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  • Lighting Your Garage

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    Anne
    2 Dec 2014 | 7:33 am
    Have you given much consideration to lighting your Garage? Your garage, is more than just a utilitarian space. It’s more than merely a place to park your car or keep ‘stuff’ that you can’t position anywhere else in and around your home. This guest post will show you why you need some good, effective lighting […] The post Lighting Your Garage appeared first on diy projects.
  • Tips For Selecting A Building Architect

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    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:03 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Anticipate building a house, an apartment construction, or perhaps a business office building? You will want an architect. Qualified architects have the know-how, the training as well as the working experience that can put the ideal residence or building idea in writing. An excellent architect can and will design, draw together and handle any kind […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • 10 Creative Ways to Save Money on Heating This Winter

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    2 Dec 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Although most homeowners are relieved that they can reduce their air conditioner usage once the winter arrives, the utility bill can still be high due to the heater. With the snow falling outside and the temperatures dropping, it can feel cozy to bundle up and turn the heater on during the holiday season. To save money on heating this winter and reduce your energy bill, there are a few creative ways to cut the cost and still feel cozy while spending time indoors. Photo Credit: DesignRulz.com 1. Rely on a Fireplace Instead of spending extra money by using your HVAC system to stay warm, rely on…
  • Definitive guide to household cleaning products

    Best vacuum cleaner - the ultimate guide - Clean smartly
    Jason Roberts
    4 Dec 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Keeping your home clean from top to bottom is quite a chore, but the benefits of having a clean home can make up for all the hard work. You can help to prevent the spread of harmful germs and bacteria by following this helpful guide of the best household cleaners so that you can use the most effective products available to keep your home looking its best. Choosing the Best Household Cleaners for your Carpet There is nothing quite like walking on carpet that has just been thoroughly cleaned. If done correctly, it can be as soft and comfortable as it was the day you had it installed. The secret…
  • DIY Plumbing and Heating Repair (No Soldering)

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    Leo B
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:58 pm
    In this guide we will explain how to fix frozen / cracked copper pipes (or PEX tubing) in less than 1 hour and save at least $200. Total budget for this repair is as little as $40-50 (including tools). The winter is coming, and for many states it has already arrived (Buffalo NY, and other parts of Midwest got over 6 feet of snow in November). This means frozen pipes, running out of heating oil and having to restart (flush) your boiler, fixing cracked pipes, and leaks. While it’s not fun dealing with no heat, and having to fix the plumbing and heating equipment, it is also VERY…
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  • Helmet Heat®: The Effective & Economical Solution to Ice Damming

    Danielle Schlomer
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:57 am
    In winter, you may see heat cables for roofs while strolling through the home improvement store or hear about them on the TV or radio. There are many terms used to describe this type of product: heat tracing cables, roof deicing cables, heat tape, gutter heating cables, self-regulating cables and many more. When installed properly, these devices can minimize the likelihood that an ice dam will form along the roofline, allowing water to build up behind it and cause leaks. The source of ice damming isn’t actually a problem with the roof or gutters. Most often the warm air that causes snow to…
  • Gutters 101: Everything You Need To Know

    Danielle Schlomer
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:50 pm
    You know you’ve got to get some roof gutters up, but you’re not sure what you need to do. Don’t worry: we’ve got a complete overview of roof gutter solutions, from figuring out how to install gutters, how material much you need, and how to keep it clean when it’s up. Design There are two considerations when designing roof gutter systems on paper: the length of the gutter itself, and how wide it needs to be. The first part is fairly simple: you and a friend use a measuring tape to figure out the length of the roof along each slope. But how about the width? That’s a little more…
  • The Ultimate Gutter Shield: Tips to Protect Your Gutters from Leaves & Muck

    Danielle Schlomer
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:47 am
    Gutters get dirty. That’s inevitable. But there are steps you can take to keep them as clean as possible. This not only extends the life of your gutters, it keeps you from constantly going up and down that dangerous ladder for routine cleanings. The best medicine is always preventative medicine, so here’s a handy checklist to keep your gutters clear. Trim any branches that may be hanging over your roof. Not only will this protect your roof, it’ll keep those branches from dropping leaves into your gutters. Check your roof for worn, warped or split shingles. Worn shingles mean a…
  • How to Hang Christmas Lights When You Have Gutter Helmet®

    Danielle Schlomer
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    Gutter Helmet® offers numerous benefits for today’s homeowner, but there is one time when it may cause a dilemma: the holidays. If part of your Christmas celebration includes decorating the exterior of your home with lights, your gutter guard installation may interfere with hanging certain types of light clips on the gutters. The good news is there are a few solutions we can recommend to resolve this problem. Attach light clips to shingles. Rather than hanging the light clip from the gutters, simply slide it underneath the bottom shingle, then string the wire through the hanger for easy…
  • Send Your Gutter Runoff Underground with a French Drain

    Danielle Schlomer
    5 Dec 2014 | 7:26 am
    Controlling and directing all of your home’s rain gutter system runoff can be quite a challenge. Your installer must be meticulous in planning and constructing a system that completely surrounds the sloped portion of your roof. Then, he must route these gutters to their respective downspouts. But if the rainwater winds up pooling in a flowerbed, puddling on your lawn or splashing near your foundation, all of that painstaking effort will be wasted. There is one solution that maybe you haven’t considered: sending the runoff underground. An effective rain gutter system combined with an…
 
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  • Feng Shui Tips 2015

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

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

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

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

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    14 Jan 2014 | 7:12 pm
    Tai Sui (太岁) is known as Grand Duke Jupiter. He is the star directly opposite to Jupiter and changes location every year according to the Jupiter. In Taoism and feng shui, tai sui is in charge of people’s fortune and world’s affairs. There are 60 different Tai Sui who take turn to be in charge… Read More »The post Tai Sui 2014 appeared first on Feng Shui Import.
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  • Tuning Up Your Garage Door: Important Tips To Remember

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

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

    Anne
    2 Dec 2014 | 7:33 am
    Have you given much consideration to lighting your Garage? Your garage, is more than just a utilitarian space. It’s more than merely a place to park your car or keep ‘stuff’ that you can’t position anywhere else in and around your home. This guest post will show you why you need some good, effective lighting […] The post Lighting Your Garage appeared first on diy projects.
  • Wow Your Guests With Autumn Decorations

    Anne
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:11 am
    Have you ever considered how simple it is to wow your guests with autumn decorations? With the changing leaves bringing a pop of colour outdoors in autumn, it makes sense that you would want to bring the beauty of autumn inside for a more immediate enjoyment. And of course, you want to impress your Halloween […] The post Wow Your Guests With Autumn Decorations appeared first on diy projects.
  • Advantages of Solar Hot Water Systems

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

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo As furniture designers come more and more to grips with the need to look at sustainable design, we are seeing the use of bamboo plyboards mushrooming. Why? They are an obvious choice:- The boards are available in standard sizes – reducing the need to laminate planks together first. Great for production lines too. They are […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Tips For Selecting A Building Architect

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:03 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Anticipate building a house, an apartment construction, or perhaps a business office building? You will want an architect. Qualified architects have the know-how, the training as well as the working experience that can put the ideal residence or building idea in writing. An excellent architect can and will design, draw together and handle any kind […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • How to choose the right bedroom furniture

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Choosing the proper bed room fixtures can genuinely be a challenge. After all, the bedroom is a location where a great deal of men and women like to expend their time and unwind from the day’s activities. As such, it is extremely significant for making sure that the room is as inviting as possible. The […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Antiquing Your White Kitchen Cabinets

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:02 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Antique White Kitchen Cabinets Do you have a dull, white kitchen that needs to be spruced up? Yes, even though the kitchen is all white, the counters are white, the seats are white, and I’m sure the table is white, and while it all seems nice, the room probably seems cold. This is a prevalent […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • How to get rid of mold and mildew in your home

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:02 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Mold growth in the home is unhealthy for your family. It is essential that you deal with any mold or mildew in your home. The common idea most people have of basements are dark, damp rooms, covered with basement mold. In fact, basement and bathroom mold is one of the main concerns many homeowners have about […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
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  • Creating sustainable furniture using architectural bamboo plyboard

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo As furniture designers come more and more to grips with the need to look at sustainable design, we are seeing the use of bamboo plyboards mushrooming. Why? They are an obvious choice:- The boards are available in standard sizes – reducing the need to laminate planks together first. Great for production lines too. They are […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Tips For Selecting A Building Architect

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:03 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Anticipate building a house, an apartment construction, or perhaps a business office building? You will want an architect. Qualified architects have the know-how, the training as well as the working experience that can put the ideal residence or building idea in writing. An excellent architect can and will design, draw together and handle any kind […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • How to choose the right bedroom furniture

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Choosing the proper bed room fixtures can genuinely be a challenge. After all, the bedroom is a location where a great deal of men and women like to expend their time and unwind from the day’s activities. As such, it is extremely significant for making sure that the room is as inviting as possible. The […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Antiquing Your White Kitchen Cabinets

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:02 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Antique White Kitchen Cabinets Do you have a dull, white kitchen that needs to be spruced up? Yes, even though the kitchen is all white, the counters are white, the seats are white, and I’m sure the table is white, and while it all seems nice, the room probably seems cold. This is a prevalent […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • How to get rid of mold and mildew in your home

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:02 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Mold growth in the home is unhealthy for your family. It is essential that you deal with any mold or mildew in your home. The common idea most people have of basements are dark, damp rooms, covered with basement mold. In fact, basement and bathroom mold is one of the main concerns many homeowners have about […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
 
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  • Which Is Better for a Boiler Installation: Oil or Natural Gas?

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    10 Dec 2014 | 8:55 am
    These days, homeowners don’t have a choice just in the type of heating system they install into their homes, they also have choices in fuels. If you have chosen to install a boiler for your home, you can choose to power your new boiler via natural gas, oil, propane or even solid fuels. Today we’re going to take a look at natural gas and oil as possible fuels for your heating installation in Anderson. Natural Gas When you choose to use natural gas for your home’s heating system, you do so knowing that you’ll be tapping into a main natural gas line that typically runs underground and…
  • When is a Boiler My Best Heating Installation Choice?

    admin
    3 Dec 2014 | 6:06 am
    Boilers and furnaces are the two most common heating systems in the country, and homeowners are always asking which one would serve their needs the best. Boilers have a number of advantages over furnaces. They’re more energy efficient, heat the house more evenly, and solve a lot of the specific issues that furnace-based systems run into. However, boiler-based systems have their own set of issues that must be considered before installing them. Read on for an explanation of when a boiler is your best heating installation choice. When You’re Installing New Flooring The most common form of…
  • 10 Facts You Should Know about Thanksgiving

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    26 Nov 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Thanksgiving has been celebrated as an official holiday in the United States for over 150 years, so you may think you understand all there is to know about this family feast. Most of us have heard the story of the pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving in 1621 after arriving in North America on the Mayflower. But did you know that only about half of the people on this ship were actually pilgrims? This fact is one of ten things that may actually surprise you about the Thanksgiving tradition! Although we often consider Thanksgiving a holiday unique to the United States, many other countries and…
  • What Furnace Repairs Can I Do on My Own?

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    19 Nov 2014 | 7:59 am
    We live a world that emphasizes people take the “Do It Yourself” path for many tasks in their home. Entire websites and online forums are dedicated to assisting homeowners with repairs and improvements their can do on their own. Although there is nothing wrong with DIY in principle, it should not apply to everything in a home. There are repairs for your home’s appliances and systems that you should never undertake unless you have professional training and high-end equipment. Work on a furnace is one of them. Amateur repairs for a furnace risk damaging the system and are potentially…
  • What Causes a Rusty Furnace?

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    12 Nov 2014 | 6:12 am
    Rust on a furnace is usually indicative of an existing problem. This is because furnaces don’t use or need water for the heating process, so if rust is present, water is present and it shouldn’t be. Diagnosing the problem can be challenging, and if there’s enough rust on the unit you may need to consider the installation of a new furnace. In either scenario it’s best to get the help of a trained professional. RineAir Heating & Air Conditioning has the trained and certified professionals who can help with any heating needs you may have with your furnace in Anderson, so call us…
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  • 10 Creative Ways to Save Money on Heating This Winter

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    2 Dec 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Although most homeowners are relieved that they can reduce their air conditioner usage once the winter arrives, the utility bill can still be high due to the heater. With the snow falling outside and the temperatures dropping, it can feel cozy to bundle up and turn the heater on during the holiday season. To save money on heating this winter and reduce your energy bill, there are a few creative ways to cut the cost and still feel cozy while spending time indoors. Photo Credit: DesignRulz.com 1. Rely on a Fireplace Instead of spending extra money by using your HVAC system to stay warm, rely on…
  • How to Maintain your Home’s Furnace

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    23 Sep 2013 | 11:08 am
    It doesn’t take much knowledge to asses your home furnace. It is really much simpler than rocket science. Just a pair of open eyes and this article to guide you. Always keep yourself updated on your home furnace’s warranty. If your warranty has gone out it probably means that you really need to call an HVAC Technicain. When your furnace exceeds it’s warraty date it is certain to begin to malfunction. You will want to look into repairs you can make or a replacement all together. A huge key sign is a yellow flame in your furnace. The flame is supposed to be blue. If it is not…
  • The Importance of Preventative Air Care

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    16 Sep 2013 | 9:46 am
    It is ideal that your air conditioning system is sitting at a 70% preventative and 30% corrective maintenance level. When these percentages start to get out of whack you can be sure problems will be lying ahead. Keeping your air conditioning system properly maintenanced is just as important as the tender loving care you give your car. Your air conditioning and your car are two things in life that are just too difficult to live without. Your car goes out, you’ve got no transportation. your air conditioning goes out and you’ve just subjected yourself to the terrible brutality of the…
  • The Mold Will Get’cha

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    9 Sep 2013 | 11:57 am
    Many people don’t know that they should think anything of an oddly musty smell lingering in their air. But you should. If you begin to recognize that your daily air consumption has smelled a bit different; then you should start to assess the knocks and crannies of your home. Along with an odor you are sure to start seeing numerous are various types of growths. Once you have established an assurance that your home could be infected with mold an immediate response is required. I have a few tips for you that you can use to test your home for mold presence and advice on the steps to take to…
  • Tampa Tricks: simple make your own air conditioner

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    6 Sep 2013 | 11:10 am
    With the temperatures rising, the need for indoor air conditioning and air quality is more and more important. Dealing with the ridiculous heat can be gruesome at times. If you are not fortunate enough to be able to obtain pristine indoor air quality, you are left to have to suffer the heat on your own. If your home isn’t being cooled to the potential you’d like, there is an answer. You can create your own type of air conditioning to fight the heat waves. To create your own air conditioner you will simply need a fan, twine, and cloth. Invest in a simple table or box fan. These are much…
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  • How Furnace Repair Maintains Safety

    Stephen Andrews
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:10 am
    Furnaces are manufactured with a number of safety controls that make them very safe to operate. However, allowing a malfunctioning furnace to continue operating can create dangerous situations that can’t be remedied by safety switches alone. Depending on the type of furnace you have, different scenarios can develop that may potentially compromise the safety of your family and your home. Making needed repairs to your furnace as soon as possible allows your furnace to run not just optimally, but safely. Following are some reasons why waiting to make repairs to your furnace can be a…
  • How Long Does Furnace Installation Take?

