaces. But it’s much more than just ‘furniture’ … they mark the aesthetics of the place, indicates the tastes of the people living and are hence regarded as assets.  But with time, as it is with everything else, things start to […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Water Damage – Hotel

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    23 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo The phone rang - it was a client who had been the first hotel to install a Strand Woven Bamboo floor in the Western Cape. They had wanted to go green as was the international trend, so had decided to take the plunge and installed an Eco-Logic Strand Woven bamboo floor in their lobby. It had been three months and they were very happy with the floor, what could this be all about? Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
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  • How to get rid of mold and mildew in your home

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    25 May 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Mold growth in the home is unhealthy for your family. It is essential that you deal with any mold or mildew in your home. The common idea most people have of basements are dark, damp rooms, covered with basement mold. In fact, basement and bathroom mold is one of the main concerns many homeowners have about […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Coffee and End Tables

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    25 May 2015 | 3:11 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo They might match or only complement each other, but without them you would just have a room with a sofa. When it comes to living room furniture two standards are the coffee table and end tables. Coffee and end tables are used for many things from eating or resting feet to being a convenient place […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Greenington Fine Bamboo Furniture

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    24 May 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo The possibilities available to the furniture designer, cabinet maker or DIY enthusiast using architectural bamboo boards are limited only to the imagination. Have a look at what Greenington have managed to come up with & be inspired … Quoted from their web site: Greenington Fine Bamboo Furniture offers a full line of unique, high quality […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • The Basics of Furniture Refinishing

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    24 May 2015 | 3:09 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Furniture was originally designed to provide for resting provisions and also serve as storage spaces. But it’s much more than just ‘furniture’ … they mark the aesthetics of the place, indicates the tastes of the people living and are hence regarded as assets.  But with time, as it is with everything else, things start to […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Water Damage – Hotel

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    23 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo The phone rang - it was a client who had been the first hotel to install a Strand Woven Bamboo floor in the Western Cape. They had wanted to go green as was the international trend, so had decided to take the plunge and installed an Eco-Logic Strand Woven bamboo floor in their lobby. It had been three months and they were very happy with the floor, what could this be all about? Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
 
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  • Why Air Conditioning Maintenance Is So Important

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    25 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    The days are warming up, and it’s time for homeowners to make sure that their air conditioning systems are ready for the summer heat. A big part of that preparation is scheduling preventive air conditioner maintenance. Many homeowners believe that as long as they have their air conditioners promptly repaired, their systems will remain in good condition. This isn’t necessarily true. Preventive maintenance is of vital importance if you want your air conditioner to last as long as possible. Read on to find out more about why preventive maintenance is so important to your air conditioner’s…
  • Air Purifier Types That You Should Consider Installing in Your Home

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    18 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Your home’s indoor air quality is probably not as good as you think. Millions of microscopic airborne contaminants are commonly found inside the average home, including dust, mites, viruses, bacteria, mold spores, and insect and pet dander. Some of these are lung irritants and allergens, while others are infectious agents that can cause serious illness. In order to combat these contaminants, you’re going to need to install an air purifier in your home. Read on to find out more about a few of the most common air purifier types. Air Filters Air filters are far and away the most popular type…
  • Air Conditioning Problems That You Should be Aware Of

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    11 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    With the weather starting to warm up, now is the time to make sure that your air conditioner is prepared for summer. Part of getting your air conditioning system ready is making sure that there are no problems that could interfere with its operation. Considering that most air conditioning problems get worse the longer they’re allowed to continue, it’s a good idea to address any potential problems as soon as possible. Let’s take a look at some air conditioning problems that you should be aware of. Refrigerant Leaks Refrigerant is the liquid in your air conditioner responsible for…
  • Signs That You Need Commercial Air Conditioning Repair

    admin
    4 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    It’s pretty hard to focus on your work when it’s 80+ degrees in your office. That’s why commercial air conditioning is so important. If you want your commercial air conditioner to keep you cool all summer long, though, you’re going to want to keep an eye out for any issues that may be affecting the system. Have a look at some of these signs that you need commercial air conditioning repair. Loss of Output If your commercial air conditioning system starts losing output, there are a couple of different things that could be wrong. It’s possible that you have a refrigerant leak, which…
  • Signs That You Need a New Air Conditioner

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    27 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Summer is coming, and that means it’s time for us to get our air conditioners ready for the hot season. For some of us, however, it will mean replacing our air conditioners. No matter how well you take care of your air conditioning system, there will come a time when you have to replace it. The last thing you want is to have your air conditioner die on you in the middle of a hot summer day. That’s why it’s a good idea to replace it now, before that has a chance to occur. The following are some of the most common signs that you need a new air conditioner. Age Air conditioners are…
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    CounterTop Guides

  • How to Care For and Clean Marble Countertops

    Matt Leonard
    13 May 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Article from CounterTop GuidesMarble countertops are among the most elegant and beautiful you can choose, but perhaps you’ve heard they’ll be the divas of your home because of their reputation for high maintenance.Marble does need some attention in the form of regular cleaning and care, and when the maintenance is carried out faithfully, marble countertops will hold their luxurious looks for many decades.Today’s marble care products make the job fast and easy. In this marble countertop maintenance guide, we’ll supply you with tips for caring for your countertops and suggest proven…
  • 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…
 
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  • Pest Control Service -To Keep Unwanted Pests at Bay

    Gaurav Verma
    16 May 2015 | 2:08 am
    Maintenance of your Home, lawn or office becomes a big hassle because of the amount of ants and fleas that comes out of somewhere. So you should hire a pest management company that provides ant control Florida and Flea control Florida services on the following grounds: • The company ought to offer effective services that […]
  • Tick, Flea, Ant Control South Florida

    Brian Reynolds
    7 May 2015 | 9:54 am
    Tick, Flea, Ant Control South Florida Season Here Being a resident in South Florida, tick flea, ant control services are rendered right at your home and with utmost benefit; many thanks to the professional Reynolds Pest Management Inc that has actually made insect control in Florida a very easy job. Ticks, Fleas and also ants […]
  • Mosquito Misting South Florida

    Brian Reynolds
    1 May 2015 | 8:09 am
    Mosquito Misting South Florida If your legs are already loaded with mosquito bites, you’re not the only one. Mosquito misting by local professionals is a start. Many people assume the mosquitoes are the worst when it’s hottest. The rule of thumb is when it’s drizzling and there is water, that’s when they’re breeding. The more they reproduce, the […]
  • Mosquito Control South Florida – Chikungunya Infection Facts

    Brian Reynolds
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:50 am
    Mosquito Control South Florida | Chikungunya Infection – Chikungunya spreads out quick and also transmits from individuals to mosquitoes as well as the other way around. A contaminated American tourist that has actually returned residence could send the infection to a regional mosquito. Consequently, the neighborhood mosquito transfers the infection to even more individuals, enhancing the risk of […]
  • Reynolds Pest Management Earns 2014 Angie’s List Super Service Award

    Brian Reynolds
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Award reflects company’s high level of  pest management customer service Reynolds Pest Management, Inc, main headquarters in Port Saint Lucie Florida is proud to announce their recent award through Angie’s List, the “Super Service Award” for pest control, mosquito misting, fertilization, and lawn care. This specific award is the highest ranked award presented to only […]
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    Home Chunk

  • Make bath time more fun for kids with a funky bathroom

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    7 May 2015 | 2:42 am
    A lot of kids hate getting into the bath and try to cook up whatever excuse they can to skip bath time. What would be the best way then, to make a bath a more enjoyable activity for kids so that they don’t run for cover the moment they hear the word ‘bath’? Here are ... The post Make bath time more fun for kids with a funky bathroom appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • The killer benefits that come with artificial grass installation in your lawn

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    3 May 2015 | 2:29 am
    A lot of homeowners are opting for artificial grass lawns nowadays owing to the benefits they provide over the more traditional natural grass lawns. If you are pondering about installing artificial grass in your lawn as well, here are some reasons why you should do it right away.Unchanged aesthetic appeal Compared to a natural grass ... The post The killer benefits that come with artificial grass installation in your lawn appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • Common mistakes in interior design that you can easily avoid

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    30 Apr 2015 | 6:07 am
    Few small changes in the room can turn the way your room looks. Little mistakes can make the room look odd and disorganized. People must avoid those mistakes to make room look better and organized. Below are some common mistakes that people usually make while designing their home. If you are thinking of designing your ... The post Common mistakes in interior design that you can easily avoid appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • Benefits that flow from downsizing to a smaller house

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    28 Apr 2015 | 9:26 pm
    Changing your home is a very personal and important decision. You need to take care of hundreds of things before changing home. While most people dream of living in palatial and large homes, downsizing into a smaller home also has some benefits attached. Below are some good reasons that you should downsize into a smaller ... The post Benefits that flow from downsizing to a smaller house appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • Simple fixes that can boost the value of your home

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:07 am
    Whether you are planning to sell your home or thinking of refurnishing it, you can always increase the value of the home. It is not always necessary to spend thousands of dollars to update your house. Few simple tricks can always provide you the chance to make your house more valuable. Fix your carpets One ... The post Simple fixes that can boost the value of your home appeared first on Home Chunk.
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  • Presidential Fencing

    joanneland
    12 May 2015 | 9:18 am
    Keeping the President, his family, and the rest of the White House occupants safe hasn’t been easy. In the past year, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has been assaulted by a knife-wielding assailant (with bad knees) who opened the front door, a pair of drunk Secret Service agents who crashed their vehicle, and a four-year-old who wiggled under-neath the main gate. Not to mention a runaway quadcopter operated by a drunk intelligence analyst. To try to solve this trending problem, the National Park Service and the Secret Service are adding new outward-facing spikes to the White House fence, as well…
  • Enchanting Gates

    joanneland
    30 Apr 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Have you seen our series of posts on “Crafty Fences“?  Well, along those same lines, we are now sharing a collection of photos we found online of “Enchanting Gates”.  These are truly lovely (and with the adjoining greenery, a long time in achieving). Enjoy this stroll through some scenic gardens and brighten your day spent indoors with photos of the outdoors (via this link to Houzz). Should your own piece of paradise, aka your back yard, happen to need a new gate or fence, we hope you will let us help you achieve your own style of “enchanted”. …
  • Fence Hazards

    joanneland
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:18 am
    Thanks to the folks at Halls Fence (NJ) for posting this infographic about the 5 Hazards that can harm wooden fencing — we manufacture and install a variety of wood fence products, and this is a good visual of what to consider when purchasing wooden fencing.  (Wood is a great fence option; you just need to take proper care of it and the surrounding property!) http://www.hallsfence.com/blog/fence-hazards-infographic/ For those of you in the Bucks and Montgomery County areas of Pennsylvania, we hope you will give us a call when it’s time to install new or replace your old…
  • Winter Walking Tips

    joanneland
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:08 am
    The sidewalk is completely buried under snow.  The temperature is frigid and the wind is whipping.  It’s a great day to take a walk — if you’re a Siberian husky!  If, however, you’re a Chihuahua, a Yorkie or a human, you’d probably rather take a long winter’s nap.  But neither snow nor rain gloom of night should stay a dog’s appointed rounds.  Like mail carriers, dogs have to go out no matter what the weather. If you don’t take your dogs out or exercise them in the winter, they can get very destructive as they have no outlet for their pent-up…
  • What do the Neighbors Think?

    joanneland
    8 Jan 2015 | 12:40 pm
    We’ve shared numerous posts over the past couple of years regarding “Crafty Fences” — fence projects that homeowners have taken upon themselves to do, using a wide variety of materials, and in manners that are often quite unusual. Today’s post is even more of the same … check ’em out! If for some reason your neck of the woods doesn’t have glass recycling, here’s an idea of what to do with all of those colorful bottles.  Or if plastic bottles are your downfall, don’t feel left out, there’s one here for you too! Or, maybe where…
 
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    Leovan Design

  • Eco-Friendly Gardening Tips

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    8 May 2015 | 6:09 pm
    Eco-friendly, sustainable, and environmentally friendly gardening promotes a healthy lifestyle, decreases negative environmental effects on the planet, and reduces your environmental footprint. Here are some eco-friendly gardening tips to use in your garden: Design a garden that fits your environment, climate, and location by planting plants that are native to your region. Native
  • Spring Gardening Tips

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    7 Apr 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Spring garden maintenance prepares your garden for the spring and the summer growing seasons. Spring is the perfect time to complete gardening tasks such as cleaning your yard, preparing your lawn for summer, and planting your new flowers, vegetable plants, trees, and shrubs. Here is a checklist to follow when you are preparing your garden for the spring and the summer growing
  • Spring Home Maintenance Tips

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    11 Mar 2015 | 9:02 am
    Spring maintenance protects your investment in your home, keeps your property well maintained, and helps prevent potential problems before they occur if you are trying to sell your home in the near future.  Here is a spring maintenance checklist to prepare your home for the summer season: Interior Spring Maintenance: Test your smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, carbon monoxide
  • 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
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    Bifold Network

  • 6 reasons we’re Yorkshire’s best aluminium manufacturer

    Bifold Network Expert
    6 May 2015 | 2:36 am
    We’re incredibly proud of the range of products and services that we offer here at Bifold Network. Here’s some reasons why we’re one of Yorkshire’s best aluminium manufacturers. 6 reasons we’re Yorkshire’s best aluminium manufacturer 1. We specialise in creating bifolds Here at Bifold Network we’re specialists when it comes to manufacturing the highest quality bifolds from aluminium. One of the most popular, high margin products in the home improvement industry at the moment, bifold doors are a versatile addition to any installer’s product…
  • Why bifold doors are perfect for… restaurant projects

    Bifold Network Expert
    29 Apr 2015 | 1:12 am
    Bifolds are the perfect product for commercial applications that require a versatile door, such as restaurant projects. Bifold doors for commercial applications from the Bifold Network Here at Bifold Network, we know that bifolds are the perfect type of door for use in a commercial environment. We supply a range of bifolds suitable for use in commercial applications, such as retail settings. Here are a few reasons why bifolds are perfect for use in projects like restaurant and shop refits: Reasons why bifold doors are perfect for commercial properties 1. They’re versatile ……
  • 10 reasons to buy a Smarts bifold door

    Bifold Network Expert
    12 Mar 2015 | 7:29 am
    Here at Bifold Network, the bifold systems we use are provided by the market leading, Smarts company. One of the leading systems companies when it comes to creating high quality, high performance bifold doors, Smart Systems bifold are some of the best available. Here’s 10 reasons why you should buy a Smarts bifold door: 1. They’re incredibly secure Utilising an advanced multipoint locking mechanism, Smarts bifold doors are incredibly secure. A robust, durable aluminium frame combined with thick, reinforced glazing further increases the security of the door, making a Smarts bifold one…
  • 2015: A good year for bifold door sales

    Bifold Network Expert
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:08 am
      As we saw from the sales evidence of our network members, 2014 was a great year for bifold installers, with homeowners continuing to choose ali bifolds as their luxury home improvement product of choice.   If 2014 showed us anything, it was that bifolds are one of the most sought-after products that an installer can offer. Over the course of the year, bifold door sales remained strong, and this trend looks set to continue into 2015 and beyond.   What does 2015 hold for bifold door sales? With the economy steadily … Continue reading The post 2015: A good year for bifold…
  • Keep the weather at bay

    Bifold Network Expert
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:39 am
    British weather can be particularly erratic. We’ve seen that proven over the last week with the infamous ‘weather-bomb’ that hit parts of the country causing massive disruption and damage to properties.   With global warming increasingly playing havoc with our weather systems, many homeowners are beginning to look for a more weatherproof bi-fold, like the ones we supply here at Bifold Network.   Specifying a weatherproof bifold as part of your range can really help to net you new customers. Here are some weatherproofing features you can use to maximise the weatherproofing…
 
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  • TWIP: This Week in Pests – May 19th

    Admin
    19 May 2015 | 7:31 pm
    Here is our weekly round-up of the latest and greatest from the world of pests and pest control this week. Take some time to check out the blogs listed below: 1. Ticks and Lyme Disease Prevention Green Pest Solutions, based… The post TWIP: This Week in Pests – May 19th appeared first on FightBugs.com.
  • 14 All-Natural Homemade Mosquito Repellents That Work

    Admin
    7 Mar 2015 | 12:46 pm
    With spring and summer just around the corner, you know that those darn mosquitoes are already making plans to ruin your outdoor parties and activities. To help you stay one step ahead of the game, we’re compiling our list of… The post 14 All-Natural Homemade Mosquito Repellents That Work appeared first on FightBugs.com.
  • 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… The post Best Mouse Bait – Easily Get Rid Of Mice In Your Basement appeared first on FightBugs.com.
  • 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… The post Gnats – The Complete Guide To Gnat Bites and Prevention appeared first on FightBugs.com.
  • 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… The post The Best Flea Bomb – Which One’s Actually Get Rid of Fleas? appeared first on FightBugs.com.
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    Porch Advice

  • Which Kind of Heated Floor is Right for You?

