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  • Go back to school with cool locker accessories

    Stacks and Stacks Clutter Control Freak Blog
    Clare
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:07 am
    It still feels like summer has just joined us, but the beginning of another school year is drawing near. Every year we pile up the supplies, but it’s easy to overlook the details. As kids get older, maintaining storage and organization at school becomes more important. Help kids keep their lockers clean and their academics up with some of our customer favorites: Adjustable locker shelf: Add storage and efficiently to any locker with this plastic shelf. Built to fit standard sized lockers, this unit features two shelves and a pull out drawer for smaller supplies. Available in black, blue or…
  • Ideas for innovative kitchen storage

    Stacks and Stacks Clutter Control Freak Blog
    Clare
    13 Jul 2015 | 5:40 am
    The kitchen is the hub of activity in your house. Even though it’s great to have a central gathering place and something in common that brings you and your family together every day (food), it can get chaotic pretty easily. Usually it’s not just home to pots, pans, appliances, and food, but also a catch-all for things like mail, keys, and purses–not to mention the infamous junk drawer. Even if you have a spacious kitchen with plenty of storage, keeping it organized is vital for everyone’s sanity. Here are a few tricks to keeping your kitchen neat and orderly no matter what the day…
  • Enjoy this summer's herbs all year long

    Stacks and Stacks Clutter Control Freak Blog
    Clare
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:52 am
    One of my favorite things about summer is fresh herbs. Even when I was in an apartment, I had all my pots lined up on the deck, boasting fresh bunches of oregano, basil, cilantro, rosemary and more. Towards the end of the summer, when a distinct chill starts to creep through the air, I always debate what to do with my remaining herbs. I never have the space to bring the pots inside and keep them going – beside, I’m pretty sure my cat would just dig them up. This year is different. I am prepared with loads of ideas to preserve and utilize all my leftover herbs. Cubes Photo courtesy…
  • Greening your kitchen with bamboo

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    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Just saw a great article on greening your kitchen, by Construction Review Online. They discuss a whole range of options and make a few fantastic suggestions. Being a recycle devotee, I loved this design (don’t know who’s it is, but kudo’s to you). Notice the stunning bamboo shaker doors! Re-skin your kitchen with solid bamboo […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • 3 types of fire extinguisher you need in your home

    Home Improvement Blog UK
    UK Home Improvement Blog Team
    21 Jul 2015 | 4:06 am
    Fire extinguishers are a great way to put out small fires quickly before they escalate into something bigger. This guide recommends 3 particular fire extinguishers that everyone should keep in their home. Kitchen Fire Extinguisher. One of the most common causes of house fires in the UK is kitchen fires and a percentage of these fires could be put out by an extinguisher or fire blanket. Cooker fires start off small but if they are not treated quickly, they can escalate quickly and cause a lot of damage. Keeping an extinguisher on hand in your kitchen will allow you to tame this fire until the…
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  • Auspicious Wedding Dates 2016, Lucky Wedding Dates 2016

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    14 Jul 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Happy Marriage is one of the most important things for life. It is believed that a lucky wedding date can bring happiness, harmony and wealth for the rest of the life; an inauspicious one can lead to unhappy marriage and even misery. In 2016, Zodiac sign monkey tiger, snake and pig are against or in… Read More »The post Auspicious Wedding Dates 2016, Lucky Wedding Dates 2016 appeared first on Feng Shui Import.
  • Monthly Flying Star for April 5th to May 6th 2015

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    24 Mar 2015 | 2:51 pm
    Flying stars, as the manifestation of solar energy, go with pattern of the sun. The solar March, known as the month of Dragon, starts on April 5th and ends on May 6th. In this period, the monthly flying star and the annual flying star create a new energy combo in each corner of house, thus… Read More »The post Monthly Flying Star for April 5th to May 6th 2015 appeared first on Feng Shui Import.
  • Monthly Flying Star 2015 for Feb 4th-Mar 5th

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

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

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

    Anne
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Do you know how to make your wooden worktops last a lifetime? Having spent the time carefully designing and planning your new kitchen, it’s natural that you’ll want to keep it looking its best! If you’ve chosen wood in your kitchen, either as beautiful wooden flooring or as a stunning wooden worktop, this will take […] The post Wooden Worktops: Make Them Last appeared first on diy projects.
  • 10 Easy Steps to A Cozy Living Room

    Anne
    25 Jun 2015 | 2:07 am
    Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines cozy as 1. Small, comfortable and warm, 2. Friendly and pleasant. 3. Suggesting or showing a closeness. Who wouldn’t like a living room that embodies these attributes, especially in cooler months? Getting warm and comfy is so much more than just turning the heat up. Warmth comes from surroundings, which should be […] The post 10 Easy Steps to A Cozy Living Room appeared first on diy projects.
  • Do-It-Yourself Landscaping Guide

    Anne
    7 Mar 2015 | 5:25 am
    Do-It-Yourself landscaping is not for everyone. While some people are so naturally good at it that they can easily turn their landscape into an anti-burglar project, others just opt to hire an expert to do the work for them. But if you are passionate about Mother Nature and eager to make your home’s outdoor area […] The post Do-It-Yourself Landscaping Guide appeared first on diy projects.
  • Elegant Rooms For Teenagers

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

    Anne
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:37 am
    If necessary, would you know how to maintain your hot water system by yourself? If being blasted with ice cold water is a rude awakening you wouldn’t want to experience, then it’s time you get savvy with your hot water heater maintenance. You can attend to fundamental water heater concerns before they escalate by keeping […] The post How To Maintain Hot Water Systems appeared first on diy projects.
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  • Nothing Beats Beautiful Bamboo Furniture

    Mark Long
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:03 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Cafe Furniture made from bamboo is perfect in restaurants where restaurant tables suffer much abuse. Click to learn more about bamboo furniture ... Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Greening your kitchen with bamboo

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Just saw a great article on greening your kitchen, by Construction Review Online. They discuss a whole range of options and make a few fantastic suggestions. Being a recycle devotee, I loved this design (don’t know who’s it is, but kudo’s to you). Notice the stunning bamboo shaker doors! Re-skin your kitchen with solid bamboo […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Small Spaces and Interior Design

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    26 Jul 2015 | 3:02 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Every professional interior designer knows that decorating a small space is almost always more difficult than decorating a large space, but with some thinking and imagination, a small room can look and function just as well as a large one.  Here are a few guidelines and tips that interior designers keep in mind when furnishing […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Shopping for Kitchen Flooring

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    25 Jul 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Your kitchen flooring can have a substantial effect on what may be the most used room in the residence. The appropriate kitchen flooring can create the personality of your kitchen, make housecleaning quicker, and last for many years. The wrong kitchen flooring is going to last even longer, so you will want to make a […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Excellent Ideas For Kitchen Remodeling

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    25 Jul 2015 | 3:04 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo The kitchen area would be the heart of any home.  It can be the warmest, most active room in most homes.  This is where the family meets, cooks, eats and at times entertains.  You might thus, want to make it the kind of location that may be functionally sound and comfortable for entertaining or family […] 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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  • Nothing Beats Beautiful Bamboo Furniture

    Mark Long
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:03 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Cafe Furniture made from bamboo is perfect in restaurants where restaurant tables suffer much abuse. Click to learn more about bamboo furniture ... Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Greening your kitchen with bamboo

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Just saw a great article on greening your kitchen, by Construction Review Online. They discuss a whole range of options and make a few fantastic suggestions. Being a recycle devotee, I loved this design (don’t know who’s it is, but kudo’s to you). Notice the stunning bamboo shaker doors! Re-skin your kitchen with solid bamboo […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Small Spaces and Interior Design

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    26 Jul 2015 | 3:02 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Every professional interior designer knows that decorating a small space is almost always more difficult than decorating a large space, but with some thinking and imagination, a small room can look and function just as well as a large one.  Here are a few guidelines and tips that interior designers keep in mind when furnishing […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Shopping for Kitchen Flooring

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    25 Jul 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Your kitchen flooring can have a substantial effect on what may be the most used room in the residence. The appropriate kitchen flooring can create the personality of your kitchen, make housecleaning quicker, and last for many years. The wrong kitchen flooring is going to last even longer, so you will want to make a […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Excellent Ideas For Kitchen Remodeling

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    25 Jul 2015 | 3:04 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo The kitchen area would be the heart of any home.  It can be the warmest, most active room in most homes.  This is where the family meets, cooks, eats and at times entertains.  You might thus, want to make it the kind of location that may be functionally sound and comfortable for entertaining or family […] 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

  • Go back to school with cool locker accessories

    Clare
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:07 am
    It still feels like summer has just joined us, but the beginning of another school year is drawing near. Every year we pile up the supplies, but it’s easy to overlook the details. As kids get older, maintaining storage and organization at school becomes more important. Help kids keep their lockers clean and their academics up with some of our customer favorites: Adjustable locker shelf: Add storage and efficiently to any locker with this plastic shelf. Built to fit standard sized lockers, this unit features two shelves and a pull out drawer for smaller supplies. Available in black, blue or…
  • Enjoy this summer's herbs all year long

    Clare
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:52 am
    One of my favorite things about summer is fresh herbs. Even when I was in an apartment, I had all my pots lined up on the deck, boasting fresh bunches of oregano, basil, cilantro, rosemary and more. Towards the end of the summer, when a distinct chill starts to creep through the air, I always debate what to do with my remaining herbs. I never have the space to bring the pots inside and keep them going – beside, I’m pretty sure my cat would just dig them up. This year is different. I am prepared with loads of ideas to preserve and utilize all my leftover herbs. Cubes Photo courtesy…
  • Ideas for innovative kitchen storage

    Clare
    13 Jul 2015 | 5:40 am
    The kitchen is the hub of activity in your house. Even though it’s great to have a central gathering place and something in common that brings you and your family together every day (food), it can get chaotic pretty easily. Usually it’s not just home to pots, pans, appliances, and food, but also a catch-all for things like mail, keys, and purses–not to mention the infamous junk drawer. Even if you have a spacious kitchen with plenty of storage, keeping it organized is vital for everyone’s sanity. Here are a few tricks to keeping your kitchen neat and orderly no matter what the day…
  • Five steps for a clean and organized garage

    Clare
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:18 am
    Did you know that there’s a day dedicated solely to cleaning your garage? National Clean Your Garage Day takes place on the first Saturday after Labor Day every year, but it’s not too soon to get a jump on the mess. If there’s no room to park your car in the garage, it might be time for a good old fashioned throw and stow. 1. Declutter Cleaning your garage takes a whole lot of elbow grease and some serious determination. Set aside at a full day, or even a weekend to get the job done. Get friends and family to pitch in to make the job both quick and entertaining. Go through absolutely…
  • Tending: Photo-realistic rugs start a conversation

    Clare
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:34 am
    The search is never ending for that perfect rug. The size, shape, color, design, especially the price – all these factors go into, what is typically, a focal point of a room. Now that detail can be an explosion of personality and comfort in your home. The FoFloor rugs from Bungalow Flooring are the coolest new way to soften hard floors and create depth. These rugs have been selling – pardon the cliché – but like hot cakes. And it’s not hard to see why. These lively floor mats are made with woven polyester faces that capture near photo-realistic images and graphics, adding a…
 
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  • 3 types of fire extinguisher you need in your home

    UK Home Improvement Blog Team
    21 Jul 2015 | 4:06 am
    Fire extinguishers are a great way to put out small fires quickly before they escalate into something bigger. This guide recommends 3 particular fire extinguishers that everyone should keep in their home. Kitchen Fire Extinguisher. One of the most common causes of house fires in the UK is kitchen fires and a percentage of these fires could be put out by an extinguisher or fire blanket. Cooker fires start off small but if they are not treated quickly, they can escalate quickly and cause a lot of damage. Keeping an extinguisher on hand in your kitchen will allow you to tame this fire until the…
  • To Jump or Not to Jump: Why Use a In-Ground Trampoline

    UK Home Improvement Blog Team
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:31 am
    The kids are climbing the furniture and literally bouncing off the walls. The noise level is increasing and even though bedtime is approaching, no one seems ready to quiet down. Every parent knows this moment and the potential exhaustion that accompanies it, as you try to provide an outlet for a child’s energy. Sometimes people think of trampolines, as kids bound off beds and jump over chairs, but there is a legitimate safety concern with traditional trampolines. A brilliant alternative has developed, however. In-Ground trampolines provide a wonderful way for children to use up energy…
  • What is rattan, wicker, cane and banana leaf furniture?

    UK Home Improvement Blog Team
    25 Jun 2015 | 2:20 am
    There are a number of really good reasons for choosing natural products when picking out new furniture. They are very beautiful to look at, they are made from sustainable material, they go with any colour scheme, they last for years and they are more eco-friendly. Conservatory furniture tends to be made from natural products like rattan, cane, bamboo, wood and banana leaf, but what are all these different materials and how are they made? What’s the difference between rattan and wicker? Often these two words get linked together, but they are different things. Wicker is simply the weaving…
  • Why Plumbers Are Under More Pressure than Ever To Deliver the Right Products to the Right Customers

    Michael Blake
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:31 am
    Today, people expect plumbers to be able to deliver a much higher standard of service than many years ago. Here, we discuss why. The importance of excellent workmanship in the plumbing service People are busier than ever In the modern world, people simply don’t have time for things to go wrong. Every day,we depend on dozens of products and technological resources: hot water, electricity, drainage, the internet, fuel, smart phones – the list goes on. When we lose access to any one of these things, our lives can be turned upside down. A faster service means less inconvenience for…
  • Who Should Pay For Removal Services? A Short Guide to Liability as a Homeowner, Tenant or Landlord

    Barry Walker
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
    Taking the Confusion Out of What Responsibilities You Have Regarding a Pest Problem No one wants to fork out for pest control, but sometimes it is unavoidable. So how financially liable for the problem are you if you are a home-owner, a landlord or a tenant? Pest problems are a real concern for many people. You may be a home-owner with a rat infestation, a tenant with some unwelcome bedbugs or a landlord with a wasps nest. While all of these people desperately need to get their pest problems sorted, it can be confusing to know about who is responsible for what. That’s where we come in.
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  • Reynolds Pest Management, Inc Celebrates 24th Year in Business

    Brian Reynolds
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:03 pm
    July 23rd, 2015 marks the 24th year in business for Reynolds Pest Management, Inc. As one of the leading pest control business it is a big day for the founder of the firm, Brian Reynolds and his boy Chris Reynolds which has grown up in his daddy’s company and also began as a service technician. […]
  • Lyme Disease | Deer Ticks

    Brian Reynolds
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:37 am
    Lyme Disease | Deer Ticks People usually overlook insect attacks thinking that the itching and the swelling will merely go away by itself. Not many would imagine that such a small tick could lead to serious health complications Lyme Disease Lyme disease, additionally called borreliosis, is a microbial infection obtained from tick attacks. Not all […]
  • Insect Bites in Summer season

    Brian Reynolds
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:32 am
    Stinging Insects of Summer Months | Reynolds Pest Management, Inc. It is never ever enjoyable to be stung or bitten by any kind of pest or bug. This does occur frequently in summer months because of many individuals trying to get some time out in the outdoors. Insects sting or bite usually in defense however […]
  • Scorpions within Florida | Non-dangerous Yet A Big Nuisance

    Brian Reynolds
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Florida Scorpions Florida is a state of many pests including Scorpions. Fortunately for residents, scorpions found throughout the state of Florida are not deadly. According to researchers at the University of Florida Extension Entomologists, out of the 1300 species worldwide there are only 90 species of scorpions located in the United States, only 3 of […]
  • Florida Pest Control | Protecting Your Home and Surroundings from Pests

    Brian Reynolds
    15 Jul 2015 | 5:44 am
    Florida Pest Control | Protecting Your Home and Surroundings from Pests Decades ago the majority of pest control was for agricultural purposes, however with years of advancement and studies home pest control is widely available and considered adequate for the use of pesticide within a home.  With years of research of designing effective and safe […]
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  • Decoration ideas to spruce up your wall mounted TV

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:58 pm
      Almost all households have a TV in the living room these days. Often it is the center of attraction that is why the TV wall is paid a lot of attention. There are several ways to make the TV wall a special one. Above the fireplace Placing a Wall Mounted TV above the fireplace ... The post Decoration ideas to spruce up your wall mounted TV appeared first on HomeTone.org.
  • 9 Things to know when your choose to plant a rooftop garden

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:51 am
      It may be difficult to raise a garden if you live in high-rise apartment or do not have a backyard in your home. Not to fret though, for there are other ways you can still grow a garden in your home, with a rooftop garden being only one of those possibilities. However, raising a ... The post 9 Things to know when your choose to plant a rooftop garden appeared first on HomeTone.org.
  • Moving your living room decoration with mix ‘n’ match style

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    21 Jul 2015 | 11:02 pm
      There are two approaches to decorating your living room, one is to follow the latest trend and the other way is to custom create an ambience that would meet your needs. All the latest trends are going to get obsolete in a short period. So, to keep up either you need to keep changing ... The post Moving your living room decoration with mix ‘n’ match style appeared first on HomeTone.org.
  • The Watchbot home security camera could take away some of your security worries

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    21 Jul 2015 | 2:53 am
      Burglaries and house break-ins are on the rise these days. This is probably why a lot of homeowners are opting for advanced security systems to keep the loved ones and their belongings safe. Watchbot is a wireless IP security camera that can cater to homes and business offices alike. The affordable security camera allows ... The post The Watchbot home security camera could take away some of your security worries appeared first on HomeTone.org.
  • Make use of modern hanging lamps to create beautiful outdoor decoration

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    19 Jul 2015 | 11:02 pm
      The Modern hanging lamps contribute a big deal in beautifying the outdoor beauty of your home. These not only decorate the exteriors well but also make the outdoors a safer place. You can lay emphasis on your property exteriors using modern hanging lights. These lamps can produce soothing optical illusions. Lately many people have ... The post Make use of modern hanging lamps to create beautiful outdoor decoration appeared first on HomeTone.org.
 
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  • Artful and Enchanting Gates

    joanneland
    16 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    “Gates” certainly seem to be our theme lately!  And with such artful and creative ironwork and landscaping, how could we not share more photos of these enchanting portals? A few weeks ago we shared a post with our first batch of “Enchanting Gates” images; which was followed up a little while ago with “More Enchanting Gates“.  If you’re loving today’s imagery, be sure to check these two archived posts — they won’t disappoint! The daring that people have to “break from the norm” is fun to look at, and the creativity of…
  • Dog-eared: Not always a bad thing!

    joanneland
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:13 am
    When you think of the term “dog-eared”, you might envision the family pet Fido, but most likely you will relate it to the ratty condition of a book: “A dog ear is a phrase that refers to the folded down corner of a book page. The name arises from the fact that wolves’ ears stand erect while the ears of many breeds of dog flop over.  A dog ear can serve as a bookmark.  While generally frowned upon by those that want to preserve books in their original condition, it is particularly common in use on paperbacks which are designed to be cheaper and more harshly used…
  • More Enchanting Gates

    joanneland
    17 Jun 2015 | 11:58 am
    Who knew there were so many creative ways to create a gateway to one’s property?  We shared a post a couple weeks ago entitled, “Enchanting Gates“, and thought the handful of photos shown were quite lovely.  Well, wait till you see what we’ve found this week! Most likely these were all contracted as custom, one-time, millwork projects — can’t imagine they are mass produced with such intricate elements and unusual sizes!  Hats off to the folks who created these amazing gates, and to those brave and inventive enough to add them to their properties. Of…
  • The Meaning of Fence

    joanneland
    28 May 2015 | 10:05 am
    Just for curiosity sake, we looked up the definition of the word “fence”.  Of course, most of the meanings behind the word revolve around the protective structures we know and love here at Fence City.  But we really have to wonder how, over the many years of time, did the word ever take on meanings that relate to stolen goods?  And, like the chicken-or-the-egg-which-came-first debate, we wonder if our definition of fence came before or after that of fighting with swords? FENCE fens/ noun:  fence; plural noun:  fences a barrier, railing, or other upright structure, typically…
  • Presidential Fencing

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

    Andrea Bainbridge
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:09 am
    When choosing your perfect floor some critical questions will rise: Will this one fit the style of my home? Will this one make the room look bigger? Will this one be long lasting? There are several types of flooring like tiles, wood, laminated, or vinyl. Each of them is perfect for a specific house depending on where you live, and just as good for any others. This is what we want you to think about when choosing a flooring. Tile flooring Tile floor is perfect for the bathroom, the kitchen and terrace. The most important specification of this flooring that makes it perfect for these rooms is…
  • How to organise the paintings in your living room

    Andrea Bainbridge
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:26 am
    This is not an easy task, but we will try to make it easier with our tips for organising all kinds of paintings in your living room. So you have bought or painted these canvases and now you have some doubts about where and how to place them. Help is always welcome so let’s place them together! The first question when placing paintings is which will fit better in your living room in terms of lighting and space? If you have a small living room you should not have too many paintings. We want to make a room feel bigger, don’t we? So simply use bigger paintings instead of a large amount of…
  • Cold Beers in 10 minutes? We know how to do it!

