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  • Backyard Entertaining Guide

    My Home Life | Decor, Design and DIY
    My Home Life Mag
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:38 am
    By Paige Willis As you enjoy the warm weather and vibrant landscape of spring, your backyard becomes an ideal setting for a get-together with loved ones. Relaxing scenery, easy clean-up and fresh air lure you in, yet the threat of stress keeps you at a safe distance. It’s time to bid your worries goodbye. We’ve come up with tips to help you throw a backyard bash without the stress. Preparation is key. Arrange and setup decorations the day before the party. If any problems arise, you’ll be able to solve them in a timely manner without losing your cool. Then, when party day comes,…
  • Best Bed Bug Spray

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    4 Apr 2014 | 9:29 am
    Bed bug infestation can be devastating to a homeowner for a few reasons: It is very expensive to get professional treatment It is hard to be certain that all bed bugs have been eradicated You end up replacing and throwing away a lot more than a mattress Many ask what the best bed bug spray is on the market, because they think these are just like ants, mosquitoes, or any other bug that you can simply spray away. Unfortunately that isn’t always the case. That said, if you simply can’t afford a professional bed bug treatment then your quest for how to kill bed bugs yourself should…
  • Coolest Blackboard Living Room

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    23 Apr 2014 | 4:50 pm
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  • Corner Furniture For Living Room

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    23 Apr 2014 | 8:50 pm
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  • 9 Cleaning Hacks to Help Keep Your Home Spotless

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    Matthew Wood
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:37 am
    Cleaning is one of those mundane tasks that we can often simply despise doing – especially when it can prove to be long, drawn-out and tedious. Not all cleaning has to be tedious, though. You may be surprised that sometimes it can be fun. Not to mention inspiring when you stumble on a “cleaning hack” – or, in other words – a quicker way to do things with less effort required. Something that everyone can appreciate! Here are some of the best cleaning hacks that could help keep your home spotless while saving you time to spend on things you’d much rather be…
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  • Secure Your Gutters by Contacting Gutter Helmet Now

    Chelsea Welsh
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:13 am
    Last winter, your home was likely exposed to harsh conditions and might have incurred damage from water and ice. With spring quickly approaching, you ought to identify these issues quickly because things like clogged gutters will take their toll in the event of heavy rainfall as falling debris like twigs, flower petals, and leaves will get more common. However, homeowners ought to do some serious de-clogging and this task can be very difficult, especially for those with limited physical capacity; and hiring someone to clean up your gutters regularly can be very expensive. An article on Yahoo…
  • Enjoy A Stress-Free Spring: Gutter Covers Got You Covered!

    Chelsea Welsh
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:01 am
    Spring rains can be pleasant, but over time, they can cause damage on your property. The main issue with rainfall is that you do not want it to find its way into your home.Also, you do not want the soil around your house to get saturated because this would weaken the foundations, which is responsible for holding up your home’s weight. Weakened earth could lead to gaps in your walls and even affect the stability of the entire structure. This season, like every spring, most homeowners have a lot of household projects demanding their attention. One thing that often gets overlooked is gutter…
  • Do Away with Gutter Cleaning and Secure Gutter Protection from Gutter Helmet

    Chelsea Welsh
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:47 am
    Cleaning gutters is not an easy task but it’s important to extend their use. Leaves and other debris can clog the water flow, which can result in the formation of rust, while objects jammed inside can become a fire hazard. Meanwhile, stagnant water will encourage pests that will eventually invade your home. Worst of all, if left unattended, the water will eventually endanger the home’s overall foundation. To prevent serious problems like these from happening in the future, homeowners should install dependable gutter protection. A gutter guard is like an insurance policy; a one-time…
  • Prepare Your Home for April Showers: Safeguard Your Gutter System

    Chelsea Welsh
    2 Apr 2014 | 4:49 am
    Spring has arrived, and soon, April showers will be heading your way. Now would be a great time to carry out some basic gutter system maintenance tasks. You’ll want to check and make sure that all things are in perfect order and that your gutters are well able to divert water properly. Getting a move on with gutter maintenance is vital in preventing worse forms of damageto your home. Clogged, sagging, and leaking gutters are the most common problems and the ones you should do everything to prevent, especially in areas like Chicago, where rainfall and storms are expected this season: For the…
  • Never Worry About Clogged Gutters Again with Gutter Helmet®

    Chelsea Welsh
    31 Mar 2014 | 3:16 am
    For a gutter system to continue functioning well, it should always be free of clogs. Leaves and other debris can get stuck in your gutters, preventing them from driving water away from your house’s foundation and walls. While you can clean the gutter yourself, it can be a dangerous job and having someone regularly do the dirty work for you is not a very cost-effective solution. Thankfully, you can choose to get a gutter leaf guard. Gutter guards are devices that help to prevent gutters attached along the roofline of homes from becoming clogged with debris. An effective gutter guard makes it…
 
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  • Snug and Secure: Exploring the Advantages of Conservatories

    Anne
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:13 am
    Ever watched those television home makeover shows where fervent presenters harass hackneyed construction experts into completing a renovation in an inexplicably short space of time? Of course you have! Universally, aside from a dislike for the bothersome host, one thing we all take from these shows is the motivation to get our own home in […]The post Snug and Secure: Exploring the Advantages of Conservatories appeared first on diy projects.
  • How To Lay Carpet Tiles

    Anne
    21 Jan 2014 | 7:09 am
    ‘How To Lay Carpet Tiles’ takes an in depth look at how you can lay your own carpet tiles. Carpet tiles are the best solution for DIYers who want a carpeted room without the expense of hiring someone to do it. Laying a full carpet can be extremely tricky, especially if you’re doing it for […]The post How To Lay Carpet Tiles appeared first on diy projects.
  • DIY Accidents That Make You Look Dumb

    Anne
    18 Dec 2013 | 7:35 am
    Looking at the myriad of DIY tutorials online and popular articles on social media platforms, one is bound to be motivated to try their hand at the various, interesting DIY jobs out there. And why not! With the holidays and festivities approaching, you’ll have time at your disposal and the entire house to decorate.  A […]The post DIY Accidents That Make You Look Dumb appeared first on diy projects.
  • The Definitive Guide to Timber Floors

    Anne
    11 Dec 2013 | 6:15 am
    ‘The definitive guide to timber floors’ is a handbook for people thinking about getting a timber floor in their home. (A guest post) Timber floors provide an elegant and natural aesthetic that is not available in other types of floor surfacing. It might not seem ideal when we think about the inconsistent patterns found in […]The post The Definitive Guide to Timber Floors appeared first on diy projects.
  • The Truth About Home Heating Systems

    Anne
    4 Dec 2013 | 12:23 am
    Options are plentiful when it comes to home heating systems! Options are so plentiful, in fact, that many people feel overwhelmed by the choices. If you are looking to replace an existing system or are installing a new system, this article is for you. Below, the advantages and disadvantages of major home heating options are […]The post The Truth About Home Heating Systems appeared first on diy projects.
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  • How to Give Your Guests a Hotel Experience in Your Home

    Roland McDonald
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:46 am
    If you have stayed in a four or five star hotel before, you will know all about the high standards of decoration, service and cleanliness that are associated with them. It is something that you expect as soon as you enter in through the lobby, and if it doesn’t reach the levels you anticipate, it [...]
  • Simple and Affordable Changes to Make Your Home Look Brand New

    Janet Bradford
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:47 pm
    If you’ve been living in your home for several years or even decades, it can get a little dull even if you have the cutest and well decorated living spaces. One of the most basic necessities in life is a good shelter, as a good place to live can actually add to a great quality [...]
  • Keep Your Home Clean and Healthy

    Bred Gardner
    27 Mar 2014 | 1:16 am
    Maintaining a clean living space can be a very tedious chore, but, it’s absolutely important to maintain your home as a clean, peaceful and quiet sanctuary for relaxing with family and entertaining guests. Staying on top of keeping your house clean and organized will allow you to achieve a more enjoyable living space, which will [...]
  • 6 Steps For A Cheap Living Room Makeover

    Roland McDonald
    24 Mar 2014 | 3:33 am
    Who says home improvement has to be a costly luxury? If you’re on a budget in times of a financial crisis or concerned about your employment, then interior renovation will probably be among the last things on your mind. But to give your living room a makeover would be a pleasant distraction from everyday headache-giving [...]
  • What Is It that Attracts Spiders to Your House?

    Petar Bo
    10 Mar 2014 | 3:38 am
    If I had a penny for every time somebody asks what it is that attracts spiders into a house, I’d have enough to fund a research program dedicated to answering the question once and for all. The approximate answer, though, is hardly a surprise – spiders will make a home for themselves anywhere that they [...]
 
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  • Greening your kitchen with bamboo

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Just saw a great article on greening your kitchen, by Construction Review Online. They discuss a whole range of options and make a few fantastic suggestions. Being a recycle devotee, I loved this design (don’t know who’s it is, but kudo’s to you). Notice the stunning bamboo shaker doors! Re-skin your kitchen with solid bamboo […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Small Spaces and Interior Design

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:04 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Every professional interior designer knows that decorating a small space is almost always more difficult than decorating a large space, but with some thinking and imagination, a small room can look and function just as well as a large one.  Here are a few guidelines and tips that interior designers keep in mind when furnishing […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Shopping for Kitchen Flooring

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Your kitchen flooring can have a substantial effect on what may be the most used room in the residence. The appropriate kitchen flooring can create the personality of your kitchen, make housecleaning quicker, and last for many years. The wrong kitchen flooring is going to last even longer, so you will want to make a […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Excellent Ideas For Kitchen Remodeling

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:03 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo The kitchen area would be the heart of any home.  It can be the warmest, most active room in most homes.  This is where the family meets, cooks, eats and at times entertains.  You might thus, want to make it the kind of location that may be functionally sound and comfortable for entertaining or family […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • 7 Materials For Creating The Perfect Kitchen Countertop

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:25 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo The kitchen countertop needs to withstand lots of abuse. Hot pots straight off the stove, knives and abrasive cleansers. The ideal countertop is able to stand up to heat and the sharp edge of a knife. Allow us to take a look at 7 of the preferred kitchen countertop materials being used: Granite A natural stone, […] 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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  • Backyard Entertaining Guide

    My Home Life Mag
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:38 am
    By Paige Willis As you enjoy the warm weather and vibrant landscape of spring, your backyard becomes an ideal setting for a get-together with loved ones. Relaxing scenery, easy clean-up and fresh air lure you in, yet the threat of stress keeps you at a safe distance. It’s time to bid your worries goodbye. We’ve come up with tips to help you throw a backyard bash without the stress. Preparation is key. Arrange and setup decorations the day before the party. If any problems arise, you’ll be able to solve them in a timely manner without losing your cool. Then, when party day comes,…
  • What to Plant in April

    My Home Life Mag
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:31 am
    By Katie Koleas Once the winter frost melts and the sun begins to warm the garden soil, it’s time to start planting. April is one of the best times to plant most vegetables, fast growing flowers, shrubs, and annuals, especially if you missed the early spring planting period. Annuals are plants that come up from a seed and flower in one growing season. Summer-blooming annuals such as, sunflowers, zinnias, marigolds and cosmos are easy to grow and quick to bloom. They are a fast way to fill empty flowerbeds and ensure a luscious and vibrant garden by summertime. Fast growing bare root…
  • Air Quality & Spring Cleaning Tips

    My Home Life Mag
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:10 am
    By Drew Mills At this time of the year, everything seems to be coming back to life. Some of these things; however, you don’t want around such as allergens. For the things you do want though, you need to make room by clearing out the old.  Inside the house, you’d think you could get away from outside allergens like pollen and mold.  But, somehow they still manage to infiltrate your home. Make sure that your windows and doors are sealed correctly and consider purchasing a draft stopper to keep outside air out. Also, be sure to replace air filters to ensure that the air in your home is…
  • How to Pack the Perfect Picnic

    My Home Life Mag
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:23 am
    By Kellie Pearson Nothing beats warm sunshine on your skin, a nice breeze and some great food! Picnics have been popular for centuries and are still held with as much endearment today as they were in the past. A classic pastime, it’s a favorite for families to have some quality time outside their normal routine. What better time for this fun memory-making event than springtime? The birds are chirping, flowers blooming, and everything is all-around beautiful. Of course, no one wants their picnic to be a flop! Want to create the perfect one? Follow these guidelines below and you’ll have a…
  • Feel the Need for Spring

    My Home Life Mag
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    By Paige Willis With flowers in bloom and birds singing tunes, we can finally revel in the splendor of spring. Your yard gets more beautiful each day; it’s time to make the inside of your home a worthy opponent. Don dressers, tables and counters with festive, spring-themed décor this season. Whether it’s a whimsical attempt to tap into your inner interior designer or a simple addition of spring hues, we’ve come up with some tips that will make sure spring flair is in the air.  Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Ideas don’t need to be complex to be praised. Spring flowers, pillows…
 
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  • Greening your kitchen with bamboo

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Just saw a great article on greening your kitchen, by Construction Review Online. They discuss a whole range of options and make a few fantastic suggestions. Being a recycle devotee, I loved this design (don’t know who’s it is, but kudo’s to you). Notice the stunning bamboo shaker doors! Re-skin your kitchen with solid bamboo […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Small Spaces and Interior Design

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:04 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Every professional interior designer knows that decorating a small space is almost always more difficult than decorating a large space, but with some thinking and imagination, a small room can look and function just as well as a large one.  Here are a few guidelines and tips that interior designers keep in mind when furnishing […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Shopping for Kitchen Flooring

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Your kitchen flooring can have a substantial effect on what may be the most used room in the residence. The appropriate kitchen flooring can create the personality of your kitchen, make housecleaning quicker, and last for many years. The wrong kitchen flooring is going to last even longer, so you will want to make a […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Excellent Ideas For Kitchen Remodeling

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:03 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo The kitchen area would be the heart of any home.  It can be the warmest, most active room in most homes.  This is where the family meets, cooks, eats and at times entertains.  You might thus, want to make it the kind of location that may be functionally sound and comfortable for entertaining or family […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • 7 Materials For Creating The Perfect Kitchen Countertop

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:25 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo The kitchen countertop needs to withstand lots of abuse. Hot pots straight off the stove, knives and abrasive cleansers. The ideal countertop is able to stand up to heat and the sharp edge of a knife. Allow us to take a look at 7 of the preferred kitchen countertop materials being used: Granite A natural stone, […] 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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  • Spruce Up Your Garden!