    Stephanie Cernivec
    26 May 2015 | 12:20 am
    So you’ve decided to add heated floors to your home to keep your rooms toasty from the floor up. Nice! But which type of floor heating system should you use: electric, or hydronic? Both electric and hydronic floor heating systems have pros and cons, depending on your project details and personal preferences. Here are five common situations, and the choice we recommend for each. 1. If you’re remodeling Ackley Painting LLC Electric radiant floor heating is ideal for remodeling projects because it’s typically easier and more affordable to install in just one room. To install the…
  • Our Favorite Pins Of The Week: DIY Planters To Make This Spring

    Mady Dahlstrom
    22 May 2015 | 12:15 am
    Pinterest is a place for inspiration, collecting ideas, browsing through projects you would love to try or simply just looking at and admiring pretty things. From the latest trends to new design ideas, we’ve rounded up our favorite pins of the week featuring DIY planters – so you can see what our friends and fellow pinners are loving! Find out what’s hot on Pinterest this week and don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest! 1. DIY Cedar Planter Box Image Source 2. Workspace Planter Set Image Source 3. Hanging Wine Bottle Planter Image Source 4. Ombre Planter Image Source 5. Side Table…
  • These Stunning Patios Will Make You Forget You’re Outside

    Anne Reagan
    21 May 2015 | 12:10 am
    Dreaming of a quiet backyard retreat for this summer? How about a fully-decked out outdoor living space? Outdoor patios are perfect for extending your living space square footage during warm weather. Often patios are located just off of the home but sometimes a patio is located farther out in the yard. Patios can be covered or uncovered and generally they have a stone or tile floor and are situated on the ground (compared to decks which are generally elevated off the ground). Depending on your regional climate, a patio can be used throughout the summer. If your region is particularly hot or…
  • 5 Fresh Furniture Ideas to Add Color to Your Outdoors

    Anne Reagan
    19 May 2015 | 3:54 pm
    Looking to add color to your patio, porch or deck? You’re in luck, because this season, color is easy to find. Highly saturated colors look best in full sun and it’s easy to add pops of brightly hued colors with pillows, rugs and furniture. Pairing your furnishings with complementary flowers and planters will help round out your overall color palette and help create that outdoor oasis your yard needs. While it’s easy to see why many of us choose to decorate our outdoor spaces with color, there’s another perk about using bold colors outdoors: they may be easier to keep clean.
  • 25 Tips For Easy Outdoor Entertaining

    Mady Dahlstrom
    19 May 2015 | 1:24 pm
    The sun is out and the scent of summer is near. It’s time to take the party outside by hosting a backyard bash! From inviting guests and planning the menu, to setting the table and adding decorations, make your next outdoor party a breeze with these outdoor entertaining ideas. We’ve included everything from yard prep, to flowers and decorations to make sure you throw your next backyard party like a pro! 1. Comfy seating, and lots of it Cover your chairs, sofas, and benches with cushions and pillows for seating that is extra comfortable. Throw a few pillows on the grass, set up chairs in…
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    Pool Pricer

  • 10 Reasons to Get a Backyard Pool For the Kids

    Mat Jobe
    22 May 2015 | 7:20 am
    Got kids? Then you have one hugely compelling reason to get a backyard swimming pool. Actually, it’s more than one reason. Pools are beneficial to children in many different ways – some obvious, some not so much. If you’re a parent on the fence about getting a pool, we’ve put together a list of benefits to add to the “plus” column. But first, it’s important to note one potential minus. Swimming pools, as we are reminded every year during Water Safety Month, can pose a serious hazard to children. Before installing a pool, make sure you have a safety…
  • Can You Really Find a Pool Builder Online?

    Mat Jobe
    15 May 2015 | 9:05 am
    You can find almost anything online, but a pool builder? A swimming pool is a permanent part of your property that costs tens of thousands of dollars to install. We’re not talking about a funny t-shirt or some gaudy knickknack here. And yet, you must use the internet in your search for a pool builder. Why? Because it has important information, some of which you can’t find anywhere else. Yes, it’s probably wise to be at least a little skeptical about using the internet for such an important (and expensive) project. The key is knowing where to look, and how to weigh the…
  • Pool Placement: 3 Keys to Finding the Perfect Spot

    Mat Jobe
    5 May 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Where are you going to put a pool? It’s probably the first question that pops up when you start to dream about building your own backyard oasis. After all, you can’t envision yourself splashing around in the pristine blue water of that new pool if you don’t have some idea about where it’s going to go. Unfortunately, pool placement can also be a major stumbling block. There are lots of competing factors to weigh, many of them based on the size and shape of your property. Plus, when you’re talking about an inground pool, there are no do-overs. You can’t just…
  • 5 Hidden Hassles of Owning a Swimming Pool

    Mat Jobe
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:45 am
    Pools are wonderful for many reasons, but let’s be honest, they also have some pretty obvious downsides. Most people understand that they cost a small fortune to install. Most people are also aware that building a pool saddles the homeowner with additional maintenance and safety issues. Unfortunately, there are also hassles that the average non-pool owner doesn’t know about. If you really want to weigh the pros and cons of owning a pool, these lesser known problems better be on the scale (along with the lesser known benefits, which we covered in a previous article). While the…
  • Gushing Praise: The Virtues of a Backyard Splash Pad

    Mat Jobe
    9 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    For a kid on a hot summer day, there are few things more irresistible than the sight of spraying water. Many of us grew up playing with a garden hose in the backyard, soaking ourselves and our friends in goose bump-inducing water from an outdoor spigot. Now a growing number of very lucky children enjoy their own backyard splash pads. You heard that right – a permanent, water park-style splash pad in your own backyard. Kids have it so much better these days, don’t they? While splash parks have been around for many years in public areas, residential splash pads are a relatively new…
 
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    Roofpedia | The Roofing Website

  • Patriot Pressure Washing Review

    Roofpedia
    5 May 2015 | 1:32 pm
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    Roofpedia
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  • Peachtree City Roofing Review

    Roofpedia
    5 May 2015 | 9:41 am
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    Roofpedia
    5 May 2015 | 9:36 am
  • How Much Does A New Roof Cost?

    Roofpedia
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    Help! How Much Does it Cost to Replace a Roof? Looking for a new roof to be installed? A new shingle roof is a big investment, so you’re probably looking to see exactly just how much a new roof on your home is going to cost you. We’ll do our best in this article to break down the roofing prices. This way, you’ll have a ball-park range of what your roofing contractor will price your new roof to be. You will find the accumulation of the total price of a roof replacement in this color and font. Remember that the prices are estimates and the price of your roof replacement will vary. How Big…
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    VIP for Air

  • What is CADR?

    D stone
    24 May 2015 | 6:55 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItCADR – What Is It? CADR expands to Clean Air Delivery Rate and is the number value assigned to an air purifier based on a set of independent tests that are conducted for AHAM (Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers). AHAM started measuring and assigning CADR rating to air purifiers from the 1980s. As per […]The post What is CADR? appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • What Features A Great Air Purifier Should Have?

    D stone
    6 May 2015 | 6:11 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItFeatures of Air Purifiers That You Need to Keep in Mind According to professionals in the air purifiers industry, the most important characteristic of a good air purifier is its HEPA filter. The reason is that HEPA is the most effective solution against small airborne particles and allergens. Even if there are other types […]The post What Features A Great Air Purifier Should Have? appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • Questions to Ask When You Choosing An Air Purifier

    D stone
    9 Apr 2015 | 5:59 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItQuestions to Ask When Choosing an Air Purifier Before choosing an air purifier, here are five essential questions that you need to ask yourself: 1. Would I rather have a room or a whole house air purifier? According to experts, Opting for a furnace filter that’s much cheaper and works well with an existing […]The post Questions to Ask When You Choosing An Air Purifier appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • For Different Type of Pollutants: How to Choose An Air Purifier?

    D stone
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:04 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItAir Purifiers and Types of Pollutants There are various pollutants in the air and each of them requires a different type of treatment. An air purifier that is able to treat some combinations of pollutants can easily be found. However, it can be difficult to get an air purifier that deals with all types […]The post For Different Type of Pollutants: How to Choose An Air Purifier? appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • 5 Tips to Choose an Allergy Air Purifier

    D stone
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:38 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin It5 Things to Consider When Choosing An Air Purifier for Allergies An air purifier is an indispensable device in every home considering how inhaling particles in the air can trigger allergic symptoms. However, with a vast array of air purifiers available in the market, choosing the right one for your needs can be quite […]The post 5 Tips to Choose an Allergy Air Purifier appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
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    Climate Plus

  • Climate Plus: Your Emergency Plumber in Oak Ridge, NJ

    admin
    20 May 2015 | 12:57 pm
    If you’re a responsible homeowner or business owner, it’s advisable to have an emergency plumber in Oak Ridge on speed dial. Knowing who to call in the event of a plumbing emergency can literally save you thousands of dollars… and a lot of stress! Plumbing Emergencies Are Never Well-Timed We all know there’s no such thing as a convenient time for a plumbing emergency, but there can be all sorts of circumstances that make matters even more urgent. For example, you have standing water in the basement after a spring rainstorm—but neither you nor your spouse can afford to take the…
  • 3 Reasons Why Air Filtration is Important in Oak Ridge

    admin
    13 May 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Summer is fast approaching, with high temperatures and humidity on the way you’ll need to prepare your home’s air conditioner or cooling system. Since lots of air will soon be circulating through your home, it’s the perfect time to have your air filtration system cleaned, replaced, and serviced. Think of all the dust and debris that accumulates in your air-conditioning device, cooling system, and the air ducts throughout your home. You certainly don’t want to be spreading dirt and bacteria through your indoor air. That’s why you need to call a professional! When you need services to…
  • The Trouble with Tree Roots: Advice from a Plumber in Oak Ridge

    admin
    6 May 2015 | 3:55 pm
    If your home is surrounded by the trees that give our town its name, then you’re best advised to schedule annual service appointments with the team at Climate Plus, your expert plumber in Oak Ridge. Many new homeowners wonder what on earth trees have to do with their plumbing systems, but unfortunately, the answer is, “Much more than you’d expect!” Why Trees Like Sewers As we all know, trees don’t just grow upwards: they also spread their roots out underground. And those roots seek out places where they can find the highest concentration of nutrients to sustain growth and…
  • Where to Go for AC Repair in Oak Ridge

    admin
    1 May 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Even though it’s only spring, it’s a good idea to find a reputable company that offers AC repair in Oak Ridge. New Jersey summers can be hot and humid, and you want your home or business to be sufficiently cool when the warmer months arrive. So after the long, cold winter we’ve had, you’re best advised to check your AC to see if it’s functioning properly. How to Test if Your AC Is Functioning Properly Make sure all doors and windows are closed, and turn on your AC. Pay attention to the following: Does the room temperature drop noticeably? If your appliance is working properly, you…
  • Drain Cleaning in West Milford – What to Watch Out For

    admin
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:21 pm
    If only it was easy to know when it’s time to clean your drains… Oh… if only our houses came with check engine lights, like our cars. Then, we would always know when we needed a drain cleaning service. Or, imagine if homes came with a warning that reminded us it was time to check our drains for potential clogs every 3,000 flushes or so. Technology is probably being developed as we speak to make these musings a reality. However, if you need drain cleaning in West Milford in the present rather than the future, it’s probably time to call Climate Plus. Why should Climate Plus handle…
 
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    Homeimprovement-quote.com

  • E2 Area Guide-Living in E2

    Bill Kyriakakis
    10 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    The post E2 Area Guide-Living in E2 appeared first on Homeimprovement-quote.com.
  • Buying tips for the right house with potential to become at home

    Bill1234
    4 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Who wants to be owner in 2015 is a good year for acquisitions. There is still the possibility of taking a loan or a mortgage, interest rates are quite low and the monthly rate can be adjusted depending on the financial possibilities of each. In addition, there are always apartments for sale, the market is in a constant motion and the offers are still available, in terms of old and new buildings. Here it is a guide to buying a perfect home that can help you identify what you are looking actually, where you can find your dream house and […] The post Buying tips for the right house with…
  • 30 Tips To Help You Buy The House of Your Dreams

    Bill1234
    4 May 2015 | 4:36 am
    Purchasing a home (a studio, an apartment or a house) is a significant investment, so no one can afford to make an unprofitable choice. Purchasing involves primarily through some important details to arrive at the best buying decision. You need to be very wary when buying a house, especially if you have a fixed amount. It is important to check some details on the construction itself, such as carpentry, roof, ceilings, electrical and sanitary installations. If you want your new home to meet all the criteria of comfort and extremely pleasant and without problems, here’s what to look for when…
  • Tips for protecting your hardwood floors

    Bill1234
    4 May 2015 | 2:47 am
    Hardwood floors may look absolutely stunning in a home or office, however they require special care and maintenance to avoid sustaining irreparable damage! With people passing through on a regular basis, hardwood floors are susceptible to scuff marks, scratches, stains, dirt and grime and that all incumbent wear-and-tear. Yes, distressed hardwood floors can give a sense of atmosphere and ambiance to a room, however there’s a difference between distressed floors and ruined floorboards! Why not read this simple guide on cleaning hardwood floors and learn how to protect them from ruin!
  • Bayswater Area Guide-Living in Bayswater

    Bill Kyriakakis
    2 May 2015 | 6:22 am
    The post Bayswater Area Guide-Living in Bayswater appeared first on Homeimprovement-quote.com.
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    SimpliSafe blogs

  • Did You Get Your SimpliSafe System After a Break-In? We Want to Hear From You!

    Kelley
    18 May 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Share your story of your home burglary with SimpliSafe! We hear all the time that people got their SimpliSafe system after they experienced a break-in first hand. If you purchased your SimpliSafe system after you had a burglary, we want to hear from you! We're looking for stories to feature on our blog about the event that brought you to SimpliSafe. Burglaries can be scary, but sharing how you overcame them can be inspiring and educational for the SimpliSafe community.read more
  • Bungle Business Burglars...And More: Simplisafe for Work

    Kelley
    8 May 2015 | 1:59 pm
    You've protected your home against break-ins, but what about your small business? SimpliSafe is more than just home security. Protect your business, and get many more features that will help you run it well, with a SimpliSafe system.
  • 3 Tips and Tricks to Customize Your SimpliSafe Alarm System

    Kelley
    1 May 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Your home alarm system should fit all your needs. Here are some quick tips to use system features to customize your home security!
  • How to Select the Best PIN for Your Security Alarm

    Kelley
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:34 pm
    When you select your PIN for your security system, you add an extra layer of protection. Make sure that your personal identification number is as strong as possible with these helpful tips!
  • Home Alone: 8 Safety Tips for Living By Yourself

    Kelley
    9 Apr 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Living alone does not have to be scary! Here are eight tips to make sure you're safe and secure when you're living by yourself. Alone time is awesome! read more
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    Toledo Ohio Decorative Concrete & Polishing | AC Transformations

  • We are Concrete Magicians: We Can Magically Turn Ugly Concrete into Wood Stained Concrete!

    Mark Ferguson
    21 May 2015 | 4:09 pm
    Wood Plank Concrete Flooring: It Looks Like Real Wood But Has Many More Benefits! Concrete can be an economical and crafty choice in lieu of salvaged wood flooring. Stamping wet concrete with plank-like wood-grain imprints creates a lovely effect. Great for Basements: Great for basements that are highly susceptible to flooding, outdoor patios, around fire pits, restaurants, man caves or anywhere else that you  would like the look of wood with many more benefits. Great for Decks: Concrete vs. Wood Decking Needless to say, concrete is much more durable and long-lasting than wood decking. Its…
  • Water Based Stains Are Environmentally Friendly and Have Additional Benefits

    Mark Ferguson
    12 May 2015 | 6:03 pm
    Water Based Stains Are Environmentally Friendly and Have Additional Benefits Water-based stains are a great option for customers that are looking to make their decorative concrete project more environmentally friendly. Water-based stains do not contain the solvents that acid-based stains do. This allows multiple benefits. Benefits: Color selection- Because of the metallic salts used in the manufacturing of acid-based stains, only so many colors are available.Water-based stains can have a bigger color selection beyond the earthy tones common for acid stains. Water-based stains are available in…
  • Wood Stained Concrete is a Great Flooring Option for Your Business or Home!

