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  • Florida Mosquito Control | Mosquito Misting Systems

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    Brian Reynolds
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:54 am
    Reynolds Florida Mosquito Control Reynolds Florida Mosquito Control a leader in Florida mosquito control and mosquito misting systems, is recommending individuals, specifically those who live in warmer locations, to begin the battle versus mosquitos as early as March this year. Aggressive steps versus mosquitos are stimulated by reports in 2014, of a huge number of West Nile virus […]
  • Three Tips for Keeping Your Heating Bills Low in Winter

    Masters Heating & Cooling | HVAC Fort Wayne
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    19 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Whether you live in Fort Wayne, Angola, Decatur or Indianapolis, the Indiana winter weather each year means a rise in homeowners’ heating bills. However, there are some small changes you can make to ensure that your bills remain as low as possible, even through the harshest of our winters. Masters heating repair service is always available for our customers, so if you have a furnace emergency this winter, call on us. Following are three of the best things you can do to lower your heating bills this winter: Maintain, maintain, maintain! We don’t mean that you should perform inspections or…
  • Upholstery Cleaning in Tampa Discussed

    Pinnacle Eco Clean
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    28 Mar 2015 | 4:06 am
    Dust settles on upholstery surface very much like normal surfaces and that is why upholstery needs to be cleaned regularly. Depending on the environment you need to decide the gap between two cleaning days. There is no hard and fast rules about that but the factor that is universal is cleaning of it when it […] The post Upholstery Cleaning in Tampa Discussed appeared first on Pinnacle Eco Clean.
  • Spring Home Maintenance Tips

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

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    Paul Cook
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:58 am
    Every modern home that has blinds always faces the problem of dust or stains. They are caused by the weather and cleaning the blinds on a regular basis is important. Whether you have fabric, wooden or vinyl blinds, they need regular cleaning and touch ups. Feather duster: if your blinds have thin layers of dust, you can use a feather duster to tackle the loose dust off them on a regular basis. That should keep the dirt build up at bay. Vacuuming: vacuum your blinds with a brush attachment from side to side or up and down depending on whether you have horizontal or vertical blinds. You can…
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  • Gutter Helmet Named to List of Top 5 Products of 2014

    Danielle Schlomer
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:48 pm
    Gutter Helmet is pleased to be included on the newly released list of the Top 5 Products of 2014, as chosen by readers of Gutter Opportunities. Gutter Opportunities is a special tri-annual publication of Metal Roofing Magazine and dedicated exclusively to the rain handling industry. The magazine features a complete guide to gutter products, marketing ideas and strategies for gutter businesses, as well as industry news, features and machinery tips. Products are selected for inclusion on the Top 5 list based on cumulative consumer interest. With each publication, the magazine’s editors offer…
  • Don’t Forget Spring Gutter Cleaning

    Danielle Schlomer
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:29 am
    With all the activities and home maintenance chores that come with spring, it’s easy to forget (or put off) cleaning your gutters. Don’t ignore this important task! By not checking for damage and clearing out the dirt and debris that has collected in the gutters since the last cleaning, you could be in for roofing, siding and even foundation issues in the near future. The sole function of a gutter and downspout system is to protect your home from water damage by channeling water that drains off the roof and depositing it safely away from the house. However, when this system is compromised…
  • Save Energy & Cut Costs with a Retractable Awning

    Danielle Schlomer
    10 Mar 2015 | 9:36 am
    Did you know the heat that enters your home through window glass is responsible for an estimated 20% of the load on your air conditioner? A retractable awning is a wonderful way to combat unwanted solar heat gain because it is more effective at preventing solar radiation from penetrating glass than window films and tinted glass. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, awnings placed over south-facing windows can cut heat gain by up to 65% in the summer, and awnings placed over west-facing windows can reduce heat gain by up to 77%! That’s impressive savings, both in energy usage and…
  • Do Home Depot & Lowe’s Have the Best Gutter Guards?

    Danielle Schlomer
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Big-box home improvement stores offer a variety of gutter protection options. We surveyed the gutter protection products offered at popular home improvement centers around the country. Here’s what we found. HOME DEPOT Product: Snap-in filter gutter guard The snap-in gutter filter is a perforated plastic screen with a filter bonded to the plastic. It is designed to snap on to the front lip of the gutter to keep smaller debris out. Problems: This lightweight plastic filter may be easy to install, but will not stand up to a lifetime of wear and tear from the elements. Plastic gutter guards…
  • Avoid the 5 Most Dangerous Gutter Cleaning Mistakes

    Danielle Schlomer
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:45 am
    Often the sight of people falling off of ladders, roofs and other high places is used as comedy on TV and in movies. Unfortunately, in real life, these situations are not at all funny. There are far too many things that can go wrong if you attempt to clean your gutters without taking necessary safety precautions. You can prevent potentially life-threatening personal injury by avoiding these common mistakes. Putting convenience ahead of safety. Reaching the second level of a home to clean gutters can be extremely difficult, and generally requires the use of safety harnesses and other gutter…
 
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    Feng Shui Import

  • Monthly Flying Star for April 5th to May 6th 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Anne
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:37 am
    If necessary, would you know how to maintain your hot water system by yourself? If being blasted with ice cold water is a rude awakening you wouldn’t want to experience, then it’s time you get savvy with your hot water heater maintenance. You can attend to fundamental water heater concerns before they escalate by keeping […] The post How To Maintain Hot Water Systems appeared first on diy projects.
  • Hot Tubs And Their Benefits

    Anne
    6 Jan 2015 | 3:34 am
    Hot tubs and their benefits far outweigh their costs and upkeep.  Hot tubs are a time-tested treatment for restorative and recreational uses. Having one is also a good way to add value to your home when you want to upgrade. Most tubs use chlorinated or bath water, but were you aware that there’s another option? […] The post Hot Tubs And Their Benefits appeared first on diy projects.
  • Tuning Up Your Garage Door: Important Tips To Remember

    Anne
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:58 am
    You can do lots of things to make your garage more convenient and effective at keeping your home safe and comfortable. If you have some time and money to spare you can declutter it, light it up, add more storage spaces for your belongings – the list goes on. On top of these, perhaps the […] The post Tuning Up Your Garage Door: Important Tips To Remember appeared first on diy projects.
 
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  • 10 Things To Expect While Remodelling Your Home – Part 2

    Roland McDonald
    16 Mar 2015 | 11:26 am
    We are back with the second part of 10 Things To Expect While Remodelling Your Home. You can find the first part here. Now we know there is going to be dust, noise and some money concerns, but let’s see what else to expect in order to be prepared before starting your very own remodelling […]
  • 10 Things To Expect While Remodelling Your Home – Part 1

    Roland McDonald
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:37 am
    You may feel a little bit nervous, if you’ve never tried to remodel a part of your home. When mentioning the word “remodel”, probably questions like ‘how much will it cost’ or ‘how long will it take‘ jump inside your head. Between the large expense and the excitement of anticipating your finished project, it’s hard […]
  • 5 Weird Natural Cleaning Products

    Roland McDonald
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:08 am
    We’ve already viewed the great power of vodka as cleaning product. Have you tried it? If you thought that cleaning with vodka was weird, just wait for this one. Ketchup, mayonnaise and bread – forget their taste qualities, today we are going to look at them from a slightly different perspective. You will find a […]
  • Five Uses of Vodka for Cleaning Your Home

    Roland McDonald
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:32 am
    Why Not Just Drink It? That is an appropriate question. People enjoy vodka from the early Middle Ages. It is known as one of the world’s most popular spirits. The high alcohol content and its versatility in mixing made it exceptionally popular in cocktails. Yet, it is still enjoyed “neat” in much of Eastern and […]
  • Why You Should Convert to Separate Collection?

    Roland McDonald
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:26 am
    Separate waste collection has been around for years and yet, I still encounter people who do not do this, even though it’s beneficial for the entire world. Yes, it’s easier to put no thought when throwing out your rubbish and lump it all together, but you’re not doing anyone any favours. Separate collection isn’t something […]
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  • DIY Guide to Glazing Kitchen Cabinets

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Steps in Glazing Kitchen Cabinets Whether you desire to add character or appeal to your already painted kitchen cabinets, or you just want to darken up stained wood cabinetries, furnishing them with a regal and antique look with the use of colorant and some techniques is pretty easy. The following are the simple steps in […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Using bamboo flooring as part of a modern affordable eco-friendly home design

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:07 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Affordability and eco-friendly are often not used in the same sentence. This often happens as marketers ride the eco-friendly bandwagon for excess profits. This is not the case with bamboo flooring. Sustainable equals competitive pricing when one compares bamboo flooring to other solid wood and engineered flooring options. Case Architects designed a modern & affordable […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Incorporating Wrought Iron Staircases, Doors and Fences To Improve The Quality, Value, And Comfort Of Your Household

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Several builders today are constructing the least expensive possible houses, and completely forgetting about the style and longevity of the home. This, obviously, is because buyers are demanding the most achievable square footage, at the least expensive feasible rate. This is a pattern that is changing considerably as home buyers are seeking more inspired features […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Which bamboo finishing products should I use for my project?

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:10 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo We’re often asked which products to use for their bamboo finishing. So here we have a guideline for you to follow when finishing your bamboo countertop or bamboo plywood project. Preparation Preparation is always the most critical step in any bamboo finishing application, get that wrong and the quality and durability of your finish is […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • How to incorporate bamboo into your kitchen remodeling project

    Brendan Bailey
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Although bamboo products are as strong and durable as wood, bamboo is actually a member of the grass family Poaceae. One of the fastest growing plants in the world, some varieties can renew themselves in a single growing season. Incorporating bamboo into your kitchen remodeling project is an eco-friendly way to give the heart of […] 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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  • Mar 8, Climate Change - And Your Home

    8 Mar 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Just like religion and politics, the topic of climate change could be considered one of those taboo topics you don't bring up in conversation. There are those who believe it's real and happening now. There are also some who will more easily swear Elvis lives next door before they admit to the fact that our environment is changing. I'll go on record to say that I'm a believer (in climate change, that is). Regardless of where you fall on that spectrum, there's no denying that the weather can be weird and wacky sometimes, and it can take a toll on your home. Is your house prepared? I live in…
  • Nov 8, Avoid Dumb Faucet Choices

    8 Nov 2014 | 11:37 am
    The other day I came across a bathroom faucet installation that was both puzzling and frustrating at the same time. Take a look at the picture and see if you can determine why. I'm not one of those guys who has "hands the size of hams", yet I could barely fit my dirty mitts under the faucet. Why? Because the faucet's reach barely made it past the back edge of the sink. Truth be told, this was a hotel sink, and a pretty marginal hotel to boot. That fact alone might be one of the reasons for the design blunder. Whoever was in charge of choosing the fixtures was asleep at the wheel. For those of…
  • Aug 17, Switch to Stone or Recycled Glass Countertops - The Easy Way

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

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

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

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Steps in Glazing Kitchen Cabinets Whether you desire to add character or appeal to your already painted kitchen cabinets, or you just want to darken up stained wood cabinetries, furnishing them with a regal and antique look with the use of colorant and some techniques is pretty easy. The following are the simple steps in […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Using bamboo flooring as part of a modern affordable eco-friendly home design

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:07 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Affordability and eco-friendly are often not used in the same sentence. This often happens as marketers ride the eco-friendly bandwagon for excess profits. This is not the case with bamboo flooring. Sustainable equals competitive pricing when one compares bamboo flooring to other solid wood and engineered flooring options. Case Architects designed a modern & affordable […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Incorporating Wrought Iron Staircases, Doors and Fences To Improve The Quality, Value, And Comfort Of Your Household

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Several builders today are constructing the least expensive possible houses, and completely forgetting about the style and longevity of the home. This, obviously, is because buyers are demanding the most achievable square footage, at the least expensive feasible rate. This is a pattern that is changing considerably as home buyers are seeking more inspired features […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Which bamboo finishing products should I use for my project?

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:10 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo We’re often asked which products to use for their bamboo finishing. So here we have a guideline for you to follow when finishing your bamboo countertop or bamboo plywood project. Preparation Preparation is always the most critical step in any bamboo finishing application, get that wrong and the quality and durability of your finish is […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • How to incorporate bamboo into your kitchen remodeling project

    Brendan Bailey
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Although bamboo products are as strong and durable as wood, bamboo is actually a member of the grass family Poaceae. One of the fastest growing plants in the world, some varieties can renew themselves in a single growing season. Incorporating bamboo into your kitchen remodeling project is an eco-friendly way to give the heart of […] 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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  • AFUE and HSPF: Heating Efficiency Ratings

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    25 Mar 2015 | 7:48 am
    How energy efficient is the heater that warms your home? There’s an easy way to determine how energy efficient it should be: look at the efficiency rating listed on the cabinet. If you use a furnace, the efficiency rating is listed as AFUE. If you use a heat pump, it has two efficiency ratings: SEER and HSPF, one for cooling mode and one for heating mode respectively. Understanding what these ratings mean will help you understand how your heating system works, as well as help you pick out a new unit when it’s time for a replacement installation. No matter if you use a heat pump or a…
  • Open Loop vs. Closed Loop Geothermal Systems

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    20 Mar 2015 | 7:13 am
    Are you considering investing in a geothermal heat pump for your home comfort? You are not alone: more and more households every year are converting from using standard air-source heat pumps to ground-source geothermal heat pumps. The benefits are excellent: efficient heating even during the coldest winter temperatures, energy-saving performance, long system lifespan, and a reduction in emissions that can harm the environment. When you are considering a geothermal installation for your home, you must also make a number of important decisions about the type of geothermal system you want. One…
  • Why Is My Boiler Rumbling?

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    11 Mar 2015 | 7:34 am
    Unusual sounds coming from a heating system are often a warning sign that the heater needs to have professional repairs. You will have a good idea of what kinds of noises the system makes during regular operation, and when it deviates from this pattern, don’t hesitate to call on technicians to take care of it. If you let those strange sounds continue, it can mean larger repairs later on, elevated energy bills, and even an unsafe heater. The experts at RineAir Heating & Air Conditioning provide heating repair for Anderson, OH and the surrounding areas. One type of warning noise that…
  • Are Geothermal Systems Better at Heating or Cooling?

    admin
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:20 am
    Among the many options you have for heating and cooling your home, one of the most efficient and environmentally beneficial is the geothermal heat pump (also known as a ground-source heat pump). Although geothermal systems are major installations, and they will not work for all properties, they provide immense benefits in terms of cost-effective heating and cooling and are more dependable than standard air-source heat pumps. If you are interested in installation in Cincinnati, OH of a geothermal system for your home, call the specialists at RineAir Heating & Air Conditioning today to…
  • Is a Heat Pump Installation Sufficient for My Needs?

    admin
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:17 am
    Among your options for heating installation in Anderson, OH is a heat pump. Unlike other popular types of heaters, such as furnaces, heat pumps are capable of serving the dual function of also cooling down a home. If this makes a heat pump sound immediately appealing to you, then please give our technicians at RineAir Heating & Air Conditioning a call. A heat pump may be just the right new installation to provide your home and family with year-round comfort. However, a heat pump is not always the best choice for an individual home. Although heat pumps are extremely effective when it comes…
 
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  • What Is Duct Sanitizing?

    siteadmin
    20 Mar 2015 | 1:44 pm
    If you worry about the quality of the air in your home, duct cleaning may be a great choice for your family. With duct cleaning, professionals go after the most common contaminants in your ducts which may affect your family’s health. And in some cases, you can get duct sanitizing for further protection against bacteria and viruses. Talk with the experts at Cool Air Mechanical for more information and to schedule complete duct cleaning service in Alpharetta. What is involved with duct sanitizing? Duct sanitizing is the very last step in duct cleaning, and it is entirely optional. In some…
  • The Best Ways to Heat a Small Space

    siteadmin
    11 Mar 2015 | 7:42 am
    If a part of your home is not hooked up to your central heating system, you cannot get much use out of this room during the cooler months. Some homeowners attempt to install point-of-use single room heaters to compensate for this, but these are highly inefficient and cannot heat up the whole room as effectively as a forced-air heating system can. If you’ve recently added onto your home, or if there’s a small space in your home that goes unused when it’s cold outside, call the experts at Cool Air Mechanical. We can install a new efficient ductless or high velocity comfort system for you…
  • Is Solar Heating a Possibility in My Home?

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    5 Mar 2015 | 7:42 am
    If you need a new heating system for your home, there are many energy efficient units you can choose from. You might choose a new heat pump if you’re looking to replace both your air conditioner and heater. A dual fuel system combines the efficiency of a heat pump with the reliability of a furnace. And today’s furnaces are more efficient than ever. By far, one of the best ways to save money and protect some of the earth’s most valuable resources is if you decide to switch to solar heating. Many homeowners are not sure whether solar energy is a possibility for their homes. If you’re…
  • Water Heater Repair FAQ: Should I Flush My Tank?

    siteadmin
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
    You may have heard before that you’re supposed to flush your water heater tank every year or so. This is partially true. Your water heater does need regular flushing, although how often the tank is drained depends on a couple of factors. However, this is not a job for average homeowners to take on by themselves. Flushing a tank is a job for professionals only if you want to make sure that everything goes as smoothly as possible. Talk to the people at Cool Air Mechanical for information about water heaters in Marietta. We can recommend professional services for prevention or to resolve any…
  • Why Won’t the Backup Heat Turn on in My Dual Fuel System?

    siteadmin
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:29 am
    A dual fuel hybrid system offers you the ultimate in heating power and energy savings. These systems combine the energy efficiency of a heat pump with the power and reliability of a gas furnace. For most of the days that you need heat, your heat pump will be the primary form of heating. This system also doubles as an air conditioner, moving heat out of the home in the summer and into the home in the winter. This is an efficient heating system because moving heat around uses less energy than generating it. But when outside temperatures dip too low, your furnace should kick in. Not feeling any…
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  • Florida Mosquito Control | Mosquito Misting Systems

    Brian Reynolds
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:54 am
    Reynolds Florida Mosquito Control Reynolds Florida Mosquito Control a leader in Florida mosquito control and mosquito misting systems, is recommending individuals, specifically those who live in warmer locations, to begin the battle versus mosquitos as early as March this year. Aggressive steps versus mosquitos are stimulated by reports in 2014, of a huge number of West Nile virus […]
  • Termite Treatment in the Region of Florida

    Gaurav Verma
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:35 am
    Let us blame the Termite Control Fraternity for upping the ante of Termite Treatment in Florida! Come Warmer Season and the Infestation of termites is a phenomena, which trails along. This Certainly doesn’t need some Corporate Ready Reckoner or that Glossy primer having a zillion mumbo jumbo on its crisp pages to be able to […]
  • Methods and Types of Common Pest Control Tools

    Brian Reynolds
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:26 am
    Pest Controls Tools Tips Pests are the implicit enemy for the human race. They are attacking the houses on a regular basis and cause some level of discomfort for the home owners. The main mission of the pest control services is to create a pet free environment to live in using the right pest control […]
  • Pest Control And Safety Measures

    Brian Reynolds
    6 Jan 2015 | 10:26 pm
    Pests often create maddening interference in human lives. They are the major source of illness and health problems. These pests are present all over. Be it any place, your home, workplace, garden, kitchen, lawn, or any other place. Therefore, it is indispensable to get rid of them. However, if your place is victimized with pest […]
  • Effective Rodent Control Measures

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

    Community Writer | Community.Drprem.com
    5 Mar 2015 | 10:20 pm
    Most people imagine that if two people look at the same thing, they see it from a similar perspective. However, a dual point of view on a home renovation or construction project often appears to arise when homeowners and contractors discuss the same project. Although both parties may blame each other for the pitfalls in ... The post Resolving Differences Between Homeowners And Contractors appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • These Stunning Living Room Redecoration Ideas Can Be Done in a Weekend

    Community Writer | Community.Drprem.com
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:38 pm
    Excited to completely redesign your living room? That’s a tall order for one weekend. Instead, make small changes that can make a big difference. The following living room ideas can be tackled before Monday morning. 1. If most of your furnishings are neutral, your living room can stand to see a little colour. Pick a ... The post These Stunning Living Room Redecoration Ideas Can Be Done in a Weekend appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • Design ideas that can get the best out of small bathrooms

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:44 pm
      While the more modern homes come with spacious bathrooms, older houses tend to have small sized bathrooms that can look really cramped with their drafty windows and dark surroundings. There are ways in which you can make your bathroom look and feel larger without tearing it away and starting from scratch. Checkout design ideas ... The post Design ideas that can get the best out of small bathrooms appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • Things you should consider when buying a hood fan for your kitchen

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:44 pm
      The kitchen is probably one of the busiest areas in the house. Sadly, it can become the dirtiest place in the house over time. The not so pleasant by products of cooking, including odor, moisture and grease can leave the kitchen walls and countertop looking sticky and dirty. A proper ventilation in the form ... The post Things you should consider when buying a hood fan for your kitchen appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • What You Need to Know to Live Off the Water Grid

    Community Writer | Community.Drprem.com
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:56 pm
    Now that you’re off the grid due to wind and sun power, it’s time to think about getting yourself off the municipal water and sewer line as well. The best thing about water is that it exists virtually everywhere; it falls from the clouds in the sky and runs underneath your feet as groundwater. Fortunately, ... The post What You Need to Know to Live Off the Water Grid appeared first on Home Chunk.
 
