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  • 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…
  • Know These Essential Gutter Cleaning Tools

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    Danielle Schlomer
    22 Apr 2015 | 3:05 am
    Once you have made up your mind to tackle gutter cleaning, the next step is to arm yourself with the right gutter cleaning tools. Not having effective tools will make your job more difficult and could even endanger your safety. Here are some basic but essential gutter cleaning tools to make the chore as easy as possible. A sturdy ladder. A stable ladder that is tall enough to extend beyond the edge of the roofline – preventing you from reaching out and potentially losing your balance – is your most important gutter cleaning tool. Be sure to first inspect the ladder for damage and defects,…
  • Small Spaces and Interior Design

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    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    25 Apr 2015 | 3:07 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Every professional interior designer knows that decorating a small space is almost always more difficult than decorating a large space, but with some thinking and imagination, a small room can look and function just as well as a large one.  Here are a few guidelines and tips that interior designers keep in mind when furnishing […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Small Spaces and Interior Design

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    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    25 Apr 2015 | 3:07 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Every professional interior designer knows that decorating a small space is almost always more difficult than decorating a large space, but with some thinking and imagination, a small room can look and function just as well as a large one.  Here are a few guidelines and tips that interior designers keep in mind when furnishing […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Why You Need to Worry about Your Indoor Air Quality

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    20 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    You may not spend much time worrying about your indoor air quality. After all, you seem to be breathing fine; as long as there isn’t an obviously dangerous substance in the air, what is there to worry about? Well, the air in the average home is actually full of millions upon millions of microscopic contaminants. Things like dust, pollen, insect dander, and pet dander can all provoke allergy attacks. Meanwhile, viruses and bacteria can make you sick with a cold or flu. Read on to find out more about how these contaminants can affect you, and how you can protect yourself. Contaminants and…
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  • Know These Essential Gutter Cleaning Tools

    Danielle Schlomer
    22 Apr 2015 | 3:05 am
    Once you have made up your mind to tackle gutter cleaning, the next step is to arm yourself with the right gutter cleaning tools. Not having effective tools will make your job more difficult and could even endanger your safety. Here are some basic but essential gutter cleaning tools to make the chore as easy as possible. A sturdy ladder. A stable ladder that is tall enough to extend beyond the edge of the roofline – preventing you from reaching out and potentially losing your balance – is your most important gutter cleaning tool. Be sure to first inspect the ladder for damage and defects,…
  • 5 Gutter Cleaning Tips That Could Save Your Life

    Danielle Schlomer
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:36 am
    If more homeowners understood the correct method to clean their gutters, far fewer people would be injured or die while performing this common home maintenance task – and the statistics are surprising. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 90,000 emergency room visits result from ladder-related injuries every year. Over the last 10 years, the number of ladder-related injuries has increased by 50%. Key to a safe gutter cleaning experience is knowing the precautions to take to protect yourself and your home. Use ladder safety. Before you begin, let someone know you…
  • The Downspout Extender, Part 2: Ideas to Create Better Curb Appeal

    Danielle Schlomer
    14 Apr 2015 | 3:54 am
    In a previous blog, we established that a downspout extender is one of the most effective ways to prevent basement flooding. Homeowners who have long struggled with damp, musty basements and crawl spaces are amazed that adding an extender to the downspout – which moves water drainage from the roof farther away from the foundation – can be such an easy solution. However, for many homeowners, a long piece of guttering stretching out onto a well-manicured lawn is an eyesore – not to mention inconvenient when it comes time to mow the lawn or walk around the yard. For those who want to…
  • The Downspout Extender, Part 1: Protect Your Home from the Threat of Basement Flooding

    Danielle Schlomer
    9 Apr 2015 | 3:34 am
    Would you be surprised that one of the most effective ways to prevent basement flooding is with a simple piece of guttering known as a downspout extender? For many homes, this extension of the gutter system is a miracle fix for chronically damp basements and crawl spaces, or musty smells in these areas. Just by moving water drainage farther from the foundation, you too could spare yourself the cost of a waterproofing system or other expensive solutions. To determine how far you should extend your gutters, consider the type of soil and the slope of the lot around your home. If you have loose,…
  • Get Ready for Summer: The Benefits of a Retractable Awning

    Danielle Schlomer
    7 Apr 2015 | 9:57 am
    Enjoy the sun when you want it and the shade when you don’t: that’s the most appealing benefit of a retractable awning. In just seconds, you can turn your hot deck or patio into a cool, shady retreat that’s 10-20 degrees cooler than before you pushed the button.  In addition to installing America’s #1 choice in gutter protection, select Gutter Helmet® dealers also install SunShade awnings to help homeowners get more out of their outdoor living spaces. SunShade awnings are custom-built in America to the highest standards of both style and functionality. You’ll love all the benefits…
 
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  • Small Spaces and Interior Design

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    25 Apr 2015 | 3:07 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Every professional interior designer knows that decorating a small space is almost always more difficult than decorating a large space, but with some thinking and imagination, a small room can look and function just as well as a large one.  Here are a few guidelines and tips that interior designers keep in mind when furnishing […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Shopping for Kitchen Flooring

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Your kitchen flooring can have a substantial effect on what may be the most used room in the residence. The appropriate kitchen flooring can create the personality of your kitchen, make housecleaning quicker, and last for many years. The wrong kitchen flooring is going to last even longer, so you will want to make a […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Excellent Ideas For Kitchen Remodeling

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:02 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo The kitchen area would be the heart of any home.  It can be the warmest, most active room in most homes.  This is where the family meets, cooks, eats and at times entertains.  You might thus, want to make it the kind of location that may be functionally sound and comfortable for entertaining or family […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • 7 Materials For Creating The Perfect Kitchen Countertop

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo The kitchen countertop needs to withstand lots of abuse. Hot pots straight off the stove, knives and abrasive cleansers. The ideal countertop is able to stand up to heat and the sharp edge of a knife. Allow us to take a look at 7 of the preferred kitchen countertop materials being used: Granite A natural stone, […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Bamboo Surfboards – a history

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:06 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Gary Young recounts his history in building bamboo surfboards – starting back in 1970 and finishing his first surfboard two years later. He has some really interesting points about his experiences with bamboo: After over 10 years of bamboo board making, I would estimate that each layer of rotary bamboo veneer is roughly as strong […] 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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  • Small Spaces and Interior Design

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    25 Apr 2015 | 3:07 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Every professional interior designer knows that decorating a small space is almost always more difficult than decorating a large space, but with some thinking and imagination, a small room can look and function just as well as a large one.  Here are a few guidelines and tips that interior designers keep in mind when furnishing […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Shopping for Kitchen Flooring

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Your kitchen flooring can have a substantial effect on what may be the most used room in the residence. The appropriate kitchen flooring can create the personality of your kitchen, make housecleaning quicker, and last for many years. The wrong kitchen flooring is going to last even longer, so you will want to make a […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Excellent Ideas For Kitchen Remodeling

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:02 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo The kitchen area would be the heart of any home.  It can be the warmest, most active room in most homes.  This is where the family meets, cooks, eats and at times entertains.  You might thus, want to make it the kind of location that may be functionally sound and comfortable for entertaining or family […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • 7 Materials For Creating The Perfect Kitchen Countertop

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo The kitchen countertop needs to withstand lots of abuse. Hot pots straight off the stove, knives and abrasive cleansers. The ideal countertop is able to stand up to heat and the sharp edge of a knife. Allow us to take a look at 7 of the preferred kitchen countertop materials being used: Granite A natural stone, […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Bamboo Surfboards – a history

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:06 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Gary Young recounts his history in building bamboo surfboards – starting back in 1970 and finishing his first surfboard two years later. He has some really interesting points about his experiences with bamboo: After over 10 years of bamboo board making, I would estimate that each layer of rotary bamboo veneer is roughly as strong […] 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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  • Why You Need to Worry about Your Indoor Air Quality

    admin
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    You may not spend much time worrying about your indoor air quality. After all, you seem to be breathing fine; as long as there isn’t an obviously dangerous substance in the air, what is there to worry about? Well, the air in the average home is actually full of millions upon millions of microscopic contaminants. Things like dust, pollen, insect dander, and pet dander can all provoke allergy attacks. Meanwhile, viruses and bacteria can make you sick with a cold or flu. Read on to find out more about how these contaminants can affect you, and how you can protect yourself. Contaminants and…
  • Ways That Zone Control Can Improve Your Air Conditioning System

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    13 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    With summer fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to keep cool during the coming hot days. While a centralized air conditioning system is the option that most homeowners choose to cool their homes, it has its share of problems. One room may cool down quite quickly, while another in the same house may require more time to reach a comfortable temperature. A central air conditioning system is often controlled by a single thermostat, which makes it unable to compensate for the variations in insulation present in each room. This leads to hot and cold spots, as…
  • Does My Heat Pump Need Maintenance in Spring as Well as Fall?

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    6 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    An important piece of advice you will hear from heating and cooling contractors is that you must schedule routine maintenance for your home’s comfort system twice a year: spring for the air conditioner, and fall for the heater. This way, you’re prepared for the coming temperature extremes of the upcoming season. But what if you have a heat pump, which is a single system that handles both heating and cooling? Do you only need to schedule maintenance for it once a year? The answer is no. You need to treat your home’s heat pump as if it were two separate units—a heater and an air…
  • Why Low Refrigerant in an AC Is a Major Problem

    siteadmin
    3 Apr 2015 | 12:14 pm
    One of the key parts of an air conditioner is the refrigerant. This is a chemical blend that can easily shift between liquid and gaseous states. The refrigerant is responsible for moving heat from the inside of a home and releasing it to the outside. Each air conditioner comes with a set level of refrigerant, known as its charge; if the air conditioner should lose refrigerant charge, it will impair the system and lead to inferior performance and possibly a complete break down. If you suspect that your air conditioner is losing its cooling ability because of a loss of refrigerant charge, call…
  • 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…
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  • Mosquito Control South Florida – Chikungunya Infection Facts

    Brian Reynolds
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:50 am
    Mosquito Control South Florida | Chikungunya Infection - Chikungunya spreads out quick and also transmits from individuals to mosquitoes as well as the other way around. A contaminated American tourist that has actually returned residence could send the infection to a regional mosquito. Consequently, the neighborhood mosquito transfers the infection to even more individuals, enhancing the risk of […]
  • Reynolds Pest Management Earns 2014 Angie’s List Super Service Award

    Brian Reynolds
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Award reflects company’s high level of  pest management customer service Reynolds Pest Management, Inc, main headquarters in Port Saint Lucie Florida is proud to announce their recent award through Angie’s List, the “Super Service Award” for pest control, mosquito misting, fertilization, and lawn care. This specific award is the highest ranked award presented to only […]
  • 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 […]
 
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  • Attractive TV stands to accentuate style and decoration

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:23 pm
    TV stand not only makes TV look incomplete but also affects the décor of the room. The fact that it can act like a magnet to your guests as soon as they enter your home would make you feel good about it. There is not just single type available today; many are available in the ... The post Attractive TV stands to accentuate style and decoration appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • New Ways To Decorate Your Home

    Community Writer | Community.Drprem.com
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:23 am
    After you have lived in a place for a little while, it can start to become a little stale. You may find that the longer you live in one location, the more you want to start changing things up. Instead of moving into a different home, or purchasing entirely new furniture sets, there are some ... The post New Ways To Decorate Your Home appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • Homeowners Beware: Top Contractor Scams and How to Protect Yourself

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    1 Apr 2015 | 10:38 am
    Wall Street reports that in the year 2013, Americans spent more than $130 billion on home renovations. With that kind of money, it’s no wonder there are so many con artists out there wreaking havoc on homes. You see, when homeowners are not informed on what constitutes a reputable contractor, they fall victim to shady characters ... The post Homeowners Beware: Top Contractor Scams and How to Protect Yourself appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • Pros and Cons of Semi-Modular Kitchen and why opt for Modular Kitchen

    Community Writer | Community.Drprem.com
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:26 am
    It is common in India for people to use term “Modular Kitchen” for all purposes. Technically there is difference in Modular Kitchen & Semi Modular Kitchen. For example, kitchen cabinets in India are mostly made from laminated plywood which are cut into appropriate sizes and fixed together to for form separate units/drawers. The common practice ... The post Pros and Cons of Semi-Modular Kitchen and why opt for Modular Kitchen appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • 6 Questions You Need to Ask Before Choosing Hardwood Floors

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    1 Apr 2015 | 6:46 am
    So many times you might think that picking the perfect hardwood floor is easy.  Pick out the wood you like, the stain color that you want, and it is all done, right?  Wrong!  There are so many things that you need to know about hardwood flooring before you install it in your home.  The following ... The post 6 Questions You Need to Ask Before Choosing Hardwood Floors appeared first on Home Chunk.
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  • Fence Hazards

    joanneland
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:18 am
    Thanks to the folks at Halls Fence (NJ) for posting this infographic about the 5 Hazards that can harm wooden fencing — we manufacture and install a variety of wood fence products, and this is a good visual of what to consider when purchasing wooden fencing.  (Wood is a great fence option; you just need to take proper care of it and the surrounding property!) http://www.hallsfence.com/blog/fence-hazards-infographic/ For those of you in the Bucks and Montgomery County areas of Pennsylvania, we hope you will give us a call when it’s time to install new or replace your old…
  • Winter Walking Tips

    joanneland
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:08 am
    The sidewalk is completely buried under snow.  The temperature is frigid and the wind is whipping.  It’s a great day to take a walk — if you’re a Siberian husky!  If, however, you’re a Chihuahua, a Yorkie or a human, you’d probably rather take a long winter’s nap.  But neither snow nor rain gloom of night should stay a dog’s appointed rounds.  Like mail carriers, dogs have to go out no matter what the weather. If you don’t take your dogs out or exercise them in the winter, they can get very destructive as they have no outlet for their pent-up…
  • What do the Neighbors Think?