    Stephen Andrews
    3 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Replacing your furnace is a great opportunity to increase your energy efficiency and comfort levels. Many times our technicians will ask how long it will take to install a new furnace. As long as your existing ductwork is intact and works correctly, it normally takes less than a day to replace an outdated furnace. However, there are decisions to be made before installation that can and should take some time. Factors to Consider Before Installation Combustion furnaces have an average lifespan of 15 to 20 years, so it’s important to make sure that you install a furnace that fits your needs…
  • 10 Facts You Should Know about Thanksgiving

    Stephen Andrews
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Thanksgiving has been celebrated as an official holiday in the United States for over 150 years, so you may think you understand all there is to know about this family feast. Most of us have heard the story of the pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving in 1621 after arriving in North America on the Mayflower. But did you know that only about half of the people on this ship were actually pilgrims? This fact is one of ten things that may actually surprise you about the Thanksgiving tradition! Although we often consider Thanksgiving a holiday unique to the United States, many other countries and…
  • Problems You May Encounter in Your Furnace’s Air Handler

    Stephen Andrews
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:51 am
    One of the more active components of your furnace is the air handler, also known as the blower. Without this component, the warm air generated in your system cannot reach your living spaces. During the winter months, your blower operates a great deal, so it isn’t uncommon for problems to develop. But diagnosing and repairing those problems should be left to a trained professional. The certified technicians at Cool Air Mechanical can assist you with any heating need you may have, so call us today! Common Problems with Air Handlers Here are some of the more common problems our Cool Air…
  • The Importance of Sizing a Water Heater for Installation

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    19 Nov 2014 | 7:28 am
    Though you may be looking forward to replacing your older water heater with a new more efficient high-performance system, many homeowners dread the installation process. Dealing with a contractor you know little about can be stressful as you don’t know whether you can trust an unfamiliar company to help you save money while finding you the most efficient system possible for your home and budget. Sometimes, homeowners cut corners by trying their hand at DIY installation or finding amateur technicians or family friends to do the work for them—which may prove to be a costly mistake later on.
 
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  • How much do Quartz Countertops Cost?

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

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

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

    Matt Leonard
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:12 am
    Article from CounterTop GuidesGranite countertops, like other natural stone countertop materials such as, marble, sandstone and slate are resistant to staining and easier to clean only when properly sealed.Choosing the Right Sealant is EssentialThe deeper into the surface of the material the sealer penetrates, the better it will resist stains, keep out bacteria and clean up with just mild detergent and a wet wash cloth or a cleaning product designed for your type of natural stone countertop.For this reason, look for products in the class known as impregnating stone sealers. They are chosen…
  • How to Repair Fissures, Cracks and Chips in Countertops

    Matt Leonard
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Article from CounterTop GuidesLet’s begin with the process of explaining the steps to repairing your countertops.  Firstly, it is important to understand whether the crack you are observing is an actual crack or a fissure, for chips you can skip to the repair section of this post. This information is relevant when determining which type of materials are required to get the job done right.Fissures Vs. Cracks. Which are which?Fissures are naturally occurring in many types of stone. Defined by the American Geological Institute as an “extensive Crack, break, or fracture in the…
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  • Effective Rodent Control Measures

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

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

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

    Brian Reynolds
    23 May 2014 | 11:13 am
    Florida Termite Control by Reynolds Pest Management, Inc. Reynolds Pest Management Inc is fully qualified to perform Florida termite control, and termite inspections in the state of Florida. We have certification for WDO –Termite and Other Wood destroying Organisms, and are licensed to practice in several counties in Florida State. The problem with termites is […]
  • Florida Rodent Control

    Brian Reynolds
    23 May 2014 | 11:06 am
    Reynolds Pest Management Inc works in 8 counties in the state of Florida and has been providing pest control solutions to Southern Florida since 1991. As a company, our aim is to provide you with tailor-made solutions for your infestation problem. We realize that no two residents or offices/commercial spaces are the same, and each […]
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    Finsa Blog

  • Finsa Host Annual Convention at Inglewood Manor

    Matthew Wood
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:54 am
    This month, Finsa UK and Finsa Home hosted the annual Finsa Group International Convention at Inglewood Manor on the Wirral. Finsa, which has its UK headquarters in Birkenhead, welcomed its top management from Spain, which included Tito Garcia, Finsa’s CEO, as well as delegates comprising of business clients, staff and overseas management and key local business figures. The event was supported and assisted by the Wirral Chamber of Commerce. Patsy Crocker, of the Wirral Chamber, gave delegates an update about initiatives and business support available, and the way in which Wirral will be…
  • Top Finsa product recieves Architecture Expo award

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

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

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

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

    admin
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:36 am
    The holidays are on their way, and with them, travel plans for many people.  Going out of town for any extended period of time requires some preparation in your home prior to leaving, to ensure that damage or theft does not occur while you are away.  While some preparations are obvious, such as unplugging household appliances or making sure that your windows and doors are securely locked, there are other very important precautions that you should take to prevent unwanted damage to your home from happening while you are gone. read more
  • Finding the Perfect Themostat Setting this Fall

    admin
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:53 am
    Fall brings colder weather, and with it, changes in how you set and maintain your thermostat.  While warmer months require higher settings to save energy and stay comfortable, the cooler temperatures associated with the fall have a different set of needs.  What is the best temperature to set your thermostat for the fall? read more
  • Going into a Dry Season - A Home Humidifier Can Help

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

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

    admin
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:37 pm
    A residential HVAC system is made of many different parts, all of which contribute to the comfort levels and energy efficiency of a home. Many homeowners focus mostly on the actual furnace and air conditioner units when making choices about improving efficiency or comfort.  What many homeowners do not realize is that their ductwork is just as important a consideration when addressing their home’s energy use and efficiency. read more
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  • Brunswick Backyard Bliss Courtesy of Evoheat and Compass Pools

    Evo Heat
    30 Nov 2014 | 8:05 pm
    This backyard lap pool is contemporary and stunning and ties in with the chic surroundings of this home in Brunswick, Victoria. The owners wanted a pool with a reliable, comfortable heating capacity that would mean they could exercise all year round. Evoheat’s Force Series 25kW spa heater was a fine addition to the construction. This offered the family heating and cooling between 8°C to 40°C and variation to within 1 degree with the one-touch LED controller. So quiet and small that it’s possible to forget its there, the Force 25 is a wonderful addition to this dream pool.
  • Overcoming The Financial Challenges of Retrofits

    Evo Heat
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:57 pm
    There are many examples where timely financial funding for new builds or retrofits have enabled local government and commercial enterprises to undertake a green and sustainable building projects. Financial constraints are often one of the only reasons for a project being slow off the starting gun. Here’s how Evo Energy Technologies joined forces with the Clean Energy Finance Corporation. Cardinia Life Leisure Centre With the aid of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and Evo Energy Technologies the Cardinia Life leisure centre project was able to be completed. Cardinia Life is a…
  • Why Drill For Gas When You Can Just Make It?

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

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

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

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    13 Dec 2014 | 5:41 am
    Winter the coldest season of the year is here. Temperatures are starting to drop and your energy bills are beginning to go up.  Get ready for winter by following these home energy saving tips that will reduce your energy usage and will keep you warm and comfortable at the same time:  Make sure you complete your fall home maintenance checklist. Increase the amount of insulation in your
  • Renovations to Improve Your Home's Value

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Are you planning a home renovation or preparing your home for sale and are looking for the best home improvements that will add value and beauty to your home? Here is a list of some of the top home improvements that will improve the look and the value of your home: Update your kitchen countertops, sink, cabinets, hardware, backsplashes, and light fixtures. Kitchen renovations are a
  • Country Interior Design Style

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Dan Pala
    2 Dec 2014 | 6:19 am
    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!… Yes that is both a song and a reality for most. Christmas is right outside our doorstep, and with everyone rushing to shop for their Christmas dinners or house decorations we are getting ready for our type of Christmas joy. Who We Are Click n Order is an online store that caters catering equipment (pan intended) to both the commercial & home industries alike. We are a friendly bunch and our service is un-paralleled. Today I thought I would share a short Christmas story with you, that will fill you with tears but also with the…
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  • 43 Fireplaces To Warm Up With This Winter

    Mady Dahlstrom
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Snuggling up in a big blanket, with fuzzy socks and your thick wool sweater to read a novel or catch up on your latest TV shows, would not be complete without a crackling fire in front of you. From vintage to modern, these fireplaces are the perfect spot to settle down and warm up this season. Feel the warmth of these 43 fireplaces!  1. Woodway Manor Project completed by Gelotte Hommas 2. Custom Tiles Project completed by Jane Antonacci Interior Design 3. Bright Surroundings Project completed by Jeneration Interiors 4. Modern Corner Project completed by Phil Kean Designs 5. Country…
  • 8 Fun, Colorful Christmas DIYs To Do This Weekend

    Jacqui Adams
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Christmas is coming, and it’s the perfect time to gather up some friends and have a crafting party! It may seem like Christmas is all about the red and green, but this weekend, why not find the fun side of Christmas with bright colors and whimsical crafts? From technicolor reindeer to hot pink pom poms, these Christmas DIYs are truly merry and bright. Your house might be fully decorated, but these colorful DIYs are so fun, we bet you’ll find room for them. Try a few, and let us know what you think in the comments! 1. Glittery Tree Topper Make your tree extra-fun with this…
  • Porch Selects Best Bathrooms of 2014

    Anne Reagan
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    With nearly 120 million projects on Porch, it’s easy to find inspiration for your bathroom remodel or renovation. Our bathrooms need to be really functional and very often occupy small square footages. So the need to have a highly efficient bathroom is important for homeowners. Although some bathroom projects can make for DIY projects (like painting, installing a new toilet or updating the lighting), gut renovations should be done with professional electricians, plumbers or kitchen remodeling contractors. Bad DIY plumbing can lead to costly water leaks, water damage or water waste.
  • How to Keep Your Home Safe While on Vacation

    Anne Reagan
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    If your holiday plans call for travel, you’ll want to take extra steps to protect your valuables while you’re away. The holidays are a prime time for burglaries to occur, as thieves know that homes may be stocked with new gifts and possibly empty for weeks on end. In the United States it’s estimated that nearly 400,000 burglaries occur during the months of November and December alone. Follow these tips to keep your home safe this holiday season: 1. Stop your mail and newspapers or have someone pick it up for you 2. If you’re expecting packages, consider having someone pick them up…
  • Try the Trend: Concrete Countertops

    Kara Tiernan
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    If you’re looking to breathe new life into your tired kitchen, consider updating your counters with concrete. Kitchen upgrades can be costly and time consuming. A relatively small investment in luxurious-yet-edgy concrete countertops can be a game changer that refreshes the look and feel of the kitchen without a full remodel. There are many advantages to concrete countertops. Like granite, concrete is virtually indestructible, and offers a solid countertop that looks clean and modern. And while it’s certainly a trendy material, its balance of neutrality and style ensures that…
 
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  • Invisipools Unveils Swimming Pool That Converts to Patio

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

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

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

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

    Mat Jobe
    6 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    It might happen in the early stages of planning a new swimming pool, or years after it’s been built. But sooner or later, the issue of hot tubs rears its bubbly head. The first question that often bubbles to the surface is, what’s the difference between a hot tub and a spa? As far as this article and most non-industry professionals are concerned, there is none. However, you might want to be aware that for some people, the words mean different things. Semantics aside, a more important question for many homeowners is whether to get an inground hot tub or above ground hot tub. And…
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  • Bionaire Air Purifier Review and Ratings 2014 – 2015

    D stone
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:17 am
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItReview of Bionaire Air Purifiers 2014 – 2015 This post is about Bionaire air purifier review, we will introduce the main features and ratings of Bionaire air purifiers. If you would like to check more other brands of air purifiers you could find them here and here. Does A Bionaire Air Purifier Deserve to [...]The post Bionaire Air Purifier Review and Ratings 2014 – 2015 appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • Effects of Air Purifiers on Allergies

    D stone
    6 Dec 2014 | 5:33 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItAres Air Purifiers Effective on Allergy Relief? Are you suffering from sneezing whenever you step in your home or office? Are you worried about allergy problems when you’re thinking of keeping a pet in your family? Well, you can solve these problems simply by using the corrected air purifier. The air purifier can help [...]The post Effects of Air Purifiers on Allergies appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • Choosing Air Purifiers for Pets

    D stone
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:13 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItWhy Do We Need to Choose A Best Air Purifier for Pet Hair? Nowadays more and more people tend to have an “animal family member” and they treated them just as their own children. In an increasingly competitive society, keeping pets can provide emotional support we need and also can release our working pressure. [...]The post Choosing Air Purifiers for Pets appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • What is The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ?

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

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

    admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:11 am
    Like flat tires and snow storms, clogged drains are one of life’s annoying, but sometimes inescapable, realities. Usually, you can clear a clogged drain on your own, but wouldn’t it be better to avoid one in the first place? Here are five causes of clogged drains in Oak Ridge: Clogged drains are most often caused by things you have around the house. Accidentally flushing foreign objects down the toilet, misusing your garbage disposal, even food particles and soap scum, can all result in awful clogs. To prevent clogged drains from happening in the first place it’s a good idea to never:…
  • 5 Energy Saving Tips from the Oak Ridge Heating Experts

    admin
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:01 am
    How to Save Money on Your Heating Bill this Year The cost of heating our homes is often one of the biggest budget items for homeowners – and year after year the costs only seem to be increasing. Luckily, there are a few ways that you can help decrease your heating costs. Adopting more energy efficient practices can save most homeowners hundreds of dollars per year, and most of them are simple to do. Read on for 5 energy saving tips from the Oak Ridge heating experts. 1. Lower Your Thermostat Set your thermostat to 68 degrees or lower when you’re at home. Three percent to five percent more…
  • Furnace Replacement in Oak Ridge

    admin
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:55 am
    If there’s one essential thing in your home that you might not pay a lot of attention to, it’s probably your furnace. Most of the time, this isn’t a problem. You adjust your thermostat; the heat comes on, and your house gets warm. But what happens when your furnace stops working? How do you know when a repair is all you need, or if furnace replacement is required? When is it Time for Furnace Replacement in Oak Ridge? There are a few factors that can help you determine when it’s time for furnace replacement. These include: The age of your furnace. If your furnace was in place when you…
  • Air Pollutants in Oak Ridge

    admin
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Indoor air quality is something that should be a priority when it comes to ensuring the health and safety of yourself and your family inside your home. Being educated is the best way to prevent health related incidents while also taking initiative to improve the indoor air quality in your home. We here at Climate Plus are home comfort specialists. We want our readers to be well informed of ways that can make you feel more comfortable at home. Second-Hand Smoke: Are you or anyone in your home a smoker? Be wary that by smoking inside your home, that second-hand tobacco smoke has both a gas and…
  • Basement Flooding in Oak Ridge

    admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    If you come across the unfortunate situation of a leaky, damp, or even flooded basement, don’t panic. If your basement is wet, there are many reasons that this may be occurring, but the main problem is that water is breaking in from the foundation, whether from torrential rain or from the ground. There are a number of steps you can take to fix this problem. Condensation Problems in Oak Ridge This is an easy one. You may not have water coming in at all; rather, it could be the case that the air in your basement is warm and the walls and floors are cool. This causes condensation, or…
 
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  • The Best Classic Christmas Cartoons Ever!