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  • A Definitive Guide to Maintaining a Bowling Green

    Duncan Gray
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Introduction This article is designed to enable even the least experienced volunteers or green keepers in bowling clubs to follow a plan of action to maintain the bowling green in good condition throughout the season. In conjunction with the article I have negotiated a package of the fertilizers and other treatments which I would recommend […] The post A Definitive Guide to Maintaining a Bowling Green appeared first on Lawns for You.
  • A Full Year’s Maintenance of a Bowling Green

    Duncan Gray
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Introduction For this guide I am starting the year at the start of the Spring period, the beginning of March, with the run up to the start of the playing season in April. If you are in the Southern part of the UK the timing can often be two weeks earlier, and from Central Scotland […] The post A Full Year’s Maintenance of a Bowling Green appeared first on Lawns for You.
  • How to Maintain an Artificial Grass Lawn

    guest-writer
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:46 am
    Artificial grass has continued to increase in popularity over the past few years. It is a great product for a variety of applications including those who need a low maintenance lawn solution. Whilst Artificial grass can be cheaper and less time consuming to maintain than a traditional turf lawn it isn’t totally maintenance free. There […] The post How to Maintain an Artificial Grass Lawn appeared first on Lawns for You.
  • To Turf or Seed Your New Lawn? A Quick guide.

    Duncan Gray
    17 Mar 2014 | 8:59 am
    TURFING OR SEEDING – A GUIDE TO HELP YOU DECIDE PREPARATION. The basic preparation of the soil is the same for seeding and turfing, but for seeding the final  preparation involves removal of all stones down to a maximum diameter of no more than a centimetre or so, but when turfing, stones up to three […] The post To Turf or Seed Your New Lawn? A Quick guide. appeared first on Lawns for You.
  • Fighting Bowling Green Dry Patch & Compaction: The Seaweed Cure

    Duncan Gray
    18 Sep 2013 | 1:16 am
    I received a question recently that I thought was worth sharing on the site. It was regarding the use of seaweed fertiliser and whether it can combat both bowling green dry patch and compaction. Bowling green maintenance is obviously a subject I’m quite passionate about, and deeply experienced in. I think there are a lot […] The post Fighting Bowling Green Dry Patch & Compaction: The Seaweed Cure appeared first on Lawns for You.
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  • 10 things to do with empty jam jars!

    Andrea Bainbridge
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:54 am
    Here are some clever and creative things you could try out today! All thanks to the humble jam jar! Make an easy and effective nail polish remover aid. Display photos in a fresh way.. Add olive oil for a vintage look.. Use as a candle holder. Remember your travels with a place to keep your used tickets. Get clear about your finances.. Or, use as a motivator for a particular saving. Serve Dessert! You could create a jar of Good Stuff! Write down good things that are worth remembering. If you are having a bad day, pick out a positive post it note for a quick pick me up. Or, wait until the end…
  • Home therapy!

    Andrea Bainbridge
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:59 am
    Does your home need some therapy? Here are some tips to bring your home back to life! A wall full of memories and pictures will brighten up any space. Quotes on the wall are great for enhancing any room. A projector on the wall is so much better than a normal TV! A chalk board wall is something kids (and adults) will love. A beautiful wall mural will make people say wow! A map of the world on your wall will remind you of all the places you still need to visit.
  • The Complete Guide to a Green Home: 75 Hacks

    Matthew Wood
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:02 am
    It might not be at the top of your daily set of priorities but “Going Green” ought to be something we should all be aware of. After all, not only will it help to develop a better future for the planet as a whole in years to come but “Going Green” also means saving you money now and generally feeling better about the environment around you – two fantastic reasons why you should be making changes to your own routine in the home! As a guide, at Finsa Home, we have devised a comprehensive list of 75 straight-forward tips to help you towards a greener future. Each of the tips are split…
  • Cleaning Green Tips

    Matthew Wood
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:38 am
    #66 Empty your bin when it’s full.     #67 Use leftover washing up water for your plants.     #68 Use a water butt in the garden to collect rainwater.     #69 Re-use the same cups and mugs for your hot drinks.     #70 If washing dishes by hand, don’t keep re-filling the bowl with water. Keep water until it’s too cold to use.     #71 Use a dust pan and brush for clearing up mess rather than a hoover.     #72 Use bio-degradable washing powders.     #73 Avoid branded surface cleaners and use baking soda…
  • Bathroom Green Tips

    Matthew Wood
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:37 am
    #58 Swap out liquid hand soap for a more traditional bar of soap.     #59 Install a low-flow showerhead to save the amount of water used during a shower.     #60 Swap vinyl shower curtains for PVC-free plastic or cloth.     #61 Reduce your time in the shower to less than five minutes.     #62 Take a shower rather than a bath.       #63 Take a shower with a partner!     #64 Switch to low flush toilets to save on water.     #65 Don’t leave the tap running when brushing your teeth.     View the rest of our…
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    Leovan Design

  • Spring Home Maintenance Tips

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

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Formal interior design style is intended to attract attention and to be impressive. It has a few similar characteristics with the traditional interior design style but opposite characteristics with the casual interior design style. Formal interior design style is found in commercial establishments, residential homes, elegant hotels, and historical buildings such as Buckingham Palace and
  • Master Bedroom Feng Shui

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:35 am
    Feng shui master bedroom interior design promotes a harmonious flow of physical and healthful energy. Good feng shui in the master bedroom helps you get a relaxing night’s sleep, feel in control, escape from the stress of everyday life, and make passionate love. Follow these feng shui tips to promote rest, relaxation, sensuality, and harmony in your master bedroom: Create a calm master
  • Casual Interior Design Style

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:39 am
    Casual interior design style makes a room feel warm, comfortable, and inviting. It contains simple details, relaxing horizontal lines instead of vertical lines, and layouts which are not symmetrical.  Casual design style can be easily mixed with other design styles such as country and rustic. Many home owners prefer it because it is visually appealing, functional, comfortable, and easy to
  • Kitchen Staging Tips

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    5 Jan 2015 | 3:22 am
    Kitchens can make or break a sale when you are trying to sell your home. You should stage your kitchen to help your home sell faster for a better price. Home staging will make your kitchen appear functional, attractive, organized, spacious, and a great place to make a meal. 
 Here are some tips to follow when staging your kitchen: Tie all the design elements in the kitchen together
 
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  • 10 reasons to buy a Smarts bifold door

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tiffany
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:24 am
    Finding out you have mice in your home can be horrifying. Luckily, several homeowners experience similar issues, sometimes year after year because of where they live. There are several reasons mice will enter your home, and most of them have… The post Best Mouse Bait – Easily Get Rid Of Mice In Your Basement appeared first on FightBugs.com.
  • Gnats – The Complete Guide To Gnat Bites and Prevention

    Tiffany
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:10 am
    Gnats are one of the most annoying pests you will probably ever encounter. Several questions like where do gnats come from and do gnats bite are often asked by homeowners and people who are dealing with them. If you have… The post Gnats – The Complete Guide To Gnat Bites and Prevention appeared first on FightBugs.com.
  • The Best Flea Bomb – Which One’s Actually Get Rid of Fleas?

    Tiffany
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    Finding out you have a flea issue in your home or with your pets is one of the most unpleasant things when it comes to household pests. Fleas not only infest your carpeting and furniture, they will also jump onto… The post The Best Flea Bomb – Which One’s Actually Get Rid of Fleas? appeared first on FightBugs.com.
  • Do Water Bugs Bite?

    Tiffany
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:37 am
    After seeing a water bug for the first time you may have some questions. Things like do water bugs bite and how to get rid of water bugs may be at the top of the list. While it is quite… The post Do Water Bugs Bite? appeared first on FightBugs.com.
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  • 10 Fresh DIY Ways to Grow Tomatoes In Your Backyard

    Jacqui Adams
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:15 am
    Tired of the same old rusty tomato cages? These DIY ways to grow tomatoes are a little bit different—and, dare we say, better. From a home-made “tormato” to an upside-down planter that waters itself, these unique hacks will inspire you to shake up your gardening routine and put a twist on your tomatoes this year. Take a look, and let us know which one you’re going to try! 1. Make an indestructible trellis Petite Farmstead 2. Build a sturdy wooden tomato cage Ella Claire 3. Create a dual tomato cage/irrigation system Ignorance is Bliss 4. Make a Tormato It’s a…
  • Choose The Right Neutral Paint For Your Home Every Time

    Anne Reagan
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:10 am
    I always love the neutral paint colors I see on those home makeover shows and magazines but when I get to the paint store I’m overwhelmed by how many shades of beige there are. How can I choose the right neutral color for my walls? I feel your pain! I’ve always had strong colors on my walls but lately I’ve only wanted white. But trying to find the “right” white in the paint store can take forever. Who knew there were so many different variations and shades? Don’t be fooled into thinking that neutral is easier than a bold color. Within the white, cream,…
  • Before and After: An Extreme Home and Site Makeover

    Mady Dahlstrom
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:05 am
    Completely knocking down the original home to make room for a larger home, pool, and pool house was just the beginning of this complete home renovation. Over the course of a year, architects Renovation Design Group worked with the homeowners to construct and design this warm and inviting home. From the exterior to the interior, this 6,360 sq. ft. home is full of intricate details from the fine finishes to the appliances, totaling to a cost of $750k. Take a tour through this extreme home and site makeover to see the finished results! (Slide the arrow from right to left to see the before and…
  • 10 Garden Favorites You Didn’t Know Were Invasive

    Jacqui Adams
    29 Mar 2015 | 12:05 am
    A healthy, hardy plant that grows no matter what can be an asset in your garden. But an invasive plant is too much of a good thing; it grows so well that it chokes out surrounding plants, until soon, it’s the only thing growing. These ten invasive plants are sold in nurseries and found in gardens everywhere. But think twice before you plant them. Some of them, like raspberries, are only a mild annoyance. But others, like horsetail grass, can quickly overwhelm your yard, your neighbor’s yard, and any nearby agriculture or ecosystems. These plants may be common, but that…
  • 8 Ways To Use Room Dividers Instead Of Doors

    Mady Dahlstrom
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:05 am
    Built-in room dividers separate a space without entirely isolating one room from another. These rooms divide in style by opting for a no door policy. From the kitchen to the bedroom, see how these dividing designs do the job without closing off. Here are 8 ways to use room dividers instead of doors! 1. Floor-To-Ceiling Rounded Corner Moroso Construction Inc. 2. Separation By Glass Jennifer Post Design 3. From Fireside To Bedroom Gelotte Hommas 4. Kitchen Bar Break Schill Architecture 5. Split By Bookshelf Salmon Bay Woodworks 6. Kitchen Cabinet Cut DeForest Architects 7. From Cooking…
 
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  • Spring Forward? 5 Facts About Spring Pool Installation

    Mat Jobe
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Springtime ushers in all sorts of new activity. Plants are growing. Birds are singing. And people, suddenly afflicted by spring fever, are obsessing over the warmer days ahead. For many homeowners, this includes thoughts of installing a backyard swimming pool. While spring might not be the optimal time of year to build a new pool, it’s undoubtedly the season when many people first get the itch. Whether you’re just tinkering with the idea of a pool, or have been planning one all winter, here are five things – good, bad, and other – to know when contemplating a…
  • Deep Thoughts: What is the Perfect Pool Depth?

    Mat Jobe
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:15 am
    When you start planning an inground swimming pool, it’s natural to obsess over the obvious, in-your-face design decisions like pool shape, placement, and materials. However, there’s one equally important piece of the puzzle that’s lurking beneath the surface (literally). That issue can be summed up with one deceptively simple question: How deep? As basic as that question might seem at first glance, it’s far from straightforward. In fact, many prospective pool owners find this to be one of the most agonizing decisions in the whole design process. That’s because…
  • Swimming Pool or Spa: When You Have to Choose

    Mat Jobe
    7 Mar 2015 | 8:31 am
    Pools and spas go together. Heck, half of the companies that deal in them have the words pool and spa right in their names. More to the point, pools and spas are often literally connected in high-end pool installations. But for some people, the operative phrase isn’t pool and spa, but pool or spa. As in, should I get a pool or a spa? For one reason or another, it’s not always possible or sensible to get both – forcing a tough choice. At the risk of spoiling the rest of this article, if you find yourself asking this question, a spa/hot tub is likely the better choice. Why?
  • 6 Off the Hook Pool Storage Ideas

    Mat Jobe
    16 Feb 2015 | 10:31 am
    Keeping a pool area tidy is a constant struggle. That’s because a swimming pool tends to attract all sorts of stuff over time. Stuff such as: Floats and Toys Safety Equipment Tools Hoses Chemicals Miscellaneous Backyard Junk Items like these are continually threatening to clutter up your poolscape – and worse, turn your pool deck into an accident waiting to happen. That’s why it’s important to put some thought into storage, preferably while you’re still planning your new pool. Good organization makes it easier to keep track of everything without having it strewn…
  • 7 Hot Backyard Pool Ideas For 2015

    Mat Jobe
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    A pool owner should always be wary of trends. After all, a swimming pool and its various features – provided they’re well-built – are bound to outlast many of the fads of the day. It’s far more important for a pool to fit the long-term needs of its owner than to wow people at the first pool party. That said, many of the current trends in pool design probably won’t fall by the wayside anytime soon. They’re being driven by technological improvements, a desire on the part of homeowners to be more eco-friendly, and higher expectations for what a poolscape can…
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  • 5 Tips to Choose an Allergy Air Purifier

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

    D stone
    7 Mar 2015 | 6:31 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItTips for Choosing an Effective Carbon Filter The Definition of Carbon Filtration Carbon filtration is based on a filter type that uses carbon for adsorbing smells and gases, for the purpose of purifying the air. This filter can be used along with HEPA filters for improving the way the air is purified. Did you [...]The post How to Choose Carbon Filters appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • How to Clean An Air Purifier

    D stone
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:11 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItThe most ideal way of cleaning an air purifier is to follow the instructions printed in the purifier’s manual. If you no longer have it, you can search for it online by simply indicating the purifier’s serial number, model and make. But just in case you fail to find the manual online, here are [...]The post How to Clean An Air Purifier appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • Tips to Remove Cigarette Odors

    D stone
    15 Feb 2015 | 5:15 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItWhile smoking is perceived by many as a fun and enjoyable experience, cigarettes smoke rapidly spreads to different areas and surfaces around the home hence causing it to linger for a long time. So other than the smoker’s and the ones around him/her having their clothes smelling like ashtray, upholstered furniture, pillows, carpeting, rugs [...]The post Tips to Remove Cigarette Odors appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • Videos: How to Make An Air Purifier at Home

    D stone
    5 Feb 2015 | 5:26 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItDIY Tips: How to Make An Air Purifier at Home Since a majority of people who suffer from sinus problems are also known to have underlying allergies, such as allergies to pollen, animal dander, mold and/or dust – which are all very likely to build up in our homes, the ideal way of tackling [...]The post Videos: How to Make An Air Purifier at Home appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
 
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  • Buying A Home: Home Improvement Service And Real Estate Agent

    Bill1234
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:36 am
    This article was originally published at HomeImprovement-quote.comDuring the home buying process there are some professionals you just can’t do without. At the top of the list are real estate agents and a home improvement service. Buying a home is a stressful process as it is, so getting the right people on-board will help you have a smoother ride. When buying a home it’s important to know what to expect from a professional. This lets you know what tasks you should delegate to them so that you don’t have to do it yourself. Afterall, they are the professionals and therefore better…
  • Real Estate Glossary

    Bill1234
    17 Mar 2015 | 1:52 pm
    This article was originally published at HomeImprovement-quote.comAcceleration Clause The clause found in mortgage deed permitting mortgage lender to request outstanding monies from the loan. This can be down to a number of different situations for example, moving over title deeds to someone else or missing a mortgage payment. ARM (Adjustable Mortgage Rate) This is a mortgage that has a variable interest rate meaning the interest is subject to fluctuation according to the Bank of England’s (or if related to another country, their main bank) set interest rate, the rates are always tied to…
  • How To Choose The Best Water Heater For Your Property

    Bill1234
    15 Jan 2015 | 2:29 am
    This article was originally published at HomeImprovement-quote.com Get 3 Free Water Heating Quotes The water heaters have several variations according to the heating source, and each water heating source has its own advantages and disadvantages. Some of the popular water heater systems are as follows: Gas: The gas based systems use cylinders of propane or natural gas to heat the water inside the tank. Electric: The electric elements are used to heat the water inside the tank just like the gas based water heater. Solar: The solar panels are used to heat water inside the pipes. Obviously,…
  • A Guide To Worktops Costs

    Bill1234
    13 Sep 2014 | 2:46 pm
    This article was originally published at HomeImprovement-quote.com Find Local Kitchen Professionals Kitchen renovations can give you the dream kitchen you’ve always wanted. Your kitchen won’t only look great, it will perform great as well. There are many things to be considered to achieve a successful kitchen make-over, but one of the most important aspects are the kitchen worktops. By choosing the correct new or replacement kitchen worktops, you’ll create a vibrant new look and impress everyone who sees them. Why your worktops are so important Your kitchen should look beautiful, but…
  • Window blinds and shades cost guide

    Bill1234
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:14 am
    This article was originally published at HomeImprovement-quote.com Get Free Window Blinds Quotes Window blinds and shades have been in use for the last two thousand years, and they look just as stylish now as they did then. If you’ve just moved into a new home, or are in the process of carrying out , then window blinds and shades can provide the perfect finishing touch. In our window blinds and shades cost guide we’ll discuss some of the most popular forms of blinds and shades, and look at the typical costs to have them fitted What are blinds and shades? Window blinds and shades are a…
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  • Protect Your Home From Spring Flooding

    Kelley
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Spring is finally on its way! But you know what that means: the snow melts and in come the rain showers. Make sure your home is protected from water damage this year by taking a look at these tips and tricks! Ah, Spring! read more
  • How to Keep Your First Apartment Safe and Secure

    Kelley
    13 Mar 2015 | 2:45 pm
    The big day is here: you're moving into your first apartment. But how do you keep your dream first apartment from turning into a nightmare situation? Know how to protect your first house, and make sure that your first home is safe.
  • 3 Creative Ways to Use Your Security System to Protect Your Kids

    Kelley
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:06 pm
    You know how your home security system can keep you and your family safe against burglars, but it can also keep your family safe in other ways! Learn how to get the most from your system, and how to keep your kids safe when you're home and away from the house! Your security alarm system means many things for you. It means your house is safe and protected while you are away. It means that you can sleep peacefully in your bed. It means that when you’re away from home, you know your family is safe. A burglar alarm can protect your family from more than just burglars. Beyond the peace of mind…
  • What to Do If You Come Home to Evidence of a Break-In

    Kelley
    13 Feb 2015 | 2:26 pm
    When we think of a burglary, you probably imagine you'll be home during it. But what happens if you come home to find your home has burglarized? We examined the best steps to take so you remain safe and secure after a break-in. Coming home to find out that your home has been burglarized can be one of the most traumatic experiences in a person’s life. Not only can you now be missing valuables and cash, but the feeling of being violated can also be overpowering. Your first instinct is probably to explore your home to find out what is missing and begin to clean up what is probably a very big…
  • You’ve Had a Break-In: Now What?

