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  • Diana Hadchity Chedrawy Interview with Terry’s Blinds in UK

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    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Recently Terry’s Blinds in UK asked to interview me for their Designer Insights series. Designer Insights includes interviews with fabulous expert designers in the field of interior and landscape design, as well as home staging and home renovation.  I’m pleased to be featured on their “Designer Insights” interview series. <!-- AddThis Follow BEGIN --> Follow us on
  • Bathroom Staging Tips

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    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    29 Apr 2014 | 4:50 am
    Bathrooms that are properly staged create the feeling of a spa like retreat and a sanctuary for relaxation. The goal of staging a bathroom is to make it appealing to the highest number of potential homebuyers. Home staging will make your bathroom appear comfortable, shiny, functional, clean, organized, and spacious.  Here are some tips to keep in mind when staging your bathroom: Clean
  • Tips for Choosing Outdoor Furniture

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    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    Outdoor furniture can transform your backyard, patio, deck, or front yard into a relaxing retreat and enjoyable gathering place for you and your family. Outdoor furniture adds comfort and function to your outdoor spaces. Outdoor furniture is made from a variety of materials, each with its own look and feel. Materials can include wood, aluminum, wicker, wrought iron, plastic, and more.
  • Front Yard Curb Appeal Ideas

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    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Front yard curb appeal can make a great first impression because the first thing visitors or potential homebuyers see when they visit you is the outside of your home. Curb appeal should be neat, organized, colorful, and attractive. Here are some tips and ideas that will add curb appeal and will boost the look and value of your home: Repaint the exterior of your home if needed with
  • Deck Design Planning Tips

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    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    2 Jun 2014 | 5:42 am
    Are you considering building or having a deck added to your home this summer? Now is the perfect time to start planning.  Beautiful deck designs are becoming a more common feature of outdoor living spaces. They provide us with a great outdoor area for relaxing, dining, and entertaining friends and family.   Decks can be attached to or detached from a house. They can be built in different
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  • Good Day to Make a Wish on Moon Festival

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    27 Aug 2014 | 11:04 am
    Chinese Moon Festival is coming soon. 2014 Moon Festival will fall on Sep 8 (Monday). It is believed that moon can make your wishes come true if you make a wish to the moon on that Moon Festival night. The Moon festival is on the day of the 15th of the 8th Lunar month. Moon… Read More »
  • Chinese New Year 2014

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    22 Jan 2014 | 8:44 pm
    Chinese New Year 2014 is coming soon! 2014 Chinese new year will falls on Jan. 31, 2014 (Friday). It will be the year of the wood horse. Chinese New Year is also called Chinese Spring Festival which is the biggest festival in China. There are a lot of Chinese New Year cerebration events and fairs… Read More »
  • Tai Sui 2014

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    14 Jan 2014 | 7:12 pm
    Tai Sui (太岁) is known as Grand Duke Jupiter. He is the star directly opposite to Jupiter and changes location every year according to the Jupiter. In Taoism and feng shui, tai sui is in charge of people’s fortune and world’s affairs. There are 60 different Tai Sui who take turn to be in charge… Read More »
  • Chinese Horoscope Boar 2014, Chinese Zodiac Boar 2014

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    16 Dec 2013 | 12:28 am
    Leaving the zone of turbulence, zodiac Boar enters the relatively smooth period. There are uplifting stars emerging in the constellation. These noble stars would dispel the dark mist upon your constellation gradually and illuminate the path of fortune ahead. The presence of Yuede (moon favor) suggests a significant favor and kindness from high rank. That… Read More »
  • Chinese Horoscope Dog 2014, Chinese Zodiac Dog 2014

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    16 Dec 2013 | 12:27 am
    Being a harmonious companion with zodiac Horse, it is going to be a year of better growth and stability for you. Signifying the elevation in the career, the favorable star Santai (high rank) will bring you some new appreciations and recognitions from your boss and colleagues. That being said, you should also beware the portents… Read More »
 
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  • Is Bamboo flooring really hard?

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:02 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo There have been criticisms that bamboo flooring isn't as hard as claimed. That after a short while the floor is dented and scratched and looks awful. What is the reality? Some of these criticisms are well founded - suppliers advertise their flooring being as hard as maple flooring, or harder than Oak flooring, trying to sell bamboo flooring based on it's hardness. So what is the truth about the hardness of bamboo flooring? Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • What to Decide Before Starting a Kitchen Remodel

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo A kitchen remodel is an exciting proposition.  There are many things to consider—and frankly—fun things to decide.  Decisions have to be made about cabinets, countertops, appliances, a shiny new faucet and flooring to name a few.  Unfortunately, like most home improvement projects, there are some things to consider before starting kitchen remodels. “Home is where […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Potential shortage of lumber

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:11 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Solid timber supply is under strain... A great time to turn to bamboo before it affects your business. Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Paint Your Walls So That They Explode Into Life

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Your walls are an important part of your room. There’s no point decking up your room with the most amazing furniture, if you’re going to leave the walls all plain and blank. You will change the feel of the whole room just by adding a touch of style to your walls. Here are some simple […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Finding Appropriate Garage Door Hardware

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Garage door hardware made of different types of materials is available. The ones most commonly used are the wooden, steel and metal types. A small study of each type is one here which might help you make your decision on the right one for you. Wooden doors have always retained their old world charm and […] 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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  • Aug 17, Switch to Stone or Recycled Glass Countertops - The Easy Way

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

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

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

    1 May 2014 | 7:36 am
    Want to save several thousand dollars on your kitchen remodel? Re-use your existing cabinets. You've probably read that before but dismissed the notion thinking your cabinets are beyond help. That may be true. But if your kitchen layout isn't changing and your cabinets are structurally sound refurbishing them is an idea worth considering. The money you save could be considerable (think "thousands"). Re-facing is one option and is a good choice if you want a natural wood finish. A simpler and less expensive alternative is to paint your cabinets. It requires some elbow grease and time but it's…
  • Mar 14, When It Comes To A Wood Or Gas Fireplace I'll Go With Gas

    14 Mar 2014 | 11:22 am
    I live in the beautiful state of Minnesota, land of 10,000 lakes (11,842 officially) and frigid temperatures. The 9th coldest winter on record and over 40 days of sub-zero weather makes you either hardy or question why you actually live here. "How do you do it?" my relatives in balmier climes ask me. My secret weapon? The gas fireplace. Two of them if you're counting. Once upon a time I was a die-hard evangelist for real wood-burning fireplaces. I loved the smells, the sound and the "realness". Our house had three of them. They got used but required a lot of work. They were drafty too which…
 
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    My Home Life | Decor, Design and DIY

  • Sugar, Spice and Everything Pumpkin

    My Home Life Mag
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:08 am
    By Nicollette Niles With fall just around the corner, images of warm sweaters, campfires, leaves changing colors and of course pumpkins, begin coming to mind. Pumpkins are an essential part of fall because of how many ways they are incorporated in it. They are great for carving, decorating, and baking desserts. Even better is the chance to take your kids’ to the pumpkin patch and add a personalized touch for every pumpkin used. With plenty of pumpkin possibilities, try keeping these eight pumpkin essentials in mind if you need decorating ideas, tips or recipes. 1. Chocolate pumpkin truffles…
  • Incandescent Bulbs are Seeing the Light: Bring New Light to Your Home

    My Home Life Mag
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    Photo courtesy of: www.flickr.com By Taylor Grantham When you picture a light bulb you think of this, right? The incandescent bulb has been in use since the late 1800s. The definition of incandescent from Merrian-Webster is “producing bright light when heated”. In fact, these bulbs use most of the energy they consume to produce heat and not light.  Not only does the heat of incandescent bulbs pose threats like fire or burn, it is consuming your energy bill. Since the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 was passed, bringing the energy inefficiency of the United States into the…
  • The Secret Ingredient? Zucchini.

    My Home Life Mag
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:07 am
    Photo courtesy of: www.chef-in-training.com By Nicollette Niles It’s the weekend and you’re ready to stay in and relax. You decide it’s time to bake some warm, gooey brownies and pop in a good movie, but then you realize how bad for you those brownies will be and you don’t want to ruin your diet, so you grab an apple and begrudgingly munch on it while dreaming about brownies. If this situation sounds familiar, we have the perfect solution for you. The secret ingredient? Zucchini. Now you can bake those warm, gooey brownies, without the guilt! These brownies are healthy, dairy free and…
  • Make the New School Year a Success

    My Home Life Mag
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photo courtesy of: www.flickr.com By Kristin Waites Starting school can be stressful (for both your children and you,) so it’s important to do everything you can to make sure your family has a smooth transition. At My Home Life, we know that going back to school doesn’t just mean buying school supplies and organizing calendars; doing things to ensure your child is in a good mental state of mind is important as well! Here are some ways for you to make sure your family starts the year off right! Talk to the older siblings If a younger child will be joining their sibling at school this year,…
  • Recycle Toilet Paper Rolls into Racecars

    My Home Life Mag
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:52 am
    By Kristin Waites Looking for a fun, simple and inexpensive project for the kids? Here’s a great craft to keep their attention and provide hours of fun afterwards! The process is simple, but be sure to help younger kids with scissors and paint.      Materials Toilet paper rolls (one for each racecar) Paint Paintbrush Glue stick Construction paper (black and white)   Instructions Paint the tubes. If you’re planning on letting younger kids do this craft or just want to avoid a mess, you can paint them ahead of time or let everyone color their cars with markers instead of paint. …
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  • Is Bamboo flooring really hard?

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:02 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo There have been criticisms that bamboo flooring isn't as hard as claimed. That after a short while the floor is dented and scratched and looks awful. What is the reality? Some of these criticisms are well founded - suppliers advertise their flooring being as hard as maple flooring, or harder than Oak flooring, trying to sell bamboo flooring based on it's hardness. So what is the truth about the hardness of bamboo flooring? Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • What to Decide Before Starting a Kitchen Remodel

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo A kitchen remodel is an exciting proposition.  There are many things to consider—and frankly—fun things to decide.  Decisions have to be made about cabinets, countertops, appliances, a shiny new faucet and flooring to name a few.  Unfortunately, like most home improvement projects, there are some things to consider before starting kitchen remodels. “Home is where […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Potential shortage of lumber

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:11 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Solid timber supply is under strain... A great time to turn to bamboo before it affects your business. Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Paint Your Walls So That They Explode Into Life

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Your walls are an important part of your room. There’s no point decking up your room with the most amazing furniture, if you’re going to leave the walls all plain and blank. You will change the feel of the whole room just by adding a touch of style to your walls. Here are some simple […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Finding Appropriate Garage Door Hardware

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Garage door hardware made of different types of materials is available. The ones most commonly used are the wooden, steel and metal types. A small study of each type is one here which might help you make your decision on the right one for you. Wooden doors have always retained their old world charm and […] 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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    Stacks and Stacks Clutter Control Freak Blog

  • What You Will Need This School Year: Check List!

    Elizabeth Arnott
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:47 am
    Back to school shopping has begun and we have the complete back to school check list for your children, whether they're in elementary school or college. Organize-It and StacksandStacks also offers hundreds of products to get your kids off to the right start this school year! Start here with our Grade School List. We also have a College Check List! Find them on Organize-It! Share This
  • Essentials to Keep Your Locker Organized

    Elizabeth Arnott
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:42 am
    The longer the school year goes on, the more unorganized your locker becomes. Whether you have the locker yourself, or you are helping your son or daughter find the right locker organizers for this school year, you probably have the same goal: stay neat, organized, and don't lose your homework! Between the books, folders, notebooks, and loose papers, your locker can easily become a mess. Most locker space is limited, so you need to find items to organize your locker but also make it look fun and different from all the other lockers. Here are some items we recommend to do both!  …
  • ORGANIZE-IT PURCHASES WEB DOMAIN STACKSANDSTACKS.COM AFTER COMPETITOR GOES OUT OF BUSINESS

    Elizabeth Arnott
    29 May 2014 | 8:01 am
    ROCHESTER HILLS, MI – Organize-It, a retailer for storage and organizational products, purchased specific assets only from on-line competitor StacksandStacks.com. The assets acquired include the stacksandstacks.com domain name along with associated blogs, website code database and email list. Organize-It already operates OrganizeIt.com and Organization-Store.com, making StacksandStacks.com the Michigan-based company’s third website in the storage and organization genre. Organize-It will be taking the StacksandStacks.com website concept to a whole new level with a new design, better…
  • Spruce Up Your Garden!

    Elizabeth Arnott
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:32 am
    Happy Spring! Preparation for your garden should begin with cleaning up the space, eliminating old leaves and and debris, and checking the soil, then let the planting begin! Once your gardening has begun, here are some ideas to make the rest of this season a little bit easier on you and to make your garden space a little more fun!   Garden Sign- This Welcome To My Garden sign is a fun little addition to your garden. Especially if you have a large space.     Filigree Garden Hose Holder- A beautiful accent to the average garden hose holder. The filigree design adds a touch of…
  • Great Deals for the Garden from Griffith Creek

    Michaela Strathman
    14 Mar 2014 | 10:36 am
    With Spring just around the corner, do you have that urge to get out in the garden like I do? We have gathered some great promotional items (and promotional prices!) from Griffith Creek to get you started on the path towards a healthy, productive and organized garden this year. Sale lasts thru May 31st. With a planting depth of 15", this Raised Garden Bed is perfect for growing flowers and plants, but also vegetables. The elevated design means no bending over and allows for storage underneath, a great choice for apartment patios and small backyards. Includes a coconut fiber insert, as…
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  • Horizontal vs. Vertical Loops: Which Is Better for My Geothermal System?

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    20 Aug 2014 | 6:35 am
    Geothermal heating and cooling systems for homes do not come in “one size fits all” options. Each geothermal installation is different and designed to match the comfort needs of the customer, the space available for the loops, the average outdoor temperature, and the soil conditions. This is why it is so important to rely on experienced geothermal professionals for installation: it’s the only way you know that you’ll receive the system that will do the job you expect, and keep doing it for many years. Two of the basic options available for geothermal systems are horizontal or vertical…
  • Signs You Need Commercial HVAC Repair

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    13 Aug 2014 | 6:21 am
    If you have a commercial property in Anderson, you work hard to make sure the people in your building are happy and comfortable. So when you start to hear complaints about the temperatures in your building, you want to get your system back to normal as quickly as possible. But how can you catch commercial HVAC system problems before it’s too late? How do you know if a problem is serious enough to call for immediate repairs? Here at RineAir Heating & Air Conditioning, we know you want every part of your business to run smoothly throughout the years. We detailed a few of the reasons you…
  • How Much Repair Work Do Geothermal Systems Need?

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    6 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    A geothermal system helps you to save money every month and reduces the amount of pollutants released into the air. These systems use a complex set of pipes buried deep into the earth to absorb the earth’s thermal energy in the winter and release heat into the earth in the cooling season. Geothermal systems are an efficient source of both heating and cooling throughout the year, but won’t such a unique system require frequent repairs? Actually, geothermal systems generally need fewer repairs over time than standard air conditioners. We’ve detailed the reasons why in this quick guide.
  • No, You Can’t Repair Your Own Ducts, and Here’s Why

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    31 Jul 2014 | 9:58 am
    Maintaining the integrity of the ventilation ducts in your home is crucial to keeping the HVAC system operating at its best. If ductwork begins to develop leaks and loose connections, it will trigger a drop in air pressure that will force the air conditioner and heater to overwork to compensate. The comfort level in the house will drop while utility bills will rise. The ductwork damage will start to allow dust and other contamination into the ventilation channels, leading to it entering the air you breathe. Ductwork damage can also cause spikes in humidity that will encourage dangerous mold…
  • The Principles Behind Electromechanical Air Conditioning

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    25 Jul 2014 | 9:24 am
    Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration are all part of electromechanical technologies. This term applies to appliances and/or machinery that are both mechanical and electrical, like your air conditioning system in Cincinnati. However, understanding that your air conditioner is electromechanical in nature only gives you a small piece of the puzzle as to how it works. To truly understand how your AC keeps you comfortable, you need to understand the principles behind its operation. How Your Air Conditioner Cools Your air conditioner is a closed system. It uses a chemical called…
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  • How a Dirty Coil Affects Your Air Conditioner

    Stephen Andrews
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Central air conditioners in homes are usually “split systems”: they consist of an outside cabinet (the condenser) and an inside unit (the evaporator) which connect to each other through refrigerant and power lines. Both the evaporator and the condenser contain refrigerant coils that are essential for the process of heat exchange that makes the air conditioner work: moving heat from the inside of your home and then releasing it to the outside. Both coils need to remain clean to effectively do their job. If either starts to develop a layer of grime or dust, it will impair the AC’s…
  • Does Rust on My Water Heater Mean It Needs to Be Replaced?

    Stephen Andrews
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    A water heater puts metal in contact with water, and that’s a recipe for rust (as long as there is also oxygen). Rust is one of the principle enemies of water heaters, a conditioning you want to avoid at all costs. Fortunately, water heaters have precautions that will keep rust away for most of their lifespans. But if rust does start to form on your water heater, or it appears in the hot water coming from your taps, is it an automatic farewell to the system? Do you need to immediately schedule a replacement? Not necessarily. But you do need to schedule service immediately from a Duluth, GA…
  • How to Tell You Need Commercial HVAC Repair

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    12 Aug 2014 | 6:25 am
    If you manage a commercial property, you may be too busy to notice when your HVAC system needs repair. Of course, the easiest way to know whether repairs are necessary is if you hear complaints from your tenants, customers, or employees. But it’s important to catch repair needs before your system stops working in order to prevent further damage to your system or a costly replacement. When you need commercial HVAC repair, the first step is calling a professional technician. But how do you know when it’s time to call? While any problem should be taken seriously, here are 3 signs that you…
  • How Air Conditioning Repair Can Improve Efficiency

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    6 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    For most homeowners, it’s important to save money wherever possible. When your AC runs into problems, you may be tempted to put off calling for air conditioning repair to save some money until the problem seems more serious. But delaying repair can cause your system to break down sooner than you’d expect. Furthermore, your damaged system will most likely add to your energy bills. Calling for air conditioning repair at the first sign of trouble can actually improve efficiency. If your system has trouble starting up, or if you hear unusual noises from your indoor or outdoor unit, notice…
  • What the SEER Means for Your Air Conditioner

    siteadmin
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:39 am
    In the summer, your energy bills just seem to keep rising. But new air conditioning installation gives you the opportunity to select a system that may actually bring cooling costs down. Since cooling costs take up a large portion of most energy bills in the summer, finding a high-efficiency unit should be a top priority for most homeowners when selecting a new AC. But how do you decide which system is right for you? Easily—look at the SEER! The SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) is written on the EnergyGuide label of every air conditioning system. This number is a measurement of the…
 
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    CounterTop Guides

  • Granite vs. Marble Countertops

    Matt Leonard
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Article from CounterTop GuidesMarble and granite countertops have more similarities than differences. Specifically, they are both gorgeous natural stone materials and they both require a significant amount of care. That’s the good and the bad.With some TLC, however, both granite and marble countertops will keep their fantastic looks for decades, elevating the beauty of your kitchen, bathroom, office, laundry area or wet bar.Let’s get more specific about comparing marble and granite countertops.marble-countertopsGetting to Know Marble and GraniteThese are natural stone materials, and both…
  • Quartz vs. Quartzite Countertops

    Matt Leonard
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Article from CounterTop GuidesComparing Quartz and Quartzite CountertopsQuartz and quartzite are two popular choices for countertops, but they are not the same material. They offer differences in looks, durability, care and price that you should know about before making your selection.This countertop guide explores quartzite and quartz countertops and the different strengths and weaknesses they present.quartz-countertopsquartzite countertopsUnderstanding Quartz and QuartziteQuartzite is a naturally occurring metamorphic rock. It is created when sandstone is subjected to extreme heat and…
  • How to Seal Natural Stone Countertops for Better Durability

    Matt Leonard
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:51 am
    Article from CounterTop GuidesThe biggest caution to consider when selecting natural stone counters is that they must be properly sealed when installed and resealed as needed.When you pay attention to these details, your stone countertops will look good for decades without stains or blemishes. They’ll also be easier to get thoroughly clean for kitchen safety, and the sealant will stop the penetration of damaging water into the stone.Sealed Natural Stone CountertopsThis natural stone countertop maintenance guide will inform you about countertop sealing.  You’ll get the best long-term…
  • Are Sandstone Countertops a Good Choice for Kitchens?