    Mark Ferguson
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:12 pm
    Wood Stained Concrete is a Great Flooring Option for Your Business or Home. It looks like wood but it’s really concrete! Wood Stained Concrete Flooring: Great for basements that are highly susceptible to flooding, outdoor patios, around fire pits, restaurants, man caves or anywhere else that you  would like the look of wood with many more benefits. There are many great benefits of Wood Stained Concrete: 1. Indoor / Outdoor Installations 2. Durability 3. Unlimited Color Selections 4. Waterproof – not affected by floods if installed in a basement . 5. Perfect to be installed over…
  • VIDEO: Artistic Concrete Transformations on 13ABC Toledo

    Mark Ferguson
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:58 pm
    Mark Ferguson from Artistic Concrete of Toledo interviews live on 13ABC at the 2015 Home Improvement and Garden Show in Toledo, Ohio. Call us today for a free quote 419-348-8124
  • Polished Concrete Flooring- Great Flooring Option for Your Business

    Mark Ferguson
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:37 am
    Polished Concrete Flooring- Great Flooring Option for Your Business Commercial and Retail Polished Floor Benefits: Cost savings: Using the slab on grade as the finished floor surface is more cost effective, maintenance costs are lower More resistant to high foot traffic: A grocer in Tennessee explains that he is able to maintain primarily just the traffic ways within his store, which saves time and money because he does not have to move large display cases to wax and strip the floor. Less maintenance and longer service life: Polished floors are easy to clean, requiring only occasional damp…
 
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    Residential Acoustics

  • Snoring and Sleep (How to Sleep Better for No Cost)

    Casey
    19 May 2015 | 7:57 am
    Shockingly, snoring or noisy breathing during sleep, affects almost 90 million adults in the United States. Although it occurs in both genders, those most at risk are males who are overweight and snoring usually becomes more serious with age. Snoring occurs when the muscles in your throat relax causing a narrowed air passage and a vibrating sound as you breathe. It can not only cause disruptions to your own sleep but your bed-partner’s sleep as well. Those who are dealing with noisy breathing are oftentimes searching for solutions to ease the problem. Without purchasing any outside remedies…
  • Light Sleepers (How to Stay Asleep)

    Casey
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:47 am
    Tossing and turning throughout the night doesn’t cut it. As humans we spend up to one-third of our lives in a sleep state and it is crucial to our bodies health, mental clarity and performance throughout our lives. For light sleepers the most common obstacle faced when trying to stay asleep is their lack of a comfortable and relaxing sleeping environment. Make sure you’re getting the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep by taking the measures necessary to ensure you make the most of your evening rest time. Be aware of the after effects of caffeine, alcohol and sugary confections close to…
  • Residential Acoustics attends OneSpark Conference

    Casey
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:51 am
    We attended our first big trade show this past weekend, exhibiting at the famed One Spark Festival in Jacksonville, Florida. Since it’s inception in 2011 it has quickly become the world’s largest crowdfunding festival. The streets were lined with exhibitors, entertainers, vendors, and “creators” – the OneSpark term for young companies looking to get funding for their product (think Kickstarter meets the County Fair). Although we weren’t looking for funding, the feedback we received was amazing. The community of entrepreneurs showcasing there and the spirit of collaboration left us…
  • How to get your Home ready for Santa!

    Casey
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:05 pm
    With only a week left before Christmas, most people are ready for Santa, but are you? Christmas Eve is a very busy night for Santa Claus, and with a few simple steps, you can make sure he finds his way to your home this year. Christmas Lights Santa delivers gifts to boys and girls all over the world in a single night, which can make finding a particular house quite tricky! Rudolph’s nose guides him along, but even reindeer need help from time to time. Help guide his sleigh with lots of festive Christmas lighting; it’s just like an airplane landing on a runway at night. Fireplace Many…
  • The Science of Sound Waves

    Casey
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:51 am
    What is a sound wave, anyway? Sound is an essential part of the human experience, helping shape every experience and memory we have. Have you ever wondered though, how sound actually works? It is a longitudinal, mechanical wave of pressure that expands outwards in all directions from its source, riding along the molecules in the air, much like waves on the ocean. A great way to see this in action is to drop something into a body of water. The circular ripples spread out in all directions, at the same rate of speed. Sound works in the same way. Sound waves oscillate along the medium from atom…
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    Strategies Online

  • Guide To Decorate Your Home with the Custom Western Furniture

    Erin Emanuel
    25 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Western home furniture as the name itself brings in to focus things for example the rustic wood, textiles which have been richly wooden and designed, antler accessories, cowboy boots, horseshoes, and much more. The actual developed home decor by itself will be all around dynamics having pattern designs of which represents the nature and also life-style in the US and also Western European continents. The actual developed themes are now being shared globally while using the buyers coming from all economical strata acquiring the idea appealing to put money into their home decoration in this…
  • Hiring a Contractor to Do a Project on Your Home?

    Erin Emanuel
    23 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    A lot of people have written about hiring a contractor. However, this is being written from the perspective of an insider. That is someone who gets hired. There are many advantages of the insider perspective. Just as an example, there are so many times, when I would lose a bid, and when I would inquire on the bid won, it would be someone whose bid is so low that, I was sure that there is something is wrong. Only to find out a few days later that they want me to come fix the problem created by the person who was hired before. So, how do I know that something is wrong? These are the warning…
  • The Story of Houzz – World’s Leading Home Design Platform

    Erin Emanuel
    22 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Houzz is an online platform for home remodeling and design. It brings homeowners and home professionals together in a uniquely visual community. The story of Houzz starts with a husband and wife team who set it up as a side project in 2009 when they were renovating their own 1950s ranch house in Palo Alto, California. Not content with what was on offer in magazines and from friend’s referrals, they went about creating an online platform to inspire and collaborate with others. Six years later and the platform has more than thirty million unique users per month, two hundred thousand reviews…
  • Keep the Weather Out: 5 Ways to Weatherize Your Home

    Erin Emanuel
    22 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Whether the weather you’re trying to keep out of your home is the chill of winter winds or the sweltering rays of a summer sun, adequate weatherization of your house is key. Where you live, in terms of location, type of house and ownership, will affect both what you should address as well as what you’re able to and allowed to do to the building. Whatever your circumstances and budget, though, at least one of the following weatherization projects should work to help protect your residence and its residents from the elements, especially from sunlight, rain and wind. Seal the…
  • How to Design a Beautiful, Family-Friendly Backyard

    Erin Emanuel
    21 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Yards and children go together like summer and lemonade, so designing a family-friendly backyard will bring you and your family years of enjoyment. The following are some things to consider while designing a new backyard for the whole family to enjoy. Safety First          Many parents worry about their children’s safety outdoors, which is understandable but doesn’t mean you should start kid-proofing every inch of your yard. Family-friendly designs should make sure there are no opportunities for serious injury while providing a space for kids to enjoy their time outdoors. A back…
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    Best Maids

  • Cleaning glass with newspaper- Really?

    Paul Cook
    23 May 2015 | 12:29 am
    You have always wanted those spotlessly clean, streak-free glass windows or doors or furniture and have tried every trick in the book to get the desired results? You wanted to impress your guests with that great looking glass furniture and instead greeted them through lint-laden glass doors? You must have heard that a newspaper with a vinegar and water solution is the best remedy, but have never tried it because it may sound so easy but ineffective. Believe me when I say, it is the best solution to get streak free and good-as-new glass furniture. The most expensive multipurpose rags or…
  • Maintaining cast iron cookware

    Paul Cook
    16 May 2015 | 12:23 am
    Cast iron cookware is heavy, durable and long lasting as compared to most other cookware in the market. Here’s how it can be made to last longest: Wash your cookware only once with soap: before the first use you can safely use soap/soapy water to wash the cookware as it hasn’t been seasoned. Once the seasoning is done, even mild soap may cause abrasions causing your food to stick to the cookware. Seasoning it right: Scrub the pan or cookware with kosher salt and a paper towel to scrub away any dust or impurities in the pores. Then using vegetable shortening or an unsaturated…
  • 5 Best Chore Management Apps

    Paul Cook
    8 May 2015 | 11:43 pm
    Today the lives of people have turned out to be so busy that they may forget the most essential chores at home though they may seem mundane and routine tasks. You may feel that these tasks can be put off for another time and that time never really comes by. These chore management apps will help you sail through like a breeze. HomeRoutines by Wunderbear: this universal app is great at managing your chores. Chores are broken down into days of the week and morning and evening chores. Focus Zones assign certain rooms of your house for certain days of cleaning too. Create routine checklists, set…
  • Time on spring clean your kitchen pantry

    Paul Cook
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:52 pm
    When you make a trip to the supermarket, you generally have an idea what you require for the week or month- staples, spices, fresh breads and cakes maybe, sauces and ready to eats. But what many don’t have an idea of, is what they have in the pantry already, used and unused, hiding in the L-corner of their storage spaces back home. So here are a few easy tips on organizing your pantry to make it more user-friendly and make your shopping trips a breeze. Zoning in- To reduce your meal-prep time, it is great to divide your pantry into zones and sections based on varied cooking categories as…
  • How to organize spices in your kitchen

    Paul Cook
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:04 pm
    Space constraints, child-safe storage, optimum space usage et all make storage of spices such a tasking job! Here’s a Pandora’s Box of ideas that can help to set your DIY spirit rolling to set your kitchen space: 1. Use the inside space on cabinet doors to install racks or compartments and store your spices in transparent jars or mini bottles. Easy to look out for and refill, this option comes handy when you have cabinets with a workable depth. 2. Label them spice jars or colour codes them to make identification easier when you store them in a drawer or cabinet where light might…
 
 
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  • Sherwin Williams Cashmere VS PPG Silkin Touch -Interior Painting Reviews

    Grant Barnard
    25 May 2015 | 5:57 pm
    Interior paint is the most advertised, fluffed up and “snake oiled” item of all paint products. The reason for this is that more homeowners do their own interior painting instead of hiring professional interior painters. Grants Painting provides interior painting in Indianapolis, Greenwood, Fishers, Zionsville,  and Carmel. Here we will share our knowledge on pitting PPG Silken [&hellip The post Sherwin Williams Cashmere VS PPG Silkin Touch -Interior Painting Reviews appeared first on Grants Painting - Indianapolis, Greenwood, Fishers, Carmel, Westfield, Zionsville.
  • TWP 1500 Semi Transparent Stain Review

    Grant Barnard
    17 May 2015 | 12:04 pm
    The internet carries a ton of reviews on TWP1500 exterior stain. Some say its great and some say it sucks and there is some kind of public information scam here. TWP 1500 is an oil based stain that can be used in “low-VOC states” like here in Indiana. Grants Painting provides fence and deck staining in [&hellip The post TWP 1500 Semi Transparent Stain Review appeared first on Grants Painting - Indianapolis, Greenwood, Fishers, Carmel, Westfield, Zionsville.
  • Why Do Painters Wear White?

    Grant Barnard
    3 May 2015 | 11:27 am
    Painters wear white clothing for many of reasons. Where this came from? NOBODY really knows. There are a million and one guesses along with a few actually reasonable explanations. Professional painters will The Stories Of Why Painters Wear White The stories of why painters wear white are wildly exaggerated and mostly mislead. Many of the stories [&hellip The post Why Do Painters Wear White? appeared first on Grants Painting - Indianapolis, Greenwood, Fishers, Carmel, Westfield, Zionsville.
  • Should I Wait For House Painting In My New House? Wait A Year?

    Grant Barnard
    11 Apr 2015 | 10:35 am
    Cracks and nail pops will of course tarnish your hard house painting work. However most home do not settle too much. Cracks and nail pops appear due to the wood studs shrinking. When painting your new home, consider the wood that was used to build the home. If you are in the Indianapolis and in [&hellip The post Should I Wait For House Painting In My New House? Wait A Year? appeared first on Grants Painting - Indianapolis, Greenwood, Fishers, Carmel, Westfield, Zionsville.
  • Do Painting Contractors Need To Be Licensed In My State?

    Grant Barnard
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:14 pm
    Not all painting contractors are required to be licensed or even registered in your state. This isn’t because your state either cares or does not care about the quality of your painting contractor. The decision to have painting contractors be licensed or not comes down mostly to regulations formed by politics. However, knowing that your [&hellip The post Do Painting Contractors Need To Be Licensed In My State? appeared first on Grants Painting - Indianapolis, Greenwood, Fishers, Carmel, Westfield, Zionsville.
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  • Bathroom Remodeling Calculator

    Leo B
    11 May 2015 | 12:36 pm
    If you are planning a bathroom remodel project, and are researching how much it will cost, this is the tool for you – estimate bathroom remodeling prices within seconds – enter square footage, number of bathrooms, trim level (quality), where you will install tiles, and your location, and get instant, region specific price estimate for your project! Bathroom(s) Square Footage: Sq. Ft. Number of Bathrooms 1 Bathroom1.5 Bathrooms2 Bathrooms Install New Tiles SelectFloors OnlyFloors and Walls Quality SelectLow End (for Rental)Mid-RangeHigh End Your Region: National AverageNew…
  • Home Depot – Amazon.com Price Matching (and my horrible experince with customer service)

    Leo B
    11 May 2015 | 10:46 am
    Next weekend I’m planning to rent my apartment for the first time ever on AirBnB. And one of the issues that has come up is the access to the apartment. Basically, I do not want to give keys to my place to total strangers, because what happens after they leave? Do I trust them to not make copies (for whatever reason) or do I change the lock every time? Schlage Camelot Keypad Deadbolt Lock – $85 on Amazon.comSo my solution, which I borrowed from a friend, is to install a key code lock. I chose a Schlage Camelot Keypad Deadbolt (Model # BE365VCAM619) as it had very good Amazon…
  • GUIDE TO THE 9 MOST POPULAR KITCHEN SINK MATERIALS

    Yelena G
    8 May 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Porcelain Kitchen Sink How many times over the course of a day do you reach for the kitchen sink? Chances are, that number is much higher than you realize. The workhorse of your kitchen doesn’t have to be a purely functional piece, though. Choosing the right kitchen sink gives you the opportunity to not only improve the workflow in your kitchen, but also to tie the room together in style. You may be surprised by just how significant an impact a kitchen sink made of the right materials can have on the overall look of one of your home’s most vital rooms. Remember, every element in…
  • Interior Painting Costs – Make a Statement with Color

    Yelena G
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:08 pm
    French Country Style Dining Room Color Ideas Room Preparation Tips Want to make a statement in your home without breaking the bank? A new coat of paint can make an incredible difference in the look of your home for a fraction of the cost of remodeling. To get a good idea of how much it will cost to paint your house or apartment, or even just a few rooms, it’s important to take some time to learn about the different factors which contribute to overall cost. We will discuss different types of interior paint, which rooms make the best fit for each paint type, compare costs of the most…
  • How To Remodel a Bathroom for $750 or Less

    Leo B
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:37 am
    In September 2014, I remodeled our bathroom just in time for my son’s birth, and my cost was about $585 (five hundred eighty five dollars)! That’s right – I did not spend thousands… I spent less than a grand, it took me 2 weeks of “part-time” work, and my wife loves it (which is VERY important) as she picked all the materials and colors. However for most people the cost would be somewhere in $750 range if you do it yourself, and don’t go crazy In total, it took me about 30-40 hours from start to finish, so if you will be doing something like this, it…
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  • Decorate your Garden with these Garden Ornaments Tips

    fountain
    6 May 2015 | 8:00 pm
    The great news for those of us not willing to dirty their hands is that there other ways of making your garden unique! Garden accessories not just personalize a home, they can likewise provide your garden that crucial personality that sets it apart. When it comes to decorating your garden, there are unrestricted probabilities, from […] The post Decorate your Garden with these Garden Ornaments Tips appeared first on Home Master | Real Estate, Home Improvement, Building.
  • What do You Know on Choosing the Best Washing Machine?

    fountain
    6 May 2015 | 2:06 am
    Options are almost endless nowadays when shopping for appliances such as washing machines. You can choose where to buy them simply by searching the web and also help to determine which model and size you want. Deciding what you need is the first decision to make though. Below we list some qualities and features of […] The post What do You Know on Choosing the Best Washing Machine? appeared first on Home Master | Real Estate, Home Improvement, Building.
 