    Sarah Marchant
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Liz and I were having a conversation the other day about all the Christmas cartoons we remembered watching as children. In my house, as soon as December hit, those old VHS tapes would come out and I would join my family to watch them, singing along with the carols or sitting mesmerized by the beautiful […] The post The Best Classic Christmas Cartoons Ever! appeared first on Goedeker's Home Life.
  • How to Survive Holiday Cooking

    Liz Carroll
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Do you dread cooking for the holidays? Is the jolliness overshadowed by the stress of trying to do everything by yourself? The holiday season is meant to be fun for all, including the cook! Today, I've given you tips to make your holiday cooking less stressful and more fun! Utilizing these tips will have you […] The post How to Survive Holiday Cooking appeared first on Goedeker's Home Life.
  • Find Reviewed.com’s Best Products of 2014 at Goedeker’s!

    Sarah Marchant
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    At the end of each year, Reviewed.com publishes a comprehensive buying guide of all the best electronics and home appliances from that year. These products have been personally tested in their labs and each has undergone an in-depth analysis, so you can be sure they know their stuff. Of all the products that received awards […] The post Find Reviewed.com’s Best Products of 2014 at Goedeker’s! appeared first on Goedeker's Home Life.
  • Cut Clutter: Keep It or Throw It, the Tough Decision

    Contributor
    14 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Are you among those people who carefully pile absolutely useless objects for years, since you consider them dear to you? Well, you need to know that at some point your home will be so full of such things that it will overshadow even the biggest thrift shop. So if you are tired of tripping on […] The post Cut Clutter: Keep It or Throw It, the Tough Decision appeared first on Goedeker's Home Life.
  • 7 Tips to Keep Your Home Safe and Secure at All Times

    Contributor
    13 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Burglaries are a nightmare that no homeowner wants to come true. They cause much material loss and destroy our peace of mind. When a robber breaks into your property, you lose your sense of security and safety and feel vulnerable to further intrusions into your private space. You may feel insulated from the possibility of […] The post 7 Tips to Keep Your Home Safe and Secure at All Times appeared first on Goedeker's Home Life.
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  • Does Your Dog Have Asbestos Poisoning? The Five Most Commons Symptoms of Mesothelioma

    Zach
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:45 pm
    If you live in a home or apartment built with asbestos materials, you and your family aren’t the only ones at risk for asbestos poisoning or cancer, also known as mesothelioma. Dogs are also at risk for developing this disease and experiencing dangerous side effects. Dogs can be exposed to asbestos in two ways: firsthand or secondary. Firsthand exposure occurs when asbestos fibers are present in the home. Secondary exposure is the result of asbestos fibers transferring from a human’s clothing or skin to the dog. Both firsthand and secondary exposure can cause the same degree of asbestos…
  • Protecting Your Dog From Asbestos

    Zach
    3 Dec 2014 | 6:45 pm
    It’s important to protect your pet from asbestos. Exposure to asbestos can severely impact the life and comfort of your dog. Like humans, dogs can be exposed to asbestos the same way humans can—living in an old home with asbestos materials, being around a person working with asbestos materials, or walking around repair or construction sites. If you are unable to move or change jobs, there are still several ways to reduce your dog’s chances of asbestos exposure. If you live in a house or apartment built with asbestos materials, don’t immediately pack your bags and look on Craigslist…
  • Asbestos Risks for Pets

    Zach
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Homeowners and renters alike are well aware of the dangers of asbestos in the home; but many don’t realize that their pets are equally at risk for asbestos poisoning. Because the side effects of asbestos exposure develop differently in animals and humans, and since your pet can’t tap you on the shoulder and explain his symptoms, you may not realize your pet is suffering. How can you tell if your pet is at risk? First, determine the age of your home and its materials. Asbestos, a mineral fiber, was commonly used in building materials between the 1930s and 1970s, from roofing to insulation…
  • 5 Crucial Things to Know Before Choosing Carpet For Your Home

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

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

    Kelley
    5 Dec 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Oh the weather outside is frightful, so it's time to take care of your home's winter security needs! You might be walking in a Winter Wonderland this December, but did you know that cold weather might trouble your snow-globe-paradise? Sure, there are certain safety measures that are easier to follow in the middle of winter than in the middle of summer—like making sure all your windows are closed and locked when you leave the house. But home security isn’t all about keeping your castle shut up tight—here are a few issues you might run into now that winter is coming. read more
  • 9 Common Burglary Myths Debunked

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Patrick McHugh
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:33 am
    All across the Northern Hemisphere, the chill of winter is settling in! When the temperatures drop, will you be prepared? Windows and doors are the main culprits behind heat loss; but with a few simple steps, the effect can be greatly reduced. By following these guidelines, you can reduce your energy bills while making your home a more enjoyable and comfortable place to live!   Seal all cracks and gaps around the window or door frame The primary factor in heat loss. Any gaps will allow the chilly winter air to blow in unobstructed, while also allowing warm air to escape. Fix these issues…
  • Startup Researches the Future of Soundproof Curtains

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

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

    Erin Emanuel
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Infographic provided to us by London Central Heating. The post A Winter’s Guide to reducing your household energy costs in the U.K appeared first on Strategies Online.
  • Importance Things To Consider When Carrying Out Block Clearance Projects

    Erin Emanuel
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    It is no doubt that block clearance projects are fun to watch. When there are already a lot of debris, vegetation, and a smorgasbord of natural clutter, people as well as machines come in to wipe the area clean as with a slate. Be knowledgeable that block clearing that professionals perform will usually cater to various residential and commercial clients. Usually, they take on a job of removing brush, trees, and other woody elements of the vegetation, get rid of debris and level the ground in preparation for its next function, which is anything ranging from a crop plot to pasture land or from…
  • Alternative Home: What Designs to Think About for a More Eco-Friendly House

    Erin Emanuel
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Many people want an eco-friendly home, but feel they cannot afford it. However, there are many green home modifications that will actually pay for themselves over a short period of time. Here are some home designs that will save money, and shrink your carbon footprint at the same time. Design Your Home to Maintain Its Temperature There are several design elements that can contribute to lower heating and air conditioning bills. If you are building a home, deep eaves keep summer sunlight out, while letting winter sunlight pour in. If you are considering changes to an existing home, focus on…
  • Understanding the 4 Key Fastener Tools

    Erin Emanuel
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    There are tons of fastener tools hands-on businesses need to keep stocked at all times. Keeping track and having a working knowledge can be tough, but understanding and recognizing them on a day-to-day basis can be even worse. Even less hands-on businesses can find uses for such items by simply keeping their offices clean and put together. This is knowledge you can take home with you, allowing you to do household chores more simply, like hanging frames on the wall. If you’re working for a business that requires such knowledge or you just want to get educated about something new, the only…
  • 7 Simple Home Improvement Projects to Make for Her this Holiday Season

    Erin Emanuel
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    For many, home improvement projects are not fun. Many just see it as work and dollar signs. Updating the home for the holidays doesn’t have to be exacerbating work. Small changes can make drastic differences especially during the holidays.. Fireplace Mantel Whether family members like to hang holiday stockings from the mantel or sit around a yule log, updating the look of a fireplace with a new mantel helps to provide extra holiday flair. An old mantel can be removed, and a new one can be put in its place. Another option is to stain a lighter color wood to create a different color and style…
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  • 6 Quick and Easy Exterior Fixes

    John Palmer
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    If you want to give your home a new refreshing look this summer, but don’t have the luxury of time to undertake big projects, you’re in luck! Here are a few easy home renovation projects you can do to update your home exterior. 1. Repair Siding Flaws A dent or ding in your siding is an annoyance, but a major rip or crack is nearly unbearable. Vinyl siding repair is not as expensive as you might think, especially if you just have a few places that need work. By taking care of these jobs while they are small, you can prevent major damages that could lead to major siding replacement. 2.
  • 5 Tips for Holiday Decorating Without Damaging the Roof

    John Palmer
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but installing festive lights on a home can be a headache and potentially cause damage to your roof. Avoid the hassle and make decorating more enjoyable with these tips for contractors to share with their customers to avoid roof damage. Don’t let your shingles jingle. Never hang Christmas lights from your shingles. To properly put up lights, they need to be secured to something (that’s why it’s so easy to wrap them around trees). Making even the tiniest of holes in a shingle or roof component will let moisture or leaks in and potentially…
  • The Right Windows Can Make All The Difference

    John Palmer
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Windows are a very important part of your home; they give your home personality and allow your home to be filled with light and energy. However, they can also allow for your hard earned money to fly right out of them, if they are older and not energy efficient. Having the right windows installed into your home that are aesthetically pleasing, functional, and energy efficient will increase the curb appeal of your home and save you money in energy costs throughout the entire year. The experts at Tri County Exteriors want to help you understand how windows can really help to save you money and…
  • Why Are My Windows Hard to Open & Close?

    John Palmer
    1 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    When windows are new, they glide open and closed with little effort, but over time, their operation can become more difficult–especially if they have not received proper upkeep and maintenance. Many people never give their windows a second of thought until they are not working properly. Cleaning and lubrication of moving parts are a vital part of keeping your windows operating smoothly and easily most of the time. However, there are a handful of issues that can make your windows difficult to open, even with routine cleaning and maintenance. In the sections below, we’ll discuss common…
  • How to Choose Siding for Your New Home

    John Palmer
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Choosing siding for your new home or updating siding at your current residence is an important decision. Several factors determine what kind of siding you choose. Read more to learn about some common issues that affect a homeowner’s choices for home siding installation. Cost The initial cost of siding installation is critical because you don’t want to commit to a project that is outside of your budget. Some of the more expensive siding choices include brick and stone, which require costly materials and installation procedures. If you’re trying to save money, vinyl siding installation…
 
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    Remodeling Central

  • 17 Homes That Take Holiday Decorating To A Whole New Level

    KellyRose McAleer
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    In the 17th century, Germans combined the pagan’s Yuletide symbols of life and death - the Yule log and evergreen trees - and began to light up their Christmas trees with candles. Christmas trees later became an established part of the season all over the world, and as the candles proved problematic we eventually created electric lights. Now, four centuries later, we are still decorating our trees and now our houses with Christmas lights - but it’s a lot more than the gentle glow of a yule log. Here are 17 houses that, like Rudolph’s nose, aren’t afraid to glow so…
  • 8 Things Wrong With Your Home That Will Deter Potential Buyers

    KellyRose McAleer
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    When you are getting ready to sell your house, presentation is everything. You have probably cleaned it from top to bottom and laid out cookies at your open house to entice your would-be buyers. But certain décor liberties you might have been comfortable taking in your own home could be the very thing that turns off potential buyers. What defines your style might stop other people from imagining themselves occupying your space, and prevent your house from being sold. Here’s what to watch out for:
  • The World's Most Unbelievable Homes

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

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

    KellyRose McAleer
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    Making a good first impression is always important, especially when it’s your home on display. Whether you’re entertaining or showing your house to buyers, your home helps define you. So to help you, here are the trendiest paint colors coming up in 2015.
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    Protect Your Home

  • Tech Tools to Make Your Apartment More Secure

    Admin
    14 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Living in an apartment has a host of advantages; one being that your apartment building may already have some type of security system installed. However, sometimes the building’s security system isn’t enough. Apartment security is fairly straightforward, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be cool or high-tech. The Internet and smartphones have revolutionized the way... Read more » The post Tech Tools to Make Your Apartment More Secure appeared first on Protect Your Home.
  • Cool Home Automation Gadgets and Trends to Look Forward to in 2015

    Admin
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Technology just gets cooler and cooler! While the “wow factor” increases, so does the practicality of a lot of new gadgets. As we look to the future, one thing is for certain: we’re going to see many more smart gadgets out there to help automate our lives and make everything just a little bit easier.... Read more » The post Cool Home Automation Gadgets and Trends to Look Forward to in 2015 appeared first on Protect Your Home.
  • Do I Need a Pro? How to Know if DIY is Right for You!

    Admin
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:40 am
    Over the last few years, home security and automation technology has become much easier to self-install through DIY. Some systems and devices, however, aren’t the easiest to install and actually require professional installation. Still, it’s very common for folks to be a little unsure of whether or not they should do their own installations. Here are... Read more » The post Do I Need a Pro? How to Know if DIY is Right for You! appeared first on Protect Your Home.
  • How to Use Smartphone Monitoring to Help Take Control of Your Rental Properties

    Admin
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:34 pm
    As a landlord with multiple properties to oversee, you may feel overwhelmed at times with the many responsibilities on your plate. Plus, it’s tough to know what you can and can’t control. That’s when you should start thinking about utilizing your smartphone to control appliances, security, and away-from-home maintenance. These quick apps take minutes to... Read more » The post How to Use Smartphone Monitoring to Help Take Control of Your Rental Properties appeared first on Protect Your Home.
  • 5 DIY Presents Guaranteed to Produce Smiles This Christmas

    Admin
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:05 am
    Sure, sure. You keep seeing commercials for new phones, tablets, and other gizmos out there, but there’s nothing quite like making handmade gifts for the holidays. Your friends, family, and colleagues will surely treasure the amount of time and thought you put into making their presents. Read on to learn how to make some DIY... Read more » The post 5 DIY Presents Guaranteed to Produce Smiles This Christmas appeared first on Protect Your Home.
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    Best Maids

  • Salt vs Calcium Chloride, which is better?