    Matt Leonard
    9 May 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Article from CounterTop GuidesSandstone countertops are among the most attractive available to today’s homeowners. But are they right for use in the kitchen? This guide to sandstone counters will give you pros and cons you can use to make your decision.Sandstone Countertops are BeautifulSandstone is a natural stone. When you read literature online, it seems that sandstone is often confused with Soapstone. The two are not the same. Soapstone is a manufactured hard surface countertop similar to DuPont Corian or Swanstone.sandstone countertopsLike granite and marble, sandstone is mined and cut…
  • The Benefits of Engineered Stone Countertops

    Matt Leonard
    29 Apr 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Article from CounterTop GuidesThis material is often referred to in the industry as quartz, but the name engineered stone gives you a better idea of what it is.Unlike natural stone countertops that are cut from pure granite, marble or sandstone, engineered stone counters are made from quartz crystals held together with a resin binder. They have a similar appearance to natural stone, but they possess benefits not available with natural materials. Let’s take a look at the advantages of engineered stone countertops.Engineered Stone Countertops are Very AttractiveThe quartz material is…
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  • Most Astonishing Bedroom Designs

    Community Writer &#124; Community.DrPrem.com
    4 Aug 2014 | 4:39 am
    A bedroom is that most important place of your house where you spend some special moments of love with your loved one or some quality “me” time is single. In fact, it is the only room of the house where life is actually created and lived at its best. Hence, bedroom planning and decoration deserves ... The post Most Astonishing Bedroom Designs appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • Great Ideas to Convert Your Kitchen into an Attractive and Enjoyable Place

    Community Writer &#124; Community.DrPrem.com
    3 Aug 2014 | 4:06 am
    The kitchen is correctly referred to as the heart and soul of any house. Modern day kitchens are not just confines to making meals but serve as a platform where you can communicate with and spend some quality “we” time with your family. These contemporary kitchen designs are extremely multifunctional and fully productive. Here we ... The post Great Ideas to Convert Your Kitchen into an Attractive and Enjoyable Place appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • Most Sensuous Bedrooms for the Real Life Lovebirds

    Community Writer &#124; Community.DrPrem.com
    2 Aug 2014 | 4:06 am
    Amongst the various aspects that are very important in every house, I believe bedrooms stand out to be the best. Not just because they are used for relaxation and sleeping but it is the place where we spent some of the most precious moments of our life with our beloved away from the worries of ... The post Most Sensuous Bedrooms for the Real Life Lovebirds appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • Simple yet Useful Small Space Decorating Tricks

    Community Writer &#124; Community.DrPrem.com
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:06 am
    In a world where the space is getting lesser day by day and houses are shrinking in size, it sometimes becomes difficult to get organized. This is especially true for people living in miniature apartments in big cities. To help you overcome this problem here we are with six amazing tips that will help you ... The post Simple yet Useful Small Space Decorating Tricks appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • How to live a comfortable life in small houses or apartments

    Community Writer &#124; Community.DrPrem.com
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:07 am
      Economical crisis, price hike of essential commodities and increasing costs of living have made it almost impossible for the working class to buy spacious and elegant houses. A large percentage of the mass have to do with cramped spaces and small houses. It is not easy to adjust in a small home after you ... The post How to live a comfortable life in small houses or apartments appeared first on Home Chunk.
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  • Wallpapered Wardrobes

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:49 am
    With the bank holiday weekend proving to be a wash out the hard work spent doing DIY didn't seem to bad. I think if the sun was shining outside then it would have been a different story. With our samples painted and our final colour choice chosen it was now time to crack on with getting the walls coated. The ceiling still needs a little attention and a few holes filled before this can be painted and as you can see on the below image to the left our light switch is currently sitting on this wall as we are waiting for the electrician to safely move this to another wall. Once this is done…
  • Picking the wrong colour paint

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:34 am
    After several hours at the weekend spent in Homebase and much deliberating, we had finally agreed on the colour of paint for a master bedroom. With the house renovations into their second year and only having temporary bedroom space up until now getting our master bedroom perfect is an exciting challenge and choosing the paint colour is very important. With colour guide books with the paint's in use and rows of tins in front of us we narrow down the choices and there was a clear winner for our paint. We chose to use Homebase Home Of Colour in a shade called 'Cosy Mocha' The colour in the…
  • The bedroom gets a first coat of paint, Let the decorating begin

    21 Aug 2014 | 2:22 am
    With the plasterer paying us a visit last week the three exposed walls in the bedroom were now freshly plastered and drying beautifully and so we were able to give the room it's first lick of paint and finally start to see what the bedroom will look like moving forwards. Below is a shot of the built in wardrobe made from moving the wall back into the bedroom behind it. All the exposed panels have been given an undercoat, the backs and sides to the wardrobe will have wallpapered backs and sides to give a little bit of our personality to the custom built wardrobe. Although the old wardrobe…
  • Grand Designs continue on our bedroom

    15 Aug 2014 | 12:19 am
    As the time ticks by progress has slowed down over the last few months of the house renovation and although the downstairs is 90% complete the upstairs is proving quite a challenge. The savings and the loans that we took out 18 months ago have since run out and the only way to continue with the build is to do a little bit each month. With the weather in Cornwall being amazing we have spent some time at the beach and in the sea and efforts haven't been 100% on the house but we've the two year anniversary approaching of being first time home owners we are putting the pressure on to have a…
  • Renovating the master bedroom

    2 Jun 2014 | 12:07 pm
    With a slow start to 2014 the renovating of our home has been halted by lack of money. After Christmas hitting us hard financially and the Christmas holiday feeling of not doing any work the months drifted by and before we knew it summer was approaching us and the whole of the upstairs still needs attention.With pay day upon us we blow all our cash by the 1st day of the month on plaster board and timber ready to start the process of renovating the master bedroom. First on the list of things to do was expose the two walls that need attention and these just happened to be the walls…
 
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  • Pool Safety

    joanneland
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:49 pm
    With the upcoming Labor Day weekend and, for most folks, the last blast of summer swimming pool season — it just seemed appropriate to share our post from last summer — again.  Enjoy your pool, but by all means, play safely! No one can argue with the monumental importance of pool safety — but even with tighter community regulations and technological advances in safety products, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that over 300 children under the age of five drown in residential pools each year nationwide.  In order for you to keep the ones you love safe…
  • Do-it-yourself fence challenges

    joanneland
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Almost everyone who has ever tried a Do-it-Yourself project has a story to tell … and a few extra parts that somehow didn’t make it into the final assembly! While it can be funny to share the stories once everything is completed, it’s frustrating to reach a point in a project where work has to stop to purchase additional tools or parts — or worse — work has to be undone to correct a mistake. Tackling the job of installing your own fence might not seem terribly complicated, but there are a number of potential pitfalls to try to avoid. Purchasing a fence as a…
  • Going Green: garden tool tips and tricks

    joanneland
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:24 am
    Pretty planter box constructed in Rinox hardscape materials. Being a fence and hardscaping supply company, we’re all about things “outdoors”, even if occasionally it doesn’t directly apply to fences, gates, and paver stones.   And, as opposed to our previous “Going Green” post that featured synthetic grass and hydroponic gardens, this article is all about maintaining your tools and seeds needed for traditional gardening.  So for those of you who like to dabble in the flower beds, grow veggies in containers, or raise your own herbs, here are some…
  • Springtime Crafty Fences

    joanneland
    13 Feb 2014 | 7:19 am
    For those just itching for Spring to arrive (after all, we’re posting this in February!) . . . here are a couple of pretty and creative ways to enhance your backyard fence.  Plus, if you start puttering with this “crafty” fence idea now, you’ll have them all ready for spring planting, and will enjoy flowers and herbs all summer long. The pictures pretty much tell the whole story without any additional explanation … how you attach the pots to the fence will be up to you.  Enjoy! Related Posts:    Fences, the new Craft Medium?,  Crafty Fences,  Decorative…
  • Unusual Fence Decorations

    joanneland
    5 Feb 2014 | 3:41 pm
    We’ve shared photos of Crafty Fences, of fences used as Rustic Interior Design, photos of Inspirational Fences, and of holiday-inspired Decorative Fences . . . but what do you make of these fences that are “decorated” in a most unusual way?  Check them out, and let us know what you think! From just outside of Hunt, Texas . . . post and barbed wire fence decorated with, what else?  Boots! From Oklahoma City, here’s a hand-painted, Calvin and Hobbes comic fence! Not sure what part of the country (or the world for that matter) these next few shots come from, but how…
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  • FINSA family fun day a huge success for young and old

    Matthew Crist
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:32 am
    A great time was had by all at the FINSA Family Fun Day last Saturday at our new store in Birmingham. Customers and local residents stopped by to take part in the fun, with a bouncy castle, games face painting and of course ice cream – which was appreciated by all on such a warm day! The Birmingham store at Lichfield Road Business Park opened in the spring and is FINSA’s second in the UK, along with their existing outlet in Birkenhead on Merseyside. And It wasn’t just the youngsters enjoying themselves on the day. Adults were able to make some real savings, such as flooring from…
  • Announcing Finsa Home’s Family Fun Day 2014

    Matthew Crist
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:12 am
    Stuck for ideas when it comes to keeping the kids entertained this summer? Well don’t worry. We have the perfect solution for adults and children alike. The FINSA Family Fun Day takes place at our store at the Lichfield Road Business Park, Birmingham on Saturday August 9th and is a real treat for children of all ages. The fun begins at 11am with free ice creams, games, a bouncy castle and much, much more. And the fun isn’t just reserved for the youngsters. For adults there are plenty of opportunities to make some real savings, including flooring from £2.99 per square metre – and…
  • Announcing Finsa Home’s Charity Golf Day 2014

    Matthew Crist
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:41 am
    With the golfing summer in full swing thanks to the success of The Open Championship at Royal Liverpool, Finsa are looking to keep the ball rolling with a golf day of our very own. Our charity golf tournament will take place on Monday the 22nd of September at Wirral Ladies Golf Course, Prenton in aid of Wirral based charity, the Catholic Children’s Society. The society works with families in the Shrewsbury Diocese providing a wide range of family support, counselling and parenting advice for disadvantaged families. The golf day is a great way to raise money for a superb cause, while…
  • Emuca soft close drawers now available from Finsa Home

    Matthew Crist
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:39 am
    Finsa Home is pleased to announce that they now stock Emuca soft close drawers at the most affordable prices. Using the latest technology these drawers are designed to gently glide closed on specially designed runners with little effort and less noise. Feel free to ask us any questions you have about this latest product, but in the meantime, take a look at them in action and see just how they can improve your kitchen.  
  • 8 Foods That You Can Clean With (As Well As Eat)

    Matthew Crist
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:05 am
    If your home is anything like mine, there are all kinds of cleaning products scattered around every kitchen cupboard, draw and shelf. But what you’re probably not aware of is that there are dozens of natural cleaning agents all around you that you’ve never even considered using or aren’t even aware do just as good a job. Here are just a few of the things you probably have in your cupboards that can be as effective as any spray, cream or polish on the market. 1. Lemons Citrus fruits are very good at getting rid of stubborn stains due to the anti-bacterial properties they contain. The…
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  • When is it Time to Call a Plumber?

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    28 Aug 2014 | 8:29 am
    Owning a home is a wonderful experience, however it can present its own set of challenges at times. While it is necessary to perform regular maintenance on your property, there are some repairs that you should not do on your own. Often, when it comes to plumbing, it is best if you leave it to the professionals. Unclogging a drain is a great DIY project however anything more than that it is time to call the experts. read more
  • Keep Your Business Cool This Summer, and Keep Your Customers Coming Back

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    23 Jul 2014 | 9:09 am
    Summer can bring sweltering temperatures in the Northern Virginia area.  If you own a business, outdoor heat creates a challenge to maintaining a comfortable and productive interior workspace.  Whether they’re part of a small retail shop or a large office building, the HVAC systems that cool the air during summer are critical to work space performance and enjoyment.  SSI has earned a reputation for excellence and reliability in commercial HVAC maintenance and design and can help you with this crucial aspect of you read more
  • Summer Plumbing Problems - Don't Be a Victim!

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    17 Jul 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Summer brings a host of wonderful outdoor activities to your home.  For many homeowners, the warm weather means cookouts, kiddie pools, running the sprinkler to keep that garden green, and more.  While these changes are seemingly slight, they create stresses on your home’s plumbing systems and appliances.  One way to avoid problems associated with the changes in demand on your home’s systems is to know what causes them and be prepared.  Below are some common summer plumbing concerns that many residential homeowners are not aware of.   read more
  • Common Air Conditioner Problems & Repairs

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    3 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    It’s summer. It’s hot. And your air conditioner isn’t working. One night in a room without air conditioning is usually enough to make any Washington area resident miserable. SSI understands this and strives to help any customer quickly get their air conditioner repaired and running again. There is no shortage of causes for a broken air conditioner, but there tend to be a few that are most common. To better understand the repairs that you may one day come across, here are some of the basics: read more
  • Emergency Air Conditioning Repairs in Northern VA

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    1 Jul 2014 | 6:41 am
    It’s an all too common refrain during the summer months – the uncomfortable high temperatures turn dangerous, even deadly, especially for the elderly and children. In the Washington area, where humidity levels run high, the body’s ability to cool itself is further compromised, leaving area residents vulnerable to anything from heat cramps to heat stroke. SSI understands this danger, and is quick to respond anytime a customer is without a working air conditioner. read more
 
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  • The Underside of Roofing: Inspecting the Attic

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

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

    Value Roofing
    9 Jun 2014 | 2:25 pm
        All building materials release some amount of pollution, whether in production or after being used. In the roofing industry, the biggest pollutants are VOCs, and they occur while shingles are on your roof. So what are VOCs? Known as Volatile Organic Compounds, VOCs are gases that release certain materials, either from solids or liquids. If you are concerned about the presence of VOCs on your roof, you’re not alone.   What are VOCs? Volatile Organic Compounds. What exactly does that mean? VOCs are carbon-based chemicals that evaporate easily at room temperature. They…
  • Birds You Don’t Want to See This Summer

    Value Roofing
    16 May 2014 | 11:51 am
        Have you ever gone outside to enjoy your yard and heard chirping just a little too close to the house? If you looked up, you might have seen one of the worst pests for a roof, tucked in close to the gutter or eave—a bird nest. Starlings, sparrows, and pigeons are the most common roof nesters in the Nashville area. Each species is drawn to the narrow, dark cavities offered by gutters and failing siding. The only problem is that these nests compromise the integrity of your roof, and they can get into your house, causing even more problems.   What’s wrong with a little…
  • Enjoying Your Roof’s Sunburn: Solar Panel Advice

    Value Roofing
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:44 pm
        Think about it—the sun warms the width and length of your home everyday. But who benefits from that all that heat? Maybe your attic, in the summer. In the middle Tennessee area, we get a fair amount of sun each year, and if your electric bill is $200 a month or higher, it may be time to harness all that sunlight for your benefit.   Types of Solar Panels There are a handful of solar panel types—called photovoltaic or PV systems—on the market today. They include monocrystalline, polycrystalline, and thin-film. All solar panels are made of some form of silicon, whether…
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  • Diana Hadchity Chedrawy Interview with Terry’s Blinds in UK

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Recently Terry’s Blinds in UK asked to interview me for their Designer Insights series. Designer Insights includes interviews with fabulous expert designers in the field of interior and landscape design, as well as home staging and home renovation.  I’m pleased to be featured on their “Designer Insights” interview series. <!-- AddThis Follow BEGIN --> Follow us on
  • Tips for Choosing Outdoor Furniture

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    Outdoor furniture can transform your backyard, patio, deck, or front yard into a relaxing retreat and enjoyable gathering place for you and your family. Outdoor furniture adds comfort and function to your outdoor spaces. Outdoor furniture is made from a variety of materials, each with its own look and feel. Materials can include wood, aluminum, wicker, wrought iron, plastic, and more.
  • Front Yard Curb Appeal Ideas

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Front yard curb appeal can make a great first impression because the first thing visitors or potential homebuyers see when they visit you is the outside of your home. Curb appeal should be neat, organized, colorful, and attractive. Here are some tips and ideas that will add curb appeal and will boost the look and value of your home: Repaint the exterior of your home if needed with
  • Deck Design Planning Tips

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    2 Jun 2014 | 5:42 am
    Are you considering building or having a deck added to your home this summer? Now is the perfect time to start planning.  Beautiful deck designs are becoming a more common feature of outdoor living spaces. They provide us with a great outdoor area for relaxing, dining, and entertaining friends and family.   Decks can be attached to or detached from a house. They can be built in different
  • Bathroom Staging Tips

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    29 Apr 2014 | 4:50 am
    Bathrooms that are properly staged create the feeling of a spa like retreat and a sanctuary for relaxation. The goal of staging a bathroom is to make it appealing to the highest number of potential homebuyers. Home staging will make your bathroom appear comfortable, shiny, functional, clean, organized, and spacious.  Here are some tips to keep in mind when staging your bathroom: Clean
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  • Why bifold doors are perfect for… your garage

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

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

    Bifold Network Expert
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:52 am
    Imagine it. You’ve ordered the product, parted with your money and you’re about to arrange your delivery. Then suddenly you’re hit with an unwelcome addition of extra charges in the form of delivery charges: a horrible sting in the proverbial sales tail that is an unfortunate reality for most of us. Add to this the very real possibility that your purchase might not even arrive on time, or even at all in some rare cases, and you have the perfectly worst delivery process. If you can’t fit a product, you don’t get … Continue reading The post Free UK bifold door delivery,…
  • RAL colours vs Smarts colours for bifold doors

    Bifold Network Expert
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:22 am
      Colour options for aluminium bi-folds With modern manufacturing and processing facilities, it’s now easier than ever to offer bifolds in a full range of colour options. Aluminium products can be powder sprayed in all colours from the RAL colour range, and bifolds are no exception.   Also, depending on the bifold system you choose to install, some systems companies offer their own range of colours for a unique finish. At Bifold Network, we manufacture bifolds using Smart Systems range of Visofold 1000 folding doors, with their own unique Smarts range of … Continue reading…
  • How the bifold market is changing: facts and stats

    Bifold Network Expert
    27 Jun 2014 | 3:31 am
      There’s a lot of speculation at the moment about how long the bifold market will last. With everybody constantly searching for the ‘next big thing’ and predicting bifolds’ demise, it’s hard for installers to have confidence in the product that they’re selling. But we’re here to tell you bifolds are here to stay.   The Bifold Network have teamed up with Insight Data to predict the future of the bifold market. Insight Data is the fenestration industry’s leading data company, with 64,000 companies’ data updated live on their industry CRM system. … Continue…
 
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  • Buffalo Catering Equipment Now Comes with a 2 Year Warranty

    Dan Pala
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:53 am
    From induction hobs to fryers and everything between, Buffalo have developed a reputation for high quality products that are available at exceptional prices. This has seen the globally renowned brand a committed fan base across the catering industry and around the country. Just a few months ago we announced on the Click n Order Facebook page that we will be extending the warranty on much of our Buffalo catering equipment from one year to two. This not only meant that Click n Order customers will receive excellent value for their money, but with every Buffalo appliance purchased you were…
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  • How To Get Rid Of Fleas – Dogs, Cats, and Humans

    Admin
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:32 am
    Saying that fleas are a pest might be a bit of an understatement because they are often hard to get rid of. Once you have a pet come into contact with them, it will be a real ordeal to get them and your home flea-free. If your home becomes infested, you will need to treat all of your animals, your home, your yard, and virtually everything else you can imagine. Once you learn how to get rid of fleas, you will need to put forth both money and time to ensure they will not return once the course of treatment has been completed. Often people think that a home remedy will do the trick, but…
  • What eats bed bugs? Spiders? Roaches?