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

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

    Michaela Strathman
    12 Mar 2014 | 12:25 pm
    We are always looking for smart organizing tools for the home, and everyone's favorite topic this time of year is the closet. Instead of looking for ways to add more storage to your closet this year, why not look for ways to use your closet more wisely? Enter these smarter hangers, the ClutterFREE Cascade Hangers. Available in packs of 50 or 100, these clothes hangers have thought of everything for you, truly one of the best closet hangers around. Here is a run-down of all the perks: 1. Vertical Space Wizard - hanging one narrow hanger off of the other, as shown in the picture, allows…
  • Garage Ceiling Storage - Organizer's Best Friend

    Michaela Strathman
    7 Mar 2014 | 9:02 am
    We all have our go-to tricks when it comes to finding extra storage space in the home. Maybe it is as simple as looking at the back of your door, or under the bed. Well it just so happens that one of my favorites also tends be one of the most overlooked. Maybe it is because it is because of its location: the garage. Closets and shoes are fun to organize, as are bathrooms. Those areas bring instant gratification when organizing the home. But the garage? Not so much. We don't hang out in the garage, and we certainly don't expect it to be a place of calm organization. So why the focus…
  • Ironing Board and Step Ladder, All in One Package

    Michaela Strathman
    5 Mar 2014 | 11:41 am
    You heard me right, this week's featured product is two common household helpers packed into one design: the Ironing Board & Step Ladder Combo. It is great inventions like these that keep our homes tidy and clutter free. Whether you live in a studio apartment or a larger home but you simply want the laundry room to be tidier, this unique ironing board and step ladder combination helper is a wonderful tool you can have at your disposal. And the great design naturally takes space efficiency even further. Thanks to the extra weight from the step ladder, the ironing board can rest…
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  • 3 Problems Solved by Duct Sealing

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    18 Apr 2014 | 9:08 am
    Duct sealing service is provided by HVAC technicians to handle breaches in your duct work. Breaches can arise from a number of conditions, including age, corrosion and external damage. Duct sealing uses mastic, metallic tape and sometimes fitted parts to repair the breach. Here in Milford, duct sealing can be performed quickly and efficiently in many cases, but that doesn’t explain why you’d need the service in the first place. What’s so damaging about duct breaches that they need to be sealed? Here are 3 problems solved by duct sealing. Reduced heating and cooling efficiency Duct…
  • Heat Pumps vs. Hybrid Heating in Cincinnati

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    11 Apr 2014 | 10:02 am
    Heat pumps act as a viable alternative to more traditional heating systems like boilers and furnaces. They use the same principles as air conditioning: circulating refrigerant gas through a series of valves and coils that alternative heat and cool the air. They are easy to use and very efficient. In some cases, heat pumps can be connected to a smaller furnace for use as a hybrid heating, which makes a lot of sense in our part of the world. Here in Cincinnati, heat pump technology most often appears as a part of a hybrid heating system. Why? Here’s the breakdown on heat pumps vs. hybrid…
  • 3 Boiler Problems You Should Check For

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    4 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    Winter is finally receding and spring is in the air. That means it’s a good time to check on your boiler for any problems that might have arisen over the past few months. It can be tough to schedule repairs when winter snows are falling – especially if the repair in question isn’t dire. But now that spring is here, you have a lot more flexibility in planning your boiler repairs, and can do so with confidence and convenience. This is a particularly good time because things still aren’t too hot outside, which means your air conditioning system won’t become a priority for another…
  • Factors to Consider When Installing a New Furnace

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    28 Mar 2014 | 12:42 pm
    With the arrival of spring comes a chance to assess your old furnace and decide if it’s time to install a new one. When a furnace is ready to go and you don’t replace it, it can cost you a great deal in monthly energy bills just to keep it running. A new furnace will ultimately save you with those monthly costs, as well as improving the resale value of your house if you choose to sell. Heating installation in Montgomery is a common service offered by many HVAC companies, but before you pull the trigger you need to properly prepare. Here are some factors to consider when installing a new…
  • What to Expect with Geothermal Drilling

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    21 Mar 2014 | 10:19 am
    Geothermal heating systems take an innovative approach to warming your home. They run coils through the ground, which doesn’t change temperature no matter what the weather is like outside, then pump a mixture of water and antifreeze through them to facilitate a heat exchange. It saves a lot of money in monthly costs and provides a reduced carbon footprint for the environmentally minded. But installation can be an undertaking, especially since it involves drilling into the ground. Here in Hyde Park, geothermal drilling can be conducted by professionals with experience in setting up these…
 
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  • Signs You Need to Schedule Air Conditioning Repair

    Stephen Andrews
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:06 am
    Spring has officially arrived and with it comes an increased need for air conditioning repair. Lingering issues with your A/C may have gotten worse over the winter, while those you might not be aware of will make themselves known once you put your system to daily use. An reputable AC service in Atlanta can handle most problems that crop up, but you need to be aware of an issue before you can summon a repair technician. Here are 3 signs you need to schedule air conditioning repair. Warm air blowing If your air conditioner isn’t producing any cool air, then the problem likely lies with the…
  • Atlanta Water Heater Repair Tip: The Dip Tube

    Stephen Andrews
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:44 am
    We don’t think about our water heaters much until they suffer a catastrophic breakdown: trusting that they will do their jobs day in and day out with no malfunctions. The good news is that most water heaters can function for years with only a little periodic maintenance to stay up and running. The bad news is that problems do occur, and when they do, you need a professional to solve them. Here in Atlanta, water heater repair services can fix the problem, though the more you know about the water heater’s components, the better  you’ll be able to handle the problem. Here’s a quick…
  • Prolong Your Air Conditioner’s Life with These Steps

    Stephen Andrews
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:31 am
    Part of saving money with your home’s central air conditioning is ensuring that you receive the longest life possible from it. Nothing wastes money faster than investing in an air conditioner, only to have it fail a few years later… a decade before it should. Although we cannot control all the factors that can lead to the premature demise of an AC, we can still control most of them. The following tips will help you prolong your air conditioner’s service life so that it reaches it manufacturer’s estimated lifespan—and possibly beyond. You will need the assistance of professionals,…
  • Why Is the Water from My Water Heater Not Warm Enough?

    Stephen Andrews
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    You depend on your hot water heater in Atlanta, GA every day: for cooking, washing, and cleaning. If something goes wrong with your heater and you find that the water flowing from the tap is only lukewarm, you’ll need to contact professionals to inspect the unit, discover the problem, and find how to fix it. Cool Air Mechanical has skilled technicians who can solve your water heater malfunctions fast and right the first time. They’re standing by 24/7, so don’t hesitate to call whenever you start losing your hot water. Reasons for a loss of heat in your hot water supply…
  • The Importance of Spring Duct Cleaning

    Stephen Andrews
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    With spring arriving in Georgia, we’ve reached the conclusion of the heating season. Our furnaces and heat pumps will go into hibernation (with maybe a few days return to work) and the air conditioners will start their regular hum keeping homes cool. We hope you have scheduled maintenance for your AC—it should be done every spring. However, have you also considered having a thorough cleaning of the ductwork your air conditioning system uses to distribute cool air? Right now is an ideal time to schedule duct cleaning in Atlanta, GA. It’s a more important service than many people realize.
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  • Happy Earth Day 2014!

    Brian Reynolds
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:58 am
    Earth Day 2014! Tuesday April 22 is Earth Day 2014. Earth Day was developed in 1970 to develop public understanding for the atmosphere, living microorganisms and public health. This year marks the 44th anniversary with more than one billion people worldwide expected to join 2014. Earth Day is meant to inspire the public to take satisfaction […] The post Happy Earth Day 2014! appeared first on Pest Control Port St Lucie Florida | Reynolds Pest Management, Inc..
  • Importance of Florida Pest Control

    Brian Reynolds
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:56 am
     Florida Pest Control Importance Florida Pest Control: The vast majority of people think that pests are harmless, think again.  Pest cost billions of dollars every year in property destruction, devastation to plants, as well as the food industry.  Many have the preconceived notion that pest control is an unnecessary preventative service.  Just like having preventative maintenance […] The post Importance of Florida Pest Control appeared first on Pest Control Port St Lucie Florida | Reynolds Pest Management, Inc..
  • Termite Control | Port St. Lucie, Stuart, Vero Beach, Jupiter, Palm Beach

    Brian Reynolds
    18 Mar 2014 | 3:16 am
    Suspecting termites in your home? Nationwide, termite control and avoidance of subterranean termite infestations prices about $2 billion each year. Subterranean Termites Reynolds Pest Management, Inc. is accredited to inspect, secure, and eliminate termites from your residence or business in St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River, Broward and Palm Beach regions. Termite control and assessments our […] The post Termite Control | Port St. Lucie, Stuart, Vero Beach, Jupiter, Palm Beach appeared first on Pest Control Port St Lucie Florida | Reynolds Pest Management, Inc..
  • Nuisance Wildlife Management | Port St Lucie, Stuart, Jupiter, Palm Beach, Vero

    Brian Reynolds
    31 Dec 2013 | 1:43 am
    Nuisance Wildlife Management by Reynolds Pest Raccoon, Opossum, Armadillo, Squirrels, Rodents Wildlife animals and rodents can do extreme damage to a home or business in a short period of time. Wildlife and rodent damage caused by animals can be in many forms ranging from electrical wiring damage to structural weakening and soiled drywall, flooring, and […] The post Nuisance Wildlife Management | Port St Lucie, Stuart, Jupiter, Palm Beach, Vero appeared first on Pest Control Port St Lucie Florida | Reynolds Pest Management, Inc..
  • Reynolds Pest Management | Port St Lucie, Stuart, Jupiter, Palm Beach,Vero

    Brian Reynolds
    19 Nov 2013 | 6:49 am
    Reynolds Pest Management, Inc. Reynolds Pest Management, Inc. offering Florida with respect to Pest Management, Landscaping Management, Pest Animal Control, and also Wood Destroying Insect Management Since 1991! Many in the Sunshine State know about pest control. Customers are concerned about safeguarding their households and houses against pests and physical health troubles that they may […] The post Reynolds Pest Management | Port St Lucie, Stuart, Jupiter, Palm Beach,Vero appeared first on Pest Control Port St Lucie Florida | Reynolds Pest Management, Inc..
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  • How to make your own home surveillance system

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    19 Apr 2014 | 4:50 am
      Home security cameras have become imperative for creating round-the-clock surveillance for homes. With the reduced cost of technology and many other advances, surveillance cameras have become accessible even to those without deep pockets. If you are a DIY enthusiast, you can fashion your own surveillance system for the house using your camera and laptop. ...
  • Give your home sophisticated feel with innovative glass products  

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    18 Apr 2014 | 4:45 am
    Glass products, namely splash back panels, shower doors and shower screens among others are becoming all the more popular in modern homes. These products serve the twin purpose of practicality and aesthetics, and thus work wonders to revamp any room in your house. Using glass products is always in. Today several homeowners are choosing sliding ...
  • Ideal methods of gathering rainwater

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    17 Apr 2014 | 4:44 am
    To conserve water and being environmentally friendly, we must collect rainwater and using it for various purposes in the house. With the decrease in water year by year the world over; collecting rainwater has become an outstanding method of being kind to our Mother Earth along with being environmentally responsible. Below are a few suitable ...
  • A guide to Scandinavian interior design

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    16 Apr 2014 | 4:11 am
    A Scandinavian interior is a simple, clean and beautiful design that is inspired by nature as well as the northern climate, available to all. These interior designs are available in many guises ranging from the classically elegant interiors through midcentury modern and industrial to super-stylish futuristic digs. A Scandinavian design provides the impression of airiness ...
  • Ways to add nature into your interiors

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    15 Apr 2014 | 4:11 am
    Natural elements have been popular always with homeowners owing to the reason that decor inspired from nature’s organic appeal creates a welcoming and calm atmosphere. If you are planning to change the interior design of your sweet home, why not look upon nature for inspiration. You can think of rich woods, rustic old timers, stonework, ...
 
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  • A slow start to 2014

    29 Mar 2014 | 2:00 am
    When we bought our house in 2012 there was no stopping us whatsoever, we had picked up the keys on the Friday and by the Saturday morning the demolition had begun. Whilst the boys were ripping down walls the girls were busy moving boxes from our old house into the new one. When I say new, I guess I should really say old house/building site. It was a shock to the system moving from a new build home to something built nearly 90 years ago with prehistoric electrics and no heating. I was suddenly wondering what we had let ourselves in for but luckily my other half and his dad were working at the…
  • Decorating homes in Cornwall

    21 Mar 2014 | 1:54 am
    We are very excited to be guesting on A Little Cornish Home. Home decor is a passion of ours at Decorate my Sett. Making a house a home is an instinct I think we all have deep down. We just love looking at good design, be that in architecture, furniture, home wares or soft furnishings. There are some great local businesses that have a gorgeous selection of designer brands. A favourite of ours is Just Fab Design in Launceston, right on the Cornwall, Devon border. They are actually the largest showroom of designer fabrics and wallpapers in the South West and they are like a treasure…
  • Thinking about the bedrooms

    22 Jan 2014 | 10:39 am
    Now that Christmas is well and truly a distant memory thoughts turn back onto the house and in particular the bedrooms and how we are going to decorate them. Just before Christmas we spent our time removing the bedroom walls and restructuring the upstairs to how we wanted it.Now it's time to think about getting these rooms plastered and then decorated. I actually feel a little bit sad that these are the last rooms that need decorating as I've enjoyed putting my personal stamp on the rest of the house. The second bedroom, the spare room from a very early stage already had it's colour theme…
  • Work begins in 2014

    18 Jan 2014 | 3:14 am
    For the last few months leading up to Christmas we have worked so hard getting the house ready for the festive period and the visit from my parents, working every single night and all weekends for the last few months has been hard. We have missed festive drinks with friends and avoided Christmas shopping all together to get the house ready.Once the family arrived tools were officially put down and they have stayed down until today. We enjoyed a nice two week break from Christmas into the new year and going back to full time work was definitely a shock to the system. Now we are nearly three…
  • Work stops to celebrate Christmas

    30 Dec 2013 | 1:46 am
    When we bought our house in October 2012 we thought it would be a brilliant idea to invite my family down from Essex to spend Christmas 2013 with us. As the months of renovation went by the house was getting more and more like a home and ready for my family but it was hard work. We were grouting the bathroom the night before they arrived and working right until they knocked on the door. But once they arrived they downstairs was looking good but the upstairs still needed work but this had to be ignored and we were to ignore the plasterboard bedroom walls and lack of carpet and hope that some…
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  • Going Green: garden tool tips and tricks