    Kelley
    6 Feb 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Being burglarized is your worst nightmare. But how do you recover? Here's your first few steps to begin the road to recovery after a break-in, and to make your family and home secure once more. The unthinkable has happened: your house was broken into. After the event itself is over, you’re still left with a lot to clean up, both literally and metaphorically. Now that there’s no longer an intruder in your home, what do you do? Here are your first steps after a break-in, to make sure you and your family are safe and on the road to recovery. read more
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  • New 11 Pc Luxurious Grade-A Teak Dining Set – Large 117″ Oval Table and 10 Stacking Arbor Arm Chairs Product Page Item No.B002JAG9ZY

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    30 Mar 2015 | 7:34 am
    Item: B002JAG9ZY – New 11 Pc Luxurious Grade-A Teak Dining Set – Large 117″ Oval Table and 10 Stacking Arbor Arm Chairs Description : Set includes: Large 117″ Oval Table and 10 Arm Stacking Chairs. The chairs are very comfortable and you can lengthen the table opening the butterfly leaf extensions. ** Wood Umbrella Hole […] The post New 11 Pc Luxurious Grade-A Teak Dining Set – Large 117″ Oval Table and 10 Stacking Arbor Arm Chairs Product Page Item No.B002JAG9ZY appeared first on UKitchenDesign.com.
  • Nespresso Pixie C60 Electric Titan Espresso Machine with Aeroccino Plus and Bonus 30 Capsule Carousel Get Item No.B00A7ZSBS6

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    30 Mar 2015 | 7:32 am
    Item: B00A7ZSBS6 – Nespresso Pixie C60 Electric Titan Espresso Machine with Aeroccino Plus and Bonus 30 Capsule Carousel Description : Enjoy fresh espresso beverages at home with this Nespresso Pixie C60 espresso machine and Aeroccino Plus milk frother. The Pixie C60 machine features an electric titan construction, and heats water in 25 seconds to the […] The post Nespresso Pixie C60 Electric Titan Espresso Machine with Aeroccino Plus and Bonus 30 Capsule Carousel Get Item No.B00A7ZSBS6 appeared first on UKitchenDesign.com.
  • Swanville 5 Piece Dining Table Set in Brown Walnut Best Offer Item No.B005XU179U

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    30 Mar 2015 | 7:29 am
    Item: B005XU179U – Swanville 5 Piece Dining Table Set in Brown Walnut Description : 102171 Features: -Casual style.-Sleek straight lines and flared backs.-Round edges.-Rectangular shape.-Single pedestal. Includes: -Set includes dining table and four chairs. Construction: -Hardwood and veneer construction. Color/Finish: -Brown walnut… Category: Table & Chair Sets Brand: Coaster Home Furnishings This product has 19 […] The post Swanville 5 Piece Dining Table Set in Brown Walnut Best Offer Item No.B005XU179U appeared first on UKitchenDesign.com.
  • GORHAM STERLING SILVER TEA SET FIGURAL HORSES MUSEUM QUALITY HORSES GRECIAN 6PC Best Price Item No.B00BBI1WG6

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    Item: B00BBI1WG6 – GORHAM STERLING SILVER TEA SET FIGURAL HORSES MUSEUM QUALITY HORSES GRECIAN 6PC Description : GORHAM STERLING SILVER TEA SET FIGURAL HORSES MUSEUM QUALITY HORSES GRECIAN   GORHAM USA CIRCA 1870-80This exceptional figural Gorham set includes Coffee Pot, Tea Pot, Sugar, Creamer, Waste, and sterling Tray. It weighs approx. 240 troy ounces. Ve… Category: Tea […] The post GORHAM STERLING SILVER TEA SET FIGURAL HORSES MUSEUM QUALITY HORSES GRECIAN 6PC Best Price Item No.B00BBI1WG6 appeared first on UKitchenDesign.com.
  • PacknWood 210BJQ12 Bamboo Leaf Boat, 4.7-Inch Long x 2.3-Inch Wide x 0.59-Inch High (10 Packs of 100) Review Item No.B004IA1X9A

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    30 Mar 2015 | 7:21 am
    Item: B004IA1X9A – PacknWood 210BJQ12 Bamboo Leaf Boat, 4.7-Inch Long x 2.3-Inch Wide x 0.59-Inch High (10 Packs of 100) Description : Made of bamboo, our biodegradable, disposable and decorative, boat-shaped bowls are multi-purpose. Used either as a serving dish, or food display. Great for displaying a variety of items, it’s an elegant way to […] The post PacknWood 210BJQ12 Bamboo Leaf Boat, 4.7-Inch Long x 2.3-Inch Wide x 0.59-Inch High (10 Packs of 100) Review Item No.B004IA1X9A appeared first on UKitchenDesign.com.
 
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  • Stained Concrete: Great Flooring Option for Flood Prone Areas and Basements

    Mark Ferguson
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Stained Concrete: Great Flooring Option for Flood Prone Areas and Basements   Spring is upon us which means  the saying April showers brings May showers is just around the corner.  Is your basement flooring prepared for the possibility of flooding?  Stained Concrete is a great flooring option for flood prone areas and basements. Look in any home decorating magazine or watch any home improvement station and your bound to find an article or episode on the growing popularity, design aspects and beauty of stained concrete flooring. One of the main reasons for the increased awareness of…
  • Glitter Epoxy Flooring- Transform Your Business or Showroom Floor into this Unique Flooring Option

    Mark Ferguson
    16 Mar 2015 | 6:56 pm
    Glitter Epoxy Flooring-Transform Your Business or Showroom Floor into this Unique Flooring Option We Recently Transformed the Concrete Floor of Shotz in Bowling Green Ohio with an Amazing Glitter Epoxy Flooring   Check Out this Video of this beautiful glitter epoxy dance floor when we were nearing completion. Glitter Epoxy Flooring is Great for Showrooms and Many Types of Business Flooring (It can be done with a light amount of glitter to give your showroom a glistening look) Check Out our Video of Phase One of our Glitter Epoxy Concrete Flooring Project in Bowling Green, Ohio Check out…
  • Wood or Concrete? We can create the most realistic concrete floor that looks exactly like wood!

    Mark Ferguson
    12 Mar 2015 | 5:33 pm
    Wood or Concrete? We can create the most realistic concrete floor that looks exactly like wood!   Can You Believe that this Floor isn’t Wood and is Really Concrete? Click the Photos to See the Floor Up Close   Having Wood Stained Concrete is Like Finding a Treasure Chest Or You can Be Like Our Client and have Wood Stained Concrete and a Treasure Chest!   Learn More About Wood Stained Concrete by Watching this Short Video by Mark Ferguson Owner of Artistic Concrete Transformations. CALL Artistic Concrete transformations TODAY FOR A FREE QUOTE: 419-348-8124
  • Visit Artistic Concrete Transformations at the Home Garden and Builder Show in Toledo, OH

    Mark Ferguson
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:34 pm
    Home Improvement and Garden Show at the Seagate Center in Toledo, Ohi0: April 17-19 Artistic Concrete Transformations of Ohio is excited to announce that we will have a large booth set up at the 2015 Home Improvement and Garden Show at the Toledo Seagate Center. Things to Expect at Our Booth: Large Flooring Samples of Our Most Popular Flooring’s that You Can Walk On We Will Have All of Our Flooring Experts at the Show to Answer Questions Videos of Some of Our Favorite Projects to Date Demos by Artistic Concrete Transformations on the Main Stage Special Discount that will be ONLY…
  • Polished Concrete: Upgrade Your Companies Concrete Flooring Today!

    Mark Ferguson
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:06 pm
    Polished Concrete: Upgrade Your Companies Concrete Flooring Today! What is Polished Concrete? Polished concrete is a mechanical grind and polish process that utilizes industrial diamonds & impregnating hardeners and sealers to level, densify, polish & finally seal the floor from within the interior of the concrete surface. In addition to its extensive life cycle and cost efficiency, polished concrete floors offer a number of benefits. What are the Benefits of Polished Concrete? Cost Effective- Polished Concrete is one of the most economical cost effective flooring options out there.
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  • How To Handle These Six Problems Homeowners Frequently Face

    Erin Emanuel
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    The dream of many people is to own a home and to live in a well furnished residence. This, however, comes at a cost, considering the high prices for buying a house in current times. Most people prefer going for a mortgage, due to the fact that mortgages offer better terms of payment even for low income earners. After attaining the dream of owning a home, there are numerous challenges that homeowners face. Most of these include the repair and maintenance of damaged parts of a house or even the replacement of old products. Below is a summary of six common problems that people face in their…
  • Everything you need to know about Indoor Air Pollution

    Erin Emanuel
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Indoor air pollution is not really a popular concept, nevertheless, it does exist. It can also be surprisingly fatal, leading to about 7.7% off the total mortality in the world. Considering the fact that we spend around 90% of our time indoors, this calls for a more active stance on battling indoor air pollution to ensure that the air we breathe in while inside our homes is clean and health risk-free. But it raises this question: how can that be done? Fortunately, we’ve got all you need to know about indoor air pollution. Check out the infographic (by AirFilterBuy)below for more details.
  • Essentials Of Lawn Care Property Owners Should Master

    Erin Emanuel
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Having a lush and well-manicured lawn does not necessarily require one to have a green thumb. Furthermore, even if you spend a substantial amount of time, money and effort, all of these will be rendered useless if you do not know exactly what you are doing. But what exactly does it take to make a lawn thrive? Here are some of the essentials of lawn care Loveland, OH homeowners should know in order to attain the lawn of their dreams. Watering One of the areas where many homeowners commit grave mistakes is watering their lawns. Even if you have chosen a suitable type of grass to plant in your…
  • What are the Benefits of Suspended ceilings in a Home?

    Erin Emanuel
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Throughout the world, many different types of ceilings are utilized, but the most important ones are the suspended ceilings that are intriguing the building business by gale. There are a variety of places that can encompass these ceilings, and obviously there can be many reasons why you would want them. On the whole, suspended ceilings are just like a secondary ceiling. They are installed as being hung off of the accessible ceiling in a metal grid. Afterwards, the ceiling panels are got installed, and it appears like the real ceiling. There can be many reasons for installing suspended…
  • Introduction to Home Automation

    Erin Emanuel
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    A home that completely monitors itself may seem like a thing from a science fiction film. If you were not born more than a couple of decades ago, you might not be aware how much the homes of today differ from the past. What was once possible only in the imagination is now becoming more commonplace. Frankly speaking, automation now makes it possible for virtually any electronic mechanism in homes to be operated remotely. From central air-conditioning systems to high-tech ranges, computer scan control electronic devices from just about anywhere you can find Wi-Fi. Home automation has definitely…
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  • 9 Elegantly Minimalist Outdoor Rooms That Will Get You Excited For Spring

    Ted Vrountas
    10 Mar 2015 | 2:25 pm
    10-day forecasts are starting to look up, towns across the country that have been covered in snow for the last four months are starting to see it melt, and just last weekend we gained an hour of sunlight. All this can only mean one thing.Spring is coming.While we're not completely in the clear yet, what we are sure of is that the worst is over, and warmer, sunnier days spent outside are on the horizon. It's time to get excited for the spring thaw. And what better way to do it than by feasting your eyes on these 9 elegant outdoor rooms.1. The Underwater Patiocredit: Reddit user louiebaurThe…
  • 13 Amazing In-Home Gym Ideas To Help You Stick To Your New Year's Resolution

    Ted Vrountas
    26 Dec 2014 | 6:47 am
    For many people, the hardest part about working out is just showing up. Most people will make New Year’s resolutions to work out more and even sign up for gym memberships, but many will peter out of gym attendance before the month is over. To make time in your busy schedule is hard, especially at the end of a long workday when you just want to come home and stay there. That’s why the home gym is growing in popularity - you just need some dumbbells, maybe a treadmill and a mirror to admire your growing muscles. Here are some home gyms who have done it right:This home gym…
  • 17 Homes That Take Holiday Decorating To A Whole New Level

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

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

    KellyRose McAleer
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    When people personalize their homes, for the most part they do it by picking out paint colors or funky art to display inside of the house. But once in a while, homeowners get a bit wilder. From a house that spins to homes that look like anime characters and toilets, you’ll be surprised at how far people can take their creativity – and by the end of this article you may be grateful for your normal house.
 
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  • When’s the Best Time to Buy a Security System?

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    16 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Let’s be perfectly honest: there really isn’t one perfect time to buy and install a security system in your home. In reality, you can get a great deal on a security system throughout most of the year if you pay attention. However, if you’re wondering about intruder statistics, then that’s another matter. There are peak... Read more » The post When’s the Best Time to Buy a Security System? appeared first on Protect Your Home.
  • Spring Break! How to Help Keep Your Home Safe While You’re Gone

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    13 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Spring break is one of the best times to go on vacation and get away from it all. While enjoying a quick getaway is relaxing, you need to make sure that your house and everything in it are safe. There are many things you can do to help ensure that your home and all of... Read more » The post Spring Break! How to Help Keep Your Home Safe While You’re Gone appeared first on Protect Your Home.
  • Three Reasons to Upgrade Your Security System

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    11 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Do you have a home security system? How long have you had it? What kinds of life changes have occurred since you had it installed? Those life changes—a new job further away, kids, a different financial situation, and so on—typically prompt questions about lifestyle. Part of that discussion should cover home security. You grow and... Read more » The post Three Reasons to Upgrade Your Security System appeared first on Protect Your Home.
  • Preventing Burglary During a Power Outage

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    9 Mar 2015 | 9:19 am
    With storms hitting the Midwest and the East Coast this winter, people are likely facing power outages; and the thing to keep in mind is that your typical security measures won’t necessarily be in place when those outages hit. That and power outages mean that burglars may be more likely to come to your house/apartment... Read more » The post Preventing Burglary During a Power Outage appeared first on Protect Your Home.
  • Keeping Your Chimney Safe This Winter

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    5 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    There are few things better than curling up around a fireplace with a good book during the winter. But what you need to remember is that fire is extremely dangerous and should be used with caution. Part of being cautious is making sure your fireplace and chimney are ready for flames. Many people don’t know... Read more » The post Keeping Your Chimney Safe This Winter appeared first on Protect Your Home.
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  • How to clean blinds

    Paul Cook
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:58 am
    Every modern home that has blinds always faces the problem of dust or stains. They are caused by the weather and cleaning the blinds on a regular basis is important. Whether you have fabric, wooden or vinyl blinds, they need regular cleaning and touch ups. Feather duster: if your blinds have thin layers of dust, you can use a feather duster to tackle the loose dust off them on a regular basis. That should keep the dirt build up at bay. Vacuuming: vacuum your blinds with a brush attachment from side to side or up and down depending on whether you have horizontal or vertical blinds. You can…
  • Tips to control pet hair in your home

    Paul Cook
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:54 am
    Every pet owner has pet hair woes! Pet hair can be spotted easily- on floors, furniture, and clothing. Pet Towels: place a towel or sheet for your pet to rest on, and shake off the hair that accumulates periodically before tossing it in the washing machine. Groom your pet regularly: regular grooming- brushing, trimming etc. can help diminish loose hair problems in pets. Hair on the carpet? Remove this with a vacuum cleaner on full suction with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter a few times a week. On hard floors and wood, use an electrostatic mop that works better than a vacuum…
  • Tips on how to make dishwashing easier

    Paul Cook
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:50 am
    There are times when it is best to wash dishes by hand- the dishwasher can be used effectively when it gets some help! Using a dish tub: in order to save water and effort, it’s always advisable to use a dish tub to soak the dishes and cutlery in soap and water, rather than holding each dish under the tap one by one. If you don’t have a tub, line the sink with a rubber or plastic mat. Dish racks: catch any drips by placing a baking sheet under your dish racks to avoid runoffs. Installing a rack above your sink where you can leave the dishes and cookware to drip dry is another…
  • How to prevent water spots on shower doors

    Paul Cook
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:40 am
    Wondering how to keep that shower door clean of hard water stains? Hard water has minerals and other deposits that stay behind on the doors after the water evaporates, causing etching over a period of time. It’s easy to prevent them with these important tips. Scrubbing it right: Immediately after each bath, it makes best sense to squeegee the hard water stains out. These stains can etch the glass if not cleaned on a regular basis leaving permanent stains. You can use steel wool if the stains are too resistant or if the soap residue buildup has been resting for a while. Using cook top…
  • How to Remove Hard Water Stains

    Paul Cook
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:27 pm
    Hard water contains large quantity of mineral deposits such as calcium and silica. In case water dries, it leaves rigid spots, rings and stains on ceramic or glass surfaces. The real key in removing the rigid stains lies in selecting the perfect cleansing agent. Here we have revealed some effective ways to remove hard water stains using natural as well as chemical cleaners. Abrasive cleaners like comet, baking soda, SOS pads, and steel wools can be used to get rid of hard water stains. These abrasive cleaners are extremely effective on smaller stains. However, old stains will require more…
 
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  • 50+ Great Ways to Save Energy & Money in Your Home

    stephenshaw
    12 Mar 2015 | 2:34 am
    Why do we want to make energy efficiency improvements in our home? To reduce spend on our fuel bills of course.And if we can do this for free, even better! Here are some simple home energy saving tips to help you reduce your energy bills. “Our #1 tip for improving the energy efficiency of your property has to be simple draught-proofing,” say’s Green Deal Central’s Energy Advisor & Green Deal specialist Hayley Mcardle. And many industry energy experts agree. If you’re looking for ways to save energy at home, here are some crackers we’ve collected from our home…
  • The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund News

    Louise Whittland
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:44 am
    This guide is updated with the latest information on Green Deal funding, in particular the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) scheme. GDHIF Release 3 Update MARCH 2014 £70m ‘free cash’ will be available midday March 16 2014 for home energy efficiency improvements from the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (DGHIF). And for this third release of funding, money has been increased for the two measures offer. The cash is the third tranche of the popular Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) and is not expected to last long! Release 1 of £120m went in six weeks and Release…
  • Government home energy saving scheme: The Green Deal, explained

    stephenshaw
    2 Feb 2015 | 12:48 am
    Finance for the installation of energy efficiency home improvements Takes you out of fuel poverty And puts more money in your pocket each month … – the Governments Green Deal energy saving scheme seems too good to be true! Green Deal Central breaks down the Government flagship home energy efficiency programme to explain what the Green Deal scheme is all about. And we answer the foremost question of who should use the Green Deal?  Whilst a Provider can check eligibility for funding and provide quotes for work, as with all home DIY you should always do your homework first. Should I…
  • Green Deal and ECO monthly statistics – October 2014

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

    stephenshaw
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:26 am
    The Green Deal, explained – Infographic Please be so kind and share it with all your friends and colleagues. Click here to tweet it or click here and copy the code to embed it into your blog Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: GDC - The Green Deal, explainedThe post The Green Deal, explained appeared first on Green Deal Central News.
 