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    24 Aug 2014 | 6:34 am
    Bed bugs are a huge problem in today’s society. They were once nearly extinct from the North American region, but in recent years they have come back with a vengeance. While you generally assume that bed bugs would be found solely in beds or other furniture frequently sat on or used, it is just not the case. These insects can be found anywhere from schools to shopping centers, and everything in between. If you find yourself dealing with an infestation you may be wondering what eats bed bugs and whether or not that will get rid of them. Signs of bed bugs You may not even be aware that…
  • How To Get Rid of Ticks On People and Dogs

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    23 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Most people will encounter a tick at one point or another in their life. They can be a particularly hard pest to deal with, and sometimes they spread diseases to their host. Humans along with livestock and pets are susceptible to becoming hosts at any given time. You may have come here wondering how to get rid of ticks, but before that can happen you need to identify what kind of tick you are dealing with and how they may have attached to the host. There are nearly 900 different species of ticks across the world. In the United States there are only 90 species, which is just a sliver of the…
  • Types of Termites You’ll Find In Your Yard

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    23 Aug 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Termites aren’t something many homeowners think about. Finding out you may have an issue with them can be a little intimidating. There are a few different types of termites, and it is important that you figure out which ones have made their way into your home. Once you have identified which termites are inhabiting your space, you can devise a plan of action to get rid of them once and for all. Signs of termites While several of the signs are subtle, they won’t be missed. The two biggest signs of a termite infestation are mud tubes and swarmings. If you are noticing mud tracks up…
  • How To Get Rid Of Silverfish Bugs In Your Home

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    9 Aug 2014 | 8:50 am
    After seeing some silver-colored bugs in your home, you may be wondering what they are and where they came from. The most likely culprit is a silverfish bug. You don’t need to worry too much, these pests are more of a nuisance than anything else. If you’re concerned about how to get rid of silverfish, you will be happy to know there are several different options. These are the things you need to know about silverfish bugs and how to remove them from your home. What is a silverfish Silverfish bugs are often referred to as bristletails. These bugs are silver in color and have three…
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  • 4 Ways to Manage your Lighting Project Budget

    Anne Reagan
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    A lighting project, like adding recessed lights or installing sconces, can add ambiance and functionality to a room, but it can also be time consuming and costly. Whether you are remodeling your kitchen and have hired an electrician to install new nights, or simply changing out the pendants in your bedroom yourself, your budget can determine the end result. Your lighting project budget can vary due to a few different components such as materials, cost for labor, unexpected problems with your current electrical system, and the amount of work you are willing to put into the project. Along with…
  • The Trick For Quickly Removing A Trash Bag

    Anne Reagan
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Sometimes removing a trash bag from the garbage can feels like a wrestling match. It might feel like you’ve filled the bag with bricks, or over stuffed it, causing the bag to feel “stuck” within the can. It’s not the fault of what you’ve put into the bag – it’s air pressure. When a trash bag is filled and still in the garbage can, the sides of the bag create air pressure within the can, causing it to feel stuck. Using our simple trick, you’ll relieve the air pressure and have a much easier time on trash day.     Step 1: Tape over the…
  • Keeping a Cleaning Project on Budget

    Anne Reagan
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Doing a thorough house cleaning might seem overwhelming, but that doesn’t mean it has to cost you a fortune. Whether you take a DIY approach, hire a pro, or combine the two, you need to set up a budget to keep you your cleaning project on track. Planning your cleaning project ahead of time will help you layout the right budget for your materials, services, and labor. Your budget can be impacted by a few different decisions you make when it comes to your home cleaning. If you are selling your home you may be looking for how to clean your home before moving or you may want to learn what…
  • Keeping your Bedroom Remodel on Schedule

    Anne Reagan
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    A bedroom is your personal sanctuary, and giving it a fresh new look is an opportunity to let your creativity shine. As you plan your bedroom remodel, be sure to carefully consider important factors, such as budget, materials, time commitment, and choosing a contractor to keep your project on schedule. The more you plan for in advance, the better the chance is that your remodel will be completed both successfully and quickly. According to Remodeling Magazine, the average master suite addition can cost over $100,000 to construct. Depending on the size of your desired remodel, you home’s…
  • When Should you Fire your Roofing Contractor?

    Anne Reagan
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Whether you’re replacing worn down shingles or updating your entire roof, having the right roofing contractor to complete the job for you is key to your project’s success. If you find that your contractor is constantly showing up late to the job site, padding project estimates, or maybe even drinking on the job, it may be time to fire your roofing contractor. Remodeling your roof can be expensive and a good contractor will help you maintain your roof replacement budget, but a faulty contractor can disrupt the process and even set you behind. If it’s not working with your current…
 
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  • Above Ground vs Inground: It’s Not Just About Cost

    Mat Jobe
    23 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    Should I get an above ground pool or an inground pool? It’s a question every would-be pool owner has to answer if they want to get anywhere in their quest for backyard bliss. According to the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, there are about 5 million inground pools in the United States, compared to about 3.5 million above ground pools. However, the market for above ground pools (aka onground pools) has grown faster in recent years. In short, people are pretty divided on what type of pool to get. Of course, for many people, there is no choice because an inground pool…
  • Pool Lighting Options: 7 Bright Ideas

    Mat Jobe
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    In the dark about choosing the best lighting for your inground swimming pool? You’re not alone. As with virtually every other aspect of pool design, the number of pool lighting options has jumped in recent years – thanks in large part to new technologies and consumer demand for more “resort-style” features. For the average pool owner, traditional incandescent lighting is still a solid choice due to the comparatively low cost of installation. But for those who want to add some bling to their pool area, LED lighting has become the trendy choice. As always, it all depends…
  • Building Your Own Pool: Is the Idea All Wet?

    Mat Jobe
    9 Aug 2014 | 12:03 pm
    You’ve probably heard this before: You can save a lot of money by building your swimming pool yourself. When you say it like that, it sounds simple. Just self-install your new pool and avoid hiring an expensive contractor. No big whoop, right? Of course, installing a pool is anything but simple. Do-it-yourself websites and heavily edited YouTube videos make it seem like you can accomplish the task in X easy steps, but a few minutes of research (or just a little common sense) lead you to a different conclusion. Pool installation is a complex job, and it’s usually best left to the…
  • Using Houzz to Build the Perfect Backyard Pool

    Mat Jobe
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:50 am
    When it comes to home design and improvement, one website reigns supreme. Since its debut in 2009, Houzz.com has grown impressively every year and now boasts over 2 million photos of everything from kitchens, to landscaping, to – you got it – swimming pools. What is Houzz? It’s a website that allows home design professionals to showcase their best work via online portfolios, which homeowners can browse for ideas and inspiration. Users can save photos that grab their attention and, potentially, even contact a company to do the work. Packed with examples of great design, Houzz…
  • 7 Unexpected Expenses For New Pool Owners

    Mat Jobe
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:25 am
    The true cost of a backyard swimming pool can be hard to pinpoint. That should be pretty obvious to anyone who’s spent much time on this site, which covers everything from the huge financial impact of your choice of features to the comparatively minor cost of filling your new pool with water. At each stage, we have to point out that prices can vary – a lot. Well, here’s one thing we can say for certain: Regardless of what the numbers are, the hardest costs to bear are often those you didn’t see coming. Here are some expenses that have a way of blindsiding new pool…
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  • Grade-A Teak Wood Rectangular 24″ Shower/Bath Floor Mat with Rounded Corners

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

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

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    1 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
    The Teakworks4u Teak Shower/Bath Mat can be used for many purposes. It drains water after your bath, it helps you give a firm surface to stand on, and it’s also a stylish and beautiful bathroom fixture. After getting out of your shower or bath, the bath mat can help support you while you towel off. And when you’re done, your family and your friends will be impressed by the handsome piece. It is also a convenient place for support, where you can safely put your accessories temporarily without resorting to dumping them on the ground. That’s especially important in a small…
  • 7 Piece Grade-A Teak Dining Set – 94″ Double Extension Rectangle Table & 6 Giva Chairs

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    1 Aug 2014 | 9:27 am
    Perfect for outdoor entertaining, this new 7 Piece Grade-A Teak Dining Set has a 94″ Double Extension Rectangle Table and 6 Giva Chairs (4 armless & 2 Arm/ Captain). The ultimate centerpiece to your next BBQ. This 94 inch table can be loaded up with all the food and drink for your next feast. Plenty of room for a whole roasted suckling pig, or a full spread of appetizers. Enjoy the executive comfort and stability of teak long into the night, with this premium outdoor dining set. Teak has long been valued for its durability and water resistance. Strong enough to resist warping and…
  • 20″ Ergonomic Teak Spa Stool With Shelf and Lift Aide Arms

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    1 Aug 2014 | 9:11 am
    Why sacrifice style and beauty for function, ergonomics and safety? With the 20″ Ergonomic Teak Spa Stool with Shelf and Lift Aide Arms, you can have it all in your spa or bathroom. This stylish spa stool can be used as an aid for those with arthritis or conditions that limit ability to stand for long periods, or make it difficult to rise from a sitting position. It can also be used as a foot rest for shaving, pedicures, and nail trims. When not in use as a stool or foot rest, the storage shelf doubles as a space saver, storing towels and toiletries. Measuring 18″, the stool seat…
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  • Five of Our Favourite Quirky Interior Bloggers

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    5 Aug 2014 | 3:18 am
    There are so many interior design blogs around that it can be quite overwhelming when it comes to looking for inspiration. At Creatively different, we have a soft spot for colour, pattern and eccentricity in design (2 minutes on the website and that’s plain to see!). We’ve picked out some of our favourite bloggers and interior designers who have a quirky sense of style and a keen eye for colour and pattern. These interior experts are not shy about mixing things up so if eclectic design and bold accessories are your thing, you’ll love these blogs!   My Friend’s House A very…
  • Win £300 to spend on either a Land of Lost Content or Hemingway Design window blind!

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    18 Jun 2014 | 6:39 am
    Here at Creatively Different we are big fans of Wayne Hemingway’s collection of 20th & 21st century British popular culture and his Hemingway Design images. We are offering ONE lucky winner a £300 voucher to spend on their choice of blind featuring one of Wayne’s collection of images. To enter, just LIKE (if you haven’t already) our Facebook page, Creatively Different Designer Blinds, and COMMENT on this post to let us know which of Wayne’s images you would choose as a window blind if you win. You can see the full selections here:…
  • A History of Interior Design

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    18 Jun 2014 | 5:57 am
    Interior design has a rich history which has developed over the years and will continue to grow for years to come. The style choices we make in our home now often include elements of the architecture, patterns, textures, and shapes of the past. Many homeowners even choose to focus on specific periods such as Rococo, Victorian or Art Nouveau when finding décor inspiration. For each period it is possible to pick out specific features such as the colour choices made, level of detail and even materials used. There are also often stand- out pieces such as furniture or moulding that are typical of…
  • Summer In the City

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    18 Jun 2014 | 4:07 am
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  • A History of Interior Design: From 1880 to Present Day

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    2 Jun 2014 | 7:04 am
    A History of Interior Design: From 1880 to Present Day – An infographic by the team at www.creativelydifferentblinds.com Embed A History of Interior Design: From 1880 to Present Day on Your Site: Copy and Paste the Code Below A History of Interior Design: From 1880 to Present Day – An infographic by the team at www.creativelydifferentblinds.com The post A History of Interior Design: From 1880 to Present Day appeared first on Creatively Different Blinds.
 
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  • Dracaena Warneckii – Air Cleaning Plants

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    26 Aug 2014 | 5:53 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItDracaena Warneckii Dracaena Warneckii can clean the indoor air of benzene, xylene, toluene, and trichloroethylene. And its leaves are just like Janet Craig except a little narrower and sharply pointed. While the gray green leaves have white stripes, the lighter green leaves have various shades. Dracaena Warneckii can grow up to 6 feet tall. [...]The post Dracaena Warneckii – Air Cleaning Plants appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • Best Portable / Small Air Purifier and Reviews 2014

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    18 Aug 2014 | 7:21 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItTop Portable Air Purifier Reviews for 2013 – 2014 This post is about comparison, consumer reports and reviews for portable air purifier, small air purifier, helping you find the best one for you. You may would like to check some other air purifier ratings here, best home air purifier here, or best air purifier [...]The post Best Portable / Small Air Purifier and Reviews 2014 appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • Dracaena Deremensis- Janet Craig

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    16 Aug 2014 | 10:11 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItDracaena Deremensis- Janet Craig Dracaena Deremensis Janet Craig, known as a corn plant, has the ability to remove the filter the toxins from the air, including benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, toluene, and so on. The deep green leaves grow from the soil when the Janet Craig is young. When it becomes mature, Janet Craig has [...]The post Dracaena Deremensis- Janet Craig appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • Snake Plant – Sansevieria trifasciata

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    13 Aug 2014 | 6:34 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItSnake Plant – Sansevieria trifasciata Among all houseplants, Snake Plant is one of the easiest to grow which makes it more appealing than other plants. As for the air-purifying ability, it comes to the second. It is capable of removing benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, ammonia, toluene, and trichloroethylene from the air. The leaves of Snake [...]The post Snake Plant – Sansevieria trifasciata appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • Top Best Ionic Pro Air Purifier and Reviews 2014

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    11 Aug 2014 | 6:46 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItWhy Choosing Ionic Pro Air Purifiers? – Ionic Pro Air Purifier Review 2013- 2014 This post is about Ionic Pro Air Purifier Reviews and Ratings. Based on the ratings and feedback info, we summary it as the ionic pro consumer reports here today. You may also would like to find some Therapure air purifier [...]The post Top Best Ionic Pro Air Purifier and Reviews 2014 appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
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  • Consider Your Pets When Moving

    Bill1234
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:58 pm
    This article was originally published at HomeImprovement-quote.com Request Free Removal Estimates When you move from one home another, it is not only extremely stressful on you, but it also impacts your pets as well. Dogs and cats are particularly stressed during these moves. They have become attached to their home and consider it their own territory. When you move to your new home, you will need to take particular care and pay attention to your pet’s needs. There are several things that you can do that will help your pets to feel at ease in their new home. By doing these simple things,…
  • How To Choose The Best Type Of Window Blinds

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    25 Aug 2014 | 4:09 am
    This article was originally published at HomeImprovement-quote.com Get Free Window Blinds Quotes Installing new blinds provide a functional support to an existing window. They provide homeowners with privacy, protection from harmful sun ultraviolet rays. Last but not least, they spruce the window with colorful scenery. While there are different types of blinds on the market, please take the following factors into consideration: Blinds and Shades: Install shades that go along with the theme of your room. For instance, vertical blinds come from strong pieces of garment that cling to a track…
  • How to Choose a Removal Company

    Bill1234
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:07 pm
    This article was originally published at HomeImprovement-quote.com Request Free Removal Estimates There’s so much work involved with getting a new house and office that you don’t even want to think about all the packing you’ll have to do. Unfortunately, you can’t actually finish your moving house checklist until you get all your items packed up and transported. Depending on your situation, you may decide to consider hiring a professional removal company. That will lead you to a very important question… The Big Question: Do You Need One? Do you actually need to start looking at…
  • Why Is Vinyl Flooring Good For Pets

    Bill1234
    3 Aug 2014 | 1:56 am
    This article was originally published at HomeImprovement-quote.com Get Free Flooring Estimates There are many long-term commitments in life; two of them are buying flooring and choosing a pet! If you have a cat or a dog or any other clawed and furry creature, you need to take this into account when choosing the type of flooring you want in your home. Why we love and hate our pets Of course we don’t really ever hate our pets. How can you dislike a dog which is overjoyed to see you every time you come home or a cat that cuddles up with you on a winter’s night?It’s just that we wish that…
  • Top 5 Uses of a Glass Veranda

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    2 Aug 2014 | 7:43 am
    This article was originally published at HomeImprovement-quote.com Get 4 Free Glass Canopies Estimates Glass canopies and garden verandas offer versatile outdoor shelter in stylish and elegant designs. It is important to research specialists in the design and construction of ornate home canopies and verandas. Tailored verandas are much more than simple domestic decorations. Instead, each construction represents a home asset, a robust covered area which opens up numerous possibilities – ranging from outdoor entertaining and alfresco dining to peaceful garden retreats and practical shields…
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  • Parents and Teachers Rally Against School District Over Toxic Levels of PCBs in Classrooms

    Kevin
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Class is back in session at California schools in Malibu, but not all students will be there when the bell rings. Parents, including the high-profile supermodel Cindy Crawford, have been rallying over toxic contamination on school campuses for the past few weeks. While the school district and parents battle it out, more than 25 parents are sending their children to other schools. Three Malibu schools—Malibu middle and high schools and Juan Cabrillo elementary—are currently under fire for the possible presence of cancer-causing PCBs. Although the school district claims the campuses are…
  • Half a Million Displaced by Floods in Bangladesh