    Andrea Bainbridge
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:42 am
    Going to the shops or ordering online, gathering everything you need, creating the perfect environment, moving furniture, getting prepared for working safely, feeding the dog… We know that doing your own stuff at home is tiring (and satisfying), so we thought, what if you would like to rest in the middle of D.I.Y. project? Or at the end of it? But… what if you forgot to buy some beers and put them in the fridge the day before? Warm beers are disgusting and, after working (or in the middle) you really want that beer inside of an ice cold can… in fact, it’s the one you deserve!
  • Flooring Calculator, how much flooring do you need?

    Andrea Bainbridge
    21 Jul 2015 | 2:13 am
    When we are about to refurbish or install new laminated flooring in our house, we need to make a brief estimation of how big the room we want to cover is. With this in mind, we will know how many boxes of laminate flooring we need to buy. Lots of laminate flooring websites have their own flooring calculator in each product page. Each shop knows how many square meters one box would cover. All you need to do is it type in the ‘Area’ of your room, and you will be informed of how many boxes you’ll need to buy! So, you need to know how to figure out the area of a room! It is an easy…
  • Kitchen refurbishment, you can do it on a budget!

    Andrea Bainbridge
    16 Jul 2015 | 4:32 am
    Your kitchen is old, you know it. You want to buy a new one, but you don’t want to spend too much money. You need a kitchen refurbishment. Yes, we can read minds… So, we are going to tell you the “secrets” of how to get your new kitchen on a low budget. You will just need a can do attitude! The first thing Refurbish your kitchen easily to do is remove your old kitchen cabinets. It should be easy in most cases, especially if you are not expecting to use them again for any other purpose, so you can break them, which makes this relaxing… even therapeutic! However, you may want to…
 
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  • Summer Project: Roofing a Shed

    Value Roofing
    9 Jul 2015 | 12:47 pm
        Summertime in Nashville is a great time to get out of the house and take stock of your yard. If you have a shed that you’ve been procrastinating on roofing, take this article as a sign that it’s time. Or you may be planning to build a shed this summer. In either case, knowing the ropes for small-scale roofing in Nashville, TN can help you get the job done right the first time. Check out the detailed instructions in this very helpful DIY video. You might be surprised at how feasible it is when you have the right tools.   Start with an Even and Smooth Surface If you’re…
  • Keep Your House Ship-Shape This Summer

    Value Roofing
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:40 pm
        Now that the weather has warmed up here in Nashville, you’re probably more prone to head outdoors for leisure. But gasp! The lawn doesn’t look quite as good as you remember last summer, your deck is dingy, and there’s a few plants growing too close to the house for comfort. You’re probably already inspired to get cracking on the exterior of your home. But it’s not all aesthetics—there are some structural things you can do this summer while it feels good to be outside to keep your home in good shape year round.   Clean the Gutters If you haven’t tackled this…
  • Is Your Roof Tin or Tar?

    Value Roofing
    24 Jun 2015 | 3:40 pm
        Most of us don’t think about what’s on top of our houses—it keeps the rain off and the cold out, and that’s good enough. But being up to date on the type of roof you have can save you both time and money. We want to talk about two popular roof types in the Nashville, TN area: metal roofs and tar shingle roofs. If you have one or the other, you’ll know what we’re talking about. And if you’re in the market for a new roof (or a new house), knowing the pros and cons can help you make the best decision for your lifestyle. Metal Roof Made of several different types of…
  • Top New-Home Features

    Value Roofing
    17 Jun 2015 | 3:40 pm
        If you’ve ever built a home in the Nashville, TN area, you know that in the hustle and bustle of getting things finished in time to beat the weather, you often forget the tiny details that would have made your life SO much easier. That’s why we’re writing this article. If you’re a roofing contractor in Nashville, TN and are putting a new roof on a brand-new house, maybe you could suggest some of these additions. Most people don’t know about all the new-fangled gadgets they can have built-in now.   Central Vacuuming If you’re building a home in Nashville,…
  • Moss Got Your Roof?

    Value Roofing
    10 Jun 2015 | 3:45 pm
        Have you ever seen a little bit of green peeking out at you from your Nashville roof? The green could be an indication of algae, or it could be lichens, or it could be—gasp—moss. Moss grows in the Nashville, TN area when roofs are very shaded. Are there a few lovely Nashville trees blocking the sunlight from your roof? You might want to consider trimming them back. Your roof is worth it.   Why is moss bad? To some, moss may seem like a quaint natural addition to the structure of a home, akin to ivy. But moss isn’t harmless like the pretty vine. There are a few reasons…
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    Bifold Network

  • Yes, homeowners still want bifold doors

    Bifold Network Expert
    21 Jul 2015 | 2:18 am
    If you’re yet to be convinced about investing in a bifold for your product range, you need to read this article. A recent window industry report has conclusively shown that homeowners are still wanting bifold doors and that this demand is set to increase in the coming months. Bifold demand set to grow according to Insight Data Window Industry Report The Insight Data Window Industry Report is an annual study that the award-winning data company undertakes to determine the condition of the Fenestration industry, and possible trends that seem to be developing. … Continue reading The…
  • 10 reasons why you should invest in aluminium windows

    Bifold Network Expert
    16 Jul 2015 | 3:10 am
    As well as supplying bifolding doors for the trade, Bifold Network also supply aluminium windows. This is because we believe the superior performance and aesthetics they offer present real advantages to both the consumer and installer. Here’s 10 reasons why you should invest in aluminium windows today: 1. They’re a top of the range product Aluminium windows are a top of the range, luxury product. This means that many consumers will be willing to pay a little extra for, as long as the window itself is of an exceptionally high quality. If … Continue reading The post 10 reasons…
  • Why we’re bifold door experts

    Bifold Network Expert
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:09 am
    Here at Bifold Network we’re experts when it comes to making and delivering bifold doors. Here are a few reasons why: 1. We own our state of the art manufacturing facilities Thanks to our state of the art manufacturing facilities, Bifold Network are able to offer precision engineered products. This makes us experts when it comes to making high quality bifolds. We’ve invested in the latest technology and follow best practice processes to ensure that your bifold is of the best quality possible. 2. We provide installation support Bifold Network members dedicate … Continue…
  • Most unusual coloured bifold doors

    Bifold Network Expert
    2 Jun 2015 | 4:04 am
    Taking the range of interesting colours we offer with our bifolds here at the Bifold Network as inspiration, we thought we’d investigate more about unsually coloured bifold doors. Bifold Network bifolds: available in any RAL colour For us the versatility of a bifold is everything. That’s why at the Bifold Network all of the bifolds we supply are available in ANY RAL colour so that they can match the demands of any project. With over 1900 options to choose from, that’s a lot of possibilities. Here’s our pick of 5 of the … Continue reading The post Most unusual…
  • 6 reasons we’re Yorkshire’s best aluminium manufacturer

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

  • On the Front Porch with The DIY Mommy

    Taylor Horn
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    We asked Christina from The DIY Mommy 16 quirky questions! This Canadian-based blogger shares her words of wisdom, her DIY weapon of choice and the strangest decoration in her house. Head over to The DIY Mommy to see the best projects for a DIY beginner, and to read the rest of this interview! What’s your DIY weapon of choice?  Paint. Oh my goodness – I feel like I can conquer the world (or at least any icky furniture) with a can of paint and a dream. What are 3 words to describe your blog? Creative, thrifty and feminine. Tell us about a time when you had a DIY fail (we’ve all…
  • 8 Beautiful Ways to Display Your Photos

    Diana Trotter
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:10 am
    There are too many fun and creative ways to display your photos to just keep leaving them on your phone and camera. From photo chandeliers to photo garlands, you can display them in your living room, create a display for a baby or bridal shower, or give them as a gift to a friend or family member. Get started on these eight beautiful projects and start displaying those pretty faces! 1. Hanging Branch The design of this colorful hanging branch may be quite simple to create, but the result will leave you with a bohemian chic photo display! Grab a medium sized branch from your backyard, a little…
  • Transform Your Space: One Room 3 Ways!

    Taylor Horn
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Do you ever fall in love with a home photo but you’re not sure how to replicate it? We teamed up with Hayneedle and challenged three Porch Bloggers to give their living room an upgrade, using a Porch home photo as inspiration! See how they put their own spin on it, using the colors and textures from this Palo Alto home. 1. Rustic, cozy warmth by The DIY Playbook Bridget and Casey are the gals behind The DIY Playbook. Their blog is full of inspiration to help you create a space you love without breaking the bank. Images via The DIY Playbook About the project: What I really love about…
  • What You Need To Know About Remodeling The Bathroom

    Anne Reagan
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:10 am
    Thinking of remodeling your bathroom? Bathroom remodels and upgrades are by far one of the most desirable remodeling projects and for good reason too. Our bathrooms are places of retreat and relaxation, and it’s difficult to do either of these things when you’re focused on leaky faucets, mold issues, outdated fixtures or a too small of a room. According to a survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders, bathroom remodeling ranked highest in most common jobs booked, beating out kitchen remodeling projects. Before you hire a bathroom remodeling contractor, be sure…
  • Before and After: A Luxurious Full Master Bath Remodel

    Mady Dahlstrom
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:05 am
    A Dallas, TX master bath was entirely gutted and given all new amenities in this remodel. Remodeling contractor Key Residential, Ltd. created a luxurious retreat full of universal design elements that will last for years into the future. From a curbless shower and jetted bathtub to new vanities and custom built closet cabinets, this full master bath remodel project features a modern, functional bathroom design. See how a plain Dallas bathroom was transformed into an elegant master bathroom, by taking a look at the before and after photos! What do you think about this Dallas master bath…
 
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    Pool Pricer

  • 12 Signs You’re Ready to Become a Pool Owner

    Mat Jobe
    26 Jul 2015 | 8:42 am
    Should I get a pool? It’s not a question to take lightly, nor one that’s necessarily easy to answer. In the final analysis, it boils down to whether the joys of having your own backyard pool are worth the costs and commitments. Of course, people differ in how they reckon the upsides and downsides of owning a pool. As a result, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to that monumental question of whether getting a pool is a good idea. If you’re on the fence about installing a backyard swimming pool, the best advice is to wait until you fall off on one side or the other.
  • 10 Ways to Make Your Pool More Eco-Friendly

    Mat Jobe
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:28 am
    When you think of green swimming pools, you probably think of algae problems and poor sanitation. But there’s at least one case where having a green pool is actually a good thing, and that’s when we’re talking about the environment. Whether a conventional swimming pool can be truly eco-friendly is a matter of debate. The inconvenient truth about pools is that it takes a lot of materials and fuel to build them. Then, of course, there’s the additional water and electricity needed to maintain them. All of which is to say, if you’re really passionate about…
  • Tropical Pool Designs: Creating a Paradise in Your Backyard

    Mat Jobe
    10 Jul 2015 | 7:37 am
    There are lots of reasons to get a swimming pool, but for many homeowners, it’s all about having a little slice of heaven in your backyard. After all, who wouldn’t love to be able to step outside their house and into their own private oasis? This, in a nutshell, is why many prospective pool owners gravitate toward tropical pool designs. A tropical-themed swimming pool makes relaxing in your backyard seem like an exotic getaway. With the right plants, landscaping, and outdoor decor, you can create a miniature paradise that you can visit whenever you need a break from everyday life.
  • Do You Really Need a Pool Guy?

    Mat Jobe
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:24 am
    Skimming leaves. Testing water chemistry. Cleaning grime off of pool walls. These are not the activities most people envision themselves doing when they’re planning a new backyard pool. And yet these tedious tasks are as much a part of pool ownership as all of those fun activities you’d rather be thinking about. It’s no wonder many people choose to outsource their pool maintenance. Of course, hiring a pool service costs money – perhaps $100 a month, depending on the size of your pool and where you live. And unfortunately, as with any service, it can be a struggle to…
  • 6 Things to Know About Pool Safety Laws

    Mat Jobe
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:20 am
    Whether you’re actively planning a new swimming pool or just tinkering with the idea, you’re bound to come across some grim statistics at some point. Here’s one example of what we mean: Last summer, at least 174 children drowned in swimming pools and spas in the United States. It might be the last thing you want to think about as you’re daydreaming about your new backyard oasis, but sooner or later, the issue of pool safety becomes impossible to ignore. Why? Because in most places, it’s a matter of law. Wherever you live, you can bet there are laws in effect that…
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    VIP for Air

  • More about CADR: Limitations

    D stone
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:53 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.How Accurate and Useful are CADR Ratings? CADR testing has been carried out for about three decades and is currently used in various applications. Leading organizations outside the air purification sector such as the Consumers Union, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Environmental Protection Agency are embracing CADR. There is no doubt that CADRs are […]The post More about CADR: Limitations appeared first on http://vipforair.com/.
  • How to Maintain The Right Humidity Level at Home?

    D stone
    5 Jun 2015 | 6:43 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Maintaining the Optimal Humidity Level in Your Home It is a known fact that maintaining a higher humidity level for homes in wintertime is beneficial for the health of the inhabitants, especial for the health of the throat and the skin. What many people may not be aware of is that the humidity level is […]The post How to Maintain The Right Humidity Level at Home? appeared first on http://vipforair.com/.
  • What is CADR?

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

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

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

  • How Can I Get Rid Of Mold?

    Zach
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:28 pm
    When you have mold in your home, you have a problem with moisture. This could be the result of too much humidity, but it’s more likely that the problem is a leaky pipe, flood damage or another source of infiltrating water that must be eliminated. The first step to eliminating mold is to locate the source of the moisture, promptly fix the problem and then immediately dry out the area. Mold can start within just a day or two, so quickly drying the area is crucial. And thorough drying can actually take several days to complete. Mold isn’t just black and can be white or many other colors. So…
  • Choose San Diego Infection Control Services You Can Trust

    Zach
    5 Jun 2015 | 2:35 pm
    San Diego infection control services are essential for keeping your patients and workers safe while necessary restoration, improvements and additions to your facility are made. But who can you trust for infection control that covers all the bases and complies with all laws and regulations? For infection control services in San Diego that don’t disrupt your usual operations, the natural choice is Orange Restoration. That’s because we work in connection with your health care facility’s administrators to create and put in place plans that get the job done. These include engineering…
  • San Diego Water Damage Restoration Goes Smoothly When You Make Good Choices

    Zach
    5 Jun 2015 | 2:30 pm
    No matter what type of water damage you have at your San Diego area home or business, there are tools and people who can take care of your problem for you. But using the wrong equipment, using it incorrectly or failing to complete the job can result in bad outcomes that can lead to addition damage over the long term. The San Diego water damage restoration team you choose needs be an experienced firm with your best interests and complete satisfaction in mind. And they need to know the different between water damage and flood damage. Flood Damage And Water Damage Requires Urgent Attention A…
  • Mold Doesn’t Mean The End Of The World, But Proper Mold Remediation Is Essential

    Zach
    5 Jun 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Because of the associated health risks and other factors, many homeowners and commercial building owners are very afraid of mold. But having a mold problem doesn’t means the end of the world — or the end of your use and enjoyment of the property. It’s a serious issue, but there are seriously skilled people who can take action to eliminate your mold problem. San Diego mold removal and remediation is a job best left to experts if you want effective cleanup that completely eliminates mold and mildew and prevents it from returning. If done incorrectly, mold will simply return —…
  • Asbestos Removal: A Job Best Left To Skilled Professionals

    Zach
    5 Jun 2015 | 2:17 pm
    If you’ve found that your business or home may contain asbestos, you need proper testing performed to verify the presence of this harmful fiber and then the assistance of skilled San Diego asbestos specialists who can get rid you of the material once and for all. Learning you’ve been living or working with asbestos can generate a great deal of stress for you, but the right team of well-trained and highly qualified professionals can help during your time of need and put things right for you. At Orange Restoration, our team has successfully removed asbestos over the course of thousands of…
 
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    SimpliSafe blogs

  • Set Up a Silent Alarm and Always Be Protected

    Kelley
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:33 pm
    SimpliSafe can do more than just protect your home when you're away! Learn how to setup a duress alarm and always be protected!
  • Choosing Safety: Why I Got Home Security

    Kelley
    10 Jul 2015 | 2:02 pm
    There are many reasons people get home security, but one we hear often is that a break-in spurred their alarm system search. Read a real life story of a break-in and what brought her family to SimpliSafe.
  • Fire Safety Tips to Keep Your Cookouts Cool

    Kelley
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:33 am
    Grill burgers, not your house. Keep your cookouts safe with these tips.
  • Your Stories: What Its Like to Experience a Break-In

    Kelley
    19 Jun 2015 | 3:18 pm
    Burglaries can be scary, but sharing how you overcame them can be inspiring and educational for the SimpliSafe community. Hear the story of how one family moved past a burglary, and what they did to feel safe again. We hear often that people find
  • Your Ultimate Pre-Vacation Home Security Check List

    Kelley
    5 Jun 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Your bags are packed, and you're off to your summer vacation. But what will happen to your house while you're away? No need to fear. Your pre-vacation check list is here to ensure that your house will remain safe, and let you have peace of mind while you're gone!
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    CoContest Magazine

  • Extended Stay Hotel Feels like the Perfect Modern Apartment

    Candice
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:46 pm
    ROOST Apartment Hotel, newly erected in Midtown, Philadelphia, is a boutique hotel with all the comfort of a smartly-designed apartment. If the clean-cut, effortlessly modern look of the LINE and ACE hotels in Los Angeles appeals to you, ROOST is right up your alley. ROOST’s alluring modern, yet homey atmosphere is the work of New York architect Morris Adjmi, who wanted to make sure that the hotel felt “more like the apartment of a friend that you want to stay at, as opposed to a hotel that you were just passing through.” Occupying two floors in the downtown Philly’s…
  • Introducing the Albert Clock from MNTNT Studios

    Candice
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Looking for a quirky addition to your living room wall that is sure to add a spark of whimsy and spark conversation? The Albert Clock from MNTNT Studios in Paris is sure to be a fun addition to any home, as well as a practical tool for improving mental acuity. The cleverly designed device helps improve math skills by using arithmetic problems to playfully tell time. If the problems get too easy for you, you can adjust the clock to any of it’s four levels. As the levels increase, Albert’s equations get more and more difficult, as level 1 features simple, two number arithmetic and…
  • 8 Tips for a Beautiful Entryway

    Candice
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:50 pm
    The entryway of your home is an important focal point. It’s what guests first see when enter through your front door and what you first encounter during everyday ins and outs—it should exude a sense of welcoming and reflect whatever aesthetic is running through your home. Whether you want your entryway to radiate elegance, and rustic vibe or a contemporary feel, our design experts at CoContest have you covered. Here are 8 tips for an entryway you and all your guests will admire. 1. Make your front door a statement Many people opt for a natural color for their front doors, or a shade…
  • CoContest: Reasons to Ditch Traditional Interior Design

    Kenny Zhang
    18 Jul 2015 | 6:10 pm
    This week I had the opportunity to speak with a contractor in Minnesota, Joe. Joe owns a small contracting firm specializing in building timber houses and up until a couple of months ago, Joe was facing a lot of hardships concerning his business. As Joe’s company expanded, his customers became more demanding and harder to please. In order to meet increasingly difficult customer requests, Joe decided to implement his own interior design service. Customer satisfaction instantly increased following the implementation of his design service. However, one huge problem was looming. As with all…
  • CoContest Designer Spotlight: Antonella Scarfiello

    Federico Schiano di Pepe
    17 Jul 2015 | 3:25 pm
      Bio: Antonella Scarfiello, 26 years old, was brought up in the very small village of Basilicata, in the south of Italy. She has always had a passion and attraction to all things creative; constantly drawing, painting and studying architecture. After finishing grammar school in 2008, Antonella moved to Rome to attend the architecture faculty of “La Sapienza”. During her time at the university she developed her skills and knowledge in industrial design, interior design, architecture, urban planning and restoration. She graduated on 30th October 2014 from the University of Marine and…
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    Toledo Ohio Decorative Concrete & Polishing | AC Transformations

  • Polished Concrete Will Make Your Floors Shine!