    Paul Cook
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:57 pm
    As ice and snow become the everyday problem during winter time of year, most of the people try to search for ways to reduce the risk of falls on driveways and sideways. Calcium chloride and salt are the two key materials which are often used to deal with icy conditions. However, people often struggle to decide which is effective among salt and calcium chloride. Here are some important highlights which will help you to figure out which is better out of these two - Salt is effective till the temperature of 25 degree Fahrenheit, while calcium chloride is effective till 20 degree Fahrenheit.
  • How to Prevent Growth of Mold in Your Home

    Paul Cook
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:33 pm
    Mold is the last thing people think of when they talk about threats to their health in home. However, mold is one of the important causes of unhealthy environment in your house and it should be controlled at the right time. Here we have discussed some effective tips which you can follow to prevent the growth of mold in your home - Mold requires around 24 hours of moisture in order to grow. So make sure to get rid of moisture from all the materials in your house in order to avoid the risk of growing the mold. The temperature of wet surfaces in your home can be reduced by introducing controlled…
  • 5 Emergency Must Haves for your home

    Paul Cook
    3 Dec 2014 | 10:33 pm
    When it comes to home safety, nobody will compromise with money or time. As the rate of home accidents is constantly increasing, you need to be extra careful about your home safety. There are several modern devices and technology available in the market which will help you to protect your home from unexpected events. Here we have listed five emergency must haves for your home safety - If you are living in area where problems like tornadoes, earthquakes, snowstorms and hurricanes are common then you should keep aside emergency food and fluid supplies to survive during emergency. First-aid kits…
  • Ways to Make Your Grout Shine Again

    Paul Cook
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:49 am
    Grout is a mortar like compound which holds together tiles and floors of your home. It also prevents water from leaking through cracks. However, it is also prone to creating mildew and mold coverage. This is the reason why you should give your grout proper attention to keep it shining. Here we have revealed some simple tips to keep your grout in well maintained condition. If you see that too much of mildew and mold has developed on grout then consider scrubbing it with toothbrush by using solution of hydrogen peroxide and water. If your grout has become so dull that it is not responding to…
  • How to Prevent Flu Spreading

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

  • Government home energy saving scheme: The Green Deal, explained

    stephenshaw
    1 Dec 2014 | 12:36 am
    Finance for the installation of energy efficiency home improvements. Takes you out of fuel poverty.  And puts more money in your pocket each month – the Green Deal energy saving scheme seems too good to be true! Green Deal Central breaks down the Government flagship home energy efficiency programme to explain what the Green Deal scheme is all about. And we answer the foremost question of who should use the Green Deal?  Whilst a Provider can check eligibility for funding and provide quotes for work, as with all home DIY you should always do your homework first. Should I consider the…
  • Energy Efficiency Tips: How to save energy in your home

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

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

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

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

  • Is The Paint At Big Box Stores Same As At Paint Store – Lowes, Menards, Home Depot

    Grant Barnard
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:21 am
    Big box stores each have their own paint department filled with the brands that they have exclusive deals with. These paints are still made by the companies that have the paint stores selling similar but more specific product lines. Mainly this is… Read more › The post Is The Paint At Big Box Stores Same As At Paint Store – Lowes, Menards, Home Depot appeared first on Grants Painting - Indianapolis, Greenwood, Fishers, Carmel, Westfield, Zionsville.
  • Most Popular Interior Paint Colors 2014

    Grant Barnard
    30 Nov 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Benjamin Moore  Sherwin Williams  Pantone® Colors of the year 2014 Painters often work with homeowners who struggle with picking an interior color they love and that will work well in their home.  Grants Painting has a color consultant on staff at… Read more › The post Most Popular Interior Paint Colors 2014 appeared first on Grants Painting - Indianapolis, Greenwood, Fishers, Carmel, Westfield, Zionsville.
  • Figuring How Many Gallons Of Interior Paint To Purchase

    Grant Barnard
    29 Nov 2014 | 10:03 am
    Figuring how much paint to use can be a very difficult choice even for the best interior painters. Follow these rules to ensure that you achieve the best paint job while not over-purchasing the amount of paint that you will… Read more › The post Figuring How Many Gallons Of Interior Paint To Purchase appeared first on Grants Painting - Indianapolis, Greenwood, Fishers, Carmel, Westfield, Zionsville.
  • Exterior House Painting Contractors

    Grant Barnard
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    Grants Painting puts our hearts in all exterior painting jobs.  Our exterior painters deliver the best exterior house painting possible. You can trust our exterior painters to complete your house painting with care and while providing value to your huge… Read more › The post Exterior House Painting Contractors appeared first on Grants Painting - Indianapolis, Greenwood, Fishers, Carmel, Westfield, Zionsville.
  • Can Fresh Paint Get Rained On Or Get Wet

    Grant Barnard
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:20 am
    When fresh paint gets wet right away, a few things can happen. Mostly the issues are solved by simply applying another coat of paint with no other durability issues. With both surfactant leaching and wetting, a simple extra coat will… Read more › The post Can Fresh Paint Get Rained On Or Get Wet appeared first on Grants Painting - Indianapolis, Greenwood, Fishers, Carmel, Westfield, Zionsville.
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  • Home Depot Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2014 Deals

    Leo B
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    Below is Home Depot’s official Black Friday in store and online sales ad. They have excellent sales on power and hand tools from Makita, Ryobi, Milwaukee, DeWalt, Ridgid and others. Also great deals on appliances such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, dishwashers, Dyson vacuums, and many other things around the house and yard. A rare sale os on NEST smart thermostat, on sale for $199 (I’ve never seen it below $249). In Store Deals – for these items you will have to stand in line and fight off other shoppers – I suppose that’s the fun of black friday! Home Depot…
  • DIY Plumbing and Heating Repair (No Soldering)

    Leo B
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:58 pm
    In this guide we will explain how to fix frozen / cracked copper pipes (or PEX tubing) in less than 1 hour and save at least $200. Total budget for this repair is as little as $40-50 (including tools). The winter is coming, and for many states it has already arrived (Buffalo NY, and other parts of Midwest got over 6 feet of snow in November). This means frozen pipes, running out of heating oil and having to restart (flush) your boiler, fixing cracked pipes, and leaks. While it’s not fun dealing with no heat, and having to fix the plumbing and heating equipment, it is also VERY…
  • Take Advantage of Black Friday 2014 Sales to Save on Remodeling Projects

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

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

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

  • Why You Should Get Architectural Membrane Structures for Shade

    Sienna Beor
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Shade sail: protection and aesthetics for your garden You have a large garden? or terrace? Whatever your needs are you will find a shade sail that will be made for you. This protection combines aesthetics and practicality. You can thus enjoy your garden protecting against UV. We will do an overview of the different types of colors, fabrics, shapes of shade sails according to the location you have chosen. The shade sail, little definition This painting, inspired by boat sails, is represented as a canvas between two fixed points. These points can be simply walls or masts. If the fabric is in…
  • Audio Visual Hire

    Sienna Beor
    25 Sep 2014 | 11:03 pm
    Corporate occasions are not just the same. Not simply could they range in size, they can also vary in purpose, in place as well as in the time of day they are held. None of these could appear significant, yet each could alter the standards when it concerns choosing the audio visual tools for the event, altering the focus from lighting to seem as well as from speakers to video clip presentations. However, despite why a conference, meeting or event may be taking place, there is enough selection readily available from leading audio aesthetic equipment hire firms. The variety includes laptops and…
  • The Gardens Of Their Dreams By Robin Lane Fox | The New York Review Of Books

    Sienna Beor
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:06 am
    Kissing, he replied, and went back to do so on the lawn. Hardyment has omitted writers of gardening columns, making her collection much less interesting and memorable. Surely they are literary often enough. Vita Sackville-West, writing in her weekly column on deadheading roses in June, is far better than anything here on solace for body and soul. When the British expert Arthur Hellyer explained how to prune cobnuts and filberts, he addressed the practicalities with an exactly observed clarity that Hardyments quotes from Gerards Herbal lack. She represents Hellyer only indirectly, through a…
  • Australian Mogul Battled For Decades To Develop Troubled Mine – Real Time Economics – Wsj

    Sienna Beor
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:33 pm
    ADS U.S. View All Search Results For the original Version of Australian Mogul Battled for Decades to Develop Troubled Mine – Real Time Economics – WSJ, please visit http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/09/10/australian-mogul-battled-for-decades-to-develop-troubled-mine/?mod=WSJBlog Guangdong Land Holdings Supports JNA Awards 2014 — HONG KONG, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The jewellery mart is located in the Buxin area of Luohu district in central Shenzhen. It will include a large-scale jewellery trading and exhibition centre. Letitia Chow, Founder of JNA and Director of…
  • Boyfriend Of Dead Woman Arrested – Greenwichtime

    Sienna Beor
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    28 at Bridgeport Hospital three days after she was found lying in a pool of blood in the parking lot outside her condo. Police said she had a large gash on her head consistent with having been attacked and termed her death “suspicious.” Police sources said they also found bits of flesh under Sredzinski’s fingernails that did not come from her. The samples were sent to the State Police Forensic lab for DNA analysis. Police sources said DNA samples were also taken from Sredzinski’s former husband, J.P. For the original version including any supplementary images or video,…
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  • Holiday traditions from around the world

    admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    What do you think of when you hear “traditional holiday?”  Well, that depends on where you are in the world.  When the season for festivity and joy rolls around, different countries embrace different traditions as part of their celebration. Italy lets chance decide your present. In Italy, the spirit of giving meets the luck of the draw.  During the holiday celebration, families gather around the “Urn of Fate,” a large bowl filled with wrapped presents.  One by one, they take turns selecting a gift from the bowl until all gifts are gone. German gifts come early. While many people…
  • Holiday entertaining tips to brighten your season.

    admin
    4 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    The holidays are synonymous with family, friends and get-togethers. After all, every event is more enjoyable when shared with people who mean something special to you. So make a good time even better with these handy tips for holiday decorating. Keep it natural One of the most enjoyable decorating resources is likely right outside your front door. Natural touches, like small evergreen tree branches or pieces of holly, are probably available in your yard, and make a beautiful and pleasant-smelling addition to your mantle, table or entryway. Smells of the Season Holiday smells are as much a…
  • 5 Thanksgiving Entertaining Reminders

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

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

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

  • Upholstery Cleaning Redondo Beach

    admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:40 am
    Upholstery Cleaning Services – Protect Your Assets! There are a million life circumstances that may bring you to need Redondo Beach Upholstery Cleaning Services. Whether you are trying to preserve family heirlooms that you are emotionally attached to or you just want to clean the chair where your cat loves to nap in the afternoons, […] The post Upholstery Cleaning Redondo Beach appeared first on Pinnacle Eco Clean - Carpet, Rug and TileCleaning | Rochester, NY.
  • Carpet Cleaning

    admin
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:29 am
    Carpet cleaning is something that a lot of people take for granted. In the event you don’t have to do it your self then you definitely probably just expect carpets to be clean. For the folks who do it although, they know that it is really a bit tougher than it looks. For those who […] The post Carpet Cleaning appeared first on Pinnacle Eco Clean - Carpet, Rug and TileCleaning | Rochester, NY.
  • Residential Air Duct Cleaning

    admin
    8 Dec 2014 | 4:03 am
    How to select an air duct cleaning company? There are health benefits for all residents from regularly cleaning the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) System. Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems collect mold, fungi, bacteria and a variety of contaminants that reduce the quality of the air residents and visitors breathe. A dirty air […] The post Residential Air Duct Cleaning appeared first on Pinnacle Eco Clean - Carpet, Rug and TileCleaning | Rochester, NY.
  • Residential Carpet Cleaning

    admin
    6 Dec 2014 | 4:21 am
    Everybody wants to have their carpets as clean as possible, not only because it prolongs the life of the carpet, but it also provides cleanliness on the whole household. Most household owners have different preferences for having their carpet cleaned up, and if you are looking for a company to do the chore for you, […] The post Residential Carpet Cleaning appeared first on Pinnacle Eco Clean - Carpet, Rug and TileCleaning | Rochester, NY.
  • Pool Grout

    admin
    5 Dec 2014 | 4:37 am
    In order to replace pool tiles then individuals will have to use pool tile grout. The main issues in selecting a grout are the level of the project and preferred appearance of the finished job. The most suitable material to use when tiling or repairing the tiles of a pool are water-resistant, sand epoxy grout […] The post Pool Grout appeared first on Pinnacle Eco Clean - Carpet, Rug and TileCleaning | Rochester, NY.
 
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  • The Gift of a Furnace Tuned Up for Christmas

    admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:57 am
    Before you know it, colder weather and the holiday season will arrive, and the business of shopping, family get-togethers and activities with loved ones will soon have you busier than busy. This means that there is no better time than right now to call Sentry to perform preventive maintenance on your furnace! With the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s celebrations, you want to make sure that your home will be inviting, warm and comfortable for a holiday season that is happy and memorable. You should make sure to make an appointment with us at least once per year to…
  • Why Cleaning Your Furnace Filter is Important

    admin
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:32 am
    Your furnace filter is the first line of defense for your system against dirt, dust, allergens and other causes of slow system breakdown – not to mention indoor pollution. Your furnace needs regular maintenance in order to perform at its best, to last longer, and to make your home as comfortable as possible. Part of that maintenance is changing the furnace filter on a regular basis. Dirt is the prime enemy of your furnace; when there is a heavy buildup of it, energy is wasted and your heating bills rise. You’ll save a lot of money on heating costs as well as better your chances of…
  • Interesting Thanksgiving Facts You’ll Be Glad to Know

    admin
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Thanksgiving is one of the best-beloved of holidays in the country, and is known as one of the most family-oriented. Although it’s common knowledge how the holiday got its beginnings, there are many fun and interesting facts about our holiday of thanks and family that you may not know. Following are some of the most interesting, yet little-known facts about Thanksgiving. When President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday, it was thanks to the efforts of a magazine editor named Sarah Josepha Hale, who was also the first person to advocate women as teachers in public schools, the…
  • The Value of HVAC Maintenance Agreements

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

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

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

    admin
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:05 am
    Many people don’t think about service until something happens unexpectedly with their furnaces or air conditioners. When the peak of summer and the height of winter hit, it’s not the ideal time to deal with malfunctions, inefficiency or a lack of operation. The best time for furnace repair or replacement is before it completely stops working. Furnaces do give warning signs that they may be failing, so you’ll want to keep an eye and an ear out for the following symptoms of furnace failure: Age: The national average lifespan of the typical furnace is about 15 years old. If your furnace is…
  • When is the Best Time for Furnace Replacement?

    admin
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    If you’ve decided that it would be best for you to purchase a new furnace but haven’t acted on it yet, you should. Weather experts are already calling for a bitter winter with plenty of snow this year. The best time to replace your outdated, inefficient (or even non-working) unit is in the fall, before the biting, freezing cold winter weather arrives. As the leading Fort Wayne heat and air experts, Masters features the top models and brands at a savings to our customers during this time of year. When you work with Masters, in addition to being able to take advantage of excellent sales on…
  • Thanksgiving Facts To Share This Season

    admin
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Thanksgiving is one of the best-beloved of holidays in the country, and what many people may not know is that there are several interesting facts about the holiday that aren’t well-known. Although it’s common knowledge how the holiday got its beginnings, there are plenty of facts that are not as well-known that are worth learning. The following are some of the most interesting: When President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday, it was thanks to the efforts of a magazine editor named Sarah Josepha Hale, who was also the first person to advocate women as teachers in public…
  • Tips for Buying the Best Heat Pump for Your Home