    Zach
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:38 pm
    Over half a million people have been left homeless after rushing floodwaters devastated villages in rural areas of northern Bangladesh over the weekend. Bangladesh is a low lying country that has densely populated rural areas. Heavy monsoon rains have caused flash floods for over a week now but a new weather front caused unaffected areas to be flooded over the past few days. According to government officials in Bangladesh, no one has died in the flooding so far. Weather specialists at the Dhaka Flood Forecasting and Warning Center explained how two of the main rivers in Bangladesh, the…
  • Water Damage Prevention Tips

    Zach
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Finding water damage in your home or business is unexpected and can be extremely stressful. It can disrupt your daily life and result in loss of your valuables. Here are some tips to help prevent water damage on your property and what to do if it occurs. Check your appliances! Toilets: -          After flushing be sure that the water shuts off once the fill valve has finished resetting the bowl -          If the bowl or tank begins to overflow shut the water off at the supply valve -          Inspect the supply line for leaks every six months -         …
  • India and Nepal Experiencing Severe Flooding

    Zach
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:05 pm
    India and Nepal have experienced extreme flooding the past three days caused by heavy rainfall. Relief teams were deployed with medicine, food, and emergency shelters, however the death toll has already reached 180 by Monday morning. Northern India and western Nepal were the areas hit the worst as rushing floodwaters washed away dwellings made of natural materials like mud and straw. Flooding severely damaged many roads in western Nepal so several helicopters were deployed to bring in supplies according to Jhanka Dhakal of Nepal’s National Emergency Operation Center. With thousands of…
  • Common Types of Household Mold

    Zach
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:41 pm
    When looking at the mold growing inside your San Diego home or business you may have noticed that some areas may look different than others. There are several types of mold that can grow in the basement, attic, and bathroom of your property. One of these is the Alternaria mold which is the most common type of mold found in buildings. If inhaled, Alternaria can cause allergies like asthma, hay fever and other respiratory problems. Another common type of mold is mucor. It is normally found in organic material like soil and animal droppings. However, it can also be found inside homes and offices…
 
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  • SimpliSafe Home Security Ranks No. 119 on the 2014 Inc. 5000 List

    Kelley
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:46 pm
    We were ranked as the 119th fastest growing company in the United States by Inc. magazine! On Wednesday, SimpliSafe was ranked no. 119 on the 2014 Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing companies. We’re very excited by this news, and proud of our growth over the last three years. We have grown 3,076% since 2010! Inc. 5000 is a list of the top growing private companies, released by Inc. magainze for the last 33 years. read more
  • The 9 Best Times to Buy a Home Security System

    Kelley
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:31 pm
    You might think the only time to get a home security alarm is when you buy a new home. We disagree. What's the best time to buy a home security system? You might think you know the answer: when you buy a home. But we believe there isn't just one correct answer to that question. Easy installation and affordability have placed alarm systems as a "must have" in many situations. Here are some of the best times for you to snap up your alarm system. read more
  • Know Your Carbon Monoxide Detector

    Kelley
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Carbon Monoxide is known as the "Silent Killer". Learn more about the dangerous gas and how to protect your home and family! You’ve heard carbon monoxide’s nickname “The Silent Killer”. You know it’s dangerous to you and your family. But how much do you know about what carbon monoxide is and what it can do? How do you prevent carbon monoxide poisoning? We’re here to help. Here is your beginner's guide to carbon monoxide, or CO, and carbon monoxide detectors. Stay in the know about carbon monoxide and its harmful effects, and you can make sure you are keeping your home and family…
  • Choosing Your Contacts for Your Alarm Monitoring Service

    Kelley
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:40 pm
    What phone numbers are the best to pick for your home monitoring contacts? When many people think of a security alarm, they first think of home monitoring. This service is a key element to an alarm system: it let's both you and your local law enforcement know what is happening in your home. With a SimpliSafe monitoring plan, you can choose two primary contacts and five secondary contacts. These can be any phone numbers that you would like. But with so many options, what numbers do you choose? read more
  • 5 Ways to Secure Your Basement and Keep Burglars Out

    Kelley
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:59 am
    We’ve gathered some quick and simple home security tips to make sure your basement is as safe as houses. When you think of your home’s security, you may first consider your first floor doors and windows, maybe even a panic button, but it’s important to remember to protect your basement too! Basements can be an easy entry point for a burglar, so it’s important to make yours the foundation of your home security. With a few steps, your basement will be fortified and will deter any potential burglar from even trying to break in to your home! read more
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  • Product Review: Couleur Nature Jardine Tablecloth, 71-inches by 71-inches, Red/Grey

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    28 Aug 2014 | 10:27 pm
    List Price : $100.00 Price : $100.00 ASIN : B00AIOU4N6 Category: Tablecloths Brand: Couleur Nature Couleur Nature Jardine Tablecloth, 71-inches by 71-inches, Red/Grey Product Description Verdant and wild, our Jardine collection is inspired by the lush, loosely-tended gardens of Southern France. The bright water colors in these table linens, runner and tea towels are ideal year round for family dining, a picnic or the breakfast nook. Fine. [read more] Product Features Hand block printed Machine washable Color fast 100-percent imported cotton Exclusive french design by bruno lamy 100% imported…
  • Product Review: Joseph Enterprises HH501-18 Ove Glove Hot Surface Handler, As Seen on TV – Quantity 18

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    28 Aug 2014 | 9:38 pm
    List Price : $323.82 Price : $176.98 Saved Price : $146.84 ASIN : B00GVJ9BOA Category: Oven Mitts Brand: Joseph Enterprises Joseph Enterprises HH501-18 Ove Glove Hot Surface Handler, As Seen on TV – Quantity 18 Product Description As Seen On TV, Ove Glove, Hot Surface Handler, Extraordinary Glove That Allows Protection From Temperatures As High As 480 Degrees Fahrenheit, Inside Consists Of Soft Double Knit Cotton For Comfort & 5 Finger Flexibility, Outer Layer ConsiSts Of Kevlar & Nomex From Dupont For Superior Heat & Fire Protection, MachIne Washable, Use With Oven,…
  • Product Review: Chilewich Tulle Tech Table Runner 14″ X 72″ Copper/Black

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    28 Aug 2014 | 9:05 pm
    List Price : $125.00 Price : $125.00 ASIN : B000M04SIS Category: Place Mats Brand: Chilewich Chilewich Tulle Tech Table Runner 14″ X 72″ Copper/Black Product Description Extruded vinyl yarns are applied to an industrial open mesh with a process called “soutache,” a process similar to embroidery. The industrial strength materials and contemporary pattern creates a beautiful Chilewich placemat. Made in Germany. Approximate size: 14″ x 19″ [read more] Product Features Extruded vinyl yarns are applied to an industrial open mesh Approximate size: 14″ x…
  • Best Deal Marat French Provencial 102-Inch by 62-1/2-Inch Rectangular Jacquard Tablecloth, Bastide Lavender

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    27 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
    List Price : $375.00 Price : $328.66 Saved Price : $46.34 ASIN : B0065Y3IRC Category: Tablecloths Brand: Marat Marat French Provencial 102-Inch by 62-1/2-Inch Rectangular Jacquard Tablecloth, Bastide Lavender Product Description Marat french provencial rectangular blue “bastide lavander” table cloth and 4 napkins set. Reversable and teflon created. Created and manufactured in france by marat. Marat, founded in 1948 in the premier french company creating 100-percent all french provencial fabric items. Starting with the creation and selection of patterns that are harmonious with…
  • Buy Heritage Lace 70-Inch by 90-Inch Autumn Elegance Rectangle Tablecloth, Cream

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    27 Aug 2014 | 8:28 am
    List Price : $109.99 Price : $109.99 ASIN : B005IY6BRY Category: Tablecloths Brand: Heritage Lace Heritage Lace 70-Inch by 90-Inch Autumn Elegance Rectangle Tablecloth, Cream Product Description Heritage Lace Autumn Elegance 70-inch by 90-Inch Cream Rectangle Tablecloth that celebrates the bounty of the season with these table linens in rich autumn colors. A bold border of abstract leaves complements the decorative cutwork details. Mid-weight textile. 100-Percent polyviscoe. Machine wash cold, gentle. Do not bleach. Lay flat or hang to dry. Touch up with cool iron if desired. Imported. [read…
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  • Oster FPSTJE3166-022 Review

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

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

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

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    19 Jul 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Waring Commercial WSB60 Heavy-Duty immersion blender is perfect for driving through the thickest ingredients to produce sauces, batters and soups in just minutes. Made of stainless steel and plastic material. This Big Stix heavy-duty immersion blender features a rubberized comfort grip and a second handle for safe and controlled operation. This reliable performance is made […]
  • Oster CKSTWF2000 Review

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    28 Jun 2014 | 8:24 am
    Oster CKSTWF2000 Belgian Waffle Maker, Stainless Steel Stainless housing Adjustable temperature control for light and fluffy or crispy waffles Nonstick cool touch handles Power on and ready indicator lights 8-inch round baking plate Oster CKSTWF2000 Belgian Waffle Maker, Stainless Steel. Stainless housing; Adjustable temperature control for light and fluffy or crispy waffles. Nonstick cool touch […]
 
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  • Now Shipping Internationally!

    Shelby Ellis
    17 Aug 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Big things are happening here at Residential Acoustics! Have you been wanting/needing an AcoustiCurtainTM or AcoustiDoorTM but could not purchase one because we didn’t ship to your country? Wait no more!! We now ship internationally! When checking out, if you do not live in the United States then check the box titled “SHIP TO A DIFFERENT ADDRESS?” This will bring up a list of all the countries we now ship to. Looking for more products to fulfill your soundproofing and sleeping needs? We also now offer the Good Night LED Lamp, MiniMax Silent Desk Fan, and Marpac-Dohm Sound Conditioner.
  • Now Offering Standard-Sizes!

    Shelby Ellis
    10 Aug 2014 | 7:15 pm
    Residential Acoustics is now offering a standard-sized AcoustiCurtainTM and AcoustiDoorTM for the customer who wants to order quickly without waiting for a customized curtain to be made! These products ship 1-2 days after your order has been made! The AcoustiCurtainTM specializes in blocking up tp 90% of sound. The products can also block out more than 99% of light and can be used to thermalize your room to save electricity. The AcoustiCurtainTM comes in standard-sizes Small (24W” x 40H”), Medium (35W” x 60H”), Large (48W” x 60H”), and Very Large (60W” x 74H”). The curtain…
  • The Science Behind Sound

    Shelby Ellis
    6 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Sound is something we use every day for basic communication and entertainment. It can be useful, enjoyable, and sometimes a necessity for survival. It can also be annoying and bothersome to our state of relaxation and concentration. But have you ever stopped to think what causes sound or how our ears interpret sound? If so, we have created a simple description to answer all of your questions! How Sound Works                 Picture in your mind a drum (or if you have a drum, use it!). Now imagine tapping on the drum. When contact is made with the drum, it causes the drum to…
  • Infographic: Keep the Noise Out

    Shelby Ellis
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:01 pm
    Unless you live out in the middle of nowhere with your closest neighbors being miles away, you are probably bothered by some sort of outside noise throughout the day or night. Many people reach out to us about the sound of planes, trains, cars, construction, or noisy neighbors keeping them up at night or disrupting them during the day. We’ve created an infographic to show some fun facts on how to keep noise out. Check out the AcoustiCurtainTM and AcoustiDoorTM if you are looking to soundproof your living space!   By: Shelby Ellis
  • How to Stay Asleep: A Guide for Light Sleepers

    Shelby Ellis
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:16 pm
    For some people, falling asleep can be a difficult task and staying asleep can be even harder. If you categorize yourself as a light sleeper then you know how frustrating this can be. This is why we have created a guide on how to fall asleep and stay asleep! Drink Hot Water or Tea Drinking hot drinks such as tea or water not only have amazing health benefits, but they have a wonderful calming effect. You can find a great list of teas and their benefits created by the the Dr. Oz Show here. However, stay away from caffeinated teas because they will keep you up at night. Stay away from heavy…
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  • 6 Top Tips for Fitting Out Your Home Office

    Erin Emanuel
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    When making plans to fit out your home office, there are a number of important factors that should be taken into consideration. By thoroughly and carefully planning you home office fit out, it should be possible to create an environment that is both comfortable and conducive to long spells of intensive work. In the following article we will be examining a few ideas on how to tackle a few of the issues that are commonly associated with working from home: 1. Liveability The chances are that you will be spending a great deal of time in your home office. It is for this very reason that you should…
  • Friend or Foe: What Wildlife is a Threat to Your Garden?

    Erin Emanuel
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Whether you use your garden for growing fresh summer veggies or making your yard look better than the Jones’s, you don’t want animals ruining your hard work. But you also don’t want your yard devoid of all wildlife.  Here are some animals that help your plants, and some that don’t. Knew what to watch for to give your plants that helping hand. Insects As annoying as the little buggers can be when you are out in your yard (or worse—when they come into your house!), insects can do a lot of good for a garden—as long as you have the right kind. Here are a list of insects that help…
  • Prevent Theft during a Remodel

    Erin Emanuel
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Now that the housing market has picked up again more homeowners are willing to crack open their wallets and spend money on home improvement projects. As exciting as it can be to make improvements to a home it can also be stressful as well. You may find parts of your house unlivable for a time along with any number of unknown workers coming and going throughout the day. During a remodel your home may be vulnerable to theft. Security Management Magazine estimates that approximately 1 in every 33 homes a contractor is working on will suffer some sort of burglary. As a homeowner, you should take…
  • Know about an Additional Desire of your House

    Erin Emanuel
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Adding a porch at your home increases the size of your house and as well as gives you a chance to rein your desire. You can label it as your dining room, living room or greenhouse. You can decorate it as your own desire. This also adds an elegant and comfortable look to your house. The unique look of your porch will attract compliment from your guests. Steps in building up a conservatory Firstly, it is required to design the conservatory thinking intelligently. For starters, first it is necessary to decide its orientation. It is better to orient the veranda in a way that it looks enough…
  • Cost Effective Hacks to Beat Summer Heat

    Erin Emanuel
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Air conditioning systems offer you relief from hot summer weather but can leave you hot under the collar when it comes to paying your monthly energy bills. These seven simple life hacks can help lower your expenses without compromising your cooling comfort. 1. Alternatives to Central A/C HVAC professionals from A. Absolute Plumbing and Heating recommend a cost and energy efficient system called a Ductless Mini-Split system. An A/C unit sits outside and refrigerant is sent to an indoor unit installed in your wall. Energy efficient, cost effective, and minimal home damage make this a great…
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  • New Energy Efficiency Standards coming in 2015

    Andrew Webb
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    Say goodbye to 13 SEER air conditioners and hello to new energy efficiency standards coming in 2015! Today’s update is from Maytag HVAC and is an important reminder about the big change occurring in the heating and air conditioning industry in just a few months. To read our thoughts on this change in the industry make sure to read our update from May entitled “What the DOE settlement means for you“.  New Energy-Efficiency Benchmarks Change the Heating and Cooling Landscape The experts at Maytag heating and air know that there are things that homeowners have to know when…
  • Air Conditioning Filter FAQ’s

    Andrew Webb
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:07 am
    Your air conditioning filter and vents are the most visible portion of the air conditioner inside your home. The filter is one of the only parts we recommend replacing without calling your local air conditioning contractor. Your ac filter is essential to the health of your air conditioner and breathable air, because of this, we want to answer some FAQ’s about air conditioning filters. Read today’s update to learn all you need to know about filters. Where is my air filter located? The most important thing to know about your air filter is where it is located, thankfully…
  • Home Energy Automation

    Andrew Webb
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:33 am
    We’ve recently been discussing home automation and the benefits that come with making your home a “smart home”. We also talked about specific products and appliances you can use in your home and what each one can do to make your home more efficient. In today’s update we wanted to focus on energy automation in your home and how to invest wisely in upgrades for your home. Energy Automation Homeowners Wary of Upgrade to Smart Technologies Companies introducing new smart automation technologies are trying to persuade homeowners that now’s the time to pay attention to…
  • Smart Home Technologies and Appliances

    Andrew Webb
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:05 am
    Last week we introduced you to home automation and explained what it is and why it’s important for your home. This week we wanted to discuss specific smart home technologies and appliances available to help automate your home. We’ve also included answers to common questions about home automation.  Smart Home Technologies Residential living has become much more convenient with the combination of smart home technologies and sleek mobile phones. Imagine controlling your home’s lights, security system and heating or cooling system while you’re on the go. Let’s look at…
  • How new smart home automation is changing our lifestyles

    Andrew Webb
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am
    “Home Automation”, “The Internet of Things”, and “Smart Products and Appliances” are phrases being mentioned more and more as we are getting used to having access to the internet at all times. But what do these terms mean, why are they important and how can they benefit you? Read today’s update to find out all you need to know about home automation. Home Automation – What is it? Imagine with one touch of your phone a movie starts, your shades close and the surround sound kicks in at the perfect sound level. What if everyday, when the sun goes…
 
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    Tricountyexteriors

  • The High Cost of White Roofs in the North

    tricountry
    4 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Summer is when new roofs are installed and old ones are redone, but contrary to news articles and experts touting the benefits of white reflective roofs, the fact is that my home city of Seattle and most northern cities in the U.S. waste millions in energy costs and precious natural resources by buying into the myth that white roofs are energy efficient regardless of climate zone. White roofs have been migrating north for the past 10 years. There are mandates for their use in Chicago, New York and Philadelphia. I work for the leading manufacturer of both white and darker colored roofs, and we…
  • Exterior Remodeling Offers Largest Return on Investment in 2014!

    tricountry
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:58 am
    For those homeowners who are looking to take advantage of the sellers market to obtain a profit on a property, exterior remodeling is one of the best ways to increase leverage. People today are looking for houses with curb appeal, and if you have one, then you should be able to move it quickly at a premium price. Some of the more cost-effective, high ROI exterior modeling projects are as follows: Siding – Getting your siding done adds a look of luxury to any home. For those buyers who are looking for the details, it is very important. It shows that you care for the house and that you are…
  • Tips to Select the Right Outdoor Patio Materials

    tricountry
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Patio materials provide a wide array of choices. It is hard to concentrate on just a few colors and styles of patio materials when there are so many to choose from. The following tips will help narrow anyone’s focus so they can move to the designing stage of a Concrete Patio or other selection more quickly. Creative Concrete A concrete patio is popular because it is inexpensive when compared with other options. Its appearance can be changed from a boring, unassuming grey slab to brick like shapes, decorative colors with chips of glass, or an exposed aggregate. It works best in…
  • Stone Veneer Advantages for Residential Developers

    tricountry
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Residential construction is trending toward warmer exteriors with unique designer touches, moving away from the predictable uniformity of all-brick or sided homes. Creating attractive, one of a kind exterior facades can be challenging for residential developers, but the use of stone veneers offers intriguing options. Manufactured stone veneer products allow the natural look homeowners desire, while avoiding the expense of natural stone. Because these stone veneer products are manufactured by hand, they also display the craftsmanship highly valued by today’s new construction clients. They…
  • How Much Will That Patio or Deck Cost?