    Mark Ferguson
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:39 pm
    Polished Concrete Will Make Your Floors Shine! What is polished concrete? Concrete is a natural composite material made from an aggregate (typically rocks, river stones, and granite chips) combined with a cement binder (such as limestone and calcium sulphate) and water. For those wondering what the difference is between concrete and cement, the simple answer is that cement is a component of concrete: Sidewalks are made of concrete, not cement. Transforming concrete into a smooth and decorative surface for flooring requires treating it with a concrete densifier, a chemical that’s…
  • Professional Repair and Preparation Is a Vital Step to Any Decorative Concrete Project and Often is Not Done Properly

    Mark Ferguson
    13 Jul 2015 | 7:18 pm
    Professional Repair and Preparation Is a Vital Step to Any Decorative Concrete Project and Often is Not Done Properly As a member of the International Concrete Repair Institute I subscribe to what the highest level of industry professionals have to say. Anything else is frankly not reliable. Underestimating the importance of proper preparation and repair for concrete coatings is a common mistake of installation newbies and uninformed clients. Unfortunately, according to ICRI, a whopping 73% of coatings fail due to improper preparation. Not only do many installers not even know the proper…
  • Rustic Wood Stained Concrete Flooring Project For a Civil War Period Log Cabin

    Mark Ferguson
    11 Jul 2015 | 8:49 am
    Rustic Wood Stained Concrete Flooring Project For a Civil War Period Log Cabin Artistic Concrete of Toledo did an ultimate concrete flooring transformation for a rustic log cabin located in Southern Ohio near Amish Country. This project scope of work was to modernize efficiencies of utilities yet remain true to the original appearance of homes built during the mid-1800 era. The key feature of the floor is that it appears to be made of wood planks, yet it is entirely made of concrete. The textured flooring covers a concrete slab that contains a boiler system originally fired by wood that was…
  • Enjoy Tropical Drinks Poolside with Your NEW Graniflex Concrete Resurfacing Solution!

    Mark Ferguson
    4 Jul 2015 | 6:15 am
    Enjoy Tropical Drinks Poolside with Your NEW Graniflex Concrete Resurfacing Solution!   Voted Most Innovative Product: 2015 World of Concrete  What is Graniflex? GraniFlex is a permanent and fast resurfacing solution to any exterior surface.  The ultimate pool deck coating, our flexible membrane will quickly permeate and coat your existing concrete surface while solving many of the problems that it may have. Custom  blended 1/16″ color chips are broadcast into the membrane to create the look of granite or quartz flooring. What are the Benefits? – Cracks eliminated with our…
  • Polished Concrete Flooring: Make Your Commercial Flooring Shine!

    Mark Ferguson
    27 Jun 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Polished Concrete will Make Your Commercial or Retail Floor Shine! POLISHED CONCRETE IS GREAT FOR: – Warehouses (distribution centers, shipping and receiving) -Factories (power plants and manufacturing plants) -Institutional Flooring (schools and universities, hospitals, museums, churches, nursing homes, jails and prisons, fire stations, stadiums, municipalities. Military Buildings (aircraft hangar, military commissary) -Manufacturing (automobile, food and beverage, pharmaceutical)     -Retail (drugstore, dollar store, beer and wine store, beverage, hardware store, auto parts store,…
 
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    Strategies Online

  • An Essential Guide to Buying a House

    Erin Emanuel
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Purchasing a property can be a momentous and memorable occasion for those involved. It can signify the beginning of people’s lives together, or it can simply be a source of income for the buyer. However, while purchasing an asset such as a home is an excellent idea, it can also be a highly stressful process that needs careful consideration, planning and professional help. Ensuring that you are financially prepared and ready for the commitment is vital. At Hones Lawyers we have created an infographic with the aim of providing helpful tips for those thinking of purchasing a home, such as…
  • 4 Of the Most Common Home Interior Mistakes You Should Avoid

    Erin Emanuel
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    The interior of your home is one of the most important aesthetic aspects of your life. You wake up to it, you come home to it every day, you cook in it, you invite friends into it, you relax in it and you sleep in it. As such, it’s important to get it right for you. However, there are some common mistakes which can be found in many a modern home, and which you would do very well to avoid. Here are 4 of the worst, with some tips on how to avoid them.   Over-Clutter   Perhaps the most common of the interior design mistakes, over-cluttering is a pox on any home’s aesthetic…
  • Great Architectures Around The World

    Erin Emanuel
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Those people who travel to different places they get attracted towards the famous buildings and most of them have a deep interest in the technicalities of architecture. This post is all about the most famous building and architecture all around the world and it explains a bit about the designs of these famous buildings. People can know more about the culture and era in which these architectures were built. Check out this infographic all about the great architecture around the world. The post Great Architectures Around The World appeared first on Strategies Online.
  • Saving with Security

    Erin Emanuel
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Why home security systems are about more than just peace of mind. Statistically speaking, home security systems make sense; according to the FBI, a burglary occurs roughly every 15 seconds in the U.S., and those without security systems are three times more likely to be burglarized than those that do. Security systems ward off potential burglars with loud alarms that alert the homeowner to an intrusion and notify authorities automatically, and if there are cameras connected they can offer useful evidence in catching the guilty party. Not to mention the fact that there are security systems…
  • The Tile Effect Roof Sheet – A Fitting Guide

    Erin Emanuel
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    The cheap alternative to traditional roofing tiles, a roof made of tile effect sheets is both strong and appealing. These are usually made of galvanized steel and, once installed correctly, will not require any maintenance work for many years. Moreover, these suit any kind of building, even log cabins. You may use these sheets as cover for a new roof but you are free to install them on top of an old structure. If the roof is already insulated, there will be no need of additional layers, except for the anti-condensation one, of which we will talk later. To install tile effect roof sheets, some…
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    Tricountyexteriors

  • The Beginners Guide To Asphalt Shingles

    John Palmer
    17 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    It’s no secret that asphalt shingles are incredible popular in home applications. Compared to wood shakes, slate, tile, and other roofing materials, it stands up as the most favorable option on the market. The material itself is economical, easy to install, and comes in many different styles to match any home. Base Materials Fiberglass is one of only two asphalt shingle variations, with the other being traditional organic material. It is created with a base mat of woven fiberglass that is coated with waterproof asphalt. Ceramic granules cover the top layer for added protection against…
  • 4 Summer Projects for The Exterior of Your Home

    John Palmer
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:59 am
    Early summer is the best time to start planning small outdoor projects to get ready for the seasons of nice weather. Maintenance is important to anyone that cares about the appearance and value of their home exterior. Take advantage of the sunny weather by getting down to business taking care of the necessary chores you’ve been avoiding the rest of the year. Every home has different features, but you can easily complete some of these tasks without a major time commitment. Begin with the quick fixes to shorten the list before committing to the major home improvement projects. Clean the…
  • Asphalt Roofing Shingle Comparison

    John Palmer
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Choosing an asphalt shingle doesn’t have to be complicated if you understand the key features to compare. It’s understandable that every manufacturer is going to market their product as the best, which is why we have simplified the information so that you can reach a conclusion based on your own roofing project. Styles we cover include the architectural laminates, key-cut or tri-laminate, and 3 tab offerings from each major manufacturer. There is so much to consider about the quality of a roofing shingle, aside from the basic aesthetic appeal. Performance against local weather…
  • Does Your Roof Need To Be Repaired?

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

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

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    12 Jul 2015 | 5:21 pm
    It seems as though we have a new pest invading our trees and plants: the Viburnum leaf beetle. This critter has been spotted again around the Chicagoland area and has been seen since early summer. It can be quite the nuisance. Arborists and horticulturists across the area are warning homeowners about the pest and explaining how to spot them and what to do if you find one. What Is The Viburnum Leaf Beetle? The Viburnum leaf beetle is native to Europe and as the name suggests, the insect’s preferred host is the Arrowwood Viburnum. It was first found in the United States in 1994 and in Cook…
  • West Nile Virus Confirmed

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    8 Jul 2015 | 2:16 pm
    For the fourth time this year in the Chicago Suburbs, a batch of mosquitoes has tested positive for the West Nile Virus in Skokie, IL on July 7th, 2015. The first confirmed positive test in Northern Illinois occurred on May 21st in Oak Lawn. There was also a positive test result in O’Fallon, IL as well as Evanston and Evergreen Park. The good news so far is that no person has been infected in Illinois. With the exceptional amount of rain Illinois has received leading to standing water along with the humidity, the conditions have been prime for mosquitoes to reproduce and they have been…
  • The Benefits of Dormant Oil

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    7 Apr 2015 | 10:40 am
    Spring is finally here and that means we can at long last get to work on our lawns, flowers, and trees! Now that we can get back to the business of our plants, it is time to go over some important spring time rituals, like using dormant oil. What Is Dormant Oil? Dormant oil is a highly refined oil that is spread uniformly on the bark of trees and shrubs. It coats immobile, dormant insects on the tree, effectively smothering them to death or directly penetrating the outside cuticle and destroying internal cells. It is a safe and effective method of pest control. It also helps keep plants…
  • Tips for Avoiding Pest Problems at Your Outdoor Barbecues

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    10 Jul 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Outdoor barbecues and gatherings are a staple of the summer season as many people gather in the backyards of friends and family to enjoy good food and good weather.  However, many of these backyard barbecues also include unwanted guests such as ants, flies, mosquitoes, and other pests that could crash the party.  Keeping your barbecue free of these pests will allow you and your guests to have a more enjoyable time but this can be somewhat difficult to do. “It can be a challenge to avoid pests when spending long periods of time outdoors, as some are attracted to typical barbecue fare and…
  • Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention of the Chikungunya Virus

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    17 Jun 2014 | 3:03 pm
    By now, most Americans know to be cautious of mosquitoes because they can carry the West Nile Virus, but another viral infection carried by mosquitoes, Chikungunya, is now being reported in the United States.  Chikungunya originated in southeast Africa and has established itself in sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and islands in the Indian and Pacific Ocean.  At least 15 Caribbean islands have recently reported cases of Chikungunya and as many as 39 cases have been reported from the U.S. and its territories.  It is important to be aware of the symptoms,…
 
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  • Things you can automate in your home while on vacation

    Paul Cook
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Worries about the safety of your home while on a vacation? A few easy-to-use gadgets and your smartphone is all you need for a relaxing, stress-free holiday. Lock and unlock those doors from anywhere: don’t leave a spare set of keys with the neighbour and depend on someone to enter your house at their will to walk the dog, since you can keep control of the door. Turning on the lights in your home every now and then will make oothers feel like you’re at home when actually you’re away on vacation and controlling the lights from there! Sensors like DropCam, can sense movement…
  • 10 Unusual Uses of Toothpaste!

    Paul Cook
    17 Jul 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Apart from sparkling your thirty-twos, this formulation helps a lot around the house in daily chores. Here’s how; Sink shiner, Shower door, goggle and headlight defogger: a little toothpaste rubbed onto these surfaces helps buff them and make them shinier and more cleaner than before. Removes scratches from DVD: rub some toothpaste on a DVD and work it from centre outward with a microfiber cloth to remove minor scratches. Gold and Diamond sparkler: shine your gold and diamond jewellery with toothpaste and a soft bristle brush and dry out with cloth. Plastic bottle deodorizer: deodorize…
  • 10 Creative Gadgets for your kitchen

    Paul Cook
    10 Jul 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Nowadays, we are all looking for more convenient ways to cook, clean and manage our kitchen. With lesser time on our hands, this becomes a challenge. Here are a few great appliances to help you through. Vegetable chopper: manually powered or run on electicity, such an appliance will make chopping a breeze reducing prep time to a minimum. Corn Stripper: this corn kernel remover has a compact design, it has an attached container to store the removed kernels making it safe for use. iSpoon: this spoon like appliance doubles up to act as a stylus and can be used with your iPad when your hands are…
  • 6 Dirtiest Things In Your House

    Paul Cook
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:35 pm
    You may have been cleaning up your home regularly, but hey, did anyone notice the rags that you’ve been cleaning with? Or the area under the W.C seat? Or maybe the doorknobs? Every touch or contact with such a place or thing is an invitation to germs, especially more harmful if you have kids in the house. Here are 6 things that get dirty often but go unnoticed: Keyboards and TV remotes: cleaning these surfaces with a dry cloth or alcohol wipes or a brush vacuum regularly will not only disinfect them but also keep them dust-free and looking as good as new. Areas behind appliances or…
  • How to keep the pesky ants away from your home

    Paul Cook
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:58 am
    Springtime arrives, and so do these pesky ants! Tiny as they may be, they have the most unique ways to enter your home and kitchen in bulk-loads. Prevention seems to be a better way to keep them away, and here are some additional curative measures to get rid of them too. Vinegar-water solution or lemon juice: Ants hate the smell of vinegar and lemon juice. So cleaning your home occasionally with a part water-part white distilled vinegar solution or lemon juice helps keep them away. This removes the scent trails that the ants use to get around. Use Caulk: Caulk can help to seal entry ways for…
 
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    Grants Painting - Painters Serving Indianapolis Surrounding Area.

  • What Type Of Deck Stain Will Last The Longest? Best Lasting Deck Stain

    Grant Barnard
    26 Jul 2015 | 5:15 pm
    There are many companies that claim their stain is superior. You don’t figure this out until its far too late! We do the most deck staining in Indianapolis, Fishers, Carmel, Zionsville and Greenwood Indiana so you can certainly trust our advise. Expectations Of Deck Stain Setting appropriate expectation for deck stain is the first priority. There [&hellip The post What Type Of Deck Stain Will Last The Longest? Best Lasting Deck Stain appeared first on Grants Painting - Painters Serving Indianapolis Surrounding Area. .
  • Can I Water Down House Paint

    Grant Barnard
    19 Jul 2015 | 6:27 pm
    Adding water to paint generally is a no-no. We have all seen painters watering down interior or even exterior paint for absolutely no good reason at all! Here we’ll let you know when and how thinning paint with water is somewhat acceptable. And when NOT TO! There are some instances where it is needed to assist [&hellip The post Can I Water Down House Paint appeared first on Grants Painting - Painters Serving Indianapolis Surrounding Area. .
  • What Color Should The Side Of The Door Be???

    Grant Barnard
    13 Jun 2015 | 9:22 am
    Many wonder about this perplexing topic. Should the side of the door be the outside or inside color? Don’t want to do the painting yourself? Call Grants Painting, The Best Indianapolis Painter. Color Of The Side Of The Exterior Front Door Painting your front door to an accent color can totally change the appearance of [&hellip The post What Color Should The Side Of The Door Be??? appeared first on Grants Painting - Painters Serving Indianapolis Surrounding Area. .
  • Sherwin Williams Cashmere VS PPG Silkin Touch -Interior Painting Reviews

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

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

    admin
    15 Jul 2015 | 6:45 am
    If you’ve ever shopped for a new air conditioner, furnace, or even a window unit, you’ve probably seen energy rating data listed somewhere on the product. Knowing what those numbers mean, and how to compare them, can save you a lot of money over the life of your equipment. Making sense of the numbers Ratings help you make smart choices  Energy ratings were established to provide a baseline for comparing heating and air conditioning equipment based on the energy it uses to keep you comfortable. In a sense, you can think of energy ratings like miles-per-gallon in a car. The more gasoline…
  • Single-room vs. whole-home air cleaners: Why it matters.

    admin
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    In the quest for cleaner, fresher air, two main types of air cleaners have become popular: single-room and whole-home. How they work Single-room air cleaners cover small areas Single-room air cleaners are just like their name implies.  They’re small, portable, localized devices that are placed in individual rooms or areas to clean the air.  They usually incorporate a fan to move air, some kind of filter to remove particles, and often an electronic component that electronically charges the air to increase filtration. Whole-home air cleaners are a more complete solution. Whole-home air…
  • Hot weather doesn’t have to mean an uncomfortable home

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    24 Jun 2015 | 5:55 am
    Summer is here, and it’s only going to get hotter. But you don’t have to suffer through the heat. With just a few home energy saving tips, you can keep the heat outside where it belongs, and preserve your own oasis of comfort. And you can do it without breaking the bank, too. Weatherproofing your doors One of the best ways to keep the heat away is to reinforce your home against summer’s assault. In other words, weatherproof. Weatherstripping is your first line of defense Vinyl or rubber weatherstripping on door jambs is an inexpensive way to make your home more impervious to outside…
  • Smart Appliances Make Smart Homes

    admin
    10 Jun 2015 | 7:11 am
    In today’s busy word, you may feel like you’re constantly crunched for time, even if you’re not caught in a traffic jam. Fortunately, many smart technologies are emerging that help you live life at a more comfortable pace. Smart connections. Appliances and electronics that are considered “smart” are becoming more and more popular for their ability to adapt to our lives. “Smart” is a fairly general term, but it usually implies some sort of connectivity or networking ability that allows the device to communicate with other appliances, or to communicate with the homeowner beyond…
  • Introducing the Newest Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps in the Lennox Lineup

    admin
    27 May 2015 | 12:54 pm
    For more than 120 years, Lennox has been synonymous with innovation in the field of home comfort. In fact, the company’s first product was an improved furnace that prevented harmful fumes from escaping into the living space of a home. That same commitment to innovation is readily apparent in the XC20 Air Conditioner and XP20 Heat Pump, which will be available later this year. The XC20 and XP20 When it comes to creating your perfect environment, you’re trying to strike a balance between temperature, humidity and energy savings. After all, it’s hard to enjoy a cool space if it’s too…
 
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  • HVAC Terms and Definitions | A Short Glossary

    Daniel Estevao
    25 Jul 2015 | 9:54 am
    If your air conditioner is nearing its end and you’re in the process of trying to find a replacement, it’s important to know the industry jargon. The more HVAC terms you know, the easier it will be to understand the different options available to you. These terms will help you decipher between the different types of systems and what benefits they have to offer. Source: FamilyHandyman.com Learn these HVAC terms: Air Handler: Typically a large metal box and a basic component of your HVAC system, this fan or blower moves warm or cold air, depending on the season, through the ductwork and…
  • What to Do if You Have a Frozen Evaporator Coil | A/C Tips