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  • The Lennox® National Promotion puts impeccable indoor comfort well within reach.

    admin
    6 May 2015 | 6:56 am
    As the weather gets hotter and hotter, Lennox is ready to help. Lennox is offering rebates of up to $1,700 on a qualifying Lennox® home comfort system* now through June 12, 2015. It’s a sweet deal for every homeowner, because the Lennox National Promotion means savings on extremely capable, full-featured systems that can lower energy use while still delivering custom-tailored comfort to any home. The Equipment This year’s Lennox Spring Promotion features some pretty impressive performers. The SLP98V Furnace, the quietest high-efficiency furnace you can buy(1).  Because it can adjust…
  • New advertising campaign brings Lennox® innovation to life

    admin
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:41 am
    When it comes to perfecting your home, there’s no better choice than Lennox® products, which are the quietest, most efficient and most capable heating and cooling systems on Earth. This is the idea conveyed in Lennox’ new advertising campaign called What Perfect Feels Like™. The Idea If you own a Lennox system, you know what perfect feels like. It’s the cool airflow in your home on a hot summer’s day or the comforting warmth you enjoy when it’s bitterly cold outside. Knowing what perfect feels like is one thing but showing what perfect feels like is quite another. That’s the…
  • The four biggest factors affecting the comfort of your home.

    admin
    6 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Comfort starts with temperature, but it’s more than a matter of degree. When you stop to consider other factors like humidity and air quality, you might come to feel differently about comfort. And your home will feel even better for it. Temperature When you talk about the weather, what’s the first factor you define? Temperature.“It’s hot out.” “It’s cool and cloudy.” “Warm and muggy.” But temperature isn’t inherently stable. A room with the perfect temperatures is in a constant struggle with external factors. Sunlight coming through a window adds heat. A draft coming in…
  • Are you letting our most abundant source of energy pass you by?

    admin
    16 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    As March arrives, the cloudy and cold weather starts to give way to sunshine. Not only is the sun is a welcome sight, but it also provides welcome relief from high utility bills. And harnessing sunlight to save energy is easier than you think. Solar makes more sense than ever. Energy costs aren’t going down anytime soon(1). As utility bills continue to rise, solar energy makes more and more sense.  In fact, a solar energy system, like the SunSource® Home Energy System from Lennox, can substantially lower home energy costs, and a home’s carbon footprint, without sacrificing comfort.
  • 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,…
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  • Six Essential Home Improvements Before Selling your Home

    6 May 2015 | 1:09 am
    We all love those home improvement shows where someone buys a wreck of a house for next to nothing, makes some clever renovations and then sells it for a fortune. When it comes to our own homes though we can be blind to their faults, and it can be hard to know what sort of improvements are worth doing to sell your home, and which are not worth the money. DeclutteringThe first and most effective home improvement is the one which costs the least money. If your home is crammed with ornaments, pictures and family photos, it can be hard for prospective buyers to imagine what it might be like with…
  • 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…
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  • Everyday Items Dirtier Than a Toilet Seat!

    admin
    15 May 2015 | 3:56 am
    Given what the toilet is used for you’d think that the seat is the dirtiest thing you can imagine. Actually, you’d be wrong. We’ve found that even your mobile phone harbours more bacteria than the average toilet seat, but what else is absolutely covered in germs? Below we’ve created an infographic that details all the everyday items that are dirtier than a toilet. So the next time you go to the loo, just remember that as long as it’s getting a regular clean your toilet seat isn’t half as bad as some of the other things lurking out there! The post Everyday…
  • The Benefits of a Jack and Jill Bathroom

    Thomas Mulrooney
    5 May 2015 | 12:48 am
    ‘Jack and Jill went up the hill To race to get to the bathroom Jack made it first and locked the bathroom door And Jill had to wait about an hour’ It doesn’t quite work, does it? The essence of the poem is there when describing a Jack and Jill bathroom though. Jack and Jill did things together and also shared the experience of accidentally tumbling down the hill (although Jack clearly came off the worse!). In a Jack and Jill bathroom, the space is shared, or at least that’s the idea behind it. A Jack and Jill Bathroom is a bathroom that has two doors and is usually accessible from…
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Toilet Paper

    Scott Morris
    1 May 2015 | 7:46 am
    Chances are that you’ve never spent a lot of time thinking about toilet paper. It’s just one of those household staple products we chuck in the trolley when we’re doing the weekly shop, and which we only notice when the roll has run out and nobody has thought to replace it. It’s only when you travel abroad you notice that toilet paper isn’t the same everywhere and that there might be a lot more to toilet paper than you first imagined. Brits Spend the Most on Loo Paper Prices for everything vary, but it’s surprising to learn that Britons pay twice as much for loo rolls as…
  • Adapting Your Bathroom for an Elderly Relative

    Ant Langston
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:03 am
    We’re all living longer. Data released by the Office for National Statistics predict that one-third of babies that were born in 2013 will live to celebrate their 100th birthday. Coupled with an ageing population is the rapid rise in the costs of elderly care, with the average cost of having an elderly relative in a care home coming in at around £28,500 per year. It’s therefore no surprise that more of us than ever are cutting the care home fees by having elderly relatives live with us as part of the family either in a specially adapted extension or with improvements to the…
  • Bath Versus Shower – Which is Best?

    Thomas Mulrooney
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    For decades, the competition in the UK between baths and showers wasn’t exactly an equal contest. Ever since we first started building homes with bathrooms rather than relying on a tin bath in front of the fire, baths have been a clear winner. Showers have been around since the Victorian times but didn’t really take off in terms of popularity until the 1970s. Now, almost 90% of UK homes have at least one shower, and some new houses are being built without a bath at all. So if you only have room for one, which should you choose? Best for Young Families For families with young…
 
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  • How to Use a Hot Melt Handgun – and Why You Should Have One

    James and Alicia
    21 May 2015 | 11:36 am
    Many industrious DIYers are missing out on a powerful tool: a hot melt handgun. Why? Maybe they are intimidated by melted adhesive, or perhaps they simply don’t realize how many projects can benefit from this one tool. The fact of the matter is, hot melt handguns can aid in a wide range of home or professional projects and are easy and safe to operate. Why You Should Have One All tools have their limitations as well as their best uses, and perhaps it is best to get the limitations out of the way first. Hot melt adhesive is usually meant to be applied thickly, so it may not be the best…
  • How to Pick the Perfect Realtor

    James and Alicia
    8 May 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Buying or selling a piece of property is a huge undertaking, and there’s a lot of money in play. Having some reservations is only natural when you start thinking about the percentage commissions typically paid to a realtor. As tempting as it might be to eschew the use of a real estate agent in the name of saving a few bucks, it’s not always a good idea. Realtors boast expertise in negotiations and contract management, and they often have powerful marketplace connections. Ultimately, hiring a realtor often puts more money in your pocket at the end of the day. Wondering how to find the…
  • Wearable Technology in the Construction Industry [Building Blok]

    James and Alicia
    1 May 2015 | 10:53 am
    Technology has been making a big impact in the construction industry. Cloud services allow easy access to documents and the use of construction management software increases efficiency. The latest tool making a difference in the industry is wearable technology. Its full potential remains to be seen, but what’s available now is promising. To read more about how wearable technology is changing the construction industry, head over to The Blok to read my latest post: http://blog.buildingblok.com/how-wearable-technology-is-changing-the-construction-industry/ -James The post Wearable Technology…
  • What to Consider Before Renting an Apartment or Townhome

    James and Alicia
    28 Apr 2015 | 12:02 pm
    My blog is generally dedicated to matters of home improvement (as one can see from its name), but consistent posts for homeowners leave tons of people – more than 100 million U.S. residents currently renting – out of the loop.  Luckily, I rented an apartment before buying my home and have some advice for anyone interested in joining 35% of American households as renters. Now, one of the many benefits of renting – along with flexibility and less commitment – is that there are fewer responsibilities. You pay the rent, and live in the space. It can prove an ideal setup, if…
  • 5 Common Decorating Mistakes and Tips to Avoid Them

    James and Alicia
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:19 am
    By combining our personal taste, individual style and unlimited resources, we can get an attractive decorating appearance for about any space. But there are some common done things that we should not do. For avoiding these mistakes at first we have to know well about the trend of these mistakes. We can put together the top things and make a list of we should never do when decorating a space, whether it is in a traditional setting, in a casual decor or in a nursery decor. Selecting Furniture That Doesn’t Fit We would not wear any clothes in a loose or skin tight size, so we would not…
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  • Wood Fence Inspiration

    21 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    When choosing which type of fencing is right for your home, you really can’t go wrong with a wood fence. Wood is a strong and versatile building material, able to be shaped and stained to suit your design needs. Whether you are looking to install a perimeter fence around your property or to spruce up your existing fence gate, finding a trustworthy fence company in Palm Beach will help ensure a smooth installation. Do your research if you would like to take on the project yourself, and don’t hesitate to reach out to an experienced fence contractor for guidance. In the meantime,…
  • Installing a Privacy Fence

    14 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    If you own a home with a beautiful backyard, you probably want to spend as much time outside as possible. However, you would most likely not want to be watched by every person passing your house on the street. By erecting a privacy fence around your home, you will be able to keep unwanted people off your property, separate your space from your neighbors’ spaces, and create a private sanctuary for your to enjoy. Also, a well-designed fence can add to the architectural interest of your home. When you are ready for fence installation in Palm Beach, your local fence contractors can help.
  • A Look at Pool Fencing

    7 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Though pool fencing may not the most glamorous thing to consider when building or remodeling a home, it serves a very practical and important purpose—to keep people and pets away from your pool. Parents with young kids benefit from a pool safety fence around their pool, which may be removed once the kids grow up. To learn more about pool fences, pool safety codes, or your construction options, talk to a residential fencing company in Palm Beach. There are some basic approaches to pool fencing. Perimeter or privacy fences can effectively act as pool fencing, since they essentially…
  • Design Inspiration for Your Fence

    23 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Fences are not just a great way to define the boundaries of your property, but they also serve to aesthetically accent your home. A well-designed fence beautifully complements the house it surrounds, and often enhances its curb appeal. Before you commit to that white picket fence or to that modern modular design, choose a reputable fence company in Palm Beach to help you get your project off to a good start. The Right Fence for the Right House To create the most visually appealing presentation, pick the right style of fence to match your home’s architectural style. For example, wooden…
  • Creating a Picket Fence

    16 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Fence companies in Palm Beach have been constructing picket fences for generations; they are staples of American life and have remained popular for decades. If you are considering adding a fence to your property, a picket fence may be the ideal addition to your home. Watch this video for a quick look at creating a picket fence. Creating a picket fence can be a fulfilling experience that provides a lifetime of aesthetic appeal and comfort. If you decide that a picket fence is right for your property, consider the elevation of your home as well as the surrounding properties. Slopes and…
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  • Home Remodeling Services Remain in Demand as Housing Sales Increase

    caitlink
    26 May 2015 | 7:02 am
    The age-old law of supply and demand is very active in the home improvement market. The purchase of homes has increased as the country continues its way back up from the recession, but there are also obstacles (primarily economic) that are preventing a full force housing boom. While nothing is guaranteed, it is safe to say that where there is a home, there may be the need for remodeling services of some kind or other. Home improvement is therefore more or less on an even track as this week’s blog explains. The outlook for the future of home sales is a bit divided. Affordability is an…
  • Kitchen Organization Hacks You Can’t Live Without

    caitlink
    21 May 2015 | 11:49 am
    The word “hack” is thought of in a bad way most of the time – from lousy professional service to illegally getting into a computer’s system. A lesser known (but more positive) definition of “hack” is “a clever solution to a tricky problem.” That’s the topic of this week’s Granite Transformations blog – a few creative “hacks” that are clever solutions to any tricky kitchen organization projects you may have going on. Getting Organized… We begin with basic organization. Most of us, at one time or another, take our kitchen space for granted. Everything we need is just…
  • The Hottest Kitchen Design Trends for 2015

    MBecchi
    18 May 2015 | 6:46 am
    Granite Transformations tours the kitchen for this week’s blog. If you are wondering about what kitchen design ideas and services are out there, then relax (maybe even at your kitchen table), and read on. What makes the kitchen setting in the spring season actually enjoyable is that we can cook and bake at a more leisurely pace, as opposed to Thanksgiving and the winter holidays, where we rush around with the pressure of having many dishes prepared (piping hot) all at once. And, as it is spring, this is a time of year when people tend to consider updating or replacing their kitchen. If you…
  • Tremendous 2015 Bathroom Design Trends

    caitlink
    12 May 2015 | 11:06 am
    Spring is officially in full swing, and that yearly ritual known as “Spring Cleaning” is being practiced far and wide. This is the time of year for change; for getting rid of the old and making way for the new. This desire for change takes home improvement projects into account as well. For this week, the professionals here at Granite Transformations will offer several topics that we’ve collected on bathroom upgrades. So, the question for this week’s blog is: “Bathroom makeover, anyone?” Since late last year, there has been speculation as to what the most popular bathroom design…
  • Pamper Your Mom This Mother’s Day with These Special Gift Ideas

    MBecchi
    6 May 2015 | 10:08 am
    With Mother’s Day right around the corner, show Mom your love and appreciation by giving her the day off and treating her to a day she’ll never forget. For the best Mother’s Day idea for your Mom, first give some thought of what you think she would want most. What would make her feel special? Here are a few fun and easy ideas to let your mom know how much she means to you: Brunch or Dinner at Home. Giving Mom a break from the kitchen is one of the most appreciated gestures you can do for her. Restaurants are notorious for being overcrowded on Mother’s Day and the dining experience is…
 
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  • How to Control Heat Output in your Fireplace

    George Roy
    20 May 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Do you want to control heat output in your fireplace? This is not a question of how efficient your wood-burning system is but rather a question of what steps you can take to build the kind of fire you really want. There are times you want a long-burning and very hot wood fire, and other times you want to enjoy a fire that simply takes the nip out of the air and doesn’t create lingering heat. The following are tips that can help. Hardwoods or Softwoods? All wood is categorized as either hardwood or softwood, and the two types are very different, as relates to the kind of fire in your…
  • How important is Outdoor Fireplace Care?

    George Roy
    13 May 2015 | 4:33 am
    In designing a backyard living space, one amenity that’s become more popular in recent times is the outdoor fireplace. A wide range of styles, sizes and materials are available to perfectly accent any backyard area. Fireplaces have plenty of eye-appeal, and even when built outside they produce warmth to increase your comfort on chilly evenings. That’s all you need to know about outdoor fireplaces, right? Wrong. Any appliance that involves live flames needs an appropriate amount of care and maintenance. It’s important to make sure an outdoor fireplace, fire pit or chiminea is in good…
  • 8 Reasons to Choose Gas Logs

    George Roy
    6 May 2015 | 6:09 am
    Have you ever looked into the benefits of today’s gas log sets? Fireplaces are a favorite feature among homeowners, and gas logs provide additional features that are appreciated by many. The following are among the advantages of choosing gas logs for your home: 1 – Convenience Lighting gas logs is quick and easy, which means there is minimal hassle to enjoying a delightful fire in your home. You may be able to simply flip a switch or use a remote control to get your fire started. Forget about buying or chopping firewood, seasoning or drying out firewood, or stacking and storing it. No…
  • Thinking of Buying Your Next Fireplace Online?

    George Roy
    29 Apr 2015 | 11:20 am
    There is no denying that online shopping has made purchasing gifts, clothing, shoes, and even groceries much more convenient than a decade ago. Right from the comfort of your own home, you have access to stores across the world that offer everything from small items like baby clothes or flowers to major purchases like cars or home appliances. While you may be tempted to purchase something like a new wood stove or gas fireplace insert from an online-only retailer, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise when your new heating appliance arrives. Buying a new fireplace or stove is no small task.
  • Should I Buy a Stove or Fireplace from a Big Box Store?

    George Roy
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:13 pm
    Home owners across the nation often search for the lowest prices or best deals when it comes to making home improvements or replacing household appliances like fireplaces or stoves. When shopping for your next zero clearance wood fireplace, gas fireplace insert, or pellet stove, you may consider shopping at a big box store – but is this really where you will get the best deal? Read on to find out our take on the matter. Big box stores and wholesale clubs make it tempting to purchase a stove or fireplace from them by bragging about discount pricing and special deals. In reality, these…
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    Comfort Matters

  • The Lennox® National Promotion puts impeccable indoor comfort well within reach.

    admin
    6 May 2015 | 6:56 am
    As the weather gets hotter and hotter, Lennox is ready to help. Lennox is offering rebates of up to $1,700 on a qualifying Lennox® home comfort system* now through June 12, 2015. It’s a sweet deal for every homeowner, because the Lennox National Promotion means savings on extremely capable, full-featured systems that can lower energy use while still delivering custom-tailored comfort to any home. The Equipment This year’s Lennox Spring Promotion features some pretty impressive performers. The SLP98V Furnace, the quietest high-efficiency furnace you can buy(1).  Because it can adjust…
  • New advertising campaign brings Lennox® innovation to life

    admin
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:41 am
    When it comes to perfecting your home, there’s no better choice than Lennox® products, which are the quietest, most efficient and most capable heating and cooling systems on Earth. This is the idea conveyed in Lennox’ new advertising campaign called What Perfect Feels Like™. The Idea If you own a Lennox system, you know what perfect feels like. It’s the cool airflow in your home on a hot summer’s day or the comforting warmth you enjoy when it’s bitterly cold outside. Knowing what perfect feels like is one thing but showing what perfect feels like is quite another. That’s the…
  • The four biggest factors affecting the comfort of your home.

    admin
    6 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Comfort starts with temperature, but it’s more than a matter of degree. When you stop to consider other factors like humidity and air quality, you might come to feel differently about comfort. And your home will feel even better for it. Temperature When you talk about the weather, what’s the first factor you define? Temperature.“It’s hot out.” “It’s cool and cloudy.” “Warm and muggy.” But temperature isn’t inherently stable. A room with the perfect temperatures is in a constant struggle with external factors. Sunlight coming through a window adds heat. A draft coming in…
  • Are you letting our most abundant source of energy pass you by?

    admin
    16 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    As March arrives, the cloudy and cold weather starts to give way to sunshine. Not only is the sun is a welcome sight, but it also provides welcome relief from high utility bills. And harnessing sunlight to save energy is easier than you think. Solar makes more sense than ever. Energy costs aren’t going down anytime soon(1). As utility bills continue to rise, solar energy makes more and more sense.  In fact, a solar energy system, like the SunSource® Home Energy System from Lennox, can substantially lower home energy costs, and a home’s carbon footprint, without sacrificing comfort.
  • 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,…
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    RW Remodeling

  • Get the Whole Household Involved in Home Remodel Plans

    Jim Weisman
    22 May 2015 | 9:21 am
    A home remodel of any type will likely impact everyone in the house to some extent. At the very least, all household members may be inconvenienced while the work is in progress. Depending on the space involved, numerous family members may also be spending quite a bit of time in the remodeled area. So it makes sense that you would want to give everyone the opportunity to get involved in the planning process. Schedule family brainstorming dinners or get-togethers where everyone can discuss what they would love to see in the new space. Obviously, it won’t be possible to include every idea into…
  • Home Remodeling Contractors Expect Busy Year