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

  • Ask the Expert: Duct Sealing in OKC

    seohaus
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:20 am
    Your air duct system is one of those things in your home that may fall under the category of “out of sight, out of mind”, but it shouldn’t always be that way. Are your air ducts sealed? If they aren’t, they will lose air as it travels through them, which means you lose cool air and heat. This translates into wasted energy and wasted money for you. This system is one of the most important in your home; if your ducts are either poorly sealed or not sealed at all, they are likely causing your energy bills to be higher than they should be. Energy.gov states that ducts that leak…
  • Choosing the Best HVAC Contractor

    seohaus
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:51 pm
    When the time comes that you need to purchase and install a new furnace or air conditioner, you’re going to need to call upon an Oklahoma City heating company. It isn’t always easy to decide which company or which contractor to trust with an investment that is as important as the HVAC system of your home. When the time comes for you to choose a contractor, you want to be sure that the company you hire employs only technicians who are qualified to do the job and who understand the complexities of modern air conditioning units and furnaces. This is true even if you have an alternative…
  • Interesting Holiday Facts about Thanksgiving

    seohaus
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Thanksgiving is one of the best-beloved of holidays in the country, and is known as one of the most family-oriented. Although it’s common knowledge how the holiday got its beginnings, there are many fun and interesting facts about our holiday of thanks and family that you may not know. Following are some of the most interesting, yet little-known facts about Thanksgiving. When President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday, it was thanks to the efforts of a magazine editor named Sarah Josepha Hale, who was also the first person to advocate women as teachers in public schools, the…
  • The Value of HVAC Maintenance Agreements

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

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

  • 13 Must-Know Mould Busting Tricks

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

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

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

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

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

  • Today I Learned : Why Fingers and Toes Wrinkle in the Bath

    Thomas Mulrooney
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:27 am
    Image credit: Sebastian Wallroth Anyone who has spent the afternoon in and out of the swimming pool or who has had a long soak in the bath will be familiar with wrinkly fingers and toes when you finally get out. But why do our fingers and toes wrinkle, when skin on the other parts of the body remains unaffected? Surprisingly, there are no straightforward answers to this, and why our toes and fingers wrinkle is one of the world’s great biological mysteries. There are lots of different theories, and scientists throughout time have had their own ideas about what biological processes are going…
  • 5 of the World’s Most Outrageously Luxurious Bathrooms

    Ant Langston
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:58 am
    For many people the bathroom is just a place where you take a shower; it’s a functional room and not one you’d want to hang around in. For others however, it’s somewhere that has to be more luxurious than most people’s sitting rooms. We’re not just talking extra cosy rugs and a nice bar of soap here; we’re talking seriously fancy. What makes a bathroom really special? Money – lots and lots of money that’s what! The most amazing bathrooms aren’t going to be the budget ones and here for your entertainment are 5 of the most ridiculously extravagant…
  • Bath Gift Sets: Can They Ever Be Cool?

    Scott Morris
    5 Dec 2014 | 8:56 am
    When most of us think about bath gift sets for Christmas, you may envisage those sad little boxes that are often slightly crushed and end up on the shelves of charity shops when January rolls around. They invariably contain some violently coloured body “crème” and some shamefaced looking bath cube; does anyone actually use bath cubes? Some also include a body puff (read: plastic net bundled into a ball) or at least a teeny tiny flannel and scented candle that will last about 5 minutes and give off the barest hint of sweet smell. In short, most bath gift sets are heart grindingly sad.
  • Christmas Decoration Ideas for Bathrooms

    Ant Langston
    2 Dec 2014 | 8:53 am
    The average household in the UK spends almost £700 on Christmas products every year, including food, gifts and decorations. Many of us really go to town when it comes to decorating our homes for the festive season, with lighting both inside and out, and increasingly more elaborate displays and ornaments. One of the rooms which is often forgotten when creating a festive atmosphere is the bathroom, but there are some clever and inexpensive ways of getting the Christmas spirit into the smallest room of the house too. Colours These red bath towels look very Christmassy! They’re available…
  • The Nation’s Bathroom Habits Revealed

    Thomas Mulrooney
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:23 am
    It’s perhaps not the most glamorous room in the house, but it’s one room that we all use several times a day. There are reams of statistics about how we use our bathrooms and how our bathroom habits compare to our international cousins, and they make for interesting reading – if only to reveal just how dirty we can be! We’re Really Bad At Washing Our Hands Not a great deal of this goes on in motorway service stations! Most of us are aware that one of the best ways of stopping the spread of bugs and viruses is by washing our hands properly, but a study carried out by experts from…
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    Homey Improvements

  • What You Need to Know Before You Clear Land to Build Your Home

    James and Alicia
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:17 pm
    A custom home provides an ample number of benefits; you can select the exact area to build, design the plans and then steadily watch the vision in your head become a reality. Being able to select a precise location and design the house plan provides the opportunity to maximize privacy and customize your utilities, too. There are many aspects of the building process that are easier when building custom homes, but one of the unique additional tasks is clearing land before you build. Enough land needs to be cleared for your yard, house, driveway, well and septic system. There are several steps…
  • Homeowner’s Guide for When the Power Goes Out

    James and Alicia
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:59 am
    It’s hard to believe widespread electricity hasn’t even been around for 100 years. In fact, it wasn’t until the 1930s that most families finally got their city and suburban houses lit up. Fast forward to 2014, and it’s impossible to imagine what life would be like without the prospect of electricity — well, for the most part. After Hurricane Sandy struck in 2012, more than 8 million houses lost power for at least a little while. And residents in the hardest-hit areas were without power for more than a week. For the most part, we can never be certain as to when we’ll lose…
  • 10 Quick Fixes to Make Around Your House

    James and Alicia
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:59 am
    Bill Barber, the Managing Director of 1st. In Place Home Inspections Inc, sent over this well-done infographic he created. The graphic covers how to unblock a sink, how to paint a room, tips for changing kitchen cabinet pulls and knobs, and (of course) DIY safety tips. Quick Fixes to Make Around Your Home Infographic by 1st in Place Home Inspections Inc. The post 10 Quick Fixes to Make Around Your House appeared first on Homey Improvements.
  • 11 Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Centerpieces

    James and Alicia
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:14 am
    Hello there!  Very thrilled to be here sharing something to inspire you for Thanksgiving!  Thank you, Ali.  But first let me tell you a little bit about me & my blog.   My name is Rea from HomeFor4SweetHome. I’m married to this amazing man that makes me laugh until I cry & a mom of two (6-yr old boy & 3-yr old girl). I like to organize, make some kidstuff to either have fun with the kids or to exlplore something new, & share some mom fashion to stay stylish. Though I try to diy, my hubs always need a lot little bit of convincing.  Living in a basic builder…
  • Protecting Your Home and Loved Ones

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

    18 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    For more than 15 years, has provided the highest-quality and most affordable fencing installation services in Broward and Palm Beach County. Check out our latest reviews on Google+ and see what our clients are saying about us. We would love to hear from you. Please take a moment to leave a review of your own. "Quick & efficient installation using top grade materials." - Pierre C.
  • How to Pressure Wash Your Fence

    16 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Pressure washing is a great way to take care of your new fence installation. When you use a gas-powered pressure washer, you should check the fuel level and oil level to make sure that your washer is ready to go. Once you have checked these systems, you can perform a general washing on your fence. If your fence requires only light cleaning, you can wash your fence using pure water. For more thorough cleaning, you can create a bleach solution for your pressure washer. If you are interested in a wood fence installation for your home, be sure to contact a highly rated fence contractor located in…
  • Your Options for Fencing Your Pool

    9 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    A pool will provide you and your family with many opportunities to have fun in the sun. When you are planning a pool installation, it is also important to design a pool fence. Pool fences are designed to enhance your privacy, will also ensuring the safety of those using your pool. With a pool safety fence, you will be able to prevent accident or injury when your loved ones are using your pool area. A company offering fencing installation services in Lake Worth can help you design and install a pool fence that is the perfect addition to your backyard space. Here is a quick tour of your pool…
  • The Benefits of a Pool Fence

    2 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    If you are the proud owner of a brand new swimming pool, you may want to consider a pool fence installation for your property. Pool fences offer a wide variety of benefits for those homeowners who have backyard pools. With a new pool fence, you will be able to protect your pool from unwanted visitors. By constructing a pool fence, you will keep strangers from being tempted to take a dip in your pool. In addition, a pool fence will discourage animals from ruining the purity of your pool water. Finally, a pool fence will also protect children and pets from your pool area. With a pool fence, you…
  • Choosing Between Wood and Vinyl Fencing

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Whether you are planning a new fence installation or seeking to replace your existing fence, you will have many different fence materials available to you when you are planning your fence. Wood fencing and vinyl fencing are among the most popular fence materials. Your fence contractor located in Lake Worth will be able to provide you with information about the benefits of all of the residential fencing materials that you have to choose from. By working with reputable fence contractors to install your new fence, you are sure to be thrilled with the final result. Read on for some handy tips for…
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  • 9 Quick Kitchen Makeover Updates You Can Do Before Your Holiday Guests Arrive

    MBecchi
    9 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
      Are you hosting holiday gatherings this year? Do you feel like your kitchen doesn’t quite look presentable? Well Granite Transformations has some quick and easy makeover updates you can do to your kitchen to brush it up and make it look and feel like new again. Even the smallest touches can make a huge difference. So start now – the holidays are right around the corner! Here are some festive and functional kitchen makeover updates to help you prepare for the busy holiday season:   1. Get New Countertops: With Granite Transformations, you can update and enhance your kitchen…
  • 6 Hot Kitchen Design Trends for 2015

    MBecchi
    2 Dec 2014 | 2:29 pm
    According to findings from the 2014 Houzz & Home Survey, remodeling trumps moving – homeowners would rather remodel their homes than buy a new one, and if they embark in a remodel, it means they are there to stay. This is due in part because remodeling gives them the control to make their homes function exactly how they want. The strengthening of the housing market is fueling the remodeling industry. With all of this optimism in the housing market and the remodeling industry, there are certain design trends in kitchens that are expected to continue and increase in popularity in the…
  • Thanksgiving Recipes from Granite Transformations

    caitlink
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:29 am
    Thanksgiving is a time of reflection and celebration when families gather around their tables to reconnect and share a bounty of delicious family favorites. Granite Transformations offers you a few traditional Thanksgiving recipes with a modern twist to add something special to your holiday feast. Caramel Apple Pie Laced with homemade caramel sauce, this apple pie makes the perfect finale for an autumn meal. (When preparing sauce, stir only during the first 2 to 3 minutes of cooking, as instructed below.) Ingredients: • 2 rolled-out rounds of pie crust for deep dish pie • 1 egg white…
  • Hosting Thanksgiving This Year? Follow These Easy Steps to Prepare.

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

    MBecchi
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:17 am
    Hosting Thanksgiving dinner is an honor – but planning it can be a bit overwhelming when you’re trying to juggle your busy schedule. Whether you’re hosting 8 people or 18, this timetable will help you plan ahead to make this the most memorable and stress-free Thanksgiving yet. 1 to 2 weeks before Thanksgiving… • Confirm the number of guests. • Plan your menu, including appetizers and desserts. If your guests are bringing food, select the dishes you’d like them to bring, alert them and write it down. • Order the turkey if you’re planning on serving a fresh turkey (or catered…
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  • Why Wood Fireplace Inserts are a Smart Choice

    George Roy
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:22 am
    What has your fireplace done for you lately? That question isn’t as silly as it may sound. Many homeowners operate their fireplaces as home-heating supplements. But the truth is, without a top rated wood-burning fireplace insert, your fireplace probably isn’t doing much when it comes to heating your home. A standard masonry fireplace with an open firebox channels as much as 80 percent of its heat right up the chimney. A fireplace insert solves this problem immediately. How the best wood-burning fireplace inserts work Think of an insert as a second fireplace, but one that’s significantly…
  • Consider Installing a Bathroom or Kitchen Fireplace

    George Roy
    10 Dec 2014 | 3:49 am
    For people who live in areas with particularly cold winters, fireplaces are a staple of life. When built and installed correctly, these appliances provide a great and economical source of heat to ward off winter chill. Even folks in parts of the world where winters aren’t very dramatic enjoy the stately beauty of a fireplace. But have you considered that modern fireplace designs can be appropriate for more areas within your home than just the living room or den? Many new homes are being built with fireplaces in both kitchens and bathrooms. These amenities are very attractive to potential…
  • Gas vs Wood Fireplaces

    George Roy
    3 Dec 2014 | 3:40 am
    Ask any Realtor and they’ll tell you that, all other things being equal, homes with fireplaces show better. There’s something about a fireplace that lends ambiance to any room, and prospective home buyers seem to like the idea of owning a home that has one of these amenities – even if they never plan to use it. For some homeowners, however, a sizzling fireplace is a regular part of life during cold winter months. For those who want a fireplace and plan to use it, the first choice to make is what type of fuel they want their fireplace to run on. By far the most popular fuels are wood and…
  • Step Up in Class with a Beautiful New Linear Fireplace

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

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

  • Holiday traditions from around the world

    admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    What do you think of when you hear “traditional holiday?”  Well, that depends on where you are in the world.  When the season for festivity and joy rolls around, different countries embrace different traditions as part of their celebration. Italy lets chance decide your present. In Italy, the spirit of giving meets the luck of the draw.  During the holiday celebration, families gather around the “Urn of Fate,” a large bowl filled with wrapped presents.  One by one, they take turns selecting a gift from the bowl until all gifts are gone. German gifts come early. While many people…
  • Holiday entertaining tips to brighten your season.

    admin
    4 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    The holidays are synonymous with family, friends and get-togethers. After all, every event is more enjoyable when shared with people who mean something special to you. So make a good time even better with these handy tips for holiday decorating. Keep it natural One of the most enjoyable decorating resources is likely right outside your front door. Natural touches, like small evergreen tree branches or pieces of holly, are probably available in your yard, and make a beautiful and pleasant-smelling addition to your mantle, table or entryway. Smells of the Season Holiday smells are as much a…
  • 5 Thanksgiving Entertaining Reminders

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

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

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

  • Explore Your Options for Outdoor Living Spaces

    Jim Weisman
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:36 am
    Outdoor living spaces are a popular choice for many homeowners. This is especially true in areas like here in Arizona, where the great climate allows for enjoying outdoor spaces for much of the year. Local residents are lucky in that they can appreciate and enjoy the opportunity to spend a lot of time relaxing and socializing outdoors nearly all year long. It would be a shame to let this enviable opportunity go to waste, so we are happy to see that so many property owners in the area have embraced the idea of expanding their home’s boundaries in the form of outdoor living space. For those…
  • Planning Your Home Addition in Arizona