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

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

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

    joanneland
    30 Jan 2014 | 10:16 am
    Everyone enjoys receiving thank you cards and praise on a job well done.  Plus, when you’re looking for a contractor, it’s always good to read reviews and testimonials to be sure a company is a good fit for your project. With that in mind, we thought we would share a few reviews that have been shared on Angie’s List or with us directly regarding some of the projects Fence City has done the past few years.  If you’re in the suburban Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania and have a fence, hard scaping, or deck project in your future plans, we hope you will remember these…
  • Fences …

    joanneland
    22 Jan 2014 | 1:52 pm
    joanneland:Great quote … but wow! If your fence looks like this, it’s time to replace it — give us a call, quick! Fence City, Montgomeryville PA, (215) 362-8200 Originally posted on Crisp Morning Air: Photograph by Carol Hathaway – 2014 There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who  learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for  themselves. ~ Will  Rogers View originalFiled under: Fence
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  • 9 Cleaning Hacks to Help Keep Your Home Spotless

    Matthew Wood
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:37 am
    Cleaning is one of those mundane tasks that we can often simply despise doing – especially when it can prove to be long, drawn-out and tedious. Not all cleaning has to be tedious, though. You may be surprised that sometimes it can be fun. Not to mention inspiring when you stumble on a “cleaning hack” – or, in other words – a quicker way to do things with less effort required. Something that everyone can appreciate! Here are some of the best cleaning hacks that could help keep your home spotless while saving you time to spend on things you’d much rather be…
  • Finsa Features at Surface Design Show in London and Santiago Workshop

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    16 Apr 2014 | 3:17 am
    The Finsa Global Colour Research team have presented their colour trend themes for Spring/Summer 2015 at the Mix Magazine Surface Design Show in London. Held at the Business Design Centre in Islington, the event is now in its eleventh edition and has really established itself as a high-quality forum for architects and interior designers to network, share ideas and discover new materials. One of the most popular features at the event is always the Mix Trend wall, an exciting and inspirational display of real material samples, colour palettes and images that give insight into future trend…
  • 8 Gadgets That Your Kitchen Must Have

    Matthew Crist
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    There’s something cool about gadgets in the home. Kitchen gadgets specifically seem to capture the imagination more than any other room in the house. Maybe it’s the fact that they can make even the most mundane job exciting? Or is it that they can help to make those tricky and time consuming tasks just that little bit easier? Whatever the reason, here’s a look at some of the most interesting, as well as the most functional products on the market for the most important room in your home. 1. Meat Carving Rack Make one of the most tricky jobs easy next time you have a roast thanks to this…
  • Finsa Home sponsor Wirral Landlords Forum

    Matthew Wood
    21 Mar 2014 | 9:45 am
    Finsa Home sponsored Thursday’s Landlords Forum organised by the Landlord Accreditation Scheme of Wirral Council. The event, introduced by George Davies – Wirral’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods Housing and Engagement – ran a number of seminars to update local landlords on changes in legislation on Housing Standards and on dealings with difficult tenants. Mr Davies highlighted the ongoing work of the council, monitoring housing standards when it comes to rented accommodation. He shared his worry on recent survey figures showing that one third of tenant-occupied…
  • 10 Things Your Home Should do in 2014

    Matthew Wood
    20 Mar 2014 | 7:21 am
    Losing weight, giving up smoking, finding a new job; sick of the same old resolutions every time January comes round? Well, why not think of your home for once when planning ahead for the New Year? You spend most of life there, so now is the time to look around you and decide on those little changes that might just make a big impact on your living space. So think a little closer to home and consider these resolutions for 2014 and beyond. 1. Keep it green Leaving your heating on when it’s not needed doesn’t just waste energy, it costs you money too. Installing a programmable thermostat in…
 
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  • Spring Air Conditioning Maintenance

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    1 Apr 2014 | 9:02 am
    In a recent blog post, we discussed the importance of end-of-season furnace maintenance. What’s the flip side of making sure your furnace is in good condition before shutting it off for the season? Making sure that your cooling system is in good working order – just in time for spring! (And particularly here in Northern Virginia, where the spring and summer months can be rather uncomfortably warm.) What are some things you can do to make sure your A/C is ready to handle the heat? Here are some tips. read more
  • Why You Need a Working Sump Pump

    admin
    1 Apr 2014 | 9:02 am
    It’s been a very wet winter here in Northern Virginia (who would have thought we’d get snow in mid-March?), and extended forecasts call for a rainy spring. read more
  • Just doing a little (non-hvac) maintenance!

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    1 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    We're getting our blog set up with Technorati to make it easier for users to find the articles that we post here at SSI.  Please pardon the code:  TFNUF2R6PTF3 We'll be back with a helpful new post on hvac and plumbing services shortly!  
  • Commercial Heating in Northern Virginia – Special Considerations for Local Businesses

    admin
    10 Mar 2014 | 2:36 am
    As a local business ourselves, SSI HVAC understands the challenges associated with running a commercial business successfully – specifically with regard to your HVAC solutions. Some of the heating, cooling and plumbing service issues that your company faces are a little different than the ones that residents face. Because while everyone will agree that HVAC problems are a hassle, in a business environment they can take on a whole new significance. read more
  • This Winter in Virginia – What it Means for Our Heating Company

    admin
    28 Feb 2014 | 7:01 am
    There’s no doubt about it – this winter has been snowy, icy, and COLD in Northern Virginia. While the snowfall amounts haven’t quite reached the levels of 2010, with its famous “Snowmageddon”, the area has seen quite a bit of the white stuff over the last couple of months. read more
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  • Ways to Check Carpet Cleaners Rochester, NY Reviews

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    17 Apr 2014 | 5:36 am
    Ways to Check Carpet Cleaners Rochester, NY Reviews Cleaning your carpet is a task that every homeowner should consider at least once a year to ensure that the look of your carpet maintains intact and the smell of your carpet remains fresh.  With the help of carpet cleaners in Rochester, NY, you will be able [...]The post Ways to Check Carpet Cleaners Rochester, NY Reviews appeared first on Jet Dry Carpet Cleaning.
  • What is Irreplaceable If There is Flood or Water Damage?

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    27 Jan 2014 | 6:02 am
    What is Irreplaceable If There is Flood or Water Damage? When you apply for renter’s insurance (because you need to be prepared for water damage if you are a renter) or homeowner’s insurance you may see the term “irreplaceable items” on the policy.  You might also see advice given on how to protect your “irreplaceable [...]The post What is Irreplaceable If There is Flood or Water Damage? appeared first on Jet Dry Carpet Cleaning.
  • What to Do About Flood Water Damage in an Apartment, as a Renter in Rochester, NY?

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    7 Jan 2014 | 2:54 am
    What to Do About Flood Water Damage in an Apartment, as a Renter in Rochester, NY? If you’re renting an apartment and it becomes flooded for any reason, what should you do and what are your rights in this case?  It’s vital to understand this so you can prepare yourself ahead of time when you [...]The post What to Do About Flood Water Damage in an Apartment, as a Renter in Rochester, NY? appeared first on Jet Dry Carpet Cleaning.
  • What is Involved in Cleaning Air Ducts?

    admin
    10 Dec 2013 | 5:50 am
    What is Involved in Cleaning Air Ducts? Recently, we shed a little light on how often you should clean your air ducts in Rochester, NY.  Now we want to give you some insight into what is involved in air duct cleaning.  If you want to ensure that you have clean air in your home and [...]The post What is Involved in Cleaning Air Ducts? appeared first on Jet Dry Carpet Cleaning.
  • How Often Does My Rochester Home Need Air Duct Cleaning?

    admin
    21 Nov 2013 | 5:49 am
    How Often Does My Rochester Home Need Air Duct Cleaning? Cleaning the air ducts of your home is necessary for safety and for good health.  Your home’s air ducts circulate the air in the home and any dust, dirt, and other debris caught in the ducts will be found in the air that you breathe.  [...]The post How Often Does My Rochester Home Need Air Duct Cleaning? appeared first on Jet Dry Carpet Cleaning.
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  • Enjoying Your Roof’s Sunburn: Solar Panel Advice

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

    11 Mar 2014 | 9:09 pm
        After years of counting your pennies to save for a down payment, you have finally been pre-approved for a mortgage. You’ve spent hours touring homes with a real estate agent and have fallen in love with the natural light in the kitchen of your potential new home. But before you start dreaming of decorating and arranging furniture, you need to spend some time inspecting the house you are considering. Purchasing a home will be one of your largest investments, and before you sign on the dotted line, you need to be sure everything is as good as it seems.   Get a General…
  • Why Keeping Algae Off the Roof Is So Important

    18 Feb 2014 | 11:22 am
        Despite living under it everyday, most people never think about their roofs. Even when spending time outdoors, you probably don’t really look at your roof. However, if you’ve ever had a new roof installed, you’ve probably gone through an extreme case of sticker shock–that feeling you get after spending a whole lot of money. After all that expense, you’ll want to ensure your investment goes on protecting you from the elements for many years. Proactively taking care of your roof can extend its life and keep you from another case of sticker shock for a very long time.
  • “Winter is Coming” – Is Your Roof Ready?

    1 Nov 2013 | 9:32 am
      No, I’m not of House Stark. And no, we’re not talking about Game of Thrones. But the answer to your final questions is, yes. I am that big of a dork. Nonetheless, the words are as true now as when Eddard utters them in the first episode of GoT. Albeit less dramatic, winter is coming and when winter weather hits, the last thing you want to worry about is your roof. Taking some time before the cold and snow arrives to do some preventive maintenance can save you a lot of time, headaches and hassles later; not to mention money.   Winterizing Your Roof Gutters Clean your…
  • Quick Call the Doctor! Signs and Symptoms Your Roof Needs an Immediate Checkup

    28 Sep 2013 | 11:28 am
        Annual checkups or physicals from a doctor or eye care professional are like second nature to people, but that roof above your head could be in need of an immediate checkup from a different type of professional – a roofing contractor. Roofs are not designed to last a lifetime. Unfortunately, homeowners tend to turn a blind eye to considerable warning signs that a roof needs to be replaced. This often results in the belief that a roof replacement magically happens overnight. An annual checkup/inspection from a roofing professional can help spot potential problems and help…
 
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  • The Top Five Spa Resorts in Australia

    admin
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    For time-poor business owners, executives and stressed out parents, there’s nothing better than stepping away from technology and responsibilities for a weekend. Here are five delightful and soothing spa resort experiences that you can enjoy across Australia. I’ve attempted to select some of the best spas in every state. Don’t have the time? Then simply make some. Give yourself permission to wallow in a state of non-doing for a change – your mind body and spirit will thank you for it!  A 2012 survey of 6,000 travellers conducted by Hilton Hotels and Resorts, revealed…
  • Why Mixing Chlorine Can Have Explosive Consequences

    admin
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:05 am
    Here’s a scenario – you’ve just got your pool installed and in an enthusiastic attempt to get it up to swimming conditions, you have mixed the chemicals in a quick and slap-happy way. Stop and hold the phone right there – that’s how accidents happen. Don’t believe us? Well here are two recent chlorine accidents in Sydney to give you pause for thought. One happened in a backyard and the other happened at a public venue. Don’t wait until the proverbial hits the fan. At the end you will also find a handy guide to chlorine safety. Clinton Maynard’s Story…
  • How to Treat Your Pool After A Bushfire

    admin
    4 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    As we begin to see the tail-end of bushfire season in Australia, it seems that for many Australians living in rural or semi-rural areas, that the clean up is only just beginning. So how can you salvage and clean a pool or spa that’s taken a direct hit from the fires; or alternately has been in the pathway of ash and debris? Well there are a number of different things you can do. To help, here’s some handy advice from our partners at Splash Magazine Image Source   Minor Debris and Ash   If you were lucky enough to be out of the direct pathway of the fire, you still have…
  • Ten of the Best Places to Swim Around the World

    admin
    28 Mar 2014 | 2:30 am
    Some swimmers are also devoted daydreamers who long to be whisked away to the most beautiful blue bolt-holes in the world. Some of these ten bodies of water are secrets, too obscure to be tourist destinations. Others are sadly discovered. However for your sensory pleasure and hopefully to encourage you to pack your suitcase, here are ten scrumptious swimming locales based somewhere on this big blue planet.   1. Ik Kil, Cenote, Mexico   A bewitching blue sink hole with deep cavernous waters and creeping vines dangling from the cliff tops, that are designed to tempt travellers into…
  • Seven Fascinating Facts About Your Air Conditioner

    admin
    21 Mar 2014 | 2:30 am
      January is normally the hottest month of the Aussie calendar. So your air conditioning is most likely getting a work out this month. Here are some fun facts about this quiet wonder of modernity. After this, you may want to kneel down and pray to the stainless steel god that is making your life a more bearable experience at the moment!   Some of the more vocal proponents of air-conditioning and HVAC technology would say that the air conditioning unit is the single most useful innovation of the 20th century. And there’s plenty of reasons to agree. It has affected agriculture,…
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  • Spring Clean your Bifold Doors

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    31 Mar 2014 | 8:55 am
      In comparison to their timber counterparts, aluminium bifold doors need very little maintenance. They don’t require sanding, varnishing or painting and they have an incredibly long lifespan.   By performing regular checks on your bifold doors you can ensure that they will continuously function well. Bifolding doors in marine, industrial or highly polluted environments will need regular cleaning to prevent dirt building up, but in most cases once a year is plenty to check and clean your bifolds – and what better time to clean than spring!   Bifold frames One ……
  • Will Aluminium Overtake uPVC in the Fenestration Industry?