    Jim Weisman
    20 May 2015 | 8:53 am
    The year has started off with a flurry of activity for many home remodeling contractors, and the industry overall seems optimistic that this trend will continue for the near future. A number of recent studies and polls found that home remodeling contractors have been seeing strong demand for their services, at least in certain parts of the country. As one example, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) recently released its first-quarter 2015 Remodeling Business Pulse (RBP) data of current and future remodeling business conditions. This serves as a sort of barometer to…
  • Look to Social Media for Home Remodeling Ideas

    Jim Weisman
    18 May 2015 | 10:47 am
    If you are seeking ideas, inspiration or tips related to home remodeling (or just about anything else), you have a wealth of resources right at your fingertips. Social media can be a valuable source of creative motivation and practical advice for anyone contemplating a home renovation project. If you post a quick update on any popular social media outlet seeking tips about any type of home project, your contacts will probably rush to chime in with advice, anecdotes and even plenty of horror stories about pitfalls you need to avoid. One challenge: you will likely get bombarded with so much…
  • How to Keep Remodeling Costs Down

    Jim Weisman
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:34 am
    A home remodeling project is a major investment, one that most people don’t undertake without considerable thought and planning (and perhaps some financial juggling). One of the most important issues to consider is the cost. Budget limitations will likely affect the scope and timing of the remodeling project, and may even determine whether it is a possibility at all. Once you have made the decision to embark on a remodeling project, you should weigh each individual part of the project carefully, analyzing every expense or cost that goes along with it. Paying attention to the details and…
  • Basement Finishing Helps You Maximize Space

    Jim Weisman
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:56 am
    Seems like many of us are feeling a bit cramped these days. As our families expand—or perhaps parents or adult children join or return to the household—our homes may start to feel a bit short on space. If you are craving a little more elbow room, you may be contemplating ways to create more space. A home addition is one option, but that may not always be a practical move, or may be impossible based on the space limitations of the land you have. In addition, budget limitations may also be a factor. It is usually much easier and more affordable to find ways to better use the space you…
 
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    Living Room Ideas

  • White as a Perfect Background for a Modern Deco Design

    Emily Cantona
    21 May 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. Nothing like a deco design with modern white color, it is class, timeless and besides, the whole room is illuminated. Looking strictly the aesthetic side, the white has no equal to give the place... White as a Perfect Background for a Modern Deco Design Emily Cantona
  • When A Sunny Day Inspired Me I Wants to Share Cool Decors

    Emily Cantona
    17 May 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. The sill Cool and Stylish Decor Samples for Our Visitors   When pictures inspired me, or some images that summarize my inspirations and my deco desires of the moment … This week the sun... When A Sunny Day Inspired Me I Wants to Share Cool Decors Emily Cantona
  • New Trend is Industrial Style Aluminum Windows

    Emily Cantona
    30 Apr 2015 | 12:21 am
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. A New House Atmosphere with Industrial Style Aluminum Windows Windows, this is the flagship for a healthy home and pleasant . In addition to returning the natural light, they allow good ventilation. As part... New Trend is Industrial Style Aluminum Windows Emily Cantona
  • An Unusual Vintage and Eclectic Style Loft Design by Sayeh in Montreal

    Emily Cantona
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. Today, it shows up at Sayeh, near Montreal! Sayeh Sarfaraz was born in Shiraz, the cultural capital of Iran. After graduating from the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg, she immigrated to Montreal, Canada,... An Unusual Vintage and Eclectic Style Loft Design by Sayeh in Montreal Emily Cantona
  • Minimalist Lighting Design by Designer Brendan Ravenhill

    Emily Cantona
    8 Apr 2015 | 1:47 pm
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. Minimalist Lighting Design by Designer Brendan Ravenhill Today there was a new minimalist lighting design on the West Coast scene design, designer Brendan Ravenhill from Los Angeles and his minimalist lighting “The Shining Light... Minimalist Lighting Design by Designer Brendan Ravenhill Emily Cantona
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    Kansas City Commercial & Residential Painting Company

  • Using Angie’s List To Find A Kansas City House Painter

    Ryan Toelkes
    11 May 2015 | 8:16 pm
    If you’re like most home owners, you’ve heard of Angie’s List. They’re great for checking on just how reliable a contractor is. Actually, they’re great for finding out a little more about any service company here in the Kansas City metro. Roofers, plumbers, mechanics…and even house painters. If you aren’t familiar with how Angie’s List works, here’s a quick run-down: * Unlike many review sites, no feedback is anonymous. This ensures that companies aren’t faking reviews for themselves, or using fake profiles to bad mouth their competition. * If there’s a problem with a…
  • 3 Reasons Spring Is The Best Time To Paint Your House

    Ryan Toelkes
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:44 am
    It was a fairly easy Kansas City winter, and Spring has certainly sprung. With the change in weather we’re into our busy season. Which leads to the point of this article. Why is Spring so busy after all? Why is Spring the best time to paint your home? Here’s three solid reasons why… Home Sales: Spring is THE busy season for selling or renting a home. Kids are out of school soon and people want the decision made before summer so that they can settle in. More homes hit the market in April and May than in the other any other FOUR months combined nationwide, and the same holds true for the…
  • Neighborhood Painting, Inc. Earns 2014 Angie’s List Award

    Ryan Toelkes
    15 Mar 2015 | 7:22 pm
    Neighborhood Painting, Inc. Captures Another Angie’s List Super Service Award Neighborhood Painting, Inc. has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2014. This furthers our claim as Kansas City’s premier painting company. Oh, and we are more than just a painting company. “Only about 5 percent of the Painting/ Carpentry/ Siding companies in Kansas City have performed consistently well enough to earn our Super Service Award,” said…
  • 2015 Color Trends In Johnson County Homes

    Ryan Toelkes
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:48 am
    This time of year, most people’s focus is on painting the exterior of their house. We’re busy getting people on our Spring schedule right now. However, if you’re looking at having the outside of your home repainted, it’s also a great time to breathe some life into the inside of your home. Here’s a look at some options that are gaining traction early on in the year. Let’s just start with the most vibrant option out there right now. Fuscia bright pink. Punch up a teen’s room with the intense vibe of hot pink or use it as an accent for lighter walls,…
  • Prairie Village $5,000 Exterior Remodel Grant

    Ryan Toelkes
    7 Mar 2015 | 7:05 pm
    If you live in Prairie Village and own your home, you may be eligible for a $5,000 grant from the city. Grants are not loans, they are paid by the grantor. Maintaining a positive image is important to the city of Prairie Village. The appearance of a neighborhood plays a vital role in the perception of the quality of the community – we understand that and couldn’t agree more. The city wants to encourage homeowners to invest in their properties by making attractive improvements on building exteriors, including siding repair and/or exterior repainting. The improved appearance of…
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    Diamond Certified Blog

  • Tree Service Overview: Q&A with Justin Greer

    James Florence
    21 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Justin Greer is an 18-year veteran of the tree service industry and Director of Operations at Western Tree Removal Specialists, a Diamond Certified company. Photo: American Ratings Corporation (2015) Justin Greer has been servicing trees for Sonoma County residents since he was a teenager, and today, he’s the director of operations at Western Tree Removal Specialists. We took a few minutes to speak with Justin about his field of expertise and gain some helpful knowledge. Q: Do trees really need to be serviced? Can’t we just let them be? A: There are a couple reasons why trees need to be…
  • Diamond Certified Experts: Home Maintenance How-To’s

    James Florence
    19 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    While some aspects of home maintenance are best left to a professional, there are many you can address yourself. Photo: Duncan Plumbing Ent., Inc. (2015) Owning a home requires a fair amount of maintenance to keep things looking and functioning optimally. While some maintenance tasks are best handled by professionals, there are plenty of others you can perform yourself, even if you’ve never done them before. To highlight a few of these, we asked four Diamond Certified Expert Contributors to share their tips on DIY home maintenance. How to fix a swinging door: Dennis Thompson of Thompson…
  • Consumer Response to the 2015 Diamond Certified Directory

    Jennifer Chan
    14 May 2015 | 9:06 am
    We’re so excited about the publication of our 2015 Diamond Certified Directory! (If you haven’t received your FREE copy in the mail yet, click here.) The 11 county-specific versions began arriving in Bay Area mailboxes last month, and the response has been great. “It arrived the same day that a tree fell in my yard,” writes Louisa K. in Albany. “I found a tree service professional who came out right away.” Calvin G. in Palo Alto keeps the Diamond Certified Digital Directory on his smartphone so he can always find a quality service provider, and Cassandra C. from San Francisco…
  • Shake It Up, Baby: Consumer Benefits and Pitfalls of Market Disruption

    Chris Bjorklund
    13 May 2015 | 9:21 am
    Alternative taxi services are one of the most popular market disrupters in recent years. Photo: American Ratings Corporation, 2015. For years, I’ve lived in a San Francisco neighborhood where you can’t get a taxi without a long and frustrating wait. The taxi phone number is always busy, and when you finally get through, you’re on hold for 10 minutes…and it might take another 30 minutes for the driver to arrive! You’ll never find a taxi that’s just waiting for a pick-up. Now, thanks to alternative taxi services, I can hail a ride with my smartphone and it arrives in less than 10…
  • How to Have the Wedding You Want

    Jennifer Chan
    12 May 2015 | 9:17 am
    Congratulations, you’re getting married! Now it’s time to get to work. Unless you’re headed to the courthouse, weddings are complicated events. Maybe you spent your childhood dreaming of tulle, or maybe you’ve never really thought about it before. Either way, it’s important to start your planning process off right. Before you start selecting cake fillings and dress colors, use the information below to help you understand what you really want out of your wedding day—and how to turn those wants into reality. 1. Hope First, determine what you want from your wedding. Ask yourself,…
 
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    Best vacuum cleaner - the ultimate guide - Clean smartly

  • Need professional level cleaning? Try the Oreck Commercial XL2100RHS

    Jason Roberts
    25 May 2015 | 6:46 am
    For a long time now, Oreck has been the forerunner for some of the best upright vacuums. So, it was not a surprise that their 8 Pound Commercial XL2100RHS was the talk of town as soon as it was available in the market. To find out more about this very vacuum cleaner, do read on. You’ll learn in a couple of minutes: why I’m talking about this model why it is named “Commercial” what are its main strengths and weaknesses how reliable it is where to find the best price As one would expect from a commercial vacuum cleaner, the XL2100RHS has a long power cord of 35 ft., high…
  • Is the Metro Vacuum DataVac Pro the pioneer of the next generation of computer cleaning tools?

    Jason Roberts
    14 May 2015 | 3:11 am
    A while ago, I was talking about the best USB vacuum cleaner. As I was saying back then, these devices don’t really offer too much suction power. If you have been trying to clean the electronics in your home or office but can’t quite figure out a good, safe way to do it, you should check the Metro Vacuum DataVac Pro. This vac/blower from Metropolitan might be the answer you’ve been searching for. Electronics, especially desktop computer towers and printers, are dust magnets and most people have no idea how to properly clean these items. Cleaning them the wrong way can cause more…
  • Everything You Need to Know About the Bissell ProHeat 2X Premier Carpet Cleaner

    Jason Roberts
    11 May 2015 | 7:49 am
    I’m back with a review of a price-competitive carpet cleaner from Bissell: the ProHeat 2X Premier. Anyone who has carpets knows exactly what kind of dirt they can accumulate with time. Pets are one of the factors, but they are not the only ones who build up the debris. Others include heavy traffic, the outside environment, and even the type of carpet. Vacuums have to work overtime just to remove pet hair that has been embedded into carpets and rugs. This wears them out, which in term requires frequent replacements, especially if you are using a model not built for heavy duty asks.
  • Garden cleaning? Try the Greenworks 12 Amp Corded Blower/Vac

    Jason Roberts
    7 May 2015 | 6:11 am
    It’s been a while, but I’ve been very busy with my Spring cleaning. I want to present today a tool which proved to be invaluable, providing lots of help with our house exterior. This device is the Greenworks 24072. Greenworks company specializes in manufacturing high-quality tools, with zero carbon footprint. With a business model built on sophisticated technology and ecological sustainability, their yard and garden tools are a great choice to get the work done without inhaling noxious, foul-smelling gas fumes that pollute the air around you. It must say from the begging, this…
  • Ever considered a Backpack Vacuum Cleaner? Here’s the review of the Rubbermaid Commercial Executive Series 6 / 10 quart

    Jason Roberts
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:47 am
    This is my first review of a backpack vacuum cleaner, so please bear with me! The Rubbermaid Vacuum Cleaner currently gains an impressive rating from hundreds of customer reviews. So what exactly makes this product stand out? If you are in the market for a new cleaning unit, here are my thoughts on this (which I really hope to help you with your decision). In the following lines you’ll find out: how good is the Rubbermaid Commercial Executive Series Backpack Vacuum Cleaner what version should you buy, the 6-quart, the 10-quart or the 10-quart HEPA how people use it, what are its main…
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    Air Purifier Reviews

  • 10 Best Upright Vacuums for Carpets

    Janet Miller
    23 May 2015 | 9:19 am
    We identified the 10 best upright vacuums for carpets from our extensive upright vacuum reviews. This list will give you an understanding of what quality upright vacuum cleaners should be like. Hopefully at least one of these 10 upright vacuums for carpets will peak your interest and prompt you to make an educated purchase. Eureka […]
  • 10 Best Vacuum Cleaners For Fleas

    Janet Miller
    21 May 2015 | 5:15 pm
    We roundup the 10 best vacuum cleaners for fleas based on our extensive vacuum cleaner reviews. Having pets is wonderful. They are cute and fun to have around. Depending on the pet, they can be also be a source of protection. But, long with all the good things comes some things that you could definitely […]
  • Best Ductless Portable Air Conditioner – 10 Top Ductless Portable ACs

    Janet Miller
    16 May 2015 | 4:24 am
    From our ductless portable air conditioner reviews we selected the single best ductless portable air conditioner. Ductless air conditioners may be a better choice for people who are looking for a simple installation process for their air conditioner. They do not use a home’s duct system, and may help you reduce home energy costs significantly. […]
  • Best Water Cooled Air Conditioner – Top 10

    Janet Miller
    7 May 2015 | 7:56 pm
    Looking for the best water cooled air conditioner? Here is our shortlist from our water cooled air conditioner reviews. Evaporative air coolers are better suited to dry climates than humid climates. The appliance uses the process of water evaporation to lower the temperature in a room. Since evaporation is being used, these appliances will not […]
  • Best Ionic Air Purifiers – 10 Top

    Janet Miller
    2 May 2015 | 4:40 am
    We shortlisted the 10 Best Ionic Air Purifiers from our air purifier reviews. An ionic air purifier uses metal plates to remove various indoor pollutants from the air, like pet dander, smoke, mold, and dust. Ionic air purifiers are different from traditional air purifiers in that the unit will produce ozone with the purpose of […]
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    Survival Renewable Energy

  • 3 Reasons Why Solar Power is Affordable

    Chad Hofheins
    19 May 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Last updated:19th May, 2015, 7:05 PMIn the solar power industry, the biggest concern voiced from customers is that solar power is tremendously expensive. How can you help your customers overcome this obstacle and realize that they will actually save money by switching to solar power? Below are three things that you should discuss with your clients to help them realize solar power is, in fact, affordable. Tax Credits Everyone knows that switching from fossil fuels to solar power is better for the environment– even the government. Federal and state governments provide tax credits to encourage…
  • The Benefits Of Green Roofs And Green Walls

    Derek Lotts
    18 May 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Last updated:18th May, 2015, 7:20 PMIf you ever came by a house whose walls and roof were covered in various greenery while driving to work or walking round your neighborhood you it surely did not go unnoticed. It is a general opinion that they look unique and appealing especially if they are perfectly blended into the aesthetics of the surroundings. However, did the owners opt to build green roofs and green walls merely due to outside appearance or are there additional reasons behind it? Let us discuss all the benefits that come from green walls and roofs. It is important to emphasize that…
  • Eliminating Chemicals: How to Grow a Chemical-Free Garden

    Diana Smith
    14 May 2015 | 11:43 am
    Last updated:14th May, 2015, 6:43 PMYou have probably realized by now that having a garden demands a lot of work. And pleasure, as well. To some people, the appearance of their first weed means that they need to do more and more in order to stop it from reoccurring. Many gardeners swear by some weed-eliminating products, without even thinking about how much that chemical can cause harm not only to the plant itself but to the entire ecosystem around it. Birds and insects can also get killed by lawn pesticides and herbicides. Not to mention pets or kids that roam around the garden. Once you…
  • Natural Decor For The Indoor – Using Natural Elements To Decorate Indoor

    Diana Smith
    12 May 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Last updated:12th May, 2015, 7:09 PMSome homes just simply crave to have a natural touch, and in most cases it is possible to bring some of your garden plants inside to enjoy them, but for those who do not have a garden, it will be a bit difficult to do so; which is why they can focus on combining natural elements and introducing them into different rooms of their house so that they can balance out their design. Moreover, the natural touch they are introducing will enable them to reconnect with nature a bit and to enjoy a fresh breath of interior design. Starting With Simple Elements For some…
  • #SaveSaturday – How To Save Energy At Home

    Assmaa Almaairgy
    9 May 2015 | 8:36 am
    Last updated:9th May, 2015, 3:36 PM#SaveSaturday – How To Save Energy At Home Have you ever asked yourself how you can save power and money that your home consume every single day. Straight to the point ,the following video explains how you can truly save energy at your home plus it calculate how much many you would save. The post #SaveSaturday – How To Save Energy At Home appeared first on Survival Renewable Energy.
 