    tricountry
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    From piers to patio pavers, there’s a lot that goes into pricing your suburban oasis. If you’re a homeowner with nothing special outside your back door, you’ve probably felt the pang of patio or deck envy. You go to a friend’s house, and he has an incredible layout in his backyard. Someone is grilling, and friends and family are lounging in comfortable chairs on the patio. Everyone’s laughing and having fun, and you remember your own place and think: I want this. So how much does a patio or deck cost? And what should you know before building one? Here are some…
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    rusticlumberco.com

  • The Difference of Wood Fencing

    KUxDaWGcAJn92vf
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:20 am
    Wood Fences are the most common type of fence in the United States. However, although it is one of the first materials we used for fencing, the fence industry has come a long way and incorporated many new products throughout the years. When it comes to choosing your fencing products you will want to make sure you do your research, put the time needed into it and do the work. This will help you to feel more satisfied with how your fence turns out and you shouldn’t receive too many surprises as you are installing or having it installed. When it comes to building your fence there are many…
  • The Benefits Of Using Aspen Lumber

    KUxDaWGcAJn92vf
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:08 am
    Aspen is one of the most widely distributed trees in North America – they are found from Alaska to Arizona & from Michigan to Maine. When walking through the wilderness you might notice a “stand” of Aspen trees – these are referred to as clones – because they are genetically identical. The trees in these clone groups have a common root system & through suckering, reproduce new stems. Aspen Tree’s require full sunlight to grow and reproduce; they are considered a shade-intolerant tree. You will find there are many different suppliers of aspen, each carrying their own…
  • Finding the Perfect Wood Siding

    KUxDaWGcAJn92vf
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:06 am
    When it comes to choosing your siding for your newly built or remolded shed, the options are endless. There are many great choices in the wood family, you will want to make sure to thoroughly do your research so you are happy with the ending site. Cedar is one of the most common uses for exterior siding; within the Cedar family you will find that there are many choices and looks. Some of the most popular options are Channel Rustic, Tongue & Groove, Board & Batten, Bevel, Log Siding & Grizzly Board. While all of these products are found in the Cedar family, the looks that each…
  • The Benefits of Cedar Wood for Decking

    KUxDaWGcAJn92vf
    7 Aug 2014 | 5:23 am
    There are many options when it comes to building a deck. However, if you want a deck that stands out Cedar Wood should be your choice. Cedar has a variety of benefits when it comes to decking; some of those benefits include appearance, naturally resistant, all-weather, stable & easy construction. One of the greatest things about Cedar Wood is that you can find it in a range of color from a pale amber to a deep reddish-brown, so depending on the look you are going for you can choose to deepen its coloring or emphasize its grain, whichever you prefer. Cedar is the perfect material for…
  • Rough Sawn Lumber

    KUxDaWGcAJn92vf
    19 Jul 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Rough Sawn refers to the texture of the surface of a particular piece of lumber. Lumber that is rough sawn is rough to the touch and carries a rustic look to it. IT can vary slightly in overall dimensions as well as it is generally more expensive than other lumber because it comes from the mill & then has to be resurfaced by a machine, chainsaw or by hand to become rough sawn. Rough Sawn Lumber can be used for a variety of purposes. Some of the most common uses for this type of Lumber are Barn stalls, Board & Batten Siding, Trailers & Trailer flooring, Barn Timbers, Fencing…
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    Remodeling Central

  • How to Install Your Own Tile Backsplash

    Christina
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Putting in your own backsplash is the kind of project you only have to devote a weekend to, and can save yourself plenty of money when you don’t hire a contractor. Plus, you get the tangible reward of having done a DIY project yourself, controlling every aspect every step of the way. It’s not an overly difficult task, but just one that requires careful planning and a patient, steady hand. After you’re done picking out what kind of tiling you’re going to be using, read on to find out just how to put them up on your walls and enjoy a beautiful new look.What You’ll…
  • Does Contemporary Design Lose Its Value Faster Than Classic Design?

    Christina
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:56 am
    Remodeling your home is a difficult proposition not just because it requires a lot of time and effort, but also because you want to be sure that the design and décor you pick out won’t retro or out-of-date in a few years. While it’s nearly impossible to pick out styles and furniture pieces that’ll hold their value every year for decades, homeowners can read on to learn how they can maintain maximum value in their homes as efficiently as possible.
  • Preparing Your Fall Garden: Things to Plant Now

    Paul Drago
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:57 am
    Keeping a beautiful garden doesn’t necessarily require a lot of work, especially if you’ve already put in the initial effort and all you have to do is maintain it. But what a garden does need is ongoing attention to detail, as each season brings with it special details and needs. The upcoming season is obviously fall, so we’re going to take a look at what homeowners need to do in order to prep their gardens for autumn.
  • Check Out This Ridiculous Zombie Proof Home

    Christina
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:53 am
    A Modern Day Fortress Imagine you're in a post-apocalyptic future where your survival depends upon shelter to keep the undead masses from breaking down your door.  This is the house you'd want to be in: It seals up into a concrete box with no visible windows or doors The front door has a draw bridge. Solar panels on the roof Security Courtyard  We'd tell you exactly where it is but... we don't want any more competition when the undead masses start to spread across the globe.
  • The Easy Way To Install Ceiling Fans

    Paul Drago
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:52 am
    There are some home renovation tasks that should be left to professionals, like rewiring electrical work or installing new underground plumbing. But there are other projects that are more than manageable for homeowners, projects that, with a bit of research and time, can easily be done so homeowners can save themselves hundreds or thousands of dollars in costs. Installing a ceiling fan is one of those types of projects, which is relatively simple when approached the right way. Get the Right-Sized Fan A general rule of thumb is the bigger the room, the bigger the fan. This is so you can keep…
 
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    Jane's Best Vacuums

  • Bagged Versus Bagless Vacuum Cleaners for Your Home

    Jane McCafferty
    8 Aug 2014 | 1:17 pm
    We have all heard that saying, “There is no place like home.” Statistics show that the average American spends about sixty percent or more of his or her time at home passing the hours doing things like eating, sleeping, relaxing, watching television, exercising or just spending time with family. It makes perfect sense therefore, that most of us want to keep the living space of our home as clean and free of dust, dirt, debris and allergy causing microorganisms as possible with frequent vacuuming. Bagged vs. Bagless Finding the right vacuum for your home is something that only you are…
  • True HEPA Vacuums for Allergy and Asthma Sufferers

    Jane McCafferty
    10 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    If you are like millions of other Americans who suffer from allergies or asthma, then you know just how miserable it can make daily life for an individual. For most, dust, mold, pollen, animal dander, and other allergens are the usual culprit, creating a steady season of suffering. Many people, both with and without asthma, are also affected by allergens and air pollutants finding their way into the home from outside. HEPA Filters The good news is that today, there is technology readily available to make the air cleaner and healthier for sufferers of allergies and asthma. High-efficiency…
  • Bissell Steam Mop Select Review

    Jane McCafferty
    22 May 2014 | 2:55 pm
    The Bissell Steam Mop Select has been reviewed by more than 200 customers on Amazon, averaging an impressive rating of 4.2 stars out of 5. It retails for around $60, and is one of the best steam mops available for consumers today. Bissell 94E9T Steam Mop Select Features This Bissell steam mop does not require chemicals or additives for cleaning and sanitizing the hard surfaces in your home. All you have to do is add ordinary tap water to the removable tank, and you are ready to go, no need for to use or store cups or funnels. The easy steam trigger allows for simple control for the amount of…
  • Dirt Devil Easy Steam Mop Review

    Jane McCafferty
    21 May 2014 | 7:16 pm
    The Dirt Devil Easy Steam Mop has been reviewed by nearly 325 customers on Amazon, averaging a rating of 3.6 stars out of 5. It retails for around $48, and is one of the best steam mops you can get today. Dirt Devil Easy Steam Mop Features This steam mop has many impressive features. The V-shaped steam head distributes plenty of steam across the entire pad surface, and with its pivoting capability, allows for easy cleaning in corners and around furniture. This product comes with two micro-fiber cloth pads, a dusting pad, a carpet glide attachment, a fill cup and a funnel for easy filling.
  • HAAN SI-70 Floor Steamer Review

    Jane McCafferty
    20 May 2014 | 3:22 pm
    The Haan SI-70 Multi Purpose Floor Steamer has been reviewed by more than 400 customers on Amazon, averaging a solid rating of 3.9 stars out of 5. It retails for around $99, and is one of the best steam mops on the market. HAAN SI-70 Floor Steamer Features This product is a great multi-purpose cleaner due, in part, to the versatile cleaning attachments. The SI-70 will clean and deodorize floors and works easily on carpeting with the carpet glide attachment. The SI-70 includes a convenient removable hand held steamer which is great for sanitizing things such as pillows, drapes, counter tops…
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    Protect Your Home

  • How to Find the Security System That’s Right For Your Family

    Admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Whether you’re moving into a new home or you’re just now deciding to upgrade or install a home security system, you have many factors to consider when deciding what kind of system will be the absolute best for you. If you have a family, your needs are instantly going to be focused on helping to... Read more » The post How to Find the Security System That’s Right For Your Family appeared first on Protect Your Home.
  • A Step-By-Step Guide to Prioritizing What You Want to Help Keep Safe

    Admin
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:57 am
    Prioritizing what security solutions to use can be difficult as most homes are laid out differently. Do you live in the type of home that could use outdoor lighting? What about security cameras? Do the items you possess warrant a safe? Here’s a step-by-step guide to help determine what security solutions you and your family may need: The post A Step-By-Step Guide to Prioritizing What You Want to Help Keep Safe appeared first on Protect Your Home.
  • 3 Things You Can Do To Help Deter Burglars Without Leaving Your Couch

    Admin
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:36 am
    As important as home security is, some people just don’t want to spend the time and effort to help make sure their entire house is secure – going upstairs, downstairs, outside, inside, etc. It isn’t particularly difficult, but it can be time consuming, and heck, maybe a little annoying. Luckily, even if you consider yourself... Read more » The post 3 Things You Can Do To Help Deter Burglars Without Leaving Your Couch appeared first on Protect Your Home.
  • 3 Simple Steps to Help Make Sure You’re Getting Your Money’s Worth from Your Home Security System

    Admin
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    So, you have a brand new home security system installed in your home. You’ve been making your monthly payments; the system says it’s armed and it’s ready to go — but is it really what you need? Home security costs can climb quite easily if you’re not paying attention. In fact, some people will never... Read more » The post 3 Simple Steps to Help Make Sure You’re Getting Your Money’s Worth from Your Home Security System appeared first on Protect Your Home.
  • How to Assemble an Unstoppable Digital Army for Your Home

    Admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:45 am
    In today’s world, having a completely digitized home is about as modern as you can get. Because your home is your fortress, you likely want to have complete control over many of the things going on within — including your home security. Check out this list of super-powered digital gadgets you can get in your... Read more » The post How to Assemble an Unstoppable Digital Army for Your Home appeared first on Protect Your Home.
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    Best Maids

  • How to Keep Mold Residue Out of a Front Load Washer

    Paul Cook
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:13 pm
    When it comes to performing laundry, most of the people opt for front load washers because they are more effective than other washers. However, they are not free from the problems and you have to follow some important instructions when cleaning it. Here is an exhaustive guide on how to keep mold residue out of your front load washer – If you want to clean your washer without using commercial solutions then you can take help of Acidic cleaner with few traces of baking soda. You can also take help of soft toothbrush or small brushes to completely wipe out the gooey mold residue. Prefer only…
  • Tips on Central Vacuum Maintenance

    Paul Cook
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:07 pm
    Though central vacuum system looks mechanically simple, it requires extra care when it comes to maintenance. Inlet valve flaps and electric motor are the most important moving parts in it which require lot of attention while cleaning. Here we have highlighted some important tips which will help you to maintain your central vacuum system in most effective way – Every central vacuum system is built around an electric motor which must offer uninterrupted service. So watch out for all motor fasteners regularly to make sure that they are functioning properly. Remember to check exhaust vent…
  • 6 quick tips for removing stains from clothing

    Paul Cook
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:57 pm
    Cloth stains are part of the life, but it doesn’t mean you have to adapt yourself to live with them forever. Here we have discussed some effective stains removing techniques for your clothing in quick time. There are several methods available to get rid of stains from your clothing but make sure you choose the one which is most suitable for your fabric. If you get a blood or ink marks on clothing then try to soak the marks by rubbing alcohol on them. One more effective technique to remove rigid stains from your cloth is by using the sponge filled with milk and rubbing it on stain marks unit…
  • 6 Effective Mosquito Repellent Methods

    Paul Cook
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:37 pm
    Mosquitoes can give some frightening diseases like encephalitis, West Nile or malaria, which may keep you in bed for several days. So keeping mosquitoes away has definitely become an important part of everyone’s life. If you are interested in knowing some effective tactics to keep mosquitoes away then go through this exhaustive guide – Opt for LED light bulbs: Mosquitoes are more attracted towards the standard bulb as compared to the LED light bulbs. You can also go for sodium lamps or bug lights of yellow color which plays the role of mosquito repellant. Switch on a Fan: As mosquitoes…
  • Tips to Clean and Organize Your Kitchen Cabinets

    Paul Cook
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:26 pm
    Cleaning and organizing kitchen cabinets is a challenging task which demands some extra patience and enthusiasm to accomplish it. For most of the people, organizing kitchen cabinets means stuffing as many items as possible in the cupboards and close the door with full force until it completely shuts. Here we have listed some most effective tactics which will help you to keep your kitchen cabinets well cleaned and organized - The first thing we recommend is to use environmentally friendly household items instead of chemical solutions in order to clean the kitchen cabinets. Baking soda, white…
 
 
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    Green Deal Central News

  • Green Deal Advice: Future-proofing with the Green Deal Assessment

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

    stephenshaw
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:29 am
    The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) is an opportunity to help all customers pay for energy-saving home improvements. £120m is available under the GDHIF scheme that is available for all UK households. The funding is not restricted by household income and status, but can only paid to installations fitted by Green Deal certified installers. Bonus: Download the FREE GDHIF Installer Guide (PDF version) From June 2014, any customer in England and Wales wanting to improve their home can apply for up to £7,600 cashback under the GDHIF to help pay for energy efficiency improvements. 38 per…
  • Green Deal Cashback: Step-by-step guide to the Home Improvement Fund

    stephenshaw
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:15 am
    The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) is a new Green Deal cashback  incentive from the Government for households making energy-saving home improvements. Launched in June 2014, the GDHIF is the most generous Government housing energy efficiency funding yet. Up to £7,600 cashback is available for all households in England and Wales making home energy efficiency improvements under new Government funding. The funding is available in a flexible “pick and mix” style, with generous ‘bonus offers’ and ‘core incentives’, making it very appealing and simple to apply for. This…
  • Green Deal Home Improvement Fund is closed

    Louise Whittland
    24 Jun 2014 | 4:33 am
     (24 JULY) Following an impressive response to the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF), which offered funding for households making energy saving home improvements, the scheme was suddenly closed on 24 July. “With applications coming in thick and fast and millions of pounds being committed each hour, we had to act quickly to close the scheme when funds were no longer available,” a DECC statement said. Before its abrupt closure, the energy efficiency scheme had 21,683 applications worth £118m. Customers who have received their GDHIF vouchers do not need to worry that the cash has…
  • “Continual growth” and 3,258 measures installed using Green Deal Finance, today’s figures reveal

    Louise Whittland
    19 Jun 2014 | 6:53 am
    Green Deal and ECO monthly statistics June 2014 Boilers most popular Green Deal measure to date 3,258 measures have been installed using Green Deal finance, up to the end of May 2014, latest Government statistics released today reveal. Boilers, which are one of the cheaper measures, are the most popular accounting for 27 per cent of measures installed, followed by photovoltaics at 26 per cent and solid wall insulation, one of the more expensive but most effective (15 per cent). The May figures show “continued growth” in the market. Green Deal Assessments The number of Green Deal…
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    Best Indianapolis Painters

  • Can Fresh Paint Get Rained On Or Get Wet

    Grant Barnard
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:20 am
    When fresh paint gets wet right away, a few things can happen. Mostly the issues are solved by simply applying another coat of paint with no other durability issues. With both surfactant leaching and wetting, a simple extra coat will… Read more › The post Can Fresh Paint Get Rained On Or Get Wet appeared first on Best Indianapolis Painters.
  • Is It Ok To Pressure Wash Wood?

    Grant Barnard
    22 Jun 2014 | 7:18 pm
    This is a topic of much debate. Mostly because this is a job for a professional or highly skilled DIYer. If you search on this topic enough you will find all kinds of conflicting advise. In fact if you are… Read more › The post Is It Ok To Pressure Wash Wood? appeared first on Best Indianapolis Painters.
  • What Size Pressure Washer Do I Need?

    Grant Barnard
    26 May 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Power Washing is usually best done by the professional. Even with the right equipment, mistakes can be made damaging the surface forever. The DIYer can find our articles about power washing Here. Or if you are in the Indianapolis area from… Read more › The post What Size Pressure Washer Do I Need? appeared first on Best Indianapolis Painters.
  • My Paint Color Swatch Does Not Match My Wall Paint

    Grant Barnard
    26 May 2014 | 8:21 am
    Having trouble with your paint color matching your color swatch? If you are in the Indianapolis area from Fishers to Greenwood, call Grants Painting. We are the best Indianapolis painters near you. Paint colors are complex. They are generally made… Read more › The post My Paint Color Swatch Does Not Match My Wall Paint appeared first on Best Indianapolis Painters.
  • Can I Use Self Priming 2 in 1 Paint On New Drywall

    Grant Barnard
    27 Mar 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Using self priming paint is certainly not the best idea but it can be done in a pinch. However, don’t expect the best results. In need of an Indianapolis painter? Grants Painting is in Indianapolis and ready to help you with your… Read more › The post Can I Use Self Priming 2 in 1 Paint On New Drywall appeared first on Best Indianapolis Painters.
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    Precision Carpet & Upholstery Care

  • Should You Have Your Carpets Cleaned Before Selling Your Home?

    Precision Carpet &#38; Upholstery Care
    10 Aug 2014 | 1:50 pm
    If you are considering selling your home, the question of installing new carpets or cleaning the ones you have will come up. Unless your carpet is falling apart and has large holes throughout, a professional cleaning should do the job quite nicely. Advantages of Having Your Carpet Professionally Cleaned Before Selling Let’s face it, when […]
  • How to Clean Carpet Squares or Tiles

    Precision Carpet &#38; Upholstery Care
    4 Aug 2014 | 2:41 pm
    For some areas of your home or business carpet squares or tiles can be a better option than the more traditional wall-to-wall carpeting. When it comes to cleaning carpet squares, there are a few things you need to be aware of before you start. Some areas of your carpet will have more traffic than others, […]
  • How to Care for Shag Carpeting

    Precision Carpet &#38; Upholstery Care
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:02 am
    Some may think that shag carpeting when out the door with the 1970′s, but they would be wrong. From area rugs to conversation pieces to wall-to-wall carpeting, shag carpeting is alive and well. It does, however, take a little extra care to keep it looking its best. Learn How to Care for Your Shag Carpeting […]
  • Should You Clean Your Own Carpets?