    Daniel Estevao
    20 Jul 2015 | 11:38 am
    It must seem quite strange to see a frozen evaporator coil when it is over 90 degrees out. Indeed, it may seem like a good thing – a frozen coil means icy-cold conditioned air, right? Unfortunately, frozen evaporator coils are a big indication that something is wrong with your air conditioner and ignoring the problem could cause your compressor to burn out. The good thing is that you may be able to fix the problem yourself before any expensive repairs become necessary. Signs That You Have a Frozen Evaporator Coil If you suspect problems with your air conditioner, you may want to see if…
  • Repair or Replace Air Conditioner? | Telltale Signs and Symptoms

    Daniel Estevao
    10 Jul 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Repair or Replace Air Conditioner???? Whether to repair or replace an air conditioner can lead to a bunch of question marks. That is, unless it’s failed completely, then the decision should be an obvious yes. But having to make a decision under time constraints can lead to a lot of frustration, and you won’t always get the product you want at the right price. “Should I repair or replace my air conditioner?” doesn’t exactly have a cut and dry answer. It might seem cheaper to simply make several repairs than to install a whole new system. If properly installed and maintained, your…
  • How to Save Money on Your Air Conditioning Bill | HVAC Tips

    Daniel Estevao
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:31 pm
    As the summer temperatures continue to rise, so does your anxiety when it comes to air conditioning and electric bills. The easy solution for cooling off is cranking the A/C, but by following these simple guidelines you can be comfortable without having to break the bank. How to Save Money on Your Air Conditioning Bill Running your fans counter clockwise during the summer will circulate cool air. Modern fans typically have a switch on the side to change the direction. Fans cool people, not rooms. So when you leave the room, remember to turn it off, as you will only be wasting energy if you…
  • How to Cut Air Conditioning Costs and Save Money | 8 Tips

    Daniel Estevao
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Summer has officially begun! Are you ready for the rising air conditioning costs? With an increase in temperature comes an increase in your energy bill. Learn how to cut your air conditioning costs this summer with these 8 energy-saving tips. 8 Ways to Cut Air Conditioning Costs Every month, you should be changing (or cleaning if reusable) your air filter. This will not only help cut air conditioning costs, but will also improve your indoor air quality and prevent expensive repairs down the road. Write dates directly on your air filters, always have back-ups available, and  set calendar and…
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    The DIY Helpers

  • 5 Good Reasons to Replace Your Shower Head

    15 Jul 2015 | 7:05 am
    When was the last time you took a shower? If you’re anything like the majority of people in the UK, jumping in the shower before work each morning is something you do without really thinking about it. Most of us have a daily shower, and we don’t spend much time thinking about how efficiently it’s working. If your shower has slowed to a trickle or is temperamental in other ways, it’s easy to think that the only option is to rip out the whole unit and replace it. Often though, issues with the shower can be resolved by changing just the shower head, and there are lots of benefits to be…
  • Six Essential Home Improvements Before Selling your Home

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

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

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

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

    admin
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Here in the UK we all know a toilet when we see one. They look a bit like a throne and they’re usually white, so it’s not hard to know where to find one when your bladder feels like it’s about to burst. Travel outside the country though and the experience may not be the same. It’s only when you go to places like India and China that you discover our porcelain thrones aren’t even the most popular way to do your business. There’s also a range of other options available should you fancy a toilet that’s going to sing you a little ditty whilst you pee. The world of toilets is a…
  • How to Make Your Bath Look Brand New Again

    Thomas Mulrooney
    15 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    Last year we were on the lookout for a rented house to live in. We some great houses, but we also saw some shocking places that made us want to do nothing more than run off down the street screaming. One particular house sticks in my mind, mainly because of the horrific state of the bath. You could tell that even the rental agent was a bit embarrassed to be showing it us, as the bath looking like something out of a horror movie. It was streaked with the kind of stains you don’t want to know the origin of. The caulking was pretty much non-existent and the taps looked like they’d be…
  • Everyday Items Dirtier Than a Toilet Seat!

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

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

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

    James and Alicia
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:18 am
    You turn up your thermostat to heat your home, but the earth has its own thermostat in the form of the sun. The sun sends energy to the earth, and the earth absorbs the energy and heats up. Unabsorbed energy goes back into space, which causes the earth to cool down. While nature put this system in place, man impacts it through carbon emissions. So why should we reduce our carbon footprint? Carbon emissions absorb energy, which slows or prevents the transfer of energy from earth to space, according to the EPA. When this occurs, the earth holds onto heat and temperatures rise. Without…
  • Quirky Advice on Home Improvements from George Clarke

    James and Alicia
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:55 am
    Restoration Man, Amazing Spaces presenter and well-known TV personality George Clarke recently teamed up with the Guardian’s Fixology section to answer some quirky questions on improving your home. When he isn’t filming for TV, attending conference shows or being an ambassador for Truedor, he has taken the time to answer some of the public’s questions. Mr Clarke was thrown a lot of unique questions from the audience, from improving their front gardens, kitchens and increasing space in a flat. We’ve picked out the best of the Q&A for you…   Unique suggestions for a large…
  • Protecting Your Investment: Securing Your Home While on Vacation

    James and Alicia
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:50 am
    Don’t let the stress of packing for a long weekend away or a highly anticipated family vacation cloud your mind when it comes to keeping your home safe and maintained while you’re gone. Leave your worries on the doorstep and take the proper precautions when it comes to securing your property. This includes everything from making sure your windows are locked to taking out the trash. According to the latest statistics from the FBI, there are about 1.3 million residential burglaries each year in the United States with one occurring every 16 seconds. While these statistics may sound…
  • Hardwood Flooring on Concrete? Not as Hard as You Think!

    James and Alicia
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:24 am
    Hardwood on concrete used to be impossible. However, innovations in new types of flooring mean you can now install gorgeous hardwood floors on above-grade concrete! If you’re considering installing your own hardwood, keep in mind learning how to lay hardwood floors is not a simple project. The trick is to choose a flooring made for the situation, and a trip to your local flooring store should give you the options available in your area. You’ll want to ask if they hold informational classes on hardwood, and whether they offer rental on any special equipment you might need. On concrete, you…
  • How to Make Chalk Paint

    James and Alicia
    15 Jul 2015 | 10:14 am
    Chalk paint, not to be confused with chalkboard paint, has become a popular force in the world of do-it-yourselfers for its extreme versatility. Used for a variety of projects from refinishing furniture to creating beautiful eggs for Easter time, chalk paint provides the home improvement enthusiast with an avenue for creating truly unique spaces and décor. Able to match any design scheme, chalk paint is highly customizable, as it can be made using nearly any standard latex paint available. It is, in fact, incredibly easy to make. Though there are many chalk paint recipes out there, here’s…
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  • Top Tips for Planning a Fence Installation

    30 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Just like a new garage door or a fresh coat of paint on the house, a new fence installation can liven up your property and improve your home’s curb appeal. If you want to make the most of your new fence and enjoy it for a lifetime, there are a few important elements to consider as you narrow down your options. Here is a look at some of the top tips for planning a fence installation with your Palm Beach fence contractor. Think About Your Reasons If you do not know much about fences, the endless choices and options you have may be overwhelming. It helps to start your search by thinking…
  • Your PVC Fencing Options

    23 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    If you are looking for a versatile fencing that can stand the test of time with little to no maintenance, look no further than PVC fences. PVC fences are among the most practical as well as the most aesthetically appealing types of fencing, and a wide range of styles is available. PVC fencing is also durable, safe, and attractive. Not only is PVC fencing stronger than wood, but it’s also very flexible. This makes it particularly effective in areas where storms are a regular concern. PVC fencing is also unlike wood fencing in that vinyl fence panels are not prone to rotting or termite.
  • A Look at Wood Fence Repairs

    16 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    When it comes to new fence installations, there aren’t many more beautiful sights than a new wood fence in Palm Beach. Before purchasing a wood fence, however, it is important to realize that you will have to provide the proper maintenance if you want to enjoy this look for many years to come. There are many aspects of a wood fence that may eventually require repairs, so it helps to familiarize yourself with all of them. Read on for a look at wood fence repairs. Rails As a new wood fence owner, rot will be your worst enemy. Rot can prevent posts from holding a rail in place, but this…
  • A Fence Installation Guide

    9 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    There are several factors to consider before installing a new fence in Palm Beach such as how your neighbors will be affected, the type of fence you want to construct, and why you want a fence in the first place. Watch this video clip for additional information on making the right choice when it comes to your new fence. You may want to construct a new fence for any number of reasons. You might want to allow your pets to roam around your backyard without having to worry about them wandering off, or maybe you just want to boost the aesthetic appeal of your yard. Be sure to talk to your…
  • Protect Fido With a Dog Proof Fence

    2 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Much like children, pets should be cherished and protected at all times; however, they should still be allowed to run around and play outside. Fortunately the right types of fences in Palm Beach can provide you with the peace of mind you need to know that your pets are safe and sound when they go outside for some exercise. Read on to learn how to protect your four-legged friend with a dog-proof fence. Style Fences come in all kinds of designs and styles; while some do an excellent job of providing your property with an extra layer of privacy, others are for more aesthetic purposes. When it…
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  • Top Selling Granite Transformations Countertop Colors

    caitlink
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    I’m sure you’re excited to find out what the real top-selling countertop colors from Granite Transformations – see below! Enjoy! Drum roll please, and the top-selling colors are:   #1. Perla Di Modena – Granite         #2. Royal Ivory – Recycled Glass         #3. Terra Di Siena – Granite         #4. Terra Ombra – Granite         #5. Bianco Modena – Granite         #6. Gardena – Granite         #7. White Star – Recycled Glass       #8.
  • Granite Transformations Reaches 600 Reviews on ConsumerAffairs.com

    caitlink
    17 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Granite Transformations is proud to announce they have reached 600 reviews on ConsumerAffairs.com – and the number keeps growing. Granite Transformations offers an impressive selection of stylish alternatives to traditional granite slab countertops, in addition to gorgeous handmade mosaic tile backsplashes, shower interiors, tub surrounds, vanities, flooring, cabinet refacing, and more. Best known for its revolutionary countertop overlay process that is ideal for kitchens and bathrooms, Granite Transformations is meeting the needs of residential and commercial clients from coast to coast.
  • Backyard Design Trends that Bring Beauty, Comfort and Functionality to Your Outdoor Living Space

    caitlink
    12 Jul 2015 | 2:23 pm
    With summer in full swing and daylight lasting into the night, our backyards are the new hot spot for entertaining and family fun. Homeowners are embracing the hottest trends in eco-landscaping and backyard design by creating outdoor spaces with all the luxuries and amenities of indoors. Here are some of the top trends in backyard design to make your outdoor space your favorite summer sanctuary: Sustainable Plants – Today’s homeowners are rethinking their gardens by choosing plants that are tolerant to both hot, dry summers and cold, wet winters. It’s a sound choice, both economically…
  • Home Design Trends to Lose in 2015

    caitlink
    8 Jul 2015 | 8:53 am
    Keeping our homes up-to-date and market-friendly means keeping up with the latest design trends and knowing what’s in and what’s out. What was popular a few years ago is being replaced with new design ideas that either reflect the times or revive traditional styles with a modern twist. Here are some of the top design trends to do away with in 2015: Kitchen Desks – What used to be practical furniture for the purpose of paying bills and storing cook books is now being replaced by extra counter space and storage. The days of flipping through cook books has gone by the wayside, as…
  • Fun Accessorizing Ideas to Welcome Summer into Your Home

    caitlink
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:32 am
    Whether you’re having fun in the sun and sand or in your backyard hammock with your favorite book, summer is the season to embrace all things relaxed and casual. Creating a summer-filled atmosphere in your home is easier than you think. If you’re preparing for a festive Fourth of July party, having a family BBQ in the backyard, or planning a staycation this summer, here are nine seasonal ideas to transform your home into a summer space you won’t want to leave. 1. Plant a tower of flowers in patriotic colors and add some flags to mark the day. It’s an easy way to add beauty to your…
 
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  • Tips for Off Season Fireplace and Chimney Maintenance

    George Roy
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:42 am
    The best thing to do with your fireplace during the off season is to schedule maintenance and cleaning. Approximately 42% of all home fires related to heating involve chimneys and fireplaces. You will be ready for the winter and able to use your fireplace with peace of mind that your family is safe by keeping up with annual chimney maintenance. The following is more information about an annual chimney inspection and cleaning as well as other recommendations on what to do with your fireplace in summertime. Inspection and Cleaning If you rarely use your fireplace, start off with a scheduled…
  • 5 Reasons You Want a Gas Fireplace

    George Roy
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:10 am
    A modern gas fireplace offers many conveniences and benefits that have made it a favorite amenity in recent decades. The following are five of the top reasons you may want to have one or more gas fireplaces installed in your home. No Chimney Required Whether you have a chimney or not, a gas-fueled fireplace can be installed in your home. A masonry wood-burning fireplace can be easily converted to a gas fireplace insert, with professional installation. If you have no fireplace or chimney, that is no problem. Gas fireplaces have direct-vent technology, which involves a single pipe unit being…
  • Does the Pilot Light need to be turned Off in Summer?

    George Roy
    15 Jul 2015 | 7:50 am
    Have you ever wondered, “Should I turn off the pilot on my gas fireplace in the summertime?” That’s a good question because safety should always be a top consideration with fireplaces and with gas appliances. The answer actually depends on what an individual wants to accomplish by either turning the pilot light off or leaving it on. The functionality of a fireplace can potentially be affected by turning off the gas. Proper maintenance of a gas fireplace can help to ensure safety and greater durability of your appliance. Why Should I Turn Off My Gas Fireplace in Summer? There are reasons…
  • Wood Stoves Versus Fireplaces

    George Roy
    8 Jul 2015 | 7:38 am
    If you are trying to make a choice between a wood stove and a fireplace for your home, it will help to know the differences between the two. Because a modern wood stove can be as charming as a fireplace, you don’t have to base your decision on aesthetics. Burning wood has benefits, including the fact that it is the most sustainable and inexpensive type of fuel you can use to heat your home. If you are interested in protecting the environment, however, burning wood more efficiently may be important to you. Check out the comparison of wood stoves and traditional fireplaces below. Selection No…
  • Upgrade Your Existing Fireplace without Replacing It

    George Roy
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:54 am
    The joy of a mesmerizing fire in the fireplace can be lost, once the inefficiency of the appliance is understood. Open fireplaces can lose up to 20% more heat through the course of winter than they give back in roaring fires. If you want to upgrade the efficiency of your fireplace but without buying a costly fireplace insert that changes the look of your hearth, there are other and less expensive strategies. Firebacks Firebacks are similar in purpose to fireplace inserts in that they increase the insulation in a fireplace and reflect heat off the rear wall. More insulation means heightened…
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    Comfort Matters

  • Understanding energy ratings

    admin
    15 Jul 2015 | 6:45 am
    If you’ve ever shopped for a new air conditioner, furnace, or even a window unit, you’ve probably seen energy rating data listed somewhere on the product. Knowing what those numbers mean, and how to compare them, can save you a lot of money over the life of your equipment. Making sense of the numbers Ratings help you make smart choices  Energy ratings were established to provide a baseline for comparing heating and air conditioning equipment based on the energy it uses to keep you comfortable. In a sense, you can think of energy ratings like miles-per-gallon in a car. The more gasoline…
  • Single-room vs. whole-home air cleaners: Why it matters.

    admin
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    In the quest for cleaner, fresher air, two main types of air cleaners have become popular: single-room and whole-home. How they work Single-room air cleaners cover small areas Single-room air cleaners are just like their name implies.  They’re small, portable, localized devices that are placed in individual rooms or areas to clean the air.  They usually incorporate a fan to move air, some kind of filter to remove particles, and often an electronic component that electronically charges the air to increase filtration. Whole-home air cleaners are a more complete solution. Whole-home air…
  • Hot weather doesn’t have to mean an uncomfortable home

    admin
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:55 am
    Summer is here, and it’s only going to get hotter. But you don’t have to suffer through the heat. With just a few home energy saving tips, you can keep the heat outside where it belongs, and preserve your own oasis of comfort. And you can do it without breaking the bank, too. Weatherproofing your doors One of the best ways to keep the heat away is to reinforce your home against summer’s assault. In other words, weatherproof. Weatherstripping is your first line of defense Vinyl or rubber weatherstripping on door jambs is an inexpensive way to make your home more impervious to outside…
  • Smart Appliances Make Smart Homes

    admin
    10 Jun 2015 | 7:11 am
    In today’s busy word, you may feel like you’re constantly crunched for time, even if you’re not caught in a traffic jam. Fortunately, many smart technologies are emerging that help you live life at a more comfortable pace. Smart connections. Appliances and electronics that are considered “smart” are becoming more and more popular for their ability to adapt to our lives. “Smart” is a fairly general term, but it usually implies some sort of connectivity or networking ability that allows the device to communicate with other appliances, or to communicate with the homeowner beyond…
  • Introducing the Newest Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps in the Lennox Lineup

    admin
    27 May 2015 | 12:54 pm
    For more than 120 years, Lennox has been synonymous with innovation in the field of home comfort. In fact, the company’s first product was an improved furnace that prevented harmful fumes from escaping into the living space of a home. That same commitment to innovation is readily apparent in the XC20 Air Conditioner and XP20 Heat Pump, which will be available later this year. The XC20 and XP20 When it comes to creating your perfect environment, you’re trying to strike a balance between temperature, humidity and energy savings. After all, it’s hard to enjoy a cool space if it’s too…
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  • Consider Creative Master Bedroom Ideas

    Jim Weisman
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:06 am
    When contemplating a design for your new and improved master bedroom (or master suite), you should feel free to explore creative ideas and let your imagination play a role in the process. As with many other aspects of home design and remodeling, there are no cardinal rules for what your master bedroom should look like. Gone are the days when people felt like they were compelled to follow some cookie cutter approach to designing this space. Your master suite is where you will spend a lot of your time, and it will often serve as a sort of in-home retreat where you will escape from work and…
  • Experience Makes for the Best Home Remodeling Pros

    Jim Weisman
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    They say there is just no substitute for experience, and that is certainly true when it comes to professional trades such as building and remodeling. There are certain lessons that can only be learned through actual on-the-job scenarios, and this firsthand knowledge can be valuable and irreplaceable. When hiring a home remodeling contractor, you want to select a company that has extensive roots in the area. This lets you know that you can trust them to be reliable and ethical, as that is how they earned a good reputation in the local community. Just as important, this wealth of experience…
  • Surprising and Smart Bathroom Remodeling Tips

    Jim Weisman
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:59 am
    Investing in a bathroom remodel is a big move, one that likely will require making some room in your budget. You do not want to spend any part of this money foolishly, or waste a single one of your hard earned dollars. Of course, it is also important to make sure that you configure your plan carefully so that you are thrilled with the end result. Fortunately, there are a number of relatively simple steps that can help you avoid some common mistakes, while also helping you increase the odds that you will love your new bathroom space. Try out the driver’s seat of your bathtub. Feel free to…
  • Your Dream Home Can Be a Reality

    Jim Weisman
    22 Jul 2015 | 1:39 pm
    We all have an idea of what our perfect home would look and feel like. Perhaps we even have a very specific plan of the home we would love to have, if we could wave a magic wand and make it appear. But most of us may have convinced ourselves that this is just a wish that will probably never come true. But it is possible to make your “wish home” a reality. Your dream home doesn’t have to be an impossible dream. It will take some work, and perhaps some very careful budgeting and a period of building your savings. But if you plan strategically and everything goes just right, you may…
  • Be Creative with Laundry Room Ideas

    Jim Weisman
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:11 am
    If you are like most people, you probably think of a laundry room in terms of functional aspects. This space has a specific purpose, one that isn’t necessarily glamorous or flashy but is integral to the smooth operation of the household. When envisioning the creation or renovation of a laundry room space, terms like “creative” and “stylish” probably do not immediately spring to mind. Instead, you may think of things like efficiency and practical as more appropriate characteristics. However, functional and attractive aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive descriptions for this type…
 
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  • Tips To Winterize Your Home

    Jessica Smith
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:56 am
    I would like to thank you for giving me this opportunity to share my knowledge with your readers. Today, I think we should focus on one aspect of home maintenance and safety that many homeowners tend to ignore – winterizing your homes. There are many reasons why you should winterize your home. One of the best benefits is that it helps in reducing your repair and maintenance costs. In fact, winterizing your home can help you save thousands of dollars in repairs and costly replacements in the long term. If you don’t winterize your home, you risk roof damages, higher heating costs,…
  • Clean and Green Series: “Green-ovations”

    Maid Sailors
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:20 pm
    As our carbon “footprint” begins to resemble a full-out, “Earth Angel”-style bodyprint, it’s no surprise that eco-friendly construction practices have skyrocketed over the course of the last decade. More and more homes and commercial buildings are undergoing “green” renovations and upgrade projects to cut costs, conserve energy, and ultimately increase the probability that we’re actually here in fifty years. Going green rarely requires a collosal budget or extensive time. With Summer in full effect, now is the perfect time to tackle that remodeling project you have put off for…
  • How Energy Efficient Are We Compared With Our European Neighbours?