    Bifold Network Expert
    27 Feb 2014 | 7:36 am
      For those of us old enough to remember, at one time aluminium was the leading material for use in the fenestration industry. During the 60s and 70s, nearly all new windows and doors installed were fabricated with aluminium, until uPVC frames burst onto the scene as a more insulating profile.   In recent years, however, aluminium profiles have advanced substantially and now beat uPVC in terms of strength, security and aesthetics, while developments in thermal break technology means that it rivals uPVC in terms of energy efficiency. This is especially the … Continue readingThe…
  • 10 Surprising Facts about Aluminium

    Bifold Network Expert
    25 Feb 2014 | 4:04 am
      Programmes about home renovations and self-build projects feature aluminium glazing products, so many people are already well aware of their benefits. However, the idea of ‘metal’ doors and windows still scares many homeowners who might imagine draughty single glazing in rusty steel frames.   Often people are surprised to learn that double glazed windows and doors are available in aluminium, rivalling uPVC in terms of energy efficiency and beating it hands down in durability and attractiveness.   Aluminium is a fascinating material. Shatter your misconceptions and impress…
  • 43 Selling Points of Aluminium Bifolds

    Bifold Network Expert
    30 Jan 2014 | 3:56 am
      As a sales professional in the glazing industry, you’re bound to have done your homework. There’s nothing you don’t know about bifolds, and you have plenty of sales literature, brochures and case studies to show your prospective customer.   But so has every other bifold installer.   Now that the home improvement market is picking up and nearly every window and door installer now offers bifolds as part of their range, how do you ensure you and your product stand out against the competition?   Sales sheet for aluminium bifolds   … Continue readingThe post…
  • 5 Ways to Boost Bifold Sales in 2014

    Bifold Network Expert
    14 Jan 2014 | 5:05 am
    For a good start to your bifold sales business in 2014… One of our New Year’s resolutions at the Bifold Network is to make this year the most successful and profitable to date for our network of installers. We have plenty of ideas to help bifold installers’ businesses grow substantially in 2014, but what can you do to give yourself the best start to 2014? Here are five resolutions you should make to boost bifold sales this year.   1. Join our network of installers By becoming part of our installer network, … Continue readingThe post 5 Ways to Boost Bifold Sales in 2014…
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  • Best Bed Bug Spray

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    4 Apr 2014 | 9:29 am
    Bed bug infestation can be devastating to a homeowner for a few reasons: It is very expensive to get professional treatment It is hard to be certain that all bed bugs have been eradicated You end up replacing and throwing away a lot more than a mattress Many ask what the best bed bug spray is on the market, because they think these are just like ants, mosquitoes, or any other bug that you can simply spray away. Unfortunately that isn’t always the case. That said, if you simply can’t afford a professional bed bug treatment then your quest for how to kill bed bugs yourself should…
  • Best Roach Killer Comparison Chart And Application Tips

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    14 Mar 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Perhaps you are reading this because you just discovered a cockroach at your house for the first time. It’s a crisis, right? Nobody would argue that they are creepy and disgusting to look at, but another reason to get rid of roaches from your house is the fact they they can carry bacteria and even make your allergies worse – according to research at the University of Kentucky. We’ll explain more about methods for effectively getting rid of roaches, and then provide a comparison chart to help determine the best roach killer available to the public. For some more gory details…
  • Homemade Bug Spray: Spray Away those Pests!

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    7 Feb 2014 | 1:44 pm
    You are sharing the house with some unwanted visitors. You need to find a way to get rid of them. No, they aren’t your in-laws. They are much worse and much more numerous than them. They are BUGS! Cockroaches, ants, centipedes. You name it, you’ve got it. So, why not make some homemade bug spray to repel those pests? In this article, we will talk about the individual bugs that need to be repelled, and then get into all-inclusive repellents. Centipedes You probably already know, but centipedes are the seemingly thousand-legged creatures that can crawl very quickly through your house. They…
  • How to Kill Wasps: Effective Methods for Warding Off Wasps

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    5 Dec 2013 | 8:44 am
    By: Laura Silvashy Maybe you recently had a picnic in your backyard that was plagued with wasps. Maybe you are noticing more wasps than usual around your house. Maybe you’ve even been stung by a wasp! If you’ve found your way to this site, you probably have a wasp problem. These insects can be dangerous, so you need to know how to kill wasps. By reading on, you will learn the indications of wasps, the reasons to get rid of them, and the methods of how to kill wasps. Wasp Detection Wasps are insects that usually have wings to fly around. They have the capability to sting people. Most wasps…
  • Hornet Nest Removal: What You Should Know

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    26 Nov 2013 | 7:00 pm
    Hornet nest removal can be a tough process that is highly dangerous without extra precautions. But do not fear! Any adult who has read this helpful guide and follows a few simple steps can accomplish hornet nest removal without a problem! Where are Hornet Nests Located? A hornet begins a nest for one main reason…to nest her eggs. Just like we have a home to protect our children from harm, a hornet keeps her young in a nest for safety from the outside world. Depending on the size of the colony, a nest can be as big as a soccer ball or as small as a golf ball! According to the UK Entomology,…
 
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  • 9 Tips for Hiring the Best Contractor for the Job

    Anne Reagan
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Whether you’re adding on to your home, need a small home improvement task completed, or preparing for a remodel, there will come a time you need to call in a professional contractor. A contractor is a great asset for your home project. They have connections to vendors and subcontractors to get your project done and have experience in working with your type of home. But before you just hire anyone, you need to make sure you’re working with a reputable provider. And, hiring the right contractor can make the difference in terms of safety, budget and stress. 1. Know the Types of Contractors…
  • Spring Fling! 12 Ways to Prepare For the Season

    Anne Reagan
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    2014 seemed liked the winter that would never end in many parts of our beautiful country so it’s probably hard to believe that spring has begun! Being the optimist that I am- I’ve already packed away most of my long sleeve tops and winter gear and filled my drawers with summer tanks and shorts.  I’m also getting a jump on things by getting projects done now, so I can relax and go to the beach guilt-free when the thermometer does edge upward. Here’s my springtime checklist to get your home ready for the season. 1. Scrub-a-dub-dub It isn’t called “spring cleaning” for nothing!
  • 5 Great Ways to Go Green

    Anne Reagan
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Helping the environment doesn’t just promote a healthier planet — it can also add value to your home. From buying energy-efficient appliances to updating your light fixtures, you would be surprised at how easy it is these days to go green. If you’re thinking of adding your home to the market any time soon, take advantage of some of these go-to green upgrades to add value and appeal to your listing. 1. Get Rid of Energy Drains Look around your house and you are bound to find an energy-draining appliance. Think about that old refrigerator or the dishwasher that is from the 1990s. The EPA…
  • How To Set Up the Best Compost Pile (and it won’t cost a cent)

    Anne Reagan
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Whether your garden consists of small containers on your deck or raised beds in the yard, every gardener should be knowledgable about organic composting material. Compost soil, the “black gold” that is created from decomposing organic material, acts as nutrition for the plants. Think of it like a vitamin: plants grown in soil with added compost perform better. Composting can benefit the environment as well. Removing table scraps, coffee grounds and other organic material from your garbage can will reduce landfill material. Luckily for you, setting up a compost station in your yard…
  • 5 Tips for Smart Remodeling

    Anne Reagan
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    There’s no promise that every dollar you spend remodeling today will come back to you in value when you sell your home. But, if you are going to remodel and sell your home at a later date, you need to remodel smart. That means getting the most out of your remodeling dollars and making improvements that you will enjoy now, but may actually help sell your home. 1. Fit With the Neighborhood The old adage of “don’t buy the most expensive home on the block” holds true for remodeling. Keeping your remodeling projects in line with your neighborhood is a smart way to think about…
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  • Travertine Pavers: A Cool Choice for Your Pool Deck

    Mat Jobe
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:26 am
    What makes a perfect pool deck? Most people look for qualities like durability, a non-slip surface, and perhaps most important of all, attractiveness. That probably explains why travertine pavers have become such a popular choice – they rate highly in all three categories, while carrying a price tag that fits within the budget of many pool owners. As a bonus, travertine is known for being easy on the toes. The porous stone doesn’t absorb heat as readily as other deck materials, saving your feet on sizzling hot summer days. In other words, going with travertine is literally one of…
  • Sit, Stay, Swim! Making Your New Pool Pet Friendly

    Mat Jobe
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:20 am
    Whether you find it cute or gag-inducing, the term “fur baby” perfectly describes how many of us feel about our pets. But while people often love their animals like children, they don’t always watch over them as closely. For swimming pool owners, that can lead to tragedy. Statistics on pet drowning are hard to come by, but based on anecdotal reports from veterinarians and other professionals, it’s a problem that should concern every dog and cat owner with a pool. Contrary to popular opinion, animals don’t instinctively know how to swim or handle themselves around…
  • Public Pool Urination: It’s Worse Than You Thought

    Mat Jobe
    17 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
    Need another excuse to get your own private swimming pool? According to a recent survey, about one in five people admit to peeing in a public pool. Yes, maintaining your own pool may be a hassle, but at least you generally don’t have to worry about people using it as a toilet. But it gets worse. Far from being a harmless (if disgusting) fact of life, public pool urination could actually pose a health hazard. That’s the conclusion of a new study, which found that urine mixed with chlorine can result in harmful chemical reactions. The Findings Scientists at China Agricultural…
  • 7 Smart Pool Renovation Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

    Mat Jobe
    6 Mar 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Feeling a little dissatisfied with that old backyard swimming pool? Maybe you moved into a house that already had someone else’s idea of a dream pool. Or perhaps you installed the pool years ago when styles and standards were different. Maybe you never got the pool you really wanted because your installation budget was limited. Whatever the case, the cost of a major pool renovation is probably more than you want to pay (unless you like spending oodles of money). Fortunately, it’s possible to make some dramatic changes to your pool without spending a fortune. In fact, some updates…
  • Building a Pool EVERYONE Can Enjoy

    Mat Jobe
    24 Feb 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Everyone loves swimming pools, but not everyone can use them safely and easily – at least, not without a little help. That thought has probably occurred to any parent of young children who has pondered building a pool in light of the awful drowning statistics that come out each year. It’s also a reality for many adults with mobility issues, who often have trouble getting in and out of a pool using standard equipment. Fortunately, there are lots of ways to make a backyard pool safer and more accessible for people of varying ages and abilities. You can start by choosing the right…
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    Teak Patio Furniture World

  • Comparing the Best Teak Garden Benches

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    19 Apr 2014 | 4:58 am
    A teak bench is one of the most popular types of outdoor furniture for the garden or patio. A nice solid wooden bench has a kind of timeless quality to it. It gives your outdoor living space a certain charm and also invites you to stop and sit down—to relax and enjoy the fresh air. When shopping for a new teak garden bench, you basically have three things to consider: quality size design You could also probably include “price” in this list, but generally, price and quality are two sides of the same coin. There is a lot of truth to the old adage: “You get what you pay…
  • Vimanmek Teak Mansion in Bangkok

    Admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:59 am
    You might already know that teak is the best wood for outdoor furniture. Teak’s natural resistance to water damage also means it has historically been one of the preferred woods to use in shipbuilding. But did you also know that there is a long history of using teak for building construction in Southeast Asia? In Thailand in particular, teak has always been a valuable wood to use in the construction of homes and temples. It was also used in the construction of a royal palace, the Vimanmek Mansion. King Rama V Vimanmek Mansion, also known as Vimanmek Palace, has quite an interesting…
  • Why it’s Important to Kiln Dry Grade A Teak for Furniture

    Admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:50 am
    Close-up view of the grain in teak wood You’ve probably heard that the best quality teak wood for outdoor furniture is grade A teak. This of course is the timber taken from the mature heartwood of the teak tree. This wood is naturally high in oil content, which protects it from various forms of damage such as termites and other boring insects, mold, mildew, and various types of fungus growth. Freshly cut logs of grade A teak But did you also know that there are differences in quality even among grade A teak? These differences come from the wood’s moisture content due to the…
  • Compare and Choose: Reviewing the Best Teak Outdoor Dining Sets

    Admin
    2 Mar 2014 | 9:30 am
    It’s been a long cold winter, but with spring now just around the corner it’s time to start thinking about how to enjoy spending time outdoors in the warm weather. If you’ve found this article, you’ve no doubt already come to the conclusion that a teak patio set would be a great investment to make for your home. Now you just need to pick the right set for you. We’ll help you choose new patio furniture by reviewing some of the best outdoor teak dining sets available and giving you a great tool to comparison shop. As you probably know, teak is the highest quality…
  • Extending Teak Patio Table vs Fixed-length Dining Table – Pros and Cons

    Admin
    13 Dec 2013 | 6:43 pm
    If you’re thinking of buying a new teak patio table for your backyard, one of the biggest choices you need to make is whether to go with a fixed-length dining table, or one that has extensions. You’ll need to think about balancing forma and function. You want a table that looks beautiful since it will stand out on your patio. And yet you want to be certain to have enough seating for the number of guests you can commonly expect to have over. A table with extensions may be what you’re looking for in order to give yourself flexibility, so let’s consider the pros and cons…
 
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    Creatively Different Blinds

  • A History of Interior Design: from 1152 to 1914

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    17 Apr 2014 | 4:01 am
    A History of Interior Design: from 1152 to 1914 – An infographic by the team at Creatively Different Blinds Embed A History of Interior Design: from 1152 to 1914 on Your Site: Copy and Paste the Code Below A History of Interior Design: from 1152 to 1914 – An infographic by the team at Creatively Different Blinds
  • Think Creative and Win – Over £1000 in Prize Money to Be Won in the Creatively Different Interior Design Awards

    admin
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:12 am
    We have some really exciting news from the Creatively Different headquarters: we’ve collaborated with the National Design Academy to launch “Think Creative. Think Creatively Different Interior Design Awards”; a competition open to all aspiring interior designers (students, the newly qualified, and keen amateurs all welcome) who have a creative eye and a love of designs that are that little bit different! We’re asking budding designers to create a domestic or commercial room set that incorporates any blind from our product range. Entrants choosing to design a domestic room set are…
  • Lights, Camera, Action…Stylish Slapstick on a Printed Blind

    admin
    1 Apr 2014 | 2:18 am
  • Win a £250 Voucher to Spend On Your Choice of Natasha Bacca Blinds!

    admin
    25 Mar 2014 | 7:12 am
    Here at Creatively Different we are big fans of Natasha Bacca and her stunning contemporary photography – if you haven’t seen her work before, be sure to check out her website as well as all of her images we have available for printing on our blinds. To celebrate her fantastic work we are offering one lucky winner a £250 voucher to spend on their choice of blind featuring one of Natasha’s fantastic photos! To enter all you need to do is head over to Facebook and ‘like’ both Creatively Different Blinds, and Natasha’s Facebook pages, then leave a comment on this post to let us…
  • Who Says Home Decor Has to Be Serious?