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    Modelight.co.uk

  • Can you hear the lessons of the river?

    model131
    20 May 2015 | 2:48 am
    [OH! AQUA] Can you hear the lessons of the river? Have you ever thought of stopping to listen to the river?  In his novel, Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse, German-born Swiss poet and novelist, tells us that the river represents life. His story is based on the young Siddhartha (who became the Buddha) who leaves his family […]
  • SATURN from dusk till dawn! When else?

    model131
    13 May 2015 | 3:46 am
    SATURN from dusk till dawn! When else? May is a good time to see planets in the night sky and in the middle of the month it will seem as if you can reach out and touch the rings of the planet Saturn. Since Galileo Galilei discovered them with his telescope in 1610 they have […]
  • How safe and remarkable is your lighting?

    model131
    6 May 2015 | 4:23 am
    [VULCANONE] How safe and remarkable is your lighting? How safe is nature’s lighting, its spectacular volcanoes? Are they all bad news? The Calbuco volcano in Chile has erupted for the third time in just over a week (as at end April 2015) after lying dormant for some forty years or so. People living in towns […]
  • Lighting is like an ice-cream cone – enjoy it one lick at a time

    model131
    29 Apr 2015 | 2:16 am
    Lighting is like an ice-cream cone – enjoy it one lick at a time How do you think about lighting; do you regard it as simple functionality, lighting up or dimming down? Lighting needs to serve a purpose, or it is simply a waste of electricity. Lighting, like flowers, transforms a home, business or care […]
  • Have you let your garden insurance go to pot?

    model131
    22 Apr 2015 | 2:13 am
    [Marge LED] Have you let your garden insurance go to pot? Have you been splashing the cash on your garden / patio lately or even grand indoor hallways? Then, you’re not alone: it’s said in research that almost a third of British spend more money on their garden than on any other area of their […]
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    homeheaven

  • Choc-macadamia brownies

    hh's Anna Bradley
    25 May 2015 | 9:07 pm
    Tweet This combination is just perfection!I’m a big fan of the chocolate/nut combination and I always have a jar of Nutella in my pantry! That’s why I knew I had to try Macabella, Australia’s first choc-macadamia spread…. The verdict? It’s ridiculously good. This recipe uses Macabella spread to make game-changing choc-macadamia brownies. Enjoy! Ingredients: 200g unsalted butter, chopped 200g Macabella spread 1 cup brown sugar 3 eggs, lightly beaten 1 tsp vanilla extract 200g almond meal 2 tbsp cocoa powder Method: 1) Preheat oven to 190°C. 2) Line a 5cm deep, 18cm (base) square…
  • How do you remove things from your 'scrapbook'

    maydayismyday
    25 May 2015 | 4:39 pm
    Does anyone else not have the option to remove articles/products that they've added to their HH 'scrapbook'? I try clicking the 'remove from scrapbook' option but it's not clickable. Am I the only one? Tweet
  • Snap Poll - Meat in the slow cooker

    maydayismyday
    25 May 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Do you brown your meat first or do you skip this step? I've personally never bothered as I feel it just creates more work/mess. To those that do brown first - is there a noticible difference to the end result? Tweet
  • What to fix up to sell your house

    SummerWalk
    24 May 2015 | 9:33 pm
    Everyone knows that selling your home is a pain but mostly because you have to put so much time into getting it fixed up before it goes on the market. And the worst part is that you end up putting all that work into your home and then just giving it away to someone who doesn’t appreciate it anyway. Here are some tips to keep in mind when fixing up your house before a move. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but some things will certainly make a difference. Nothing that couldn’t be torn out The whole point of remodeling before a sale it to give your home a greater appeal to the buyer and…
  • 4 steps to an odour-free kitchen

    hh's Anna Bradley
    24 May 2015 | 4:10 pm
    Tweet Keep your kitchen smelling fresh and clean with these simple tips.Your kitchen should be a space where family, good food and creativity come together. However, with all those fresh foods, dirty dishes and large appliances, it can quickly become home to unpleasant odours. Here’s how to stop the stench in its tracks and ensure your kitchen always smells fresh. Tip #1: Clean your fridge regularly Let’s face it: cleaning the fridge is a pain. However, the fridge is one place where odours can build up very easily, especially if food gets shoved in corners and forgotten. It’s best to…
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    Recent Blog Posts

  • Designing a Glass Shower

    29 Apr 2015 | 1:20 pm
    If you are looking to revitalize the look of your bathroom, consider going with glass shower doors in Houston. Glass shower doors can function as well as any other kind of shower door or curtain, but it comes with the added benefit of an aesthetic boost. Watch this video clip for tips on designing a glass shower. There are a number of factors that go into the design of a glass shower. Different styles include glass block, framed, and frameless shower doors, and each type comes with its own advantages and disadvantages. You will also need to consider how much privacy you desire; this will…
  • Design Options for a Frameless Shower Enclosure

    22 Apr 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Glass shower doors in Houston are a great way to open up the space in your bathroom and add a sense of roominess and luxury. However, you may want to take this a step further by installing frameless shower doors in your bathroom. Keep reading if you are interested in a few tips on design options for a frameless shower enclosure. Walls When you decide on a frameless shower enclosure with glass doors, it is important to keep in mind that the walls and floor of your shower will always be on display. Fortunately, this gives you an opportunity to add to the aesthetic of the room and pull the space…
  • What Is Tempered Glass?

    15 Apr 2015 | 5:15 pm
    Glass is an incredibly useful material that enjoys an expansive array of applications; however, standard glass is also relatively breakable and can create thousands of dangerous shards when it is shattered. Tempered glass in Houston, on the other hand, is also referred to as safety glass due to its much less potentially hazardous properties. Read on if you would like to find out what exactly tempered glass is. Tempered glass undergoes intensive heating and quick cooling. This process allows it to become stronger and harder than standard glass, making it more difficult to break and more…
  • Finding a New Bathroom Mirror Replacement

    8 Apr 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Although your bathroom mirror may seem like a small part of the space next to your shower enclosure, it is actually an important element of the design and can dramatically affect the atmosphere of your bathroom. This is one reason that bathroom mirror replacement in Houston is so important. Feel free to read on to take a look at the process of finding a new bathroom mirror replacement. Aesthetics From floors and walls to frameless shower doors to matching appliances, there are many different things you can do if you want to enhance the aesthetic appeal of your bathroom. A bathroom mirror…
  • Redesigning a Glass Bathroom Shower

    1 Apr 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Glass bathroom showers can offer a look of luxury as well as eliminate problems that other designs must deal with, such as mold and mildew on the inside of a shower curtain. Between the fixtures, the space, and the shower doors in Houston, there are countless ways you can design your shower. Watch this video for some tips on redesigning a glass bathroom shower. You will want your glass bathroom shower to be made of tempered glass so that it does not shatter on impact. If you have any doors that may swing open into the shower, it is important to install a doorstopper to prevent any damage from…
 
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    Panini Days

  • Good Reasons to Add Grill and Panini Press to Your Kitchen

    ernesto
    3 May 2015 | 3:28 pm
    If you’re someone who loves to create sandwiches at home, it’s likely that you already have a grill and panini press sitting in your kitchen counter. People like having this special Italian sandwich maker around since it allows them to come up with the healthiest and most delicious meals right inside their kitchen. Are you always in a hurry and have only a few minutes to assemble a quick meal? Go and grab some bread slices and bits of meat fillings, and voila, you’re ready to chomp on your Panino while you rush to your work or appointment. Maybe you are just satisfied having cheese…
  • Waring WPG150 Compact Italian-Style Panini Grill – Best Commercial Panini Maker

    ernesto
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Commercial Panini maker is the perfect choice for owners of restaurants that boast of whole menu offering different kinds of Panino delicacies and other sandwich delis. Its versatility is not to be denied, which is why deli and café owners will want to own one in their kitchen and pantry. Not only does it toast various sandwiches to perfection but it is also a highly dependable grilling implement. Does your restaurant offer grilled and roasted meat, chicken, turkey, or fish fillet? A commercial version of panini press does it all. No doubt about it, it can be used to cook a great array of…
  • Use Panini Press Grill to Make Perfect Meals for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    ernesto
    9 Mar 2015 | 6:42 am
    Panini press grill is the choice appliance by many when cooking a variety of meals – whether for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And we’re not talking about only sandwiches, but a wide variety of meals – steak, burgers, fish fillet, chicken breast, even fruits and vegetables. Just about any type that you can find in a food chart can be toasted, fried, grilled, and cooked in a Panini grill press. What I like most about this versatile kitchen appliance is its ability to separate excess or unwanted grease or fats from the meal. I always love to eat healthy and yummy food, and using this…
  • 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…
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    Home Tips

  • Energy Efficiency with an Air Conditioner Tune Up

    bglessner
    21 May 2015 | 12:43 pm
    The brutal cold of this past winter seems almost a distant memory.  Everything outside has turned green, flowers are blooming, vegetable gardens are sprouting.  One thing is for sure about the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC area: we can have cold snowy winters, but our summers get hot and humid.  If you haven't already, you'll soon be ready to turn on the air conditioner in your home.
  • Natural Alternatives for Bug Repellent

    bglessner
    8 May 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Ah, summertime.  Break out the shorts, ready the grill, bring out the patio furniture, and start enjoying all that summer offers here in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC.  Unfortunately, another mainstay during the warmer months is mosquitoes.
  • How much do replacement windows cost?

    bglessner
    28 Apr 2015 | 11:35 am
    Understand what you’re paying for when replacing your windows, and why Homeowners can sometimes dread a replacement project.  Take windows, for example.  Older windows show tell-tale signs when they need to be replaced.  They can be cracked, warped, or have broken glass.  Older windows aren't as energy efficient as newer models.  You may notice a draft when you're near your windows, and you may notice an increase in your utility bills as your HVAC system works harder to maintain the thermostat temperature in your home.
  • Green Living: Composting Kitchen and Yard Scraps

    bglessner
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:33 am
    Reduce, reuse, and recycle are the three keys to green living.  Waste from your kitchen and yard provide the opportunity to recycle scraps by turning them into compost.  By doing so, you reduce the amount of waste entering landfills while creating a rich soil amendment that will help your vegetable plants and flowers grow bigger and fuller and with a great harvest.  And it's the ultimate form of reuse!
  • Corporate Recycling Programs

    bglessner
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    Most people know that recycling efforts are a good way to limit waste, save space in landfills, and help reduce your carbon footprint.  Many families recycle items in their home, from a simple recycling receptacle for cans and bottles, to more elaborate systems that allow you to sort and recycle a large majority of your household waste.  Drive down your street on trash day - if a home has more recycling bins than trash cans at the curb, they're doing recycling the right way.
 
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    RoofingCalc.com » Blog

  • Roof Replacement Cost: The Latest Report for 2015

    The Roof Guy
    25 May 2015 | 2:35 pm
    The Summer is literally just around the corner, and soon many homeowners will be scratching their heads trying to figure out how much they should expect to pay to replace their old leaky roof that barely made it through the long, cold Winter, with the record snow fall in many places across the US. 😉 […] The post Roof Replacement Cost: The Latest Report for 2015 appeared first on RoofingCalc.com.
  • EPDM Rubber Roofing Cost Vs. PVC and TPO

    The Roof Guy
    5 May 2015 | 4:14 pm
    EPDM Rubber is one of the most common flat roofing systems for residential homes featuring low-slope or flat roofs, today. For the most part, it’s a fairly decent low-slope alternative to asphalt shingles that would normally require a minimum 3 to 12 roof pitch. EPDM in a Nutshell Rubber membranes for low slope and flat […] The post EPDM Rubber Roofing Cost Vs. PVC and TPO appeared first on RoofingCalc.com.
  • Metal Roof Repair – How to Fix a Leaky Metal Roof

    The Roof Guy
    6 Apr 2015 | 7:30 pm
    When a new metal roof starts to leak shortly after it was installed, you will be justified to feel upset and cheated because of the whole “Leaky Roof” situation, especially if you’ve just recently shelled out many thousands of dollars to a questionable crew for your new “Forever Roof”. After-all, there are countless stories involving […] The post Metal Roof Repair – How to Fix a Leaky Metal Roof appeared first on RoofingCalc.com.
  • Metal Roofing Buying Guide – FAQs – Facts – Pros & Cons

    The Roof Guy
    16 Mar 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.
  • Metal Roofing Cost vs. Asphalt Shingles – What to Expect

    The Roof Guy
    13 Mar 2015 | 11:47 am
    If you are a homeowner considering installing a new metal roof on your house, then undoubtedly, one of the burning questions on your mind is how much will it cost? Being a premium roofing material, comparable in price to clay tile and cedar shake roofing, you can expect to pay two to three times more […] The post Metal Roofing Cost vs. Asphalt Shingles – What to Expect appeared first on RoofingCalc.com.
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    Murray Lampert San Diego General Contractors & Home Remodeling Company

  • A Great Landscaping Recipe: Just Don’t Add Water!

    Gregg Cantor
    14 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    When landscaping your yard, it is important to keep in mind how much water you will need to maintain it all. A thirsty landscape that depends on a lot of water is not only expensive; it is environmentally harmful. In California, Governor Jerry Brown ordered mandatory water use reductions on April 1 (and no—it’s no joke). A great way you can do your part to bring California back from this 4-year drought is to change your water use habits, and water-wise landscaping is an excellent way to reduce excessive and needless water use. In this article, we will look at the ingredients for a…
  • The Pro’s Guide to Deck Restoration

    Gregg Cantor
    7 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    A deck is a great asset to your home and lifestyle. There’s nothing quite like enjoying an afternoon outdoors in the sunshine and fresh air, still right within reach of the comfort of home. A deck is the perfect backdrop for an outdoor paradise outfitted with your favorite outdoor furniture and colorful container garden, but if the bones of your deck could use some love before you get that far, keep reading. We’ve put together a comprehensive 3-part guide to restoring your deck so that it lasts well in the future.           Part 1: Create a Clean Slate Check the…
  • INFOGRAPHIC – Luxury Living Cost vs Value of Home Improvements

    Gregg Cantor
    30 Apr 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Considering a home improvement project this year? Learn about the average costs of popular remodeling projects across the U.S. and their estimated resale value for 2015.
  • INFOGRAPHIC – Beneficial Insects

    Gregg Cantor
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Here is a cool infographic from Gardens Gone Wild on insects in your garden, what they eat and how to attract them. Beneficial inspects, what they eat and what to plant to attract them.
  • INFOGRAPHIC – National Averages For Cost and Return On Investment

    Gregg Cantor
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:40 pm
    According to Remodeling Magazine, California leads the nation for return on investment when remodeling your kitchen.  If you have an undersized or outdated kitchen, remodeling is a great investment.  A new kitchen provides improved quality of life and if you decide to move, it will likely give you advantage in resale.   National averages for kitchen cost and return on investment.
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    Garage Door Repair North York Ontario

  • Garage Door Expantion

    admin
    25 May 2015 | 7:57 am
    David was seen interview today and asked “David why did you open up in Markham” it comes as no surprise but after such great success it was obiouse that we would expand. we looked at the map of the GTA and although we would love to service everyone we will take our time in expanding to ensure that great customer service is maintained. here is the list from the interview   Why did you choose to expand? 24 Hour garage door company are in short supply, so we decided that expanding to Markham would help the people living in Markham in the after hours how did you choose Markham?
  • Why you should check your garage door periodically

    admin
    2 Dec 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Checking your garage door periodically is a good idea and may save you time and help you avoid unnecessary stressful situations. As one of our Toronto clients found out last Tuesday, it pays to pay attention to minor changes in the way your garage door moves and sounds when you open or close it. The client, who lives in Toronto’s east side, noticed one day that his garage door is making a strange sound every time in goes up or down. The sound was something new that he had never heard before. He decided to ignore it and hoped that it would go away. A few days later, when he was…
  • Is your garage ready for winter?

    admin
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Is your garage ready for the snow? It’s always important to have a fully functioning garage that you can use for parking your car, storing the garbage bins, etc. It makes life so much easy. Now, that winter is here and snow starts falling again, it becomes even more important. The difference between parking your car on the driveway and parking it inside your garage is becoming more critical than ever. According to published statistics gathered over 20 years, temperatures are likely to fall below zero in Toronto during 4 months of the year, starting in December. This year, winter came…
  • Who has the Keys to your home

    admin
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Have you ever asked yourself; who has the keys to your home? You might think you got all keys accounted for, but consider these situations: 1. You go to the car mechanic hand over the keys and pick up the car the following day. your mecanic may be a long term friend, but his employees can be long term criminals. in your car is your registration providing the thief with your home address and before you realize it he could of duplicated the keys. 2. Its friday night and your thinking of going with your significant other to a fancy restuarant; hey its been a long week and finaly some quality…
  • opener installation

    admin
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Getting a garage door opener installed is a great Idea. but what brand name do you choose? how many horsepower do you need? the answer to these questions is quite simple, like everything in life you get what you pay for. Here at Davids Garage Door Repair Toronto we work with lift master. lift master garage door openers are high quality and they last. I personally have installed openers from chamberlain, genie, lift-up and I can tell you that each one of those companies has openers ranging from $150-$350.  So how much horse power do i need?  The truth is majority of the lifting is not done…
 
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    stockcabinetexpress.com

  • How to Use Color & Texture In Your Kitchen

    StockCabinetExpress Staff
    7 May 2015 | 11:39 am
    Color and texture aren’t there just to make your kitchen look pretty. Used effectively, these elements of design can have a drastic effect not only on the appearance of your kitchen, but to its general vibe and atmosphere as well. The right color choices can even make a space look […]
  • How To Choose A Countertop Edge

    StockCabinetExpress Staff
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:02 am
    If you want to make a kitchen that’s uniquely your own, you have to pay attention to the little details. Among these details is your choice of countertop edge. The first step to choosing the right one for your kitchen is, of course, getting to know what the differences between […]
  • What Is MDF & Why Is It Used For Painted Cabinets?