    Jessica Smith
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:03 am
    We are all being asked to shrink our carbon footprint by reducing energy consumption but have you ever wondered how energy efficient the UK is compared with our European neighbours? This infographic highlights the present and future targets for reducing energy consumption. It provides an insight into where the most energy is being used, and where the most efficient savings are being made in average households. The statistical breakdown emphasises current progress. It also indicates which countries are best at conserving energy. In the UK, we are not the best, but on a positive note we are not…
  • TIPS FOR USING A SELF-CLEANING OVEN

    Jessica Smith
    16 Jul 2015 | 10:08 am
    Most of the modern oven has a self-cleaning feature. However, it does harm than good sometimes. Because people often lose track of the manuals for their oven, I have provided this essential guide. Here are the tips on how can you use a self-cleaning oven correctly. Self Cleaning Oven TIP 1: Know it all before you start. Inside Oven Clean the areas. Do not move or bent the gasket. You may get poor cleaning, roasting and baking. Remove the broiler pan and grid and any pots and pans being stored in the oven. Remove the oven racks into the oven if you want them to remain shiny. You can also…
  • Principles of Decluttering Your Home

    Jessica Smith
    8 Jul 2015 | 10:33 am
    We all collect things in a manner of speaking, intentionally or not! However, there comes a time when sorting the clutter requires a little strategic planning if it’s to be successful. The principles of de-cluttering are simple, especially when you follow a plan. 1. Sorting the wheat from the chaff This adage is very apt for de-cluttering! Ask yourself whether you need an item and then organize piles (boxes are best), one for the bin, one for charity, one for recycling and one for the things you intend to keep. 2.  Go bite-sized If you have a lot of de-cluttering to break the task into…
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    Kansas City Commercial & Residential Painting Company

  • July Newsletter

    Ryan Toelkes
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:29 pm
    What is Happening With Neighborhood Painting, Inc Kansas City Painting has not has seen the easiest of years. With nearly 18 inches of rain sinceMay 1st, and 73 of the last 119 days receiving rain, you can only imagine how creative the team had to get in order to keep working for our customers. Neighborhood Painting strives to take care of our customers and our employees share that goal. The employees have made many changes in their lives to be able to work a full schedule while still having rain-outs and rain delays. Often times they have chosen to work seven or even ten day in a row,…
  • Painting Considerations For Kansas City Shirtwaist Houses

    Ryan Toelkes
    16 Jul 2015 | 12:30 pm
    One of the most unique styles of homes that we do work for is the Kansas City Shirtwaist House, also known as the Midwest Shirtwaist House. Common features of this unique-to-our-area architecture include: At least two, possibly three levels with a very symmetrical design. A first level usually made from native limestone (in later years, brick was used). A front porch made of the same stone (or wood in later years). A steep, triangle shaped gable roof. A kitchen in the rear of the house, with a backdoor leading outside. A first floor of living space, with all bedrooms located upstairs. A full…
  • How Exterior Paint Color Can Effect Your Energy Bill

    Ryan Toelkes
    11 Jun 2015 | 8:20 am
    Another Kansas City summer is upon us. Soon the rains will have broken and the intense heat and wind will be back to their old tricks. This means that your energy bills will be back to theirs as well, skyrocketing north to obscene amounts. Speaking of, let’s get to the topic of this post. Exterior paint color and its impact on your energy bill. Can it really matter at all? The answer is, yes. Just like keeping cool in a light-colored shirt on a hot day, the lighter shades of paint on your homes exterior reflects more light than do darker ones. The reason that light-colored materials reflect…
  • Using Angie’s List To Find A Kansas City House Painter

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

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

  • 3 Don’ts for Oak Dining Room Sets

    Julia James
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:45 am
    Owning oak dining room sets, you have to cherish the furniture so because it is made of such a fine piece of wood. Oak wood is well known for its durability and the dark color and also symbolizes the nobility of the set. If you own a whole of oak dining room sets made of […]
  • 3 Easy Steps Cleaning your Leather Club Chairs

    Julia James
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:44 pm
    When you have leather club chairs in the house, you have to make sure you keep it clean if you do not want to lose the beauty and the majestic feel of your beloved car. Leather is good. It is shiny and look great and expensive. However, if you do not keep a good look […]
  • How to Clean your Leather Dining Room Chairs

    Julia James
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:43 am
    Having leather dining room chairs is actually a little bit troublesome especially if you have kids in your house. Why is that? Because you have to know how to clean up leather furniture. The dining room is where the family sits together and has their meals. That means the kids might spill some sauce or […]
  • 3 Shades of Purple Accent Chair

    Julia James
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:44 pm
    There are so many things you can do when you are planning to use a purple accent chair in your new home. You have to know that purple consist of various depths and depending on what purple you choose, you can bring out a different aura to your room. That is why you need to […]
  • 3 Important Elements on Retro Chairs

    Julia James
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:44 am
    Shopping for retro chairs is not something that is easy. You need to think about various considerations in order to get a good chair at a good price. Since retro chair for some people is actually a part of his/her life, then it is a must to look up into it thoroughly. There are three elements […]
 
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    Diamond Certified Blog

  • Tip Sheet: Door and Window Screen Options

    James Florence
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    When it comes to replacing your home’s door and window screens, there are several options to choose from. Photo: Wesco Screen Company Inc. (2015) When planning to replace the window screens in their homes, most people don’t realize the full extent of their options. With the increasing specialization of the window covering industry, various products are now available to suit homeowners’ individual preferences. In the following tip sheet, James Hislop of Wesco Screen Company Inc. briefly lists some popular choices. To print or download this Tip Sheet as a PDF, click here.  …
  • Industry Overview: Plumbing 101

    James Florence
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    Whether you have a plumbing problem or want to perform preventative maintenance, it’s helpful to familiarize yourself with industry basics. Photo: Roman’s Plumbing (2015) Like many industries, plumbing is extremely complex and continues to become more so with ongoing technological innovations. This article contains some useful information to help you get more acquainted with the trade, including DIY tips, key terms and answers to frequently asked questions. DIY Fixes and Maintenance When a plumbing problem strikes or maintenance is needed, you don’t always need to call a…
  • Protecting Your Home from a Tick Infestation

    James Florence
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    To protect yourself and your family, take proactive measures to keep ticks at bay. Photo: ATCO Pest Control (2015) While ticks can be found all year-round, they’re most prevalent in the warm summer months. Since ridding a home of a tick infestation can be a long and arduous process, it’s best to take proactive measures to protect yourself and your family. Consider the following tips: Create a tick-free landscape The first step to keeping ticks out of your home is to keep them out of your yard, which is why it’s important to maintain well-trimmed foliage. To provide additional security…
  • Auto-Wise: Tips for Making a Smart Vehicle Purchase

    James Florence
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    Whether you’re looking to buy a new or used vehicle, being proactive will help you secure a wise investment. Photo: Diablo Motors Auto Sales, Brokerage, Consignment, Service (2015) Buying a car is a complex enterprise with several aspects to consider—not to mention a lot of pitfalls to avoid. Whether you’re looking for something that’s new off the lot or simply new to you, it’s important to exercise caution so you can ensure a wise investment. Buying new When it comes to purchasing a new car, there are two different routes you can take: visiting a dealership or using an online sales…
  • Drought Busters: Expert Tips on Landscape Water Conservation

    James Florence
    16 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    With the current drought conditions in California, it’s time to rethink the way we approach landscape irrigation. Photo: American Ratings Corporation (2015) For more information on water conservation, visit our drought resource page here. In light of the ongoing drought in California, the government has called for a 30 percent statewide reduction in water usage. While measures like minimizing shower durations and running dishwashers less frequently will help, in order to achieve this goal, we need to focus our conservation efforts where the lion’s share of our water is expended:…
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  • Dyson V6 mattress – dust mites no more

    Jason Roberts
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:27 am
    Throughout their history, humans have developed different tools for different purposes. Home cleaning equipments have diversified enormous in the last 10-15 years. While the majority are new inventions, there are also others that come as an improvement to earlier versions. Dyson has a long history in producing units that strive to eliminate allergens and dust mites. Their Allergy models have recently been improved with the Cinetic technology. But things have evolved even further. The latest cordless, Dyson V6, has a separate version called the V6 Mattress, which comes as a special handheld…
  • Definitive guide to office cleaning

    Jason Roberts
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:50 am
    If you are a hard working person, I bet you easily spend 40h or more per week in your office. For most of us, the office is our second home. There is truly no wonder why, by the end of the week, we find ourselves searching under piles of paper for cell phones, car keys and other stuff. A clean office means more than meets the eye. A clean office offers you a clear and relaxed mind, not to mention the health benefits. But how often do you really have time to thoroughly organize both your workload and office space? Setting up and sticking to a system would allow you to work much smarter and…
  • How to repair the engine/pump of a vacuum cleaner

    Jason Roberts
    15 Jul 2015 | 12:37 am
    Experience informs us that transformers and relays of vacuum cleaners rarely go out, and often one can face other problems but the failing of the vacuum cleaner’s engine, as these wear out slowly in time. In order to repair the engine, it won’t take a lot of expertise or high tech equipment. You just need some pliers and a Torx T20 screwdriver to press open all the various parts. But most importantly, you’ll need your hands and common sense. If you know how a vacuum cleaner works, than it is easy to imagine how to fix it. This brief guide covers up the basics of servicing vacuum…
  • Bissell PowerClean Multi Cyclonic upright – on the verge of reaching mid-level consumers

    Jason Roberts
    13 Jul 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Bissell is a great industry player which I like, especially for their low prices and their quality products. I while ago, I was talking about their most expensive upright, the Anna model, but today I’ll be tackling a more sturdy option, which is the Bissell PowerClean Multi Cyclonic. Now, if you didn’t know, this unit evolved from the older Healthy Home 16N5 (16N5F, 16N5T, 16N54). The PowerClean gamma itself has several models, starting with the one I analyze today, continuing with the PowerClean Rewind 62X5 and ending with the PowerClean OnePass 35831 which is also the…
  • 10 places I bet you’re forgetting to clean

    Jason Roberts
    11 Jul 2015 | 10:17 am
    When it comes to home cleanliness, I believe you always strive to make your house as neat as possible, especially that you are here, on my blog, reading this. However, no matter how clean it might look, there are some places that I bet you always forget somehow. To help you prevent this, here are 10 notorious spots I recommend you double check before finishing your cleaning session. 1. Curtains I might be wrong here, but for many of you, the first thing that comes to your mind when you read this is the fact that you cannot remember the last time you cleaned your curtains. It is not just the…
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    Air Purifier Reviews

  • Shark Navigator NV356E Review

    Janet Miller
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:21 am
    We had only good things to say post our Shark Navigator NV356E review. The Shark Navigator NV356E is a powerful and effective tool that is very easy to use. This easy to use vacuum is just what you need when it is time to do your chores. It can not only vacuum the floor, but […]
  • IntelGadgets Alkaline Water Ionizer Machine with Filter IONtech IT-580 Review

    Janet Miller
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:44 am
    Our IntelGadgets Alkaline Water Ionizer Machine with Filter IONtech IT-580 review conclusion: this is one of the best water ionizers we have reviewed. We all know how ordinary tap water coming directly from faucets could actually impose grave danger to our health. But thanks to our modern technology and its creation of water ionizer machines, […]
  • NewAir AC-12000E 12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner Review

    Janet Miller
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:31 am
    NewAir AC-12000E 12,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner review score: 98/100. Is there a better way to cool oneself during those hot summer days than with the NewAir AC-12000E? The possibility to move the air conditioner from room to room must be very convenient. We all know that the majority air conditioners are mounted on the […]
  • Dylos DC1100 Pro Air Quality Monitor Review

    Janet Miller
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:26 am
    In this Dylos DC1100 Pro air quality monitor review, we evaluate whether it is able to test if the air filtration systems or machines that you have set in your house are really doing the tasks that you bought them to do. When you buy an appliance that is used to filter the air inside […]
  • Tyent UCE-11 Under Counter Water Ionizer Review

    Janet Miller
    21 Jul 2015 | 2:36 am
    Tyent UCE-11 Under Counter Water Ionizer Review score: 99/100. This is an outstanding product in many ways. We all know about the simple fact that each one of us needs to drink water. The same thing goes for the idea that the water we should drink but be clean, pure, and safe. However, despite these […]
 
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    Survival Renewable Energy

  • How Wind Turbines Work

    Caroline Gilbert
    26 Jul 2015 | 4:19 am
    Last updated:26th July, 2015, 11:19 AM How Wind Turbines Work. If you’ve taken a road trip through California or Texas, you’ve almost certainly seen wind turbines. Wind turbines are large, magnificent tools that help power our world – but are also mysterious as well. They sometimes look like something from another planet – like if the movie The Matrix was starting on our planet Earth. Good news, though, they aren’t – wind turbines are amazing tools to generate electricity, and are magnificently designed as well. The Save On Energy team created the below…
  • #TOP10 – The 10 Best Tankless Water Heaters For Maximum Energy Efficiency

    Assmaa Almaairgy
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:17 am
    Last updated:23rd July, 2015, 12:28 PM  #TOP10 – The 10 Best Tankless Water Heaters For Maximum Energy Efficiency. Whatever you do today at home should be somehow related to energy efficiency. From the lights, to household appliances and water heaters, it is all about saving energy to help the environment. As we know, there are already energy-saving light bulbs, most of the modern appliances have the Energy Star rating and now it is time to install more productive water heaters. If you have been using an ordinary electric water heater and you see it is counting its last days, think…
  • Good News: Demand for Solar Power Steadily Increasing

    Audrey Clark
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:54 am
    Last updated:21st July, 2015, 3:54 PM Overall, there seems to be consensus among the global community that we should collectively reduce dependence on fossil fuels for the sake of the environment. As society looks to renewable sources of energy to solve the problem, it is becoming increasingly apparent that solar could offer a promising solution. In recent years, this energy sector has expanded dramatically, making sustainable energy more accessible, while also strengthening economies through job creation. Technological Advancement In the United States, the increase in solar energy production…
  • On-Demand Water Heaters: Energy Efficiency at Its Best

    Lillian Connors
    19 Jul 2015 | 6:53 am
    Last updated:23rd July, 2015, 12:24 PM Whatever you do today at home should be somehow related to energy efficiency. From the lights, to household appliances and water heaters, it is all about saving energy to help the environment. As we know, there are already energy-saving light bulbs, most of the modern appliances have the Energy Star rating and now it is time to install more productive water heaters. If you have been using an ordinary electric water heater and you see it is counting its last days, think about a tankless heater. Water Standby – More Energy Waste The first thing that is…
  • Earth-Friendly Ways to Keep Domestic Pests at Bay

    Lillian Connors
    14 Jul 2015 | 4:53 am
    Last updated:14th July, 2015, 12:01 PM Pests around your home can quickly become annoying if you do not take care of them, and if you let them come and go freely. It is important to have preemptive strikes whenever possible, so that you have an advantage. Keep in mind that battling pests will be exhausting and it will take some time, but if you do everything in your might to get rid of them, it will be possible to permanently chase them away. You will need to act immediately as you notice them, as they can be problematic for your health and home. Your garbage should be taken care of properly…
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  • Summer discount – the offer you can’t afford to miss

    model131
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:41 am
    Summer discount – the offer you can’t afford to miss … Holiday time approaches, the time to relax, take time out to recharge the batteries with nature’s own solar power, romantically share a moonlit evening, or even take in the Seven Wonders of the World. July/August is the time of holiday for many – individual, […]
  • What strikes the right chord with you?

    model131
    15 Jul 2015 | 4:54 am
    [MEDUSA] What strikes the right chord with you? What for you creates that feel-good factor? What lightens up your life – a piece of music, a warm embrace, a kindly word, a listening ear, a walk in nature, an inspiring painting perhaps, moon-light, a work of art? Have you ever considered that if a frequency […]
  • Croquet anyone? A true all-rounder!

    model131
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:49 am
    [CROQUET] Croquet anyone? A true all-rounder! Inviting people round for some sporting fun? Tennis, swimming perhaps, crazy golf or even a game of good old fashioned croquet? There are so many benefits to taking time out of busy schedules to spend it with family member and friends in a little gentle, or rumbustious, physical pursuit. […]
  • Wings … let your imagination take flight

    model131
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:49 am
    [WINGS] What would be possible if you let your imagination take flight? Summer heralds many changes; plants blossoms, the chrysalis emerges into a butterfly and takes wing. We humans take wing too, we fly off (or drive or sail or hike) on holiday. Our imaginations take flight with brighter nights in the northern hemisphere – […]
  • Most people find it hard to be patient? Do you?

    model131
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:56 am
    [GROWER] Most people find it hard to be patient? Do you? To be patient seems even harder nowadays with our hi-speed 24/7 society and seeming need for ‘instant everything’. It doesn’t come easily to most of us and all too often we have to learn to grow and cultivate patience. In today’s world of constant […]
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  • Baby agaves ?

    sarab
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:04 am
    Hi, I have beautiful agave plants in my garden and I have just noticed that there are heaps of little ones popping up underneath......I feel like they are just going to waste away under there......if I replant the baby ones will they eventually sprout little ones too? Tweet
  • DIY jobs that are easier to do than you think :)

    claire88
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Tweet Hello everyone, I thought I would share this because I previously would have never attempted to do these things but in order to save money and also to get our house ready for sale... I thought why not? If I messed it up I could always call a handy man to fix my mistakes. Hubby is busy at work all week and the week ends is family time so I don't like to give him a list of "to do" chores on the week end if possible. Our bath tub has been grouted but the silicone has peeled away and our basin with the moulds grout looks unsightly. It was really easy to grind out the grout with a grout…
  • Top products of the week

    hh's Anna Bradley
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:35 pm
    Tweet The products we’re loving this week!So many awesome products have crossed my desk this week –  these are a few of my favourites! Glasshouse Limited Edition Arabian Nights White Oud If you’re dreaming of an exotic getaway, this candle will tide you over until you actually get to jet off! The Oud fragrance is a prized ingredient in Europe and the Middle East, and is described as ‘liquid gold’ in the fragrance industry. Combine that with saffron, white rose and amber, and you’ve got yourself a killer candle that looks as good as it smells! RRP: $42.95 (350g) Kmart Two-Tone…
  • Homemade Almond Milk