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    12 Mar 2014 | 4:01 am
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    VIP air purifier

  • Oreck Air Purifier Review 2013 – 2014 , Find a Better Oreck Air Cleaner

    D stone
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:32 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItWhy choosing an Oreck air purifier? – Oreck Air Purifier Review 2014 This post is about Oreck air purifier reviews and consumer reports, you could find more info about what is the best air purifier here and top rated air purifiers 2014 here. Oreck Air Purifier Corporation start its business as selling vacuum cleaners [...]The post Oreck Air Purifier Review 2013 – 2014 , Find a Better Oreck Air Cleaner appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • How to Deal With Indoor Air Pollution for Office Workers

    D stone
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:41 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin It The indoor environment is really important for office workers since they have to stay in the office for almost eight hours a day. For some fresh workers, it may take them several days to adjust to the special environment of their offices. But for seasoned office workers, they probably have already accumulated a [...]The post How to Deal With Indoor Air Pollution for Office Workers appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • Best Whole House Air Purifier Systems and Reviews 2014

    D stone
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:33 am
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItWhole House Air Purifier Reviews 2013 – 2014 This post is for best whole house air purifier systems and reviews, you could also find more home air purifiers here and some top air purifiers 2013 – 2014 here. Why do we choose a whole home air purifier?    Whole house air purifiers can be used [...]The post Best Whole House Air Purifier Systems and Reviews 2014 appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • Holmes Air Purifier Reviews and Ratings 2013 – 2014

    D stone
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:36 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin It Reviews for Holmes air Purifiers 2014 This post is for Holmes air purifier reviews, you may also would like to check more home air purifiers reviews here and some best air cleaners here. With air purifiers being the most important products, Holmes is one of the leading companies in the electronic product market. [...]The post Holmes Air Purifier Reviews and Ratings 2013 – 2014 appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • What is Air Quality?

    D stone
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:44 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItThe Definition of Air Quality The air quality is the level of cleanness of the air that surrounds us. A high quality air is the one that is not polluted at all and it is clear and clean. On the other hand, the quality of air can become low because of a series of [...]The post What is Air Quality? appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
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    Goedeker's Home Life

  • Official Range Announced for Pillsbury Bake-Off

    Sarah
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Pillsbury’s 47th annual Bake-Off is already well underway! Recipe submissions have been pouring in over the past few months, and in November they will be narrowed down to 100 finalists who will compete in Nashville, TN, for the grand prize, three recipe category prizes, and other assorted awards provided by the Bake-Off sponsors. The finalists will be cooking with this stunning GE smoothtop convection range. GE has sponsored this contest for over 40 years, and this year along with the $1 million grand prize, the winner will receive their choice of $10,000 worth of GE kitchen appliances.
  • Inside the American Brain Tumor Association with Elizabeth M. Wilson

    Liz
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA), headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, is the leading organization for advancement of understanding and treatment for brain tumors. Since 1973, the ABTA has been raising funds for research and providing support and resources for families and those who have been diagnosed. I, Liz, have a personal connection to the ABTA. Thirteen years ago, my dad was diagnosed with an ependymoma tumor in the left ventricle. Through the uncertainty and fear, the ABTA was there for us, offering support and knowledge. Though Goedeker’s has not partnered with…
  • Interview with HGTV Design Star Winner Meg Caswell

    Sarah
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    You already know we’re fans of the popular HGTV show House Hunters, but we’re also pretty interested in their reality competition show HGTV Design Star, recently renamed HGTV Star. The first episode premiered on July 23, 2006, and so far the show has run for eight seasons, plus one All-Stars season. Meg Caswell competed in the show’s sixth season, and she was announced the winner on the season finale episode which aired September 12, 2011. Viewers may remember her for her high-energy personality and love of vibrant colors. Following the competition, Meg went on to host her…
  • The Secret to Decorating with Art

    Sarah
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    When you hear the words “art” or “artwork,” does your mind immediately spring to paintings by famous artists on the walls of museums or galleries? While that is accurate, you don’t need an original by Van Gogh or Monet to decorate your home. Sure, paintings are considered artwork, but so are photographs, prints, posters, and works of graphic design. In fact, so are squares of fabric or wallpaper, newspapers, plates, completed puzzles, maps – nearly anything you could imagine! Don’t feel limited to conventional art forms when designing a room. And, contrary to the advice you will…
  • How to Find the Best Deals on Modern and Patio Furniture

    Sarah
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photo by Flickr user outreachr.com. The joy of shopping is increased tenfold when the best discounts and deals are at your fingertips. Decorating your home or the occasional make-over can become an expensive affair and sometimes rather confusing, given the range of products and deals available in the market. But with the options today’s consumers have at their disposal, searching for a reasonably good deal on the modern and patio furniture you want shouldn’t be a difficult one. Go online Perhaps the easiest way to trace the best deals is on the internet. With a quick search you know…
 
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    HomeImprovement-quote.com

  • Great household tips that can help you keep pests away from your home

    Bill1234
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:18 am
    This article was originally published at HomeImprovement-quote.comSince they contain specific chemicals that can successfully kill a wide variety of pests, we can state that hairsprays are the best products that you can use to remove wasps, bees or hornets. In case you consider buying a house, make sure you inspect it first. You will need to live in the house for a couple of days to see if it is infected with any kind of pests, even though it is really easy to recognize some particular signs of infestation. The main areas of your home that you need to spray are: the porch, the patio, the…
  • A Detailed Guide to Roof Slates Prices and Costs

    Bill1234
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:56 am
    This article was originally published at HomeImprovement-quote.comIn case your slate roof is damaged or leaking, perhaps you’ll notice that replacing roof slates resolves the problem. You’ll notice that roof slate cost is more expensive than other roofing materials; however, since they’re extremely hard-wearing and long lasting, they will probably outlast alternatives such as clay tiles. Roofing Slates Prices Roofing slate costs differs according to the type of slate you choose; some are superior quality than others. For instance, imported slate roofing from Spain is more expensive.
  • House Extension Cost – How Much Does A House Extension Cost

    Bill1234
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:31 pm
    This article was originally published at HomeImprovement-quote.com  If you like having more rooms in your house and don’t want to change location, why not extend your house and stay in your favourite suburb. You can have additional rooms, another bathroom, bring in more light and have a bigger kitchen; all of these will add value to your home. This home extension may cost beyond your expectation but with careful budgeting and having rough idea of the actual amount, you will soon have that extra room you need for your growing family. Adding an extension to your home requires meticulous…
  • How To Find A Good Kitchen Fitter To Help You Plan or Redesign Your Kitchen

    Bill1234
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:47 pm
    This article was originally published at HomeImprovement-quote.comGetting a professional kitchen fitter to deliver and set up your new kitchen is something that is vital. Among all rooms in the house the kitchen is probably the most essential ones, it needs to have the wow factor and remarkable usability. Questions to ask yourself before a kitchen remodeling An outstanding kitchen fitter can certainly manage the planning for you. When choosing to swap your existing kitchen for something newer you don’t just want to proceed to do a straight swap like for like. It is rather beneficial to…
  • Asian Bathroom Design and Decor Ideas Gallery

    Bill Kyriakakis
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:41 pm
    This article was originally published at HomeImprovement-quote.com Get 3 Free Interior Design Quotes Get 3 Free Bathroom Design and Installation Quotes The post Asian Bathroom Design and Decor Ideas Gallery appeared first on HomeImprovement-quote.com.
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    SimpliSafe blogs

  • Why Can't All Criminals Be This Social Media Stupid?

    Cara Giaimo
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:57 am
    Main blog image caption:  Does this balaclava make my nose look big? From #burglary #humblebrags to selfie-incrimination, here are seven mistakes that landed these baddies behind bars. Everyone can be a bit stupid about their social media presence sometimes, whether it's accidentally tweeting from the corporate account or accidentally handing burglars all the information they need to acquire all your things with very little effort. And that everyone includes burglars, robbers and all the otherwise-identified fungus-among-us who take other peoples' stuff. read more
  • Boston Marathon Security: Do These Numbers Add Up?

    Cara Giaimo
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:16 am
    Main blog image caption:  Open road... watchful eyes. The Boston Marathon organizers have that tough, very American job of balancing security and liberty. Here's how they'll do it. The Boston Marathon is one of the most storied athletic events in America — it's the nation's oldest marathon, and one of the best-known races in the world. But after last year's tragic bombing attacks, it's also an especially tough security challenge. After a year of preparation, which has included working with crack security teams in New York City and London, Marathon Director Dave McGillivray has promised…
  • Credit Card Scamming: The Heartbleed Of Physical Retail

    Cara Giaimo
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:07 am
    Main blog image caption:  Your own cards, turned against you... Since you can't bandage your wallet... here's how to keep your cash from bleeding out! The recent reveal of the catastrophic Heartbleed bug has left the internet in a (justified) tizzy. In case you haven't read up on it yet, here's a quick rundown: sites that secured themselves using certain versions of a popular software called OpenSSL were actually not secure at all — they were vulnerable to a particular hack that could potentially allow hackers access to all kinds of user data. Even worse, this particular hack was…
  • Burglar Turns Out To Be A Quack

    kevin raposo
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:35 am
    Main blog image caption:  In fairness, ducks are terrifying Ever hear a thump in the night? Could it be a burglar, an intruder, or a duck? This past weekend, a woman in our home state of Massachusetts was enjoying a quiet evening in her bedroom when she suddenly heard banging noises coming from downstairs. What did she do? What any of us without a home security system would do — she assumed someone was breaking into her home, and hastily called the police. read more
  • INTRODUCING: ShampliSafe Home Security

    Cara Giaimo
    31 Mar 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Main blog image caption:  For all your sham security needs. "Installation is performed by a mostly-trained team of elephants." CAMBRIDGE, April 1st, 2014 -- Tired of providing smart, sane, affordable solutions in a traditionally backwards industry, the company formerly known as SimpliSafe Home Security is proud to announce a complete overhaul of their brand, business plan, product array, company ethos, and name. Now known as ShampliSafe Home Security, the company hopes to do the exact opposite of everything they did before. read more
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    Kitchen Design Ideas and Inspiration

  • Best Buy Wusthof Classic 2-Piece Carving Set

    admin
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    List Price : $255.00 Price : $149.95 Saved Price : $105.05 ASIN : B0000DJZMB Category: Carving Sets Brand: Wüsthof Wusthof Classic 2-Piece Carving Set Product Description Slice and serve your perfect roasts with confidence with this Wusthof Classic 2 Piece Carving Set. This great set boasts the same fantastic craftsmanship of the Wusthof Classic line of cutlery and features an 8″ Hollow Ground Carving Knife and a 6″ Straight Meat Fork. [read more] Product Features 2-piece carving set with 8-inch slicing knife and 6-inch fork for slicing turkey, ham, or pork roasts…
  • Product Review: Wusthof Classic 5-Piece Studio Knife Set

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    24 Apr 2014 | 6:28 am
    List Price : $332.00 Price : $145.00 Saved Price : $187.00 ASIN : B0000DJZHF Category: Knife Block Sets Brand: Wüsthof Wusthof Classic 5-Piece Studio Knife Set Product Description The wusthof classic 5-piece studio set is the perfect size for the smaller kitchens. Taking up a little more than 4-Inch on your counter it is the perfect solution for studio apartments, small condos or vacation and motor homes. The studio set includes the essential knives. The 6-Inch cooks knife for all your chopping and mincing, the 4-1/2-Inch utility knife for slicing, 3-1/2 parer for peeling and paring as well…
  • Best Buy Riedel Sommeliers Series Martini Glass, Packed in a Gift Tube

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    24 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
    List Price : $77.00 Price : $68.00 Saved Price : $9.00 ASIN : B0000DZDTY Category: Martini Glasses Brand: Riedel Riedel Sommeliers Series Martini Glass, Packed in a Gift Tube Product Description Entertain with elegance and style with the Riedel Sommeliers Martini glass. Its classic shape and lead crystal brilliance will have your guests toasting the host!Handmade of mouth-blown full lead crystal, this martini glass is from Riedel’s top-of-the-line Sommeliers collection and is for those who take their drinking seriously. The glass is classically designed with the traditional cone-shaped…
  • Product Review: Calphalon Pantryware 6 Piece Oval Canister Set

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    24 Apr 2014 | 2:16 am
    List Price : $59.99 Price : $59.95 Saved Price : $0.04 ASIN : B0000DK38H Category: Tool & Gadget Sets Brand: Calphalon Calphalon Pantryware 6 Piece Oval Canister Set Product Description Calphalon Pantryware 3-piece oval canister setProviding countertop convenience with a little style, this six piece canister set from Calphalon keeps baking ingredients, pasta, or coffee easily within reach. Three brushed-steel canisters with accompanying lids vary in height and capacity to offer a range of options for varying storage needs. Standing 9-1/2 inches in height, the largest of the trio…
  • Best Offer Wusthof Culinar 6-Piece Steak Knife Set

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    23 Apr 2014 | 11:07 pm
    List Price : $690.00 Price : $299.99 Saved Price : $390.01 ASIN : B0000DJZHT Category: Steak Sets Brand: Wüsthof Wusthof Culinar 6-Piece Steak Knife Set Product Description Stainless steel adds a contemporary look to any kitchen. At Wusthof we have been make fine cutting utensils for over 190 years. These Culinar steak knives come are made of a high carbon stainless German steel. These knives are laser tested for sharpness and are a great addition to the Culinar 10-piece set. [read more] Product Features Set of 6 steak knives for casual or formal dining High-carbon stainless-steel blades are…
 
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    Carpet Cleaning

  • Carpet Cleaning Companies: Choose The One For You

    Carper Cleaning
    29 Mar 2014 | 10:59 am
    If your carpet is no longer as clean as it used to be, you can restore its looks by hiring a company to come clean it. Once you have the work done, you can be surprised by how much it makes you feel better! Use the information shared here to learn the right way to get your carpeting cleaned. When you need to vacuum a carpet, divide it up into various sections so that it’s easier to handle. This will ensure that you don’t go over the same area twice. If the rooms are square, the cleaning process can be split into four quadrant areas. Don’t use a lot of heat when you need to…
  • Cleaning Carpets Ideas – Trouble Getting Those Spots Out?