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  • Do Painting Contractors Need To Be Licensed In My State?

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

    Grant Barnard
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Disposing of paint is actually very simple! You may want to dispose of the paint in the greenest fashion possible OR dispose of the paint in the cheapest way possible. GOOD NEWS! I have combined these so everybody can be BOTH cheap and green! First and foremost you must determine what type of paint it [&hellip The post How To Dispose Of Paint – The Cheapest Way & The Greenest Way appeared first on Grants Painting - Indianapolis, Greenwood, Fishers, Carmel, Westfield, Zionsville.
  • Grants Painting Wins ‘Best Of Houzz 2015′

    Grant Barnard
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:36 pm
    “This is a huge honor! In fact, only 3% of the more 600,000 professionals on Houzz.com win this award.” So Who Is Houzz.com?? Houzz.com is a site that collects many reviews on contractors. In fact, compared to Angies List, Houzz is now the 230’s most popular site on the internet leaving Angieslist in the dust at [&hellip The post Grants Painting Wins ‘Best Of Houzz 2015′ appeared first on Grants Painting - Indianapolis, Greenwood, Fishers, Carmel, Westfield, Zionsville.
  • Why Does My Paint Look Lighter/Different On The Wall – Painters Advise

    Grant Barnard
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:53 pm
    Many times people will choose a paint color only to have it look much different on the wall. Much of this is simple visualization abilities. However, there are many other things that will either hurt or help in your paint colors looking the same on the wall as you expect it too. Everybody wants the [&hellip The post Why Does My Paint Look Lighter/Different On The Wall – Painters Advise appeared first on Grants Painting - Indianapolis, Greenwood, Fishers, Carmel, Westfield, Zionsville.
  • Should I Buy Paint Or Let The Painter Supply Paint?

    Grant Barnard
    11 Jan 2015 | 3:57 pm
    There are many types of bids that determine whether the painter buys the paint or the customer makes the purchase. For this article we are assuming that you are receiving a Flat Rate Quote and NOT a Time and Materials Quote. Flat rate quotes should encompass all costs to complete the job correctly. At Grants [&hellip The post Should I Buy Paint Or Let The Painter Supply Paint? appeared first on Grants Painting - Indianapolis, Greenwood, Fishers, Carmel, Westfield, Zionsville.
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  • Ultimate Cork Flooring Buying Guide

    Yelena G
    18 Mar 2015 | 7:25 am
    If Home and Garden TV is one of your favorite channels, then you know that cork flooring is one of the hottest design trends in today’s home improvement market. What you may not realize is that cork has been used for flooring since the late 1800s. Part of this steady demand can be attributed to cork’s durable and resilient nature, but there are perks in line with more modern sensibilities, such as warmth and comfort, hypoallergenic properties, and environmental sustainability. These custom designed cork tiles and white swirling lines adds a unique touch to this contemporary living…
  • 15 Stunning Living Rooms With Reclaimed Wood Flooring

    Yelena G
    11 Mar 2015 | 10:56 am
    This antique hardwood floor has a rich pallet of colors that range from light beige, shades of grey to dark chocolate brown. Many marks sprinkled throughout the floor give real character that highlights the cool appeal of this contemporary loft living room. Exposed brick wall, ample natural lighting, white color walls and light color furniture compliment the colors of the floor. If antique home decor makes your heart flutter, you will love reclaimed wood flooring. What I admire most about these antique floors are the rich color tones and unique imperfections in the aged wood.They are…
  • 10 Sizzling Modern Kitchen Island Ideas

    Yelena G
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Set in a modern black kitchen, this large kitchen island is perfect for storing and displaying all your stuff. Also offers seating for 2 and a large counter for cooking and serving meals. As the function of kitchens in our houses has evolved from a place designated for solely cooking to a space that is the “heart” of home life, the kitchen island is now also more than just a food prep and serving section. New materials, textures, colors and patterns are being introduced into the modern kitchen island, making it the main attraction of the kitchen space. The trend in modern style…
  • Kitchen Island Design and Planning Guide

    Yelena G
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:23 am
    This is an image of a unique, modern kitchen island. It features a large cooking/serving table and an attached coffee table.The kitchen island has dark color wood cabinets with white countertops. The kitchen island is one of the most beautiful and important design elements of the kitchen. With such a wide range of materials and styles to choose from, it is best to have a clear vision of what you want in a kitchen island.  Consider aesthetics, functionality, cost, and set your priorities. This will allow you narrow down your choices and will help you stay within budget. In this Design and…
  • Natural Stone & Stucco Siding on a Modern House (Picture of the Day)

    Yelena G
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:01 am
    What is the first thing people notice about a house? Typically, it is exterior siding, as the material’s texture and color completes the home’s architectural design. Whether you are building a new construction home or undertaking an exterior renovation of your existing house, choose your siding material carefully. This is an image of a modern house outfitted with grey stucco siding. Additional natural stone siding chimney/fireplace and columns add visual interest and character to the home’s architectural design. The most popular siding options are vinyl, brick, fiber cement,…
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  • Are you letting our most abundant source of energy pass you by?

    admin
    16 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    As March arrives, the cloudy and cold weather starts to give way to sunshine. Not only is the sun is a welcome sight, but it also provides welcome relief from high utility bills. And harnessing sunlight to save energy is easier than you think. Solar makes more sense than ever. Energy costs aren’t going down anytime soon(1). As utility bills continue to rise, solar energy makes more and more sense.  In fact, a solar energy system, like the SunSource® Home Energy System from Lennox, can substantially lower home energy costs, and a home’s carbon footprint, without sacrificing comfort.
  • 7 air quality threats and 5 ways to fight them.

    admin
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Today’s homes are more energy efficient than ever. And while that’s great news for your utility bill, it’s not necessarily conducive to healthy breathing. Because when a home is more tightly sealed against air leakage and the elements, it tends to have the unintended consequence of trapping indoor air. That air contains particles and moisture that can adversely affect your health. Without proper air quality measures, that trapped air and its particles are recirculated through your home, and your family. But once you understand the sources of poor air quality, and the ways to combat it,…
  • How is your furnace like the heart of your home?

    admin
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    It’s the unsung hero sitting out of sight. You don’t think about it unless something is wrong. And after a while, you don’t even notice when it comes on and goes off. In a way, your furnace is the heart of your home’s heating and air-conditioning system. It’s all about the flow. Like a heart, your furnace is responsible for keeping everything moving. Winter, summer, spring or fall, the furnace is pushing air through your ducts. To move this air, your furnace has a blower motor connected to fan blades. The type of fan motor your furnace uses can affect the comfort level in your…
  • 5 easy ways to keep your furnace happy

    admin
    3 Feb 2015 | 6:39 am
    Spring isn’t here just yet, which means your furnace is working hard to keep your home warm. Soon, though, temperatures will start to rise. But that doesn’t mean your furnace gets the summer off. Your furnace works every day of the year. During winter, it warms and circulates the air. During summer, it still has the important task of circulating cooled air. Help keep it running at its peak with these helpful tips. Regular Filter Changes Have you every tried drinking a milkshake through a straw? It’s not so easy, is it?   That’s the same effect a clogged air filter can have on your…
  • The Birth of a Lennox Product

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    20 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    For more than 100 years, Lennox has been making home heating and cooling more effective, more energy-efficient and more in-tune with what consumers expect. Tom Brittain, Lennox Product Manager, provides insight into how Lennox products come about. Q: Where do ideas for new products come from? New ideas can come from anywhere, but we’re proud to say that most of our new product ideas and product features come from the most important people in our organization: Our customers and dealers. We devote a lot of time, money and research into maintaining ongoing relationships with the people closest…
 
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  • Carpet Cleaning Geelong

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    30 Mar 2015 | 3:40 am
    Carpet cleaning as part of a healthy lifestyle at home and in offices keeps indoor contaminants such as dirt, entry ways, high traffic area, and mats under control throughout the year. When carpet cleaning is properly maintained, it can improve your health and indoor air quality. Likewise, it acted as a filter holding soil, debris, […] The post Carpet Cleaning Geelong appeared first on Pinnacle Eco Clean.
  • Upholstery Cleaning in Tampa Discussed

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    28 Mar 2015 | 4:06 am
    Dust settles on upholstery surface very much like normal surfaces and that is why upholstery needs to be cleaned regularly. Depending on the environment you need to decide the gap between two cleaning days. There is no hard and fast rules about that but the factor that is universal is cleaning of it when it […] The post Upholstery Cleaning in Tampa Discussed appeared first on Pinnacle Eco Clean.
  • Upholstery Cleaner Greenslopes

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    25 Mar 2015 | 4:52 am
    Upholstery cleaning is an art. You can be sure that it takes a different set of skill sets and a different kind of care and attention to get your upholstery back to its shape and form, after the kind of problems that it would have had to undergo and the stress and strain that it […] The post Upholstery Cleaner Greenslopes appeared first on Pinnacle Eco Clean.
  • Carpet Cleaning Preston

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    17 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Keeping your house clean and tidy is likely to be high on your list of priorities when it comes the jobs to do around your home. Most of us take pride in the way our home is presented and this means ensuring that all parts of it are looking their best all the time. Most […] The post Carpet Cleaning Preston appeared first on Pinnacle Eco Clean.
  • Upholstery Steam Cleaners

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    12 Mar 2015 | 7:38 am
    Most cleaners will produce an in-home cost quote for carpet and upholstery steam cleansing just before an purchase is put. All through the first inspection, a cleansing technician will verify for stains or other conditions that could necessitate specific therapy. Three Superb Motives For Specialized Carpet Cleansing Frequent carpet cleaning by a specialist is a […] The post Upholstery Steam Cleaners appeared first on Pinnacle Eco Clean.
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  • DIY Spring Tune-Up on Your HVAC System

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    24 Mar 2015 | 11:38 am
    Spring is a great time of the year to perform some preventive maintenance on your heating and A/C system in Fort Wayne. Preventive maintenance is crucial to ensure that your air conditioner is going to keep your home comfortable and cool this summer. If you wait until summer arrives to have us come out, or you don’t have maintenance performed at all, you run the risk of sudden breakdowns in the uncomfortable heat of summer. You should have our experts come out once per year to run a professional tune-up and cleaning, but you can also do some things yourself that will help your system run at…
  • Three Tips for Keeping Your Heating Bills Low in Winter

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    19 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Whether you live in Fort Wayne, Angola, Decatur or Indianapolis, the Indiana winter weather each year means a rise in homeowners’ heating bills. However, there are some small changes you can make to ensure that your bills remain as low as possible, even through the harshest of our winters. Masters heating repair service is always available for our customers, so if you have a furnace emergency this winter, call on us. Following are three of the best things you can do to lower your heating bills this winter: Maintain, maintain, maintain! We don’t mean that you should perform inspections or…
  • Three Tips for Keeping Your Heating Bills Low in Winter

    admin
    16 Feb 2015 | 2:20 am
    Whether you live in Fort Wayne, Angola, Decatur or Indianapolis, the Indiana winter weather each year means a rise in homeowners’ heating bills. However, there are some small changes you can make to ensure that your bills remain as low as possible, even through the harshest of our winters. Masters heating repair service is always available for our customers, so if you have a furnace emergency this winter, call on us. Following are three of the best things you can do to lower your heating bills this winter: Maintain, maintain, maintain! We don’t mean that you should perform inspections or…
  • Make your New Year’s Resolution to Your Home

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    31 Dec 2014 | 1:10 am
    Did you know that New Year resolutions date back to Babylonian times? That’s a lot of resolutions over the years! Make your New Year’s resolution to your home for 2015. Do you make an appointment as often as you should to have Master’s come out to your home for preventive maintenance on your heating and cooling system? It’s recommended by experts that homeowners schedule an appointment with their HVAC company at least once per year for preventive maintenance checks. As the new year approaches, it’s a great time to make your appointment with us! One of the biggest reasons to make…
  • Keep Your Holidays Comfortable with Preventive Maintenance HVAC Checks

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    24 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    No one wants to deal with malfunctioning furnaces during the holiday season with family dinners and other festive activities. With the hustle and bustle of Christmas and New Year’s celebrations, you want to make sure that your home will be inviting, warm and comfortable for a holiday season that is happy and full of great memories. It’s important for you to make an appointment with Masters Heating & Cooling at least once per year to come out and check your system for several reasons – even if everything about it seems to be working in perfect order. We can find small, unnoticeable…
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  • Driving in the Snow

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Bathroom Furniture Buyer’s Guide

    Ant Langston
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:16 am
    If you’re thinking about replacing your bathroom, you can easily spend hours trailing round the shops or browsing online, looking at all the different bathroom suites on offer. But the choice of bathroom suite is only part of the job. What about all the other things you’ll want in your bathroom, such as shelves, vanity units or freestanding cabinets? Buying this sort of bathroom furniture needs just as much thought and consideration as other bathroom purchases. Mix or Match? Many of the larger bathroom retailers have expanded their ranges from simply offering toilets and sinks to…
  • Bathroom Cleaning & Simple Repairs

    Thomas Mulrooney
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:41 am
    The unfortunate inevitability of life is that one day we won’t look as young as we feel inside. We age, get wrinkles and start taking longer to do things we once thought were simple. The same thing happens with any product we buy; eventually it gives up the ghost. For example, your new bathroom or kitchen might look shiny and fresh, but it’s not going to stay that way forever. Our bodies require regular maintenance for us to stay fit and healthy as we age. In the same way your bathroom and kitchen needs care on a regular basis if it’s to stay useable over a long time. That’s…
  • The World’s Most Expensive Bathrooms

    Scott Morris
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:22 am
    How much did it cost you the last time you did up your bathroom? £1000? A roughly-average sum of about £5,000? A budget-busting £10,000? Even the highest of these figures wouldn’t get you anywhere near the amount that some of the world’s most extravagant homeowners spend when it comes to kitting out their loo. Treehouse Bathroom Some of the most expensive and luxurious bathrooms in the world aren’t in private homes, but in hotels. Anyone who is willing to fork out the rack rate for the hotel room can experience a unique treehouse bathroom experience at Lion Sands game reserve in…
  • The Glorious Benefits of Mixer Showers

    Thomas Mulrooney
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    Here’s the thing: You want a shower, right? You’ve heard all this talk about mixer showers, right? But you don’t know what they are, right? If you’ve answered wrong to all those then you’re probably in the wrong place. But if you’re looking for a mixer shower and want to know everything that you need to know about them, you’ve definitely come to the right place. So, welcome! Without further delay let’s delve straight into this topic. What are mixer showers? Mixer showers are created by wizards, who fire blazing golden magic at a plain ordinary…
  • Quick Tips to Immediately Make Your Bathroom More Appealing

    Thomas Mulrooney
    13 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that are the best. This can apply to many things, including trying to figure out how to make your bathroom more appealing. When it comes to interior design you don’t have to go down some complicated path, peppered with the kind of phrases that only someone who’s spent years working in the interior design industry actually understands. Besides, going over the top on your bathroom design can just end up leaving you with a room that looks overly garish. Just because there’s a tonne of advice out there, it doesn’t mean that…
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  • 7 Backyard Pond Essentials

    James and Alicia
    20 Mar 2015 | 11:52 am
    Before you create your backyard pond you will want to make sure you have the essentials. Backyard ponds do not run themselves, they require regular maintenance from the owner. Different pieces of equipment will be needed to ensure the health and longevity of your pond. Some of the essentials we will discuss in this infographic include: Pond liner Pond underlayment Pond skimmer Pond pump Pond filter In addition to these pieces of equipment, you will need any design elements you plan to include, such as rocks, water plants, surrounding foliage and pond fish. Creating your backyard pond is more…
  • How to Prepare Your Garden for Spring Planting

    James and Alicia
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:20 am
    Spring is in the air! I’ve been itching all winter to start our organic garden this year. We plan on incorporating hugelkultur beds and try to develop a primitive irrigation system (or at least attempt to figure it out so we can do it next year). I’ll be writing about our garden’s development on GRIT. But enough about our garden, let’s talk about your’s. Is your compost ready? Have you tested your soil’s pH levels this spring? There’s so much to do that I decided you need an awesome infographic to help you prep your garden. Here’s a great list…
  • Spring Home Inspection Checklist

    James and Alicia
    15 Mar 2015 | 10:37 am
    While my wife does the Spring Cleaning, I take the time to do more of the home inspection and improvement (at least that’s what I say I’m doing…jk). Houses take on quite a hit during winter and it’s important to check critical areas around the home that could be damaged and cause a hazard. This includes the roof, windows and doors, gutters, and certain parts of the interior. Check the graphic below for details on where you should look for possible hazards during your spring home inspection.   Infographic courtesy of Byron Jayne, the Director of a company called…
  • How to Grow the Best Asparagus Ever (With Only a Little Gardening Know-How)

    James and Alicia
    7 Mar 2015 | 11:02 am
    Asparagus offers numerous health benefits, including healthy doses of essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. While many people savor the softer (and slightly less bitter) shoots, others prefer the stalk. Regardless of how or when you prefer to eat it, you’ll be relieved to know that asparagus is generally easy to grow and maintain, even for novice gardeners. For most gardeners, the beginning is the most difficult part. Getting Started A lot of work and dedication goes into planning and perfecting the area you’ve selected to grow the asparagus. Once you’ve…
  • What You Can Learn from the 5 Worst Engineering Projects of 2014

    James and Alicia
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:28 am
    There’s great engineering, and then there’s awful engineering. While 2014 brought with it a host of amazing construction projects around the world, not every project turned out the way builders and engineers thought they would when they set out to create the blueprints. Bad engineering and construction projects drain finances, take longer to complete than scheduled, and usually disgust property owners. Beyond that, they can result in hazardous working conditions where employees on the job and pedestrians can get injured or worse. You certainly wouldn’t wish any project to be the worst…
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  • Factors to Consider When Working With a Fence Company

    26 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    A new fence in Palm Beach can be a welcome addition to your home and property, especially when you have a residential fencing company complete the job. The right fence company can mean the difference between a high-quality fence that lasts you a lifetime and a shoddy job that needs frequent maintenance and repairs. Here is a look at a few factors to consider when working with a fence company. Advance Research Every fencing company will claim to be the best in the business, which is why it often helps to talk to friends and family members who have recently undergone fencing installations in…
  • The Steps of Building a Wood Fence

    19 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    A wood fence is a beautiful addition to any home. When you install a new cedar fence, your fence contractor will install your new fence using several precise steps and measurements. The first step of a fence installation is to measure out the fence line. Once the fence line has been determined, your contractor will dig postholes at regular intervals. With the posts in place, the rest of the wood fence can be constructed. A fence company in Palm Beach will be able to assist you with all of your fence repair and installation needs. By working with a highly rated company for your fence…
  • Protecting Your Pooch with a Dog Proof Fence

    12 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    For many dog owners, their pet is a beloved member of the family. If you are seeking a great way to protect your dog when he or she spends time in the yard, you may want to consider installing a dog proof fence. A wood fence or vinyl fence can be constructed with features that will ensure that your furry friend is unable to escape from your backyard. By working with a quality fence company in Palm Beach, you can create a dog proof fence that is both beautiful and functional. To help you with your fence installation, here are some factors to consider when installing a dog proof fence. Height…
  • Types of Backyard Fences

    5 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    If you are looking for a great way to spruce up your backyard, you may want to consider installing a new fence. A backyard fence will enhance the privacy of your property, while also adding beauty and structure to your landscaping. When you are planning your fence installation, there are several types of backyard fences that you may want to consider. For example, a privacy fence will ensure that your backyard is a safe and secure space for your family. If your backyard has a pool, you may also want to incorporate a pool safety fence into your design. A rustic wood fence can add charm and…
  • An Overview of Fence Gate Styles

    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    When you are planning a new fence installation with your fence contractor in Palm Beach, it is important to choose a fence gate that matches the style of your property. Whether you are planning on installing privacy fence, vinyl fence, or other fence style, your fence gate is an essential feature of your new fence installation. Since your gate will typically be the first feature that your guests will encounter when they visit your property, your guests also plays a significant role in the curb appeal of your home. To help you get started on your fence project, here is an overview of some of…
 
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  • Fun and Easy DIY Easter Decorating Ideas for Your Home

    caitlink
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    Are you hosting Easter this year, or simply looking to bring your Easter décor to the next level? Well, you’ve come to right place! We have some super easy DIY Easter decorating ideas that you can create with your family, right in the comfort of your own home.   Easter Egg Garland This is a simple way to add a dash of spring color and cheer to your banister, mantel, or hallway opening. Buy three dozen eggs and poke a hole on either ends of each egg (with a needle). Then blow out the contents, leaving them empty inside. Dip the eggs in the food coloring(s) of your choice and let them…
  • Home Remodeling on the Rise as Homeowners Opt to Stay

    caitlink
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:29 am
    Today’s housing and financial markets have seen a significant recovery since 2008, which has increased the demand for multiple home repairs and home improvement services. A part of the increasing demand has to do with the fact that more homeowners are now choosing to upgrade their existing homes to fit their changing needs and lifestyle. They are finding that there’s more risk involved with moving (where they may have to make several compromises), as opposed to staying where they can make their homes exactly how they want them, and without uprooting their families from their schools and…
  • The Italian Style of Trend Products Find a Home in Miami Beach

    caitlink
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:56 am
    The style and elegance of Trend products have come to life at the residence of Trend Group CEO, Andrea Di Giuseppe and his wife, Frederica Bisazza, Image and Communications Manager of the company – in the exclusive South Beach area of Miami Beach, Florida. Remodeling their prominent apartment at Portofino Tower, Andrea and Frederica began an exciting challenge of incorporating Italian-style with the refined elegance and sophistication of Trend products. The result is nothing short of magnificent, as they transformed their home into a showcase of luxury and grandeur using all Trend products…
  • Announcing Our New Mosaic Tile Collections: Rettangolo and Hexagonal

    caitlink
    9 Mar 2015 | 11:49 am
    What’s old is new again in the world of glass mosaic tiles. Granite Transformations has captured the charm of Italian-inspired design by blending Old World European style with a modern twist. Granite Transformations proudly introduces two new gorgeous glass mosaic tile collections – Hexagonal and Rettangolo. Suitably named for its design shape, hexagonal mosaic tile originated in the Victorian era and Granite Transformations is celebrating the classic mosaic design by offering homeowners the 19th century look of white porcelain with the glass of the 21st century – all in vibrant colors…
  • What’s Your Kitchen Style? Take Our Quiz and Find Out!