    Jim Weisman
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:53 am
    Have the urge to expand? If you are feeling a bit crowded or restricted in your home in its current state, you may have started thinking about putting on a home addition. That’s a common move for homeowners in your situation, but it isn’t something you should rush into too quickly. There are some issues you should consider before you get ready to increase your home’s footprint. First, think about whether an addition is the best move for you at this point. This is a good time to re-evaluate your entire home and how you use it. Perhaps its current layout or configuration doesn’t work…
  • Home Remodeling: A Great Gift for Your Family

    Jim Weisman
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:49 am
    The holiday season is almost here, and we have the perfect gift suggestion for your household: a terrific home remodeling project! Granted, it may cost a bit more than your typical present and won’t fit in a stocking, but we suspect it will last much longer (and provide you with much more enjoyment) than most other items on your shopping list. This is a gift that will keep on giving joy for a long time to come. A long-awaited home improvement project can be a great shared gift for you and your spouse or significant other, or even a group present for the entire family. Then again, it could…
  • Recoup Some of Your Room Addition Cost

    Jim Weisman
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:45 am
    The creation of a room addition is an increasingly popular home improvement project. This is not the type of project the average property owner can manage on their own, though, so it will generally require the involvement of a home renovation contractor. While that will contribute toward an overall higher cost, it is well worth the money, as an addition is a major endeavor and the final result will have a big impact on the rest of the home. On the bright side, there are a few things you can do to help reduce or offset your long-term cost. First, of course, you need to choose the right…
  • Things to Consider for Your Bathroom Design

    Jim Weisman
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:41 am
    Let’s face it, bathrooms are a big deal. They are a part of the house that serves a variety of important roles. Obviously, there are the functional purposes. Those can pretty much be fulfilled with any kind of basic bathroom elements: as in, the toilet, sink and tub. But bathrooms today go way beyond the practical. These spaces now serve as a spa, retreat, dressing room, recovery area, meditation space and many other things. Today’s bathrooms are also bigger, fancier and more versatile than their old-fashioned predecessors. This means that the process of designing a bathroom space is now…
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    Cleaning Blog

  • Be Productive: Maid Sailors’ Motivation Builder

    Maid Sailors
    14 Dec 2014 | 4:25 pm
    A wise man once said, “Everybody wants to be a gangster until its time to do gangster things.” While this quote isn’t directly applicable here, we can apply some valuable insights that can ultimately make you more productive at home. After all, isn’t it true that when it comes to doing something in your apartment, like maintenance work or cleaning, suddenly something else comes up (e.g. Netflix)? Everything else suddenly seems like an emergency and needs your undivided attention (“OMG, did they really go to brunch without me?”). What about the work you had to do? Well, you can do…
  • The giving season: How to give your walls a proper face-lift

    Maid Sailors
    4 Dec 2014 | 3:43 pm
    You’ve either had your wallpaper for years now, or you may be thinking about obtaining some. If you’re staring at it right now, you might still remember the exciting times you had choosing it and then applying it to your wall. In any case, redecorating (or decorating) your walls can profoundly transform your apartment for little cost if you’re willing to put in the work. Replacing your existing wallpaper (correctly) will ultimately provide a refreshing new look to your apartment and represent a real change of environment. If you’re looking to replace wallpaper, it’ll take some…
  • Clean Out Your Apartment, Not Your Wallet – Your Guide to Buying Cleaning Supplies

    Maid Sailors
    29 Nov 2014 | 11:21 am
    Money may not buy happiness, but one thing is clear: careful budgeting is one of the secrets to a happy family. Lots of the items available in stores today have a high cost; if you don’t plan carefully and truly assess your needs, you may be overpaying for fancy, shiny things you don’t need. You won’t be cleaning every day (if you plan on it, please contact Maid Sailors for employment opportunities), so your strategy should be as follows: invest in high quality products that will serve as “necessities” which will ultimately preserve the hygiene of your living space. We’re here to…
  • The Cleaning After Tomorrow – Post-Renovation Disaster Management

    Maid Sailors
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:35 pm
    If you’re having your apartment or house renovated then you really should start thinking about cleaning your place, post renovation, which is when the real work begins! Builders and renovators are not professional cleaners – thus, after they’re finished installing your new kitchen or fixing your bathroom, all that dust floats from room to room and gets stuck on every surface, leaving no orifice behind! Unfortunately, for situations as heavy as this, a simple sweep or quick mop of the floor just won’t do. The best solution is to invest in hiring seasoned, professional cleaners (like…
  • How to Uncover Hidden Storage Spaces in Your Tiny NYC Apartment

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

  • 15 Modern Style Attic Living Room Plans

    Emily Cantona
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:10 am
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. 15 Modern Style Attic Living Room Plans There are distinctive approaches to utilize an attic. It can be utilized as a stockpiling spot, or it can be utilized as a spot for living. We... 15 Modern Style Attic Living Room Plans Emily Cantona
  • 10 Modern Living Rooms with Rest Commendable Couches

    Emily Cantona
    7 Dec 2014 | 11:21 am
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. 10 Modern Living Rooms with Rest Commendable Couches Who doesn’t adore a rest? Winter is nearing and twisting up on the couch is very nearly obligatory in the evenings. There’s nothing superior to a... 10 Modern Living Rooms with Rest Commendable Couches Emily Cantona
  • 16 Wall Mural Designs That Will Change Your Living Room Air

    Emily Cantona
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. 16 Wall Mural Designs That Will Change Your Living Room Air Wall mural designs can easily give a different look to your homes. Contingent upon who you are, finishing your room can either be... 16 Wall Mural Designs That Will Change Your Living Room Air Emily Cantona
  • Seats and Sofa | Find the Ideal Spot for your Curved Sofa or Sectional

    Emily Cantona
    30 Nov 2014 | 11:53 am
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. Seats and Sofa |  Ideal Spot for your Curved Sofa or Sectional   Seats and sofa combines give a different fresh air to the homes. Managing furniture that has curved lines, for example, a... Seats and Sofa | Find the Ideal Spot for your Curved Sofa or Sectional Emily Cantona
  • Beautiful Christmas Decoration Ideas for Your Living Room

    Emily Cantona
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:53 am
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. Beautiful Christmas Decoration Ideas for Your Living Room Bringing out your Christmas Decorations is about offering the Christmas soul and concentrating on what really matters, family and companions. Why not bring your home to... Beautiful Christmas Decoration Ideas for Your Living Room Emily Cantona
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    Kansas City Commercial & Residential Painting Company

  • Moving Next Spring? Get A Start With Winter Home Improvement Projects!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Wooden Filing Cabinets with 3 Drawers

    Julia James
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:55 am
    Wooden filing cabinets becoming important furniture those need to used especially when we love to work at home. The filing cabinets has a lot of functions, because it’s always has a drawer (or more) that could be used to save a lot of stuffs or documents. So many people love to buy wooden filing cabinets […]
  • Throwing a Mess with Linen Closet

    Julia James
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:50 am
    For organizing your stuff you can try the Linen closet. This is a way to make your room tidy and wash away a mess. Some designer has modified the type of this dressing hall. One is gameroom closet and the second is the regular closet. For the gameroom closet, you have to make a hole […]
  • Kitchen Island Lighting is a Pendant Light

    Julia James
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:11 am
    Kitchen island lighting is a way to light your kitchen. Some way that you can do is adding the lights in some spots in your kitchen. The, some effect which is made by the light will be your concentration. Frankly, you should consider the positions of the lights then you will not be bothered by […]
  • The Various Designs for Kitchen Flooring Options

    Julia James
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:27 am
    Kitchen is one of an important part in a house because it is used every day. Moreover, it is fundamental room since this room is used to cook some foods for your daily life. The kitchen with a beauty appearance will make people especially women feeling comfort and inspired when they are in the kitchen. […]
  • An Innovative Japanese Garden Design Ideas

    Julia James
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:52 am
    Garden is an important part of the house since it can be designed to give a special appearance of the house. Nowadays, people tend to design the garden by themselves because they can arrange the garden as what they want besides pushing the budget also. There are various designs for gardening which is growing rapidly […]
 
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    Diamond Certified Blog

  • Savvy Consumer Tip: Top Complaints of the Past Year

    Chris Bjorklund
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Watch Chris explain the top complaints of 2014 according to the Consumer Federation of America.
  • How to Get Your To Do List Done

    Jennifer Chan
    1 Dec 2014 | 7:47 am
          John Maynard Keynes got it wrong, at least according to Elizabeth Kolbert. Back in the 1930s, the sometimes clairvoyant economist predicted that his descendants (us) would have an abundance of free time thanks to the wonders of automation. Well, I’m here to affirm: Kolbert is right; Keynes dead wrong. Despite my iPhone, laptop and garage door opener, I’m busier then ever…and I know I’m not alone. Author Brigid Schulte has the residents of the 21st century in mind when she says, “…this is how it feels to live my life: scattered, fragmented and exhausting.” I…
  • The Future’s So Bright: Marin Gets Real About The County’s Economy

    Jennifer Chan
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:44 am
    The San Rafael Chamber of Commerce  held their Forecasting the Future Economic Conference a few weeks ago, and from where I was sitting, the future looks bright. The annual conference features expert speakers discussing local, regional and global issues impacting businesses in Marin County. This year, the conference had an explicit focus on the region’s push to attract Life Science businesses to Marin. The morning began with a sunrise breakfast at Embassy Suites San Rafael. Marin County corporate stalwarts such as Bank of Marin, Kaiser Permanente and Toyota Marin (a Diamond Certified…
  • Savvy Consumer Tip: Turkey Time

    Chris Bjorklund
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:37 am
    Do you have your Thanksgiving turkey yet? Watch this video for some helpful shopping and cooking tips.
  • Realty and Reputability: The Importance of Choosing a Dependable Agent

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

    Jason Roberts
    4 Dec 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Keeping your home clean from top to bottom is quite a chore, but the benefits of having a clean home can make up for all the hard work. You can help to prevent the spread of harmful germs and bacteria by following this helpful guide of the best household cleaners so that you can use the most effective products available to keep your home looking its best. Choosing the Best Household Cleaners for your Carpet There is nothing quite like walking on carpet that has just been thoroughly cleaned. If done correctly, it can be as soft and comfortable as it was the day you had it installed. The secret…
  • Need portability? Try the Bissell SpotBot Pet deep cleaner

    Jason Roberts
    29 Nov 2014 | 4:03 am
    Now that Thanksgiving is over, I bet you need something to help you clean things around. Moreover, with all this Black Friday fuss, I bet you would want something that is at least on 50% discount, and since I’ve already showed you the other day what to use on bare floors, I’ll be focusing now on carpet cleaners. Thus look no more, I’ve got you covered with today’s review of the Bissell SpotBot Pet Handsfree Spot and Stain Cleaner. Bissell has 4 types of portable carpet cleaners. The first is SpotBot, a good reliable product with 2 versions: 33N8A and 33N8T (I’ll…
  • Hoover Floormate Deluxe – the full review of a professional hard floor cleaner

    Jason Roberts
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:10 am
    Have you ever desired to give your hands a break while the hard floors are treated to the best clean at the same time? Well, Hoover has provided this option after designing the Floormate Deluxe hard floor cleaner which features the SpineScrub technology and counter-rotating brushes to make cleaning so convenient. Unlike the traditional hardwood floor vacuum cleaners, this appliance simply makes use of water, a cleaning solution and some spinning brushes to remove dirt and debris from various floor surfaces. Working on sealed hardwood, ceramic tiles, vinyl, laminate and marble, the dual tank…
  • Dry ice cleaning – interview with Jon Wikstrom from CoolClean.com

    Jason Roberts
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:26 pm
    I know I’ve covered a lot on cleaning subjects here, on VacuumsGuide.com, but today I’d like to talk about a new and innovative way of cleaning that is especially used in industrial facilities: CO2 cleaning (or the so-called dry ice cleaning). Since I’m no expert in this area, I invited Jon Wikstrom, one of the founders of Cool Clean Technologies, a company specialized on providing these kind of services, to talk more on this subject. 1.    Please briefly introduce yourself. Hello I’m Jon. Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to hear my story. I recently…
  • Shark launches 2 more Rockets: DeluxePro and TruePet

    Jason Roberts
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:16 pm
    It’s been 3 months since I published my first Shark Rocket review, and it’s already obsolete, thanks to the never-ending innovative sense of Shark engineers. Considering the flaws that made me rate the first Shark Rocket with only 77 points on the VGM scale, I figured the newest versions, the DeluxePro and the TruePet, deserve another chance to prove themselves. Exactly as I expected, I’ve found better products, with state-of-the-art features, and with higher performance. If you stick around for a few minutes you will find all there is to know about the latest Shark Rockets,…
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    Air Purifier Review

  • Honeywell CL30XC Indoor Portable Evaporative Air Cooler Review

    Janet Miller
    13 Dec 2014 | 1:15 am
    Post this Honeywell CL30XC Indoor Portable Evaporative Air Cooler review we can heartily conclude: this is the most economical and energy efficient evaporative air cooler in the market. I bet you would trade anything to bask in the comfort that the evaporative air cooler can offer considering the warm situation you are in. You can […]
  • NewAir AH 400 Portable Space Heater Review

    Janet Miller
    5 Dec 2014 | 1:38 am
    NewAir AH 400 Portable Space Heater Review score: 98/100. If you’re looking for a convenient, low cost way to heat a work area in your home or office, the NewAir AH 400 Portable Space Heater is one of the better deals available. A small, compact heater that doesn’t skimp on warming power, this personal space […]
  • Crane Five Stage Air Purifier, Penguin Review

    Janet Miller
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:29 pm
    Crane Five Stage Air Purifier Penguin Review review score: 96/100. The Crane Five Stage Air Purifier, Penguin is one solution that you can apply for a more safer, cleaner and healthier indoor air. Many households have overlooked the fact that indoor air can also affect one’s health. Keeping your indoor air clean all the time […]
  • Vornado AC500 True HEPA Air Purifier Review

    Janet Miller
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:23 pm
    These days, it is always a better idea to have Vornado AC500 True HEPA Air Purifier at your home. Air purifiers are a popular and smart choice for homes that are always threaten with airborne contaminants and allergens that trigger asthma and allergies. Not to many people are aware that indoor air can be contaminated […]
  • Airfree P1000 Air Purifier Review

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

  • Scatter Cushions For Your Living Space

    Mark
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Scatter cushions are a favourite enhancement among interior decorators. For a pittance, one can use scatter cushions to enhance a room’s style or draw the eye to a particular furnishing. Scatter cushions are traditionally 18″ by 18″, but these days you can buy them in just about any shape or size you desire. At Selby Soft Furnishings, we offer high quality scatter cushions designed to both beautify and extend the life of your cushions. The covers are fully piped, ribbed and made here in the UK.       Scatter cushions are often used in two ways: To add colour and…
  • Do It Yourself Guides – Create Your Own Zipped Scatter Cushions – (DIY Difficulty – Moderate)

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

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

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

  • #TOP10 – The 10 Best Solar Oven For Efficient Cooking

    Assmaa Almaairgy
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:03 am
    #TOP10 – The 10 Best Solar Oven For Efficient Cooking. If you are the one who love to  go out to picnics so much, or the one who love to cook your food efficiently in your house ,Then you should be hearing of what so called solar cooking, if you are new to this expression ,it is actually pretty easy ,it means that you cook your food with the help of the sun, no fuel or gas or any stuff required. Actually the only device you can use  for applying solar cooking is Solar Oven. Solar oven is used for cooking pretty any type of food with the help of the sun only. So this…
  • How to Support Renewable Energy When On – Budget

    Heather Roberts
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:14 am
    How to Support Renewable Energy When On – Budget. As the Eco – friendly lifestyle gained popularity, the prices of the renewable energy and the energy – efficient appliances are dropping. But they are considerably more expensive than the commercial methods. For most of the people, installing a solar panel is a commodity when it comes to costs. The external conditions, such as the weather characteristics in a certain place, play important role. Sometimes the house is situated in a shady area and there is not enough sunlight penetration. Maybe you are renting the place and you can’t…
  • Bamboo Tree – Renewable Energy Source and So Much More

    Ariel Bellamy
    13 Dec 2014 | 11:26 am
    Bamboo Tree – Renewable Energy Source and So Much More. Long time ago, some significant changes in temperatures, air quality, and the quality of life on Earth in general were discovered.Over the centuries, people had enormous effect on the planet,and the results are not good. Pollution and global warming are just some of the problems that have occurred that have to be stopped immediately, or at least reduced. As people are trying to be more eco-friendly and save our planet from destruction, they started using different materials for clothing, furniture, heating,and one of the most…
  • What Does The Future Hold For Solar Energy?