    Carper Cleaning
    28 Mar 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Clean carpets are a must in any home. If you want to hire a carpet cleaning company, try to find out exactly what they do and how they do it. This article will help you do just that. Make sure that you thoroughly understand the pricing structure for your professional carpet cleaning and be wary of cold calls. The reality is that room sizes can differ dramaticially. The pricing arrangement should reflect the actual amount of space cleaned. You should inquire about other services your carpet cleaning company provides. They can also clean furniture, so look into this if it is a service that you…
  • Carpet Cleaning Advice – Getting Your Carpet Clean As New

    Carper Cleaning
    22 Mar 2014 | 8:24 am
    Do you have carpets in your house that have bad stains that you can seem to make disappear? Some stains are impossible to remove with the products available to the homeowner. Professional carpet cleaners can help. This article will show you how a carpet cleaner can benefit you, and how to find a local cleaner that is reputable. Investigate the reputation of the carpet cleaning company before you hire them. There are many companies that are more reputable than others. Talk to your friends and family to get some references and also look for reviews online. This will give you the best chance of…
  • Fix Your Carpet Cleaning Problems Thanks To This Article

    Carper Cleaning
    21 Mar 2014 | 11:35 am
    A lot of people do not take the time to keep their carpet clean, mostly because they are not sure how to clean it. Many people believe carpet cleaning is complex; in reality, it is not. They could not be more wrong. The article that you’re about to read will help you to learn what you need to know about carpet cleaning. Before hiring a potential company to clean your carpets, it’s wise to research the reputation of this business. There are plenty of companies, and there are some more reputable and knowledgeable than others. Ask your family and friends if they can provide a…
  • Dirty Carpets? Learn All You Need To Know About Hiring A Carpet Cleaning Company With These Great Tips

    Carper Cleaning
    15 Mar 2014 | 7:02 am
    What really catches your eye when you walk into a room? If carpets are what you said, you may have an issue. You should realize that great carpets help improve your decor. If your carpets jump out at you as soon as you enter your home, you probably need to have them cleaned. Here are some things you can do to accomplish this. Just because carpet cleaners use some famous products doesn’t mean that they’re more reliable and experienced than other companies. Look to see that any company you use has the right certifications. Double check on your own, but also just ask them about their…
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    Strategies Online

  • How to finance your home renovation

    Erin Emanuel
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    It’s never too late to upgrade your home. With interest rates still low and many environmental incentives from the government to get properties more eco-friendly, the climate’s strong for those looking to renovate. However, despite these benefits, you’ll still have to come up with the funds yourself to pay for the work. Here’s a look at the financial options available to you, depending on your personal situation: It’s never too late to upgrade your home. With interest rates still low and many environmental incentives from the government to get properties more eco-friendly, the…
  • Five Ways to Give Your Home More Stunning Curb Appeal

    Erin Emanuel
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Homes with outstanding curb appeal command higher selling prices and take less time to sell. The front view of your home reveals a lot about your personal style. While organization and cleanliness are commendable, adding a unique touch of style to the outside of your home is what will ultimately set your property apart from the rest of your neighborhood. Read on to learn about five practical, yet eye-catching ways to add curb appeal to your home. Outdoor Lighting From festive porch ceiling illuminations to decorative patio umbrella clip lights, there is an endless selection of outdoor…
  • Furniture Reincarnation – How to Turn Your Old Dresser into a Bathroom Vanity

    Erin Emanuel
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:07 am
    Everything old is new again, and people are all about recycling. One hot trend is to turn a dresser you love into an awesome vanity. It’s easier than you think if you’re willing to invest the sweat equity. If you’re brave enough to try this project, you’ll be surprised at how easy it truly is. Read ahead for a step by step guide for turning your old boring dresser into a fabulous new vanity. Cut the Hole for the Sink Choose your sink, lay it upside down on the vanity where you’ll want it, and then outline the perimeter with a pencil. Look at the lip on the sink and measure…
  • The Market for Composite Manhole Covers

    Erin Emanuel
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:40 am
    Composite manhole covers may not be the most appealing products to sell. Entrepreneurs checking out its market competitiveness do not see the great market behind it upon looking at its overall appearance. The truth is that the market is very competitive due to the number of buyers obtaining the product from a composite manhole covers manufacturer. Numerous factors made it possible for manhole cover manufacturers to stay in the business for a long haul. Furthermore, they showed great success in the industry. Vital elements that support the industry include the following: Different Industries…
  • Painting Secrets a Pro Wants to Share with You

    Erin Emanuel
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:47 am
    A seasoned painter has way more experience than an average homeowner or newbie painting service contractor. We have a few tricks up our sleeves and some unique basic techniques that make us better painters. But let me cut the suspense and share some tips that I have picked up, after having supervised both residential and commercial painting projects in Auckland for over a decade. If you are looking for tips to cut down painting time, you will sadly be disappointed. When we paint an average room, we take two to almost four days to finish the job. Painting walls, roofs or anything else is much…
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    Home Comfort Blog

  • Product Spotlight: Model 8600 Thermostat by Aprilaire

    Andrew Webb
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:09 am
    In this Product Spotlight video, Andrew Webb, Business Development Manager at AC Pro, demonstrates the features and benefits of the Model 8600 Thermostat by Aprilaire. Transcript: Hi this is Andrew with AC Pro and this is a product spotlight. You know with all the advances in technology in recent years, it’s easier than ever to be more comfortable in your home. Why don’t we step inside and let’s take a look. Let’s take a look at the Model number 8600 universal touch screen thermostat by Aprilaire. This is a wired programmable thermostat. It comes with a large backlit display with easy…
  • A/C Tips for Older Homes

    Andrew Webb
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:21 am
    The allure of older homes is often their charm and character. But older homes also tend to have more problems when it comes to energy consumption, with improperly sealed joints and windows and outdated air conditioning systems. Having a licensed contractor inspect the space can shed light on what can be done to the home to update insulation and he can let you know what kind of noninvasive work can bring the AC unit up to code. Have New-Home Comfort in Old-Home Charm Most people who invest in older or historic homes do so because older homes have a lot of character and charm.  They are…
  • Keeping Your Home’s Air Ventilation Clean

    Andrew Webb
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:05 am
    When you walk into your home, you may not always note if the air in your home is clean and fresh. A visitor may remark that your home either smells great, or smells poorly. If it’s the latter, then you may have a home ventilation issue to contend with. A poorly-ventilated home may also have contaminants that we cannot see affecting air quality. It’s considered part of the overall Indoor Air Quality (IAQ ) of a home or building’s interior space. Some research shows that indoor air can be up to 5 times more polluted than the air outside. A building or home can have excellent air quality,…
  • Product Spotlight: Home Comfort Zoning Products by Honeywell

    Andrew Webb
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:02 am
    In this Product Spotlight video, Andrew Webb, Business Development Manager at AC Pro, demonstrates the features and benefits of the Home Comfort Zoning System by Honeywell. Transcript: Hi this is Andrew with AC Pro and this is a product spotlight. You know with all the advances in technology in recent years, it’s easier than ever to be more comfortable in your home. Why don’t we step inside and let’s take a look. Let’s take a look at the zoning options available from Honeywell. First off, what is zoning? Well, zoning allows you to create individual comfort zones within your home for…
  • Home Automation Systems and Your Air Conditioner

    Andrew Webb
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    Advancements in technology connecting the Internet and our mobile devices are transferring to real-life uses in our homes. Home automation systems, for example, give us the luxury of performing tasks remotely with few taps and swipes on our phones. We now can control functions like our home’s heating and cooling systems—anytime, anywhere—with our mobile devices. When used properly, home automation systems can help you save money on yearly utility bills, home insulation, air conditioning and more. Read on to find out more. Home Automation Explained Home automation is the process of…
 
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  • How to clean your skylights

    John
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    By their very nature, skylights are always on prominent display in your home, often right above your breakfast table or even your bed itself. As such, it is vital that you keep up their appearance throughout the year. Some of the common culprits are mildew, grime, acid rain, and even pigeon droppings. If the appearance of your skylights isn’t up to par, it essentially defeats the whole purpose of having them installed in the first place. Thankfully, anyone can clean their own skylights, and it’s quite easy to do so. Prep Work Cleaning your skylights is easy, so there isn’t…
  • How To Extend The Lifespan Of Your Roof

    John
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    What do all living human beings have in common? They all have to breathe. There will be no attempt here to try and prove that your roof is alive, but it does need to breathe. Proper home ventilation is a vital aspect of the design of your home. When done properly, It will significantly extend the life of your roof and make for a healthier environment inside, due to the reduction of mold and mildew which is a result of warm moist air not having a way to escape. Yet, attic ventilation is overlooked many times in new home construction. This is usually a result of the builder cutting costs. At…
  • Outdoor Patio Furniture Trends For 2014

    John
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Image via Wikimedia Commons As the weather starts to warm up more and more people are getting out their outdoor patio furniture or buying new furniture for their decks, patios and porches. Outdoor furniture is great for relaxing and entertaining guests and there are colors and prints to make everyone happy. If you are planning to buy new furniture this spring or want to give your old furniture a makeover, you may want to let one of the 2014 patio furniture trends inspire you. Furniture Pieces This season, outdoor sectionals and conversation sets are more popular than ever. These pieces are…
  • Enjoy spring on a new porch

    John
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:24 am
    More and more home owners are using their front porches for traditional outdoor purposes and enjoying the increased interaction this creates with their community.(Photo: Getty Images / iStockphoto) Outdoor living spaces are one of the most popular design trends of the past few years in both new home construction and remodeling, and it’s a trend that looks like it’s going to be around for many years to come. Judges for the recent Best in American Living Awards, an annual National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) competition, noted outdoor spaces as an essential design trend that has…
  • What’s up with those colorful roofs?

    John
    4 Apr 2014 | 2:38 am
    When a 2011 storm destroyed their black shingle roof, Carol and Ray Knoff of Vinton, Iowa, opted to replace it with a roof in vintage Victorian colors: a claylike red and gray. Victorian homes typically had red slate roofs, which weathered gray over time, so the blend worked, says Carol Knoff. “It took Vinton a while to like it,” she says, but the neighbors have since come around. The 1901 house is among several Victorians built when Vinton housed one of the world’s largest canneries. Many homeowners these days are shunning monotone roofs of brown, black and gray and perking things up…
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  • Cedar Posts Or Treated Fence Posts? Which Is Best For You?

    Matt
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:38 am
    When it comes to fencing, there are a lot of different options available, from wooden fences to vinyl fences to metal chain link fences. But when you narrow down choice to wood, you will have to choose between a treated wood and a 4×4 cedar post. While both can make a great fencing option, it is vital that you know the key differences between them. Treated wood A treated fence post, as its name suggests, is a type of wooden fence in which chemicals are practically pushed and applied to wood. For many woodworking enthusiasts, this process is also called pressure treating. In this process,…
  • The Four Types Of Stain You Can Use For Your Cedar Siding

    Matt
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:02 am
    If your home’s exterior is made up of cedar siding, you should make it a point to stain it. Basically, staining helps protect your cedar siding against moisture, insects and harsh weather condition. In addition, it enhances the natural beauty of the lumber, which can greatly boost your home’s curb appeal. With all that in mind, it very essential for you to use a good wood stain for your cedar siding. Choosing the best stain for cedar siding, however, can be a tall order, especially if you are new to building woodworking projects. As you probably know, there are a number of stain brands…
  • Things You Should Know When Staining Your Cedar Siding

    Matt
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:40 am
    Adding a well-toned and warm cedar siding stain to your outdoor deck can greatly benefit you in a lot of different ways. With a cedar siding stain, you get to preserve the cedar’s natural oils. This, in turn, will keep the lumber safe from insects and fungi as well as give the siding a unique scent. Furthermore, staining can bring out the texture and depth of your property’s cedar siding, especially when you are using stains with wide range of shades and tones. Applying a stain to your cedar deck can be rather easy and simple, even for someone who has little to no experience in…
  • Things You Should Know About Wood Shed Siding Options

    Matt
    28 Mar 2014 | 5:23 am
    From fiber cement to galvanized steel, there are tons of shed siding options that a DIY woodworking enthusiast or a homebuilder can choose from. If you ask a dozen builders which type building is ideal for your shed, you’ll probably get twelve different answers. While their answers may vary, they will definitely agree that wood is one of the best and most popular shed sidings options today. If you are looking for the best shed siding options for your project, it would be ideal for you to go with the real stuff and forget the synthetic imitations. With wood as your shed siding, you get to…
  • How To Build A Cozy Cabin Without Spending A Fortune

    Matt
    21 Mar 2014 | 5:45 am
    A cozy cabin is a terrific project that will put your carpentry and construction skills to the test. While its design looks simple, a log cabin is a complex structure to build, even for a DIY handyman who has a great deal of experience in building cabinets and other woodworking projects. But with the right materials and planning, a log cabin can become a relatively inexpensive, easy and quick construction project. To build a cabin, first you need to choose a site on which you would like to build your log cabin. In this case, the site must be level as well as free from clay and rocks.
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    Green T Pest Control

  • Preventing Pests in Your Home this Spring

    admin
    3 Apr 2014 | 9:34 am
    The spring season has finally descended on the Chicago area with outdoor life starting to stir once again.  However, this also means that common household pests are coming out of their overwintering sites to look for food and water which may lead them inside your home.  It is recommended that as the weather gets warmer, homeowners should pest proof their homes inside and out to avoid unwanted infestations.  By following these pest proofing tips, you can keep common pests such as ants, roaches, termites, stinging insects, and many others from invading your home. Pest proofing should occur…
  • Checking your Home for Termites this Spring

    admin
    13 Mar 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Termites are a potential threat to homes all across America and they cause much of their damage in silence because signs of their presence are not always visible.  As the spring season nears, it is important for homeowners to be able to identify termite infestations and their warning signs to take action before they cause extensive damage.  It is estimated that termites cause over $5 billion worth of damage per year in the U.S. which makes it important to identify them as quickly as possible. There are more than 2500 species of termites in existence worldwide with subterranean and drywood…
  • It’s the Time of Year for Camel Crickets

    admin
    20 Feb 2014 | 3:25 pm
    The winter is finally showing signs of slowing down with the spring season quickly approaching and while many of us are happy about the milder temperatures, we should also be weary of pests that start appearing as a result.  One common pest that invades homes during the change in seasons is the camel cricket.  These types of crickets are found all over the United States and they can cause several problems in and around the home.  The following is a guide for identifying camel crickets with a few tips for keeping them out of your home. Camel crickets look similar to other cricket species…
  • Firewood Pests

    admin
    14 Jan 2014 | 1:04 pm
    The Chicago area is experiencing one of the coldest winters in years and many area residents are staying warm anyway they can.  Fireplaces provide homes with extra warmth and are perfect for use in extreme winter conditions such as the polar vortex.  However, as more homeowners are using their fireplaces to help warm their homes, they could be bringing pests inside that are harbored in their fire wood.  It is important for homeowners to inspect their firewood before bringing it inside to check for wood-destroying pests such as termites and carpenter ants as well as other insects that could…
  • Widespread Rodent Problems in America

    admin
    7 Jan 2014 | 9:09 am
    Throughout every season of the year, American homes in all areas of the country are vulnerable to infestations from various pests but few are as widespread and as common as small rodents such as rats and mice.  According to a recent online survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), over 29 percent of American homes have had a rodent infestation at one time or another.  The data gathered from this survey was presented by the NPMA as an infographic to make Americans aware of how widespread rodent infestations are and help them prevent…
 