    Erwin Lee
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    Do you like calm, neutral colors or bold, vibrant colors? Do you prefer function over style? Take this quiz to unleash your inner design style and realize the kitchen that’s best for you. What’s Your Kitchen Style? Take Our Quiz and Find Out! Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of 10 questions completed Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Information Do you like calm, neutral colors or bold, vibrant colors? Do you prefer function over style? Take this quiz to unleash your inner design style and realize the kitchen that’s best for you. You have already completed the quiz before. Hence you can not…
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  • Buy Dualit 4 Slice Classic Toaster,

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    30 Mar 2015 | 7:35 am
    The NewGen Toaster offers all the styling and functionality you would expect from a Dualit toaster, along with the additional features of a defrost setting for frozen bread and the option to toast buns and bagels. The selector control allows you to heat either one or both slots. Designed for commercial use, the toaster is […] The post Buy Dualit 4 Slice Classic Toaster, appeared first on Home Design Ideas.
  • Buy Omega VRT350 Juicer + Nut

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    30 Mar 2015 | 7:35 am
    The Omega Model VRT350 VERT Juicer is a revolutionary product that features the high efficiency of a masticating style juicer in a vertical design. The VERT is designed to be compact, contemporary and productive. A processing speed of 80 RPM prevents the oxidation and degradation of freshly juice product and an oversized spout.–This Package Includes […] The post Buy Omega VRT350 Juicer + Nut appeared first on Home Design Ideas.
  • Design A Bedroom Layout

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    30 Mar 2015 | 7:32 am
    Layout Design Gallery – LayoutVision Custom Design and … Design bedroom online free – home interior, Includes: design your own bedroom for free online, and take your time designing.. Bedroom design : inspiring photos design ideas, Bedroom design ideas, photos and inspiration in many styles – contemporary, traditional, asian, eclectic and more from freshome.com.. Bbc […] The post Design A Bedroom Layout appeared first on Home Design Ideas.
  • House Plans For Log Homes

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    30 Mar 2015 | 7:32 am
    Create floor plans, house plans and home plans online with … Teach-nology. – worksheets, lesson plans, teacher, Web portal for educators. includes lesson plans, tools, worksheets, articles and tips for teachers.. Taste home, Search recipes for your favorite desserts, appetizers, main dish recipes, and more. find an array of easy recipes as well as home […] The post House Plans For Log Homes appeared first on Home Design Ideas.
  • One Story House Plans

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    30 Mar 2015 | 7:32 am
    Democrat and Chronicle | Rochester news, community … The story world: history classical child, The story of the world: history for the classical child: volume 1: ancient times: from the earliest nomads to the last roman emperor, revised edition paperback. Create website | website 1&1′, Create your own website in just a few easy steps […] The post One Story House Plans appeared first on Home Design Ideas.
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  • 5 Important Fireplace Safety Tips for Kids & Pets

    George Roy
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:07 am
    You’ve probably heard the saying, “If you play with fire, you’ll get burned.” Usually when this statement is made it’s meant figuratively. But where fireplaces & hearths are concerned, it has a very literal meaning, too – especially when aimed at children and pets. A fireplace is a beautiful thing, an elegant addition to any room and a smart way to add ambiance and cost-saving heat to the home. Yet the central feature of a fireplace is the fire itself, and preventing injuries to kids and animals should be an important concern for every homeowner. Here are some tips for…
  • Things to do With Your Fireplace During the Summer

    George Roy
    11 Mar 2015 | 10:04 am
    Summer’s on the way, and once the cold season is over, you may think your top rated fireplace is ready for a long vacation. But not so fast – just because you’ve stopped using the fireplace doesn’t mean you should forget about it. Let’s look at some of the things you can do to your fireplace during the summer. As the heat of summer begins bearing down (or the heat of spring, depending on where you live), you need to make sure your damper is tightly closed. Leaving it open will create a draft and either bring in hot air from outside or send cool air inside the house up the chimney.
  • The Best in Gas Fireplace Inserts from Ambiance

    George Roy
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:54 am
    Have you ever thought you could be inspired by your fireplace? Well, you can – when you choose to outfit it with an efficient Ambiance Inspiration gas fireplace insert.   United Fireplace & Stove member stores are exclusive sellers of Ambiance fireplace products, our in-house brand designed with the consumer in mind. Let’s have a look at how these well-crafted inserts can be inspirational additions to most any room.   Ambiance Inspiration gas fireplace insert Many people choose a fireplace insert to add even more heating efficiency to their fireplaces. Fires within an insert…
  • Masonry vs. Factory-Built Fireplaces

    George Roy
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:10 am
    Masonry Fireplace Two homeowners on opposite sides of town stand in their respective living rooms on a cold February afternoon. Both are staring at a wall. The wall in Mr. McNeeley’s home contains a masonry fireplace with a roaring fire that’s not doing much to heat the room. The wall in Mr. Ramsey’s home has no fireplace at all and is fronted by various furnishings including a table on which is the most recent heating bill. Neither man is happy. They’re both paying too much to heat their homes. Fortunately there are smart options for both of them, although each option is different.
  • Gas Fireplace Venting – Direct Vent vs B Vent

    George Roy
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:34 am
    When shopping for a fireplace, you know ahead of time some of the benefits you’ll soon be enjoying. A fireplace makes a beautiful addition to any home, and with all the styles available, it’s easy to match virtually any current décor. Depending on the model you choose, you can save a lot of money on heating bills. In addition, there’s nothing like a burning fire to create a special mood and ambiance. Many homeowners start their shopping process by deciding on a gas fireplace rather than wood or another fuel type. Gas fireplaces are economical, good-looking and do a great job of…
 
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  • Are you letting our most abundant source of energy pass you by?

    admin
    16 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    As March arrives, the cloudy and cold weather starts to give way to sunshine. Not only is the sun is a welcome sight, but it also provides welcome relief from high utility bills. And harnessing sunlight to save energy is easier than you think. Solar makes more sense than ever. Energy costs aren’t going down anytime soon(1). As utility bills continue to rise, solar energy makes more and more sense.  In fact, a solar energy system, like the SunSource® Home Energy System from Lennox, can substantially lower home energy costs, and a home’s carbon footprint, without sacrificing comfort.
  • 7 air quality threats and 5 ways to fight them.

    admin
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Today’s homes are more energy efficient than ever. And while that’s great news for your utility bill, it’s not necessarily conducive to healthy breathing. Because when a home is more tightly sealed against air leakage and the elements, it tends to have the unintended consequence of trapping indoor air. That air contains particles and moisture that can adversely affect your health. Without proper air quality measures, that trapped air and its particles are recirculated through your home, and your family. But once you understand the sources of poor air quality, and the ways to combat it,…
  • How is your furnace like the heart of your home?

    admin
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    It’s the unsung hero sitting out of sight. You don’t think about it unless something is wrong. And after a while, you don’t even notice when it comes on and goes off. In a way, your furnace is the heart of your home’s heating and air-conditioning system. It’s all about the flow. Like a heart, your furnace is responsible for keeping everything moving. Winter, summer, spring or fall, the furnace is pushing air through your ducts. To move this air, your furnace has a blower motor connected to fan blades. The type of fan motor your furnace uses can affect the comfort level in your…
  • 5 easy ways to keep your furnace happy

    admin
    3 Feb 2015 | 6:39 am
    Spring isn’t here just yet, which means your furnace is working hard to keep your home warm. Soon, though, temperatures will start to rise. But that doesn’t mean your furnace gets the summer off. Your furnace works every day of the year. During winter, it warms and circulates the air. During summer, it still has the important task of circulating cooled air. Help keep it running at its peak with these helpful tips. Regular Filter Changes Have you every tried drinking a milkshake through a straw? It’s not so easy, is it?   That’s the same effect a clogged air filter can have on your…
  • The Birth of a Lennox Product

    admin
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    For more than 100 years, Lennox has been making home heating and cooling more effective, more energy-efficient and more in-tune with what consumers expect. Tom Brittain, Lennox Product Manager, provides insight into how Lennox products come about. Q: Where do ideas for new products come from? New ideas can come from anywhere, but we’re proud to say that most of our new product ideas and product features come from the most important people in our organization: Our customers and dealers. We devote a lot of time, money and research into maintaining ongoing relationships with the people closest…
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  • Focus on the Positives of Phoenix Kitchen Remodeling

    Jim Weisman
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:35 am
    A home renovation project of any type can cause its share of stress and annoyances, but kitchen remodeling projects have a tendency to be particularly disruptive. If you are like most people, you only have one kitchen—meaning that when this one kitchen is unusable or inaccessible for any reason, it can throw a big monkey wrench into your normal routine. You and the rest of your family use your kitchen on a daily basis, generally several times throughout the day, so trying to function without it even for a short time can be quite a challenge. If you are preparing to embark on a kitchen…
  • Dream Home Remodeling Doesn’t Have to Break the Bank

    Jim Weisman
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:31 am
    Living in our dream home is something that many of us would love to achieve, but may fear it’s an unrealistic fantasy unless maybe we are lucky enough to hit the lottery. That’s not necessarily the case. Dreams homes—or a home that closely resembles that vision—aren’t only for the super wealthy and business moguls. If you really think about your idea of a dream home, there are likely several specific elements that really stand out in your mind. These may be focal points, such as a sparkling pool or a grand entrance. Or perhaps it may be a certain design style, such as modern and…
  • Scottsdale Home Remodeling Trends for 2015

    Jim Weisman
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:11 am
    If you are planning a home remodeling project, you have likely been doing a bit of research into the hot renovation and design trends currently in style. Not surprisingly, high-tech elements continue to grow in popularity. There is a particular emphasis on features designed for energy efficiency and convenience. Along those same lines, automation features are in high demand as people look for ways to make their homes more secure and self-guided to accommodate property owners with busy, unpredictable schedules. From a design standpoint, some of the popular trends right now include beach-type…
  • Creating an In-Law Suite with a Room Addition

    Jim Weisman
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:45 am
    Homeowners decide to put an addition onto their home for a variety of reasons. Frequently, this is motivated by a lack of space resulting from a growth or change in the household. A common example of this is when parents or other older relatives need to move into the household. The existing property may not have sufficient space for these additional relatives—at least, not space that can be conveniently accessed by those family members. A particular issue often arises in the case of senior residents who have physical limitations and cannot climb stairs or navigate challenging access points.
  • Ideas for Small Bathrooms That Make a Big Splash

    Jim Weisman
    17 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    Your bathroom may be limited on square feet, but that doesn’t mean it still can’t make a big statement. In fact, there are plenty of ways you can create an amazing and eye-catching space, even within a fairly tight area. With enough creativity and some ingenuity and out-of-the-box thinking, the possibilities can be quite vast. Obviously, there are some options that are just not realistic when the room is on the smaller side—you can probably forget about mammoth vanities or other space-hogging furnishings. But there are many other tactics that can allow you to design a stunning bathroom…
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  • Bedroom Combined with Living Room Tips

    Emily Cantona
    21 Mar 2015 | 3:18 pm
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. Bedroom Combined with Living Room Tips Not everyone has the opportunity to have both bedroom and living room. In most cases it is necessary to combine them. Today we will focus on the issues... Bedroom Combined with Living Room Tips Emily Cantona
  • Sylvester Willenz Designs for Retegui | Brands Alaka and FABRIKA

    Emily Cantona
    8 Mar 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. Sylvester Willenz Designs for Retegui A year ago, at MAISON & Objet Company, I fell in love with understated luxury and French Basque label, the ultimate elegant Retegui furniture. They focus on marble handicrafts,... Sylvester Willenz Designs for Retegui | Brands Alaka and FABRIKA Emily Cantona
  • Living Room Design with Modern Televisions

    Emily Cantona
    28 Feb 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. Modern Televisions in your Living Rooms Everyone would love to have a new LCD TV in their living room. Apart from entertainment, the TV can be a good focal point in decorating your living... Living Room Design with Modern Televisions Emily Cantona
  • Stylish Accessories for Curtains

    Emily Cantona
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:59 pm
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. Stylish and Eyecatcher Accessories for Curtains The curtains are the most ideal approach to conceal the imperfections of entryways and windows, however they likewise have a capacity to give the extensive or little look.... Stylish Accessories for Curtains Emily Cantona
  • Winter Decor with a Touch of Spring

    Emily Cantona
    12 Feb 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. Professional Touches for a Cool Winter Decor Contrast between black and white minimalist denotes elegance and balance. For lovers of nature, a concept inspired by this arrangement – and custom, of course, depending on... Winter Decor with a Touch of Spring Emily Cantona
 
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    Kansas City Commercial & Residential Painting Company

  • Neighborhood Painting, Inc. Earns 2014 Angie’s List Award

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

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

    Ryan Toelkes
    7 Mar 2015 | 7:05 pm
    If you live in Prairie Village and own your home, you may be eligible for a $5,000 grant from the city. Grants are not loans, they are paid by the grantor. Maintaining a positive image is important to the city of Prairie Village. The appearance of a neighborhood plays a vital role in the perception of the quality of the community – we understand that and couldn’t agree more. The city wants to encourage homeowners to invest in their properties by making attractive improvements on building exteriors, including siding repair and/or exterior repainting. The improved appearance of…
  • Neighborhood Painting Wins 25 Under 25® Award

    Ryan Toelkes
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Annual awards program honors Kansas City companies with fewer than 25 employees Neighborhood Painting Inc. is the proud recipient of the 25 Under 25® Award, a long-running honor that is presented each year to Kansas City’s finest small businesses. Ryan Toelkes, founder of Neighborhood Painting, accepted the award during the 25 Under 25® Awards Gala on Feb. 28 at the Downtown Marriott’s Muehlebach Tower. The awards are presented to 25 local businesses with fewer than 25 employees. Companies are judged on their financial stability, ability to overcome adversity and challenges, community…
  • 50 Shades Of Gray (Paint)

    Ryan Toelkes
    11 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    No, this isn’t an article about the trashy romance novel that’s been buzzed about for more than a year now. But the title is pretty catchy, huh? Gray is making a comeback. We’re seeing it as a selection in (and on) more homes in Johnson and Jackson County. The reasons why may surprise you. Interior designers are using it as a natural partner for lighter colors that have exploded on the scene recently, like teal, ocean blue and straw yellow. Some homeowners just aren’t open to harsh contrasts that may come from a dark blue or even black as a color choice, but grays allow for…
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    Home Designs Decorating Ideas

  • The IKEA Style for the Unfinished Kitchen Cabinets

    Julia James
    9 Mar 2015 | 7:59 am
    The concept of the unfinished kitchen cabinets becomes something interesting for modern people because of its different option can be proposed for making the better appearance of the kitchen decoration in whole. It means that instead of becoming the lack value, the style of this kind of kitchen cabinet can stir instead into the best […]
  • Thermal Curtains Design Ideas

    Julia James
    8 Mar 2015 | 7:24 am
    In almost all homes, windows are the primary need and even must be built in to the house. The common functions of the windows are to circulate the light and the air from and to the house. Besides, windows are also important unsure to beautify your entire house. Usually, where there is a window, there […]
  • Teak Shower Bench Designs

    Julia James
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:32 am
    Do you feel that your bathroom furniture is still less of perfection? You may forget furniture and it is shower bench. If this is right, it’s time for you to accomplish your bathroom with teak shower bench. Why should leak shower bench be? There are many reasons to explain why you must choose this wooden […]
  • Stamped Concrete Patio’s Advantages

    Julia James
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:53 am
    If you are looking for some suitable patio’s flooring’s material, you may choose concrete material to install. Concrete may is the strongest, toughest and most durable among the other materials. Concrete patio has the numbers of designs and patterns. And one of them is stamped concrete patio. Why do many people choose the stamped concrete […]
  • Stainless Steel Kitchen Backsplash Designs

    Julia James
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:47 am
    Stainless steel products are one of the most often used as appliances or household furniture materials. The lightness, toughness and solidness of stainless steel may are the reasons why many people choose this material. Besides, stainless steel has also good looking and shiny appearance. With these reasons, stainless steel materials become favorite one among the […]
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    Diamond Certified Blog

  • Nomad for a Day: 31 Hacks to Make Moving Easy, Straightforward and (Even) Fun

    Jennifer Chan
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:19 am
    Moving is messy; a little extra organizing can help a lot. Photo: American Ratings Corporation (2015)   “People wish to be settled. It is only as far as they are unsettled that there is any hope for them.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson There’s nothing like a change in perspective to help you see the world anew. And when that change involves getting a new view from your bedroom window, your daily routine is in for some jolts. In other words, whether you’re moving across the country or across the street, moving can be one of the best ways to get re-energized. That said, it can also…
  • Diamond Certified Experts: Car Care Tips

    James Florence
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    While easily overlooked, vehicle maintenance steps like monitoring tire pressure can have a considerable impact. Photo: Menlo Park Chevron (2015) With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s not surprising that our vehicles often get taken for granted. However, considering the vital role they play in our daily routines, ongoing vehicle maintenance should be a top priority. Fortunately, most aspects of maintenance are fairly simple and, in many cases, can be performed independently. Take a minute to review some of these car care basics provided by five Diamond Certified Expert…
  • Putting the Freeze on Fleas: A Basic Tutorial