    joanneland
    8 Jan 2015 | 12:40 pm
    We’ve shared numerous posts over the past couple of years regarding “Crafty Fences” — fence projects that homeowners have taken upon themselves to do, using a wide variety of materials, and in manners that are often quite unusual. Today’s post is even more of the same … check ’em out! If for some reason your neck of the woods doesn’t have glass recycling, here’s an idea of what to do with all of those colorful bottles.  Or if plastic bottles are your downfall, don’t feel left out, there’s one here for you too! Or, maybe where…
  • Recycled Fence Boards

    joanneland
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:18 am
    Do you have an old wooden fence that you don’t know what to do with the boards? Or maybe you’re a DIY-type person looking for a crafty project?  Well, check out some of the photo inspirations we found for you! For instance, sand some boards, cut them to shape, and build your own Adirondack chair! Or, take an old picket fence and build yourself a shelving unit — use it indoors or out? How about a potting bench for the gardener in your life?  Or maybe you’re just interested in creating something small . . . say, a bird house or some cute, fun decorations. Then take a…
  • Spooky Fences, the sequel

    joanneland
    3 Nov 2014 | 9:21 am
    Back in October we shared photos and a link to a story about a fence that gets decorated each Halloween with “impaled pumpkin heads”.  Well, the initial story was from the previous year (right around the time of Hurricane Sandy), and this latest post is the continuing saga of how the pumpkin impaling went this fall.  They’ve shared a LOT more photos and closeups this time … and the story has such a nice sense of community, despite the ghoulish decorations! Check out the entire story and photos by visiting this link, and if you think a nice, spear top aluminum fence…
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  • How to spruce up your kitchen on a budget

    Andrea Bainbridge
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:32 am
    •Create an artwork display in your kitchen •Re-paint cabinets a different colour •Place some fresh fruit in a bowl to brighten up any worktop •Change the colour of one or two walls for a dramatic new look •Add a few shelves for extra storage space •Replace handles to instantly update doors •Add some feature lights which will create a focal point for your kitchen •Finally…a bunch of flowers will make any spot in your kitchen look better and don’t forget the lovely smell!
  • The laid back guide to a spring clean!

    Andrea Bainbridge
    13 Apr 2015 | 6:23 am
    TOP TIP – Forget about trying to deep clean everything in one weekend! Take it easy and make it manageable. Here are 6 reasons why having a spring clean is a good idea; but remember, take it slow and enjoy yourself! • Find things you’ve long forgotten about and lose yourself in time and old memories.. • Take in each room as you go and plan for new room layouts and decorating ideas! • Choose carefully what you want to put where in a practical sense, and become super organised and in tune with your home! • Make space for that new hobby… • Listen to some feel good music as…
  • Finsahome-National Homebuilding & Renovating Show NEC Birmingham

    Andrea Bainbridge
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:17 am
    Last week Finsahome was at the National Homebuilding & Renovating Show at the NEC Birmingham from 26th-29th March 2015. The show is expected to have had over 40,000 visitors who came to see more than 500 exhibitors displaying products ranging from kitchens and flooring to lighting and heating. The show was a great success for Finsahome, with the stand receiving over 1,000 visitors over the 4 days. The most popular products, receiving the most interest during the show, were the tile effect laminate flooring, 12mm laminate flooring and also the grey gloss kitchen doors. The show highlights…
  • 10 ways to re-use 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. #Nofilter! 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. Put an empty jar on the shelf or table in your hallway, to keep that miscellaneous stuff in one…
  • 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.
 
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  • Don't Forget About Air Conditioner Maintenance This Spring!

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    8 Apr 2015 | 10:43 am
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  • Top 5 Plumbing Nightmares - And How to Avoid Them

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    30 Mar 2015 | 5:17 pm
    It could be said that if you want to bring civilization to its knees, all you have to do is cause a complete failure of all the indoor plumbing. It wouldn’t take long before everything would grind to a halt when the toilet won’t flush. read more
  • Mission Critical HVAC Services in Northern Virginia

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    30 Mar 2015 | 5:13 pm
      When you search on Google, do you ever think about the servers that are allowing you to search the Internet? When you log into your work server from home to do some paperwork on the weekend, do you think about the server chugging away in a dark server room you never visit? Probably not. read more
  • A Sump Pump Can Save Your Home This Spring

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    30 Mar 2015 | 11:20 am
    Winter can be difficult enough, especially when a lot of snow falls from November to February, but things can get even worse come spring. While many of us view spring as a time of rebirth, with flowers blooming and the sun shining, it is also the time of melting snow, slush and, for some unlucky individuals, flooded basements. The importance of proper drainage read more
  • The Right Setting for Your Hot Water Heater

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    26 Feb 2015 | 9:32 am
    When you’re looking at ways to save energy in your home, you’ll often find one of the recommended tips is to adjust your water heater settings. However, if you have never attempted to change the temperature, you may be a little wary about doing it for the first time. Here you’ll discover everything you need to know about switching the settings safely. What should the temperature be? read more
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  • Spring Gardening Tips

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    7 Apr 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Spring garden maintenance prepares your garden for the spring and the summer growing seasons. Spring is the perfect time to complete gardening tasks such as cleaning your yard, preparing your lawn for summer, and planting your new flowers, vegetable plants, trees, and shrubs. Here is a checklist to follow when you are preparing your garden for the spring and the summer growing
  • 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
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  • The Easiest Way to Keep Track of Home Improvement (including DIY)

    Anne Reagan
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:40 am
    The details of your home repair, maintenance, renovation and overall improvement are important to keep track of for tax purposes, for resale listings and for your own personal history of your home. When the sawdust settles on your latest project, it’s important to have accurate records of receipts, materials used and other important pieces of your home puzzle (like who actually did the work). Your free Porch Home Report includes home improvement project history, the cost and details of remodels and projects, background information for professionals that have previously worked on the…
  • 11 West Elm-Inspired DIYs To Copy

    Mady Dahlstrom
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:38 am
    West Elm’s modern home furniture and home decor pieces are awe-inspiring with neutral tones and stylish accents. As much as we would love to buy the entire store, some of us just can’t afford it. $199 for a cayenne linen weave pouf and $250 for a natural tree stump side table may be a bit outside your price range. So why not DIY these West Elm treasures? Snag these eleven West Elm-inspired looks for less by making them yourself! 1. Herringbone Mirror Originally $299 in store, this gorgeous West Elm Parsons Wall Mirror – Gray Herringbone can be replicated with wood veneer,…
  • Shop your Home: How to Upscale Old items for a New Look

    Taylor Horn
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:33 am
    We all have that pile of junk that we just don’t know what to do with. It sits your garage or in your closet, until you finally decide to give it a new home at Goodwill. We challenged 8 Porch Bloggers to shop their home for 5-10 items that they no longer want, send those items over to their swap partner, and then give the items they received a makeover! Be sure to head over to their blogs for a full tutorial, and to see how they transformed the rest of their items!  1. Mirrored Tray Transformation by Artsy Chicks Rule  Click here to see what Nancy did with the rest of her items!
  • The 6 Most Common Liabilities for Homeowners (And What to Do If They Happen To You)

    Holly King
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:20 am
    Owning a home can feel like a mark of independence, success, and a true sign of adulthood. However, with pride of ownership comes added responsibility. When you own a home, you’re left holding the bill for unexpected events like damage, wear and tear, or the liability of injuries that happen on your property. To make sure you are prepared for the responsibilities of home ownership, you need to know exactly what you will be held liable for. It’s also important to understand how homeowners’ insurance or a home warranty can help mitigate financial burdens. In addition,…
  • Our Favorite Pins Of The Week: Screened-In Porches

    Mady Dahlstrom
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:15 am
    Pinterest is a place for inspiration, collecting ideas, browsing through projects you would love to try or simply just looking at and admiring pretty things. From the latest trends to new design ideas, we’ve rounded up our favorite pins of the week featuring stunning screened-in porches – so you can see what our friends and fellow pinners are loving! Find out what’s hot on Pinterest this week and don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest! 1. Simple Mission-Style Sunroom Image Source 2. Fresh Spring Porch Image Source 3. Dreamy Day Beds Image Source 4. Soft Blue Sunroom Image Source…
 
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  • 5 Hidden Hassles of Owning a Swimming Pool

    Mat Jobe
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:45 am
    Pools are wonderful for many reasons, but let’s be honest, they also have some pretty obvious downsides. Most people understand that they cost a small fortune to install. Most people are also aware that building a pool saddles the homeowner with additional maintenance and safety issues. Unfortunately, there are also hassles that the average non-pool owner doesn’t know about. If you really want to weigh the pros and cons of owning a pool, these lesser known problems better be on the scale (along with the lesser known benefits, which we covered in a previous article). While the…
  • Gushing Praise: The Virtues of a Backyard Splash Pad

    Mat Jobe
    9 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    For a kid on a hot summer day, there are few things more irresistible than the sight of spraying water. Many of us grew up playing with a garden hose in the backyard, soaking ourselves and our friends in goose bump-inducing water from an outdoor spigot. Now a growing number of very lucky children enjoy their own backyard splash pads. You heard that right – a permanent, water park-style splash pad in your own backyard. Kids have it so much better these days, don’t they? While splash parks have been around for many years in public areas, residential splash pads are a relatively new…
  • 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?
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  • Questions to Ask When You Choosing An Air Purifier

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

    D stone
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:04 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItAir Purifiers and Types of Pollutants There are various pollutants in the air and each of them requires a different type of treatment. An air purifier that is able to treat some combinations of pollutants can easily be found. However, it can be difficult to get an air purifier that deals with all types […]The post For Different Type of Pollutants: How to Choose An Air Purifier? appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • 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/.
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  • South Kensington Area Guide – Living in South Kensington

    Bill1234
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:05 am
    Add whole article here Sights & AttractionsEducationHealthTransport Science Museum Victoria and Albert Museum Saatchi Gallery Kensington Gardens Hide Park Royal Albert Hall The Albert Memorial Kensington Palace Schools Primary Schools Bousfield Primary School Colville Primary School Fox Primary School Marlborough Primary School Norland Place School Pembridge Hall Preparatory School for Girls St Barnabas and St Philip’s CE Primary School Wetherby School Secondary Schools The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial RC School Holland Park School Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle More House School…
  • Marylebone Area Guide – Living in Marylebone

    Bill Kyriakakis
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:28 am
    Marylebone is stretched within perimeter formed by Marylebone Road, Edgware Road, Great Portland Street and Oxford Street, being placed in the Central London and enchants with its outstanding Georgian building richness. The Marylebone property is well-priced, being presented by the Marylebone estate agents as a mixture of aesthetically pleasing Georgian buildings in the residential area, exquisite mansion flats interspersed with prestigious new blocks, professionally decorated for citizen interested in living in Marylebone. Specific in Marylebone is smaller mews with grandiose terraces,…
  • Chelsea Area Guide – Living in Chelsea

    Bill1234
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:08 am
    Formally known for its bohemian features, the Chelsea area is stretched by the River Thames, River Westbourne, Brompton, Knightsbridge and King’s Road neighbourhood, forming with the Kensington area, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The Chelsea property is composed of stylish Victorian buildings with its already famous large terraces, charming Georgian and 80’s buildings with distinguished architectural and new residential buildings, with spectacular and futuristic concave and convex architecture. Chelsea estate agents recommend the area for its unique and highly…
  • Islington Area Guide – Living in Islington

    Bill1234
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:57 am
    Islington Stretched between the boarders of Upper Street, Highbury Fields, Southgate Road, High Street and Essex Road, the Islington property, it is an inspired combination of new developments with Georgian and Victorian buildings. This made that the property market in Islington to be an exclusive blend of architectural styles, yet exquisite and perfectly priced. Delightful contemporary structures mix with large terraced houses is creating a picturesque image of the neighbourhood. One of the Islington’s delightful areas, Inner London is positioned in the center of the area, being a true…
  • City of London Area Guide – Living in City of London

    Bill1234
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:14 am
    Living in the City of London Famous to its ancient historical origins, the City (the Square mile) is located in the heart of London, in the central area, being a high-regarded financial and business center in the UK’s capital. Well-restored, a few historic buildings designed in the baroque style along with medieval paved streets gives this area a picturesque image. City of London estate agents recommends this area for its expanding commercial segment, although the residential area is as well represented. Hosting several skyscrapers and tall office buildings, the City of London property is…
 
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  • How to Select the Best PIN for Your Security Alarm

    Kelley
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:34 pm
    When you select your PIN for your security system, you add an extra layer of protection. Make sure that your personal identification number is as strong as possible with these helpful tips!
  • Home Alone: 8 Safety Tips for Living By Yourself

    Kelley
    9 Apr 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Living alone does not have to be scary! Here are eight tips to make sure you're safe and secure when you're living by yourself. Alone time is awesome! read more
  • 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…
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  • VIDEO: Artistic Concrete Transformations on 13ABC Toledo

    Mark Ferguson
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:58 pm
    Mark Ferguson from Artistic Concrete of Toledo interviews live on 13ABC at the 2015 Home Improvement and Garden Show in Toledo, Ohio. Call us today for a free quote 419-348-8124
  • Polished Concrete Flooring- Great Flooring Option for Your Business

    Mark Ferguson
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:37 am
    Polished Concrete Flooring- Great Flooring Option for Your Business Commercial and Retail Polished Floor Benefits: Cost savings: Using the slab on grade as the finished floor surface is more cost effective, maintenance costs are lower More resistant to high foot traffic: A grocer in Tennessee explains that he is able to maintain primarily just the traffic ways within his store, which saves time and money because he does not have to move large display cases to wax and strip the floor. Less maintenance and longer service life: Polished floors are easy to clean, requiring only occasional damp…
  • Do You Have the Ultimate Pool Deck Resurfacing Around your Pool? We Have the Solution for You!