    CherryBlossom
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:08 am
    Hello inspiring Homies :) I've recently started making almond milk at home. I use 1 cup almonds, 2-4 pitted dates, 3-4 cups water, 1tsp vanilla essence, pinch of salt, and blend it until smooth as possible. Then strain in a muslin cloth and that's it. This almond milk should keep in the fridge 3-4 days. Do you make any nut milks at home? I'm especially interested to know what you do with the remaining nut pulp. So far, I dry it in the oven and have it with porridge. Do you have any other ideas? Thank you! Tweet
  • The many uses of eucalyptus oil

    hh's Anna Bradley
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:44 pm
    Tweet You’ll be amazed at what you can do with a few drops of this natural oilRecently, homeheaven member ally01 sent us her useful household tip for using eucalyptus oil. She told us, “My friends call me ‘koala’ simply because I use eucalyptus oil for so many household issues.” The first five tips are ally’s and we’ve added five of our own. If you don’t have any eucalyptus oil on hand, we’ve also included some alternative product suggestions! 1) Remove sticky marks left on gifts or clothing from their price tags. Product option: Vanish Preen Direct 2) Add a few tablespoons…
 
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    Panini Days

  • Hamilton Beach Panini Press Grill – Ideal for Italian Sandwich Lovers

    ernesto
    17 Jul 2015 | 3:43 pm
    The Hamilton Beach Panini Press Grill is one of the most trusted brands when it comes to making hot sandwiches and gourmet paninis in the comfort of your own home. What comes out of this appliance is much like what you might order at a deli cafe or restaurant. What´s great about this brand is that you can add just about anything in your bread – whatever ingredient you might find in your cupboard or fridge. Just place your ciabatta or sour dough slices, add in cheese or cold cuts and within minutes, you will have come up with a delicious meal for you and your family. There´s no doubt…
  • Delonghi Panini Maker – Great Way of Churning Out Yummy Panini

    ernesto
    8 Jul 2015 | 4:47 am
    Delonghi Panini maker affords any home owner great ways of creating and serving the most delicious Panino right in her own home kitchen. With this appliance, there is no need for you to go out and eat at a café or deli house just to enjoy your favorite Italian sandwich. Cooking it yourself will be a breeze. Within a few minutes you have for yourself a sandwich that’s comparable to that of a professional chef. You will surely take pride in serving them because you know that you will come up with truly delectable meals. With Delonghi, you will be able to make and prepare authentic Panino,…
  • Italian BLT Panini Treat by Laura Vitale

    ernesto
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:54 am
    BLT sandwich is a bacon type of bread delicacy that’s made basically of Bacon cuts, fresh Lettuce, and Tomato slices, thus the name. Almost everyone of us must already know how to prepare and serve a simple BLT. Many others would love to add various ingredients to the main three such as cheese, mayonnaise, onion, and other delicious oils and dressings that anyone can think of. The following is a panini press sandwich recipe created and presented by chef Laura Vitale. She promises that once you decide to follow and cook this recipe, you will not never be contented to eating any ordinary…
  • Why Go to the Cafe when Home Panini Sandwich Maker Cooks the Most Delicious Sandwiches

    ernesto
    5 Jun 2015 | 3:58 am
     Do you still have that habit of going up in the morning to rush off to the nearest deli shop or café to buy their favorite Panini, the great thing about having this delicious sandwich is that you don’t have to go out just to enjoy having it for breakfast? Even if you woke up feeling ravenous and having this craving for a hearty Panino meal big time and wanted to satisfy your hunger, this can be done real quick, right in your own kitchen, that is, if you have Panini sandwich maker In fact, you can enjoy these delicious meals even for your lunch or dinner – all you need is a few…
  • Buying Yourself a Present? Go for Panini press – The Perfect Kitchen Appliance Gift

    ernesto
    2 Jun 2015 | 5:11 am
    After working like a horse for weeks at the office or doing some difficult chores at home, you decided that it is time to give yourself a well-deserved gift. What should it be? You want something that can be of great value to your household – such as a Panini press, perhaps? And why not? This panino-making appliance is one of the most reliable gadgets that you can have in your kitchen top. Not a day will pass that you will not use it to cook and prepare food for yourself and the family. Here are reasons why a Panini press is the perfect gift that anybody can receive – and this includes…
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    Home Tips

  • Use Your Deck for Summer Fun!

    bglessner
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:32 am
    One of the greatest things about summer is being able to enjoy the outdoors.  Seaside vacations, lounging poolside, boating and fishing, hiking and biking are all ways to have some fun during warm sunny days.  And one of the easiest ways to get out and enjoy summer is in your own backyard.
  • Protect Your Home While on Vacation

    bglessner
    15 Jul 2015 | 6:21 am
    Summer is a great time to take a vacation.  Whether you drive to the ocean, spend a week at a lake house, or take a weekend trip to visit an amusement park, the Maryland/Virginia/Washington DC area has lots to offer travelers.  According to AAA, roughly 66 percent of Americans travel at least once between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
  • How Do I Know If I Need To Replace My Windows?

    bglessner
    8 Jul 2015 | 10:53 am
    Your windows protect your home and your family from extreme temperatures, wind, rain, snow, and ice.  When the temperatures outside are comfortable, how well your windows are doing their job may not be readily apparent.  But when you have a very hot day coupled with high humidity, you may find your air conditioner working overtime to maintain a cool home.  And on a cold winter day, you might feel a draft as you walk past your older, inefficient windows.
  • Making Sense of Performance Ratings for Replacement Windows

    bglessner
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:47 pm
    Old windows can be a drain on your wallet.  Leaky windows allow heat to escape, causing your HVAC system to run more and your utility bills to increase.  By replacing old windows, you'll notice an immediate difference in both the comfort of your home as well as lower utility bills.  
  • Summer Safety for Kids

    bglessner
    24 Jun 2015 | 1:04 pm
    School is out!  Kids throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC are rejoicing that summer vacation is finally here.  While some parents may have mixed emotions, summer is full of fun for kids.  No more homework, no strict schedule, no lunches to make, no tests to study for.  While kids are enjoying their time off, there are some precautions to take to ensure their safety while engaging in summer activities.
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  • Chalkboard Paint Ideas for your Space

    Jennifer Echin
    10 Jul 2015 | 8:32 am
      If you tend to forget things sometimes or just want an adventure and fun design in... The post Chalkboard Paint Ideas for your Space appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
  • Bookworm’s Home Library Ideas

    Jennifer Echin
    10 Jul 2015 | 6:09 am
      If you are a book person, spends all your time in libraries or at your own... The post Bookworm’s Home Library Ideas appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
  • Luxurious Contemporary Inspired Bedrooms

    Jennifer Echin
    10 Jul 2015 | 5:37 am
      We are giving you our Top 13 Luxurious Contemporary Inspired Bedrooms that you won’t ever miss.... The post Luxurious Contemporary Inspired Bedrooms appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
  • 15 Most Incredible Sunken Living Room

    Jennifer Echin
    10 Jul 2015 | 3:19 am
      Conversation pits in every home is to die for. We all want to have this quality... The post 15 Most Incredible Sunken Living Room appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
  • Stunning Paper Snowflakes To Decorate Your Home

    Jennifer Echin
    8 Jul 2015 | 12:12 pm
      There are ways to have a nice and chic design and decorations in your home. Just... The post Stunning Paper Snowflakes To Decorate Your Home appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
 
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  • How to Shingle a Roof – In-depth Re-Roofing Guide

    The Roof Guy
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    Basic Planning and Preparation for a Re-Roofing Job Plan the entire job in advance, always plan for 10% roofing materials waste in your calculations, and NEVER take any shortcuts to get the job done. The most important part of this project is SAFETY!!! 1. Whenever possible, have at least one person to help you. Just […] The post How to Shingle a Roof – In-depth Re-Roofing Guide appeared first on RoofingCalc.com.
  • How to Install Metal Wall Panels – Metal Cladding for Homes at its Absolute Best!

    The Roof Guy
    21 Jul 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Looking around at the different houses on the street and not finding a unique, modern look that satisfies your desire for articulated lines yet is minimalistic enough not be in everyone’s eyes? Perhaps you are looking for Aluminum Standing Seam. Recently we have installed such system and this article will try to show how such […] The post How to Install Metal Wall Panels – Metal Cladding for Homes at its Absolute Best! appeared first on RoofingCalc.com.
  • Asphalt Shingles Roofing Advantages and Disadvantages

    The Roof Guy
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:50 pm
    For homeowners looking to do a re-roofing job on a budget, while maintaining a fairly attractive look and weather tightness of their home, a composition shingles roof (asphalt) may be a plausible and easy solution. In a highly competitive residential roofing market saturated with numerous options, asphalt shingles is by far one of the most […] The post Asphalt Shingles Roofing Advantages and Disadvantages appeared first on RoofingCalc.com.
  • Standing Seam Metal Roofing Installation – Step by Step Guide!

    The Roof Guy
    17 Jul 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Installing a standing seam metal roof is not as easy as it seems at first. Yeah, you may think: “what’s there to do? Just put up those panels!”. Not so quick, now! Standing seam installation process can actually involve a lot of tedious work, so let’s cover it in a step by step fashion. Shall […] The post Standing Seam Metal Roofing Installation – Step by Step Guide! appeared first on RoofingCalc.com.
  • Standing Seam Metal Roof Details – Pros & Cons of Standing Seam

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

    Koen Goeminne
    12 Jul 2015 | 10:54 am
    What good is a frame without any drywall attached to it? None, I tell you! So I present you: drywall against the frame! As most of the thinking and planning had already been done before the frame went up, this one was done execution style. Get panel on the lift and hoist it in the air… … then screw it in place… … only to perform “wash-rinse-repeat”. Before you know it the second row is started… … and the shit hits the fan. For once I didn’t put on my gloves (the screws tended to catch in them, pulling my drill against my hand), and I found…
  • Setting up the drywall ceiling frame

    Koen Goeminne
    5 Jul 2015 | 10:58 am
    Because it’s all fun and stuff. Juggling with metal studs. I do it every day. I eat them for breakfast. No, not really. But I did have to do a lot of planning to set up the frame, and that’s what we’ll be talking about today. The possibilities I wanted the ceilings to be as high as possible. A high ceiling provides a more spacious feel, and it suits the house. No discussion there. As with the kitchen, I had a few choices: a wooden frame, a single metal frame or a double metal frame. I didn’t see a wooden frame work, so the choice was between either metal options. With…
  • Electricity in the living room!

    Koen Goeminne
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:58 am
    Aah, the first step to a useful living room: create more dust and mayhem! Why? Because it’s fun! And because all those nifty comfortable things we’ve gotten used to so badly don’t work for themselves: they need electricity. But we don’t want that to be visible, do we? Of course we don’t. Even back when they originally built our house, wires were placed to be barely visible. Add another 80 year of evolution and nowadays there are plenty of tricks up our sleeves to make wires go invisible! Side note: usually people run their cables to the outlets and switches over…
  • Planning the living room

    Koen Goeminne
    21 Jun 2015 | 10:59 am
    Living and dining room, sitting in a tree, K-I-… Wait, that doesn’t make any sense. At all. Or does it? In our case, it does, as they are practically one room. So we treat them as one as well.  The previous owners had it set up to have the dining room against the street, then the living room in the middle, and the kitchen in the back (where we have it as well). This worked for them, because that generation was raised with the idea that day-to-day living happened in or around the kitchen, and the dining room was for special occasions only (or for when they had visitors). Times…
  • Laptop troubles

    Koen Goeminne
    20 Jun 2015 | 10:40 am
    Let me start by telling you this isn’t really renovation related. It did take out best part of a Sunday afternoon to get it solved, and maybe it may be of use when you least expect it. It all started on Saturday morning, when Chrisje turned on my laptop, only to be greeted by the following screen: Yay, my machine’s Boot Configuration Data file has somehow got corrupt! Wtf? A quick Google and I knew it was going to be a pain in the ass to get it fixed. All fixes spoke of recovery media and what not, but alas, my laptop has none… But wait, I have a DVD of Windows 8 lying…
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  • For Space Savvy Homeowners: Creating Banquettes!

    StockCabinetExpress Staff
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    The meal-time jokes, the following laughter and the giggles shared along with scrumptious meals and the complementing wine in your banquette can turn any brunch, lunch or dinner into blissful moments with friends and family. A spaciously-designed banquet can make even a small space look bigger and can accommodate many […]
  • The Pros & Cons of Tile Countertops

    StockCabinetExpress Staff
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:50 am
    Tiles serve as one of the most popular options for designing kitchen countertops. Before you decide to install them, you must consider both its pros and cons to get a clearer picture. We’ll start with discussing each of its components in detail, which will be followed by a brief comparison […]
  • Considerations to Make While Buying a New Kitchen Appliance

    StockCabinetExpress Staff
    21 Jul 2015 | 2:06 am
    We realize that the influx of gadgetry into the kitchen cannot be limited. It is something natural as we adopt a more tech-savvy lifestyle. This evolution has been seen in the niche of kitchen appliances too with continuous breakthroughs in utility and smart technology. However, we believe that choosing kitchen […]
  • Adorably Minimalistic Bentwood Wall Hooks

    StockCabinetExpress Staff
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:28 am
    Wooden wall hooks are not exactly exclusive, very utilitarian and rarely artistic. However, these Homestead Hook breaks through the clutter of similarly designed hooks and impress with their subtle curves and the hardwood aura. Ideal for everyday use and easy to install in any wall of your living space, including […]
  • Solved! What Goes Into Creating Gorgeous Eat-In Kitchens!

    StockCabinetExpress Staff
    17 Jul 2015 | 2:15 am
    We love eat-in kitchens. Don’t we? Lovely light fixtures, breakfast nooks, a colorful application of tiles and marbles and most importantly, an inviting place to cook, converse and relax. The kitchen is truly the heart of your home! And especially a gorgeous eat-in kitchen that offers the joy of spending […]
 
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  • How to maximize space in a small bathroom

    Apun Ka Fry
    16 Jul 2015 | 1:01 am
      It’s unbelievable the number of hours one spends in the bathroom. While the bathroom is an intimate space, it’s up to you to maximize the space you have in hand. Here’s what you can do: Go vertical – bathrooms don’t need broad shelves, rather you need a series of vertical shelves. In fact, you don’t need too much of gap between shelves either. Just keep adding to the height. Utilize corners – it’s important you don’t let corners go to waste. Place a standalone unit that acts as a dirty laundry basket or a triangular corner unit to house …
  • Space saving with bunk beds

    Apun Ka Fry
    13 Jul 2015 | 12:20 am
    Little did you realize that bunk beds aren’t just space saving, they also add a playful aura to your home that’s often hard to achieve otherwise. With more than one child, of course, bunk beds are about convenience and functionality. Kids love the mere mention of a bunk bed, whether they have sibling or not. For parents, it’s about utilization of space to the optimum. Bunk beds are an ideal way to maximize the use of vertical space. You pile bunks by the wall without eating into floor space. While you can use the rest of the room as a …
  • What’s Lurking in Your Kitchen: Things Most People Forget to Clean

    Apun Ka Fry
    9 Mar 2015 | 12:19 am
    What room in your house must be extremely clean?  Most admit they want a pristine kitchen and bathroom if not an altogether healthy environment for family and pets. However, like football, cleaning becomes a game of inches, which means every nook left un-swept poses a threat to health.  You may get a little squeamish by reading about the following kitchen staples that often go un-cleaned and continue to lurk, riddled with bacteria and dirt.  Are you losing the game against dirt and grime? Can Opener Would you want a person sticking their finger in your cheese dip or soda?  Of …
  • Your Tidy Home: How Clean is Too Clean?

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

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

    KravelV
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:12 am
    First impression creates the last impression and speaking of office spaces, believe or not but the environment has a lot to play in connection with your employee productivity. But even employees are demanding and are extremely conscious about their work environment status. If you are one of those entrepreneurs who have just opened a new company at home and is planning to organize a team to get started with your business, then keep in mind that you might have to work out on paying attention to the kind of environment you present to your employees. So there is no harm in investing a little bit…
  • Room Decor Ideas for Teens

    KravelV
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:44 am
    Decorating your room can be tricky especially if you want it to look unique and represent your style. Here are some easy and inexpensive tips and tricks through which you can spice up your room. Happy decorating! DIY three-tier Jewelry Display Photo: divalocks10.com This jewelry display is an easy way to organize your jewelry and keep it from tangling. So, to make your own jewelry organizer you need some plates that you can find at a thrift store, some candle sticks and very strong holding glue. Make sure that each of your plate is a different size. Take the candle stick and glue it to the…
  • Window 911: Dealing with Air Leaks around Windows

    KravelV
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:13 pm
    Nearly all windows provide natural ventilation, which can take loads off your energy bill. That’s why homeowners look for window designs and materials that are geared towards more effective ventilation. Still, we must also keep in mind that too much ventilation is not something you want; it’s a symptom of improper air sealing around the windows. The Residential Energy Services Network estimates that windows account for about 10% of air leakage in the home. Aside from the resulting lack of energy efficiency, water leakage can promote the growth of molds and other contaminants that can…
  • Choosing the Perfect Front Door for Your Home

    KravelV
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:28 pm
    If a suit makes a man then the front door definitely makes a house. It is actually the first impression of a person’s house and of course the person itself. There are various factors you need to consider when choosing the right front door for your house. It isn’t just about the color of the door; you also need to think about other things such as the style and the material of the door. Everything about this and more you can read here in order to help you choose the perfect one for your home. Style When choosing the style of your front door try to be expressive but also not to overdo it. Go…
  • 11 Cost-Effective Tips to Spice Up the Look of Your Home

    KravelV
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:12 am
    Want to upgrade the look and feel of your home, but scared that it might blow a hole in your pocket? Don’t worry.  Not all ideas of home decoration need a big investment of money and time. There are many simple, easy and inexpensive ways in which you can add interest to the look of your home. So, here are a few decoration ideas you can consider incorporating in your home to freshen up its appearance: Rearrange Furniture photo: homedesignews.com Place the furniture at some distance from your walls. Consider positioning the furniture pieces at intriguing angles. For example, if the room…
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    The Garden Furniture Centre Blog

  • Award Winning Event Stands – our secrets revealed …

    Rhodri James
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:01 am
    Until around three years ago we didn’t do Event Stands. We didn’t think we needed to – our ecommerce business was flying high with page one Google results and we were super busy. However, as […]
  • WIN a Gigaset E630A Cordless Home Phone …

    Rhodri James
    17 Jul 2015 | 4:29 am
    We’ve recently partnered with home technology giant Gigaset to offer you an exclusive chance to win one of two Gigaset E630A Cordless Home Telephones – individually worth £99.99. The perfect prize for avid gardeners … […]
  • Hampton Court Flower Show – Gorilla goes wild …

    Rhodri James
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:08 am
    Phew! What a show … Where do we start? Gorilla goes wild for our Third Trade Stand Award of the year at Hampton Court Flower Show … This marks a bit of a milestone for […]
  • Not Just a Bunch a Benches …

    Phil Aston
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Benches have been around for years and, largely they can go unnoticed. Today there are endless designs and sizes – all you have to do is take a look at our range of garden benches […]
 
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  • Furniture Fashion by Curtis and Hayes

    Shruti Verma
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    European designer furniture just became more accessible and within the Indian consumer’s reach with the launch of www.curtisandhayes.com. The online store offers the latest collection of high street fashion furniture from Europe and makes a unique endeavor of combining exclusive craftsmanship with comfort and warmth. Halo Rocking Chair Designer furniture usually is attached to a hefty price tag that is based not only on the cost of materials and design fees but also physical overheads of maintaining a brick and mortar store. Recognizing this, Curtis and Hayes chose to launch as an…
  • How to Capture Interior Design in Photographs

    Shruti Verma
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Architects and interior designers in India are judged mostly on the basis of their portfolio. Photographs form the core of an architect or designer’s portfolio and hence photographing the space is as important as designing it. For the perfect architectural and interior photographs you must have the right equipment and a capability to create dramatic, interesting, and dynamic images of spaces. Here are a few guidelines to keep in mind to make sure you get the perfect shot.   Control the Light Image courtesy: designshuffle   For architecture and interior shoots, lighting is…
  • Decoding the Architect’s Drawings

    Shruti Verma
    19 Jul 2015 | 9:30 pm
    To build the perfect house, you need to begin with the perfect drawings. Architectural drawings are technical in nature and follow specific conventions of scale and projection. They can be broadly divided into two types: drawings used to indicate the overall interior and exterior appearance of the structure and drawings with precise measurements and construction details. As a client, you would mostly be shown only the first type of drawings while the second are more relevant to the construction team. Some of the drawings an architect will show you include Concept Sketches, Survey Drawings,…
  • Weekend Home Decor DIY Projects for the Monsoons: Rain Chains!