    James Florence
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    When fleas occupy your home, you’ll need to act fast to mount a successful resistance. Photo: Killroy Pest Control (2014) So your dog went out back to do its usual business, but this time, when it returned, it brought along some uninvited guests. That’s right: fleas have dropped in for a surprise visit, and they just might end up staying for dinner. Before you know it, you’re scratching and slapping at these nearly imperceptible pests. A barrage of questions storm through your mind: Will I have to vacate my house? Are chemical treatments my only option? Will Fido have to go to the vet?
  • Choosing Appliances for a Green Kitchen Remodel

    James Florence
    17 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    When it comes to Green kitchen remodeling, one aspect that’s sometimes overlooked is the energy efficiency of kitchen appliances. Photo: MSK Design Build (2015) Choosing Appliances for a Green Kitchen Remodel It’s St. Patrick’s Day, which means it’s the perfect time to get the ball rolling on that Green kitchen remodeling project you’ve been dreaming about. By improving home energy efficiency, reducing indoor pollution and making use of recycled materials, a Green kitchen remodel will provide you with not only a newly refurbished cooking and dining environment, but a consistent…
  • My Husband and The Butcher

    Chris Bjorklund
    16 Mar 2015 | 7:05 am
    Recommendations from the butcher made for a delicious dinner. Photo: Chris Bjorklund, 2015 When my husband Patrick goes grocery shopping, the first place he heads for is the meat counter. He likes talking to butchers (any butcher), asking questions about which cut to buy and getting tips on how to prepare a particular dish. Many of them love food and love to cook. On one of his recent shopping trips, he needed extra assistance because he didn’t know his way around the store. After buying a few bratwursts, he asked the butcher where to find sauerkraut. The young man enthusiastically…
 
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    Kitchen Design Insider

  • Kitchen Design: The 2015 Top Cabinet Choice

    Cabinets 4U Inc. Sue LeVee, Designer
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:26 am
    By Sue LeVee, Kitchen DesignerWhite kitchen cabinets: Classic. Timeless. Versatile. It is easy to see why homeowners are drawn to this enduring favorite.Houzz together with Kitchen & Bath Design News recently published a study showing that white cabinets are chosen 49% of the time. Almost half of us are doing white kitchens!Here in Chicagoland there are a number of factors my clients mention that influence this decision:v  We are doing a huge amount of wood floors, often in mid and dark tones. To avoid the whole issue of matching the wood stain of the cabinets to the color of the…
  • To Crown or not to Crown

    Cabinets 4U Inc. Sue LeVee, Designer
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:58 am
    Deciding whether to use crown molding on your kitchen cabinetsBy Sue LeVee, Kitchen DesignerSince the ancient Greeks, crown molding has been the finishing touch, that final decorative layer added to a room.www.marblestone-intl.comThe Greeks gave us the graceful profiles and rules of proportion that we still use today when we are creating this traditional, elegant and polished look. cnbhomes.com When paired with a highly detailed, traditional cabinet, crown molding is elaborate and detailed, often consisting of several stacked pieces. In a traditional design we love using crown molding,…
  • Cabinets 101: Product Safety

    Cabinets 4U Inc. Sue LeVee, Designer
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:46 am
    By Roger Hirschman, OwnerYour expectations are: when you purchase a product it will be manufactured to pass the health and safety standards set for that type of product.  If anywhere along the manufacturing process someone breaches this trust, people can get hurt.You, the consumer, are the end of the line.See the show at  http://bit.ly/18hlikHRecently, CBS on its 60 Minutes show did an expose on overseas factories using formaldehyde in wood products (in this case flooring), in quantities that far exceeds US safety standards.  These US standards are called CARB 2…
  • Kitchen Remodeling: Installing Cabinets

    Cabinets 4U Inc. Sue LeVee, Designer
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:29 am
    By Roger Hirschman, OwnerYou did it! You’ve put together the perfect kitchen design, the perfect door style, and the perfect wood species - perfect everything.  You have everything ready to go.  The only thing that you are missing is someone to install your new kitchen cabinets.You now have two options:  Do it yourself or hire someone.  Let’s explore why you would install your kitchen cabinets yourself:You’re a professional craftsman and you have the skills. All the little lines on a tape measure do not confuse or confound you.You already have all the proper…
  • Kitchen Design: Where oh where will the microwave go?

    Cabinets 4U Inc. Sue LeVee, Designer
    12 Feb 2015 | 1:32 pm
    A microwave guide  By Sue LeVee, Kitchen DesignerToday’s kitchens are bigger, brighter and more open than ever before. Windows are large, often taking up a majority of available wall space. Kitchens are designed around a focal point, and great attention is given to the appearance of this area.Often this focal point is the cooktop or range wall. The cooking area is centrally located, and offers a great opportunity for decorative tile or stone. It is designed to be symmetrical, and the availability of decorative accessories is huge.And we love those decorative range hoods –the sleek…
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    Best vacuum cleaner - the ultimate guide - Clean smartly

  • 5 cleaning habits every parent should develop during the pre and the post birth periods

    Jason Roberts
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:54 am
    As I’m sure you know by now, becoming new parents isn’t an easy task. You have to prepare hard to receive a new member in your family. And when I say this, I’m not just talking about new things to buy. Most likely you’ll have to develop some good cleaning habits that will maintain the health of your newborn. Hygiene is important before the baby arrives, and even more once the baby is back home. As my wife and I experienced on our own, the following cleaning habits kept our girls happy and in perfect shape since day 1. 1. Strict Pet Rule Pets are your “babies” before your actual…
  • Hoover Floormate SpinScrub review – is older better?

    Jason Roberts
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:51 pm
    The Floormate is a top product from Hoover. Thousands of people are using one of Floormate models to clean their bare floors. I’ve already reviewed the Deluxe model a few months ago. However, a lot of people still prefer the older version named SpinScrub. The SpinScrub is one of a kind in terms of cleaning. It is designed in such a way that it can vacuum, dry-clean and mop everything in one go. So one machine can handle all your needs, and you don’t need to use other cleaning tools. Let’s take a peak into its design: it’s a combination between an upright vacuum cleaner and a…
  • Bagged vs Bagless: 12 experts reveal their favorite type of vacuum cleaner

    Jason Roberts
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:56 am
    I was planning to build this roundup for quite some time, as a lot of people are asking me lately what type of vacuum cleaner should they buy. There are plenty of good reasons why both types would suit any household, no matter how big or small. Bagless units are really trending right now because they’re cheaper in long-term, comfortable and usually transparent. However, plastic bins have some flaws. Besides the smaller capacity, emptying them is a messy business. Filters need to be changed (or washed) often on bagless vacuums. On the other hand, bagged units can accommodate up to 2 lbs.
  • How to keep your keyboard clean – USB mini vacuum cleaners

    Jason Roberts
    17 Mar 2015 | 6:46 am
    Vacuum cleaners were created to initially clean floors. However, with the recent evolution of technology, they now serve other purposes as well. More specifically, USB vacuum cleaners can help you these days to clean your laptop’s keyboard. There are basically 2 ways you can get rid of dirt and debris that accumulates under the keys you tap each day (besides of course the traditional wiping). You can either blow the dirt using a can of compressed air, or you can suck it away with one of the gadgets I’ll be presenting bellow. Personally, I don’t really like the first…
  • The new Dyson V6 Absolute – towards the cordless vacuum cleaners era

    Jason Roberts
    11 Mar 2015 | 7:42 am
    In the line of home cleaning equipment, there are many tools out there. Vacuums come in many forms, shapes and with varying capabilities. The reason for this wide array of options: the wide array of needs of different users. One of the vacuums that are trending on the market at the moment is the Dyson V6 Absolute. Before purchasing this item, as a smart shopper, you want to know virtually everything associated with the vacuum – we shall accomplish just that below, and you’ll find out from this review, in under 2 minutes, if this vacuum is worth your time and of course, your money.
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    Air Purifier Reviews

  • Shinco 10,000 BTU Review

    Janet Miller
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:29 am
    The Shinco 10,000 BTU review score: 97/100. This is the ideal portable air conditioner for those severely warm days at home or at the workplace. This particular portable air conditioner has two rates of cooling and it has exactly the intended effect for a room size of up to 300 square feet in region. It […]
  • Powermatic PM1200 Review

    Janet Miller
    22 Mar 2015 | 7:17 am
    Powermatic PM1200 Review score: 98/100. The PM1200 is an industrial air filtration system. This innovative piece of machinery is the perfect product for anyone who may be looking to improve the quality of the air at work or at home. This sleek air filtration unit is an absolute must-have for anyone who works or lives […]
  • JET AFS-1000B Review

    Janet Miller
    15 Mar 2015 | 7:16 am
    The JET AFS-1000B is the perfect heavy duty air filtration System for your home or workshop. It is portable, powerful, and very easy to use. The JET AFS-1000B is specially designed to efficiently and quietly purify the air as you work, or even while you are away. Buy Now: JET AFS- 1000B JET Air Filtration […]
  • 10 Best Filterless Air Purifiers

    Janet Miller
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:34 pm
    We shortlisted the 10 best filterless air purifiers from our 200+ air purifier reviews. Air purifiers are appliances that work to greatly reduce the concentration of pollutants and contaminant that are located in the designated area the device is placed in. Having a quality air purifier can get rid of many different contaminants in the […]
  • Whynter ARC 14SH Portable Air Conditioner Review: Why this is the Best

    Janet Miller
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:31 am
    Whynter ARC 14SH Portable Air Conditioner Review score: 99/100. We think this is the best portable air conditioner in the market now, for the following reasons. With the Whynter ARC 14SH you will never have to worry with your indoor temperature all day long. This is a 2-in-1 unit, both an air conditioner and a […]
 
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    Survival Renewable Energy

  • Solar Power Strong Countries – {Infographic}

    Stuart Amm
    17 Mar 2015 | 10:11 am
    Last updated:17th March, 2015, 5:20 PMWe have seen a rise in coverage in the mainstream news in recent years around the topic of renewable energy. This comes as a result of the concerns with global warming and the ozone layer. Governments in the developed world have started to concentrate more research and budget to this area also as scientists emphasise the urgency and importance. This info-graphic from Half Price Shutters charts those countries that have already begun to take solar power seriously. Some countries have focused very much on this but there are a number of large countries that…
  • 5 Of The Most Effective Green Marketing Strategies

    Diana Smith
    14 Mar 2015 | 10:44 am
    Last updated:14th March, 2015, 5:48 PMAs the consequences of global warming have become more than obvious, many people started developing Eco-consciousness, which influences the creation of numerous green companies. If you own a small eco-friendly company, have you ever wondered how this phenomenon could influence your business? Well, that means that you will have larger and more powerful competition. If you don’t want your company to be suppressed by others, you need to advertise it in accordance to your eco-friendly attitudes. When it comes to green marketing, you need to be very careful.
  • How To Choose Energy Efficient Windows?

    Contributing Author
    11 Mar 2015 | 9:08 am
    Last updated:11th March, 2015, 4:20 PMEnergy efficient windows are often lauded by homeowners and builders as a worthwhile investment, but you may find yourself wondering what the best energy ratings or features work best for your home. While it’s true that the ratings make a big difference, understanding what they mean is easy enough to understand, as the following explanation shows.   Energy Ratings Indicate Efficiency Windows emit heat outside during the winter and allow heat indoors during the summer. There are two measurements that track the movement of heat and they’re called…
  • Shipping Container Homes: Welcome to the Future of Housing

    Lillian Connors
    10 Mar 2015 | 7:27 am
    Last updated:10th March, 2015, 3:38 PMDid you know that Eco-friendly facilities have become a real trend in our time? In the past, their construction was just a futuristic idea realized by only few people around the world. Eco-friendly materials weren’t firmly established and easily accessible, which resulted in extremely high prices. From then on, many things have changed. Today, everyone can own a green home. They are sustainable and budget-friendly, which means that they are supposed to improve both our economy and environment. If you liked this idea, let’s examine one truly…
  • What Do You Achieve with Sustainable Agriculture and What are the Benefits?

    Diana Smith
    7 Mar 2015 | 8:25 am
    Last updated:7th March, 2015, 6:23 PMNot a lot of people today decide to dedicate their time and work to the nature and rarely do we see youngsters who prefer working the land instead of trying to be “big” in the cityHowever, for those being raised on farms and ranches, this is the only option and they are ready to take the responsibility to continue the work of their parents and family.   What more and more of these determined individuals do is engage in sustainable agriculturethis special treatment of land, vegetables, fruit, animals and other elements of the farm system…
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  • We can’t control nature. Can we control lighting?

    model131
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:59 am
    [LED DMX] We can’t control nature. Can we control lighting? We often take lighting for granted; we have become so used to lavish and high octane stage and television productions with an aurora borealis of multi constantly changing lighting colours and designs that it is mesmerising to stop and think how it all happens. Many […]
  • When did you last sing to yourself?

    model131
    18 Mar 2015 | 4:31 am
    [New York] When did you last sing to yourself? Or do you have a little inner voice that nags you, questions your abilities, wondering about the neighbours, “Ooh, careful, what they’ll think…” That little voice is not so little and indeed is mighty powerful and holds us back from doing what we know we want […]
  • Best way to move forward? Let go.

    model131
    12 Mar 2015 | 3:29 am
    [Girevole] Best way to move forward? Let go. “… as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. Revolving, spinning, turning, rolling [girevole in Italian] – gentle words that trip off the tongue. And as the song, Les Bicyclettes de Belsize, says, “Turning and turning the […]
  • I like being single – said Art Leo

    model131
    10 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    [Single] I like being single – said Art Leo There was a time in the UK, in the mid-fifties of the last century, when it was considered almost socially unacceptable to be single and remain unmarried. To marry early was the fashion. But things have changed and now married people are in a minority in […]
  • Where would we be without wings?

    model131
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:37 am
    [Wings] Where would we be without wings? Where would we be without all those intrepid inventors, designers, adventurers that looked to the birds in the skies and were sufficiently inspired to answer how humankind could take flight? The science of wings applies in so many areas beyond those big things stuck on the side of […]
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    homeheaven

  • Ice Cream Machines

    jatz
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:27 am
    I've made salted caramel ice cream before but it was a slow process by hand. In this week's New Idea there is a recipe for a coconut ice cream between two tim tam slices. Looks delicious :-) It got me thinking about an ice cream machine and is it worth buying one for those special occasions when you want to make your own. If so.......has anyone got one and can recommend a brand. Are they easy to use? Tweet
  • What’s all the fuss about upcycling?

    hh's Anna Bradley
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Tweet We speak to two experts about why turning trash into treasure is a worthwhile endeavour. You know about recycling, but what about upcycling? It’s a trend that’s really taking off, and here at homeheaven, we couldn’t be happier about it. I was recently lucky enough to meet and chat to two upcycling enthusiasts, Tiffany Threadgold, the Chief Design Junkie at Terracycle, and Nathan Devine, the founder of Retrash.com.au. Both are passionate about helping people to not only dispose of their waste responsibly, but turn it into products for re-sale.   So if you want to live a more…
  • Essential daylight savings checklist

    hh's Anna Bradley
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:26 pm
    Tweet The start or end of daylight savings is the perfect time to check on these essential items in your home.The start or end of daylight savings is the perfect time to get some basic but essential jobs done around the house. Check out our list of tasks below and start ticking them off – it’s satisfying, we promise! Replace batteries in your: - smoke alarms - torches hh tip: Our member Petal uses Duracell batteries for her smoke alarms. Check out her review here.  Defrost your fridge > Find out how to defrost your fridge properly Clean your oven > How to clean your oven without…
  • Project LifeChange quarterly update: September to November

    hh's Kellie Connolly
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:54 pm
    Tweet Project LifeChange, a partnership between homeheaven and Habitat for Humanity Australia, has had a very productive few months.The charity project focuses on the the Mon state in Myanmar (previously known as Burma), and aims to build healthier communities in six villages.    Building wells and toilets, providing water filtration systems, and facilitating training on Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) are key goals of the project.    The CLTS approach educates locals on the health implications of open defecation and the importance of sanitation. Project LifeChange expands on this,…
  • Want to make a great scrapbook? Here’s how

    hh's Anna Bradley
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:08 pm
    Tweet Tips and tricks for preserving your favourite memories.Social media has completely transformed the way we preserve our memories. With the click of a button, we can see photos from our high school formals and European getaways, Christmas Days and birthday celebrations. Printed photos might seem like a thing of the past, but there’s something special about flipping through a book that you just can’t get on a screen. Check out our travel scrapbooking tutorial below and get inspired to make one of your own! Video of How to make a scrapbook You’ll need: scrapbook album scissors glue…
 
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    Recent Blog Posts

  • Deciding Between a Framed and Frameless Shower Door

    25 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    When it comes to choosing a new shower door in Houston, there are a few factors to consider if you want to make the right purchase. You will want a shower door that efficiently serves its purposes, improves the visual appeal of your bathroom, and does not cost you too much money. Keep reading if you need help deciding between a framed and frameless shower door. Function Just like any other fixture, appliance, or component of your bathroom has a purpose, your shower door has one as well. Your shower door is charged with the responsibility of keeping the water that pours from your showerhead…
  • How EnduroShield Can Save You Time and Money

    18 Mar 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Cleaning your shower doors in Houston may not be the most exciting task, but there are treatments that can make cleaning your frameless shower doors less tedious. EnduroShield is one such treatment that aims to make your shower door maintenance easier. Continue reading to find out how EnduroShield can save you time and money. Between soap scum, mold and mildew, and mineral deposits from hard water, glass shower doors tend to see a great deal of grime. EnduroShield was designed to ward off all of these elements by coating your shower doors and protecting them from both oil and water based…
  • Cleaning Your New Glass Shower Door

    11 Mar 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Once you have found the perfect glass shower door replacement in Houston, you will want to keep it clean at all costs. Regular cleaning and maintenance will ensure that your shower door is as visually pleasing as it is high-functioning. Read on to learn about the process of cleaning your new glass shower door. Mold and Mildew Whether you have a traditional shower door with a frame or a fancy new frameless shower door, you will want to take care of it either way. Mold and mildew are not only eyesores, but they also have the potential to compromise your health as well as the health of your…
  • Tips for Cleaning a Bathroom Mirror

    4 Mar 2015 | 12:05 pm
    After you schedule a mirror replacement, you can keep your mirrors looking great by practicing proper cleaning techniques. For example, you should be sure to always clean a glass mirror using a dry towel. As you are cleaning, you can prevent streaks by working from the bottom of the mirror to the top. A glass company located in Houston can help you design beautiful new mirrors for your bathroom. If you are planning a bathroom remodel, a glass company can also provide you with new shower doors that are constructed out of high quality tempered glass. To take a look at some helpful tips for…
  • What Is EnduroShield?