    Mark Ferguson
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:37 pm
    Do You Have the Ultimate Pool Deck Resurfacing Around Your Pool? We Have the Solution for You: Graniflex! What is Graniflex? GraniFlex is a permanent and fast resurfacing solution to any exterior surface.  The ultimate pool deck coating, our flexible membrane will quickly permeate and coat your existing concrete surface while solving many of the problems that it may have. Custom  blended 1/16″ color chips are broadcast into the membrane to create the look of granite or quartz flooring. What are the Benefits of Graniflex? – Cracks eliminated with our flexible joint fill –…
  • Artistic Concrete Transformations Company Brochure: Toledo, Ohio

    Mark Ferguson
    4 Apr 2015 | 8:29 am
    Artistic Concrete Transformations Company Brochure: Toledo, Ohio
  • 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…
 
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  • Residential Acoustics attends OneSpark Conference

    Casey
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:51 am
    We attended our first big trade show this past weekend, exhibiting at the famed One Spark Festival in Jacksonville, Florida. Since it’s inception in 2011 it has quickly become the world’s largest crowdfunding festival. The streets were lined with exhibitors, entertainers, vendors, and “creators” – the OneSpark term for young companies looking to get funding for their product (think Kickstarter meets the County Fair). Although we weren’t looking for funding, the feedback we received was amazing. The community of entrepreneurs showcasing there and the spirit of collaboration left us…
  • How to get your Home ready for Santa!

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

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

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

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

  • Some incredible designs of innovative modern furniture

    Erin Emanuel
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Today’s modern furniture is no longer made of hardwood. Homeowners are ditching the old-fashioned type in exchange for more ingenious, out of the ordinary pieces. The current market is packed with all sorts of models in a wealth of shapes of sizes. However, very few know that certain home decors and styles require a special kind of furniture. A home’s most popular room is the living area. This is the place where families and friends get together at the end of the day to relax and have a laugh. A properly decorated living room makes people feel comfortable. There’s no need to invest a…
  • Drab To Fab: Rejuvenating Your Garage

    Erin Emanuel
    25 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Image courtesy garagejournal.com Our kitchens sparkle, our bathrooms shine, and our living rooms impress and intimidate in equal measure with their wall-devouring art. At least, that’s the dream. From a marble counter to a designer couch, we all have a dream home in mind…but what about a garage? It may seem a funny idea, but the space we use to store our trash and tools has far more uses than we give it credit for. Think outside the box (or rectangle, or…whichever shape your garage takes) and you’ll find a space screaming out for some imagination. Today we look at ways to do…
  • Flat Roof Types Explained

    Erin Emanuel
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Flat roofs have long been a staple in commercial properties. And thanks to advancements in roofing technology, flat roofing has been finding more and more residential applications. Below is a quick rundown of some of the most common types of flat roofs. BUR (Built-up Roofing) What It Is: Also known as tar-and-gravel roofs, BUR systems are made of alternating layers of hot tar and plies of waterproof material and ballasted with a top layer of gravel. Some modern versions of BURs use fiberglass membranes instead of tar paper. Advantages: Cheapest flat roofing option; fire-resistant; highly…
  • How to Choose a Vastu Compliant Living Room

    Erin Emanuel
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    “Home is the starting place of love, hope and dreams ~ Anonymous”. The statement rightfully justifies the need of a home in our day to day life. It is the home from where a child transforms into an adult and go on to fulfill his dreams. It is important that you should select the right home for yourself and your family as well. In an overpopulated country like India, everyone dreams to own a home, but very few of them could actually accomplish the dream. In recent times people have resorted to Vastu Shastra to decorate one’s house accordingly. As per the belief it is necessary to keep…
  • Top Interior Design Trends – For a Modernistic Home

    Erin Emanuel
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Are you confident your house is a perfect place to live? Are the interior design trends followed in an appropriate manner to design your home? In today’s interior designing, trends and themes are very significant. They may incorporate themes like modern interior, contemporary designing, simple designing and elaborate designing. The other factors that should be kept in mind are the kitchen upgrade, comfortable living room, welcoming bathroom, loving bedroom, matching furniture and room design. You can feel contented in each area of your residence by employing stylish colors, eye-catchy…
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    Green T Pest Control

  • The Benefits of Dormant Oil

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

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

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

    admin
    29 May 2014 | 9:09 am
    Finding pests such as insects or rodents within your home is quite unsettling and if an infestation is severe, it must be handled by a professional pest control technician.  Many homeowners call for professional help when they discover an infestation but there are many misconceptions about what pest control entails and what homeowners should expect from a technician.  The following are helpful things to keep in mind when calling a pest control professional for help. Pest Control Technician, Not Exterminator Pest control technicians are often referred to as “exterminators” but this is…
  • Home Remedies for Common Spring Pests

    admin
    2 May 2014 | 9:55 am
    The weather is starting to improve in the Chicago area and as the temperature continues to increase, so does the insect population.  Certain pests such as roaches, stink bugs, ants, and bees reemerge during the spring and they can make their way into your home.  If an insect infestation gets out of hand, it is best to call a professional but if you have noticed a few bugs in your home, you may want to try getting rid of them yourself before making that call.  The following are creative household remedies to control the most common types of home invaders. Roaches Roaches have a menacing…
 
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  • Time on spring clean your kitchen pantry

    Paul Cook
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:52 pm
    When you make a trip to the supermarket, you generally have an idea what you require for the week or month- staples, spices, fresh breads and cakes maybe, sauces and ready to eats. But what many don’t have an idea of, is what they have in the pantry already, used and unused, hiding in the L-corner of their storage spaces back home. So here are a few easy tips on organizing your pantry to make it more user-friendly and make your shopping trips a breeze. Zoning in- To reduce your meal-prep time, it is great to divide your pantry into zones and sections based on varied cooking categories as…
  • How to organize spices in your kitchen

    Paul Cook
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:04 pm
    Space constraints, child-safe storage, optimum space usage et all make storage of spices such a tasking job! Here’s a Pandora’s Box of ideas that can help to set your DIY spirit rolling to set your kitchen space: 1. Use the inside space on cabinet doors to install racks or compartments and store your spices in transparent jars or mini bottles. Easy to look out for and refill, this option comes handy when you have cabinets with a workable depth. 2. Label them spice jars or colour codes them to make identification easier when you store them in a drawer or cabinet where light might…
  • Garage Organization Tips

    Paul Cook
    10 Apr 2015 | 10:57 pm
    Garages are one of the most complex boons a house comes with. Ideally meant to park our Cars in, we use it for almost everything else alongside a Car. It’s often used as a basement, not that there’s anything wrong with that. As long as you can keep the place neat and tidy, use it as whatever you wish! The things usually stored in a garage are, well first of all A Car! That’s the main purpose. Next in line is the lawn equipment used around the house and can be dirty at times. This equipment should be farther away from the Vehicle or reach by children because of their…
  • Lawn Spring Cleanup Tips

    Paul Cook
    4 Apr 2015 | 10:54 pm
    Lawns, one of the high maintenance beauties of a house. They are one of the most troublesome maintaining tasks especially in spring when the lawns all over are full with dead leaves and other debris. Keeping it clean is a hectic job but well rewarding. A neat lawn always gives a striking impression of the overall home. To start with, you will need basic equipment’s like Gloves, Rakes, leaf blower (if available), water hose etc. Safety is a major concern because rarely you actually know what you’re dealing with. Choose a clear sunny day to fight your battle, and preferably be…
  • 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…
 
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    Green Deal Central News

  • 50+ Great Ways to Save Energy & Money in Your Home

    stephenshaw
    3 Apr 2015 | 3:48 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…
  • GDHIF scheme: Guide to the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund

    Louise Whittland
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:44 am
    This guide is updated with the latest information and news on Green Deal funding, in particular the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) scheme. Green Deal cashback still available 26 MARCH 2014 GDHIF Vouchers for the ‘Two Measures Offer’ under the popular Green Deal Home Improvement Fund are still available, despite full allocation of third tranche. Following full allocation after only ten days of the most recent tranche (release three) of the GDHIF, the Government have released an additional £5 million, remaining from release two of the cashback scheme. Release three (£70M) of…
  • 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…
  • The Green Deal Advice Report: A homeowners guide to the GDAR

    stephenshaw
    5 Dec 2014 | 2:29 am
    Future-proofing with the Green Deal Assessment Cutting energy bills. Adding value to our properties. Aiding economic recovery. And drastically reducing our carbon footprint. The Green Deal Assessment & the Green Deal Advice Report has a lot to live up to! But, can it take on the housing retrofit challenge and succeed? Green Deal Assessment v’s Energy Performance Certificate The Green Deal Advice Report (GDAR), the catchy name of the document you’ll receive following a Green Deal Assessment, is not, however, alone on the energy efficiency frontline. If you’ve moved house…
  • Green Deal five-fold growth over last 12 months

    Louise Whittland
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:59 am
    Editor’s Note: Article originally published on June 19 and has since been updated to bring you the latest news and information (archive below). Growth at 14th April represents a five-fold increase in the value of ongoing Green Deal applications and plans since April 2014. The Green Deal is the Government’s flagship energy efficiency scheme designed to help households reduce energy bills by making energy-saving improvements. There are over 12,500 Green Deal plans and applications, valued at over £44m, currently in the Green Deal Finance (GDFC) system, who are one of the…
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  • Should I Wait For House Painting In My New House? Wait A Year?

    Grant Barnard
    11 Apr 2015 | 10:35 am
    Cracks and nail pops will of course tarnish your hard house painting work. However most home do not settle too much. Cracks and nail pops appear due to the wood studs shrinking. When painting your new home, consider the wood that was used to build the home. If you are in the Indianapolis and in [&hellip The post Should I Wait For House Painting In My New House? Wait A Year? appeared first on Grants Painting - Indianapolis, Greenwood, Fishers, Carmel, Westfield, Zionsville.
  • 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.
 
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  • Interior Painting Costs – Make a Statement with Color

    Yelena G
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:08 pm
    French Country Style Dining Room Color Ideas Room Preparation Tips Want to make a statement in your home without breaking the bank? A new coat of paint can make an incredible difference in the look of your home for a fraction of the cost of remodeling. To get a good idea of how much it will cost to paint your house or apartment, or even just a few rooms, it’s important to take some time to learn about the different factors which contribute to overall cost. We will discuss different types of interior paint, which rooms make the best fit for each paint type, compare costs of the most…
  • How To Remodel a Bathroom for $750 or Less

    Leo B
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:37 am
    In September 2014, I remodeled our bathroom just in time for my son’s birth, and my cost was about $585 (five hundred eighty five dollars)! That’s right – I did not spend thousands… I spent less than a grand, it took me 2 weeks of “part-time” work, and my wife loves it (which is VERY important) as she picked all the materials and colors. However for most people the cost would be somewhere in $750 range if you do it yourself, and don’t go crazy In total, it took me about 30-40 hours from start to finish, so if you will be doing something like this, it…
  • 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…
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  • New advertising campaign brings Lennox® innovation to life

    admin
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:41 am
    When it comes to perfecting your home, there’s no better choice than Lennox® products, which are the quietest, most efficient and most capable heating and cooling systems on Earth. This is the idea conveyed in Lennox’ new advertising campaign called What Perfect Feels Like™. The Idea If you own a Lennox system, you know what perfect feels like. It’s the cool airflow in your home on a hot summer’s day or the comforting warmth you enjoy when it’s bitterly cold outside. Knowing what perfect feels like is one thing but showing what perfect feels like is quite another. That’s the…
  • The four biggest factors affecting the comfort of your home.

    admin
    6 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Comfort starts with temperature, but it’s more than a matter of degree. When you stop to consider other factors like humidity and air quality, you might come to feel differently about comfort. And your home will feel even better for it. Temperature When you talk about the weather, what’s the first factor you define? Temperature.“It’s hot out.” “It’s cool and cloudy.” “Warm and muggy.” But temperature isn’t inherently stable. A room with the perfect temperatures is in a constant struggle with external factors. Sunlight coming through a window adds heat. A draft coming in…
  • 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…
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  • 4 Things You Must Know about Your First Home’s Comfort System

    admin
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:05 am
    It’s important for homeowners to understand important facts about their home’s comfort systems, and this is especially true for new homeowners and buyers of first homes. When searching for the right home to buy, the heating and cooling system should play a big part in making a final decision. It’s not always easy to find the right house, and sometimes hidden costs crop up that are unexpected and unplanned. Paying for comfort systems, equipment, and service is often one of those hidden costs that may not surface until months or even years after the purchase of a home. If you’re looking…
  • DIY Spring Tune-Up on Your HVAC System

    admin
    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

    admin
    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

    admin
    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…
 
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  • Bath Versus Shower – Which is Best?