    Precision Carpet &#38; Upholstery Care
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:29 am
    No matter how careful you and your family are, spills happen and dirt is carried into your home and into your carpets. If you have pets, this can increase the amount of dirt and pollutants that enter your home. The question is whether or not you should clean your own carpets. There are some pros […]
  • Keep Your Hardwood Floors Shinning

    Precision Carpet &#38; Upholstery Care
    28 Jun 2014 | 7:50 am
    Over time, your hardwood floors can become dull and lackluster. This is often due to the fact that they need a deep cleaning. Mopping and sweeping will help rid your hardwood floors of surface dirt but do little to remove dirt hiding deep within the cracks and crevices of your floors. This is one time […]
 
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    Remodeling Cost Calculator

  • Buying a Foreclosure – Repair and Remodeling Costs

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

    Leo B
    7 Aug 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Our Bathroom Tile Gallery offers you a variety of versatile and beautiful tile designs that you can use in your bathroom remodel. Out of all the bathroom design elements, tile has the biggest impact on the mood and visual appeal of the space. If you want to transform your bathroom from being a merely functional place to a sanctuary that lifts up your spirits every time you walk in, tile will do the trick. With a virtually endless variety of sizes, materials, textures and colors bathroom tile has to offer, you are only limited by your own creativity and imagination. Ocean – Inspired Tile…
  • Home Renovation: Electrical Work Costs

    Yelena G
    6 Aug 2014 | 11:46 am
    In this Home Renovation Guide, we will cover the most common ELECTRICAL UPDATES as well as their ESTIMATED COSTS, for both retrofit and new construction homes. Whether you have just bought an existing home or are building brand new construction, there will be electrical work that needs to be done. Often, it turns out that a lot of electrical work needs to be done, which has not been anticipated earlier, to achieve the look and functionality you want. Most major renovation projects, from kitchen remodels to bathrooms, basement, attic, etc., will involve an electrical work component. It is…
  • House Building Calculator

    Leo B
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Home Building Calculator helps you estimate the cost of building a New Construction House, with different options for trim, quality, and other amenities such as garage and deck. The estimated price includes excavation and erection of a concrete foundation, prices of all materials and overhead + profit of your builder / general contractor. Land, as well as permits, architect / design fees and other miscellaneous expenses are not included in this estimate. House Dimensions: x ft. Number of Bathrooms: Build Quality: Basic Better Premium Luxury Number of Levels: 1 Storey – (Ranch/Cape) 1.5…
  • Rental Income Calculator

    Leo B
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:14 pm
    This calculator helps Landlords or potential Investment Property buyers estimate Rental Income (or loss), and to see if the property is profitable. Income / Loss is calculated on monthly and annual basis. To get an accurate estimate, enter your total rent (for all apartments), monthly mortgage cost, annual insurance, and your utility and maintenance / repair costs. Monthly Rental Income: Monthly Mortgage Payment: Annual Tax Bill: Annual Insurance Bill: Annual Water & Sewer Bill: Annual Maintenance & Repair Cost: Annual Landscaping Cost: Annual Heating Cost: Monthly Utility Expenses:…
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    Home Masters

  • Granite Tiles Perth In Kitchens

    Sienna Beor
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:04 am
    Customers out of pocket as flooring firm collapses – Yahoo!7 The difference is that Formica is much easier to damage than these harder materials. If you forget to use a cutting board when you are cutting on a Formica top the chances are high that you are going to damage the surface of the Formica. Stones such as granite and marble are harder and less likely to be scarred or damaged by a simple kitchen knife. Ceramic tiles provide the look of the harder stones at a fraction of the cost of the harder stone. The trouble is that while ceramic tiles look really hard they are fairly easy to…
  • Press Release: Expert Shares Tips On How A Home Can Accommodate A Growing Family

    Sienna Beor
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:02 am
    Perth home owners finally upgrading According to the company, people dont automatically need to move to a larger house if they have a growing family. In fact, there are simple strategies that can help lead to a more spacious home . Craig Johns, Director of Next Level Extensions, explained that the key is to maximise the unused potential of ones home. Accordingly, this can help increase its efficiency and usability, which in turn, can result to more benefits at the same time. Johns said: Creating more space for a home isnt as complicated as many think. There are actually some simple ways to…
  • Timber Pest Perth – Timber Pest And Building Inspections | Vidivodo.com

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    29 Aug 2014 | 1:02 am
    Vidivodo Android Uyar: Vidivodo kullanclar ve uyeleri, ucuncu kisilerin telif hakk sahibi bulundugu her turlu fikri eser, fotograf, resim vb. materyal ve urunleri kullanamazlar. Vidivodo kullanclar ve uyelerinin, ucuncu kisilerin telif hakk sahibi oldugu videolar kullanmas durumunda, her turlu hukuki ve cezai sorumluluk kendilerine aittir. Hak Sahipleri tarafndan yaynlamasnn uygunsuz oldugu ispatlanan icerikler, iletisim sayfasndan bildirilmeleri sonrasnda yayndan kaldrlacaktr. Yayn Politikamz okumak icin tklaynz. For the official, and most up-to-date version, please visit…
  • Worldwide Ceramics Market 2014 To 2020: Shares, Strategies Analyzed And Forecasts — Dallas, Aug. 25, 2014 /prnewswire-ireach/ –

    Sienna Beor
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:02 am
    The ceramics sector is faced with a number of competitiveness challenges, many of which have been fuelled by globalization. Increased environmental regulation continues to be an issue. The increase in the number of comparative low-cost ceramics products being imported from emerging economies is a sign that in some sectors, particularly in the ceramic tableware sub-sector, the local competitive advantage on the basis of cost is diminishing. Major global players are emerging in many ceramics subsectors, especially in wall and floor tile manufacturing. A key competitiveness factor for the…
  • Digital Cc Limited: green Energy Contract Signed To Secure Significant Savings In Operating Costs | Business Wire

    Sienna Beor
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:10 pm
    The agreement covers approximately half of digitalBTCs power needs at Verne Global’s dual sourced, 100% renewable powered data centre campus in Iceland. Highlights: Significant saving on power costs, up to 40% cheaper than some of the Companys previous arrangements, and will cover approximately 50% of power needs. Will help increase the return on investment from Bitcoin Mining Operations, with power expense representing the most significant portion of the operating cost of Bitcoin Mining. Will extend the useful life of the hardware, as lower operating costs will allow Bitcoin Mining to…
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  • Braided Rugs Review

    Danijel
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:58 am
    Choosing the Right Braided Rugs Braided rugs have been around for many centuries now.  These great and simple rugs present a customized and elegant appeal to many homes around the world.  Indeed even with the great variety of braided and other rugs in the market it has become harder to choose the right quality and type of rugs for your house.  With the fake rugs in the market increasing there is a high chance that you will buy a fake one. Rugs are able to provide a huge significance to the décor and appeal of a space hence by placing the wrong rug or fake carpet would affect the initial…
  • Oriental Rugs Review

    Danijel
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:21 am
    Introducing Oriental Rugs Oriental rugs forms part of most modern homes today, residential decorations and design in the modern society has improved so much, to many it’s an art.  Rugs have been popular in East Asia for many years but today rugs have entered western homes as home owners move to make their homes interesting and lively.  The word oriental is commonly used in Eastern Asia and Iran.  Rugs like any other decorative item in the homes are designed to provide elegance and a level of quality in the house. Oriental rugs are so unique in their design and manufacturing, indeed not…
  • Kilim Rugs Review

    Danijel
    14 Jun 2014 | 4:19 am
    More Than Just a Cleaning Material Rugs have various uses in our home. It serves not only as a cleaning material but also rugs have become a very popular feature in interior design. Oriental rugs today have gained so much attention against other types of rugs in the world. One of the most popular Oriental rug is the kilim rug. Kilim rugs are considered one of the best area rugs in the world. Kilim rugs are quality product by which Turkey was known of. Kilim is a Turkish word which means pile-less textile of many uses produced through flat weaving techniques. Kilim rugs are also produced in…
  • Oval Rugs Review

    Danijel
    13 Jun 2014 | 3:35 am
    Give Your Home ‘From Rugs to Riches’ Appearance Rugs can increase the appearance of a home. Oval rugs have become popular kind of rugs. With its appealing shape and artistic designs the beauty of a household will be enhanced. As far rug is concerned, oval rugs are mostly preferred because more than being a simple cleaning material it has become an integral part of the entire home design. Rugs of this type have a long and interesting history. Before, when families needed to maintain the warmth of their house but without having to spend money they used to cut into strips used clothes and…
  • Outdoor Rugs

    Danijel
    6 Jun 2014 | 2:36 am
    Outdoor Rugs Review Consider yourself fortunate if your home includes a garden, deck or patio, where you can have an enjoyable time by yourself or with family and friends. Smart homeowners realize that landscaping enables them to extend the area of their home and they make the outdoors more exciting and colorful by adding outdoor rugs. Why Use Outdoor Rugs Outdoor rugs make your outdoor area warm and comfortable, allowing you to enjoy walking comfortably and freely without shoes or socks in summers. Walking barefooted on concrete or wooded floors is quite uncomfortable. You would agree summer…
 
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  • Bring bright new ideas from the pros into your home.

    admin
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:49 am
    Every year, Southern Living creates a very special way to show off the latest ideas in interior design and comfort: The Southern Living Idea House. Built in a new location every year, the 2014 house is located in Bluffton, South Carolina, and features the work of Architect Ken Pursley and Interior Designer Suzanne Kasler. Inside, Ken and Suzanne have created a masterpiece of beauty, functionality and inspiration.  Let their expertise and skill breathe new life into your home environment. Pull your tub out of the wall Building a bathtub into the wall can save space.  However, it doesn’t…
  • Innovation feels good: A look at the comfort technology found in the 2014 Southern Living Idea House.

    admin
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:48 am
    It’s 2014. Robot butlers and flying cars may not be in the horizon, but technology sure has come a long way toward keeping your home comfortable.  Perhaps the best collection of this advanced comfort equipment is found in the Southern Living Idea House. Every year, the Southern Living Idea House is constructed in a new location, and used to showcase brilliant new thinking in interior design, furnishings and, above all, technology for more comfortable living.  For 2014, the Southern Living Idea House is found in Bluffton, South Carolina. And its offerings are impressive. Keeping every room…
  • Keep your home safe during summer vacations.

    admin
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    Heading out for the summer?  Make sure everything is safe and secure when you return. Summertime is vacation time. A chance to get away from the familiar routine and enjoy a little change of pace.  Unfortunately, you can’t take your house with you.  But you can take a few extra steps to keep it safe while you’re gone. Piled up papers say “nobody’s home” If your front yard has a collection of unread newspapers, or the mailbox is bulging with uncollected mail, that’s a pretty sure sign that nobody is home.  If you’re going to be gone for more than a day or two, arrange to have…
  • When summer arrives, greet it with a smile.

    admin
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    Prepare your home for hot weather, and stay comfortable during even the worst heat. Summer’s on the way, and with it comes miserable, sticky heat that can make your home uncomfortable, and raise your energy use.  Stay cool, comfortable and energy-smart with a few tips for defending your home from summer weather. Clean your air filter One of the easiest ways to keep your home comfortable this summer is to make sure your air filter is clean.  A clean air filter creates less resistance for air, allowing it to flow more freely through your air conditioning system.  This will make your home…
  • Thermostat advice from the professionals.

    admin
    16 Jun 2014 | 7:55 am
    Let a Lennox® expert help you connect with your thermostat. As the brains of your heating and cooling system, the thermostat can have a huge effect on energy efficiency and comfort.  Kyle Golden, Product Manager of Controls for Lennox, weighs in on thermostats, and the advantages you’ll enjoy with a programmable model. The heart of your system. “The thermostat controls every other part of your system,” says Golden.  “It’s your point of contact.  So it’s important to use a thermostat that can give you maximum return on your system investment.” For that reason, Golden…
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    Sentry Air Now

  • Do You Know the Meaning Behind Labor Day?

    admin
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    Labor Day. The last long weekend of summer. Did you know it’s much more than that? The History of Labor Day There’s some controversy over who suggested a day to honor America’s workers, but no dispute as to the meaning of the day.  Labor Day was first celebrated in the late 1800s – a creation of the labor movement and a time of political organizing.. On Sept. 5, 1882, the first Labor Day was celebrated in New York City to appease unhappy workers. As far back as 1885 and 1886, city governments recognized the importance of Labor Day. Oregon’s legislature passed a bill to officially…
  • Should You Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioning Unit?

    admin
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:03 am
    There are quite a few things in life with which people have to ask themselves, “Should I pay to have this repaired or just buy a new one?” An air conditioning unit is one of those things. When cooling equipment is used daily, as in our hot Texas climate, it stands to reason that you may notice it’s not functioning properly – it could be time to purchase a new one. However, it’s often not so cut and dry, and in an effort to save money, save energy and save frustration, homeowners have to conclude at some point if their unit is worth fixing or not. Fortunately, there are some key…
  • What is a Mini Split Heating & Cooling System?

    admin
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    At Sentry Air, we want our customers to understand their heating and cooling options and how they work. For those who are looking for a new, more efficient cooling system, the mini-split system is a great option. A mini split system includes two parts – an outdoor unit that pulls air toward the indoor unit where the heated (or cooled) air will is dispersed. These systems work well for air conditioning Plano TX, especially in homes with ductless heating systems (like those that use radiant or hot water heat, space heaters or even propane. How Do Mini Split Systems Work? According to the U.S.
  • Regular equipment maintenance can save you money

    admin
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    As any homeowner who has had to do a little research regarding their HVAC system knows, these systems can be costly, and at times, the need for repairs to HVAC Richardson Texas  can come out of the blue. If you’re like most homeowners, you like to save money on household repairs.  Undertaking maintenance on a regular schedule can help you to avoid costly and unexpected repairs. Here are a few maintenance tips that can help you save money over the long run. Clean and change the air filter on a regular basis. This is a task you can take on yourself. By cleaning and changing the air filter…
  • Should You Have Your Duct Work Cleaned?

    admin
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:04 am
    When you think about your air conditioning in Plano, TX, you need to make sure you don’t forget about your air ducts running throughout your home. Sure, you faithfully schedule tune-ups and check-ups for your outdoor unit, but the ducts that carry that nice cool air to the rooms in your house also require some maintenance from time to time. There are several benefits to having an air conditioning service in Richardson, TX come out to clean your air ducts. If anyone in your home suffers from seasonal allergies, hay fever, or you have pets that shed high amounts of hair and dander you may be…
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  • The Beginnings of Our Labor Day Holiday

    admin
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:19 pm
    Everyone knows that Labor Day is summer’s last “hoorah”, and most people know that we celebrate the achievements of American workers each year on the first Monday in September. But not everyone knows exactly how the Federal holiday got started. Labor Day became a Federal holiday in 1894, after President Grover Cleveland acted as a response to a failed attempt at breaking up a railroad strike. At the height of the Industrial Revolution in the late 1800s, the average American worker was working 12-hour shifts, every day of the week in order to make a basic living. In addition, children as…
  • Tips For Your Health And Indoor Air Quality

    admin
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:20 am
    With the health of many people plagued with symptoms of hayfever, allergies, asthma and other respiratory ailments, it’s become necessary that homeowners pay attention to ways that they can help to improve indoor air quality. It is estimated that the levels of air pollutants indoors may be two to five times higher than outdoor levels. The effects of poor indoor air quality can affect more than those people with respiratory issues; symptoms of pollutant-filled air can include headaches, sleepiness, nausea, disorientation, and many others. Fortunately there are some things you can do, and…
  • The Value and Benefits of Hiring Licensed Experts

    admin
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    It’s a great time to have your air conditioning unit checked out by a licensed, professional air conditioning expert, but especially when your comfort system needs attention. It’s unwise to ignore any signs of malfunction and also not recommended that you or someone other than a licensed expert handle any repairs or service. The advanced HVAC systems of today require more than just the homeowner’s eye or the amateur’s hand. There are several benefits to only hiring licensed, bonded and insured professionals to handle your air conditioning repair in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and these…
  • Leave That Thermostat Alone!

    admin
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:21 am
    Many people may think it’s a money- and energy-saving idea to turn off their air conditioners while they head off for a shift at work; after all, wouldn’t they save money and energy by not running the A/C for nine hours? In theory it may seem like a good idea, but the reality is that actually backfires and often ends up costing people more money, evidenced by their higher-than-average energy bills. When it’s hot outside and you leave your home for the day, you turn off your air conditioner, and note that the thermostat reads a comfortable 72 degrees. You return at 5:00 in the afternoon…
  • What You Should Know about R-22 and Your Air Conditioning

    admin
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:38 pm
    R-22 is a refrigerant that contains ozone-destroying chlorine, and is also known as HCFC-22 (or known to most by the DuPont brand Freon). It has been a common refrigerant used in air conditioning in fort Wayne (and systems throughout the U.S.) for several decades, and the release of this substance is slowly contributing to ozone depletion. In 1992, a schedule for the phase-out of HCFCs like R-22 was established. As the EPA states, HCFC-22 is also a greenhouse gas, and manufacturing the substance produces a by-product that greatly contributes to global warming. While there is a large number…
 
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  • How Did Labor Day Become a Holiday?

    seohaus
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    Most people know that we celebrate the achievements of American workers each year on the first Monday in September. The holiday often unofficially marks the end of the summer season and the beginning of “back to school” for many. But how did it all start? What caused a holiday like this to become federally recognized? Labor Day became a Federal holiday in 1894, after President Grover Cleveland acted as a response to a failed attempt at breaking up a railroad strike. At the height of the Industrial Revolution in the late 1800s, the average American worker was working 12-hour shifts, every…
  • Why You Should Hire Only Licensed HVAC Contractors

    seohaus
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Now is a great time to have your air conditioning unit undergo a tune-up and check-up with a licensed air conditioner repair company in Oklahoma City, and this is true whether you need to purchase and install a new unit, you need repairs, or it’s time for your annual preventive maintenance check. Always make sure to pay attention to any signs of malfunction with your unit, and you’ll also want to only hire companies that employ qualified licensed, insured and certified technicians. There are several reasons why you shouldn’t entrust something so important to just any contractor or take…
  • Should You Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioning Unit?

    seohaus
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    At the worst possible time, when the summer heat bears down on various parts of the country, you learn that your air conditioning unit is acting up. But should you bring in an Oklahoma City air conditioning repair specialist to fix it, or should you replace the entire unit? We suggest that you consider the following questions and topics as you make that decision. The Age of the Air Conditioning Unit and Cost of the Replacement. Experts suggest that if you know your air conditioning OKC is at 75% of its life expectancy, it might be best to replace the entire unit instead of repairing it.
  • What is the Best Time of Year to Replace Your Air Conditioning Unit?

    seohaus
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:42 am
    Don’t delay purchasing a new OKC air conditioning unit! With the hot summer months on the tail end and the cold winter months just ahead, now is the best time to replace your system. The optimal time to replace your outdated, inefficient (or even non-working) heating and cooling system is in between seasons. The best dealers and technicians in heating and air in OKC feature the top models and brands at a savings to their customers during this time of year. In addition to being able to take advantage of a wide variety of brands, models and sales prices available, you will also avoid having…
  • Four HVAC Maintenance Tasks That Can Save You Money Later

    seohaus
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    As any homeowner who has had to do a little research regarding their home HVAC system knows, these systems can be costly, and at times, the need for repairs can come out of the blue. If you’re like most homeowners, you like to save money on household repairs.  Undertaking maintenance on a regular schedule can help you to avoid costly and unexpected repairs. Here are a few maintenance tips that can help you save money over the long run. Clean and change the air filter on a regular basis. This is a task you can take on yourself. By cleaning and changing the air filter in your HVAC unit, you…
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    The DIY Helpers

  • How to Lay your own Carpets: A Fuss Free Method!