    Shruti Verma
    16 Jul 2015 | 9:30 pm
    The gentle sounds of rain drops hitting the ground combined with the sweet smell of wet mud can put a smile on most faces but when that gentle drip drop becomes a gushing torrent flowing down rooftops it can have quite the opposite effect. Rain chains are an aesthetic and functional element to add to your outdoor décor while simultaneously letting water trickle down melodically instead of noisily gushing down. Some say that rain chains or ‘kusari toi’ were originally designed by the Japanese as a simple way to carry rain to the ground in an aesthetically pleasing manner.
  • 7 Alternative Ways to use Wallpaper in Home Décor

    Shruti Verma
    14 Jul 2015 | 9:30 pm
    When an interior designer in Pune wants to draw attention to one wall, wallpaper is often the first thing that comes to mind. Available in a variety of colours, textures and patterns, wallpaper can instantly uplift a space. However, just because it says “wall” on the packaging shouldn’t limit your imagination. Here are 7 other ways you could use wallpaper to enhance your home décor.   Spectacular Ceilings Image Courtesy: wallpedes Most often, our ceilings don’t really draw any attention and are painted a boring white. To give your interior…
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  • Carpet Cleaning: Know Your Carpet's Fibers

    Admin
    15 Jul 2015 | 6:43 pm
    Time to clean the carpets? Wait! Not all carpets are the same. Before you clean your carpeting, learn more about how fibers can affect the proper cleaning method and day-to-day care of the carpets in your home. Wool fibers: Wool is a common natural fiber used in higher-end carpeting. Woolen carpets are naturally great at hiding dirt and grime which means by the time you can see that your wool carpets need cleaning, they may already be saturated with over a one pound of filth. Pet urine is especially detrimental to woolen carpets. Make sure to have your woolen carpets cleaned on a…
  • Summer Vacation Means Messier Homes

    Admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Summer vacation means stress-free days of fun for kids, but for most parents the summer break is far from relaxing. Between chauffeuring your kids from one activity to another, to taking a little time out to enjoy the warm weather for yourself, you simply do not have the time, or the motivation, to spend cleaning.  Unfortunately, summer is one of the messiest times of the year. From dripping ice cream cones to wet or muddy feet, summertime can really takes a toll on your home. Waiting until you can find the time to clean your home may lead to permanent stains, and the costly replacement…
  • Renew Your Furniture With Professional Cleaning

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

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

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

  • Tips on How to Be An Attractive Man in Girls’ Eyes

    Steven
    25 Jul 2015 | 6:58 pm
    7 Tips: How to be an Attractive Man? Before you can be considered as an attractive person, does it mean you need to have a body chiseled to perfection plus a handsome face? The truth is, there are several men out there who are regarded as attractive, yet they are not exactly the kind of people... Read Article → The post Tips on How to Be An Attractive Man in Girls’ Eyes appeared first on HealthyArea.org.
  • 10 Tips on How to Persuade A Friend

    Steven
    10 Jul 2015 | 6:13 pm
    Tips on How to Persuade a Friend If you are looking to persuade a friend regardless of your purpose, it helps to apply the following tips that are proven to work in helping you achieve your goal. 1. Be encouraging by being optimistic abut future outcomes. Perhaps your friend is having some hesitations or reservations... Read Article → The post 10 Tips on How to Persuade A Friend appeared first on HealthyArea.org.
  • Reviews to Choose A Washer and Dryer 2015

    Steven
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:39 pm
    Factors to Consider When Choosing A Home Washer and Dryer Size: A great washer and dryer firstly must fit your available space properly. That is why many customers choose a washer-dryer combo or a laundry center. Both of them are compact in size. So a washer and dryer with compact size are more likely to... Read Article → The post Reviews to Choose A Washer and Dryer 2015 appeared first on HealthyArea.org.
  • Best Pressure Cooker Consumer Report 2015

    Steven
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:41 pm
    Guides on Choosing An Electric Pressure Cooker In today’s post, we will talk about pressure cookers. Firstly, we will introduce the working principle of pressure cookers, and then we will move to tips to choose a great home pressure cooker, and at last, we will introduce some best pressure cookers and reviews of them. What... Read Article → The post Best Pressure Cooker Consumer Report 2015 appeared first on HealthyArea.org.
  • Guides to Choose A Best Ergonomic Office Chair for Back Pain

    Steven
    20 Jun 2015 | 6:44 pm
    The Importance of Having a Most Comfortable Office Chair Due to the prolonged amount of time one spends sitting while in the office, the likelihood of them developing back and spine problems are very high. It is for this reason that people are advised to adopt comfortable ergonomic office chairs that can help compound or... Read Article → The post Guides to Choose A Best Ergonomic Office Chair for Back Pain appeared first on HealthyArea.org.
 
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    Land of Rugs

  • How to guide: Pairing classical rugs with modern spaces

    17 Jul 2015 | 8:01 am
    When we think of classical, traditional rugs usually we think of intricate patterns, rich luxurious colours and high-quality products. As we've discussed in a previous blog post traditional rugs seem to have a timeless quality. They exist in their own little bubble, unaffected by changing fashion trends and design styles, remaining glamorous and practical.   This does mean that as design styles change around the bubble of traditional rugs, you need to get a few techniques under your belt to help them fit in and suit any modern space. A lot of current interior designs strive for a clean,…
  • The area rug rules you should be following

    10 Jul 2015 | 1:55 am
    Here at Land of Rugs we often get asked the same question: ‘What size rug do I need?’ This question comes up time and time again as there are simply so many different options and differing opinions on what size area rug is best for a certain space. We think it is a good idea to be aware of some of the ‘rules’ that will assist you in determining what size rug will provide you with the visual effect you desire in the rooms of your home. Here we go: Rule #1: Front legs on, back legs off This is a popular choice for living rooms and dining rooms that make use of chairs and sofas, as the…
  • Real Wool Rugs: The Benefits

    6 Jul 2015 | 2:07 am
    At Land Of Rugs we love wool rugs. If you’re thinking of buying one, you might already know why they’re so popular. But, just in case you still aren't sure, we've put together this quick list of why buying wool rugs is often a very good idea.   Wool fibres are very durable and offer a good colour pallet If you’re looking for a vibrant, colourful rug wool is a great option. Because of the way woollen fibres are dyed there is a good range of colours and patterns available. Also, woollen rug are very resistant to fading, so your colourful rug will stay bright and vibrant!  …
  • Rug Shedding: How to stop a rug from shedding

    26 Jun 2015 | 6:29 am
    A beautiful rug is a great addition to any room, adding much needed warmth and colour. However there is one issue that frustrates most people, that is: the constantly shedding rug! Rug shedding occurs when the fibres become loose, and while this is normal, especially for rugs made from more natural fibres such as wool, there are a few tricks to help keep the shedding to a minimum. Vacuuming Make sure you don’t go too overboard when vacuuming, we know it can be tempting to use the various brushes and attachments that come with the vacuum to give it a proper cleaning, but by using a beater…
  • The 7 deadly sins when choosing your perfect rug

    25 Jun 2015 | 1:12 am
    At Land Of Rugs we’ve written plenty of blogs with tips on buying the perfect rug, but for this post we’re going to do something a little bit different. We’ve compiled a list of the most common slip-ups made by people deciding on their new rug. We present, the 7 deadly sins of rug shopping!   Choosing a rug that’s too small Nothing will make a space seem smaller than having a postage-stamp sized rug. They look comical. One tip to combat this is to ensure you get the largest rug your space will allow. As long as they still psycically fit, rugs tend not to look too large but they…
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    NewLife Appliances

  • Win a nexus 7 tablet

    NewLife
    15 Jul 2015 | 8:12 am
    Would you like to win a tablet? Tell us which square the Nexus 7 is hiding in for your chance to win!   To Enter Leave your answer in the comments below! Double Your Chances to Win With Facebook Like our Facebook page and leave your answer in the comments here! Triple your Chances to Win With Twitter Follow us and Retweet this image! COMPETITION STARTS 15 JULY 2015 AND CLOSES MIDNIGHT ON 30 JULY 2015   The competition rules can be found here.   The post Win a nexus 7 tablet appeared first on NewLife Appliances.
  • How To Remove Wax From Clothes

    NewLife
    8 Jul 2015 | 8:56 am
      Let the wax completely dry. I know it goes against everything you know about stain removal, Act quick, panic and pour white wine all over it? However, you will find it far easier to remove wax off of your clothing when it has completely cooled. If you’re in a hurry you can always pour ice cold water onto the wax to make it go back to its hard state Scrape as much of the wax off as possible. With either a butter knife or even a spoon (safer option) start to scrape as much of the wax off as possible. Try not to push down to hard as you want to avoid damaging your clothes. Ironing out…
  • A simple guide on how to clean a fridge

    NewLife
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:22 am
    It’s very easy for your fridge to become dirty and disorganised. Every once in a while you need to set aside 20 minutes, roll up your sleeves and get stuck in. Out of date food that has been hiding away needs to be tossed out and the shelves have to be washed down. Although it’s not a fun task to do -let’s be honest, no house chores are. Knowing how to clean a fridge in an effective and efficient manner will save you plenty of time and hassle. 1. Remove everything from your fridge. We recommend dedicating the closest work surface to your fridge as a place to put the contents, this will…
  • Everything you need to know about buying a refurbished washing machine

    NewLife
    9 Jun 2015 | 7:46 am
    Buying a refurbished washing machine The introduction of economy washing machines brands has contributed greatly to the decline in the demand for people purchasing refurbished. You can, if you so wish, purchase a brand new economy washing machine from most large retailers for around £150. However, like most things, you get what you pay for. An average washing machine drum will spin at 1700 rotations per minute, this alone is a very impress feat of engineering. Combine that with the fact they are making a profit selling them at £150 each, you have to ask yourself the question of ‘how well…
  • Win a 16GB Nexus 7 tablet!

    NewLife
    1 Jun 2015 | 8:52 am
    Can You Find Which Square The Tablet is Hiding In?   Enter in the comments below or by entering on our Facebook page! Competition Starts 01 June 2015 and closes midnight on 15 June 2015 Competition rules found here The post Win a 16GB Nexus 7 tablet! appeared first on NewLife Appliances.
 
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    Shipley Energy Blog

  • Saving Money with HVAC Maintenance

    29 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Sometimes it can be difficult to look beyond the “right now”. A similar feeling can take place in regards to our HVAC systems: if it seems to be working fine, we assume nothing is wrong with it. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?   WRONG! The problem here is that A/C units can seem very temperamental, breaking down at the absolute worst time. However, there are preventative measures that you can take to ensure that you won’t lose air conditioning in 97 degree humidity. These measures can reduce unexpected breakdowns of your unit by 70%, and reduce overall energy…
  • Mid-Summer Energy Outlook

    23 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Do you worry about your monthly energy bill, and the slight breeze of change that might knock your finances out of whack? It’s strange to say that the gentle wind that is causing your energy bill to go up or down may actually be coming from continents away. Since we are starting the downhill slope into the back-end of the summer, Shipley Energy thought it prudent to update our customers on what is happening around the globe, and how that is impacting the energy market outlook overall.
  • Benefits of Converting to Natural Gas

    21 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    It’s hard to think about home heating during this period of humidity, but it is never too early to think about conversion of energy sources! When it comes to heating our homes this winter, we have a resource that is standing above the rest. Natural gas is emerging as a better option than heating oil and propane, yet it is still not being fully taken advantage of.   The environment-friendly aspects of heating a home with natural gas are very enticing to home owners, but the cost drives some potential buyers away. But do the long-term benefits outweigh the short-term costs?  
  • Give Your Lighting a Makeover with High Efficiency Bulbs

    17 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    There’s nothing that ruins a selfie more than bad lighting. Unfortunately, if you have the wrong type of lightbulbs in your home, not even the best lipstick can help. However, we can show you the light at the end of the tunnel: High Efficiency Bulbs.  What is a High Efficiency Lightbulb?   A compact fluorescent light (CFL) is a type of energy-saving bulb that uses argon and a small amount of mercury vapor to produce visible light instead of the heating up of a filament. A light-emitting diode (LED) is a two-lead semiconductor light source that uses voltage to activate electrons.
  • Everything You Need to Know About Insulation

    14 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    The microwave in my first home was not the greatest heat conductor.  On a few occasions, we even found snow inside the microwave when it was snowing outside! Later when replacing the microwave, my family found that the appliance had no backing behind it, allowing us to see straight through to the backyard. This wasn’t a case of bad craftsmanship, but rather poor insulation.   Sometimes heating and cooling your home can feel like an uphill battle. No constant fiddling of the thermostat is able to bring your living space to the perfect temperature. But perhaps the…
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    FastDry Restoration

  • Flood Preparedness: Better Safe Than Sorry

    admin
    24 Jul 2015 | 3:16 pm
    Do you live in a flood plain or area that is prone to being flooded? If you answered yes to that question than I highly recommend that you take a few minutes to read this article. It may mean the difference between manageable repairs and total devastation after a flood event. Most of the time, flooding occurs in parts of our country that have a history of flooding, but occasionally flooding will happen in a region that is typically arid and dry. You never know with natural disasters; they can strike any time and any where they please. Of coarse, hurricanes are a major flood…
  • How to Know if You Have Mold in Your Home

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

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

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

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

  • Make Your Own Candlestick or Candle Holder

    Chris
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:26 pm
    The idea for this article came from one of the readers of the website – and what inspired me was the desire to do something with recycled material. This might be the first article of this nature and we can focus in future to write more about recycling, so lets get started. Toolbox for this task PICTURE 1 As seen in the picture 1, all you need is A Candle An old CD A Glue Gun A Side Cutter Top side of a 2 lt Soda Bottle and about 60 plastic spoons. Step one – Making the base. PICTURE 2 We can start by taking the CD. Place the bottle top on the CD and glue the…
  • Make Your own Picture Frame

    Chris
    12 Jul 2015 | 11:03 am
    Introduction In this article we introduce you to a new way to fasten to pieces of wood together and what better way than doing it while making something nice for the inside of your home. We are going to make a wooden frame out of a piece of wood – perhaps a piece lying around your garage? After this article you shall also be able to order that particular tool through a link on the site. Toolbox for this task Picture 1 – Jigsaw Drill and Kreg Jig PICTURE 1   Picture 2 – Introducing the Kreg Jig Master System The detailed use of this tool will be explained in another…
  • How to Build a Room Dividing Wall

    Chris
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:46 pm
    Introduction Welcome back to the new article on How to Build a Room Dividing Wall. In many cases people will consider dividing a room into smaller areas for the sole benefit of taking it down at a later stage if necessary. The material for this project can vary from wood, aluminium and even bricks and cement but the latter is more of a permanent structure. Toolbox for this Article Picture 1 – Circular  Saw Picture 2 – Drill and screwdrivers. Picture 3 – Jigsaw Picture 4 – Tools for plumbing and electricity Picture 5 – Tools to install Door Locks Picture 1…
  • How to Install a Security Gate

    Chris
    8 Jun 2015 | 10:16 am
    In this article we are going to show you how to Install a Security Gate. For the purpose of this exercise we are going to use a pre-manufactured Security Gate which you can buy from the nearest Hardware Store in your area. Toolbox for this Task Referring to picture 1, we show you the tools needed for installing the gate. In the picture you also find the hinges, locking holder and screws included in the package. The little plastic plugs is to cover the holes after installing is completed to round off your gate. PICTURE 1 Attach the Hinges PICTURE 2 First you have to attach the hinges to…
  • How to Build a Cupboard

    Chris
    3 Jun 2015 | 10:45 am
    Introduction Did you ever imagine it can be possible to build your own Cupboard or even learn how to build your own Cupboard? If you follow this article closely it might just become possible to do it yourself. When we originally started this website the aim was to empower people to start doing things for themselves and encourage them to be more creative and try things they thought were not possible. This article on How to Build your own Cupboard can be the start of more things to come. Toolbox for this Task PICTURE 1 Picture 1 – For drilling holes and tighten screws PICTURE 2…
 
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    Appliance Reports

  • Range Hoods Can Upgrade Your Kitchen

    26 Jul 2015 | 12:52 pm
     Range Hoods Can Make The Kitchen Look Amazing For many years, kitchen ventilation was not used or even considered as we didn't know if range hoods were needed or if they worked.In many cases, they didn't work and more or less only frustrated people with loud noises and ugly looks in the kitchen. This is still true in many instances today. Millions of people have been relying on others. Such as home builders and designers to decide best what is best for them.Today many range hoods are manufactured based on price points. Most are built overseas to save on manufacturing costs.
  • Manufacturing Leaves China back to USA

    26 Jul 2015 | 11:55 am
    Whirlpool Corp. American Manufacturing Makes a Comeback to U.S.A...Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting for Business solution.New Gallery 2015/7/26American Manufacturing back to the USWhirlpool Corp. Moves its China based manufacturing back to the US on its popular Kitchenaid brand or productsbitrate 2294 kb/sheight 720duration 00:04:35.55fps 29.97width 1280originaldate 2014-02-21 10:48:32Since 2012 American manufacturing company Whirlpool Corp world's, largest Appliance manufacturer has been moving a large part of its North Amercian products back to the U.S.A from China. Whirlpool Corp.
  • Silhouette Professional Under-counter Wine and Beverage Centers

    26 Jul 2015 | 11:01 am
    Silhouette Professional Undercounter Wine and Beverage Centers...Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting for Business solution.New Gallery 2015/7/26Silhouette ProfessionalSilhouette Professional wine and beverage storage systems for the home. Professionally crafted stainless products.bitrate 1656 kb/sheight 1080duration 00:01:28.28fps 23.98width 1920For years, wine enthusiasts have been looking for an affordable way to store wine that they have collected or have crafted themselves. Most wine cellars are very expensive and need large dedicated spaces. Some brands have seen under counter wine…
  • Who is this Blomberg Appliance?

    25 Jul 2015 | 6:17 pm
    Who is this Blomberg Appliance?Blomberg was born back in 1883 when the company founded by Bernhard Blomberg started in Germany in the metallurgy industry.Gradually, the group left the metallurgy business, established a distribution channel for home appliances in 1935 and 1949 with a visionary decision started producing.In 1979, Blomberg built the first washing machine with outer balance control in Germany. In 1981 it manufactured the first fully automatic washing machine.In 2002 Blomberg was acquired by Arcelik one of Europes largest manufacturers. 2004 A brand new Blomberg product line was…
  • New 36" built-in Refrigerator by Fisher & Paykel

    11 Jul 2015 | 9:46 pm
    Fisher & Paykel Enters The Built-in Refrigeration Market With The WOW Factor!The company from New Zealand has created a masterpiece that will inspire and transform many new kitchens and It's coming this September 2015.The new series of french door, bottom mount built-in refrigerators is based currently on a very popular 36" width size is being offered in three sizes of heights and two platforms for both the Fisher & Paykel Brand and also the DCS Brand as well. You will be able to order this refrigerator in 72" tall, 80" and 84" designs, with stainless doors or panel ready doors with…
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    Unique Wood Floor Blog

  • Which Direction Should I Lay My Hardwood Flooring?