    Thomas Mulrooney
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    For decades, the competition in the UK between baths and showers wasn’t exactly an equal contest. Ever since we first started building homes with bathrooms rather than relying on a tin bath in front of the fire, baths have been a clear winner. Showers have been around since the Victorian times but didn’t really take off in terms of popularity until the 1970s. Now, almost 90% of UK homes have at least one shower, and some new houses are being built without a bath at all. So if you only have room for one, which should you choose? Best for Young Families For families with young…
  • The Bathroom Accessories Buyers Guide

    Thomas Mulrooney
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:17 am
    So you’ve got a brand new bathroom suite in your bathroom. It looks amazing, right? But what have you forgotten? What is your toilet paper hanging on? Where are your toothbrushes sitting? If you’re asking yourself these questions, you may have forgotten to pick up some bathroom accessories. This guide will give you a run-down of what’s available and what you may need. Determine What You Need As noted, it’s often easy to forget the little things when you’re looking at the bigger picture of finding a decent bathroom suite. That’s why it’s a good idea to take a complete…
  • 5 Ways You Can Take Part In Earth Day In The Bathroom

    Thomas Mulrooney
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Every year on 22 April over a billion people in 192 countries come together to take part in Earth Day, an effort to encourage people to be more consciously aware of the environment around them. In 2013 it was mostly concerned with climate change, trying to make people realise that although the effects of climate change may not be felt by them personally – especially in the Western world – real people, animals and places in other parts of the world are suffering. In 2014, it had a strong focus on ‘Green Cities’, intending to prompt cities around the world to become more…
  • How To Make Towel Animals

    Thomas Mulrooney
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:19 am
    One of the things we like best about staying in a hotel is seeing the creative shapes that the maids make with the towels. If you are trying to recreate the hotel experience at home, or just want to impress visitors when they come to stay, then it’s not that difficult to learn the basics of towel folding at home. A Brief History of Towel Folding Folding your towels into weird and wonderful shapes is a relatively modern habit. The exact origins are unknown, but most hospitality experts agree that elaborately folded towels originated on the Caribbean cruise ships in the 1980s. Carnival…
  • 10 Things You Never Knew About Bathrooms

    Thomas Mulrooney
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:59 am
    We’ve all got at least one in the house, and we all use it several times a day. But it’s probably the room we think least about, mainly because we see it as a purely functional space. Bathrooms don’t have to be boring though. Amaze your friends and family, or get them wondering why you suddenly known lots of randoms facts about toilets, with these unusual, interesting and downright weird facts about the smallest room in your home. 1. Many Famous People Have Died in the Bathroom Everyone knows that Elvis famously died in the bathroom in 1977 of many different medical…
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    Homey Improvements

  • 5 Common Decorating Mistakes and Tips to Avoid Them

    James and Alicia
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:19 am
    By combining our personal taste, individual style and unlimited resources, we can get an attractive decorating appearance for about any space. But there are some common done things that we should not do. For avoiding these mistakes at first we have to know well about the trend of these mistakes. We can put together the top things and make a list of we should never do when decorating a space, whether it is in a traditional setting, in a casual decor or in a nursery decor. Selecting Furniture That Doesn’t Fit We would not wear any clothes in a loose or skin tight size, so we would not…
  • What to Consider When Building A Granny Flat

    James and Alicia
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:14 am
    Over the last years, a larger number of people have considered adding a granny flat to their property. These self-contained living areas located on the grounds of a single-family home provide the so much needed extra accommodation to families with aging parents, permanent caregivers or young adults without having to compromise comfort or privacy. Granny flats can be independent or somewhat attached to the main property and can be really useful for those who need to accommodate extended families or who need extra space to pursue a hobby or to work from home without being disturbed. If you have…
  • 5 Tips to Remain Accident-Free on a Forklift

    James and Alicia
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:18 am
    Forklifts provide tons of utility around the workplace, helping businesses across all verticals maximize their productivity on jobsites and in warehouses across the country. But like any other piece of machinery, accidents can occur if forklift operators are careless. Believe it or not, there are more than 850,000 forklifts in operation today in the United States. While that number is impressive, the following ones should shock you. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, each year forklift accidents claim the lives of nearly 100 workers. What’s more, 35,000 workers receive serious…
  • How to be Happy, Calm and Focused

    James and Alicia
    10 Apr 2015 | 7:24 am
    Feeling sluggish? Getting a few too many colds? Finding it difficult to recover after a workout? You might be deficient in the amount of amino acids necessary to maintain healthy levels of protein in your body. Amino acids aren’t just for fitness models and competitors. In fact, amino acids are used in every cell of your body to build the proteins you need to survive. Don’t believe it? Research has unequivocally proven that amino acids affect our critical structures for life: They play a key role in the transport and storage of nutrients. They influence the healthy functioning of our…
  • Exploring Smart Landscape Design to Revive Your Home’s Look

    James and Alicia
    6 Apr 2015 | 9:09 am
    Ideas about landscape design vary from fabulous to fundamental. Some view landscape design as creating an elaborate, natural, outdoor living space while others view it as simply as asking their spouse what kind of grass to plant. The beauty of residential landscape design lies in its endless variety of enhancement options. Take a deep breath and study a few facts before grabbing the shovel or bringing in the backhoe. Forethought will save you time, money and frustration. The Elements of Landscape Design Professionals define landscape design as “the conscious arrangement of outdoor space for…
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  • Design Inspiration for Your Fence

    23 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Fences are not just a great way to define the boundaries of your property, but they also serve to aesthetically accent your home. A well-designed fence beautifully complements the house it surrounds, and often enhances its curb appeal. Before you commit to that white picket fence or to that modern modular design, choose a reputable fence company in Palm Beach to help you get your project off to a good start. The Right Fence for the Right House To create the most visually appealing presentation, pick the right style of fence to match your home’s architectural style. For example, wooden…
  • Creating a Picket Fence

    16 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Fence companies in Palm Beach have been constructing picket fences for generations; they are staples of American life and have remained popular for decades. If you are considering adding a fence to your property, a picket fence may be the ideal addition to your home. Watch this video for a quick look at creating a picket fence. Creating a picket fence can be a fulfilling experience that provides a lifetime of aesthetic appeal and comfort. If you decide that a picket fence is right for your property, consider the elevation of your home as well as the surrounding properties. Slopes and…
  • Reviews: "Great Work!"

    14 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    For more than 15 years, Fencing South Florida has been providing the highest-quality and most affordable fencing installation services to the residents of Broward and Palm Beach County. From PVC to wood, we can help you find the best fence for your home, at the right price. Read our latest reviews on Facebook to see what some of our customers have to say about us. We would also love to hear from you. Please take a moment to leave a review of your own on our Google+ page. "I am impressed and so are all my neighbors!" - Jason H.
  • Tips for Creating a Privacy Fence

    9 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Fences in Palm Beach can bring a multitude of benefits to the table: They can increase the aesthetic appeal and curbside value of your home in addition to providing security and privacy for you and your family. If privacy is what you are looking for, however, you will need something bigger than a classic white picket fence. Read on for a few tips for creating a privacy fence. Spacing A privacy fence can help to make you more comfortable within your own home or on your own property. However, this fence cannot do its job for long if it is not designed properly; for this reason it is important…
  • Spotlight on Picket Fences

    2 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    People erect fences in Palm Beach for many different reasons. They may be looking to spruce up their property, or they could be interested in enhancing their security. Picket fences are typically used for the former reason, although their versatility provides many benefits. Read on to learn more about picket fences. It is not uncommon to find a short picket fence encasing a front yard anywhere in America. The fence may be there to keep children and animals from straying out of the yard, or it may be there to decoratively outline the boundaries of a family’s property. These types of…
 
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  • The Benefits of Quartz Countertops: Secrets Revealed

    caitlink
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Quartz counters are man-made materials, created from quartz and other stones (including granite or glass), along with resins to bind it together. Additionally, there are pigments added for color. All of these ingredients create an extremely durable surface that naturally resists scratches, stains, abrasions and dents (not to mention being nontoxic, nonporous and nonallergenic). While quartz is virtually indestructible, its natural counterparts (such as granite, marble or soapstone) can crack or chip easily. Most quartz products come with lifetime warranties. Check out the lifetime warranty…
  • The Demand for Green Home Remodeling Products is on the Rise

    caitlink
    10 Apr 2015 | 9:22 am
    As Earth Day will be here soon, it’s time to start thinking about how you can make your home and life greener and more sustainable. We have some interesting facts and figures about how green building and remodeling have become increasingly important factors for homeowners and builders. Homeowners today are becoming increasingly aware of their ecological footprint when it comes to upgrading and remodeling their homes. According to a recent study by McGraw-Hill Construction, “Green Multifamily and Single Family Homes: Growth in a Recovering Market one-third of those who are building new…
  • How to Bring Pantone’s Spring 2015 Color Report into Your Home

    caitlink
    6 Apr 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Pantone’s “Fashion Color Report: Spring 2015” is finally here – and this year, it is leaning toward a cooler, softer side of the color spectrum, with pale pastels and nature-like neutrals. We have picked a few of our favorite colors, and demonstrated how you can seamlessly integrate them in your home décor. All of the mosaic tile designs and countertops are available through Granite Transformations and/or Trend. Classic Blue (Pantone 19-4052) Classic Blue is a strong, thoughtful color that contrasts nicely with yellows, golds and oranges. Below the Classic Blue tone is shown as the…
  • 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…
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  • Should I Buy a Stove or Fireplace from a Big Box Store?

    George Roy
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:13 pm
    Home owners across the nation often search for the lowest prices or best deals when it comes to making home improvements or replacing household appliances like fireplaces or stoves. When shopping for your next zero clearance wood fireplace, gas fireplace insert, or pellet stove, you may consider shopping at a big box store – but is this really where you will get the best deal? Read on to find out our take on the matter. Big box stores and wholesale clubs make it tempting to purchase a stove or fireplace from them by bragging about discount pricing and special deals. In reality, these…
  • Why Should I Purchase my Next Fireplace or Stove from a UFS Member Store?

    George Roy
    8 Apr 2015 | 11:14 am
    As a consumer, you have many choices when it comes to finding a fireplace, stove, or fireplace insert. While you may be tempted to purchase your next hearth appliance from a big box store or online only retailer, it’s important to remember that these companies offer little in the way of quality products, customer service, or industry knowledge. There are many advantages of choosing to purchase from a dedicated brick-and-mortar hearth store – especially those in the United Fireplace & Stove network. Variety & Quality of Products When it comes to offering a variety of hearth and…
  • Ambiance Intrigue Zero Clearance Gas Fireplace

    George Roy
    8 Apr 2015 | 10:56 am
    From United Fireplace & Stove comes a line of the finest zero-clearance fireplaces under the brand name Ambiance. These handsome units are defined by their efficient use of energy, unmatched innovation, comfort control and design customization. This has been possible thanks to consultation with more than 100 fireplace store owners and installers, which produced the answer to one simple question: “What refinements would you incorporate into the ultimate fireplace if you were to design it?” Let’s look closer at this truly amazing fireplace. Ambiance Intrigue Gas Fireplace Own one of…
  • 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.
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  • New advertising campaign brings Lennox® innovation to life

    admin
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:41 am
    When it comes to perfecting your home, there’s no better choice than Lennox® products, which are the quietest, most efficient and most capable heating and cooling systems on Earth. This is the idea conveyed in Lennox’ new advertising campaign called What Perfect Feels Like™. The Idea If you own a Lennox system, you know what perfect feels like. It’s the cool airflow in your home on a hot summer’s day or the comforting warmth you enjoy when it’s bitterly cold outside. Knowing what perfect feels like is one thing but showing what perfect feels like is quite another. That’s the…
  • The four biggest factors affecting the comfort of your home.

    admin
    6 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Comfort starts with temperature, but it’s more than a matter of degree. When you stop to consider other factors like humidity and air quality, you might come to feel differently about comfort. And your home will feel even better for it. Temperature When you talk about the weather, what’s the first factor you define? Temperature.“It’s hot out.” “It’s cool and cloudy.” “Warm and muggy.” But temperature isn’t inherently stable. A room with the perfect temperatures is in a constant struggle with external factors. Sunlight coming through a window adds heat. A draft coming in…
  • 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…
 
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  • How to Keep Remodeling Costs Down

    Jim Weisman
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:34 am
    A home remodeling project is a major investment, one that most people don’t undertake without considerable thought and planning (and perhaps some financial juggling). One of the most important issues to consider is the cost. Budget limitations will likely affect the scope and timing of the remodeling project, and may even determine whether it is a possibility at all. Once you have made the decision to embark on a remodeling project, you should weigh each individual part of the project carefully, analyzing every expense or cost that goes along with it. Paying attention to the details and…
  • Basement Finishing Helps You Maximize Space

    Jim Weisman
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:56 am
    Seems like many of us are feeling a bit cramped these days. As our families expand—or perhaps parents or adult children join or return to the household—our homes may start to feel a bit short on space. If you are craving a little more elbow room, you may be contemplating ways to create more space. A home addition is one option, but that may not always be a practical move, or may be impossible based on the space limitations of the land you have. In addition, budget limitations may also be a factor. It is usually much easier and more affordable to find ways to better use the space you…
  • 5 Remodeling Ideas for Your Kitchen