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

    8 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s every home-owners nightmare: a glass of red wine spilled across their beautiful cream carpet. Stains on carpets can be very hard to remove, and there is no end to old wives’ tales about salt, using water, not using water and so on. Although there is no one way of treating every stain, it’s worthwhile learning how to deal with the most common stains so that if that glass of red wine is spilled, you’ll know what to do about it.General PrinciplesAlthough there are no miracle solutions which will work on every single stain, there are some general principles to bear in mind. Firstly,…
  • Creating a Survival Bag for the Apocalypse!

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:50 am
    OK, so it’s unlikely to happen, but you never know just when your daily life will be transformed into something out of a Hollywood blockbuster movie. We all like to think we’d cope in a post-apocalyptic world, but when it’s survival of the fittest, a bit of forward planning pays dividends. Having a bag at the ready which you can just grab and go is the first step in your plans. Bag Before you start thinking about what to put in it, your first consideration has to be the bag itself. This is not the time for luxury handbags or suitcases; you need a relatively small backpack with lots of…
  • How to Get Rid of Gum in Your Carpet

    15 Jul 2014 | 7:14 am
    It’s one of those things which make the heart of every house-proud homeowner sink; the sight of a big blob of sticky chewing gum ground into their beautiful carpet. Many people make the mistake of trying to tear the offending gum out with their fingers whilst it is still fresh and because of the nature of chewing gum this is one effort that will simply lead to frustration! The gum will cling to each and every fibre whilst it is still soft and no amount of picking, pulling or poking will convince it to leave. There are many solutions to the problem of gum in your carpet and perhaps one of…
  • How To Lay Garden Decking: A Step-By-Step Guide

    27 Jun 2014 | 7:32 am
    So, you’re thinking of laying down some garden decking? Great idea. Putting down a bit of decking in your garden will make it look infinitely neater whilst giving it a smart appearance and space to entertain family and friends. Best of all, it will be easy to maintain and care for, when compared to unruly grass, plants and all that type of stuff. The decision of laying garden decking is usually one which you’ll mull over for a while, or sometimes it might be an immediate thing that you know needs doing. If you aren't a big fan of how your garden currently looks or you feel like you’ve…
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  • Common Questions About Shower Pumps

    Thomas Mulrooney
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    We tend to get a lot of questions about our shower pumps, although installing a shower pump is actually generally straightforward. Here we’ve covered pretty much all of the common issues that arise both before and after installing a pump, but if you have a question that isn’t answered here feel free to pop it in the comments at the bottom of this post and we’ll get on to answering it. I’m planning to buy a shower pump. Can I connect other bathroom items, like the basin, to it? No. A shower pump is designed purely for the supply of showers. Can I connect a toilet cistern…
  • Will a Bathroom Upgrade Really Add Value?

    Ant Langston
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    We finally seem to be pulling out of the economic downturn, and in most areas of the country the property market is on the rise again. The picture isn’t the same in all parts of the country though and for every house in the South East which has dozens of buyers fighting over it, there’s another in the North East or Northern Ireland which is difficult to sell. Sellers are often told that adding double glazing or upgrading your bathroom will add to a property’s value but there is a delicate balance to be struck between the amount you are going to spend on the improvement, and the extra…
  • 6 Reasons to Own a Bidet

    Thomas Mulrooney
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:39 am
    Bidets, once a standard part of bathroom furniture here in the UK, have completely fallen out of fashion, although they are still very popular overseas. Apparently, 97% of homes in Italy are fitted with at least one bidet, but here in the UK the figure is more like 5%. In North America they are practically unheard of. Some bathroom retailers will tell you that a bidet is an essential part of bathroom kit in an attempt to boost their sales figures, but when you look at things from an impartial point of view, you soon discover that there are indeed some very good reasons why bidets are a great…
  • Secret Everyday Uses for your Bathroom Products

    Scott Morris
    4 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    One of the latest things on the internet is “lifehacks”, or ways in which you can save money, spend less time doing boring tasks around the house and generally make your life easier. Unlike the weird and often hilarious “tips and tricks” columns which used to appear in the Sunday papers, these lifehacks are often useful and show you how to use things in ways you’d never imagined. The bathroom offers rich pickings for lifehacking, and here’s a few we managed to grab from the ever-growing pile. You may be surprised! Ok, maybe as surprised as this random cartoon lady, but at…
  • The Winners of Our Bathroom Selfie Competition

    Thomas Mulrooney
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:23 am
    Because our Bathroom Selfie Competition was such a huge success when we last did it over on Twitter, we decided to re-launch it so we could get another look at some of our followers in their bathrooms! Of course, that’s not the only reason we were doing; we were giving away a pair of Hampshire Basin Taps for one lucky winner each day for a week. We got some fantastic entries in the competition, although none of them went quite to the lengths of this lady. We’d have loved to have given a prize to each and every one of the people who entered, but unfortunately we had to sit down and…
 
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    Homey Improvements

  • 20 Tips to Deep Clean Your Kitchen

    James and Alicia
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:51 pm
    The kitchen is, quite often, the hub of the home. Unfortunately, it also tends to be a hub for dirt, grease, slime, crumbs, particles and germs. Cleaning the kitchen can seem overwhelming at times, especially if the dirt has built up over time and across various surfaces and appliances. Heck, it can seem daunting even if it is a regular, recurring task. Thankfully, the age of the Internet has enabled homemakers to collect and share cleaning tips and tricks like never before. The following twenty tips may require a little patience, but they also require far fewer tools and products, and far…
  • Tips To Make Your Barbeque Healthier (Without Sacrificing Taste)

    James and Alicia
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Fall is just around the corner, bringing with it picnics, barbeques and time spent cooking on the grill. If you’re a self-proclaimed gill-master, chances are you already started digging out your favorite grill tools and “Kiss the Cook” apron in preparation. While it might not be possible for you to grill a more succulent steak or a more perfect, juicy burger, there are some ways to make your grilling less harmful. Read on to learn some tips and techniques to make your summer grill-out not only delicious but healthier. Know the Risks Recent research has discovered that there are some…
  • The 10 Biggest Landscaping Don’ts

    James and Alicia
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:49 pm
    There’s something to be said about a well-maintained lawn and an alluring garden. For starters, the property instantly communicates that there has been considerable TLC put into the establishment. By showing a little initiative and being willing to invest enough time, you can improve the aesthetics of any property. Even if you don’t have the proper tools at your disposal, equipment rental is a convenient and affordable option — it allows you to get the machinery you need to give a professional facelift to any land without having to spend significant amounts of money. Whether you are a…
  • The Chair’s No Good If You Don’t Sit Your Butt In It

    James and Alicia
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:21 pm
    The little scene played itself out in our house last week. I may have edited it for length and so as not to bore you to tears, but here is the general gist of the convo: Me: “James, I’m so glad we figured out a way to recover that thrift store chair in the family room. The fabric looks awesome with the rest of the room. Very blog worthy.” James: “Yeah. Isn’t it comfortable, too?” Me: (Thinking) “You know, I don’t think I’ve sat in it since we bought it, and definitely not since we recovered it. But it looks awesome.” James: “Um, that was about five weeks ago. You…
  • Easy Ways to Display Your Collectibles

    James and Alicia
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:24 am
    Hey there! Ali here with a great article of some of my favorite ways to display your collectibles. After going through my house and looking at all of the “collections” I’ve started, I have to say that I may have a bit of a problem. Over the years, my husband and I have managed to collect anything and everything from books to salt and pepper shakers, to wooden angels and a whole slew of owls. So I thought to myself, “I really need to either box these all up, or find some creative ways to display them.” And here we are. Take a look at some of the ideas I came up with for getting rid…
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  • A Look at Different Fencing Materials

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    A new fence will enhance the privacy and security of your property. Whether you are planning on installing a pool fence, security fence, or other type of fence, you will have a variety of fencing materials to choose from. To ensure that your new fence meets your needs for both beauty and function, it is a great idea to work with a fence contractor located in Lake Worth. Fence contractors have the knowledge and expertise required to help you design the quality fence of your dreams. Here is an overview of some of the different fencing materials that a residential fence company will have to…
  • Leave a Review On Google+

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Customer satisfaction is our top priority at Fencing South Florida! Our promise to you is to be professional and curteous while we provide quality work. We would love to hear your feedback on our Google+ page!
  • Tips for Installing a Privacy Fence

    21 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    A privacy fence will create a terrific boundary between yourself and your neighbors. When you are planning a privacy fence installation project, you will need to consider your fence height and fence materials. Privacy fences can be created to provide the maximum level of security, or can simply serve as a functional and attractive addition to your property. If you are seeking a privacy fence serving Lake Worth, be sure to contact a residential fence company that has experience with privacy fence installation projects. With the help of a fence contractor, you are sure to be pleased with your…
  • Choosing the Right Materials for Your Fence

    14 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    When you are starting a new fence installation project, it is important to pick the right materials for your new fence. For example, you can choose to use environmentally friendly materials for your wood fence installation. A fence contractor located in Lake Worth can tell you more about all of the materials that are available for privacy fences. From green materials to materials that are easy to maintain, you will have a wide variety of options available to you during your new fence installation. For more information about how to choose the right materials for your new fence, watch this…
  • Tips for Maintaining Your Wood Fence

    7 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    A wood privacy fence is a beautiful and functional choice for your property. After your new fence installation project is completed, it will be up to you to maintain the quality of your wood fence. There are several steps that you can take to maintain your wood fence. For example, wood fences can be easily maintained by treating the panels with a wood sealing product. In addition, you may want to consider coating your wood fence with a water-sealing solution. If you notice that your wood fence has become warped or cracked, you may want to schedule an appointment for professional wood fence…
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  • Choosing the Perfect Style Home for Your Lifestyle

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    26 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    Vote for your favorite home style among the most popular home styles in America! Whether you’re a first-time home buyer and are looking for a larger home for your expanding family or you are downsizing from your empty nest, knowing which home style is best for your lifestyle is half the battle. Here’s a snapshot of the most popular home styles and why one of them may be your “home sweet home”:   Craftsman Bungalow – This is a triangular-shaped designed home with a low-pitched roof. This popular home style is made of mixed materials of brick, wood and stone. Typically, Craftsman…
  • Privacy Solutions for Outdoor Spaces

    hgfjYT193
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Creating a Private Retreat When Your Neighbors are Too Close Spending time in your backyard is one of the perks of enjoying the warmer weather. Relaxing on a hammock, reading a book, or spending time with family and friends are great ways to enjoy your outside space in the privacy of your own home – except when that privacy is invaded by peeping neighbors or open spaces. Today, larger homes are being built on smaller lots, leaving homeowners feeling as if they are living in a fishbowl. Homeowners searching for backyard solitude have discovered some unique privacy solutions (as well as some…
  • Berry Slab Pie – The Perfect Summer Indulgence

    hgfjYT193
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:05 am
    Summer is the perfect time to indulge in the bounty of berries that are available to us at local farm stands and grocery stores. Here is a delicious way to enjoy a variety of berries all at once while savoring the comfort of a flaky baked dessert. Berry Slab Pie Recipe  Ingredients: 1/2 of 17.3 ounce package frozen puff pastry, thawed (1 sheet) 1/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon finely chopped crystallized ginger 1 1/2 cups fresh assorted berries (like blueberries, raspberries and blackberies) 1 egg 2 tabelespoons water Coarse sugar (optional)   Directions 1)    …
  • Money-Saving DIY Landscaping Tips

    hgfjYT193
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Think of landscaping as the ultimate accessory for your home. The perfect balance of trees, shrubs and flowers can enhance your street appeal and welcome your friends and family to a showcase of beauty. Most often, however, this makeover comes with a hefty price tag. Traditionally, homeowners may expect to pay anywhere from 5% to 15% of their home’s value on landscaping (which is based on a median-home value of $213,000 in the U.S.), so could run you over $10,000 at the end of the day. To avoid breaking the bank, DIY landscape experts suggest following these tips to create a garden design…
  • Choosing the Perfect Sink for your Remodel

    caitlink
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Now that you’ve selected the perfect solid surface or granite countertop for your newly renovated kitchen or bathroom, your next decision is choosing the perfect sink. With so many options on the market today, Granite Transformations is here to put it all in perspective for you with an easy guide to making the perfect choice. • Stainless Steel Sinks – Experts agree. Stainless steel sinks are the best choice to complement your granite or solid surface countertops because of their undermount capability and durability. Look for lower-gauge stainless steel when selecting your sink to ensure…
 
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    Home Design Ideas

  • 8 Ideas for Innovative L Shaped Home Design

    Izandi Ibrahim
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:09 pm
    For some, square building plots are simply too boxy and boring. If you count yourself among this category, an L shaped structure could serve as a more interesting yet still … Continue reading →
  • 20 Ideas for Stunning U Shaped House Design

    Izandi Ibrahim
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:17 pm
    If the structure of your home forms a u shape, there’s no shortage of design steps you can take to make this feature seem less like an awkward inconvenience and … Continue reading →
  • 20 Ideas for Tasteful Living Room Decoration

    Izandi Ibrahim
    9 Aug 2014 | 12:49 am
    Your living room is a place to relax, so decorating it successfully is imperative – the last thing you want to end up with is a space that leaves you … Continue reading →
  • 20 Ideas for a Stunning Kitchen Makeover

    Izandi Ibrahim
    6 Aug 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Remodeling a kitchen is arguably the most disruptive of all interior design jobs, and so there’s little margin for error when it comes to delivering on a challenging brief. The … Continue reading →
  • 20 Ideas for Small Kitchen Design that Pushes the Boundaries

    Izandi Ibrahim
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Whether you’re a cooking novice or veteran chef, you’ll want a kitchen that feels spacious and inviting rather than suffocating and inhospitable – otherwise, it’s difficult to imagine yourself enjoying … Continue reading →
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    United Fireplace & Stove

  • Comparing Wood-Burning Stoves and Pellet Stoves

    George Roy
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:07 am
    Here we’ll look at some of the differences between wood-burning and pellet stoves. Both are popular options for people who prefer not to operate a fireplace and want a little more flexibility in where they set up the stove. Both bring warmth and ambiance to a home. So the main factors prospective buyers are looking at are cost to buy and operate and convenience and efficiency of operation. Costs: wood vs. pellet stoves Pellet stoves are generally more expensive to buy than wood-burning stoves. They (like all stand-alone stove units) should be installed only by trained experts in the hearth…
  • Considerations for Selecting the Perfect Fireplace Mantel

    George Roy
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    Are you thinking of adding a fireplace to your home? Then think also of including a handsome fireplace mantel and surround to bring your hearth area to life. A fireplace mantel is part of your interior decoration A lot of people think of a mantel as nothing more than a shelf across the top of the fireplace on which they can set some framed photos or a clock. But a mantel is much more than a place to put things. It’s a way to add beauty and pride of ownership to your fireplace area. The trick is choosing the mantel style that’s a right fit for the room. The hearth is very often the heart…
  • Five reasons you need glass doors on your fireplace

    George Roy
    6 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    There’s no doubt that a fireplace adds beauty and ambiance to any room. If you’re running an open fireplace in your home, or if you plan to have one installed, consider the next important step you should take to get the most out of this wonderful amenity. Glass doors. People commonly believe that any fireplace arrangement will help them cut down on heating costs. But this isn’t true, and we’ll show you why. Beyond creating better heat efficiency and reducing utility bills, fireplace doors add a measure of safety that you can’t put a price on. Let’s look at the five key benefits of…
  • Benjamin Franklin – The Father of the Fireplace Insert

    George Roy
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:33 am
    Benjamin Franklin, the father of a variety of great inventions, is known for bringing some excellent contributions to society. One of our favorites is the “Franklin Stove”. The Franklin Stove, also known as the Pennsylvania Fireplace, is the predecessor to modern fireplace inserts. The free-standing stove invention was designed to fit directly into the opening of masonry fireplace to help increase safety and efficiency. During the early 18th century, house fires were extremely common and many people died due to the various hazards of indoor fireplaces. A serious wood shortage had also…
  • Modern Style Gas Fireplaces

    George Roy
    2 Jul 2014 | 2:35 pm
    There’s not much that beats the convenience and cleanliness of a gas burning fireplace. When first introduced to the market, gas fireplaces weren’t quite the sight to behold that they are today. Most models featured meek, blue flames that lacked the realistic appeal of the dancing fires created from burning wood. Not to mention, these old units were far from being a heating powerhouse. On the other hand, modern gas fireplaces provide homeowners with a sleek & stylish way to effectively and efficiently heat their home. Whether you want to add an instant atmosphere to your favorite…
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    Comfort Matters

  • Bring bright new ideas from the pros into your home.

    admin
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:49 am
    Every year, Southern Living creates a very special way to show off the latest ideas in interior design and comfort: The Southern Living Idea House. Built in a new location every year, the 2014 house is located in Bluffton, South Carolina, and features the work of Architect Ken Pursley and Interior Designer Suzanne Kasler. Inside, Ken and Suzanne have created a masterpiece of beauty, functionality and inspiration.  Let their expertise and skill breathe new life into your home environment. Pull your tub out of the wall Building a bathtub into the wall can save space.  However, it doesn’t…
  • Innovation feels good: A look at the comfort technology found in the 2014 Southern Living Idea House.

    admin
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:48 am
    It’s 2014. Robot butlers and flying cars may not be in the horizon, but technology sure has come a long way toward keeping your home comfortable.  Perhaps the best collection of this advanced comfort equipment is found in the Southern Living Idea House. Every year, the Southern Living Idea House is constructed in a new location, and used to showcase brilliant new thinking in interior design, furnishings and, above all, technology for more comfortable living.  For 2014, the Southern Living Idea House is found in Bluffton, South Carolina. And its offerings are impressive. Keeping every room…
  • Keep your home safe during summer vacations.

    admin
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    Heading out for the summer?  Make sure everything is safe and secure when you return. Summertime is vacation time. A chance to get away from the familiar routine and enjoy a little change of pace.  Unfortunately, you can’t take your house with you.  But you can take a few extra steps to keep it safe while you’re gone. Piled up papers say “nobody’s home” If your front yard has a collection of unread newspapers, or the mailbox is bulging with uncollected mail, that’s a pretty sure sign that nobody is home.  If you’re going to be gone for more than a day or two, arrange to have…
  • When summer arrives, greet it with a smile.