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    Green T Carpet Cleaning

  • Why Regular Carpet Cleaning is Beneficial

    greenadmin
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:11 am
    Very few furnishings around the home experience as much day-to-day contact as the carpet and as a result, the carpet collects dirt and other debris that may build up over time.  As this debris accumulates within the carpet fibers, it can cause the carpet to start deteriorating and even create an unhealthy environment within your home.  It is important to regularly clean your carpet by vacuuming at least once a week and having it professionally cleaned at least once a year to eliminate this dirt buildup.  Maintaining your carpet on a regular basis will greatly extend its life and help…
  • Effective Upholstery Cleaning Tips

    greenadmin
    10 Mar 2014 | 2:39 pm
    The upholstery on your furniture experiences more direct contact with people than any other home furnishing and as a result, it should be cleaned quite often.  Dirt and other allergens that get trapped in the upholstery could lead to mold formation and abrasive soil particles can cause damage directly to the fabric.  It is important for homeowners to keep their upholstery well maintained to preserve the life of the fabric and make sure that the furniture is healthy for you and your family to use.  The following tips will help you keep your furniture and upholstery properly maintained.
  • Tile and Grout Cleaning Pointers for Homeowners

    greenadmin
    6 Feb 2014 | 3:45 pm
    The bathrooms and kitchens of most homes often feature tile and grout for the floors and walls  because it is a very stylish option and its durability is ideal for use in these rooms.  Tile walls and floors are also pretty low maintenance as they can typically be cleaned with common household cleaners and a damp cloth or mop. However, there may be instances in which the tile and grout require a deeper clean than just simply wiping it down with a cloth.  The moisture of a kitchen or bathroom leaves tile and grout susceptible to mold and mildew as well as staining.  The following tips will…
  • Care Tips for Oriental Rugs

    greenadmin
    20 Jan 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Rugs are a very common floor covering that can be used throughout a home and the right rug can really enhance the look of a room.  Oriental rugs are an especially popular choice because of their beauty, durability, and versatility in style, yet they must be properly maintained in order to maximize their longevity.  Professional carpet cleaning companies such as Green T offer cleaning services for all types of rugs, but they should also be maintained between professional cleanings.  The following are guidelines for providing proper care for your oriental rug. Vacuum The most important step…
  • Treating Common Stains on Natural and Synthetic Carpet

    greenadmin
    6 Jan 2014 | 12:53 pm
    The number one enemy to any type of carpet is stains and when a stain occurs, it is crucial that you act immediately to remove it.  There are many ways to remove stains yourself using common household items but the type of carpet you own may determine which materials and methods are the best to use when removing a stain.  This post explains the best ways to eliminate dirt and food stains from natural fiber rugs and carpet as well as those made from synthetic fiber. Dirt Dirt is the most common type of stain to find its way on household furnishings, especially carpeting, and it seems like no…
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    Jane's Best Vacuums

  • BISSELL PowerEdge 81L2T Review

    Jane McCafferty
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:36 pm
    The Bissell PowerEdge 81L2T vacuum has been reviewed by more than 1,500 customers on Amazon, averaging a customer rating of 4.30 stars out of 5. It retails for around $50, and is one of the best hardwood floor vacuum cleaners and one of the best cheap vacuums on the market. Bissell PowerEdge 81L2T Features The Bissell PowerEdge vacuum features a unique V shaped design head that directs larger debris into the center suction path, while the ends of the V capture smaller debris. Bissell boasts that the PowerEdge’s rubber lip is specifically designed to pick up pet hair quickly and…
  • Black & Decker Platinum BDH2000FL Vacuum Review

    Jane McCafferty
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:53 pm
    The Black & Decker Platinum BDH2000FL vacuum has been reviewed by more than 160 customers on Amazon, earning a stellar rating of 4.25 stars out of 5. It retails for around $130, and is one of the best handheld vacuums available today. Black & Decker Platinum BDH2000FL Vacuum Features  The Black & Decker Platinum BDH2000FL is a cordless, compact and lightweight handheld vacuum that features a four-foot flexible hose that easily reaches high places and tight spaces, which makes it especially useful on stairs and in your car. There is no battery memory on this unit, so the…
  • Best Cheap Vacuum

    Jane McCafferty
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:18 pm
    What’s the Best Cheap Vacuum? With so many different vacuum brands and models out there today, it can be difficult finding one that fits your needs and is also in your budget. To be sure, though, there are some very good vacuums on the market these days that offer terrific performance while also providing a solid value. This post outlines the best cheap vacuums for $150 or less. Note: The Shark Navigator Lift-Away is arguably the best overall vacuum on the entire market, but it retails for around $200, so it didn’t make this list. Below I’ve put together this comparison table of the…
  • Black & Decker CHV1510 Vacuum Review

    Jane McCafferty
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:53 pm
    The Black & Decker CHV1510 vacuum has been reviewed by more than 2,700 customers on Amazon, amassing an impressive rating of 4.25 stars out of 5. It retails for around $40, and is one of the best handheld vacuums on the market today. Black & Decker CHV1510 Vacuum Features  The Black & Decker CHV1510 vacuum is similar to the CHV1410L model in terms of features. The CHV1510 is also designed with a rotating, slim nozzle that targets dust in dirt in hard to reach areas. Black & Decker claims this unit also has 50-percent more reach than the previous dustbuster designs, making…
  • Black & Decker CHV1410L Vacuum Review

    Jane McCafferty
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:19 pm
    The Black & Decker CHV1410L vacuum has been reviewed by nearly 600 customers on Amazon, averaging an impressive rating of 4.39 stars out of 5. It retails for around $75, and is one of the best handheld vacuums on the market today. Black & Decker CHV1410L Vacuum Features  The Black & Decker CHV1410L vacuum is designed with a rotating, slim nozzle that targets dirt in tight spaces. Black & Decker claims 50-percent more reach than the previous dustbuster designs, which makes for less bending and better accessibility.  The CHV1410L features its “smart charge” technology,…
 
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    Protect Your Home

  • Infographic: The Top 10 DIY Home Security Projects

    Admin
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:07 am
    As technology has advanced throughout the ages, so has home security. We now have access to home automation systems, which we can monitor remotely from our mobile device, tablet, or desktop, and security systems in homes are commonplace. While all of these technological advances are beneficial, some of the simplest methods for hiding your valuables... Read more »
  • 5 Great Smart Home Technology Innovations

    Mike Ball
    10 Mar 2014 | 9:03 pm
    A century and a half ago, the World’s Fair offered a compelling glimpse into what our lives would look like in the 2000s, and while flying cars have not yet come to pass, the technology that has would leave even the most fanciful imaginations of the 1850s in awe. Ubiquitous home monitoring and automation have... Read more »
  • Home Invasion Checklist: The Steps You Need To Take After A Break-In

    Mike Ball
    9 Mar 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Whether we like it or not, disaster can strike, but some of the worst disasters are man-made, not naturally induced. A burglary is a traumatic event in the life of any homeowner, but few know how to process the events or proceed with recovery. In times of dire need, a little knowledge will go a... Read more »
  • The Future of Home Security Technology

    Mike Ball
    5 Mar 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Burglars are always on the move, learning the latest in security technology in order to get a leg up on the common man. It’s an unfortunate reality, but those who currently help keep our homes safe are hard at work on the next revolution that’ll help safeguard you and yours. From smartphones to biometrics, security... Read more »
  • Should You Invest In a Nanny Cam To Keep Your Belongings Safe?

    Mike Ball
    3 Mar 2014 | 11:22 pm
    Allowing a stranger into our homes is a troubling prospect. Even if that person is in our employ, putting our valuables, and especially our children, at their disposal means taking a risk. In this way, a nanny cam is much like a home security system: even if we trust our neighbors, a level of verification... Read more »
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    Home Value Digest

  • 5 Fresh Ideas for Remodeling Your Basement

    admin
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
    Source: Decoist.com 1. Create an apartment If you have enough space in the basement, you can divide it into a functional living space for anybody. Add a bar, a mini fridge, a bedroom, a living area, and a bathroom. If you’re not interested in renting to tenants, you can use the ‘bedroom’ space as an extension of the living area, or an exercise room. You’ll be able to spend time in the cool basement if there are hot days, and have special space just for yourself or guests. The post 5 Fresh Ideas for Remodeling Your Basement appeared first on Home Value Digest.
  • 4 “Even Better” Ideas for Your Bathroom Remodeling Project

    admin
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:01 am
    A place of privacy and sometimes retreat, your bathroom says a lot about you. The days of plain white walls and fuzzy toilet seat covers are over. Get inspired to make some springtime changes to your bath and have fun while you’re doing it.   Source: Bathroomtiledirect.com 1. Add marble and tile Nothing gives a bathroom a more luxurious feel than cool marble under your toes. If marble is too expensive, there are many different faux marble materials that can give the same effect. Doing so will make your bathroom seem more sophisticated. RELATED: 8 Ways To Remodel A Small Bathroom The…
  • Incredible Hidden Storage Ideas: Need More Space?

    admin
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    One of the biggest hassles of owning a home is finding places to store everything. Over a lifetime, people acquire many items, and keeping them organized is a challenge. Even if you are able to find a place for everything, chances are that the typical storage solutions will make things look cluttered or will only work for a short period of time. For this reason, many people have begun making hidden storage areas. Check out some of these great ideas and find the perfect storage solution. Source: DIYnetwork.com Storage Bins These storage bins are cleverly set on rollers so that they can be…
  • You Think You Know Luxury? Well, Check Out These Bathrooms

    admin
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:22 am
    A bathroom that is put together well has a very distinct charm. Whether it is elegant, classy, modern, or quirky, a stylish bathroom communicates a sense of luxury and relaxation. This is important to keep in mind when it comes to planning a bathroom because this is one of the most heavily trafficked rooms in the house. Take a look at some luxurious bathrooms and begin planning your own bathroom sanctuary. Source: Hgtv.com Elegant Bathroom The cream, rose, and green color scheme of this large bathroom immediately communicates elegance and an old-world charm. Making the tub the central part of…
  • 8 Cool Attic Playrooms For Kids of Every Age

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Many people use their attics for storage, but the space can be used for so much more. More and more often people are remodeling their attics and turning this area into a spare bedroom, office, workroom, or playroom for the kids. An attic playroom is the ideal way to use the space, and here are some cool attic playrooms that will get your mind thinking about all the great things you can do with the space in your attic. Source: Architectureartdesigns.com 1. Bright and Airy This attic playroom is bright and airy. There is plenty of space for running around, and also comfortable couches for…
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    Best Maids

  • How to Remove Stains from Formica

    Paul Cook
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:23 am
    Formica has been becoming highly famous material for bathroom and kitchen design, as it offers look of expensive marble in affordable cost. Though Formica is considered as a hard counterpart material it get stains over the period of time thereby degrading its glossy appeal. Here is a list of some effective tactics which will help you to remove stains from Formica so as to keep it shining for long period of time. One of the most effective solutions to eliminate stains from Formica can be obtained from mixing vinegar and baking soda. Just allow the solution to soak into Formica surface for…
  • How to Clean your Copper Cookware

    Paul Cook
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
    In most of the kitchens, copper pans are used as important kitchenware while in others they are kept to enhance the look of the kitchen. Cooper is extremely toxic and it can show reaction when exposed to the food items which are cooked in it. When used for the purpose of cooking, there are some important precautions which need to be followed in the cleaning process. Here are some effective techniques to keep your cooper cookware clean in most effective and safer ways - No matter what kind of cooper cookware you are using, it is always recommended to wash it immediately after cooking. Try to…
  • Bicycle Cleaning Tips

    Paul Cook
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    When you run on pedal power of bicycle instead of gas power, you definitely need to put some extra efforts to drive yourself to the destination. Apart from this, there are some important things you have to look after in order to maintain your bicycle in proper condition. Here are some vital bicycle cleaning tips which will help to keep your bicycle’s spokes constantly whistling while moving its key components smooth. Use proper cleaning tools: If you have right kind of tools in hand, you can definitely utilize them in effective way during your bicycle cleaning program. Lint free rags,…
  • Uses for Salt Inside and Outside of your Home

    Paul Cook
    26 Mar 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Salt is considered as a natural preservative as it restricts the growth of yeast, bacteria and mold in your home. Because of its no-toxic property, it can be used in several different ways in both inside as well as outside part of your home. Salt alone has a capability to clean different items in your house. But in several different cases, it works more efficiently when you add lemon juice or vinegar solution to it. Go through following points to know about how salt can keep both inside and outside part of your home clean. • You can make a paste of salt along with vinegar solution and…
  • A Comprehensive Guide on Upholstery Cleaning

    Paul Cook
    19 Mar 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Furnishing items look impressive when you purchase them at first instant – everything looks extremely clean and bright. But over the period of time, your home upholstery starts picking up grime which make it appear extremely monotonous and weary. Here are some effective upholstery cleaning tactics which will not only boost the life of your furniture but it can also add lot of finishing to it. • Don’t expose your furniture to direct sunlight. As sunlight may fade the quality of your furniture fabric which will eventually affect its life. Try to turn loose the cushions of your…
 
 
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    Home Decor In Bangalore

  • Types of Curtains for your Home

    Henna Kalro
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:28 pm
    We’ve spoken a lot about how to dress up a dining table, to spruce up the living room and also how to add some zing to your bedroom. One of the most important common components all these areas of your home have are the doors and windows. They need dressing up too¡ Curtains used to serve just a couple of purposes – first, to keep the light out and second, privacy from the outside world and also between rooms. I remember the times we changed upholstery was the only time grandma would consider changing the curtains! It all had to match you see! Curtains are no longer just functional. They…
  • Bling It On! A Touch of Sparkle To Your Home

    Henna Kalro
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:56 am
    Bling is in. No escaping it. Occasions and events require a touch of bling to bring out their import. The bling factor can extend from your personal attire and accessories to your home and more specifically to your dining table when it is a dinner or lunch!   You can go all out and include a lot of blingy, sequenced or shiny stuff to create a whole look. Sequenced or fringed curtains, cusion covers etc to all the different elements on the table! Table settings can have a touch of co-ordinated bling. This look will work well for a dinner, under not-too-harsh lights. The danger is in going…
  • All you need to know about Towels.