    Jim Weisman
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:12 am
    The kitchen is a critical part of a home. It is also an area where the residents’ personalities tend to be very obvious, as this space is where they spend a lot of time creating important memories—and also celebrating events that are significant to them. Visiting someone’s kitchen, you can usually spot personal items that are special to them, or items that provide clues as to their cooking or entertaining style. When decorating or remodeling your kitchen, you have lots of opportunity to incorporate your own style and personality into the design. Here are some ideas that may help get you…
  • Three Mistakes to Avoid in Hiring Remodeling Contractors

    Jim Weisman
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:09 am
    Hiring a home remodeling contractor is an important decision, one that can often seem overwhelming. If you haven’t had much experience in hiring a contractor in the past, the prospect of trying to pick the right one can be intimidating. There is a lot of pressure to make the right decision, as you will be entrusting your property and money to this person or company. There are a few basic tactics that can go a long way in helping you weed out the contractors you should avoid. Here are some common pitfalls to consider: Falling for a convincing line or smooth personality. It is easy to be…
  • Things to Consider Before Remodeling a Bathroom

    Jim Weisman
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:04 am
    Remodeling a bathroom can be a big project. Like any type of home remodeling job, this can involve its share of stress and headaches. As always, though, good preparation and planning is the key to helping things go as smoothly as possible and keeping the problems to a minimum. You shouldn’t jump into any type of home renovation job on a whim. These situations require a lot of thought and organization, and the foresight to anticipate obstacles or challenges that may need to be considered or overcome. Bath remodels are no different. They mandate the same type of groundwork and proactive…
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    Living Room Ideas

  • An Unusual Vintage and Eclectic Style Loft Design by Sayeh in Montreal

    Emily Cantona
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. Today, it shows up at Sayeh, near Montreal! Sayeh Sarfaraz was born in Shiraz, the cultural capital of Iran. After graduating from the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg, she immigrated to Montreal, Canada,... An Unusual Vintage and Eclectic Style Loft Design by Sayeh in Montreal Emily Cantona
  • Minimalist Lighting Design by Designer Brendan Ravenhill

    Emily Cantona
    8 Apr 2015 | 1:47 pm
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. Minimalist Lighting Design by Designer Brendan Ravenhill Today there was a new minimalist lighting design on the West Coast scene design, designer Brendan Ravenhill from Los Angeles and his minimalist lighting “The Shining Light... Minimalist Lighting Design by Designer Brendan Ravenhill Emily Cantona
  • 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
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    Kansas City Commercial & Residential Painting Company

  • 3 Reasons Spring Is The Best Time To Paint Your House

    Ryan Toelkes
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:44 am
    It was a fairly easy Kansas City winter, and Spring has certainly sprung. With the change in weather we’re into our busy season. Which leads to the point of this article. Why is Spring so busy after all? Why is Spring the best time to paint your home? Here’s three solid reasons why… Home Sales: Spring is THE busy season for selling or renting a home. Kids are out of school soon and people want the decision made before summer so that they can settle in. More homes hit the market in April and May than in the other any other FOUR months combined nationwide, and the same holds true for the…
  • 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…
 
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  • Top 6 Types of Pool Tables

    occasional tables
    2 Apr 2015 | 9:37 pm
    Types of Pool Tables   Many types of pool tables exist just like many types of games of pool, or billiards exist.  It just depends upon what game of pool is being played and the location it is being played.  Snooker and eight ball are some examples of the games of pool and these games …
  • Top 5 Tips Before Getting A Corner table

    occasional tables
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:26 am
    Furniture is an integral part of home decoration. Installation corner tables in the living room or any part of your home adds dimension to the room. These tables are very useful and can be utilized for keeping any item at any time. These tables can be used for any and every purpose and are suitable for meeting …
  • Corner Tables designs

    occasional tables
    22 Mar 2015 | 2:02 pm
    Corner tables are like any other conventional tables, the only difference is that these tables are made for homes where large tables are not convenient. They come in various designs and their functionality depends on their design. Usually the corner tables are placed near the sofas in the receiving area of the home to entertain …
  • bedside Tables: Enhance Your Bedroom

    occasional tables
    22 Mar 2015 | 1:31 pm
    A bedside tables is something you find in almost every bedroom. It is a great add on to any home and most people have it to keep an alarm clock, a book and possibly a bedside lamp. Generally, a bedside tables is an important piece of furniture as the some of the things we keep …
  • Funky Coffee Table – The Center Piece Of A Living Room

    occasional tables
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:14 am
    Coffee tables form the centre piece of a living space. Hence they can transform the look and feel of a living room. They are ideal to serve drinks and to store your magazines and newspaper. Coffee tables are available in a wide range of sizes, colors and styles to choose from. Nowadays coffee table is …
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    Diamond Certified Blog

  • Residential Solar Power: The Basics

    Matt Solis
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:16 am
    With California experiencing one of the worst droughts in recorded history, it’s a great time to explore converting to solar. Not only can solar power help put the brakes on climate change, it’s also one of the least “thirsty” methods of generating electricity. According to Diamond Certified solar company Sungevity, coal-fired power plants require 100 to 1,000 gallons of water to generate one megawatt-hour of electricity. Solar, by comparison, requires zero gallons of water to produce the same amount of electricity (more details). With this in mind, we’re re-posting this…
  • Battling Water Conservation Fatigue

    Chris Bjorklund
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    A good water-saving measure is to replace your lawn with drought-resistant plants, like these decorative artichokes recently installed by Reilly Designs, a Diamond Certified company. We’ve been encouraged to cut back on our water use for many months now, yet we’re still not conserving enough. So now the governor is ordering mandatory water use reductions with the specifics yet to be worked out by the individual water agencies. Why have we been so slow to make changes in our water consumption habits? They say, “Replace your lawn with drought-resistant plants. Take shorter showers. Only…
  • Diamond Certified Experts: Heating and Cooling System Tips

    James Florence
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:46 am
    Considering the complex nature of heating and cooling systems, it’s beneficial to know some maintenance basics. Photo: Innovative Mechanical, Inc. (2015) Temperature regulation and air quality are key concerns in any indoor environment, which is why, in addition to keeping your home’s heating and cooling systems functional, you’ll want them working as efficiently as possible. We’ve asked five Diamond Certified Expert Contributors to share their tips on basic HVAC maintenance and troubleshooting. 1. Know the location of your furnace filter: Kim Haddon of Haddon Heating & Cooling…
  • The 2015 Diamond Certified Directory is Here!

    Matt Solis
    9 Apr 2015 | 9:59 am
    The massive distribution of the 2015 Diamond Certified Directory has begun, with more than 800,000 copies reaching homes and businesses throughout the Greater Bay Area. Your FREE copy should be arriving very soon (if it hasn’t already), so keep your eyes on your mailbox! If you’re new to the Diamond Certified Directory and would like to receive a free copy for your local area, simply visit www.diamondcertified.org/directory and fill out the required information. You can even order an extra directory to give to a friend or family member! Each Diamond Certified company is presented in the…
  • Spring Cleaning: Simple Ways to Brighten, Freshen and Rejuvenate Your Home

    James Florence
    7 Apr 2015 | 9:52 am
    Spring cleaning provides an opportunity for you to make the most of your home’s aesthetic qualities. Photo: Sara Hunt Malone Design (2015) April is here, which means it’s once again time to engage in the longstanding domestic ritual known as spring cleaning. In addition to tackling annual maintenance tasks like cleaning your carpets and flushing your water heater, spring cleaning offers a chance to optimize your home for enjoying the temperate weather and extended daylight. Here are some simple things you can do to brighten, freshen and rejuvenate your home. Brighten During the sunny…
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    Best vacuum cleaner - the ultimate guide - Clean smartly

  • Ever considered a Backpack Vacuum Cleaner? Here’s the review of the Rubbermaid Commercial Executive Series 6 / 10 quart

    Jason Roberts
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:47 am
    This is my first review of a backpack vacuum cleaner, so please bear with me! The Rubbermaid Vacuum Cleaner currently gains an impressive rating from hundreds of customer reviews. So what exactly makes this product stand out? If you are in the market for a new cleaning unit, here is are my thoughts on this (which I really hope they should help you with your decision). In the following lines you’ll find out: how good is the Rubbermaid Commercial Executive Series Backpack Vacuum Cleaner what version should you buy, the 6-quart, the 10-quart or the 10-quart HEPA how people use it, what are…
  • Cleaning carpets with BISSELL Big Green – a phenomenal joy

    Jason Roberts
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:22 am
    The BISSELL Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine is a Professional Grade Carpet Cleaner that has definitely created a lot of excitement since its introduction way back in Sept 2010. In the last few years, this machine has successfully built a legion of fans who swear by its solid workmanship and high quality cleaning results. In just a couple of minutes, you’ll find out: why it’s such a loved carpet cleaner what are it’s flaws where to get it the cheapest First and foremost, I bet you want to get a really good grasp on its looks and performance before making any decisions.
  • Bissell Anna 1422 – the review of an upright cordless/corded hybrid

    Jason Roberts
    9 Apr 2015 | 9:40 am
    Whether you are just a regular homeowner or cleaning expert, if you’re reading this, you most likely understand the value of a quality vacuum cleaner. And because you know all of the features that you need your vacuum to have, you will definitely appreciate the latest marvel from Bissell, the 1422 Anna upright. Here what you’ll find out in the following couple of minutes: what’s so damn new about this vacuum cleaner what are is pros and cons where to get the best price Be prepared to clean thoroughly with a cordless, hybrid vacuum that has advanced technology. It’s an…
  • How you will clean your home 20 years from now

    Jason Roberts
    6 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Although we’ve been developing, technologically speaking, at unseen rates throughout humanity’s history, there’s still a lot of room for improvements. It could take a few decades to radically change consumers’ most used appliances, but some ideas are already here. More specifically, if you though vacuuming technologies are already at their highest level, you’re very wrong. Forget the common upright lines. Compared to what’s following 10 years from now, even Dyson’s new 360 Eye robot seems obsolete. Here is a peak into the future of vacuum cleaners, as seen by some highly…
  • Riccar vacuum cleaners

    Jason Roberts
    3 Apr 2015 | 2:06 am
    A company driven by the passion to make world-class vacuum cleaners, Riccar is totally different from the other companies that oftentimes fret over selling the highest number of vacs. The emphasis at Riccar lies not with numbers but rather selling credible vacuum cleaners. Performance is at the core of every appliance that the company has ever made. Their creativity is underpinned by an obsession towards suction power as well as high airflow numbers. The company battles with the slightest tweaks to the motor, seals and fans that could lead to a more robust performance. Riccar is owned by…
 
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    Air Purifier Reviews

  • Best Air Purifiers for Asthma

    Janet Miller
    26 Apr 2015 | 5:06 am
    If you suffer from asthma, get an air purifier from this list of the best air purifiers for asthma. Those who suffer from asthma and asthma symptoms often blame a variety of indoor pollutants as being the cause for asthma attacks and related symptoms. It is true that pet dander, smoke, pollen from the outdoors, […]
  • Best High Efficiency Air Conditioner – Top 10

    Janet Miller
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:14 pm
    We shortlisted the best high efficiency air conditioner from our air conditioner reviews. High efficiency air conditioners are different from other air conditioners in that the unit has been specifically designed to consume less energy while maintaining the ability to cool rooms effectively. For the consumer, this is a good idea because it will lower […]
  • Portable Heat Pump – 10 Best Portable Air Conditioners with Heat Pumps

    Janet Miller
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:53 pm
    Portable heat pump reviews – here is our shortlist of the 10 best portable air conditioners with heat pumps available on the market today. These units are primarily cooling appliances that also can serve as a space heater as well because they have been built with the additional heat pump. Portable air conditioners use water […]
  • Best RV Air Conditioners – 10 Best

    Janet Miller
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:29 pm
    We shortlist the best RV Air Conditioners from our RV air conditioner reviews. A camping trip or family vacation in an RV can be made more comfortable using an RV air conditioner for those who travel during the summer months. Unlike portable air conditioners, RV air conditioners are specifically designed for use in an RV. […]
  • Oransi V-HEPA Max Air Purifier Review

    Janet Miller
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:34 am
    We were very impressed post our Oransi V-HEPA Max Air Purifier review and gave it full marks. We know of many very happy and satisfied customers who bought this air purifier. The max HEPA air purifier is a product of Oransi Company which is located in the United States. It is white and has a […]
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    Survival Renewable Energy

  • Print in Green: Eco-Friendly Printing Tips

    Ariel Bellamy
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:45 am
    Last updated:22nd April, 2015, 3:45 PMA trend to become more environmentally friendly is on the rise within the printing industry. Business owners are aware of the fact that it doesn’t take much to add that extra care and do the greater good for the environment. There are many ways to implement green into green printing like: using digital print when possible, printing on recycled paper, using recycled printer cartridges or converting to soy-based ink, more go with double-sided printing more often– and these are just a few of the most obvious ones. Why Is This Important? Printing requires…
  • Upsides and Downsides of Electric Cars