    25 Feb 2015 | 11:50 am
    When you are planning a shower door replacement near Houston, you may want to consider treating your new shower doors with EnduroShield. EnduroShield is an innovative product that your glass company may have to offer you. This glass product enhances shower enclosures so that they offer simple and easy clean up. In addition, EnduroShield can also reduce your needs for glass shower door repair in the future. With an EnduroShield installation, you can help your shower doors look their best for many years to come. Let’s take a look at some of the great benefits of planning an EnduroShield…
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    Panini Days

  • Use Panini Press Grill to Make Perfect Meals for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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

    ernesto
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:37 am
    Cuisinart Griddler Panini and sandwich press models have always been favorites among many housewives and budding chefs. It is because these kitchen appliances are day to day wonders when it comes to helping them create café-quality Panini and gourmet sandwiches. In fact, whether you want to make and whip up a thick and yummy deli sandwich, or are craving for some simple cheese sandwiches, you can have them just by using any of these reliable Panini sandwich makers. Indeed, not only will you be able to grill and toast your fave sandwiches, but cook various meals as well; such as steaks,…
  • Three Best Panini Press Grills that are Easy to Clean

    ernesto
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:50 pm
    Panini presses can be a pain when it comes to the cleaning part. Actually, most modern models are known to have non-stick surface and so users have an easier time cleaning it. Still, no one wants to see any scrap of chicken or melted cheese clinging to it, right? If you want to clean it right and easy, you don’t need to do complicated procedures or even emerge removable parts for a long time. Use warm water and soak a clean cloth into it. Then use it to wipe every surface away of any existing bits and pieces of food. Avoid using hard scouring pad or metal scrub since it will likely cause…
  • The Best Panini Press – Must-Have for True Blue Panino Lovers

    ernesto
    12 Feb 2015 | 6:38 am
    I actually have a friend who is content in going to Panini and deli shops everyday of his life. Such a dull routine, don’t you think so? I mean, I’m also a total Panino fan, but then, I would rather spend my precious time staying at home than to come rushing to the downtown deli shop just to satisfy my craving for this wonderfully yummy Italian sandwich. In fact, I am able to spend a lot of time staying at home and finishing important chores, but at the same time, chomp meal made out of a yummy Panino recipe whenever I feel like it. How? It is Easy – I have the best Panini press…
  • Vegetable Panini Recipe for Healthy Living

    ernesto
    9 Feb 2015 | 5:11 am
    What makes me excited about using my Panini maker is that it allows me to consume delicious vegetable recipes, right inside my humble home kitchen. Whether I crave for a sandwich that combines vegetables and cold cuts, or a totally veggie fare, all is possible with this appliance. Saves a great deal since I don’t have to dine anymore at a fancy Italian restaurant or deli. As I have decided to be more careful about what I eat, the maker gives me the chance to cook and grill meals that are healthy as possible. Like if you want to make some BLT (I like mine minus bacon, and with a few fresh…
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  • Washington DC Tops List of ENERGY STAR Buildings

    bglessner
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:52 am
    For the first time, Washington DC holds the number one spot on this year's list of ENERGY STAR Top Cities.  Beginning in 2008, the EPA annually ranks major cities based on the number of ENERGY STAR certified buildings in those cities.  
  • Download Our Spring Home Inspection Checklist

    bglessner
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Spring is here! With the flowers blooming shortly and the warmer weather on it's way, it's time to look at your home to make sure the trechorous winter didn't do any damage to your home. Click below to download our Spring Home Inspection Checklist to help with assess your home's condition after a cold winter!  Click below to download
  • Welcome Spring with Plants You Can Grow Now

    bglessner
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Let's face it: we've have a rough winter.  But it's officially spring, so what better way to welcome its arrival than planning your landscaping projects.  Some plants shouldn't go into the ground until the chance of frost has passed.  The last possible frost date is typically the first week of April for much of Maryland, northern Virginia, and Washington DC.  
  • Insulate Your Garage to Improve Energy Efficiency

    bglessner
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Savvy homeowners know the importance of a well-insulated home.  When there are little to no air leaks in your home, the temperature inside stays comfortable, there's less wear-and-tear on your HVAC system, and you save money on your heating and cooling bills.  
  • How Well Are Your Gutters Holding Up?

    bglessner
    13 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    This winter has been tough on many homes throughout our region.  Snow, ice, sub-freezing temperatures, and cold winds are hopefully a thing of the past and we can look forward to spring.  But how did your gutters hold up over the winter months or did leaking gutters emerge?
 
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  • The Lytton – A Complete Renovation of a Traditional Three-Story Residence in Toronto

    Ionel Muresan
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:06 am
    Catlin Stothers first goal is to create a space that provokes some kind of reaction and ultimately, is a space that her client will love. One of her last projects, The Lytton, involved a complete renovation of a traditional three-story residence... Read More The post The Lytton – A Complete Renovation of a Traditional Three-Story Residence in Toronto appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
  • The Cluny House by Guz Architect Laid Out Around a Central Water Court

    Ionel Muresan
    28 Mar 2015 | 1:54 pm
    The Cluny House designed by Guz Architects is laid out around a central water court that forms the focal point of the project. Lushly planted roof gardens surround the courtyard and the effect of nature is evident in every part of... Read More The post The Cluny House by Guz Architect Laid Out Around a Central Water Court appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
  • Casa Teensy – Very Small House with Tiny Rooms Renovated by Christopher Simmonds Architect

    Ionel Muresan
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Their clients referred to this home as Casa Teensy when they first met Christopher Simmonds Architect team. It was a very small house with tiny rooms. Furthermore, flood plain restrictions limited any addition to a maximum of 50 metres of... Read More The post Casa Teensy – Very Small House with Tiny Rooms Renovated by Christopher Simmonds Architect appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
  • House Between the Trees by Šebo-Lichý Makes you Feel Like you are Living in a Treehouse

    Ionel Muresan
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:15 am
    House Between the Trees is a unique residence inspired by the Mies van der Rohe’s legendary Tugendhat Villa in Brno, Czech Republic and designed by Šebo-Lichý. The homeowners wanted to keep the trees, that led to unusual solutions such as placement of... Read More The post House Between the Trees by Šebo-Lichý Makes you Feel Like you are Living in a Treehouse appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
  • Harvard Picnic Pavilion by Besch Design Perfect for a Quiet Weekend in the Countryside

    Ionel Muresan
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:41 am
    Located in rural north-central Illinois, the Harvard Picnic Pavilion designed by Besch Design is one of the featured buildings on the Owners twenty acres of land.  In keeping with the agricultural theme of all the property constructions, this building was designed with... Read More The post Harvard Picnic Pavilion by Besch Design Perfect for a Quiet Weekend in the Countryside appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
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  • Metal Roofing Buying Guide – FAQs – Facts – Pros & Cons

    The Roof Guy
    16 Mar 2015 | 11:31 am
    With the Winter fully settled in, and with many major snowstorms ravaging the Mid West and North East, it’s not uncommon to see many residential roofs “suddenly” failing under the unexpectedly heavy snow loads from the recent super-snowstorms, and/or developing major ice dams often due to inadequate insulation and ventilation of the attic spaces in […] The post Metal Roofing Buying Guide – FAQs – Facts – Pros & Cons appeared first on RoofingCalc.com.
  • Metal Roofing Cost vs. Asphalt Shingles – What to Expect

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

    The Roof Guy
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:35 pm
    I don’t know about you, but I’ve been really feeling the cold from the latest spill over of cold temperatures blamed on the so-called polar vertex. One thing is clear though, Winter is already here, and many places have already experienced freezing temperatures and heavy snow storms responsible for ice dams on roofs of many […] The post How to Prevent Ice Dams on the Roof this Winter appeared first on RoofingCalc.com.
  • Standing Seam Metal Roof Details – Pros & Cons of Standing Seam

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

    The Roof Guy
    25 Dec 2014 | 8:11 am
    If you are looking for a “lifetime” roofing system that will provide superior durability and add a distinctive curb appeal to your home, consider investing into natural slate roofing. For centuries, slate has been highly acclaimed for its natural beauty and remarkable longevity, unmatched by other roofing materials. Investing into a slate roofing system is […] The post Slate Roofing Pros and Cons – Slate Roof Facts, FAQ, & Pricing Details appeared first on RoofingCalc.com.
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  • New Water Heater Regulations INFOGRAPHIC

    Gregg Cantor
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:46 pm
    There are new standards for water heaters required by the U.S. Department of Energy.  After April 15, 2015, all tank type water heaters manufactured in the U.S. will be larger in order to meet energy factor regulations.  If your existing water heater is in a closet and nearing the end of its lifespan, you should consider replacement while there are still old models in stock.  Here is a great infographic with more information: New dimensions for tank type water heaters starting April 16, 2015
  • Building the Ultimate Sustainable Kitchen

    Gregg Cantor
    13 Mar 2015 | 11:48 am
    Your kitchen likely receives some of the most foot traffic in your home. Just think about all the activities that take place there and how often it’s occupied. There’s no wonder why the kitchen is one of the most popular rooms to renovate, especially with remodeling and home construction on the rise. If you’re making improvements to your kitchen, a great opportunity to build with sustainability in mind exists in a big way. Living green doesn’t have to end with simple energy conservation and efficient appliances. Check out this infographic on building the ultimate…
  • Murray Lampert Earns Two Customer Satisfaction Awards

    Gregg Cantor
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel is off to a great start in this new year—we’ve already received accolades for commitment to quality work and stellar customer service. Better Business Bureau Torch Award – We were fortunate enough to be one of only five recipients of the Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics for San Diego, Orange, and Imperial counties. This is the fourth time Murray Lampert was honored with an award from the BBB—an organization that is synonymous with ethics and integrity. Best of Houzz 2015 – If you know us, then you know that making the remodeling process…
  • What Home Improvements Are Tax Deductible?

    Gregg Cantor
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    When tax time rolls around, many homeowners wonder if any of their expensive home improvements from the year are valuable to mention on their returns. In most cases, home improvement costs are not tax deductible, but they are still financially valuable in other ways. Some common home improvements that generally do not qualify for a tax deduction include: Painting the interior or exterior of a home Landscaping projects Comparable replacements for appliances like refrigerators, washers, and dryers Replacing a window, a toilet, or carpet There are some home improvements that do qualify for…
  • What are the Best Improvements to Increase Home Value?

    Gregg Cantor
    3 Feb 2015 | 9:28 am
    Contrary to popular belief, not every home improvement project is valuable to your home’s resale. Understanding where to invest in home improvement projects and where to avoid spending is important to maximizing the value of your home, especially if that is one of your primary goals in home improvement. Take a look at some of the best ways to spend your home improvement budget to increase your home’s resale amount. More bathrooms. The National Association of Home Builders reports that adding just another half bathroom can add as much as 10.5 percent to the value of the home. A full…
 
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  • Makita BO3711: the review

    Koen Goeminne
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:59 am
    I’ve got yet another confession to make. Up to now, I’ve never written a review. Ever. This will be another first, and I’m glad to be able to share it with you. But how do you start a review? It seems the same way as any other post around here, with music!   Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get a bit more comfortable, shall we? Get yourself a drink, and then scroll down. The unboxing For this I have made an attempt at a video.   Yes, another first, that’s two in the same post! If you can’t see the video, in the box I found the sander…
  • Sheet sander shakedown!

    Koen Goeminne
    22 Mar 2015 | 10:55 am
    At the moment we’re working in the living room annex dining room (it’s basically one big J-shaped room next to the kitchen). We’re at the stage where we need to do a lot of sanding. A lot. Since I don’t own a sheet sander (yet, I borrowed one in the past), I decided it was time to get one myself.   I learned the hard way that you get what you pay for. I own an el-mucho-cheapo drill that’s probably still alive, lying somewhere inside a cupboard in my work shed, but it’s a hazard to work with. Like real life-threatening hazardous. I also own an angle…
  • Water, electricity and cupboards equals kitchen!

    Koen Goeminne
    15 Mar 2015 | 11:10 am
    We’re all set. All the wiring is ready. All the plumbing is ready. We’ve got a new floor. We’ve got a new ceiling. The walls have been replastered. Everything has been painted. It is time. Time to bring in the cupboards! If you’ve been reading this blog for a few weeks, you know what follows after the break. Music!   First thing to finish was the electricity in the wall, for the refrigerator, oven and microwave. Installing outlets isn’t that hard, it’s a matter of stripping the wire from its insulation… … bending them a little as…
  • Batibouw 2015

    Koen Goeminne
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:03 am
    Last week Batibouw took place again. And we went. Of course. Because we like going to exhibitions. Yes we do. Unfortunately my cell phone had a dead battery, so I didn’t get to take pictures. Not that that’s a big problem as you’ll soon read. But first, hit it!   There was one thing in particular we were looking for: custom cupboards. Because we want one in our dining room, next to the future stove. We only found one firm though, which we already knew and were planning to visit anyway, so that was a bit of a let-down. We also stopped in the tools section (to feed my…
  • Fun with paint… in the kitchen!

    Koen Goeminne
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:53 am
    You know what they say, once everything is sanded down you’re ready for the finishing touches. And since we did such a great job on making sure the walls and ceiling were as smooth as a baby’s behind, we were ready… for some paint! Let’s hear that music (yeah, it looks like she’s either eating or blowing a bulb):   First things first. After all that sanding action we ended the mudding with, I made sure the walls and ceiling were as dust-free as possible. I first went over them with a soft brush, to get the most of it off already, and then went over…
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  • How To Choose A Cooktop That’s Right For You

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

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

    StockCabinetExpress Staff
    17 Mar 2015 | 11:18 am
    You can bake in pretty much any kitchen, but if you truly want to indulge your inner baker then you need a kitchen built specifically to handle all the baking you want to do. Here are 10 important tips that should help you turn your kitchen into a baker’s paradise. […]
  • How To Create A Functional Kitchenette For Small Spaces

    StockCabinetExpress Staff
    16 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Whether you’re thinking of adding a second cooking space to your home or don’t have the necessary space for a full-sized kitchen, then a kitchenette is the next best thing. Here are a few tips on how to design your own space-saving kitchenette. PLAN There’s an adage that goes, “measure […]
  • How to Equip Your Kitchen For Optimal Produce Storage

    StockCabinetExpress Staff
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:20 am
    Keeping produce as fresh as possible for as long as possible is one of the biggest challenges in any kitchen. Here are a few tips on how to store your fresh fruits and vegetables in ways that keep them both fresh and enticing. General produce storage guidelines Don’t store fruits […]
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  • What’s Lurking in Your Kitchen: Things Most People Forget to Clean

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

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

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

    Apun Ka Fry
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:52 pm
    If you worked on the basis that you kept nothing in your house that you did not consider to be useful or believe to be pleasing on the eye, you would probably have a fairly empty house. Many of us seem to live life in a cluttered home, whether it is intentional or not and we seem to be particularly good at squirreling away objects that we don’t really need and often forget that we even had in the first place. If your cupboards are full and every available space in your home is occupied, it may be time to …
  • Add Elegance to Your Dining Space in 3 Easy Steps

    Apun Ka Fry
    4 Feb 2015 | 9:53 pm
      If you love hosting dinner parties, you know it’s not all about producing exquisite delights for the taste buds. You also have to create a pleasant ambiance and arrange the room in a way that makes the most impact. You may be a top-notch cook, but are you a diva of design? If not, fear not. With a few simple changes, you can transform your dining space into a party-worthy room without spending a fortune. Make the Dining Table Stand Out Your dining table is the centerpiece of the room, and it should be made worthy of that honor. …
 
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  • Easy tips on how to make a small home office big

    KravelV
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:05 pm
    We all know how it is important to have enough free space, especially when it comes to the business sector. General rule is to have as bigger as possible office space. But, sometimes it is simply impossible to achieve such thing, for the building where are you located, simply doesn’t allow remodelling, or it is too expensive. Luckily, there are some things you can exploit in order to enlarge your office, visually or practically. Read on to find out what are those advices, and feel free to apply those which you find attractive. Lighting The best way to make an impression of a large space is…
  • Several Hints on Mistake-Free Home Moving

    KravelV
    19 Mar 2015 | 6:47 am
    Buying a new house and planning your moving is really a priceless experience. Now, you have an amazing opportunity to start a completely new life and organize it according to your whishes and plans. However, the entire process of moving might seem easier than it really is. It’s not just about packing your stuff and transporting them to another address. It’s much more than that. Moving requires spending a lot of time planning everything in advance. The most common mistake a lot of people make is start panicking and forgetting about numerous important facts. Here are some crucial things you…
  • Pond design and maintenance tips

    KravelV
    19 Mar 2015 | 4:49 am
    Building a beautiful pond in your real estate property is something that you will never regret. This little improvement of your outdoor space will be an excellent investment that will help you feel more relaxed. The important thing is to know what results exactly you want to achieve, as well as what kind of design and location you prefer for the pond in your home. The answers to all of those essential questions you can receive by consulting with professionals or by reading below. In this article we will present to you some interesting ideas for pond design and will also give you  important…
  • How to Choose the Best Season to Sell Your Home

    KravelV
    19 Mar 2015 | 4:02 am
    Planning to sell your home? Not sure when to list it for sale? Well, this is a common issue that almost all home sellers are confused about. And the best way to sort it out is to communicating with the best real estate agent and he will guide you on which seasons would be favorable in order to sell your home. Typically, spring and early to mid fall are the best seasons for a single family detached home listing and selling. Most buyers want to buy a home, complete the transaction before summer as they want to enjoy the summer vacation with the family in their new home. Also they want to ensure…
  • Early Spring Garden Preparations

    KravelV
    15 Mar 2015 | 1:56 am
    With spring being just round the corner, it is important to remember that preparing your garden is important because the soil, might not be ready for garden work just yet. Furthermore, if you do your preparations properly, you will be able not only to accept spring and all its glory with open hands, but you will be able to avoid any possible damages done to your garden or your plants. On the other hand, there is the urge to garden early in the spring, and it is a way to reconnect with Mother Nature. Clearing the drainage Over the course of winter, debris has gathered up in your drainage…
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  • Home Decor – KIDS’ ROOM, A Special Place

    Prashant Gupta
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:50 pm
    Kids room decor is close to everyone heart in overall home decor space and we all want to do just the best for such area. But we all are aware of that Kid’s room designing and decorating is a huge task which needs lots of thinking, planning and time. To build your child’s creativity and intelligence provide your loving kid an environment which is well suited for kids in their early ages by organizing a playful and creative kid’s room. The first thing we have to think about is the size of the room it should be big enough so that kids will not feel congested, it will help your Child’s…
  • HOME DECOR and PAINTINGS on NAVRATRI

    Prashant Gupta
    21 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    The festival of Navratri is celebrated across the country twice a year, one during the arrival of summer season and the second just before the onset of winter season, with great zeal, exuberance and jubilation. Navratri brings loads of energy and unity amongst us as it is celebrated by millions of people. Navratri that arrives just before winter is celebrated for nine consecutive days and the tenth day is celebrated as Dussehra. During Navratri, people wake up early in the morning and take bath to worship, while placing kalash, wheat seeds and coconut that are placed in the worship place. The…
  • Home Decor to bring cheers in Summers

    Prashant Gupta
    14 Mar 2015 | 8:46 am
    Bring the colors and feelings of summer time into your home with paintings, handicrafts and home decor artifacts. Everything from furniture, vases, flowers arrangements to smells of the soil and wetness. Let us start with the front and center on the house, this area should be made to welcome guest with fresh breeze of air in this warm weather and a few extra effects sunlight. The summer months are perfect for hosting dinners on your front porch or having a picnic in your nearby garden. Eating in well placed, well decorated home will help you and your family takes advantage everything summer…
  • Home Decor Paintings spread Peace and Harmony

    Prashant Gupta
    7 Mar 2015 | 3:14 am
    People seek happiness and calm throughout life and work tirelessly to make them happen. Sometimes, we do not know where and in what form we may find happiness and serenity. Studies confirm that home decor plays an important role in our lives and speaks a lot about ones personality and character. Home decoration is as important as the construction of the house itself, which needs meticulous planning and effort. Below we list few colors and their likely impact on human mind, body and soul. Color therapy is a method to treat and heal diseases through the use of colors. It is used in conjunction…
  • Religious Home Decor Accessories

    Prashant Gupta
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:31 pm
    Religious home decoration has always been a major part of decoration where each and everything should match the religious sentiments. Home is a dream that is seen by everyone and once constructed people start with religious decor or home decor complaint with vaastu. Buy paintings is as important as the four walls of the house. Keeping a religious idol on a table by the side of the bed can give you a soothing impact. As per religious decor, the entrance should have flower pots, a Ganesha idol or a Ganesha Painting as it keeps away bad omen from the family. Vaastu plays an important role in the…
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  • Slideshow – Essential Furniture for Outdoor Living in 2015.