    20 Jul 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Your wood flooring was delivered last week and your installer is scheduled to come over tomorrow morning to install your hardwood flooring. What seemed so intuitive at the store now seems overwhelming with the decision you must make on which direction to lay your hardwood flooring; after all this might be a decision you will have to live with for a long time. Luckily, we are here to help you make the correct decision. The direction in which you run hardwood flooring boards is dictated by several factors which we will cover in this segment. Factors such as visual aesthetics, structural…
  • HGTV Bath Crashers featuring our Acacia Herringbone Natural

    11 Jun 2015 | 3:07 pm
    Let us follow our host Matt Muenster of Bath Crashers on another epic adventure in home decor. In this episode Matt seeks out a lovely couple in your typical home improvement store for a total bathroom makeover featuring our Acacia Natural Herringbone. Home-owner, Rebecca and Phil, stop in looking for new paint for their builder grade bathroom and is surprised with the whole package all for free. New challenges arise along with way but Rebecca and Phil are determined to get the job done with the help of some highly experienced contractors. For a snippet of the hardwood flooring selection,…
  • Why Engineered Wood Floors Are Not Made Equal

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

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

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

  • Benefits of Sectional Doors for Your San Diego Business

    Beth Jackson
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:40 pm
    There are many decisions we have to make as business owners each and every day. It’s about tackling the odds, adapting to change and pushing forward no matter what the situation. There are many tough decisions to make but deciding to go with sectional doors should definitely be a no-brainer. Their rise in popularity is for good reason. There are just too many benefits to ignore! Here are just a few: They allow your business more space – with square footage always at a premium, this is a major benefit to every business owner. Sectional doors allow for the space usually occupied…
  • Glass Doors Vs Wood Doors

    Beth Jackson
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:37 pm
      If you’re in the market for a door, you probably have a good idea of what you’re looking for. Well, before you make a purchase, let me bring up a few things that you may not have considered; this is especially for those of you that are looking for a glass or wooden door. I’ll be going over the pros and cons of both styles. This way, you can be sure of your decision or start considering another option. A certain style of door for your home, business, or wherever you may want to install one in the San Bernardino/Riverside, Los Angeles, or Orange county areas. So, the first style…
  • Avoid These Injuries and Skip DIY Overhead Door Repairs

    Beth Jackson
    15 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
      We all love saving money. For most business owners it’s more of a necessity than a want. When times are tough or when there’s a seemingly more important issue requiring money, it’s easy to think a do-it-yourself option is viable. While seemingly innocent, playing DIY with your overhead door repair can lead to disastrous consequences. It’s not because you aren’t skilled or independent enough to handle the job, it’s because the job is best left to people who handle this work every single day. Sure, anyone can get injured trying to repair an overhead door, but the odds of a…
  • Should I Try to Repair My Overhead Door Myself?

    Beth Jackson
    8 Jul 2015 | 5:36 am
      If you have noticed that your commercial overhead door in San Diego Counties (or anywhere else for that matter) is not working as properly as it should be, then you need to do something about it. Especially if your commercial property relies on your overhead doors to conduct business throughout the workday, it needs to be in perfect working order at all times. However, does this mean that you should try to repair your overhead door yourself? Ask yourself the following questions below to find out. Are you ‘handy?’ Do you repair things around your home now and again? Are you…
  • Three Things to Know About Roof Hatches

    Beth Jackson
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:52 am
    Are you interested in installing a roof hatch for your property? Then you need to know a few things about roof hatches before you proceed. A roof hatch is a very niche item you would need installed into your property. Thus, you need to know exactly why you may need a Riverside roof hatch before you decide whether installing a roof hatch for your property is ideal for your situation, or if there is a better solution.   Why would you need one? Before you decide whether a roof hatch is ideal for your property, you need to know exactly why you may need one in the first place. San Bernardino…
 
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    Refinishing Pro

  • Natural method to make your hardwood floor shine

    jadabreu
    25 Jul 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Using natural products to clean hardwood floors can be life saving. People turn to them for a lot of reasons. They make wonderful alternatives. The dangers associated with chemical cleaners and their costliness, make the people turn to natural methods for cleaning their wood floors. I will tell you the main benefits of using natural cleaners: It’s safe for people. It’s good for the environment. …The post Natural method to make your hardwood floor shine appeared first on Refinishing Pro.
  • How to Hire the Best Professional Flooring Contractor

    jadabreu
    19 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Choosing the right contractor to install, maintain and repair your hardwood floors can be the difference between a getting the perfect floor with the ideal finish or getting a shoddy job that will be a pain for you for years to come done. Most people will downright tell you that finding a professional wood floor …The post How to Hire the Best Professional Flooring Contractor appeared first on Refinishing Pro.
  • Types of Wood Used in Flooring

    jadabreu
    1 May 2015 | 5:37 am
    There is a wide variety of wood flooring options available today. As wooden floors grow in popularity for the simple reason that it brings life, warmth and the natural beauty of real wood into the house, many homeowners are choosing it over ceramic tile, vinyl, carpeting and plastic laminate. Because they come in all sizes …The post Types of Wood Used in Flooring appeared first on Refinishing Pro.
  • Simple Ways to Properly Maintain a Hardwood Floor

    jadabreu
    11 Apr 2015 | 8:33 pm
    One of the first things that home owners realize as soon as they install hardwood on the floors is that gravel and dirt are the primary bane of the wood. Even fine dirt that would ordinarily be overlooked on other floors such as concrete has no place on a finely polished wooden floor and must …The post Simple Ways to Properly Maintain a Hardwood Floor appeared first on Refinishing Pro.
  • Beating Cupping, Gapping and Bowing: Protecting Hardwood Floors from Humidity Problems

    jadabreu
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:25 pm
    When it comes to installing a hardwood floor, one of the most important things that must be given carefully consideration is wood moisture in relation to room humidity. Humidity is essentially the amount of water particles in the wood. When there is too much water moisture on your hardwood floor or the wood used to …The post Beating Cupping, Gapping and Bowing: Protecting Hardwood Floors from Humidity Problems appeared first on Refinishing Pro.
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    Inspired Home Ideas

  • Ideas for Outdoor Kitchens

    Warren T
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:35 pm
    This is an under cover outdoor barbecue kitchen area with unique ceiling fans, a large picnic style dining table all overlooking a lap swimming pool When it comes to being creative with your outdoor patio, or the entertaining area of your home, you should be on the lookout for some great ideas for outdoor kitchens both online and in magazines. Its amazing what you will find to provide the ideas and inspiration you need to create your very own masterpiece outdoors kitchen area. The ambiance, goodwill, sociability and the good times that an outdoors kitchen can create for family and friends…
  • Blue and White Interiors

    Warren T
    26 Jul 2015 | 12:18 am
    This classic styled bedroom has contrasting blue pillows and Chinese style lamp on the bedside table as well as a blue and white patterned wall behind the bed. As people we are often emotionally connected to the colors around us, in our homes and our environment. Have you ever thought about how comfortable and relaxed you often feel when you’re surrounded by blue and white interiors of a home, or perhaps feel overwhelmed by intense reds and fiery colors? Its not unusual that we become more tolerant and accepting of colors we are familiar with and feel comfortable around, for example…
  • 29 Contemporary Garden Studios and Outdoor Garden Rooms

    Warren T
    23 Jul 2015 | 4:43 pm
    This is a large stunningly elegant gazebo room positioned perfectly on a manicured lawn, with expansive sea vista, tables and chairs and blue sky background. Having a garden room for chilling out or relaxing is quite different to having a garden shed, which is where most people tend to store their gardening tools and equipments. A garden room often doubles up as an outdoors home office space, a sleep-out (for overnight guests, or perhaps those unbearable teenagers) a hobby room, a place to sit and read in peace and quiet, or just a universal room for whatever purpose you decide. A garden shed…
  • Houses With a Front Porch

    Warren T
    21 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    This entrance porch of an older house is decorated with floral pot plants and wicker chairs, rocking chairs and a table and is complete with its glass entrance doors and brown painted floorboards. According to wikipedia, a porch is  “… from Old French porche, from Latin porticus “colonnade”, from porta “passage”) and is a construction external to the walls of the main building proper, but may be enclosed by latticework, broad windows, screen, or other light frame walls extending from the main structure.” A porch is one of those unique areas of a…
  • Romantic Bedroom Design Ideas

    Warren T
    19 Jul 2015 | 4:16 pm
    This has to be one of the most beautiful romantic classical styled bedrooms ever, with its luxurious bed furnishings, padded headboard and bed-end, opulent lighting, rich carpet and even an outdoor deck with a stunning water view. Our bedrooms are usually sanctuaries to most of us. A place where you should be able wind back and throw off the cares of the day and relax for a great nights sleep to hopefully awake refreshed for the next day. However, making your bedroom a romantic place to retire to at the end of each day along with your loved one can be dependent on so many things. Depending on…
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    Zero Decor

  • gold and black birthday cakes ideas 2015

    Zac
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Zero Decor Zero Decor - Inspiration ideas and smart tips about decorating your home or your wedding with luxury designs 2015. birthday cakes okay so the thing is as you guys understand that you may face a lot of opsticals in your life when it comes to preparing something or doing something that you want to do in the right way that you have in mind .. and of course if we are talking about that subject we have to talk about birthdays and how important it is to have a great birthday party wither it is for you or for some one else because of course you would want to have a great birthday party so…
  • Classic Wedding Dresses designs 2015

    Zac
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Zero Decor Zero Decor - Inspiration ideas and smart tips about decorating your home or your wedding with luxury designs 2015. Wedding Dresses okay so the thing is as you guys know and understand very well that when it comes to your wedding day you sould make sure that you have all the things that you have in mind to come to reality because of course with out a doubt in mind you would want to have the best wedding party out there so you can remember your wedding day for the rest of your life with the one that you love the most and there is no reason to be worried .. yes there is a lot of…
  • wonderful Butterfly Wall Art decorations 2015

    Zac
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Zero Decor Zero Decor - Inspiration ideas and smart tips about decorating your home or your wedding with luxury designs 2015. Wall Art so the thing is that when it comes to your own home decorations and the thing that you would want to acquire so you can make your house looks good in front of all people that comes to visit you and at any point of time if some one of your friends came to visit so you can be proud in front of them and you can be proud to say that this is your house and you are glad to call this home .. and of course you may find a lot of ideas and designs out there when it…
  • Best Gold Bedroom Curtains designs 2015

    Zac
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Zero Decor Zero Decor - Inspiration ideas and smart tips about decorating your home or your wedding with luxury designs 2015. Bedroom Curtains so as you guys know or understand that when it comes to decorations and decorating your own house you need to keep in mind that what ever the choices that you make or the decisions that you take you will get something that reflects on you some how and of course your own house or your own decorations is like a mirror for yourself and you need to have something that says something about you and something that expresses your personality in one way or…
  • Blue and White Master Bedrooms decorations 2015

    Zac
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Zero Decor Zero Decor - Inspiration ideas and smart tips about decorating your home or your wedding with luxury designs 2015. Bedrooms decorations okay so if you try to decorate your own house your self and if you are trying to decorate your own bedroom you need to keep in mind that this is the place where you will spend most of your time specially if you have a family and a lot of friends which is something that makes you want to make sure that you end up having the right decorations that you have in mind and no matter how hard you try to get the job done .. things can be hard some times and…
 
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    Pool University

  • How To Prime A Pool Pump

    Editor
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:41 pm
    The pump is an integral part of the swimming pool filtration system. Most residential swimming pools are expected to have enough pumping capacity so as to turn over the total volume of the pool in every six hours. In an average swimming pool, this means a circulation of 36 gallons per minute. This is quite a heavy load on the pool pump and other components in the system. When your pool system is completely primed, the system components, pump, filter and pipes are filled with water and the pool pump is able suction water from the pool and gets it back into the pool via the return. Priming a…
  • How To Drain A Pool? Above Ground And Inground Pool Draining Tips

    Editor
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:39 pm
    At times it comes to a point when you have to drain your pool. It could be for maintenance or to replace the water after so many years of use. Over the years, the (TDS) Total Dissolved Solids level in your swimming pool accumulates to a point where it becomes hard to maintain the chemistry. If your pool Total Dissolved Solids gets too high, you may start noticing mineral stains in your pool walls and floor. If you do not lower the TDS, the surface material used in your pool will deteriorate. Since it may be difficult to decrease the TDS, draining the water may be the only solution. Here is a…
  • Easy Way to Boost Pool Filtration

    pooluni
    19 Jul 2015 | 10:23 pm
    Guest post by Gary Bowers Are you cleaning your swimming pool cartridge filter every week or two? Do you seem to be fighting a constant battle to keep your pool water balanced and clean? As a pool owner, I have found the most time consuming task in pool maintenance is cleaning the filter. On average, I clean my cartridge filter every two weeks. I spend about 15-20 minutes doing this task. It’s rather simple to do: turn off the pump, open up the filter, remove the cartridge, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose, replace the cartridge, close up the filter and turn on the pump. However, I just…
  • How To Clean Hot Tub In 5 Easy Steps

    Editor
    11 Jul 2015 | 3:46 pm
    Nothing beats a nice relaxing bubble soak in a hot tub with your partner or even alone. This has to be the ultimate relaxation you would crave for after a long day at work. However, as much as hot tubs provide all that relaxation, they need to be regularly cleaned for maintenance. Often, hot tub owners will skip the regular maintenance and the system gets compromised which can lead to doing expensive deep cleaning. As a hot tub owner, you should know how to efficiently clean your hot tub. These cleanings include; cleaning the cover, cleaning the filter, cleaning the shell, treating the water…
  • How To Change Pool Light – DIY Guide

    Editor
    11 Jul 2015 | 3:46 pm
    Swimming pool lights are not essential when constructing a pool but they add to the beauty of your pool during the night. You may not appreciate pool light until it goes off and you cannot see what’s in the dark waters. A typical pool light bulb should last for more than 1,000 hours, while its protective casing lasts for years. However, corrosive water chemistry in your pool can make the fixture and the screws that hold the pool light together weaker which may call for replacement. When it comes to changing your pool light bulb, you have different choices. But of importance is getting one…
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    Interior Design Styles

  • 10 Quick and Cheap Bathroom Remodeling Ideas

    Calvin T
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:33 am
    Are you going to remodel your bathroom but running out of budget? Then you have come to the right place. This article will help you on cheap bathroom remodeling ideas. Bathroom is a high-traffic space, in doing bathroom remodeling, you should think about utility as well as design, using white and neutral colors help make the space feel larger and calm. 10 Quick and Cheap Bathroom Remodeling Ideas If you want to go with DIY route, by refurbishing items like varnish, vanities, cabinets with paint can save you a lot of dollars. Read: 10 Beautiful Bathroom Colors Ideas For You Try rearranging…
  • 10 Beautiful Bathroom Colors Ideas For You

    Calvin T
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:55 am
    The bathroom is the smallest room in any home and most people don’t think about the colors of their bathroom. But you can have a significant change on the bathroom with different bathroom colors ideas. 10 Beautiful Bathroom Colors Ideas For You Yellow bathroom idea It’s important to choose colors that reflect your style and mood for the bathroom. Choosing paint colors for bathroom are as important as choosing paint colors for another rooms. Colors can affect your mood. For example, a soothing blue in your bedroom can make you feel calm and relax. An active color in your living room will…
  • Top Modern Contemporary Bathroom Ideas

    Calvin T
    26 Jul 2015 | 1:26 am
    Contemporary bathrooms will provide any home with a minimal styling and striking focal point. You don’t need a large room to create a contemporary bathroom, we can create a contemporary look in any shape or size of bathroom, just make sure you have attention to detail and plan well. A contemporary bathroom design will give you a relax place to start and end your day before go to bed. Top Modern Contemporary Bathroom Ideas Make sure you look around for lots of inspiring bathroom design ideas when creating a new contemporary bathroom design so you have a nice idea about the look…
  • 20 Inspiring Small Bathroom Renovation Ideas

    Calvin T
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:03 am
    A bathroom is a special area and a high-traffic space, it is an area for personal hygiene. We address all the basic needs in a bathroom. You can reflect your personal style and design at your bathroom. If you have a small bathroom, you can benefit a lot with renovation by making the small space feel larger and function better as well. You can turn your tiny bathroom space to become a great design by wisely choosing bathroom essentials, stylish decorations and functional storage ideas. 20 Inspiring Small Bathroom Renovation Ideas There are the following things you should consider when…
  • The Ultimate Bathroom Remodels Ideas

    Calvin T
    17 Jul 2015 | 8:19 pm
    Bathrooms are one of the most commonly remodeled rooms in the house. Doing so can have a significant effect on your house since they are a high-traffic space. You should think utility as well as design when doing a bathroom remodeling project. There are many components must be arranged well in a small bathroom. From plumbing to ventilation, there’s a lot of water elements in this project. Bathrooms tend to start breaking down after 20 years due to frequent use. The common problems that you will face are chipping tiles, crumbling grout, or leaky faucet or even three of them.
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    Refinishing Pro » Blog

  • Natural method to make your hardwood floor shine

    jadabreu
    25 Jul 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Using natural products to clean hardwood floors can be life saving. People turn to them for a lot of reasons. They make wonderful alternatives. The dangers associated with chemical cleaners and their costliness, make the people turn to natural methods for cleaning their wood floors. I will tell you the main benefits of using natural cleaners: It’s safe for people. It’s good for the environment. …The post Natural method to make your hardwood floor shine appeared first on Refinishing Pro.
  • How to Hire the Best Professional Flooring Contractor

    jadabreu
    19 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Choosing the right contractor to install, maintain and repair your hardwood floors can be the difference between a getting the perfect floor with the ideal finish or getting a shoddy job that will be a pain for you for years to come done. Most people will downright tell you that finding a professional wood floor …The post How to Hire the Best Professional Flooring Contractor appeared first on Refinishing Pro.
  • Types of Wood Used in Flooring

    jadabreu
    1 May 2015 | 5:37 am
    There is a wide variety of wood flooring options available today. As wooden floors grow in popularity for the simple reason that it brings life, warmth and the natural beauty of real wood into the house, many homeowners are choosing it over ceramic tile, vinyl, carpeting and plastic laminate. Because they come in all sizes …The post Types of Wood Used in Flooring appeared first on Refinishing Pro.
  • Simple Ways to Properly Maintain a Hardwood Floor

    jadabreu
    11 Apr 2015 | 8:33 pm
    One of the first things that home owners realize as soon as they install hardwood on the floors is that gravel and dirt are the primary bane of the wood. Even fine dirt that would ordinarily be overlooked on other floors such as concrete has no place on a finely polished wooden floor and must …The post Simple Ways to Properly Maintain a Hardwood Floor appeared first on Refinishing Pro.
  • Beating Cupping, Gapping and Bowing: Protecting Hardwood Floors from Humidity Problems

    jadabreu
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:25 pm
    When it comes to installing a hardwood floor, one of the most important things that must be given carefully consideration is wood moisture in relation to room humidity. Humidity is essentially the amount of water particles in the wood. When there is too much water moisture on your hardwood floor or the wood used to …The post Beating Cupping, Gapping and Bowing: Protecting Hardwood Floors from Humidity Problems appeared first on Refinishing Pro.
 
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