    Diana Smith
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:48 am
    Last updated:21st April, 2015, 5:53 PMSome love them, some hate them but the truth is that they are here and they are here to stay. The electric cars are nowadays almost the obligatory part of every car producing company and there has to be some good reason for it. They come in different shapes and sizes and it is probable that their production will increase in the years to come. However, they are not all that rosy and whether you are ready for your first electric car or not is up to you. That is why you need an educated guess about them. Here are some of the reasons why they are good and why…
  • Warm Up Your Home By Insulating A Floor

    Diana Smith
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    Last updated:15th April, 2015, 4:33 PMIf you were spending chilly days struggling with draughts and coldness inside your house but you were at the same time facing with large heating bills every month, than you need to consider floor insulation. Along with thin walls and gaps around windows, perforations within floor area are the most common causes of heat losses in the house. Beside long-term money savings, proper floor insulation provides constant warmth of floor surfaces enabling you and your family to keep your feet warm. With the possibility to insulate existing floor or new installed…
  • An Insight into Earth-Friendly Spring Cleaning

    Lillian Connors
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Last updated:14th April, 2015, 8:47 PMIt’s that time of year again: flowers are budding, trees are putting on their green cladding and your home utterly needs a thorough cleaning. Whether you like springtime or not, this is the best season to systematically go through your wardrobe, shelves and pantry, throw away useless clutter and clean your house methodically. Although you’ll probably end up with tons of litter, dirt and heavy chemicals on your hands if you use traditional cleaning liquids and space cleansing rites, your painstaking spring cleaning routine can become somewhat greener…
  • #TOP10 – The 10 Best Electricity Saving Boxes For Maximum Energy Saving

    Assmaa Almaairgy
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:47 am
    Last updated:9th April, 2015, 7:47 PM#TOP10 – The 10 Best Electricity Saving Boxes For Maximum Energy Saving 1- See larger image Belkin Conserve Socket F7C009 Energy-Saving Outlet (Electronics) Belkin Conserve Socket - Energy Saving Outlet (F7C009q).Makes your home safer by automatically shutting off space heaters, curling irons, coffee makers.Can be used throughout home for multiple devices including fans, cell phone chargers, lights, kitchen appliances, electric toothbrushes. List Price: $9.99 USD New From: $9.99 USD In Stock Used from: Out of Stock 2- See larger image Belkin Conserve…
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    Modelight.co.uk

  • Have you let your garden insurance go to pot?

    model131
    22 Apr 2015 | 2:13 am
    [Marge LED] Have you let your garden insurance go to pot? Have you been splashing the cash on your garden / patio lately or even grand indoor hallways? Then, you’re not alone: it’s said in research that almost a third of British spend more money on their garden than on any other area of their […]
  • Why should we say “thank you?”

    model131
    15 Apr 2015 | 4:01 am
    [Thank You] Why should we say “thank you?” A conversation recently with some teenagers was interesting; when asked, “Why should we say thank you?” the responses were unanimously, “Because we were taught it is the right thing to do.” But telling someone, “Do it because I told you to!” fails to help them understand the […]
  • How do you bring your wall(s) to light?

    model131
    8 Apr 2015 | 4:32 am
    [Moonflower] How do you bring your wall(s) to light? watch the video Imagine you have a wall at home or at work; it needs some attention. You seek to brighten it because currently it may be rather dull, or with out of date decor, or it fails to influence the imagination of customers or friends […]
  • How do you think outside the box?

    model131
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:32 am
    [Plaza] How do you think outside the box? So often we build barriers around ourselves, we build walls to keep others out, and feel safe and protected within. We feel we have to stay within the confines of what others expect of us. And then we wonder why we do not have what it is […]
  • 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 […]
 
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  • How in Order To Acne Breakouts

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    26 Apr 2015 | 7:36 am
    Product appearance - May be clear. This is usually a tremendous benefit of companies yearn their sun care products to be completely brilliant. Clear oil will not alter colour of pure white. However, all motor oils have a yellow to slightly amber color. Essential oils make creams look more yellowish. Cosmetics manufacturers disassociate with off white creams. Many people see that their skin appears blotchy and irritated immediately after a facelift. To counteract redness, apply a chilled compress of chamomile or green tea to the actual. You may also look for skincare solutions that contain…
  • The Best Ideas to Earn Money As An Affiliate Marketer

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    26 Apr 2015 | 4:58 am
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  • 4 Male Enhancement Methods Most Men Never Try (But You Really Should)

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    26 Apr 2015 | 3:07 am
    Breast augmentation requires regarding from clients because before the surgery you have to be approved for surgery, which involves a number of costly runs. Once you are approved you obtain an appointment for the surgery and therefore you will have a period of time for rehabilitation, end up being take months, years in addition to in the worst cases, the remainder of your dwelling. Jump Rope: This a great exercise can should additionally add in to your workout solution. A lot of people think jumping rope doesn't have any benefits and it is just for kids, but this is not true. The muscles which…
  • Aging Skin: A Powerful Foe

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    25 Apr 2015 | 11:39 pm
    Those in which have combination skin often notice that lotions are better than creams on their face. Lotions have more water with them so skin is more unlikely that to breakout. However, it still provides regarding moisture for anyone dry regions of the come across. This is really the most critical aspect you need to check. Components are what determine in the event the cream will work or actually worthless. You must look for natural ingredients like Cynergy TK within your cream. This natural ingredient stimulates the Collagen and Elastin production -…
  • Simple how You Can Find most Desirable Anti Aging Skincare Products

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    25 Apr 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Most professionals a difficult experience deciding on the best wrinkle cream, it might is not likely that near impossible. A great in order to start is online. Simply reviewing studies and personal testimonies about products enables you to gather much intel. If someone with a similar skin type and tone had positive - http://Www.thefreedictionary.com/positive results, that could be a good place begin. Use various moisturizer during wintertime. Mechanics often suggest changing the of your automobile's oil with the seasons. We should also do issue with the outer skin moisturizer. As weather…
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    Recent Blog Posts

  • Design Options for a Frameless Shower Enclosure

    22 Apr 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Glass shower doors in Houston are a great way to open up the space in your bathroom and add a sense of roominess and luxury. However, you may want to take this a step further by installing frameless shower doors in your bathroom. Keep reading if you are interested in a few tips on design options for a frameless shower enclosure. Walls When you decide on a frameless shower enclosure with glass doors, it is important to keep in mind that the walls and floor of your shower will always be on display. Fortunately, this gives you an opportunity to add to the aesthetic of the room and pull the space…
  • What Is Tempered Glass?

    15 Apr 2015 | 5:15 pm
    Glass is an incredibly useful material that enjoys an expansive array of applications; however, standard glass is also relatively breakable and can create thousands of dangerous shards when it is shattered. Tempered glass in Houston, on the other hand, is also referred to as safety glass due to its much less potentially hazardous properties. Read on if you would like to find out what exactly tempered glass is. Tempered glass undergoes intensive heating and quick cooling. This process allows it to become stronger and harder than standard glass, making it more difficult to break and more…
  • Finding a New Bathroom Mirror Replacement

    8 Apr 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Although your bathroom mirror may seem like a small part of the space next to your shower enclosure, it is actually an important element of the design and can dramatically affect the atmosphere of your bathroom. This is one reason that bathroom mirror replacement in Houston is so important. Feel free to read on to take a look at the process of finding a new bathroom mirror replacement. Aesthetics From floors and walls to frameless shower doors to matching appliances, there are many different things you can do if you want to enhance the aesthetic appeal of your bathroom. A bathroom mirror…
  • Redesigning a Glass Bathroom Shower

    1 Apr 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Glass bathroom showers can offer a look of luxury as well as eliminate problems that other designs must deal with, such as mold and mildew on the inside of a shower curtain. Between the fixtures, the space, and the shower doors in Houston, there are countless ways you can design your shower. Watch this video for some tips on redesigning a glass bathroom shower. You will want your glass bathroom shower to be made of tempered glass so that it does not shatter on impact. If you have any doors that may swing open into the shower, it is important to install a doorstopper to prevent any damage from…
  • 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…
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    Panini Days

  • Waring WPG150 Compact Italian-Style Panini Grill – Best Commercial Panini Maker

    ernesto
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Commercial Panini maker is the perfect choice for owners of restaurants that boast of whole menu offering different kinds of Panino delicacies and other sandwich delis. Its versatility is not to be denied, which is why deli and café owners will want to own one in their kitchen and pantry. Not only does it toast various sandwiches to perfection but it is also a highly dependable grilling implement. Does your restaurant offer grilled and roasted meat, chicken, turkey, or fish fillet? A commercial version of panini press does it all. No doubt about it, it can be used to cook a great array of…
  • 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…
 
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  • Green Living: Composting Kitchen and Yard Scraps

    bglessner
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:33 am
    Reduce, reuse, and recycle are the three keys to green living.  Waste from your kitchen and yard provide the opportunity to recycle scraps by turning them into compost.  By doing so, you reduce the amount of waste entering landfills while creating a rich soil amendment that will help your vegetable plants and flowers grow bigger and fuller and with a great harvest.  And it's the ultimate form of reuse!
  • Corporate Recycling Programs

    bglessner
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    Most people know that recycling efforts are a good way to limit waste, save space in landfills, and help reduce your carbon footprint.  Many families recycle items in their home, from a simple recycling receptacle for cans and bottles, to more elaborate systems that allow you to sort and recycle a large majority of your household waste.  Drive down your street on trash day - if a home has more recycling bins than trash cans at the curb, they're doing recycling the right way.
  • Thompson Creek Window Company New Factory Groundbreaking Ceremony - April 20

    bglessner
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Thompson Creek Window Company is excited to announce we are breaking ground on our new 117,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility located in Prince George's County on Monday, April 20th. Scheduled to attend the groundbreaking ceremony are Maryland governor Larry Hogan, officials from Prince George's County, Thompson Creek Window Company and Chesapeake Real Estate Group. Click below to read more about the details of the new manufacturing facility and it's impact on new job creation in our local community.  
  • Spring Cleaning: The Best Way to Clean Windows

    bglessner
    9 Apr 2015 | 1:47 pm
    Spring has finally sprung!  Bright sunshine and warmer days make you want to throw open your windows and air out your house after a long winter.  But how easy is it to actually open your windows?  And how clear is the view through the glass?  As part of your spring cleaning routine, show your windows some love.
  • Going green at Thompson Creek! Our commitment to better our planet!

    bglessner
    7 Apr 2015 | 10:50 am
    Earth Week is quickly approaching! At Thompson Creek, our goal is to recycle 100% of all the raw materials we don't use during window production. In 2014 alone, we diverted over 550 tons of glass, vinyl, cardboard and aluminum from the landfill. That's heavier than 127 grown elephants! All the glass, vinyl, cardboard and aluminum that isn't used during production is recycled for other uses.
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  • Semi-Detached House by Ramūnas Manikas Located in One of the Klaipėda Catchments

    Ionel Muresan
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:53 pm
    The Semi-Detached House by Ramūnas Manikas, which resides a family of three, is located in one of the Klaipėda catchments,  Lithuania. The space of the building was not changed, the initial layout was kept. The ground floor includes a spacious dining and living room, a separate kitchen, a hallway with staircase, as well as a utility […] The post Semi-Detached House by Ramūnas Manikas Located in One of the Klaipėda Catchments appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
  • 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 in midtown Toronto. The homeowners were looking for a radical transformation that would leave them, […] 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 this house. This project also demonstrates how technology, planning and design can be applied sensitively […] 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 additional habitable area. To overcome this obstacle, the front vestibule was demolished and the entry […] 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 the living room into the tree crowns and making them a part of the interior.  As […] The post House Between the Trees by Šebo-Lichý Makes you Feel Like you are Living in a Treehouse appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
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  • Metal Roof Repair – How to Fix a Leaky Metal Roof

    The Roof Guy
    6 Apr 2015 | 7:30 pm
    When a new metal roof starts to leak shortly after it was installed, you will be justified to feel upset and cheated because of the whole “Leaky Roof” situation, especially if you’ve just recently shelled out many thousands of dollars to a questionable crew for your new “Forever Roof”. After-all, there are countless stories involving […] The post Metal Roof Repair – How to Fix a Leaky Metal Roof appeared first on RoofingCalc.com.
  • 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.
 
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  • INFOGRAPHIC – Beneficial Insects

    Gregg Cantor
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Here is a cool infographic from Gardens Gone Wild on insects in your garden, what they eat and how to attract them. Beneficial inspects, what they eat and what to plant to attract them.
  • Infographic – National Averages For Cost and Return On Investment

    Gregg Cantor
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:40 pm
    According to Remodeling Magazine, California leads the nation for return on investment when remodeling your kitchen.  If you have an undersized or outdated kitchen, remodeling is a great investment.  A new kitchen provides improved quality of life and if you decide to move, it will likely give you advantage in resale.   National averages for kitchen cost and return on investment.
  • Hardwood Flooring 2015 INFOGRAPHIC

    Gregg Cantor
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:36 am
    Here is a great infographic on the different types and styles of wood flooring.  For more information, visit Macwoods Infographic on wood flooring
  • 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…
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  • Living room, wallpaperless edition

    Koen Goeminne
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:48 am
    The final nail in the coffin of what used to be our living room: getting rid of the old wallpaper. Now this wallpaper had all the looks of being a more feisty opponent than what we had removed so far, so we came prepared. First we picked up some new weaponry to add to our inventory: a spiked roller. Together with the block brush, the scraper knife and a putty knife this should be all we need to tackle our latest adversary. And of course a bucket and a whisk to make the very dilluted wallpaper glue (add ten times more water than the box says, or ten times less glue), just as we did before…
  • Ceiling removal in the living room

    Koen Goeminne
    12 Apr 2015 | 10:54 am
    The fireplace wasn’t the only thing we wanted gone in our future living room. No, no, no. There was also the old ceiling, exactly the same as we used to have in our kitchen. And what went out there also has to go now.  Hit it!   Besides the fact that we don’t like how the ceiling looked, I was also curious if it would be possible to get back to the original ceiling height. After all, at 2,6 meter it was pretty low compared to the rest of the house, with all of its ceiling heights hovering around 3 meter. Thus we started chucking down the wooden shelves. There were…
  • Fireplace and chimney, be gone!