    admin
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    Prepare your home for hot weather, and stay comfortable during even the worst heat. Summer’s on the way, and with it comes miserable, sticky heat that can make your home uncomfortable, and raise your energy use.  Stay cool, comfortable and energy-smart with a few tips for defending your home from summer weather. Clean your air filter One of the easiest ways to keep your home comfortable this summer is to make sure your air filter is clean.  A clean air filter creates less resistance for air, allowing it to flow more freely through your air conditioning system.  This will make your home…
  • Thermostat advice from the professionals.

    admin
    16 Jun 2014 | 7:55 am
    Let a Lennox® expert help you connect with your thermostat. As the brains of your heating and cooling system, the thermostat can have a huge effect on energy efficiency and comfort.  Kyle Golden, Product Manager of Controls for Lennox, weighs in on thermostats, and the advantages you’ll enjoy with a programmable model. The heart of your system. “The thermostat controls every other part of your system,” says Golden.  “It’s your point of contact.  So it’s important to use a thermostat that can give you maximum return on your system investment.” For that reason, Golden…
 
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    RW Remodeling

  • Ensure Your Phoenix Kitchen Remodel Bid is Complete

    Jim Weisman
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:05 am
    Many a homeowner has experienced the initial excitement of receiving a home renovation estimate that’s much lower than they expected—only to soon discover many parts of the project aren’t included and will be an extra charge. It’s the roller coaster of home improvement estimates. The worst part is when you don’t realize some things aren’t factored into the estimate until the job is in progress or perhaps almost done. Then you need to scramble to find more room in your budget, or settle for not getting everything you had wanted. If you aren’t familiar with home improvement…
  • How to Avoid Arizona Home Remodeling Complaints

    Jim Weisman
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:21 am
    A recent report compiled by the Consumer Federation of America and the North American Consumer Protection Investigators identified the most common types of consumer complaints in 2013. Home remodeling and construction complaints have the dubious distinction of earning the #2 spot, second only behind motor vehicle complaints. While this certainly is disheartening and we’d like to say we are surprised, unfortunately we know that complaints about bad home improvement contractors are all too common. In fact, many of our customers initially contacted us after having a disappointing experience…
  • Arizona Home Remodel Spending Expected to Slow in 2015

    Jim Weisman
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:11 am
    Growth in remodeling spending should continue to rise as this year progresses, then peak and slow down as 2015 arrives. At least, that’s the prediction of the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. Researchers say the remodeling surge will gradually start to level out as homeowners consider whether they will be able to recoup their investment if they are in a slow real estate market. Still, researchers say the long-term outlook is good overall for the home improvement industry. However, strategic investments in remodeling can still be a smart move for homeowners planning to…
  • Employee Spotlight: Peter Limon, VP of Operations

    Jim Weisman
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    At RW Remodeling, we know that our true strength lies in our wonderful team. Our employees provide the expertise, dedication and commitment to service that allows us to ensure complete customer satisfaction. Many of our team members are unsung heroes, performing their magic behind the scenes without much fanfare. We felt it was time to give these company superstars the recognition they deserve, so we will be spotlighting individual team members here on an ongoing basis. Today, we wanted to introduce you to Peter Z. Limon, the VP of Operations for the Construction Division at RW Remodeling.
  • Scottsdale Home Improvement Contractor Worth the Investment

    Jim Weisman
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
    If you are contemplating whether you should try to tackle that big home renovation project on your own—as opposed to hiring a professional—be sure to think about all of the ways a good contractor can be worth their weight in gold. Here’s one thing to keep in mind: a qualified contractor can save you time, headaches and, yes, even money. The first two are probably fairly easy to understand. A contactor saves you time because their skills and experience with similar jobs lets them finish the job quickly, even if you have an ambitious timeline.  If you are inexperienced in home…
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    Home Cleaning in New York

  • Get Updates on Cleaning from These Top Cleaning Blogs

    Maid Sailors
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:32 am
    Clean all the things Cleaning is such a stressful task. Unfortunately, civilized people like you are obliged to clean your house, mow your lawns, and dust your furniture. That even more pressing if you are a mother or a homemaker. It is not only an obligation or responsibility. It becomes a mission. It is your mission to your house into the best that it can be. Some people have even reached the point of making cleaning and organizing their passion. The task is always a part of their system. The greatest thing is that they are loving that feeling of making their responsibility into a passion.
  • 11 Small Tips and Tricks For Cleaning Your Home

    Maid Sailors
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
    The garbage disposal. Sometimes, the garbage disposal can become unsightly and smelly, but once a week you can drop in a slice of lemon, ice, and a little salt to clean off old food residue and get rid of that smell. The Sponge. The kitchen sponge can spread bacteria. Once a day pop the sponge in the microwave after squeezing all of the water out of it for about a minute, but replace it if it’s torn up and stinky. Shower doors. Rubbing lemon oil on glass shower doors can save a lot of time and energy because the water will bead up and slide right off the glass. Toilet Scrubbing. Tang…
  • How To Clean Apartment Windows

    Maid Sailors
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:30 pm
    How to clean apartment windows in new york city Apartment Windows: A Cleaning Guide Being independent is a great thing to experience; however, young adults would also have some responsibilities to attend to. One of their tasks is cleaning the apartment to make it more appealing and homey. They need to dust the walls, sweep the floors, mop the bathroom and clean the windows in order to reduce the chances of germs permeating the area. Since teens are living on their own, they cannot risk being sick while away from the family. Nobody would take care of them or even bring them to the hospital for…
  • Green Cleaning, Your Home, Your Health, Your Choice

    Maid Sailors
    6 Aug 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Green Cleaning Products What is Green Cleaning? Green cleaning in your home provides for a safer environment, for you and your family. You will no longer be breathing in air that has toxic irritants, from the everyday household cleaners. Green cleaning means replacing toxic products in your home with eco-friendly products. They provide for a safer and healthier environment. Benefits of Green Cleaning: The de-greaser for the stove, the product you used to clean the refrigerator, and the spray you used to clean your counters, every one of them have harmful chemicals in them ,that either leave a…
  • How to Have Pets and a Clean Home

    Kristin Letsch
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Situation: My future mother-in-law who has severe pet allergies will be visiting next weekend. Problem: My fiancé has two cats and two guinea pigs.  How can I get our apartment ready for her? This has got me thinking about how difficult it is sometimes to have a clean home with pets, especially multiple pets.  But it is possible; they are not mutually exclusive.  With just a little bit of extra work and regular maintenance, you can keep your home clean and all your guests and residents happy.  Here’s how… Solutions: Grooming.  A clean home starts with clean pets.  Just like we…
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    Zebra Blinds

  • Top Down Bottom Up Shades Window Treatments Benefits

    Nilesh Patel
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    Advancements of the technology over the past years have brought drastic changes to many products like cell phones and computers, but have you looked into the new, innovative aspects of your household window treatments! Modern blinds are durable, highly functional and economical with motorized shades or blackout shades, but the latest design to conquer the market is the top down bottom up window shades and Zebrablinds is the perfect place to find them. Haven’t heard of them? Well, you should probably check them out because they offer the ultimate amount of light control without sacrificing…
  • Summer Sale Window Treatments August 12th-18th

    Nilesh Patel
    13 Aug 2014 | 1:46 am
    Everybody takes advantage of amazing summer deals for back-to-school shopping, but did you know that you can find those same savings for your home as well? For this week only, upgrading your window treatments with Zebrablinds has never been so low-cost and easy! Don’t get me wrong, Zebrablinds always is generous with window treatment deals every day of the year, but from August 12th until August 18th, the most-popular brands, styles and models can be found at ridiculously reduced prices. Can you remember when you last updated your window blinds? Your shades don’t have to be a…
  • Discount Offer on Online Buy Smart Privacy 2 Inch Faux Wood Window Blinds

    admin
    2 Jul 2014 | 6:41 am
    Discount Offer Online, Buy Norman Smart Privacy 2 Inch Faux Wood Window Blinds   It’s summertime, and I know you’re ready for barbeques and swimming pools, but are you ready for your wooden blinds to warp and split due to the harsh humidity? Well, it’s time to stop worrying about replacing the wood because of weather or scratches and upgrade to faux wood blinds. You can keep the same look and feel of authentic wood with window blinds made of synthetic wood that is much more durable. Zebrablinds is the best place online to buy discount blinds and right now we have a great deal…
  • Save 25% Off on QuickPick (window treatment – blinds & shades) product – Spring Sales

    Bhumika Patel
    8 Apr 2014 | 2:04 am
    Welcome to the Zebrablinds blog! If you’re having a great day, we want to work with you to make it better. We are a company dedicated to serving our customers with only the best in window treatment fashion. We do that on our retail website, www.zebrablinds.com. While you’re visiting our blog, you can pick up tips for the holidays, food recipes, travel ideas, and lastly, great sales that we have to make your shopping easier. When you’re renovating the home, it is easy to get carried away with the workload you have. Renovations mean cleaning, crushing, buying, and building.
  • 14 Reason to Buy Blinds on This Valentine’s Day – Happy Valentine’s Day from the Zebrablinds.com Team!

    Bhumika Patel
    8 Feb 2014 | 3:37 am
    Valentine’s Day is a difficult day for many couples. What to buy, what to make, what to do? The answer is simple. Visit www.zebrablinds.com for some great new window treatments. They say love is blind, and we say blinds are love! Check out our great selection after we win you over with 14 reasons to buy blinds! 1. They can be less expensive than a bouquet of flowers! Some blinds can run you as low as $20. If you have to plan a day full of surprises, our blinds will help you stay within budget. 2. Searching for and picking blinds is a great way to bond and spend time together. When you…
 
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    Precision Plus HVAC Morgantown WV

  • Furnace Repair Tips (Trouble Shooting Your Gas or Electric Furnace)

    JT Marra
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Gas Furnace Repair, Morgantown WV- Tips on how to Troubleshoot your Furnace Today we’re going to cover the conventional gas furnace (up to 89% AFUE). If you have a high efficiency gas furnace then be sure to take a look at:  Troubleshooting a High Efficiency Condensing Furnace .       The Conventional Gas Furnace A gas furnace is something that looks like an oversized appliance, is tall and box looking that does the following: takes in cold air, cleans it with an air filter, heats it up with a gas burner using a steel heat exchanger, distributes the warm air with a…
  • When Do You Need a Morgantown HVAC Contractor?

    JT Marra
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:27 am
    You should contact your Morgantown HVAC Contractor anytime your heating and cooling system seems to preforming poorly. Sometimes any ac repairs or furnace repairs can be minimal and as simple as changing an air filter, however, if gone unchecked, your heating and cooling or ventilation system could break down completely and end up costing you more money to repair. Additionally, you should contact your  Morgantown HVAC Contractor immediately on days of extreme temperature. If your HVAC system breaks down it could lead to additional problems such as environmental issues, health issues or…
  • Air Conditioning Repair | AC Repair, Morgantown WV

    JT Marra
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:21 pm
    “What’s wrong with my A/C unit” AC Repair, Precision Plus Heating and Cooling, Morgantown, WV So, you notice that it is getting hot in your home. After taking a glance at your thermostat you notice that the temperature is getting as high as it is outside. What are you going to do now, you are sweating, the family is complaining, and the dog is panting. well for your ac repairs in Morgantown I have put together a series of very helpful tips and troubleshooting techniques here for your ac repair that will give you a better idea of what may be happening with your ac repair needs. It is…
  • A+ BBB Accredited HVAC Contractor in Morgantown, WV

    JT Marra
    10 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    BBB ACCREDITED BUSINESS SINCE 9/27/2010 Precision Plus Heating and Cooling LLC Phone: (304) 598-3105Fax: (304) 598-2416 30 Wake Robin TrlMorgantownWV26508 precisionplusllc@yahoo.com On a scale of A+ to F Reason for RatingBBB Ratings System Overview Description This company offers heating and cooling services for both residential and commercial customers. Request a Quote Request a Quote from Precision Plus Heating and Cooling LLC BBB Accreditation A BBB Accredited Business since 9/27/2010 BBB has determined that Precision Plus Heating and Cooling LLC meets BBB accreditation standards,…
  • Finding the Best HVAC | Heating and Cooling Contractor in Morgantown WV

    JT Marra
    10 Aug 2014 | 7:07 am
    When it comes to selecting a Morgantown HVAC contractor there are several things you as the homeowner need to consider and questions you should ask. One of the first things you should do is to obtain several bids (quotes) from various heating and cooling (HVAC) contractors. Take time to compare them and read the fine print. Typically, all of your estimates should be relatively close in price. If one of the estimates is extremely higher or lower than the others you’ve received, ask that HVAC contractor what makes up the differences. What is he or she providing (or not providing) compared…
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    Living Room Ideas

  • Mistakes that Can Affect Your Living Room Layout

    Emily Cantona
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. Mistakes that can affect your Living Room Layout Having a good living room layout in your house makes it comfy and big enough for you and your family or friends. This means it should... Mistakes that Can Affect Your Living Room Layout Emily Cantona
  • Random Living Room Decor Ideas

    Emily Cantona
    23 Aug 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. Random Living Room Decor Ideas There are many amazing living room decor ideas that you can use to make your space feel homely. They enable you change the look of your living room are... Random Living Room Decor Ideas Emily Cantona
  • Minimalist Living Room – Tips and Design

    Emily Cantona
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. Minimalist living room- How to get one A minimalist living room brings about pacifying environment for the whole family to revel in and loosen up. A minimalist outline is perfect when you need to... Minimalist Living Room – Tips and Design Emily Cantona
  • Choose Formal Living Room Furniture

    Emily Cantona
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. Choose Formal Living Room Furniture Living room furniture, If you could guest formally as part of the house, you do not put them in a private place, a dining room, kitchen or study. You... Choose Formal Living Room Furniture Emily Cantona
  • Decorating Ideas for Living Room with a Retro Theme

    Emily Cantona
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:34 am
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. Decorating Ideas for Living Room with a Retro Theme Decorating ideas for living room are many and you choose one that suits your taste. Retro alludes to styles from the past, especially design ideas... Decorating Ideas for Living Room with a Retro Theme Emily Cantona
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    Lose the Tank - Tankless Water Heater Reviews

  • Rheem RTE 3

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Check out the latest Rheem RTE 3 Review. The Rheem RTE 3 is a point of use Electric tankless water heater that produces up to GPM.
  • Rheem RTE 7

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Check out the latest Rheem RTE 7 Review. The Rheem RTE 7 is a point of use Electric tankless water heater that produces up to 2.5 GPM.
  • Rheem RTE 9

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Check out the latest Rheem RTE 3 Review. The Rheem RTE 3 is a Point of Use Electric tankless water heater that produces up to 3.0 GPM.
  • Rheem RTE 18

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    Check out the latest Rheem RTE 18 Review. The Rheem RTE 18 is an Point of Use Electric tankless water heater that produces up to 5.0 GPM.
  • Rheem RTE 13

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am
    Check out the latest Rheem RTE 13 Review. The Rheem RTE 13 is a Point of Use Electric tankless water heater that produces up to 4.0 GPM.
 
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    Kansas City Commercial & Residential Painting Company

  • Painting Houses in Mission Hills (And A Brief History)

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

    Ryan Toelkes
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:19 pm
    As a person who appreciates small town values, but who is also dependent on local commerce as a business man, the city of Shawnee, Kansas has it all. Shawnee to this day still clearly shows the heritage of her founders on her surface. The presence of the small town values of its hardworking residents from years before are still deeply ingrained in the city’s core. You’re not going to see this at your typical large corporate franchise’s that are in every other city, but go downtown near city hall and talk with the local shop/business owners and there you will find what…
  • What I’ve Learned As A Professional Painter

    Ryan
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:13 pm
    I’ve dedicated my life to being a true craftsman in the field of house painting and restoration. Along the way, I’ve learned a lot about myself and about the profession. It’s worth sharing, as much of what’s written here can  have an impact on your home if and when we get the opportunity to work together.Firstly, I’ve learned that there’s a lot of different ways to complete a job, in terms of how to approach it. Some jobs might require more masking than others. On some jobs, I prefer prefer to cut in more. There’s different “styles” in…
  • Johnson County Home Painting Trends

    Ryan Toelkes
    16 Jun 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Johnson County has a vast variety of homes in its 20 unique cities and 477 square miles of real estate. The 168,000 residences keep us busy in the short painting season…that is a lot of properties that need upkeep & maintenance! A lot of building trends have come and gone over the years since Johnson County’s founding in 1855 – six years prior to Kansas becoming the 34th state. In the old days, most paint was a shade of white, and that is why you see most older farm homes painted white (it’s also why painters wear “whites” (white overalls) to camouflage the paint…
  • House Painting: A Dirty Job (But Somebody’s Gotta Love It)

    Ryan Toelkes
    21 May 2014 | 7:14 pm
    I love what we do, I am able to restore homes and get paid for it. I have always had a passion for construction and houses. I love my home, and I want you to love yours too. Painting is my forte but, I have an appreciation for all kinds of restoration. I enjoy the comradery that accompany working with the guys outside repairing wood rot, or prepping for a full exterior repaint job. My duties as an owner have definitely evolved over the years, so I spend less hands-on time working on the houses and more time on the business these days…but I truly enjoy every aspect of helping people…
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    Occasional Tables

  • Best 3 Outdoor Pool Table Designs and Prices.

    occasional tables
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:53 pm
    Outdoor Pool Table An outdoor pool table is one that is weatherproof so that the game of pool, or billiards, may be played outdoors.  This is particularly convenient if the inside of the home doesn’t have enough room for a pool table.  The fabric of a pool table located outdoors is an all weather fabric.  […]
  • Find a Good Quality Mini Pool Tables!

    occasional tables
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Mini Pool Table The mini pool table can be an excellent alternative to larger more expensive pool tables and can be used on a desktop, on a table top, in an office or den, in a playroom, in a game room, anywhere that the game of pool may be enjoyed.  Mini pool tables come in […]
  • Reconditioned Pool Tables

    occasional tables
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Reconditioned pool tables are a less expensive alternative to going out and purchasing a brand new pool table.  The pool table is a piece of furniture in the home and for this reason any damaged areas on the pool table will have been repaired if you purchase one.  Usually the surface has been re-clothed.  Many […]
  • Slate Pool Tables Material and Price Guide

    occasional tables
    2 Jul 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Slate Pool Tables   As any good pool or billiards player knows, a pool table requires a flat, level surface to play on and slate pool tables fit the bill.  A slate pool table is more expensive and is better quality than the other alternatives on the market.  Most people refer to the surface of a pool […]
  • Tabletop Pool Table weight and tournaments

    occasional tables
    7 May 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Tabletop Pool Table A tabletop pool table can be a great, convenient, inexpensive way to practice playing the game of pool from the comfort of your own home without having to go out and spend a small fortune pumping quarters into the table at the local bar or recreation center.  The game is played just […]
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