    Edrick Hypolite
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:24 am
      What Does The Future Hold For Solar Energy? About 200 years back, wood was the primary source of energy. However, now we have several alternatives that include a fast growing array of renewable energy innovations including solar energy. The 21st century has seen solar power grow rapidly to become part of our daily life. From sun-powered homes to solar heated pools, many examples exist that clearly demonstrate the importance of using clean energy. Moreover, as concerns increase regarding the ugly effects of over-reliance on fossil fuels as well as the impending threat of exhausting…
  • Dead Trees And Sustainability

    Lillian Connors
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:48 am
    Dead Trees And Sustainability. By being the “lungs of our planet”, trees are considered as one of the most important ecological factors which can affect global climate. In order to reduce raging global warming, it is highly recommended that we take additional precaution concerning preservation of these fragile species. In addition, the less people mess around their natural habitats, the ore likely they will be to preserve it. In most cases, the best way to help nature is to leave it to take care on its own. Habitat Dead wood is an important contributor for reducing negative effect of…
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  • Make more room for your va va voom

    model131
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:17 am
    It’s here again; in most countries the end of the year heralds great excitement and anticipation for New Year’s Eve parties, celebration, fun and letting your hair down, maybe a bit too much then wondering what in Hades happened, and what 2015 will bring. Mind you, some people don’t have either the festive or even […]
  • No matter where you go, there you are.

    model131
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:55 am
    There’s nothing quite like a holiday to unite people. Whichever you celebrate (if any), the fact that many do at this time slows the pace of business, creating opportunities to reflect on life and perhaps plan future holidays. What will that be for you in 2015? You could go anywhere, do anything. How will you […]
  • Back to square one – simple!

    model131
    9 Dec 2014 | 2:14 am
    There is much truth in the expression, “less is more.” See how many idioms you come up with which include the one word “square”.  Three square meals! Square the accounts. A square peg in a round hole. That one word offers so much more. Sometimes we make life complicated and dreams don’t work out and […]
  • We’re here for a reason

    model131
    4 Dec 2014 | 2:31 am
    “I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.” Whoopi Goldberg The world has countless heroes and heroines making a difference to others’ lives, some quietly and modestly and others through a more visible platform, the greatest differences arising from taking old ideas and giving […]
  • Be it big. Be it authentic. Be it with style.

    model131
    2 Dec 2014 | 2:07 am
    Today our entertainment is often big, loud, full-on, with awesome multi-media effects. So it can be refreshing to experience a simpler style. Such is Giselle, a quintessentially French ballet, a tale of betrayal, supernatural spirits and love that transcends death. It has it all; rich in plot and character, pleases the purists with the supernatural […]
 
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  • 79% OFF Prada Bags, Fast Delivery, Factory Outlet Price.

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    Tweet parda bags on sale - http://www.danielk.net/news1.php Do not get all folks bad there might be real Guru trendy affordable handbags obsessed about as well as although a couple of things i 'm announcing is commonly be attentive. The few things you must find out about Chanel wallets will help you obtain a better deal whilst you from cheap knock offs. Despite going to get the fact that a resource box may be the fact a great deal outnumbered and overpowered, anti smoking ads have reached many with the milestones into it as compared to understand more about its almost ineffective makes an…
  • Expert trial team: stocking fillers

    hh's Anna Bradley
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:46 pm
    Tweet The homeheaven team review four stocking fillers just in time for Christmas!This week the homeheaven team tried out four products that are perfect stocking fillers for Christmas. Here's what we had to say! hh's Kellie tried m&m's Fun Size Share Pack Video of Expert Trial Team Review: m&m's Fun Size Share Pack hh's Michelle tried Duracell Ultra AA Batteries Video of Expert Trial Team Review: Duracell Ultra AA Batteries hh's Anna tried Decor Icestix Video of Expert Trial Team Review: Decor Icestix hh's Issy tried Circa Home 1986 Lilac and Orchid Reed Diffuser Video of…
  • m&m's Fun Size Share Pack

    hh's Anna Bradley
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:18 pm
    1 Tweet MarsRRP: $4.61m&m's Fun Size Share Pack are a share pack that contain 12 13.5g mini bags of m&m milk chocolates.  Buy: coles.com.auCategory: Snacks
  • Merry Christmas & Thank You!

    ellyloves
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:16 am
    I wanted to take a moment to say a big thank you Homeheaven for the lovely gift! Annie, Anna and Olivia and anyone else I am so silly to have forgotten. This year has been an amazing year for me personally and I have many things to be thankful for. I have enjoyed being a reader and member, reading your informative articles, advice and wisdom of the HH community and writers. The last two days has been very challenging from the Martin Place incident, it was difficult for me to get anywhere but I was determined to get home, and coincidently I share the same name & some stats with one of the…
  • What to do with your candy cane haul

    hh's Anna Bradley
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:44 pm
    Tweet Check out these creative ways to ensure those excess candy canes don’t go to waste.At this time of the year, parents are usually up to their ears in candy canes. When I was in primary school, I would come home with sugary treats every day in the last few weeks of term, after they were taped to Christmas cards or handed out by teachers. Now, every kid loves Christmas candy, but there’s only so much one can eat before it becomes dangerously unhealthy! Instead of wasting your child’s candy cane haul, why not put it to use with these creative ideas? Christmas cocktail Whether it’s a…
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    Recent Blog Posts

  • Getting to Know Hurricane Glass & Mirror

    17 Dec 2014 | 12:45 pm
    If you are seeking a top rated glass company that is located in Houston, look no further than Hurricane Glass & Mirror. For nearly three decades, we have provided our many satisfied customers with glass repair, glass shower doors, and a variety of other services. Over the years, our company has expanded from a small operation in a garage to a thriving business that serves the entire Houston area. Our expert team of staff is highly trained in all types of glass installation and repair services. For example, we can assist you with your bathroom remodel by installing beautiful new frameless…
  • Preventing Streaks on Your Glass Shower Doors

    10 Dec 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Glass shower doors are the perfect addition to any bathroom. When you install new frameless shower doors, you will create a beautiful and serene glass enclosure for your shower space. A company specializing in glass shower doors in Houston can help you design the perfect doors for your bathroom. After your shower door replacement, you will need to maintain your shower doors with routine cleaning and maintenance. If you notice a streaky residue after you clean your shower doors, there are several steps that you can take to remedy the issue. Here is a guide to preventing streaks on your glass…
  • Spotlight on the History of Glassmaking

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

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

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

  • Avocado Turkey Bacon & Cheese Panini – Fast and Yummy Meal

    ernesto
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:47 am
    When I encountered this Panini sandwich video online, I thought that avocado and bacon is just too much fat for me. But hey, our lady chef, Gracie Walling of Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service, announced it to be a turkey bacon at the start of the video – and so, this is something worth cooking at the Panini maker. The recipe is certainly worth sharing to everyone. Plus, the cheese that she used was cheddar, which was a big favorite – and it was low fat too. For those who shun avocado for its fat content, don’t leave it out but simply go easy on the serving. You just…
  • Wisely Choose Panini Press and Grill Possessing these Three Vital Features

    ernesto
    13 Dec 2014 | 11:30 am
    Panini are such a delight. You just love to go to the deli shop, sometimes alone, other times with the kids – looking forward to enjoying your Panino treats. There are days, though, that it is tiring to make such trips. Don’t you just wish that you can make your Italian sandwiches at home? So you decide that you want to buy a Panini press and grill. Finally, you’ll have one atop the kitchen counter, your very own on which you will cook your favorite Panini sandwich recipes. However, if you want to whip up delectable Panino and a great variety of food fast and conveniently, you…
  • Oster Dura Ceramic Panini Maker and Grill

    ernesto
    6 Dec 2014 | 10:54 am
    A highly sought-after Panini maker these days among housewives and ladies of the house is the Oster DuraCeramic . It is highly versatile as it works both as open grill and Panini grill. Needless to say, meals created from this appliance are totally delicious. Meticulous consumers will appreciate the fact that the coating on the surface is free from chemicals like PFOA and PTFE, making it truly safe and healthy to use. Indeed, ceramic-coated Oster has become highly in-demand after many experts suggested to refrain from using Teflon-made cooking pans and appliances as the substance has been…
  • T Fal Optigrill: Indoor Electric Grill You’ll Ever Need

    ernesto
    3 Dec 2014 | 8:35 am
    Indoor grills and Panini presses are the rage today, but if there is one that truly deserves a look or two, it’s the T Fal Optigrill. This sturdy kitchen appliance is unique because of its Precision Grilling feature, a technology that absolutely allows cooking according to the user’s preference. It means that you can enjoy precise and proper cooking, whether the food item to be cooked is chicken, steak, or burger patties, among others. It utilizes the right grilling cycles according to the food’s thickness. You can depend on its special indicators that tells how cooking progresses. It…
  • Healthy Cooking and Nutritious Meals with Panini Maker

    ernesto
    29 Nov 2014 | 5:03 pm
    You must have bought for yourself a Panini maker, or received one as a birthday or Christmas gift. Excited to have finally become an owner of such a versatile kitchen appliance, you decided to make the most of it by cooking healthy meals. It is time to make a change. You said it’s really about time since you’re not getting younger and wanted to live a much healthier lifestyle from here on. And you are sure you’re on your way to realizing this goal since you have already heard and will make nutritious and yummy meals from your very own Panini press grill. Now you just have to…
 
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    Home Tips

  • Home Improvement Resources Online

    bglessner
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:54 pm
    So if you're considering a home improvement project, the internet is a great place to begin your research. From changing the paint color of a room to installing replacement windows advice lives on countless pages online.  
  • Is Your Home Prepared for Winter?

    bglessner
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:09 am
    Cold temperatures, bitter winds, and even snow in the suburbs north and west of Baltimore make it feel like winter already. Is your home prepared to handle the winter of 2014-2015?
  • Cleaning Your Windows and Window Sills

    bglessner
    4 Dec 2014 | 1:16 pm
    With the leaves mostly gone from the trees, you may notice more sunlight reaching your windows, which can be beneficial for solar heat gain.  But is the view through your windows picture perfect, or is it clouded by dirty glass?
  • Holiday House Proud Contest is Here!

    bglessner
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:16 am
    If you’re embracing your inner Clark Griswold this season, you could win the Thompson Creek Window Company® Holiday House Proud Contest! Simply submit a photo or video of your ornamented home and then get your friends and neighbors to vote: The three houses from our DC, Maryland and Virginia service areas with the most votes will win $500 and select a charity to receive a $500 charitable donation from Thompson Creek
  • Cold Temps Can Overwork Your Heating System

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

  • Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

    Tom
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Here are a few of our handpicked, last minute, holiday gift ideas that are sure to bring a smile to someone's face. The post Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas appeared first on Zealot Magazine.
  • 3 Tips For Creating And Maintaining A Well Designed Space

    Tom
    12 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Before dropping a bunch of cash on furnishings, consider these 3 tips for putting together an expertly-designed, masculine space. The post 3 Tips For Creating And Maintaining A Well Designed Space appeared first on Zealot Magazine.
  • Make It Pop! Kyle Schuneman’s New Line For Apt2B

    Tom
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Apt2B has once again teamed up with designer Kyle Schuneman to create a brand new line of home furnishings. The post Make It Pop! Kyle Schuneman’s New Line For Apt2B appeared first on Zealot Magazine.
  • A Stockpile of Smart and Stunning Area Rugs

    Tom
    5 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Here is a stockpile of some good looking area rugs that will pull your room together. The post A Stockpile of Smart and Stunning Area Rugs appeared first on Zealot Magazine.
  • The Lounge Chair. A Man’s Furniture Staple

    Tom
    3 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    The lounge chair is a staple of men's furniture, and its only right that we showcase some of the chairs that we love most. The post The Lounge Chair. A Man’s Furniture Staple appeared first on Zealot Magazine.
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    UPVISUALLY

  • Mysterious Belle – Multifunctional Desk with Hidden Compartments

    Ionel Muresan
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Mysterious Belle seduces by its multifunctional lightness. Hidden compartments allow using it as a modern multimedia station, providing space for example a laptop, a tablet or a smartphone docking station. Belle features integrated sockets, a sophisticated ventilating, cable storage system, and a room to invisibly store the devices. Its special highlight is a concealed makeup stand with special compartments and a foldout mirror. The post Mysterious Belle – Multifunctional Desk with Hidden Compartments appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
  • BLOOM Lamp Will Bloom at Night to Brighten your Room

    Ionel Muresan
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:08 pm
    BLOOM Lamp design is based on flowers shape and structure. Light level is adjusted by opening the petals. You can add interesting effects by using sensors. For example the optical sensor can open the flower in the dark, in this case, BLOOM will bloom at night. BLOOM Lamp is available in different colors and materials like wood, plastic or recycled paper. The post BLOOM Lamp Will Bloom at Night to Brighten your Room appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
  • TAO – Furniture Set in Classic Colors Inspired by Japanese Culture