    admin
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:40 am
    As the summer season draws closer many of us are thinking about the opportunity to enjoy some much needed outdoor living again. So we’ve put together a slide show to help you choose the perfect furniture to complement your outdoor […]
  • Why Gardening is Good For You …

    admin
    17 Mar 2015 | 7:13 am
    Getting out in the garden and looking after your backyard isn’t just a hobby, but can have major health benefits for you also. Being outside is a great way of breathing in the fresh air, and being active. By caring […]
  • 5 of the Best Shade Loving Plants

    admin
    7 Mar 2015 | 5:11 am
    Most UK gardens have a shady area that need brightening up with a touch of colour. Perennials are usually the best choice for a flowerbed, though you could always select a shrub that will continue to grow and spread, as […]
  • Natural Pest Control – Top Tips from an Expert …

    admin
    12 Feb 2015 | 8:04 am
    We proud to be able to include a post by award wining author Lillian Brummet around reuse in the garden to make pest control cheaper for you and kinder to the environment. You’ll be amazed you didn’t think of these […]
 
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  • Top 7 Tips To Personalize Kitchen Decor In Your Rented Apartment

    Shruti Verma
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:30 pm
    One of the first rooms you’d look at when renting a house is the kitchen. However, it isn’t always the kitchen you’ve dreamt of working in and the landlord might not want to permanently change the pink walls. If the rest of the house is a place you love, don’t let this put you off. Here are our top 7 ways to personalize kitchens in a rental without angering the landlord. 1. Dress Up The Walls What do you say… Image courtesy: afreakatheart If changing the paint colour on your kitchen walls isn’t an option, take a look at temporary wallpapers. If that isn’t enough, design your…
  • 7 Design Tips To Optimise Your Kitchen Design

    Shruti Verma
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    If there’s one thing that’s common in a majority of Indian households, it’s the size of the kitchen. Most Indian kitchens are very small in size; hence a little creative thinking is needed to optimize this space. Apart from kitchen cabinets under the counter, there are a number of hidden spaces in a kitchen design which can be put to work. Here are the top 7 areas you must not overlook in your kitchen for that extra space.   Above the Refrigerator Let no space go unused Image courtesy: annimalinstinct A refrigerator, sink and stove are the three vertices of a kitchen triangle. Of…
  • Giving Interior Design the Indian Touch: Punjabi By Decor

    Shruti Verma
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:30 pm
    India is known for its vibrancy and rich heritage. However, it’s strange when you think of it that we tend to look at our homeground for inspiration only when we’re far from it. NRI homes abroad often have more India inspired décor than homes in our neighbourhood. Each state of India has characteristic features that lend themselves to interior décor very well. Punjab isn’t only a state of five rivers but a state filled with culture and art. Here’s how you can add a hint of Punjab to your home décor. 1. Phulkari Traditional crafts for home decor Image courtesy: bandhinihome Women…
  • Choosing a countertop material for your kitchen decor

    Shruti Verma
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Kitchen designs are often defined by the positioning of kitchen countertops. The most common arrangements are a single slab along the length of the kitchen, a ‘U’ shaped counter or parallel counters against the walls of the kitchen length. There are a number of materials that can be used for your kitchen counters. Compare the pros and cons of each material before finalizing a material for your kitchen décor.   1. Granite Graceful Granite Image courtesy: seibertsmith The natural beauty of granite and its long life make it an ideal material for kitchen counter tops. The heat absorbing…
  • Hiring an Interior Designer – 7 questions you must ask

    Shruti Verma
    17 Mar 2015 | 11:47 pm
    An interior project can be quite a challenge. To make it easier it is a good idea to hire a professional Interior designer who can design your project and oversee its execution. However, hiring an interior designer is easier said than done. The first step of this process is to scan through a few designers’ portfolios and shortlist the ones that interest you. Here are a few key questions you should then ask an interior designer you are considering working with.   1. Can I speak to someone you have worked with before? Referencing and reviews are a must before hiring an interior designer…
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  • 7 Uniquely Brilliant Kitchen Designs

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    27 Mar 2015 | 5:21 am
    The kitchen – a place for socialising with friends and family, it’s also a place for creativity and individuality where your personality will come through. As the uses and functions of the kitchen has changed so has the desire to have a unique room, one that stands out and still provides you with all the needs. Below are some examples of incredibly unique kitchen designs that accommodate the various needs of the home or the person. With unlimited creative potential (unlimited budget always goes down a treat too) your kitchen is a blank canvas that allows for experimentation and…
  • An Eye for Storage – Getting Creative with Multi-Functional Furniture

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    12 Mar 2015 | 2:04 pm
    What do we want? More storage! When do we want it? All the time! We all love to put things into every gap and corner that we come across, it gives us a good excuse to upgrade, buy more and add to our collections but there will be a time when space becomes an elusive asset within the house. Once this is a reality, it’s time to get creative with your furniture.   Furniture is one of those items that when it doesn’t function as its sole purpose it generally gets dumped, thrown out and never to be seen again by anyone, anywhere. The trouble with old furniture is that it can, with…
  • Interactive Kitchen Design Guides

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    11 Mar 2015 | 12:07 pm
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  • 9 Stress-free Steps to Kitchen Remodeling & Construction

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    11 Mar 2015 | 3:45 am
    Congrats! You’ve decided that it’s time to remodel your kitchen, but where exactly should you and do you begin? The world of construction and home improvement can be a maze of decisions making and plenty of design ideas that endlessly pop up in random places.   I’ve created this handy little guide to help you do 2 things with your kitchen remodel – know the first steps to take and preparing yourself for the construction phase. The idea being that this guide takes out the stress of the process and helps to make it as enjoyable as possible. First things first…
  • Understanding Your Convection Oven – Tips & Tricks

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    3 Mar 2015 | 9:59 am
    Convection ovens – causing mass confusion in kitchens far and wide. This added feature on a standard oven is fast becoming a popular choice for kitchen owners, it comes with a number of benefits over a standard oven.   The trouble is these same added features are the reason we fear using the convection style of cooking. Fear not, we’ve put together this simple guide to understanding what a convection oven actually is and more importantly how you should cook with it too.   Convection, What is it? We’re not going to get into too much technical detail here so simply…
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  • LUCID 12-Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress Review: The Highlights of the Product

    Mustafiz Rahman
    10 Mar 2015 | 3:46 am
    Lucid is one of the premier brands when it comes to producing best-quality mattresses. The manufacturers often try to bridge the benefits of Latex and memory foam mattress.  has the added benefit of Gel infused foam with a number of amazing features. In this shortened review I’ll discuss about some of the great features that ... The post LUCID 12-Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress Review: The Highlights of the Product appeared first on Mattressly.
  • Silver Rest Sleep Shop 12-Inch Memory Foam Review

    Mustafiz Rahman
    10 Mar 2015 | 3:03 am
    Some people still use traditional spring mattress because of its low cost. Otherwise, people would not give a chance to these problematic spring mattresses. Traditional spring mattresses do not offer proper pressure-point relief and cause poor blood circulation while sleeping. You may suffer from different back pains. To get rid of this situation you must ... The post Silver Rest Sleep Shop 12-Inch Memory Foam Review appeared first on Mattressly.
  • Dynasty Mattress- Therapeutic Deluxe King 10-Inch Review

    Mustafiz Rahman
    10 Mar 2015 | 2:49 am
    To lead a healthy life, you also need proper relaxation and sleep along with regular exercise and balance diet.  If you are not sleeping well in the night, then you cannot give your best during the day. You will feel tired, and sleepy throughout the days, and it will hamper your health. Therefore, you need ... The post Dynasty Mattress- Therapeutic Deluxe King 10-Inch Review appeared first on Mattressly.
  • Tuft and Needle 10-inch Review: A Good Mattress to Own

    Mustafiz Rahman
    8 Mar 2015 | 6:04 am
    When you are trying to buy any mattress, you tend to look at the pros and cons of it. I am no different than an average buyer. Before buying mattresses I tend to check them out for a period of time before I make my move. So far, with the features of Tuft and Needle ... The post Tuft and Needle 10-inch Review: A Good Mattress to Own appeared first on Mattressly.
  • DynastyMattress New Cool Gel Memory Foam Mattress Review

    Mustafiz Rahman
    8 Mar 2015 | 5:47 am
    Out of the many mattresses that are in the market, my personal choice would be  from DynastyMattress. A lot of people often complain that their mattresses sag or trap the heat inside. But this mattress gives you a perfect night of sleep without troubling you with sweat issues. The 12 inch mattress features multiple layers ... The post DynastyMattress New Cool Gel Memory Foam Mattress Review appeared first on Mattressly.
 
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  • Consumer Rights When Changing Water Heater

    Mr. Heat Mechanical Inc.
    19 Mar 2015 | 6:08 pm
    If you are replacing your rental water heater and you choose to change rental providers, you are protected from arbitrary exit fees and penalties under the Ontario Consumer Protection Act. If your old supplier tells you that you may be subject to a “buy-out” of the old tank or a “tank return fee” or an “account closure fee” or any other charge, you need to be aware of the following: Under the Ontario Consumer Protection Act, a provider of any rental agreement which does not provide for a fixed term, and does not provide sufficient disclosure information so that you know upfront…
  • Carrier Common Furnace Problems (Premature Heat Exchanger Failure)

    Mr. Heat Mechanical Inc.
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:11 am
    About Carrier BrandFormerly, the Carrier Corporation, now a brand of United Technologies Corporation. UTC recently purchased ICP (International Comfort Products) which is the manufacturer of heating and cooling brands like : Keeprite,  Tempstar, Heil,  Comfortmaker,  Arcoaire. Carrier, Otis, and United Technologies Fire and Security were combined into one subsidiary of UTC in September 2013. Prior to the consolidation, Carrier as a corporation was a manufacturer and distributor of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, as well as a commercial…
  • LED Myths and Facts

    Mr. Heat Mechanical Inc.
    21 Feb 2015 | 10:57 am
    Myth #1: There is no selection.Facts: There are light-emitting diodes, better known as LEDs, for every need, including many household appliances, indoor flood lighting, decorative bulbs (chandeliers) and outdoor fixtures.  LED bulbs can also be as small as 2 mm, making them ideal for fitting into hard to reach and compact ares.Myth #2: They produce bright blue and blasting light.Fact: Colour temperature describes the visual warmth or coolness of a light source.  LED lights are available in a wide range from a bright light or a mellow glow making them suitable for any room.
  • Why Your Central Humidifier Might NOT be Working?

    Mr. Heat Mechanical Inc.
    18 Jan 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Central whole home humidifiers are an essential part of central heating and cooling systems in North America. Central heating systems make the indoor air very dry especially during cold winter months when temperatures plunge to minus double digits. All central humidifiers need fresh water to operate. Large By-Pass Central Humidifiers like Lennox HCWB-17 Humidifier or Aprilaire 600 Humidifier and Power Humidifiers like Lennox HCWP3-18 Humidifier have water pads which MUST be replaced annually. Some homeowners mistakenly wash their old humidifier water pads with CLR (Calcium Lime Rust) or…
  • Natural Gas Fireplace Operational Safety Tips

    Mr. Heat Mechanical Inc.
    28 Dec 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Following are few tips and tricks to operate your natural gas fireplace safely:NEVER leave your natural gas fireplace unattended when operationalKeep children away from natural gas fireplace. Children can be severely injured.Read and follow manufacturer instruction carefully when trying to turn on natural gas fireplace for the first time. Operational instructions are located under the fireplaces gas valve.Never try to light your natural gas fireplace with BBQ lighter or matches.If your natural gas fireplace fails to turn on call your local Heating Contractor for assistance.If you happen to…
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  • Tips to Keep Your Leather Furniture Looking Great

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    29 Mar 2015 | 2:19 am
    Leather furniture often requires a little bit of extra care, like regular conditioning, in order to maintain quality. If your furniture has seen better days, consider hiring the professionals at ServiceMaster to restore your couch, sofa or chair to like-new condition. 
  • Family Health: Hire A Professional Mold Remediation Company

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

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

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    30 Dec 2014 | 1:26 am
    You love your pets, but you don't always love everything your pets do. From time to time, pets are destructive. They scratch furniture, leave muddy paw prints on the carpet and have the occasional accident. If you have a new puppy or kitten, you know how often a soiled rug is the first thing you notice after a day at work. Even older dogs can have an indoor accident. If you are a pet owner, eventually you will have to deal with a pet mess on your carpet or need a pet odor cleaning. Dealing with Pet Messes: It is important to take immediate action after you spot an accident, waiting even a few…
  • Commercial And Office Cleaning In Madison

    SuperUser Account
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Madison ServiceMaster provides outstanding service for residential and commercial clients. We offer a complete set of cleaning and repair services for both client types. We offer the choice for professional cleaners in Madison. Our services range from storm damage cleanup to general office cleaning. If you need cleaning services in the Madison area, just call us. We provide free in-office quotes.   What we can do for Commercial Cleaning Clients: General office cleaning is part of our regular office services. We provide regularly scheduled office cleaning services where you get the same…
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  • Single Cup Coffee Maker Reviews 2014 -2015

    Steven
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:35 pm
    Reviews to Choose A Best Single Cup Coffee Maker What is a Single Cup Coffee Maker? This type of kitchen appliance can brew one cup of coffee at a time. It is also referred to as a one-cup or single-serve coffee maker. For those who only want to make a single cup each day, this […] The post Single Cup Coffee Maker Reviews 2014 -2015 appeared first on HealthyArea.org.
  • Water Soluble Vitamins Ultimate Guides

    Steven
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:36 pm
    Facts about Water Soluble Vitamins This type of vitamins must be taken in by the body regularly, and these are available as supplements or dietary food sources. The body can digest and absorb these vitamins quickly via the gastrointestinal tract before these are transported into the tissues. Furthermore, having too much of these vitamins could […] The post Water Soluble Vitamins Ultimate Guides appeared first on HealthyArea.org.
  • Vitamins – How Do Vitamins Work?

    Steven
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:59 pm
    To perform the best way that you can, it is important to supplement your body with vitamins each day. By doing so, you can achieve excellent health, boost your immune system and fight off diseases naturally. Vitamins – How They Work Generally, the body is not capable of synthesizing vitamins. So, the most efficient way […] The post Vitamins – How Do Vitamins Work? appeared first on HealthyArea.org.
  • 9 Dating Tips for Girls

    Steven
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:31 pm
    Tips for Dating A Man Dating tips for girls do not have to be boring or redundant. If you want to captivate your man, there are some important things to take into consideration. The following top 9 tips can transform your relationship from simple friends to enchanting couple. 1. Smell Divine Bad breath or halitosis is […] The post 9 Dating Tips for Girls appeared first on HealthyArea.org.
  • LifeStyle: 10 Dating Tips That Work for You

    Steven
    13 Mar 2015 | 10:32 pm
    10 Easy Tips to Help You on Dating Thinking of going back into the dating game? Or perhaps, it is your first time to date someone, and you are completely clueless on how it goes? Well, whether you are new to dating, or you have done it a lot of times before, these fool-proof dating tips […] The post LifeStyle: 10 Dating Tips That Work for You appeared first on HealthyArea.org.
 
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  • Garden Design Under the Stairs

    admin
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Garden can be be placed anywhere in a home. Garden can be placed indoors or outdoors. For images that we present the theme of the park that was designed for under the stairs. In addition to making cool, the plants are placed in the room can provide special benefits to health due to the presence […] The post Garden Design Under the Stairs appeared first on Fresh home daily.
  • Fish Pond Design Ideas for Backyard

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    30 Mar 2015 | 1:25 am
    The more expensive land for the construction of the House so today many who choose to make a home with minimalist design. Of course with the narrow land did not stop us for making garden fish pond on the home page to appear beautiful and cool. There are some alternatives that we indicate in the […] The post Fish Pond Design Ideas for Backyard appeared first on Fresh home daily.
  • 15 Various Children Bedroom Decorations

    admin
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:18 pm
    Children bedroom is a place where they grow and evolve, all started from there. As parents, we need to actively supervise and care of the child when they need guidance and role model. When children are the right time to explore their talents and desires. Wherever possible we know the talents of children from an […] The post 15 Various Children Bedroom Decorations appeared first on Fresh home daily.
  • ZEB Pilot House with Futuristic Home Design

    admin
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:11 am
    ZEB Pilot House is an innovative architectural project by adopting the latest technology that is environmentally friendly. A new breakthrough of modern architecture created by consolidated with the latest technology to improve the standard of living and environmental awareness. This innovative home built in Larvik, Norway with sloping design which are predominantly black. The project […] The post ZEB Pilot House with Futuristic Home Design appeared first on Fresh home daily.
  • Minimalist Bedroom Decoration Ideas by IKEA Furniture

    admin
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:02 am
    When the bedroom we have a minimalist design, many of which confusion seeking positions cabinets for storing clothes. Because of this most of the furniture is designed so big that if we put in a small space will result in the room seem very crowded and full. Therefore, we try to give a little solution […] The post Minimalist Bedroom Decoration Ideas by IKEA Furniture appeared first on Fresh home daily.
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  • Random Orbital Sander: The Definitive Guide

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    25 Mar 2015 | 9:45 am
    The Definitive Guide For The Random Orbital Sander Orbital Sander Basics An orbital sander is little power device that is typically discovered in numerous woodshops. It is necessary to keep in mind that every wood working task needs some type of surface sanding in order to produce a mark-free, good completed surface area. Since the » The post Random Orbital Sander: The Definitive Guide appeared first on Home Improvement Tool.
  • Hitachi NV75AG Round Head 1-3/4-Inch to 3-Inch Coil Framing Nailer Review

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    24 Mar 2015 | 7:35 am
    The Hitachi NV75AG Round Head 1-3/4-Inch to 3-Inch Coil Framing Nailer is a durable, flexible pneumatic tool that is compatible with both the plastic sheet collated and wire collated nails. The nailer is designed to drive the three-inch nails. It can therefore be used for siding, framing, decking, fencing, and many other construction activities. The » The post Hitachi NV75AG Round Head 1-3/4-Inch to 3-Inch Coil Framing Nailer Review appeared first on Home Improvement Tool.
  • Bosch ROS65VC-6 6-Inch Pad Rear-Handle Random Orbit Sander Review

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    24 Mar 2015 | 5:31 am
    The Bosch ROS65VC-6 6-Inch Pad Rear-Handle Random Orbit Sander is one of the top units currently on the market. The unit delivers the highest removal rate and lowest vibration. It features onboard dust extraction in its class. The unit is designed to increase the user productivity and at the same time help protect the user » The post Bosch ROS65VC-6 6-Inch Pad Rear-Handle Random Orbit Sander Review appeared first on Home Improvement Tool.
  • Bosch CM12 12Inch Compound Miter Saw Review

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    22 Mar 2015 | 7:28 am
    The Bosch CM12 12 Inch Single Bevel Compound Miter Saw is a durable machine that comes with a blade-change wrench and dust bag. The machine combines portability with performance. It is powered by the 15-Amp power that delivers up to a maximum of 4,300 RPM and all-around cutting capacity. The lightweight design of the unit » The post Bosch CM12 12Inch Compound Miter Saw Review appeared first on Home Improvement Tool.
  • Plans for Boats Review

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    26 Dec 2014 | 10:02 am
    If you’re a boating enthusiast or if you want to build your own boat for collections, business, or fishing, then Plans For Boats is going to be your most essential tool. You don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on blueprints that are hard to understand or design plans that don’t even tell you what » The post Plans for Boats Review appeared first on Home Improvement Tool.
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