    Henna Kalro
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:43 pm
    Did you know May 25th is celebrated as Towel Day? I am serious! Apparently, it’s a dedication to author Douglas Adams in memory of his life-changing best seller ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy!  Chapter three describes the psychological and practical advantage of a traveller carrying a towel! Personally and in a more Indian context, the celebrity connection would be Salman Khan  (Oh Oh Jaane Jaana) and Saaawariya Ranbir Kapoor! Towels are a very important part of our grooming and bath rituals and the hardest working garment in use! How much thought do you put into selecting…
  • 7 Easy Steps To Make Your Bedroom Shout Romance!

    Henna Kalro
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:03 pm
    This one is gonna be a little more risqué than the previous blogs! The topic warrants that! Colour Me Love The first thing that popped into your head when you read the title was the colour red right?? You are on the right track but lets get a little less clichéd? Red is the obvious colour of passion and all things lusty, but the correct shade of pink (not too girly, but deeper and more solid) can work just as well! Have you tried black? Works brilliantly in making the bed the focal point of the room. And that is the aim right? Feels So Good The fabric of the sheets is also absolutely…
  • 4 Quick Ways To Dress Your Home In Denim!

    Henna Kalro
    6 Apr 2014 | 10:24 pm
    Denim is an all-season, all-weather fabric. It’s almost like a second skin to a lot of us. While some may avoid it in summer, there is no reason you can’t introduce it into your soft furnishings at home! The Denim look in home décor is very unconventional. It is a more rustic, countryside one. It also goes very well with a minimalistic, casual but contemporary look. Used smartly, Denim goes with just about everything and can be dressed up or dressed down. (Think your pair of jeans!) Loom has just introduced a denim line in table accessories. We have chosen the indigo denim colour since…
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    Green Deal Central News

  • The domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) tariffs

    Louise Whittland
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:47 am
    Last week Green Deal Central announced the launch of the World first Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), designed to bridge the gap between fossil fuel energy production and clean heat production in UK domestic homes. The domestic, and non-domestic RHI, work together with the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) to help the Government achieve the UK’s energy security and carbon reduction objectives. All are easily and simply facilitated by Green Deal providers, who bring together installers, advisors and training specialists, as well as access to RHI, ECO and Green Deal funding. The…
  • Clean energy market hots up as UK launches world first Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

    Louise Whittland
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:20 am
    The domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is the world’s first long-term financial support programme for renewable heat, and it was launched in the UK domestic housing market last week. The RHI scheme offers homeowners payments to offset the cost of installing low carbon systems in their properties and is offered by Green Deal Providers. “This is the first scheme of its kind in the world – showing yet again that the UK is leading the way in the clean energy sector,” comments Minister for Energy Greg Barker following the announcement. Whilst this is a win-win situation for homeowners…
  • Green Deal reform to boost uptake, industry expert report reveals

    Emily Taylor
    3 Apr 2014 | 2:47 am
    An industry leader survey released in March reveals “six-point” plan to give a Spring boost flagship housing energy efficiency scheme the Green Deal. The Green Deal is the Government’s flagship energy efficiency scheme driving a nationwide retrofit programme, to help crack down on fuel poverty in the UK . There are also ambitious plans for the Green Deal to substantially cut the country’s growing housing carbon footprint. And according to last month figures, alongwith the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), the Green Deal programme of energy efficiency advice and retrofitting helped…
  • Record high for Green Deal Assessments logged

    Emily Taylor
    2 Apr 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Boost in Green Deal Assessment’s and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) activity means Government is set to meet targets for reducing heat loss in UK homes. “The Government is halfway to achieving a million warmer, more energy efficient homes by April 2015,” according to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). The Green Deal and partnering Energy Company Obligation (ECO) have helped 517,000 households improve their homes to make them more energy efficient, latest DECC figures reveal. And this is over half way to the government’s target of one million homes being upgraded…
  • The Green Deal and “green” quantitative easing

    Emily Taylor
    31 Mar 2014 | 2:00 am
    Whilst the Green Deal, offering pay-as-you-save lending and expert advice to households making vital energy efficiency improvements, is offering its own ‘green easing’ to housings, the Bank of England could be set to invest in low carbon infrastructure too. Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, has hinted in the Financial Time (FT) this month that his institution could invest a programme of “Green Quantitative Easing”. The aforementioned Green Deal is a different type of unique “green finance” which is currently already available. It is the UK Government’s…
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    Painters in Indianapolis from Greenwood to Fishers IN

  • Can I Use Self Priming 2 in 1 Paint On New Drywall

    Grant Barnard
    27 Mar 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Using self priming paint is certainly not the best idea but it can be done in a pinch. However, don’t expect the best results. In need of an Indianapolis painter? Grants Painting is in Indianapolis and ready to help you with your… Read more › The post Can I Use Self Priming 2 in 1 Paint On New Drywall appeared first on Painters in Indianapolis from Greenwood to Fishers IN.
  • What Type Of Caulk To Use – And Why

    Grant Barnard
    27 Feb 2014 | 10:10 am
    There are many different types of caulk that are available. Some are listed by use, while others are listed by type. All of them have crazy guarantees that tout 45 or even 60 years! No caulk will last you 60… Read more › The post What Type Of Caulk To Use – And Why appeared first on Painters in Indianapolis from Greenwood to Fishers IN.
  • Contractors Extra Charges Fair? What Should Be An Extra Charge

    Grant Barnard
    1 Feb 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Extra charges from contractors, typically called change orders, are a big issue between homeowners and the contractors that they trust to do the work on their home. Some extra expenses are warranted IF there are unforeseen circumstances. However the issue… Read more › The post Contractors Extra Charges Fair? What Should Be An Extra Charge appeared first on Painters in Indianapolis from Greenwood to Fishers IN.
  • Average Cost Of Exterior Painting

    Grant Barnard
    9 Jan 2014 | 10:13 pm
    Exterior painters all charge different amounts for exterior home painting. The variance in exterior painting quotes is not always based on the actual cost of the painters labor and the paint products. We figured these numbers on a two coat… Read more › The post Average Cost Of Exterior Painting appeared first on Painters in Indianapolis from Greenwood to Fishers IN.
  • Average Cost Of Interior Painting

    Grant Barnard
    7 Jan 2014 | 11:48 pm
    Interior painting costs varies between different painters. While some painters are more expensive due to a higher overhead, others are just simply higher priced just because. Some interior painters have lower costs due to efficiency and/or quality planning and good… Read more › The post Average Cost Of Interior Painting appeared first on Painters in Indianapolis from Greenwood to Fishers IN.
 
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    Precision Carpet & Upholstery Care

  • How to Repair Water Damaged Carpets

    Precision Carpet & Upholstery Care
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:06 pm
    When it comes to your home, there is not much worse than water damage. Regardless of the source – natural disasters such as flooding from rivers, lakes, storms, or from pipes that burst – water is not your carpet’s friend. It is important that water damage repair begins immediately. The damage water causes may not […]
  • 4 Ways to Keep Your Furniture Looking Its Best

    Precision Carpet & Upholstery Care
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:20 am
    There is nothing quite like bringing home a piece of new furniture to spruce up your home’s look. Whether it is a new sofa, chair, or foot stool, new furniture makes an outdated room look new again. To keep that new sofa or chair always looking its best, there are four tips you should follow […]
  • Hiring a Professional Carpet Cleaning Company

    Precision Carpet & Upholstery Care
    2 Apr 2014 | 5:36 pm
    If you have carpet in your home, it’s a good bet that it needs cleaned. Even with weekly vacuuming, most carpets can trap and hold not only dirt but allergens that your vacuum will never reach. The best way to keep your home clean and your family healthy is with a professional carpet cleaning. Remove […]
  • Spring Carpet Cleaning Tips

    Precision Carpet & Upholstery Care
    12 Mar 2014 | 8:19 am
    It’s that time of year again, spring cleaning! Every season when the weather finally breaks, homeowners are excited to air out their house and perform a thorough cleaning. Unfortunately, proper rug and carpet cleaning is often overlooked or avoided by homeowners during the spring cleaning process. Whether you avoid this chore due to the back-breaking […]
  • Tips On Buying A Home With Water Damage

    Precision Carpet & Upholstery Care
    30 Jan 2014 | 11:09 am
    Should You Buy A House with Water Damage? Buying a house with water damage can be a risky investment, but knowing what precautions to take helps limit your potential loss. The presence of water problems does not always mean that the property is undesirable or that the deal is unworkable. Purchasing a water damaged property […]
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    Remodeling Cost Calculator

  • Windows Replacement Calculator

    Leo B
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Use this Windows Calculator tool to estimate the prices for new Replacement Windows installation. You can calculate cost for any type of new replacement window, and most available options: Double Hung, Casement, Picture, Bay / Bow and Garden windows, made out of vinyl, aluminum, wood or fiberglass. Options include Low-E / Argon, Grids, Inside Trim, Exterior Trim (Copping) and window build quality. You can estimate prices for multiple windows at once. Double / Single Hung: Casement: Slider (2-lite): Slider (3-lite): Picture: Bay / Bow: Garden: Window Material: Vinyl Wood Fiberglass Aluminum…
  • Residential Roofing Shingles Choices & Prices

    Leo B
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:08 am
    Roofing shingles continue to be a leading material in residential construction. When choosing a product, it is important to know that roofing shingles are not all created equal. They can be made from asphalt, metal, cedar or a synthetic material. If you are looking to install a new shingle roof, you should get a sense of what different types of shingles have to offer in terms of cost, quality, durability, longevity and protection for your home. Roofing shingles also vary in color and architectural style, which means that as a homeowner you have a wide variety of choices to create a custom…
  • 25 Facts about Windows Energy Efficiency

    Leo B
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:41 am
    Choosing windows for a home can be a complicated task because there are a number of factors that need to be considered to find a perfect balance between style, quality of materials, durability, maintenance, energy efficiency and price. Energy efficiency of windows is a very important consideration that needs to be researched before purchasing a window product. Depending on the energy efficiency of your windows you will either be loosing or saving money throughout the year. Another important factor is the environment- by choosing energy efficient windows, you can contribute your part to saving…
  • Benefits of Energy Efficient Windows

    Leo B
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:43 am
    Are you looking to replace your old windows or install new ones and are not sure which product to choose? Today, homeowners have the luxury of choosing from a wide variety of window styles, shapes, sizes and materials that fit any budget. One important thing that you need to keep in mind when shopping for windows is that regardless of what product you choose, it should be energy efficient. These windows are not only environmentally friendly, but will also save you money during the heating and cooling seasons, while improving the comfort of your home. Understanding energy efficiency and its…
  • Roof Replacement Calculator

    Leo B
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:35 am
    While a roof does not have a high “resale value”, if it is leaking, you gotta replace it (or repair it, but that is only a temporary solution). If you don’t, it will cost you dearly. This calculator will help you estimate roof replacement cost, including materials and labor by a qualified, licensed and insured contractor. You can also input your location to get a more accurate “local” price. The best thing – unlike most other “similar” tools, you do not need to provide any personal information – just enter your house ground dimensions,…
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    Modern Doors Blog

  • New ranges of Internal Doors – April 2014

    moderndoorsuk
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:26 am
    As previously announced, we are increasing our range of readymade internal doors by adding over 50 new models and variations of existing ones. All new doors are now available from stock, on 4-6 days delivery to mainland UK. New readymade Internal Doors The long awaited full height glazed doors – Toronto and Zaragoza are available in prefinished oak and walnut, and in two imperial sizes 30”x78” and 33”x78”. Prices range from £353 to £420 including VAT. Toronto and Zaragoza Internal Doors in Oak and Walnut Alumina Range – following the popularity of Forli Oak door featuring…
  • Designing Internal Doors

    moderndoorsuk
    20 Mar 2014 | 2:46 am
    Designing Internal Doors – practical advice for homeowners and interior designers So you don’t like designs of any readily available internal doors or perhaps you would rather have your own unique design of doors. That’s great! We believe that doors can significantly transform your living environment and should reflect the personality of the homeowners as much as compliment the interior design of the property. If the budget allows for it, you can create your own bespoke door design inch by inch, choosing the colour, finish and design features that suit you. Colours This is where…
  • Weatherproofing wooden front doors

    moderndoorsuk
    6 Mar 2014 | 4:42 am
    Comprehensive guide to increasing energy efficiency and weatherproofing wooden front doors – by Modern Doors Ltd Wooden external doors are usually fitted without any modifications into a rebated frame (frame that overlaps the edge of the door). The frame is normally equipped with a rubber seal in the rebate to stop the draught and water getting through around the edges. This is different to upvc or aluminium front doors. Those alternatives normally have both door and frame rebated, however require stepping over a chunky frame, which is not ideal. Timber door sets are usually not…
  • Remodel your property using bespoke wooden doors

    moderndoorsuk
    18 Feb 2014 | 6:45 am
    Doors are widely considered as one of the “high impact” design features, a feature that makes your home unique and more valuable. So how can you add value by restyling your property with new doors? The cost of an internal door ranges from £50 for the cheapest readymade door, to several hundred pounds for quality bespoke doors. It is however, safe to say that you get what you pay for, and money would be well spent on better quality doors. When internal doors are made to measure, they are also made to specific design requirements. This allows for an individual choice of colour, finish and…
  • Making the most of your living space – practical door solutions and design ideas

    moderndoorsuk
    10 Feb 2014 | 4:57 am
    Two most common practical issues that homeowners are often trying to tackle, when renovating their properties, are: How to gain more space? How to let more of natural light to flood in? There are a number of practical door solutions, which can help to resolve these issues. Getting more space Sliding pocket doors – great solution for single door openings up to 900mm wide, where there is no space for a door to swing to. Sliding pocket doors are sliding into a wall cavity, almost completely disappearing when fully opened. This inexpensive solution is often used for en-suite bathrooms but can…
 
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