    StockCabinetExpress Staff
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:05 am
    Medium-density fiberboard (MDF) is an engineered wood product made by gluing together hardwood and softwood fibers using a combo of wax and resin adhesive. This mix of fiber and adhesive is then put under high amounts of pressure and compressed into panels. The result is a very smooth wood product […]
  • How To Choose A Cooktop That’s Right For You

    StockCabinetExpress Staff
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:47 pm
    The cooktop is the heart and soul of any kitchen, so it stands to reason that you have to think long and hard about what kind you want to buy. The sheer number of choices available can make choosing one a little overwhelming, so here’s a quick guide to the different […]
  • 8 Ways To Design Your Kitchen With Asian Flair

    StockCabinetExpress Staff
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:23 am
    Asian-style kitchen designs are steeped in serenity and evoke an exotic sense of foreign yet familiar. Whether you’re a minimalist at heart or have a love for intricate detailing and bold designs, an Asian-style kitchen is flexible enough to satisfy your craving for a brand new atmosphere. Check out our […]
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    KRAVELV

  • Best Walk behind Lawn Mowers

    KravelV
    25 May 2015 | 11:24 pm
    A good, landscaped backyard is a great bonus for a home. Imagine having weekend parties for families or you might want to spend a night cap outdoors. But trimming and maintaining the lawn could be troublesome. And for this, you need a very reliable partner to keep the greens at desirable height. The following are among the best walk behind lawn mowers you can have. Husqvarna 5521P Powered by Briggs and Stratton 5-1/2-torque – 140-cc engine, you can be sure it will work hard. It has a wide, 21-inch cutting tool with 8-Inch front wheels and 12-inch rear wheels for easy maneuver among…
  • Get Rid of the Pests in Your Home

    KravelV
    22 May 2015 | 7:44 am
    Keeping your home clean is usually a lot of work and you can be sure that no matter how much effort you put into it, there will always be some small pest or critter to deal with, from time to time. Over time and with older houses, this sort of issue becomes a common thing and in most cases it will require a lot of effort on your behalf to get rid of them. Here are some of the most effective ways to kick all those pets out of your home in a fast and simple manner. Food One of the most common reasons why your home may be attracting various pests is due to the food that you leave all over the…
  • Best Programmable Thermostat

    KravelV
    18 May 2015 | 6:00 pm
    2015’s Best Programmable Thermostat When it’s cold or when it gets hot, you need to adjust your homes heating and cooling system. Thankfully these days, you can simply set the temperatures on specified time of the day and repeat it each day. This is how programmable thermostat works. Of course, you have to know the basic features that would suit your needs. For that matter, here are some of the best programmable thermostats you can use. Honeywell RTH2300B1012/A. The system has one program for weekdays and has a separate program for weekends with 4 periods per day. This makes it very…
  • How to Clean a Home before Moving In

    KravelV
    18 May 2015 | 4:25 am
    Moving in into a new place is never an easy task. There are always things to be done and details on which you need to pay attention but nevertheless it is often something that simply must be done. Of course, before moving in, you always need to conduct a thorough sweep of the premises and investigate the general state of the home but here, cleanness is often not as important as the location of the place, the cost of rent and some other things. Still, for you to be able to move into a place, it needs to rise up to your own cleanness standards. It is true that any decent person will thoroughly…
  • 6 Creative Ways to Claim Unused Spaces in Your Home

    KravelV
    15 May 2015 | 6:13 am
    When you put your house on sale, the prospect buyers need to see the purpose to every room. Aside of fixing the broken, painting the scraped and detailed cleaning, you need to furnish every room in such a manner that people can easily imagine living in them. You need to set the stage for the buyers to instantly decide and say, “This is it.” That’s where the unused spaces come in. Let’s explore some of useful ideas for turning an unused home space into a selling point. Photo credit: Flickr Basement Potential No one wants to see a basement filled with old stuff to the ceiling, as they…
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    The Garden Furniture Centre Blog

  • Chelsea Flower Show – Award Winning Trade Stand Design …

    admin
    18 May 2015 | 7:37 am
    The immense amount of work and effort that goes into setting up a garden exhibit at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is no secret. Garden Designers spend thousands of pounds and work tirelessly to create unique landscaping and show off […]
  • Brand New Drinks Cooler inspired by Airstream Caravans …

    admin
    11 May 2015 | 7:21 am
    Our Old School Caravan Cooler looks great and is inspired by the famous Airstream Caravan design that came out of Ohio in the USA during the 1930’s. This novelty drinks cooler reflects the Airstream design perfectly with shiny silver body […]
  • Daily Mail gives LED Patio Heater a stunning rating …

    admin
    5 May 2015 | 6:36 am
    Alice Smellie, regular contributor to the Daily Mail and Telegraph among others, recently reviewed our Athena Plus LED Gas Patio Heater and gave it a whopping 8/10. The review appeared in the ‘Saturday Life’ section of the printed paper and […]
  • Charity Bluebell Walk in Warwickshire …

    admin
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:29 am
    We’re lucky enough to be based on the picturesque Yew Tree Farm Shopping Village in stunning rural Warwickshire along with a number of other businesses and a working farm. There are plenty of activities on and off site throughout the […]
 
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    nestopia.com

  • Cool Blue Interior Design Ideas

    Shruti Verma
    24 May 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Blue is a tricky colour to work with when it comes to residential interior design. Blue is a cooling colour that when used well can make a room feel cool but if used incorrectly can give the room a clinical or sad tone. To use blue in your interior design colour scheme it should be paired with complementary warm colours to get a balanced finish.   Using Blue in Living Room Designs From navy blue to teal, a blue colour scheme can give living room designs calm, clean and classic appeal. Apart from upholstery on furniture, curtains and floor coverings, blue can also be a part of your living…
  • Top 5 Beach Themed Interior Design Weekend Projects

    Shruti Verma
    21 May 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Sun and sand always go together so it is inevitable for us to turn towards the beach for désign inspiration in these summer months. A house by the beach is something many of us wish for but even if you’re home is an apartment on the 23rd floor of a sky scraper in Mumbai or a bungalow in land locked Bangalore, you can always bring the beach home with a few DIY projects. Bring out the sea shells you collected from the beaches of Goa and let’s get started.   Candles Beautiful to look at, easy to make Image courtesy: artistneelima Sea shells are very versatile and can…
  • Interior Design Tips for a Weekend Home away from Mumbai

    Shruti Verma
    19 May 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Space is usually the biggest constraint when it comes to residential interior design in cities like Mumbai and Bangalore. This makes designing the interiors of a farmhouse or weekend home like those in Alibaug so much more fun since these project spaces are usually quite large. Interior design for farmhouses or vacation homes tends to be informal spaces that encourage lounging around and relaxation. If we had to design a farmhouse in Alibaug here’s what we would do.   Open Floor Plan Awas by Amit Bapat When it comes to weekend homes, the lesser the number of walls, the better it…
  • Home Interior Design with the Spirit of Goa

    Shruti Verma
    17 May 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Come summer and everyone’s pack a suitcase and booked a ticket to Goa. Along with a tan and sand in your shoes, there are a few things you should bring back with you to give your home décor a Goan touch. With bits of summer Goa reflecting in your home interior design, the calming yet holiday spirit of the state will always seem within reach.   Mother of Pearl Chandeliers Light up your decor Image credit: walldecorsource An exquisite mother of pearl chandelier will make not only a beautiful statement piece above your dining table but can also fit into your interior design…
  • Product Focus: Perfect Planters for your Balcony Design

    Shruti Verma
    14 May 2015 | 9:30 pm
    With bungalows turning into sky scrapers, having your own garden is now mostly restricted to a few potted plants on the balcony. Thus it becomes essential to choose the right kind of planter. Planters are available in a wide range of shapes, sizes and materials.   The first thing to consider when buying planters for your outdoors is the material it is made of. Budget is not the only parameter to choosing the ideal planter for your home; also keep in mind the lifespan of the planter and the overall style of your space.   Terracotta Earthen elegance Image…
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    Madison ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration Blog

  • Renew Your Furniture With Professional Cleaning

    Admin
    11 May 2015 | 8:36 pm
    Madison ServiceMaster professional furniture cleaners can help you revitalize well-loved furniture back to beautiful, pristine condition. Even when disaster strikes, they can rapidly respond to help restore furniture damaged by flooding, fire, and smoke and save you both money and time.  When Professional Cleaning Services Should Be Considered Most of us understand how to handle simple spills or small stains on our furniture, but in some cases, self-cleaning can do more harm than good. Knowing when to call in professional assistance can save you a lot of time and headaches.  Pet…
  • 3 Tips For Cleaning Pet Urine

    Admin
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:54 am
    Everyone loves their little furry friend, until it makes a mess. If your pet has had an accident on your carpet, furniture, or somewhere else in your house, you will of course want to spring into action as soon a possible. Here are 3 tips for cleaning up and limiting the damage from pet urine inside your home. Blot, Don't Rub When a pet owner sees that their dog or cat has relieved themselves on their favorite chair or rug, the initial instinct is to grab a paper towel and star vigorously rubbing the affected spot. But that's actually one of the worst thing you can do. Using too much…
  • Tips to Keep Your Leather Furniture Looking Great

    Admin
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:19 am
    A new set of furniture should provide you and your family with years of enjoyment and comfort. Most new furniture comes with at least some type of warranty, but it's a good idea to take proper care of your upholstery from day one so that problems don't develop further down the road. This is especially true if your furniture is made up of high end materials such as leather. Leather furniture often requires a little extra attention if you want it to remain as comfortable as it was the day you brought it home from the store. Here are some tips to keep in mind to keep your leather furniture…
  • Family Health: Hire A Professional Mold Remediation Company

    Admin
    22 Feb 2015 | 7:16 pm
    Don't Take a Chance with Your Family's Health: Hire a Professional Mold Remediation Company The aftermath of a flood can be devastating if it is not handled properly. Water damage not only affects the structural integrity of a home, it may also cause severe health consequences caused by mold contamination. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, if a wall, floor or other structural component of your home remains wet for 48 hours or more, it should be assessed and treated for mold growth. Exposure to airborne mold spores, regardless of the type, can be hazardous to…
  • ServiceMaster Clean - Professional Carpet Cleaning

    Admin
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:20 am
    Summer is nearing its end. When school starts up, the house may return to a peaceful and quite abode. The only blaring noise will be from those trails of dirt and grime that have been tromped into your carpets by those little feet marching from the mud pie factory to the fridge. That is a lot of noise coming from the carpets. Fortunately, ServiceMaster has a solution to fit your budget. Dirty carpets Carpets are not the only thing that gets grimy over summer vacation. All that dirt and spilled drinks can get tracked into the grout on your tile floors. We offer complete tile and…
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    HealthyArea.org

  • Which is Right? : Hearing Aids Vs Personal Sound Amplifiers

    Steven
    21 May 2015 | 6:47 pm
    Comparisons Between Personal Sound Amplifiers and Hearing Aids The older we get, the more susceptible we become to hearing loss. Being a quite complex and common condition, it’s important that one understands everything about it, from the basics to how it’s bound to end up impacting the rest of your life. The very first step that... Read Article → The post Which is Right? : Hearing Aids Vs Personal Sound Amplifiers appeared first on HealthyArea.org.
  • Guides to Choose A Best Reverse Osmosis System 2014 -2015

    Steven
    12 May 2015 | 7:00 pm
    This post is about Reverse Osmosis System reviews, we will firstly introduce the working methods of reverse osmosis systems, then we come to the application and usages of it. And then we will talk about the tips to choose a right reverse osmosis system for home or office. After that, we will introduce some top... Read Article → The post Guides to Choose A Best Reverse Osmosis System 2014 -2015 appeared first on HealthyArea.org.
  • How Does Personal Sound Amplifier Work?

    Steven
    8 May 2015 | 6:38 pm
    An Intensive Look at Personal Sound Amplifiers With old age come many things, like partial memory loss, vision impairment and hearing loss. Though inevitable, there exist a couple of ways through which you can manage these conditions. In the case of hearing loss, you can adopt hearing enhancement medical gadgets such as hearing aids or personal... Read Article → The post How Does Personal Sound Amplifier Work? appeared first on HealthyArea.org.
  • Espresso Machine Reviews, Ratings, Consumer Reports 2015

    Steven
    5 May 2015 | 6:51 pm
    Guide to Purchasing the Best Espresso Machine 2014 – 2015 Espresso Machine – Why You Should Buy One? Everyone loves espresso – with its light creamy texture, rich aroma and the slightly bitter taste that is simply irresistible. In fact, a cup of espresso provides a perfect way to start your day or to have... Read Article → The post Espresso Machine Reviews, Ratings, Consumer Reports 2015 appeared first on HealthyArea.org.
  • Ultimate Guides to Buying the Best Hearing Aid

    Steven
    29 Apr 2015 | 8:07 pm
    Guides to Choose A Hearing Aid With the increasing population of baby boomers all over the world, the demand for tools that assists their overall comfort and convenience in performing day-to-day tasks has also gone up since the past decade. In fact, survey says that at least 79 million people just celebrated their 65th birthday,... Read Article → The post Ultimate Guides to Buying the Best Hearing Aid appeared first on HealthyArea.org.
 
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    Land of Rugs

  • 5 simple tips on making your rug last longer

    22 May 2015 | 5:18 am
    If you’re looking to buy a rug for your home or place of work it’s only natural that you’ll want to keep it looking as good as possible, for as long as possible! By simply sticking to these simple tips you can ensure that the rug you purchased stays looking new and unspoilt. 1. Choosing the right material The first step happens before you’ve even bought your rug. Planning is key! You need to make sure that the fabric your rug is made from is fit for purpose. This largely depends on where the rug is going to be and what kind of trials it will be faced with. For example, if it’s going…
  • Using large area rugs to hide worn laminate floors

    14 May 2015 | 2:05 am
    There’s nothing more frustrating than old or dull laminate flooring spoiling the look of an entire room. It can be tempting to rip it out and lay a whole new one but unfortunately that doesn't come cheap, or may not even be possible if you are only renting. So, what can you do? Fortunately, there are ways to cover up unattractive and worn flooring so that it complements the rest of the room. The easiest way to disguise worn laminate flooring is to cover it with a large area rug. Area rugs come in a wide variety of sizes, so depending on the dimensions of your room, you’re sure to find an…
  • What are the benefits of cotton rugs?

    8 May 2015 | 2:02 am
    Cotton has always been a popular choice for rugs and carpets. It’s easy to produce and incredibly versatile. Nowadays cotton rugs remain popular and are often used in country-style decorating, especially in kitchens, porches and other smaller spaces. If you’re looking for that farmhouse-chic or beach hut style of informal glamour, cotton could be the perfect solution for you. Smaller cotton rugs easily lend themselves to a casual home and larger ones can be as good as other materials. When used as kitchen rugs, they bring a down-home feel to your most popular gathering room. Cost…
  • Rug longevity: How long will my rug last?

    30 Apr 2015 | 7:06 am
    The lifespan of your rug isn't a clear cut number. This all depends upon several different factors; whether it’s what type of rug you purchase, where the rug is intended to go, and even who you live with! But the good news is, there are plenty of ways to increase your rug longevity. Traffic In high traffic areas the lifespan of any floor covering will obviously be less than that of low traffic areas, so foot fall should always be an important consideration when choosing a rug. Think about how many times you have walked to and from the kitchen in an average week.. It all adds up, and results…
  • Choosing A Rug For Your Kitchen

    23 Apr 2015 | 3:31 am
    Wall to wall carpeting is generally not considered a practical solution for a kitchen. Most households opt for an easy to clean hard flooring solution, but there's no need to abandon the luxury and warmth of a carpet altogether. The right shape rug can give you the best of both worlds, leaving exposed the areas most likely to fall victim to spills and food debris, while providing visual relief and warmth under your feet. We have a range of quality rugs to suit any kitchen and budget. The most commonly used style of rug used in kitchens are flatweave. The lack of pile makes for easy cleaning,…
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    NewLife Appliances

  • Win A Nexus 7 Tablet!