    Koen Goeminne
    5 Apr 2015 | 10:57 am
    With the kitchen done, what’s the next logical step, the next logical room to tackle? Well, in our minds that was the living and dining room. As it’s practically one open space, we’re going to tackle them together. The cycle can restart, and hence it’s demolition time! Back in the days when the animals could still speak and the previous owners had the house remodelled to their wishes, some funny things happened and decisions were made that nowadays would be… Well, frowned upon. It must have been très chique back then, but in houses today you can’t really…
  • 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…
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  • How To Choose A Countertop Edge

    StockCabinetExpress Staff
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:02 am
    If you want to make a kitchen that’s uniquely your own, you have to pay attention to the little details. Among these details is your choice of countertop edge. The first step to choosing the right one for your kitchen is, of course, getting to know what the differences between […]
  • What Is MDF & Why Is It Used For Painted Cabinets?

    StockCabinetExpress Staff
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:05 am
    Medium-density fiberboard (MDF) is an engineered wood product made by gluing together hardwood and softwood fibers using a combo of wax and resin adhesive. This mix of fiber and adhesive is then put under high amounts of pressure and compressed into panels. The result is a very smooth wood product […]
  • 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. […]
 
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  • EUROPEAN STYLE HOME DECOR

    Prashant Gupta
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:40 pm
    For Home decor in the European style, one needs creativity to create a timeless and a charming look. Inherent to home decor in European style is attention to details and classic color combinations to make it look clean and attractive. Before decorating the home and/or a single room, we must decide on the overall decoration theme such as modern, vintage or contemporary look. A perfect European style can be given by hanging paintings, including modern art paintings and abstract paintings. Colors that are used in European style home decoration include traditional Tuscan colors for bright decor.
  • 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…
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  • A well detailed comparison between hardwood flooring and laminate flooring

    Jerome Richardson
    2 Apr 2015 | 12:44 am
    It is no doubt that wooden flooring is one of the most popular and sought after option as far as flooring of a residential space or a commercial space is concerned. While traditional homes prefer hardwood flooring, the newer and more contemporary ones may prefer laminate flooring option. Both laminate flooring and hardwood flooring have their pros and cons and are popular options for people across the world. While it is a matter of personal preference, taste, availability, budget and lifestyle, we have brought for you a detailed comparison between hardwood flooring and laminate…
  • Things to Keep In Mind While Redoing Your Home Flooring

    Jerome Richardson
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:06 pm
    A floor remodeling project can be a challenging experience especially if it is your first time.  There are a lot of things to take care of such as the cost, the time, the options to choose from and the contractor to hire.  Neither do you want to overspend nor do you want to compromise on the quality of the products.So for help, here is a list of the things to keep in mind while redoing your home flooring:•    Choose a reliable flooring contractor If you are someone who is redoing home flooring for the first time and are not aware of the options available, then…
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  • Charity Bluebell Walk in Warwickshire …

    admin
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:29 am
    We’re lucky enough to be based on the picturesque Yew Tree Farm Shopping Village in stunning rural Warwickshire along with a number of other businesses and a working farm. There are plenty of activities on and off site throughout the […]
  • Ideal Home Show – Knock Out Deals and Pershore Gold …

    admin
    3 Apr 2015 | 6:08 am
    Did you know The Ideal Home Show’s been going for over 100 years? So it may seem a little ridiculous that this is the first year we’ve exhibited in our 20 year history. However, we can now safely say it […]
  • 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 […]
 
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  • Rajasthan by Decor – Interior Decoration Ideas

    Shruti Verma
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Rajasthan is more than the giant desert it is painted to be. Décor inspired by this north western state of India overflows with vibrant colours and the state’s rich heritage.   Flirty Fabrics Indian window dressing Image courtesy: dormify Bandhej and Leheriya fabrics from Rajasthan are available in a wide variety of colours and ideal materials to dress a den or bedroom. Both bandhej and Leheriya use the age old technique of tie and dye which has inspired a number of designers to create bed linen to give your bedroom decor a subtle Indian touch. Tie and dye is a fairly simple DIY…
  • Murphy Beds: An Introduction and Design Ideas

    Shruti Verma
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:30 pm
    If you want your room to be more than just a mere bedroom, consider investing in a Murphy bed. A Murphy bed is hinged to the wall at one end and can easily be lifted up and stored vertically against the wall when not in use. Just imagine the amount of space you’ll create in an instant. A Murphy Bed isn’t only for a college student or young professional’s studio. If you’re looking for a space saving bedroom design solution to converting your den into a guest bedroom, a Murphy Bed is what you need. For people working from home, if you don’t have a dedicated work room, a Murphy Bed can…
  • Top 5 Space Saving Bedroom Design Ideas

    Shruti Verma
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Most bedroom designs always have a need for more space. While breaking down the walls might seem a little too extreme here are a few ways to make your bedroom feel larger than it actually is.   Free the Floor Use the Bedroom walls Image courtesy: etsy A heavy blockish bedside table can easily be replaced by a simple wall mounted shelf with a drawer. It may seem like the loss of a lot of storage space but isn’t so. A slim wall mounted drawer not only frees up floor space but also makes the room look visually lighter and hence bigger. If your bedroom design is more minimalist you could…
  • Colours And What They Mean To Your Bedroom Design

    Shruti Verma
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Colours have a language of their own and understanding it is the first step to giving your interior design project a harmonious ambience. Pastels are the easiest colours to incorporate into a bedroom colour scheme but when understood and used properly, even bright reds and cool blues can find a place in your bedroom design.   Red For a Bright and Vibrant Bedroom Image courtesy: homedesigndaily Red is associated with energy, passion and love. The intensity of energy given out by red makes it a colour that should be used sparingly in bedrooms. Red pairs well with neutral colours and can be…
  • Top 10 Space Saving Dressing Table Design Ideas

    Shruti Verma
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:30 pm
    No bedroom is complete without a dressing table. Dressing tables or vanity tables as they were earlier known can be found in a number of styles to complement every style of bedroom decor. One of the commandments of residential interior design today is to use spaces optimally. Here are our top ten space saving dressing table design ideas in varied styles.   1. The Trunk Inspired Dressing Table When you need things out of sight yet close at hand Image courtesy: treehugger   2. The Modern Dressing Table When you need a dressing table that’s modern and space saving Image courtesy:…
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  • 5 Rules of Kitchen Lighting Design w/ Infographic

    admin
    7 Apr 2015 | 7:20 am
    Lighting in the kitchen has become increasingly popular, more so than ever we’re starting to see new up-and-coming trends that push our creativity, and our patience, to its limits. When done right kitchen lighting can add new dimensions and looks to the whole kitchen or completely change the look of it so it’s wise to take your time and consider your lighting options.   We’ve dealt with the stress of kitchen lighting designs, layouts and uses so to save you the wasted time and inevitable headaches we’ve created this handy little ‘guide’ to start you…
  • Highly Sophisticated Kitchen Design in Antwerp Penthouse

    admin
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:12 am
    This is an example of an incredibly clean and sophisticated penthouse kitchen in the historic harbour area of Het Eilandje in Antwerp, Belgium. The flowing lines and incredibly shaped kitchen worktop adds a level of creativity that makes it impossible to take your eyes off the kitchen.   The post Highly Sophisticated Kitchen Design in Antwerp Penthouse appeared first on .
  • Tasty Kitchen Towels that Look Like Sushi When Rolled Up

    admin
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:13 am
    Adding a little comedy/art to basic kitchen items is always a great idea and designer Jenny Pokryvailo has done just that with these wonderfully colourful sushi kitchen towels. When rolled up the towels look like giant rolls of delicious sushi.     The post Tasty Kitchen Towels that Look Like Sushi When Rolled Up appeared first on .
  • A Beautiful Tap Designed by a Student that Saves Water and Creates Patterns

    admin
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:27 am
    Simin Qiu, Product designer at Royal College of Art in London has created this wonderful and luxurious tap that comes not only with the aesthetic appeal but also with an eco-mindset.   The tap design works by using 2 turbines that spiral the water as it gets sent through which creates the elaborate and beautiful patterns. The magic doesn’t stop there as the turbines also reduce the flow of water by 15% resulting in less water being wasted (if you can resist staring at the patterns that is).   To maintain the sleek look the tap is fitted with a touch sensor on the top to ensure…
  • 7 Uniquely Brilliant Kitchen Designs

    admin
    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…
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  • When To Replace Your Mattress?

    Mustafiz Rahman
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:25 am
    If your mattress has been around for a while, it may be time to replace it. Sometimes it’s time to trade it in for a new model because it’s grown uncomfortable and saggy because of wear-and-tear. Other times, a change is needed because the person who sleeps there has changed. When people get older, for ... The post When To Replace Your Mattress? appeared first on Mattressly.
  • Choosing the Right Type of Mattress

    Mustafiz Rahman
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:43 am
    Mattresses are built to provide you with a comfortable foundation for sleeping for the best rest possible. If you have owned your mattress for seven years or more it may be time to replace it to improve the quality of your sleep. Sleeping on a new mattress can help to eliminate back pain from sagging ... The post Choosing the Right Type of Mattress appeared first on Mattressly.
  • Valuable Tips To Ensure Better Sleep

    Mustafiz Rahman
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:21 am
    There ae several factors that can interfere with a good night sleep. Some of them can’t be easily controlled. These include, challenging family responsibilities, pressure at work, layoffs, loss of a loved one, relationship issues, certain medical conditions or illness and many more. Yet, better sleep is always recommended when one is worn out and ... The post Valuable Tips To Ensure Better Sleep appeared first on Mattressly.
  • 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.
 
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    Madison ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration Blog

  • 3 Tips For Cleaning Pet Urine

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

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

    SuperUser Account
    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

    SuperUser Account
    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

    SuperUser Account
    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…
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    HealthyArea.org

  • Reviews to Choose A Best Vacuum for Hardwood Floor 2015

    Steven
    19 Apr 2015 | 7:36 pm
    Guides On Choosing Vacuums for Hardwood Floors In your quest to finding the best vacuum cleaner for your hardwood floors, you ought to look for one that can effectively and efficiently do the work. Hardwood floors are easy to get scratched, and the normal vacuums used on carpet may harm them. So, you need to pay... Read Article → The post Reviews to Choose A Best Vacuum for Hardwood Floor 2015 appeared first on HealthyArea.org.
  • How to Choose A Best Air Purifier for Home?

    Steven
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:48 pm
    5 Factors to Consider When Buying a Room Air Purifier Different air purifiers exist on the market today, with a big chunk of them having been made for purifying only one room at a time. Many aspects of a one-room air purifier are considered when one wants to settle on the best one for their... Read Article → The post How to Choose A Best Air Purifier for Home? appeared first on HealthyArea.org.
  • Top 10 Best Air Purifier and Reviews 2014 – 2015

    Steven
    12 Apr 2015 | 7:09 pm
    The Guide to Buying The Best Air Purifiers What is An Air Purifier? How Does An Air Purifier Work? An air purifier is a specially designed device whose key purpose is to remove contaminants that may present in air. These air purifier devices are effective in removing the airbore contaminants, and very effect useful to... Read Article → The post Top 10 Best Air Purifier and Reviews 2014 – 2015 appeared first on HealthyArea.org.
  • Top 10 Best Coffee Maker and Reviews 2014 – 2015

    Steven
    7 Apr 2015 | 7:31 pm
    Coffee Maker Reviews and Buying Guide If you need A right kitchen appliance to brew your coffee in an instant, then you should invest on a best home coffee maker. These machines have numerous features, but the main thing about this unit is coffee makers comes with a metal filter where you put coffee grounds.... Read Article → The post Top 10 Best Coffee Maker and Reviews 2014 – 2015 appeared first on HealthyArea.org.
  • Fat-Soluble Vitamins: Ultimate Guides for Fat Soluble Vitamins

    Steven
    5 Apr 2015 | 7:27 pm
    Fat-Soluble Vitamins: Benefits,Use, Side Effects… The different types of fat-soluble vitamins include vitamins E, K, D and A. These are incapable of dissipating fat, and they are not necessary to be replenished frequently. Additionally, these vitamins tend to accumulate in fatty issues and liver as they absorb dietary fat located in small intestines. Unlike water-soluble... Read Article → The post Fat-Soluble Vitamins: Ultimate Guides for Fat Soluble Vitamins appeared first on HealthyArea.org.
 