    Ionel Muresan
    14 Dec 2014 | 2:12 pm
    TAO furniture set is inspired by Japanese culture. Sturdy legs in their shape relate to the characteristic symbols of Japanese calligraphy. They are arranged with a simple solids bodies. The whole despite the outstanding base is closed in a harmonious, balanced form. TAO furniture is perfectly presentable in classic colors – with legs in natural wood color and white bodies, as well as brave, contrasting colors. The use of vibrant colors in a single block can create an interesting counterpoint to the whole interior. The post TAO – Furniture Set in Classic Colors Inspired by…
  • Eliza – Unique LED Lamp with Asymmetric Triangular Shape

    Ionel Muresan
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Eliza is an unique LED lamp created from folded brass and powered by a micro-USB cable designed by Wesley Meyer. It’s asymmetric structure consists of triangular shape that reflect light from the LED above to create a diffused glow on the surrounding planar surfaces. Both functional and sculptural, its unique shape and illumination pattern make it a captivating home accessory both day and night I’ve always had a passion for lighting.  Simply: I love light.  I was lucky to grow up in New Mexico, which has natural light that has captivated artists for generations.  I wanted to make…
  • The Leaning Loop – Multi-Purpose Upright Organizer Made of Solid Wood

    Ionel Muresan
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:41 pm
    The Leaning Loop is a multi-purpose upright organizer made of solid wood. It is a handcrafted modular clothing hanger, bag holder, gadget shelf, mirror, peg board, key holder, and shoe shelf all in one slender package. It has been carefully calculated and designed to lean perfectly on its own without losing balance; adding items only makes it more stable. Small bumpers at the back and bottom loop ensure scuff-free and unmarred surfaces while it fits neatly into an entry space, hallway, bedroom, dorm room, bathroom, office or studio work area. The clothing hooks and shoe shelf insert are made…
 
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    RoofingCalc.com » Blog

  • Metal Roofing Buying Guide – FAQs – Facts – Pros & Cons

    The Roof Guy
    1 Dec 2014 | 11:59 am
    With Winter just around the corner and many major snowstorms already ravaging the Mid West and North East, it’s not uncommon to see many residential roofs “suddenly” failing under the unexpectedly heavy snow loads from the recent super-snowstorms, and/or developing major ice dams often due to inadequate insulation and ventilation of the attic spaces in […] The post Metal Roofing Buying Guide – FAQs – Facts – Pros & Cons appeared first on RoofingCalc.com.
  • Asphalt Shingles Roofing Advantages and Disadvantages

    The Roof Guy
    20 Nov 2014 | 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.
  • How to Prevent Ice Dams

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

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

    The Roof Guy
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Are you in the process of designing or building a new house or framing a roof. If so, chances are that you are considering one of the two most popular roof types in the US; hip & gable. This guide will help you decide between a hip and gable roof for your new house, or […] The post Hip Roof vs. Gable Roof – Pros & Cons of Each appeared first on RoofingCalc.com.
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    Murray Lampert San Diego General Contractors & Home Remodeling Company

  • Best Drought-Resistant Plants for a San Diego Yard or Garden

    Gregg Cantor
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    Over the past few years, California has been dealt its share of drought. With scarce water and the beautiful sun beaming down during daylight hours, yards and gardens have been at a bit of a disadvantage. To keep your yard from looking like Death Valley, drought tolerant plants are an ideal alternative to those testy patches of grass and wilting water-sensitive plants. But that doesn’t mean you’re limited to a few brambly bushes and various cacti. Here we’ll take a quick nature walk through many drought-tolerant plants that you can use to grow a beautiful, water-wise garden that will…
  • Decorating Ideas for Small Spaces

    Gregg Cantor
    8 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    If you’re feeling a little cramped, sometimes all it takes is a little bit of remodeling and some feng shui to open your space. Here we’ll take a look at ways you can make the most out of your small space with storage tips, visual tricks, and more. Custom bathroom remodel Small Spaces Crave Smart Storage Opt for furniture that has hidden storage (such as a hollow ottoman or under-the-bed storage bins). Use walls whenever possible to keep items off of the floor. When purchasing furniture, opt for tall pieces that illuminate the height of the room and also take up less floor space. Open up…
  • Another Better Business Bureau Torch Award

    Gregg Cantor
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:48 pm
    Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel, recipient of the 2014 Better Business Bureau Torch Award For Marketplace Ethics The BBB Torch Award For Marketplace Ethics is presented to businesses who demonstrate the highest level of integrity in the community.  On December 2nd, 2014, the 17th annual Better Business Bureau Awards were held at the Town & Country Convention Center in San Diego, California.  We are proud and honored to be the first place winner in our category.  This is our 4th award – we have previous awards from 2007, 2008, 2010 – and everyone on the Murray Lampert…
  • Pet Adoption San Diego Mega Event

    Gregg Cantor
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Pet Adoption San Diego Mega Event Santa Paws Pet Adoption Mega Event at Westfield Mission Valley Dog Mall on December 6th from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Please join the San Diego Animal Support Foundation as we save lives and find homes for the holidays for a hundred adoptable animals from a dozen legitimate, local, non-profit rescue agencies, at the Westfield Mission Valley Shopping Mall. This unique dog park at the southeast end of the mall (near Macy’s and the Tilted Kilt) is a great place to celebrate the season. There will be over 100 dogs & cats who need a miracle this season!
  • One-Step Home Remodeling & Construction Loans Have Arrived In San Diego

    Gregg Cantor
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:01 am
    One-Step Home Remodeling & Construction Loans Highlights: Lock your rate before construction begins to avoid interest rate risk and fluctuations. Financing available up to 90% based on the lesser of costs of construction or appraised “after” value.  Major renovations also allowed, with a minimum renovation cost of $150,000. One loan approval process, one closing and one appraisal upfront before construction begins. Built in fund control with bank inspections at each draw request. Watch our video: For more information please Contact us  
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  • Finish the insulation: the vapour barrier

    Koen Goeminne
    7 Dec 2014 | 11:54 am
    We’re going full speed in the kitchen now. First stop: a finished ceiling. For that, we first need to finish the insulation part with a vapour barrier. Why you need it Simple: prevent condensation. All air contains some water vapour. If the warm air from inside your house travels through the insulation, it cools. Cooler air can hold less water vapour, so at a certain point it will start to condense. You don’t want that. It can get you into all kinds of problems, from insulation being less effective to mold formation or worse. What are the options There are different kind of vapour…
  • How to create your own plant support and repot

    Koen Goeminne
    30 Nov 2014 | 11:16 am
    Before we bought our own house, we rented an apartment. When we moved in (a long time ago), we got (among other things) a tiny little plant from Chrisje’s grandmother. Somehow it managed to grow, and grow, and grow, and in the Spring of 2014 it had grown too big for the pot and support it came in and with. The pot didn’t pose any problem at all: when we bought our house, we also inherited an abundance of empty pots, in all different kind of sizes, shapes and materials. We hardly found any support that fitted our needs though, and if we were lucky enough to find one it was…
  • Plaster against the wall

    Koen Goeminne
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:57 am
    There are things that take a lot of time to finish, and seem like barely any progress at all (removing glue from underneath the carpet anyone?). And then there are things that don’t take that much time but have a huge impact on how a given room looks and feels. If your walls are made of brick (and not drywall), then plastering them is one of those things. But first, some music. Kudos if you guess the link (go wild in the comments, I dare you). How did we do it? So, plastering brick walls. It requires some patience to set up and finish it properly. It requires a certain level of…
  • Rippin’ out some more ceiling

    Koen Goeminne
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:55 am
    If you’re an attentive reader (and I assume you are), you must have noticed that I skipped a part between taking down the wooden ceiling in our former kitchen and installing the insulation. You know, the part where things get really dusty, removing the old lath and plaster. Fear not, for I can make up for that now! But first, some music that just popped into my mind when I came up with the title for this post (for those of you that prefer a little music while reading): A couple of posts ago I wrote about the to-be-kitchen ceiling, and how we put insulation up there, as there’s…
  • Roof guy: the good, the bad and the ugly

    Koen Goeminne
    9 Nov 2014 | 9:55 am
    If I were a betting man, I’d bet you wanted to know more about how things ended with roof guy (now that we’re back). Maybe I’d win, maybe not, but that’s what this post is going to be about (feel free to disagree with me in the comments below). The good We have a new roof, yay! We also have quite a lot of wood now, to burn in our future stove. Everything came down in pieces, after which I sawed everything in pieces. You know, that made storage a little easier. The bad Where to start? Obviously the guy is completely clueless when it comes to communication. He clearly…
 
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  • Why you should check your garage door periodically

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

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

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

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

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    13 Nov 2014 | 3:46 pm
    We love helping Toronto homeowners with their garage doors whenever they need us. We also love giving advice that can minimize damage and expenses to homeowners. Based on our experience , here are 3 things that you should try to avoid: 1. If you suspect that there is something wrong with your garage door, act as soon as possible. Don’t wait and don’t neglect. Every month we come across a few cases where a small repair turned into a larger job because the homeowner waited too long. Problems don’t fix themselves. If you notice something unusual or hear a strange noise when…
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  • Creative Design Idea for Storing Wine Bottles in Contemporary Style

    adem bal
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:26 pm
    This design ideas for storing wine bottles on walls reinvents traditional wine cells and offers a stylish and innovative bottle storage. Excellent for small kitchen or dining room design, the wall mounted wine cells are practical and very decorative.The small cylindrical cells are attached to the wall and hold wine bottle in a horizontal position. Designed by Fiduz, www.fiduz.dk/#!/home, the wall
  • Unique Furniture and Decorations Adding Indonesian Handicrafts to Modern Home Decor

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    18 Dec 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Indonesian designers get inspired by unique furniture and home decorations handmade by local artisans and started to promote Indonesian handicrafts and creative furnishings for modern home decorating. They transformed traditional hand-woven rattan mats into a stylish stand, – a room divider and a decorative storage furniture piece, and designed this garden bench Bubu that beautifully adjusts to
  • Window Locks Improving Inteiror Design and Home Safety

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    18 Dec 2014 | 11:26 am
    Window locks make interior design safer and friendlier for kids and pets. There are some windows locks that are not easy to open, creating an additional danger factor in a home fire situation, but all window locks improve interior design, allowing for air circulation, creating pet-friendly environment in the house and safe for your kids home interiors.Window locks are functional interior devices
  • Wooden Office Desk with Convenient Small Storage Compartments for All Little Things

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    18 Dec 2014 | 8:26 am
    A wooden office deck in minimalist style from Samuel Accoceberry is a great furnishing item for designing a contemporary home office. Simple and elegant, the contemporary office deck Landa features smart storage spaces yet smart desk, adding comfort to small home office interiors.The Landa office desk is a perfect office furniture item which hides the wires and electric cables, while providing
  • Wall Mirrors with Laser Cut Images Accentuating Modern Interior Design

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    18 Dec 2014 | 5:26 am
    Laser cut wall panels and decorative mirrors with creative images are contemporary interior design trends in decorating large homes and small rooms. Laser cut decoration patterns create wonderful accents while mirrored surfaces brighten up interior design in elegant and natural way.Wall mirrors and mirrored wall panels with laser cut patterns look great with room furniture in any style, adding
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  • 7 Tips for Designing a Mediterranean Kitchen

    StockCabinetExpress Staff
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    If there’s a style that comes closest to the warm, cozy, and inviting kitchens of our fantasies, it’s definitely Mediterranean. Full of strong, bold colors and intricate details, there’s a very earthy and welcoming heart that beats in the center of a Mediterranean style kitchen. The style is a diverse […]
  • The Pros & Cons of Ceramic Sinks

    StockCabinetExpress Staff
    12 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Widely available, aesthetically diverse, easy to maintain, and readily affordable – it’s not hard to see why ceramic sinks are among the most common sights in kitchens all over the world. Of course, before you head out and buy a ceramic sink, it’s important to know what it brings to […]
  • How to Choose Lighting for Your Universal Kitchen

    StockCabinetExpress Staff
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Today’s kitchens are more than spaces where food is prepared. The modern kitchen is fast becoming the heart of every home – a place not just to cook but to eat, study, relax, and play. Kitchen designs are moving past the highly specialized spaces of yesterday and into the more […]
  • Granite vs. Quartz: Which Countertop Is Right For You?

    StockCabinetExpress Staff
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Granite and quartz are two of the most popular countertop materials today. Each have their own strengths and weaknesses, so it’s very important to familiarize yourself with both before you make a decision. Here’s a quick guide that will help you pinpoint the perfect countertop material for your kitchen. Manufacturing […]
  • All You Need to Know About Soapstone Countertops

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    3 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Soapstone has been used as a countertop material for centuries. You may have even come into contact with it without knowing – soapstone’s chemically inert composition has made it the countertop material of choice in high school chemistry labs. This popular countertop material is a naturally occurring stone made mostly […]
 
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  • Final Touches: Accessories That Turn a House into a Home

    Pepperfry.Blog
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:11 am
    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 …
  • Why Roman Blinds Can Be An Ideal Alternative

    Pepperfry.Blog
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:59 am
    Over the last few years, many homeowners have steered clear of ready made Roman blinds because they have heard all sorts of bad things about them. Whilst there are certainly a number of issues that can arise with some of these products, it is important to realise that this is a generalized statement and that many others are actually of quite good quality. So, here are the reasons why these blinds can be an attractive alternative to custom made: 1. Ready for immediate installation One of the best things about the ready made option is that they are ready for installation …
  • 5 Reasons to Use Modern Coffee Tables in a Living Room

    Pepperfry.Blog
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:56 am
    There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort. It’s a perfect place to get the complete pleasure. No matter, in how much facilities you are surrounded at your office or client’s address- the real peace and relief is always at home. It’s our small world where we born and grow up with the loads of memories.  As our home is so connected to our hearts, we always strive hard to give it a perfect look. From its construction to infrastructure, interior decoration to exterior maintenance, everything is subject to be splendid. If you’re looking out for some tips …
  • Taking Care of Teak Outdoor Furniture

    Pepperfry.Blog
    8 Dec 2014 | 10:25 pm
    Teak is one of the world’s most stable and durable hard woods. However, when buying teakwood furniture, one can be easily taken for a ride. Hence, it’s always recommended that teakwood furniture be brought from only reputed manufactures. Reputed manufactures ensure that teak is sourced from genuine harvesters who grow these plantations in a controlled environment while ensuring no harm to the surroundings. Besides, such furniture is made using traditional construction techniques where parts such as tenon joints and doweled mortise are also made of teak. Teak furniture brought from reputed…
  • Taking Care of the Corners

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    25 Nov 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Our homes reflect the persona that we carry and in turn, our personality apprise others about the kind of spaces we occupy. The space around us speaks volumes and therefore, each and every inch or corner, should not only be well done and dressed up but also well occupied and utilized. Technically speaking, two lines meeting form a corner or maybe three, in case it is a triangular form. As they say, “Corners are found everywhere. “A specific corner or a ‘nook’ can be predominant in defining the character of the room, be it our living spaces, offices or open …
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