    NewLife
    8 May 2015 | 8:53 am
    Can You Find Which Square The Tablet is Hiding In?   Enter in the comments below or by entering on our Facebook page! Competition Starts 08 May 2015 and closes midnight on 18 May 2015 Competition rules found here The post Win A Nexus 7 Tablet! appeared first on NewLife Appliances.
  • Washing Machine Buyers Guide

    NewLife
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:20 am
    Modern day washing machines are more advanced than ever before. They are now able to cater for a huge number of washing demands at the turn of a dial. From machines with advanced washing cycles, different drum capacities and noise levels, energy-efficient ratings and super-fast spin speeds; It’s hard to know what you’re looking for.   At NewLife Appliances we sell new, unused and refurbished washing machines often at more than 50% of RRP. If it wasn’t already sweet enough, all our washing machines come with 12 months warranty! Washing machine size There are two main types of washing…
  • Are You Putting Too Much or Too Little Into Your Washing Machine?

    NewLife
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:20 am
    The average drum size for a washing machine is 7kg, they can range from as little as 4kg all the way up to 12kg. However, most people aren’t entirely sure what this means. The tricky part with getting your washing machine load correct is working out the weight. Surprisingly it’s not only overloading that can affect the performance of your wash program. Under loading a washing machine can cause issues to both the washing machine and your cloths.  Here are some pointers on how to correctly load your washing machine. Overloading your washing machine The temptation to try and achieve your…
  • How to Replace the Seals on your Oven

    NewLife
    6 Apr 2015 | 10:26 am
    Replacing the seals on an oven. Ovens are an essential everyday appliance to the majority of households. It’s amazing how lost you become when your oven breaks down.  The two most common problems with ovens are uneven cooking and taking a long time to heat up. If your oven is suffering either of these aliments, it’s likely that your need to replace the oven seals. It sounds like it would be a costly and difficult task to replace the seals on your oven but it is a lot easier than you might think. It should take you no more than 20 minutes to complete the task before your oven is as good…
  • Competition to win a 32gb Nexus 7 Tablet

    NewLife
    28 Mar 2015 | 10:20 am
    Can you find which square the table is hiding in? To enter the competition please like our page and leave your answer in the comments section here. see rules below Competition rules No purchase necessary The win a nexus 7 32gb tablet competition runs from 28 April 2015 until Midnight Tuesday 05 May 2015. Entries received after this time will not be put forward for the prize draw Entry is open to all residents of the UK + Ireland Each contestant must like and tell us where the nexus tablet is hiding There is no limit to how many times a user can enter Winners will be contacted via Facebook on…
 
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    Shipley Energy Blog

  • What To Look For When Shopping For A New A/C Unit

    26 May 2015 | 6:48 am
    When the weather heats up, thinking about cooling down your home can make you sweat-- literally. Installing or replacing a new air conditioning unit can be a stressful time, but it doesn’t always have to be. Research and develop a game plan before shopping around to reduce your anguish and ensure that you will buy the most effective product.
  • Propane Water Heater vs Electric Water Heater: Which is For You?

    22 May 2015 | 11:33 am
    When your water heater breaks, replacing it becomes top priority.  If it’s not something that has been replaced in a number of years, the market for water heaters can seem overwhelming.  Hopefully, the things listed below can help narrow down any decision necessary to purchase a new tank.
  • Electrical Safety for Kids

    20 May 2015 | 1:47 pm
    Whether you’re a parent of one or a grandparent of 15, your protective paternal instincts are constantly engaged. These concerns are never more prevalent than when your kids are playing around electrical equipment. We know how hard it is to rein in the curious, wandering toddler.Therefore, to ensure your child’s safety, please use the following tips to provide the safest home possible.
  • Prepping Your Air Conditioner for Summer

    15 May 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Temperatures are rising and it’s definitely time to start thinking about turning on the AC.  With your system lying dormant for six months, there are a few things that can be easily done to ensure that your air conditioner is running properly.
  • Understanding Your Electricity Bill: By Utility

    4 May 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Sometimes, looking at your electricity bill can be overwhelming.  There are so many specifics in your bill’s details that it can be difficult to keep track of what’s what.  In the sections below, we hope to straighten a few things out to make your next bill a little bit easier to read.  
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    FastDry Restoration

  • How to Know if You Have Mold in Your Home

    admin
    13 May 2015 | 11:39 am
    Before we get into how to know if you have an issue with mold in your home, let’s first go over the basics. Mold is cause by microbial growth on or in materials in a structure that has high humidity/moisture levels and/or above average temperatures that are conducive to mold spore growth. Mold is not necessarily a bad thing in general, because it is a natural part of the environment that plays a crucial role in organic break down of natural materials that then, in turn, creates the circumstances necessary for new organic life forms to develop. On the other hand, inside of man made…
  • Ways You Can Prevent Water Damage

    admin
    22 Apr 2015 | 3:38 pm
    Homeowners and landlords are all susceptible to water damage in their properties no matter what they do, or how much they prepare. However, save catastrophic flood events caused by severe weather, there are a number of ways that they can dramatically reduce the risk of water damage occurring relating to interior water damage (ex. leaky pipes, clogs, faulty appliances etc). In other words, we can’t control the weather, but we can directly affect the likelihood of water damage occurring from within our homes by taking a number of preventative steps to a avert common forms of interior…
  • Questions To Ask Your Water Damage Contractor

    admin
    11 Mar 2015 | 3:45 pm
    When home owners are navigating the unfortunate circumstance of major water damage in their home, it is critical that they choose a qualified and competent water restoration contractor. After all, this is their home and most likely the most valuable asset that they own, so it is a must to make sure that the water damage company that they choose is capable, reputable and trustworthy. In many cases, emergency water mitigation service involves a high level of specialized knowledge and scientific methodology. Water damage occurs fairly simply; various structural materials and personal property…
  • Who We Are and What We Do

    admin
    21 Jun 2013 | 12:41 pm
    Welcome to the official FastDry Restoration Blog Page! We are very excited to start blogging and sharing all things property restoration related.If you’ve never heard about us, let us introduce ourselves. We are a water mitigation and mold remediation service that provides top notch services at fair rates, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We hope that you choose us to provide courteous and effective flood restoration services if you ever encounter water damage in your home or business.We hope to hear from you soon!
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    DIY for Ladies

  • How To Fix a Copper Water Pipe

    Chris
    2 May 2015 | 4:40 am
    Introduction Welcome to our next article on How To Fix a Copper Water Pipe. You will find that we are going to venture into more detailed tasks where we are going to upgrade the difficulty level a little bit more. To do this exercise you will need to be careful as you can easily get hurt if not doing exactly what I say. Winter is approaching in the Southern Hemisphere and maybe you can use this guidelines to fix that copper pipe yourselves. Toolbox for this Task In this article we are going to touch on two different ways to connect a pipe. Toolbox from left to right Different Wrenches Blow…
  • How to Replace a Flat Tyre

    Chris
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:09 pm
    How to Replace a Flat Tyre I had a few requests regarding this topic – I thought it might be a good idea to do a post on it. Is this website the right platform to discuss an out-of-home a topic? To Do It Yourself is what this site is all about, not only in and around your home. There are a lot of small video clips available on this topic on the internet but see this article rather as a crash course than a quick fix on How To Replace a Flat Tyre. It is a given fact that in modern times about half of the worlds population will be a car owner or have driven a car in his lifetime…
  • Fitting a New Bathroom Washing Bowl and Cabinet

    Chris
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:48 am
      In this article we are going to show you how to replace your old Bathroom Washing Bowl and Cabinet with a new one. We shall present you with two kinds of cabinet, one for the modern person en one for people with a historical style. Toolbox for this article PICTURE 1 In picture 1 and 2 are some of the tools we will need for this task and by this time, if you were a regular visitor to the website they will be familiar to you. PICTURE 2   Task First of all you are going to need a new cabinet and wash basin or bowl. The best way to go about getting the stuff you will need is to…
  • How to Remove Paint From Wood

    Chris
    29 Mar 2015 | 1:22 pm
    How to Remove Paint From Wood In this article I want to show you how to remove paint from wooden surfaces and how to go about doing it. Sometimes you find something in the garage like a chair which need a little renovation and some stubborn old paint that need to be removed, and that is exactly the purpose of this article. There are various ways to go about removing old paint and for the purpose of this exercise we will focus on the following: Toolbox for this Task PICTURE 1 In picture 1 from left to right Heat Gun with electric plug Container with paint remover, scraper and a paint…
  • How to Find a Renovation Contractor

    Chris
    15 Mar 2015 | 9:48 pm
    In this article I want to give you some guidelines on how to Find a Renovation Contractor. The guidelines I want to help you with is from the perspective of a contractor and is my views and not that of a regulatory body or any other person. There are numerous Regulating bodies in the building Industry, everyone with it’s own rules and conditions. Here are some of the principal points to help you on How to find a Renovation Contractor. What is a Contractor How to find a Renovation Contractor Different kind of Contractors Regulatory Bodies Work History Client Relationships Financial…
 
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    Underfloor Heating Expert

  • 26 DIY Experts Reveal Their Tool Box Essentials

    Underfloor Heating Expert
    29 Apr 2015 | 9:18 pm
    The post 26 DIY Experts Reveal Their Tool Box Essentials was written by Underfloor Heating Expert and appeared first on Underfloor Heating Expert. Think your tool box is complete? Think again! With so many different options on the market today, choosing the right bits of kit for your tool box can prove to be a bit of a minefield. You can easily find yourself at the checkout of your local DIY store with a trolley full of stuff that’ll never see the light of day again once it’s been put away at home. And, that got us thinking: ‘What are the things that the experts simply…
  • Screed Coverage Calculators

    Underfloor Heating Expert
    19 Mar 2015 | 4:20 am
    The post Screed Coverage Calculators was written by Underfloor Heating Expert and appeared first on Underfloor Heating Expert. Working out just how much screed you’ll need can often be a little bit confusing for the uninitiated. Obviously, the best way to find out exactly how much you’ll need is to get a contractor round and ask them. However, sometimes we just get curious and would like a rough estimate so that we have a general idea on how much it’s going to cost. That’s where our screed calculators come in. These clever little screed coverage calculators will give…
  • What Floor Screed Do I Need and How Thick Should It Be?

    Underfloor Heating Expert
    18 Mar 2015 | 7:54 am
    The post What Floor Screed Do I Need and How Thick Should It Be? was written by Underfloor Heating Expert and appeared first on Underfloor Heating Expert. Intro Recently, underfloor heating has become a more popular means of heating both domestic and commercial properties here in the UK. Largely this has been due to the added efficiency that a well installed in-floor heating system can offer. All of the various systems – wet or dry, pipe or cable – are designed with generating an up-flow of heat in mind, creating efficient radiant heat as opposed to the convection heating of old. Of…
  • 7 Key Benefits of Underfloor Heating

    Underfloor Heating Expert
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:19 am
    The post 7 Key Benefits of Underfloor Heating was written by Underfloor Heating Expert and appeared first on Underfloor Heating Expert. Intro As homeowners have become increasingly aware of the benefits of underfloor heating over conventional radiator systems, it’s no surprise that this is currently one of the fastest growing home improvement projects in the UK. Although there is an initial outlay to install the heating, over a surprisingly short time the savings on energy and efficiency will pay for themselves, while also adding additional value to the property overall. For those…
  • Should I Leave My Underfloor Heating On All Day?

    Underfloor Heating Expert
    18 Mar 2015 | 3:40 am
    The post Should I Leave My Underfloor Heating On All Day? was written by Underfloor Heating Expert and appeared first on Underfloor Heating Expert. Intro We all know that a well installed and insulated wet underfloor heating system can save households money on their heating bills when compared to a traditional radiator set-up. Plus, underfloor heating is extremely reliable and it’s very rare that it will require any form of servicing – unlike a radiator system that may require regular checks and bleeding. But, one question remains – how to get the most out of the system in terms…
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    Appliance Reports

  • Appliance Reports Kitchen Packages Revealed Week 3

    21 May 2015 | 10:04 pm
    Appliance Reports Kitchen Packages Revealed Week 3What is a kitchen package? It's the Kitchen that makes you smile when you wake up in the morning or prepare dinner for that special event you're hosting. It can be simple yet elegant or it can be opulent and extravagant. It's that amazing deal or offer.ApplianceReports.com weekly complete kitchen package reveal.Today we would like to introduce Fisher & Paykel Fisher & Paykel Industries Ltd was founded in 1934 by Sir Woolf Fisher and Maurice Paykel. The company publicly listed in 1979 with authorised capital of NZ$ 40…
  • Dishwasher Tips and Tricks to Save You Time and Money

    19 May 2015 | 10:11 am
    Dishwasher Tips and Tricks to Save You Time and MoneyShould I Invest in a Stainless Steel Interior Tub?While the base price of a dishwasher with a stainless steel interior tub can be slightly more expensive, it will undoubtedly pay off in the long-run.What about Sound Levels?Many dishwashers nowadays do a great job keeping the internal noise to a minimum. However, stainless steel interiors have a thicker wall than their plastic counterparts ensuring that your interior dishwasher tub is cleaning without the unwanted noise. As well, Your dishwasher expends a large amount of energy heating up…
  • New Refrigerator that knows when you're out of milk via Chill Hub

    15 May 2015 | 10:08 pm
    New Refrigerator that knows when you're out of milk via Chill Hub - Smart appliances are today!The only fridge as smart as you.ChillHub is a smart refrigerator with USB power, a WiFi mobile app and seamless SDK integration. You can create USB devices that extend the function of your fridge.WHAT IS CHILLHUB?When the FirstBuild community started in May 2014, community members were submitting ideas for new refrigerator peripheral devices. The missing links were power and internet connectivity. Community members Brian Wagner and Nicolas Grenié designed the first-ever internet connected USB ports…
  • LG Electronics Launches Black Stainless Appliances

    15 May 2015 | 9:42 pm
    LG Electronics Launches LG Diamond Collection™ Appliances With New Finish, Core LG TechnologiesWinner of Rachael Ray show's 'America Designs Your Kitchen' Contest First to Receive LG Diamond Collection in Newly Renovated KitchenMay 15, 2015, 11:00 ET from LG Electronics USAENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., May 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading appliance manufacturer LG Electronics today launched the LG Diamond Collection™, a stylish new suite of home appliances for the modern kitchen. The new collection, which includes refrigerators, ranges, a dishwasher and microwave oven, features a sophisticated…
  • Appliance Reports Kitchen Packages Revealed Week 2

    15 May 2015 | 8:28 pm
    Appliance Reports Kitchen Packages Revealed Week 2What is a kitchen package? It's the Kitchen that makes you smile when you wake up in the morning or prepare dinner for that special event you're hosting. It can be simple yet elegant or it can be opulent and extravagant. It's that amazing deal or offer.ApplianceReports.com weekly complete kitchen package reveal.Today we would like to introduce KitchenAidKitchenAid is an American home appliance brand owned by Whirlpool Corporation. The company was started in 1919 by The Hobart Corporation to produce stand mixers; the "H-5" was the first model…
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    Unique Wood Floor Blog

  • Why Engineered Wood Floors Are Not Made Equal

    11 May 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Solid and Engineered Hardwood Floors   One of the most commonly asked questions in a wood floor showroom by home owners is: “What should I choose for my house, Engineered or Solid wood floor?” It is a big mistake for a sale person to respond with a definite answer without taking all of the following into consideration: life style, home structure, and budget. Engineered wood floors are available in a large spectrum of production cost which often dictates the quality in types of engineered wood flooring. The purpose of this article is to equip you with the knowledge on how engineered…
  • Hardwood Floors and Dogs

    8 Apr 2015 | 1:11 pm
    I love hardwood floors but we have a very active young Golden Retriever and this dog can grow to be 70 pounds. What are some of the concerns which I should have for choosing the right hardwood floors for accidents and scratches? This is one of the most common questions we hear from families with large dogs. The truth is pet urine while it is acidic, similar to spilling a glass of orange juice, will not cause damage to your hardwood flooring if cleaned up in a timely manner. Hardwood flooring is built to be lived on and slow wear and tear is not only inevitable, it should be expected.
  • Part 3: When is Glue-down Installation of Hardwood Floors the Best Choice?

    9 Mar 2015 | 12:43 pm
      As you have read in Part 1 & Part 2 there are multiple methods of installing hardwood flooring, both engineered and solid. In Part 3 we will examine the pros and cons of choosing the glue down method of installation. Before you begin Before the installation begins, it is important to perform a thorough job-site inspection. Ensure that the HVAC is operational and the hardwood product is completely acclimated to the temperature and humidity at which the room will be maintained when occupied. The floor will be glued directly to the sub-flooring using a hardwood flooring adhesive. With…
  • The Hardest Wood Species - Ipe Brazilian Walnut

    19 Feb 2015 | 12:14 pm
    Ipe Brazilian Walnut Description The Ipe Brazilian Walnut has a natural durability and a profound beauty. It is a very dense, tropical hardwood highly resistant to rot and insects while carrying a Class A fire rating reserved for concrete and steel. It is no wonder why this species has been used for the boardwalk along the beach of New York City’s Coney Island and lasted 25 years which is astounding when considering the sheer amount of traffic. It is classified as an exotic species from South America with colors ranging from olive green to brown. The average Janka rating is 3684. Compared…
  • Best of Houzz 2015 Award

    31 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Unique Wood Floors - Best Of Houzz 2015 Award  Over 25 Million Monthly Unique Users Rated Top-Rated Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in the United States and Around the World Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 31, 2015 – Unique Wood Floors has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The leading factory direct specialty retailer of hardwood flooring was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building,…
 
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