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    Land of Rugs

  • Choosing A Rug For Your Kitchen

    23 Apr 2015 | 3:31 am
    Wall to wall carpeting is generally not considered a practical solution for a kitchen. Most households opt for an easy to clean hard flooring solution, but there's no need to abandon the luxury and warmth of a carpet altogether. The right shape rug can give you the best of both worlds, leaving exposed the areas most likely to fall victim to spills and food debris, while providing visual relief and warmth under your feet. We have a range of quality rugs to suit any kitchen and budget. The most commonly used style of rug used in kitchens are flatweave. The lack of pile makes for easy cleaning,…
  • How to choose the right sized rug for your room

    19 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    It’s our opinion that a room without a rug can often appear unwelcoming and unfinished (I guess we would think that though!). But seriously, introducing a rug to a room can change it immensely, giving it a sense of luxury, especially if the rug is of a high quality - patterns, colours and textures all add a sense or class and personality to a room. There is a lot to consider when choosing a rug for a room and finding the correct size, its not as easy as you may think. There are many people who profess to have hard and fast “rules” and there are just as many opposing opinions. At the end…
  • Is A Polyester Rug Right For You?

    13 Apr 2015 | 2:13 am
    Before you choose the perfect rug to suit your home there are plenty of factors to consider. What size should it be? What colour? Should it be modern and bold, or classic and chic? But one of the most important factors is the material your rug is made from. The fiber you choose will have an effect on the look, feel and the overall function of the rug. Unlike classic examples of carpets and rugs, which were typically made from natural fibers like wool, polyester rugs are entirely man made. As with any material there are pros and cons to be considered, but with a bit of research it’s easy to…
  • Rug Theory - 7 Deadly Sins

    1 Apr 2015 | 8:48 am
    Welcoming a new rug into your home must be undertaken with love and care. Too many people just throw a rug down without really considering it's placement, size, pattern or colour. In this post I'm going to be explaining how a rug can effect a room and what easy steps you can take to choose the right rug, and make it work for your space. 1. Going too small Putting an under sized rug in a room can make it look significantly smaller. Your rug should set boundaries and ground your furniture. In the setting of a living room, you want your rug to define the conversation area. You will find people…
  • Flooring Trend: How To Layer Rugs

    1 Apr 2015 | 3:28 am
    Layering has been around a long time, you can see it everywhere, in the clothes you wear, the blankets and pillow you put in your bed or sofa, but what about the floor? This popular trend can now be extended below your feet.. So mix them, match them, and create instant interest. Here’s how to solve so many design dilemmas, here's how to layer rugs: Protect Areas in your home that are heavily trafficked could benefit from an extra rug as a buffer between the permanent full room carpet. Rooms that are prone to little accidents and stains - Children’s bedrooms, play rooms or under the dining…
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    NewLife Appliances

  • Washing Mahine Buyers Guide

    NewLife
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:20 am
    Modern day washing machines are more advanced than ever before. They are now able to cater for a huge number of washing demands at the turn of a dial. From machines with advanced washing cycles, different drum capacities and noise levels, energy efficient ratings and super-fast spin speeds; It’s hard to know what you’re looking for.   At NewLife Appliances we sell new, unused and refurbished washing machines often at more than 50% of RRP. If it wasn’t already sweet enough, all our washing machines come with 12 months warranty! Washing machine size There are two main types of washing…
  • Are You Putting Too Much or Too Little Into Your Washing Machine?

    NewLife
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:20 am
    The average drum size for a washing machine is 7kg, they can range from as little as 4kg all the way up to 12kg. However, most people aren’t entirely sure what this means. The tricky part with getting your washing machine load correct is working out the weight. Surprisingly it’s not only overloading that can affect the performance of your wash program. Under loading a washing machine can cause issues to both the washing machine and your cloths.  Here are some pointers on how to correctly load your washing machine. Overloading your washing machine The temptation to try and achieve your…
  • How to Replace the Seals on your Oven

    NewLife
    6 Apr 2015 | 10:26 am
    Replacing the seals on an oven. Ovens are an essential everyday appliance to the majority of households. It’s amazing how lost you become when your oven breaks down.  The two most common problems with ovens are uneven cooking and taking a long time to heat up. If your oven is suffering either of these aliments, it’s likely that your need to replace the oven seals. It sounds like it would be a costly and difficult task to replace the seals on your oven but it is a lot easier than you might think. It should take you no more than 20 minutes to complete the task before your oven is as good…
  • 11 Foods that are not meant to go in the Fridge

    NewLife
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:16 am
    It is easy to consider the fridge as a guardian of all things food. However, there are in fact certain foods that when place in the fridge it will do more damage than good. Which ones of these can be found in yours? These foods and drinks won’t cause you any harm when refrigerated they will just spoil the textures and tastes. Oils Technically not a food… more of an ingredient, but nonetheless, placing oils into the fridge will turn them in to a stodgy thick gloopy-like substance.  This is truer with olive oil more than any other as it solidifies at cooler temperatures. If you do find…
  • Why your Dishwasher Smells and How to Clean it.

    NewLife
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:15 am
    It’s amazing how dependant we become on our dishwasher. It’s the unsung hero of the kitchen appliances world. As its only function is to clean, it would makes sense that it surly doesn’t need to be cleaned, right? Wrong. Every time you use your dishwasher a small amount of waste build up is inevitable. It’s very easily missed unless you go looking for it, but inside your dishwasher there will be all sorts of leftover food, soap scum and grease. This will result in a dishwasher that smells like a drain rather than a cleaning machine. Not only will it begin to smell bad, but it…
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    Shipley Energy Blog

  • 5 Interesting Facts about Electricity

    16 Apr 2015 | 10:44 am
    In today’s world, it is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to go about our daily routine without using electricity. We use electricity essentially every minute of every day. Household electricity comprises of about a third of total electricity consumption, with the other two-thirds coming from the industrial and commercial sectors.  Households use electricity for virtually everything ranging from entertainment, air conditioning, lighting, heating, cooking, and refrigeration. Let’s take a step back and look at some fascinating facts about electricity that you might not have known…
  • Geothermal vs. Air-Source Heat Pumps

    10 Apr 2015 | 10:57 am
    Pros and Cons of Geothermal vs. Air-Source Heat Pumps Homes and businesses installing a geothermal heat pump as a source of heating are becoming more and more popular.  Currently, this trend is particularly popular in the southern and western parts of the United States; however there are still plenty of locations that are opting for geothermal.  Although geothermal is extremely efficient and a “green” form of energy, there are still times when a traditional air-source heat pump may be a better option.  The differences between the two are minor, but can make a big…
  • Benefits of an Electrical Service Upgrade

    8 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Your home runs on electricity, yet it’s simple to overlook the care of your electrical service panel. Until you lose power.  Then, it’s understood how important it can be to keep your electrical service panel updated to prevent inconvenient situations like these from occurring. Some may consider getting an electrical service upgrade an unnecessary home owner's expense.  However, your home will reap the benefits in the long-run, considering the fact that you will be protecting the value of your home.  So you may be asking, why should I invest in a service panel upgrade and…
  • Green Energy Trends of 2015

    3 Apr 2015 | 6:25 am
    Every year brings new innovation into the world of green energy and sustainability.  It seems almost daily that there is a new invention or new information pertaining to fuel efficiency, clean energy or sustainability.  For the upcoming year, we’re already seeing a few trends    
  • How Do I Choose a Reliable Propane Supplier?

    30 Mar 2015 | 7:49 am
    This past winter, propane customers across the region were impacted by severe weather conditions for the second year in a row.  Local and regional propane supply was compromised by a combination of extreme cold, poor output by refineries, delayed rail switches, and tight pipeline allocations.  Regional terminals had difficulty providing enough supply to meet demand.  So, how can you be sure to choose the right propane supplier to avoid propane shortages next winter?
 
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    Gate openers

  • Review: Mighty Mule FM200, DIY Automatic Gate Opener for Single Swing Gates

    Michael
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:47 pm
    Ever since 1987, the folks at Mighty Mule have been responsible for some of the best automatic gate openers on the planet. The gate opener technology that they have helped to pioneer is incredibly flexible and adaptable to a wide variety of situations, scenarios, and installation, providing individuals with the opportunity to install they are own automatic gate opener without having to call in the professionals to tackle it for them. The Mighty Mule FM 200 The Mighty Mule FM 200 is regarded as the best “bang for your buck” DIY gate opener available from the company, and one of the most…
  • Gate opener safety tips – Make your driveway safer

    Michael
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:21 am
    Most customers have a tendency to ask for systems with no safety features in order to get the reduced price for their gate opener. However, when they are informed about the possible dangers that come with the operation of such systems they will opt for the adding of safety features. The purpose of this blog is to stress the most important aspects of Gate operating systems that both owners and inspectors need to pay attention to: First of all, stand clear! While the motorized gate is operational/moving DO NOT try to enter or squeeze through! Injuries caused by entrapment by sliding or swinging…
  • USA Gate Openers – Complete List (100+ models available on US market)

    Michael
    7 Apr 2015 | 1:34 am
    Check out this list of the the top 100 residential gate opener models available on US market. Note: *Prices are approximate and may change. Brand Model Gate type Gate weight (up to) Gate length Drive Power supply Remote Auto close Solar Warranty Price ~ $ Made in Aleko AC1400 Sliding 1,400 lbs 40 ft Chain AC 120V Yes Yes 2 years 270 USA Aleko AC1300 Sliding 1,300 lbs 60 ft Chain AC 120V Yes Yes 2 years 330 USA Aleko AC1500 Sliding 1300 lb 35 ft Chain AC 110V Yes Yes 2 years 260 USA Aleko AC1800 Sliding 1800 lb 40 ft Chain AC 120V Yes Yes 2 years 310 USA Aleko AC2200 Sliding 2200 lbs 60 ft…
  • ALEKO AS1200 Electric Gate Opener Review

    Michael
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:36 am
    ALEKO AS1200 Electric Gate Opener Operator for Dual Swing Gates up to 20-feet Long and 1320-pounds There are a lot of electronic gate opener solutions out there on the market today for standard sized doors and gates and oversized doors and gates – but there aren’t too terribly many solutions out there that accommodate any of the doors and gates that fall somewhere in between those two extremes of the spectrum. Thankfully, the ALEKO AS 1200 fills that gap nicely, providing people with a top quality solution that can handle any gate or door up to 10 feet long (per leaf) and 666 pounds…
  • ALEKO AS900 Basic Kit Gate Opener Review

    Michael
    17 Feb 2015 | 11:11 pm
    ALEKO AS900 Basic Kit Gate Opener Operator for Dual Swing Gates up to 20-feet Long and 1000-pounds If you’ve had a look at the electronic gate opener industry in hopes of finding relatively simple and straightforward (and not ridiculously over built) solutions for smaller sized gates, you’ve probably come away pretty disappointed with the product selection. The overwhelming majority of electronic gate opening solutions out there are designed and engineered for extremely large gates, extremely heavy gates, or a combination of the two – as opposed to pretty “traditional” sized gates…
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    FastDry Restoration

  • Ways You Can Prevent Water Damage

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

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

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

  • How to Replace a Flat Tyre

    Chris
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:09 pm
    How to Replace a Flat Tyre I had a few requests regarding this topic – I thought it might be a good idea to do a post on it. Is this website the right platform to discuss an out-of-home a topic? To Do It Yourself is what this site is all about, not only in and around your home. There are a lot of small video clips available on this topic on the internet but see this article rather as a crash course than a quick fix on How To Replace a Flat Tyre. It is a given fact that in modern times about half of the worlds population will be a car owner or have driven a car in his lifetime…
  • Fitting a New Bathroom Washing Bowl and Cabinet

    Chris
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:48 am
      In this article we are going to show you how to replace your old Bathroom Washing Bowl and Cabinet with a new one. We shall present you with two kinds of cabinet, one for the modern person en one for people with a historical style. Toolbox for this article PICTURE 1 In picture 1 and 2 are some of the tools we will need for this task and by this time, if you were a regular visitor to the website they will be familiar to you. PICTURE 2   Task First of all you are going to need a new cabinet and wash basin or bowl. The best way to go about getting the stuff you will need is to…
  • How to Remove Paint From Wood

    Chris
    29 Mar 2015 | 1:22 pm
    How to Remove Paint From Wood In this article I want to show you how to remove paint from wooden surfaces and how to go about doing it. Sometimes you find something in the garage like a chair which need a little renovation and some stubborn old paint that need to be removed, and that is exactly the purpose of this article. There are various ways to go about removing old paint and for the purpose of this exercise we will focus on the following: Toolbox for this Task PICTURE 1 In picture 1 from left to right Heat Gun with electric plug Container with paint remover, scraper and a paint…
  • How to Find a Renovation Contractor

    Chris
    15 Mar 2015 | 9:48 pm
    In this article I want to give you some guidelines on how to Find a Renovation Contractor. The guidelines I want to help you with is from the perspective of a contractor and is my views and not that of a regulatory body or any other person. There are numerous Regulating bodies in the building Industry, everyone with it’s own rules and conditions. Here are some of the principal points to help you on How to find a Renovation Contractor. What is a Contractor How to find a Renovation Contractor Different kind of Contractors Regulatory Bodies Work History Client Relationships Financial…
  • How to Repair Cracks in Walls

    Chris
    7 Mar 2015 | 11:08 am
    Welcome to the article on how to repair cracks in walls. To remind you again and as mentioned before, this page is for easy DIY tasks in and around the house where you can feel free to do it yourself. My aim is to empower you as a home owner to do some tasks on your own. The cracks we are going to discuss in this article is called ‘soft cracks’. This is where the plaster or filling under the paint cracks. The other cracks is ‘structural’ and needs specialized care where a contractor will investigate the source of the crack and will advice accordingly. Toolbox for…
 
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